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arts  •  Apr 1, 2010 11:09 pm

Film festival brings adventure to IU

The Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour, sponsored by IU Outdoor Adventures, is making a stop at 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater to showcase a collection of 15 environmental and adventure films.


Cinderella, Rapunzel and other fairy-tale characters will come together this weekend at the John Waldron Arts Center when senior Josh Cohen presents “Into the Woods,” a musical about what happens when familiar fables entwine.


arts  •  Mar 25, 2010 11:14 pm

Full Frontal celebrates 15 years of exposure

For over a decade, members of the Full Frontal Comedy troupe having been exposing themselves to unsuspecting students. This weekend, they’re going to celebrate it.


Each day, hundreds of music students wander through the stacks of scores and browse the digital collections of the William and Gayle Cook Music Library, which houses more than 600,000 items for them to choose from. Philip Ponella, head librarian, said it is trumped only by the Library of Congress and the New York Public Library in terms of collection size.


To create the paintings Abi Haidar said he uses homemade coffee that he brews very densely and allows to settle into a thick consistency that he is able to paint with. He then transfers the coffee to canvas directly with a spoon, applying multiple layers to create darker colors and texture.


arts  •  Mar 2, 2010 12:24 am

Local artist uses coffee to make brewed art

When a student brews too much coffee while cramming for midterms, he might toss the extra in the trash or down the sink. Graduate student Alaa Abi Haidar prefers to paint with it.


The Indiana Memorial Union served as a meeting place for women, many of whom were professors from universities across the nation, as they discussed citizenship and the role of feminism in politics and academia. The topics came from around the globe during this weekend’s 14th-annual Cultural Studies Gender and Citizenship conference.


The Spare Change for Social Change program, part of Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week, is a collaborative fundraising project that will provide money for four agencies that deal with issues of homelessness in Lawrence, Monroe and Owen counties: Shalom Community Center, Martha’s House, Stepping Stones and Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard.


A picture can speak a thousand words, but sometimes it only needs to say a few. In light of Maine voters’ decision last week to repeal a law allowing same-sex marriage, a group of IU students is looking to protest with photography.


Nov 11, 2009 4:07 pm

NOH8 to have photoshoot tomorrow

The group NOH8 @ IU, along with OUT, will be staging a photo shoot today to rally support for marriage equality and showcase the IU student solidarity.


That’s why he decided to become a teacher at the CODA Academy, an after-school music program for kids in a high-poverty area in Bloomington, and at 10 p.m. Friday he and other members of the band The Buzzkills will be performing a charity show to help raise money for the program


arts  •  Oct 29, 2009 11:58 pm

Nickel Creek fiddler stops at Buskirk Theater

Watkins, who will be playing at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater, is currently on tour promoting her self-titled debut solo album and will be making a stop in Bloomington at 8 p.m. Friday.


Oct 21, 2009 10:27 pm

Grant aims to enhance local produce

Under the Specialty Crop Block Grant Program, the Indiana State Department of Agriculture received $382,302 to help support healthy eating and increase the production of specialty crops, which are defined as fruits, vegetables, tree nuts, dried fruits and horticulture and nursery crops.


The Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore was listed as one of 25 parks most threatened by climate change in a report released earlier this month by the Rocky Mountain Climate Organization and the Natural Resources Defense Council.


Many people can’t go a day without creating trash. Now some are trying to go a whole week. Beginning Sunday, participants in the No Impact Experiment will be cutting back on their use of energy, water, transportation and trash creation in an attempt to test how much they really need these “creature comforts.”


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