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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.

Rachel Erie and Sean McCarther perform their roles as the Baker's wife and the Baker in the play "Into the Woods" during a dress rehersal at the John Waldron Arts Center on Thursday night.

Familiar fables spin dark tale in ‘Into the Woods’

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.

Rows of multi-color books line the shelves of the Cook Music Library located in Simon Music Library and Recital Center. The Cook Music Library contains 649,307 volumes.

Jacobs library brings a history of music to IU

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.

Student transforms coffee into surrealist art

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.

A collection of Alla Abi Haidar's espresso paintings "Coffe on Canvas"  will be on display  5-7 tonight at Lennies. A lot of surrealism is seen in his art, comparing it to works created by M.C. Escher.

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.

Feminism at large at gender conference

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.

A Spare Change for Social Change container adorns the counter top Monday at Soma Coffee House. The Spare Change for Social Change is designed to raise money to help the homeless during Homeless and Hungry week.

City helps raise money for hungry, homeless

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.

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