News From Terre Haute, Indiana

Breaking News

Features

February 27, 2008

ISU to host several disability awareness events in March

TERRE HAUTE — March is Disability Awareness Month in Indiana, and Indiana State University is sponsoring and hosting a variety of activities to support and raise awareness.

Activities are sponsored by Indiana State’s Blumberg Center for Interdisciplinary Studies in Special Education in conjunction with Cunningham Memorial Library.

The monthlong series of activities kicked off Monday with the showing of the film “Children of a Lesser God,” sponsored by the President’s Commission on Enhancement of Diversity Resources and the library.

The film was shown in advance of Marlee Matlin’s appearance at Indiana State next Monday, March 3, as part of the University Speakers Series.

In the 1986 film, Matlin plays Sarah Norman, a deaf and troubled young woman working at a school for the deaf and hard of hearing in New England. An energetic new teacher, James Leeds (played by William Hurt), encourages her to set aside her isolated life of frustration by learning how to talk. As she already uses sign language, Sarah resists James’ attempts to get her to talk.

Romantic interest develops between James and Sarah and they are soon living together, but their differences and stubbornness eventually strain their relationship to a breaking point.

Matlin received worldwide critical acclaim for her motion picture debut in Paramount Pictures’ “Children of a Lesser God,” earning her the Academy Award for Best Actress.

At age 21, she became the youngest recipient of the Best Actress Oscar, making her one of only four actresses to receive that honor for a film debut. In addition to the Oscar, Matlin was honored by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association with the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Drama.

The film will be shown at 6:30 p.m. in Cunningham Memorial Library, with a discussion following the film led by Tracy Haupt, a teacher of the hearing-impaired with the Covered Bridge Special Education District.

Text Only | Photo Reprints
Features
Latest News
TribStar.com Poll
AP Video
Raw: Israel Bombs Multiple Targets in Gaza Raw: MH17 Passenger Remains in Kharkiv, Ukraine Raw: Israel Hits Gaza Targets, Destroys Mosques Raw: Cargo Craft Undocks From Space Station New Orleans Plans to Recycle Cigarette Butts Veteran Creates Job During High Unemployment Raw: Lawmakers Scuffle in Ukraine's Parliament Widow: Jury Sent Big Tobacco a $23B Message UN Security Council Calls for MH 17 Crash Probe WWII Vet Gets Medals, 70 Years Late Michigan Plant's Goal: Flower and Die Obama Bestows Medal of Honor on NH Veteran Texas Sending National Guard Troops to Border Raw: Black Boxes of Downed Jetliner Turned Over Israeli Aircraft Hits Dozens of Gaza Targets Raw: Plane Lands on New York Highway Hopkins to Pay $190M After Pelvic Exams Taped Foxx Cites Washington 'Circus Mirror' ShowBiz Minute: Hoffman, Oberst, Box Office Obama Offers Condolences at Dutch Embassy
NDN Video
Samsung Pre-Trolls The IPhone 6 With New Ad Jimmy Kimmel Introduces His Baby Girl Swim Daily, Nina Agdal in the Cook Islands Guilty Dog Apologizes to Baby for Stealing Her Toy Prince George Turns 1 and is Already a Trendsetter Train Collides With Semi Truck Carrying Lighter Fluid Kanye West Tells-All on Wedding in "GQ" Interview Tony Dungy Weighs in on Michael Sam Scarlett Johansson Set To Marry In August New Star Wars Episode XII X-Wing Revealed Obama: Putin must push separatists to aid MH17 probe Michigan inmates no longer allowed to wear orange due to 'OITNB' Adam Levine Ties the Knot Sebastian The Ibis Walks Beautiful Bride Down The Aisle | ACC Must See Moment NASA Ceremony Honors Moon Walker Neil Armstrong Faces of Souls Lost in Malaysian Plane Crash 105-year-old woman throws first pitch Man Creates Spreadsheet of Wife's Reasons for Turning Down Sex 'Weird Al' Is Wowed by Album's Success Rory McIlroy struggles, surges, wins British Open
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
  • -

     

    March 12, 2010

activity