News From Terre Haute, Indiana


January 16, 2014

Community Semester Series to feature ‘Crossroads’ theme

TERRE HAUTE — The College of Arts and Sciences at Indiana State University plans a semester-long series of lectures, performances and activities centered on the theme of “Crossroads” to share with the Wabash Valley, beginning today.

“The Community Semester Series is a way for the college to showcase what it does best and encourage both faculty and students to share what they are learning with the community,” Dean John Murray said.

“During our inaugural series last spring we hosted 40 events, interacting with nearly 4,000 guests. We took the feedback we received from guests and participants, along with the excitement and energy, and channeled that into our programming for this year’s series.” Murray said.

The theme, “Crossroads,” explores not only the places in which we encounter one another, but also the junctures in our lives when the decisions we make reveal who we really are, Murray explained.

“The arts and sciences can play a vitally important role in helping us make those decisions at any stage of life,” he said.

The college has scheduled events to begin in January and continue through early May. All events are open to the public, and a majority of them are free. The events will be on campus and throughout the city of Terre Haute.

The Community Semester kicks off with a reception from 4:30 to 6 p.m. today at the Clabber Girl Museum. The opening reception is free and open to the public.

Lisa Calvin, a professor in the department of languages, literatures and linguistics, will discuss her experience of walking the El Camino de Santiago during a program at 7 p.m. Jan. 23 at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church. Then on Jan. 28, Indiana State’s Center for Genomic Advocacy will welcome Elaine Mardis of the Washington School of Medicine to discuss the next generation of cancer genomics. Mardis’ presentation will begin at 7 p.m. in University Hall Theater.

Indiana State’s School of Music will stage a Faculty Gala Concert with music exploring the theme of “Crossroads” at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 30 in the University Hall Theater.

February will see events ranging from the Groundhog Day Economic Forecast on Feb. 4, a celebration of great American songs, songwriters and singers during the program “The Great American Songbook” on Feb. 4, a panel discussion about drug policy on Feb. 10, a discussion about the importance of creativity on Feb. 11, a program highlighting international perspectives on recreation and wellness on Feb. 13, a program at Allen Chapel highlighting Terre Haute’s role in the Underground Railroad on Feb. 13, a video art exhibition beginning Feb. 17, a discussion of energy production on Feb. 24, a discussion of international travel and study on Terre Haute Feb. 25 and a conversation with Terre Haute Mayor Duke Bennett on Feb. 27.

Other planned events will include a walking tour of downtown Terre Haute, a program of German immigrants in Terre Haute, a performance of Dickens’ “The Mystery of Edwin Drood,” a bat box building workshop, a discussion of the ever-changing world of gathering and reporting news and a celebration of Earth Day. A complete list and description of the Community Semester’s activities may be found at

Text Only | Photo Reprints
Latest News Poll
AP Video
Deadly Avalanche Sweeps Slopes of Mount Everest Police Arrest Suspect in Highway Shootings Drought Concerns May Hurt Lake Tourism Vermont Goat Meat Gives Refugees Taste of Home Obama Hopeful on Ukraine, Will Watch Russians Crew Criticized Over Handling of Ferry Disaster Flamingo Frenzy Ahead of Zoo Construction Malaysia Plane: Ocean Floor Images 'Very Clear' Mayor Rob Ford Launches Re-election Campaign Agreement Reached to Calm Ukraine Tensions Today in History for April 18th Chelsea Clinton Is Pregnant Raw: Bulgarian Monastery Dyes 5000 Easter Eggs Calif. Investigators Re-construct Fatal Bus Cras Raw: Pope Francis Performs Pre-easter Ritual Raw: Two Lucky Kids Get Ride in Popemobile Author Gabriel Garcia Marquez Dead at 87 Diplomats Reach Deal to Ease Tensions in Ukraine Horseless Carriage Introduced at NY Auto Show Captain of Sunken South Korean Ferry Apologizes
NDN Video
My name is Cocaine Lohan Gets Candid About Her Sex List The 2014 New York Auto Show Meet Johnny Manziel's New Girlfriend Chelsea Clinton Announces Pregnancy Funny: Celebrating Easter with Martha Stewart and Friends Man Accuses 'X-Men' Director Bryan Singer of Sexually Abusing Him As a Teenager Man hit with $525 federal fine after he doesn't pay for soda refill Lea Michele & Naya Rivera Feuding? Jabari Parker declares for the NBA draft Singing Nun Belts Out Cyndi Lauper New West, Texas Explosion Video Swim Daily, Throwback Thursday Don't Be A Tattletale: Bad Bullying Tips For Students The trillest thoughts on marijuana "RHOA" Star Charged With Battery Grizzly Bears Get Snowy Birthday Party Weatherman draws forecast when another technical glitch strikes WGN Elizabeth Olsen's Sexy Shoot Bay Area Teen Gets Prom Date With Help From 'Breaking Bad' Star

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