2015 Community Semester
               "Past, present, future"




The following two programs are in conjunction with the "Fertile Ground:  Printmaking in the Midwest" exhibition at the Swope Museum of Art, on view January 30 through March 14, 2015

Sujata Gopalin, Lecture
Thursday, March 5, 12:00 noon

A lecture about the G.I. Bill and its effects on American art programs.

Rudy Pozzatti, Lecture
Friday, March 6, 7:00 p.m.

Mr. Pozzatti will lecture about his printmaking in conjunction with the exhibition.

70th Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz:  Reflection
and Discussion
Isaac Land (Department of History) and
Ann Rider (Department of Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics)

March 5, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
CANDLES Museum, 1531 S. 3rd St.

The legacy of the Holocaust remains a moral and intellectual challenge to us today.  Join Dr. Land and Dr. Rider for a discussion about memory, history and meaning.  Dr. Land will also discuss his experiences as a participant in the CANDLES Museum trip to attend the ceremony marking the 70th anniversary in January.

John Wooden:  Setting the Record Straight
Curtis Tomak (independent scholar)

March 25, 1:30-3:00 p.m.
Westminster Village, 1120 Davis Dr.

Recent research by Curtis Tomak has uncovered much new and interesting information pertaining to Coach Wooden's earlier life. Mr. Tomak's presentation is based upon that research and focuses on Wooden's life from his birth in Martinsville in 1910 to the beginning years of his coaching career. The new account resulting from the recently discovered information is a documented, detailed, corrected account of Wooden's life during that time period. It includes a number of instances where the results of the research differ significantly from the long-held standard stories about John Wooden, including stories given in Wooden's own books.   Co-sponsored by the Department of History.

Women's History Month Colloquium

Wednesday March 25, 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Thursday March 26, 9:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Cunningham Memorial Library, Library Events Area and Room 028

The Women’s History Month Colloquium will observe a national examination of women’s history. Over twenty faculty and staff and at least 16 different classes will be will be involved in some way. All sessions will welcome guests from campus and community.  Programming of the course-related sessions will vary in format and topic and will include movies, panels, lectures and activities. Most sessions will be presented by ISU faculty. There will also be student panels. A few outside guest speakers will enrich our offerings.  Two evening key-note sessions address topics in Women’s History with specific ties to ISU. Complete schedule available later. For questions, contact ruth.fairbanks@indstate.edu. Sponsored by Gender Studies, Interdisciplinary Programs, Department of History and African and African American Studies, University College for the Fall Read, the Center for Community Engagement,  College of Arts and Sciences, and Cunningham Memorial Library.

The Environmental Impact of Industrialization along the Wabash River:  A History
Lisa Phillips, (Department of History)

March 26, 1:30-3:00 p.m.
Vigo County Public Library, Main Branch, Meeting Rooms A-C

The Wabash River holds a central place in Indiana’s History.   A major waterway, the “waapaasiiki” was the mode by which goods and people were transported across the area from the days when, as its name indicates, it was “clear” and pristine to a low period when it was deemed it un-swimmable, its fish too contaminated for human consumption.   Lisa Phillips, Associate Professor of History, and Indiana State History Majors will discuss the history that helps to explain this deterioration.  While much of the explanation involves the long history of industrialization and its consequences, just as interesting are the ways in which people understood “pollution” over the centuries, that understanding important to how the river was utilized.


2015 Community Semester Program


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