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Interchange – Romanticism, What Is It Good For? The Work of Morse Peckham

Caspar David Friedrich - Der Mönch am Meer (1807), Wikipedia

The Fifth Symphony opens very famously with four memorable notes. Beethoven was asked what he meant by this opening and he’s said to have replied, “Thus fate knocks at the door.” Morse Peckham suggests we take Beethoven at his word, that we take him seriously. In a book published in 1962, Beyond the Tragic Vision, Peckham said this of the …

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Bring it On – April 25th, 2016

Congratulations to the Bring It On staff on their award from the Indiana Society of Professional Journalists! Cornelius Wright and Amrita Myers are joined by “The Great Eight”, which are: Jada Phelps-Moultrie Shannon McCullough Johari Shuck Nadrea Njoku Tiffany Kyser Jasmine Haywood Demetrees Hutchins Juhanna Rogers This sisterhood of eight Ph.D candidates from the IU School of Education will not …

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Activate! Cry of the Children : Dellsie Boddie

Dellsie Boddie is the Executive Director of Cry of the Children, an organization that partners with local organizations, schools, and community members to help kids develop positive relationships, and build the skills necessary to live a happy and fulfilling life. That’s this week on Activate, our weekly segment spotlighting people working for positive change in our community. Podcast: Play in …

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Recent Bill Allows Use of High-Powered Firearms While Hunting

Later this year, Indiana hunters will be free to use high-powered rifles and handguns to kill deer. Indiana lawmakers passed House Bill 1231 earlier this year. Phil Bloom, from the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, explained the recent legislature, “What it does is it provides additional equipment choices for people who deer hunt. Beyond what we already have for legal …

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BMV Extends Hours to Increase ID Cards Ahead of Election

Next Monday and Tuesday, branches of the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles will stay open late. The purpose is to allow more time for issuing ID cards and driver’s licenses that will be used for identification at polling stations for the election. Note that these license branches will only be processing new, amended or replacement ID cards, licenses and learner …

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Bloomington Housing Website Participates in Sustainability Competition

The City of Bloomington’s Department of Economic and Sustainable Development has entered its website rentrocket.org into an MIT sponsored competition for sustainability initiatives. According to the website, Rent Rocket allows renters to see and compare not only basic amenities but also utility costs, accessibility to alternative modes of transit, and recycling options to factor into their rental housing decisions. The …

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Daily Local News – April 25, 2016

The Indiana Men’s soccer team finished off their spring season with an international match on Sunday at the Jerry Yeagley Field at Bill Armstrong Stadium; Next Monday and Tuesday, branches of the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles will stay open late; Later this year, Indiana hunters will be free to use high-powered rifles and handguns to kill deer; Last week …

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Indiana Limestone Symposium Announces 20th Annual Event

The Indiana Limestone Symposium announced its 20th annual event to take place from June 5th through the 25th at Bybee Stone Company in Ellettsville. The event’s mission is to teach and share the art and tradition of carving. A member of the Board of Directors, Bill Holladay, explains the history of the event, starting back in 1995. “Amy Brier and …

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Indiana Landmarks and the Indiana Farm Bureau are Welcoming Nominations for the 2016 John Arnold Award for Rural Preservation

for the 2016 John Arnold Award for Rural Preservation. Nominees must provide a detailed history of their farm, and how the farm’s agricultural features are used and adapted to meet current day-to-day needs. Additionally, nominees must provide photographs of the farm and its preserved historic features. This award is named in honor of John Arnold, a farmer from Rushville who, …

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Commission of Aging Invites All to Attend Annual Creative Aging Festival

The City of Bloomington’s Commission on Aging invites all to attend the sixth annual Creative Aging Festival. The festival takes place every May, in honor of Older Americans Month. This year, the event will start Friday, May 6th at the Monroe County History Center. The Festival includes art exhibits, musical and theatre performances, poetry, gardening, and more. These events allow …

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