Oct. 18 Theodore Dreiser Visiting Writers Series

Theodore Dreiser Visiting Writers Series presents: Poet and alumnus Samuel T. Franklin

October 18, 2017 6:00 pm – Ends at: 7:00 pm

University Art Gallery (in the Landini Center for the Fine and Performing Arts)

Contact: Amy Ash 8122373168 amy.ash@indstate.edu

Franklin will read from his work 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 18 in the University Art Gallery.

A question and answer session will follow. This event is free and open to the public, and is co-sponsored by the Indiana State University Center for Community Engagement and the College of Arts and Sciences.

Samuel T. Franklin holds an M.A. from Indiana State University. Currently working as a technical writer in Bloomington, Indiana, his poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Flying IslandThe Indianapolis Review, HoosierLit, and M Review, among others. The God of Happiness is his first book.

Contact: Amy Ash 8122373168 amy.ash@indstate.edu


Oct. 11: History of the Hispanic, Latino experience at Indiana State, 1870 – present

2-4pm Wed. October 11 – Library Events Area

The history of students and faculty at ISU of Hispanic/Latino descent will be explored through original documents, archival photos, and testimonies. This hidden history will begin to be revealed. As we celebrate the Sesquicentennial of Indiana State University, presenters from ISU’s past and present will discuss the history of Hispanics/Latinos at the College and/or their individual histories/experiences at State.

Speakers include Crystal Mikell Reynolds (Chief Researcher, History); Dr. Timothy Hawkins (Professor, History); Dr. Carmen Montañez (Emeriti Faculty, Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics); Karina Arrambide (Graduate Student and Admissions Counselor), and Theresa Ortega (HOLA and HLA) who will speak about her father’s experience as one of the first Hispanic/Latino students on State’s campus in the late 50s-early 60s.

Refreshments will be served. Sponsored by the Sesquicentennial Committee and the College of Arts and Sciences.

Questions? Contact Theresa at (812) 237-8096 or via email at tortega@indstate.edu.

Sep. 28: French Film Series concludes: Avril et le monde truqué

The work of the great comic book artist Jacques Tardi is cleverly and beautifully carried to the big screen in April and the Extraordinary World (Avril et le monde truque), a surreal sci-fi period piece that reimagines mid-20th century Paris as a smog-filled, steam-powered Napoleonic empire whose future lies in the hands of an orphaned young woman, voiced by French star Marion Cotillard.

6pm – 8pm in the Library Events Area