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Mask making and county home presentation set for the Community Semester

January 15, 2013

Indiana State University Community Semester Series has two events planned for this upcoming week which are centered on the theme of "Our Town."

The Community Semester is a way for the College of Arts and Sciences to showcase what it does best and encourage both faculty and students to share what they are learning to the community. It is also a way to bring innovative ideas in the science, humanities, liberal and creative arts to the area.

On Jan. 21 Indiana State will host a Mardi Gras Mask Making Workshop during the Martin Luther King Jr. Youth Summit Mardi Gras from 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. at the Booker T. Washington Community Center 1101 S. 13th Street. This summit is put on by the city of Terre Haute Human Relations Commission. It attracts more than 150 students each year.

On Jan. 23 from 1:30 - 3 p.m. Shawn Phillips, an associate professor of anthropology, will present "Vigo County Home: Digging into the past," on accidental discovery, excavation and study of nineteenth-century graves from the Vigo County Home Cemetery.

A complete list and description of the Community Semester's activities may be found at:

Writer: Beth Pickerill, media relations assistant, or 812-237-3737.