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Three events scheduled for the Community Semester

February 22, 2013

ISU Community Semester the week of March 5 will have a guest speaker from Duke University, a presentation and a panel discussion.

The Community Semester, which focuses on the theme "Our Town," is a way for the College of Arts and Sciences to showcase what it does best and to encourage 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.

At 7 p.m. March 5, Thavolia Glymph, from Duke University and author of several books, will speak in University Hall as part of ISU's African American Studies 40th anniversary celebration. The nationally know author and speaker will present a lecture on "Rosa's War: Enslaved Women in the Battle of Freedom in the Civil War."

Russell Stafford, ISU professor and the chair of the earth and environmental systems department, will present about southwestern Indiana in the 19th and 20th centuries as part of "Burial Mound of Indiana: Promises and Pitfalls" on March 6 from 1:30 - 3 p.m. at Westminster Village, 1120 Davis Drive.

Robert Hunter, ISU professor of history, will present "Making It in Terre Haute: The Syrian Community, 1890s - 1920" on March 10 from 2 - 4 p.m. at St. George's Orthodox Church, 1900 S. 4th Street. He will discuss his interview with local residents about the immigrants and their families. This event is partnered with Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI).

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.

Story Highlights

Thavolia Glymph will speak on March 5 about enslaved women during the Civil War. Russ Stafford will speak on March 6 about burial mounds in Indiana while Robert Hunter will speak about the Syrian community in Terre Haute on March 10.

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