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Campus Opportunities You don’t have to be enrolled in these schools to enjoy some of the benefits they offer the community nity.” Finally, an event for the younger genera-tions has made a much heralded return to Saint Mary-of-the-Woods campus. Discontin-ued in 2009 after running for 27 years, Camp at the Woods, a summer day camp for chil-dren ages 6 to 18, has been reinstated at the Woods. With an array of different programs available to suit every area of interest, the camp offers opportunities in beginners to ad-vanced equine activities, exploring nature and the biology of the local surroundings, learning more about technology (including the opportunity to build their very own robot), learning leadership skills, and learn-ing about what it takes to run a business. Run-ning the week of June 25th, SMWC is pleased to once again offer a new generation the op-portunity to make friends, make memories, and begin to fully realize their potential and strengths. While registration has ended for this summer, inquiries for the summer of 2013 can be directed through the College’s Office of Conferences and Facilities. Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College and the Sisters of Providence have a wealth of history, opportunity, and enjoyment to share with the general public. From the oldest to the small-est in our community, there is a way for every-one to benefit from everything that The Woods has to offer. SAINT MARY-OF-THE-WOODS T he Saint Mary-of-the-Woods campus, home not just to the College but also the Sisters of Providence order of nuns, has the reputation for being one of the most serene places in the local area. Nestled in the tiny village of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, itself tucked behind West Terre Haute, the small liberal arts women’s college boasts one of the most peaceful atmospheres for miles around. Turn of the century French architecture rises out of grassy knolls and between trees as pine cones and needles crunch underfoot. Cross a bridge overlooking a ravine, and you reach what the students at the College refer to as the “Sisters’ side”, with small chapels, bronze sculptures, and the White Violet Center for Eco-Justice, along with a wooded cemetery for the Order with graves that date back to the pre-Civil War era. Well known locally as a beautiful place to take a walk and refresh the spirit, the College also offers many opportu-nities for the general public to educate them-selves on issues from the environment to world religions, experience the joy of nature, and participate in green and local farming. Even little ones can see some action through the College’s summer day camps. SMWC’s Four Star Series, revived from dormancy in 2008, provides a unique oppor-tunity to see first class performances from touring acting troupes and musicians, and hear acclaimed speakers talk about a variety of issues. This past year saw speakers and per-formers ranging from a touring performance of “Of Mice and Men” by the National Players, to Muslim speaker and news consultant Zohra Sarwari speaking on “Are Muslim Women Oppressed?”, to a concert by Kenyan musical group Jabali Afrika. Created with the intention of encouraging cultural under-standing and exploration, all events associ-ated with the Four Star Series are free and take place in the College’s ornate Conserva-tory of Music in Cecilian Auditorium. “It's an enriching opportunity to hear from different educated people from all walks of life,” said SMWC sophomore and English major Cori-anna Frederick. “I enjoy the different world-views and experiences that enter our campus via the Four Star Series events.” Perhaps the campus’ most well known event, the Earth Day Celebration is some-thing that many members of the local com-munity look forward to. A celebration of the natural surroundings that promotes commu-nity and eco-friendliness, it occurs once a year, in April, in the vast green area surround-ing the White Violet Center for Eco-Justice, situated toward the back of the campus. Local vendors sell everything from farm-fresh food, to native plants and handmade wares. In the same day, you might see a demonstration on how to properly shear an alpaca, and hear some of the best local music that the commu-nity has to offer. The volunteers who work the event every year are as enthusiastic about it as the attendees, making for a jubilant atmos-phere. Heather Ennis, a student at SMWC as well as a volunteer for the festival, said, “The Sisters of Providence’s Earth Day Celebration makes me feel so positive about my commu-nity of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods and of the larger Wabash Valley community. We get visi-tors from hours away, and this is just the kind of event that I would hope out of town guests would see as representative of our Saint Mary-of-the-Woods community. It is a cele-bration of all the wonderful things that the Sisters of Providence represent and is a great reflection on the larger Terre Haute commu-ROSE-HULMAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY T he beautiful campus of Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology is home not only the number one undergraduate engineering college in the nation, but also to several opportunities for the general public to interact with the campus community. At a college known for its continuous streak of Academic All-American’s, Rose-Hul-man’s athletic teams also boast solid records within their respective sports. The whole family can enjoy many sporting events on campus without breaking the bank--admis-sion to Rose-Hulman baseball, soccer and track and field matches is free. The soccer teams play in the fall, with the baseball and track seasons in the spring. All three teams won Heartland Conference championships in 2012 and competed in the NCAA Division III Tournament. Schedules are online at www.rose-hulman.edu/sports One of the best-kept secrets of this east-side campus is its collection of artwork. Rose-Hulman’s collections offers a large variety of works of art and styles from representational terrehauteliving.com July -August 2012 | Terre Haute Living 41

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You don’t have to be enrolled in these schools to enjoy some of the benefits they offer the community<br /> <br /> SAINT MARY-OF-THE-WOODS<br /> The Saint Mary-of-the-Woods campus, home not just to the College but also the Sisters of Providence order of nuns, has the reputation for being one of the most serene places in the local area. Nestled in the tiny village of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, itself tucked behind West Terre Haute, the small liberal arts women’s college boasts one of the most peaceful atmospheres for miles around. Turn of the century French architecture rises out of grassy knolls and between trees as pine cones and needles crunch underfoot. Cross a bridge overlooking a ravine, and you reach what the students at the College refer to as the “Sisters’ side”, with small chapels, bronze sculptures, and the White Violet Center for Eco-Justice, along with a wooded cemetery for the Order with graves that date back to the pre-Civil War era. Well known locally as a beautiful place to take a walk and refresh the spirit, the College also offers many opportunities for the general public to educate themselves on issues from the environment to world religions, experience the joy of nature, and participate in green and local farming. Even little ones can see some action through the College’s summer day camps.<br /> <br /> SMWC’s Four Star Series, revived from dormancy in 2008, provides a unique opportunity to see first class performances from touring acting troupes and musicians, and hear acclaimed speakers talk about a variety of issues. This past year saw speakers and performers ranging from a touring performance of “Of Mice and Men” by the National Players, to Muslim speaker and news consultant Zohra Sarwari speaking on “Are Muslim Women Oppressed?”, to a concert by Kenyan musical group Jabali Afrika. Created with the intention of encouraging cultural understanding and exploration, all events associated with the Four Star Series are free and take place in the College’s ornate Conservatory of Music in Cecilian Auditorium. “It's an enriching opportunity to hear from different educated people from all walks of life,” said SMWC sophomore and English major Corianna Frederick. “I enjoy the different worldviews and experiences that enter our campus via the Four Star Series events.”<br /> <br /> Perhaps the campus’ most well known event, the Earth Day Celebration is something that many members of the local community look forward to. A celebration of the natural surroundings that promotes community and eco-friendliness, it occurs once a year, in April, in the vast green area surrounding the White Violet Center for Eco-Justice, situated toward the back of the campus. Local vendors sell everything from farm-fresh food, to native plants and handmade wares. In the same day, you might see a demonstration on how to properly shear an alpaca, and hear some of the best local music that the community has to offer. The volunteers who work the event every year are as enthusiastic about it as the attendees, making for a jubilant atmosphere. Heather Ennis, a student at SMWC as well as a volunteer for the festival, said, “The Sisters of Providence’s Earth Day Celebration makes me feel so positive about my community of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods and of the larger Wabash Valley community. We get visitors from hours away, and this is just the kind of event that I would hope out of town guests would see as representative of our Saint Mary-of-the-Woods community. It is a celebration of all the wonderful things that the Sisters of Providence represent and is a great reflection on the larger Terre Haute community."<br /> <br /> Finally, an event for the younger generations has made a much heralded return to Saint Mary-of-the-Woods campus. Discontinued in 2009 after running for 27 years, Camp at the Woods, a summer day camp for children ages 6 to 18, has been reinstated at the Woods. With an array of different programs available to suit every area of interest, the camp offers opportunities in beginners to advanced equine activities, exploring nature and the biology of the local surroundings, learning more about technology (including the opportunity to build their very own robot), learning leadership skills, and learning about what it takes to run a business. Running the week of June 25th, SMWC is pleased to once again offer a new generation the opportunity to make friends, make memories, and begin to fully realize their potential and strengths. While registration has ended for this summer, inquiries for the summer of 2013 can be directed through the College’s Office of Conferences and Facilities.<br /> <br /> Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College and the Sisters of Providence have a wealth of history, opportunity, and enjoyment to share with the general public. From the oldest to the smallest in our community, there is a way for everyone to benefit from everything that The Woods has to offer.<br /> <br /> ROSE-HULMAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY<br /> The beautiful campus of Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology is home not only the number one undergraduate engineering college in the nation, but also to several opportunities for the general public to interact with the campus community.<br /> <br /> At a college known for its continuous streak of Academic All-American’s, Rose-Hulman’s athletic teams also boast solid records within their respective sports. The whole family can enjoy many sporting events on campus without breaking the bank--admission to Rose-Hulman baseball, soccer and track and field matches is free.<br /> <br /> The soccer teams play in the fall, with the baseball and track seasons in the spring. All three teams won Heartland Conference championships in 2012 and competed in the NCAA Division III Tournament.<br /> <br /> Schedules are online at www.rose-hulman.edu/sports<br /> <br /> One of the best-kept secrets of this eastside campus is its collection of artwork. Rose- Hulman’s collections offers a large variety of works of art and styles from representational to abstract and conceptual works including paintings, drawings, photographs, sculptures, and mixed media pieces.<br /> <br /> Highlights of the collection include 19th century British watercolors including landscapes and still-lifes; 100 paintings and crafts by Hoosier artist about Indiana; an extensive collection of pottery by the late Mary Alice Hadley including urns, plates, bowl s and wall hangings; a collection of paintings and casting depicting scenes of the American West; and over 650 paintings by the late D. Omer “Salty” Seamon, noted Indiana watercolor artist.<br /> <br /> The college also hosts temporary exhibits of the work of local and regional artists in the spring and fall, with artist receptions held for each.<br /> <br /> More information about the collection, temporary exhibitions, and guided tours of the Rose-Hulman art collections are available. Contact Art Curator Steve Letsinger at (821) 877-8452 or Steve.Letsinger@rosehulman. edu for complete information.<br /> <br /> Ivy Tech Community College <br /> It has become one of the priorities of Ivy Tech Community College to be more of a part of the community. Over the years they have hosted events and activities that everyone can enjoy.<br /> <br /> On September 15th from 8am to 2pm Ivy Tech will host the 6th Annual Staff SenateYard Sale features dozens of different booths featuring great bargains and hard to find items. This is the communities opportunity to get together and sell items they no longer need and buy other items they do! Booth registration deadline is September 11th, 2012.<br /> <br /> They have a collection of art available for viewing on the first and second floors of the Center for Information Technology building. Hours available to view the art is Monday - Thursday 8am to 9pm, Friday 8am to 4:45pm, and Saturday 8am to 2pm. They are also offering SAT/ACT Math Prep courses on September 8th & 15th, 2012 and February 16th & 23rd, 2013. For more information about these courses call Charlene Wright at (812) 298-2382<br /> <br /> The Ivy Tech Community College Oakley Auditorium seats 263 and includes state-of- the-art audio/visual equipment as well as several lighting options to choose from.<br /> <br /> Anybody in the community can reserve the space for their event and includes professional audio/visual technical support as well as logistics support to provide the tables and chairs. This space is wonderful for seminars, concerts, cultural events, speaking engagements or any other event that requires a theatre-like setting.<br /> <br /> Ivy Tech also has the Community Room which offers a more intimate meeting area with all of the same state-of-the-art audio/visual equipment. The Community Room seats 78 to 104 people with plenty of room for catering needs. This space is perfect for all-day training sessions, smaller group presentations, and corporate meetings.<br /> <br /> If you would like more information on either of these spaces, please contact the Resource Development Office at 812-298- 2482.<br /> <br /> Visit ivytech.edu/wabashvalley for more information.<br /> <br /> INDIANA STATE UNIVERSITY<br /> Terre Haute has a crown Jewel of opportunities sitting smack-dab in the center of the city. Indiana State University has enriched the community of Terre Haute with art, music, theater, education, sports, and entertainment events for decades.<br /> <br /> Almost every day during the school year there is an opportunity for a member of the community to take part in an activity that is open to the public.<br /> <br /> From mini med school programs at the Landsbaum Center for Health Education to Latin dance lessons at the Hulman Memorial Student Union to Battle of the Bands at Wolfe Field to Fine Art Exhibitions at the University Art Gallery there is something for everyone.<br /> <br /> Each year ISU brings to Terre Haute a wonderful selection of individuals for their Speaker Series and Tilson Auditorium on campus is home to the Terre Haute Symphony Orchestra as well as the Performing Arts Series.<br /> <br /> Each summer ISU hosts the Crossroads Repertory Theater at the New Theater on the north-east side of campus (turn to page 48 for a story on this year’s offerings of the CRT).<br /> <br /> And let’s not forget their sports offerings. With Football played at Memorial stadium on East Wabash, Baseball at Bob Warn field on the west side of 3rd street and Basketball at the Hulman center downtown, there are lots of opportunities to cheer for your sycamores.<br /> <br /> For more information on any event at Indiana State University go to www.indstae.edu.

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