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TV’s “Cosmos” Host to Visit UIndy in October

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#Indianapolis — It’s hard to get famous as an astrophysicist, but Neil deGrasse Tyson, host of Fox Television’s “Cosmos: A Space-Time Odyssey,” has done so thanks to his likable approach to explaining the complexities of the universe in everyday language. Tyson will be at the University of Indianapolis Ransburg Auditorium on October 22 to share […]

Terra Cotta Warriors Exhibit at Children’s Museum is Must-See History

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With the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis practically in my backyard, sometimes I forget how lucky we are to have a world-class museum in our community. Then an exhibit like China’s Terra Cotta Warriors: The Emperor’s Painted Army takes up temporary residence at the museum and I remember. This is the kind of exhibit that gives […]

5 Fun Ways to Avoid Summer Brain Drain in Indy

Ways to Avoid Summer Brain Drain in Indianapolis

Have you heard of summer brain drain? With a long 10 weeks between the last day of school and the first day of the new school year, kids are at risk of sliding back in their education. The first month of school ends up focusing on a review to catch them up again before moving […]

Sculpture Walk is Free Lesson in Art Appreciation

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If you’re looking for something different — and free — to do this summer, check out the Sculpture Walk at the University of Indianapolis. Sponsored by Fifth Third Bank, the walk includes 23 sculptures from various artists around the country. The majority of the sculptures are located outdoors on the southside campus. The Sculpture Walk […]

The Art Lab: Taking the Arts To the Public

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Art education has always been a hot topic of debate in the educational system. Every time the United States is faced with a recession or depression the topic of cutting funding for the arts is the first to be revisited. Every artist who decides to turn their craft into a trade must accept the reality […]

Top Three Most Entertaining Animals at the Indianapolis Zoo

If you heading out to the Indianapolis Zoo you won’t want to miss out on these three animals. The Indianapolis Zoo is home to 250 animals but it only takes three of them to cheer your heart. 1) Sea Lions One of the first animals you will encounter as you enter the gate are the […]

Have Fun at the White River State Park

White River State Park is an unique Indiana State Park that within the heart of Downtown Indianapolis and is the nation’s only state park that lies in an urban area. The 250 acres park hosts many of Indianapolis’ special events. It’s considered one of the six cultural districts in the downtown area. There is so […]

Indianapolis’ Earth Day Festival: A Long Standing Tradition

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Earth Day is an important American holiday that marks the anniversary of the modern environmental movement that began in 1970. The hippie and flower –child culture of the 1960’s was at its high point in 1970’s. When most people think of hippies and flower children they often associate them with drugs and tree huggers. Yet […]

Bosma Enterprises Gives Hope to the Blind

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Over 10 million people in the United States are legally blind or blind. When most people hear that someone is blind they generally have pity on them and think the person can’t live an independent life. Americans have always been headstrong. We don’t like to be told we can’t do something and when faced with […]

Cultural Diversity in Indianapolis

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    One of the reasons I love living in Indianapolis is the cultural diversity found within the city. Cultural diversity is nothing new to Indianapolis. A mixed population of Native Americans, Scots-Irish, Pennsylvania Dutch and people from Ohio founded the city in 1821. During the middle of the 19th century, Indianapolis had tried to establish […]

Larger Than Life Lemurs at the Indiana State Museum IMAX

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My first encounter with a lemur was the animated, bouncing character on the PBS television show “Zaboomafoo.” Then the kids and I found real-life versions of ring-tailed lemurs at the Indianapolis Zoo. Now you can see lemurs larger than life on the Indiana State Museum IMAX screen in the film Island of Lemurs: Madagascar 3D. […]

A Wilderness Paradise – Eagle Creek Park

Did you know that Indianapolis is home to the nation’s largest municipal park? My husband and I discovered Eagle Creek Park a few months after we moved to the city last year. We had wanted to go on a picnic but didn’t want to stray too far from the city because neither of us is […]

Barter for new knowledge with Trade School Indianapolis

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Want to learn about “Herbs for Healing?” It’ll cost you two pounds of organic produce. Can’t make heads or tails of Twitter? Pony up some AAA batteries and you’ll be tweeting in no time. Looking for tips to make your next garage sale a success? Bring some canned cat food or blankets for a local […]

Hearthside Suppers at Conner Prairie

Take a trip back in time and discover what dinner looked like in the early 1800s at one of Conner Prairie’s Hearthside Suppers. Now in their 31st year, Hearthside invites guests to share in a traditional 19th-century feast at the Conner household. Hearthside Suppers: IMAX from LODGE DESIGN on Vimeo. The evening begins with one […]

Economics of Early Education Summit

Economics of Early Education Summit

President Obama spoke again about the importance of early education in last night’s State of the Union Address. “Last year, I asked this Congress to help states make high-quality pre-K available to every 4-year-old. As a parent as well as a president, I repeat that request tonight.” United Way of Central Indiana also sees the […]

Indianapolis Ranked Top U.S. City for College Graduates

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Add one more reason to the list of reasons to live in Indianapolis. A recent study conducted by a prominent credit card comparison and financial education website found that Indianapolis is the best city in the country for new college grads. The study used data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. These data were […]

Capitalism, Government and the Good Society: A Discussion at Clowes Hall

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Enjoy a heaping portion of ‘food for the mind’ as Professor of Economics, Russ Roberts, moderates a discussion entitled, “Capitalism, Government and the Good Society” Wednesday, April 10, at Clowes Memorial Hall on the Butler University Campus. The discussion is presented by the Butler College of Business and Liberty Fund. If there’s one thing the […]

Amazing Maize: The Science, History and Culture of Corn

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The ‘Amazing Maize: The Science, History and Culture of Corn’ exhibit is taking place at the Indiana State Museum in downtown Indianapolis, Indiana through March 24, 2013. Few Americans realize the amount of corn that goes into sustaining the American way of life. Imagine one cornfield per American per year. Sound excessive? The reality is […]

Continuing Education in Indy: Take a Class, Learn a Skill

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As the weather turns glum, brighten your life with a new skill. From yoga or dance to cooking or writing and more, there are plenty of opportunities to become a student of the world. Discover a new hobby or hidden talent at these classes across Indianapolis education. Meet fellow writers at the Writer’s Center of […]

Christel House DORS Charter School

The Institute for a Competitive Workforce (Common Goal: Raising the High School Graduation Rate in Marion County, May 25, 2010) indicates “every hour during the school day, five kids will drop out of school in Marion County, Indiana.” More than 6,000 Marion County youth drop out of high school each year. According to the 2000 […]