Events of Interest for Senior Academy Members

Playing as We Age

Can making snow angels, playing Monopoly, building sandcastles or chasing fireflies improve your well-being as you age? Get the facts from informative presentations by Dr. NiCole Keith, faculty member of the IU Department of Kinesiology, and Margaret Burlingame, President of Fitness and More for Seniors, LLC.

Then explore new ways to experience the joy of play – and re-visit playful activities which you left behind when you became an adult. Kit Newkirk, an IUPUI instructor of English for Academic Purposes, will draw on her knowledge as co-founder of The Game Preserve to describe the different types of board game designs . . . which may help attendees understand why they like playing some games and hate others! Kit will also engage interested participants in trying out some new board games. Carolyn Lausch, retired educator will offer interested participants time to try a brief activity from her class series for older adults, I’ve a Story To Tell. Dr. David Ford, a retired professor from the IUPUI Department of Sociology, will share his experiences working with a therapy dog and discuss opportunities to provide a temporary home for dogs awaiting adoption. There will be several other presenters and exhibitors offering information about topics such as Master Gardening, Tour Group Travel, Music, etc.

This free program is part of the 2012 Spirit and Place Festival. The program is co-hosted by the IUPUI Senior Academy and the Pike YMCA. Food will be provided by Humana.

Date: Wednesday, November 7, 10:00 AM-Noon
Location: Pike YMCA, 7114 Lakeway Dr West
Enter from Zionsville Road onto 73rd Street – MAP

The John D. Barlow Lecture in the Humanities
“Cry the Cosmos”
Ray Bradbury and the American Imagination

Thursday, November 8, 2012 – IUPUI Campus Center

5:00 – 6:00 p.m. Reception. First Floor Atrium
6:15 – 7:30 p.m. Lecture. Theater

Featuring Professor Jonathan R. Eller , Professor of English and Director of the Center for Ray Bradbury Studies Institute for American Thought, IU School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI

Professor Eller first met Ray Bradbury in 1989, eventually developing a working relationship that lasted until Mr. Bradbury’s death in June 2012. Professor Eller is the author of Becoming Ray Bradbury (2011), which centers on Bradbury’s early life and development as a writer.

Presented by:
IU School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI
Liberal Arts Student Council

Date: Thursday, November 15, 2012, 11:00 A.M. (check-in at 10:45 A.M.)
Guided Tour: Beauty and Belief: Crossing Bridges with the Arts of Islamic Culture
Location: Indianapolis Museum of Art, 4000 Michigan Road
Reservations: Mary Grove ( or 291-8759). Please reserve to assure an adequate number of docents.
Cost: Free admission to IUPUI group.
The exhibit features more than 250 Islamic artifacts from Spain to Indonesia from the seventh century to the present, including calligraphy, ceramics, paintings, woodcarvings, and textiles. It offers an overview of Islamic culture throughout history. Pieces in the exhibition would have been cherished in the homes of royalty as well as modest levels of society. The exhibition draws from collections across the United States and other countries such as Kuwait, Great Britain, France, Denmark, Morocco and Italy.

Judy Chicago – The 2012 Jane Fortune Outstanding Woman Artist Lecture

Wednesday, December 5, 2012 6:00 p.m.

In Herron’s Basile Auditorium in Eskenazi Hall, 735 West New York Street
(Herron is arranging for parking –see link below).

Judy Chicago is an artist, author, feminist, educator, and intellectual whose career now spans over five decades. Her influence both within the beyond the art community is attested to by her inclusion in hundreds of publications throughout the world.

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