Wednesday, April 19
Mark your calendar now for the second annual IU Day: a 24-hour, binge-watching, social-sharing, gift-giving, IU-wearing, online celebration of Indiana University. Wherever you’ll be on April 19, plan to join the fun and be part of the next IU extravaganza. And on April 19, help the Mathers Museum meet a $5,000 challenge goal by donating to the museum at
Film Screening: Peasant Family Happiness
Wednesday, April 19; 5 p.m.
Directed by Jenny Chio (2013), this film depicts the everyday experiences of "doing tourism" in two rural, ethnic tourism destinations in contemporary China: Ping'an and Upper Jidao villages. By focusing on the perspectives of village residents, the film portrays how they negotiate between the day-to-day consequences of tourist arrivals in their home villages, ideal projections of who they are, and what they can achieve through tourism development. The event will be free and open to the public.
"China Remixed" Story Slam
Tuesday, April 25; 7 p.m. (doors open at 7 p.m.; event starts at 7:30 p.m.)
Reflecting the IUB Arts and Humanities Council's commitment to public storytelling as both an art and an essential form of community engagement, the council will partner with IU’s Society for Inter-Cultural Understanding to host a student storytelling exchange that features the lives and experiences of Chinese students, Chinese American students, and American students studying in China. The goal of this program is to create better understandings and a greater sense of shared community between our international and domestic students, with an eye toward future research on the nature and benefits of study abroad and international exchange.
Global Dance Workshop
Wednesday, April 26; 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Here's your chance to learn tango, two-step, and other dances from around the globe. The instructor will be international dance champion Mary Hoedeman Coniaris. Teaching sessions will start at 4:30 p.m., and will be followed by an opportunity to practice what you've learned. The event will be free and open to the public. (Please don't wear flip-flops or sandals.)
Family Craft Day: Papermaking
Sunday, April 30; 2 to 3:30 p.m.
Get your family together for a fun-filled afternoon of papermaking! Sessions will start at 2, 2:30, and 3 p.m. to ensure time for instruction and allow for time to make paper. Wear clothes you don't mind getting wet or messy. Weather permitting, we'll work on the south lawn of the museum. The event will be free and open to the public.