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Creating a connection to nature

Creating a connection to nature

Emma Corry, Features Editor

January 14, 2020

Bridget Eckerle is a different kind of art major.  The senior public relations and advertising and studio art major said she wants to do gallery work that showcases other people’s art instead of her own. She had the chance when she became a 2019 James Sanders Fellow. Eckerle curated an exhibit,...

USI discontinues New Harmony Theatre program

USI discontinues New Harmony Theatre program

Riley Guerzini, Editor-in-Chief

November 26, 2019

The university is ending the New Harmony Theatre program after 32 years.  A statement from the university said dwindling audiences and reduced charitable giving has put the program in a deficit. Attempts to turn the program around has been unsuccessful according to the university.  A...

Confined: A true Victorian experience reception coming soon

Confined: A true Victorian experience reception coming soon

Rhonda Wheeler, News Editor

November 5, 2019

USI students senior journalism and photography majors Megan Thorne and senior photography major Dara Turner put together Confined: A true Victorian experience, follows the story of three women; Mary Jeffries, Adeline Tanner and Jane Doyle in the mid to late 1800s. This allows the viewer to take a tri...

Global Crossroads festival to return

Global Crossroads festival to return

Abby Sink, Staff Writer

October 16, 2018

The Global Crossroads festival put on by the university and Historic New Harmony will return for the fifth year in a row from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. Oct. 27 in New Harmony. Attendees will experience a celebration of diverse cultures through many mediums including live music, food, dances and more. ...

Conference to feature contemporary Spanish theater

Conference to feature contemporary Spanish theater

Sarah Rogers, Features Editor

October 3, 2018

David Hitchcock said there is so much more to Spain than "Don Quixote" and flamingo dancers. The Associate Professor of Spanish began planning the “New Harmony International Conference on Contemporary Spanish Theater: Stages of Utopia, Dystopia and Myopia” two years ago with the help from all four co...

Festival embraces world cultures

Festival embraces world cultures

Jeana Everhart, Staff Writer

October 17, 2017

The Ribeyre Center was filled with the smell of food as people walked around the tables placed at every turn, admiring the display of decorative masks, trinkets, and bags. Women in bright colored shirts danced energetically to the music, celebrating their culture. The annual Global Crossroads Festiv...

Student work featured in ‘Robot Invasion’

Student work featured in ‘Robot Invasion’

Gabi Wy, Features Editor

December 8, 2016

Katelyn Ryder didn’t know where her fellow Resident Assistants were taking her when they said they were going on a trip. “They abducted me in a staff meeting,” the senior art and psychology double major said. “They took me to New Harmony to see my art on display for the first time. It was prec...

Celebrating diversity

Celebrating diversity

Megan Thorne, Opinion Editor

October 19, 2016

Although Neeru Tindoni was born and raised in London, England she never lost her Indian roots. Tindoni has been dancing since she was young and has always incorporated her North Indian culture into her dance. “(Dance) is a natural part of the Indian culture,” she said. “You can’t avoid it.”...

New Harmony shines ‘under the beams’

New Harmony shines ‘under the beams’

Megan Thorne, Features Editor

February 18, 2016

Grammy-nominated blues singer Ruthie Foster will perform in the Murphy Auditorium in New Harmony as part of Under the Beams series.

Connecting cultures

Amelia Peterson

November 11, 2015

Prompted by a roaring crowd calling for an encore in both English and Spanish, nine members of Mariachi Flor de Toloache walked back onstage to perform a final song for the night. As the all-female mariachi band played “El Mariachi Loco,” the audience danced and cheered. Performer Sandra Soto Silva dan...

’50 Shades of Clay’ open to public

Nick Leighty

October 26, 2015

Beginning October 31 and ending December 18, the New Harmony Gallery of Contemporary Art will be hold an exhibition titled “50 Shades of Clay.” With the theme taken from “50 Shades of Grey,” the exhibition is free and open to the public. The event will feature national and regional artists su...

New Harmony, USI collaboration continues to grow

Bobby Shipman

August 20, 2014

Rachel Eickhoff stepped foot into a cellar that had been buried beneath the Earth for over a century this summer. During an archaeological dig in New Harmony, a group of USI students -- and two from UE -- excavated the underground remnants of what is known as Dormitory One. The dormitory ‘s foundation...

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