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KOKOMO, Ind. — Indiana University Emergency Management and Continuity (IUEMC) and The Polis Center will host a public information session regarding a multi-hazard mitigation plan for the IU Kokomo campus from 11 a.m. to noon Tuesday, November 12, in the Main Building, Room 214.

IUEMC staff has teamed with The Polis Center at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis to develop a multi-hazard mitigation plan for IU Kokomo and other IU campuses as part of FEMA's Disaster-Resistant University initiative. Once the plans are completed, they will be submitted to FEMA for approval.

IUEMC and The Polis Center are interested in receiving public input on the plan. Anyone who has questions or would like to provide input should contact Ken Long, Emergency Management and Continuity, at 812-855-8941 (office), 812-272-7895 (cell) or

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KOKOMO, Ind. — Business students can gain advice and tips for beginning successful careers, at the Indiana University Kokomo Master of Business Administration Association's (M.B.A.A.) first-ever career preparation panel. The free event is set for 5 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, November 14, in the Kelley Student Center, Room 130.

Five volunteer panelists, all in successful business careers, will answer questions submitted by business students, and talk about interviews, finding a mentor, selecting a career path, and preparing a professional resumé, among other topics.

"This is a great opportunity for students to ask all the questions they have, and get answers from business executives," said Gabby VanAlstine, M.B.A.A. president. "The event will be student-centered, because we asked them to submit questions they wanted to be asked. We hope students will leave the event feeling more confident or better prepared to enter the workforce, and understand what it will take for them to get their foot in the door."

Panelists include John Sigler, Kokomo Grain; Donald Smith, First Farmer's Bank & Trust; Diana TenBrook, Solidarity Community Federal Credit Union; Travis Trott, Finish Master; and Paul Wyman, The Wyman Group, LLC.

For more information contact VanAlstine at

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KOKOMO, Ind. — An Indiana University Kokomo scholarship gives Amy McNew a second chance to fulfill her dream of working in health care.

Amy McNewAmy McNewMcNew, 36, received a $500 "Complete IU Kokomo" scholarship; available to students like her who left college a few credit hours short of graduation. She had been accepted into the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program three years ago, but back surgery left her with physical restrictions that made a career in nursing impossible.

By August 2014, she plans to have earned a Bachelor of General Studies degree, with a focus on science, which will prepare her for her chosen career as a patient case manager for a hospital or health care organization.

"The scholarship was the push I needed to get started in another direction," she said. "I earned my licensed practical nursing degree in my late 20s, and discovered a passion for taking care of people. Then, all of a sudden, it was gone. Now, I have a chance to use my desire to help patients, but in another way."

This is the second year IU Kokomo has offered the $500 scholarships. Andrea Vaughn, from Anderson, was the first to complete her degree with the scholarship in December 2012. She only needed one class to graduate.

The scholarships are available to people who have been out of college at least two semesters, live in north central Indiana, attended any IU campus within the last five years, and earned at least 90 credits with a 2.5 GPA.

Many of those eligible need just one or two classes to graduate, said Candy Thompson, director of general studies and distance education.

"Life just gets in the way of college for some people," Thompson said. "If they've already earned 90 credits, they've put substantial effort into their college education. We just want to offer a little push to get them back to finish it."

McNew, who lives in Kokomo, looks forward to working as a case manager, helping patients navigate the health care system, coordinating their care, and connecting them with community resources, as a support system.

"This will allow me to have patient contact, without being on the floor as a nurse," she said. "I can still help people, and be sure their needs are being met, which is what it's all about for me."

She is taking classes in philosophy, literature, psychology, and math during the fall 2013 semester, and is involved on campus as a writer for the student newspaper. She plans to take spring semester and summer school classes to finish her degree.

McNew finds she enjoys being a college student.

"I was more ready this time than I was when I was younger," she said, adding that she has more quiet study time with her stepchildren grown and on their own. Her son, a Kokomo High School freshman, shares her study time.

"He likes when we do homework together," she said. "He likes to ask me, 'How was your day, do you have any homework?' like I do with him."

The program is funded with a $30,000 grant from Complete College America, a national nonprofit organization that works with states to increase college completion. According to the Lumina Foundation, Indiana ranks 40th in the country in college degree attainment. The campus is also using the grant funding for degree mapping programs and three-year degree programs in education and business.

For more information about the scholarships, contact Thompson at 765-455-9406, or

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KOKOMO, Ind. — Indiana University Kokomo senior Tony Wood enhances his future employment prospects, with a job gained attending the campus' annual Job, Internship, Volunteer Extravaganza (JIVE).


"I went there last year looking for an internship, and left with a job," Wood, a business major, said. "I was pretty much hired on the spot. Now I have experience in selling situations, which will help me when I look for a marketing job after I graduate in May."

Wood has worked for Elite Marketing Interactions for the last year, sampling products ranging from food to fitness equipment.

He advises those attending the 2013 JIVE, set for 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, November 5, to dress in professional attire and bring up-to-date resumés, in order to be prepared for a similar opportunity.

"Some of these employers really are there to hire someone, so be prepared to be the best candidate," he said.

Juniors and seniors are encouraged to attend the event, in the Kelley Student Center Room 130 and Alumni Hall. Freshmen and sophomores are also welcome to get some job-seeking experience and to look for internship opportunities, according to Tracy Springer, manager of the Career and Accessibility Center.

"JIVE is an excellent opportunity for students to meet with prospective employers," she said. "Many of the 47 employers attending are looking for employees, as well as prospective interns or volunteers."

Some of the employers attending include the Kokomo Police Department, Community Howard Regional Health, Target Corporation, Regions Bank, and Chrysler LLC.

All booths will be marked with color-coded balloons, to let students know if that organization is hiring, seeking interns, or needs volunteers.

For more information about JIVE, including a complete list of organizations attending and tips for success at job fairs, go to the Career Services page at

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KOKOMO, Ind. — Stargazers can view the moon and the planet Venus at the Indiana University Kokomo Observatory Open House on Sunday, November 10.

The ObservatoryThe Observatory

Patrick Motl, assistant professor of physics, will begin the open house at 7 p.m., with a talk about Comet ISON, and prospects for seeing it.

"The comet is now visible with a telescope in the sky before the sun rises, and is on track to be seen with the naked eye in about a month's time, after it swings past the sun," Motl said.

NASA's website,, has a recent photo of the comet as seen by the Hubble Space Telescope, as well as an animation of the comet's projected path.

The open house continues through 10 p.m., weather permitting.

As the evening sky darkens during November, Venus will be near its peak of brightness low in the southwest. Because the ecliptic, or imaginary line in the sky that marks the annual path of the sun, makes a shallow angle with the western horizon at this time of year for observers at mid-northern latitudes, Venus will be only 11 degrees high an hour after sunset at the beginning of the month. It will also be at its greatest elongation from the sun, but its distance from the sun will be along the horizon rather than above the horizon.

The Observatory's telescopes are a six-inch Takahashi refracting telescope and a 16-inch Meade reflecting telescope mounted together. The Takahashi provides exceptionally sharp images of planets, while the Meade allows viewers to see fainter objects in the sky, due to its larger light collecting area.

The open house is free and open to the public in the Observatory, 105 E. Rebecca Lane. Free parking is available on campus,

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KOKOMO, Ind. — The 22nd annual Indiana University Kokomo Arts and Craft show will take place on this Saturday, November 2, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Kelley Student Center and Alumni Hall.

IMG_4933Indiana University Kokomo Arts and Craft showShoppers may choose from a variety of handcrafted products, sold by 91 vendors. A Staff Council committee reviews submissions and chooses the highest quality artisans. The event is free and open to the public. There is no cost to park on campus.

Proceeds from booth rentals go to the Staff Council scholarship fund.

"Scholarships help our students have the opportunity to better their futures," said Susan Wilson, Staff Council president. "This is a chance for us to give them that chance."

This year's event is special to members of the staff council because they are dedicating it to the memory of their friend and coworker Cathy Archer, who passed away last year. Archer served as coordinator of the craft show and was Staff Council president.

"Cathy loved the arts and crafts show, and did an excellent job organizing it," said Gail Daggett, who is coordinating this year's show. "It is important to all of us to keep it going as a tribute to her dedication to IU Kokomo students. She was proud of the scholarship money we raised with this event."

Staff Council members will also sell cookbooks in memory of Archer, who was known for her culinary skills.

The Cougar Country Café will be open from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, contact Daggett at

Story written by Sofia Stout. Sofia is an intern for the Office of Media and Marketing.

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KOKOMO, Ind. — The student University Theatre group at Indiana University Kokomo presents the much-loved romance classic, Pride and Prejudice.

IUKL0139Pride and Prejudice performed by University Theatre.

The production is a two-act play which Shelby Wagoner, the assistant director, describes as a classic romantic comedy about love and misunderstandings.

"It's just like a period piece version of Gossip Girl," said Wagoner. "The story is actually funny and easy to follow along."

Pride and Prejudice show dates and times are at 7 p.m. on Friday, November 1, and Saturday, November 2, and a matinee showing at 2 p.m. on Sunday, November 3, in Havens Auditorium.

Admission is $5 for students and $7 for the public. Tickets will be available at the door. The show is suitable for people age 13 and older

"It is a fast-paced adaptation of the novel. It looks more like the BBC version rather than the 2005 movie," said Director Joann Kaiser.

"The students have worked really hard in understanding the language, let alone understand the structure of this adaptation. It's been a difficult journey but well worth it. The final product should be something they can be proud of," said Kaiser.

For more information contact Kaiser at 765-455-9558 or

Story written by Sofia Stout. Sofia is an intern for the Office of Media and Marketing.

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KOKOMO, Ind. — Kaitlynd Lear has a "Whopper" of an excuse for missing a few days of class at Indiana University Kokomo this semester.

Kaitlynd LearKaitlynd LearThe fast-fingered freshman competed for a national title, not in a sporting event, but for her skills and agility creating Burger King's signature sandwich. She and 23 of her fellow employees nationwide earned a trip to Miami, for the first-ever Whopper Challenge.

"My math professor told me it was the best excuse he's ever heard," Lear said.

She assembled a perfect Whopper in a blazing-fast 17 seconds, to finish in 19th place in Miami. Not bad, considering 200,000 Burger King employees tried out in store level competition around the country.

Lear's personal best is 14 seconds. The national winner built his sandwich in 12 seconds, and received a $10,000 prize. Lear earned $550 for winning her district and qualifying for the national competition, and her franchise gave her $300.

"That really helps, since I go to school full time and work full time," she said. "I want to graduate with a degree and no debt. I'm not big on paying interest."

The trips gave her an opportunity to meet Burger King CEO Daniel S. Schwartz, who talked with her about her classes, and her majors in business management, finance, and economics.

"He said there are a lot of job opportunities in the corporate side of Burger King for people with experience and a degree," she said.

Lear, 19, appreciated the support given by her classmates and professors, who helped her catch up on missed classes.

"I was surprised at how willing everyone was to work with me and allow me to make up what I missed," she said.

While she's back at work at the Burger King just south of campus, her competition days are likely behind her — she earned a promotion to shift manager after returning from Miami, and managers are barred from competition. She expects she'll still make a Whopper from time to time, though, just to keep in practice.

"We get a lot of people who come in and want me to make their Whopper," she said.

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KOKOMO, Ind. — When Brandon Smith graduates with a degree focusing on graphic design, he will have the necessary digital media skills to help him land the job of his dreams.

Students expand digital skillsStudents expand digital skillsThe School of Humanities and Social Sciences at Indiana University Kokomo introduced the Wacom Bamboo Create tablets this semester, and Smith learned to use them in a digital illustration class.

"Having this technology available to us expands what we are doing, and gives us new experiences," said Smith, a Greentown resident. "This is one more professional skill I have available when I look for a job."

Digital artists use the tablets with programs such as Photoshop and Illustrator, in place of a mouse. The tablet lays flat on the table, and artists use a stylus pen to draw, paint, mix colors, erase, and perform other functions on its screen, with their work displayed on the computer monitor.

In this particular class, students explore ways they can use it in Photoshop, coloring in a line drawing displayed by Guin Thompson, visiting assistant professor of new media.

Smith uses the stylus pen to click and drag the color palette he wants onto his workspace, where he mixes colors to create just the right shade. Then he can use the pen to color in the drawing, or click on a paintbrush tool to use it to create a brushstroke effect. If he makes a mistake, he clicks the eraser tool and then cleans it up with the pen.

"This is the best part," he said. "Your work is not as set in stone as it is with paint. You can make corrections or changes quickly and easily, and then go on with your project."

That kind of efficiency is critical to people such as graphic artists or illustrators, who usually create their work on deadline, Thompson said.

"These tablets are the industry standard," she said. "A lot of graphic artists and illustrators are using this tool. You can do more with the tablet and stylus than you can with the mouse, and it's better ergonomically, too."

She is pleased with the work her students have created since they started using the tablets.

"They are doing some advanced work very quickly," she said. "A lot of the students have used similar tools with their phones, so this is not technology that is foreign to them, and it's pretty intuitive."

Bethany Hemrick enjoys exploring Photoshop with the tablet, and likes it better than using pen and paper. As a graphic arts major, she expects to use those skills in her future employment.

"This class introduced me to some new techniques that will help me in the future," the Peru resident said.

Fine arts and new media major Theresa Stewart, Russiaville, has wanted to try a pen tablet for a long time, so she was happy for the opportunity to use it in class.

"It's so much more controlled than using a mouse," she said. "You can put a lot more detail into your work. I'm really enjoying learning all the techniques in this class, to create better work."

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KOKOMO, Ind. — Erv and Priscilla Boschmann lead by example, modeling the spirit of giving they encourage others to follow.

iuf_Boschmann2013_001IU President Michael McRobbie (left), and IU Foundation President Dan Smith (right), present Erv and Priscilla Boschmann (center) with the Presidents Circle Award.

Their generosity to Indiana University was recently recognized with induction into its most prestigious donor recognition society, the Presidents Circle, which honors those whose lifetime giving has reached $100,000.

IU President Michael A. McRobbie and IU Foundation President Dan Smith presided over the ceremony, honoring 183 individuals.

Erv Boschmann, who is interim dean of the IU Kokomo School of Business, said he and his wife both grew up with parents who were role models for giving. Now, they try to share that lesson with those who receive the scholarships they've established.

"When talking with the recipients, it gives us a wonderful feeling that the future is in good hands, and we can continue to believe in the future of the world," he said. "Not only are they open to the idea of they themselves also giving, but we find many already do that in some form or another. We ask them to consider becoming givers themselves, whether it is in the form of volunteering or donating items, but we encourage them to eventually consider giving money, even in small amounts."

At IU Kokomo, the Boschmanns established the Selzer Student Scholarship for International Study, for students who want to study overseas. They named the scholarship for Priscilla Boschmann's parents, in keeping with their wish that their own names not be on any of their scholarships.

Interim Chancellor Susan Sciame-Giesecke called Boschmann "a true servant leader" for his generosity.

"He has dedicated his career to enhancing the success of faculty, staff, and students," she said. "We are so grateful to Erv and Priscilla for establishing the Selzer Student Scholarship for International Travel. In the years to come, many students will benefit from this life changing experience, because of their generosity."

They also established a scholarship for chemistry students at Indiana University — Purdue University Indianapolis, and created a faculty summer fellowship at IU East.

Erv Boschmann has had a distinguished career with IU since joining the faculty at IUPUI in 1968. He was a professor of chemistry, then associate dean of facilities. In 1998, he was named IU associate vice president for distributed education. He has also served as provost at IU East.

As Presidents Circle members, the Boschmanns received a personalized medallion cast with a portion of the original carillon bells that once rang in the IU Bloomington Student Building. Their names were also added to the honor wall in the Indiana Memorial Union.

Established in 1992, the Presidents Circle is named for Indiana University presidents, from first president Andrew Wylie to current president Michael A. McRobbie.

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KOKOMO, Ind. — Being a member of Indiana University Kokomo's Phi Sigma Sigma sorority empowers Jessica Hatt, pushing her to achieve far more than she ever expected when she joined.

Phi Sigma Sigma sororityPhi Sigma Sigma"Phi Sigma Sigma's goal is to empower women, and build them into leaders," she said. "I've had opportunities to attend leadership events in Washington, D.C., and in New York City, which have enhanced my college experience immensely."

Phi Sigma Sigma's Iota Epsilon chapter celebrates its 10th anniversary at IU Kokomo in 2013. In November, its national organization, which has 108 chapters in the United States and Canada, will commemorate 100 years since its founding.

Sarah Sarber, dean of students, called the anniversary "a significant milestone in student life," because it created a more collegiate feel to the campus.

"The women who are part of this organization should be very proud of what they have accomplished," she said. "They have made substantial contributions to philanthropies and community service, and have been active participants in campus life."

As a charter member of the IU Kokomo chapter, Reeta Piirala-Skoglund is excited to see the chapter reach this milestone. She has fond memories of the work that went into founding the chapter, and the excitement of being part of the campus' first Greek organization.

"We had to figure out a lot of things, with support from our national organization," she said. "It was exciting to be part of creating new traditions, and starting something new."

In addition to being part of something new, Piirala-Skoglund found a support system as part of the sorority. A native of Finland, she had neither family nor friends in Kokomo.

"That group of women and advisors became a substitute family for me," she said. "Being part of the founding class gave me an experience where I could get to know people and create friendships."

Those were the kinds of connections Hatt, the chapter's current archon, or president, sought as a member. She joined shortly after her mother had passed away, and she had moved from Michigan.

"I have so many amazing friends I would not have met if I was not in the sorority," she said. "These are friendships that will last a lifetime. Once you are a sister, you are always a sister."

The sorority's service projects have included raising funds for the Family Service Association of Howard County's domestic violence shelter, through the annual Take Back the Night Angel Walk, and collecting canned food for the Enactus canned food drive each year.

The service aspect led senior Laura Kasey to Phi Sigma Sigma.

"It's a good way to give back to the community," she said. "I can make more of a difference working with my sisters than I can on my own. I've built myself into a support network, and been able to help others."

Sorority membership gave alumna Barb Hall a stronger connection to IU Kokomo.. She is proud to see the chapter continue to flourish and contribute to campus life.

"It added sisterhood, friendship, and better leadership skills to my college experience," she said. "I was here when women were just starting to build interest in bringing a sorority to campus. It's amazing now to see how it has grown. Having Greek life is a huge advantage for IU Kokomo, especially with more traditional aged students enrolling."

Phi Sigma Sigma was one of the factors that drew sophomore Josselin Shafer to campus.

"I always wanted to be in a sorority, and I was so excited when I heard IU Kokomo had one," she said. "I'm getting a big college experience, without the big college. It's also a great way to get involved on campus and meet people."

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KOKOMO, Ind. – The Student Union Board (S.U.B.) would like to invite children, ages 10 and under, from the surrounding area to come and enjoy the Halloween Open House at Indiana University Kokomo this Friday in the Kelley Student Center and Alumni Hall.

Halloween Open HouseHalloween Open HouseEach organization volunteering in the event will set up tables where children can participate in activities and trick-or-treating. Trick-or-treating will be from 6 to 8 p.m. There will also be a children's movie shown in Kresge Auditorium, with one at 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Carly Wimmer, a sophomore secondary education major, attended Halloween Open House as a child and is looking forward to being able to help out.

"It's fun being on the other side of the table and being able see the joy on the faces of the kids getting candy in a safe environment," Wimmer said. "I'm excited because I get to give kids some the same great memories of the Halloween Open House that I have.

"Here at IU Kokomo, we make sure this is a safe, family-oriented event that kids and parents can enjoy together," Wimmer added.

Taylor Boike, the student director of the Halloween Open House, said she enjoys this event.

"This event is a way for IU Kokomo to give back to the community while showing all what our campus has to offer. It is a great way for to bring Kokomo together with a fun tradition," said Boike.

Cost of entry is $1 per child. An adult must accompany each child.

S.U.B. will also be accepting prepackaged candy donations. Donations can be brought the Student Activities during regular school hours till Friday.

Story written by Sofia Stout. Sofia is an intern for the Office of Media and Marketing.

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KOKOMO, Ind. — Indiana University Kokomo installed a colony of Phi Kappa Tau fraternity, in a ceremony last month.

Fraternity Colonization of Phi Kappa TauFraternity Colonization of Phi Kappa Tau

Seventeen young men joined the colony, which will now go through approximately 12 months of activities to establish the colony as a chapter.

Kory George, Peru, said they are proud to be an official part of the national organization, after months of working towards that goal.

"We're brothers to each other," he said. "We all feel an increased sense of community. It's exciting knowing we're part of something bigger than we are."

Colony advisor Michael Tulley said they were excited to finally be able to wear their Greek letters on campus, and to start recruiting additional members.

"The addition of a men's fraternity to the campus enhances student life, and also provides another significant collegiate experience for our undergraduates," he said.

The colony plans to organize recruitment activities in conjunction with Phi Sigma Sigma, IU Kokomo's sorority.

Representatives of Phi Kappa Tau national headquarters, Oxford, Ohio, recently led leadership and organization building workshops on campus. The men learned about fraternity history, how to recruit, and worked on a specific month-by-month timeline to establish the tasks to qualify to become a fully chartered chapter.

Colony members include Cody Phelps, president, Anchorage, Alaska; Sam Williamson, vice president, Logansport; Kory George, treasurer, Peru; Javier Vasquez, alumni chairman, Frankfort; Justin Clark, communication and media chairman, Peru; Shaun Fewell, community service chairman, Kokomo; Augustus Cooley, chaplain, Peru; Deray Boyd, social chairman, Marion; Mac Decker, membership and recruitment chairman, Frankfort; Zachary Garpow, risk management chairman, Winamac; Nick Daanen, scholarship chairman, Kokomo; Jeremy Gilman, Kokomo; Ron Tamir, Coppell, Texas; Devin Huffer, Kokomo; Jose Cervantez, Frankfort; Rick Rhine, Kokomo; and Brian Arwood, Peru.

The colony's home on campus is Main Building Room 101, by Havens Auditorium.

For more information about membership, contact Decker at

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KOKOMO, Ind. — The Indiana University Kokomo Art Gallery showcases the work of top national glass artists in its new exhibit and expects to attract collectors from all over the Midwest.

REDISCOVERY111001WebThe juried show, "Gathering: Contemporary Glass from the Heartland", includes 28 pieces ranging from sculptural to narrative works, created in a variety of methods. The 21 artists represent the states of Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, and Wisconsin.

The annual show, hosted by the Indiana Glass Art Alliance (IGAA), opens with a reception from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, October 19, in the Art Gallery, in Upper Alumni Hall.

"Kokomo is where Hoosier glassmaking began, so it is appropriate for us to host this prestigious show," said Susan Skoczen, gallery director.

This exhibit is one of several stops during the Indiana Glass Trail's "Art on Fire: Hot Glass and Class" weekend, which also includes tours of Kokomo Opalescent Glass, exhibits at the Seiberling Mansion and the Greentown Glass Museum, glasswork classes in Lafayette, and an open studio in Logansport.

Skoczen expects glass collectors from around the Midwest to attend the events, and is pleased to bring such a significant show to campus.

"This gives our students and our community a unique opportunity to see work being created on the national level," she said.

She noted that this is the first year the IGAA has opened the show to artists outside of Indiana. The jury reviewed nearly 150 pieces, from 48 glass artists, to choose the work to exhibit.

The show continues through Saturday, December 7. Admission and parking are free. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesdays, and noon to 4 p.m. Saturdays.

For more information, call the IU Kokomo Art Gallery at 765-455-9523.

The Indiana Glass Trail is a showcase for talented Hoosier glass artisans. The trail connects nearly 20 counties, in which the tradition and history of glass arts can be experienced first-hand.

For more information about "Art on Fire: Hot Glass and Class" events, go to

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