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IUN’s November schedule features 2 plays

Updated: December 3, 2012 6:16AM



Let Indiana University Northwest be your community resource. This month’s events will heighten your social consciousness, satisfy your artistic side and help you manage your personal health and well-being.

Theatre Northwest presents ‘Eurydice’: Theatre Northwest, the production company of IUN, is presenting its fall play, “Eurydice,” at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2, and Saturday, Nov. 3; Thursday, Nov. 8, through Saturday, Nov. 10, and at 2:30 p.m. Sundays, Nov. 4 and 11.

All performances are at Arts on Grant — IUN, one mile west of the main campus, at 37th Avenue and Grant Street in Gary. Tickets are $5 each; to reserve a seat, call Theatre Northwest at 980-6808.

Mark Baer, assistant professor of acting and directing, directs Sarah Ruhl’s 2003 production. “Eurydice” is adapted from an ancient Greek myth.

‘Defamation’: IUN will host a free presentation of “Defamation,” a dramatic and interactive play that raises provocative questions on race, class and religion. The production, written by playwright Todd Logan, will start at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7, in the Bergland Auditorium in IUN’s Savannah Center.

“Defamation” is an old-fashioned courtroom drama with a twist: The audience serves as jury. The premise is a civil suit; an African-American professional woman sues a Jewish North Shore real estate developer for defamation. The legal issue is whether she was falsely accused of theft, and if the accusation caused her financial harm.

The trial runs 70 minutes, followed by a 15-minute audience deliberation led by the judge. The judge will poll the audience twice — before and after the deliberation — with the final vote deciding the outcome of the trial.

For more information, call Phyllis Barlow at 980-6596 or email her plbarlow@iun.edu.

‘Faces of Suicide:’ IUN and the Northwest Indiana Suicide Prevention Council are co-sponsoring this year’s “Faces of Suicide” conference from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9, in the John W. Anderson Library Conference Center.

The focus will be “Suicide and Substance Abuse — A Life-saving Journey.” Several notable officials will discuss suicide prevention when substances are involved, the court’s perspective on youth suicide, and ways to support suicide survivors. Other topics will include suicide assessment, intervention and support for those in long-term recovery.

Registration is $30 for students and $60 for all others. This includes a continental breakfast, boxed lunch and a professional continuing education unit certificate.

To register, call Sandy Appleby at 757-1972 or email her at sandy.appelby@geminus.org.

Health fair: IUN will host a health fair from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13, in the Savannah Center gymnasium.

Available services include lab work, free health screenings and health information. Lab workups include, but are not limited to, a health profile; glycohemoglobin (A1C), thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH); and prostate-specific antigen (PSA) screenings. Free health screenings include blood pressure and bone density.

Lab work will be conducted from 7:30 to 11 a.m. Those participating in the health profile must fast for 12 hours before and may only drink black coffee or water during the fast.

Prices vary for lab work; cash or check payment is due the day of the test. Appointments are not necessary.

For more information, call Glenda Dexter-Brown at 980-6619 or email her at gbrown@iun.edu.

For information about parking services at IUN, including a new policy for issuing temporary visitors’ permits, go to the website www.iun.edu/parking/.



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