Issue: April/May 2014

Veterans Supply Skill and Heart for Nashville Public Sculpture

A rendering of the sculpture that will grace downtown Nashville, Indiana. Courtesy photo BY BILL WEAVER A century after artists T.C. Steele and Adolph Shulz first walked the Brown County hills in search of primal landscapes, the town of Nashville has created an Arts and Entertainment District to promote the art colony they inspired, and [...]

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Who Needs Boys? Local Girls Design Nifty Robot

BY ANNA MARIA VITERISI The B-Town Girl-Bots, a robotics club made up of fifth- and sixth-grade Girl Scouts from Clear Creek and University elementary schools, “kicked butt” at a statewide robot-building contest in Fort Wayne, finishing second out of a 222-team field made up mostly of boys. For the 2013 FIRST LEGO League (FLL) Indiana [...]

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Melanie Castillo-Cullather: Director, Asian Culture Center

BY LEE ANN SANDWEISS Arriving in Bloomington in 1993, Melanie Castillo-Cullather was a disoriented newcomer and a newlywed with a serious case of culture shock. Born and raised in the Philippines, she came to the city by way of Washington, D.C., with her husband, Nick Cullather, who had landed an assistant professorship position in Indiana [...]

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Jiffy Treet’s Got Tallent and Fancy Sandwiches

BY ELISABETH ANDREWS A goat-cheese panini oozing with caramelized onions and gingery tomato jam. Locally sourced pulled pork in a house-made barbeque sauce piled thickly between slices of jalapeño bread. Bright carrot-and-purple-cabbage coleslaw in a honey-and-celery-seed dressing, adding crunch to a turkey Reuben grilled on marbled rye. When David Tallent dreams of sandwiches, these are [...]

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New Medical Device Company May Save Suffering After Surgery

Erik Robinson holds a sheet of polymer film from Sintact Medical Systems. Photo by Shannon Zahnle BY KELLY KENDALL It’s no thicker than a sheet of paper. You probably wouldn’t even see it if you weren’t looking for it. But if you’re having surgery, a film from Sintact Medical Systems could save you a lifetime [...]

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