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Individuals who’ve earned a bachelor’s degree from Martin University are eligible to enroll in the Master of Science in Management program through Indiana Wesleyan University-National and Global at a discounted rate. IWU-National and Global and Martin University signed an agreement on Nov. 6, giving a 10 percent tuition discount to Martin students entering the program. The discount is contingent upon 15 or more students enrolling. Faculty from both universities will teach courses. The Master of Science in Management program requires 36 hours for completion. To learn more, visit


Dedication to Iris Rosa and Potpourri of the Arts event

Iris Rosa, African-American and African Diaspora Studies professor emerita and African-American Dance Company founding director, will be honored during the dedication of the African-American Arts Institute’s dance floor. Rosa served as director of the dance company for 43 years before retiring in 2017. The dedication will be 2-4 p.m. Nov. 10 at Neal-Marshall Grand Hall at Indiana University, Bloomington. 

The annual Potpourri of the Arts concert will be 7:30 p.m. Nov. 10 in the IU Auditorium. The concert will feature the IU Soul Revue, African-American Dance Company and African-American Choral Ensemble.

Festival of Trees returns to Indianapolis

The Indiana Historical Society will feature the annual Festival of Treesholidayexhibit Nov. 16 through Jan. 5 at the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center, 450 W. Ohio St. The festival features 80 decorated trees and holiday themes such as the Sugaplum Fairy and Santa’s sleigh. Visitors can participate in a scavenger hunts for The Elf on the Shelf or Weihnachtzgurke, 10 pickle ornaments hidden in trees. Twilight Tuesdays featuring a tree showcase and live music performances by local artists will return. On Dec. 1, IHS will offer free admission for the annual Holiday Author Fair, which will feature more than 70 authors. Museum hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Saturday; noon-5 p.m. Sundays, and the museum will close at 8 p.m. on Twilight Tuesdays. For more information, visit or call 317-232-1882.

Indy Library introduces Bookmobile service

The Indianapolis Public Library will continue to have a presence in the neighborhood surrounding the Flanner House Community Center even after the branch closes after Nov. 21.  Starting Nov. 12, the Bookmobile will regularly visit the Flanner House Community Center, 2424 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. St. 3:30-5:30 p.m. every other Monday. This service allows residents in the neighborhood to checkout books, magazines, DVDS and more. Chromebooks and mobile hotspots will be available for free checkout as well. The library will open a new 20,000 square-foot at 6201 Michigan road.

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