BLOOMINGTON – Erika
Gilchrist, award-winning motivational speaker and author, will give the keynote
address at Ivy Tech’s Diversity Speaker Series event, “Domestic Violence: from
Surviving to Thriving,” on Thursday, April 11 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. in Shreve
Hall. The event is free and open to the public.
Gilchrist, who creates a
platform for women to share their domestic survival stories, will hear from
panelists about their own survival experiences. An on-scene advocate will be
present during the event to offer aid and information as needed.
Assaulted as a little girl,
sleeping in a van as a young adult, and living in a women’s shelter, Gilchrist
has earned the title of “The Unstoppable Woman.” As a published author of 11
books, she provides compelling, solutions-based content to empower women. She
built her business from next to nothing to a successful practice, reaching more
than 250,000 women in just five years. Gilchrist has mastered the art of
turning hardship and adversity into a launching pad to professional growth.
“Domestic Violence: from
Surviving to Thriving” is hosted by Ivy Tech’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
committee. More information at ivytech.edu/diversity.
Ivy Tech is located on the
west side of Bloomington at 200 Daniels Way.
BLOOMINGTON – Tickets are now available for Ivy Tech Community College Bloomington’s student production of Nicholas Briggs’ “Jekyll and Hyde,” a stage adaptation of Robert Louis Stephenson’s “The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.”
production was first presented at the Theatre Royal Nottingham on August 1,
2015. The Ivy Tech production marks its United States premiere following a
successful regional tour of the United Kingdom. In his adaptation, playwright,
Nicholas Briggs, the voice of the Daleks and Cybermen in “Doctor Who,” explores
the dark story of Dr. Jekyll, who seeks to prove there is good and evil in
every person. In doing so, Jekyll’s experiments, while proving to be true,
unveil his evil alter ego, Mr. Hyde.
Tech’s Student Production of Jekyll and Hyde concludes a season in which producer Paul Daily, artistic director
at Ivy Tech Waldron, sought to explore the
eternal question of evil with a wide range of approaches. “This production ends
the season on a note of warning,” Daily said. “We may think we have control
when playing with evil, when in reality it controls us.”
“Jekyll and Hyde” runs April 12-20, 2019. Student and Senior tickets are $5. Adult tickets are $15. Tickets can be purchased at the Buskirk Chumley box office at 114 E. Kirkwood Avenue, or by visiting bctboxoffice.org