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Artwork sends emotional message on school shootings

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One black Sharpie. 252 schools. Unlimited emotions. A school desk-turned art piece memorializes the students, families, teachers, and communities devastated by school shootings across the country for the past 19 years. Along with the names of each school affected since Columbine High School on April 20, 1999, a message is carved into the center of the desk – a statement the artist wants onlookers to take away after viewing the display. “Enough.”

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Design Center students create school marketing materials

Design Center students create school marketing materials

One school district gained a competitive edge in recruiting, while future graphic designers learned real-world skills creating advertising materials for them.

Students in the Indiana University Kokomo Design Center worked with leaders from Carroll Consolidated School Corporation, Flora, to produce professional quality videos, a brochure, a postcard, and a fact sheet that can be used to attract new families to the district — with no charge for their services.

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Alumna realizes artistic dreams

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While earning a degree in communications, Kami Noland spent many hours wandering through the Indiana University Kokomo Art Gallery, admiring the work and dreaming of being an artist.

“I would think how cool that was, to actually make art that could be exhibited,” she said. “It always felt like a faraway dream, like one of those big dreams that people just can’t pursue.”

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Class creates mural along Kokomo trail

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There’s nothing quite like painting for an audience.

Along the Industrial Heritage Trail in downtown Kokomo, eight students have worked through the heat of summer to create a mural. They’ve been surprised by the number of people who have stopped to ask questions or compliment their work. 

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