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IU School of Medicine Evening of the Arts


2014.04.17

I had an interesting assignment on Saturday. Every assignment is interesting in its own way, but this one felt a bit like I was looking into my future.

Every year for 23 years now, IU School of Medicine students put on an Evening of the Arts. Medical students with added performance acumen do skits, play music, sing, and dance, and the proceeds from the event assist four free clinics in the Indianapolis area. It's a good cause, and it ensures future doctors know how they can positively impact their communities through more than just doing medicine. It was held at the Madame Walker Theatre Center, another place in Indy that I knew of, but had never been to without a photo assignment as an excuse. It reminded me of Bloomington's Buskirk-Chumley Theatre, and if something reminds me of Bloomington, that's usually a great sign.

The event felt like the future because a) I plan on going to medical school for an M.D./Ph.D. and b) I might feel, at whatever school I attend, the need to flex the muscles I built up in high school on the speech team and as Major General Stanley. That was a cool feeling, and I hope one day to be a part of that. If this sort of program isn't at the school I attend, maybe I'll start it...

The Star also judged the photos good enough for page 2, so that's a big plus. It was a good thing to wake up to on Monday.

Kevin Masterson and Emily Laudeman perform during the IU School of Medicine\'s annual Evening of the Arts at the Madame Walker Theatre, Saturday, April 12, 2014. Funds raised through the event support four free medical clinics around Indianapolis.
Kevin Masterson and Emily Laudeman perform during the IU School of Medicine's annual Evening of the Arts at the Madame Walker Theatre, Saturday, April 12, 2014. Funds raised through the event support four free medical clinics around Indianapolis.

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What have I been up to lately?


2014.04.05

If you looked at this blog recently, you might think I've done nary a thing related to photos in the past month. That's not true, of course, but non-photo things (namely, pre-med classes) make the consistent updates a little more difficult. When you're thinking of elimination reactions and chirality of molecules and electromagnetism and organ systems and Le Chatelier's principle in a successful attempt (so far!) to get A's, keeping up a blog becomes a secondary priority.

But have no fear: an update is here! This update includes some spring break activities, as well as some work for The Star. Enjoy, and I hope to see you again before May 5!

Ruth Smith receives congratulations from Angela Knartzer, wife of judge Kevin Knartzer, for being crowned Ms. Wheelchair Indiana at the Basile Opera Center, Saturday, March 29, 2014.
Ruth Smith receives congratulations from Angela Knartzer, wife of judge Kevin Knartzer, for being crowned Ms. Wheelchair Indiana at the Basile Opera Center, Saturday, March 29, 2014.

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Carnaval at Jazz Kitchen and Ghost the Musical


2014.03.05

The assignments I did Saturday and Tuesday might seem to be related. Saturday was the Cultural Cannibals Carnaval at the Jazz Kitchen (triumphal return!). The party celebrated the culture Brazil has built around Mardi Gras and the syncretism that helped make it possible for people from Europe, Africa, and South America to form that culture over hundreds of years. Most definitely appropriate for the time of year.

Tuesday was... Well, it was on the day of Mardi Gras. Otherwise, there's no connection. The event was Ghost the Musical at Old National Centre, and I'm sorry to admit it, but I had never heard of the movie Ghost before. My mom set me straight beforehand, so I knew what to look for in the 15 minutes I had at the top of the show to take pictures.

So, no connection here, just two sets of photos. Enjoy! I'm gonna get back to studying chemical reaction mechanisms and how neurons work.

Cultural Cannibals Carnaval honors Mardi Gras with a Brazilian flavor at Jazz Kitchen, Saturday, March 1, 2014. The party featured live TV footage of Carnaval festivities in Brazil, a performance by the Indiana University Samba Drum Ensemble, and a celebration of Brazilian syncretism, or the mixing of beliefs and traditions into one culture.
Cultural Cannibals Carnaval honors Mardi Gras with a Brazilian flavor at Jazz Kitchen, Saturday, March 1, 2014. The party featured live TV footage of Carnaval festivities in Brazil, a performance by the Indiana University Samba Drum Ensemble, and a celebration of Brazilian syncretism, or the mixing of beliefs and traditions into one culture.

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