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The Marian University EcoLab Featured at the Indiana Town Hall Series on Urban Environment - 10/27/2010

Learn about the Marian University EcoLab from Deb Lawrence, vice president of administration and general counsel at Marian University. She will discuss the historic landscape and current use of the university’s outdoor environmental science laboratory at the upcoming Town Hall series on November 18, 2010.

Deb Lawrence The Indiana Historical Society (IHS) created the Indiana Town Hall Series in 2008 as a way to encourage civic dialogue and to build on their reputation of connecting people to the past. By tackling contemporary issues of an enduring nature, the IHS aims not to lecture you, but rather to invite you into a conversation where history is used to appreciate the past, understand the present, and creatively envision the future. The 2010 Indiana Town Hall Series will focus on environmental challenges and opportunities in three installments; state and regional, the urban environment, and the rural environment.

The second installment of the 2010 Indiana Town Hall series will explore the unique environmental challenges and opportunities facing urban communities like Indianapolis. Other members of the roundtable discussion include Butler University's Center for Urban Ecology and its director, Tim Carter. Director for the Center of Earth and Environmental Science at Indiana University Purdue University of Indianapolis (IUPUI) Lenore Tedesco, Indianapolis’ Brownfield Redevelopment Coordinator Chris Harrell, and IndyGo Chief Executive Officer Michael Terry will round out the discussion which will be moderated by David Craig of IUPUI's Religious Studies Department.

Participants to the Indiana Town Hall Series are encouraged to arrive early to meet with representatives from local environmentally focused groups, enjoy light refreshments and pose their own questions that will be used in the dialogue between panelists. Learn more at

November 18, 2010
6-7 p.m. Reception and Information Tables
7-8:30 p.m. Program
Frank and Katrina Basile Theater
Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center
450 W. Ohio Street
Indianapolis, Indiana 46202-3269
317. 232.1882
This event is open to the public at no charge.

This program has been made possible through a matching grant from the Indiana Humanities Council in cooperation with the National Endowment for the Humanities. Presented by Citizens Energy Group and Schmidt Associates Inc.