Updated: Wednesday, 23 Nov 2011, 10:59 AM EST
Published : Wednesday, 23 Nov 2011, 10:59 AM EST
INDIANAPOLIS (Press Release) - The Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library is pleased to announce that is the recipient of a generous grant through the Ball State Provost Initiative Immersive Learning Grant. Ball State students will work in conjunction with dedicated local business supporters on five innovative projects in support of the library’s core mission. Community partners are contributing a total $43,306 in addition to the Ball State grant of $33,404 to bring the total grant award to $76,707. Community partners on this project include WFYI, The Indianapolis Museum of Art, Floyd and Stanich, Creative Street, Hamilton Exhibits, Eye on Art–Jerry Points, Seven Stories Press, Indiana University and the Indianapolis Historical Society.
“This is the most comprehensive community project the Vonnegut Library has undertaken to date,” said Julia Whitehead, Executive Director of the Vonnegut Library. “Ball State and our other community partners are giving us many important gifts that will make our presence known throughout the state and the world.”
Ball State professor, Rai Peterson, spearheaded the project. “My Students and I are looking forward to this project as a great learning experience and a chance to make a difference in our larger community,” said Peterson. “I think what really excites me about our work with the Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library is the opportunity to engage in so many different projects: conducting archival research, filming Vonnegut friends and family, designing gift shop products, designing and building a traveling museum, and writing a marketing plan. Each project is a separate aspect of our goal that works together on many levels to improve the future of the library.”
Twelve Ball State students will be interning with the Vonnegut Library beginning in January. For inquiries about the project, please contact Julia Whitehead, Executive Director, at Julia.Whitehead@vonnegutlibrary.org .