Monday, December 9 2013 6:37 PM EST2013-12-09 23:37:59 GMT
The IU School of Medicine has released the official request for proposal for,"the development of a multi-institutional academic health, science and research center in Evansville, Indiana."The RFP includesMore >>
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Monday, December 9 2013 5:34 PM EST2013-12-09 22:34:19 GMT
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EVANSVILLE, IN (WFIE) -
The Vanderburgh County Commission is considering a proposal from the University of Evansville to restore the historic pipe organ that's been a fixture at the downtown Coliseum for decades.
The organ was made almost 100 years ago, brought to Evansville in 1919 by the city and Evansville College, now UE.
Back then it was a centerpiece of the city, played at concerts, religious services, even the Shrine Circus.
For the past 50 years, it's been sitting mostly in silence, but that might not be the case much longer.
In a corner of the Coliseum, there's a piece of Evansville history that few have ever heard of.
"This is a very special instrument because of its size. The number of pipes, and especially, the size of the pipes," said Douglass Reed, the University of Evansville organist.
Close to 4,000 pipes that make the Milton Z. Tinker Memorial organ so special.
"This is a big part of our heritage," Reed said.
It's somewhat unusual name pays tribute to the Evansville Public Schools' first music supervisor.
Now, close to 100 years later, it's another group of music enthusiasts aiming to bring it back to life.
"That's the exciting thing to me is to continue the memorial to music education, making music. Making glorious sounds, sounds that are unlike any other sound," Reed said.
"The organ at its best is a moving experience because it's a visceral experience and that's kind of what drew me to the instrument," UE student, Henry Mauer said.
Mauer is a music student at UE. Reed, the university's organist, is one of his mentors.
They, along with school chaplain Tammy Gieselman, are making it their mission to preserve not only Mr. Tinker's memorial organ, but also his legacy.
"We want to keep the memory alive and tell the story to future generations," Gieselman said.
"But the idea that we can begin a greater cause and kind of transcend just our time at the school, we might not get to see it completed in the next few years. But the idea that we will have an impact on the project is really cool," Mauer said.
The plan is to one day move the organ on campus to Neu Chapel. UE's already raised thousands of dollars for the project. It's money they'll need to nurse the tattered treasure that now barely plays back to health.
Money they believe will be well spent.
"If you look at the pipes they're all different sizes, different shapes. They make different sounds, their voices are different. Really symbolizes community, just like those of us who are here in this city, on our campus. We're all different," Gieselman said.
A parallel between pipes and people that all has to do with one of Evansville's best kept secrets.
Tuesday, December 10 2013 9:08 PM EST2013-12-11 02:08:16 GMT
An Evansville mother is facing several child neglect charges. Police say a tip lead them to 29-year-old Jessica Pate's home on Jackson Avenue. Officers say during a search of her home they found threeMore >>
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Tuesday, December 10 2013 3:59 PM EST2013-12-10 20:59:50 GMT
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An investigation is underway after the skeletal remains of two infants were found in a North Canton mobile home.
Cops were called to the mobile home on North Main Street just before 12:30 p.m. on Monday.
Monday, December 9 2013 8:17 PM EST2013-12-10 01:17:55 GMT
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Tuesday, December 10 2013 9:35 PM EST2013-12-11 02:35:35 GMT
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Tuesday, December 10 2013 8:21 PM EST2013-12-11 01:21:35 GMT
Top-selling frozen pizza brand DiGiorno and its cheese supplier are cutting ties with a Wisconsin dairy farm after an animal rights group released video showing workers beating, kicking, stabbing andMore >>
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Wednesday, December 11 2013 8:41 AM EST2013-12-11 13:41:37 GMT
HENDERSON, KY (WFIE) – Two students at Henderson High School is facing expulsion after the school says "serious horseplay" occurred on other students. According to Henderson School District Public InformationMore >>
Two students at Henderson High School are facing expulsion after the school says "serious horseplay" occurred on other students.More >>
Tuesday, December 10 2013 9:51 PM EST2013-12-11 02:51:15 GMT
Officials with the EVSC say schools will operate on a two-hour delay on Wednesday. When on a two-hour delay, all schools and programs will begin two hours later than their normal time, with the followingMore >>
When on a two-hour delay, all schools and programs will begin two hours later than their normal time, with the following exceptions:More >>
Tuesday, December 10 2013 11:38 PM EST2013-12-11 04:38:05 GMT
The Indiana State Board of Education is hearing from EVSC officials Tuesday night on why Glenwood Leadership Academy should stay open and under the school corporation's control. EVSC Superintendent DavidMore >>
A sixth consecutive 'F' grade could be facing Evansville's Glenwood Leadership Academy and that could force the state to take drastic action. More >>
Tuesday, December 10 2013 11:54 PM EST2013-12-11 04:54:32 GMT
(RNN) - Gil Brandt of NFL.com and ESPN radio host Paul Finebaum are reporting that Alabama's Nick Saban is in contract negotiations with the university for a contract extension that would pay him $7 millionMore >>
Reports are swirling that Alabama football coach Nick Saban has a contract extension on his desk from Alabama. Meanwhile, conflicting reports coming from Texas say that coach Mack Brown may be on his way out this week. More >>
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