Campus News Release
Franklin College To Host Spirit and Place Festival Event
Release date: October 10, 2012Franklin College will take part in the 17th annual Spirit and Place Festival, hosting the event "Drumming to the Beat of the Community," on Thursday, Nov. 8, at 6 p.m. in the Johnson Atrium of the Napolitan Student Center.
Participants will learn about the American phenomenon of the drum circle. The event will offer participants the opportunity to play an instrument, to get first-hand experience of the connections that are created through communal drumming, and to learn about and reflect on how playing a drum can bring a community together.
Admission is free and open to the public.
For more information, contact the Franklin College Office of Marketing and Communications at (317) 738-8185.
The Spirit and Place Festival connects inspiring ideas, places, organizations and people through a wide-range of high-quality public programs, which occur principally during the community-wide festival. Theme of this year's festival is Play and runs Friday, Nov. 2 through Sunday, Nov. 11.
Founded in 1834, Franklin College is a residential four-year undergraduate liberal arts institution with a scenic, wooded campus located 20 minutes south of downtown Indianapolis. The college prepares men and women for challenging careers and fulfilling lives through the liberal arts, offering its approximately 1,000 students 28 majors, 36 minors and eight pre-professional programs. In 1842, the college began admitting women, becoming the first coeducational institution in Indiana and the seventh in the nation. Franklin College maintains a voluntary association with the American Baptist Churches USA. For more information, visit www.franklincollege.edu.