Spring Fever

Spring is in the air at USI’s Flower Funfest, a two-day event featuring a motivational guest speaker, a 10K race, food booths, clowns, face painting, and much more. Centered around fitness and aiding those in poverty, the Funfest (April 12-13) is a mini version of the campus’ SpringFest, which will not occur this year.

Co-sponsored by USI’s department of kinesiology and sport, and the Girl Scouts of Southwest Indiana Inc., the Funfest kicks off Friday with guest speaker Anne Mahlum, who has appeared on “CBS National Evening News,” “The TODAY Show,” “NBC Nightly News,” and several other national media outlets. Mahlum will share the inspirational story of how she founded her organization Back on My Feet, which helps the homeless become more self-sufficient.

The event continues on Saturday with the Spring into Fitness 10K (part of the Screaming Eagle Running Series), food and health fair booths, a climbing wall, a corn hole event, a Subaru car show, and music from student bands.

“We’re trying to get the community out here,” says Glenna Bower, chair of USI’s department of kinesiology and sport. “Hopefully, we can help make a change.”

The Flower Funfest is free and open to the public. The events will take place in USI’s Carter Hall.

For more information on the Young Artist Competition, see our Guide.

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