VALPARAISO | The Porter County Community Foundation, in partnership with Valparaiso University, will host Indiana Humanities “Spirit of Competition” exhibit at the Valparaiso University Center for the Arts from Jan. 9 through Feb. 7, 2013. This traveling exhibit includes interactive opportunities such as a bicycle to match Major Taylor’s track speed, a chance to build John Wooden's Pyramid of Success, debate podiums, a mascot photo op, information about items invented in Indiana and a scoreboard that shows statistics about where Indiana ranks in the world on a variety of topics. The exhibit also includes short films on Hoosier competition-related stories.
“We all engage in competition every day – whether it’s by participating in an extracurricular activity, selling a product, creating an innovative solution or trying to beat an opponent on the campaign trail,” said Keira Amstutz, president and CEO of Indiana Humanities. “This exhibit teaches us that competition affects us all and contributes to our individual character, as well as the culture of our local communities and our state.”
Indiana Humanities has launched Spirit of Competition, a two-year set of programs designed to help Hoosiers think, read and talk about the role competition plays in daily life.