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BRIEF: Light Totem a favorite tour stop for incoming IU students

July 2, 2014

By MJ Slaby, Herald-Times, Bloomington, Ind.

July 02--Lie on your back. Press your legs up against the Indiana University Art Museum. Now watch as the colors coming from the Light Totem change and hit the museum's exterior.

First installed in 2007, the totem was taken down in spring 2013 for welding work to extend its life. It was re-installed recently, with a re-lighting ceremony in late June.

Seeing the Light Totem at night is just one tradition incoming students can cross off their bucket list during the late night campus legends tour at orientation, said Melanie Payne, IU director of new student orientation.

Students have been on the campus tour with their families, but this is for students only and teaches them about the culture, myths and legends of campus, Payne said. She said the tour includes the Herman B Wells statue, Beck Chapel and more, as well as the popular stop at the Art Museum.

"It's one of their favorite stops," she said.


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