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Ivy Tech Bloomington hosted master stone carver on Sunday

June 16, 2011

Ivy Tech Community College Bloomington and Limestone Symposium hosted master caver Patrick Plunkett on Sunday, June 5 at 7:30 p.m. at the Ivy Tech Waldron. Plunkett gave a slideshow talk about his life and work. 

Plunkett is from Virginia and has worked on the National Cathedral, U.S. Capitol building, and The White House, among other landmark projects. 

Ivy Tech Bloomington Chancellor John Whikehart says that as a comprehensive community college, Ivy Tech provides enriching learning opportunities for students. It is important to recognize the history of Indiana's limestone industry, the artists and artisans in it, and its economic contribution to the communities we serve.

Ivy Tech Bloomington is a sponsor of the 15th Annual Indiana Limestone Symposium from June 5-26 ( The Limestone Symposium engages artists, artisans and the general public in the experience and appreciation of Indiana Limestone.

The Limestone Symposium is part of Limestone Month (, which celebrates Southern Indiana's limestone heritage with special activities.

The Center for Lifelong Learning at Ivy Tech Bloomington will offer noncredit limestone carving course options in the fall. For more information about Ivy Tech's continuing education offerings, visit: and click on Continuing Education.

Ivy Tech Community College is the state's largest public postsecondary institution and the nation's largest singly accredited statewide community college system serving nearly 200,000 students annually. Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana. It serves as the state's engine of workforce development, offering affordable degree programs and training that are aligned with the needs of its community along with courses and programs that transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana. It is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association.