For the Love of Cities
by: Peter Kageyama

The Love Affair between People and their Places

When we love our city, as when we love another person, we will go to extraordinary lengths for them. We will sacrifice for them; we will push ourselves for them; we will tolerate their shortfalls; we will forgive their excesses - all because we see their true nature. When we have an emotional connection to our place, we are less likely to leave it and far more likely to champion and defend it in the face of criticism. We will fight for it.

Peter Kageyama

Indiana University East is proud to announce that this year's One Book, Many Voices selection is For the Love of Cities by Peter Kageyama. Peter's book focuses on learning to "love", contribute to, and talk about our cities in a new way and we think the book will help further our conversation about what makes our community stellar.

Kageyama will give a lecture on October 21, 2014 at 6pm. Mark your calendar to attend this free evening lecture and booksigning in Vivian Auditorium. Tickets will be available in September at the Bursar's Office and the Innovation Center in Uptown Richmond. He will also be the keynote speaker at the annual Spirit of Philanthropy Luncheon on October 22, 2014.


To foster a campus and community discussion about themes in and ideas inspired by a common text in an effort to develop camaraderie, inform knowledge, and inspire action towards positive civic engagement and improvement.

Campus and Community Events

The "One Book, Many Voices" Calendar features a diverse collection of events that intersect with major themes in Peter Kageyama's For the Love of Cities. Some of these events have been designed with the "One Book, Many Voices" project in mind, and others simply connect thematically with the book. You will find events focused on placemaking, historic preservation, economic development, civic engagement, service work, diversity, health and wellness, and art and culture. The calendar will continue to evolve throughout the course of the project. Please check back often and send event ideas and information to

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Date Event Additional Information
Nov 6 - Jan 16 Whitewater Valley Art Competition
IU East Gallery
The Whitewater Valley Annual Art Competition goes back 30 years. Now, after more than a quarter of a century, entries number between 200 to 250 and come from as many as 40 universities, art organizations, art centers, and independent artists throughout the 300-mile radius around Richmond, Indiana. Learn more...
Nov 7-8 Whiskey City Festival
Lawrenceburg, Indiana
To celebrate it whiskey heritage, the City of Lawrenceburg, Lawrenceburg Main Street, MGP, Hollywood Casino, and the Dearborn County Visitor Center have come together to create the inaugural 'Whiskey City Festival,' to be held on Friday, Nov. 7, and Saturday, Nov. 8, at the new Lawrenceburg Event Center. Each day will feature whiskey tastings, industry experts, food, beer, cigars, music (including nationally recognized entertainment), as well as historic displays featuring the local story of the industry and its workers. Learn more...
Nov 11 A Grand Poobah - Coffee Klutch (Second Mondays, Fall 2014)
8-9:30 a.m. in the Tom Raper Hall first floor lobby
Coffee klutch including: coffee, tea, hot chocolate and some nibbles.
Second Mondays, Fall 2014. Get reminders by following the School of Social Work on Facebook.
Nov 13 Managing Across the Generations
8:30 am to 4 pm in the Conference Room of Hayes Hall (Room 275)
Academy for Cultivating Talent Session 3. For the first time in history, there are four generations working side by side in the workplace. Each generation has some unique characteristics – differing cultural influences, expectations, work-related values, and needs. This session will provide an overview of the important differences among these generations and provide clues to effectively managing each group. Participants will leave with a set of practical strategies for working successfully in a multi-generational workforce.

Session Presenter: Stephen Belding, MBA, MSOM
Learn more...
Nov 10 Homecoming Parade
6:30 p.m. in the Depot District
Nov 11 Men's & Women's Basketball Games
6 p.m. at the Tiernan Center
HALFTIME - Rufus' Birthday Celebration!
Nov 13 Student amp; Alumni Bonfire
7:30 p.m. behind Hayes Hall
Nov 14 Chancellor's Medallion Dinner including Alumni Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
6 p.m. @ Forest Hills Country Club
For more information/tickets, visit
Nov 14 For the Love of Grapes & Hops
7pm @ the 4th Floor Blues Club (923 North E Street, Richmond, IN)
11th Annual Wine & Beer Festival! Tickets are $20 each ($25 day of event).
For more information, visit
Nov 15 Empty Bowls Luncheon
11am - 2pm @ First Friends Meeting (Boruk Hall, 2010 Chester Blvd, Richmond, IN)
Empty Bowls is an international grassroots effort created by The Imagine Render Group to fight hunger.
The IU East Ceramics Department, along with potters in the community, create handcrafted bowls. In exchange for a cash donation to benefit Open Arms Ministries, luncheon guests are invited to select a bowl which will be filled with their choice of delicious soup and bread. Those who donate get to keep their bowl as a reminder that someone's bowl is always empty.
Nov 15 Turkey Chase 7K
1pm @ Centerville High School
A rare 7K distance on country roads finishes through neighborhood streets of historic Centerville. Gently rolling hills during the first half and a flat second half makes this a fast course. Come set a 7K PR. Learn more...
Preregistration deadline: November 1, 2014
Nov 15 Women's Basketball Game
vs. Earlham 3 p.m. at Earlham College
Nov 28 - Dec 21 Christmas Walk
Weekends in Metamora, IN
The holiday spirit is irresistible in Metamora, Indiana! Each year Metamora is transformed into a winter wonderland. The many festivities and unique shopping in this old fashioned town are a part of a Christmas tradition that residents and visitors alike look forward to year after year. Learn more...
3 p.m. at the Civic Hall Performing Arts Center
Guy Bordo continues his love affair with film music in a Pops Concert that ranges from Rodgers & Hammerstein's Oklahoma to John Barry's scores for the James Bond movies. This concert features the RSO Singers, the Orchestra Within an Orchestra, and the 2014 Young Artist Competition winner. Learn more...
Dec 8 A Grand Poobah - Coffee Klutch (Second Mondays, Fall 2014)
8-9:30 a.m. in the Tom Raper Hall first floor lobby
Coffee klutch including: coffee, tea, hot chocolate and some nibbles.
Second Mondays, Fall 2014. Get reminders by following the School of Social Work on Facebook.
Dec 11 Designing for Innovation
8:30 am to 4 pm in the Conference Room of Hayes Hall (Room 275)
Academy for Cultivating Talent Session 4. Through active engagement in this session, participant will: gain a contemporary understanding of innovation and the factors influencing it.understand the critical role innovation has in the management playbook. have a first-hand experience (through the Designing for Innovation simulation) of the role of design thinking in reframing and addressing persistent product, service or process problems. take away a new set of tools they can apply as is, or as adapted, in their organizations to improve creativity and innovative thinking.

Session Presenter: Michael J. Oakes
Learn more...
Jan 29-31, 2015 Meltdown: Winter Ice Festival
Events Downtown, in the Depot District and around Richmond
The Meltdown Winter Ice Festival is an exciting weekend event in Richmond, Indiana focused on a thrilling tour of custom ice sculptures, impressive ice fights, lively winter activities for all ages, and so much more! Learn more...
Feb 26, 2015 Dipping into the Humanities to Broaden Your Leadership Skills
8:30 am to 4:30 pm in the Conference Room of Hayes Hall (Room 275)
Academy for Cultivating Talent Session 5.

Session Presenter: Keira Amstutz, President and CEO, Indiana Humanities & Kristin Hess, Director of Special Projects and Visual Communications, Indiana Humanities
Learn more...
Mar 7, 2015 RICHMOND SYMPHONY: Exploring the Orchestra: Images in Nature
7:30 p.m. at the Civic Hall Performing Arts Center
Evoking scenes of nature as imagined in music, the RSO performs works by Vaughan Williams, Glazunov, Respighi, Ravel, and Debussy, notably his impressionistic tone poem, La Mer (The Sea). Even the ski slopes get a nod as the Orchestra performs Carter Pann's exciting "Slalom." Learn more...
Apr 11, 2015 RICHMOND SYMPHONY: Great Baroque Masters
7:30 p.m. at the Civic Hall Performing Arts Center
The season concludes with Corelli, Purcell, Telemann, and Vivaldi--- lots of Vivaldi--- including two delightful concertos featuring the RSO's principal flutist, Evelien Woolard, and our piccolo player, Jennifer King. Learn more...

Love Notes

When we love something, we cherish it; we protect it; we do extraordinary things for it.

Peter Kageyama

Before Peter's visit, we want to start a conversation about what it is you love about your home town! What do you cherish and protect? Where do you go to relax, unwind and find peace? What keeps you living and loving your town? We'll be collecting your love notes for presentation at Peter's talk on October 21st and for a permanent collection at the IU East Library.

How can you participate? It's easy! We've all heard a picture is worth a thousand words, so write a visual love note to your city by taking pictures of your favorite people, places or things in your hometown. Then post your pictures to Instagram, Twitter or Facebook with the #iueonebook hashtag.