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UIndy, IWU host art conference

University of Indianapolis and Indiana Wesleyan University, in collaboration with Marion Design Co., will host the inaugural SEAD [Socially Engaged Art + Design] Indiana Conference. The two-day conference will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 16 on the campus of University of Indianapolis (1400 E Hanna Ave, Indianapolis) and Saturday, Nov. 17 at Marion Design Co. (302 South Washington, Marion). Attendees will join hands-on workshops that focus on community engagement, economic and arts development, socially engaged art, and placemaking, through which speakers and facilitators will expand attendees’ knowledge of applied practices.

— Staff Reports

Authorities: 2 dead after train hits vehicle in Indiana

EDINBURGH (AP) — Authorities say a train collided with an SUV at a railroad crossing in central Indiana, killing two people and seriously injuring a third.

Indiana State Police say collision late Monday near Edinburgh killed the SUV’s driver, 30-year-old Joshua Kelso of Cloverdale, and a back seat passenger, 20-year-old Justice Llewellyn of Franklin. They say a front seat passenger, 26-year-old Myranda Akers, was ejected from the SUV and taken to an Indianapolis hospital.

Police say Kelso disregarded a stop sign and drove into the path of a train consisting only of two engines. The train collided with the driver’s side of the SUV and pushed it down the tracks before it left the tracks and rolled over.