IU World’s Fare to celebrate international students’ cultures and traditions

Guest post by April Toler, who regularly writes for the Student Experience and Health & Vitality blogs: Indiana University Bloomington will celebrate a night of cultural displays, international food and traditional performances at the 10th annual IU World’s Fare from 6 to 9 p.m. Nov. 11. Hosted by the IU Office of International Services and IU Union Board, the free […] Read more »

Alexander Julian emphasizes communication, color in seminar with IU design students

“Design is creative problem-solving.” This was one of the major points made by Alexander Julian, an award-winning fashion and home furnishings designer, when he addressed a crowd of School of Art and Design students Oct. 26 at Indiana University Bloomington. His appearance at the newly renovated Kirkwood Hall was part of The Bill Blass Fashion […] Read more »

Cooking with cops

An initiative at IU Southeast to reduce false fire alarms in campus residences develops a “tasty” rapport between students and IUPD.

IU senior Connor McWhinney found a home at IU Dance Marathon

IU senior Connor McWhinney knows what it’s like to have your world change in an instance. His senior year of high school, McWhinney was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma, a cancer of the lymphatic system that required three months of chemotherapy at Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health. The diagnosis changed the McWhinney’s life, not […] Read more »

Robots invade and volcanos erupt on campus at third annual Science Fest

Post by IU Newsroom intern Sheila Raghavendran On Saturday, Oct. 22, IU was overrun with robots. These robots — machines such as PARO, the therapeutic robotic seal — were on site for holding and petting as part of the School of Informatics and Computing’s activities at the IU Bloomington College of Arts and Sciences’ third […] Read more »

Immigrant rights activist: People ‘have a voice, and it’s powerful’

Politicians and organizations may claim credit, but real social change results from the determined work of ordinary people, immigrant rights activist Gaby Pacheco told a student audience at Indiana University Bloomington today. “We need to put the communities who are being affected by the issues at the forefront,” she said. “They have a voice, and […] Read more »

Top executives speak with students, public at Indiana University on state of the retail industry

Post courtesy of IU newsroom intern Bailey Briscoe: Each year, the Retail Studies Organization at Indiana University Bloomington brings top retail experts to campus for a forum centered around current retail challenges and hot topics. This year’s Retail and Design Forum features executives from Burberry, Finish Line and Charlotte Russe. While the speakers are particularly […] Read more »

What attracts non-wealthy voters to Donald Trump?

By Rich Schneider, IU Communications Specialist: Count Amanda Friesen, an assistant professor of political science in the School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI, among those who wondered why working-class voters of modest means support billionaire Republican presidential candidate Donald J. Trump. After all, these supporters generally fared the worst in the aftermath of the 2008 […] Read more »

Indiana Prevention Resource Center efforts helped screen 78,000 Hoosiers for risks associated with alcohol and substance use

Five years ago, the Indiana Prevention Resource Center and the Indiana State Division of Mental Health and Addiction received an $8.3 million grant to integrate screening, brief intervention and referral to treatment — an evidence-based practice used to identify, reduce and prevent problematic alcohol and drug use — into primary health care centers across the […] Read more »

Sharing thanks – and the IU spirit – with our troops

Editor’s Note: This piece also was published in the latest issue of Inside IU, which was distributed March 30. The 60 members of the 38th Infantry Division of the Indiana National Guard arrived at their current deployment destination on New Year’s Eve, trading Midwestern winter chill for the balmy breezes and blinding sun of the Caribbean. […] Read more »