‘If it wasn’t for this scholarship, I don’t know that I would be able to go to college’

From an early age, a college education was always in Elijah Secrest’s sights. “My parents always set high academic standards for us,” said Secrest, a sophomore studying media advertising at The Media School. “They didn’t have a college degree but they always expected us to do better.” But with five children at home — Secrest […] Read more »

Symposium at IU Bloomington to mark 25th anniversary of Nunn-Lugar program

“Historians should look back at what might have happened — but didn’t — thanks to Nunn-Lugar. The disintegration and discrediting of the power and ideology that commanded half the world for half a century passed peacefully, like evening into night, despite the fact that the Soviet empire’s writ ran over enough destructive power to end […] Read more »

IU scientists earn ‘BioArt’ award for image of beetle brain on cusp of metamorphosis

Work to be displayed at the National Institutes of Health in early 2017 A stunning image of an insect’s brain and nerve cord captured by three Indiana University scientists will be on display at the National Institutes of Health early next year. Eduardo Zattara, Armin Moczek and Jim Powers of the IU Bloomington College of Arts […] Read more »

Jennifer Bute has unique opportunity to help shape food allergy research

Since last August, Jennifer Bute, a health communication expert in the School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI, has had a seat on a new national board that was formed to help Food Allergy Research and Education prioritize its research initiatives. FARE is the leading U.S. organization dedicated to advocacy for research and education about life-threatening […] Read more »

IU study finds activity trackers can work when paired with wellness coaching

With the holiday shopping season upon us and a new year just around the corner, many people will begin looking for ways to move more and eat less. Some of those people will turn to activity trackers to help them achieve their goals. While critics have debated the effectiveness of activity trackers, a recent study […] Read more »

IU alum Todd Wagner shares a wealth of insights as entertainment, tech entrepreneur

Entertainment and technology entrepreneur Todd Wagner spoke last week at IU Cinema as part of the Jorgensen Guest Filmmaker Lecture Series. For Wagner, a 1983 graduate of Indiana University, the visit also was a chance to share his alma mater with his family. “This campus is beautiful. It’s amazing,” he said. “I look back at (my […] Read more »

Philanthropist Conrad Prebys remembered during groundbreaking for new Kelley School career center

Indiana University alumnus Conrad Prebys passed away in July after a battle with cancer, but his presence was clearly felt Thursday at an official groundbreaking ceremony for a new career services center that will bear his name. Kelley School of Business Dean Idalene “Idie” Kesner recounted Prebys’ visit to the Bloomington campus shortly after his […] Read more »

Business continuity plans — save ’em if you’ve got ’em

IU Ready, the tool used at Indiana University to create and store business continuity plans (every department should have one), is being upgraded Nov. 17-18. The 800 plus plans stored on IU Ready won’t be available during the upgrade so plan coordinators are asked to download a copy in case it’s needed.

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 »

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 »