A busy week (and summer!) in Btown

Beginning last Sunday, when new students began arriving on campus, we here at IU Bloomington have been busy officially welcoming IU press release on 2015 incoming class and helping them quickly get acquainted with their new surroundings and all the pride and joy that goes into being a Hoosier. Our welcoming work also begins well before students officially become part of the IU family

Welcome Week and the renewal of IU traditions

Four years can go by before you know it, which makes tomorrow, the official start of “Welcome Week” at IU Bloomington, especially meaningful for those of us who’ve experienced past iterations of this time-honored tradition and appreciate just how special a day it is for our students, their families and their loved ones.

Rolling out the Big Red carpet

We’re still basking in the glow of Move In Day here at IU Bloomington and the fun, energy and excitement that comes with welcoming all of our new and returning students, their families and their loved ones to campus. As this video, courtesy of your friendly neighborhood IU Newsroom attests to, there truly is nothing like a […]

A big Btown welcome!

It’s hard to believe it’s back-to-school time in Bloomington – that time of year when those of us who stick around during the quiet summer months start to gear up for the impending onslaught of students arriving on campus, busier streets and sidewalks, louder, more crowded restaurants and, yes, fewer parking spaces. I admit, this […]

#IUsaidYes!

Call it the Big Red version of Charlie Brown opening his mailbox one day and—YES!!!—finding an actual Valentine’s Day card from the “Little Red-Haired Girl.” Putting a 21st-century, social media spin on the time-honored tradition of the college acceptance letter, staff at Indiana University have injected even more fun, energy and excitement into an already momentous […]

Hot town, summer in the city

Just over a week into summer at IU Bloomington, and the dog days are already upon us. But don’t let the current sultry, muggy, 100-degree heat fool you — this campus and the surrounding community are anything but sleepy. The significant foot traffic around Kirkwood Avenue, busy eateries, coffee shops and hotels, and a steady […]

Remembering Lauren

This Sunday, June 3, marks the one-year anniversary of the disappearance of IU Bloomington student Lauren Spierer. Though it’s been a year since this sad and unfortunate event, Lauren remains in the hearts and minds of everyone at IU Bloomington, including the thousands of volunteers who have committed themselves to helping find her and the […]