The pride of Little 500 and keeping pace with the spring semester sprint

Little 500 leads the list of recent activities and events that have fueled IU Bloomington’s sprint through the last leg of spring semester. And what a sprint it’s been.

Freezing debt in its tracks

Since 2012, IU’s MoneySmarts team has been carrying the banner on campus for educating students in their money matters and helping them reduce their debt. And while no one would declare victory on overall student debt just yet, the MoneySmarts team can take considerable credit for dramatically helping reduce undergraduate student borrowing across the university.

The winter buzz in Btown

The start of the spring semester has brought a flurry of activity here at IU Bloomington. From new discoveries, initiatives and student success stories to Hoosier basketball’s early-season dominance at Assembly Hall, here’s just a small sampling of the buzz being heard and felt all around campus.

Celebrating ‘champions for change’ on MLK Day

Post courtesy of April Toler, who regularly blogs at Health & Vitality and Student Experience.  Hundreds of Indiana University administrators, faculty, staff and students, alongside members of the Bloomington community, gathered Monday to honor Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. during the university’s annual MLK Leadership Breakfast. Sitting in Alumni Hall, it was hard not to […]

Seeing the IU spirit in trying times

It would be difficult to describe the start to this academic year as anything but trying. But many of us who call IU home continue to be heartened by the good work being done all across campus, much of it by our student body, to make ours a safer, more respectful and more caring environment.

Btown bands together for the bees

When members of the IU Newsroom began work on their latest in-depth, long-form story, “Keepers of the Bees,” even though the collapse of the bees had become a hot issue in the news and attracted the attention of the White House, I was still shocked to learn just how potentially disastrous of a problem this is; bees are the most important pollinators of flowering plants and, along with other insects, directly produce a third of every bite of food we eat and are responsible for more than $15 billion annually to the U.S. agricultural sector.

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.

The stories behind Commencement

In the days leading up to commencement ceremonies, several outstanding graduating seniors agreed to share a little about their time at IU Bloomington, including their top memories, favorite spots on campus, the people and events that inspired them, the opportunities they were afforded to grow intellectually, culturally and socially, and their plans post graduation.

Living B1G and what it means to be a Hoosier

Beginning this month and throughout the winter and spring, viewers of Big Ten Network programming will be given a special glimpse into the work being done by IU Bloomington students to establish a more caring culture on campus.