IU student veterans and the ‘experience of war’

This afternoon, on Veterans Day and as part of IU Bloomington’s year-long commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I, three IU student veterans will gather in, fittingly, the Great Room of the Hutton Honors College to share their thoughts on what soldiers-turned-authors Remarque and Ungaretti so artfully expressed — the weight of war and, more specifically, how war affects and changes the perspectives of those who play a role in it.

Giving thanks

It’s Thanksgiving break week and I, for one, am grateful. This semester has felt like it’s gone by at breakneck speed, providing me with little opportunity to give thanks for some recent big happenings in Btown. Last week, I had the privilege of attending the Indiana premier of what will almost certainly become the next […]

Homeward Bound: The story of the USS Indiana

The following guest post is courtesy of Bethany Nolan, who typically blogs at Art at IU. Below, Bethany describes the creation of a special multimedia presentation on the history of the USS Indiana and its memorable voyage home to Indiana University Bloomington.  With three uncles, a grandpa and cousin who’ve served or are serving in the U.S. […]

Serving IU’s veterans

Guest post courtesy of IU News Room colleague Bethany Nolan, who typically blogs at Art at IU.  Staffers from the Indianapolis VA Regional Office’s Outreach Team were on the IU Bloomington campus earlier this week, helping nearly 20 student, staff and faculty veterans navigate an online portal for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Known […]

Supporting our veterans

Today is when we officially celebrate Veterans Day, and as we honor our armed services veterans, we also salute the efforts of those at IU Bloomington who are working to make sure the campus is fully supporting our student veterans, current servicemen and women, and their families. Spearheading those efforts is Margaret Baechtold, who, earlier […]