IU faculty and staff can receive free ally training to learn more about issues affecting the LGBTQ community

Ally: a person who associates or cooperates with another; supporter. The word often comes up in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer community. But what does it really mean to be an LGBTQ ally? Danielle Hernandez, a second-year Ph.D. student in the IU School of Education’s school psychology program, and IU’s LGBTQ+ Culture Center want to help faculty and staff learn more […]

Feminism, gender norms and cellphone etiquette part of this year’s ‘Singles in America’ study

We may not agree on what feminism means; but whatever their definition, singles view feminism and changing gender norms positively, according to this year’s “Singles in America” study. “Match’s annual ‘Singles in America’ study has once again uncovered some remarkable new trends — including men’s overwhelmingly positive view of feminism and feminists, in the boardroom […]

IU employee takes advantage of campus resources to lose weight and feel better

Post courtesy of IU Newsroom intern Bailey Briscoe “Small changes.” This is a common phrase among those making New Year’s resolutions to live a healthier life. And for IU employee Lynne Crohn, her small changes resulted in big impact. Crohn spent the better part of the past 10 years assisting her parents and her in-laws […]

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 […]

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 […]

Flu shot clinics available on IU Bloomington campus

Fall is here, a time when people begin thinking about cooler weather, fall leaves, pumpkin spiced everything and the annual flu shot. Flu shot clinics on the IU Bloomington campus begin Sept. 28 and are available to students, faculty and staff. “The most important thing to know about the flu shot is to get one,” […]

Community invited to take part in School of Public Health’s Campus and Community Celebration

The Indiana University and Bloomington communities are invited to celebrate health and wellness during the upcoming Campus and Community Celebration. Hosted by the IU School of Public Health-Bloomington, the celebration will take place Sept. 23 and will feature the annual Ruth Clifford Engs Lecture, delivered this year by retired Lt. General Mark Hertling, and an ice […]

IU experts offer tips for better sleep in anticipation of this year’s Sleep Walk

Sleep. We all need it, we all want it, and most of us don’t get enough of it. But how much sleep do you actually get? Some people might be surprised. “People often complain of being tired but do not pause to examine their sleep habits,” said Shalini Manchanda, program director of the IU School […]

IU Counseling and Psychological Services expanding services to cultural centers and SPEA

After partnering last year with the IU Jacobs School of Music, The Indiana University Health Center’s Counseling and Psychological Services is again expanding its services with new counselors in campus cultural centers, the Office of International Services and the School of Public and Environmental Affairs. Starting this week, the center is offering a two-part program […]

The Center for Sexual Health Promotion celebrating 10th anniversary with a visit from Dr. Ruth

Indiana University’s Center for Sexual Health Promotion is celebrating its 10th anniversary with special guest Dr. Ruth. Ruth Westheimer, better known as “Dr. Ruth,” will visit the Buskirk-Chumley Theater Sept. 14 to discuss a life spent in sex education as part of the Bloomington Sex Salon, a monthly community-based speaker series on the topic of […]