IU Contemporary Dance students share experiences, performance with Focus Dance Group

Post courtesy of IU Newsroom intern Laura Ellsworth: The dance studio in the School of Public Health building looks ordinary and multi-purpose — padded floors, mirrors along one wall and various chairs scattered to the side. But the angles of the normal dance studio scenery draw a sharp contrast to the students moving fluidly back […]

Students helping Crimson Cupboard continue to expand its goal of ending food insecurity

It has been a little over a year since the Crimson Cupboard food pantry opened on the IU Bloomington campus. Since that time, Mercedes Jones, the director who helped make the pantry a reality has graduated and moved on from IU. But students like Erika Wheeler have taken up the charge and expanded the pantry […]

IU freshmen represent Kelley School of Business at national case competition

Post courtesy of IU Newsroom intern Laura Ellsworth: In his farewell address last Tuesday, President Obama said, “change only happens when ordinary people get involved and they get engaged.” Breana Owens and her team are far from ordinary, but they’re certainly getting involved. The team of four freshman women – Breana Owens, Nailah Owens-Johnson, Dorothy […]

IU expert provides tips for getting on the path to financial success

The holiday season has come and gone, but the aftermath of gift giving and social gatherings may leave a major dent in some people’s wallets. “If people don’t follow a budget then they do tend to feel the effects of the holidays on their financial lives,” said Phil Schuman, IU director of financial literacy. “The holidays […]

MacDonald Scholarship connects students with community for long-lasting success

Post courtesy of IU Newsroom intern Sheila Raghavendran: In 1970, IU Bloomington was very different from IU Bloomington today – its population was only 30,368, the building of Assembly Hall wasn’t yet completed and SPEA had yet to be established. But there is one aspect that has remained for some students and families: struggling to […]

‘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 […]

Bicentennial intern projects showcase IU history

Post courtesy of IU Newsroom Intern Sheila Raghavendran: One hundred ninety-six. That’s how many years since IU was founded in 1820, and today’s campus is greatly transformed from that first version. In anticipation of the 200-year anniversary of the university’s founding, interns for the Office of the Bicentennial have been researching IU’s history for projects […]

Preserving a community through storytelling

Post courtesy of IU newsroom intern Amanda N. Marino: Over Thanksgiving break, while many people were eating turkey and watching IU secure an Old Oaken Bucket victory, I headed south determined to collect stories while also adding to my own. I was one of 14 Media School students who traveled to Costa Rica as part […]

‘It’s really important to me to use my voice for the millions of sufferers of all chronic diseases’

Post courtesy of IU newsroom intern Bailey Briscoe: At 6 years old, Sneha Dave was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis. The chronic inflammatory bowel disease that causes ulcers on the large intestine is also an autoimmune disease, which means that in addition to her body shutting down from the disease, her immune system was attacking itself. […]

IU student veterans help each other transition from military to academic life

When Ted Britton came to IU Bloomington in summer 2016, he had six years of military service under his belt. But the Lafayette native and father of two had never attended a university. After rising to sergeant in the Marine Corps, working in Hawaii, Japan and Korea, Britton found himself starting over. Not quite sure […]