Annual IU song festival supports artistic use of Spanish, Portuguese

The third annual Spanish and Portuguese Song Festival, organized by the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, April 1, at the Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center on the Bloomington campus. Five undergraduate students will participate for the top prize, judged on both their musical ability and language skill. […]

IU Cinema screening to showcase silent film star

Washington, D.C.-based film historian, writer, editor and author Christel Schmidt was in college when she first became interested in Mary Pickford, a silent film actress known for her curls, her role as one of Hollywood’s first movie stars and — following her marriage to fellow film star Douglas Fairbanks — as one half of a […]

‘One Day in April:’ IU alums, student filming Little 500 documentary

IU alum Peter Stevenson can recall the precise moment he and his fellow filmmakers gained the respect of several of the cyclists they’re following for “One Day in April,” a documentary focused on Indiana University’s iconic Little 500 bicycle races. “We showed up for a practice ride on Ind. 446 in the snow,” Stevenson said, […]

Ogonek: ‘Honor to have my work recognized in such an incredible way’

Indiana University Jacobs School of Music alumna Elizabeth Ogonek is one of 16 recipients of this year’s American Academy of Arts and Letters awards in music. Ogonek received a $7,500 Charles Ives scholarship, granted to composition students of great promise. Candidates for the music awards are nominated by members of the American Academy of Arts […]

Zegree: Singing Hoosiers aim to combine tradition with fresh repertoire

Steve Zegree joined the faculty of the IU Jacobs School of Music last fall, taking the helm of the Singing Hoosiers. Audiences got their first glimpse of his work at the group’s Chimes of Christmas concert, and now he and the Singing Hoosiers are gearing up for their annual spring concert, set to begin at […]

Mathers faculty curator reinvigorates museum research with Senegalese ‘wish books’

Assistant anthropology professor Beth Buggenhagen jumped at the chance to take on one of three faculty curator positions created last year at the Mathers Museum of World Cultures, located on the west side of the Bloomington campus. The position gives her time to focus on her own research, and reinvigorates the museum’s role as a […]

IU Cinema draws scholars, film buffs, citizens

The other night, a girlfriend and I watched the digitally restored version of “An American in Paris” on IU Cinema’s big screen. (My takeaway: Modern movies need more tap dancing!) Never been to the cinema? Put it on your list of things to do.

IU alum says education paved his path to Hollywood

Ask veteran actor, writer and producer Doug Spearman what drew him to Indiana University, and he’ll caution you not to laugh before launching into his tale. “A buddy of mine took me to see ‘Breaking Away’ and I instantly fell in love with Dennis Quaid and, honestly, I thought IU was the coolest looking school,” […]