Special Jacobs program lets IU student study music and biology

Ask Zionsville freshman Vanessa Gehring what she’s studying here at IU Bloomington, and you might just do a double-take. She’s a voice major in the Jacobs School of Music, but is participating in a special program that lets her simultaneously seek a degree in music and biology — a combination that can surprise those of […]

Student project tells IU’s story using sounds

Guest post courtesy of IU Communications colleague Jaclyn Lansbery, who wrote a story about this cool project for Inside IU Bloomington: The blaring sound of an alarm clock at 7 a.m. The creak of an old Ballantine Hall door opening on the first day of class. The Student Building clock tower, chiming in the Old […]

Freshman design student wins retail federation’s holiday card contest

IU Bloomington freshman Hannah Tillou is one of three students recently named a winner in the National Retail Federation‘s holiday card design contest. Her winning card design, featuring brightly lit holiday bulbs and the message: “In the bright string of retailers, we couldn’t shine without you,” means she’ll receive a $1,000 cash prize and a […]

IU Art Museum’s color plates from Matisse’s ‘Jazz’ on display at IMA

See something that looked familiar while checking out the Indianapolis Museum of Art‘s exhibition on Matisse? That’s right — the IU Art Museum’s complete suite of color plates from Henri Matisse’s “Jazz” is a featured special addition to the IMA’s exhibition, “Matisse, Life in Color: Masterworks From the Baltimore Museum of Art.” That exhibition is […]

Marvel is publishing anthology of IU alum’s Spider-Man tales

True confession: I love superheroes. Costumes, secret identities and special powers aside, I believe superheroes represent a modern-day mythology, driving a narrative that can embody the best of what we humans should strive to achieve. I love the idea of someone standing up for the human race, taking on bad guys trying to wipe out […]

Annual holiday concert ‘an all-new show’

Ask Singing Hoosiers director Steve Zegree about this year’s “Chimes of Christmas” holiday concert, and he’ll remain pretty tight-lipped. “It’s an all-new show, completely different from any past ‘Chimes’ show,” he told Art at IU via email, not giving even a teensy hint of what updates the annual Bloomington tradition holds for audiences this year, […]

IU Theatre’s ‘Cloud 9’ is era-hopping, thought-provoking production

I recently got in touch with Adam St. John and Evelyn Gaynor, both third-year MFA actors who take on role reversals in the two acts of “Cloud 9,” the gender-bending comedy written by British playwright Caryl Churchill that opens this weekend at IU Theatre. Art at IU: ‘Cloud 9’ seems to have a convoluted story […]

Video game designer, new media philosopher, author to speak at IUB

UPDATE: Bogost’s visit to Bloomington has been canceled. See CAHI’s Tumblr for additional information. A co-worker told me recently, “CAHI is killing it with the speakers this year,” and he wasn’t kidding. First, the College Arts and Humanities Institute hosted Chris Ware, comic book artist/cartoonist/author extraordinaire. Now, they’re welcoming Ian Bogost, an award-winning video game […]