IU English professor wraps up project directing Shakespeare iPad app

With the flick of a finger, IU associate English professor Ellen MacKay navigated through her iPad, pointing out her favorite images embedded within the newly-released scholarly application she directed for “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” The app helps readers interact with Shakespeare’s well-known text in new ways. Among other things, it features expert commentaries from leading […]

Taking pride and sharing PRIDE: Two SPEA alums organize film festival

Guest post courtesy of Jim Hanchett, director of the Office of Marketing and Communications in IU Bloomington’s School of Public and Environmental Affairs: Abby Henkel and Sarah Perfetti, graduates of the Indiana University Bloomington School of Public and Environmental Affairs, are partners at the helm of the fast-growing Bloomington PRIDE Film Festival. The festival, Jan. […]

Fine arts faculty show at IU Art Museum becomes ‘critical teaching moment’

Every couple of years, the IU Art Museum hosts an exhibition devoted to recent work by faculty members at the Henry Radford Hope School of Fine Arts — a show that’s often just as exciting for those participating as it is for those viewing it, according to associate professor of ceramics Malcolm Mobutu Smith. “People […]

IU alum takes on role in Fox’s new comedy, ‘Enlisted’

Even if you missed the recent series premiere, you really should tune into this week’s episode of Fox’s new comedy, “Enlisted.” Why? To see alumna Angelique Cabral take on the role of Staff Sgt. Jill Perez, the confident, funny and tough female counterpoint to the show’s male lead character — a dream role for the […]

Scrap steel + color + form = art

The Indiana University Center for Art + Design will host a reception for its latest installation from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17, at the center, 310 Jackson St. in Columbus. The exhibition, “Big Bright Steel,” is a collaboration between Noblitt Fabricating Inc. and artists Emily Kennerk and Jennifer Riley. The Columbus-based steel fabrication […]

IU’s contemporary dance program ‘moving into focus’ with winter show

The name of IU’s Contemporary Dance program winter concert, “Moving Into Focus,” says it all, according to program director Liz Shea. Last semester, the dance program moved from the School of Public Health and merged with the Department of Theatre and Drama to create the newly-named Department of Theatre, Drama and Contemporary Dance. Established in […]

IU Bloomington’s new costume technology program is one of half-dozen across nation

After spending a decade working in one of Broadway’s top costume shops, draper Heather Milam definitely has the chops to direct the new costume technology program in IU’s Department of Theatre, Drama and Contemporary Dance. The list of shows she helped create clothing for reads like a Tony nomination list: “Spamalot,” “Mamma Mia,” “The Lion […]

IU class talks about importance of design in the global community

When IU lecturer Jon Racek sent me a note and said one of his classes had created a piece of playground equipment it subsequently donated to St. Charles Catholic School, I was intrigued. Then, I clicked on the photograph he’d attached to the email, and fell in love. Multiple sets of tiny legs and hands […]