Brittany D. Friesner assumes key role at IU Cinema as Jon Vickers starts sabbatical

Indiana University Cinema and Jon Vickers have big plans in the coming months. And for the first time in five years, those aren’t necessarily the same things. Vickers, the cinema’s founding director, is taking a yearlong sabbatical beginning July 1. While he explores several strategic, creative and promotional projects designed to advance IU Cinema’s standing as […]

Award-winning filmmaker Connie Field to attend documentary screenings at IU Cinema

Connie Field will appear at IU Cinema June 18 and 19 for screenings of her films “The Bottom Line” and “Al Helm: Martin Luther King in Palestine” as part of the International Association for Media and History conference being held at Indiana University Bloomington. She will provide an introduction each night, and after each screening […]

IU employees work to save hidden murals from former Wishard Hospital

Guest post courtesy of Kelsey Tharp, Physical Plant intern:  Four murals painted by a group of Hoosier artists have been rescued from a wing in the former Wishard Hospital. The murals decorated the walls of what was known as the hospital’s Burdsal Unit, named for Indianapolis businessman Alfred Burdsal. The ward opened in 1914 and […]

Into words: The Indiana University Writers’ Conference marks 75 years of inspiration

Last Saturday more than 70 writers converged on the Bloomington campus to immerse themselves in a shared craft at the 75th Indiana University Writers’ Conference, which wrapped up yesterday. People came from across town and as far as California to learn from a faculty that included John-Paul Zaccarini, an aerialist and circus Ph.D. who had just […]