Straight No Chaser returns to IU Auditorium with seasonal songs and a new album

Straight No Chaser will be home for the holidays. On Dec. 14, the group will return to Indiana University Auditorium and the campus where it all began 20 years ago. “Being from here originally, I love playing at the auditorium,” said Charlie Mechling, one of the founding members. “It’s just such a great venue. It’s […]

Meet Tal Samuel, conductor of IU Fall Ballet and Jacobs School doctoral student

Post courtesy of IU newsroom intern Sheila Raghavendran: Like a skilled puppeteer, she gracefully infuses the orchestra with life, color and movement. With each sharp, smooth and affectionate gesture, she pulls the strings that run the show. Tal Samuel is a doctoral student at the Jacobs School of Music and serves as assistant conductor at […]

IU Bloomington a cappella group Hooshir will open for Vocalosity at IU Auditorium

Post by IU Newsroom intern Amanda N. Marino: Students stand around a piano on the second floor of the Helene G. Simon Hillel Center rehearsing for an upcoming performance. Nobody is playing the piano, though. All the music the group is making comes from their bodies. Hooshir, an a cappella group at Indiana University Bloomington, recently won […]

U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera to share message of unity at Bloomington reading

In these contentious times, we too often see how words can divide. Poet Juan Felipe Herrera still believes words have the potential to heal and to bring people together. Herrera will appear at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 30 in Bloomington’s Buskirk-Chumley Theatre as part of Indiana University’s celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month. The event “¡Poesía […]

‘No More Road Trips?’ transports its audience across U.S. through eyes of many beholders

“No More Road Trips?” ventures far from an ordinary documentary. Archivist Rick Prelinger traverses the United States in an 80-minute voyage from New England to California and into the past along the way. His vehicle is other people’s home movies, curated from his extensive collection of 50,000 films. As a filmmaker, Prelinger saves extra space for the […]

IU professor Michael Adams watches our language in the new book ‘In Praise of Profanity’

“Profanity is a stubborn fact of speech and cannot be disregarded simply because some people disapprove of it.” Michael Adams, Provost Professor of English at Indiana University, makes this declaration well into his latest book, “In Praise of Profanity” (Oxford University Press, 2016). “There was nobody who was looking at profanity from a current cultural […]

The academy’s diverse new Class of 2016 includes filmmaker and IU alum Hannah Fidell

Film director Hannah Fidell was already having a good day. She met with a female studio executive who made it clear that hiring women was a main priority. When the 2007 Indiana University graduate, now based in Los Angeles, left the meeting and checked her phone, her day became unforgettable. Fidell had been invited to […]

Campus tour reveals Indiana University’s story stone by stone during Limestone Month

“I’m not a historian. I’m not an architect. I’m a limestone geologist.” With these words, Brian Keith began a walking tour of Indiana University Bloomington as part of Limestone Month, an annual celebration in Monroe and Lawrence counties featuring special events such as exhibitions, carving demonstrations and quarry visits. Keith’s tours June 3 and 10 […]

Indiana University graduate student chosen as official poet of the Indianapolis 500

Post courtesy of newsroom intern Annie Brackemyre: In a game of word association, the Indianapolis 500 and poetry and are not obvious counterparts. And yet for the 100th running of the race May 29, an official poet has been selected: Indiana University student and instructor Adam Henze. The race-day program will feature his poem “For Those […]

Newly formed Art and Design Association brings art, business students together

Post courtesy of newsroom intern Amanda N. Marino: Sophomore Rachel Taylor has a passion for business, but, she said, it’s not her only love. While in high school, Taylor said she loved art as well. Since she came to IU, though, she had been missing that part of her life. While exploring the possibility of getting an […]