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James Wimbush

2017 Black History Month celebration at Indiana University

The theme for this year’s Black History Month celebration at IU Bloomington: “IU Black History Made Daily.”

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Lauren Blackwell stands next to the Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center sign.

Soon-to-be graduate Blackwell appreciative of her power circle at the Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center

In her own words, they helped her mature from, “a little freshman who didn’t know anything about life to somebody who’s about to graduate and has a better insight about school and life” over her years in Bloomington.

Read about Lauren's journey
Alexis Beverly performs with the African American Dance Company.

African American Dance Company helps IU sophomore Alexis Beverly grow

Participating in the African American Dance Company has already been a journey of exploration and growth for Indiana University sophomore Alexis Beverly. Now, she’s poised to take an even bigger step in her personal development.

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Kelvin Burzon performs with the African American Dance Company.

Multi-talented Burzon excited about African American Dance Company’s trip to China

Burzon loves the fact that while the dance company is serious business, it provides him with a release from the other demands of college life.

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Professor and author Jane Ward stands with IU Ph.D. student Jacob Boss.

GLBT Student Support Services Office helps facilitate author Jane Ward’s visit to IU

Not Gay focuses on how some straight, white men have engaged in homosexual sex, yet don’t self-identify as gay. Ward, an associate professor of gender and sexuality studies at the University of California-Riverside with a background in sociology, uses archival material to discuss sexual identity.

Read about Jane Ward's visit
Aerial view of student visiting information tables at the OVPDEMA Study Abroad Fair.

Study Abroad Fair allows IU students to explore possibilities within OVPDEMA program

At last week's OVPDEMA Study Abroad Fair students, campus partners, and international performances and food converged at the School of Global and International Studies building.

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A student helps a participant paint during La Casa’s Wellness and Culture Talking Circle series.

La Casa’s Wellness and Culture Talking Circle is a new twist on programming

La Casa’s Wellness and Culture Talking Circle series, which occurs monthly, combines aspects of Latin American culture with a wellness check for students.

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Indiana University students sit at a table together during a poetry workshop.

Poetry slam, workshop at the NMBCC are hits with IU students

The Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center (NMBCC) was literally standing-room only Friday night, as IU students packed Grand Hall to hear their peers’ work at a poetry slam.

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Dr. Brian Dodge stands with Robyn Ochs.

GLBT Student Support Services co-sponsors presentation on bisexuality by renowned expert

Robyn Ochs spoke to the IU Bloomington community about the health disparities faced by bisexual men and women in a presentation entitled “Beyond Binaries: Using Advocacy for Health in Bisexual Communities.”

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Indiana University African American Arts Institute Potpourri of the Arts performance poster.

AAAI directors enthusiastic about upcoming Potpourri show, move back to IU Auditorium

For the Indiana University African American Arts Institute (AAAI), Saturday night’s performance of Potpourri of the Arts in the African American Tradition is unique for a couple of reasons.

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First Nations Educational and Cultural Center building

The significance of Native American Heritage Month at IU

As always, there’s a lot happening on our campus as we head into November, but one thing I believe is extremely important to highlight, this year and every year, is Native American Heritage Month. 

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Students look at altars during the Dia de los Muertos celebration.

La Casa leads OVPDEMA programs in celebrating Day of the Dead

The Day of the Dead celebration started at IU because we wanted folks to understand the culture, that it was not something scary like Halloween, but that it was centered around remembering those who have passed, our loved ones, whether they’re family members or friends

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Nick Greven, Dr. Joe Varga, and Dr. Stephanie Kane sit together and discuss.

IU’s FNECC hosts in-depth discussion about No Dakota Access Pipeline movement

Members of the Indiana University community and Bloomington residents alike gathered at IU’s First Nations Educational and Cultural Center (FNECC) to discuss the No Dakota Access Pipeline (NoDAPL)

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Students partake in activities at a booth during the Indiana Latino Expo.

IU takes part in Indiana Latino Expo, hosts 21st Century Scholars Day

IU hosted 21st Century Scholars Day on the second day of the event, giving prospective students the opportunity to register for the 21st Century Scholars Program, a four-year, full-tuition scholarship for qualified Indiana residents.

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James Wimbush

Celebrating LGBT History Month and Disability Employment Awareness Month

It’s extremely important that groups consisting of people of all races and ethnicities, such as LGBTQ+ and disabled persons, are not an afterthought at IU.

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Judge Lorna Schofield speaks into the microphone.

Distinguished alumni Lorna Schofield credits time at IU for helping to spark successful career

The journey from the small town of New Haven, Ind., to the bench of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York sounds like a made-for-TV movie, but the Hon. Lorna G. Schofield was almost matter-of-fact when describing her career path.

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Hudson and Holland Scholars Program open house attracts current, future students

A mix of new and familiar faces showed up at the Hudson and Holland Scholars Program’s open house Thursday afternoon.

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Students and faculty mentors chat at a faculty mentoring meet-and-greet.

Faculty Mentoring Initiatives program kicks off with lively event

Faculty Mentoring Initiatives was implemented in January 2016, and more than 100 faculty members are already serving as mentors to nearly 150 students for the 2016-17 academic year. 

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