The Indiana University African American Arts Institute announced the hiring of directors to lead two of its performing ensembles this fall. Stafford C. Berry Jr., a renowned choreographer and teacher, will direct the IU African American Dance Company; IU alumnus James A. Strong Jr., an accomplished bassist and musical director and producer, will lead the IU Soul Revue.
Indiana University will have a significant presence at the 47th annual Indiana Black Expo Summer Celebration, which runs through Sunday, July 16, in Indianapolis.
The group of 14 IU students will take classes with Cuban dance professionals and attend performances and lectures focused on the social, historical and cultural aspects of the performing arts. They'll also perform Rosa's choreography on the festival stage, sharing it with dance companies representing countries like Mexico, Haiti and Curacao.
Indiana University Bloomington was recently honored as one of the top-50 best colleges for LGBTQ students by College Choice.
Indiana University’s Office of the Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Multicultural Affairs (OVPDEMA) has named Karen White, IU South Bend’s associate vice chancellor for student services and dean of students, as the recipient of the OVPDEMA Distinguished Inclusive Excellence Award, a recognition of individuals who truly distinguish themselves in service of diversity and inclusion.
In an expansion of its partnership with Indiana Black Expo Inc., Indiana University's Office of the Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Multicultural Affairs will sponsor the Indiana University Education Conference at the 47th annual Indiana Black Expo Summer Celebration, which runs July 10 to 16 in Indianapolis.