Cultural festivals, film screenings, and panel discussions are among activities to highlight issues facing Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders during IU Bloomington's annual observance of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month.
Second annual 'Cupcakes and Condoms' event to be held April 20
The second annual “Cupcakes and Condoms” event will be held on Monday, April 20, from 11am-4pm in the IMU Frangipani Room to promote safe sex.
Treviño to lead strategy, planning, and assessment for IU Office of the Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Multicultural Affairs
OVPDEMA Vice President James Wimbush said, “We are thrilled to welcome Yolanda; her experience and skills will be instrumental in helping to align OVPDEMA's strategic plan and goals with that of the campus and university plans, as well as playing a vital role in working with our various programs and initiatives."
IU Maurer School of Law appoints chaired professors and presents teaching awards
Jeannine Bell, a nationally recognized scholar in the area of policing and hate crime, was one of three faculty members recently appointed chaired professors by the IU Maurer School of Law.
Alumna Sage Steele to speak at Indiana University Bloomington undergraduate commencement
Sage Steele, an IU alumna and one of today’s most versatile and accomplished sports television personalities, will speak at IU Bloomington's undergraduate commencement ceremony May 9.
Where are the teachers of color?
Marvin Lynn, dean of the School of Education at IU South Bend, is starting a scholarship program for minority students interested in education careers.
IU to share $8.1 million grant from Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
Promising partnership: IU will participate in a new initiative aimed at strengthening diversity in graduate programs and among faculty.
IU Bloomington Department of Physics one of two nationwide named to 2015 American Physical Society Bridge Program
The American Physical Society, the world's largest physics society, will join IU in providing a new path for underrepresented minorities to pursue a doctorate degree in physics.
Indiana’s reputation post-RFRA reaches potential college students
The IU Admissions Office received multiple calls and emails from out-of-state students and their families concerned about Indiana's Religious Freedom Restoration Act.
New York poets tackle social issues
The poetry duo Darkmatter, comprised of Balasubramanian and Vaid-Menon, spoke at the Indiana Memorial Union as part of the duo’s “#ItGetsBitter” 2015 tour.
Latino panel talks being macho
The La Casa Latino Cultural Center sponsored a panel that allowed students to discuss what it means to be a “macho Latino.”
Research symposium presents Latino race issues
Ginetta Candelario, a Smith College sociology professor, presented a keynote address about racial misconceptions in Latino studies during the third annual César Chávez undergraduate research symposium in Latino studies held in early April on the IU Bloomington campus.
La Casa hosts blood drive to celebrate activist
The La Casa Latino Cultural Center wrapped up its month-long celebration of César Chávez last month with a blood drive to honor his birthday.
Indiana University statement on changes to Religious Freedom Restoration Act
Indiana University expresses its appreciation and support for clarifying language to Religious Freedom Restoration Act.
Journalist discusses racial stereotypes in media
Journalist and IU alumnus Eric Deggans visited campus to speak about the ways media outlets use prejudice, stereotypes, and racism to generate audiences and profits.
Support program for freshmen receives $134,000 state grant
A program designed to help students successfully transition from high school to college wins $134,000 in state grant funding. IU Kokomo’s Bridge Program, a free two-week summer class, will expand from a pilot of 24 incoming freshmen in 2014 to potentially 120 in 2015.
Trigos Bakery, a new Mexican bakery on Bloomington's west side, is now offering authentic baked treats from south of the border.
Phyllis R. Klotman, archivist of African-American cinema, dies at 90
Klotman was an emeritus professor in the IU Department of African American and African Diaspora Studies. In 1981 she created the Black Film Center/Archive, the first significant repository of its kind in the United States.
Oscar-nominated 'Timbuktu' director Abderrahmane Sissako to speak at IU
Leading international filmmaker Abderrahmane Sissako will visit IU Bloomington for a weeklong series of events in April, including a discussion of the politics of post-colonial development in Africa with fellow filmmaker Jo Gaï Ramaka of Senegal.
Novelist and author Amitav Ghosh to present Patten Lectures at IU Bloomington
Amitav Ghosh, who has earned international recognition as a novelist and writer, will present two Patten Lectures at IU Bloomington April 7 and 9.
Director of IU's Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center steps down; national search begins
Stephanie Power-Carter, director of IU Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center, will be stepping down to fully focus on her faculty responsibilities. A national search will be conducted to identify her successor.
After a Broadway career spanning two-and-a-half decades, Ken Roberson is now adjusting to life as an academic as a professor of practice in the IU Department of Theatre, Drama, and Contemporary Dance.
New counseling program available to students whose native language is Mandarin
Lei Wang, whose native language is Mandarin, and others have started a Mandarin language counseling program at the Center for Human Growth in the School of Education.
U.S. Representative John Lewis, D-Ga., will share his life story for 2015's Power of Words: Changing Our World program in September. Accompanied by co-authors Andrew Aydin and Bloomington resident Nate Powell, he will speak about his autobiographical graphic novel "March," which tells the story of the civil rights movement through the eyes of its youngest leader, Lewis.
Popular 'skeleton video' everyone's talking about
The Ad Council released its touching "skeleton video" public service announcement this month. The council's "Diversity and Inclusion" campaign aims to make people aware of implicit biases.
Annual Native American Health and Wellness Community Dance to take place Apr. 11
Free health screenings and intertribal dancing will highlight the event.
IU voices concerns over state's Religious Freedom Restoration Act, reaffirms commitment to equality
IU President Michael A. McRobbie has issued a statement about the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, which was recently signed into law in Indiana.
Sociologists: Public opinion data offers lessons on same-sex marriage
Results of public opinion surveys undermine some of the primary arguments against legalizing same-sex marriage and provide support for legal challenges to marriage bans, according to research by sociologists at IU and Columbia University.
Tim Wise, one of the most well-known anti-racism activists in the country, spoke at the IU Maurer School of Law Moot Court Room on March 11.
One protester arrested in lecture protest scuffle
More than a dozen members of the Traditional Youth Network, a white nationalist group, planned the protest in response to an evening lecture by anti-racism author Tim Wise.
There is a huge need for Latino high school students to get the resources and information they require to enter into higher education, said Lillian Casillas, director of La Casa/Latino Cultural Center in IU Bloomington and one of the organizers of the 16th annual Latino Leadership Conference at IU Northwest.
Inside IU Bloomington highlights "Her Story" women of IU project
The IU Newsroom's multimedia project features female faculty, staff, administrators, and students making an impact at IU.
IUSB receives $125K grant to aid low-income students
IU South Bend will receive a $124,657 grant to expand programs designed to help more low-income students graduate from college.
Local minister recalls Selma protests
Fifty years later, Bloomington's Rev. Joe Emerson remembers taking part in the freedom march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, led by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Lotus events for kids help understanding blossom
The Lotus Blossoms program—a way for children to experience the music and cultural traditions of people across the world—will be held March 27 and 28.
Professor Emeritus Luis Dávila dies
IU OVPDEMA offers condolences to the family and friends of Professor Dávila, who served on faculty in the IU Latin American and Latino Literature program and also taught in the Spanish and Portuguese departments.
IU to host forum examining historical roots, current incidences of state-sanctioned violence against black people
"It's Not So Black and White: Talking Race, From Ferguson to Bloomington" will be from 7 to 9 p.m. March 26 in the IMU Alumni Hall. The event will also be live-streamed online.
A panel at IU Bloomington featuring widely known historian and writer William Jelani Cobb will discuss issues involving race, discrimination, and the series of 2014 police shootings that sparked “black lives matter” protests across the nation. The discussion is part of the "It’s Not So Black and White: Talking Race, From Ferguson to Bloomington event.
IU's new Harmony-Meier Institute to explore issues of democracy and equity in education
The IU School of Education will launch the Harmony-Meier Institute for Democracy and Equity in Education with a panel discussion on March 25 exploring issues of democracy and equity in education and the associated legal implications for today’s schools.
Callout for programs for upcoming Asian and Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month recognition and celebration
The IU Asian Culture Center invites you and your organization to join in observing Asian and Asian Pacific Islander Heritage month in April. Event submission deadline for the printed calendar is March 20.
Celebrate LBTQ women of history at GLBTSSS during Women's History Month
Stop by the IU Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Student Support Services (GLBTSSS) office library to see the Women's History Month display and check out some materials on the amazing LBTQ women of history.
Jazz great David Baker honored for lifelong commitment to music, teaching
Longtime Bloomington musician David Baker honored with Living Legend Award at the 2015 Black History Month Gala at the Hilton Garden Inn on February 28.
The show must go on: Artist brings Japanese folktales, storytelling to kids
The performance for children was hastily arranged after Monroe County Community School Corp. schools were closed due to snow and cold temperatures.
Black History Month ends, learning continues
The Reconstruction Era, defined as the first test of interracial democracy in America, is now referred to as the Emancipation Era according to historian Monroe Little Jr., lead undergraduate advisor of the IUPUI Africana Studies Program.
World-renowned virologist Susana López to present 2015 Joan Wood Lecture
Dr. López will discuss her research in the battle against rotaviruses, the leading cause of gastroenteritis, on March 11.
OVPDEMA Study Abroad Scholarship applications available for Summer and Fall 2015 programs
The application deadline for OVPDEMA's Study Abroad Scholarship for Summer and Fall 2015 programs is Mar. 9, 2015.
New thematic residence hall community coming to IU in the fall
A new community coming to IU this fall aims to provide a supportive and safe environment for students who identify across the gender and sexual orientation spectrum.
Maurer School of Law, Asian and Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund form partnership
Proactively moving to increase a traditionally underrepresented population among the nation's law schools, the IU Maurer School of Law and the Asian and Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund have entered a memorandum of understanding to offer a scholarship and mentorship program to some of the top Asian American and Pacific Islander students in the country.
IU GLBT Alumni Association scholarship campaign 'another example of IU’s welcoming environment for all'
Over a half million dollars has been raised in the nation's first university scholarship campaign for LGBT students.
Lotus Blossoms outreach events start this week
During February and March, Lotus Blossoms focuses on younger audiences and those with limited access to multicultural performing arts. Lotus Blossoms also offers free activities to the general public.
IU Maurer professor co-authors 'The People's Brief' in support of marriage equality
Steve Sanders, an IU law professor, is serving as co-counsel on an amicus brief to the United States Supreme Court, arguing that state laws banning same-sex marriage cannot be justified under the U.S. Constitution.
Black History Month events hosted across IU campuses
IU is observing Black History Month in February with dozens of events across several campuses, including art exhibits, lectures, film screenings, and musical performances.
Indiana University observes Black History Month with films, art, lectures, and music
Indiana University is observing Black History Month in February with more than two dozen events—including art exhibits, lectures, panel discussions and musical performances. Most events are free and open to the public.
Black Knowledge Bowl honors history of African American achievements
Founded in 1983 by Portia Maultsby, then a professor in the African American and African Diaspora Studies department, the free event quizzes teams of students on the history, geography, science, and politics of African Americans—some obscure, some commonly known.
Student group promotes cultural heritage
The IU Indian Student Association is gearing up for two major spring events: Holi, the Festival of Color, an event where they partner with the Asian Culture Center, and their first spring formal.
Minority Law Day to provide answers for students interested in careers in law
IU Maurer School of Law is hosting Minority Law Day geared toward high school students and college freshmen and sophomores on Saturday, February 21. The event is free, but registration is required.
FASE Advisory Board seeks volunteers for its "Be the Match" campaign
Be the Match is an organization that registers individuals to possibly donate bone marrow in the future to those diagnosed with bone cancers. FAB hopes to find a match for 23-year-old Justin McMillin.
Bloomington's George Taliaferro reunites with former football teammate on NBC's 'Today'
"Every opportunity that I ever had stems back to him and a handshake," George Taliaferro, first African-American player taken in the NFL Draft, said of his former rival.
Make it a meal: Learn how to spice up your ramen noodles
Diversity in Action, a Hutton Honors student group that promotes diversity education and awareness and unity among students of different backgrounds, presented a ramen noodles cooking demo at the Asian Culture Center.
Finding a voice: Neal-Marshall center hosts 13th annual African American Read-In
Inside IU Bloomington features photos from IU’s 13th annual African American Read-In.
Graduate students receive advice on professionalism
Scholars advised minority students about interviewing, networking, and professionalism in the job market at the first of several “Surviving and Thriving: Minority Graduate Student Professionalization Series” workshops.
LGBT freshmen talk campus experience
Indiana Daily Student reporter Jordan Guskey spoke to three IU students about why they chose IU Bloomington and what it's like being gay on campus.
MLK Day a 'DAY ON' for campus and community
Campus and community members volunteered their services to make the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday a "Day On! Not A Day Off." Events were held to celebrate Dr. King's legacy.
Black Student Union addresses campus problems
The IU Black Student Union held an event to address frequent concerns of black students around campus and the Bloomington community.
Dozens gather to mourn trans teen
Some people wore name tags with their preferred pronouns. Some people were older than 50, others were closer to 12. Identity, though celebrated, meshed into unity as people turned to one another, lit candles, and stood silently together.
City of Bloomington calls for nominations for Outstanding Black Male Leaders of Tomorrow Awards
The awards encourage the development of future leaders and recognize local contributions by young African Americans. Nomination deadine is February 9, 2015.
IU Maurer School of Law announces programs with diversity office, Jacobs School, SPEA
The IU Maurer School of Law has established scholarship and mentoring programs with the Hudson & Holland Scholars, Groups Scholars, and 21st Century Scholars programs; SPEA; and the Jacobs School of Music.
Students from 23 states come to IU’s Kelley School for National Diversity Case Competition
This was the fourth year for the event — hosted by Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business — which attracted 140 students from 35 higher education institutions.
ACC welcomes new and old students
Hot and sour soup, peanut chicken, and lo mein noodles greeted students as they visited the IU Asian Culture Center's open house.
IU student group promotes awareness of cultural holidays
A new initiative from graduate students at Indiana University is one more step in the university’s quest to be inclusive and welcoming.
Journal of American History addresses early black film, immigration, Chicago's 'tippling ladies'
The early history of black film played out not in movie theaters but in lodges, in schools and especially in churches, Indiana University historian Cara Caddoo writes in the most recent issue of the Journal of American History.
Righting history, writing truth: Authors recount black experiences
Professor emerita Audrey McCluskey and author Janet Cheatham Bell will present “Righting History, Writing Truth” at the City of Bloomington Black History Month Kick-Off and Reception on Feb. 5; the two will sign copies of their books.
IU GLBT Alumni Association Celebration Weekend
Annual Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Alumni Association Celebration Weekend (Jan. 30 to Feb. 1) will coincide with the Bloomington PRIDE Film Festival. Indiana Fever head coach Stephanie White to speak at second annual Pride Night.
Laverne Cox shares message of inspiration with life story
Cox, the first transgender woman of color to star in a mainstream TV drama (Orange Is the New Black), spoke on January 14 at the IU Auditorium.
Acclaimed author Michelle Alexander to address IU campuses Jan. 27
Her book, The New Jim Crow, focuses on status of African American males since the Civil Rights Movement.
Neighbors gather to volunteer for MLK Day in Bloomington
Volunteers participated in "A Day On! Not A Day Off" activities throughout Bloomington in recognition of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
Gay marriage top local story of 2014
Staff of The Herald-Times selects same-sex marriage as the top local story of 2014.
How Indiana tied the knot
The Herald-Times recaps 2014 events leading up to same-sex marriage becoming legal in Indiana.
Attorneys for family of man killed by police in Walmart to speak at IU Maurer School of Law on January 20
Attorneys Michael Wright and Richard Schulte will discuss their representation of the family of John Crawford III, a 22-year-old African American man killed by police in August while he was shopping at a Walmart.
First African American on Indiana Supreme Court, filmmaker highlight celebration of King's legacy
Visits by the first African American to serve as an associate justice on the Indiana Supreme Court and an award-winning filmmaker will highlight a week of activities at Indiana University Bloomington celebrating the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy.
Martin Luther King Jr. to be honored with day of service
Martin Luther King Jr. Day volunteer opportunities and remembrance events abound in Bloomington.
King's message of freedom, equality inspires youngsters
Local schools participate in Martin Luther King Jr. Day activities.
Producer Bennett Singer to speak at City of Bloomington MLK Birthday Celebration 'One Human Family'
Mayor Mark Kruzan invites the community to attend the 2015 City of Bloomington Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Celebration on Monday, January 19, 2015. Both the formal program and the reception are free and open to the public.
Filmmaker Bennett Singer, keynote speaker at this evening’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day program at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater, will give an address titled “One Human Family.” The talk will focus on Bayard Rustin’s mentorship of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.
New contemporary dance piece examines recent issues on race relations
“Wanted,” one of the featured works, is both timely and socially relevant; it was inspired by the recent deaths of Treyvon Martin, Jordan Davis, and Michael Brown, and it examines and challenges race relations as well as policies such as stop and frisk.
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