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BSO Conductor Gómez Guillén Working to Reach New Audiences

Alejandro Gómez Guillén’s love affair with music started early. The artistic director and conductor of the Bloomington Symphony Orchestra (BSO) pointed toward a violin at a symphony concert when he was 4 years old and said, “I want to do that.” 

Ivy Tech Helps Local Workers Achieve Degrees—Debt Free!

When Roy McRoberts, 60, graduated from high school, he went into the military instead of going to college. After serving his country, he was busy providing for his family. Although he says he always wanted to attend college, he didn’t think it was a possibility until now.

What Did You Do Last Summer? IU Athletes Taught Kids in Vietnam

With so much time devoted to training and playing their sport, student-athletes are seldom able to participate in typical college programs—things like service or the chance to study abroad. In an effort to change that, the national Coach for College program provides student-athletes the opportunity to visit underserved areas of rural Vietnam and give academic, athletic, and life-skills support to the region’s middle-school children.

Using Group Music Therapy to Improve Mental Health

In Gloria Stearns-Bruner’s softly lit, cozy music therapy room, young clients come in, pick out a lap dulcimer or rain stick or any of the other hand-held string and percussion instruments. They stand, sinking their feet into the plush rug, or sit down to relax—and make music. 

Photographer Pays Tribute to Veterans by Volunteering with Indy Honor Flight

The message Mark Kidd received in 2014 was clear: “You can’t not do this.” The message was from the head of Indy Honor Flight, and Kidd was being encouraged—“Basically told,” he says— to accompany aging veterans to Washington, D.C., and photograph their visits to the war memorials there.

Daniel Larsen: Smart Kid

At the end of May, when many of his peers were kicking back and putting seventh grade behind them, Daniel Larsen was traveling to Washington, D.C., to compete in the annual Scripps National Spelling Bee.

Indiana Impresses, but Ohio State Pulls Away Late for Win

Indiana University head football coach Tom Allen entered his first full season at the helm Thursday night, August 31, against second-ranked Ohio State University. Under the glare of the national spotlight, the Hoosiers didn’t blink.

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New Books from IU Press

While they may only be letters home from ordinary soldiers, the missives gathered in Letters from the Greatest Generation: Writing Home in WWII are historical documents at their finest. First published as Letters from Fighting Hoosiers in 1949, the collection was compiled after the Indiana War History Commission placed newspaper announcements soliciting letters from soldiers. Of the 3,500 it received, the commission selected 131 for publication.  

Ivy Tech Helps Local Workers Achieve Degrees—Debt Free!

When Roy McRoberts, 60, graduated from high school, he went into the military instead of going to college. After serving his country, he was busy providing for his family. Although he says he always wanted to attend college, he didn’t think it was a possibility until now.

Nia—A Workout That Put a Smile on My Face

Sometimes you have to try something to understand it. That’s how it is with Nia. I first heard about it from my friend Erica De Santis a few years ago. She said her wife, Jane Fleig, goes three times a week, and no matter how she feels before class, when Jane comes home, she is always smiling. Okay, I was curious. But what is Nia? 

COVER STORY: A New Era Begins

Only three times before—in 1905, 1916, and 1923—has Indiana 
University started an academic year with new head coaches in 
both football and men’s basketball. 
Expectations are high.

B-town Brews Using Local Malts, Hops, and Yeasts

Take a look at a lot of Bloomington restaurant menus and you will see an emphasis on locally sourced ingredients. The localvore movement fits well into Bloomington’s culture. Perhaps this is why I drink local beers whenever I can, supporting the talent of Bloomington’s brewers with each pint. In turn, these local brewers are seeking out locally and regionally sourced ingredients for their beers.

Support Group Hopes to Make Indiana a ‘Lyme Literate State’

Susan Coleman’s mysterious health symptoms—headaches, fatigue, joint pain, fever, stiff neck, insomnia—began more than two decades ago. They would come and go, but she knew something was wrong. The difficulty was getting the right diagnosis. 

InBloom: Hardy Hibiscus Add Tropical Touch to Midwestern Gardens

At this time of year, in some local gardens, you may notice and admire large blooms in pink, white, and maroon that lend a tropical feel to the landscape. Although they are hibiscus flowers, they are not the tropical varieties that grow so well in places such as Hawaii. 

Tom Miller: Innovation Director

When Tom Miller began his new position as Bloomington’s director of innovation in January, he knew there would be challenges.

Indiana Impresses, but Ohio State Pulls Away Late for Win

Indiana University head football coach Tom Allen entered his first full season at the helm Thursday night, August 31, against second-ranked Ohio State University. Under the glare of the national spotlight, the Hoosiers didn’t blink.

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