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Category - Indiana University

Friday, June 24, 2016

It's already been pretty hot this summer, but July really starts cooking - the temperature and the number of events! It's hard to pick just eight, but this sampling will get you started (with plenty of events indoors in the magical air conditioning). Find many more events on our events calendar.... Read More

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

For a campus that's consistently ranked among the most beautiful in the country, how can we possibly narrow down the list to the top 10? You're right, we can't. So here are 10 gorgeous spots on campus that run the gamut from well-known favorites to hidden gems, but we know it's not exhaustive.... Read More

Friday, April 8, 2016

The Indiana University Art Museum is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year with a huge free party on April 12 from 5-9pm involving live music, gallery tours, cupcakes, ice cream, swing dancing, poetry, storytelling, a photo booth, 1940s cocktails (for purchase), and more. Click for details... Read More

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

The Little 500 bicycle race is an iconic event for IU and Bloomington, melding together history, intense sports competition, passionate fans, and a fair amount of partying. Whether you want full-immersion or just a view from the outside, we've got some suggestions for how to enjoy Little 5 weekend.... Read More

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Experiencing IU basketball in Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall is one of the most exciting and intense sporting events in the known universe. The passion you feel from the players, coaches, and other fans will give you goosebumps. But tickets are hard to come by, and when the team is playing on the road,... Read More

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

April is arguably one of the busiest months in Bloomington. For that reason, it was really hard to narrow this list to just ten events. You'll want to check our calendar for everything else happening, and maybe clear your schedule to make room for what you're about to read. Everything In Its... Read More

Monday, September 28, 2015

Some of us are lucky enough to call Bloomington home year round. Others made Bloomington their home for just a handful of years while they studied - and grew up, and broadened their horizons, and fell in love, among other things. Bloomington was a temporary stop for most IU students, but likely one... Read More

Friday, August 7, 2015

This blog post is written by Katie Maibach, our summer intern from Indiana University. As the fall approaches and summer draws to an end, I will be entering my final year at IU. From my first visit to the campus one sunny spring day, I knew Bloomington would be a wonderful place to call home. As... Read More

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

What comes to mind when you hear "world's greatest college weekend"? Parties, cycling, concerts, or all of the above? Or maybe you prefer to avoid all three at all costs. Whatever your preference, here are our ideas to help you get through Little 500 weekend like a champ. Definitions Little... Read More

Monday, March 30, 2015

May 6, 2015, marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of actor, writer, producer and director Orson Welles, and IU is hosting a five-day celebration and symposium with movies, academic sessions, an exhibit, discussions, tours and social events. Visit Bloomington is proud to support this event... Read More