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Category - The IU Student Perspective

Monday, March 19, 2018

We all know about the bicycle-filled spring weekend coming up in April. But, do you know about the history of the famous Little 500? Source Little 500 Origins The Little 500, or “Little Five,” cycling race began in 1951 when Howard S. “Howdy” Wilcox Jr., then director of the IU Foundation, founded... Read More

Friday, January 5, 2018

This article was published in our 2018 Bloomington Visitors Guide . Request your copy here . Often cited as one of the most beautiful campuses in the country, the beauty of Indiana University is well known. No trip to IU is complete without visiting the legendary sports facilities and unique museums... Read More

Monday, December 4, 2017

Offices are so last year. Co-working spaces give entrepreneurs, freelancers, and students a space to collaborate. Without the drama of office politics and competition, entrepreneurs and students alike can go to workspaces to meet other professionals while reaping the benefits of working... Read More

Friday, March 24, 2017

Brunch is big in Btown. After a late night out downtown, there's nothing like a little hair of the dog and chicken and waffles to cure whatever ails you. If you're traveling with family and don't want to miss out on this weekend feast, there's... Read More

Monday, March 13, 2017

Guest blog by Sydney Tilford, Director of Marketing for One World Enterprises Part of Bloomington’s immense charm is the plethora of diverse events the wonderful community has to offer. But none is like Little 500, a special weekend in April, rout in tradition, with a palpable energy different from... Read More

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

There are over 100 independent restaurants in Bloomington so the options for lunch are endless. We've decided to narrow down some quick and affordable eats near campus to help you decide. Laughing Planet - California style burritos, salads, and soups Nick's English Hut - Bloomington icon with pizza... 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

Monday, July 27, 2015

Indiana University is a great school in so many academic fields, so grad students come from all over the country and the world. Many of you might not know that your new home city is just as fabulous as your new school. As an IU graduate alum (SPEA represent), I learned some things about making the... Read More

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Since 2010, a group of Indiana University students has produced a national Indian dance competition called Raas Royalty . This colorful, high-energy event is based on a dance form called garba/raas, commonly found in the western Indian state of Gujarat. To learn more about this exhilarating... Read More

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

This is a special guest post from our fabulous intern, Steffi Wong. Here at Visit Bloomington, we only get to enjoy her presence through the end of the 2014 fall semester, and then she'll be finishing her senior year at IU and will be off to new adventures. We asked her to write a post about all the... Read More