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Category - The IU Student Perspective

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

Monday, November 5, 2012

This guest blog comes to us from Maha Elsarrag, who is currently a student at Indiana University pursuing a degree in management and event planning. She is involved with MEISA, BCEC and the IU Student Foundation on campus and is currently pursuing a career in the music industry. I've lived in... Read More

Friday, September 28, 2012

The Lotus Festival turns Bloomington into an international music and cultural experience. Located in the downtown area, you can walk to all the venues and the 15 minutes between performances is plenty of time to change venues. Some of the streets are even closed to vehicles, which makes it even... Read More

Thursday, February 9, 2012

The Boy in the Bathroom opened with a bang on Thursday, February 2nd at the Bloomington Playwrights Project . The three shows last weekend were all sold out, and for good reason! This charming musical stars Evan Mayer as David, a college dropout who suffers from an extreme case of OCD and hasn't... Read More

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Are you looking for something fun to do with your Valentine on this upcoming day of love? Well here are just a few specials that are going on in Bloomington during the next week. Valentine's Day at Scholars Inn Gourmet Café and Wine Bar Four incredible courses with many options - only $65... Read More

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Here are some words of wisdom from our intern, Lauren, as she welcomes IU's incoming freshman class to Orientation this summer. Freshman Orientation is well under way and as I talk to all the incoming freshmen I can't help but reminisce about my past four years here in Bloomington. It's been an... Read More

Monday, June 27, 2011

Here's a quick restaurant review from Sugi, one of the Indiana University students who works at our front desk. He visited Malibu Grill for the first time last week and was so excited, he wanted to share his thoughts with you! Had Fish Taco for starters and it was very delicious! Main course was... Read More