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The Hoosiers sing the Indiana fight song after defeating Purdue 23-16 on Nov. 14, 2014 at Memorial Stadium, keeping the Old Oaken Bucket in Bloomington for another year.




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Welcome to IU, incoming freshmen. We’re excited to have you here. In the next few months, you’ll have the chance to explore new ideas and new places, new classes and concepts and you’ll have your fair share of new experiences. College can be a scary experience. It’s a journey that has perhaps the most intimidating beginning but the most bittersweet of endings.

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I remember being in your shoes almost four years ago, when I was fresh out of high school and determined to take on the world. I thought I was a force to be reckoned with. If I thought my two days at freshman orientation went by quickly, the next three years passed even quicker. Someday you’ll be in the same situation I’m in, looking back on orientation like it happened only yesterday, when in reality you’re just two semesters away from graduating, at the end of the journey that just a few short years ago had you worried you walked into the wrong classroom. You’ll be looking back and thinking, “Where did the time go?” And you’ll be passing on this bit of advice: Don’t let a single second of this opportunity pass you by. Embrace the challenge of sitting in a classroom in which you know no one. Or of striking up a conversation with a stranger while eating lunch at

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the Indiana Memorial Union. Or of conquering your first bout of homesickness. Don’t take the next four years for granted. I know I’m waxing poetic and I’m not the only person who is giving you this advice right now. But there must be something to it if you’re hearing it from everyone and their grandmother. We have been in your shoes before. To help get you started on this journey, we’ve put together some helpful tips on learning and living at IU, like how to contact UITS if your laptop is on the fritz, or where to study, where to eat or what freebies to take advantage of. There’s so much more we could tell you about IU, but that would ruin the fun for you. See for yourself what IU has to offer. Holly Hays

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A LOOK INSIDE Traditions — 5 Landmarks — 8 Bucket list — 11 Going greek? — 16 Art at IU — 24 Safety on campus — 35 Tips from the RA — 39 Words of wisdom — 45 IU’s big three — 46 Prime study spots — 50 Homesick? — 51 FYI — 52 Habits to avoid — 55 Freebies — 59 Social media — 60

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Student life through the years What will you make of your experience at IU? Take a look.


1947 Students wait in line in their dorm to talk on a landline telephone.


1953 A modern dance student group performs.



Football player James “Babe” Pierce was described in the Arbutus yearbook as, “ ... a bulwark of strength in the center of Indiana’s line.”


1973 Students buying books for classes. At this point in time, before they bought books, students would register in person for their classes at IU — often standing or sitting in long lines.

2011 Basketball fans celebrate IU’s victory against No. 1 Kentucky at Assembly Hall.



1986 A couple celebrates graduation at Showalter Fountain.


2014 Reem Alturki listens to stories of lives lost during the summer violence between Israel and Palestine at a vigil at Showalter Fountain.

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Campus traditions bring IU experience to students Learn the words to these IU classics From freshmen to seniors, every true Hoosier should know the words to these tunes.


IU junior Amanda Ghaffari, a member of the 2014 IU Dance Marathon morale committee, sings along to a cover of “I Want You Back.” Each fall, IU students participate in the 36-hour Dance Marathon event to raise money for the Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis. By Lauren Rearick

College life is filled with traditions old and new. Part of coming to IU might mean embracing some of IU’s past traditions — or creating new ones of your own. Whether it’s singing the fight song at basketball games or raising money at IU Dance Marathon, these Hoosier traditions run deep. Here are a few of the customs that Hoosiers enjoy together.

Sports Many college traditions center around sports teams and events. At IU, one of the oldest traditions takes place each fall when in-state football rivals IU and Purdue battle for the Old Oaken Bucket trophy. The game dates back to the 1920s. Although Purdue has won the trophy more times, IU has retained it for the last two years. IU was one of the first universities in the nation to adopt a homecoming tradition. The annual October celebration ends with a football game. Homecoming isn’t just about sports, though. Hoosier alumni return

to campus to join in on the festivities which include a parade, pep rally, fireworks and concerts. One of the great traditions celebrated at IU sporting events is the singing of the fight song. First performed in 1912, “Indiana, Our Indiana,” is played at every IU football and basketball game. Each fall, Hoosier Hysteria marks the official kick-off to the basketball season. The event features slam dunk and three-pointer contests and is an opportunity for fans to meet the men’s and women’s teams. April’s Little 500 race is one of the definitive traditions at IU. This cycling race dates back to the 1950s. Over the years, the race and related events have been dubbed, “The World’s Greatest College Weekend.” For more on the Little 500, see page 18.

Philanthropy IU’s Dance Marathon is a year-long fundraiser that ends with a 36-hour dancing event. Thousands of students participate in IUDM to help raise money for Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis.

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Each year, Zeta Tau Alpha presents Big Man on Campus. Fraternities compete in a talent show for the BMOC crown while raising money for breast cancer research. In 2014, the event brought in more than $200,000. Each year before homecoming, students participate in the Nearly Naked Mile where scantily-clad students run a mile around campus. Money or donations of fall and winter clothing are collected and given to a local organization in need.

What’s a Hoosier? We don’t know. But we’ve compiled a list of some of the failed attempts at bringing a mascot to IU. Read the list at students also stop by for a quick picture and to pay their respects. For more on Wells’ life and legacy, see page 6.

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Feeling romantic? According to IU lore, couple who kiss in the Rose Well House on Valentine’s Day are destined to stay together. Feeling artsy? The Light Totem sculpture was installed outside the IU Art Museum in 2006. A tradition soon developed where students lay on their backs with their feet up on the museum wall to watch the colors of the changing lights. Feeling lucky? In 2000, a bronze statue of long-time IU President Herman B Wells was placed in the Old Crescent area of campus to honor his life and contributions to shaping the University. Freshman and their parents often shake Wells’ hand for luck. Alumni and

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The Wells effect Exploring Herman B Wells’ legacy as president and chancellor of IU



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“He wanted to dedicate his life to the University.”

Herman B Wells was the president of IU for 25 years, from 1938 until 1962, and expanded the University from 11,000 students to more than 31,000 at the time of his retirement. After his retirement, he became the chancellor of the University, a position created expressly for him, which he held until his death in 2000. Wells fell in love with the University during his college career in the 1920s, said James Capshew, IU faculty member and Wells biographer. “He wanted to dedicate his life to the University,” Capshew said. Wells’ legacy is still intact, present in legend and in the campus he helped build. “He would walk all the pathways at night with a book,” said Jerik Tumang, IU student and campus tour guide. “And wherever he couldn’t read, he would mark the spot with a stake and a light would go up within a week.” Wells was often seen walking around campus and interacting with students and faculty, Tumang said.

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“He would meet them on their own level and challenge them,” Capshew said. “He had a feeling for how people worked and how they responded.” His commitment to all IU students was not just a story. He personally signed the diploma of every single student who graduated from IU in his 25 years as president, 62,621 diplomas total, according to “Herman B Wells: The Promise of the American University,” written by Capshew. In his final speech as president, Wells said, “In the act of signing I felt some individual participation in the joy and satisfaction of each graduate.” Wells believed in the “brotherhood of humanity” and social justice, advocating for equality across campus. He insisted on integrating the University and Bloomington, going toe-to-toe with city barbers and restaurants and winning.

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Wells attends the inauguration of IU President Elvis Stahr, Jr., on Nov. 19, 1962.

“He created living spaces to include minorities,” Tumang said. “And he fought for equality in the residence halls.” In addition to his human legacy, Wells’ influence can be seen on a walk across campus. “Wells looked at the campus as a work of art,” Capshew said. “He was the architect of the modern university.” Wells’ influence can also be seen in the spacious design of the Tudor Room, the preservation of green

spaces on campus, and particularly in the Fine Arts Plaza, Capshew said. “The Fine Arts Plaza was his baby,” Capshew said. “He built it all between 1940 and 1982, he had this vision for IU from his presidency to his chancellorship.” Wells planned ahead for the University, Capshew said. “IU was 167 acres at the start of his term, and at the end it was 1800 acres,” Capshew said. “He was looking ahead for future expansion.”

This illustration of Wells was drawn by Arbutus yearbook arts editor Sue Johnson in 1946.

Through it all, Wells remained dedicated to IU. “He felt that the University didn’t belong to him, he felt that he belonged to the University,” Capshew said. Wells remains at the University in the form of a bronze statue in the Old Crescent, and his name adorns the largest library on the IU campus. “Pretty much everything he touched he had an impact on,” Cashew said. “He built an institution and became one himself.”

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Notable landmarks and legends on campus By Nicole Montella

Bryan House Where Next to Ballantine Hall, behind Delta Gamma. The legend Bryan House is typically the home of IU’s president. President Michael McRobbie and his wife, Laurie Burns McRobbie, use the house as an office. A house cat, Hermie, is known to protect the grounds. The Bryan House is also the location of a reception for incoming freshmen and outgoing seniors to talk to the administration about their life at IU. The landscape around the house reflects the theme of the president at the time. President McRobbie’s theme is sustainability.

Dunn Family cemeteries Where Adjacent to Beck Chapel and in front of Foster Quad. The legend When IU bought the land from the Dunn family, there were a few stipulations. The first was that their family plots could not be moved, which is why there are two cemeteries on campus. There are no burials anymore, and most of the plots are marked with recognizable IU names. The second stipulation was that for every tree IU cut down to construct a building, one had to be planted in its place. Herman B Wells later said for every tree cut down, two must be planted. Additionally, the “Sweetheart Tree,” which currently stands inside the Chemistry Building, was not to be touched.

Herman B Wells statue Beck Chapel Where Across from Ballantine Hall and the Chemistry Building. The legend Beck Chapel is IU’s nondenominational chapel on campus, and it was completed in 1956. It houses copies of the Bible and Torah and is open 24/7 during finals. The chapel has been known to be booked for longer than a year.

Where Sitting on a bench on the west side of campus, near the Sample Gates. The legend Herman B Wells was one of the greatest presidents in IU’s history, and the main library is named after him. At freshmen orientation, parents are told if they shake Wells’ outstretched hand, their student will graduate in four years. “Under Wells, ‘Go Gophers’ is carved because the architecture is from Minnesota,” former IU student Kyle Roach said. “IU has so

many quirky things all over campus. You just need to go looking.”

The Rose Well House Where In the Old Crescent near Wylie and Owen halls and Dunn Woods. The legend Built in 1908, the Rose Well House was originally part of the old College Building. Legend states that an IU woman is not an official co-ed until she is kissed in the well house at the 12 strokes of midnight. Another myth is that a couple will be together forever if they kiss at the 12 strokes of midnight on Valentine’s Day.

Showalter Fountain Where In the Fine Arts Plaza, in front of the IU Auditorium, between the Lilly Library and School of Fine Arts. The legend The fountain depicts the birth of Venus. On the night of IU’s NCAA championship in 1987, students came to celebrate at Showalter Fountain and stole all the fish that surround her. The fish slowly started turning up in random places on campus. One fish remained missing (with some saying IU wouldn’t win another championship until it was returned), but it was recast in spring 2011, and all the fish are finally back together.


Showalter Fountain, which features the birth of Venus, sits in front of the IU Auditorium. The piece was done by fine arts professor Robert Laurent in the 1950s.

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What is Welcome Week? Welcome Week introduces you to campus through a number of fun activities designed to get you meeting new people and exploring IU. For a complete and up-to-date list of Welcome Week activities, visit

Wednesday, Aug. 19 Visit the Freshman Induction Ceremony to get your official welcome to IU’s campus. Attend either the 2 p.m. or the 4 p.m. ceremony at IU Auditorium. Resident meetings for new students will take place at your residence halls at 7 p.m.

Thursday, Aug. 20 CultureFest allows you to explore the diverse cultures present at IU with free food, great music and activities. An IU tradition, CultureFest starts at 7:30 p.m. at IU Auditorium.

Friday, Aug. 21 Looking for a job to put a little extra cash in your pocket? Visit the IU Fall Jobs Fair starting at 10:30 a.m. in Alumni Hall at the Indiana Memorial Union and talk with employers on- and off-campus. Check out Sex, Drugs, and Rock ‘n’ Roll near Showalter Fountain. The event starts at noon and offers opportunities to take a look at campus organizations and get involved. The event is sponsored by the Health Center’s Counseling and Psychological Services and Sexual Assault Crisis Services. Visit RecFest starting at 3 p.m. in the Wildermuth Intramural Center. RecFest gets you active and moving while introducing you to Campus Recreational Sports. The Traditions and Spirit of IU is something every Hoosier should attend. Starting at Memorial Stadium, you’ll learn the fight song and all things Cream and Crimson. Looking to decorate your room or pick up some last-minute supplies before classes begin? Midnight Madness begins at 10 p.m. and cannot be missed. You’ll take shuttle buses from campus to a local store offering great specials, drawings for prizes and more. This is a one-night thing, so don’t miss out!

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Arts 015 at 11 a.m. to meet up with your group, then go out into the community. Did you know you can attend a Block Party and concert during Welcome Week? Starting at 5 p.m. at the Fee Lane and 13th Street Parking Lot, there will be a carnival and concert where you can mingle and meet other students.

Come ready to explore campus and local religious organizations. Catch a free screening of the film “Hoosiers,” an Indiana classic about — what else? — high school basketball. The movie starts at the Buskirk-Chumley Theatre at 8 p.m.

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The bucket list By Amanda jacobson

You’ve heard about nightlife at IU, but what happens during the day? Here are some suggestions on how to spend your time.

Freshman and sophomore years Dip your toes in Showalter Fountain The Showalter Fountain is a monument to IU’s arts history, but it is also a major symbol of campus culture. First designed by the late IU faculty member Robert Laurent in 1954, the fountain was inspired by bronze fountain groups in America and other fountains Laurent saw while on sabbatical in Rome. The sculpted fish surrounding Venus are stolen almost annually. However, a dip in the fountain will suffice as a form of rebellion.

Visit the tailgate fields The tailgate fields are often synonymous with drinking and loud music, but they're the place to be during football season. Wake up early, wear an old pair of shoes because they'll get muddy and watch out for excise police.

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11 Street and Kirkwood Avenue, Soma Coffee House and Juice Bar sports some colorful and amusing bathroom décor, which changes every so often. The toilet sits upon a stage-like platform, a pair of upside down mannequin legs holds toilet paper rolls, and a mosaic decorates one wall.

Go to the Quarries As a tribute to Bloomington’s limestone history and “Breaking Away” nostalgia, many people choose to visit the old quarries, now filled with water, sunken construction equipment and utility vehicles. Although jumping from the rooftop ledge — whose location can be disclosed solely by word of mouth — is popular, it is also very dangerous. A history of injuries, diving deaths and arrests is tied to this secret location, but the quarry is also a popular hangout and party spot during the summer.


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Eat breakfast at the Runcible Spoon The Runcible Spoon is famed for its commitment to locally brewed and sourced coffees, fresh food and eclectic atmosphere, but the breakfast menu is its specialty. The range of options includes eggs, sausage, corned beef hash, mimosas and chai lattes. Go here to cure a hangover, study with friends or enjoy the patio on a spring day.

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Junior and senior years Play “Sink the Biz” at Nick’s Nick’s English Hut is notorious for its food, sports bar atmosphere and the infamous game, “Sink the Biz.” The main objective is to keep a small beer glass — the “Biz” — afloat in a bucket full of beer, while each person takes turns pouring a small amount of beer into it. The first one in your group to sink the “Biz” into the water has to drink his or her entire beer. Be sure to order a side of seasoned Biz fries to enjoy as you play.

Try a signature drink Every bar has its signature drink. Whether it’s the Upstairs Pub, Bear’s Place or the Bluebird Nightclub, there’s something to try at each bar on your list.

Each year around Halloween, the “Rocky Horror Picture Show” is performed at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater. This tradition offers costume contests, interactive performances and an all-around fun time. One suggestion: Don’t mention it’s your first time, unless you want to be brought on stage for a special “initiation” ceremony.

Go to a Hoosiers game You’ll always remember your first IU basketball game. The roar of the crowd in Assembly Hall, the fast pace of the game and the IU fight song will inspire you to become a lifelong fan. Buy an IU T-shirt, pick a favorite player and let your Hoosier pride shine.

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local bands like nobody else does, and we really solely concentrate on original music. We’ve turned down things we know would bring us 200 people, but we don’t do them. There’s an audience for those kinds of things, but we brand ourselves as something different.” Before you go If you're older than 21, you can go directly to the bar after checking in at the door, but anyone younger will be directed to the stage area.

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Local band Best Friends performs during Chocolate Prom at Rhino's Youth Center. By Marc Fishman

In a college town with one of the top music schools in the nation, there is bound to be local music talent. Throw in a variety of bars and live music venues, and almost every day of the week offers a new musical opportunity. Here are a few options.

Rachael’s Cafe 300 E. Third St. Type of music Owner Rachael Jones said

people looking to soak up music at Rachael’s can expect to hear punk, folk, Irish and hiphop, as well as plenty of local independent acts. The Rachael’s Café scene “We are so many different things,” Jones said. “We are a coffee shop in the daytime and a music venue at night. We also are not limited to people 21 and over. Any age can come. In fact, we had a women’s music night, and there was a girl playing that was younger than 10.” Before you go While Rachael’s Cafe can fill the place to capacity at night with its live music and DJ events, don’t forget that it’s also

a great place to study or relax during the day.

The Bishop Bar 123 S. Walnut St. Type of music “We’re not too genre-specific,” owner Stephen Westrich said. “(We’ve had) everything from rock bands, indie rock bands, alt-country, hip-hop. But if we lean towards one thing, it’s an indie rock environment.” The Bishop scene “In terms of places that regularly do live music, we only do original music,” Westrich said. “We definitely embrace

331 S. Walnut St. Type of music: “We’re very open-ended,” assistant director David Britton said. “We do everything from national and international touring bands to local high school bands. We do metal, hip-hop, rock, folk music and really a lot of everything, but we do try to concentrate on local music.” The Rhino’s Scene: Britton said what sets Rhino’s apart is that it’s an entirely all-ages club. He said he also likes to take the risk of booking younger bands that can’t get booked at other places because of age restrictions. “We’re also a bigger venue compared to some of the other places,” Britton said. “So we can bring in bigger name artists.” Before you go: Students from the local Harmony Education Center started Rhino’s in 1992. Since then, the venue has offered a variety of non-music programs for youth.

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IU Auditorium brings classics old and new By Annie Garau

Here are some of the highlights from this season’s IU Auditorium calendar. For ticketing information and a complete schedule of events, visit the auditorium’s website at

Tony Bennett 8 p.m. Sept. 20 After a recording career spanning six decades, the musical legend is still going strong.

The Illusionists 7 and 10 p.m. Oct. 6 For all of the thrill-seekers out there, this group of performers has incredible acts of levitation, mind reading, disappearance and a full-view water torture escape.

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat 7:30 p.m. Oct. 13-14 The heartwarming Biblical tale of a man and his coat. This timeless classic is not to be missed.

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7:30 p.m. Oct. 28 This Indiana Native has been choreographing Hollywood films, Broadway musicals as well as ballets for 50 years. Now, she’s returning to her home state for a celebratory performance.

8 p.m. Dec. 17 IU is basically the reason a capella is cool. These international superstars are returning to their alma mater for their 20th anniversary Christmas show.

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Oct. 30, 7:30 p.m. An IU alum, James is one of America’s most well known organists. Each Halloween he returns to campus to accompany a film with spooky tunes.

7:30 p.m. Feb. 9-10, 2016 Using everything from matchboxes to garbage cans to make a beat, the show promises to bring out the rhythm in everyone.

Yo-Yo Ma: The BRIC Project 8 p.m. Nov. 11 The world’s most famous cellist will play works from Brazil, Russia, India and China with a group of his talented musical friends.


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Once Chimes of Christmas 2 and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 5 Get into the holiday spirit with this musical and festive show. Featuring performances by various Jacob School of Music ensembles, the event is a staple of Christmastime in Bloomington.


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Going greek? IU is home to one of the largest greek communities in the nation. But with four major councils, which one’s right for you? Here’s a rundown of the nationally recognized greek organizations on campus. IDS FILE PHOTO

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Interfraternity Council Minimum 2.7 GPA Follow @IUBIFC

Minimum 2.7 GPA Follow @IUBPHA More information PHA is composed of 22 sororities that focus on leadership, scholarship, philanthropy and sisterhood. Freshman or sophomore women may seek membership by attending a greek informational meeting. After registering for the PHA recruitment process, each woman will be assigned a recruitment counselor known as a Rho Gamma. IU PHA recruitment does not begin until second semester. This allows women to adjust to college life and develop good study habits before joining sorority life. Rush officially begins Jan. 8 with Open House, or “22 party,” where recruits will visit all 22 PHA chapters. After 22 party, potential members meet with their Rho Gammas and rank their favorite chapters. Women will go through three more stages as they get to know the personalities and values of each chapter. Recruitment finishes with Bid Day, when women are invited into a sorority. Upon accepting the bid, they begin initiation. Former PHA president Anjulia Urasky said there are many benefits to going greek. “You get lifelong friendships, leadership opportunities and a supportive community,” Urasky said via email. “Members of a sorority or fraternity join for life. It’s not just four years.”

IFC is composed of 30 chapters and three colonies, or new greek organizations awaiting official approval by their national fraternity. IFC fraternities are based on brotherhood, leadership, scholarship and service. “Our mantra is if you want to join greek life, we can a find a frat for you,” former Vice President of Recruitment Tom Ault said. After meeting with the Bro Gammas, Ault said it’s their hope that men will come to Dunn Meadow with a short list of fraternities to meet so they can maximize their time at the event. Once potential members sign up with a number of fraternities they’re interested in, they can attend open events, where they’ll go on house tours and meet brothers in a sober setting. Fraternity chapters then extend bids, and once a potential member signs a bid to a specific house, he’ll begin member education, or the pledge process. Men may also choose to rush in the spring. Former IFC president Sean Jordan said he got a lot out of his decision to join a fraternity. “For me, it’s a lot of leadership development, making a big school feel small, finding your niche with a great group of guys and providing a solid foundation to grow as a human being throughout your college career,” Jordan said.



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Nine chapters, one colony Requirements Minimum 2.5 GPA, letters of recommendation, letter of interest, community service hours Follow @IU_MCGC More information contact senior assistant director Lindsay Echols,

Requirements Must have completed at least 12 credit hours with a minimum 2.5 GPA, letters of recommendation, letter of interest, community service hours Follow @NPHC_IU More information contact senior assistant director Lindsay Echols,

MCGC is composed of nine sorority and fraternity chapters and one colony. The chapters identify with a specific race, sexual orientation or religious preference, but students may join any chapter regardless of their race, ethnicity, religion or sexual orientation. All MCGC chapters commit themselves to academic excellence, leadership development and community service. To join a MCGC chapter, interested students can attend an informational session at the beginning of the semester. They will then fill out an application to seek membership to a specific sorority or fraternity. Each chapter runs its recruitment process differently. MCGC senior assistant director Lindsay Echols said there is a distinct benefit to joining a MCGC sorority or fraternity. “MCGC chapters are able to delve in and celebrate other cultures in a predominantly white campus, so members are able to learn about themselves and others,” Echols said. “It’s a wonderful learning opportunity.”

NPHC is composed of nine historically black national sororities and fraternities. However, like MCGC, members do not have to be of a certain race or ethnicity to join. The chapters are founded in philanthropy and service, and they work in the community at local nonprofit organizations like Middle Way House and the Boys and Girls Club. The time frame for rush varies by specific chapter, but those seeking to rush will receive an application and submit for membership after the first informational meeting. The process will repeat in the spring. In addition to the friendships and networking opportunities, Echols also said joining a chapter means making a lasting pledge to the sorority or fraternity. “The thing that sets NPHC apart from other councils is the life-long commitment,” Echols said. “My grandmother is 91-years-old and still a financial member of her sorority.”

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More than a bike race

Meet the man responsible creating the country’s greatest college weekend. By Courtney Robb

It’s known as the greatest college weekend in America, and it all began on a spring day in May 1950. The founder of the Little 500, Howard S. “Howdy” Wilcox, who was the IU Student Foundation executive director at the time, was wandering around campus when he heard the roars of crowds from a few yards across campus while a couple of students were holding a bicycle race. After he discovered these students, Wilcox had an idea. At that time, he was in charge of overseeing fundraising ideas for the foundation. Inspired by the students racing, and his father’s win at the Indianapolis 500, he came up with the idea to hold a bike race. This wasn’t just any normal race. Students would race bicycles to the rules and regulations of the Indianapolis 500. The first race would be held in 1951 and called the “Little 500.” Wilcox, who attended IU as an undergrad in the 1930s, later came to be known as the Father of the Little 500. With more than 60 teams, the race is just as popular now as it

“It’s unique because it’s an event where all the students come together for one awesome activity, and it’s an awesome connection from students to alumni.” Jordan Bailey, Little 500 race director

was in 1951. Little 500 started off with more than 60 teams — adding 38 women’s teams in 1988 — and although we don’t have quite as many today the spectator numbers have exploded from 500 to about 6,000 since 1951, said Jordan Bailey, Little 500 race director. The most important idea about the Little 500 was the money it made for the student foundation, John Schwarb, author of “The Little 500: The Story of the World’s Greatest College Weekend” said. “This sounds hard to believe now, but when Wilcox first took over as IU Foundation executive director, it wasn’t pulling in that much money,” Schwarb said in an email. “He wasn’t sure alumni understood what the Foundation was all about. Maybe he couldn’t change his current alumni base, but he could mold the current students so they could be-

come more active later as adults.” Throughout the years, the race has evolved into the weekend that every alumnus and IU student waits for with the help of important faculty Wilcox members. “I credit Bill Armstrong for fine-tuning the Little 500 into the star-studded, full weekend that it later became, but the origination was all Howdy Wilcox’s,” Schwarb said. The Little 500 isn’t something that is planned overnight. The Student Foundation puts a large time commitment into planning Little 500. The riders don’t take it lightly, either. They practice riding from the fall all the way up until the ride in April. “When I was a student, I was amazed at the time riders and IUSF people put into the event. It’s not just a party you throw together a month ahead of time,” Schwarb said. It’s not just a bike race, but something that allows students and alumni to really come together and connect, Bailey said. “It’s unique because it’s an event where all the students come together for one awesome activity, and it’s an awesome connection from students to alumni,” Bailey said.


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Left Sigma Phi Epsilon rider Nick Torrance gestures at how close the margin of victory was as the riders cross the finish line in Bill Armstrong Stadium. The team edged out Black Key Bulls by .24 seconds to win the 2015 menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Little 500. Top The Kappa Alpha Theta bike team hold a bike up while being announced as the winners of the 2015 womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Little 500 in Bill Armstrong Stadium on April 24.


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Sports to watch IU Athletics has a sport for every kind of fan. Here are some of the sports you should keep an eye on this year. By Brody Miller and Michael Hughes

There are many sports to pay attention to during your time here at IU. We have everything from field hockey to water polo, not to mention the University’s football and basketball programs. Here are some of the sports we think will be important to watch in the coming year.

Men’s Soccer The quest for a ninth star. That is what IU will be starting this August after a season in which the Hoosiers entered the NCAA Tournament as the fifth overall seed, but exited in the second round. IU’s nine national titles are the second most of any soccer program in the country, the most belonging to St. Louis, who haven’t won a title since the Hoosiers started playing the game. Current IU Coach Todd Yeagley is the son of “The Godfather” of college soccer, Jerry Yeagley, who was the coach for six of IU’s eight national titles. Todd, who played as a Hoosier for four seasons, was the coach for IU’s last national title in 2012. The Hoosiers return midfielders Tanner Thompson and Femi Hollinger-Janzen, the two best Hoosiers going towards the opponents goal last season. IU also returns its man in goal, Colin Webb, who was one of the best goalkeepers in the Big Ten last season. The Hoosiers figure to start the season in the top 10 nationally, making the already raucous Hoosiers Army even crazier at Bill Armstrong Stadium.

Baseball In recent years, the one of the most successful IU teams has been baseball. After years of futility at the bottom of the Big Ten,

the Hoosiers visited Omaha for the College World Series for the first time in program history in 2013. In 2014, the Hoosiers entered the tournament as a national seed, but lost on a walk-off home run in the regional tournament at Bart Kaufman Field in Bloomington, the beautiful new home for the Hoosiers. This spring, the Hoosiers reloaded after losing multiple player to the Major League Baseball Draft, and figure to make some noise again in 2015’s NCAA tournament. Next season, the Hoosiers should once again be nationally prominent in IU Coach Chris Lemonis’ second season in Bloomington, with many talented players returning at both the plate and on the mound to couple with a strong incoming freshman class.

Women’s basketball Less than a year ago, IU Coach Teri Moren was inheriting a young team without the benefit of time to get to know her players much before the season. Four transfer departures later, Moren is attempting to put her own stamp on this program. She will bring in some much needed size with incoming freshmen Danielle Williams and Kym Royster, and already has three transfer players joining the team. There is Marquette guard Tia Elbert, who will have to sit out a year due to transfer rules, and junior college transfers Victoria Kemokai and Tyshee Towner, who will be available right away. With the return of IU’s young core players like rising sophomore guards Tyra Buss and Jess Walter and rising junior Alexis Gassion, the Hoosiers will have plenty of talent. The issue may be that last year’s lack of experience will ring true once again. This year we will begin to see more of how Moren wants to run this team with a full offseason of preparation.


Top Junior Evan Bell and senior Brad Hartong celebrate during the May 21 game against Ohio State in the Big Ten Tournament in Minneapolis. The Hoosiers beat the Buckeyes 5-3. Bottom left Femi Hollinger-Janzen dribbles the ball on Oct. 19, 2014 at Bill Armstrong Stadium. Bottom right Sophomore guard Alexis Gassion attempts a layup during the Jan. 11 game against Wisconsin. Gassion scored seven points and recovered 16 rebounds helping the Hoosiers win 69-52.

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Orchestra (FREE!) With the Philharmonic, Symphony, Chamber, University, and Baroque orchestras, directed by a surprisingly large group of conductors, you’ll always find something to grab your attention.

Jazz Bands & Combos (FREE!) The IU tradition of performances in the Musical Arts Center (MAC) on Monday night continues with leadership from jazz masters Brent Wallarab, Wayne Wallace, and Michael Spiro. And don’t miss the jazz combos!

World Music (FREE!) A growing number of world music performances from many departments spice the air. Watch out for the Latin American Popular Music Ensemble, the International Vocal Ensemble, and the Percussion Ensembles!

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Dunn Meadow: a gathering space In 1962, the IU Board of Trustees designated Dunn Meadow as the only space on campus for spontaneous free speech. Through the years, it’s become a gathering place for students. Different groups have used the meadow — each expressing their own wishes and remembrances in a single, historical space. For a detailed look at the history of Dunn Meadow, visit


Concerts Girl Talk performs in 2009 to a crowd in Dunn Meadow. The Victoria’s Secret B-Town Bash transformed Dunn Meadow in to a scene

more reminiscent of a full-fledged music festival than that of a Midwestern college campus.


Classes In 2009. then-junior Zach Carr uses his feet and some hidden sticks as an

easel to prop up his ink drawing during a fine arts class in Dunn Meadow. Students in Sonia Lea’s Fundamental Studio-Drawing section conducted class outside to enjoy the near-perfect weather.


Demonstrations Students march in Dunn Meadow to protest

the war in Vietnam in 1969.


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Leisure In 2014, students participate in Rent-A-Puppy Day in Dunn Meadow. Some of the puppies are as young as one-month-old. The Lutheran Campus Ministry at IU partnered with the Monroe County animal shelter for the annual event.

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Campus directors discuss art at IU Experimental film, cultural explorations and art exhibits are a few of the activities students have access to during their time at IU. The directors and administrators of some of the art hubs on campus offer several of their suggestions for anyone interested in an artistic experience. made their country thrive economically and artistically.” For more information regarding hours and exhibits, go to

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IU Art Museum Director Heidi Gealt said she has a few favorite exhibits that she thinks “speak to the human condition.” “On the third floor, you will find an Olmec Vessel from Santa Cruz, Mexico, in the form of an Old Woman which was made well over three thousand years ago. It is an unforgettable image of old age and suffering. On our second floor we have a sculpture made in Japan about a thousand years ago which shows a little boy, Prince Shokotu Taishi, age 2, who was venerated as the reincarnation of the Buddha. Here is a 2-year-old in perfect composure and peace — so endearing. On the first floor, you will find a small, tenderly painted likeness of a lady by Gerard ter Borch, the Dutch 17th century master. This middle-aged woman is so honestly described that you feel like you are meeting one of the Dutch citizens who

Mathers Museum of World Cultures Jason Jackson, director of the Mathers Museum, gives a preview of one exhibit that he said he believes accurately introduces patrons to the museum’s mission. “Our ‘What is Culture?’ exhibition is a great gateway to the many special exhibitions that we host year-round. ‘What is Culture?’ provides an overview of our rich collections from around the world while answering a big question that every new Hoosier should ponder while settling into our culturally rich campus and city.” For more information regarding the museum’s collections and hours, go to IDS FILE PHOTO

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The Kinsey Institute Catherine Johnson-Roehr, curator of arts, artifacts and photographs, said the wide range of material Kinsey has to offer is not to be missed on a visit to IU. “The Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction, founded by IU professor Alfred Kinsey in 1947, houses one of the world’s largest collections of sexual art and artifacts, as well as books, magazines, manuscripts, and film. Although our materials may not be of interest to every visitor, we hope that many come to Morrison Hall to check out our unique exhibitions, which change every semester. Whenever people choose to visit, they will find a mix of vintage and contemporary artwork, photographs and rare books on display throughout the Institute.” For more information regarding the institute, visit

Grunwald Gallery of Art Director Elizabeth Stirrat takes pride in the work of IU’s Masters students, whose work is prominently displayed throughout the year. “Gallery visitors should absolutely see the three different MFA Thesis Shows at the Grunwald Gallery. These shows feature the work of graduating masters of fine arts students and are their final public


accomplishment before they receive their degree. These exhibits occur between spring break and the end of the school year in the spring. The exhibits are well-conceived, ambitious exhibits of work in all media. The artists have planned and designed their shows based on their experiences in the School of Fine Arts Studio Program.” For more information, visit

IU Cinema Director Jon Vickers encouraged seeing a film at the cinema, which has seen a good deal of praise from some notable visitors over the years. “Meryl Streep has called it ‘one of the finest projection houses I have ever seen’ and Werner Herzog said it’s ‘one of the best in the Midwest, or perhaps in the country.’ ” Additionally, the films selected at the Cinema — such as “Blade Runner,”“Amélie,” and “The Salvation” — show off its stateofthe- art systems. “If you’ve seen a big movie at the Cinema, then take a chance on something that you’ve never heard of — especially if a filmmaker is in attendance.” For information about showings and special features, visit


The exhibitions Footsteps of a Stranger: Shoes from Cultures Around the World at Mathers Museum of World Cultures in 2013.

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Culture centers provide diversity


Students reach out for packets of paint powder thrown down by organizers of the Holi Festival, an event sponsored by the Asian Culture Center. Holi is a Hindu celebration that marks the coming of spring.

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Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center

400 E. Seventh St. The Office of International Studies offers cultural, social and educational programs to support international students on the IU campus. It also puts on programs and events for all kinds of student groups.

275 N. Jordan Ave. The Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center aims to raise awareness of issues African Americans face. It is named after the first male and female black students to graduate from IU, Marcellus Neal and Frances Marshall.

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La Casa Latino Cultural Center

730 E. Third St. The Hillel Center strives to make sure Jewish students on campus have a home away from home. According to the center’s website, it is dedicated to helping Jewish students express their culture in traditional and creative ways. The center contains workout facilities, learning resources and kosher dining facilities. It also provides Shabbat dinner and holiday meals.

715 E. Seventh St. La Casa is a home away from home for many Latino and non-Latino students across campus. The center promotes academic excellence, personal growth and cultural pride through support services and programming. In addition, it works as an advocacy office and link for Latinos, and the center puts on film screenings, lecture series and cultural activities.

First Nations Educational and Cultural Center 400 Sunrise Drive The First Nations Educational and Cultural Center assists in connecting students and building a Native-American community within IU. According to its website, the center attempts to create a “free zone” where all supporters of First Nations, regardless of race, can come together.

Asian Culture Center 807 E. 10th St. The Asian Culture Center aims to promote understanding of Asian and Asian-American cultures, history and issues. Look for the ACC to be represented around campus, and watch for its programs during the year, such as the “Over a Cup of Tea” lecture series, a celebration of Asian Pacific Heritage Month and a free Asian language learning program.

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Let’s talk about sex Browse the world-famous Kinsey Institute By Hannah Alani

PHOTOS COURTESY OF IU ARCHIVES IU ARCHIVES Alfred Kinsey with research assistants Clyde Martin, Wardell Pomeroy in 1947.

The year was 1938, and Dr. Alfred Kinsey engaged a packed auditorium of anxious students in conversation about a taboo topic: sex. Decades later, Kinsey’s devotion to studying human sexuality and shattering the silence on sexual health is illuminated in the halls of the Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender and Reproduction and continues to inspire and inform IU students, the Bloomington community and the world. The Kinsey Institute is the world’s leading sexuality and sexual health research center Jennifer Bass, Kinsey Communications Director, said. “As you go around the world, people might know the Kinsey Institute and might not even know Indiana University,” Bass said. “It takes time for some students to know that we’re even here.” In addition to its research and educational programs, the Institute has rotating art exhibits that change in theme each semester.

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“I love going and looking at it. I think I’m always surprised by something I see just because you see things produced more than a hundred years ago that you never thought about existing then.” Susannah Beckman, junior gender studies major

“There’s so much amazing art at the Kinsey Institute that you won’t get to see anywhere else,” Beckman said. “It’s a great opportunity to see the new shows and to see as much of it as possible.” Visitors can be assured that there will always be art for them to see when they come to Morrison Hall. “The unique thing is that our shows change,” Johnson-Roehr said. “Somebody who came here last year will see something different when they come back.” The Institute has recently shifted its research focus to studying the biology of sex and relationships, Bass said. “The focus has been on sexuality and why people make decisions on what they do with their sex lives,” Bass said. “Now, it’s getting more to the biological basis of love and nurture.” Other topics being explored by current research at the Institute includes studying sexual assault on campus, hormonal contraceptives in various environments and long-term relationships versus “hookups,” Bass said. “It’s a scholarship all on its own and a language all on its own,” Bass said. “It’s really profound.” For more information, visit


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Do the ‘rents prefer Guinness, or craft beer?

Do you want to sit outside?

Craft beers



Are you 21?

Who are you eating dinner with?


No Scholar’s Inn




Hot dog stand Yes

Delivery or out on the town? On the town Have any money left?

Date Date night, out with friends or late night munchies? Munchies



Is the game on?





In the mood for Italian?


College Mall

Casa Brava

Want Mexican?


Do you want dancing, live music or hanging out?



No Yes The Bishop

Want Greek? No


Cover charge? No Dancing Live music



Something different

Go to a show or something more laid-back?

Drinking games? No Beer enthusiast?

No Check the IMU


Show time! Bluebird Rhino’s

Hanging out

Want to spend money on... Comedy?




Comedy Attic Yes



Mr. Hibachi

Yes Are you 21?

Do you like fried pickles?



Yogi’s Bar and Grill


Trojan Horse

Kirkwood or College Mall?



Sink the Biz at Nick’s

The Tap Yes Kilroy’s on Kirkwood

No Flicks at the Whitt

IU Cinema

Mooch off of your friend



Grazie! Probably best to start with dinner


Feeling adventurous?


Finch’s Brasserie



Thai or Turkish?



Really? Don’t expect a second date.


Do you own a car?

Are you a cheap date?

Do you have meal points?

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Siam House


No Rachael’s Cafe

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Talking campus safety IU Police Department chief offers tips on staying safe during your time at IU. By Holly Hays

What’s the difference between IUPD and BPD?

It’s important that you feel safe and are safe during your time here at IU. The IU Police Department operates on campus with a fleet of 13 vehicles and 39 full-time officers plus around 70 part-time officers and cadets. It’s also important to remember that you have many resources at IU that work together to keep you safe. We caught up with IUPD Chief Laury Flint to get the 4-1-1 on when you should dial 9-1-1.

IUPD’s primary area of jurisdiction is the IU campus, while Bloomington Police Department’s primary area of jurisdiction is the surrounding city.

Who should I contact first in the event that I feel unsafe? Please contact IUPD first and immediately if you feel unsafe for any reason.

What options do I have to get a safe ride home on campus? Safety Escort ( is a student-run transportation service for IU Bloomington students and staff as an alternative to walking alone at night. Safety Escort is funded through IU Parking Services, so there is no cost to ride. Hours are Sunday through Thursday from 8 p.m. to 1:45 a.m., and Friday/Saturday 8 p.m. to 11:45 p.m. Call (812) 855-SAFE (855-7233) for a ride. While summer classes are in session, hours are 8 p.m. to 11:45 p.m. seven days a week. The service stops taking calls before closing time if its call capacity is reached for the night. Last spring the service went mobile by allowing Android and Apple device users to arrange for rides using the TapRide app. There are also several taxi services in Bloomington whose rates vary depending on the distance travelled.

What are those blue lights I see spread across campus? The blue lights have a (red) button that can be pressed to immediately call 911 in the event of an emergency. The location of the blue light is automatically communicated to the police. Blue lights also have the capability of allowing a caller to dial a local number in a nonemergency situation.

What is IUPD? IUPD is Indiana University’s very own police department that operates all day, every day.


Laury Flint

Do you have any suggestions for how I can stay safest on campus? If you see something that makes you feel uneasy or you consider to be unsafe, call 911 immediately. IUPD would rather respond and find that there is no problem than not receive a call. IUPD offers several safety programs and group presentations, including the Rape Aggression Defense course. See indiana. edu/~iupd/communityPrograms.html for more information. Students are also encouraged to talk to police officers anytime, not just when there is a problem. Part-time officers are full-time students at IU Bloomington who also completed the IU Police Academy to become fully sworn Indiana law enforcement officers. Many of them live in and/or work at the campus dormitories.


Are there social media accounts to follow to stay on top of campus safety? It is important to keep contact information current for the university’s IU Notify emergency alert system. Students can do this by logging into and conducting a search for IU Notify. IU Notify is used for two types of notices: emergency notifications warn students when they need to take immediate action to avoid danger, and crime alerts warn of ongoing threats or concerns of which students should be aware such as a sexual assault. Texts are the quickest way to receive the time-sensitive emergency notifications, so students should include their cell phone numbers with their IU Notify contact information. The Bloomington Police Department has a Facebook page (Bloomington Police Department) and Twitter account @BltgINPolice that students, especially those living off-campus, might find useful.

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Anatomy of the freshman By Griffin Leeds

Ah yes, freshmanus sapiens. Of all of the class standing creatures of college, this species is the easiest to point out in the field. During your first weeks at IU, you’re going to stand out. A lot of people will make you feel like there’s a stigma to being a freshman, that it’s something you should be ashamed about. I say scrap that mindset. Every single student at IU was a once freshman.


Freshmen get called out for being freshmen because they haven’t figured out college yet. Not looking like a freshman is about looking confident instead of incompetent. There will be some telltale signs of the freshman that indicate you haven’t quite got the hang of campus yet. If avoiding those giveaways will make you feel more at ease, feel free to review the anatomy of the classic freshman.

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The school and its many organizations will try to drown you in free stuff. Let them. Free stuff is great. However, exercise some moderation and don’t deck yourself in said free stuff until a few weeks into classes.


You’re no longer under the watch of your legal guardians. That said, being showy with a cig perched behind your ear and a tragic smattering of patchy peach fuzz across your face advertises that you don’t quite yet know how to handle your freedom.


The map thing is tricky. There’s no more blatant indicator that you’re trying to not get lost, but foregoing one means you might end up looking lost because you are actually lost. Keep a map on your person and find a bathroom stall to re-orient yourself when necessary.


Many new students are also new laundrydoers who fall victim to mishaps. Don’t panic. There’s statistical certainty that there’s at least one laundry wizard on your floor. Find the laundry wizard. Let the laundry wizard teach you their ways.



Part of the drastic lifestyle shift that is part of moving to the IU campus is that you will be doing a lot more walking than you did in your former life. Your favorite pair of ratty canvas shoes? No. Footwear with ankle and arch support for long, humid cross-campus treks? Yes.


Unless you are heading to a sporting event or the Traditions and Spirit of IU rally, leave the candy-stripes in their glass shrine in your room.



Being proud of your alma high school is charming, but wearing your high school class ring says that you peaked early. In the same way that everyone at IU was once a freshman, just about everyone was once in high school.

This guide would be inadequate without addressing the keys and student ID on a lanyard around your neck. Keeping the lanyard will save you stress and money if you’re prone to losing things. But for the love of Herman B Wells, do not wear it around your neck. Keep it in your backpack.



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Worst-case scenario survival guide: IU edition By Dianne Osland

Welcome to the wild, er, college. Whether you’re navigating the halls of Ballantine Hall or the tables of Wright Food Court, you’re bound to come across dangerous, disappointing and downright awkward situations. Here’s how to survivee — and prevent — three common scenarios narios you may face in your first year.

Housing You had your heart set on McNutt because your sister told you it was the only place to live if you wanted a social life. Your housing assignment arrives: Forest. est.

What to do Don’t immediately think your freshman year is ruined. There’s not one specifically “social dorm,” there are just social people. And they’re not housed in only one building — they’re your neighbors down the hall. Find the good in each neighborhood. Forest, Read and Rose are all on Third Street near major academic buildings so you’ll have a shorter walk to class. Central dorms are by the Wells Library and the SRSC, and

Northwest residents have quick access to the stadium and Assembly Hall. If you’re lucky enough to land in one of the three dorms without air conditioning, don’t sweat it. Just remember, you can always bring fans, and summer doesn’t last long in Indiana. Take advantage of AC in your dorm’s center building or make fast friends — there’s no small talk like complaining compla about the weather. wea Give it a G few months. m you’re still If you unhappy with unhap housing, your h have the you hav opportunity opport at the end of first submit a semester to sub housing change request form. If you must call Fee Lane home, RPS does allow residents to move rooms before winter break if there is available space.

Preventative measures This could very well be the one and only time you’ll live in the close quarters of a double dorm room on a floor of 50 other

people who might become your family away from home. Enjoy it.

Scheduling You’ve painstakingly picked out the perfect class schedule for your first semester. Hello, three-day weekends and History of Rock ’n’ Roll Music. But as you log onto OneStart to click “enroll,” you’re faced with MWF 8 a.m. classes and 20-person deep waitlists.

What to do That rock ’n’ roll class has already enrolled the maximum number of students. But don’t stash away those AC/DC albums yet — check the “waitlist” option. If students decide to drop out during the first week of classes and you’re high enough up on the waitlist, you’ll automatically be enrolled. Just remember you’re not guaranteed a spot even if

you’re wait-listed, so have a back-up class in mind. Remember you have four (or five, or six) years at IU. Just because you couldn’t enroll in a certain class this fall doesn’t mean you won’t graduate in time or have the chance to take a yoga class for credit. Set several alarms and make a friend. If you couldn’t avoid the dreaded 8 a.m. finite math course, get to know your classmates. They’ll keep you accountable for showing up and keep you updated in case you hit that snooze button one too many times.

Preventative measures There’s not much you can do to change this first semester, but it’s a different story come spring. You won’t start scheduling until late October or November, but make sure you visit your adviser before that time. Many schools won’t let you enroll in spring classes until you’ve had an advising meeting.

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Orienter 2015 Review your preassigned enrollment date listed in the Student Center section of OneStart. On that exact day and time, you’ll be able to enroll in classes. Remember when Fall Out Boy’s comeback tour sold out in nine minutes? Instead of competing for a ticket, you’re competing for that final seat in Psych 101. Don’t miss it.

39 It’s easier to control your emotions when you’re looking right at your roommate instead of your computer screen. Stay away from talking about sex and focus on talking about the real issue: respecting shared space. Avoid calling your roommate anything derogatory. Even if you do think he or she is trashy, judging his or her actions only makes the situation worse.

Sexiling Your last class just ended, and you’re heading home to study for your A215 exam. Opening the door to your dorm room, you hear heavy breathing coming from your roommate’s bed. Turns out he or she is already studying some basic human anatomy.

What to do Make a swift exit. Find shelter until it is safe to return to your residence. Having a conversation while your roommate is occupied probably isn’t the best idea. Wait until the next day, when you’ve cooled off and your roommate isn’t as ... distracted. The next day, have a conversation face-toface — not through texts or Facebook chat.

Preventative measures Create a communication system with your roommate. Symbols like a tie on the door invite your neighbors to know your business. Be more cryptic with a coded note on the door that says something like “I’m studying” to keep the rest of the world out of the loop. Schedule times in advance you and your roommate can have private time in the room, though that isn’t always a solution for last-minute hookups. By Stephanie Doctrow and Caitlin Peterkin

Real talk: from a former RA

By Griffin Leeds

Let’s cut to the chase. You’re going to have a resident assistant, but you don’t know what to expect. Every RA is going to be different, but you’re worried that they’re strict and out to get you in trouble. Speaking as a former RA with some experience under my belt, here’s what I can tell you. We know so much more about what you’re up to than you think we do. The RA position is one of the most competitive student jobs at IU. They take a class about being the best RA they can be before they even start interviews. Some people get cut from consideration before stepping foot in the RA class. So many people apply, which allows RPS to be very selective. Consequentially, dummies don’t slip through the cracks easily. Your RA is probably busier than you. That isn’t to deter you from approaching your RA for advice or help. What it does mean is that they don’t have time to be the floor police 24/7. We don’t go looking for reasons to write you up. Sometimes you get a

God-complex case, but it’s uncommon. Your RA is probably not one of those. The paperwork we have to do after writing someone up is tedious and detailed and we’re often filling them out after incidents taking place at the wee hours of the morning. We aren’t going to write you up unless we have to. So when do we have to? RA’s rarely do the job exclusively for the money, but it’s a major selling point to the job. So, we’re not going to turn a blind eye to something if it means risking losing our free room and board, meal plan and $1,500 stipend. If you’re being written up, you must have done something incredibly stupid. Here’s the secret. Don’t be a disruption or a danger to yourself or others. And if you do get in trouble for doing something dumb, your RA won’t suddenly hate you. Your RA probably wants to like you. The job is easier that way. An RA is living with and in charge of several dozen strangers. Liking their residents is going to make it more worthwhile. RAs will go the extra lengths to like their residents. So, as long as you aren’t disrespectful and excessively disobedient, you and your RA are going to get along great.



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Finding your faith By Anthony Broderick |

Here is a sample of religious organizations in Bloomington. You can also visit the Campus Religious Leaders Association website at or the IDS religious directory at for a more extensive selection.

Catholic St. Paul Catholic Church Where: 1413 E. 17th St.

Episcopal Anglican Episcopal (Anglican) Campus Ministry Where: 719 E. Seventh St.

Baha’i Baha’i Association of Indiana University and Baha’i Faith Community Center. Where: 424 S. College Mall Rd.

Baptist Baptist Collegiate Ministry

Buddhist (Tibetan) Tibetan Mongolian Buddhist Cultural Center and Kumbum Chamste Ling Temple Where: 3655 Snoddy Rd.

Evangelical Evangelical Community Church Where: 503 S. High St.

Jewish Hillel Foundation and Helene G. Simon Hillel Center Where: 730 E. Third St.

Korean Methodist Church Church of Jesus Love (Korean) Where: 219 E. Fourth St.

Lutheran University Lutheran Church Where: 607 E. Seventh St.

Muslim Islamic Center of Bloomington Where: 1925 E. Atwater Avenue

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Bloomington Institute of Religion Where: 333 S. Highland Ave.

Unitarian Universalist Unitarian Universalist Church and Campus Ministry Where: 2120 N. Fee Lane


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Feeling under the weather? IU’s health center can help By Alex Rast

Get tested

The IU Health Center offers many services for IU students who need medical assistance, such as full service appointments, a walk-in clinic, a pharmacy, lab tests and x-rays, physical examinations and allergy shots. Here is a list of services that could be beneficial to you.

Full service appointment or walk-in clinic The medical clinic is staffed with physicians and nurses, and scheduled appointments or walk-ins are available. Appointment services encompass the full range of family practice medical care, including physical examinations. Appointments can be scheduled up to two weeks in advance. Students are asked to cancel appointments no later than two hours prior. The walk-in clinic is available for students with emergency medical needs. Such typical needs include fevers, sore throats, coughs and injuries. Students will be seen in order of arrival or based on the severity of the problem.

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The IU Health Center Laboratory is the only local location where counseling and HIV testing are performed on-site. Results for the HIV test are available the same day. It also offers testing for common STIs such as chlamydia, which is often asymptomatic and can go undetected. The test used in the lab is quite sensitive and can detect infection early. If you want to be tested for chlamydia or other STIs, set up an appointment by calling 812-855-7688.

Pharmacy The IU Pharmacy is located within the Health Center. It accepts many prescription cards. The pharmacy also has three full-time pharmacists who are always available to answer questions. As well as giving discounts to students for some services, the pharmacy also stocks over-the-counter medications like cough drops, cold medicine and eye drops.

Immunization/allergy The Health Center offers a variety of vaccines, often at reasonable prices. Influenza vaccinations are made available prior to flu season. In order to encourage all students to get flu shots, the flu shots are priced as low as possible.


Allergy shots are also available and are administered based on the student, following instructions given by the student’s allergist.

Counseling and psychological services CAPS is a professionally staffed counseling service that offers individual, group and couples counseling. Any kind of concern can be discussed in confidence with one of the counselors. Depression, anxiety, feelings of inadequacy, sexual issues, substance abuse and problems of academic functioning are some of the

concerns students often address through counseling. CAPS is located on the fourth floor of the Health Center. The IU Health Center is located at 600 N. Jordan Ave. Hours of operation are 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday and Thursday and 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. The Health Center is also open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on some select Saturdays during the fall and spring semesters. For more information, visit

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Campus through the seasons IU is consistently ranked among the most beautiful college campuses in the country, and it’s not hard to see why. Here’s a look at IU throughout the year.


Fall Senior Wanda Krieger and her friend Rachel Baszynski walk down 7th Street on Oct. 12, 2014. Baszynki was visiting Krieger from out of town.



People wish the men’s basketball team good luck at the 2012 NCAA tournament against Kentucky in a video shoot.


Summer Then-freshmen Laura Kruse and Nathan Johnson lounge in the

Winter Students battle in a 2009 snow ball fight in Dunn Meadow. IU canceled classes that year due to snow, and Monroe

Arboretum in August 2008.

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Words of wisdom

“Campus life might present challenges for both domestic and international students. At IU, students can find a number of resources that will assist them with those challenges and help ease the transition. It is important that students make the most of their experience by reaching out and becoming involved. There are hundreds of student organizations on campus that students can join and seek leadership opportunities that will help them grow professionally and personally. By finding a balance between academics and getting involved, students can enhance their experience as IU students.”

Leaders from across campus offer advice on how to prepare for the first year at IU. From the practical to the philosophical, they’ve got you covered.

“I would encourage students to be open in healthy ways to discovering their own sexuality, but also to value and respect the differences they encounter among their peers. Getting to know new people and understanding their identities makes for a full and rich college experience. Don’t assume everyone is the same and don’t be afraid to ask questions in a respectful way. When people are approached in such a manner, they are most often delighted to tell their stories.”

Sandy Britton, associate director for international student life, Office of International Services

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“One, always remember why you are here — to learn and grow. That should be a priority and guide what you do the next four years. Two, surround yourself with people that will support and have a positive influence in your life. Three, never be afraid or embarrassed to ask for help. You are not the only one who will seek help, and that is why faculty and staff are here. Four, never be afraid or embarrassed to go beyond your comfort zone. College is the best place to be challenged and explore the unknown.”

“Take the time to really think about this experience. Don’t get so caught up in the day to day that you forget to FEEL the history and culture of the IU campus. Take advantage of the unusual and unique opportunities that you will never get elsewhere. The students who clearly get the most out of their college experience have seemed, to me, to be those who have variety in their life: in academics, in involvement, and in their social lives. They explore. They challenge themselves. They ask questions. And they are happier for it.” Melanie Payne, senior associate director of First Year Experiences and director of New Student Orientation

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MEET THE ADMINISTRATION IU’s big three, redefined Lauren Robel, provost and executive vice president

By Katie Dawson |


he IU administration is made up of more than 100 administrative offices and services, each of which carries out a different task. With so many departments, sometimes it’s hard to remember who does what. But who runs the University? Here’s a brief introduction to the University’s top three administrators.

Robel was officially appointed to the provost position on July 1, 2012. The provost serves as the University’s Chief Academic Officer, overseeing and advancing the interests of undergraduate, graduate and professional education. Robel is the Val Nolan Professor of Law, and she served as dean of the Maurer School of Law from 2003-2011. Robel graduated summa cum laude from Maurer Law and earned her bachelor’s degree with honors from Auburn University. The provost office is located in Bryan Hall Room 100. Her email address is

Michael A. McRobbie, president McRobbie was appointed as IU’s 18th president by the IU Board of Trustees on July 1, 2007. As president, McRobbie is responsible for each of IU’s eight campuses, which has an approximate total budget of $2.7 billion, more than 16,000 faculty and staff and about 100,000 students. McRobbie, a native of Australia, received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Queensland and his doctoral degree from the Australian National University. To contact the Office of the President, call 812-855-4613, email or visit

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Harold “Pete” Goldsmith, dean of students Goldsmith became dean of students in 2009 after overseeing student affairs and enrollment at Kent State University. He received his undergraduate and doctoral degrees from IU. “The dean of students leads the Division of Students Affairs,” Goldsmith said. “We provide direct support services for students, try to remove barriers for students and provide programs that enhance students’ educational experience.” The dean’s office can be found in the Indiana Memorial Union. His phone number is 812-855-8187, or email

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A distinguished campus: famous IU alumni Today IU boasts more than 600,000 living alumni. Some names and faces of IU alums are more familiar than others. Here are a few, past and present, you might recognize.

Student and was part of the Singing Hoosiers.

Joshua Bell A Bloomington native, Bell is a Grammy award-winning violinist. In 2007, the Jacobs School of Music alumnus joined the faculty as a senior lecturer.

Evan Bayh Evan is the son of former United States Senator Birch Bayh, and he followed in his father’s political footsteps. After serving as governor of Indiana from 1989 to 1997, the 1978 Kelley School of Business graduate was a U.S. Senator from 1999 to 2011.

Mark Spitz This Olympic gold medalist swimmer, who won seven medals in 1972, has only been surpassed by Michael Phelps, who won eight in 2008. While at IU, Spitz trained with legendary coach James "Doc" Counsilman and won eight individual NCAA titles.

Booker T. Jones The leader of Stax’s house band Booker T. & the MGs spent much of his IU career driving between Bloomington and Memphis, Tenn., to play with his band on the weekends. The award-winning composer of “Green Onions” was IU’s 2012 spring commencement speaker, where he also received an honorary doctorate degree from the Jacobs School of Music.

Carmichael worked with the likes of Louis Armstrong. His most notable works are “Stardust” and “Georgia On My Mind.” A statue of the musician can be found near the entrance to the IU Cinema.

Hoagy Carmichael

Ryan Murphy

This famous jazz pianist and composer attended IU’s Maurer School of Law and earned his degree in 1926.

Murphy has worked on TV shows such as “Nip/Tuck,”“Glee” and “American Horror Story.” While at IU, he wrote for the Indiana Daily

Kevin Kline Hoagy Carmichael


Suzanne Collins

This Academy Award-winning actor came to IU to study classical piano. He later attended the Julliard School in New York City.

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Suzanne Collins After graduating from IU with a double major in drama and telecommunications, Collins worked on several Nickelodeon shows, including “Clarissa Explains It All." Recently, she’s seen major success as the author of “The Hunger Games” series.

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By Caitlin Ryan

Buying at a bookstore tends to be the most expensive option. Although there are a variety of alternatives, some students still prefer the traditional way. However, with the help of the Internet, students now have the option to rent or buy books online, and they can even purchase them in the form of e-books.

Should I rent? Renting textbooks is a fairly recent trend among university students as a cheap alternative to purchasing books. Both the IU Bookstore and TIS offer this option, in addition to local retailer TXT Book Rental and websites like PROS Renting a textbook is cheaper than purchasing one, and you don’t have to keep a book that you don’t want. According to TIS, renting textbooks usually saves you 60

percent off the list price of the book. CONS Rental books have to be kept in good condition, so you can’t write in them as much.

Should I buy online? Buying online can also save money, especially with popular websites like amazon. com. They advertise big discounts on new and used textbooks, and they even offer free shipping for students. PROS You can do it from the comfort of your own living room, and it might save you some money. CONS If you order your books online, you have to wait for them to arrive.

Should I get e-books? Once you’ve decided whether you want to buy online or rent, you can also choose whether you’d like traditional books or

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e-books, which can be read on a portable device, such as a Kindle or a NOOK. However, most of the e-books are formatted to be read on a computer screen. PROS Having an eTextbook on your computer saves some space and weight in your backpack. CONS Looking at a computer all the time can be a bad habit, especially for your eyes.

How can you save money? Go to class before you buy your books. You’ve heard this one before from your upperclassman friends and everyone else who has ever suffered through a lecture with an expensive, but thoroughly unopened, book. “Everyone gets mad as sophomores because the books are seen as a bad investment,” TIS textbook manager Tim Lloyd said.

Don’t do that to yourself. Besides trying to buy used and rent books, here are some other tips. Split the cost. If you can, try to take those basic, big lecture classes with a friend or roommate so you can split the cost on those big-item books. And also to survive the boredom, of course. Use the library. We have one of the most extensive library systems in the country — use it. Especially if you need fiction or nonfiction books for literature or other liberal arts classes. Consider an older edition. A lot of students get slammed because the department recently adopted the newest edition and require all students to buy it. A lot of times, especially with history and science books, the new editions have very minimal changes, so you can get away with an older one. Be careful with this one, though, and watch out for different page numbers or changes in homework problems.

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Choosing where to study in Bloomington means knowing how you like to study. Group thinkers don’t have much fun in quiet locations, and wallflowers can be terrified by the sheer size of the Herman B Wells Library. Knowing who you are, or just how you like to absorb information, will make life easier when crunch time rolls around.

The dorms Your humble bedroom is the “square one” of freshman year. Everything you do — eat, sleep, get into arguments — will happen in this cubic room. It takes a perfectionist to study here without distraction. Pros If you’re the sort of left-brained, organizational wizard who can’t be distracted, no matter what, then crack open a soda and get going. You don’t have to travel far, and you’re always near snacks in your dorm room. Cons Your neighbors might not always be so courteous. It might be study time for you, but it could always be Metallica time for them.

like the Statue of Liberty: “Bring me your tired, your huddled masses...” The Wells Library, which stretches to the skies near 10th and Jordan streets, is the standard in IU academics. It’s not uncommon to see this place filled during midterms. Group projects flock here as a central campus meeting point, yet there are hundreds of computers for individual students in need of software resources, 24 hours a day. Pros There’s a food court, air-conditioning and one of the largest library stacks in the nation ready to facilitate your learning. Cons It’s a booming, brutalist building filled with strangers. Come with caffeine and a can-do attitude.

Local coffeeshops Bloomington has its fair share of local coffeeshops stocked with Wi-Fi and great music. What each shop will provide you, however, can vary. Some patrons might be there solely to gawk or play music. Pros Great organic coffee, supporting local business, a caffeine buzz like you wouldn’t believe. Cons The off-chance your study night is “Bohemian Music Open Mic Cavalcade.”


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and Grant streets, this library is significantly quieter and easier to navigate than Wells. It’s also a short walk from the Sample Gates. Pros The clandestine “reading room” is an introvert’s paradise. Cons Located far away from dorms

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disappear. Dunn Meadow is a place for socializing and discussion, but the Arboretum can easily be mistaken for a Shangri-La. Grab a towel and your textbooks, because this campus is a giant study lounge under the sun (winter excluded). Pros Working on a suntan, vitamin D, improved mood Cons Wasps, errant frisbees

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We put together some tips and tricks on how to fight the homesick blues. By Holly Hays

You’re in a new place. You’re on your own. For the first time ever, you’re getting to call the shots and make the decisions about what you’re doing with your time. This exciting, new-found independence comes as a perk of being a freshman in college. But what happens when you’re sitting alone in your dorm on a Friday night and you realize you’re sitting in your dorm alone on a Friday night? This is where homesickness creeps in. It hits. And it hits hard. Making the adjustment from high school to college is difficult. Not just academically, but socially and emotionally, as well. Not only are you adjusting to a new class schedule, academically challenging classes and are perhaps outside of your comfort zone, but you have to be away from your family, too. Maybe you’re missing your mom, your dad, your sibling or your pet and you’re feeling a little down and out. The first thing you should know is that homesickness is perfectly normal. There’s a good chance you’re experiencing things now that you’ve never had to experience before, so wanting to go home is a natural reaction. Homesickness is all part of the adjustment process. The second thing you should know about homesickness is that it’s absolutely temporary. Homesickness lasts as long as you let it. Who says you should stay in your dorm and worry about what’s going on back home when there’s a whole world of possibilities out there for you to explore? Melanie Payne, director of New Student Orientation, said homesickness is more common among freshmen than students might think. Even the most seasoned traveler or independent student will experience homesickness at some point during their freshman year. “Most students think they’re not going to go through it,” she said. But when it finally hits them, she said, it can be a little hard to combat. When the homesickness hits, it’s important that students are able to hit back. We put together a list of some tips and tricks on how to combat homesickness during your freshman year.

Clean your room Okay, so this sounds boring. But cleaning and doing laundry helps me keep my mind off things, so it’s worth a shot. Put on some music (not too loud!) and dust, do your laundry or clean your desk.

Get out So you’ve realized you are alone in your dorm on a Friday night. You don’t have to be alone in your dorm on a Friday night. Take a walk over to the Union and see what’s going on. Play pool or go bowling. If there’s a movie showing at the Whittenberger Auditorium, take your ID and go watch it for free. If going out by yourself doesn’t float your boat, maybe you can move your Netflix party of one to your floor lounge at your residence hall. Sure, it can be a little intimidating to go sit in a lounge with people you don’t know, but you can make friends that way. Plus, you can sit in the corner and people-watch, which is the ultimate time-passing activity. It’s a win-win-win situation.

Join a club If you find that there’s a specific time of the week or day during which homesickness hits you the hardest, find something to do to distract yourself. One way of doing this is by joining a club to fill that particular time. Now, I’m not saying you should go out and fill every second of free time you have, because you should definitely allow yourself time to decompress. There are countless student organizations here at IU for you to get involved in that require varied time commitments. There are service-based organizations that allow you to explore Bloomington while completing community service. There is also a wide selection of club sports from ballroom dancing to basketball. Join a team and work off some of the stress from your finite class or get your mind off of how much you miss your stubborn-but-lovable little sister. I know this is easier said than done because it’s not always easy to put yourself out there in social situations. But what’s worse? Being stuck in your dorm alone all evening or having to make small talk?

Phone home If you’re missing a specific person, whether it’s your mom, your dad, your sibling or your pet, give them a call. Sometimes you just need to hear someone tell you everything is going to be OK. It’s nice to hear that reminder.

Skype or FaceTime Sometimes it’s even nicer to see their smiling faces. If you have the option, try talking to your family via FaceTime or Skype. Sometimes you can use this as an excuse to show your roommate how cute your dog is. I met my friend’s dog, Teddy, over FaceTime, which was pretty great.


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Times that your professors set aside each week to be available to answer questions you have about their classes.

Student Athletic Board. Allows students to be involved with IU athletics without being athletes.

Academic probation

The Office of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Student Support Services. It provides support, information and advocacy for potential and current students as well as concerned parents and curious parties. The office also offers counseling services and programming throughout the year.

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A&H Courses categorized as Arts and Humanities by the College of Arts and Sciences.

Associate instructor Big Ten The collegiate athletic conference of which IU is a member. The other schools in the Big Ten are Purdue, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Ohio State, Michigan, Michigan State, Penn State, Northwestern, Iowa and Nebraska. Bursar The office that bills tuition and room and board fees. The Bursarâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s office is located in the Poplars Building W100, 400 E. Seventh St. Campus Access In addition to being your photo ID, your Campus Access card serves as your library card, bus pass, residence hall meal card and debit card.

IUSA IU Student Association. IUâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s student government. IUSF IU Student Foundation. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a nonprofit organization that raises funds for the University. IUSF sponsors the Little 500 bike race.


Oncourse An online portal for IU faculty and students to keep in contact for classes. Professors and students can post resources, set up message boards and more on pages made for each particular class. Canvas

The famous Little 500 bicycle race and the week of events surrounding it. Similar to Oncourse, it allows you to track grades, turn in assignments and access materials posted by professors, instructors and aids.



Musical Arts Center, located at 101 N. Jordan Ave., across from Read Center. It is the site of

Residential Programs and Services. The division that handles all things related to a

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Student ID number. Used to access your transcript or your schedule online. Sometimes required by professors when taking tests. SRSC Student Recreational Sports Center, located on Law Lane. A 204,000 square-foot facility that offers more than 400 workout machines in addition to other programs, club sports and courts for working out. UD University Division. The part of IU most freshmen are automatically admitted into and remain in until they are accepted by the school of their major. UITS University Information Technology Services. Deals with all things computer and technology-related on campus.

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Fighting the freshman 15

By Anthony Broderick

While freshman year is considered the year in which all students gain 15 pounds, no one at IU has an excuse to let this happen. With the resources available to you on IU’s campus, you can fight the freshman 15. There are two large fitness facilities found on campus in convenient locations for students to attend to before or after class.

The Student Recreational Sports Center Where 1601E. Law Lane The Student Recreational Sports Center (SRSC) is the main gym on campus. The SRSC works to inform and inspire others to lead active and healthy lifestyles, according to the center’s website. It also strives to be the most competitive and progressive recreational sports program in the country. The gym serves many different fitness functions and offers a variety of recreational areas, including strength and cardio areas, group exercise, yoga and Pilates studios, seven racquetball/wallyball courts, two

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squash courts, table tennis and badminton, an indoor track and a pool and diving well.

Wildermuth Intramural Center Where 1025 E. Seventh St., across from Indiana Memorial Union The Wildermuth Intramural Building (WIC) is IU’s first recreational sports facility. This center is located in the School of Public Health. Right in the middle of the campus, this gym is conveniently situated for any students taking classes in the area. The facility offers many forms of fitness routines and sections such as two strength and cardio areas, group exercise and yoga and Pilates studios, 10 basketball/volleyball courts, a pool and diving well, indoor track, two multipurpose gyms dance studios, nine racquetball/wallyball courts, squash courts and table tennis and badminton.

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Students lift weights in the SRSC. The facility offers a variety of options for students seeking a workout.

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Habits to avoid

We all have bad habits, but these are some of the worst to have during college. By Rachel Wisinski


As a freshman, you'll take on a number of unfamiliar responsibilities. With them come some challenges you'll look to avoid at all costs. Don't fall into these bad habits, and it'll get easier. Here are some suggestions on how to stay on the right track.



Procrastinating It’s easy to choose Netflix instead of your econ textbook on a Monday night. But you can’t wait until the week before an exam to break the binding and still expect an A. Procrastination is a bad habit most students engage in. “I procrastinate sometimes, but I try not to,” junior Michelle Bouillon said. If you can find the motivation to complete your assignments, you’ll be well on your way to overcoming this bad habit. “I think about if I have my work done, I’ll be able to do what I want to, like hanging out with friends or watching TV,” Bouillon said. “The sooner I get my work done, the faster I can relax later.”

Skipping class You’ve hit the snooze button one too many times and missed class. No biggie. But for classes with a strict attendance policy, skipping too many can become a death sentence for your grades. Alex McCormick, associate professor in the IU School of Education, says classes are set up a certain way to expedite learning through more than just reading. “When students skip class, they miss out on whatever experiences the instructor has designed to facilitate learning, such as organized class discussions, Q&A, demonstrations, debates, guest lectures, group work, etc.,” McCormick said. He also said it’s a financially unintelligent decision because tuition is paying for the education, which doesn’t happen when the student is not present. “Students who skip class are effectively wasting part of what they’re paying,” McCormick said.


Eating habits Between work for classes and student organizations, not to mention the financial burden, eating a decent meal can be tough. Katie Shepherd, registered dietitian at the IU Health Center, said students often don’t plan their meals, which causes them to look for convenient foods that are often processed. They also skip meals, which leads to overeating later, or they do not get enough rest and they turn to caffeine and sugar instead of a healthy meal. In order to change these habits, Shepherd said setting a goal, writing it down and telling a friend can help you be more accountable. Planning meals and packing lunches for long days on campus can be most helpful. Additionally, Residential Programs and Services has instilled an Eat Right option in most dining locations. Looking for these options can alter your outlook on healthy living. “If you are taking care of your body, you will feel energized, rested, and more focused,” Shepherd said.

Spending too much money Having a social life has a price. You and your roommates get Starbucks every other day. A friend you haven’t seen for a month wants to meet for lunch. It’s your other friend’s birthday, and you promised her dinner and a night at the bars. Plus, you need a new outfit for your date. Though not essential, these expenses are part of the college experience. Daniel Spore, adjunct lecturer in the Kelley School of Business finance department, said students may be able to save money if they compare prices of products and services across different stores and shops. “If you can walk a block and save $3 on a transaction, then do so,” Spore said. Other unnecessary expenses include parking, fast food and replacement policies on electronics, including cell phones. “There are lots of local newspapers that have coupons that students can benefit from if they take the time to look and clip,” Spore said.

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Students create their own majors with IMP By Claire Aronson

Animated movies by Disney and Pixar took on a new meaning for Sydni Gregg. Gregg created her animation major through IU’s Individualized Major Program. Her focus was on 2-D animation. “As a kid, you don’t realize that it is an art form, and it’s something I still love,” she said. “I am a huge geek for Pixar and Disney and all of those traditional big-name studios, so I just figured that this is what I wanted to do.” Because animation draws from both the Department of Telecommunications and the School of Fine Arts, Gregg had two sponsors instead of one. “You find your sponsors, and, with their help, you start planning your curriculum, because you actually have to plan out four years,” she said. After presenting her major proposal to a committee, Gregg received approval. “It all built up, and then it was, ‘Thank goodness, they accepted me,’” she said. While IU doesn’t have specific animation classes, digital art classes and telecommunications production classes are offered and teach the necessary programs, Gregg said. “There is a lot of self-exploration and

self-teaching,” she said. “The stuff I learn in those classes, I can really apply directly.” Gregg wasn’t always planning on studying animation at IU. “Originally, I came to IU as a biochemistry major, and after my first semester freshman year, it was just really clear that wasn’t what I wanted to do forever,” she said. All IMP students have to make a final project as a culmination of what they have been doing during their time at IU, Gregg said. “Hopefully by that time, I will have the skill set to make a short animated film,” she said.

Get to know IMP Interested in potentially exploring your own individualized major? Here’s some information about the program and how you can get started.

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How do I get involved? Many students apply during their sophomore and junior years, according to the program’s website, but students may apply as early as second semester of their freshman year.

The process The first step is to set up a meeting with the IMP assistant director. After that, students identify faculty sponsors and secure their approval, design a four-year curriculum and participate in an admission interview. Then, they continue working on their majors and B.A. requirements. The program culminates in a final project meant to show the skills they’ve gained.

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IMP is the Individualized Major Program. It allows students to pull from the major classes of multiple departments to create a custom course of study and a personalized major. Students have faculty and department sponsors, as well as IMP advisers to guide them, but it ultimately allows students to

Zoology, animation, enigmatology (the study of puzzles), 2-D and 3-D film and television direction, peace and conflict resolution studies, intercultural arts programming and performance, Scandinavian culture and language and magic (yes, magic).


Class of 2011 graduate Joe Masek stands with one of his pieces featured in the Candy-Coated Chaos exhibition as his final project of the Individualized Major Program at the McCalla School. Masek, who studied pre-art therapy, created some of the pieces in the show with children from the foster home where he grew up as a way to demonstrate how art is helpful in healing emotional wounds.

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University Information Technology Services provides tips for computer security S

By Lindsey Erdody

Moving onto campus involves more than putting clothes away and setting up the mini refrigerator. Students also need to set up the Internet on their computers, learn how and where to print those upcoming assignments and figure out how to keep their laptops safe.

Problems and Solutions Rondot suggests students run Get Connected,, before coming to campus, so that it only takes a few minutes to set up once youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re here. He said doing this will also set up a wireless connection.

Charles Rondot, former manager of University IT Communications, offered a variety of tips and important information for incoming freshmen. He suggested visiting the custom portal first at, and he offered more advice for students learning how to use campus Internet.

Printing Procedures

Computer Safety

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In addition to the printing quota every student gets, UITS asks all to only print 50 pages at a time, to not reuse paper in the printers and to not use special paper, labels or transparencies. For a list of computer labs on campus, visit: apps/public/SiteRes/LabInfo.cfm.

Rondot suggests running anti-virus software and OS updates and being sure not to click suspicious links or give out your username and password. Go to for more information about safe computer habits.

Find 24-hour support at 812-855-6789, or at or email help at Find walk-up help at the UITS Support Center in Herman B Wells Library. Hours for the support center are 8 a.m. to midnight Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and noon to midnight Sunday.



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While the IU Auditorium headliners aren’t free, plenty of student and community shows are. To see a list of free events, visit If you want to see a headliner or traveling Broadway act, volunteer as an usher and see it for free.

Get a little help with the job search and résumé writing at the Career Development Center. Visit for tips and examples, or drop in between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at 625 N. Jordan Ave.



Several student comedy troupes perform improv, sketches and stand-up at the Indiana Memorial Union.

Visit to download free versions of popular and usually expensive software such as Adobe Creative Suite and Microsoft Office.


Bicycling on Campus

Art Opening receptions for exhibits in the School of Fine Arts are free to the public and often include finger foods like cheese and crackers.

DVDs The IU libraries house about 20,500 DVDs. To search for titles and find out where the item is located, visit

Movies Every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night, the IMU shows a recently released film. Shows begin at 8 p.m. and 11 p.m. unless otherwise noted.

Health The Health Center offers a free session with a dietician, free sessions to kick a smoking habit and free condoms.


Bicycles are a common form of transportation for the IU community. Bicycles operated or parked on the IU Bloomington Campus must be registered with Parking Operations and display a registration permit. For more information please contact

The Indiana Daily Student and other IU Student Media publications are offered free on campus, as well as the New York Times and USA Today. You can also stop by the Kelley School of Business for a free copy of the Wall Street Journal.

Workouts If you’re bored of the treadmill, check out free Zumba and kickboxing sessions, just two of the many free workout classes offered at the SRSC.

Convenience You paid for them with your student fees, but we think of the bus system and print quota, 650 pages for undergraduates and 1,000 per semester for graduates, as free luxuries.

Music The Jacobs School of Music presents about 1,100 performances each year, most of which are free. This is a great way to impress a date at no cost.

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Wear a helmet Obey all traffic regulations Ride with traffic and stay to the right Use proper hand signals Stop and look before entering streets Watch for pedestrians Wear bright clothing to increase visibility Use front and rear lights at night as required by state law Be cautious when riding on wet pavement Keep hands on handlebars Use bike paths and streets Use a bell as required by state law

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Zigzag, race, or stunt ride in traffic Speed Accept any passengers Carry large packages Hitch rides on trucks, buses, or cars Ride against traffic

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Your IU social media guide Don’t know where to get started? These basic accounts can help you out. In a world where we’re all connected all the time, sometimes information gets lost in the fray. No worries. Here are some social media accounts to help you keep tabs on all things IU.


Other popular Facebook pages to check out

Indiana University The official Facebook page for IU keeps students updated with events around campus and serves as a network for Hoosiers.

Indiana University Athletics This page provides links for IU sports so fans can stay updated with their favorite teams.

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Indiana University Admissions Get the latest news about upcoming social events on campus, notices about classmates' accomplishments and other fun facts.


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Most of our graduates go on to graduate programs for training in speech-language pathology (2-yr Master’s degree) or audiology (3-yr or 4-yr Professional Doctorate, AuD). Our major is interdisciplinary with considerable coursework in psychology, development, anatomy & physiology, linguistics, and acoustics.

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• The median annual salary for speech therapists is $69,870 and job growth is projected at 19% from 2012-2022 (“faster than average”).

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Speech-language pathologists and audiologist diagnose and treat communication disorders in people ranging from newborns to older adults — our majors have the chance to enjoy a life-long fulfilling career in which they also “do good” by helping their fellow human beings.

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