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14 Explore the effects of Herman B Wells’ time at IU

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20 Cover story: Light Totem illuminates campus

22 Discover the history of the Little 500 race

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Letter from the provost “From the very beginning,” wrote legendary IU President Herman B Wells, “I fell in love with Indiana University.” Many visitors to our campus have said the same. There’s something magical in the combination of limestone architecture, wooded pathways and seasonal splendor. “The whole air of the place,” Wells recalled, “nurtured individuality and creativity.” That air of inspiration comes not only from the beauty of the campus but also from nearly 200 years of commitment to academic excellence. As a leading research university devoted to preparing students for a globally connected world, the spirit of IU-Bloomington reflects a commitment to diversity, academic freedom, creative expression and international engagement. Whether you’ve come to Bloomington to visit, to study or to make it your home, I am delighted to welcome you to this inspiring

environment. This guide will help you discover ways to engage directly with the best that IU-Bloomington has to offer, whether you are interested in the arts, athletics, academics or experiencing our beloved traditions like the Little 500 bicycle race. At IU, we’re proud of our stellar performance centers. The IU Auditorium, which hosts outstanding touring productions, also houses the historic Thomas Hart Benton murals created for the 1933 Chicago World’s Fair. Opera and ballet performances at the majestic Musical Arts Center showcase the talents of the students and faculty in the world-renowned Jacobs School of Music. Additionally, IU-Bloomington’s Theatre and Drama Department, recently ranked a top-10 theater program by the Princeton Review, hosts a fascinating lineup of performances in the Lee Norvelle Theatre and Drama Center.

Other enriching opportunities exist within our cultural centers. These vital community centers, along with our GLBT Student Support Services and our Office of International Services, reflect our shared commitment to a vibrantly diverse and multicultural campus. As you explore IU-Bloomington’s centers, exhibits and landmarks, I hope you’ll also take the time to learn about the proud history of this campus. This issue of Source offers a brief biography of Wells, the visionary IU president who guided the campus to international prominence. It also recalls the influential work of Nobel Prize-winning IU-Bloomington political economist Elinor Ostrom who, together with her husband Vincent, founded our Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis. Beyond the campus, I invite you to indulge in our incredible culinary, artistic and entertainment offerings,

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A Hoosier history In the last 195 years, Indiana University has gone through many changes. From burning buildings to national championships, here is the history of IU. By Holly Hays and Katelyn Rowe

1883 Dunn Woods purchased from Moses F. Dunn. 1884 IU plays in its first intercollegiate game. The men’s baseball team was founded in 1867 as IU’s first official athletic activity. IU would join the Big Ten Conference five years later in 1899.

1960 1970


1918 Spanish flu forces IU to close from Oct. 10 to Nov. 4. 1920 School of Commerce and Finance established. It became the School of Business in 1938 and was renamed the Kelley School of Business in 1998. 1921 Three-year Memorial Fund Campaign begins. 1925 Original Memorial Stadium is finished. The Old Oaken Bucket also makes its first appearance at the IUPurdue football game. 1932 Indiana Memorial Union is completed. 1938 Herman B Wells named president. 1944 Pulitzer Prize-winner Ernie Pyle becomes the first person to receive an honorary doctorate. 1948 Sex researcher Alfred Kinsey and his co-researchers publish “Sexual Behavior in the Human Male.” He published “Sexual Behavior in the Human Female” in 1953. 1959 Ballantine Hall built.

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1912 “Indiana, Our Indiana” first performed at a football game against Northwestern.


1867 Indiana University becomes one of the first state universities to admit women. Sarah Parke Morrison becomes the first woman IU graduate in 1869.


1854 The first College Building burns down. 1855 The Second College Building is constructed. It was sold to the Bloomington School Board to be used as a high school in 1897.


1842 School of Law established. The school was suspended in 1877 and was revived in February 1889.

1900 Kirkwood Observatory constructed.


1836 First College Building was finished in Seminary Square. Construction on the building started in 1830.








1830 IU names its first graduating class.

1895 Marcellus Neal becomes the first African-American graduate of IU with an A.B. in mathematics. Today, the Neal-Marshall Black Cultural Center is named after him as well as Elizabeth Marshall, the first African-American female graduate in 1919.


1820 Indiana’s state government founds the State Seminary. The name was later changed to Indiana College in 1828 before finally becoming Indiana University in 1838.



1963 Dunn Meadow designated as a free speech area on campus. 1968 Hoosier football team goes to the Rose Bowl. 1971 Assembly Hall is completed. 1973 Black Culture Center is established. It was renamed the Neal-Marshall Black Culture center in 2002. 1978 “Breaking Away” is filmed in Bloomington. IU alumnus Steve Tesich wins an Oscar for the film’s screenplay. 1987 Sample Gates are dedicated. 1991 IU hosts its first Dance Marathon benefiting Riley Hospital for Children. 1998 Congress awards IU $1 million to establish the Midwest Proton Radiation Institute. 2000 Former IU chancellor Wells dies. 2004 Lilly Endowment Inc. donates $53 million for life sciences research. It is the largest grant IUB has received. 2006 Music School is renamed Jacobs School of Music. 2008 Law School is renamed Maurer School of Law. 2011 IU Cinema is dedicated. 2014 The Media School is created, combining the School of Journalism and the departments of Communication and Culture and Telecommunication.


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Defining Hoosier Though IU has never settled on a mascot, gymnast Dick Albers gave fans someone to cheer for when he created the Hoosier Schoolmaster. By Ryan Schuld

An Indiana Daily Student article from Feb. 19, 1952, hypothesized that “In fifty years from now, if we keep the tradition, the Hoosier Schoolmaster, like the University of Illinois Indian, will arouse spirit just by walking onto the floor and will carry a fervent significance for all students and alumni of IU.” That tradition was started by Dick Albers. Of the students asked whether or not they knew who Richard Albershardt — Dick Albers — was, many responded, “no.” Everybody except one. “The gymnastics guy?” freshman Tom Olsen said. He knew nothing else about Albers. Albers was inducted into the IU Athletics Hall of Fame in 1994 with fellow Hoosiers William Armstrong, football player Brad Bomba, diving coach Hobie Billingsley and IU tennis player Heather Crowe, according to the IU Athletics website. The website also lists his athletic awards. He was a three-time letterman in gymnastics, a two-time Big Ten champion on the trampoline in 1952 and 1956 and the only IU gymnast to be an individual champion in the trampoline in 1956. Albers was also a two-time recipient of the L.G. Balfour Award and a two-time North-South Champion on the trampoline. After his time at IU, Albers began performing internationally under the nickname Dick Albers, instead of his own name, Richard Albershardt. Albers performed with many groups and TV shows, according to a video produced by Albie Films for the Indiana Gymnastics Hall of Fame. These groups include the Harlem Globetrotters, Bob Hope’s Christmas Shows, performing in front of the U.S. Military, The Ed Sullivan Show and more. In 2004, AuthorHouse


Richard Albershardt was a three-time letterman and the face behind the short-lived Hoosier Schoolmaster.

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The pep band, which is ranked by Bleacher Report as one of the top pep bands nationally, plays throughout IU’s home basketball games.

published Albers’ autobiography. Titled “Someday You’re Not Coming Down,” this book touches on his highs and lows both as a college student and a professional. So what did Albers do to solidify his legacy here at IU? Throughout his sophomore year at IU, he dressed as an old man during games using a wig and old-timer glasses. He would then throw the glasses off in front

of the crowd and perform a gymnastics routine. This was Albers’ way of getting the IU students and other attendees fired up for the game at hand. In his time at IU, Albers was considered the University’s mascot, the “Hoosier Schoolmaster.” Though the Hoosier Schoolmaster tradition did not stick with the University, there are still several ways Hoosiers celebrate their

school during timeouts. IU’s current traditions include candy-striped pants worn by the men’s basketball team, the IU pep band and the cheerleaders’ timeout performance during every IU home basketball game . Bleacher Report ranked the Indiana band as the No. 4 band in college basketball. The IU pep band and its involvement in the popular

under-eight minute timeout helps create an electric atmosphere in Assembly Hall. “Seventeen thousand Hoosiers all standing and joining in on the tradition, and then all at once at the end everyone in the hall shouts ‘IU,’” freshman Alex Stauth said. “If that doesn’t give you goosebumps and pride to be an IU Hoosier, I don’t know what will.”

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The Jordan River often overflows and floods small sections of campus after strong downpours.

Jordan River: the unsung lifeblood of IU By Charlie Scudder

It ribbons through wooded hollows and dense wetlands, through open meadows and under footbridges that ferry students to towering academic halls. People have been calling it the Mighty Jordan since at least the 1890s, but it was officially

christened Spanker’s Branch until 1994. In 1919, a doomed bill was introduced in the Indiana statehouse to dredge the Jordan River, so it could be “made navigable for river, lake, and ocean steamers.” Theodore Rose, namesake of IU’s Rose Well House, proposed to dam the river to create a Jordan Lake in the 1920s.

Biology classes use it as an outdoor lab. Sunbathing women sit on the limestone rocks lining the banks to catch the first rays of spring. Art students lean against trees to sketch the Jordan’s gentle curves. “Per cubic inch of water, probably more love has been made on the banks of the Jordan than any other stream in the world,” columnist Cliff

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The Mighty Jordan, celebrated by students and faculty, is a living ecosystem. The river is home to minnows and small bullhead fish, frogs and turtles, insects such as beetles and mayflies and mosquitos and water striders. It’s a water source for deer, skunks, possums, muskrats, raccoons and other land-dwellers. For decades, the water quality of the river has been maintained to keep the river’s ecosystem healthy and clean. In the early 1970s, the IU Board of Trustees ordered a report on the quality of the water. “Such incidents of alleged pollution of the Jordan River can never be eliminated as long as the Jordan River remains the only storm sewer traversing on campus, ” one 1972 report read. “So, at some time, the ecologists must face reality.” Mike Girvin, manager of the Campus Division, has another philosophy. He tries to keep the river as clean as possible. Drainage pipes may look unsightly, he says, but they carry clean water condensation from the chiller units on surrounding buildings. “It’s a very environmental campus,” Girvin said. “We’re very sensitive to impacts to the stream.” *



Thunder claps before a late summer storm. Thick drops of water plop in the shallow water, spreading concentric rings across

the surface. In the shadow of Franklin Hall, small stacks of rock and stone dot the low river bed. The sculptures, crafted by local designer Patrick Siney, have been here only a few weeks but are already a playground for small fish and the butterflies dancing around the larger stones. “This is gone by tomorrow,” Siney said from the bank above. “It will all be completely washed away. You get one sixteenth of an inch, this floods up a foot and a half.” To get out of the surprise storm, Siney moves to a dry patch under a grove of cypress trees at the edge of Dunn Meadow on the bank of the Jordan. It is one of his favorite spots on the river. Within a half-hour, the river becomes a dark brown rage of water and surf, engulfing the sculptures and flushing them into the dark culvert beneath the city. When it rains in Bloomington, it all pours through the Jordan. Thick soil means water takes the path of least resistance through campus, straight down the Jordan River. When it floods, intrepid students sometimes take to the river, tempting the fast-moving water, churning over large rocks and dodging under low bridges. It’s a dangerous stunt—just ask John Howard. As a student, Howard was swept under the Indiana Avenue bridge in 1994 while playing in the river during a rainstorm. It took him 18 minutes to travel the three-quarter mile


Rock sculptures line the Jordan River near Franklin Hall. In 2013, Patrick Siney lined the river with these rock sculptures as an independent art project after becoming inspired by something similar he saw in Colorado. Other Bloomington residents and students also contributed to the sculpture building.

culvert. He tumbled down the tunnel, at parts only 30 inches tall. He was sucked underwater when the underground culvert took a sharp turn, but finally came out at the end of the pipeline. “He was very lucky,” Girvin said. “It can be very dangerous.” As more water falls from the

sky in an Indiana thunderstorm, the river gets stronger and faster, breaking its banks and flooding parts of campus. Its powerful current rips through hollows and wetlands, through meadows and under footbridges that ferry students to towering academic halls.




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It’s a history of protests and memorials, of concerts and vigils, of historic moments and simple pastimes. Its legacy spans decades of memories. This is the history of

Dunn Meadow. By Jake New

In 1962, the IU Board of Trustees designated Dunn Meadow as the only space on campus for spontaneous free speech. The trustees might have tried to do students a favor by giving them a space to express themselves, but by designating free speech, they also limited it. This timeline shows how different groups and cultures have used the meadow from 1960 to the present, each expressing their own wishes and remembrances in a single, historical space.



Students gather in protest of the U.S.’s involvement in the Cuban Missle Crisis.

A student stands near the shantytown constructed in Dunn Meadow in 1986.

Oct. 24, 1962

April 14, 1986

Cuban missile crisis march Thousands of students demonstrating their support for President John F. Kennedy’s involvement with the Cuban missile crisis were met by pro-Cuban protesters from the Ad Hoc Committee to Oppose U.S. Aggression during a march prior to the designation of Dunn Meadow as a free speech zone.

Shantytown arrives Two dozen students armed with splintered boards, cardboard boxes and cans of spray paint constructed a shantytown to send a message to University officials about segregation in South Africa. At the time, students believed IU was investing in companies that supported the apartheid. Another shantytown was organized in 1988, this time as an anti-rape center.

April 17, 1967 Victory in Vietnam rally Nearly 500 students gathered in Dunn Meadow to endorse the U.S. policy for the war in Vietnam, marking the end of Victory in Vietnam Week and Americanism Week.

May 1970 Kent State/anti-war rally Student Body President Keith Parker addressed students at a rally concerning U.S. foreign policy and the deaths of four students, shot by national guardsmen, at Kent State University in Ohio.


Basketball Coach Bob Knight says farewell to IU.

Sept. 13, 2000 Bob Knight’s Farewell An estimated 6,000 people crowded into Dunn Meadow, its surrounding sidewalks and roofs of nearby buildings to hear former IU basketball coach Bob Knight’s farewell speech.

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Mourners gather in a makeshift graveyard in Dunn Meadow Nov. 11, 2009, as part of the Transgender Day of Remembrance.

Nov. 11, 2009 Transgender Day of Remembrance For two days, tombstones stood in Dunn Meadow as a reminder of people who were killed for their gender expression in the past year. Dunn meadow has also been a runway, a circus and more. For a complete timeline, check online at


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Each year, the Indiana Daily Student sponsors a poll asking about some of the very best of Bloomington. Here’s what people had to say this year.

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Best ethnic food Anatolia

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Campus directors showcase art at IU By Sanya Ali

Experimental film, cultural explorations and art exhibits are but a few of the activities visitors have access to during their time at IU. The directors and administrators of just a few of the art hubs on campus offer several of their suggestions for anyone interested in an artistic experience. TIANTIAN ZHANG | IDS

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 made their country thrive economically and artistically.” For more information regarding hours and exhibits, go to

The IU Art Museum is one of the many places on campus for visitors to have an artistic experience.

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 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 state-ofthe-art systems. Vickers suggested attending a film showing regardless if it’s a well-known film. “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 visit







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Institute provides insight into intimacy By Hannah Alani

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. The spring 2015 exhibits include “Hold that Pose,” 19th century erotic photography, and “Secret Impressions,” erotic prints and paintings. In addition to her class at Kinsey, the art is another reason for junior English and gender studies major Susannah Beckman to visit the Institute. “I love going and looking at it,” Beckman said. “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.” Studying the portrayal of sexuality throughout history helps students and researchers better understand sex, Bass said. “There’s only so much you can learn from talking about sex and there’s only so much you can learn about emotions from words,” Bass said. “If you look at artwork from different times about sensitive topics, you get to a different understanding of where you are now.” Studying erotic art throughout history is helpful for society when thinking about modern pornography, Kinsey Art Curator Catherine Johnson-Roehr said. “Artists have been interested in depicting the human body and images of a sexual nature in almost forever,” Johnson-Roehr said. “The fact that they continue today is not surprising.” The current exhibit even includes a print by Rembrandt called the French Bed. “It’s very interesting to realize, ‘Wow, there was a lot going on before you were born,’” Bass said. “It helps put things in perspective about our world and as us as humans that books cannot do.” Bass said the Institute began showcasing its archived art as thematic exhibits in 1996. Beckman enjoyed seeing the fall semester’s exhibit, which displayed art that showed the relationship between sex and food. “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


The constant flow of art provides visitors with something new to see every time they visit the Kinsey Institute.

see as much of it as possible.” Kinsey does not yet have a name for its Fall 2015 show, but 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 sexu-

ality 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 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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Indiana University Chancellor Herman B Wells poses in his Owen Hall office on the Bloomington campus April 10, 1988. Wells, also a former president of the University, died March 18, 2000, of heart complications. He was 97.

The life and legacy of Herman B Wells By Brian Gamache

Herman B Wells was the president of IU for 25 years, from 1938 until 1962, and grew 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. “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. “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.” 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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Acclaimed alumni Here are some of the famous Hoosiers who called IU home

Joshua Bell Class of 1989, Grammy-winning musician

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Tudor Room brings fine dining to campus By Rachel Goodman

Room 169 in the Indiana Memorial Union holds an exquisite space with maroon carpeting, chandeliers and antique tables that catch the eye. The Tudor Room’s furniture and fixtures, such as the wooden banister pole now made to use as a side table, capture and hold any visitor’s attention. It has an old-age British feel — a bit like Hogwarts, but with a modern twist. As students, faculty and guests enter, they will first notice the table that was bought and donated to the room by late University Chancellor Herman B Wells. Wells had an interest in antiques and planned to have the Tudor Room made in a medievallike British design, Rob Meyer, assistant director for IMU activities and events, said. Wells wanted a place where University students could learn manners but also where adults and faculty could enjoy themselves. Meyer said the blueprint was made in 1957, when Wells decided on a name for the space. He chose the Tudor Room because of his love for Tudor architectural design. In 1959, the student Union was remodeled. An east side was added containing The Georgian Room, the hotel and the Tudor Room. The Tudor Room was built with high ceilings and rich oak panels to provide an open space, according to documents at the IU Archive. Natural light flows in from the tall windows. The red chairs are an exact reproduction of 17th and 18th century pieces. Completed in 1964, the Coronation Room takes its name from the Coronation Throne in Westminster Abbey. A large, wall-sized painting of a medieval coronation decorates the room, according to documents from the IU Archive. Meyer said Wells wanted all of the flags from different colleges of IU represented in the room. Later, in 1983, the design was revised. The college flags of the University were represented in the glass windows, as seen today. Tapestries were


The Tudor Room is known for its ambiance and elaborate buffet. It is located on the first floor of the Indiana Memorial Union.

added later. The Tudor Room’s ambiance is not its only allure for visitors— food is also served daily. Lunch is served from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. weekdays, and a special brunch is served from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sundays. Special events can also be celebrated at the Tudor Room, such as holiday meals. Meyer said that unlike back

in the day when the Tudor Room had a menu to order from, today selections are served only by buffet. Salad, hot vegetables, breads and desserts are served on the weekdays. Carved meats and omelets are added to the list to be served at brunch Sundays. “The whole environment provides for a great way to have fine dining,” Meyer said. Meyer said he is interested in

the Union’s past and works a lot with the history of the building today. Everyone can enjoy this tasteful space, and students can receive a discount from 1 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. weekdays. Reservations are encouraged but not required. Call the Tudor Room at 812-855-9866 or email for more information.

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Navigating the Indiana Memorial Union By Jaclyn Lansbury

One of the largest student unions in the world, the Indiana Memorial Union has much to offer visitors. Here are a few highlights. For more information, visit LOBBY LEVEL Dunn Meadow Cafe Dunn Meadow Cafe is a healthy option for dining. Formerly named Kiva, the cafe reopened in February 2010, Operations Manager Holly Parient said. The menu lists an array of fresh sandwiches, such as the Chicken Caprese Ciabatta and the Asparagus and Provolone Panini. The cafe also offers a variety of flat bread pizzas, wraps, desserts and a soup and salad bar. Sycamore Corner Store The Sycamore Corner Store is a convenient last-minute shop for hotel guests, especially since it’s located next to the main desk in

the lobby. Meagan Need, service manager at the front desk in the center lobby, said she occasionally goes there for a candy bar and milk, but the store is targeted toward guests. It offers a variety of snacks, magazines and toiletries. MEZZANINE Sugar & Spice Pastry chef Michael Craig said Sugar & Spice is the only store of its kind in the country. “We have our traditions, like the chocolate nobakes and Special K chewies,” Craig said. “We’re trying to re-imagine and innovate what Sugar & Spice is a little bit, but also keep the classics so that we’re not drastically changing.” The shop also offers organic coffee. And guests can place cake orders for special occasions. Mail order requests for Sugar & Spice treats come from as far away as California. Back Alley Bowling Back Alley Bowling offers

more than what its title implies, operating a billiards and arcade room, former manager John Bower said. Back Alley does not serve food or alcohol. But the bowling alley attracts students and others with its cheap rates, Bower said. On weekdays, rates for the general public are $2.75 for a bowling game and $2.50 for shoe rental. On Friday and Saturday, it’s $3 for a game and $2.50 for shoe rental.

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FIRST FLOOR Starbucks If you’re several yards away from the IMU, you’ll probably see many pedestrians — especially students — carrying a Starbucks coffee. While a Starbucks is located on Indiana Avenue, which is not far from the IMU, the Starbucks on the first floor is a popular spot for studying and catching up with friends. The large sitting area, also known as the IMU Gallery for its

Alumni Hall Alumni Hall, which is more formal than the Whittenberger Auditorium, is 5,000 square feet and the largest and most-used meeting hall in the IMU, former Event Manager and Sales Assistant Sarah Cady said. Whenever events in Alumni Hall exceed the room’s capacity, the Solarium, which is adjacent to the Hall, often helps with overflow. The space is also home to an enormous C.B. Fisk pipe organ.

Whittenberger Auditorium The Whittenberger Auditorium is known for its free weekly film series on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, which is organized by Union Board. Former Manager and Sales Assistant Sarah Cady said the Auditorium, which was named after the first president of the University’s first student union, John Whittenberger, can seat up to 400 people.

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IU bucket list Just here for a few days? IDS staff members pick their must-see places and attractions on campus. Agnes Wells quadrangle “I always take visitors to the quad that the Kinsey Institute is on. It's, in my opinion, the prettiest quad on campus. All the buildings are so beautiful.” Anna Hyzy, design chief The Lilly Library ”The Lilly Library is my favorite way to spend time on campus. You can flip through Michael Uslan’s comic book collection, hold John Ford’s 1941 Oscar and read from Ernie Pyle’s personal letters or weathered book manuscripts. It’s a neat way to spend an afternoon.” Holly Hays, general assignments and special publications editor

The Arboretum “The Arboretum is my favorite place on campus not because of how it looks during the day, with its pretty greenery and sloping pathways, but because of how it looks at night. And even more than that, how it feels at night. There have been multiple times when I have chosen to walk through the Arboretum after sunset even if it is not the fastest route to my destination because I love the calming vibe that it gives me. It's the moments of serene solitude that really show me why I love IU's campus, and, oftentimes, the place that offers that serene atmosphere is the Arboretum. “ Nicole Krasean, photo editor

“Sadly, the Arboretum has been under construction for most of this year. Regardless, I used to have to walk through it every single day as a freshman and I honestly looked forward to the 10 minute walk to class because I got to see the beautiful arboretum. It is simply a cool, peaceful area to spend time in. When it is nicer, I plan on hanging out in there and studying. “ Brody Miller, sports editor Memorial Stadium “When you stop by Assembly Hall — an obligatory stop for any future Hoosier — be sure to gander at its neighbor to the left, Memorial Stadium. IU football beat Purdue in its final

game of the season, so the signature (and very large) IU victory flag will be flying high in the South End Zone until the 2015 season kickoff.” Tori Ziege, copy chief “OK, so, Assembly Hall gets all the acclaim and has all the history, but Memorial Stadium is a personal treasure of mine. It is an old school college football stadium that is possibly too nice for the IU football program it acts as home to. It is a great representation of IU, as it is made of beautiful limestone. I truly enjoyed watching football games from the press box of Memorial Stadium. “ Brody Miller, sports editor

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IU culture centers “I would definitely not want to miss all of IU's culture centers. There's the GLBTSSS that has an extensive library on LGBT issues, the La Casa Latino Cultural Center with Lillian who is one of the most welcoming people on campus, IU Hillel that always has free food around, and so many others. It doesn't matter if you identify with the center's culture, they are all friendly and open to all.” Suzanne Grossman, campus editor indiana Memorial Union “The IMU is honestly my favorite part about this campus. It is gorgeous, and the fact that I get to walk by it every day makes me so fortunate. Whether it is on a fall night or in the morning after a large snowfall, the Union is always beautiful. It also happens to be where I go to get coffee, which is a nice bonus.” Brody Miller, sports editor


Kirkwood Observatory “I would definitely take people to the Kirkwood Observatory on a Wednesday night. Last time I went, I saw Saturn and its rings!” Hannah Alani, region editor The chemistry building “The chemistry building has symbols of the periodic table on the sides of the building. There’s also a tree in the middle. Definitely worth a visit.” Anna Boone, design chief and graphics editor


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Wall of LIGHT After being a campus staple for years, Light Totem remains a student hangout

IU students Austin Whittington and Destiny Hibbs lay with their feet against the wall of the IU Art Museum. It was Whittington’s first time taking in the totem, while Hibbs said s By Evan Hoopfer | @EvanHoopfer

A young girl was on a walk with her dad and saw something going on outside the IU Art Museum. It was October 2007 and Robert Shakespeare — the creator of the light totem that illuminates the 70-foot wall of the IU Art Museum — was installing the structure. The big unveiling of light totem was in a few days. The young girl dragged her dad across the street and asked Shakespeare what he was

doing. Shakespeare explained, and then he turned on the totem. Different colors of light danced on the wall, and the girl was mesmerized. “Daddy,” she said, “It’s magic.” The light totem was made in celebration of the IU Art Museum’s 25-year anniversary. After everything was done, it cost between $125,000 and $130,000 to put up. Many of those funds came from donations, Shakespeare said. When it was installed 7 1/2 years ago, it was not supposed

to be a permanent structure. It was supposed be taken down after two or three months. But the light totem got so much attention that nobody could take it down. “Foot traffic increased,” Shakespeare said. “The analogy I use is a bonfire. If you build a big bonfire, people are going to be attracted to it.” And then, a tradition began. People sit at the base of the wall and put their feet up against it. It became part of IU students’ bucket list. Shakespeare doesn’t know how the tradition started.

He would visit his totem and ask people, “Why are you putting your feet up on the wall? What are you seeing?” “That’s my mom’s key lime pie coming down the wall,” one young woman told him, watching the green lights dance across the concrete. After a while, he understood what they were seeing. Light Totem has six “songs,” as Shakespeare puts it. Each song uses different colors. For example, the IU fight song has red and white lights that bounce off the wall rapidly. During a couple

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Hibbs said she has put her feet up against the wall a couple of times.

other songs, a color pours down the wall and creates an optical illusion. Everybody experiences the totem differently. Collin English and Jessica Huseman sat on the ground with their feet on the wall. This wasn’t their first time experiencing the totem. “To me, it’s tradition,” English said. Both English and Huseman described the experience like a sidewalk. If you imagine you’re looking ahead, it’s like the wall of the Art Museum is the ground, illuminated by dozens of colors.

“It’s hard to imagine, but you have to believe,” Huseman said with a laugh. Benedict Jones experiences Light Totem in a different way. Jones is in a wheelchair, so he can’t put his feet up against the wall. Instead, he stands by the wall and looks directly at the totem, with his eyes closed. The colors wash over his closed eyes, and when the colors start flashing rapidly he gets the sensation he’s riding a roller coaster. “It’s extremely emotive,” Jones said. “It causes you to feel really intense sensations.”

In April 2013 , Light Totem came down. Water had gotten inside the structure, froze, then expanded. That compromised the totem’s structural integrity. During the 15 months the totem was down, the museum and Shakespeare got constantly peppered with questions. “What happened to it?” “Why is it gone?” “When is it coming back?” Light Totem was re-installed June 21, 2014. To anyone not familiar with light fixtures, Shakespeare said, it looks no different than before. The colors still

bounce off the wall, and people still put their feet up against it. Shakespeare has been in theater for 40 years. How he defines success for a piece of art is the effect it has on people who experience it. The same is true for Light Totem. “If you have people inspired to propose in front of it, or to have it become a very special, magical place — I won,” Shakespeare said. “And it’s not an arrogant, ‘I won,’ it just makes me feel good. All the effort that went into it, it makes it all worthwhile.”

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Riders of Kappa Alpha Theta celebrate after receiving the trophy for their first place finish on April 25, 2014 at Bill Armstrong Stadium.

So much more than a bike race 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 Wilcox 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 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 become 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 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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Riders compete in the first women’s Little 500 on April 22, 1988. Willkie Sprint won with a time of 1:10:52.

Riders compete in the first Little 500 on May 12, 1951.

A Phi Delta Theta rider crosses the finish line at the Little 500 on April 20, 1996.

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HAPPENINGS EVENTS March 3-6 ROMEO AND JULIET Ruth N. Halls Theatre 7:30 p.m.


Campus Visitor’s Guide • 29 March 14 6TH ANNUAL PI(E) RUN Karst Farm Park 8 a.m. The Pi(e) Run is a 3.14 mile run/ walk celebrating Pi Day (3/14). Participation is free, but all are encouraged to bring a cash or food donation for Hoosier Hills Food Bank.


IU Auditorium 8 p.m. (March 3-7), 2 p.m. (March 7), 1 p.m. (March 8), 7 p.m. (March 8)

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March 12 2015 PIT STOP MUSIC FESTIVAL Three nights of live music played by acts from across the nation. The Bishop 8 p.m.

March 13 IU SOFTBALL V. NORTH DAKOTA STATE IU Andy Mohr Field 4 p.m.



March 24-25 DALE ENGLAND CUP Women’s Rowing v. Notre Dame, Texas, and Columbia Bloomington

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March 27, 28, 31, April 1-4 AT FIRST SIGHT 7:30 p.m. Wells-Metz Theatre A repertory of new plays by Iris Dauterman & Mauricio Miranda

March 28 BANFF MOUNTAIN FILM FESTIVAL Buskirk-Chumley Theater 8 p.m. The 39th annual Banff Mountain Film Festival, a program of The Banff Centre, is the largest, and one of the most prestigious, mountain festivals in the world.


Buskirk-Chumley Theater 8 p.m. IU’s Another Round is an all-male a cappella group comprised of 11 of IU’s finest singers and performers. Their show is sure to be enjoyed by people of all ages and backgrounds and will definitely put a smile on your face.

April 3-4, 9-11, 16-18 UGLY LIES THE BONE Bloomington Playwrights Project 7:30 p.m. Woodwarn/Newman Drama Award Winner

Harmony School Gymnasium 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Come to the farmers market for fresh locally grown produce, meats, dairy, baked goods, coffee and more. bloomingtonwinterfarmersmarket. org



Showers Common 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Lotus World Music and Arts Festival Binford Elementary 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. The 20th Family day is a multicultural arts and education event for kids and families. Come to see arts, music, language, and international crafts.

Buskirk-Chumley Theatre 6 p.m. The Hoosier Tap Company is proud to announce its second annual arts gala, Tap Into Art.

March 28-29 SPRING BALLET: SWAN LAKE (ACT III) Musical Arts Center 8 p.m. Balanchine’s adaptation of Swan Lake accompanied by Tchaikovsky’s score will enchant you this Spring at the Musical Arts Center. IU BASEBALL


Lower Cascades Park Shelter 9 a.m.



April 5 WOMEN’S TENNIS V. MICHIGAN IU Tennis Center 10:30 a.m.

April 8 IU SOFTBALL V. PURDUE Andy Mohr Field 4 p.m.

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Spring/Summer 2015 SPRING WILDFLOWERS HIKE Hitz-Rhodehamel Woods 1:30 p.m.

April 24 WOMEN’S LITTLE 500 RACE Bill Armstrong Stadium 4 p.m.




The Bluebird 9 p.m.

Buskirk-Chumley Theatre An annual collaboration between students from IU Contemporary Dance and the Jacobs School of Music. 6:30 p.m. & 8:30 p.m.

April 11 10TH ANNUAL HOOSIER HALF MARATHON AND 5K 17th St. across from Assembly Hall 8 a.m. Running and walking to support scholarships for IU students who have survived cancer.

2015 HOOSIER HALF MARATHON AND 5K DeVault Alumni Center 8 a.m.

SINGING HOOSIERS 65TH ANNIVERSARY SPRING CONCERT IU Auditorium 2 p.m. & 8 p.m. The Grammy-nominated Singing Hoosiers.


April 15 IU BASEBALL V. EVANSVILLE Bart Kaufman Field 6:05 p.m.

April 15-16 MEMPHIS IU Auditorium 8 p.m. Memphis, a new Broadway musical, features explosive dancing, irresistible songs, and a thrilling tale of fame, forbidden love, and a fight to change the world.

April 17, 18, 21-24, 25 INTO THE WOODS IU Theatre 7:30 p.m. This musical mash-up brings together all of Grimm’s Fairy Tale characters into one twisted tale.

5TH ANNUAL BLOOMINGTON CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL Woolery Mill This festival brings together craft brewers from around the region to celebrate local beer and good music in a fun, unique setting.


IU Auditorium 8 p.m. Rollicking, quirky, wildly creative, and physically daring, Pilobolus Dance Theatre breaks all the rules while capturing hearts of audiences across the globe.

MEN’S LITTLE 500 RACE Bill Armstrong Stadium 2 p.m.

April 26 WOMEN’S SOFTBALL V. MICHIGAN STATE Andy Mohr Field 1 p.m.


Bart Kaufman Field 2:05 p.m.

May 2 IU TRACK: BILLY HAYES INVITATIONAL Robert C. Haugh Complex All day

MARCH FOR BABIES Karst Farm Park 2 p.m.

May 6 DISCOVERY TIME WonderLab 10:30-11 a.m.

May 7 WHILE WE’RE YOUNG A movie featuring Ben Stiller, Naomi Watts, Adam Driver and Amanda Seyfried about rediscovering your youth and ambition. IU Cinema 7:00 p.m.


This 4-day event will include keynotes, academic sessions, presentations and movie screenings. IU Cinema

Bart Kaufman Field 6:05 p.m.


Memorial Stadium 10 a.m.

Beanblossom Bottoms Nature Preserve beanblossom-bottoms


GRADUATE COMMENCEMENT John Mellencamp Pavilion 3 p.m.



You can purchase wine by the flass, bottles or carry-outs. The first 4,000 guests will receive a Story Inn keepsake wine glass. 12:30 – 7 p.m.


Ford-Crawford Hall 5 p.m.

Monroe County YMCA 8 a.m.

5th Annual B-Cup Tournament Frank Southern Arena 8 a.m.

April 19 13TH ANNUAL HOMEWARD BOUND WALK Third Street Park Bloomington


Spring/Summer 2015 May 9 A FAIR OF THE ARTS Showers Plaza 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. (Second Saturday thru Oct.) A celebration of art and community with displays demonstrations of visual arts and crafts by local and regional artists.

BLEEDING HEARTLAND ROLLERGIRLS DOUBLEHEADER WITH THUNDERBIRDS Frank Southern Arena Charity/costume doubleheader with the ThunderBirds

YELLOWWOOD WARBLERS Yellowwood State Forest 4:30 p.m.

May 14 IU BASEBALL V. OHIO STATE Bart Kaufman Field 6:35 p.m.

May 15-16, 21-23, 28-30 THE CAPABLES Bloomington Playwrights Project 7:30 pm

May 27 STARDUSTERS LITTLE BIG BAND Players Pub We believe that jazz is America’s music and that the Big Band is its voice. 6 p.m.

May 30 BLEEDING HEARTLAND ROLLERGIRLS Frank Southern Ice Arena Flatliners vs. Fox Cities Foxes, Code Blue Assassins vs. Southern Illinois Roller Girls

June 4 ANNUAL LIMESTONE COMEDY FESTIVAL Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center

June 5 FIRST FRIDAY GALLERY WALK Downtown Bloomington 5 - 8 p.m. An evening of arts, entertainment and food which takes place on the first Friday of every other month.

Campus Visitor’s Guide • 31 June 6 BLOOMINGTON COMMUNITY FARMERS’ MARKET Showers Common 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. The Farmers’ Market welcomes shoppers and vendors to Showers Common for produce, flowers and more. This event occurs every Saturday from June to September.

June 8 IU MEN’S BASEBALL VS. LONG BEACH STATE Bart Kaufman Field 6:05 p.m.

June 12 FRIDAY NIGHT CONCERT SERIES 6:30 - 9 p.m. Third Street Park Concerts are held every Friday.

June 13 OLD GROWTH INDIANA Hoosier National Forest 8 a.m.

June 19-28 HAIRSPRAY 2 p.m. (June 20-21, 26-28), 6:30 p.m. (June 20-21, 25-28), 7:30 (June 19) Buskirk-Chumley Theater

June 20 TASTE OF BLOOMINGTON Showers Common 3 - 11 p.m. Brings together dozens of Bloomington’s best restaurants, wineries and breweries with live musical entertainment.





Downtown Square/Courthouse 9 a.m.

Catch the Hoosiers playing their season opener at Memorial Stadium.

Aug. 2-8 MONROE COUNTY FAIR Monroe County Fairgrounds Come and see your favorite events and maybe try out a new one.

Aug. 4 RACHAEL’S OPEN MIC NIGHT Rachael’s Café 7 - 10 p.m. Everybody is welcome at Rachael’s Café to perform music, poetry, a skit, a dance – the stage is yours.

Aug. 9 BLOOMINGTON BOOGIES: THE BLOOMINGTON BLUES AND BOOGIE WOOGIE PIANO FESTIVAL Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center 2 p.m. Enjoy some of the world’s best blues and piano playing along with professional swing dancers!

Downtown Square 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. A wide variety of regional and national art with music and dancing throughout the day!




Downtown Bloomington 5 - 8 p.m. Gallery Walk takes place on the first Friday of every other month, when the downtown galleries are pleased to host an evening of arts, entertainment and food.

Bryan Park 8:30 p.m. Movie begins at dusk.

Upland Brew Pub 3 - 10 p.m. The sereies consists of an annual outdoor concert hosted by Upland Brewing Co. to raise money for Sycamore Land Trust.

Sept. 5-6 FOURTH STREET FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS AND CRAFTS Fourth and Grant Streets Exhibitors display their fine arts and crafts on the beautiful tree lined section of 4th street.

Sept. 11-13 3RD KIWANIS HOT AIR BALLOON FEST Monroe County Fair We will host 20 colorful, enormous hot air balloons at this event and there is nothing more beautiful than to see these multicolored balloons ascend into the sky at dusk.

Sept. 12 IU FOOTBALL VS. FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL Catch the Hoosiers in action at Memorial Stadium.

Sept. 24-27 22ND ANNUAL LOTUS WORLD MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL Downtown Bloomington The annual Lotus World Music and Arts Festival celebrates the diversity, beauty, and joy of music and arts from cultures around the world.

Sept. 29 PEOPLES PARK TUESDAY LUNCH CONCERTS Peoples Park 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

For a full listing of events, visit

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DINING Amrit India Restaurant Authentic Indian cusine. 124 N. Walnut St. 812-650-3812 Anatolia Delicious Mediterranean and Turkish cuisine. 405 E. Fourth St. 812-334-2991 Anyetsang’s Little Tibet Serving authentic Tibetan and international cuisine. 415 E. Fourth St. 812-331-0122 Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill and Bar It’s all good in the neighborhood. 2800 E. Third St. 812-336-9147 Asuka Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi Authentic Japanese food and sushi. 318 S. College Mall Road 812-333-8325 Aver’s Gourmet Pizza Local pizzeria founded in 1995. 317 E. Winslow Road 812-323-8333 1837 N. Kinser Pike 812-339-6555 2905 E. Covenanter Dr. 812-331-5555 Baked! Of Bloomington Offering 20,000+ kinds of cookies, milk and more. 313 E. Third St. 812-336-2253

Spring/Summer 2015

Bear’s Place Home of good food, good music and frosty libations. 1316 E. Third St. 812-339-3460 Bloomingfoods Market & Deli Local. Organic. Fresh. 3220 E. Third St. 812-336-5400 419 E. Kirkwood Ave. 812-336-5300 316 W. Sixth St. 812-333-7312 614 E. Second St. 812-822-0235 200 Daniels Way, Room C133 812-822-0143 Bloomington Bagel Co. On-site, made-from-scratch bagel bakery. 113 N. Dunn St. 812-333-4653 913 S. College Mall Road 812-339-4653 238 N. Morton St. 812-349-4653 BLU Boy Chocolate Café and Cakery European-styled desserts, chocolates and pastries. 112 E. Kirkwood Ave. 812-334-8460


Bruster’s Real Ice Cream Fresh ice cream everyday. 4531 E. Third St. 812-331-8979 350 Liberty Dr. 812-330-2500 Bub’s Burgers and Ice Cream Home of the Big Ugly Burger. 480 N. Morton St. 812-331-2827

Bobby’s Colorado Steakhouse Serving epicurean delights in a casual, gracious environment. 1635 N. College Ave. 812-332-7552

Bucceto’s Smiling Teeth Pizza and pasta with personality. 115 S. State Road 46 812-331-1234

Brothers Bar and Grill 215 N. Walnut St. 812-331-1000

350 S. Liberty Drive 812-323-0123 Buffalo Wild Wings Grill and Bar More than a dozen sauces to choose from. 1350 W. Bloomfield Road 812-339-2900 BuffaLouie’s at the Gables Classic wings, subs and salads. 114 S. Indiana Ave. 812-333-3030 Butch’s Grillacatessen & Eatzeria Sandwiches, pizza and salads. 120 E. Seventh St. 812-822-0210 C3 Bar Craft cocktails and cusine. 1505 South Piazza Drive 812-287-8027


Cafe Pizzeria Serving up Bloomington’s finest pizza for almost 60 years. 405 E. Kirkwood Ave. 812-332-2111 Casa Brava Local authentic Mexican food. 410 S. College Mall Road 812-339-2777 3482 W. Third St. 812-339-1453 Chapman’s Restaurant & Bar Fine dining, innovative menu. 4506 E. Third St. 812-337-9999 Cheddar’s “America’s #1 Casual Dining Restaurant.” 126 S. Franklin Road 812-822-1628 Chicago’s Pizza Fresh homemade pizza, breadsticks and made-to-order sandwiches. 5621 W. State Road 46 812-876-6816 Chili’s Bar and Grill Pepper in some fun. 2811 E. Third St. 812-334-0535 Chipotle Mexican Grill Responsibly raised, intensely desired. 420 E. Kirkwood Ave. 812-330-1435 2894 E. Third St. 812-334-7623

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Campus Visitor’s Guide • 33 FARMbloomington Delicious recipes using local foods with global flavors. 108 E. Kirkwood Ave. 812-323-0002 Feast Bakery Café Bakery of feasts, treats and tamales. 581 E. Hillside Drive Suite 104 812-822-0222 Finch’s Brasserie High-quality local food in a fun, casual atmosphere. 514 E. Kirkwood Ave. 812-333-2700 IMU TUDOR ROOM

Chocolate Moose Homemade ice cream and treats since 1933. 401 S. Walnut St. 812-333-0475

DeAngelo’s New York style pizzas, calzones, salads and pastas. 2620 E. Third St. 812-961-0008

Cloverleaf Family Restaurant Hearty breakfast at a familyowned restaurant. 4023 W. Third St. 812-334-1077

Denny’s Real breakfast 24/7. 2160 N. Walnut St. 812-336-7694

Coaches Bar and Grill Great food and service with IU’s cream and crimson spirit. 245 N. College Ave. 812-339-3537

Domino’s Pizza, pasta and sandwiches. 2620 S. Walnut St. 812-335-7777 527 N. Walnut St. 812-334-3030

Cozy Table Restaurant & Pancake House Local diner with all the favorites. 2500 W. Third St. 812-339-5900

Domo Steak and Sushi Enjoy traditional Japanese dishes with friends and family. 106 S. Franklin Road 812-332-7700

Crazy Horse Great food in a comfortable pub atmosphere. 214 W. Kirkwood Ave. 812-336-8877

Dragon Express Chinese and Asian cuisine. 1400 E. Third St. 812-331-7030

Cresent Donut Plethora of donuts to choose. 231 S. Adams St. 812-339-7771

El Norteño Discover the true flavor of Mexico. 206 N. Walnut St. 812-333-9591

Dagwood’s Deli-Sub Shop Named the “City’s Best Sandwiches (and Biggest!).” 116 S. Indiana Ave. 812-333-3000

El Ranchero Authentic Mexican cuisine. 2100 Liberty Drive Suite C 812-822-2329

Darn Good Soup Delicious, homemade soups. 107 N. College Ave. 812-335-3533 DATS Classic Cajun dining. 211 S. Grant St. 812-339-3090

Five Guys Famous burgers and fries. 1199 S. College Mall Road 812-336-4897 Fortune Cookie A wide variety of Asian cuisine available. 1809 E. 10th St. 812-822-2828 Function Brewing A new brewery with a variety of in-house beers. 108 E. Sixth St. 812-676-1000 Golden Corral Legendary endless buffet. 116 Franklin Road 812-336-0701 Grazie! Italian Eatery Food made fresh with authentic Italian methods. 106 W. Sixth St. 812-323-0303 Great Wall Chinese Restaurant Chinese buffet with quality food. 2038 N. Walnut St. 812-323-8778 Hartzell’s Ice Cream Local, homemade ice cream. 107 N. Dunn St. 812-332-3502

Hinkles Hamburgers Local, homemade ice cream. 107 N. Dunn St. 812-332-3502 Hopscotch Coffee Ethnically sourced locally roasted. 235 W. Dodds St. #102 812-369-4500 House of Hunan Serving Chinese food in Bloomington for 30 years. 1000 N. Walnut St. 812-334-1531 HuHot Mongolian Grill Personalized Asian stir fry. 2550 E. Third St. 812-339-7882 IMU Dunn Meadow Café Located at the IMU, DMC boasts a plethora of options. 900 E. Seventh St. 812-855-2865 IMU Tudor Room Casual dining in an elegant setting. 900 E. Seventh St. 812-855-1620 India Garden Authentic Indian cuisine. 416 E. Fourth St. 812-331-8844 Irish Lion Authentic Irish food and drink. 212 W. Kirkwood Ave. 812-336-9076 Janko’s Little Zagreb Tender, thick steaks and a wide selection of wine and beer. 223 W. Sixth St. 812-332-0694 Japonee Authentic Japanese cuisine in Bloomington. 320 N. Walnut St. 812-330-5310

3615 W. State Road 46 812-876-9900 Esan Thai Restaurant Enjoy authentic Thai cuisine. 221 E. Kirkwood Ave. #D 812-333-8424 Falafels Middle Eastern grill. 430 E. Kirkwood Ave. 812-355-3555


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Japonee Express Japanese and Korean food in the heart of Bloomington. 530 E. Kirkwood Ave Suite 105 812-333-7380

Laughing Planet Café Vegan- and vegetarian-friendly burritos and more. 322 E. Kirkwood Ave. 812-323-2233

Jiffy Treet Homemade ice cream at its finest. 4727 W. State Road 46 812-876-7770

Lennie’s/Bloomington Brewing Co. Local brews with gourmet pizza, sandwiches and pub fare. 1795 E. 10th St. 812-323-2112

Jimmy John’s Subs so fast you’ll freak. 1827 E. 10th St. 812-333-2102 2636 E. Third St. 812-333-4100 430 E. Kirkwood Ave. 812-332-9265 Josie’s Frozen Yogurt A truly different approach to self-serve yogurt. 4635 W. Richland Plaza Drive 812-935-5554 Juannitas Real reflection of Mexican heritage. 620 W. Kirkwood Ave 812-339-2340 Kilroy’s Bar & Grill Filling lunches and dinners. 502 E. Kirkwood Ave. 812-339-3006 King Gyros Mediterranean style gyros, falafels, hummus and BBQ. 2000 S. Walnut St. 812-334-4144 La Charreada Authentic Mexican food and great margaritas. 1720 N. Walnut St. 812-332-2343 La Torre Mexican-American cuisine. 1155 S. College Mall Road 812-336-5339

LongHorn Steakhouse Western beef, ribs, chops and more. 721 S. College Mall Road 812-334-1600 Macri’s at the Depot A family-friendly restaurant with a focus on sports. 301 N. Morton St. 812-332-3376 Malibu Grill A casual California-style eatery with something for everyone. 106 N. Walnut St. 812-332-4334 McAlister’s Deli Hearty-sized deli fare, served with a side of Southern charm. 2510 E. Third St. 812-333-4800


Mother Bear’s Pizza Voted “Best Pizza in Bloomington” eight years straight. 1428 E. Third St. 812-332-4495

Outback Steakhouse High-quality food and service with generous portions. 3201 W. Third St. 812-330-1018

My Thai Café Excellent variety of authentic Thai dishes. 3316 W. Third St. 812-333-2234

The Owlery Vegetarian food at affordable prices. 118 W. Sixth St. 812-333-7344

402 E. Fourth St. 812-333-3993

Panera Bread Bread baked fresh daily. 322 S. College Mall Road 812-335-9785

Mr. Hibachi Buffet Healthy Japanese barbeque. 4400 E. Third St. 812-339-6288

Mikado Japanese Restaurant Japanese restaurant, kitchen, and sushi. 895 S. College Mall Road 812-333-1950

Naughty Dog Premium beef hot dogs. 3860 W. Third St. 812-330-6888

Moe’s Southwest Grill Moe’s knows burritos. 115 S. State Road 46 812-336-6637

Nick’s English Hut Pizza, strombolis, burgers and Sink the Biz fries. 423 E. Kirkwood Ave. 812-332-4040

Monroe County Pizza Pizza, breadstix, sandwiches and the best stromboli for miles. 3151 W. Third St. 812-331-2345

Noodles and Company Pasta from around the world. 517 E. Kirkwood Ave. 812-323-1400 2560 E. Third St. 812-558-0080 O’Charley’s Steak, grill and brunch choices. 360 N. Jacob Drive 812-333-6687 Olive Garden Speciality Italian dining. 320 N. Jacob Drive 812-333-1350 Oliver Winery Downtown Wine tasting, small plates and desserts. 105 N. College Ave. 812-822-0466


Opie Taylor’s Award-winning burgers and sandwiches. 110 N. Walnut St. 812-333-7287

Papa John’s Pizza 415 N. Walnut St. 812-336-7272 2486 S. Walnut St. 812-353-7272 Penn Station East Coast Subs Grilled East Coast-style submarine sandwiches. 212 S. Indiana Ave. 812-333-7366 256 N. Jacob Drive 812-331-7300 Pizza X Fast delivery, great pizza. 1791 E. 10th St. 812-339-7737 1610 W. Third St. 812-332-2522 2443 S. Walnut St. Pike 812-332-8500 877 S. College Mall Road 812-355-5000 Potbelly Sandwich Shop Chicago-style toasted subs. 517 E. Kirkwood Ave. 812-334-9846 Pourhouse Café Organic, fair trade coffee. 314 E. Kirkwood Ave. 812-339-7000

Spring/Summer 2015 Qdoba Mexican Grill Fresh ingredients and meals made right before your eyes. 116 S. Indiana Ave. 812-339-1122 Quaff On! Bloomington Craft beer and upscale pub food. 116 N. Grant St. 812-335-1821 Rachael’s Cafe Friendly atmosphere and fresh brewed coffee. 300 E. Third St. 812-330-1882

Campus Visitor’s Guide • 35 Scholar’s Inn Gourmet Café & Wine Bar An expansive menu featuring incredible gourmet cuisine. 717 N. College Ave. 812-332-1892 Scotty’s Brewhouse Sports dining - wings, burgers, sandwiches. 302 N. Walnut St. 812-333-5151 Serendipity Martini bar and restaurant. 201 S. College Ave. 812-330-6688

Rainbow Bakery Bloomington’s first all-vegan bakery. 201 S. Rogers St. 812-822-3741

Siam House Speciality Thai cuisine. 430 E. Fourth St. 812-331-1233

Red Chopsticks Japanese favorites. 1420 E. Third St. 812-331-6898

Smokin’ Jacks Rib Shack Specializes in down-home southern-style barbeque. 505 W. 17th St. 812-332-7427


Red Lobster Fresh fish, live lobster. 2617 E. Third St. 812-332-9712 Red Mango All natural, non-fat frozen yogurt. 1793 E. 10th St. 812-334-9822 Restaurant Tallent Fine dining using seasonal, local ingredients. 208 N. Walnut St. 812-330-9801 Runcible Spoon Cafe and Restaurant Quality breakfast and coffee, with vegetarian options. 412 E. Sixth St. 812-334-3997 Samira The home of Afghani cuisine. 100 W. Sixth St. 812-331-3761

Soma Coffeehouse Fair trade, organic coffee with no corporate aftertaste. 322 E. Kirkwood Ave. 812-331-2770 1400 E. Third St. 812-333-7334 Sonic America’s Drive-In 2020 S. Walnut St. 812-337-0701 Stefano’s Ice Cafe Local coffee, pastries, salads and sandwiches. 101 Kirkwood Ave. #21 812-331-0575 Square Donuts Always fresh and light donuts. 531 N. Walnut St. 812-337-0100 3866 W. Third St. 812-333-2799

Scenic View Restaurant Fine dining with a great view. 4600 S. State Road 446 812-837-9496

Sushi Bar Sushi and Japanese cuisine. 2522 E. 10th St. 812-331-7688

Scholar’s Inn Bakehouse Modeled after European artisan bakeries. 125 N. College Ave. 812-331-6029

Sweet Claire Sweet baked goods and specialty breads. 309 E. Third St. 812-333-6000

3002 E. Third St. 812-323-7070

Sweet Grass Restaurant Cuisine of the South. 405 W. Patterson Drive 812-333-1043

T.G.I. Friday’s Burgers, sandwiches, wings and favorite drinks. 2846 E. Third St. 812-331-1382

Upland Brewing Company Local brews and unique twists on traditional recipes. 350 W. 11th St. 812-336-2337

Taste of India Authentic Northern India cuisine. 316 E. Fourth St. 812-333-1399

Uptown Café Cajun-Creole style meals with bold flavors. 102 E. Kirkwood Ave. 812-339-0900

Texas Roadhouse Steaks, ribs and legendary rolls. 110 Franklin Road 812-323-1000 Topo’s 403 A fresh Greek and Mediterranean inspired menu. 403 N. Walnut St. 812-676-8676 Trojan Horse Greek specialties and American favorites since 1978. 100 E. Kirkwood Ave. 812-332-1101 Truffles Martini and wine bar with a fine dining menu. 1131 S. College Mall Rd. 812-330-1111 Turkuaz Café Turkish cuisine. 301 E. Third St. 812-333-7908 Tuscany’s Italian Bistro Enjoy an array of classic American and Italian cuisine. 1710 N. Kinser Pike 812-334-3252

Wee Willie’s Local stop for American food, steak and seafood. 1724 S. Walnut St. 812-332-0500 4618 W. Richland Plaza Drive 812-876-1106 Which Wich With more than 50 “wiches,” everyone will be satisfied. 422 E. Kirkwood Ave. 812-332-9424 Wings Xtreme Wings and more. 2612 E. 10th St. 812-333-9464 Yogi’s Grill & Bar More than 40 draft beers with an extensive menu. 519 E. 10th St. 812-323-9644 Z & C Teriyaki and Sushi Speedy sushi and Asian cuisine. 430 E. Kirkwood Ave. 812-323-8999

For a full listing of restaurants, visit

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NIGHTLIFE The Alley Bar 210 W. Kirkwood Ave. 812-336-2216

Atlas Bar 209 S. College Ave. 812-334-4435

The Back Door 207 S. College Ave. 812-333-3123

Bear’s Place 1316 E. Third St. 812-339-3460

The Bishop Bar 123 S. Walnut St. 812-333-4700

Spring/Summer 2015 Kilroy’s on Kirkwood 502 E. Kirkwood Ave. 812-339-3006

Kilroy’s Sports 319 N. Walnut St. 812-333-6006

Grant Street Inn

HOTELS America’s Best Value Inn 1722 N. Walnut St. 812-339-1919

310 N. Grant St. 812-334-2353

Hampton Inn 2100 N. Walnut St. 812-334-2100

Biddle Hotel (Indiana Memorial Union) 900 E. Seventh St. 812-856-6381

Hilton Garden Inn

423 E. Kirkwood Ave. 812-332-4040

Night Moves

Bloomington Travelodge

Holiday Inn Express & Suites

Nick’s English Hut

1730 S. Walnut St. 812-335-1850

Office Lounge 3900 E. Third St. 812-332-0911

Oliver Winery Downtown

The Bluebird

105 N. College Ave. 812-822-0466

216 N. Walnut St. 812-336-3984

The Players Pub

Brothers Bar and Grill

424 S. Walnut St. 812-334-2080

215 N. Walnut St. 812-331-1000

Rhino’s All-Ages Club

Cardinal Spirits 922 S. Morton St. 812-202-6789


331 S. Walnut St. 812-333-3430

Classic Lanes

201 S. College Ave. 812-330-6688

1421 N. Willis Drive 812-332-6689

Steve’s Place

The Comedy Attic 123 S. Walnut St. 812-336-5233

The Tap

2510 W. Third St. 812-325-7115

Crazy Horse

101 N. College Ave. 812-287-8579

214 W. Kirkwood Ave. 812-336-8877

The Upstairs Pub

Farm Root Cellar

430 E. Kirkwood Ave. #25 812-333-3003

108 E. Kirkwood Ave. 812-323-0002

The Video Saloon

Kilroy’s Dunnkirk

105 W. Seventh St. 812-333-0064

430 E. Kirkwood Ave. 812-822-1483

Yogi’s Grill and Bar 519 E. 10th St. 812-323-9644

2615 E. Third St. 812-339-6191

245 N. College Ave. 812-331-1335 117 S. Franklin Road 812-334-8800

Candlewood Suites 1935 S. Basswood Drive

Holiday Inn North


1710 N. Kinser Pike 812-334-3252

Cascades Inn 2601 N. Walnut St.

Homewood Suites


1399 S. Liberty Dr. 812-323-0500

Century Suites

Hyatt Place Bloomington

300 S. State Road 446 812-336-7777

217 W. Kirkwood Ave. 812-339-5950

Comfort Inn

Motel 6

1700 N. Kinser Pike 812-650-0010

1800 N. Walnut St. 812-332-0820


Quality Inn

310 S. College Ave. 812-335-8000

1100 W. Rappel Ave. 812-323-2222

Days Inn

Scholar’s Inn Bed and Breakfast

200 E. State Road 812-336-0905

801 N. College Ave. 812-332-1892

Eagle Pointe Resort

Showers Inn Bed and Breakfast

2250 E. Pointe Road 812-824-4040

430 N. Washington St. 812-334-9000

Economy Inn 4805 Old Highway 37 South 812-824-8311

Southern Comfort Bed and Breakfast

Fairfield Inn

6056 E. State Road 46 812-339-4344

120 S. Fairfield Drive 812-331-1122

SpringHill Suites Bloomington

Fourwinds Resort & Marina 9301 S. Fairfax Road 812-824-2628

501 N. College Ave. 812-337-7772

Summer House Inn 4501 E. Third St. 888-734-8503

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Spring/Summer 2015

Campus Visitor’s Guide • 37 Wylie House Museum

John Waldron Arts Center

Built in 1835, Wylie House was the home of Indiana University’s first president, Andrew Wylie, and his family. Today it is owned and operated by IU as an historic house museum recreating the Wylie home prior to 1860. 307 E. Second St. 812-855-6224

The Waldron Arts Center features a wide variety of artwork by local artists in several media. 122 S. Walnut St. 812-330-4400

ART GALLERIES Argentum Jewelry


Super 8 Motel

Lilly Library

1751 N. Stonelake Drive 812-323-8000

The library is a resource for scholars internationally housing about 400,000 books, more than 100,000 pieces of sheet music, and a range of special collections. 1200 E. Seventh St. 812-855-2452

Towneplace Suites (by Marriott) 105 S. Franklin Road 812-334-1234

Walnut Street Inn 130 N. Walnut St. 812-345-6118

Wampler House Bed & Breakfast 4905 S. Rogers St. 812-824-2446

ATTRACTIONS Cascades Park Just minutes from downtown Bloomington, the park offers a wide variety of outdoor activities. On the north side of the park is the 27-hole Cascades Golf Course. To the south is the Lower Cascades Park, which offers hiking trails, shelter houses and recreational activities. 2851 N. Old State Road 37 812-349-3700

Kinsey Institute For more than 60 years, the institute has been a trusted source for investigating and informing the world about critical issues in sex, gender and reproduction. Explore the institute’s many exhibits and galleries. 1165 E. Third St. 812-855-7686

Lake Monroe With more than 10,700 acres of water, surrounded by several acres of Hoosier National Forest, Lake Monroe is home to camping, boating, fishing, hiking, hunting, swimming and other water activities. 812-837-9546 Monroe County History Center Learn about Bloomington’s heritage through exhibits and special programs. The facility features a museum and genealogy library. 202 E. Sixth St. 812-332-2517 Oliver Winery Learn about the art of winemaking through production tours at Indiana’s largest and oldest winery. Enjoy local wine tasting, shopping and picnicking. 8024 Indiana 37 812-876-5800

Argentum focuses on collecting fine contemporary jewelry from across the globe. 205 N. College Ave. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mon. - Fri., 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Sat. 812-336-3100

Bella Bella Art by Lara Moore Bella Bella features one-of-a-kind custom furniture, mirrors and wall art by Bloomington’s own nationally recognized furniture maker Lara Moore. 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mon. - Fri., 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sat. 241 W. Grimes Lane 812-323-1637

Blueline Creative Co-Op & Gallery Blueline Gallery is run by a group of local artists that highlights local exhibits from artists within the Bloomington community. Noon to 6 p.m. Tue. - Fri., Noon to 4 p.m. Sat. 212 W. Fourth St. 812-589-7377

By Hand Gallery Tibetan Mongolian Buddhist Cultural Center

By Hand Gallery features more than 70 Bloomington-area artisans’ pottery, woodwork, jewelry, weaving, knitwear, basketry and painting. 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Mon. - Sat. 101 E. Kirkwood Ave., Suite 109 (Fountain Square Mall) 812-334-3255

WonderLab Museum

IU Art Museum

Throughout the year the center provides a wide range of educational and spiritual programs relating to the Tibetan and Mongolian cultures. 3655 S. Snoddy Road 812-336-6807

Experience the wonder and excitement of science through hands-on exhibits and programs that simulate curiosity and encourage exploration. WonderLab is located downtown on the B-Line Trail and rated one of the top 25 science centers in the country. 308 W. Fourth St. 812-337-1337

Museum boasts more than 40,000 items, representing nearly every art-producing culture throughout history. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tue. - Sat. Noon to 5 p.m. Sun. 1133 E. Seventh St. 812-855-5445

Mathers Museum The Mathers Museum displays art from around the world that represents cultures from each of the inhabited continents. 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tue. - Fri. 1 to 4:30 p.m. Sat. - Sun. 416 N. Indiana Ave. 812-855-6873 Not Just Rugs Gallery of Native American Art Not Just Rugs features one-of-akind, handmade turquoise and silver jewelry, Navajo rugs and weaving and other Southwestern Native American items. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tue. - Sat. Noon to 5 p.m. Sun. - Mon., 1117 N. College Ave. Suite D 812-332-6434

Pishgahi Art Studio The studio and gallery features the work of local artist Reza Pishgahi. 6560 Viking Ridge Road, five miles from Bloomington on State Road 45 812-332-4201

Relish A selection of furniture, accessories and fine arts. 204 N. Morton St. 812-333-2773

The Venue Fine Art & Gifts The Venue houses a wide variety of works including watercolors, oils, prints, functional pottery and wooden bowls and jewelry. 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tue. - Sat. Noon to 4 p.m. Sun. 114 S. Grant St. 812-339-4200

Volta Glass Studio Located in downtown Bloomington, Volta Glass studio features a variety of hand crafted glass as well as a large window for viewing daily live glass blowing demonstrations. 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tues. - Thu., 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Fri. - Sat. 405 W. Sixth St., Suite D-3 812-330-4191

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IU Parking Information PARKING REGULATIONS ONE DAY PERMITS To purchase your permit, you will need to provide your name, address and phone number, along with your vehicle description/ color. Permits can be obtained at the Henderson Parking Garage, the Indiana Memorial Union Hotel Desk and the Residential Hall Center Desks. Visitors with a disabled license plate, state disabled placard/hang tag or an Indiana Disabled American Veteran plate may obtain a visitor-disabled permit from Parking Operations.

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Adorn & Bedeck - 101 W. Kirkwood Ave. #125


All American Storage/Pakmail 2503 N. Walnut St. • 2600 S. Henderson St. • 100 S. Kingston Drive


Axis812 - 1426 N. Kinser Pike • Management Office


Bicycle Garage - 507 E. Kirkwood Ave.


Bloomington Clothing Company - 2652 E. Second St.


Bloomington Hardware - 2700 E. Covenanter Dr. Bloomington Transit - Pick-up locations listed at



Burnham Rentals - 444 E. Third St. # 1 • Management Office

Atwater Garage


Cardinal Spirits - 922 S. Morton St.

The Atwater Garage entrance is located on Faculty Drive between Third Street and Atwater Avenue.


CFC Properties - 320 W. Eighth St. #200 • Corporate Office


Elkins Apartments - 940 N. Walnut St. • Management Office


Grant Street Inn - 310 N. Grant St.

Jordan Avenue Garage


The Jordan Avenue Garage is located on Jordan Avenue between Third Street and Seventh Street.

IU Credit Union - 900 E. Seventh St. • 510 E. 17th St. • 410 S. Woodscrest Drive 105 E Winslow Rd • 301 N Gates Dr


IU Department of Theatre - 275 N. Jordan Ave.

Henderson Garage


IU Jacobs School of Music - 1201 E. Third St.


IU School of Informatics & Library Science 150 S. Woodlawn Ave. • 901 E. 10th St. • 919 E. 10th St. • 1320 E. 10th St.

Eleventh & Fee Garage The Eleventh & Fee Garage is located at the corner of Eleventh Street and Fee Lane.

The Henderson Garage is located on Fess Avenue between Atwater Avenue and Third Street. An A-permit-only entrance and exit is also located on the Henderson Avenue side (west side) of the garage.

IndiGo Birding Tours - Tours available at


IU School of Optometry - 744 E. Third St.

Poplars Garage


IU School of Public Health - 1025 E. Seventh St. Suite 111

The Poplars Garage entrance is located on Sixth Street between Grant and Dunn streets.


Massage Envy Spa - 2652 E. Third St.


Mother Bear’s - 1428 E. Third St.


Night Moves - 1730 S. Walnut St.


Parker Real Estate Management - 621 N. Walnut St. • Management Office

PAY LOTS There are two pay lots located at the Indiana Memorial Union at 900 E. Seventh St. Parking lots #1 and #2 at the Indiana Memorial Union are open from 7 a.m. to midnight, seven days a week. IMU Pay Lot #1 Located along Seventh Street between Woodlawn and Jordan avenues, on the east side of the Indiana Memorial Union. IMU Pay Lot #2 Located on the corner of Woodlawn and Seventh Street, across from Ernie Pyle Hall.

Star of America - Pick-up locations listed at 22

Vance Music Center - 112 W. Sixth St.

METERS Meters are enforced 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., Monday through Saturday. You do not need to feed most meters from 10 p.m. Saturday until 7 a.m. Monday morning. (The meters at the residence halls, however, must be paid 24 hours a day, seven days a week).

FREE PARKING D and E zones Any vehicle may park in any D or E zone, 5 p.m. Friday until 11 p.m. Sunday, with or without a current parking permit unless posted otherwise.

Parking Lots Von Lee Parking Lot, Fourth Street and Dunn Lot, Sixth Street and Dunn Lot: enforcement in these three lots ceases at 5 p.m. and does not resume until 7 a.m., Monday through Friday. These lots are not enforced all day Saturday and Sunday.

Parking Garages Parking is free in the parking garages all day Saturday and Sunday.

CONTACT INFORMATION For questions or concerns, please contact IU Parking Operations at 812-855-9848, or visit the Henderson Parking Garage at 310 S. Fess Ave.

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Cascades Golf Course

Griffy Lake N. Waln ut St .

Cascade Park

37 2






N. Kinser Pike

W. 11th St. 9

N. Gates Dr.

W. Sixth St.




E. Third St.

46 12 5

E. Second St.

S. High St.

Bryan Park

S. Woodlawn Ave.




E. Atwater Ave.

S. Walnut St.

Curry Pike

S. Pa tte rs on Dr .



W. Second St.

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E. Seventh St.

S. College Mall Rd.

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Twin Lakes Sports Park


W. Kirkwood Ave.

W. Third St.

E. 10th St. 17



Unionville Rd.




E. Moores Pike E. Hillside Dr.

S. Ro ckp ort Ro ad

S. Henderson St.


ut St.

W. Tapp Rd.

S. Waln

Thomson Park


S. Rogers St.


E. 17th St.

N. College Ave.



N. Indiana Ave.

N. Monroe St.

W. Vernal Pike

N. Madison St.

W. 17th St.

Indiana University Golf Course


N. J ord an Av e.


Winslow Woods Park


W. Country Club Dr.

E. Winslow Rd.

E. Rogers Rd.



Bloomington Country Club


E. Rhorer Rd.




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EMERGENCY CONTACTS Bloomington Fire Dept. 300 E. Fourth St. 812-332-9763

Spring/Summer 2015 IU Athletics

Red Tire Taxi

Office of the President

812-855-4006 Tickets: 866-IUSPORTS Assembly Hall/Memorial Stadium 1001 E. 17th St.


Bryan Hall 200 107 S. Indiana Ave. 812-855-4613

Star of America 1-800-228-0814

Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President Bryan Hall 100 107 S. Indiana Ave. 812-855-9011

IU Directory Bloomington Police Dept.


Yellow Cab Co.

220 E. Third St. 812-339-4477

IU Visitor Info Center

217 W. Sixth St. 812-339-9744

IU Police Dept.

530 E. Kirkwood Ave. 812-856-4648

1469 E. 17th St. 812-855-4111

Monroe County Public Library

Monroe County Sheriff

303 E. Kirkwood Ave. 812-349-3050

301 N. College Ave. 812-349-2768

Campus Emergency Preparedness


MEDICAL Bloomington Hospital 601 W. Second St. 812-353-6821

1320 10th St. Wells - W302 812-855-7578

812-349-3436 812-336-7433

600 N. Jordan Ave. 812-855-4011

Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender Support Services

4011 S. Monroe Medical Park Blvd. 812-825-1111

VISITOR INFORMATION Bloomington Visitors Center 2855 N. Walnut St. 812-334-8900

Community Events Hotline

Public Safety and Institutional Assurance

Residential Programs and Services 801 N. Jordan Ave. 812-855-1764

ARTS Buskirk-Chumley Theater 114 E. Kirkwood Ave. 812-323-3020

705 E. Seventh St. 812-855-4252

IU Auditorium



Office of Admissions


300 N. Jordan Ave. 812-855-5102

IU Department of Theatre and Drama

Go Express Travel

Office of the Dean of Students


Monroe Hospital

Disability Services for Students

Bloomington Parking Enforcement Bloomington Transit

IU Health Center


Indiana Memorial Union M088 900 E. Seventh St. 812-855-8187


IU Campus Bus Service

Office of Financial Aid


Box Office: 812-855-1103

275 N. Jordan Ave. 812-855-1103 (Ticket information)

Musical Arts Center 101 N. Jordan Ave. 812-855-7433

408 N. Union St. 812-855-6500


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