Students at Big Ten universities aren’t waiting until they get out into the “real world” to make a difference. Find out how they’re working together to create positive, meaningful change in this BTN LiveBIG series: the Student Section.
Whether for business or pleasure, not too many Americans are traveling to Iran these days. Grabbing headlines for its government’s suspected support of international extremist movements and secret attempts to develop nuclear weapons, the country isn’t exactly a hotbed for tourists.
During football and basketball games, BTN LiveBIG will spotlight notable examples of research, innovation and community service from around the conference. In-Game stories will provide more background on these features, and the opportunity to view the videos again.
A couple of weeks ago, basketball coaches across the Big Ten Conference made a fashion statement of sorts. They donned snazzy sneakers on the hardwood, even though many of them were wearing suits and ties, to take part in Coaches vs. Cancer, a nationwide campaign that annually draws public attention to advocacy and fundraising efforts around this severe disease.
Armed with an unwavering commitment to help those in her home country — as well as three degrees in public health and education from Indiana University — Tiawanlyn Gongloe is helping prevent the spread of the Ebola virus as part of Liberia’s Ministry of Health.
Decades ago, before there were collective bargaining agreements, television rights mega-deals and a galaxy of corporate sponsorships, players in the National Football League worked in other vocations during the offseason. Auto dealerships, real estate offices, corporate jobs — they went wherever they could leverage name recognition (even just a little bit) and make a buck for the half a year they weren’t playing football. And if they were lucky, those part-time gigs turned into full-time jobs when their playing days ended.
In his “day job,” Dr. Rafat Abonour is a professor of medicine and a researcher at Indiana University specializing in multiple myeloma, a rare blood cancer. But he’s also a running and cycling enthusiast, and for the past decade, he’s managed to combine these two sides of his life.
Medakpwe Irene Draga left behind her family, job and home in South Sudan to earn a master’s degree in education from Indiana University. Her dream? To help turn around the fortunes of her nation, which is currently in the midst of a civil war that’s displaced more than a million people.
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Earlier this year, Indiana University’s football team got a dramatic win on the road against the ranked Missouri Tigers. For senior safety Mark Murphy, it was the high point of an illustrious collegiate athletics career.
When Indiana University Associate Professor Jawshing Arthur Liou received an e-mail “out of the blue” from the director of the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, he had no idea it would lead to the biggest exhibition of his career.
When David Reingold left a government job in 2004 to become an administrator at Indiana University, he wanted to find a way to integrate his former job with his new position.
College students face a lot of tough issues, and many don’t know where to seek help. At Indiana, the Culture of Care Program is a place where students to heal each other.
Students at Indiana University are building their technology skills while helping improve their school’s community, thanks to an innovative program called Serve IT.
When high school students with mental disabilities graduate, they all too often lack the knowledge, connections and support needed to seek full-time employment. They may have the skills to do a particular job, but they won’t know the first thing about how to search for openings, create a résumé or build up their professional network.
The Evans Scholarship is one of the most prestigious awards available in the United States, and it has an influence over its scholars for not only the time they are in college but the years that follow. But the influence goes beyond the financial aid it provides the college students.
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A celebrated American tradition – being the first in your family to attend college – is the basis of a charitable effort of stunning scope in the Chicagoland area.
“I kind of fell in love with volunteering at an early age,” said Hillary Nolting. “That’s what made me want to continue doing it in my college career.”
Just last Thursday, President Obama admitted to having one as a child. Major League Baseball star Justin Morneau is making national headlines for recovering from one. More and more parents of kids in sports are becoming increasingly fearful of one.
Every year since 1951, Indiana University has run a cycling race they call the “Little 500.”
Two thousand students attend the Kabwende Primary Center in Kinigi, Rwanda, where they study reading and math in English, rather than in French or Kinyarwanda, the country’s other official languages. Yet when Indiana University students first visited the school in 2009, one year after its switch to an English-based education, not one Rwandan child had an English-written book to call their own.
With the distinction of being one of three people to have won a championship at every level of basketball – high school, college, the NBA, and the Olympics – Quinn Buckner knows what it takes to succeed. He also captained college basketball’s last undefeated team, the 1975-76 Indiana Hoosiers. That experience and leadership is now being put to work bettering the lives of others.
Facebook, Twitter and Instagram are no problem for college women; they can use those as well as any guy on campus. But when it comes to understanding what happens when they hit the control and the “C” keys on their laptops, they may not be quite so savvy. That’s the way Maureen Biggers, one of the founders of the Center of Excellence for Women in Technology at Indiana University, saw it.
After the Hoosiers’ men’s basketball team takes on Nebraska tonight, the Indiana LiveBIG episode sheds light on life-saving proton therapy being done at Indiana University, and introduces you to a man who is defying the odds in Bloomington.