The IU Rural Report: Planning a Brighter Future for All

The center has launched its strategic plan with a focus on health and wellness, resilience, and quality of place. Read more from Executive Director Kerry Thomson.


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The IU Center for Rural Engagement collaborates with Indiana Rural Health Association on opioid response planning

The Indiana Rural Health Association is convening the consortium to collaborate on plans to address opioid abuse in rural Indiana communities. Three IU centers are joining the effort. Read more about opioid response planning.


New rural arts series programming connects film, art, and music to communities this winter and spring

The Indiana University Center for Rural Engagement and the IU Arts and Humanities Council will host a variety of new arts and cultural offerings and build capacity for future programs in the Indiana communities of Huntingburg, Nashville, and Salem this winter and spring. Read more about upcoming events.


Greene County joins the IU Center for Rural Engagement's Sustaining Hoosier Communities initiative

The Indiana University Center for Rural Engagement has selected Greene County as its community partner for the Sustaining Hoosier Communities initiative, with plans to address more than a dozen community-identified projects during the 2019-20 academic year. Read more about the Greene County collaboration.


Register now for the IU Rural Conference, May 13 and 14 in French Lick

Join the IU Center for Rural Engagement for a two-day conference focused on the issues of greatest importance to Indiana’s rural communities. The conference is designed for community leaders, residents, and professionals from a variety of fields who seek to create a stronger Indiana. Learn more about the conference and register.


Indiana Humanities to sponsor Smithsonian Crossroads tour in six Hoosier communities

Crossroads: Change in Rural America is the newest exhibit developed by Museum on Main Street, a Smithsonian Institution program that works with rural communities to design and host high-quality exhibits and create dynamic public programs across the United States. Indiana is proud to bring this award-winning program to the Hoosier State for the first time. Read more about the tour and the community hosts.


Judicial clerkship program to help law students understand rural and smaller-city practice

The Indiana University Maurer School of Law and the Indiana Supreme Court have announced a pilot program in which up to five first-year students committed to public service will work with judges throughout the state. Read more about this initiative.


The student experience in rural Indiana

Get a glimpse into the lives of IU students working with rural communities through the center's Sustaining Hoosier Communities program. Check out the student view.

Traditional Arts Indiana: Blacksmithing Presentation and Demonstration
Saturday, March 9 
10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Nashville - Brown County Public Library

Eddie the Eagle
Monday, March 18 
7 p.m.
Huntingburg - Serendipity Fibers
March Rural Colloquium
Thursday, March 28 
11:30 a.m. 
Bloomington - Indiana Memorial Union  

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