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Being Busy is Nothing to Brag About

Busy-ness is a dangerous trap that relinquishes our control to find meaning and fulfillment in life and career when we are stuck in the quicksand of being busy. I am on a mission to disrupt the busy culture and focus on a life that is measured by meaning, value, fulfillment and other factors we can …

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Top 100: The Insider’s View

One of the Faces of IUPUI Talks Top 100 The 20th annual IUPUI Top 100 is on Friday, April 12 at the Indianapolis Marriott and I’m pleased to give our volunteers at every campus a look at what goes into making this program what it is. And it really is more than just a banquet …

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Spotlight: Jimmy Grimes, BA‘06

Jimmy Grimes is an IUAA Volunteer Leader based out of San Diego, CA. I interviewed Jimmy recently and am excited to share a spotlight and his great work as an Alumni Volunteer. Keeping up with our incredible alumni body would be impossible without our alumni leaders and I am thrilled to highlight one of our …

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It Started With A Fire

Picture it: 1838 in Bloomington, Indiana. A big change had just occurred for Indiana College.  The name had just been changed to Indiana University and the future of the school was starting to come into focus. Then a series of crises happened over the next few years: a cholera epidemic, a university strapped for cash, …

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Cream and Crimson Calls: Save the Date!

Time to make plans for summer, friends. That starts with one question: when is Cream and Crimson Alumni Weekend? Why, it’s June 6-8 in Bloomington, of course. In order to entice you, I wrote a haiku: Volunteers, come back! Fresh ideas, summer breezes Act early; plan now! Our schedule is shaping up to be similar …

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Spotlight: Sia Nyorkor, BAJ’00

Sia Nyorkor is a multimedia journalist based in Cleveland, Ohio. She was interviewed by Baindu Bayon, PhD, Neal-Marshall Alumni Club Board Member. When did you attend Indiana University? Why did you choose IU? Which dorms did you live in and to which clubs did you belong? I attended IU from 1996-2000 and graduated in 2000. …

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IU Kokomo Region: Onward and Upward For All

Change is inevitable, but not always comfortable. But sometimes in the uncomfortable places, great things happen. Prior to becoming the Alumni Director at IU Kokomo, the former Howard/Tipton Chapter and the IU Kokomo Alumni Association were in the early stages of merging to become one alumni chapter of the IUAA. This was the first proposed …

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Sleep is Key to Career Success

Now at the beginning of the new year,  I revel in the beauty and excitement brought by a clean slate and taking stock of what goals we’d like to accomplish in 2019. As a board certified Health & Wellness coach, I encourage alumni clients to consider the big picture as to what might affect reaching …

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An Insider’s Look at the Alumni Leaders Dinner

Volunteer leadership is ingrained in the DNA of the IUPUI campus and its alumni. Each year hundreds of alumni give their time and resources to further the promise of an urban university that refines and supports a community of students from every walk of life. In 1973, representatives of the constituent society council at IUPUI …

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Spotlight: Chris Buczynski, St. Joseph County Chapter

I visited with Christine Buczynski recently and am pleased to share a spotlight of Chris and her work with the St. Joseph Chapter. Degree and Graduation Year from IU: B.S., Business, 1973, M.S., Education, 1975 Chapter Region: St. Joseph County Chapter Role/Title on Board: Former President Tell me how you first got involved in working with IUAA. In …

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