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Bowl Games Past and Present

This was my third bowl with IU since beginning my tenure at the IUAA, and each year the enthusiasm, fans, and the team itself just keep getting better. While in Jacksonville I ran into former IU Travels participants that would stop and say hello to me and that just doesn’t happen everywhere. I’m so honored …

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Moving Forward Together in 2020

“A movement only exists when people are inspired to move, to do something, to make the cause their own.” – Simon Sinek Welcome to 2020! With the change of the calendar, many of us are inspired to make changes in our lives. Perhaps we set personal or professional goals; maybe we create an intention about …

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Looking Back and Moving Forward for a Happy New Year

As we prepare for an outstanding series of alumni events surrounding IU’s appearance at the Taxslayer Gator Bowl on January 2, I have paused and reflected on our past year together. Typically our blog focuses on the good work of our volunteer leaders – but today I want to highlight the great work of my …

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Spotlight: Ramon Hill, MS’06

Ramon is a lifetime member of the IU Alumni Association and he is currently the Membership Chair for the IUAA Washington D.C. chapter. While in Washington D.C., Ramon had the opportunity to play three seasons of Big Ten Alumni softball in the National Mall, how cool! After taking some time off from IU activities, he …

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Networking Smarter

As an alumni career coach, I am often asked for best practices or tips and tricks of networking. Actively building a network, especially before you need it, is a task most clients are less than enthusiastic to implement. Connecting with strangers on LinkedIn, attending a networking mixer alone to work the room, or reaching out to …

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Volunteer Spotlight: Alex Tapnio BS’98, BA’99

Meet Alex Tapnio! Alex is the co-president of the Metro NY chapter of the IU Alumni Association and graduated from IUB with a double major in Biology and Art History. He first became involved with IUAA when he connected with Wes Erwin at an alumni affairs conference, who asked if he wanted to get involved …

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Distinguished Alumni Service Awardees: An Honor to Serve the Honored

In the afterglow of an amazing Homecoming Weekend, I can sit for a moment and reflect on the outstanding alumni that I met and was privileged to interact with on an intimate level. There are so many stories to tell about these distinguished alumni, as well as the families and friends that supported them that …

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Spotlight: Joan Lemoine and the Hilton Head Chapter

The small but mighty Hilton Head Chapter of the IU Alumni Association has been doing big things in their small Alumni Community.  For about ten years, they’ve been partnering with the Big Ten Coalition.  According to Joan Lemoine, BS’68, MS’69, Ed.D’85, “Everyone in Hilton Head is categorized as ‘been here’ or ‘come here’, and all …

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Homecoming Madness

It is spirit week at IU Bloomington, which means it is time to put on your favorite IU swag to celebrate Homecoming!  Read the full schedule. This week, IUAA will be hosting exciting events around campus to support and celebrate the IUB community. Homecoming is a special time where alumni and students can come together …

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Helping IU Make State-Wide Connections

Back in the late 1800s, IU faculty traveled to every corner of Indiana to provide its residents the opportunity to learn about the arts, sciences, and medicine. In celebration of 200 years of serving Indiana, the IU Office of the Bicentennial has revived this tradition with the Bicentennial Professors Signature Project. Our goal is to …

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