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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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Student Takeover in Bloomington

My name is Lanie Trotter, and I am one of the 2019-2020 IUAA Student Fellows. I’m taking over the blog today to introduce you to myself and my fellow fellows. My friends say I love to talk about myself, so naturally I’ll start with my own introduction. I am a senior from Memphis, TN majoring …

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Purchase a Nick’s Brick Today and Support IU Athletics

It’s the end of an era, volunteer leaders. The Nick’s Bricks program has been in existence since I Association Director Tom Bolyard and Nick’s owner Dick Barnes founded the program in 1981, and this month, we taking our last brick orders. Only 30 spots for engraved bricks in front of Nick’s English Hut remain. Let …

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Thanks, Frank

I love a good tune, especially one that was likely composed right here in my hometown. It’s because of Frank Jones, alumni executive secretary (CEO) from 1968-1987, that IU alumni and friends have a fine appreciation for (if not a complete adoption of) a really great tune–The Chimes of Indiana, Hoagy Carmichael’s alternative Alma Mater …

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A Tradition in its Fifth Year

I had the opportunity to take part in a truly inspirational evening last weekend. On Saturday, August 10, several dozen past and current members of the Board of Managers gathered to celebrate the beginning of our year and honor our founding. It is fitting that we do this in August, the month when President William …

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