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Last Chance to Register…

What does a bowling trophy, strawberry shortcake, the IUAA President’s Award, and Indiana heat all have in common?  These are just a few of the things that can be experienced at the June 6-8 Cream and Crimson Alumni Weekend! We are just a few short weeks away and the deadline for registering is this Friday, …

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Awarding Our Best Volunteer Leaders

This is an exciting time of year for me – the time when I think about all the great work the alumni volunteers do out in their own communities and world, and how we, in turn, can reward them for this outstanding work. With the partnership of Rachael McAfee, Kim Merritt, and Nattie Meador, we’ve …

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On Giving Up Being a Perfectionist

If you sit down at my desk, you will see inspirational messages all around my workspace; messages about courage, kindness, and growth. One of my favorite quotes at my desk is from Brene Brown. It says, ‘Vulnerability is the birthplace of innovation, creativity and change.’ You see, I consider myself a ‘recovering perfectionist’ and vulnerability …

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Grateful: IU Day and Every Day

The 4th Annual IU Day was celebrated on April 10, 2019, and we are so grateful for your commitment in making it a success for the IU Alumni Association! The power of connection across the globe is truly astounding and it is thanks to you that we are able to reach so many people and …

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Infectious Enthusiasm

We so often go about our daily routines not thinking about the impact we have on others around us, whether it be in our personal or professional lives. A little over a year ago, I found my fitness community: the group of women who support and push me physically and mentally and the place where …

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Spotlight: Remembering Jim Justus

Timothy Long, Professor Emeritus of Classical Studies at IU, wrote this remembrance. I was lucky enough, when I came to IU in 1969, to make the acquaintance, almost immediately, of Charles Forker of the English Department. Charles was better than any Spartacus Guide for acclimating yourself to Bloomington gay life. Through Charles I then met …

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IU Day: April 10, 2019

This year’s IU Day is April 10, and it’s sure to be a worldwide celebration of all things IU. There are plenty of ways to celebrate, such as watching IU videos and games, wearing your favorite IU gear, and attending official campus and community events. What is IU Day? IU Day is the world’s biggest …

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Spotlight: Jason Sprinkle, BA’12, JD’15

Jason Sprinkle is an IUAA Volunteer Leader in our IU LGBTQ+ affiliate group. I interviewed Jason recently and am thrilled to highlight his involvement as an Alumni Volunteer. The IU alumni body represent thousands of individuals from all walks of life. Our alumni invest their time and resources to help fulfill the IU promise and …

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IUAA Governance Corner: Confirm the Ballot

It’s time to exercise your duty as members in the Alumni Association: vote in the IUAA election! Just flip to page 24 in the Indiana University Alumni Magazine (see image at right), clip out the ballot, complete it, and send it to me. If you want to keep your magazine in pristine condition, just make …

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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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