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The 2013 Distinguished Alumni Service Awards

I had the privilege of helping coordinate the 2013 Distinguished Alumni Service Awards dinner and banquet in November. What an experience that was! I was given the honor of meeting Mr. Booker T. Jones, Jr., The Honorable Shirley Abrahamson, and Dr. Roderick Paige and really connecting with them throughout the weekend. Thursday night kicked off …

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How To Run A Board Meeting*

Since earning my Certificate of Nonprofit Board Education through Boardsource last spring, I have taken it upon myself to be the in-house guru of Board Meeting Protocol.  But I’m not stopping there.  As our IUAA communities change and evolve,  this knowledge I will impart can also apply to a committee or task force.  Therefore, the …

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Happy New Year!

A New Year’s resolution is a promise you make to yourself to begin doing something positive in the new year . . . such as eating healthier, exercising, paying off a debt, letting go of a grudge, volunteering to help others, and spending more quality time with family. As you consider your new year’s resolutions, don’t forget …

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A Historic Gift to IUB Athletics

You have probably heard, but only a few minutes ago a big announcement was made regarding a naming gift for the beloved and iconic Assembly Hall. IU is truly grateful for this historic gift. And, we are so excited because of what a renovated Assembly Hall will mean for this storied basketball program. “We are …

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Your IUAA Nominating Committee Report

Governance jargon might be a little dry at times, but reports such as these are important pieces to the overall understanding of how our Association works. The bylaws can explain it in context with the rest of our business practices. The Nominating Committee, led by Jeannie Sager, MA’03, met this fall and reviewed over 40 …

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The #IUSaidYes Campaign

Friends, We wanted to share with you an innovative and exciting campaign developed by the IUB Office of Admissions staff. Not only do we want you to learn more about it, but also see the excitement, energy, passion, and spirit that this campaign has generated. Be sure to check out the link below. ~Tricia   …

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Join now to get your tax deduction

  Need a great way to motivate fellow alumni and friends to join the IU Alumni Association? IUAA member dues are 80% tax deductible as a charitable contribution. Encourage others to join or renew their membership by Dec. 31 to get their tax deduction in 2013, and enjoy member benefits throughout 2014! Plus, when someone …

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Maui, Anyone?

The IU Men’s Basketball team will be playing in the 2015 Maui Classic. Interest is already very high as we have received many inquiries about travel packages. While pricing information will not be available until later next year, you can sign up now to receive information about the trip as soon as it is available. …

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Become a Social Media Superstar

Part Three: Spread the Word

It’s the final countdown! This is the last in our three-part series about social media. In part one, we talked about getting started and good content creation. In part two, you received tips on content management. To finish up, we’ll go over spreading your messages beyond your own networks. You’ll also get a look at upcoming IUAA social media campaigns.

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A Time of Thanks

This is one of the rare, quiet moments at the alumni office, when many IU students and alumni turn their attention to Thanksgiving here in America. This gives us time for reflection on all for which we are grateful and thankful. Among the many gifts and blessings of this year, you – who form the core of …

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