Events

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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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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Backpack Attack

Don’t worry! We didn’t attack any 4th grader’s bookbag. But my alumni community helped fill backpacks at this amazing program. Now in its 20th year, the initiative has made an enormous impact. Since 1999 when the Indy BackPack Attack began, we have collected over 6 million school supplies and helped tens of thousands of students …

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Annual Planning: Embracing the Fun and Function

It’s a new fiscal year here at IUAA, which means we’re spending a lot of time reviewing what went well last year and what we want to improve for the future. And we know that for many of our alumni communities, the summer serves a similar purpose: it’s a time to reflect and plan for …

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Another Alumni Weekend in the Books

Cream and Crimson Weekend 2019 is a wrap! It’s been several weeks since the Annual Alumni Barbecue concluded, but it often takes me at least that amount of time to come down from the elation (and exhaustion) of the greatest gathering of IUAA volunteer leaders we have all year. As I file away scripts and …

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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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