Events

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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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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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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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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Top 100: The Insider’s View

One of the Faces of IUPUI Talks Top 100 The 20th annual IUPUI Top 100 is on Friday, April 12 at the Indianapolis Marriott and I’m pleased to give our volunteers at every campus a look at what goes into making this program what it is. And it really is more than just a banquet …

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