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Leading Through Crisis: IUAA Volunteer Leadership Development Practices and Takeaways

As everyone has pivoted to virtual conferences and meetings over the past few months, IUAA took its annual Cream and Crimson conference virtual too, offering alumni volunteers training opportunities throughout the month of June (links coming soon). In week 3, my fellow coach Erin Erwin and I presented a leadership topic of “Leading through Crisis,” …

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Summer Issue of IU Alumni Magazine Canceled

We are disappointed to share the news that—as a result of the ongoing public-health emergency—the IU Alumni Association has canceled the Summer 2020 issue of the IU Alumni Magazine. It was to be published in late May. Canceling the issue is a letdown, of course, but we’re eager to bring you the Fall 2020 issue, …

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Great Things Happening in South Bend

The IU South Bend campus has a terrific retention effort happening in collaboration with the alumni, and it’s come at a perfect time in our current stay-at-home situation. For two years, my office has worked on a project whereby alumni volunteers write postcards to new graduates, welcoming them to the IUAA ranks. It’s been well …

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IU Alumni Volunteers: You Are Cared For

By now, you have likely been contacted by your liaison letting you know about the ever-changing COVID-19 situation. You are reading IU updates online and talking with fellow volunteers, and I’d like to offer additional context and information. I apologize for the length of this note, but we want to offer some clarity and comfort …

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Spotlight: LGBTQ+ Celebration Weekend

The LGBTQ+ Celebration Weekend is a wrap!  In those two days I was honored to watch our staff and volunteers, led by LGBTQ+ Alumni Association President Cindy Stone, in outstanding engagement and positive momentum. In case you didn’t know, the IU LGBTQ+ Alumni Association is an active and vibrant organization of IU alumni and friends …

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IUAA Member Recognition Program

Over the past year, my office has worked collaboratively with the Alumni Business Office, Advancement Data, Communities, and many others on the IUAA team to envision a member program that speaks to the core purpose of our existence: connection to the 712,000+ alumni around the world. Our language is changing to one that is caused-based …

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Board and Executive Council Slate 2020

The IU Alumni Association governance committee has determined its slate of candidates for the election of officers, at-large members of the Board of Managers, and at-large members of the 2020-2021 IUAA Executive Council. Nominations for the Board of Managers are Joshua Kornberg, BA’12, nominated for chair-elect;  Lori Pearson-Perry, BS’01, nominated for vice chair; Larry Lentych, …

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Looking Back and Moving Forward for a Happy New Year

As we prepare for an outstanding series of alumni events surrounding IU’s appearance at the Taxslayer Gator Bowl on January 2, I have paused and reflected on our past year together. Typically our blog focuses on the good work of our volunteer leaders – but today I want to highlight the great work of my …

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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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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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