Association News

IU Football Virtual Engagement Resources

Like many of you, we have loved watching IU take the field this season and are excited that our football student-athletes have the opportunity to compete this fall. Even though we are unable to support in-person game watches this season, many of you have been asking what you can do to engage alumni members around …

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Transitions

On Friday, President McRobbie announced that I will serve as Interim President and CEO of the Indiana University Foundation, effective January 1, 2021. Now that the Bicentennial Campaign has concluded, Dan Smith has chosen to return to teaching at the Kelley School of Business. I take this opportunity now to share some more personal thoughts …

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Posted in Association News, Notes from J T. Forbes

Fun Activities for IU Kids

As families continue to juggle online school and working from home, it is easy to become stuck in a monotonous routine. We’ve put together kid-friendly resources (some of them printable!) to keep our young IU fans entertained during these unusual times. Whether your little ones prefer coloring or solving puzzles, we’ve got you covered – …

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Governance Corner: Seeking Alumni Leaders for FY2021-22

It’s time again for my annual last call for nominations before they close for the coming fiscal year. Don’t worry – I accept nominations for outstanding Executive Council and Board of Managers all year around – but if you want your candidate (or yourself) to be included in this year’s pool of candidates, get your …

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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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Posted in Association News, Tips and Tools

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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Posted in Association News, Events

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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Posted in Association News, Spotlight

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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Posted in Association News, Tips and Tools

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