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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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IU Kokomo Region: Onward and Upward For All

Change is inevitable, but not always comfortable. But sometimes in the uncomfortable places, great things happen. Prior to becoming the Alumni Director at IU Kokomo, the former Howard/Tipton Chapter and the IU Kokomo Alumni Association were in the early stages of merging to become one alumni chapter of the IUAA. This was the first proposed …

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Spotlight: Chris Buczynski, St. Joseph County Chapter

I visited with Christine Buczynski recently and am pleased to share a spotlight of Chris and her work with the St. Joseph Chapter. Degree and Graduation Year from IU: B.S., Business, 1973, M.S., Education, 1975 Chapter Region: St. Joseph County Chapter Role/Title on Board: Former President Tell me how you first got involved in working with IUAA. In …

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Who is Ralph Sollitt and Why It Matters

My mentor J T. Forbes teaches me, among other things, the curious history of the Association and how to appreciate it.  He shared this reflection with me and the other senior staff last May, and I am compelled to forward it on because of today’s anniversary. On January 20, 1915, IU alumnus and Peru, Indiana …

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Spotlight: Roosevelt Haywood, III

Vernon Williams, BA’73, interviewed Roosevelt Haywood III, BS’74, a fellow recipient of the IUAA President’s Award recently. Roosevelt is a member of the Neal-Marshall Alumni Club and a resident of Merrillville, Indiana.  When did you attend Indiana University and how would you describe the mood of the campus and the nation during that time period? How …

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Yes, IUAA Family, It’s Legit!

Pretty soon (if not already) our wonderful alumni leaders will be contacted by postcard, email, or telephone by a company called Publishing Concepts Inc. They have been engaged to update the alumni data and we need your help to do so. The FAQ document will help explain a lot of things. In an age where …

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Fulfilling the Promise to our Students

Thanks to the generosity of our many alumni around the world and the hard work of volunteer alumni leaders, it was another incredible year for supporting students at Indiana University! Donations by several hundred individuals allowed our many scholarship programs to disperse $163,190 to 141 students. In April alone, in the spirit of IU Day, …

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Cream and Crimson 2018: Calling All Alumni Leaders!

Around the time Spring Commencement activity wanes and graduation tents are put away, I start to dream about summer in Bloomington. Traffic lightens a bit, the grocery stores aren’t as busy, and restaurants don’t have a 45-minute wait (which is always nice!). This is when the planning for Cream and Crimson Alumni Weekend really goes into high gear, …

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Spotlight: Neal-Marshall Alumna Joanna Coker

This week we are profiling another alumni leader from one of our 173 chartered alumni communities.  Joanna Coker lives near Atlanta and is a member of the Neal-Marshall Alumni Club.  She was interviewed by Baindu Lucy Bayon, Ph.D., Vice President of Neal-Marshall. When did you attend Indiana University? In 2011, I graduated from Indiana University with a …

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Cream and Crimson 2017 – What a Weekend!

What a weekend!  We learned, explored, contemplated, debated, and celebrated. If you were able to join us at the pre-conference events at the Media School, you had a real treat that began with a tour of the new building and ended with remarks by Dean James Shanahan. On Friday, we had a great opening session with …

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