Notes from J T. Forbes

Updated Guidance for Chartered Alumni Community Events

We write to share guidance to help you – the essential leaders of IUAA Chartered Alumni Communities – protect your health, the health of your family, and the health of the alumni you work so hard to engage. Following these guidelines should help mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and provide the alumni we serve assurances …

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A New Cream and Crimson

It was strange to hold anything close to Cream and Crimson during a global pandemic. But we did – and it came off without a technical hitch at all! Thanks to numerous IUAA staff members, the support of the University Events Team, and the participation of almost 200 alumni, we produced a good Virtually Cream …

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Declaration Against Racism

On behalf of the Senior Management Team, I write to share our declaration against racism. Read our complete statement. The senseless murder of George Floyd and other innocent people of color reflects a legacy of hatred, systemic racism, and violence that must be broken. We stand with the Black community and all people who have …

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Spotlight on Achievement: IUAA President’s Award

We regret that we are not able to honor our President’s Award, Volunteer Leadership Award, and Gertrude Rich Award recipients this June in person in the typical fashion. We will honor them in person at our next available opportunity, hopefully during Cream and Crimson Weekend 2021. However, we take a few weeks this spring to …

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Spotlight on Achievement: IUAA Volunteer Leadership Award

In this new world situation, Indiana University and the IUAA seeks to pivot toward what we can do – rather than what we cannot do. We regret that we are not able to honor our President’s Award, Volunteer Leadership Award, and Gertrude Rich Award recipients this June in person in the typical fashion. However, we …

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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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With Abundant Gratitude

On behalf of all those who love IU as you do, we here at the IU Alumni Association extend our deepest, sincere Thanksgiving blessings. The apocryphal story of the first Thanksgiving is compelling and powerful because it speaks to our aspirations for membership in diverse, inclusive communities. As IUAA leaders, you make this story real. …

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With Abundant Gratitude

As you gather with friends and loved ones to celebrate Thanksgiving, please know that we  at the Indiana University Alumni Association give thanks for your IU pride, passion, and service. The best work you do both inspires and unifies individuals who seek a sense of belonging, connectedness, and community with other IU alumni. It advances …

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The call of Thanksgiving

November is a time to celebrate the spirit of Thanksgiving in the America. No matter where you serve IU and its alumni, please accept our deep and sincere thanks for your steadfast leadership and support. America’s Thanksgiving story begins in 1621 when the Puritan settlers and members of the Wampanoag tribe gathered to celebrate the …

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Please vote in the IUAA election

In February, we announced the slate of nominees for the IUAA Board of Managers and Executive Council. Now it is time for all good members to vote. You can click here to review the slate. If you don’t want to leaf through to page 24 of the IU Alumni Magazine to find the ballot, then just print and …

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