We have so many stories to tell.
From scholarships to events, the IUAA always has a story to celebrate. Here are some of our recent happenings.
- IU alumna pays tribute to education, public health with $3.4 million estate gift
The Indiana University School of Education and School of Public Health-Bloomington will receive approximately $3.4 million from the estate of the late Patricia K. Fehl. The gift will provide funding for education and health initiatives -- two areas Fehl was dedicated to serving.
- New Academic Directions charts unprecedented changes for Indiana University
Indiana University's New Academic Directions initiative has produced strategic and focused changes on an unprecedented scale in the academic landscape of the institution's core campuses at IU Bloomington and IUPUI, university administrators told the Board of Trustees today.
- Prestigious Japan Prize goes to epigeneticist with master's, Ph.D. from IU Bloomington
C. David Allis, a pioneer in the field of epigenetics and the relationship between genes and disease who received both his master's degree and Ph.D. in biology from Indiana University Bloomington, has received the Japan Prize, one of the most prestigious international prizes in science.
- IUAA Monroe County chapter, Hoosiers for Higher Education host legislative forum
Area legislators will share their views and answer questions regarding the current session of the Indiana General Assembly during the 2014 Legislative Forum from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Friday, Jan. 31, at the DeVault Alumni Center, 1000 E. 17th St., in Bloomington.
- IU releases Bloomington Homecoming dates through 2019
For the first time in history, the IU Alumni Association and IU Athletics are announcing in advance the next six years of IU Homecoming dates, as well as the addition of a major alumni recognition ceremony to the lineup of this perennial celebration.
- Record crowd expected for annual IU GLBT Alumni Association Celebration Weekend
The Indiana University Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Alumni Association's annual Celebration Weekend will, for the sixth year in a row, coincide with the Bloomington PRIDE Film Festival. The event, set for the weekend of Jan. 24 to 26, will also celebrate the association's unique scholarship campaign.
- McRobbie, McKinney honored by Anti-Defamation League
Indiana University President Michael A. McRobbie and Robert H. McKinney, an Indianapolis business and civic leader as well as a former IU trustee and chair of the board, have each been honored by the Anti-Defamation League with the agency's "Man of Achievement Award."
- Historic $40 million gift will renovate IU's Assembly Hall and launch capital campaign for IU Athletics
Indiana University President Michael A. McRobbie announced that IU Athletics has received a $40 million gift -- the largest in its history -- from IU alumna Cindy Simon Skjodt to provide much-needed renovations to Assembly Hall and launch IU Athletics' ambitious and unprecedented $150 million "Catching Excellence: The Campaign for Indiana University Athletics" capital campaign. McRobbie also announced that in honor of the landmark gift made by Catching Excellence co-chair Cindy Simon Skjodt and her philanthropic organization, the Samerian Foundation, IU will rename Assembly Hall the Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall.
- IU Bloomington, Maurer School present new Distinguished International Alumni awards
Jun Kwang-woo, former chairman of South Korea's National Pension Service, and Heejin Cho, research commissioner at South Korea's Institute of Justice, were recognized Sunday as Indiana University distinguished alumni.
- IU Bloomington Provost Robel to visit, strengthen ties with South Korea
Indiana University Bloomington Provost and Executive Vice President Lauren Robel will travel to South Korea next week to strengthen relationships with alumni and partner institutions and to develop collaborations in a nation that is rich in both culture and innovation.
- Indiana University scholar honored for contributions to ethnomusicology
Ruth Stone, the Laura Bolton Professor of Folklore and Ethnomusicology and associate vice provost for research at Indiana University Bloomington, was honored this month for her lifetime of contributions to the field of ethnomusicology.
- Film series, concerts kick off five-year celebration of Hoagy Carmichael at IU
Howard Hoagland "Hoagy" Carmichael, perhaps one of Bloomington's best known native sons, will be honored with a 114th birthday celebration this month on the Indiana University Bloomington campus. Featuring a film series and concerts, the event kicks off a five-year celebration of Carmichael's life, music and films.
- IU honors alumna Patty Stonesifer with inaugural Women Leading the Way Award
The Indiana University Women's Philanthropy Council honored Patty Stonesifer as the inaugural recipient of the Women Leading the Way Award. This newly created annual award recognizes a woman associated with IU for her extraordinary philanthropic achievements that improve communities and inspire others to work for positive change.
- IU School of Public Health-Bloomington recognizes outstanding alumni
The IU School of Public Health-Bloomington recently honored distinguished alumni, with honorees including past university department chairs, leaders in sports management and individuals who have been instrumental in policy development both domestically and abroad. "We could not be more pleased to honor these exceptional alumni," Dean Mohammad Torabi said.
- IU honors five loyal volunteers and supporters as 2013 Partners in Philanthropy
On Friday, Nov. 1, Indiana University and the Indiana University Foundation honored five individuals as the 2013 Partners in Philanthropy. Indiana University President Michael A. McRobbie and IU Foundation President and CEO Daniel C. Smith presented the awards, recognizing exceptional volunteer leaders whose vital service and contributions help shape the future of the university at the highest levels.
- On Veterans Day, IU's Golden Book to be updated with names of women who served during World War I
The names of 30 female service members affiliated with Indiana University whose service during World War I was only recently determined will be added to the university's Golden Book during a ceremony on Veterans Day. The Golden Book records the names of military veterans connected to IU as far back as the War of 1812.
- IU Homecoming kicks off this week
It's IU Homecoming week in Bloomington, and the community is abuzz with excitement and showing its crimson colors. Homecoming week features the return of the parade on a new route down Kirkwood, the student-led Nearly Naked Mile clothing drive, and at least 18 more IU-hosted activities.
- Two researchers with IU connections receiving top honors from American Academy of Optometry
Two optometrists with Indiana University connections an assistant professor in the IU Bloomington School of Optometry and an emeritus professor at Hong Kong Polytechnic University who completed his PhD at IU in 1970 will receive two of the Academy of Optometrys highest honors this week.
- Total voluntary support for Indiana University in fiscal 2013 is fourth highest on record
Indiana University received $305.9 million in voluntary support in fiscal 2013, the fourth highest total in the history of the university. The annual total voluntary support figure, which reports actual dollars received during the fiscal year, includes $153.5 million in private support from alumni, friends, parents, companies, foundations and other organizations. It also includes $18.5 million in private gifts for the Riley Childrens Foundation and $133.9 million in nongovernmental grants awarded to the university.
- Inaugural IU Diversity Leadership Conference focuses on 'Building Social Capital'
ESPN sportscaster Sage Steele, WRTV journalist Rafael Sanchez and OutdoorAfro.com founder Rue Mapp will address the first Diversity Leadership Conference at Indiana University Bloomington on Nov. 8.
- IU School of Education honors four educational leaders with Distinguished Alumni Awards
The Indiana University School of Education honored four of its alumni who have touched education across the world, the nation and the state of Indiana during the Distinguished Alumni Award banquet Oct. 12. The 37th annual IU School of Education Distinguished Alumni Awards honored individuals who hold a degree from the school and have made a lasting impact through their work.
- Parade returns amid week of IU Homecoming activities
Fall in Bloomington. Does it get any better? Not when it comes to IU Homecoming. Hoosier alumni and families will fill local hotels and businesses, and the entire community is welcome to celebrate a one-of-a-kind campus community during a week of activities culminating with the homecoming game on Nov. 2.
- IU Foundation appoints Rogers to work with university on diversity, equity and multicultural affairs
The Indiana University Foundation has appointed Joyce Q. Rogers as vice president for development and external relations for diversity, equity and multicultural affairs and senior advisor for strategic development initiatives. The newly created position is charged with increasing the presence and significance of the university among prospective and current minority students, alumni, business and community leaders, and donors.
- IU alum wins 2014 Indiana Teacher of the Year
The Indiana Department of Education has announced that Steven Perkins, Latin teacher at North Central High School in Indianapolis, is the 2014 Indiana Teacher of the Year. Perkins is a 1991 classical studies graduate of Indiana University. While earning his bachelor's degree in the College of Arts and Sciences, he completed secondary education coursework in the IU School of Education to earn teaching certification.
- Lillian Casillas-Origel to receive IU Latino Alumni Association's Distinguished Alumni Award
Lillian Casillas-Origel, director of La Casa/the Indiana University Latino Cultural Center at IU Bloomington, is the 2013 recipient of the IU Latino Alumni Association's Distinguished Alumni Award. The award recognizes outstanding professional achievements and community service of Latino alumni of any IU campus.
- IU College of Arts and Sciences welcomes back three alumni for Luminaries Program
A top executive at one of America's most successful entertainment companies, the first Filipina-American Article III federal judge and the executive director of the National Hockey League Players Association are returning to Indiana University Bloomington as the inaugural class of the College of Arts and Sciences' Luminaries Program.
- IU Alumni Association members get access to leading academic journals
A new partnership between the Indiana University Alumni Association and the IU libraries offers IUAA members online access to more than 2,000 academic journals and articles through JSTOR and Project MUSE.
- IU Jacobs School of Music alumnus named 2013 MacArthur Fellow
Concert pianist Jeremy Denk, an Indiana University Jacobs School of Music alumnus who also served on the school's faculty, has been named a 2013 MacArthur Fellow. As one of 24 fellows, Denk will receive a stipend of $625,000 paid out over five years.
- IU Neal-Marshall Alumni Club staging reunion; W.Kamau Bell to perform
"Let's Stay Together" is the theme for the Indiana University Neal-Marshall Alumni Clubs Reunion XXI, scheduled for Oct. 18 to 20 in Bloomington.
- Sophia Travis to be remembered with IU's Distinguished Asian Pacific American Alumni Award
The late Sophia Travis, former president of the Monroe County Council and president of the Indiana University Asian Alumni Association, will be honored posthumously on Sept. 22 with the 2013 Distinguished Asian Pacific American Alumni Award.
- Nations first GLBT scholarship campaign launched at IU with $500,000 challenge gift
The IU Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Alumni Association today launched the nations first-ever scholarship campaign devoted to assisting GLBT students and promoting leadership on GLBT concerns. Bolstered by an anonymous $500,000 challenge gift, the campaign kicked off with more than $200,000 in cash and pledges.
- McRobbie becomes first IU president to visit Ghana, concluding historic trip to Africa
Indiana University President Michael A. McRobbie this week became the first IU president to visit Ghana, meeting with senior officials at the nation's oldest university, the University of Ghana, to explore ways to expand one of IU's most productive and successful international partnerships.