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Aug. 12, 2015
 
 
Back to School
Read about IU Cinema’s fall lineup, meet our campus sustainability interns, and find out about Welcome Week, study abroad opportunities, and more.
 
 
TOP HEADLINES
From the Desk of the Provost
Provost Lauren Robel shares the study abroad experiences of senior Aysha Jemison and encourages overseas experiences for all students.
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Plan now for Parents Weekend
Parents Weekend is Nov. 5 to 7. Check out this year’s event calendar!
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Now in its ninth year, the IU Office of Sustainability internship program continues to grow, using campus as a living-learning lab and enlisting our students as researchers.
 
 
FEATURES
IU Cinema unveils fall lineup
Visiting lecturers include filmmakers John Waters ("Cry-Baby"), Penelope Spheeris ("The Decline of Western Civilization," "Wayne's World") and Tony Buba ("Lightning Over Braddock").
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College of Arts and Sciences announces $4.46 million gift
The gift from alumnus Lawrence M. Blatt, a pioneering virologist and the founder of Alios BioPharma Inc., will fund new and ongoing endowments within the College.
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IU Journal of Undergraduate Research publishes first issue
This student-created, newly launched, interdisciplinary journal offers students as young as freshmen a space to submit research articles.
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Culture of Care is a campus-wide, student-led and staff-supported initiative focused on creating a campus culture that empowers students to support their peers.
 
 
GOOD TO KNOW
Welcome Week begins Aug. 19
Welcome Week isn't just for freshmen! Encourage your student to check out this year's activities, including "Sex, Drugs, and Rock 'n' Roll" at Showalter Fountain on Friday, August 21. This event -- featuring live music, free food, and prizes -- spotlights campus safety and health resources.
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Follow 'IU Hoosier Families' on Facebook
The Dean of Students office is excited to announce the launch of the new "IU Hoosier Families" page on Facebook. Follow the page today for news, updates, and the chance to connect with other IU families.
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Free prescription delivery service
Did you know the IU Health Center will deliver students' prescription medications directly to the residence halls? If your student is on a medication that is refilled monthly, he or she may now have the prescription delivered directly to their residence hall at no additional charge.
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Alumna CJ Lotz (BAJ'11) landed her dream job as research editor at her favorite magazine. She is quick to remember her roots though, often coming back to campus to speak to classes and student media groups.
 
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