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June 8, 2016
Hello, summer!
In Bloomington, summer is a time to enjoy outdoor picnics and hikes, swimming at the IU Outdoor Pool, and campus arts offerings, from theater to outdoor concerts.
From the Desk of the Provost
Provost Lauren Robel shares the stories of a few international students from China and discusses what we can learn from their experiences.
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Updates from IU Parents Association, Dean of Students Office
Assistant dean of students Sara Ivey Lucas invites parents to reflect on student life over the past year and provides updates on the Dean of Students Office.
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Spend a day in the life of the IU Cinema with filmmaker Penelope Spheeris ("Wayne's World," "The Decline of Western Civilization" documentaries, "Black Sheep").
Inaugural Carrie Parker Taylor Scholars named
Four students received the scholarships, created by the IU Office of the Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Multicultural Affairs and Indiana Black Expo in honor of IU's first female African-American student.
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IU Theatre alums return to debut new musical comedy 'The King’s Critique'
This original musical comedy, created by IU alums Nat Zegree and Eric Holmes, will kick off the IU Summer Theatre season with performances on June 8, 9, 10 and 11 at the Wells-Metz Theatre.
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Indiana University delegation concludes historic trip to Italy and Poland
Highlights of the historic, weeklong trip included a 40-year anniversary celebration of IU's relationship with the University of Warsaw and the announcement of an unprecedented agreement with the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, Italy. The IU-Uffizi partnership will result in the 3-D digitization of the museum's entire collection of irreplaceable Greek and Roman sculpture.
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IU optometry students 'pay it forward' with largest student gift in school's history
Members of the IU Optometric Student Association plan to gift $25,000 in support of student scholarships, travel grants and enhancement projects. The school's alumni board recently responded with a matching gift, bringing the total committed to the endowment to $50,000.
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The Grunwald Gallery of Art hosts more than 30 exhibits annually by students from the IU Bloomington Department of Studio Art, including figure sculptor Melanie Cooper Pennington.
Take the IU Family Weekend survey
Indiana University continuously strives to improve Family Weekend in an effort to deliver a quality experience to visiting families. We appreciate your feedback!
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Greek Assessment and Awards Program winners
At an annual celebration in April, outstanding Greek chapters and individuals were honored for advancing leadership, integration of values, civic engagement, peer support and intellectual development.
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It's time: Summer Festival of the Arts
Visiting Bloomington this summer? This year's Summer Festival of the Arts features free public readings from nationally renowned authors, major theatrical productions, musical performances and art and cultural exhibitions.
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IU's Memorial Union stands as perpetual tribute to Hoosier soldiers and veterans of the U.S military.
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