• December 17, 2011

    Winter Commencement

    Indiana University President Michael A. McRobbie presided over the 2011 Winter Commencement, in which 1,983 students were eligible to participate. This number included undergraduates as well as graduate students whose degrees were awarded during September and October, and those who were candidates for November and December degrees. Randall T. Shepard, chief justice of the Indiana Supreme Court, addressed the Class of 2011 in Bloomington.

  • December 16, 2011

    A Special Video Message from President McRobbie

    A special year-end video message to IU faculty and staff from IU President Michael A. McRobbie.

  • November 16, 2011

    Kuali Days 2011 Keynote Speaker IU President Michael McRobbie

    Indiana University President Michael A. McRobbie delivered the second keynote address, entitled "The Past, Present, and Future of Software Serving the Academy," at Kuali Days 2011.

  • November 4, 2011

    2011 Distinguished Alumni Service Award Dinner

    The Distinguished Alumni Service Award is IU's highest award given only to an alumna or alumnus. This year, IU President Michael A. McRobbie presented the award to five honorees. DASA recipients are chosen for services and achievements in their fields of endeavor and significant contributions to community, state, or nation. With the addition of this year's five recipients, IU has honored 310 alumni since the award’s inception in 1953.

  • October 28, 2011

    Celebration of the life of former IU President John Ryan

    John Ryan, the 14th president of Indiana University, died on August 6 at the age of 81. He served as president from 1971 to 1987 and will be remembered as the man who transformed IU into a multi-campus university that serves every region of the state. A Celebration of the Life of John Ryan was held in the Whittenberger Auditorium of the Indiana Memorial Union in Bloomington.

  • October 12, 2011

    IU dedicates its new Cyberinfrastructure Building

    The Indiana University Cyberinfrastructure Building (CIB) is the latest addition to the growing technology park at 10th Street and the Indiana State Road 45/46 Bypass. As the new home for the majority of Bloomington’s University Information Technology Services staff, the CIB is designed to visually represent IU’s cutting-edge technology environment and its commitment to innovation in service of the university’s teaching, learning, and research missions. President Michael A. McRobbie and University officials dedicated the new structure.

  • October 4, 2011

    President McRobbie reports on his recent trip to India

    In late August and early September, IU President Michael A. McRobbie led a group of Indiana University officials on an 11-day visit to India. They visited Mumbai, Bangalore, New Delhi and Hyderabad, which is a sister city to Indianapolis. The group met with leading university officials, business executives, political leaders and alumni. President McRobbie conducted this October forum with faculty and students to discuss the outcome of the trip.

  • September 27, 2011

    2011 State of the University Address

    Directly addressing a “complex and difficult set of issues” that includes declining state funding, tuition, student debt and questions about the basic value of higher education, Indiana University President Michael A. McRobbie delivered the annual State of the University address at IU Bloomington. Speaking before an audience of IU faculty and staff gathered at the Indiana Memorial Union, McRobbie spoke candidly about each of these issues, while extolling the university’s efforts to become more efficient, affordable and engaged in the lives of Hoosiers across Indiana. “These efforts are not just reactions to the current economic situation,” McRobbie said. “They are our collective and ongoing efforts to define what it means to be a public university with a dual responsibility to the people of the state and to the academy.”

  • September 15, 2011

    “Ten Years Later: The 9/11 Commissioners Reflect”

    A decade after the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, members of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States, also known as the 9/11 Commission, gathered at Indiana University to discuss and reflect on that important time in our nation’s history. The event, “Ten Years Later: The 9/11 Commissioners Reflect,” took place at the IU Auditorium in Bloomington. The commissioners visited IU at the invitation of former U.S. Rep. Lee H. Hamilton, who directs the Center on Congress at IU and served on the commission as vice chairman.

  • September 11, 2011

    Remembering September 11, 2001

    Indiana University marked the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks with a variety of activities, including lectures and panel discussions, concerts, community service and opportunities for reflection and remembrance. President Michael A. McRobbie gave a speech at the IU Auditorium in Bloomington entitled, “A Collective Act of Memory: Remembering 9/11.”

  • September 6, 2011

    IU’s SoFA Gallery is Renamed

    Indiana University officials gathered to officially rename the School of Fine Arts Gallery (SoFA Gallery) to the Grunwald Gallery of Art in honor of John A. Grunwald, thanks to a significant endowed gift from his widow, Rita Grunwald. The Grunwald Gallery is in the Fine Arts Building in the center of the IU Bloomington campus. Exhibits are supplemented with educational performances, lectures, tours and other programs.

  • August 24, 2011

    Welcome Week and “The Indiana Promise”

    Near-record numbers of freshmen arrived on Indiana University’s Bloomington campus during the week of August 21. Many of them and their parents took time out from a variety of Welcome Week activities to attend the annual Freshman Induction Ceremony, a celebration of academic aspiration and success. Like all great universities, IU conducts ceremonies such as this with fanfare and pageantry, including remarks by President Michael A. McRobbie and Provost Karen Hanson. First-year students are invited to repeat the Indiana Promise, and they receive a keepsake IU pin.

  • June 1, 2011

    The life and legacy of William A. Cook

    Indiana University and Cook Group presented a celebration of life in memory of Bill Cook, founder of Cook Inc., at the IU Auditorium. The event included a reception and program celebrating the life and legacy of Cook. The celebration featured dignitaries who worked closely with Cook and musical performances. Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels also awarded Cook the Sachem award, the top honor the state office can bestow, posthumously.

  • May 7, 2011

    182nd Indiana University Bloomington Commencement (afternoon)

    IU Bloomington awarded 8,562 degrees as it celebrated its 182nd commencement on Saturday, May 7. Indiana University President Michael A. McRobbie presided over two similar ceremonies in Assembly Hall, with the morning session starting at 10 a.m. and the afternoon session at 3 p.m. The processions of graduates began 45 minutes prior to each ceremony. Patricia R. Miller, co-founder of Vera Bradley Designs and former Indiana Secretary of Commerce, addressed both sessions of undergraduate students.

  • May 7, 2011

    182nd Indiana University Bloomington Commencement (morning)

    IU Bloomington awarded 8,562 degrees as it celebrated its 182nd commencement on Saturday, May 7. Indiana University President Michael A. McRobbie presided over two similar ceremonies in Assembly Hall, with the morning session starting at 10 a.m. and the afternoon session at 3 p.m. The processions of graduates began 45 minutes prior to each ceremony. Patricia R. Miller, co-founder of Vera Bradley Designs and former Indiana Secretary of Commerce, addressed both sessions of undergraduate students.

  • May 6, 2011

    2011 Commencement for masters and doctoral graduates

    Indiana University, again, conducted a separate ceremony for graduate students receiving master's and doctoral degrees as part of the Bloomington Campus spring Commencement activities. Until last year, graduate students had received their degrees along with undergraduate students in their respective schools. But IU President Michael A. McRobbie and Bloomington Provost Karen Hanson wanted to enrich the graduation experience for all participants and their families. Moving to a separate ceremony for graduate students allows for more time to focus on their distinct achievements and observe the academic tradition of hooding Ph.D. and doctoral candidates. The graduate ceremony was held Friday, May 6 at 3 p.m. in Assembly Hall.

  • April 10, 2011

    2011 Honors Convocation

    President McRobbie and Provost and Executive Vice President Karen Hanson presided over the 2011 Bloomington Honors Convocation Sunday, April 10 at 2 p.m. in the IU Auditorium. They saluted the IU Bloomington Founders Scholars, high-achieving students who have earned cumulative GPAs of 3.8 or higher, and other outstanding undergraduates who have distinguished themselves in scholarship, leadership and service.

    The convocation is part of activities surrounding the annual celebration of IU's beginnings in 1820. In honor of the university's founding, the Founders Scholar designation was introduced in 2009 to recognize sustained academic excellence. To earn the Founders Scholar designation, an undergraduate, degree-seeking student must have earned a cumulative grade point average of 3.8 or above by the end of the fall term immediately preceding the honors convocation. Approximately 3,600 Bloomington undergraduates are 2011 Founders Scholars. They received a letter of commendation from the president and provost in the early spring, and they and their families are invited to the IU Bloomington convocation.

  • April 8, 2011

    Jacobs School of Music Groundbreaking

    Indiana University has broken ground on an 85,000-square-foot Jacobs School of Music Faculty Studio Building. The building will be constructed on the northeast corner of Third Street and Jordan Avenue. The facility is expected to provide technologically and acoustically superior teaching and practice facilities to rival any music school or conservatory in the world, while also marking the entrance to the university's music, fine arts and performing arts district.

    The project also involves an addition to the west side of the Musical Arts Center that will accommodate about 20,000 square feet consisting of three large rehearsal rooms, a storage area, an audio control room, music technical shops and common spaces.

    The new Faculty Studio Building will contain 84 studios for faculty and assistant instructors as well as seminar rooms, administrative offices, graduate student spaces, mechanical support space and a faculty lounge.