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An Autumn Salute

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Big-name performers and big events are common at Indiana University, but this week, we’re making history. With the inauguration of President McRobbie, the unveiling of the cornerstone of the new Hutton Honors College, and the dedication of Simon Hall, we are celebrating events that mark the beginning of a new, exciting era in Indiana University history.

A photo collage: Michael Owino, an international IUPUI student from Kenya; a violin; members of the Graduate and Professional Student Organization; Sydney Taurel, president and CEO of Eli Lilly and Co.; and a David Sedarus album cover.


  1. Indiana University’s international student community contributes greatly to the university’s cultural diversity and academic excellence. IUPUI student Michael Owino of Kenya is one of IU’s nearly 5,000 international students.
  2. The Euclid Quartet will perform at IU South Bend’s Northside Recital Hall on October 14.
  3. The Graduate and Professional Student Organization provides a critical link between graduate students and the IU administration.
  4. Sidney Taurel, chairman and CEO of Eli Lilly and Company, will deliver the keynote address at the dedication of Simon Hall.
  5. David Sedaris will bring his dry wit and humorous tales to the IU Auditorium on October 16.


Cornerstone Events

Saturday, October 13
Celebrating Creative IU Faculty, IU Bloomington
IU-Kenya 2007 Gala, IUPUI
Sunday, October 14
“Higher Education – A Change Agent in International Development,” IUPUI
Euclid Quartet, IU South Bend
Monday, October 15
“Translating Research into Practice,” IUPUI
Graduate Student Symposium, IU Bloomington
Tuesday, October 16
Dedication of Simon Hall, IU Bloomington
Wednesday, October 17
All Campus Celebration: Student Organization Fair, World’s Largest Cornhole Tournament, and Bonfire, IU Bloomington
Unveiling of the cornerstone for the Hutton Honors College, IU Bloomington
Thursday, October 18
Presidential Inauguration of Michael A. McRobbie, IU Bloomington
Inauguration Concert, IU Bloomington
Friday, October 19
Unveiling of a new bust of Herman B Wells, IU Bloomington
49th Annual Homecoming Parade, IU Bloomington
Homecoming Concert featuring Bob Dylan and Elvis Costello, IU Bloomington
Saturday, October 20
Homecoming Lunch, IU Bloomington
Homecoming Football Game vs. Penn State, IU Bloomington
Sunday, October 21
Jazz Concert with David Baker and Marietta Simpson, IU Bloomington