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An Autumn Salute


For nearly 190 years, IU has saluted academic achievement and marked milestones with ceremonies that are rich in pageantry and tradition. We continue that tradition in fall 2009 with the celebration of the Indiana Memorial Union Centennial, the naming ceremony for the Michael Maurer School of Law, and the dedication of new research and teaching facilities at IU Bloomington and at the IU School of Medicine at IUPUI and IPFW, among many other events.

A photo collage: the Glick Eye Institute, the Atwater Eye Care Center, IU President Michael A. McRobbie, IPFW, and IU Southeast student housing


Thursday, September 10
9/11 Remembrance, IU Kokomo
Friday, September 25
Michael Maurer School of Law Naming, IU Bloomington
Friday, October 2
Memorial Stadium North End Zone Facility Dedication Ceremony, IU Bloomington
Thursday, October 8
Dedication of Walther Hall, IU School of Medicine, IUPUI
Friday, October 9
Center on Congress 10th Anniversary Celebration, IU Bloomington
Tuesday, October 13
Tom Raper Hall Naming Ceremony, IU East
Groundbreaking IU Cinema and Theater Renovation, IU Bloomington
Sunday, October 18
Danielson Learning Center 10th Anniversary, IU East
Hammes Media Commons & Cafe Dedication, IU Bloomington
Thursday, October 22
Multidisciplinary Science Building II Dedication, IU Bloomington
Chancellorís Medal Presentation, IU South Bend
Friday, October 30
IPFW Medical Education Center Dedication, IPFW
Friday and Saturday, October 30 & 31
IMU Centennial Celebration, IU Bloomington
Monday, November 9
IU Innovation Center Dedication, IU Bloomington
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We can, we must, and we will build Indiana University into one of the great universities of the 21st century. We will do so carefully, prudently, and deliberately. We will adjust, where necessary, to changing circumstances, recognizing that true leadership requires a clear understanding of what is possible at any given moment in time. And we will be faithful always to the two great missions at the core of this institution: education and research.”
— IU President Michael A. McRobbie, 2008 State of the University address

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2 p.m. :: Simon Hall Dedication, Simon Hall, IU Bloomington

Wednesday, October 17
4:30 p.m. :: Hutton Honors College Cornerstone Unveiling, IU Bloomington

Thursday, October 18
3 p.m. :: Presidential Inauguration, IU Auditorium, IU Bloomington

Friday, October 19
2:30 p.m. :: Unveiling of the Bust of Herman B Wells, Wells Library, IU Bloomington

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A New Era

President McRobbie inspired and challenged the university community in the closing words of his inaugural address: “Let us move forward together and redouble our efforts to ensure that Indiana University will be one of the great universities of the 21st century.”

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  1. Researchers in IU Bloomington’s new Multidisciplinary Science Building II, to be dedicated October 22, will work in high-tech laboratory space that enables scientists to easily cross dividing lines between disciplines to tackle complex research issues. Photo by Ruth Droppo.
  2. IU will celebrate the naming of the law school at IU Bloomington as the Michael Maurer School of Law in a September 25 ceremony in honor of donor Michael S. “Mickey” Maurer, J.D., ’67.
  3. The new IU School of Medicine Medical Education Building at Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne will be dedicated October 30.
  4. Joseph E. Walther Hall, named for the prominent Indiana physician whose foundation has contributed more than $50 million in support of cancer programs at the IU Schools of Medicine and Nursing, will be dedicated October 8.
  5. On October 2, IU will dedicate the Memorial Stadium’s North End Zone project, the new addition that connects the East and West Stands and includes space for administration offices, a strength and conditioning center, the Hall of Champions, and an outdoor club seating area.