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An Autumn Salute


The IU community is engaged in civic activities and helping people in need throughout the state of Indiana and beyond. During Celebrate IU 2009, Hoosier students, alumni, faculty, and staff will participate in many philanthropic and civic events such as the Jill Behrman 5k Run, IUPUI’s United Way Day of Caring, the IU Blood Donor Challenge, and Hoosiers Outrun Cancer.

A photo collage: IU vs. Purdue Blood Donor Challenge, the Harp family, Jill Behrman 5K, runners, cornhole tournament


Saturday, September 26
Hoosiers Outrun Cancer, IU Bloomington
Thursday, October 1–November 13
13th Annual IU Blood Donor Challenge, All Campuses
Friday, October 2
IUPUI United Way Day of Caring, IUPUI
Friday, October 9
Homecoming Week Kickoff: Big Man on Campus, IU Bloomington
Monday, October 12
Nearly Naked Mile, United Way and IU Alumni Event, IU Bloomington
Friday, October 16
Hoosier Hysteria–Hoosier Hills Food Bank Food Drive, IU Bloomington
Saturday, October 24
Jill Behrman 5k Run, IU Bloomington
Project Linus, IU Kokomo
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Today we can measure our progress by looking at this campus’ tremendous history of civic engagement. Last year alone, IUPUI students contributed over forty thousand hours of volunteer service to this community.”
— President Michael A. McRobbie speaking at the IUPUI 40th Anniversary Gala in January

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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. The October 24 Jill Behrman 5k Run, sponsored by Campus Recreational Sports at IU Bloomington, benefits the Jill Behrman Emerging Leader Scholarship and Jill’s House.
  2. Help save lives and reach the goal of 5,000 units donated during the 13th Annual IU Blood Donor Challenge October 1 through November 13.
  3. Indiana’s largest 5k race, Hoosiers Outrun Cancer, sponsored by the Bloomington Hospital Foundation and Indiana University Athletics, will celebrate its tenth anniversary on September 26. The event has raised more than $1.3 million dollars for the Olcott Center for Cancer Education at Bloomington Hospital.
  4. At the IUPUI United Way Day of Caring on October 2, teams of faculty, staff, and students will perform a day of community service throughout Indianapolis as a way to kick off the IUPUI United Way campaign.
  5. Want to strip down for charity? The United Way of Monroe County is hosting another “Nearly Naked Mile” on October 12. The clothes off your back will be used as your entry fee. The only catch: you must be wearing at least a swim suit by the end of your donation!