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IU Theatre presents a fresh spin on George Bernard Shaw's comedy 'Major Barbara'
Celebrate EveryBODY Week at IU
SPEA announces annual scholarship winners for top undergraduates
Marian Godeke Miller Lecture: Tourism expert discusses tourism and health at IU
Five honored with 2010 Outstanding Junior Faculty Award
Trash to treasure: IU ArtsWeek Trashion/ReFashion event shows off transformed recycled goods
IU policy brief: Laws are only part of the solution for cell phone use and driving
IU's Indiana Business Research Center offers interesting facts for Valentine's Day 2010
Indiana University returns to Peace Corps top college rankings
IU Journalism lecture series features two Pulitzer Prize winners and media commentator
Four finalists for IU Kokomo chancellor position to visit campus
IUPUI Professor Offers New Look at the MAkings of Entrepreneurial Success
IU Bloomington Scoreboard

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IU Theatre presents a fresh spin on George Bernard Shaw's comedy 'Major Barbara'
When her mission-focused Salvation Army branch eagerly accepts much-needed donations from a whisky distiller and her father's armaments company, Major Barbara Undershaft is confronted with a dilemma. The greatest of evils and the worst of crimes is poverty. But how far must a person go to end it? Barbara visits her father's armaments factory and is forced to ask: who really needs saving? Read the complete story.

Celebrate EveryBODY Week at IU
During the week-long program, the Student Recreational Sports Center will celebrate "a week without mirrors" where staff will have decorated mirrors in the restrooms and gyms with positive body image messages and phrases as well as contact information for places to go for help or counseling. Read the complete story.

SPEA announces annual scholarship winners for top undergraduates
The award, created for the school's highest-achieving newly admitted students, is based on students' IU cumulative grade point average. Students must be newly admitted to SPEA, enrolled full time and taking at least six credit hours of SPEA course work for the upcoming semester to qualify. Continuing IU students may apply for admission to SPEA twice a year by May 1 and by Dec. 1. Typically four or five $2,000 awards will be granted each admission cycle. Read the complete story.

Marian Godeke Miller Lecture: Tourism expert discusses tourism and health at IU
Donald Hawkins, a tourism expert at George Washington University School of Business, will discuss tourism and health on Feb. 17 as he delivers the Indiana University School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation's annual Marian Godeke Miller Lecture. His lecture will discuss the magnitude of tourism worldwide, taking into account the current global economic climate. Read the complete story.

Five honored with 2010 Outstanding Junior Faculty Award
Recipients of the Indiana University Outstanding Junior Faculty Award this year are Brian D'Onofrio (Psychological and Brain Sciences), Christiane Gruber (Art History and International Studies), Ho-fung Hung (Sociology and East Asian Languages and Culture), Daniel Kearns (Biology) and Marissa Moorman (History). Each faculty member has received a total of $14,500 from the Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty and Academic Affairs and the Office of the Vice Provost for Research. Read the complete story.

Trash to treasure: IU ArtsWeek Trashion/ReFashion event shows off transformed recycled goods
As part of Indiana University's 26th annual ArtsWeek 2010, The Center for Sustainable Living will showcase environmentally friendly threads in Trashion/ReFashion, a fashion show featuring new looks crafted from used or recycled resources. Proceeds will support The Center for Sustainable Living. Read the complete story.

IU policy brief: Laws are only part of the solution for cell phone use and driving
Laws that ban cell phone use and text-messaging while driving won't have much impact unless they are accompanied by well-designed enforcement and public awareness campaigns, according to a recent policy brief from an Indiana University research center. Read the complete story.

IU's Indiana Business Research Center offers interesting facts for Valentine's Day 2010
Although the economy impacted Valentine's Day sales in 2009 with similar trends expected for 2010, industries involved in the smitten holiday are still expected to see spending reach $14.7 billion this year. Below are some other interesting facts about Valentine's Day from the Indiana Business Research Center in Indiana University's Kelley School of Business. Read the complete story.

Indiana University returns to Peace Corps top college rankings
Indiana University Bloomington is again on the nationwide list of top large universities producing Peace Corps volunteers. With 42 alumni currently serving in the Peace Corps, IU Bloomington is at No. 25 in this year's rankings. Some 1,469 Indiana University alumni have served in Peace Corps since the program's founding in 1961, making IU the No. 14 all-time producer of Peace Corps volunteers. The university returned to the top-25 list this year after a one-year absence. Read the complete story.

IU Journalism lecture series features two Pulitzer Prize winners and media commentator
This spring, the Indiana University School of Journalism's lecture series will feature two Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists, Sheryl WuDunn and John F. Burns who have reported from inside some of the most embattled places in the world and one of the premier media commentators in America. Read the complete story.

Four finalists for IU Kokomo chancellor position to visit campus
Indiana University Kokomo has reached the finalist stage in the process of naming a new chancellor. Finalists for the position will visit the campus this month to meet with faculty, staff, students and community members. Following those visits, the university search committee that identified the finalists will meet again and make further recommendations to President Michael McRobbie. McRobbie will make the selection subject to approval by the IU Board of Trustees.
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IUPUI Professor Offers New Look at the Makings of Entrepreneurial Success
Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis Indiana (IUPUI) Professor Bessie House-Soremekun would love to talk to President Barack Obama and share her insights on how to jumpstart the American economy. That would provide another platform for translating her scholarly research on African American businesses into action plans for creating and retaining jobs across all ethnic communities. Read the complete story.
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Indiana University Bloomington Scoreboard

Results from Wednesday, February 10:
Men's Basketball: Thirteenth ranked Ohio State went on a 12-0 run late in the first half to break open a close game and went on to post a 69-52 win at Indiana.

Results from Thursday, February 11:
Women's Baskeball: Three players scored in double-digits with senior Jamie Braun leading the way with 20 points, but it wasn't enough as the Indiana women's basketball team lost a battle to Iowa, 71-67, in Assembly Hall.

Scheduled for Friday, February 12:
Wrestling: Michigan, 7 p.m., Bloomington, Ind.
Men's and Women's Track: Hoosier Hills, All Day, Bloomington, Ind.
Men's and Women's Track: Tyson Invitational, All Day, Fayetteville, Ark.
Men's Golf: Big Ten Match Play Championship, All Day, Ft. Lauderdal, Fla.

Scheduled for Saturday, February 13:
Softball: Jacksonville State, 10 a.m., Kennesaw, Ga
Women's Water Polo: Marist, 10:15 a.m., Lewisburg, Pa.
Women's Tennis: DePaul, 11 a.m., Bloomington, Ind.
Softball: South Dokota St., 12:30 p.m., Kennesaw, Ga.
Men's Basketball: Wisconsin, 2 p.m., Madison, Wis.
Women's Water Polo: Villanova, 2 p.m., Lewisburg, Pa.
Women's Track: Tyson Invitational, All Day, Fayetteville, Ark.
Men's Tennis: National Indoor Final Rounds, TBA, Charlottesville, Va.
Men's Swimming: Ohio State, Winter Invitational, All Day, Columbus, Oh.
Men's Track: Tyson Invitational, All Day, Fayetteville, Ark.

Scheduled for Sunday, February 14:
Women's Water Polo: Siena, 8:30 a.m., Lewisburg, Pa.
Softball: Wright State, 10 a.m., Kennesaw, Ga.
Women's Water Polo: Bucknell, 12:15 p.m., Lewisburg, Pa.
Softball: Kennesaw State, 12:30 p.m., Kennesaw, Ga.
Wrestling: Purdue, 1 p.m., Indianapolis, Ind.
Women's Basketball: Wisconsin, 7 p.m., Madison, Wis
Men's Swimming: Ohio State, Winter Invitational, All Day, Columbus, Ohio

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IU in the news

IU President Named to OneAmerica Board
Inside INdiana Business, Feb. 11 -- OneAmerica Financial Partners Inc. has announced the election of Indiana University President Michael McRobbie to its board of directors. The company says McRobbie will provide sound judgment, insight and knowledge to further growth in the life insurance, employee benefits and retirement services markets. Full story.

3M Gives $1 Million to IU Kelley
Inside INdiana Business, Feb. 10 -- Minnesota-based 3M (NYSE: MMM) is donating $1 million to Indiana University's Kelley School of Business. The gift will fund a new professional sales and communications lab for students. The donation is the first major corporate gift for a $60 million capital campaign at the business school. Full story.

Studies say love helps conquer disease: a Madison couple's story
Host.madison.com, Feb. 11 -- In one of the most recent of these studies, published in the Nov. 1 issue of Cancer, researchers from the Indiana University School of Medicine examined the records of 3.79 million patients diagnosed with cancer between 1973 and 2004. Married cancer patients had the highest survival rate, with 63.3 percent alive five years after diagnosis and 57.5 percent still alive after 10 years. Full story.

Case competition asks 'How would you change IU?'
Indiana Daily Student, Feb. 11 -- A case competition will give students a chance to implement their ideas to improve campus. Winners will receive a $2,500 prize and work with IUSA to implement their plan. The competition will be judged by a board of faculty and students Feb. 19. "I would encourage any student to get some friends together and think about what's always been at the back of your mind as something that could be better at IU and think about how to fix that," said IUSA Vice President Jack McCarthy. Full story.

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