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September 14, 2010

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IU Office of Sustainability announces internships for the 2010-2011 academic year
IU Jacobs School of Music 2010-11 season offers vast assortment of music, dance
New committees will strengthen IU's 'academic core'
Growing Cox Research Scholars Program welcomes new class
IU marks Hispanic Heritage Month with visit by civil rights pioneer, films and festivities
International climate change scientist Jean Palutikof kicks off Patten Foundation Lecture Series
IU's Lilly Library offers sustainability exhibition as part of 2010 Themester
IU SPEA accepts questions for 9th District congressional debate
IU School of Public and Environmental Affairs seminar to produce policy articles for Wikipedia
IU Bloomington has lowest "net cost" among all Big Ten universities
Overall enrollment at IU campuses sets another record at 109,445 students
Hello, it's Todd: Rock legend Todd Rundgren named to prestigious Wells Professorship at IU
Grand opening of IU Cinema scheduled for January 2011
New coalition led by IU offers support to high school-age women interested in IT
IU Bloomington Scoreboard
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IU Office of Sustainability announces internships for the 2010-2011 academic year
In an effort to continue the growth of the sustainability initiative on Indiana University's Bloomington campus, the IU Office of Sustainability has established internships for the 2010-2011 academic year. Read the complete story.

IU Jacobs School of Music 2010-11 season offers vast assortment of music, dance
The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music kicks off its general 2010-11 season this week, offering a host of performances by orchestral, choral and wind ensembles, jazz combos and bands, chamber music groups, percussion ensembles, soloists and many others throughout the year. Read the complete story.

New committees will strengthen IU's 'academic core'
Indiana University President Michael A. McRobbie announced today the formation of three new committees that have been charged with, among other goals, reviewing the quality and efficiency of IU's academic structures, reexamining the university's approaches to teaching and learning, and revitalizing a historically significant area of the IU Bloomington campus. Read the complete story.

Growing Cox Research Scholars Program welcomes new class
With the addition of 19 freshmen this fall, the prestigious Cox Research Scholars Program (CRSP) now has more than 100 students pursuing college careers at Indiana University Bloomington. The 2010 freshman class joins 88 Cox Research Scholars already on campus who are in their sophomore, junior and senior years. Read the complete story.

IU marks Hispanic Heritage Month with visit by civil rights pioneer, films and festivities
Organizers of Indiana University Bloomington's 2010 observance of National Hispanic Heritage Month have planned a comprehensive calendar of events that includes lectures by a civil rights pioneer and an award-winning author and an annual favorite -- Festival Latino. Read the complete story.

International climate change scientist Jean Palutikof kicks off Patten Foundation Lecture Series
Nobel laureate Jean Palutikof, professor and founding director of the National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility (NCCARF) at Griffith University in Australia, will present two public lectures to launch Indiana University's William T. Patten Lecture Series for the 2010-11 academic year. Read the complete story.

IU's Lilly Library offers sustainability exhibition as part of 2010 Themester
From the first stirrings of environmental consciousness in the early American republic to modern "resource wars," a new exhibit at Indiana University's Lilly Library offers a chronological look at concepts of sustainability over the past 200 years. Read the complete story.

IU SPEA accepts questions for 9th District congressional debate
Voters in Indiana's 9th District are invited to submit questions for a debate among three congressional candidates: Democratic Rep. Baron Hill, Republican Todd Young and Libertarian Greg Knott. The debate, sponsored by the Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs, will be held from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 18, at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater, 114 E. Kirkwood Ave., in Bloomington. Read the complete story.

IU School of Public and Environmental Affairs seminar to produce policy articles for Wikipedia
College students usually write their papers for an audience of one -- their instructor. But students this fall in an Indiana University Bloomington class will be writing for a much larger group of readers. In a graduate seminar taught by Barry Rubin, a professor in the School of Public and Environmental Affairs, students will produce articles for Wikipedia, the vast online encyclopedia that is written and edited by an online community and visited by hundreds of millions of people a day. Read the complete story.

IU Bloomington has lowest "net cost" among all Big Ten universities
Families researching higher education opportunities for their college-bound children probably have never encountered the term "average net price." It is the average amount that in-state undergraduates actually pay -- after financial aid -- for tuition, room, board and living expenses at a college. Read the complete story.

Overall enrollment at IU campuses sets another record at 109,445 students
Official census figures for fall 2010 released today (Sept. 14) show that Indiana University once again set a university-wide enrollment record. With a total of 109,445 students enrolled at all IU campuses this fall, the number represents a 2.1 percent increase over the previous year's record number of 107,160, and is the third consecutive year that enrollment has topped the 100,000 mark. Read the complete story.

Hello, it's Todd: Rock legend Todd Rundgren named to prestigious Wells Professorship at IU
The rumors are true. Todd Rundgren, the rocker-producer known for his songs "Hello, It's Me," "Bang the Drum" and "I Saw the Light," has been selected as the Class of 1963 Wells Professor at Indiana University Bloomington for this fall. Read the complete story.

Grand opening of IU Cinema scheduled for January 2011
The highly anticipated Indiana University Cinema will open in late January 2011 rather than this fall as initially planned because installation of its state-of-the-art digital projection system will take longer than expected, said IU Cinema Director Jon Vickers. Read the complete story.

New coalition led by IU offers support to high school-age women interested in IT
As part of an effort to encourage more young women to choose careers in technology, the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) and the Indiana STARS Coalition of universities, which is led by Indiana University, are now seeking applications from high school women for the NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing. Award-winners will be selected for their outstanding aptitude and interest in information technology and computing, solid leadership ability, good academic history and plans for post-secondary education. Read the complete story.

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Indiana University Bloomington Scoreboard

Results for September 10:
Women's Volleyball: The Indiana University volleyball team improved to 8-0 with a pair of 3-0 sweeps on the opening day of the Niagara/Canisius Tournament held in Buffalo. The Hoosiers topped Robert Morris (25-16, 25-21, 26-24) first before disposing of Colgate in the nightcap (25-20, 25-10, 25-17). It marks the first time since 1999 in which Indiana started a season with eight straight victories. Read the match notes.
Field Hockey: California vs Ohio, 3 p.m., Bloomington, Ind. NOT LISTED YET
Men's Soccer: A tally of 16 shots, seven of which were on frame, was not enough for No. 18 Indiana as the Hoosiers gave up a late goal to Cal Poly in a 1-0 loss. Read the match notes.
Women's Soccer: Despite trailing by three goals at the half, the Indiana Women's Soccer team had No. 7 Texas A&M on their heels for large portions of the game, but it was the potent attack of the Aggies (5-1-0) that handed the Hoosiers a 5-2 loss. Read the match notes.

Results for September 11:
Men and Women's Cross Country: Indiana cross country opened the 2010 season with the Indiana Open. Sarah Pease won the women's race and IU legend Sean Jefferson took the men's race. Ben Hubers was the first collegian to cross the line, along with five of his teammates who were all across the line within the next 2.13 seconds.Read the match notes.
Field Hockey: The Indiana field hockey team suffered a heartbreaking loss to Ohio, 2-1. Read the match notes.
Women's Volleyball: Hoosier Volleyball is off to its best start in 13 years, improving to 10-0 on the season with two more victories on Saturday to wrap up its third tournament title in as many weekends. Read the match notes.
Women's Golf: Playing through less than ideal conditions in Ann Arbor, Mich., the Indiana women's golf team finds itself in sixth place after 36 holes of the Wolverine Invitational. Read the complete results.
Men's Golf: The Indiana men's golf team fired a two-over par 286 in the final round of the Wolf Run Intercollegiate for a three-round total of 882, good for a fifth-place tie with Northwestern. Read the complete results.

Results for September 12:
Men's Soccer: No. 18 Indiana Bounces Back with 2-0 win over No. 22 Drake. Read the match notes.
Women's Soccer: Hofstra got out to a 2-0 lead in the first half and survived a spirited effort after the break by the Indiana women's soccer team (3-4-0) to emerge with a 3-1 victory over the Hoosiers. Read the match notes.
Women's Golf: In its first tournament of the 2010-11 season, the Indiana women's golf team posted a sixth-place finish at the Wolverine Invitational. Read the complete results.

No events scheduled until September 17
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IU in the news

A $98.5 million shot in the arm for region
The Indianapolis Star, Sept. 14 -- Marian University's new medical school is expected to give Central Indiana a $98.5 million economic boost over the next five years, a new study reports today. Hundreds of new jobs, hundreds of new students and the promise of a huge spending spree on housing, food and other items also will cause a ripple effect that will add to local and state tax revenue to the tune of nearly $2 million. Although commissioned by Marian, the numbers were crunched by Indiana University's Center for Urban Policy and the Environment. IU is home to the state's first medical school, itself a longtime major economic player. Full story.

Study: New Medical School to Pump Millions Into Indiana
Insideindianabusiness.com, Sept. 14 -- A new study from the Indiana University Center for Urban Policy and Environment estimates Marian University's College of Osteopathic Medicine in Indianapolis will have a significant economic impact on the state. The report released today finds the one-time benefits of building improvements and professional services in the Indianapolis metro area will exceed $53.5 million, as well as approximately $1.1 million in state and local taxes. Full story.

Forbes brings own student experiences as new IUAA director
Indiana Daily Student, Sept. 13 -- When J Thomas Forbes, or J.T., reflects on his time as an IU student, a variety of leadership positions pepper his description of the usual classes and clubs. In fact, it's hard to imagine Forbes leading in a bigger way. As student body president from 1988 to 1989 and student trustee from 1993 to 1995, Forbes represented his fellow Hoosiers to the community and administration. Now, he brings that experience to the position of executive director of the IU Alumni Association. The announcement was made in May, and J.T. assumed his role June 1. Full story.

Some Chiefs Stay Close to Alma Maters; Strong Executive Ties Can Create Job Opportunities for Students, Lead to Partnerships Between Companies and Colleges
The Wall Street Journal, Sept. 13 -- Some chief executives have formed deep relationships with their alma maters -- ties that often result in job opportunities for students. Jeff M. Fettig, CEO of Whirlpool Corp. and alumnus of Indiana University, says his company sponsors five professors, known as Whirlpool Faculty Fellows, who spend time at Whirlpool's headquarters to learn about the company's business model and needs. "When they go back and teach their classes, they use live examples and case studies that highlight our company," Mr. Fettig said. Later this month, the company will sponsor a Habitat For Humanity project in Bloomington, Ind., with students, in part to raise the company's profile among prospective hires. Full story.

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