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IU Pro Arte Singers group collaborates with Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra
IU Jacobs School of Music announces endowed chair in ballet
Indiana's Teacher of the Year, runner-up, both IU School of Education alumni
Search committee formed to identify new FACET director
IU President McRobbie becomes U.S. citizen
IU and Campus Management expand strategic partnership for lifetime communications
IU Bloomington inviting students to participate in annual Martin Luther King Day essay contest
Three honored with Law School's Distinguished Service Award
IU Department of Theatre and Drama presents Pulitzer Prize-winning 'Rabbit Hole'
Journal of American History: re-examining antislavery's founding moments
East German DEFA Film Foundation brings film series to IU Bloomington campus
IUPUI announces most ambitious campaign goal in university history
IU concludes most successful fundraising campaign in university history
NRC report: IU folklore doctoral program ranks at top of its field
Ostrom to address Association for Politics and the Life Sciences
IU Bloomington Scoreboard

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IU Pro Arte Singers group collaborates with Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra
Combining efforts with the Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra, the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music Pro Arte Singers will present "The Saxon & the Priest," a program of virtuosic Italian works on Monday, Oct. 11, in Indianapolis and on Tuesday, Oct. 12, in Bloomington. Read the complete story.

IU Jacobs School of Music announces endowed chair in ballet
The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music has received the gift of an endowment to support the first faculty chair position in its ballet department, Dean Gwyn Richards announced today (Oct. 8). The inaugural recipient of the Kathy Ziliak Anderson Chair in Ballet is Distinguished Professor Violette Verdy. Read the complete story.

Indiana's Teacher of the Year, runner-up, both IU School of Education alumni
The Indiana Department of Education announced alumni of the Indiana University School of Education as the 2011 Indiana Teacher of the Year and runner-up on Thursday (Oct. 7). Read the complete story.

Search committee formed to identify new FACET director
A search and screen committee has been formed to identify finalists for the director of the Indiana University Faculty Colloquium on Excellence in Teaching (FACET), it was announced today (Oct. 8) by IU Vice President for University Regional Affairs, Planning and Policy John Applegate. Read the complete story.

IU President McRobbie becomes U.S. citizen
Indiana University President Michael A. McRobbie celebrated his 60th birthday today (Oct. 11) with a special event he will never forget. McRobbie, a native of Australia, officially became a United States citizen when he took the oath of allegiance administered by Judge Sarah Evans Barker of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana. Read the complete story.

IU and Campus Management expand strategic partnership for lifetime communications
Indiana University and Campus Management Corp. are embarking on the next phase of their strategic partnership to develop a Lifetime Communications and Advancement System for IU, the IU Foundation and IU Alumni Association. Read the complete story.

IU Bloomington inviting students to participate in annual Martin Luther King Day essay contest
The Office of the Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Multicultural Affairs at Indiana University is inviting graduate and undergraduate students to submit an original essay as part of its annual IU Bloomington celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Read the complete story.

Three honored with Law School's Distinguished Service Award
The awards were established in 1997 to recognize graduates who have distinguished themselves in service to their communities and the IU Maurer School of Law in ways that exceed expectations in the course of their business, professional or civic duties. Read the complete story.

IU Department of Theatre and Drama presents Pulitzer Prize-winning 'Rabbit Hole'
This tale of a family who must come to terms with the accidental death of a young child explores the issues of grief and acceptance that follow the too-early loss of a loved one. Sometimes angry, often funny, but always humane, Rabbit Hole delves into the questions of how people experience pain, both individually and collectively, and demonstrates the power of love in the healing process. Read the complete story.

Journal of American History: re-examining antislavery's founding moments
In the latest issue of the Journal of American History, Kirsten Sword, an assistant professor of history at Indiana University Bloomington, re-examines Nevil's story along with the strategic deceptions that were practiced by abolitionists in the late 18th century. Read the complete story.

East German DEFA Film Foundation brings film series to IU Bloomington campus
Indiana University will partner with Berlin's DEFA Foundation to present a series of films and discussions on the cinematic traditions of East German cinema before and after the fall of the Berlin Wall and German unification. Read the complete story.

IUPUI announces most ambitious campaign goal in university history
Indiana University President Michael A. McRobbie announced on Saturday (Oct. 9) the public launch of the most ambitious fundraising campaign in the university's history. The IUPUI IMPACT campaign for the Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis campus has established a record goal of $1.25 billion. "This is a bold and ambitious goal for a bold and ambitious campus," said McRobbie. Read the complete story.

IU concludes most successful fundraising campaign in university history
Indiana University President Michael A. McRobbie announced on Friday (Oct. 8) the conclusion of the Matching the Promise campaign for IU Bloomington, which raised $1.144 billion, exceeding its initial goal of $1 billion and making it the most successful campaign in IU history. Read the complete story.

NRC report: IU folklore doctoral program ranks at top of its field
Indiana University's Department of Folklore and Ethnomusicology has been recognized as one of the top programs in its field in the Assessment of Research Doctorate Programs released by the National Research Council (NRC). The Department of Folklore and Ethnomusicology ranks between first and third overall in the rankings of 63 academic programs in the non-performance music category based on 21 measures of quality. Read the complete story.

Ostrom to address Association for Politics and the Life Sciences
Indiana University Professor and Nobel Prize laureate Elinor Ostrom will present the keynote address the 29th annual meeting of the Association for Politics and the Life Sciences, taking place on the IU Bloomington campus. Ostrom, Distinguished Professor and Arthur F. Bentley Professor of Political Science, will speak on "A Polycentric Approach to Climate Change" in Whittenberger Auditorium of the Indiana Memorial Union.
Read the complete story.

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Indiana University Bloomington Scoreboard

Results for October 8:
Field Hockey: The Indiana field hockey team fell at Northwestern, 4-2, on Friday, Oct. 8, in Evanston. Read the game notes.
Women's Volleyball: The Indiana University volleyball team (13-4, 1-4) picked up their first conference victory, and it was a big one as the Hoosiers defeated Ohio State. Read the match notes.

Results for October 9:
Softball: The Hoosiers defeated Saint Mary-of-the-Woods in the first game and then swept a doubleheader against IU Southeast. Read the game notes.
Football: The Hoosiers Fall at No. 2 Ohio State. Read the game notes.
Field Hockey: The Indiana field hockey team topped UC Davis, 1-0, in Evanston, Ill. Read the game notes.
Men's Soccer: The Hoosiers Take 3-2 Win at No. 11 Creighton. Read the match notes.
Women's Volleyball: In front a packed house at University Gym, the IU Volleyball team (14-4, 2-4) defeated the three-time defending national champion and No. 4-ranked Penn State Nittany Lions (13-4, 3-3), 3-1 (25-19, 27-25, 18-25, 26-24). Read the match notes.

Results for October 11:
Women's Golf: With 36 holes of play in the books, the Indiana women's golf team sits in fifth place at the Lady Northern Invitational, being held at the Lake Shore Golf Club in Glencoe, Ill. Read the tournament notes.

Scheduled for October 12:
Women's Golf: Lady Northern Invitational, All Day, Evanston, Ill.
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IU in the news

Indiana University president becoming US citizen
Chicagotribune.com, The Chronicle of Higher Learning, Indiana Daily Student, Oct. 10 -- Indiana University President Michael McRobbie is about to become a U.S. citizen 14 years after coming to the school from his native Australia. McRobbie is scheduled to take the citizenship oath from federal Judge Sarah Evans Barker during a private ceremony Monday at the presidential home on the Bloomington campus. The Herald-Times reports that his three Australian-born children ages 19 to 25 with his late wife will take the oath with him. Full story. Full story 2. Full story 3.

Indiana University Study Reports Breakthrough in the Fight Against Breast Cancer
PRNewswire.com, Oct. 11 -- Researchers at Indiana University and Methodist Research Institute have published the dramatic effects of a natural formula against breast cancer. The impressive results are found in the most recent publication of Integrative Cancer Therapies. Lead investigator Dr. Daniel Sliva says, "The formula we studied inhibits growth of highly metastatic human breast cancer cells, and suppresses metastatic potential of these cells." Full story.

IU campaigns take steps toward $5 billion goal
Indiana Daily Student, Oct. 12 -- IU President Michael McRobbie announced the conclusion of the Matching the Promise campaign Friday. The campaign, which raised $1.144 billion, exceeded its initial goal of $1 billion, making it the most successful campaign in IU history. Full story.

Opportunities Abound With Online Degrees
AOL Jobs, Sept. 29 -- For years, many people had to choose between being students or being full-time employees; but now, thanks to the wide array of online educational options, online degrees make it possible for people to have both. A change in careers: Chris Cook, a U.S. Naval Academy graduate and former Navy instructor pilot, felt his career as a Naval officer was at a crossroads after several years. The Kelley Direct online program appealed to Cook because he was able to stay in the Navy while earning his MBA. Full story.
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