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Front Page News at Indiana University

January 24, 2007

Front Page News at IU delivers top headlines of the day from the campuses of Indiana University. It comes to you courtesy of the IU Office of University Communications in the Office of University Relations. This is a sample issue only. If you wish to continue receiving Front Page News at IU, please subscribe using this link: http://newsinfo.iu.edu/subscribe/.

1. Hoosiers stopped by Illinois, 51-43
2. Beckley to retire as head of IU Alumni Association Jan. 31
3. IU Opera and Ballet Theater to present 'Arlecchino' and 'Too Many Sopranos'
4. Weigle takes second straight Big Ten weekly honor and Jenkins named Big Ten Athlete of the Week

Hoosiers stopped by Illinois, 51-43 -- The 23rd-ranked Indiana men's basketball team suffered its first loss in its last six games, falling on the road to Big Ten foe Illinois, 51-43. The Hoosiers fall to 14-5 (4-2 Big Ten) with the loss, while Illinois improves to 15-7 (3-4). Reigning Big Ten Player of the Week D.J. White led the Hoosiers with 12 points and eight rebounds in the contest. The Hoosiers shot 39 percent (17-for-44) for the game, but hit just one of its final 11 shots of the opening half, after opening the game 7-for-10, as the Illini turned a seven-point deficit into a tie ballgame heading into the locker room. Rich McBride led all scorers with 15 points, while Shaun Pruitt turned in a double-double for the home squad with 10 points and 13 boards. Read the full story at: http://iuhoosiers.cstv.com/sports/m-baskbl/recaps/012307aaa.html

Beckley to retire as head of IU Alumni Association Jan. 31 -- Indiana University Alumni Association President and Chief Executive Officer Ken Beckley will retire from the organization on Jan. 31 after five years of service. Beckley became president of the IU Alumni Association on Feb. 1, 2002, after an extensive search by then-IU President Myles Brand and a unanimous recommendation by the search committee. As president and CEO, Beckley oversaw a period of tremendous growth in the IUAA's programs and services. Task forces of staff and alumni volunteers studied virtually every area of the IUAA's operation and made recommendations for enhancement. The IUAA already has acted on dozens of the recommendations with more actions to come. Read the full story at: http://newsinfo.iu.edu/news/page/normal/4721.html

IU Opera and Ballet Theater to present 'Arlecchino' and 'Too Many Sopranos' -- Arlecchino is a one-act comic fantasy in commedia dell'arte style in which the main character plays four parts. As a rougue, Arlecchino makes love to the wife of the tailor, Matteo, while the latter is reading nearby. As a soldier, he recruits Matteo into the army. As a husband, he quarrels with his wife and attacks her lover. As a conqueror, he elopes with Matteo's wife just as the old tailor returns from the army! Too Many Sopranos, which is "set in Heaven and Hell," was written by an IU Jacobs School of Music faculty member and is a two-act opera full of wonderful and romantic music. A group of sopranos is trying to get into Heaven, but there is no more room in the Heavenly Choir. So, something has to be done, and it looks like some will be sent to Hell! This "two-for-one" performance opens Feb. 2. For more information, go to: http://www.music.indiana.edu/publicity/opera/2006-2007season/internal/arlecchinosopranos.html

Weigle takes second straight Big Ten weekly honor and Jenkins named Big Ten Athlete of the Week -- For the second consecutive week, Indiana senior Lindsay Weigle has been named Big Ten Diver of the Week, the league office announced Tuesday, Jan. 23. It also announced that junior triple-jumper Kyle Jenkins was named Big Ten Field Athlete of the Week. Read the full stories at: http://iuhoosiers.cstv.com/sports/w-swim/spec-rel/012307aaa.html and http://iuhoosiers.cstv.com/sports/m-track/spec-rel/012307aaa.html

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Indiana University Scoreboard -- Tuesday, January 24, results:

Men's basketball -- The 23rd-ranked Hoosiers lost to Illinois, 51-43, in Champaign. Big Ten Player of the Week D.J. White led the Hoosiers with 12 points and eight rebounds. He also was picked as ESPN broadcaster Dick Vitale's Player of the Week.

Wednesday, January 24, athletics schedule:

Women's diving -- World Championships Selection Camp II, IU Natatorium, Indianapolis

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IU in the News:

Identity crises for IU: Indiana battles itself, Illinois, while putting up season-low 43 points in Big Ten road loss
Bloomington Herald-Times, January 24 -- "D.J. White got the ball once to the right of the basket in the low block. Two Illinois players fronted him. He kicked it back out to Joey Shaw. The Illini defense sagged. Shaw gave it right back to White, who turned for an easy jumper. Indiana coach Kelvin Sampson ran down his sideline, shouting at his bench: 'See how patient we were? See how patient?' His plea went unheeded. That patience didn't last Tuesday, as Indiana was pressured into offensive execution worthy of mid-October and lost 51-43 to Illinois." For the complete story, go to: http://newsinfo.iu.edu/news/page/normal/4746.html

Unstoppable IU pianist fueled by strong passion for music
Indiana Daily Student, January 24 -- "A pianist with a broken hand is like a hurdler with an injured leg -- both are brought to a halt until fully healed. But for Maxim Bernard, an IU graduate student working toward his artist diploma in piano performance, a broken hand from a bicycle accident did not present a crisis, but an opportunity. "Instead of just taking the time off, he decided to prepare an entire program with his left hand," said Bernard's friend and fellow pianist Melinda Baird, who added that Bernard not only voluntarily prepared the program in two months, but performed it in a recital." Read the entire story here: http://www.idsnews.com/news/story.php?id=40345&adid=arts

McRobbie: Change is in the wind
Bloomington Herald-Times, January 24 -- "Michael McRobbie sees "the winds of change" blowing at Indiana University, and predicts it will transform the university in the next five to 10 years. McRobbie, interim provost and vice president of academic affairs at IU, told the Bloomington Rotary Club Tuesday he sees seven major directions of change for IU's Bloomington campus in the next decade. He said IU is up to the task, noting that universities are often accused of moving slowly or not being open to change. He said universities have been changing for centuries. 'The genius of universities is their ability to adapt,' he said." To read the complete story, go to: http://newsinfo.iu.edu/news/page/normal/4747.html

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