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Front Page News at Indiana University

Front Page News at IU delivers top headlines of the day from the campuses of Indiana University. It comes to you courtesy of IU University Communications in the Office of University Relations.

IU ranks in Top 20 nationally in private-sector support; 6th in nation among public universities
Jacobs School welcomes renowned bassoonist William Ludwig to its faculty
Childhood Weight Linked to Proximity to Green Space and Food Stores
Indiana travels to Michigan State for Saturday showdown

IU ranks in Top 20 nationally in private-sector support; 6th in nation among public universities -- Indiana University ranks fourth in the Big Ten, sixth among all public universities and 17th among all colleges and universities in the nation in the amount of support it receives from the private sector. IU has ranked in the Top 20 among all colleges and universities, public and private, for 15 of the past 17 years. Read the complete story.

Jacobs School welcomes renowned bassoonist William Ludwig to its faculty -- Adding to the already impressive roster of premier faculty at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, internationally renowned bassoon pedagogue William Ludwig will join its ranks in the fall of 2007. Currently Carruth Professor of Bassoon at Louisiana State University, where he has been on faculty since 1985, principal bassoonist with the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra, bassoonist with the Timm Wind Quintet, director of the LSU Chamber Winds and principal bassoonist of the Brevard Music Center, Ludwig is more than in demand. Read the complete story.

Childhood Weight Linked to Proximity to Green Space and Food Stores -- Living in greener neighborhoods or in closer proximity to grocery stores is associated with reduced risk of being overweight, according to a study of more than 7,000 children ages 3 to 18 conducted by researchers from the Indiana University School of Medicine; the Department of Geography, Indiana University-Purdue University. Read the complete story.

Indiana travels to Michigan State for Saturday showdown -- The Indiana men's basketball team takes to the road again for its final two games away from Bloomington, starting with a trip to East Lansing to face Michigan State at 9 p.m. EST on Saturday, Feb. 24. This is the second meeting between the two schools this season, with the Hoosiers knocking off the then-No. 24 Spartans, 73-51, in Bloomington on Jan. 7. The game will be televised nationally on ESPN, with Dan Shulman (play-by-play), Dick Vitale (analyst) and Erin Andrews (sideline) on the call. Read the complete story.

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Indiana University Bloomington Scoreboard

Results for Thursday, February 22:

Women's basketball - The Indiana women's basketball team closed its home season with an 83-59 win over Northwestern.

Men's tennis -- The No. 63 Indiana men's tennis team dropped its second match of the season, falling 5-2 to No. 33 Kentucky on Thursday, Feb. 22.

Schedule for Friday, February 23:

Women's golf -- The women compete in the Lady Puerto Rico Classic in San Juan. The time has yet to be announced.

Baseball -- IU plays Troy in Dothan, Ala., at 6 p.m. CT.

Schedule for Saturday, February 24:

Men's basketball -- The Hoosiers face Michigan State in East Lansing at 9 p.m. EST. The game will be televised on ESPN.

Men's swimming - The IU men's swim team competes in the IU Last Chance Invitational, 10 a.m. in Bloomington.

Women's tennis -- The IU women's tennis team plays Tennessee at 12 p.m. EST in Knoxville, Tenn.

Women's track -- The women's track team competes in the Big Ten Championships in Champaign, Ill. Time to be announced.

Women's golf -- The women's golf team competes in the Lady Puerto Rico Classic in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Time to be announced.

Men's track -- The men's track team competes in the Big Ten Championships in Bloomington. Time to be announced.

Schedule for Sunday, February 25:

Baseball -- The IU baseball team plays Georgia Southern at 10 a.m. in Dothan, Ala.

Women's basketball -- The IU women's basketball team goes head to head against Penn State at 2 p.m. in University Park, Pa.

Men's Track -- The men's track team competes in the Big Ten Championships in Bloomington. Time to be announced.

Women's track -- The women's track team competes in the Big Ten Championships in Champaign, Ill. Time to be announced.

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IU in the news

IU Interviewing Presidential Finalists Next Week
InsideIndianaBusiness.com, Feb. 23 -- The Indiana University Board of Trustees will interview on Monday and Tuesday the finalists in its search for the university's 18th president. Read the complete story.

IU Foundation raises $250 million
Indiana Daily Student, Feb. 23 -- The University received almost $250 million in "voluntary support" last year, according to the IU Foundation's recently released annual report -- a significant number, said the foundation's president Curt Simic. Read the complete story.

Life Sciences Building to be Dedicated
InsideIndianaBusiness.com, Feb. 23 -- The Indiana University School of Medicine says it will dedicate its new life sciences building on March 7. The Health Information and Translational Sciences Building is the first of two IU buldings to be constructed at the head of the Indianapolis canal basin downtown. The $42 million structure will be home to medical data and computational researchers. Read the complete story.

Bergland pitches new health college for IUN
NWITimes.com, Feb. 23 -- Indiana University Northwest Chancellor Bruce Bergland dreams of having all aspects of health care education taught under one roof. He dreams of creating a college of Health and Human Services in which students could have the kind of regular contact with other disciplines they will see in their careers. Read the complete story.

Trumpeter stirs audience with style
Indianapolis Star, Feb. 23 -- Can a trumpeter who learned the ropes touring with pop musicians find happiness as a jazz player? Indiana University-trained musician Chris Botti seems to have done so. Read the complete story.

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