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Indiana University Front Page News

March 26, 2007

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.

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David Baker receives jazz living legend award at Kennedy Center
Midwest Proton Radiotherapy Institute CEO joins Informatics board
IU's annual School of Continuing Studies Day at the statehouse
Harris captures title at Mountain View Collegiate, Hoosiers third

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David Baker receives jazz living legend award at Kennedy Center -- An Indiana University professor from the Jacobs School of Music recently was recognized as a living legend among jazz artists. Distinguished Professor David N. Baker received the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts' "Living Jazz Legend Award" for lifetime achievement on March 3 in Washington, D.C. Read the complete story.

Midwest Proton Radiotherapy Institute CEO joins Informatics board -- James Buher, president and chief executive officer of the Midwest Proton Radiotherapy Institute, has joined the Dean's Advisory Council at the Indiana University School of Informatics. Buher joins a group of business, community and industry leaders who advise the school on curriculum and program development, public and private sector funding, research support, long-range planning, student guidance, external relations and institutional advancement. Read the complete story.

IU's annual School of Continuing Studies Day at the statehouse -- Indiana University will host its Second Annual School of Continuing Studies Day at the statehouse on March 28 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. A luncheon and recognition program will begin at 11:30 a.m., with all activities being held in the North Atrium. Read the complete story.

Harris captures title at Mountain View Collegiate, Hoosiers third -- Junior Elaine Harris captured her first individual title with a seven-under-par total of 209 (70-69-70) at the Mountain View Collegiate on Sunday, March 25. With her victory on the SaddleBrooke Country Club, Harris becomes the first Hoosier to capture individual medalist honors since Shannon Johnson captured the 2006 UNLV Spring Invitational. Read the complete story.

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Indiana University Bloomington Scoreboard

Schedule for Monday, March 26:

Women's swimming -- FINA World Championships, Melbourne, Australia, all day.

Results for Sunday, March 25:

Baseball -- Five Indiana pitchers combined for a 4-0 shutout of IPFW on Sunday to push Indiana's win streak to six games.

Women's golf -- Junior Elaine Harris captured her first individual title with a seven-under-par total of 209 (70-69-70) at the Mountain View Collegiate.

Men's tennis -- The Indiana men's tennis team won its first Big Ten match of the season with a 6-1 victory over Iowa.

Results for Monday, March 26:

Women's swimming -- Indiana senior Leila Vaziri finished sixth overall in the heats of the 100-meter backstroke at the FINA World Championships in Melbourne, Australia, on Monday, March 26, advancing to the semifinals later in the day.

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IU in the news

IUPUI has high hopes for McRobbie; Faculty council president calls IUs next leader 'visionary'
Indiana Daily Student, March 26 -- When Interim Provost Michael McRobbie takes the reins from departing IU President Adam Herbert on July 1, he will immediately realize how vast the university has become. And if he doesn't, faculty members across IUs eight campuses will be sure to remind him particularly at places like IU-Purdue University Indianapolis. Read the complete story.

Nearing graduation, student didn't settle for unwanted job
Chicago Tribune, March 25 -- This is a feature about IU alumna Michelle Seitz, head of investment management at William Blair & Co., the Chicago-based investment firm. Read the complete story.

David Baker Receives Jazz Living Legend Award at Kennedy Center
E-Jazz News, March 24 -- An Indiana University professor from the Jacobs School of Music recently was recognized as a living legend among jazz artists. Distinguished Professor David N. Baker received the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts' "Living Jazz Legend Award" for lifetime achievement on March 3 in Washington, D.C. Read the complete story.

IUN rolls out carpet for prospective students
Times of Northwest Indiana, March 24 -- Nicolas Smith intends to major in criminal justice at Indiana University, and he came to the IUN campus to learn more about career options, requirements and financial aid. Smith was one of 150 juniors and seniors from across Northwest Indiana who attended Academic College Experience Day at the IUN campus Friday. Read the complete story.

Garrett paved way in Indiana: In 1947, Shelbyville star became 1st black to play regularly in Big Ten
Indianapolis Star, March 25 -- It is testimony to Bill Garrett's stature that the man to whom he most frequently is compared didn't play his position (center) or even his sport (basketball). Jackie Robinson was about making history, not baskets. Garrett, first black basketball player to play regularly in the Big Ten Conference, did both. Read the complete story.

Sharing some happiness with orphans in Kenya
Indianapolis Star, March 25 -- Tasha Lewis, the daughter of an IUPUI employee involved in the campus' partnership with Moi University in Kenya, writes about her family's experiences during a trip there. Read the complete story.

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