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Front Page News at Indiana University

November 2, 2007

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Indiana University Bloomington undergoes accreditation process
IU Student Foundation announces availability of $30,000 in scholarships
Rumi: Soaring to Ecstasy, a "live documentary" at IUPUI
Celebrating world cultures in Bloomington
Indiana Alumni Magazine takes home design awards
IUPUI Receives $749,933 National Science Foundation Grant for Science Teacher Education Program
Indiana Memorial Union Dining Services targets Guinness World Record
IU Bloomington Scoreboard

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Indiana University Bloomington undergoes accreditation process -- Indiana University Bloomington will undergo a comprehensive evaluation visit on Nov. 5-7 by a team representing The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. The Higher Learning Commission is one of six accrediting agencies in the United States that provides institutional accreditation on a regional basis. Institutional accreditation evaluates an entire institution and accredits it as a whole. Read the full story.

IU Student Foundation announces availability of $30,000 in scholarships -- The Indiana University Student Foundation is announcing the availability of more than $30,000 in scholarships for students during the spring semester. The scholarships available include those for Little 50 relay race participants, Little 500 riders, working students and IU Student Foundation members. Read the full story.

Rumi: Soaring to Ecstasy, a "live documentary" at IUPUI -- Talat Halman, famous Turkish poet, translator, and cultural historian, will present a "live documentary" titled, "Rumi: Soaring to Ecstasy," at 7 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 12, at the Lilly Auditorium in University Library at Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis. Read the full story.

Celebrating world cultures in Bloomington -- Indiana University Bloomington will celebrate its international diversity on Nov. 8 with the IU World's Fare. Ethnic food from every continent (except Antarctica) and performances by 22 international student groups highlight this first-time-ever event. IU Union Board and the Office of International Services have designed the IU World's Fare to give the university community and greater Bloomington community the chance to share the cultures that more than 4,000 international students and 1,500 international scholars bring to the area. Read the full story.

Indiana Alumni Magazine takes home design awards -- For the second consecutive year, the Indiana Alumni Magazine (IAM) was recognized by the University & College Designers Association. On Sept. 29, IAM Art Director Char Dapena (MA'85) traveled to Toronto to accept three Awards of Excellence during the 37th annual UCDA Design Conference. Read the full story.

IUPUI Receives $749,933 National Science Foundation Grant for Science Teacher Education Program -- Science educators in the School of Science and the IU School of Education at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) have announced that they have been awarded one of 16 competitive National Science Foundation (NSF) Robert Noyce Scholarship grants to encourage undergraduate science students to become high school or middle school teachers. Read the full story.

Indiana Memorial Union Dining Services targets Guinness World Record -- On Wednesday (Nov. 7), the Indiana Memorial Union Dining Services at Indiana University Bloomington will try to break the Guinness® World Record for the most non-perishable food collected in a 24-hour period. Read the full story.

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Indiana University Bloomington Scoreboard

Results from Wednesday, Oct. 31:
Men's Soccer: It was more treats than tricks for the ninth-ranked Indiana men's soccer team as the Hoosiers posted a 4-0 victory over Kentucky Wednesday night at the UK Soccer Complex in Lexington, Ky. Read the match notes.

Results from Thursday, Nov. 1:
Field Hockey: The Indiana field hockey team ran into a tough Iowa Hawkeye team in the quarterfinals of the Big Ten Tournament and fell, 8-2. Read the game notes.

Schedule for Friday, Nov. 2:
Women's Swimming: Texas/Michigan, 12 p.m., Bloomington, Ind.
Men's Swimming: Texas/Michigan, 3 p.m., Bloomington, Ind.
Women's Soccer: Purdue, 4 p.m., West Lafayette, Ind.
Women's Tennis: Western Michigan Invitational, Kalamazoo, Mich.

Schedule for Saturday, Nov. 3:
Women's Swimming: Texas/Michigan, 9 a.m., Bloomington, Ind.
Men's Swimming: Texas/Michigan, 11:30 a.m., Bloomington, Ind.
Football: Ball State, 12 p.m., Bloomington, Ind.
Women's Basketball: Hoosier Lady Stars, 7 p.m., Bloomington, Ind.
Women's Volleyball: Penn State, 7 p.m., University City, Pa.
Women's Tennis: Western Michigan Invitational, Kalamazoo, Mich.

Schedule for Sunday, Nov. 4:
Men's Basketball: North Alabama Exhibition, 12 p.m., Bloomington, Ind.
Men's Soccer: Wisconsin, 1 p.m., Madison, Wis.
Women's Tennis: Western Michigan Invitational, Kalamazoo, Mich.
Women's Rowing: Chicago Challenge, Chicago, Ill.

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IU in the news

Group To Research Effect of Corporate Giving
Washington Post, Nov. 1 -- The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is partnering with Indiana University's Center on Philanthropy to study how corporations that give back to their communities fit into local economic and community development, with a keen eye toward the small business community. The project was started "to identify what some of the critical issues are for long-term economic competitive issues for a community and for small businesses to become more engaged," Ryan Streeter, senior adviser to the the Chamber's Business Civic Leadership Center. Read the full story.

IU could be chosen as '08 debate host soon
Indiana Daily Student, Nov. 1 -- IU is still among the top candidates for hosting a 2008 presidential debate and should find out within the next few weeks whether it will be chosen, IU Student Association representatives said this week. The Commission on Presidential Debates came to IU in July for a site inspection and approved it as a potential site to host the coming debate. Read the full story.

IU forecasts modest growth in 2008
Indianapolis Business Journal, Nov. 1 -- Sounding downright Greenspanian, economists at Indiana University's Kelley School of Business said this morning they are "cautiously optimistic" that 2008 will be a year of modest growth. The U.S. economy will grow 2.5 percent, less than the 3 percent they expected for 2007, they said during the business school's annual breakfast meeting downtown. Indiana's economy will expand 2 percent. And inflation will slow to about 2.6 percent. "During the past year, the U.S. economy has essentially been in survival mode," said Bill Witte, co-director of the university's Center for Econometric Model Research. "The good news as the year draws to a close is that we seem to have avoided intensive care. The not-so-good news is that the impediments to full recovery are not diminishing. Read the full story.

Philanthropists to be Honored at IU
Inside Indiana Business, Nov. 1 -- The Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University will mark its 20th anniversary celebration by awarding the school's highest honor to three national and international philanthropy leaders. The recipients to receive honorary degrees on November 5 include Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Chief Executive Officer Patty Stonesifer. Read the full story.

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