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Indiana Memorial Union Board

Last modified: Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Coach Crean to address IU student body Oct. 6

Sept. 24, 2008

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- The Indiana Memorial Union Board at Indiana University today (Sept. 24) announced that IU men's basketball coach Tom Crean will give his first public address to the university student body on Monday, Oct. 6, at 7 p.m. at the IU Auditorium, 1211 E. Seventh St.

The lecture will be free to the public and will conclude with an extended question-and-answer session.

Tom Crean

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Tom Crean

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"For years, Union Board invited the men's basketball coach to speak to students and preview the upcoming season," said Andrew Dahlen, Union Board lectures director. "Union Board is proud to revive this tradition as Coach Crean begins a new era in IU men's basketball. The lecture will give Coach Crean the opportunity to address the team's most passionate fan base. Students will get direct answers about where he wants to take the program and how he plans to rebuild it."

In his remarks, Crean will discuss his vision for the IU men's basketball program, recruiting highlights, his expectations for the upcoming season and transitioning into his new position. He will also give his thoughts on leadership and what it means to be a Hoosier. At the end of his prepared remarks, Crean will take questions from students in attendance.

The lecture will be co-sponsored by the IU Auditorium, Indiana Athletics, Council for Advancing Student Leadership and the Center for Student Leadership Development.

"Union Board and the lecture's co-sponsors are committed to giving IU students the opportunity to interact with the new coach and get an inside look at IU's most storied athletic program," Dahlen said. "By breathing new life into this IU tradition, Union Board is once again transforming the Hoosier experience, one program at a time."

The Indiana Memorial Union Board has brought thousands of programs to the IU community since its inception in 1909. Union Board is made up of 16 student and four non-student directors responsible for campus programming that entertains and educates the IU community. The board also is the governing body of the Indiana Memorial Union. The Indiana Memorial Union Board offices are located in room 270 of the Student Activities Tower in the Indiana Memorial Union. For more information about Union Board, call (812) 855-4682 or e-mail