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Last modified: Wednesday, October 8, 2008

IU President McRobbie to discuss state of the university

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2008

INDIANAPOLIS -- Indiana University President Michael A. McRobbie will deliver his first State of the University address on Tuesday (Oct. 14) at 1:30 p.m. in the University Place Conference Center Auditorium on the Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis campus.

Michael McRobbie

Michael McRobbie

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In the address, McRobbie, who became IU's 18th president in July 2007, is expected to provide an update on the strategic priorities he announced during his 2007 inaugural address, including increasing the amount of space available for teaching and research, furthering the university's international presence, and strengthening the university's life sciences infrastructure and programs in the interest of statewide economic development.

He is also expected to discuss IU's progress over the last year in achieving new heights of excellence in education and research.

All members of the university community and the public are invited to attend the address. The speech will also be broadcast live to sites on all of IU's campuses. Those sites include:

IU Bloomington: Poplars 185; Radio and TV 175, School of Education 2140

IU Columbus: Learning Center Room 1000

IU East: Community Room

IPFW: Kettler G20

IUPUI: IT 200A; UPCC (M1, M2); UL 3100F

IU Kokomo: KE 112

IU Northwest: Hawthorn 105

IU South Bend: Northside 038

IU Southeast: UC 120.

The speech also will be broadcast live on http://broadcast.iu.edu. It will air on tape delay, beginning at 6 p.m., on WTIU2, which is Comcast Cable Channel 17 in Bloomington, Ind., and digital multicast channel 30.3.