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Last modified: Friday, April 16, 2004

IU News

Edition for April 16-22, 2004

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Editor's note: Indiana University's 17th president, Adam Herbert, was inaugurated yesterday (April 15), before a capacity audience at the IU Auditorium in Bloomington. Since we know that many of you were unable to join us for this historic occasion, this week's IU News includes a link to the archived Internet broadcast and a special package of stories. We hope that you enjoy them.

Installing a new president:

Inauguration ceremony available for viewing on your computer
Thursday's installation of Adam W. Herbert as IU's 17th president was presented live to a worldwide audience by means of the Internet. This colorful, televised event has been archived and is available for viewing at You can watch it in its entirety or simply watch portions of the ceremony that are of greatest interest to you, such as Herbert's charge and mission presented in his address. Real Player needed. Watch

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Herbert's inaugural address: Extending the Reach of Knowledge
In an inaugural speech delivered just after he was installed as IU's 17th president, Adam W. Herbert honored the history of the university, reaffirmed its commitments, recognized new challenges and presented a vision for the future. Full Story

IU inaugurations have reflected tradition and personalities of those being installed as president
University inaugurations, at IU and elsewhere, usually reflect the history and traditions of scholarly administration dating back to the Middle Ages. They also often reflect the personalities of those being installed and the times. Full Story

The inauguration ceremony: Centuries-old but also 21st century event
Have you ever wondered about why a university inauguration is different from other, similar events? Thursday's ceremony combined centuries-old traditions with some contemporary accents. We thought you would be interested in knowing more about the dress worn, emblems used and other details, such as the procession. Learn more in these feature articles: Centuries-old traditions with modern accents and Cookies, dress and speeches


IU unveils portrait of President Emeritus Myles Brand
IU added to its "legacy of leadership" Thursday (April 15) with the traditional unveiling of a portrait of President Emeritus Myles Brand. The presidential portrait was unveiled before an audience that included President Herbert and former presidents John Ryan (1971-87), Thomas Ehrlich (1987-94) and Jerry Bepko (interim, 2003). The ceremony took place in the East Mezzanine of the Indiana Memorial Union, where several other presidential portraits are on permanent display. Full Story

Stone Age Indiana
Read about the new Stone Age Institute in Bloomington; a new exhibit on "prehistoric Hoosiers" at the Glenn Black Laboratory; and IU's connection to the "world's oldest kitchen" in Kenya. If the archaeological/anthropological spirit moves you, check out this on-site opportunity near Strawtown, through IPFW's archaeological field school. IU Home Pages article


Former chairman of the Joint Chiefs to speak at IU Bloomington
Ret. Adm. William Crowe Jr., former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff under President Ronald Reagan and former U.S. ambassador to the United Kingdom, will present the Charles F. Bonser Distinguished Lecture in Public Policy at IU Bloomington on Thursday (April 22). Crowe will speak on the topic, "Reflections on Iraq," at 2 p.m. in the Frangipani Room of the Indiana Memorial Union, 900 E. 7th St. The event is free and open to the public. After his remarks, Crowe will answer questions from the audience. Full story

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You're invited to a Breaking Away 25th anniversary reception
A reception to recognize the 25th anniversary of the movie Breaking Away is planned for 6:30 p.m. on Friday (April 23) at the IU soccer practice field, adjacent to Armstrong Stadium on the IU Bloomington campus. The reception is one of the events associated with the Little 500. The women's race will take place at 2 p.m. on Friday and the men compete at 2 p.m. on Saturday (April 24). Details

Major League Baseball Players Association director to discuss current issues in sports
Donald Fehr, who as executive director and general counsel of the Major League Baseball Players Association has preserved one of professional sports' and the nation's strongest unions, will discuss "Current Issues in Sports" during a lecture on Monday (April 19) at Indiana University Bloomington. The lecture will begin at 3 p.m. in Whittenberger Auditorium at the Indiana Memorial Union. A reception will follow in the IMU's University Club. Full story

Jesse Jackson to Speak at IPFW
The Rev. Jesse L. Jackson will present a lecture on Monday (April 19) at 7:30 p.m. in the Gates Sports Center on the IPFW campus. Jackson is the founder and president of the Rainbow/PUSH Coalition and has been active in the civil rights movement, politics and religion for his entire adult life. Full story

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