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Last modified: Friday, June 18, 2004

IU's Mini University begins

EDITORS: Media are welcome to attend any of the Mini University events, including class sessions. A complete course schedule is available.

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Mini University, Indiana University's weeklong continuing-education program for adults of all ages, will begin Sunday (June 20) and continue through June 25.

Attendees choose 15 courses from more than 100 titles, all taught by some of the best faculty at IU. They learn in a relaxed setting without the pressure of exams. Frommer's Budget Travel magazine has named IU's Mini University as one of the nine best learning vacations in America. The program, now in its 33rd year, also is profiled in the current issue of Indianapolis Monthly magazine.

This year's diverse set of courses includes titles such as "Bill Blass: An American Designer's Legacy," "Musical Journeys: Around the World with a Red Bassoon," "Why America Isn't Europe," "Free Speech and the Internet," "Do You Hear What I Hear? Hearing Loss and Aging," "Democrat or Republican: What's the Difference in 2004?," "Great Choreographers and their Muses," "DNA: Forensic Science Changed Forever" and "Facts About Fad Diets."

In addition to the courses, the week's activities will include picnics, films, tours, discussions and a theater outing. Attendees also enjoy the campus pools, tennis courts and other recreational facilities and attractions.

For more information, visit or call 800-824-3044.

Mini University is sponsored by Indiana University Alumni Association and Bloomington Continuing Studies.

This year, the IU Alumni Association is celebrating 150 years of service to the university and its alumni. All eight IU campuses, alumni clubs around the world, constituent societies and affiliate groups will be hosting events to commemorate the anniversary. For more information on IUAA's 150th anniversary celebration, visit

Bloomington Continuing Studies provides both degree and lifelong learning programs for adults that draw upon the unique resources of Indiana University Bloomington. For information, visit or call 812-855-5108.