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Indiana University Front Page News

June 20, 2007

Front Page News at IU delivers top headlines of the day from the campuses of Indiana University. It comes to you courtesy of IU University Communications in the Office of University Relations.


IU football coach Terry Hoeppner passes away
The life of a remarkable man
Shingles Awareness Can Prevent Long-term Pain
Groundbreaking Held For Facility Enhancement Project
Kelley Scholars announced at Indiana University
IU Bloomington Scoreboard


IU football coach Terry Hoeppner passes away -- Indiana University football coach Terry Hoeppner, 59, passed away Tuesday (June 19) morning at 6:50 a.m. at Bloomington Hospital following a lengthy illness. "Coach died due to complications from the brain tumor for which he had been treated surgically and therapeutically over the past 18 months, " said Indiana University team physician Dr. Larry Rink. "His family was at his side." Read the complete story.

The life of a remarkable man -- This is a very sad day for the IU family. With Coach Hoeppner's passing this morning, we lost a strong, courageous, dedicated and visionary leader. He inspired us with his enthusiasm and optimism and his passion for IU football. He gave us the "Walk" and the "Rock." He galvanized IU fans around the belief that we can win. He instilled in us the spirit that inspires champions to surmount any obstacle in pursuit of their goals. Read the complete story.

Shingles Awareness Can Prevent Long-term Pain -- The painful, burning twinge and irritate skin that can be an early warning sign of shingles is often overlooked or misdiagnosed at the time when antiviral medications can be effected at shortening the outbreak. Karen Roos, M.D., the John and Nancy Nelson Professor of Neurology at the Indiana University School of Medicine, said she sees about 10 new cases of shingles each month. One person in 100 over the age of 60 typically will develop shingles. Read the complete story.

Groundbreaking Held For Facility Enhancement Project -- On a day that saw the Indiana University family lose a beloved member in football coach Terry Hoeppner, the mood shifted from sadness to celebration as IU held its official groundbreaking ceremony Tuesday to signify the beginning of construction of several major athletic facilities including the North Endzone Facility, Basketball Development Center, Baseball Stadium, Softball Stadium and The Academic Resource Center. The $55 million plan was approved by trustees on Sept. 22, 2006. Read the complete story.

Kelley Scholars announced at Indiana University; Ten top students to study business -- Ten Kelley Scholars have been selected by the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University Bloomington. Kelley Scholars, all incoming freshmen this fall who intend to major in business at IU Bloomington, will receive full tuition and fees, a stipend for living expenses, and funding for academic activities such as overseas study. The award is for four years and has an annual value of more than $15,000 for recipients who are Indiana residents and about $30,000 for those who are non-residents. Read the complete story.


Indiana University Bloomington Scoreboard

Schedule for Thursday, June 21:

Men's and Women's Track and Field: USATF Championships, Indianapolis, Ind.


IU in the news

Coach never gave up fight to live, son says
Indianapolis Star, June 20 -- Terry Hoeppner's 18-month battle with brain cancer ended early Tuesday morning, but Drew Hoeppner said the man who preached "Don't Quit" fought until the very end. "We went through a period where on Saturday they were saying he shouldn't make it through the night, then Sunday morning he shouldn't make it until the afternoon, and on and on," Drew Hoeppner said from the basement of his parents' house as friends and relatives gathered upstairs. "All of a sudden we're at Monday evening and he's still holding steady, still holding strong, and honestly there were times when the doctors were just baffled by how long he held on." Read the complete story.

IU athletics expansion keeps Hoeppner's dream alive
WTHR, June 19 -- The Indiana University is mourning the loss of football coach Terry Hoeppner. Hoeppner, 59, died Tuesday morning from complications from a brain tumor. It's his spirit that marked Tuesday's ceremony for a new athletic expansion, however. Coach Terry Hoeppner lived by the credo, "never quit." His wife and family embraced friends in the same philosophy, telling the university not to cancel the groundbreaking of the new athletic facility Hoeppner fought for. Read the complete story.

Philanthropy center busting assumptions; Institute's research shows there's still much to learn
Indianapolis Business Journal, June 20 -- The Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University plans to share more of its prolific research through two new courses to be tested this fall in Indianapolis, and launched here and elsewhere next spring. Both new courses, including one on the dynamics of women's giving, could be a gold mine for perpetually prospecting not-for-profits -- and for wealth advisers and wealth managers. "We're hoping there could be some niches we can carve out in this area. There's a great thirst for knowledge," said Eugene R. Tempel, executive director of the center based at IUPUI. Read the complete story.

Kids At Risk For Elevator Injuries; Study: More Than 1,900 Kids And Teens Are Injured By Elevators In U.S. Each Year
CBS News, June 19 -- U.S. children and teens had more than 29,000 elevator injuries serious enough to require hospital visits from 1990 to 2004. That translates to 1,940 elevator injuries in an average year, a new study shows. Indiana University pediatrician Joseph O'Neil, M.D., MPH, and colleagues reviewed elevator injury data from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. The data came from 98 hospital emergency rooms nationwide. Using that data, O'Neil's team estimated how many babies, kids, and teens were injured in U.S. elevators between 1990 and 2004. Read the complete story.


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