Chronology of Indiana University History

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Seminary Building

1816
  • First constitution of Indiana adopted, providing for a general system of education ascending from township schools to a state university.
  • 1818
  • State legislature established Monroe County and appointed commissioner to locate and name town where courthouse could be situated.
  • 1820
  • Legislative act adopted establishing a state seminary, January 20 (Founder's Day).
  • In July, Board of Trustees choose location for seminary.
  • 1822
  • Construction begun of Seminary building and professor's house.
  • 1823
  • Baynard Rush Hall hired as first professor to teach in the Seminary.
  • 1824
  • Classes begin with an enrollment of ten men, though Seminary building not yet complete.
  • 1825
  • Seminary building completed. Sold and razed in 1858.
  • 1828
  • Legislative act adopted changing State Seminary to Indiana College, Jan. 24.
  • 1829
  • Andrew Wylie (1829-51) named first president.
  • 1830
  • First graduating class.
  • Preparatory Department established (abolished 1890).
  • Construction of First College building started at Seminary Square.
  • 1836
  • First College building finished (destroyed by fire April 11, 1854).
  • 1838
  • Legislative act adopted changing Indiana College to Indiana University.
  • 1842
  • School of Law established (suspended 1877-89; revived Feb. 15, 1889).
  • 1852
  • Legislative act adopted recognizing Indiana University as "The University of the State," June 17.
  • Alfred Ryors (1852-53) named second president.
  • 1853
  • William Mitchell Daily (1853-59) named third president.
  • 1854
  • First College building destroyed by fire.
  • 1855
  • Second College building constructed (used for Preparatory Department, 1885-90; sold to Bloomington School Board for use as a high school, 1897).
  • 1859
  • Theophilus A. Wylie served six months as acting president.
  • John Hiram Lathrop (1859-60) named fourth president.
  • 1860
  • Cyrus Nutt (1860-75) named fifth president.
  • 1865
  • IU president made a member ex officio of the State Board of Education.
  • 1867
  • IU becomes one of the first state universities to admit women.
  • The Indiana Student (now the Indiana Daily Student) first published.
  • Men's baseball team becomes IU's first known athletic activity.
  • Legislative act begins annual appro priations, March 8.
  • 1869
  • Sarah Parke Morrison becomes first woman graduate.
  • 1874
  • Science Hall at Seminary Square completed (destroyed by fire 1883).
  • 1875
  • Lemuel Moss (1875-84) named sixth president.
  • 1883
  • Charles Henry Gilbert becomes first to receive Ph.D. degree.
  • Following fire at Seminary Square, citizens of Monroe County pledge $50,000 to the University.
  • Dunn's Woods, located east of downtown Bloomington, purchased from Moses F. Dunn.
  • First intercollegiate game (baseball) played by an IU team.
  • 1884
  • Wylie and Owen Halls constructed on new campus (named University Park).
  • Elisha Ballantine named acting president.
  • 1885
  • David Starr Jordan (1885-91) named seventh president.
  • Mitchell Hall (named Maxwell Hall until 1894) constructed on new campus. Razed in 1991.
  • 1886
  • Men's football team started.
  • Reorganization of curriculum to major subject and departmental basis.
  • 1890
  • Department of Physical Training for Women established, with gym in Wylie Hall.
  • Summer School established.
  • Library Hall (renamed Maxwell Hall in 1894) constructed.
  • Preparatory Department abolished.
  • 1891
  • John Merle Coulter (1891-93) named eighth president.
  • Legislative act adopted providing for election by alumni of three trustees.
  • Department of Physical Training for Men established, with gym in Owen Hall.
  • First IU extension course offered in Indianapolis.
  • 1892
  • Men's Gymnasium completed (converted into a carpenter's shop after 1896, razed in 1932).
  • 1893
  • Joseph Swain (1893-1902) named nineth president.
  • 1894
  • Kirkwood Hall constructed.
  • Campus yearbook, Arbutus, first published.
  • 1895
  • Trustees purchase 10 acres north and east of campus from Moses F. Dunn (Dunn cemetary excepted).
  • Biological Station established at Turkey Lake (Towinana in 1899).
  • 1896
  • Women's Gym moved to Mitchell Hall.
  • Second Men's Gymnasium constructed (renamed Assembly Hall in 1917; razed in 1938).
  • 1898
  • Men's basketball team started.
  • 1894 Arbutus Staff 1900 Campus
    1900
  • Kirkwood Observatory constructed.
  • Wylie Hall partly destroyed by fire, February 7.
  • 1902
  • William Lowe Bryan (1902-37) named tenth president.
  • Science Hall constructed (renamed Ernest Hiram Lindley Hall in 1957).
  • 1903
  • School of Medicine established.
  • 1904
  • Graduate School established.
  • 1906
  • Student Building constructed with funds from private subscriptions. Pool house added to north side in 1938.
  • Alpha Hall opens.
  • 1907
  • Second Library Building completed (renamed Student Services Building in 1972, Joseph Amos Franklin Hall in 1988).
  • Sometime in the fall of 1907 is when it is thought that the first Book Nook opens.
  • 1908
  • School of Education established.
  • Theordore F. Rose Well House built with portals of the Second College Building.
  • 1909
  • The Indiana Union for Men established.
  • 1910
  • Biology Hall completed (renamed Swain Hall East in 1957).
  • 1911
  • Real estate given by Dr. and Mrs. Robert W. Long for Robert W. Long Hospital in connection with School of Medicine in Indianapolis.
  • 1912
  • Extension Division established (renamed Continuing Education in 1965, School of Continuing Studies in 1975).
  • 1913
  • IU Alumni Association formed.
  • 1914
  • Training School for Nurses established (renamed School of Nursing in 1956).
  • 1916
  • First extension office opened in Indianapolis.
  • 1917
  • Department of Military Science established.
  • Fort Wayne Extension Center established.
  • Men's gym completed.
  • 1919
  • Indianapolis School of Medicine Building completed (renamed Charles P. Emerson Building in 1961).
  • 1920
  • School of Commerce and Finance established (renamed School of Business Administration in 1933, School of Business in 1938, Kelley School of Business in 1998).
  • 1921
  • School of Music established.
  • Three-year Memorial Fund Campaign begun.
  • 1922
  • First classes offered in South Bend.
  • First Jordan River Revue.
  • 1923
  • Commerce Building constructed (renamed Business Administration Building in 1935, Social Science Building in 1941, William A. Rawles Hall in 1971).
  • 1924
  • President's house completed. Renamed William and Charlotte Lowe Bryan House on April 25, 1970.
  • Washington Hall dormitory constructed (renamed South Hall in 1925, Ulysses H. Smith Hall in 1959).
  • 1925
  • Women's Memorial Hall and Memorial Stadium (renamed Tenth Street Stadium in 1971) completed. (Stadium demolished in 1982 for construction of Arboretum).
  • School of Dentistry established.
  • 1928
  • Field House completed (renamed Ora L. Wildermuth Intramural Center in 1971).
  • 1931
  • Chemistry Building completed.
  • 1932
  • Indiana University Memorial Union completed (additions in 1939 and 1946).
  • Men's wrestling and track teams win NCAA championships.
  • 1933
  • South Bend-Mishawaka Extension Center established.
  • 1934
  • School of Dentistry building completed on Medical Center campus at Indianapolis.
  • 1936
  • Administration Building (renamed William Lowe Bryan Administration Building in 1957), School of Music Building, and Forest Hall (renamed Goodbody Hall in 1962) completed. Alpha Hall (first women's dormitory) purchased by University ( razed in 1961).
  • IU Foundation established.
  • 1937
  • Herman B Wells named acting president.
  • School of Medicine Building at Bloomington completed (renamed Burton D. Myers Hall in 1958).
  • 1938
  • Herman B Wells (1938-62) named eleventh president.
  • School of Business established.
  • University School (renamed Wendell W. Wright School of Education Building in 1979) and Stores and Services Building (renamed Ernie Pyle Hall in 1954 ) completed.
  • Clinical Building at Indianapolis completed.
  • John Bradford donated 900 acres of family land to IU (by 1956 Bradford Woods recreational area was enlarged to 2,300 acres). Men's cross country team wins NCAA championship.
  • 1939
  • Calumet Extension Building constructed for Northwest campus.
  • Goethe Link Observatory completed. Donated to I.U. in 1948.
  • 1940
  • Bloomington
  • Alfred C. Kinsey Institute established.
  • Beech (renamed Morrison Hall in 1942) and Sycamore halls added to Memorial and Goodbody halls to form Agnes E. Wells Quandrangle.
  • North Hall (renamed Cravens Hall in 1959) and West Hall (renamed Edmondson Hall in 1959) added to men's residence complex (renamed Collins Living Learning Center in 1981). Construction of the Business and Economics Building (renamed Woodburn Hall in 1971). Men's basketball and cross country teams won NCAA championships.
  • Fort Wayne
  • Luther Institute Building is purchased.
  • South Bend
  • First full-time director appointed for South Bend-Mishawaka Center.
  • 1941
  • Bloomington
  • IU Auditorium completed.
  • One of the world's first cyclotrons becomes operational at IU. Shut down on February 6, 1968.
  • Indianapolis
  • The Normal College of the American Gymnastic Union becomes part of IU (renamed School of Physical Education in 1973).
  • Southeast
  • Falls City Area Center established at Jeffersonville (renamed Indiana University Southeastern Center in 1946).
  • 1942
  • Bloomington
  • Junior Division established (renamed University Division in 1970).
  • Professor Woodburn's home on North College Avenue donated.
  • Men's cross country team won NCAA championship.
  • 1944
  • Indianapolis
  • Benjamin Harrison Law School acquired.
  • 1945
  • Bloomington
  • School of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation established.
  • IU wins Big 10 football championship.
  • Kokomo
  • Extension Center begun.
  • 1946
  • Bloomington
  • Dormitory unit completed (renamed John W. Ashton Center in 1980).
  • Several army buildings moved to campus for housing and classroom use.
  • Indianapolis
  • Maennerchor Building purchased for School of Law.
  • Kokomo
  • Kingston-Seiberling mansion purchased.
  • 1947
  • Bloomington
  • First IU president Andrew Wylie's home purchased (restored 1961-65).
  • Trees Center razed.
  • 1948
  • Bloomington
  • America's first degree-granting folklore program initiated.
  • Archives of Folk and Primitive Music founded (renamed Archives of Traditional Music in 1965).
  • East Hall constructed (burned in 1968).
  • Hilltop Garden & Nature Center founded.
  • Link Observatory and income-producing property for its upkeep donated by Goethe and Helen Link.
  • Northwest
  • Gary College and IU unite facilities and programs.
  • 1949
  • Inter-campus
  • Geologic Field Station established in Cardwell, Montana, on 60 acres given by the state of Montana.
  • Bloomington
  • Men's Quadrangle (renamed Joseph H. Wright Quadrangle in 1959) and University Apartments completed.

  • Student Building

    Well House
    1950
  • Inter-campus
  • IU Press established.
  • Indianapolis
  • Medical Center accepted Laboratory Science Building from State Board of Health (renamed James W. Fesler Hall in 1959).
  • 1951
  • Bloomington
  • School of Letters summer program established in Graduate School (ended in 1973).
  • First pre-optometry courses offered in the fall.
  • Howdy Wilcox Jr., Executive Director of Indiana University Student Foundation, founds the Little 500
  • 1952
  • Bloomington
  • Indiana Memorial Union organization admits women for the first time.
  • First greenhouse installed at Hilltop Garden & Nature Center.
  • 1953
  • Bloomington
  • Men's basketball team wins NCAA championship.
  • Indianapolis
  • Student Union Building at Medical Center opened.
  • 1954
  • Bloomington
  • 120 acres north of campus purchased from Faris estate.
  • 1955
  • Bloomington
  • Married housing unit completed (renamed Hepburn, Nutt, Bicknell, and Banta apartments in 1959).
  • Jordon Hall of Biology and Smithwood Hall (renamed Daniel Read Hall in 1960; rededicated 1962) completed.
  • 1956
  • Bloomington
  • School of Law Building completed.
  • Beck Chapel constructed.
  • Indianapolis
  • School of Nursing established.
  • 1957
  • Bloomington
  • Evermann Apartments completed.
  • 1958
  • Indianapolis
  • Alfred S. Warthin Apartments and Medical Science Building completed.
  • Fort Wayne
  • IU and Purdue programs combined.
  • 1959
  • Bloomington
  • Ballantine Hall and Tower Quadrangle (renamed Nellie S. Teter Quadrangle in 1961).
  • Biddle opens.
  • Indianapolis
  • Division of Allied Health Sciences established in School of Medicine.
  • Northwest
  • Tamarack Hall completed.
  • 1960
  • Bloomington
  • Lilly Library completed.
  • Seventeenth Street Football Stadium (renamed Indiana Memorial Stadium in 1971) and Athletic Field House completed.
  • The Gardenhouse built at Hilltop Garden & Nature Center.
  • Married Student Housing complex (renamed Redbud Hill Apartments in 1961) erected.
  • 1961
  • Bloomington
  • Graduate School of Business established.
  • Woodlawn Dormitories (Morgan, Brown, Monroe, and Green halls) and Ruby C. Mason cooperative housing unit completed.
  • Showalter Fountain completed.
  • 1962
  • Inter-campus
  • Elvis Jacob Stahr, Jr. (1962-68) named twelfth president.
  • Herman B Wells named University Chancellor.
  • Bloomington
  • Fine Arts Building, Geology Building, Campus View Apartments, and Residence Halls Administration Building completed.
  • Royer Pool completed.
  • South Bend
  • South Bend-Mishawaka Campus Building completed.
  • 1963
  • Bloomington
  • Aerospace Research Applications Center established under contract with NASA (moved to Indianapolis Center for Advanced Research at IUPUI in 1976). Psychology Building, Administrative Services Building, Radio and Television Building, and John W. Foster Quadrangle completed.
  • Northwest
  • Gary and Calumet campuses combined under single administration named IU Northwest.
  • 1964
  • Bloomington
  • Paul V. McNutt Quadrangle and new University School completed.
  • Poplars Midtown Motor Hotel built. Purchased by IU in 1972 and renamed Poplars Research and Conference Center.
  • Fort Wayne
  • Kettler Hall completed.
  • 1965
  • Bloomington
  • Wendell L. Willkie Quadrangle and Tulip Tree House completed.
  • Kokomo
  • Kokomo Campus Building completed.
  • 1966
  • Bloomington
  • Graduate Library School established (renamed School of Library and Information Science in 1980).
  • First University owned campus bus system.
  • School of Business Building, Student Health Center, and Forest and Herman T. Briscoe quadrangles completed.
  • South Bend
  • Greenlawn Hall opened.
  • 1967
  • Bloomington
  • University acquires 245 acres on Monroe Reservoir to house Biological Research Station.
  • Indianapolis
  • Herron School of Art affiliated with IU.
  • Northwest
  • First commencement held.
  • South Bend
  • First commencement held.
  • 1968
  • Inter-campus
  • Herman B Wells named interim president.
  • Joseph Lee Sutton (1968-71) named thirteenth president.
  • University's 150th Birthday Drive publicly announced.
  • Bloomington
  • Optometry Building and Speech and Hearing Building completed.
  • East Hall destroyed by fire.
  • Barn 1 built by Botany Department's carpenter at Hilltop Garden & Nature Center.
  • Men's swimming team wins NCAA championship.
  • Football team plays in Rose Bowl.
  • Indianapolis
  • Preventive Dentistry Research Building in Medical Center and Phase I of University Hospital completed.
  • Fort Wayne
  • First commencement held.
  • 1969
  • Bloomington
  • Third Library Building completed.
  • Second Library Building damaged by fire (now Franklin Hall).
  • Eigenmann Graduate Residence Center completed.
  • Indianapolis
  • IU and Purdue merge into IUPUI, with IU given administrative and fiscal control.
  • Northwest
  • Academic, library, and student activities facilities added.
  • Southeast
  • First commencement held at Jeffersonville.
  • 1970
  • Inter-campus
  • Sequicentennial celebrated.
  • Bloomington
  • Afro-American Studies program established (renamed Department of African American and African Diaspora Studies in 2002.)
  • Credit Union Building completed.
  • Men's swimming team wins NCAA championship.
  • Indianapolis
  • First commencement held. IUPUI Columbus Center opens.
  • New building for School of Law in Indianapolis completed.
  • Kokomo
  • First commencement held.
  • 1971
  • Inter-campus
  • John W. Ryan named fourteenth president.
  • Bloomington
  • Assembly Hall, Musical Arts Center, Glenn Black Archaeological Laboratory, and Publications/Printing Services Building completed.
  • Metz Carillon donated by Arthur R. Metz Foundation.
  • IU Cyclotron Facility completed (dedicated on April 23, 1976. Building addition dedications in 1988, 1991, and 1994).
  • AIAW begins first intercollegiate competition for women.
  • Indianapolis
  • Medical Research Facilities Building completed.
  • Undergraduate campus consisting of three new buildings opens.
  • 1972
  • Inter-campus
  • School of Public and Environmental Affairs established.
  • Bloomington
  • Second Library Building renovated as Student Services Building (renamed Joseph Amos Franklin Hall in 1988).
  • Men's swimming team won NCAA championship.
  • Indianapolis
  • IU School of Liberal Arts, Purdue School of Science, and Purdue School of Engineering and Technology established.
  • South Bend
  • Northside Hall addition completed.
  • 1973
  • Bloomington
  • Black Culture Center established.
  • Latino Culture Center established.
  • Women's Studies Program established.
  • Men's swimming team wins NCAA championship.
  • Indianapolis
  • School of Physical Education established.
  • Nursing Building completed.
  • IUPUI Columbus Center moved to facilities in Bakalar Technical Training Building.
  • Southeast
  • Southeast campus at New Albany opened.
  • 1974
  • Inter-campus
  • Administrative reorganization: regional administration phased out, Bloomington and Indianapolis organized as core campuses.
  • IU and Purdue united under one chancellor
  • Bloomington
  • Department of Journalism established within COAS. (Became independent school in 1989.)
  • Trees Center razed.
  • Showalter House constructed by IU Foundation.
  • Indianapolis
  • Administration Building completed.
  • East
  • Richmond facility opened.
  • 1975
  • Inter-campus
  • School of Continuing Studies established.
  • Bloomington
  • School of Optometry established.
  • Indianapolis
  • Engineering and Technology Building completed.
  • East
  • New building at Richmond completed.
  • South Bend
  • Associates Complex acquired .
  • Southeast
  • Hillside Hall and Life Science Building completed.
  • 1976
  • Bloomington
  • Men's basketball team wins NCAA championship.
  • Fort Wayne
  • The Fort Wayne Art Institute School of Fine Arts merges with IUPU at Fort Wayne.
  • Northwest
  • Hawthorne laboratory and classroom building completed.
  • Southeast
  • University Center completed.
  • 1977
  • Bloomington
  • New Geology Core Storage Building opens.
  • Andrew Wylie House entered on National Register of Historic Places.
  • Indianapolis
  • Riley House Intensive Care Clinic, Parent Education and Preparation Center, and Parent Care Unit completed.
  • School of Social Service renamed School of Social Work.
  • East
  • New IHETS TV tower installed.
  • Northwest
  • Apartment building named Lindenwood Hall.
  • South Bend
  • Part of IUSB moved into sections of Associated Properties.
  • 1978
  • Bloomington
  • Animal Care Building completed.
  • Breaking Away filmed.
  • 1979
  • Bloomington
  • Music Practice Building completed.
  • Old Crescent buildings (Franklin Hall, Student Building, Maxwell Hall, Owen Hall, Wylie Hall, Kirkwood Hall, Lindley Hall, Rose Well House, and Kirkwood Observatory) listed on Indiana Register of Historic Places.
  • Football team wins Holiday Bowl.
  • Indianapolis
  • Sports Center completed.
  • 1980
  • Bloomington
  • Visitors Center opens.
  • Old Crescent buildings placed on National Register of Historic Places.
  • Indianapolis
  • Riley Hospital Pediatric Cardiac Catheterization Clinic and Laboratory completed.
  • Kokomo
  • New Science Building completed.
  • 1981
  • Bloomington
  • School of Journalism becomes systemwide school.
  • School of Music students present first performance by a university company at Metropolitan Opera House.
  • Little 500/Soccer Stadium opens (renamed Bill Armstrong Stadium in 1983).
  • IU Art Museum completed.
  • Men's basketball team wins NCAA championship.
  • Indianapolis
  • University Townhouses completed.
  • Fort Wayne
  • Trustees of IU and Purdue recognize constitution joining their faculties under one governing body. Medical Education Program established in School of Medicine.
  • 1982
  • Bloomington
  • Memorial service held for composer and IU alumnus Hoagy Carmichael.
  • Composer/conductor Leonard Bernstein in residence as first fellow of Institute for Advanced Study.
  • William Hammond Mathers Museum completed.
  • American Studies program in Yugoslavia (IU/Zagreb University) established.
  • Women's tennis team wins AIAW championship.
  • Men's soccer team wins NCAA championship.
  • Indianapolis
  • Natatorium/Gymnasium, Track and Field Stadium, Classroom/Office II Building completed.
  • Kokomo
  • Fifteen acres acquired adjacent to campus.
  • 1983
  • Bloomington
  • Institutes established for American Theatre Studies, Molecular and Cellular Biology, and Materials Research.
  • Men's soccer team wins NCAA championship.
  • Dale Lisby builds Barn 2 as an addition to Barn 1 at Hilltop Garden & Nature Center.
  • Indianapolis
  • Elks Cancer Research Center opens.
  • Institute for Humanities Research established.
  • Fort Wayne
  • Walter E. Helmke Library Endowment established.
  • Northwest
  • Laboratories for Environmental Research and Great Lakes Center for Public Affairs and Administration established in SPEA.
  • 1984
  • Bloomington
  • American Indian Studies Institute established.
  • Indianapolis
  • Hudson Institute moved to IUPUI.
  • Kokomo
  • Nine acres adjacent to campus acquired.
  • Northwest
  • Wells Fargo Gamefield opens.
  • 1986
  • Inter-campus
  • Herman B Wells Program for Outstanding Young Scholars, a four-year scholarship program, announced.
  • 1987
  • Inter-campus
  • Thomas Ehrlich becomes fifteenth president.
  • Indianapolis
  • Center on Philanthropy at IUPUI established with $4 million grant from Lilly Endowment.
  • Tenth Pan American games held.
  • 1988
  • Inter-campus
  • IU celebrates 150th anniversary of university status.
  • Fort Wayne
  • Campus grows to 565 acres with the gift of McKay farm.
  • 1989
  • Kokomo
  • Kelley Student Center and Laboratory Building dedicated.
  • South Bend
  • Franklin D. Schurz Library dedicated.
  • 1990
  • Bloomington
  • School of Fine Arts renamed the Henry Radford Hope School of Fine Arts.
  • The Student Building catches fire during renovations.
  • 1991
  • Northwest
  • Marram Hall opened.
  • 1992
  • Indianapolis
  • IU Hospital and Outpatient Center completed at the IU Medical Center.
  • Southeast
  • Knobview Hall opened.
  • 1993
  • Bloomington
  • Wendell W. Wright Education Building dedicated.
  • New classroom and office building built at Hilltop Garden & Nature Center.
  • Fort Wayne
  • Ernest E. Williams Theater dedicated.
  • 1994
  • Inter-campus
  • Myles Brand becomes sixteenth president.
  • Bloomington
  • School of Music graduate program tied for first place with Juilliard and Eastman in U.S. News and World Report ranking.
  • Professor of English Yusef Komunyakaa wins Pulitzer Prize for poetry.
  • Indianapolis
  • University Library dedicated.
  • South Bend
  • 23 riverfront acres acquired adjacent to campus.
  • 1995
  • Bloomington
  • Student Recreational Sports Center opens.
  • Bess Meshulam Simon Music Library and Recital Center opens.
  • Kokomo
  • New library opens.
  • 1996
  • Inter-campus
  • HEC approves Associate of Arts degree
  • Bloomington
  • John Mellencamp Pavillion, the Indiana University Advanced Research and Technology Institute, and the IU Research Park open.
  • Dalai Lama visits Bloomington campus
  • Wylie Hall rededicated following completion of 3-year renovation
  • Indianapolis
  • Indiana Cancer Pavilion dedicated
  • Ryan White Center begins construction
  • IU Hospital, Methodist Health Group and Riley Hospital for Children consolidate to form Clarian Health
  • Southeast
  • F. C. Richardson installed as Chancellor
  • 1997
  • Inter-campus
  • Trustees approve observation of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day for all campuses beginning 1998
  • Center for Mathematics Education established to improve K-12 education throughout Indiana
  • Bloomington
  • Sears and IU Business School establish Center for Education and Research in Retailing
  • Price Waterhouse Center for Information Technology established at IU School of Business to help further the development of the technical proficiency of future ac counting and business consulting professionals
  • School of Business becomes the Kelley School of Business, in honor of philanthropist and alumnus E. W. Kelley
  • The Jack and Linda Gill Center for Instrumentation and Measurement Science established
  • Indianapolis
  • Cancer Research Institute dedicated
  • South Bend
  • Kenneth Perrin installed as Chancellor
  • Phi Sigma Sigma opens the campus's first sorority house
  • 1998
  • Inter-campus
  • IU and Microsoft form agreement, making IU the first university in the U.S. to make Microsoft's software available to students, faculty and staff
  • Bloomington
  • Asian Culture Center established.
  • First Barbara Shalucha Award given.
  • Congress awards IU $1 million to establish the Midwest Proton Radiation Institute, the first cancer treatment center of its kind in the Midwest, at the Cyclotron facility
  • Indianapolis
  • The Advanced Research and Technology Institute moves its operational base from Bloomington to Indianapolis to better enhance its relationship with the School of Medic ine
  • Kokomo
  • The Center for Regional Campus Excellence launched to examine best practices in higher education across the U.S. and develop models of excellence
  • South Bend
  • Wiekamp Hall dedicated
  • IUSB becomes first regional campus with an endowed chair after receiving a gift from William and Kathryn Shields providing the School of Nursing dean with an annual s tipend to support instruction and scholarship
  • 1999
  • Inter-campus
  • IU receives $30 million grant from Lilly Endowment for IT research initiative.
  • University Chancellor Herman B Wells named IU's Man of the Century
  • Bloomington
  • Establishment of School of Informatics approved.
  • Graduate student Won Joon Yoon shot and killed by white supremacist Benjamin Smith; Memorial fund established in Yoon's honor.
  • Latino Studies program established.
  • Indianapolis
  • IU Cancer Center receives National Cancer Center research designation
  • Gary
  • Bruce Bergland named Chancellor.
  • U.S. Dept. of Education awards campus $308,000 to expand and provide additional components to its successful Urban Teacher Education Program.
  • 2000
  • Inter-campus
  • University Chancellor Herman B Wells dies at 97
  • Bloomington
  • IU partners with Sun Microsystems Inc. to create the Center for Excellence in order to offer IU researchers and students more powerful resources in the areas of high performance computing, networking and storage, data mining and visualization
  • After 29 years, Bobby Knight fired from his position as men's basketball coach; Mike Davis named interim coach
  • Herman B Wells plaza dedicated
  • Indianapolis
  • School of Liberal Arts receives largest gift to date from retired steelworker Sam Masarachia
  • Trustees approve plans for construction of the Research Institute II for housing School of Medicine research laboratories and offices
  • Lilly Endowment awards $105 million to support the Indiana Genomics Initiative
  • Kokomo
  • Ruth Person installed as Chancellor
  • 2001
  • Bloomington
  • Sharon Brehm installed as successor to Chancellor Kenneth R. R. Gros Louis
  • Mike Davis named Men's Basketball coach
  • 2002
  • Bloomington
  • Gerry DiNardo named 25th head football coach.
  • Inaugural First Nations at Indiana University (FNIU) pow wow held.
  • Effective December 31, President Myles Brand resigns. IUPUI Chancellor Gerald Bepko named interim president.
  • Latino Faculty and Staff Council established.
  • Central Asia, Azerbaijan and Afghanistan Language Resource Center (CAAALRC) established.
  • Ruth Lilly Auxiliary Library Facility dedicated.
  • Graduate and Executive Education Center dedicated at the Kelley School of Business.
  • South Bend
  • Una Mae Reck succeeds Chancellor Kenneth Perrin.
  • Southeast
  • Sandra R. Patterson-Randles succeeds Chancellor F.C. Richardson.
  • 2003
  • Inter-campus
  • Adam W. Herbert named IU'S 17th president
  • The School of Informatics, IU's first new university-wide school in 28 years, dedicated on the Bloomington campus January 30
  • The Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research (CACR) established on both the Indianapolis and Bloomington campuses
  • John Slattery succeeds George E. Walker as dean of graduate studies
  • Bloomington
  • The Research and Education Networking Information Sharing and Analysis Center (REN-ISAC) established at IU through an agreement with the National Infrastructure Protection Center (NIPC).
  • After 31 years of service, and winning his 6th national title, soccer coach Jerry Yeagley retires; longtime assistant Mike Freitag named replacement
  • Sharon Brehm, IUB chancellor and and IU vice president for academic affairs, resigns
  • Lauren Robel named 15th - and first female - dean of the School of Law
  • Southeast
  • Groundbreaking for new library
  • Fort Wayne
  • Barry Kanpol named campus dean of the School of Education
  • Indianapolis
  • School of Medicine dedicates its newest facility, Research II
  • Charles Bantz installed as IUPUI's fourth chancellor
  • 2004
  • Inter-campus
  • J. Thomas Forbes, former IU trustee and assistant vice president, returns to IU as executive director of state relations
  • Janet Rabinowitch named director of the IU Press
  • Bloomington
  • Rick Greenspan named Athletics Director.
  • Terry Hoeppener named IU's 26th head football coach.
  • Indianapolis
  • Sociology professor Robert White named dean of the School of Liberal Arts
  • Marion Broome begins her tenure as the fifth dean and second university dean of the IU School of Nursing
  • Fort Wayne
  • IPFW celebrates 40 years
  • 2005
  • Inter-campus
  • IU becomes first in nation to offer a Ph.D. in informatics
  • Bradley Hamm named dean of School of Journalism
  • Bloomington
  • Main Library renamed in honor of former President and University Chancellor Herman B Wells
  • Dan Smith appointed Dean of the Kelley School of Business
  • School of Music renamed Jacobs School of Music in honor of Barbara B. and David H. Jacobs following their relationship with IU and their $40.6 million donation to the school
  • Indianapolis
  • Groundbreaking for expansion of Cancer Center
  • 2006
  • Bloomington
  • Center on Diversity established
  • James C. Wimbush named dean of the Graduate School
  • Daniel Callison named dean of the School of Continuing Studies
  • Mike Davis resigns as basketball coach, Kelvin Sampson is hired to fill the vacancy
  • Lilly Library acquires world’s largest collection of mechanical puzzles
  • Indianapolis
  • Mathew J. Palakal appointed associate dean for Graduate Studies and Research for the School of Informatics
  • IU announces Cancer Center name will be changed to the IU Melvin and and Bren Simon Cancer Center, following a gift of $50 million from the couple
  • South Bend and South East
  • Trustees approve on-campus housing
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