Emeriti House was inaugurated in January 2004, as both a place and an idea, at the initiative of Moya Andrews and Susan Eklund, now both professors emeritae.
Emeriti House was established foremost to promote academic and cultural activities for emeriti and to facilitate social interaction. Emeriti House engages in collaborative programming across campus in an effort to keep emeriti informed about trends, activities, and people at IU. We host several distinguished visitors through the Patten Lectureships, and the Branigin Lectureships of the Institute for Advanced Study.
Our in-house programming includes monthly research or creative presentations by emeriti, musical events, institutional perspectives on IU, film screenings, regular receptions, and other social and cultural activities. The faculty Oral History Project, which collects histories of emeriti faculty on DVD, and regular Life-Writing Workshops are also sponsored by Emeriti House. Emeriti House's facilities and services may also be used by individual emeriti to promote their professional and academic projects.
The mission of Emeriti House is "to provide an environment to support the continuation of the intellectual and creative activities of retired faculty, to help maintain their connections with the University, and to encourge the use of their talents as a continuing resource for the University." The Emeriti House is available to and welcomes all emeriti faculty and librarians of Indiana University, including their widows and widowers, spouses, partners, and guests. The intention is to be inclusive of IU's retired academic community. Emeriti House maintains a close working relationship with the IU Retirees Association.
List of Emeriti House Annual Reports: