Emeriti House is a vibrant place for IU's retired academic community to come together and explore issues that interest you. Weekly or even twice-weekly programs at Emeriti House throughout the academic year continue to showcase the diverse talents of IU’s retired faculty and the persuasiveness of our Program Committee in mobilizing them. Events include: presentations by emeriti, panel discussions, distinguished visitors to IU, and a rich set of creative activities.

Events are scheduled for 4 p.m. on Wednesdays unless otherwise noted; Some events may also be scheduled on a Tuesday at 4 p.m. You can visit our past events page for a list of past events. 

For events organized by the IU Retirees Association (IURA), please refer to their website. Contact the program chair, Dick McKaig, at mckaig@indiana.edu to suggest any program ideas. All IURA events take place in the Peterson Room of the IU Foundation at 2 p.m. unless otherwise specified.

  • Current Events at Emeriti House
    03:30 p.m. - 04:30 p.m.
    Monday, March 05, 2018
    Emeriti House, 1015 E. Atwater Avenue

    Current Events at Emeriti House, a nonpartisan, moderated discussion of the facts and events that define the news and great issues of the day.  (Note: Monday, 3:30 p.m.)

  • 2017 Nobel Prizes in Literature and Chemistry, John Schilb (English) and Joseph Che-Yen Wang (Chemistry)
    04:00 p.m. - 05:00 p.m.
    Wednesday, March 07, 2018
    Emeriti House, 1015 E. Atwater Avenue

    2017 Nobel Prizes in Literature and Chemistry, speakers John Schilb, Professor, English (Literature: Kazuo Ishiguro) and Joseph Che-Yen Wang, Professor, Chemistry (Chemistry: cryo-electromagnetic phenomena)

  • SPRING BREAK - NO PROGRAMS
    08:00 a.m. - 05:00 p.m.
    Monday, March 12, 2018
    Emeriti House, 1015 E. Atwater Avenue

    *Spring Break*  NO PROGRAMS

  • Current Events at Emeriti House
    03:30 p.m. - 04:30 p.m.
    Monday, March 19, 2018
    Emeriti House, 1015 E. Atwater Avenue

    Current Events at Emeriti House, a nonpartisan, moderated discussion of the facts and events that define the news and great issues of the day.  (Note: Monday, 3:30 p.m.)

  • Storytelling with George Malacinski and selected storytellers (emeriti)
    04:00 p.m. - 05:00 p.m.
    Wednesday, March 21, 2018
    Emeriti House, 1015 E. Atwater Avenue

    Storytelling with George Malacinski, moderator, Professor Emeritus, Biology (Selected emeriti will share their stories.)  

  • Life-Writing Workshop with John Woodcock, Professor Emeritus, English
    02:30 p.m. - 04:30 p.m.
    Thursday, March 22, 2018
    Emeriti House, 1015 E. Atwater Avenue

    Anyone in the Emeriti House community who has a biographical or autobiographical project of any kind, on paper, in visual form, or still only in mind, is welcome to attend.  Participants may talk about their projects and, optionally, ask for advice. ... Read More »

  • Poetry Series with Don Gray
    02:00 p.m. - 03:30 p.m.
    Monday, March 26, 2018
    Emeriti House, 1015 E. Atwater Avenue

    A group of emeriti and friends of emeriti who are interested in the reading and writing of poems will meet to read and talk about poetry. We will talk about some poems offered by members of the group, poems they themselves have written and poems they enjoy and... Read More »

  • Current Events at Emeriti House
    03:30 p.m. - 04:30 p.m.
    Monday, April 02, 2018
    Emeriti House, 1015 E. Atwater Avenue

    Current Events at Emeriti House, a nonpartisan, moderated discussion of the facts and events that define the news and great issues of the day.  (Note: Monday, 3:30 p.m.)

  • Peter Bailey and Opal Fly, musical performance
    04:00 p.m. - 05:00 p.m.
    Wednesday, April 04, 2018
    Emeriti House, 1015 E. Atwater Avenue

    Peter Bailey, Professor Emeritus, University of Manitoba (History), and Opal Fly, Professional Musician and Massage Therapist, will perform some standards, with a bit of humorous interjections. Peter on piano, Opal on saxophone, both as well on vocals.

  • Co-sponsored with IURA: Ben Brabson, Professor Emeritus, Physics
    02:00 p.m. - 03:00 p.m.
    Wednesday, April 11, 2018
    Peterson Room, Showalter House, IU Foundation, SR 46 & Bypass

    Emeriti House & IURA co-sponsored event:  Ben Brabson, Professor Emeritus, Physics, “Climate in the 21st Century”  Note: venue is the Peterson Room of the IU Foundation, Showalter House (SR46 Bypass), 2:00 p.m. Contact Read More »

  • Current Events at Emeriti House
    03:30 p.m. - 04:30 p.m.
    Monday, April 16, 2018
    Emeriti House, 1015 E. Atwater Avenue

    Current Events at Emeriti House, a nonpartisan, moderated discussion of the facts and events that define the news and great issues of the day.  (Note: Monday, 3:30 p.m.)

  • Breon Mitchell, Lilly Library On-Site Event
    04:00 p.m. - 05:00 p.m.
    Wednesday, April 18, 2018
    Lilly Library on 7th Street by Showalter Fountain (south side of the fountain)

    Breon Mitchell, Director Emeritus, Lilly Library Rare Book Collections, “Treasures of the Lilly Library,” on-site event, meet in the Lilly Library, attendees must reserve a space in advance by emailing e... Read More »

  • Life-Writing Workshop with John Woodcock, Professor Emeritus, English
    02:30 p.m. - 04:30 p.m.
    Thursday, April 19, 2018
    Emeriti House, 1015 E. Atwater Avenue

    Anyone in the Emeriti House community who has a biographical or autobiographical project of any kind, on paper, in visual form, or still only in mind, is welcome to attend.  Participants may talk about their projects and, optionally, ask for advice. ... Read More »

  • Opening Reception, Emeriti House & IURA Annual Art Exhibit
    05:00 p.m. - 07:00 p.m.
    Friday, April 27, 2018
    Emeriti House, 1015 E. Atwater Avenue

    Opening Reception, Emeriti House & IU Retirees Association Annual Art Exhibit  (Note:  Friday, 5:00–7:00 p.m.)  Mark your calendars now!

    Emeriti House & IU Retirees Association Annual Art Exhibit runs Monday – Friday... Read More »

  • Current Events at Emeriti House
    03:30 p.m. - 04:30 p.m.
    Monday, April 30, 2018
    Emeriti House, 1015 E. Atwater Avenue

    Current Events at Emeriti House, a nonpartisan, moderated discussion of the facts and events that define the news and great issues of the day.  (Note: Monday, 3:30 p.m.)

  • Poetry Series with Don Gray
    02:00 p.m. - 03:30 p.m.
    Tuesday, May 01, 2018
    Emeriti House, 1015 E. Atwater Avenue

    A group of emeriti and friends of emeriti who are interested in the reading and writing of poems will meet to read and talk about poetry. We will talk about some poems offered by members of the group, poems they themselves have written and poems they enjoy and... Read More »

  • To Be Determined
    04:00 p.m. - 05:00 p.m.
    Wednesday, May 02, 2018
    Emeriti House, 1015 E. Atwater Avenue

    To be determined

  • Susanne Schwibs, Senior Lecturer, The Media School
    04:00 p.m. - 05:00 p.m.
    Tuesday, May 08, 2018
    Emeriti House, 1015 E. Atwater Avenue

    Susanne Schwibs, Producer/Director for WTIU (TV), will discuss the soon-to-be-released film, "Beautiful by Design," about IU's campus architecture and grounds

  • Current Events at Emeriti House
    03:30 p.m. - 04:30 p.m.
    Monday, May 14, 2018
    Emeriti House, 1015 E. Atwater Avenue

    Current Events at Emeriti House, a nonpartisan, moderated discussion of the facts and events that define the news and great issues of the day.  (Note: Monday, 3:30 p.m.)

  • Life-Writing Workshop with John Woodcock, Professor Emeritus, English
    02:30 p.m. - 04:30 p.m.
    Thursday, May 17, 2018
    Emeriti House, 1015 E. Atwater Avenue

    Anyone in the Emeriti House community who has a biographical or autobiographical project of any kind, on paper, in visual form, or still only in mind, is welcome to attend.  Participants may talk about their projects and, optionally, ask for advice. ... Read More »