Past Events

Emeriti House has a rich history of engagment with IU's retired emeriti faculty and staff. This archive page provides you with a detailed list of past events, speakers, and programming that took place at Emeriti House back to its inception in 2004.

Get acquainted with what Emeriti House has to offer. Be sure to visit our current events page to get up to date information on all the activities you can take part in. 

  • Ben Brabson, Professor Emeritus, Physics
    04:00 p.m. - 05:00 p.m.
    Wednesday, September 07, 2016
    Emeriti House, 1015 E. Atwater Avenue

    Ben Brabson, Professor Emeritus, Physics, "The Great Satan Tours Iran"

  • Eunan McIntyre, Irish Singer-Songwriter
    04:00 p.m. - 05:00 p.m.
    Tuesday, September 13, 2016
    Emeriti House, 1015 E. Atwater Avenue

    Eunan McIntyre, Award-winning Singer-Songwriter from Ireland, "Irish Ballads, History, and the War of Independence"

  • Poetry Series with Don Gray, Professor Emeritus, English
    01:30 p.m. - 03:00 p.m.
    Wednesday, September 14, 2016
    Emeriti House, 1015 E. Atwater Avenue

    Poetry Series with Don Gray, Professor Emeritus, English

    The members of the group do not imagine these conversations as either a writing workshop or a class in the understanding of poetry.  It is rather a chance to talk about poems we enjoy, the ... Read More »

  • Life Writing Workshop with John Woodcock, Professor Emeritus, English
    02:30 p.m. - 04:30 p.m.
    Thursday, September 15, 2016
    Emeriti House, 1015 E. Atwater Avenue

    Life Writing Workshop with John Woodcock, Professor Emeritus, English

    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.  Pa... Read More »

  • Jon Vickers, Founding Director, IU Cinema
    04:00 p.m. - 05:00 p.m.
    Wednesday, September 21, 2016
    Emeriti House, 1015 E. Atwater Avenue

    Jon Vickers, Founding Director, IU Cinema, "IU Cinema: For All Who Believe in Creative Research"

  • Bill McGregor, Professor Emeritus, SPEA, "Can Sanibel-Style 'Current Events' Work at Emeriti House?"
    04:00 p.m. - 05:00 p.m.
    Tuesday, September 27, 2016
    Emeriti House, 1015 E. Atwater Avenue

    Bill McGregor, Professor Emeritus, SPEA, "Can Sanibel-Style 'Current Events' Work at Emeriti House?"

    Please join in for lively discussion!

  • Morton Marcus, Director, Indiana Business Research Center, and faculty member, Kelley School of Business
    04:00 p.m. - 05:00 p.m.
    Wednesday, October 05, 2016
    Emeriti House, 1015 E. Atwater Avenue

    Morton Marcus, Director, Indiana Business Research Center, and faculty member of the Kelley School of Business, "Why are People So Doubtful About the American Economy?"

  • Dan Calarco, Chair, SafeITtaskforce (IUB) and Chief of Staff, Office of the Vice President for Information Technology
    04:00 p.m. - 05:00 p.m.
    Tuesday, October 11, 2016
    Emeriti House, 1015 E. Atwater Avenue, IUB

    Dan Calarco will speak about "Cybersecurity: It's Far Worse than You Think"

  • Morton Marcus, Director, Indiana Business Research Center, and faculty member, Kelley School of Business
    04:00 p.m. - 05:00 p.m.
    Wednesday, October 19, 2016
    Emeriti House, 1015 E. Atwater Avenue, IUB

    Part II, "Why Are People So Doubtful About the American Economy?"

  • Life Writing Workshop with John Woodcock, Professor Emeritus, English
    02:30 p.m. - 04:30 p.m.
    Thursday, October 20, 2016
    Emeriti House, 1015 E. Atwater Avenue, IUB

    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 »

  • IU's Patten Lecturer, Paul Slovic, Professor of Psychology, University of Oregon
    03:45 p.m. - 04:45 p.m.
    Tuesday, October 25, 2016
    Emeriti House, 1015 E. Atwater Avenue, IUB

    Paul Slovic, IU’s Patten Lecturer, Professor of Psychology, University of Oregon,  “An Intellectual Biography” (Note: Tuesday, *3:45* p.m.)

    http://p... Read More »

  • Poetry Series with Don Gray, Professor Emeritus, English
    01:30 p.m. - 03:00 p.m.
    Tuesday, November 01, 2016
    Emeriti House, 1015 E. Atwater Avenue, IUB

    The group will meet at 1:30 p.m. for about an hour and a half.  The members of the group do not imagine these conversations as either a writing workshop or a class in the understanding of poetry.  It is rather a chance to talk about poems we enj... Read More »

  • Jack Baker, Christy Langley, and Darryl Neher, "Panel Discussion: Bloomington at an Urban Planning Crossroad"
    04:00 p.m. - 05:00 p.m.
    Wednesday, November 02, 2016
    Emeriti House, 1015 E. Atwater Avenue, IUB

    Jack Baker (Plan Commission), Christy Langley (AICP, Planning and Transportation Director), and Darryl Neher (Plan Commission), with Bill McGregor, Moderator, “Panel Discussion: Bloomington at an Urban Planning Crossroad... Read More »

  • Rob Shakespeare, Professor Emeritus, Theatre, Drama, & Contemporary Dance
    04:00 p.m. - 05:00 p.m.
    Tuesday, November 08, 2016
    Emeriti House, 1015 E. Atwater Avenue, IUB

    Professor Shakespeare will speak about "Theatre Staging and Lighting."

  • Vice Provost's Reception honoring newly retired faculty
    04:00 p.m. - 05:30 p.m.
    Friday, November 11, 2016
    Emeriti House, 1015 E. Atwater Avenue, IUB

    Vice Provost’s Reception honoring newly retired faculty, 4:00-5:30 p.m., Emeriti House (Note:  Friday, *ALL EMERITI, SPOUSES, PARTNERS, AND THEIR GUESTS* ARE WELCOME!  Please join us in welcoming the new cohort!

  • Congressman Lee Hamilton with Gerald C. Wright, Professor, Political Science
    04:00 p.m. - 05:00 p.m.
    Wednesday, November 16, 2016
    Emeriti House, 1015 E. Atwater Avenue, IUB

    The Honorable Lee Hamilton, former Congressman, and Gerald C. Wright, Professor of Political Science, "What Did We Do to Ourselves on November 8th?"

  • Life Writing Workshop with John Woodcock, Professor Emeritus, English
    02:30 p.m. - 04:30 p.m.
    Thursday, November 17, 2016
    Emeriti House, 1015 E. Atwater Avenue, IUB

    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 »

  • Holiday Party
    05:30 p.m. - 07:00 p.m.
    Friday, December 09, 2016
    Emeriti House, 1015 E. Atwater Avenue, IUB

    Holiday Party hosted by Tine Lindemann and George Malacinski

  • Poetry Series with Don Gray, Professor Emeritus, English
    02:00 p.m. - 03:30 p.m.
    Tuesday, December 13, 2016
    Emeriti House, 1015 E. Atwater Avenue, IUB

    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 »

  • Life Writing Workshop with John Woodcock, Professor Emeritus, English
    02:30 p.m. - 04:30 p.m.
    Thursday, December 15, 2016
    Emeriti House, 1015 E. Atwater Avenue, IUB

    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 »

  • George L. Walker, WFIU Radio Host
    04:00 p.m. - 05:00 p.m.
    Tuesday, January 10, 2017
    Emeriti House, 1015 E. Atwater Avenue, IUB

    George L. Walker, WFIU Radio Host

    "George Walker, 1943-2017, etc. / WFIU 1950-2017, etc."

  • Current Events at Emeriti House
    03:30 p.m. - 04:30 p.m.
    Monday, January 16, 2017
    Emeriti House, 1015 E. Atwater Avenue, IUB

    Current Events at Emeriti House, a nonpartisan, moderated discussion of the facts and events that define the news and great issues of the day.  Emeriti House Director, Bill McGregor, will moderate this opening session. 

  • Adelheid Gealt, Jason Baird Jackson, Catherine Pilachowski
    04:00 p.m. - 05:00 p.m.
    Wednesday, January 18, 2017
    Emeriti House, 1015 E. Atwater Avenue, IUB

    Heidi Gealt, faculty and former Director, Eskenazi Museum of Art; Jason Baird Jackson, Professor, Folklore, and Director, Mathers Museum of World Cultures; and Catherine Pilachowski, Professor, Astronomy, &ldq... Read More »

  • Life Writing Workshop with John Woodcock, Professor Emeritus, English
    02:30 p.m. - 04:30 p.m.
    Thursday, January 19, 2017
    Emeriti House, 1015 E. Atwater Avenue, IUB

    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 »

  • IU's Patten Lecturer, Franco Moretti, Stanford University, Humanities
    03:45 p.m. - 04:45 p.m.
    Tuesday, January 24, 2017
    Emeriti House, 1015 E. Atwater Avenue, IUB

    Franco Moretti  is a scholar with audiences both within and outside of the humanities. Franco Moretti is the Danily C. and Laura Louise Bell Professor in the Humanities at Stanford University. He is the founder of Stanford’s Center ... Read More »

  • Current Events at Emeriti House
    03:30 p.m. - 04:30 p.m.
    Monday, January 30, 2017
    Emeriti House, 1015 E. Atwater Avenue, IUB

    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.)

  • Steven "Jim" Sherman and Adam Wason
    04:00 p.m. - 05:00 p.m.
    Wednesday, February 01, 2017
    Emeriti House, 1015 E. Atwater Avenue, IUB

    Steven “Jim” Sherman, Professor Emeritus, Psychological & Brain Sciences, and Adam Wason, Director, Public Works Department, City of Bloomington, “Talking Trash: Time to Change Bloomington’s Sanitat... Read More »

  • Mary Goetze, Professor Emerita, Jacobs School of Music, and Antonio Jackson
    04:00 p.m. - 05:00 p.m.
    Tuesday, February 07, 2017
    Emeriti House, 1015 E. Atwater Avenue, IUB

    Mary Goetze, Professor Emerita, Jacobs School of Music, and Antonio Jackson, “Incarceration Nation and the Monroe County Jail” (Note: Tuesday)       

  • Glenn Gass, Provost Professor of Music, "Bob Dylan"
    02:00 p.m. - 03:00 p.m.
    Wednesday, February 08, 2017
    NOTE VENUE! IU Foundation, Showalter House (SR46 and Bypass)

    Glenn Gass, Provost Professor of Music, “Bob Dylan” (Note: This program is co-sponsored with IURA, and will take place at the IU Foundation, Showalter House, SR46 & Bypass.  Time: 2:00 p.m.)  PLEASE NOTE VENUE AND TIM... Read More »

  • Current Events at Emeriti House
    03:30 p.m. - 04:30 p.m.
    Monday, February 13, 2017
    Emeriti House, 1015 E. Atwater Avenue, IUB

    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, Professor Emeritus, English
    02:00 p.m. - 03:30 p.m.
    Tuesday, February 14, 2017
    Emeriti House, 1015 E. Atwater Avenue, IUB

    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 »

  • Geoff Conrad, Professor Emeritus, Anthropology, Travelogue
    04:00 p.m. - 05:00 p.m.
    Wednesday, February 15, 2017
    Emeriti House, 1015 E. Atwater Avenue, IUB

    Geoff Conrad, Professor Emeritus, Anthropology, Travelogue:  “From the Amazon to the Galapagos: a South American Odyssey”

  • Life Writing Workshop with John Woodcock, Professor Emeritus, English
    02:30 p.m. - 04:30 p.m.
    Thursday, February 16, 2017
    Emeriti House, 1015 E. Atwater Avenue, IUB

    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 »

  • Storytelling with George Malacinski, moderator
    04:00 p.m. - 05:00 p.m.
    Wednesday, February 22, 2017
    Emeriti House, 1015 E. Atwater Avenue, IUB

    George Malacinski moderates as selected emeriti share their stories. Please join us for the first of this type of program!

  • Current Events at Emeriti House
    03:30 p.m. - 04:30 p.m.
    Monday, February 27, 2017
    Emeriti House, 1015 E. Atwater Avenue, IUB

    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.)

  • Intellectual Biography: Michael Watts, IU's Patten Lecturer from UC-Berkeley
    03:45 p.m. - 04:45 p.m.
    Tuesday, February 28, 2017
    Emeriti House, 1015 E. Atwater Avenue, IUB

    Michael Watts is IU's Patten Lecturer from University of California - Berkeley (Geography and Development Studies).  The "Intellectual Biography" will begin promptly at 3:45 p.m.

    The William T. Patten Founda... Read More »

  • Current Events at Emeriti House
    03:30 p.m. - 04:30 p.m.
    Monday, March 06, 2017
    Emeriti House, 1015 E. Atwater Avenue, IUB

    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.)

  • Massimo Ossi, Professor, Jacobs School of Music
    04:00 p.m. - 05:00 p.m.
    Wednesday, March 08, 2017
    Emeriti House, 1015 E. Atwater Avenue, IUB

    Massimo Ossi, Professor, Jacobs School of Music, “What’s in a Title? The World, if You Listen. The Origins of Program Music.”

  • Spring Break: NO programs this week
    08:00 a.m. - 09:00 a.m.
    Monday, March 13, 2017
    Emeriti House, 1015 E. Atwater Avenue, IUB

    NO programs this week! Please enjoy Spring Break!

  • Marjorie Hershey, Professor Emerita, Political Science
    04:00 p.m. - 05:00 p.m.
    Wednesday, March 22, 2017
    Emeriti House, 1015 E. Atwater Avenue, IUB

    Marjorie Hershey, Professor Emerita, Political Science, “Politics of Resentment”

  • Life Writing Workshop with John Woodcock, Professor Emeritus, English
    02:30 p.m. - 04:30 p.m.
    Thursday, March 23, 2017
    Emeriti House, 1015 E. Atwater Avenue, IUB

    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 »

  • Current Events at Emeriti House
    03:30 p.m. - 04:30 p.m.
    Monday, March 27, 2017
    Emeriti House, 1015 E. Atwater Avenue, IUB

    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, Professor Emeritus, English
    02:00 p.m. - 03:30 p.m.
    Tuesday, March 28, 2017
    Emeriti House, 1015 E. Atwater Avenue, IUB

    On March 28, 2017, a group of emeriti and friends of emeriti who are interested in the reading and writing of poems will again meet to read and talk about poetry. We will talk about some poems offered by members of the group, poems they themse... Read More »

  • Jorge Jose and Michael Rauh, Nobel Prizes I
    04:00 p.m. - 05:00 p.m.
    Wednesday, March 29, 2017
    Emeriti House, 1015 E. Atwater Avenue, IUB

    Nobel Prizes I (Physics & Economics), speakers Jorge José, Professor, Physics, and Michael Rauh, Professor, Kelley School of Business

  • Current Events at Emeriti House
    03:30 p.m. - 04:30 p.m.
    Monday, April 03, 2017
    Emeriti House, 1015 E. Atwater Avenue, IUB

    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.)

  • Dick Rubinger, Professor Emeritus, East Asian Languages and Cultures
    04:00 p.m. - 05:00 p.m.
    Tuesday, April 11, 2017
    Emeriti House, 1015 E. Atwater Avenue, IUB

    Dick Rubinger, Professor Emeritus, East Asian Languages & Cultures, “The Search for Siebold’s Daughter; the First Western-Trained Female Physician in Japan” (Note: Tuesday)

  • Joseph Coleman, Professor of Practice, The Media School
    04:00 p.m. - 05:00 p.m.
    Wednesday, April 19, 2017
    Emeriti House, 1015 E. Atwater Avenue, IUB

    Joseph Coleman, Professor of Practice, The Media School, “Unfinished Work: The Older Worker as a Global Trend”

  • Life Writing Workshop with John Woodcock, Professor Emeritus, English
    02:30 p.m. - 04:30 p.m.
    Thursday, April 20, 2017
    Emeriti House, 1015 E. Atwater Avenue, IUB

    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 »

  • Current Events at Emeriti House
    03:30 p.m. - 04:30 p.m.
    Monday, April 24, 2017
    Emeriti House, 1015 E. Atwater Avenue, IUB

    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.)

  • Sean Starowitz and Lynn Coyne
    08:00 a.m. - 09:00 a.m.
    Wednesday, April 26, 2017
    Emeriti House, 1015 E. Atwater Avenue, IUB

    Sean Starowitz, City of Bloomington Arts & Economic Development; and Lynn Coyne, President of Bloomington Economic Development Corporation, “Bloomington Economic Development Strategies”

  • Poetry Series with Don Gray, Professor Emeritus, English
    02:00 p.m. - 03:30 p.m.
    Thursday, April 27, 2017
    Emeriti House, 1015 E. Atwater Avenue, IUB

    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, May 01, 2017
    Emeriti House, 1015 E. Atwater Avenue, IUB

    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.)

  • Opening Reception, Emeriti House and IU Retirees Association Annual Art Exhibit!
    05:00 p.m. - 07:00 p.m.
    Friday, May 05, 2017
    Emeriti House, 1015 E. Atwater Avenue, IUB

    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 Asso... Read More »

  • Tony Mescher and Amar Flood, Nobel Prizes II
    04:00 p.m. - 05:00 p.m.
    Tuesday, May 09, 2017
    Emeriti House, 1015 E. Atwater Avenue, IUB

    Nobel Prizes II (Chemistry and Medicine), speakers Tony Mescher,  Professor Emeritus, Anatomy/Biology, and Amar Flood, Professor, Chemistry (Note: Tuesday)

  • Poetry Series with Don Gray, Professor Emeritus, English
    02:00 p.m. - 03:30 p.m.
    Wednesday, May 10, 2017
    Emeriti House, 1015 E. Atwater Avenue, IUB

    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 in which t... Read More »

  • Current Events at Emeriti House
    03:30 p.m. - 04:30 p.m.
    Monday, May 15, 2017
    Emeriti House, 1015 E. Atwater Avenue, IUB

    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 18, 2017
    Emeriti House, 1015 E. Atwater Avenue, IUB

    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 »