Alumni Weekend

IU College of Arts & Sciences
Department of Linguistics
5th Annual Alumni Weekend
October 9-10, 2015

Dear alumni and friends,

If you haven’t been back to the IU campus in 10, 20, or even 50 years, we cordially invite you to reconnect with IU and, of course, Linguistics at our annual Linguistics Alumni Weekend on October 9-10, 2015.

Return to Bloomington to once again experience the pleasure of fall on the IU campus and to help us celebrate the accomplishments of IU Department of Linguistics Outstanding Young Alumnus Award recipient Brian Riordan (Ph.D. 2007), Senior Research Scientist at Aptima, Inc.

Special Event: Outstanding Young Alumni Lecture

Brian Riordan (Ph.D. 2007) will deliver the Outstanding Young Alumni Lecture on October 9, at 4:15 P.M.

Program of Activities

Friday October 9

Devault Alumni Center, Kelley Dining Room

  • 4:00-4:15 p.m. Welcome: Robert Botne (Chair, Department of Linguistics)
  • 4:15-5:15 p.m. Outstanding Young Alumni Lecture: Brian Riordan
  • 5:15-5:30 p.m. Presentation of the IU Department of Linguistics Outstanding Young Alumni Award
  • 5:30-8:00 p.m. Reception Honoring Brian Riordan
Saturday October 10

The Runcible Spoon · 412 E. 6th Street

  • 8:30-10:00 a.m. Alumni – Faculty Breakfast

Devault Alumni Center, Kelley Dining Room

  • 1:00-1:30 p.m. Best Graduate Paper 2014 Lecture: Sara Sowers-Wills
  • 1:30-5:00 p.m. Alumni Reception and Research Poster Presentations
Other IU and Bloomington events of interest happening October 9-10

Arts and Crafts

  • Great Glass Pumpkin Patch · Saturday 10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. · Monroe County Courthouse Lawn
  • A Fair of The Arts · Saturday 8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. · Bloomington Community Farmers’ Market
  • Ancient Glass · Saturday 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m; Sunday 12:00-5:00 p.m. · IU Art Museum
  • Special Exhibit: Edward Burtynsky · Saturday 12:00-4:00 p.m. · Grunwald Gallery of Art


  • IU Men’s Soccer (vs. Ohio State) · Saturday evening (TBA) · Armstrong Stadium
  • Hilly Hundred Bicycle Ride · Saturday and Sunday

We hope you will join us and we look forward to seeing you.

Robert Botne
Professor and Chair
Department of Linguistics