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Photo by Chris Meyer
From an eastern stairwell window at the Musical Arts Center on the IU Bloomington campus, a student is found wending her way along a familiar path.

 
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They have led the way in academics, activism, athletics, performing arts and student life. As Black History Month observances come to a conclusion, discover how much you know about the role of African Americans in IU’s history. Take the IU Home Pages online quiz.

 

IU Northwest hosted a “Brain Bee” earlier this month, as well as a regional tournament of the annual Science Olympiad. Such events allow campuses to showcase their institutional identities to youngsters likely to be college-bound. The Indiana State Olympiad is scheduled March 19 on the Bloomington campus, and volunteers are being recruited for the Saturday event.
 
Meet IU Auditorium director Doug Booher. He’s credited for boosting private funding and holding ticket prices down, prompting students and community patrons to cheer. He’s also grooming the next generation of arts managers through SPEA’s arts administration program. And if Booher isn’t busy enough, the auditorium’s biggest Broadway production of the season, Les Miserables, arrives in Bloomington March 9 for a five-day run.
 
Hoosiers for Higher Education brought its message to Indiana’s Capitol Feb. 8. During the visit, two veteran state legislators were honored: Vernon Smith (D-Gary) and Bob Meeks (R-LaGrange).
 
Last fall’s U.S. elections produced the best turnout in a decade among voters 18 to 29. Still, James Perry, director of IU’s American Democracy Project, says universities can – and should – do more to “transmit the values of democracy and citizenship.”


Today’s feature
IU Founders Day is March 6
Plan to attend the annual commemoration at 1 p.m. in IU Bloomington’s Assembly Hall. The university will mark its 185th birthday by bestowing teaching awards to its noted faculty from throughout the state. And the honorees are…

Distinguished Professor
Miriam Fried
Michael Lynch
Violette Verdy

President's Award for Teaching Excellence
Matthew Auer
Douglas Knapp
Mary Benson McMullen

Herman Frederic Lieber Memorial Award
Gretchen Anderson

Frederic Bachman Lieber Memorial Award
Howard Rosenbaum

John W. Ryan Award for Distinguished Contributions to International Programs and Studies
Robert Campbell
Deborah Finkel

Sylvia E. Bowman Award for Teaching Excellence
Betsy Lucal

Wilbert Hites Mentoring Award
Linda Chen

Part-Time Teaching Award
Elizabeth Mooney

Lieber Memorial Teaching Associate Award
Teresa Heinz
Victoria Malawey
Alicia Suarez