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Kara Lasher, an administrative staff member for the Summer Music Clinic, polished up a French horn earlier this summer for use in ensemble work by area youth, under the direction of School of Music faculty. Summers sizzle on the IU campuses with camps and opportunities abounding. Coming up: enjoy free band concerts on the lawn in front of the IUB MAC July 14, 21, 28; become a "bubbleologist" at the ninth annual WonderLab BubbleFest July 16; take in a retrospective of American musical theater classics at IPFW tonight through July 18 or check out IUPUI’s partnerships with Indiana Black Expo, which begins tomorrow in the Circle City.

Publications in print and online are more than grace notes when it comes to articulating IU’s missions, research and activities to diverse audiences. Check out some of the recent awards for professional excellence won by "pubsters" from campuses throughout the state.
 
A new report from the IU Center on Philanthropy finds that Hoosier non-profits are not prepared to perform their advocacy roles. In August, a national symposium in Indianapolis will address perspectives on the black community’s involvement in philanthropy.
 
The IU Alumni Association officially turns 150 years of age Aug. 1, and a jazz brunch at IU Northwest is scheduled that day. Look for ice cream socials on the Bloomington, Indianapolis and Columbus campuses at celebrations the following day and a chance to win a prize by completing a crossword puzzle by IU alum Will Shortz, the New York Times crossword puzzle editor. Don’t forget to check out the online TimeTrek through IU history, and get out those red socks!
 
Marion Broome began her tenure as the fifth dean of the IU School of Nursing this month, and former HHE director Sue Talbot was elected to another term as an IU trustee.

Today’s feature

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Hello kitty!

Online diary of photos and short video clips

For members of the Class of 2008, the great divide between the high school and the college experiences can be large, foreboding and full of pitfalls. It can also be a jumping off point to a rich and fulfilling academic future. Good news: IU has support staff on all campuses to help make the transition. Today, on our IU Home PagesConversations Online, listen to some words of wisdom in two audiostreams—one for students, one for parents.