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August 17, 2001

'Proud Traditions’ will welcome students to fall semester at IUB Aug. 22
Faculty, staff and students on the Bloomington campus have joined together to plan and execute Welcome Week 2001: a compendium of events that includes freshman induction, CultureFest, RecFest, TRANSFERmations and Midnight Madness. The week will showcase a wealth of activities and opportunities for new and returning students. Take a look.

Bloomington's Tenth Street, Fee Lane to be ready for influx
Bloomington’s Tenth Street, a main artery through the IUB campus that has undergone construction all summer, will be open for through traffic Aug. 20. Fee Lane north of Tenth Street will be reopened to vehicles and pedestrians Aug. 22 following a summer of construction work at the Kelley School of Business.

Mapping the world around you
More than 80 percent of the Indiana population lives within a 50-mile radius of one of the eight campuses of Indiana University. Want to visit a campus? Download the campus map of your choosing.

Word of mouse
Forget surfing through multiple Web sites to find out what's going on at IU's eight campuses. An official online calendar is a tool for finding and posting important upcoming events.

'Beowulf' 101
Woody Allen joins any number of college students through the years that have cringed at the idea of studying Beowulf, the epic Middle English poem that remains a mainstay in college literature classes. Still, a new translation of the 5th-century work won the prestigious Whitbread Prize in Britain in 1999, edging out the latest Harry Potter novel by one vote. What is the poem's allure? Read what an IU English professor has to say.

Photo by Paul Martens
Introducing new and returning students to the opportunities inherent on IU’s campuses is often the stuff of kiosks, booths and festivals in late August and early September. Among those informational ventures is IUB’s CutureFest, scheduled Thursday (Aug. 23). The event begins at 4:30 p.m. at the IU Auditorium with a brief video of the history and culture of the campus plus featured speaker Kevin Powell, an original cast member of The Real World. He will present a challenge to the freshman class regarding culture, diversity and involvement. Following the speakers, students will take part in an outdoor festival, complete with food and music from different cultures.

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Alma mater

In 1937, the class of 1935 presented the university with a gift from the pen of composer and IU alumnus Hoagy Carmichael. Proposed as an alma mater for many years, the musical gift, titled Chimes of Indiana, was adopted by the IU Alumni Association as an official alma mater, alongside Hail to Old I.U., in 1978. Hear IU's Marching Hundred play Carmichael's Chimes of Indiana:
'Sing these chimes of Indiana'

Thanks to the IU Archives, you can follow the course of university history from 1816 to the present. Go to this Web site and see how the campuses have grown:
Chronology of Indiana University history

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Publication Date: August 17, 2001
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