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.
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
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.
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
'Sing these chimes of Indiana'
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:
of Indiana University history