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August 31, 2001

'The continent you map will be new to you'
So instructed IU President Myles Brand at the freshman induction ceremony Aug. 22 at IUBís Assembly Hall. As the IUB Class of 2005 begins its academic journey, so too, does IUís new vice president for academic affairs and Bloomington campus chancellor. Sharon Brehm, who began her duties in July, offered the new students "five tips for how to survive and prosper in your first year of college."

Rite of passage
An earlier rite of passage for IU students was called an "Induction and Allegiance Ceremony." In the 1930s, IU President William Lowe Bryan would ask the freshmen to take an oath. Each new student was honor bound "to quicken among my fellows the sense of social and civic duty."

IUB campus at capacity
The IU Bloomington campus has essentially reached capacity in terms of undergraduate enrollment, according to a report from a task force created to study this issue. The Ad Hoc Task Force on Capacity of the IUB Campus recently submitted its findings to IU President Myles Brand.

Arts Open House Weekend Sept.7-9 in Bloomington
The IU Auditorium, the IU Art Museum and the Musical Arts Center are all destinations on a weekend meant to showcase Bloomington campus and community arts opportunities.

IPFW to host forums on strategic plan
IPFW students, faculty and staff, as well as citizens of northeastern Indiana, have been invited to contribute to the development of IPFW's Strategic Plan at public forums Sept. 12, Sept. 20.

'Festival of the Stars' at IUPUI Sept. 8

Photo by Paul Martens
IUB's new chancellor, Sharon Brehm, recites the first of five tips she offered to new students at the freshman induction ceremony Aug. 22 on the Bloomington campus. "Ask for help when you need it," she advised new students. "Seeking help and assistance is a sign of strength."

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Mother and daughter to share the IU experience
Marilyn Gearhart and Shannon Gearhart are the first mother and daughter to be admitted in the same class at the IU School of Medicine. The two appeared Aug. 23 on ABC's Good Morning, America. Marilyn Gearhart is a former teacher at DeKalb High School in Auburn. Shannon Gearhart is a recent honors graduate of Loyola University of Chicago. Both plan to practice medicine in underserved areas.

Mother and daughter among 280 students at IUSMís White Coat Ceremony

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