Dan Pesut, chair of the IUPUI Department of Environments
for Health, is the first male president-elect of Sigma Theta Tau
International, the nursing honor society founded in 1922 on the
IUPUI campus. He will take office in November 2003.
IU has the first underwater resource management certificate
program in the nation through the School of Health, Physical Education
and Recreation. Read about it at this Web site:
The first IU Madrigal Feast was held in 1947 on the Bloomington
campus, the first ever on a college campus in the United States.
TubaChristmas originated in Bloomington in 1974 when Distinguished
Professor emeritus of music Harvey Phillips, “the Paganini of the
tuba,” invited local tubists to don red suits and beards to raise
funds for charity. That same year, Phillips gathered hundreds of
East Coast tubists at New York City’s Rockefeller Center, beginning
a national movement of TubaSanta performances. He founded TubaChristmas
in memory of William J. Bell, the dean of American tubists and Phillips’
predecessor at the IU School of Music, who was born on Christmas
IUB telecommunications major Antwaan Randle El has been
named a first team All-America quarterback by the Football Writers
Association of America.