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SPEA Career Expo
Thursday, September 27, 2012
DeVault Alumni Center, Bloomington, IN
SPEA’s First Annual Career Expo for students
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IU Homecoming Weekend
October 4-6, 2012
Bloomington, IN
Click here for information about all IU Homecoming events.

Oct. 4 | Lights, Camera, Action:
From Bloomington to the Bright Lights of the Big City

Oct. 6 | Register for Homecoming Hoosier Village tailgate. Make sure to select “SPEA” from the Groups Options on the registration page.

Oct. 6 | SPEA Alumni Association Board Meeting at DeVault Alumni Center
City and State Employee Luncheon
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Indianapolis, IN
SPEA is hosting a lunch for alumni employed by city and state government in Indianapolis
SPEA Networking Meet-n-Greet
Thursday, October 11, 2012
New York City, NY
Location: TBD
Meet with fellow alumni and current students who will be on a Career Exploration trip to NYC.
2012 Fall Capitol Hill Colloquium and Reception
Senator Lugar Looks Back to the Future
  • Keynote address by Senator Richard Lugar
  • Hosted by SPEA Dean Emeritus Charles Bonser
Come celebrate SPEA’s 40th anniversary with alumni and current students and hear from Senator Lugar, the longest-serving member of Congress in Indiana’s history.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012
6:00 p.m. Doors Open
6:15 p.m. Colloquium
7:00 p.m. Reception*

Russell Senate Office Building
Caucus Room (SR-325)
Constitution Avenue and First Street NE
Washington, DC 20002

*Guests arriving after 7:00 p.m. may not be guaranteed entrance into the Capitol due to security restrictions. Cocktails and food will be provided.

Cost: $10 for IUAA members and $15 for non-members.
A portion of the proceeds will be directed to the IU SPEA Alumni Association Scholarship Fund.

Register by October 10. http://myiuaa.com/spea-dc

For additional information regarding this event, please contact Jenna Morrison Civitello, Assistant Director of Alumni Relations and Development, at speaalum@indiana.edu or (812) 856-0509.
SPEA Alumni Networking Reception
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Euphoria – 2nd Floor of Buggs Temple
337 West 11th Street
Indianapolis, IN
Network with other SPEA alumni, faculty, staff, and students.

Please let us know if you can join us by October 17, 2012.

The best way to respond is by going to www.myiupui.com/spea_social. RSVP link will be live soon. You may also call 317-278-1720 to RSVP.
SPEA Alumni Association Online Auction
October 25, 2012- November 9, 2012
After the success and positive feedback from a smaller auction last spring, the SPEA Alumni Association Online Auction is back to raise support for student scholarships!
SPEA Networking Meet-n-Greet
Thursday, November 8, 2012
Denver, CO
Location: TBD
Meet with fellow alumni and current students who will be on a Career Exploration trip to Denver.
SPEA Networking Meet-n-Greet
Thursday, January 3, 2013
Washington D.C.
Location: TBD
Meet with fellow alumni and current students who will be on a Career Exploration trip to D.C.


PAST EVENTS

In May, the Midwest-focused SPEA Alumni Association online auction generated $2,300 in proceeds for student scholarships! The SPEA Alumni Association Scholarship Fund awards deserving undergraduate and graduate students on both the Bloomington and Indianapolis campuses $1,000-scholarships toward their studies at SPEA. A larger auction will be held in November 2012, reaching SPEA alumni and supporters nationally and globally. The SPEA Alumni Association Board is asking all alumni to consider donating an item, gift card, or experience. Please email speaalum@indiana.edu to arrange donations. Items for bid will begin to be posted in September at www.biddingforgood.com/spea. Thank you for your support!

April 17, 2012
We are IU D.C.!
SPEA Alumni and current Washington Leadership Program students at We are IU D.C. Coach Tom Crean gave a shout out to SPEA in his passionate address to the crowd of 300+.
Jones Day Law Firm, Washington, DC
Click here and check out the Alumni Facebook page for some great photos.

April 13, 2012
SPEA Indianapolis Networking Meet-n-Greet
SPEA's Alumni Association Board, Offices of Career Services and Alumni Relations, fellow alumni, SPEA employers, and current students enjoyed the opportunity to chat and catch-up.
Rathskeller, Indianapolis, IN

March 30, 2012
SPEA Auction and Gala
The SPEA Auction and Gala is completely organized by the students for the students. With over 353 attendees, this year’s event raised more than $10,000. The proceeds will support 3-5 graduate level students embarking on summer internships and professional development experiences both domestically and abroad.
Alumni Hall, IMU, Bloomington, IN

February 23, 2012
SPEA in Chicago-People, Planet, Profit
Over 100 IU alumni, friends, prospective students and current SPEA students enjoyed presentations on enterprise and society and a networking reception. SPEA Professor and Associate Director of the Institute for Development Strategies Sameeksha Desai shared her work on conflict, enterprise and international development, and alumna and nonprofit consultant Sonja C. Koehler (MPA ’02) shared her experiences working locally in Chicago with social benefit organizations.
Chicago, IL

January 4, 2012
SPEA D.C. Networking Meet-n-Greet
Over 140 IU alumni, friends, SPEA employers, prospective Masters students, current SPEA students and staff from SPEA Offices of Career Services and Alumni Relations enjoyed an informal social evening.
The Capitol Lounge, Washington, DC

October 20, 2011
SPEA Networking Meet-n-Greet
SPEA Offices of Career Services and Alumni Relations hosted an informal social hour for SPEA alumni, employers, and current students.
Katie Mullen's Irish Pub, Denver, CO

October 7, 2011
SPEA Networking Meet-n-Greet
SPEA Offices of Career Services and Alumni Relations hosted an informal social hour for SPEA alumni, employers, and current students.
The Rathskeller, Indianapolis, IN