Four years of Bicentennial events start now

The Indiana University Bicentennial will offer many events between 2016 and 2020 on all IU campuses and at other locations around the state and nation.

These events will stem from the Office of the Bicentennial’s Signature Projects, Project Proposals, and other qualifying events being hosted with IU-affiliated campuses, schools, departments, and organizations.

Add your event to the Bicentennial celebration

If you are planning an event and want to incorporate Bicentennial information into it, we can provide you with a Bicentennial speaker—just fill out the Bicentennial Speakers Bureau Form.

To have your event added to the calendar, please contact the Office of the Bicentennial by email at

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Friday, October 27, 2017

4:30 PM 4:30 PM

Frangipani Room, Indiana Memorial Union


This is an Indiana University Bicentennial Event celebrating the publication of this history of the IU Bloomington campus buildings, authored by J. Terry Clapacs, who retired in 2009 as IU's Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer after a career of more than 40 years.

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

12:00 PM 12:00 PM

Meet at the Hoagy Carmichael statue next to the IU Cinema


October 31, 2017 is the 90th anniversary of the recording of "Stardust." "Stardust" is a popular song composed by IU alumnus Hoagy Carmichael, with lyrics added in 1929 by Mitchell Parish. Carmichael first recorded the song, originally titled "Star Dust", at the Gennett Records studio in Richmond, Indiana. The song became an American standard, and is one of the most recorded songs of the 20th century. 

Please join the IU Office of the Bicentennial and the Jacobs School of Music for cake, giveaways, and musical performances in celebration of this historic moment.

Thursday, November 2, 2017

5:30 PM 5:30 PM

Asian Culture Center, 807 E. 10th Street, Bloomington, IN


Interested in connecting with others and collecting stories about Asian American and Pacific Islanders' experiences at IU? Become a volunteer interviewer and help gather stories from AAPI faculty, staff, and alumni for the ACC's 20th Anniversary. Dinner will be provided at this training session. Please complete this form if you would like to volunteer and participate in the workshop: 

Friday, November 3, 2017

2:00 PM 2:00 PM

Student Building 015


Come see what the Bicentennial interns have cooked up this semester! 

Free refreshments and IU200 giveaways

Friday, December 1, 2017

12:00 AM 12:00 AM


The IU Bicentennial offers a wide variety of internship opportunities for IU students, on all IU campuses, at all levels of study, and from any discipline. Bicentennial Interns complete project-based research and deliver special, one-time project outcomes defined by the Office of the Bicentennial, project supervisors and mentors. Our internships are typically one semester long and average from 8 to 12 hours per week. Internships are paid and provide the IU Bicentennial with content and program development and provide the intern with critical job experience.

For more information, and to apply, please visit the Bicentennial internship program web page.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

4:00 PM 4:00 PM

TBD, IU Kokomo


The Bicentennial Oral History project will interview faculty, staff, and alumni for oral histories from 4-6pm, and will host a table from 6-8pm.

Thursday, March 8, 2018

6:00 PM 6:00 PM

St. Luke's United Methodist Church, 100 W. 86th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46260


The Thomas H. Lake Lecture is presented by Lake Institute on Faith & Giving. Each year a noted scholar is invited to give a public address on a topic related to faith and giving. The lecture includes a question and answer session and an opportunity to interact with the speaker.   This year's speaker is Scott Harrison, who founded the non-profit organization charity: water in 2006. Turning his full attention to the global water crisis and the world's 663 million people without clean water to drink, he created public installations and innovative online fundraising platforms to spread international awareness of the issue. In ten years, with the help of more than 1 million donors worldwide, charity: water has raised over $250 million and funded over 23,000 water projects in 24 countries. When completed, those projects will provide over 7.1 million people with clean, safe drinking water. This lecture is co-sponsored by the IU Office of the Bicentennial and the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy.   RSVP here: