<h2>A History of Indiana University Kokomo</h2>


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<p>Courtesy of the Kokomo Tribune</p>


<h4>IU is founded</h4>

<p> Indiana University is founded in Bloomington. The first two buildings were constructed in 1822.</p>

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<p> Courtesy of IU Archives P0022514 </p>


<h4>New Beginnings</h4>

<p> Kokomo Junior College begins offering a basic, two-year collegiate program. The college building would go on to become the hub for IU's extension center in Kokomo.</p>

<img src=”https://www.flickr.com/photos/145186649@N02/33497124453/in/dateposted-public/” alt=”Class of Kokomo Junior College 1940”>

<p>Courtesy of IU Kokomo</p>

<p>Kokomo Junior College 1940</p>


<h4>IU Establishes Extension Center</h4>

<p>Indiana University establishes an extension center in the former Kokomo Junior College building at 508 W. Taylor Street. Dr. Virgil Hunt served as its first director.</p>

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<h4>Soaring Enrollment and Expanding Facilities</h4>

<p>Due to climbing enrollment at the Taylor Street location, the university purchased the Seiberling Kingston mansion at 1200 West Sycamore Street to expand their facilities.</p>

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<p>Courtesy of IU Kokomo</p>


<h4>Freeing Up Space</h4>

<p>IU bought the Mark Brown or Elliot House and moved the library and some offices there to free up classroom space at the Seiberling building.</p>

<img src=”https://www.flickr.com/photos/145186649@N02/34177098331/in/album-72157683132484395/” alt=”Seiberling carriage house”>

<p>Courtesy of IU Kokomo</p>

<p>IUK Archives Seiberling carriage house</p>


<h4>New Leadership</h4>

<p>Dr. Smith Higgins is appointed IU Kokomo Director.</p>

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<p>Courtesy of IU Kokomo</p>

<h3>1959 – 1979</h3>

<h4>New Leadership</h4>

<p>Dr. Victor M. Bogle is appointed the new director.</p>

<img src=”https://www.flickr.com/photos/iukokomo/8816252156/in/photolist-aciAhu-er4ABw-eq8drU-qktR28-68dBjE-dsn1Li” alt=”Portrait of Dr. Victor M. Bogle”>

<p>Courtesy of IU Kokomo</p>


<h4>Groundbreaking of the Main Building</h4>

<p>Construction on the Main Building begins.</p>

<img src=”https://www.flickr.com/photos/145186649@N02/34177098501/in/photolist-U57yEZ-ouBc17-GcmFrR-FYycZ9-vHz4Dt-vtLwn3-eXD7Fd-fwLKq4-GfUK79-GfUKSC-fgenBw-FnKAHh-Gcmwmg-GcmuJD-FnKwSS-Gcmyj4-GicEDV-Ga3v8o-GcmxFR-GicDzv-GfUMQA-GfUL8C-FnKAqJ-FT6jBm-Ga3ukb-Gcmwpc-GicADk-GfUPbG-GicEfZ-Gcmxqk-FnKzm9-Ga3uj9-FnW1AB-GcmuBp-GicBhz-GcmuoZ-Ga3rwL-Ga3vWh-FnW2bV-Ga3tGY-GfUMcb-Ga3t67-GcmuGe-Ga3rwf-GfUPs3-Gcmx7z-FnW27M-Ga3ubU-FT6h1Q-FT6iAo” alt=”Construction with a sign that says Future Site Indiana University Kokomo Campus”>

<p>Courtesy of IU Kokomo</p>


<h4>IUK Moves to the New Site</h4>

<p>IU Kokomo moves to the new 57 acre South Washington Street campus.</p>

<img src=”https://www.flickr.com/photos/145186649@N02/34049733364/in/dateposted-public/” alt=”Architectural rendering of the proposed Main Building, IU Kokomo campus”>

<p>Indiana University Archives Photograph Collection. P0054974.</p>


<h4>Wellhouse Comes to Campus</h4>

<p>The Wellhouse was moved to campus and has become an iconic spot for students to gather.</p>

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<p>Courtesy of IU Kokomo</p>


<h4>IUK’s First Commencement</h4>

<p>Associate degrees in nursing and radiological technology as well as bachelor's degrees in education were awarded at IU Kokomo's first commencement. </p>

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<p>Courtesy of IU Kokomo</p>

<p>Program from the first IU Kokomo commencement</p>


<h4>New Leadership</h4>

<p>Dr. Hugh L. Thompson is appointed chancellor.</p>

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<p>Courtesy of IU Kokomo</p>


<h4>East Building Opens</h4>

<p>The building now houses the health sciences department and the Nursing Simulation Lab.</p>

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<p>Courtesy of IU Kokomo</p>


<h4>Observatory Opens</h4>

<p>The Observatory opens with a 96-seat lecture hall.</p>

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<p>Courtesy of IU Kokomo</p>


<h4>Kelley Student Center Opens</h4>

<p>The building and the attached classroom wing provides offices, classrooms, student lounges, a cafeteria, a child-care center, and a campus bookstore.</p>

<img src=”https://www.flickr.com/photos/145186649@N02/34149514122/in/album-72157683132484395/” alt=”Kelley Student Center dedication ceremony”>

<p>Courtesy of IU Kokomo</p>


<h4>New Leadership</h4>

<p>Dr. Emita B. Hill is appointed chancellor. </p>

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<p>Courtesy of IU Kokomo</p>


<h4>Kelley House Opens</h4>

<p>The house is named after philanthropist, business leader, and entrepreneur E.W. "Ed" Kelley.</p>

<img src=”https://www.flickr.com/photos/145186649@N02/33497121503/in/album-72157683132484395/” alt=”Kelley House”>

<p>Courtesy of IU Kokomo</p>


<h4>Groundbreaking of the Library Building</h4>

<p>Ground is broken at the site of the new library building.</p>

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<p>Courtesy of IU Kokomo</p>

<h3>January 1995</h3>

<h4>New Library Opens</h4>

<p>The new building includes the 200-seat Kresge Auditorium and the Art Gallery. The Library Building is connected to the Kelley Student Center by Alumni Hall.</p>

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<p>Courtesy of IU Kokomo</p>

<h3>1999 – 2008</h3>

<h4>New Leadership</h4>

<p>Dr. Ruth J. Person is appointed chancellor.</p>

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<p>Courtesy of IU Kokomo</p>


<h4>Hunt Hall Opens</h4>

<p>A state-of-the-art science facility opens, offering classrooms, laboratories, and administrative and faculty offices.</p>

<img src=”https://www.flickr.com/photos/iukokomo/21784742850/in/photolist-zc3v5E-zc4LMs-Nr9xEA-eekH9P-ej8Qpn-onGNJS-fu54ys-frugrA-og2Zx7-ovv3j7-nZLjNW-ej8QWc-iphCim-okV8du-nXQAG7-onw7to-oEasyH-nZzZVV-nHoHTG-onw7do-o6eHaT-nZMqgQ-og1set-onJivv-bnuKbz-okUHgo-ejeAq7-nZzZ6D-nZzZ2v-onJhLz-nZT9CV-oEav6r-nHoHZJ-oEatCg-nZLjSo-okGrYE-nZzZqB-o2EAQB-onJiVD-oCc1q9-onJiCz-nZMqnw-nXQASh-o6eJzL-nZLkp5-onrXYn-ejezkS-ognxwG-ejeAc5-ejez6q” alt=”Hunt Hall building”>

<p>Courtesy of IU Kokomo</p>

<h3>July 2008 – June 2010</h3>

<h4>New Chancellor</h4>

<p>Dr. Stuart Green becomes chancellor.</p>

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<p>Courtesy of IU Kokomo</p>


<h4>New Degrees</h4>

<p>11 new degree programs are launched, including new degrees in biology, biochemistry, and health sciences, as well as Bachelor of Science offerings in eight additional disciplines.</p>

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<h4>Nursing Simulation Lab Opens</h4>

<p>The state-of-the-art, million-dollar St. Joseph Hospital Clinical Simulation Center opens in the East Building at IUK. The lab allows students to learn by doing and and practice real-life medical situations and patient care through simulations.</p>

<img src=”https://www.flickr.com/photos/iukokomo/8273431554/” alt=”Nursing students practice on a dummy in lab”>

<p>Courtesy of IU Kokomo</p>

<p>Nursing students learning in the Simulation Lab</p>

<h3>September 12, 2014</h3>

<h4>Sciame-Giesecke Becomes Chancellor</h4>

<p>After 37 years on campus, Dr. Susan Sciame-Giesecke becomes chancellor of IUK.</p>

<img src=”https://www.flickr.com/photos/iukokomo/15032598938” alt=” Dr. Susan Sciame-Giesecke stands at a podium”>

<p>Courtesy of IU Kokomo</p>

<p>Sciame-Giesecke at her appointment ceremony.</p>

<h3>April 15, 2016</h3>

<h4>Rededication of Renovated Main Building</h4>

<p>After $14 million of renovation and construction, the Main Building was rededicated by President Michael McRobbie. The renovations transformed the building into a 21st-century learning environment.</p>

<img src=”https://www.flickr.com/photos/iukokomo/26382702491/in/album-72157666644372280/” alt=”Michael McRobbie at ceremony”>

<p>Courtesy of IU Kokomo</p>