The Office of the Bicentennial produced several media series featuring a variety of topics from IU’s history, as well as videos that gave viewers a behind-the-scenes look at Bicentennial projects.
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Happy Birthday IU!
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Happy Birthday IU Video Transcript
[A series of different people appears, each with a different greeting for Indiana University]
[Words appear: Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds, R&B Singer, Songwriter, Producer]
Hi, this is Kenneth Babyface Edmonds and I want to wish Indiana University a happy 200th birthday. Man, that’s pretty good.
[Words appear: Thomas Ehrlich, 15th President of IU (1987–94)]
Happy birthday, Indiana University.
[Words appear: Tamika Catchings, WNBA Champion, Olympic Gold Medalist, and Catch the Stars Foundation Founder]
Happy birthday, IU!
[Words appear: Brian Stack (BA’86), TV Writer, Comedian, Actor]
Happy birthday IU. Another 200, maybe 400, 600—keep going!
[Words appear: Jean Chambaz, Sorbonne University President]
Joyeux Anniversaire, IU!
[Words appear: Sage Steele (BS’95), TV Sports Anchor, SportsCenter on ESPN Co-Host]
Happy Bicentennial to my favorite place on earth, Indiana University.
[Words appear: Amos Sawyer, Past President Liberia]
Happy birthday, Indiana University, on the occasion of the Bicentennial!
[Words appear: Will Shortz (BA’74), Enigmatologist, New York Times Crossword Puzzle Editor]
I’m puzzle master Will Shortz, proud graduate of IU, and I’d like to say happy birthday to Indiana University!
[Words appear: Michael Adewumi, Executive Vice President for Academic Programs and Provost, Study Abroad Foundation]
[Words appear: Michael Uslan (BA’73, MS’75, JD’76), Producer of the Batman Films]
The only gift I can give back to you right now is to wish you 200 more years!
[Words appear: IU Northwest Alumni Association Members]
[singing] Happy birthday dear IU…
[Words appear: Straight No Chaser, Performers (Started at IU in 1996)]
[singing] Happy birthday to you!
[Words appear: President Michael A. McRobbie and Laurie Burns McRobbie]
Happy birthday, IU!
Big Red 200: Pushing the Boundaries of Computing to Advance World-Class Research
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>> This is a big win for researchers. For researchers in artificial intelligence where we need the latest computation hardware, Big Red 200 will be able to bring that to us.
>> Big Red 200 will enable researchers to tackle problems of a scale that they cannot today.
>> With Big Red 200, literally an order of magnitude more processing will be able to be done. So that could have actually a transformative impact on my research.
>> Big Reg 200 is really going to help us make significant advances and allow us to analyze large amounts of data rapidly and in a number of creative ways.
>> It'll just change the way that we are able to deliver resources to IU researchers, which in turn will not only help the state of Indiana, it'll help the nation as well.
>> Big Red 200 impacts the Indiana economy directly through investment in the system itself but also attracting additional research dollars to invest in researchers and attract the faculty and graduate students to the state of Indiana.
>> Big Red 200 is a unique opportunity
to do some really amazing work and really get high throughput, faster simulations, better simulations, in order to better understand how the climate system works.
>> With the increased computational power of Big Red 200, we can do many more simulations. That allows us to better test the model, constrain uncertainty, and test future scenarios of how we use and manage the land.
>> So we're increasingly getting data from thousands of individuals. And to process 3 billion base pairs in thousands of individuals requires a tool like Big Red 200.
>> Where we had 800 genomes, we'll now have access to 20,000 genomes. We need much more computation. And the timing couldn't be more perfect for that becoming available this year.
>> Coupling the Big Red 200 as an advanced AI platform with our operational security infrastructure like OmniSOC really allows us to take cybersecurity research forward in grand ways.
>> Big Red 200 will give us sort of these unprecedented amount of computational power to be able to train and evaluate kind of the latest state-of-the-art artificial intelligence and machine learning models and to be able to apply them to new applications in computer vision.
>> Big Red 200 will be a big help in doing the calculations I need to do to solve some of the mysteries in physics. I'm very much looking forward to using it.
>> Big Red 200 will be more than greater value. Big Red 200 is going to be awesome.
A Brief History of IU
Indiana University 200 Festival Bicentennial Ceremony
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>> [BAGPIPE MUSIC PROVIDED BY FOUNTAIN TRUST PIPE BAND] >> ♪♪ >> ♪♪ >> [BAGPIPE MUSIC PROVIDED BY FOUNTAIN TRUST PIPE BAND] >> ♪♪♪ >> [FANFARE BY HERALD TRUMPETS] >> [PROCESSIONAL] >> ♪♪ >> LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, PLEASE BE SEATED. LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, HONORED GUEST, DISTINGUISHED DELEGATES, COLLEAGUES, AND FRIENDS, GOOD MORNING, AND THANK YOU FOR JOINING US FOR THIS OFFICIAL CELEBRATION OF ONE OF THE MOST MOMENTOUS MILESTONES IN THE HISTORY OF INDIANA UNIVERSITY, AS WE MARK AND CELEBRATE THE BICENTENNIAL OF THE UNIVERSITY. THIS GATHERING IS THE CULMINATION OF THE 200 FESTIVAL, A 10-DAY SERIES OF CELEBRATORY EVENTS THAT HAVE OCCURRED ON IU 'S CAMPUSES AROUND THE STATE, AND WILL CONTINUE TO BE HELD THROUGHOUT TODAY AND THIS EVENING. AS WE BEGIN OUR CEREMONY THIS MORNING, TIMOTHY NOBLE, DISTINGUISHED PROFESSOR OF VOICE IN IU'S WORLD-RENOWNED JACOBS SCHOOL OF MUSIC WILL PERFORM THE NATIONAL ANTHEM. WILL ALL WHO ARE ABLE, PLEASE STAND. >> ♪ OH, SAY CAN YOU SEE, BY THE DAWNS EARLY LIGHTS, WHAT SO PROUDLY WE HAILED AT THE TWILIGHT'S LAST GLEAMING, WHOSE BROAD STRIPES AND BRIGHT STARS, THROUGH THE PERILOUS FIGHT, O' E R THE RAMPARTS WE WATCHED, WERE SO GALLANTLY STREAMING, AND THE ROCKETS RED GLARE, THE BOMBS BURSTING IN AIR, GAVE PROOF THROUGH THE NIGHT, THAT OUR FLAG WAS STILL THERE, OH, SAY DOES THAT STAR SPRING EL SPANGLED BANNER YET WAVE, O' ER THE LAND OF THE FREE, AND THE HOME OF THE BRAVE! ♪♪ >> [APPLAUSE] >> PLEASE BE SEATED. I AM DELIGHTED TO SEE SO MANY FRIENDS OF INDIANA UNIVERSITY GATHERED HERE TODAY. I'M ESPECIALLY PLEASED TO WELCOME ALL NINE MEMBERS OF THE INDIANA UNIVERSITY BOARD OF TRUSTEES.AND I ASK THE TRUSTEES TO STAND AS I INTRODUCE THEM AND COULD YOU PLEASE HOLD YOUR APPLAUSE UNTIL ALL ARE STANDING. JOINING US TODAY ARE MICHAEL J. MIRRO, PATRICK A OF EVANSVILLE, VICE CHAIR OF THE TRUSTEE, MARYELLEN K. BISHOP, MOLLY C. CONNOR OF INDIANAPOLIS, OUR STUDENT TRUSTEE, HARRY OF INDIANAPOLIS, JAMES T. MORRIS OF INDIANAPOLIS, DONNA SPEARS OF RICHMOND AND MELANIE S. WALKER OF BLOOMINGTON ALSO IN IN AUDIENCE TODAY ARE A NUMBER OF FORMER MEMBERS OF THE IU BOARD OF TRUSTEES AND I ASK THEM TO STAND AS WELL AND FORMER MEMBERS OF THE BOARD IF YOU COULD STAND AND I ASK YOU TO PLEASE JOAN ANY IN WELCOMING ALL OF OUR PRESIDENT AND FORMER MEMBERS OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES. >> [APPLAUSE] >> A FORMER PRESIDENT OF INDIANA UNIVERSITY TO WHOM WE ARE DEEPLY INDEBTED FOR HIS DISTINGUISHED SERVICE TO THE UNIVERSITY IS WITH US THIS MORNING. JOINING US IS PRESIDENT EMERITUS TOM EHRLICL WHO LED THE UNIVERSITY FROM 1987 TO 1994. PLEASE JOIN ME IN WELCOMING PRESIDENT EHRLICH.>> [APPLAUSE] >> I'D ALSO LIKE TO RECOGNIZE FIRST LADY, LAURIE BURNS WHO IS JOINED TOGETHER WITH A NUMBER OF OTHER FORMER FIRST LADIES, ELLEN EHRLICH, AND PAT RYAN. PLEASE JOIN ME IN GREETING OUR CURRENT AND FORMER FIRST LADIES. >> [APPLAUSE] >> I'D ALSO LIKE TO SEND SPECIAL GREETINGS TO PRESIDENT EMERITUS ADAM W. HERBERT, AND FORMER FIRST LADY KAREN HERBERT, AND ALSO TO FORMER INTERIM PRESIDENT AND FIRST LADY, JERRY AND JEAN BEPKO WHO WERE UNFORTUNATELY UNABLE TO JOIN US. ALSO ON THE PLATFORM ARE A NUMBER OF SENIOR LEADERS OF THE UNIVERSITY INCLUDING VICE PRESIDENTS, CHANCELLORS AND DEAN S AND I ASK THEM ALL TO PLEASE STAND AND REMAIN STANDING AND JOINING THEM ON THE PLATFORM ARE DANIEL C. SMITH PRESIDENT AND CEO OF THE IU FOUNDATION. PATRICIA STUMPF, AND UNIVERSITY HISTORIAN PROFESSOR JAMES CAPSHE W, AND INNED AUDIENCE ARE A NUMBER OF FORMER SENIOR LEADER S OF INDIANA UNIVERSITY AND I ASK THEM ALL TO STAND AS WELL AND ASK YOU TO PLEASE JOIN ME IN WELCOMING ALL OF OUR CURRENT AND FORMER SENIOR LEADER S OF THE UNIVERSITY.>> [APPLAUSE] >> AND WE ARE JOINED TODAY BY A NUMBER OF FACULTY AND STAFF DELEGATES WHO REPRESENT INSTITUTIONS AROUND THE COUNTRY AND ALL CAMPUSES OF INDIANA UNIVERSITY, SO, WILL ALL OF THE FACULTY AND STAFF DELEGATES PLEASE STAND AND REMAIN STANDING AND IN THE AUDIENCE TOO ARE MANY FORMER FACULTY AND STAFF, PLEASE STAND, AND ALL STAFF, FACT THE DELEGATES.>> [APPLAUSE] >> AND I'M ALSO DELIGHTED THAT WE'RE JOINED TODAY BY A LARGE NUMBER OF IU STUDENTS SO I ASK ALL OF OUR CURRENT IU STUDENTS WHO ARE HERE TODAY, TO PLEASE STAND AS WELL FOR OUR GREETING. >> [APPLAUSE] >> AND FINALLY, I INVITE AND THIS WILL BE A BIG GROUP, ALL IU ALUMNI WHO ARE WITH US TODAY, TO PLEASE STAND FOR OUR GREETING AS WELL. >> [APPLAUSE] >> NOW, WE ARE VERY HONORED THIS MORNING THAT A NUMBER OF VERY DISTINGUISHED INDIVIDUALS HAVE JOINED US THIS MORNING, TO BRING GREETINGS FROM KEY CON STICH WEDNESDAY ITS OF INDIANA UNIVERSITY, OUR FIRST SPEAKER IS THE HONORABLE SUZANNE CROUCH, LT. GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF INDIANA.AND LT. GOVERNOR CROUCH WILL BRING GREETINGS FROM THE STATE. PLEASE JOIN ME IN WELCOMING HER TO THE PODIUM.>> [APPLAUSE] >> LT. GOVERNOR CROUCH: GOOD MORNING.THANK YOU, PRESIDENT MCROBBIE, FOR INVITING ME TO BE HERE. ON BEHALF OF THE GREAT STATE OF INDIANA, AND GOVERNOR ERIC HOLCU M, CONGRATULATIONS TO IU ON 200 YEARS AND WHEN I THINK -- >> [APPLAUSE] >> -- AND WHEN I THINK ABOUT INDIANA, WHAT IT MEANS TO BE A HOOSIER, I CAN'T HELP BUT THINK OF IU. AS ONE OF THE HOLD ITS PUBLIC UNIVERSITIES IN THE NATION, YOU HAVE ENRICHED THE LIVES OF SO MANY, RIGHT HERE IN BLOOMINGTON BUT ALSO IN OUR STATE, OUR NATION AND THE WORLD. FROM BEING AT THE FOREFRONT OF USING ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE TO SOLVE WORLD PROBLEMS WITH BIG RED 200, THE FASTEST UNIVERSITY- OWNED SUPER COMPUTER IN THE NATION. TO TACKLING THE OPIOID ADDICTION CRISIS IN INDIANA, BY LEADING ONE OF THE BIGGEST AND MOST COMPLETE STATE-BASED RESPONSES. TO CREATING THE BAT SLAYER TECHNOLOGY THAT INSTANTLY DETECTS FAKE SOCIAL MEDIA ACCOUNTS THAT ARE SEEKING TO SPREAD FALSE INFORMATION TO THE PUBLIC, AND THIS IS JUST THE TIP OF THE ICEBERG. YOU HAVE, AND I KNOW WILL CONTINUE TO PLAY AN IMPORTANT ROLE, IN SO MANY DIFFERENT FACETS OF OUR LIVES, ECONOMIES, AND COMMUNITIES. NOT ONLY ARE YOU PREPARING STUDENTS TO BE JOB-READY AND ACTIVELY PARTICIPATE IN THE WORKFORCE, BUT URLS PROVIDING THEM WITH EXPERIENCE THAT INSPIRES LIFE LONG LEARNING AND CREATES BETTER CITIZENS FOR TOMORROW.YOU HAVE MADE SUCH AN IMPACT ON OUR STATE, BY SHOWING STUDENTS FROM AROUND THE WORLD ALL THAT INDIANA HAS TO OFFER, AND I AM VERY PROUD TO SAY GO HOOSIERS! >> [LAUGHTER] >> GOVERNOR AND I OFFER OUR CONGRATULATIONS, AGAIN, ON YOUR BICENTENNIAL YEAR, WE CANNOT WAIT TO SEE WHAT THE THIRD CENTURY OFFERS. SO, GOD BLESS IU, GOD BLESS INDIANA, AND GOD BLESS OUR UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. THANK YOU! >> [APPLAUSE] >> THANK YOU VERY MUCH, LT. GOVERNOR CROUCH, FOR YOUR GREETINGS AND FOR YOUR PRESENCE HERE AT THE BICENTENNIAL CEREMONY. NOW, REPRESENTING ONE OF THE COMMUNITIES SERVED BY AN INDIANA UNIVERSITY CAMPUS, THE MAYOR OF THE CITY OF GARY, THE HONORABLE KAREN FREEMAN-WILSON WILL OFFER REMARKS AND SHE WILL BE FOLLOWED BY THE HONORABLE JOHN HAMILTON, MAYOR OF THE CITY OF BLOOMINGTON , THE HOME OF THE FIRST INDIANA UNIVERSITY CAMPUS AND EACH WILL SPEAK WITHOUT FURTHER INTRODUCTION SO PLEASE WELCOME MAYOR FREEMAN-WILSON TO THE PODIUM.>> [APPLAUSE] >> MAYOR FREEMAN-WILSON: GOOD MORNING.>> GOOD MORNING. >> IT IS MY DISTINCT PRIVILEGE TO PRESIDENT MCROBBIE AND THIS DISTINGUISHED GUESTS AS WELL AS TO ALL OF YOU WHO COME TODAY IN A CELEBRATORY MANNER. I AM HUMBLED TO BRING YOU GREETINGS ON BEHALF OF THE CITY AND CITIZENS OF GARY, INDIANA. I ALSO CONSIDER IT AN HONOR AND PRIVILEGE TO JOIN YOU AS YOU CELEBRATE 200 YEARS AND ADD MY VOICE TO THOSE WHO HAVE OFFERED CONGRATULATIONS ON THIS OCCASION WHEN I THINK ABOUT WHAT INDIANA UNIVERSITY MEANS TO NOT JUST THE STATE OF INDIANA, BUT TO THOSE CITIES, LIKE GARY, WHO COUNTED AS AN ANCHOR INSTITUTION, I'M IMMEDIATELY DRAWN TO THE FACT THAT IN GARY, INDIANA UNIVERSITY SERVES AS A CENTER FOR ARTS AND CULTURE, AND WHILE IT HASN'T DONE THAT FOR 200 YEARS, IT HAS CERTAINLY BEEN AT THE CENTER OF NOT JUST EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT, BUT CONTINUING EDUCATION FOR A LONG TIME IN WHAT MANY KNOW TO BE AN INDUSTRIAL COMMUNITY. BUT MORE IMPORTANT THAN THE ARTS AND CULTURE AND MORE IMPORTANT THAN THE EDUCATION THAT IT HAS PROVIDED, IT HAS BEEN AT THE CENTER OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AS AN ANCHOR INSTITUTION IN OUR COMMUNITY. WHEN I THINK ABOUT THE BROADWAY CORRIDOR WHEREIN IN UNIVERSITY NORTHWEST SITS IT WOULD LOOK A VERY DIFFERENT WAY, BUT FOR IU. WHEN I THINK ABOUT THE WORK THAT PEOPLE LIKE CHANCELLOR LOWE AND ELLEN ZARLETTA DO OUTSIDE OF THE UNIVERSITY, WE WOULD HAVE MUCH LESS ACHIEVEMENT BUT FOR THE FACULTY AND STAFF AND MEMBERS OF THE INDIANA UNIVERSITY NORTHWEST COMMUNITY, AND WHEN I THINK ABOUT THE FAMOUS GRADUATES OF INDIANA UNIVERSITY NORTHWEST, PEOPLE LIKE CONGRESSMAN PETER VI ESKLOSKI AND JUSTICE ROBERT RU CKER, WE WOULD BE LESS NOTEWORTHY BUT FOR THOSE GRADUATES, BUT WHEN I THINK OF THE WAY THAT THE INDIANA UNIVERSITY COMMUNITY HAS EMBRACED ONE OF OUR FAVORITE NATIVE SONS, GEORGE TELEFARO, THEN, I KNOW, THAT INDIANA UNIVERSITY HAS A SPECIAL PLACE IN THE HEART OF GARY, AND SO WE ARE SIMPLY HERE TO SAY THANK YOU THANK YOU FOR WHAT YOU HAVE DONE OVER THE COURSE OF TIME, FOR THE STATE OF INDIANA, AND PARTICULARLY, FOR THE CITY OF GARY AND ALL OF THE OTHER COMMUNITIES LIKE KOKOMO AND NEW ALBANY AND SO MANY OTHER COMMUNITIES THAT YOU SERVE, AND THANK YOU FOR KEEPING YOUR HANDS IN THE COMMUNITY. NOT JUST IN THE PAST BUT WHAT I KNOW YOU WILL DO AND HOW YOU WILL DO IT IN THE FUTURE. GOD BLESS YOU, AND GOD BLESS IU. >> [APPLAUSE] >> GREETINGS ON THIS JOYFUL OCCASION AND CONGRATULATIONS TO INDIANA UNIVERSITY FROM THE CITY OF BLOOMINGTON! I AM SO PLEASED TO REPRESENT THE CITY AMONG SUCH ESTEEMED COMPANY TODAY. IU'S BICENTENNIAL ANNIVERSARY OF COURSE COMES FAST ON THE HEELS OF THE CITY'S OWN BICENTENNIAL CELEBRATION LAST YEAR, AS THE NATES AND FORTUNES OF CITY AND UNIVERSITY HAVE INDEED BEEN INTERTWINED THESE LAST 200 YEARS SO MUCH SO THAT IT IS HARD TO IMAGINE IU WITHOUT BLOOMINGTON AND VICE VERSA. WE ARE HUMBLED TO REMEMBER THAT NATIVE PEOPLE, MIAMI, POTENTIALLY, POTAWATOMI, DELAWARE, AND SHAWNEE, AMONG OTHERS LONG-LIVED INTO SOUTHERN INDIANA HILLS BEFORE BEING LARGELY POSSESSED BY THE HOMELANDS AT THE EARLY 19TH CENTURY.AT THE TIME OF OUR FOUNDINGS, ABOUT 300 NEW SETTLERS LIVED IN BLOOMINGTON. HERE AND THERE A LITTLE FIELD HAD BEEN CHOPPED OUT AROUND A SETTLER'S CABIN, IT HAS BEEN WRITTEN, BUT IN THE MAIN, THE WILDERNESS HELD SWAY. AND ALTHOUGH BLOOMINGTON DID HAVE SOME ADVANTAGES, THERE WAS NOTHING INEVITABLE ABOUT PRESIDENT JAMES MADISON'S ENDORSEMENT OF THE TOWNSHIP OF BLOOMINGTON FOR THE SEMINARY THAT WOULD BECOME THE STATE'S UNIVERSITY.ESTABLISHED TWO DECADES EARLIER, VINCENNES CONTESTED AND RIGHT TO STATE FUNDS BUT BLOOMINGTON PREVAILED.>> [LAUGHTER] >> AND WHAT A MATCH, ITS TURNED OUT TO BE.IN TANDEM WITH BLOOMINGTON'S OWN BLOSSOMING, IU HAS GROWN INTO THE GLOBAL FORCE AND HUMANIST OASIS WE CELEBRATE TODAY, A FANTASTIC, TIER-ONE RESEARCH UNIVERSITY, A PREMIER MUSIC CONSERVATORY, A HUB OF INSTRUCTION IN WORLD LANGUAGES, AND SO MUCH MORE. ATTRACTING STUDENTS, AND FACULTY FROM EVERY CORNER OF THE COUNTRY , AND THE WORLD TO BLOOMINGTON, SENDING TO EVERY CONTINENT, BRINGING PARTS OF BLOOMINGTON WITH THEM. WHAT A GREAT STORY FOR A LITTLE SEMINARY BEGUN IN THE WOODS, AND HOW IT HAS ENRICHED THIS COMMUNITY FOR TWO CENTURIES. INDIANA UNIVERSITY HAS BEEN SHAPED BY BLOOMINGTON TOO WITH CAMPUS LANDMARKS FROM THE RICH VEIN OF SALEM LIMESTONE JUST BENEATH OUR FEET, AND WITH AN INFUSION OF THAT HOOSIER SPIRIT, HARD TO DEFINE AS KURT VONNEGUT CONCEDED BUT TENACIOUS, AS HE DESCRIBED, I DON'T KNOW WHAT IT IS ABOUT HOOSIERS, HE SAID, BUT WHEREVER YOU GO, THERE'S ALWAYS A HOOSIER DOING SOMETHING VERY IMPORTANT THERE. >> [LAUGHTER] >> IN THE TWO CENTURIES THAT IU AND BLOOMINGTON HAVE GROWN UP AROUND AND AMID EACH OTHER, THE LEGIONS OF OUR PRESIDENT ESAYS ORS HAVE WOVEN TOGETHER ONE CLOTH, A BEAUTIFUL CLOTH OF WISDOM, AND ART, AND DISCOVERY, AND IMAGINATION AND CARING THAT MAKE OUR HOME SO SPECIAL AND THAT EXTENDS ITS BENEFITS ALL ACROSS INDIANA AND THE NATION AND THE PLANET. WHEN SOCIOLOGIST AND U.S. SENATOR DANIEL PATRICK MOYNIHAN WAS ASKED "HOW DOES ONE CREATE A GREAT CITY", HE SAID," FOUND A GREAT UNIVERSITY, WAIT 200 YEARS." >> [LAUGHTER] >> WELL, HERE WE ARE! AND HEARS TO A GREAT UNIVERSITY, 200 YEARS YOUNG, WITH WARM WISHES FROM THE CITY OF BLOOMINGTON, TO THE GLORY OF OLD IU, AND FOR THE FUTURE OF THE ALWAYS-NEW IU. THANK YOU.>> [APPLAUSE] >> THANK YOU VERY MUCH, MAYOR FREEMAN-WILSON AND MAYOR HAMILTON FOR YOUR GREETINGS AND FOR JOINING US TODAY AS WELL. NOW, PLEASE WELCOME TO THE PODIUM, MICHAEL J. MIRRO, THE CHAIR OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF INDIANA UNIVERSITY WHO WILL BRING GREETINGS ON BEHALF OF THE TRUSTEES.>> [APPLAUSE] >> ON BEHALF OF THE TRUSTEES, BOTH PAST AND PRESENT, WE WANT TO WELCOME ALL OF YOU TO THE INDIANA UNIVERSITY BICENTENNIAL CELEBRATION.THIS IS TRULY A MOMENTOUS EVENT IN THE HISTORY OF THE UNIVERSITY AND WE WANT TO JOIN ALL OF YOU IN CELEBRATING THIS MAGNIFICENT ACCOMPLISHMENT OF ONE OF THEGREATEST PUBLIC UNIVERSITIES IN THE WORLD.THIS HAS ONLY BEEN ACHIEVED THE TIRELESS EFFORTS OF OUR TIRELESS AND TALENTED AND DEDICATED FACULTY AND STAFF OVER THE 200 YEARS.THE LEADERSHIP OF THE UNIVERSITY CONTINUES TO EXCEED EXPECTATIONS UNDER OUR CURRENT PRESIDENT MC ROBBIE, BUT THAT ONLY TOOK PLACE BY THE OTHER LEADERS THAT PRECEDED HIM AND THE GUIDING FORCE OF THE TRUSTEES, THE ROLE OF THE TRUSTEES OVER TIME HAS BEEN VITAL TO GUIDING THE UNIVERSITY ON ITS PATH AND WE KNOW THIS WILL CONTINUE INTO THE FUTURE, AND THANK YOU FOR BEING HERE TODAY. GOD BLESS THE UNIVERSITY AND ALL OF YOU.THANK YOU. >> [APPLAUSE] >> THANK YOU, TRUSTEE MIRRO. NOW, AT IU, IT IS CUSTOMARY TO MARK MEMORABLE MOMENTS IN THE LIFE OF THE UNIVERSITY WITH SPECIAL MUSICAL PERFORMANCES. IN OBSERVANCE OF THE BICENTENNIAL, I AM DELIGHTED TO PRESENT THE PREMIER ORCHESTRA ENSEMBLE OF INDIANA'S UNIVERSITY WORLD-RENOWNED JACOBS SCHOOL OF MUSIC, THE INDIANA UNIVERSITY, PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA CONDUCTED BY PROFESSOR ARTHUR FAGEN AND THEY WILL PERFORM THE FAMOUS OVERTURE BY RICHARD WAGNER. >> ♪♪ >> [OVERTURE TO DIE MEISTERSINGER VON NURNBURG] >> ♪♪ >> [OVERTURE TO DIE MEISTERSINGER VON NURNBURG] >> ♪♪ >> [OVERTURE TO DIE MEISTERSINGER VON NURNBURG] >> ♪♪ >> [OVERTURE TO DIE MEISTERSINGER VON NURNBURG] >> ♪♪ >> [APPLAUSE] >> [APPLAUSE] >> THANK YOU, PROFESSOR AND THANK YOU TO MEMBERS OF THE ORCHESTRA.NOW, THAT IS THE WAY TO CELEBRATE A BICENTENNIAL! >> [APPLAUSE] OUR NEXT SPEAKERS REPRESENT THE CAMPUSES OF INDIANA UNIVERSITY. LEADERS OF THREE OF OUR CAMPUSES , IU BLOOMINGTON, AND IU PUI, AND IU KOKOMO SPEAKING ON BEHALF OF ALL REGION REGIONAL CAMPUSES WILL SPEAK. FIRST WE WILL HEAR FROM LAUREN ROBEL, PROVOST OF INDIANA UNIVERSITY AND EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT OF INDIANA UNIVERSITY FOLLOWED BY NASSER PAYDAR AND CHANCELLOR OF IUPUI, AND FOLLOWING CHANCELLOR PAYDAR WILL BE SUSAN SCIAME-GIESECKE, CHANCELLOR OF INDIANA UNIVERSITY KOKOMO O MONTH. EACH WILL SPEAK WITHOUT FURTHER INTRODUCTION, SO PLEASE WELCOME PROVOST ROBEL TO THE PODIUM. >> [APPLAUSE] >> TRUSTEES, PRESIDENT MCROBBIE , FACULTY, STUDENTS, ALUMNI, HONORED GUESTS, GREETINGS FROM THE HOME OF ASSEMBLY HALL. THIS AUDITORIUM, AND THE ARBORETUM, FROM BIG 10 SPORTS AND BREAKING AWAY AND BIG RED SUPER COMPUTERS, FROM CREST TOOTHPASTE AND THE OLD CRESCENT, GREETINGS FROM DRUSOPHALA AND DNA, FROM THE SCHOOL OF ART, ARCHITECTURE, AND DESIGN,, GREETINGS FROM THE HOME OF THE FIRST SHAKESPEARE, THE GUTENBERG BIBLE AND THE GNUREWAL D AND THE GABELS, GREETINGS FROM THE HAMILTON LUGE R SCHOOL OF GLOBAL INTERNATIONAL STUDIES AND THE HU TTON HONORS COLLEGE AND CAR MICHAEL AND FROM INFO MATT IC ES COMPUTING AND INTELLIGENT ENGINEERING AND THE INDIANA DAILY STUDENT, GREETINGS FROM THE JACOBS SCHOOL OF MUSE CUOMO AND THE JORDAN RIVER, FROM THE KELLY SCHOOL OF BUSINESS, GREETINGS FROM THE LAND OF LIMESTONE, LIKE LYNN AUSTROM AND LITTLE 500. GREETINGS FROM THE MAWER SCHOOL OF LAW, THE MEDIA SCHOOL, THE INDIANA MEMORIAL UNION AND MEMORIAL STADIUM, GREETINGS FROM THE NEIL MARSHALL CENTER AND MARCELLUS NEIL AND FRANCIS MARSHALL.GREETINGS FROM THE HOME OF OPERA , THE O'NEILL SCHOOL, AND OLYMPIANS.FROM POETS AND PROTESTS AND PSYCHOLOGICAL AND BRAIN SCIENCES AND PUBLIC HEALTH, FROM QUANTUM COMPUTING, AND FROM MARSHALL AND FULLBRIGHT SCHOLARS, SWEET GREETINGS FROM SHOW WALTER FOUNTAIN, SOUL REVIEW, SINGING THE HOOSIERS AND SAMPLE GATES, GREETINGS IN EVERY WORLD LANGUAGE, FROM THE WORLD'S BEST TITLE SIX CENTERS, AND THE NATIONAL LANGUAGE RESOURCE CENTERS AND STUDIES. SOARING AND FARSIGHTED GREETINGS FROM VOICE, VIOLINS, VIOLAS AND VISION SCIENCE. GREETINGS FROM THE WELLS SCHOLAR S, THE WELLS LIBRARY AND HERMAN B. HIMSELF. GREETINGS FROM EXTRAORDINARY ART S AND CUTTING-EDGE SCIENCE, GREETINGS FROM THE LEGACY OF JERRY YAGLEY AND WORLD CLASS SOCCER AND CHANGE THE WORLD GREETINGS FROM ZOOLOGY, THE HOME OF HALF READ KINSEY'S RESEARCH AND MORE. FROM A-Z, FROM STUDENTS AND ALUMNI, FROM EVERY INHABITED CONTINENT AND EVERY SINGLE COUNTY IN THIS STATE, FROM MY ALMA MATER, GREETINGS FROM BIG, BOLD, BRILLIANT, BUNTIOUS AND BEAUTIFUL IU BLOOMINGTON.THANK YOU. [APPLAUSE] >> THANK YOU, PRESIDENT MC ROBBIE.IT IS AN HONOR TO REPRESENT THE IU CAMPUS OF INDIANA UNIVERSITY OF THIS OCCASION. THIS YEAR, WE ARE CELEBRATING 200 YEARS OF EXCELLENCE AND RESEARCH, AND EDUCATION AT IU. I WANT TO TAKE A MOMENT FOR US TO THINK ABOUT THOSE 200 YEARS. THINK ABOUT ALL THAT HAS HAPPENED ON THE CAMPUSES OF INDIANA UNIVERSITY IN THESE TWO CENTURIES.200 YEARS OF DISCOVERIES, OF TECHNOLOGICAL INNOVATION, THE AUTOMOBILE, THE AIRPLANE, THE COMPUTER, THE CELL PHONE AND I THINK SOME OF YOU ARE CHECKING YOUR PHONES AT THE MOMENT. >> [LAUGHTER] >> 200 YEARS OF TEACHING, OF CHANGING LIVES, AND OF SAVING LIVES, MOST IMPORTANT, 200 YEARS OF PEOPLE.TENS OF THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE HAVE MADE THIS UNIVERSITY THRIVE FOR CENTURIES.THEY HAVE DEDICATED THEIR CAREERS, AND THEIR LIVES TO INDIANA UNIVERSITY BECAUSE THEY BELIEVE IN ITS VALUES AND ITS MISSION.LOOKING AROUND THIS MORNING, I CAN SEE THAT SUCH PEOPLE ARE FILLING THIS MAGNIFICENT AUDITORIUM.HOW DO I RECOGNIZE YOU? BECAUSE I AM ONE OF YOU. I'M PROUD TO COUNT MYSELF AMONG THOSE WHO HAVE SPENT THEIR ENTIRE CAREERS AT INDIANA UNIVERSITY.I HAVE BEEN PRIVILEGED TO SERVE THIS UNIVERSITY FOR THE PAST 34 YEARS AS A FACULTY, AS AN ADMINISTRATOR, AND AS CHANCELLOR OF TWO IU CAMPUSES. ACTUALLY THAT'S 34 YEARS AND TWO MONTHS AND 28 DAYS. >> [LAUGHTER] >> OF PLEASURE! I JOINED THOSE TENS OF THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE WHO CELEBRATE NOT JUST THE GREAT HISTORY OF INDIANA UNIVERSITY, BUT THE FUTURE THIS INSTITUTION IS HELPING TO BUILD. WE ARE EDUCATING THE NEXT GENERATION AND PREPARING TO SOLVE PROBLEMS WE HAVE YET TO IMAGINE.OF COURSE, I'M CHANCELLOR OH, IUPUI, I'M SUPPOSED TO TALK ABOUT IUPUI WHEN I'M AT THE PODIUM ABOUT THE FACT THAT OUR PRESENCE IN INDIANAPOLIS DATES BACK TO 1891 WHEN IU FIRST TAUGHT COURSES IN THE STATE CAPITOL ABOUT THE CUTTING-EDGE RESEARCH WE CONDUCT WITH PARTNER S AROUND THE WORLD, ABOUT OUR 30,000 STUDENTS AND OUR RECORD FRESHMAN CLASS THIS YEAR, ABOUT OUR COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION WITH OVER ONE-THIRD OF THAT FRESHMAN CLASS BEING STUDENTS OF COLOR THIS YEAR, ABOUT OUR COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT.>> [APPLAUSE] >> I'M SUPPOSED TO TALK ABOUT OUR COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT WHICH IS IN OUR DNA. I COULD TALK ALL DAY ABOUT OUR IUPUI.WE ARE PROUD CAMPUS OF INDIANA UNIVERSITY, BUT TODAY, I WANT TO CELEBRATE THE PEOPLE OF THIS UNIVERSITY, THE FACULTY, STAFF, STUDENTS, ALUMNI, WHO HAVE GIVEN LIFE, BREADTH AND SUBSTANCE TO THE VALUES AND MISSION OF THIS GREAT INSTITUTION. I WANT TO CONGRATULATE INDIANA UNIVERSITY LEADERS, PAST AND PRESENT. PRESIDENT MCROBBIE, YOU IN PARTICULAR, HAVE HONORED THE ACHIEVEMENTS OF THE PAST, PRESENTED THE CHALLENGES OF THE PRESENT AND CARRIED THIS UNIVERSITY ON YOUR SHOULDERS TOWARDS THE FUTURE. CONGRATULATIONS ON THIS GREAT MILESTONE AND THANK YOU ALL VERY MUCH!>> [APPLAUSE] >> WELL GOOD MORNING, AS SOMEONE WHO LIKE NASSER HAS SPENT HER ENTIRE CAREER ON A REGIONAL CAMPUS OF INDIANA UNIVERSITY, FIRST AS A FACULTY MEMBER AND NOW AS THE CHANCELLOR AT IU KOKOMO, IT IS A GREAT HONOR TO REPRESENT ALL OF THE IU REGIONAL CAMPUSES OR AS WE LIKE TO CALL OURSELVES, THE IU POWER 5.>> [LAUGHTER] >> WE ARE PASSIONATE ABOUT OUR MISSION.THOSE FIVE CAMPUSES INCLUDE IU EAST, IU KOKOMO, IU NORTHWEST , IU SOUTH BEND AND IU SOUTHEAST SO AS YOU CAN SEE, WE COVERED THE ENTIRE STATE FROM TOP TO BOTTOM, MAKING AN INDIANA UNIVERSITY EDUCATION ACCESSIBLE TO A BROAD RANGE OF HOOSIER STUDENTS AND CITIZENS. MANY OF THESE REGIONAL CAMPUSES, LIKE MY OWN, HAD VERY HUMBLE BEGINNINGS.SO AS THE STORY GOES IN 1945, THE THEN DIRECTOR OF THE IU KOKOMO REGIONAL CAMPUS, VIRGI L HUNT ARRIVED IN KOKOMO THAT WAS SUPPOSED TO BE THE START OF THE CAMPUS ONLY TO FIND THE DOORS LOCKED AND NO KEYS, SO HE FOUND AN OPEN WINDOW, PUSHED IT UP, CRAWLED IN, AND SLEPT ON THE COUCH THAT NIGHT. THE NEXT MORNING, HE GOT TO WORK AND BUILT A REMARKABLE REGIONAL CAMPUS IN THAT REGION. SINCE THAT TIME, ALL FIVE REGIONAL CAMPUSES HAVE GROWN, AND THRIVED AND NOW ARE A PART OF INDIANA UNIVERSITY ACROSS THE STATE, WITH ALMOST A THIRD OF THE IU STUDENT BODY TAKING CLASSES ON OUR CAMPUSES, AND THOUSANDS OF ALUMNI WHO HAVE GRADUATED FROM OUR CAMPUSES SERVING OUR REGION, OUR STATE, OUR COUNTRY, AND THE WORLD. OUR MISSION ON THE REGIONAL CAMPUS IS TO BE LEARNED CENTERED AND COMMUNITY-ENGAGED. WE SEE OURSELVES AS STEWARDS OF PLACE, AND THE REGIONS THAT WE SERVE, WE HOLD OUR REGIONS IN TRUST AND WE TRY T LIFT THEM UP FROM AN EDUCATIONAL PERSPECTIVE AND AN ECONOMIC PERSPECTIVE. WE ARE STRONG CAMPUSES, BUILDING STRONG COMMUNITIES, THROUGHOUT THE STATE OF INDIANA. ON BEHALF OF MY COLLEAGUES WHO ARE SITTING BEHIND ME, AND ARE HERE TODAY, WE ARE PROUD TO BE A PART OF INDIANA UNIVERSITY, AND TO JOIN IN THIS SPECIAL OCCASION THANK YOU. >> [APPLAUSE] >> THANK YOU VERY MUCH, PROVOST ROBEL, CHANCELLOR PAYDAR AND CHANCELLOR SCIAME-GIESECKE. NOW THESE TWO SPEAKERS REPRESENT THE STUDENT BODY AND THE FACULTY BODY OF INDIANA UNIVERSITY. FIRST, WE'LL HEAR FROM MOLLY CONNOR WHO AS I MENTIONED EARLIER, IS IU STUDENT TRUSTEE. SHE HOLDS AN UNDERGRADUATE DEGREE FROM IU BLOOMINGTON IS NOW A SECOND YEAR STUDENT IN THE MCKINNEY SCHOOL OF LAW AT IUPUI. MS. CONNOR WILL BE FOLLOWED BY PROFESSOR RASHIDA TLAIB, THE HARRY AND SEEDTH CANCER RESEARCH AND THE FACULTY PRESIDENT OF THE IU SCHOOL OF MUSIC, AND MUSIC, MEDICINE! >> [APPLAUSE] >> [LAUGHTER] >> I'VE JUST BEEN CARRIED AWAY BY THE PERFORMANCE I'M AFRAID. >> [LAUGHTER]>> AND EACH WILL SPEAK WITHOUT FURTHER INTRODUCTION. PLEASE WELCOME MS. CONNOR TO THE PODIUM.>> [APPLAUSE] >> GOOD MORNING. INDIANA INVITING ME TO SPEAK THIS MORNING PRESIDENT MCROBBIE REQUESTED I BRING GREETINGS TO THE UNIVERSITY ON BEHALF OF HER STUDENTS, ALL 111,000 OF THEM. CAPTURING THE EXPERIENCE OF AN I U HOOSIER CAN BE DIFFICULT, AS WE THE STUDENTS HAVE BEEN HERE SINCE DAY ONE. IN 1825 THE FIRST CLASS CONSISTING OF 10 WHITE MALES BEGAN, AT WHAT WAS THEN INDIANA 'S STATE SEMINARY. WHEN THOSE 10 MEN STEPPED ON CAMPUS, THEY CAME FOR THE PURPOSE OF BEING TRAINED IN RELIGIOUS DOCTRINE. THEY CAME HERE, SO THAT THEY COULD ALL GET ON THE SAME PAGE, WHEN IT CAME TO THEOLOGY, BUT IT WOULD NOT BELONG BEFORE THINGS WOULD BEGIN TO CHANGE. OVER THE COURSE OF THAT FIRST 100 YEARS, OUR FIRST FEMALE ALUMNI, SARAH PARK MARIESON WOULD GRADUATE, OUR FIRST BLACK STUDENT, MARCELLUS NEIL WOULD EARN HIS A.B. IN MATHEMATICS AND IN 1896 OUR BASKETBALL TEAM WOULD BE FOUNDED , ADDING TO WHAT WOULD BECOME A LONG LIST OF DEFINING MOMENTS IN OUR HISTORY LED BY STUDENTS.THE SECOND 200 YEARS AT IU BROUGHT US SOME OF THE WORLD 'S LEADING PHILANTHROPISTS, MUSICIANS, AND SCHOLARS WHO WOULD LEAVE THIS INSTITUTION EQUIPPED TO CHANGE THE WORLD. FROM THE DISCOVERY OF THE STRUCTURE OF DNA, TO PULITZER PRIZE WINNING JOURNALISTS TO OLYMPIC GOLD MEDALISTS, OUR STUDENTS HAVE CONSTANTLY CHALLENGED AND BROAD IN THE SCOPE OF WHAT IT MEANS TO ON OBTAIN AN INDIANA UNIVERSITY EDUCATION, WHICH BRINGS US TO TODAY. THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN THAT 1825 CLASS OF 10, AND OUR CLASS OF 111,000, ARE STRIKING. WHILE THE FIRST CLASS STUDIED PHILOSOPHY, THE BICENTENNIAL CLASS STUDIES MORE THAN 200 MAJORS AND ACADEMIC PROGRAMS FROM ARABIC, TO NEUROSCIENCE, TO GAME DESIGN AND CLEARLY THE MAKE UP OF OUR STUDENT BODY IS NO LONGER THE SAME. OUR CLASS SET RECORDS IN DIVERSITY WITH MORE THAN 22000- DEGREE-SEEKING STUDENTS OF COLOR, AND INTERNATIONAL SCHOLAR S HAILING FROM 146 DIFFERENT COUNTRIES. THAT BEING SAID, INDIANA CONTINUES TO BE AN INCREASINGLY GLOBAL INSTITUTION, WITH IU NOW RANKING SIXTH IN THE NATION FOR NUMBER OF STUDENTS WHO VENTURE A BROAD.AS WE ENTER OUR BICENTENNIAL YEAR, IT'S IMPORTANT FOR US TO REFLECT UPON THE INDIVIDUALS AND STUDENTS THAT CAME BEFORE US, WHOSE DREAMS AND AMBITIONS FUELED THIS INSTITUTION TO WHAT IT IS TODAY. LOOKING BACK ON OUR FOUNDING MISSION, IT'S HARD TO SEE SIMILARITIES BETWEEN THAT CLASS OF 10, AND OUR VIBRANT CLASS OF 111,000.NO LONGER IS OUR UNIVERSITY EDUCATION ABOUT MASTERING ONE TRUTH.IT'S ABOUT DIVERSITY OF THOUGHT AND OF EXPERIENCE. IU STUDENTS HAVE TAKEN ON THIS CHANGE WITH OPEN ARMS BECOMING THOUGHT LEADERS WITH GLOBAL MIND SETS, WHO ARE EAGER TO ATTACK SOCIETY'S PRESSING ISSUES REALIZING THE SHEAR SCOPE OF OUR EDUCATIONAL MISSION AND THE COMMUNITIES THAT WE SERVE, WE MUST LOOK CRITICALLY AT OUR NEXT 100 YEARS, AND JUST AS THE STUDENTS BEFORE US MEET THE CHALLENGES TO COME, WITH HUMILITY, POISE, AND A LITTLE BIT OF GRIT. KNOWING THE PATH LAID BY OUR PREDECESSORS AND GIVEN THE ONE THAT OUR BICENTENNIAL CLASS IS ON NOW, I CAN'T WAIT FOR THE CLASS FOR WHAT THE CLASS OF 212. THANK YOU. >> [APPLAUSE] >> PRESIDENT MCROBBIE, FRIENDS, AND MEMBERS OF INDIANA UNIVERSITY, IT IS MY PLEASURE TO REPRESENT PAST AND PRESENT FACULTY AT THIS LANDMARK BICENTENNIAL CELEBRATION OF A UNIVERSITY DEDICATED TO SERVING HUMANITY. OUR FACULTY ARE CITIZENS OF THIS WORLD WELCOME BY HOOSIERS TO FACILITATE THEIR WORK AND PROTECTING OUR PLANET AND MAKING THE LIVES OF OUR INHABITANT MORE PROSPEROUS.MY STORY IS NOT UNIQUE. OUR FACULTY ALWAYS FIND A WELCOMING ENVIRONMENT TO SUCCEED AT INDIANA UNIVERSITY. I STARTED AS AN ASSISTANT PROFESSOR 24 YEARS AGO SURROUND ED BY DEDICATED FACULTY WHO PIONEERED THERAPY TO CURE MANY DISEASES. LARRY EINHORN WHO CURED TESTICULAR CANCER HERE AT INDIANA UNIVERSITY MORE THAN 40 YEARS AGO, TAUGHT ME THAT BEING AN IU FACULTY IS ABOUT SERVING, TEACHING, HEALING AND LOVING. MY LOVE OF SERVING AND HEALING LED ME TO TRAVEL THE STATE ON FOOT AND ON BICYCLE, TO RAISE AWARENESS ABOUT A RARE AND FRUSTRATING BLOOD CANCER CALLED MULTIPLE MYELOMA. I EVEN RAN FROM INDIANAPOLIS TO BLOOMINGTON TWICE AND WHAT AN HONOR TO BE WELCOMED 14 YEARS AGO BY PRESIDENT MCROBBIE. I WAS 30 POUNDS LIGHTER. >> [LAUGHTER]>> AT THE IU FOOTBALL STADIUM. I'M ALSO GRATEFUL FOR INDIANA UNIVERSITY FOR CHOOSING MYELOMA AS ONE OF THE DISEASES TO BE ELIMINATED AS PART OF THE GRAND CHALLENGE PROGRAM. >> [APPLAUSE] >> OUR FACULTY FOR 200 YEARS HAVE ALWAYS WENT THE EXTRA MILE. OUR FACULTY FOR 200 YEARS HAVE SAW GENERATION OF STUDENTS WHO ARE MAKING THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE.OUR FACULTY FOR 200 YEARS MADE GREAT DISCOVERY TO UNDERSTAND THE HUMAN MIND, THE HUMAN BEHAVIOR, THE GENETICS, AND THE PHYSIOLOGY OF THE HUMAN BODIES. OUR FACULTY FOR 200 YEARS MASTER ED ARTS, MUSIC, AND LITERATURES, AND OUR FACULTY FOR 200 YEARS TOUCHED HUMANITY AT EVERY LEVEL AND OUR MISSION IS NOT OVER YET, SO CONGRATULATIONS , INDIANA UNIVERSITY! AND LET US CARRY ON WITH OUR MISSION TO BETTER EVERY LIFE WE TOUCH!THANK YOU.>> [APPLAUSE] >> THANK YOU, BOTH VERY MUCH. OUR NEXT TWO SPEAKERS REPRESENT THE ALUMNI OF INDIANA UNIVERSITY FIRST, WE WILL HEAR FROM THE HONORABLE SUSAN BROOKS, U.S. REPRESENTATIVE FROM INDIANA 'S FIFTH DISTRICT, AND A GRADUATE OF THE MCKINNEY SCHOOL OF LAW ON THE IUPUI CAMPUS. CONGRESSWOMAN BROOKS WILL BE FOLLOWED BY TAN KHEUNG HUA AN INTERNATIONALLY RENOUNED SENIORLEADERS ACTRESS KNOWN FOR HER ROLE IN CRAZY RICH ASIANS. >> [LAUGHTER]>> SHE IS A GRADUATE OF THE O'NEILL SCHOOL OF PUBLIC AND ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS AT IU BLOOMINGTON.EACH WILL SPEAK WITHOUT FURTHER INTRODUCTION, SO PLEASE WELCOME CONGRESSWOMAN BROOKS TO THE PODIUM.>> [APPLAUSE] >> CONGRESSWOMAN BROOKS: GOOD MORNING, AND THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR INVITING ME TO JOIN IN TODAY 'S CELEBRATION OF 200 YEARS OF INDIANA UNIVERSITY. I'M HONORED TO BE HERE WITH YOU ALL TO REPRESENT ALL OF INDIANA UNIVERSITY ALUMNI, WHO STRENGTHENED THEIR KNOWLEDGE,THEIR SKILLS, THEIR CAREERS AS PART OF THIS AMAZING COMMUNITY. I'D ESPECIALLY LIKE TO THANK PRESIDENT MCROBBIE FOR HIS CONTRIBUTIONS TO OUR UNIVERSITY OVER THE COURSE OF THE LAST 12 YEARS.AS YOU'VE HEARD -- >> >> THERE'S BEEN A DOUBLING OF THE NUMBER OF STUDENTS OF COLOR.HE HAS RESPONDED TO THE NEED FOR A MORE AFFORDABLE HIGHER EDUCATION.WITH HIS LEADERSHIP WE'VE INVEST ED MORE IN INDIANA UNIVERSITY AND ITS THOUSANDS UPON THOUSANDS OF STUDENTS AT CAMPUSES ALL ACROSS THE STATE. PRESIDENT MCROBBIE YOU HAVE TAKEN IU TO NEW HEIGHTS AS WE CELEBRATE 200 YEARS OF HOOSIERS I KNOW THAT YOUR EFFORTS HAVE BUILT A STRONG FOUNDATION FOR THE NEXT 200 YEARS OF IU AND BEYOND, SO LET'S TALK ABOUT WHAT WILL THOSE 200 YEARS LOOK LIKE? IN LARGE PART, THE FUTURE OF THIS INSTITUTION DEPENDS ON THE PEOPLE HERE NOW AND THOSE WHO ARE WATCHING AS IT'S BEING STREAMED.THE NEXT 200 YEARS OF IU ARE OUR RESPONSIBILITY.WE ARE THE STEWARDS OF THIS GREAT UNIVERSITY, AND OF THE LEGACY LEFT BY THE HOOSIERS WHO CAME BEFORE US. IT IS OUR JOB TO KEEP IU STRONG, TO HELP IT GROW, AND TO SERVE MORE PEOPLE. IT'S OUR JOB TO MAKE SURE THAT I U CONTINUES TO BE A FORCE FOR GOOD IN INDIANA AND AROUND THE WORLD.AWE YOU'VE ALREADY HEARD FROM MAYOR HAMILTON, WELL KNOWN AMERICAN WRITER, OR HOOSIER, KURT VONNEGUT GOING TO REPEAT IT IT WAS IN MY REMARKS AS WELL. >> [LAUGHTER] >> I THOUGHT IT MIGHT BE IN SOMEONE ELSE'S REMARKS AND SURE ENOUGH IT WAS. I DON'T KNOW WHAT IT IS ABOUT HOOSIERS, BUT WHEREVER YOU GO, THERE IS ALWAYS A HOOSIER DOING SOMETHING VERY IMPORTANT THERE. AND AS I TRAVEL THE STATE, AND ACTUALLY THE WORLD, ON BEHALF OF THE UNITED STATES HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, REPRESENTING THE FIFTH DISTRICT OF INDIANA, I CAN SAY WITH ABSOLUTE CERTAINTY THAT KURT VONNEGUT WAS RIGHT. I HAVE MET IU ALUMNI IN SO MANY PLACES.WHETHER IT WAS AT A PEACE CORPS SCHOOL IN A SMALL VILLAGE IN TANZANIA. WHETHER IT WAS A MEMBER OF THE GERMAN STOCK RECENTLY, I MET OVER IN BERLIN. WHETHER IT WAS AN AIRMAN AT A U.S. AIR BASE IN ITALY, OR WHETHER IT'S RIGHT HERE AT HOME IN INDIANA, THE DOCTORS, THE NURSES, ALL OF THOSE WHO SHOW ME AND VISIT WITH ME AT OUR LOCAL HOSPITALS. WHETHER IT'S MEETINGS WITH ENTREPRENEURS AND BUSINESS LEADERS, OR EDUCATORS THROUGHOUT OUR STATE. HOOSIERS ARE EVERYWHERE, DOING INCREDIBLE THINGS, SO MANY IN FACT THAT I HAD A VERY HARD TIME THINKING ABOUT MY SEVEN YEARS IN CONGRESS, AND ALL OF THE HOOSIER S I'VE MET ALONG MY PATH. THERE ARE JUST SO MANY EVERYWHERE. IU ALUMNI HAD TALENTED, ENGAGED, SMART, ACTIVE AND MOST IMPORTANT THEY RECOGNIZE THE IMPORTANCE OF REPAIRING THE NEXT GENERATION TO SUCCEED.THIS PAY IT FORWARD MENTALITY MEANS THAT FOR CURRENT STUDENTS AND FOR ALUMNI ONCE A HOOSIER, ALWAYS A HOOSIER. FOR ME, THOSE SKILLS THAT I LEARNED AND THE NETWORK I BUILT AT THE IU MCKINNEY SCHOOL OF LAW , LED ME TO CONGRESS, AND THAT IS WHY TODAY, AND ONE OF THE MOST AMAZING HONORS THAT WE GET TO DO AS MEMBERS OF CONGRESS , I'M VERY PROUD TO PRESENT INDIANA UNIVERSITY WITH A COPY OF THE CONGRESSIONAL RECORD ENTRY THAT I SUBMITTED YESTERDAY TO THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.THIS RECORD WILL ENSURE THAT OUR BICENTENNIAL CELEBRATION IS A PART OF OUR COUNTRY'S HISTORICAL RECORD FOREVER.>> [APPLAUSE] >> PRESIDENT MCROBBIE. >> [APPLAUSE]>> THANK YOU, THANK YOU. >> SO RATHER THAN RECOUNTING ALL 200 YEARS WORTH WHICH WE TRIED TO DO IN TWO PAGES, IN THIS CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, YOU CAN FIND IT ONLINE. GIVE US A LITTLE BIT OF TIME, I JUST DROPPED IT YESTERDAY. SO, GIVE US A LITTLE TIME, BUT I AM ON BEHALF OF IU ALUMNI EVERYWHERE, CONGRATULATIONS ON THIS HISTORIC 200 YEARS, HAIL TO OLD IU. >> [APPLAUSE] >> PRESIDENT MCROBBIE, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN OF IU, THANK YOU FOR THIS INCREDIBLE INVITATION TO SPEAK TO YOU TODAY. IT IS INDEED SUCH AN HONOR AND A PLEASURE FOR ME TO BE HERE. MY NAME IS TAN KHEUNG HUA, AND I AM A PROUD GRADUATE OF THE SCHOOL OF PUBLIC AND ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS, INDIANA UNIVERSITY BLOOMINGTON 1986. >> [APPLAUSE] >> I AM INVITED HERE TODAY BECAUSE LAST YEAR, I STARRED IN A LITTLE MOVIE CALLED "CRAZY RICH ASIANS.">> [LAUGHTER] >> [APPLAUSE] >> PLAYING KERRY CHU, THE MOTHER TO ASIAN AMERICAN SUPER STAR CONSTANCE WU'S LEAD CHARACTER RACHEL CHU.AS SOME OF YOU MAY KNOW THE FILM BECAME AN OVERNIGHT SENSATION. THE HIGHEST GROSSING IN THE LAST 10 YEARS AND THE FIRST HOLLYWOOD MOVIE TO STAR AN ALL ASIAN CAST IN 25 YEARS, BUT WHAT DOES THIS GOT TO DO WITH MY TIME AT IU? WELL, EVERYTHING WHEN I THINK OF WHERE I AM TODAY, BUT CERTAINLY NOTHING I COULD HAVE FORESEEN WHEN I THINK OF THAT MOMENT IN THE DEAD OF AN INDIANA WINTER AND THE JANUARY OF 1984 WHEN THIS SHELTERED SLIP OF A SENIOR LEADERS GIRL STEPPED OUT OF A CAB AFTER A LONG NEARLY 34 HOUR JOURNEY FROM SINGAPORE TO BLOOMINGTON, INDIANA, TO BEGIN HER OVERSEAS UNIVERSITY LIFE. AS I GATHERED MY THOUGHTS, AS TO WHAT I WOULD ANCHOR MY ADDRESS AROUND TODAY, THE SAME THOUGHT KEPT RUNNING THROUGH MY HEAD, AND THAT IS THAT EVERY MOMENT IN OUR LIFE IS PERFECT, NO MATTER HOW IMPERFECT IT MAY SEEM, WHEN THAT MOMENT IS ACTUALLY HAPPENING, LET ME EXPOUND. I DIDN'T COME TO IU TO GET AN ACTING DEGREE, AND I DIDN'T LEAVE WITH ONE. I HAVE A BACHELOR OF SCIENCE WITH A SPECIALIZATION IN MASS COMMUNICATIONS FROM SPEER, WHICH I NOW UNDERSTAND IS CALLED THE O'NEILL SCHOOL OF PUBLIC AND ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS, BUT LET US BRING US BACK EVEN FURTHER FROM THAT MOMENT, AND HOW DID THIS SHELTERED SLIP OF A SINGAPOREAN CHINESE WHO HAD LITTLE IDEA OF WHO SHE WAS AND WHAT SHE WANTED TO DO WITH HER LIFE EVEN FIND HER WAY TO BLOOMINGTON, INDIANA. WELL, THE ANSWER IS VERY SIMPLE. SHE SAW THE MOVIE "BREAKING AWA" >> [LAUGHTER] >> [APPLAUSE] >> AND CHOSE THAT UNIVERSITY BECAUSE SHE WANTED TO JUMP INTO THE QUARRY WITH DENNIS QUAID. >> [LAUGHTER] >> AND WHILE LOOKING FOR AN EARLY MORNING ELECTIVE CLASS SO SHE COULD FREE UP HER AFTERNOONS TO GO TO THE MALL, SHE WILL IT NILL IT WILLY-NILLY SIGNED UP FOR ACTING 101 AND THERE FOR THE FIRST TIME IN HER LIFE, SHE FELL IN LOVE. NOT WITH A PERSON, BUT WITH A CRAFT.IT REALLY WAS A FEELING SHE HAD NEVER FELT BEFORE IN HER LIFE. SHE COULDN'T WAIT UNTIL CLASS AND WHEN SHE WAS THERE SHE NEVER WANTED IT TO END AND THAT SORT OF FEELING SAVES EVERY YOUNG ADULT BECAUSE IT BRINGS ABOUT A SENSE OF PURPOSE AND BELONGING, A VISION OF THE PLACE ONE WANTS TO OCCUPY IN THE WORLD, AND WHAT ONE WANTS TO DO WITH ONES LIFE. I FELT AS IF FROM THAT MOMENT, I STARTED TO BE THE ME THAT STANDS BEFORE YOU TODAY. I FOUND A KIND OF TRUTH AND IT WASN'T JUST ACTING THAT OPENED ME UP TO MYSELF DURING MY TIME IN IU. MY CLASSES AT SPEER WORK A PART OF MY BRAIN THAT WAS ASLEEP IN SINGAPORE, THE MEDIA CLASSES, ETHICS, ADVERTISING, JOURNALISM, TOWN PLANNING, ANTHROPOLOGY, ALL BANED OUT WITH WONDERFUL ELECTIVES IN FILM APPRECIATION, NUTRITION, DANCE, AND ALL MY INTERESTS AND SURFACED MY STRENGTH AND THIS MEDIOCRE STUDENT IN SINGAPORE GRADUATED FROM IU MAGNA CUM LAUDE, BECAUSE IU TAUGHT ME HOW TO LEARN. >> [APPLAUSE] >> MY OFFICIAL DEGREE FROM SPEER AND MY NEWFOUND PASSION IN ACTING CO-EXISTED HARMONIOUSLY FOR MANY YEARS. WHEN I RETURNED HOME I BEGAN A CORPORATE CAREER IN PUBLIC AFFAIRS WHILE AT THE SAME TIME, RUNNING OFF INTO THE THEATRE AFTER WORK, INTO A BUDGETING SINGAPORE ENGLISH LANGUAGE THEATRE, TELEVISION AND FILM SCENE AND AFTER 10 YEARS OF THAT BALANCING ACT I QUIT TO BECOME A FULL TIME ACTOR. I'M HERE TODAY, BECAUSE THE FILM DIRECTOR CAME TO SINGAPORE AND ASKED TO SEE ME FOR A ROLE HE WAS CASTING IN "CRAZY RICH ASIANS."HE ASKED TO SEE ME BECAUSE THE ACTOR IU FOUND IN ME NEVER LEFT. ITS BEEN 37 YEARS SINCE THIS 19-YEAR-OLD GIRL STEPPED OUT OF THE CABIN BLOOMINGTON, INDIANA, INTO A UNIVERSITY SHE FLIP AUNT LY CHOSE FROM A SCENE IN A MOVIE, AND FOUND HERSELF IN A CLASS SHE CHOSE BECAUSE SHE WANTED MORE TIME AT THE MALL. >> [LAUGHTER] >> THAT CLASS, AND THAT UNIVERSITY CHANGED HER LIFE. IT'S MAGICAL HOW THINGS COME FULL CIRCLE AND SO, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, BELIEVE THAT EVERY MOMENT IS PERFECT, NO MATTER HOW IMPERFECT THEY MAY SEEM. TRUST THAT IF YOU FOLLOW YOUR TRUTH, AND IF YOU WORK HARD AND HONESTLY, THE MOMENTS WILL LEAD SOMEWHERE BRIGHT, AND RIGHT, AND IF YOU'RE AS LUCKY AS I WAS, YOU WILL FIND AN INSTITUTION TO HELP LEAD YOU THERE, JUST AS I DID AT IU BLOOMINGTON.THANK YOU! >> [APPLAUSE] >> WELL THANK YOU, BOTH, VERY MUCH FOR THOSE WONDERFUL ADDRESS ES.OUR NEXT SPEAKER REPRESENTS THE INDIANA UNIVERSITY FOUNDATION. CINDY SIMON SKJODT IS A MEMBER OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE INDIANA UNIVERSITY FOUNDATION AS WELL AS AN EXTREMELY GENEROUS SUPPORTER OF INDIANA UNIVERSITY. PLEASE JOIN ME IN WELCOMING MS. SIMON SKJODT TO THE PODIUM. >> [APPLAUSE] >> THANK YOU, PRESIDENT MCROBBIE FOR YOUR KIND WORDS, AND FOR THE INVITATION TO SPEAK TODAY.ON BEHALF OF IU FOUNDATION. I AM HONORED TO STAND HERE BEFORE THIS GROUP AND SING THE PRAISES OF INDIANA UNIVERSITY. I'LL FIND IT DIFFICULT TO BE SHORT, AND SWEET, BUT I WILL. >> [LAUGHTER] >> I AM PROUD TO SIT ON THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THIS GREAT UNIVERSITY. I AM ALWAYS PLEASED TO SEE THE FAR REACHING AND POSITIVE EFFECT S ON DECISIONS HAVE ON THE STUDENT'S ALUMNI AND STAFF. WHEN I WAS A STUDENT HERE, IN THE 70S, AND WAS ACTUALLY ON CAMPUS WHEN THEY FILMED " BREAKING AWAY" -- >> [LAUGHTER]>> THAT AGES ME, I KNOW, BUT I NEVER DREAMED THEN THAT I WOULD BE IN A POSITION OF PHILANTHROPIC LEADERSHIP ANDHAVE MEANS AND INFLUENCES TO TRANSFORM THE ICONIC SIMON SKJOD T ASSEMBLY HALL OR BECOME NUMEROUS CAMPAIGNS FOR IUPUI, IU RILEY HOSPITAL, THE HERRON SCHOOL OF ART, AND THE LILLY SCHOOL OF PHILANTHROPY. LITERALLY, EVERY PROJECT I'VE BEEN ASKED TO BECOME INVOLVED WITH HAS BEEN A TRUE PLEASURE, AND MY INEXPERIENCE I WILL ALWAYS TAKE GREAT PRIDE IN. MY TENURE ON THE IU BOARD OF DIRECTORS HAS ALSO ALLOWED ME THE OPPORTUNITY TO SIT ALONGSIDE SOME MOST DISTINGUISHED AND HONORABLE BOARD MEMBERS. THAT CONTRIBUTE SO MUCH IDEALS TO FURTHER REPUTATION AND GROWTH IN THIS RESPECTED UNIVERSITY. MY LOVE AND COMMITMENT TO THIS INSTITUTION HAS NEVER BEEN A SECRET. MY MIND AND HEART ARE FLOODED WITH WONDERFUL MEMORIES EVERY TIME I VISIT THE CAMPUS. THE EDUCATION AND PREPARATION FOR ADULTHOOD THAT I RECEIVED AT IU CAMPUS IS UNSUPPRESSED AND I WOULD REALLY SAY THAT IT SAVED MY LIFE. I AM GRATEFUL FOR THE STUDENT RELATIONSHIPS, THE PROFESSORS, ENDURING FRIENDSHIPS AND MY MENTORS WHO MANY ARE STILL IN MY LIFE TODAY. FORTUNATELY, MY THREE CHILDREN GRADUATED FROM IU, ALONG WITH 19 OTHER FAMILY MEMBERS. >> [LAUGHTER]>> [APPLAUSE] >> WHEN YOU LEARN TO APPRECIATE THE WORLD CLASS EDUCATION YOU GET FROM INDIANA, AND GIVE THIS INSTITUTION CREDIT FOR YOUR SUCCESS, THEN YOU WILL SIMPLY, YOU MUST GIVE BACK. IT DOESN'T HAVE TO BE HUGE AMOUNTS OF FINANCIAL SUPPORT. EVERY CAMPAIGN COMMITMENT, DONATION, OR FUTURE PLEDGE HOLDS EQUAL IMPORTANCE, NO MATTER THE SIZE OF YOUR GIFT. EVERY COMMITTEE OR BOARD ASSIGNMENT YOU HAVE A CHANCE TO SIT ON OPENS THE DOORS TO EFFECT THE LIVES OF FUTURE IU STUDENTS.TRUST ME WHEN I SAY YOU WILL NEVER REGRET YOUR LOYALTY, TIME GIVEN, AND COMMITMENT TO THIS GREAT INSTITUTION. I KNOW I WILL NEVER TIRE OF BOOSTING AND PRAISING INDIANA UNIVERSITY, ANY TIME I'M CAMED ABOUT.I WOULD ALSO LIKE TO SAY IF YOU LOVE THE UNIVERSITY, GET UP OFF THE CASH. >> [LAUGHTER] >> [APPLAUSE] >> THANK YOU, MS. SIMON SKJODT, AND THANK YOU AGAIN FOR YOUR EXTRAORDINARY GENEROUS SUPPORT OF INDIANA UNIVERSITY. NOW I'D LIKE TO WELCOME TO THE STAGE, THE A CAPELLA ENSEMBLE FORMED AT INDIANA UNIVERSITY, STRAIGHT NO CHASER. LAST YEAR INDIANA UNIVERSITY ASKED THE GROUP TO COMPOSE AN ORIGINAL SONG IN HONOR OF THE UNIVERSITY'S 200TH ANNIVERSARY.I'M DELIGHTED THAT THEY ARE HERE WITH US TODAY TO PERFORM THE WORLD DEBUT OF THEIR NEW SONG, INDIANA, WE'RE ALL FOR YOU. >> [APPLAUSE] >> ♪ IT WAS 1820 WHEN SHE WAS BORN, AND RAISED UP IN THE COOL SHADE OF THE OLD SYCAMORES, SHE SAW A NATION GROWING, AND THEN TORN APART, AND REBUILT EVEN STRONGER, WITH THE CROSSROADS AT ITS HEART, INDIANA, WE'RE ALL FOR YOU ♪ SHE TAUGHT ALL THE CHILDREN, TO LEND A HELPING HAND , SOME WERE DOCTORS AND TEACHERS, SOME FOUGHT IN FOREIGN LANDS, HER CREAM AND CLEMSON RUN THROUGH OUR VEINS, AND LIKE THE MOON AT WABASH, ACROSS THE HOOSIER STATE, INDIANA, INDIANA WE'RE ALL FOR YOU ♪ SO RAISE A BANNER, RAISE A GLASS, TO OUR ALMA MATER'S PAST, AND HOOSIER PRIDE, TO LIGHT IN TRUTH AND LOVE THAT WE FEEL INSIDE, FOR INDIANA, INDIANA WE'RE ALL FOR YOU! ♪ SO COME AND JOIN IN SONG TOGETHER, SHOUT WITH MIGHT AND MAIN, OH, I BELOVED IN THE ALMA MATER, SOUND HER PRAISE AGAIN! ♪ IT WAS 1820, WHEN SHE WAS BORN , ♪ >> [APPLAUSE] >> THERE YOU HAVE IT THE WORLD PREMIER.>> [LAUGHTER] >> TRUSTEES, HONORED GUESTS, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN. THE ACT OF INDIANA UNIVERSITY'S FIRST TWO CENTURIES HAS REFLECT ED THE BROAD SWEEP OF THE HISTORY OF AMERICAN HIGHER EDUCATION, AS WELL AS THAT OF THE STATE OF INDIANA, AND THE UNITED STATES. DURING THIS TIME, INDIANA UNIVERSITY EMERGED AS A LEADING GLOBAL RESEARCH UNIVERSITY, INDIANA EVOLVED FROM A FOREST, WILDERNESS INTO A FLOURISHING AG ALL AND INDUSTRIAL STATE AND THE NATION ACHIEVED CULTURAL AND SCIENTIFIC MATURITY AS THE WORLD'S LEADING POWER BUT EVEN AS THEY FACE THE DAUNTING CHALLENGES OF SUBDUING THE TRACKLESS WILDERNESS TO BUILD A NEW STATE, INDIANA'S EARLIEST LEADERS HAD THE WISDOM AND FORESIGHT TO RECOGNIZE THAT A WELL-EDUCATED CITIZENRY WOULD BE ESSENTIAL TO THE STATES DEVELOPMENT AND PROSPERITY. THUS, THEY CALLED FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A STATE UNIVERSITY IN THE STATE'S FIRST CONSTITUTION.MUCH OF INDIANA UNIVERSITY'S FIRST CENTURY COULD BE DESCRIBED AS ONE OF A SMALL PROVINCIAL EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION WHOSE MODEST REACH AND IMPACT WAS MAINLY LIMITED JUST THE STATE. IU'S FIRST CLASS OF 10 STUDENTS AND THOSE WHO FIRST FOLLOWED IN THEIR FOOTSTEPS WERE A HOMOGENOUS GROUP, ALL WHITE MEN, EXTRAORDINARY PERHAPS ONLY IN THE FACT THAT THEY WERE AMONG THE FIRST MIDWESTERNERS TO RECOGNIZE THE VALUE OF A COLLEGE EDUCATION. IU'S FIRST CAMPUS AT SEMINARY SQUARE HAD A SMALL FOOTPRINT, HOME AT ITS LARGEST TO ONLY A HANDFUL OF BUILDINGS AND WAS ACCESSIBLE ONLY TO THOSE WHO COULD JOURNEY BY FOOT, ON HORSEBACK AND LATER BY RAILROAD, TO A SMALL SOUTHERN INDIANA TOWN , FOR A RESIDENTIAL EDUCATION. INDIANA UNIVERSITY SECOND CENTURY, HOWEVER BEARS VIRTUALLY NO RESEMBLANCE TO ITS FIRST. INTENT ON EXPANDING THE REACH AND ACCESS TO HIGHER EDUCATION THROUGHOUT THE HOOSIER STATE, THE STATE OF INDIANA MADE MASSIVE INVESTMENTS THAT HELPED EXPAND IU'S EDUCATIONAL REACH TO EVERY PART OF THE STATE FROM THE NORTH TO THE SOUTH, AND FROM THE EAST TO THE WEST. IU'S SECOND CENTURY BEGAN WITH MANY MAJOR SCHOOLS RECENTLY ESTABLISHED.DURING THAT CENTURY, VIBRANT ORIGINAL CAMPUSES AND PROSPERING MEDICAL EDUCATION CENTERS WERE ESTABLISHED. TODAY, IU'S REGIONAL CAMPUSES HAVE BECOME PART OF THE VERY FABRIC OF MANY OF THE CITIES AND REGIONS THEY SERVE, EMBEDDED IN COMMUNITIES THAT PASSIONATELY SUPPORT AND SUSTAIN THEM. AT THE SAME TIME, IU'S SECOND CENTURY SAW THE UNIVERSITY EMERGE AS A COMPLETE UNIVERSITY, IN PRESIDENT BRYAN'S FINE PHRASE , WITH ALMOST ALL DISCIPLINES EMERGES A WORLD CLASS REAR IS . INSTITUTION WITH THE EFFECTS OF INFORMATION, TECHNOLOGY REVOLUTION WERE PERVASIVE.TODAY, OVER 100,000 TALENTED STUDENTS OF ALL AGES WITH THE VAST RANGE OF ACADEMIC BACKGROUNDS AND SOCIOECONOMIC ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES COME, TO IU, EACH YEAR. WHAT THEN WILL DEFINE INDIANA UNIVERSITY'S THIRD CENTURY, AND OTHER ATTRIBUTES THAT WE'VE INHERITED FROM THE PAST THAT REMAIN A FUNDAMENTAL IMPORTANCE. AREAS TO WHICH WE SHOULD RE-DOUBLE OUR COMMITMENT. AND THERE ARE OTHERS THAT HAVE HELD US BACK OR NO LONGER SERVED TO ADVANCE OUR MISSIONS, AND ARE WE PREPARED TO DISCARD THEM? ONE OF THE FUNDAMENTALS OF THE VERY CORE OF AN IU EDUCATION IS THAT IT IT IS A LIBERAL EDUCATION, NOT IN THE POLITICAL SENSE, BUT IN THE SENSE OF THE GREAT TRADITION, MOST ELOQUENTLY DESCRIBED AND DEFENDED IN MODERN TIMES BY JOHN HENRY, AND THIS GREAT TRADITION OF LIBERAL EDUCATION, WHICH IS AT THE VERY HEART OF AN IU EDUCATION CONTENDS THAT ESSENTIAL TO THE TRAINING OF GOOD CITIZENS IS AN EDUCATION AND THE BREADTH OF HUMAN KNOWLEDGE FROM THE SCIENCES TO THE HUMANITIES FROM THE SOCIAL SCIENCES TO THE ARTS AND INSTRUCTION IN BOTH SKILLS AND ANALYSIS AND DISCRIMINATION. IT IS A TRAINING THAT DEVELOPS IN HUMANS WORDS, HABITS OF MIND, WHICH LAST THROUGH LIFE. THERE ARE THOSE WHO ASSERT THAT AN EDUCATION OF THIS KIND IS A RELIC OF THE PAST, NOT INTUNE WITH THEIR MODERN TECHNOLOGY-SATURATED TIMES BUT ON THE CONTRARY I CLAIM JUST THE OPPOSITE, THAT IT IS IN FACT THE BEST KIND OF EDUCATION FOR THESE COMPLEX AND TROUBLED TIMES. INDIANA UNIVERSITY SERVES THESTATE BY MAKING AN ESSENTIAL CONTRIBUTION TO INDIANA'S ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND EMERGING KNOWLEDGE ECONOMY PROVIDING THE STATE'S EXCEPTIONAL STUDENTS FIRST WITH AN EXCELLENT LIBERAL EDUCATION THAT BUILDS THE HABITS OF MIND THAT YOU HAVE DESCRIBED AND THEN WITH THE OPPORTUNITY OF FURTHER EDUCATION AT THE HIGHEST STANDARDS IN NEARLY EVERY PROFESSION.THE GREAT TRADITION OF LIBERAL EDUCATION IS FUNDAMENTAL TO THE BEST UNIVERSITIES IN THE UNITED STATES, UNIVERSITIES THAT ARE ADMIRED AROUND THE WORLD FOR THE CREATIVE, INNOVATIVE STUDENTS THAT THEY PRODUCE AND THEIR PATH BREAKING RESEARCH AND SCHOLARSHIP.IT MUST REMAIN ESSENTIAL TO AN I U EDUCATION.IT IS QUITE SIMPLY MADE US WHO WE ARE, AND WHO WE WILL BE. DURING ITS SECOND CENTURY, INDIANA UNIVERSITY EXPERIENCED ENORMOUS GROWTH IN MANY AREAS, INCLUDING ITS STUDENT POPULATION , ITS RESEARCH ENTERPRISE, ITS INTERNATIONAL ENGAGEMENT, AND ITS COMMITMENTTO CONTRIBUTING TO THE CULTURAL SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC ADVANCE OF THE LIFE OF THE STATE. SOME WOULD SAY THAT DURING THIS ERA, IU AIMED TO BE ALL THINGS TO ALL PEOPLE WITH THE IDEA THE HIGHER EDUCATION WOULD BE THE GREAT EQUALIZER FOR STUDENTS FROM VARIOUS BACKGROUNDS BUT HAS IT BEEN? MUCH OF THE DISTRUST OF HIGHER EDUCATION STEMS FROM THOSE WHO FEEL THAT THEY HAVE BEEN LEFT BEHIND.GREAT DIVISIONS EXIST IN TODAYS WORLD, BETWEEN THE WEALTHY AND THE POOR, URBAN AND RURAL AMERICAN, BETWEEN THE POLITICAL RIGHT AND THE POLITICAL LEFT. WHILE MUCH OF THE NATIONAL AND GLOBAL RHETORIC MIGHT IMPLY THAT THE UNIVERSITIES ACCEPT OR EVEN EMBRACE THESE INEQUITIES IU'S HISTORY SHOWS JUST THE OPPOSITE. IU WAS AND IS IN THE FOREFRONT OF THE EQUAL EDUCATION OF MEN AND WOMEN AND BRINGING IT IN TO THE SCHOOLS OF SEGREGATION. TODAY, OUR REGIONAL CAMPUSES BRING AN IU EDUCATION TO EVERY CORNER OF THE STATE, BOUND TOGETHER WITH THEIR SUPPORTIVE COMMUNITY PARTNERS. SERVICE TO THE COMMUNITY IS PART OF THE VERY IDENTITY OF THE IUPUI CAMPUS, BUILT INTO IT AT EVERY LEVEL, AND IN BLOOMINGTON, THE WILDLY SUCCESSFUL CENTER FOR RURAL ENGAGEMENT HAS BROAD IU INTO THE LIVES OF DOZENS OF SMALL COMMUNITIES IN SOUTHERN INDIANA. ALL OF THIS PROVING THAT HIGHER EDUCATION CAN IN FACT PLAY A VITAL ROLE IN BRIDGING THESE SEEMINGLY INSURMOUNTABLE DIVIDES THIS THEN WILL BE A KEY CHALLENGE OF OUR THIRD CENTURY, TO BRIDGE THE DIVISIONS THAT EXIST IN OUR SOCIETY, AND PERMANENTLY SHARE THE IMAGE OF HIGHER EDUCATION AS AN IVORY TOWER AND PRESERVE OF THE PRIVILEGED.VITAL TO THIS IS TO ENSURE THAT IU REMAINS COMPLETELY ACCESSIBLE TO ABLE STUDENTS FROM ALL OVER THE STATE NO MATTER WHAT THEIR BACKGROUNDS, AND IN FACT, IU HAS PERHAPS NEVER BEEN MORE ACCESSIBLE. IU ONLINE PROVIDES FAST FLEXIBILITY OF TIME AND SPACE FOR AN IU EDUCATION OF WHICH OVER A THIRD OF OUR STUDENTS ARE NOW TAKING ADVANTAGE. WE NOW PROVIDE RECORD STUDENT FINANCIAL AID, THANKS IN PART TO THE OVERWHELMING SUCCESS OF IU'S BICENTENNIAL CAMPAIGN. TUITION IS VERY LOW BY THE STANDARDS OF MANY OF OUR PEERS. STUDENT DEBT IS FALLING RAPIDLY AND THE PERCENTAGES OF MINORITY STUDENTS ACROSS ALL OF IU ARE BOTH A RECORD AND NOW APPROXIMATE THAT OF THE STATE. IT IS ONE OF OUR ACCOMPLISHMENTS OF WHICH WE SHOULD BE MOST PROUD FOR WE ARE TRULY A UNIVERSITY FOR ALL THE PEOPLE. >> [APPLAUSE] >> AND VITAL TOO, HAS BEEN IUS POLITICOS RESEARCH ENTERPRISE. I NOTED IN MY STATE OF THE UNIVERSITY ADDRESS JUST A FEW DAY AGO THAT AS IU BEGINS A NEW CENTURY ITS RESEARCH ENTERPRISE IS STRONG. FUNDAMENTAL TO THE STRENGTH OF FACULTY OF EXCELLENCE AND OUTSTANDING ABILITY, IS RESEARCH AND SCHOLARSHIP BLAZE NEW PATHS OF KNOWLEDGE FOR THE BETTERMENT OF HUMANKIND, AND AS WE ENTER THAT CENTURY, THE EXCELLENCE OF IU'S RESEARCH FACULTY GROWS UNABATED. LAST YEAR, SAW THE MOST SUCCESSFUL YEAR EVER IN THE UNIVERSITY'S HISTORY, FOR EXTERNAL RESEARCH FUNDING WITH A RECORD $680.2 MILLION BEING AWARDED TO IU FACULTY RESEARCH PROJECTS. SUCH SUCCESS EMPHATICALLY UNDERSCORES THE EXCELLENCE ANDIMPORTANCE OF IU FACULTY RESEARCH AND SCHOLARSHIP IN THE FUNDING ENVIRONMENT, THAT CONTINUES TO GROW INCREASINGLY MORE COMPETITIVE. BUT IU BEGINS A NEW CENTURY WITH A MAJOR TRANSITION UNDERWAY AMONG ITS FACULTY. THE BABY-BOOM GENERATION ON WHOM SO MUCH OF IU'S POST-WAR REPUTATION FOR RESEARCH EXCELLENCE IS BASED IS GRADUALLY RETIRING AND A NEW GENERATION IS TAKING ITS PLACE. OF THE ROUGHLY 5,000 TENURED 10 YEAR TRACK AND CLINICAL FACULTY AT IU, ALMOST EXACTLY HALF HAVE JOINED IU SINCE 2007 AND OF THESE, NEARLY HALF ARE WOMEN. IT IS THIS GENERATION WHO WILL LEAD IU'S RESEARCH ENTERPRISE INTO ITS NEXT CENTURY. THE DEVOTED SUPPORT OF IU'S ALUMNI BASE OF AROUND 700,000 ALUMNI SPREAD ALL OVER THE WORLD HAS BEEN IN A MYRIAD OF WAYS A KEY TO OUR SUCCESS. THEY, AND TENS OF THOUSANDS OF FRIENDS OF THE UNIVERSITY, HAVE SUPPORTED THE UNIVERSITY FOR OVER A CENTURY, AND THIS CONCESSION OF FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGNS WHICH WILL CULMINATE NEXT YEAR IN THE COMPLETION OF WHAT WE EXPECT WILL BE IU'S RECORD BREAKING BICENTENNIAL CAMPAIGN OF OVER $3 BILLION. >> [APPLAUSE] >> IN THIS IT REFLECTS THE EXTRAORDINARY PHILANTHROPY THAT IS A BASIC PART OF AMERICAN UNIVERSITIES.IT EXISTS NOWHERE ELSE IN THE WORLD ON THIS SCALE. IT IS A UNIQUELY AMERICAN PHENOMENON. IU'S SUCCESS IN ITS THIRD CENTURY THEN WILL REST ON THE CONTINUING ENGAGEMENT AND SUPPORT OF ITS WORLDWIDE BODY OF ALUMNI AND FROM ITS EXTENSIVE RANGE OF SUPPORTERS FRIENDS AND COMMUNITY PARTNERS. IN 1920, ALMOST EXACTLY 100 YEARS AGO, ONE OF IU'S GREATEST PRESIDENTS, WILLIAM LOWE BRYAN SPOKE AT THE CENTENNIAL OF INDIANA UNIVERSITY. HE SPOKE AT A PERILOUS TIME, A DEVASTATING WAR HAD JUST FINISHED, DISEASE STILL WRECKED THE GLOBE AND IN SUCH A WORLD, BRYAN ASKED IF AMERICA AND ITS STATES HAD THE WILL TO SUPPORT THE GREAT PUBLIC UNIVERSITIES TO BE THE FOUNDATIONS OF FUTURE PROSPERITY.HE WROTE IN TONES OF GRAVE CONCERN, THAT "THE FIGHT FOR NATIONAL BUSINESS AND FOR WORLD BUSINESS MUST BE WON FIRST IN THE UNIVERSITIES, BUT CANNOT BE WON AT ALL IF THE UNIVERSITIES ARE ALLOWED TO DEGENERATE." BUT THE CENTURY SINCE BRYAN'S APPREHENSIVE WORDS HAS SEEN THE UNITED STATES LEAD THE FREE WORLD IN TWO GREAT VICTORIES AGAINST TOTALITARIANISM AND HAS SEEN ITS GREAT RESEARCH UNIVERSITIES BECOME THE WORLD'S FINEST. AS MARRY SUE COLEMAN THE PRESIDENT OF THE ASSOCIATION OF AMERICAN UNIVERSITIES RECENTLY SAID, RESEARCH UNIVERSITIES CREATED THE INTERNET, PUT A MAN ON THE MOON AND ENDED POLIO, AND THE DISCLOSURE OF AIDS AND PUT THE WORLD IN THE PALM OF OUR HANDS WITH A SMARTPHONE, BUT IF I MYSELF A CENTURY AFTER PRESIDENT BRYAN ASKING ALMOST THE SAME QUESTION THAT HE DID. WILL AMERICA'S RESEARCH UNIVERSITIES ENDURE AND KEEP THEIR POSITIONS OF GLOBAL LEADERSHIP ONE SEEMINGLY, SINCE 2008 FEDERAL FUNDING FOR BASIC SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH HAS EFFECTIVELY DECLINED, FAILING TO KEEP PACE WITH INFLATION. WHILE STATE SUPPORT FOR HIGHER EDUCATION IN INDIANA HASTHANKFULLY EXCEEDED THAT OF MANY OF OUR PEER INSTITUTIONS, IT TOO HAS FAILED TO KEEP PACE WITH INFLATION OVER THE PAST SEVERAL DECADES, AND FEDERAL BUDGETS PROPOSED IN RECENT YEARS , THANKFULLY, SUPPORTED BY CONGRESS WOULD UTTERLY DEFER AS TATE THE NATIONS CAPACITY FOR BASIC SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH. NEARLY 10 YEARS AGO, I ATTENDED AS A GUEST A CELEBRATION LIKE THIS FOR ANOTHER GREAT UNIVERSITY.I SAT IN THE GREAT HALL OF THE PEOPLE IN BEIJING, CHINA, ALONG WITH 8,000 OTHER PEOPLE ON SUNDAY MORNING AT THE OFFICIAL CELEBRATION OF THE CENTENNIAL OF THE FOUNDING OF TSINGHUA UNIVERSITY, CHINA'S FINEST. THE KEYNOTE SPEECH WAS GIVEN BY ONE OF ITS ALUMNI, THEN PRESIDENT OF CHINA, HU JINTAO. NEARLY THE WHOLE LEADERSHIP WAS THERE INCLUDING ANOTHER TSINGHUA GRADUATE, THEN VICE PRESIDENT, NOW PRESIDENT, XI-JINPING. IN A REMARKABLE SPEECH, PRESIDENT HU SPEAK AT LENGTH ABOUT THE VITAL IMPORTANCE OF CHINA'S RESEARCH UNIVERSITIES TO THE NATIONS FUTURE PROSPERITY, ECHOING PRESIDENT BRYAN'S WORDS. HE SAID, "INNOVATION IS THE MAIN DRIVING FORCE OF ECONOMIC SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT AND INTELLECTUAL INNOVATION BECOMES THE CORE FACTOR OF NATIONAL COMPETITIVE NESS" AND HE CONTINUED"HIGHER EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS MUST CONDUCT RESEARCH TO MEET THE NEEDS OF THE NATIONS ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT, CONDUCT RESEARCH AND CUTTING-EDGE FIELDS OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY AND BECOME MORE INVOLVED IN PUBLIC, NON-PROFIT RESEARCH, CONCERNING MAJOR WELFARE ISSUES." HE DESCRIBED AT LENGTH THE WAYS IN WHICH HIS COUNTRY WAS INVEST ING TO MAKE THIS HAPPEN. THE SCALE OF THIS INVESTMENT HAS BEEN MASSIVE, AND ITS IMPACT HAS BEEN EXTRAORDINARY. CHINESE UNIVERSITIES ARE NOW SOPHISTICATED, LARGE AND EXTREME LY WELL EQUIPPED AND AS A RESULT HAVE RISEN DRAMATICALLY IN WORLD RANKINGS. THIS IS A WORLD IN WHICH IU WILL BEGIN ITS THIRD CENTURY. A WORLD IN WHICH THE DOMINANCE OF THE AMERICAN RESEARCH UNIVERSITY CAN NO LONGER BE ASSURED, BUT AT INDIANA UNIVERSITY, WE ARE ACUTELY AWARE OF THE CHALLENGES THAT ARE COMING OUR WAY IN THE THIRD CENTURY. IT HAS DRIVEN MUCH OF THE REFORM , RESTRUCTURING RENT O NATION AND REBUILDING TO THE SECOND PLACE ACROSS ALL OF OUR CAMPUSES OVER THE LAST DECADE OR MORE. AS I DESCRIBED IN DETAIL AT MY STATE OF THE UNIVERSITY SPEECH A FEW DAY AGO WE BELIEVE WE ARE NOW WELL POSITIONED TO CONFRONT THESE CHALLENGES. NOR CAN THIS DOMINANCE OF AMERICAN UNIVERSITIES BESUSTAINED BY CUTTING AND FREEZING.AT THE END OF THE DAY, IT CAN ONLY BE ASSURED THROUGH INVESTMENT LIKE THAT WHICH IS HAPPENING ELSEWHERE IN THE WORLD IN THE COMING CENTURY THEN, WILL THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT CONTINUE TO INVEST IN THE RESEARCH CONDUCTED AT ITS UNIVERSITIESAND EVEN EXPAND THIS INVESTMENT AND WILL STATES CONTINUE TO INVEST IN THEIR GREAT PUBLIC RESEARCH UNIVERSITIES AT THE LEVEL NEEDED TO ENSURE THEY CONTINUE GLOBAL COMPETITIVENESS. SUCH INVESTMENT WILL ULTIMATELY BE CRITICAL TO AMERICA'S GLOBAL COMPETITIVENESS, ITS NATIONAL SECURITY AND THE QUALITY OF LIFE OF ITS CITIZENS. IT WILL ALSO BE CRITICAL TO HELPING THE STATE OF INDIANA GROW ITS POPULATION, ATTRACT NEW EMPLOYERS, AND DEAL WITH THE PRESSING CHALLENGES LIKE ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE, AND ADDICTION. AS WE ENTER THIS NEW CENTURY WE ARE HEADING TOWARDS A NEW SOCIAL CONTRACT.THE ROLE OF PUBLIC UNIVERSITIES IN THIS NEW SOCIAL ORDER WILL BE ESSENTIAL.IN ORDER TO ACHIEVE OUR GOALS, WE MUST RE-DOUBLE OUR EFFORTS TO BUILD THE TRUST OF THE PUBLIC IN WHAT WE DO, HOW WE DO IT, AND WHY WE DO IT. IN ORDER TO BUILD THIS TRUST, WE MUST SIMPLY SHED ONE LAST RELIC OF OUR INSTITUTIONAL IDENTITY THAT HAS ENDURED THROUGH OUR FIRST TWO CENTURIES. WHILE THE MIDWESTERN ETHOS OF HUMILITY AND CONFIDENCE HAS BEEN A DEFINING CHARACTERISTIC OF INDIANA UNIVERSITY, WE'VE UNINTENTIONALLY BECOME ONE OF THE BEST-KEPT SECRETS AT AMERICAN HIGHER EDUCATION. >> [LAUGHTER] >> KNOWN FOR DOING MORE WITH LESS, RATHER THAN THE QUALITY AND DISTINCTION OF THE WORK ITSELF.WE'VE ALLOWED OTHERS TO TELL OUR STORY FOR US, AND THAT HAS NOT ALWAYS PORTRAYED IU OR AMERICAN HIGHER EDUCATION IN ITS BEST LIGHT.IT IS TIME FOR INDIANA UNIVERSITY TO BEAR THE TORCH OF TELLING OUR OWN STORY, BOASTING ABOUT OUR OWN STRENGTHS, AND MEASURING THEM AGAINST ONLY THE BEST STANDARDS WE AIM TO ACHIEVEMENT. >> [APPLAUSE] >> THE BICENTENNIAL CELEBRATION OF INDIANA UNIVERSITY THEN WHILE IT IS STRICTLY SPEAKING AND STANDARD REFLECTION ON WHAT HAS COME BEFORE MUST BECOME THE LAUNCHING PAD FOR A NEW ERA OF PRIDE IN THE INSTITUTION AS IT IS NOW AN OPTIMISM ABOUT ITS BRIGHT FUTURE. THIS THEN, IS THE CALL TO ACTION , FOR INDIANA UNIVERSITY'S THIRD CENTURY, TO REBUILD OUR SOCIAL CONTRACT, BY PURPOSEFULLY BRIDGING THE DIVISIONS THAT EXIST IN OUR COMMUNITIES AND TELLING THE WORLD ABOUT OUR SUCCESSES.ANYTHING LESS AT THIS JUNCTURE WILL PROPEL US BACKWARDS WHEN THE WINDS OF CHANGE AND THE CHALLENGES OF THE NEXT CENTURY NECESSITATE THAT WE TAKE OUR SEARCH FOR LIGHT AND TRUTH FORWARD.THANK YOU VERY MUCH. >> [APPLAUSE] >> [APPLAUSE] >> THANK YOU VERY MUCH. THANK YOU. AND SO WE COME THE END OF THIS ONCE-IN-A-LIFETIME OCCASION. MAYBE I CAN ASK YOU ALL FIRST TO JOIN ME IN THANKING OUR OUTSTANDING MUSICIANS FOR THEIR MAGNIFICENT PERFORMANCE TODAY AS WELL.>> [APPLAUSE] >> [APPLAUSE] >> MAYBE WE COULD ASK THEM TO DO US AN ENCORE. >> [LAUGHTER]>> I'D ALSO LIKE TO THANK KATHLEEN BENNETT AND MELISSA HOP PER, OUR SIGN LANGUAGE INTERPRETERS PLEASE JOIN ME IN THANKING THEM AS WELLMENT >> [APPLAUSE] >> IN ADDITION I WANT TO EXTEND MY PERSONAL THANKS TO THE DIRECTOR OF THE IU BICENTENNIAL, PLEASE JOIN ME IN THANKING KELLY KISH.>> [APPLAUSE] >> AND ALSO, TO EXPRESS OUR THANKS TO MEMBERS OF THE BICENTENNIAL EVENTS TEAMS, WHO HAVE WORKED SO HARD BEHIND THE SCENES FOR MANY MONTHS TO PLAN TODAY'S MEMORABLE EVENT. JOIN ME IN THANKING THEM TOO, PLEASE.>> [APPLAUSE] NOW THANKS ALSO GO TO THE SPEAKERS OTHER MEMBERS OF THE PLATFORM PARTY AND ALL OF THE DELEGATES FOR YOUR PARTICIPATION THANK YOU ALL VERY MUCH FOR YOUR PARTICIPATION TODAY. [APPLAUSE] >> FINALLY I THANK ALL OF YOU INNED AUDIENCE FOR BEING PART OF THIS WONDERFUL OCCASION AND NOW I INVITE EVERYBODY TO JOIN IN SINGING THE UNIVERSITY'S ALMA MATER, HAIL TO OLD IU. WE'LL BE LED IN SONG BY MARIETTA SIMPSON, RUDY PROFESSOR OF VOICE IN THE JACOBS SCHOOL OF MUSIC AND ALSO BY THE SINGING HOOSIERS AND "STRAIGHT NO CHASER." NOW I KNOW THERE'S NO ONE HERE THAT DOESN'T KNOW THE WORDS BUT JUST IN CASE THERE IS ONE OR TWO PEOPLE THE WORDS ARE PRINTED ON THE LAST PAGES OF YOUR PROGRAM BOOKLETS.AFTER THE ALMA MATER PLEASE BE SEATED AND REMAIN SEATED UNTIL THE PLATFORM PARTY AND DELEGATES HAVE LEFT THE AUDITORIUM SO ALL WHO ARE ABLE TO STAND COULD YOU PLEASE STAND FOR THE ALMA MATER? >> ♪ COME AND JOIN IN SONG TOGETHER, SHOUT WITH MIGHT AND MAIN, OUR BELOVED ALMA MATER, SOUND HER PRAISE AGAIN. GLORIANA, FRANGIPANA, E'ER TO HER BE TRUE, SHE'S THE PRIDE OF INDIANA, HAIL TO OLD IU! ♪ >> [APPLAUSE] >> [CHEERS AND APPLAUSE] >>
IU Bicentennial Ceremony Archival Compilation Film
Speeches from the Bicentennial Ceremony
Making IU History: The Bicentennial Medal
Description of the video:
When I came here in Bloomington I didn't have much background or any knowledge about Bloomington.
I got the opportunity to start working here as a design faculty and I got to realize that how IU is not just Bloomington. I started to recognize everything is kind of interconnected it kind of made me very interested in about how IU's central culture actually is not just in Bloomington, but throughout Indiana. When I saw the medal poster about the design of a Bicentennial Medal I just immediately thought, "Wow, it would be so cool to represent something.
I use this interconnection throughout the campuses. The design actually came from two distinct images. One is water ripples, so when the water drops it's kind of influencing the ripples around that area. And another one is its aviation routes. You see the aviation one portal space connecting space to space.
So I thought that that two images combining how IU's each campus is rebuilding and how they are connected to other area for a global connection.
There were two big challenges in making these medallions, one was getting the metal temperature correct.The alloy itself that we used, the bell material, is not homogenous. There were some areas of the bell that were were high tin content. We could see other areas that had high copper content. So as a result, the finished product you'll see some variation in color. And that's a unique aspect of using historic material like this.
It created challenges but it made a really unique end piece. We began the process with receiving digital designs from Jeeyea, the selected artist.
We worked with Jeeyea to develop levels and sizes for each of the components of the
medallion. Digital files were then introduced to our our milling CAD program and then transferred to our CNC machine for milling.
There are two parts, two-part dies and we use that for wax injection.
We're injecting waxes under high pressure into these metal dies.
After we get the wax, they go to our investment room where we put them on a tree. We make a ceramic slurry.
We pour the ceramic slurry into the steel cylinder, pull a vacuum on it to eliminate any kind of air cavities in the part, the investment hardens and then we transfer it to the de-waxing unit.
The next day the parts are ready for casting. We use a gas fired furnace. We're melting the material at about nineteen hundred degrees and we're pulling a vacuum on it.
We handle ladle the metal into the steel cylinder.
The vacuum draws the metal down into the cavities for great detail reproduction. After we go through a process of removing the investment our finishing line the parts are removed from the tree and they go to for gate removal, edge smoothing, working on any of the highlights.
We hand relieve the parts to leave oxidation and then the parts are clear coated.
I think the most exciting part was to see the reaction of staff at IU and Jeeyea the artist.
And how pleased they were with the end result. We told them going in that there were challenges and I think the end product exceeded everyone's expectations.
When you have an opportunity to do a job for something in your community it's an honor to do it. And we we enjoyed the project. We worked hard on it and we're very proud of the work that we did.
It's kind of amazing that, I know I'm a foreigner.
I'm not like rooted here from the beginning but when I started living in Bloomington and became part of the faculty of IU I felt more and now really engaged. But as I am kind of marking up this Bicentennial Medal it's a big big milestone in a way for IU when I contribute my own design for awarding people who contributed this history of IU, I'm kind of very honored.
Indiana University bicentennial.
Indiana University Bicentennial Painting: "Lux et Veritas"
Description of the video:
I came to the University in 1970 and thought I would only stay a year or two and I ended up staying my whole career here basically.
President McRobbie had the vision to think of depicting the motto of the school of light and truth and he chose to have paintings done of them.
The project is a very beautiful project actually and I can't think of a better time than the celebration of the bicentennial year to have this.
In the truth painting, I started thinking more in terms of education and Earth's discovery of truth and Earth's way of trying to understand the world and so transmitting that information from history and time that was sort of the idea of the painting
I started with the Philosopher's and their understanding of truth and there's one figure that is symbolic of truth. It's a character that is holding a globe, then as truth is being, she/he is trying to pass it along to the educators who treat it sort of like a hot potato. They don't quite know what to do with truth either and so they argue about it, they discuss it, and then the students who are basically learning about life and wildly distracted are the right-hand side of the painting. And the figures doing all kinds of things that I've observed over the years students do.
And as I thought about light I thought of cosmic light and light that's bigger than anything we can imagine and really the interpretation of the motto then kind of was fixed.
That light is symbolic of the imagination and the creative process.
It stands for what we don't know. Light is what we can't see.
The artists that I've looked at my whole life seem to have all come to visit me in these two years, you know. Everybody I've ever loved, I've got cartoonists.
I love Calvin and Hobbes, I love Daumier and the humor that they bring to art.
I love classical work, I love landscape, and flower paintings and you know.
I mean it's all, I feel like I've been very lucky to have not just a university that accepts this and appreciates this but also all of my my friends in the art history world you know became alive again to me,
Indiana University Bicentennial
Indiana University Bicentennial Mural in Wright Quadrangle
Description of the video:I'm Caleb Weintraub. I teach painting and drawing here at IU and I was asked to create a mural that would be the final mural in the right quad sequence of murals.
Well, I was thinking of bringing back some of the lightness and brightness from the earlier murals and maintaining some of the rendering and description that was in the late 90s mural and kind of blending those two ideas.
So flattening out the space, sometimes tilting the perspective in ways that aren't entirely convincing, but allow us to see more of the space than we would if we were seeing it from one contiguous point of view, but then also maintaining that degree of description.
So people who are familiar with the characters and people being described would be able to recognize those people.
The process it really starts with a general idea of how I want that composition to be, and that's usually just a physical drawing, and then a number of photographs and then digital drawings, some thematic pages where I just kind of think about what are the different themes that I want to be in here.
And because Luddy Hall is an informatics building associated with technology and some of the kind of advancements that have happened in that regard over the past 20 years.
And also because there's a kind of a geometry to the building itself or a boxiness,
I decided that I wanted it to be integrated with some bright color and almost like digital palette. One of the kind of strategies I use in my own work is to build models in a 3D environment and work from those models as if they were mocquettes.
It allows me to make changes to the composition of the elements in there without having to start from scratch all the time.
And it also allows me to react to observed kind of lighting situations.
I think really it's a celebration of some of the achievements.
So, for instance, we have a Nobel Prize winner.
We have people who are highly decorated in their fields.
So I think in terms of just commemorating individuals and what those individuals represent, they represent extremely strong devotion to research.
And really, there are thousands of individuals who've been successful in their careers and in their research.
And these are just a few examples of people
that sort of typify that for me.
These represent a lot more research that hasn't
That's really striking and significant.
So even though we can only include a few people, I kind of see those people as embodying the goals and the and the achievements of other faculty and students.
There's a panel it's devoted to athletics and all the kind of achievements that are connected to athletics in the past 20 years.
One panel takes on activism and student activity and social responsibility, sustainability, the environment.
I've had people at all levels helping with various components of the mural.
And that's also been exciting and fun to share the process and learn from the students also.
And then just to allow people to kind of be involved in something that is kind of a somewhat large scope and then hopefully they'll be able to see it on the wall and and recognize little parts of it that they made or that they painted or that they had something to do with and I think that that'll be exciting.
I think the idea of using the technology like computer graphics and 3D modeling, but also painting it with oil paint, which is a very traditional medium, is a way of kind of expressing our interest in integrating or blending respect for history the past and for tradition, but also an interest in embracing the future and progress and whatever may come.
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It’s never too late to do the right thing.
No matter how long it takes.
Just one year removed from a Rose Bowl appearance, Indiana University football had lofty expectations heading into the 1969 season.
But in early November, 10 African-American players boycotted practice to protest their treatment by the staff.
Coach John Pont promised to kick the “IU 10” off the team if they didn’t return.
They refused, and Coach Pont followed through.
The dispute affected both the players’ careers and the IU program.
The team lost its final three games of the season and went 1-9 the following year.
Nearly 50 years later, the university retroactively reinstated the “IU 10” to the team and recognized the contributions they made to identifying and addressing racial issues on campus.
Don Silas was glad the university was finally willing to listen.
It was a long overdue reconciliation.
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Today, Indiana University students might mock their professors with online posts.
19th and early 20th century students published satirical newsletters called "boguses."
None created more of a stir than the infamous “Turd” bogus of 1890.
Its authors attacked students and faculty questioning their intellect, morality, and sobriety.
The IU Board of Trustees wanted the authors punished and called in Chicago’s Pinkerton National Detective Agency.
But, the content and tone of the bogus had, from the beginning, cast suspicion on seven Beta Theta Pi fraternity members many the offspring of prominent families and one the son of an IU Trustee.
All seven were expelled but two years later the faculty relented
All they were reinstated.
And their spirit of youthful irreverence lives on in today’s social media posts and satirical online publications.
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In 1973, IU Northwest history professors Ron Cohen and Jim Lane established the Calumet Regional Archives.
They began to collect materials from northwestern Indiana … specifically Lake and Porter counties.
Documenting the history of industry, labor, education, immigration, minorities, women, religion and politics.
One collection comprises over 2,000 glass-plate negatives from US Steel’s Gary Works …
It’s a visual record of the factory’s history and the growth of the City of Gary.
Once Cohen and Lane persuaded a local union to donate its records.
As the boxes were being carted out, union leaders became curious and started looking through them.
They decided to keep most of the records.
The professors had fueled a new appreciation for the union's history.
Today, the Calumet Regional Archives includes over 500 collections … over five thousand linear feet of manuscripts and materials.
Scholars, students, journalists and filmmakers have used its holdings to shine a light on the unique history of the Calumet Region.
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How do you gather the artifacts and memories of one of America’s best-known storytellers and bring his world of creativity to Indiana University?
That was the challenge facing the Center for Ray Bradbury Studies at IUPUI.
After the author’s death, his family asked the Center to preserve his legacy as an American cultural icon.
In 2013, Center director Jon Eller of the IU School of Liberal Arts worked in Bradbury’s Los Angeles home to pack his papers, awards and mementos.
The collection includes a Mars globe given by NASA and a replica of Captain Nemo’s Nautilus submarine created by one of Walt Disney’s “Imagineers.”
Also, Bradbury’s Pulitzer Prize crystal, his National Book Award and National Medal of Arts, an Academy Award nomination and an Emmy statuette.
Three artifacts have been to outer space.
State and federal grants will support public engagement and extend IU’s role in preserving the legacy of an American literary treasure and space-age visionary for future generations to enjoy.
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1 00:00:03,375 --> 00:00:06,708 In December 1980, John Lennon was shot and killed. 2 00:00:06,708 --> 00:00:10,791 Two years later, Glenn Gass, a young assistant instructor, 3 00:00:10,791 --> 00:00:12,583 created a course called “The Beatles” 4 00:00:12,583 --> 00:00:14,458 as a kind of tribute to Lennon. 5 00:00:14,458 --> 00:00:17,791 By the time he received his Ph.D. the classes had grown 6 00:00:17,791 --> 00:00:21,208 and the School of Music offered Gass a teaching position. 7 00:00:21,208 --> 00:00:22,666 Some of the older faculty 8 00:00:22,666 --> 00:00:24,625 struggled to think of rock as “music” 9 00:00:24,625 --> 00:00:26,750 let alone worth an entire course. 10 00:00:26,750 --> 00:00:29,916 One esteemed musicologist asked, why anyone would 11 00:00:29,916 --> 00:00:32,666 “spend even one minute on musical garbage.” 12 00:00:32,666 --> 00:00:36,000 But "The Beatles" became a generation-defining class. 13 00:00:36,000 --> 00:00:37,625 Bo Diddley, Neil Young, 14 00:00:37,625 --> 00:00:41,333 Todd Rundgren, Booker T. Jones and John Mellencamp 15 00:00:41,333 --> 00:00:44,416 are just some who also visited music classrooms at IU. 16 00:00:45,291 --> 00:00:48,291 Rock and Roll Hall-of-Famer Lou Reed told Glenn Gass 17 00:00:48,291 --> 00:00:49,833 speaking to his music class 18 00:00:49,833 --> 00:00:51,875 was the weirdest thing he’d ever done. 19 00:00:51,875 --> 00:00:54,375 For Glenn Gass it was like having Mozart 20 00:00:54,375 --> 00:00:56,708 visit a music appreciation class.
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1 00:00:03,583 --> 00:00:07,208 Indiana University has produced 18 Rhodes Scholars, 2 00:00:07,208 --> 00:00:09,541 who are chosen not only for academic excellence 3 00:00:09,541 --> 00:00:12,750 but for character, leadership and commitment to others. 4 00:00:12,750 --> 00:00:15,375 Mutsa Mutembwa, a native of Zimbabwe, 5 00:00:15,375 --> 00:00:17,833 arrived at IU wanting to make an impact 6 00:00:17,833 --> 00:00:19,625 on the Hoosier Field Hockey team. 7 00:00:19,625 --> 00:00:21,541 Her athletic success paled 8 00:00:21,541 --> 00:00:23,916 in comparison to her academic achievements. 9 00:00:23,916 --> 00:00:28,583 In 2010, she became the 14th Indiana University student 10 00:00:28,583 --> 00:00:30,833 and fourth IU student-athlete 11 00:00:30,833 --> 00:00:32,833 to be chosen as a Rhodes Scholar. 12 00:00:32,833 --> 00:00:35,916 Previous IU student-athlete Rhodes Scholars were 13 00:00:35,916 --> 00:00:37,958 Frank Aydelotte in 1905, 14 00:00:37,958 --> 00:00:40,416 Ernest Baltzell in 1919, 15 00:00:40,416 --> 00:00:42,416 Harlan Logan in 1928 16 00:00:42,416 --> 00:00:44,666 and Bill Wolfe in 1970. 17 00:00:44,666 --> 00:00:47,250 An economics and mathematics major at IU, 18 00:00:47,250 --> 00:00:49,708 Mutembwa did her postgraduate studies 19 00:00:49,708 --> 00:00:53,250 in Water Science, Policy and Management at Oxford. 20 00:00:53,250 --> 00:00:56,833 Today, she works in London as an investment banking analyst.