The Bicentennial Year (2019/2020) and the period leading up to it provide a truly unique opportunity to reflect upon the university’s history and to catalyze new initiatives at the start of the institution’s third century. It will also provide numerous occasions to showcase IU’s extraordinary intellectual resources in science, its world-class programs and facilities in the arts and humanities, and its distinguished history of contributions to the people of Indiana, the state, and the world. It will be an opportunity to celebrate not only within the university community on all campuses, but also with all the communities across Indiana who are so closely intertwined with these campuses, the people of the State of Indiana, and the hundreds of thousands of IU alumni, colleagues, friends, and supporters around the country and globe.
The Bicentennial will feature numerous Signature Projects that are recommended by the Bicentennial Steering Committee. These projects are organized into the follow topics:
- Recognition Programs
- Lectures, Reunions, and Conferences
- Public Art and Campus Beautification Programs
- Heritage and Legacy Programs
- Public Programs and Outreach
- Academic and Curricular Innovations
Built into the Signature projects are opportunities for students to do research and manage aspects of projects as active members in the IU Bicentennial Celebration. This document provides guidelines for interested parties to apply to host interns for a semester long project.