Indiana University Locations
The State Seminary Act, passed by Indiana's General Assembly on January 20, 1820 to establish Indiana University.
Indiana University (IU) is a system of public universities in the state of Indiana. Indiana University has a combined student body of more than 110,000 students, which includes approximately 46,000 students enrolled at the Indiana University Bloomington campus.
Indiana University has two core campuses and seven regional campuses. Each one of the campuses is an accredited, four-year degree-granting institution.
The flagship campus of Indiana University is located in Bloomington.
- Indiana University Bloomington (IU Bloomington) is the location of Indiana University. The Bloomington campus is home to numerous premier Indiana University schools, including the College of Arts and Sciences, the Jacobs School of Music, an extension of the Indiana University School of Medicine, the School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering, which includes the former School of Library and Information Science (now Department of Library and Information Science), School of Optometry, the O'Neil School of Public and Environmental Affairs, the Maurer School of Law, the School of Education, and the Kelley School of Business.
- Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) is an urban expansion, co-locating degree programs of Indiana University alongside those of Purdue University and extending public higher education to the capitol. Located just west of downtown Indianapolis, it is the central location of several Indiana University schools, including the School of Medicine, the IU School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, the School of Dentistry, the Kelley School of Business, the School of Nursing, the School of Social Work, the Indiana University administrated Herron School of Art and Design, and the Robert H. McKinney School of Law.
In addition to its core campuses, Indiana University comprises seven extensions throughout Indiana:
According to the National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO), the value of the endowment of the Indiana University and affiliated foundations in 2016 is over $1.986 billion. The annual budget across all campuses totals over $3 Billion.
The Indiana University Research and Technology Corporation (IURTC) is a not-for-profit agency that assists IU faculty and researchers in realizing the commercial potential of their discoveries. Since 1997, university clients have been responsible for more than 1,800 inventions, nearly 500 patents, and 38 start-up companies.
In the 2016 Fiscal Year alone, the IURTC was issued 53 U.S. patents and 112 global patents.
- Laura Aikin - operatic coloratura soprano
- Howard Ashman - Oscar-winning playwright and lyricist, known for The Little Mermaid and Beauty and the Beast
- Trigger Alpert - Jazz bassist for the Glenn Miller Orchestra
- OG Anunoby - Professional basketball player, currently playing for the Toronto Raptors
- Emilie Autumn - Violinist and singer
- Agnes Nebo von Ballmoos - Liberian ethnomusicologist, choral conductor, composer
- Jonathan Banks -- actor
- Joshua Bell - Grammy Award-winning violinist and conductor
- Thomas Bryant - Professional basketball player, currently playing for the Washington Wizards
- Meg Cabot - Author of The Princess Diaries series, The Mediator series, and stand-alone novels.
- Ranveer Singh - Bollywood actor
- Hoagy Carmichael - Composer, pianist, singer, actor, and bandleader
- John T. Chambers - Chairman and former CEO of Cisco Systems
- Nicole Chevalier - Operatic soprano
- Sougwen Chung - Multidisciplinary visual and performance artist
- Alton Dorian Clark (known by stage name Dorian) - Hip-hop recording artist and record producer
- Pamela Coburn (born 1959), soprano
- Suzanne Collins - Author of The Underland Chronicles and The Hunger Games trilogy
- Mark Cuban - Owner of the NBA's Dallas Mavericks
- J. Lee - Lt. Cmdr. John LaMarr. The Orville and The Lion King (2019 film)
- John Cynn - Professional poker player. 2018 World Series of Poker (WSOP) Champion.
- Mary Czerwinski - Computer scientist at Microsoft Research and Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery
- Alex Dickerson (born 1990) - baseball player
- Thomas P. Dooley - author, minister and research scientist
- Judith Lynn Ferguson, author of 65 cookery related books, cookery editor of Woman's Realm women's magazine, and Head of Diploma Course at Le Cordon Bleu- London
- Matt Fields - Fashion designer - Founder of street wear brand Dope Couture
- George Goehl - Community organizer, activist and executive director of People's Action
- Neil Goodman - Sculptor and educator
- Eric Gordon - Professional basketball player, currently playing for the Houston Rockets
- Hardy - Country music singer and songwriter
- Michael D. Higgins - 9th President of Ireland
- Jordan Howard - Professional Football Player
- Lissa Hunter - Artist
- Jamie Hyneman - Host of the television series MythBusters
- Narendra Jadhav - Economist, educationist, and writer
- Richard G. Johnson - Acting Science Adviser to Ronald Reagan (1986), physics professor at University of Bern, and manager of the Space Sciences Laboratory of University of California - Berkeley.
- William E. Jenner - Indiana state senator and U.S. Senator
- Jason Jordan - Professional wrestler
- Nina Kasniunas - Political scientist, author, and professor
- E.W. Kelley - Businessman; former chairman of Steak 'n Shake restaurants
- Kevin Kline -- actor
- Sylvia McNair - singer
- Kristin Merscher - pianist; professor at the Hochschule für Musik Saar
- Christopher Mattheisen - American-Hungarian businessman, historian, economist, CEO of Magyar Telekom
- Ryan Murphy - Film and TV screenwriter, director, and producer
- Gregory Nagy - Classical scholar at Harvard University
- Victor Oladipo - Professional basketball player, currently playing for the Indiana Pacers
- Jane Pauley - Journalist, TV anchor on CBS This Morning
- Straight No Chaser - A cappella group
Indiana University has three medals to recognize individuals.
- The University Medal, the only IU medal that requires approval from the Board of Trustees, was created in 1982 by then IU President John W. Ryan and is the highest award bestowed by the University. It honors individuals for singular or noteworthy contributions, including service to the university and achievement in arts, letters, science, and law. The first recipient was Thomas T. Solley, former director of the IU Art Museum.
- Indiana University President's Medal for Excellence honors individuals for distinction in public service, service to Indiana University, achievement in a profession, and/or extraordinary merit and achievement in the arts, humanities, science, education, and industry. The first recipients were member of the Beaux Arts Trio on September 20, 1985.
- Thomas Hart Benton Mural Medallion "recognizes individuals who are shining examples of the values of IU and the universal academic community." President Ryan was the first to award this honor. It was first awarded to the president of Nanjing University on July 21, 1986. It honors individuals for distinction in public office or service, a significant relationship to Indiana University or Indiana, significant service to IU programs, students, or faculty, significant contribution to research or support for research.
Indiana University has several ways to recognize the accomplishments of faculty.
- Distinguished Professorships - Indiana University's most prestigious academic appointment
- University Distinguished Teaching Awards - recognizing "shining examples of dedication and excellence"
- Thomas Ehrlich Award for Excellence in Service Learning - recognizing excellence in service-learning. The recipient is also the IU nominee for the national Campus Compact Thomas Ehrlich Award for Service Learning.
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The Mace, a symbol of authority dating back to medieval times, when it was a studded, club-like weapon that was made of iron and could break armor. It later would be used in processions of city mayors and other dignitaries and became an emblem of order and authority during academic ceremonies. The staff of IU's Mace is 30 inches long and made of polished ebony encircled with four brass, gold-plated collars and entwined by swirled gold bands. Atop the staff is a globe of plated brass with four flat sides. The sides of the globe are embossed with IU's seal, the seal of the state of Indiana, the emblematic initials "IU," and the donor inscription. The Mace was presented to the university by Indiana Alpha of Phi Delta Theta in 1949. Mounted on the globe of the Mace are 12 large synthetic jewels of blue sapphire, ruby, garnet, and topaz. Atop this rests an eagle with outstretched wings.
The Jewel and Chain of Office are worn by the university president at ceremonial occasions. The Jewel of Office is handcrafted of gold-plated sterling silver and precious jewels. Each part of the design has a symbolic meaning that reflects IU's historic origin and educational mission, noting such things as the number of states in the Union when the university was founded in 1820 (22 states), the year Indiana became a state (1816), and the years that mark IU's evolution from a seminary to a university (1820, 1828 and 1838). The jewels in the item include emeralds, sapphires, topaz, rubies, and diamonds. The Jewel of Office was presented to the university in 1946 by the Pi chapter of Beta Theta Pi. The Chain of Office was donated to the university in 1958 by the Lambda chapter of Sigma Chi. The chain is handcrafted of gold-plated sterling silver and contains 44 linked panels, eight of which are engraved with the names of the presidents who have served the university since the Jewel of Office was first worn as the symbol of the presidency.
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