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Dec. 7, 2016

IU Kelley School undergrad business program ranked second among public institutions, seventh overall

Kelley School

Hodge Hall at the Kelley School of Business. | PHOTO BY JAMES BROSHER, IU COMMUNICATIONS

IU’s Kelley School of Business ranks second among public institutions and seventh overall in a new ranking of undergraduate degree programs by Poets & Quants, the leading online publication for business education news.

Kelley also ranked No. 1 among public institutions in the alumni survey about the quality of their academic experience. The undergraduate program also ranked fourth among public institutions in terms of employment success.

At the same time, Poets & Quants acknowledged the rigorous standards for acceptance into the Kelley School. The program ranks sixth highest among public institutions and 19th overall in an analysis that weighs the enrollment of students who graduate in the top 10 percent of their high school class, acceptance rate and average SAT scores.

Indiana will take on Utah in 2016 Foster Farms Bowl

Indiana will face Utah in the 2016 Foster Farms Bowl after the Hoosiers earned a fourth straight Old Oaken Bucket victory, tied for the longest streak in program history (1944-47).

The Hoosiers will be making their 11th bowl appearance, their second consecutive and their first at the Foster Farms Bowl. IU last made back-to-back postseason appearances in 1990-91. 

The football game will be held at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California, on Wednesday, Dec. 28, with an 8:30 p.m. ET kickoff on Fox Sports.

IU Women’s Philanthropy Council invites 2017 grant applications

The IU Women’s Philanthropy Leadership Council encourages individuals and organizations at all university campuses to submit applications for its sixth annual grant cycle.

Each academic year, the council awards about $100,000 to programs and initiatives across all IU campuses. The Women’s Philanthropy Leadership Council encourages proposals that seek to better the IU community in a number of ways, with funding priorities that develop women’s leadership, provide global experiences for students, improve public health, increase career and educational opportunities in STEM -- particularly for women and underserved youth -- and foster inclusion among diverse populations. 

All Indiana University community members -- students, faculty and staff -- are encouraged to apply. The application and additional information are available online.

Two IU faculty members named American Association for the Advancement of Science fellows

Two faculty members from IU have been named fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, a distinction that recognizes outstanding contributions to the progress of science and research.

The 2016 fellows include Volker P. Brendel, a professor in the IU Bloomington College of Arts and Science's Department of Biology and the IU School of Informatics and Computing, and Kenneth P. Mackie, a professor in the IU Bloomington College of Arts and Sciences' Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences.

The two faculty members' election brings the number of the association’s fellows affiliated with IU to 94.

Inside IU Bloomington’s holiday publication schedule 

Just a reminder: Today’s issue of Inside IU Bloomington is the last for 2016. We’ll return in 2017 with the first issue of the spring semester on Jan. 11. Send your story ideas to iniu@iu.edu.

Nominate students for 2017 Senior Recognition Awards

Faculty and staff are encouraged to nominate graduating seniors for the Senior Recognition Awards. One letter of nomination will be sufficient for your student to be considered for Herman B Wells, Elvis J. Stahr and Kate Hevner Mueller awards. 

The Senior Recognition Awards are a public recognition of outstanding senior students based on scholarship, leadership and service to IU during the nominee's undergraduate years on campus. Awards are presented in the spring semester.

More information about the award criteria and how to nominate students is available online.

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