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Jan. 25, 2017

Two additional Oscars join Lilly Library's John Ford collection

IU Libraries' Lilly Library is now home to four Academy Awards -- more commonly known as Oscars -- thanks to Dan Ford of Encino, Calif., who is the biographer and grandson of legendary motion picture director John Ford (1895-1973).


Two additional Oscars won by legendary motion picture director John Ford are now housed at the Lilly Library. | PHOTO COURTESY OF LILLY LIBRARY

The two most recently donated statuettes -- Best Documentary for "December 7th" (1943) and Best Director for "The Informer" (1935) -- join his previous gifts: the Best Director Oscars for "The Grapes of Wrath" (1940) and "How Green Was My Valley" (1941).

The Lilly Library is committed to both preservation and access, Dan Ford said. The latest gift reconnects his grandfather's Oscars with the work they recognize.

"I believe it's best to keep everything together," Dan Ford said. "I want to do that in a place where my grandfather's work will be respected and also available to his many fans, as well as scholars and academics."

Additional details about the Lilly's collection are available online.

Office of Admissions to host student event for IU Bloomington faculty, staff

"A Closer Look @ IU" is an event hosted by the Office of Admissions to provide an exclusive preview of IU Bloomington for university employees and their high school freshmen, sophomores or juniors from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 25 in the IMU's Georgian Room.

The event will present information beneficial to families embarking on the college search and enrollment process, and highlight the activities and opportunities that are a part of the IU Bloomington experience. Specific topics covered include admission requirements, as well as information about financial aid, scholarships and the IU Tuition Benefit Program. Attendees will also get a glimpse of student life from current IU students and take a student-led walking tour of the campus.

Reservations are required for this event. RSVP online by Feb. 20.

For additional information or questions, contact associate director of admissions Stephanie Stephenson at sacrowe@indiana.edu.

IU Bloomington to host 2017 Big Ten baseball tournament

The Big Ten Conference has announced the 2017 Big Ten Baseball Tournament will be held at Bart Kaufman Field on the IU Bloomington campus. The eight-team tournament will take place May 24-28.
The Big Ten Baseball Tournament has been played annually since 1981, with a four-team field through 1999 and a six-team event from 2000-13 before moving to its current eight-team format in 2014.
This marks the first time since 2010 that a Big Ten school will host the tournament and it will be the first time Indiana has hosted the Big Ten Tournament. The tournament will return to TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, Neb., from 2018 to 2022.
Bart Kaufman Field is no stranger to hosting premier college baseball tournaments, having served as a regional host site for the NCAA Tournament in 2013 and 2014. The Hoosiers have ranked among the top two in the Big Ten and the top 35 in the country in attendance since the stadium opened.
Ticket information will be announced at a later date. The 2017 Big Ten baseball season will begin on Feb. 17.

IUPD-Bloomington social media avatar

The IU Police Department on the Bloomington campus recently joined Twitter. | PHOTO COURTESY OF IUPD-BLOOMINGTON

ICYMI: IUPD-Bloomington joins Twitter

The IU Police Department's Bloomington division has begun using Twitter in addition to Facebook to better engage with and inform students, staff and visitors.

"Twitter will help us push information out quickly to a wide audience, and we encourage everyone to communicate with us regarding any public safety issues arising on campus, or simply to ask questions," said Andy Stephenson, operations captain for IUPD-Bloomington. "Our hope is that it will enhance our efforts to build relationships and engage the campus community."

Check out what your officers are up to by following @IUPD_Btown on Twitter or by liking @IUPDbtown on Facebook.

Superintendent of Public Safety Benjamin Hunter said he expects more IUPD campus divisions to begin using social media in the coming year because of the potential to customize IU safety messaging to their communities, and to emphasize their dedication to community policing and role as full-service campus law enforcement agencies.

IUPD also is launching a second Twitter account to share news and information relevant to all campuses. Follow @IUpolice on Twitter to learn more about the agency, one of the largest in the state, and to share feedback or ask questions.  The agency is also on Facebook at @IUPolice.

Bloomington Innovation Conference sets Feb. 24 deadline for abstracts from IU researchers

The Johnson Center for Innovation and Translational Research has set a Feb. 24 deadline for researchers at IU Bloomington and interested industry researchers to submit abstracts for the third annual Bloomington Innovation Conference.

Researchers across all academic disciplines are invited to submit abstracts, which may describe recently completed work or work in progress. Submission requirements are:

  • The abstract must be no more than 500 words.
  • The submission must include the researcher's name, university affiliation, email address and phone number.
  • The abstract must be submitted through the conference's website.
  • The abstract must also be sent in PDF format to JCITR@indiana.edu.
  • The submission may include a draft of the poster, either in portrait or landscape format, no larger than 36 inches by 46 inches.

Questions about the submission process can be directed to JCITR@indiana.edu or 812-855-3133.

Authors will be notified by March 17 if their abstracts have been accepted to be displayed. Authors whose abstracts are chosen are responsible for costs associated with the preparation and presentation of the abstract and poster. They must attend the April 6 conference, which will be held in the Frangipani Room in the IMU.

Trevor Foughty named IU director of government relations and communications

Trevor Foughty, an Indiana native who has worked in federal and state government and politics for over a decade, has been named director of government relations and communications for IU.

He will play a primary leadership role in regard to IU government initiatives, help further the university's relationships with legislators and with state and federal policy organizations, and serve as lead communications liaison for the government relations staff.

Foughty will report to Jeff Linder, associate vice president for state relations, and will work primarily with the university's state relations team. He will also assist IU's federal relations office, headed by Doug Wasitis, assistant vice president for federal relations.

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