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November events bring alumni back home, celebrate student scholarships

Homecoming is Nov. 7; Chancellor's Medallion event Nov. 12

Tuesday Oct 06, 2015

November is a month dedicated to recognizing those who serve Indiana University Northwest and its students, and to celebrate its community of accomplished alumni.

The campus and community are excited that two important events are fast approaching – the annual Homecoming celebration, which delivers high energy fun and opportunities for re-connecting, and the Chancellor’s Medallion Celebration, in which the University’s biggest supporters receive thanks and recognition.

Homecoming: Nov. 7

The IU Northwest Alumni Association (IUNAA) and the Offices of Alumni Relations and Student Activities are proud to announce the campus’s Homecoming celebration on Saturday, Nov. 7.

Now in its seventh year, Homecoming is a tradition that welcomes alumni home to reconnect with professors, classmates and colleagues. The events are also open to current students providing them with an opportunity to become engaged in their campus, and for the greater community to join in the excitement that is IU Northwest.

On Homecoming Day, Saturday, Nov. 7, the festivities kick off with socializing in the alumni lounge located in the Moraine Student Center. Take a tour of campus at noon and see how your campus has grown.

The women’s basketball game begins at 1 p.m. with the RedHawks taking on the IU Kokomo Cougars in the Savannah Center Gymnasium.

Grab some lunch before or at half-time of the men’s basketball game at 3 p.m. The men will also be battling IU Kokomo.

IU alumni are entitled to a 20 percent discount on IU apparel from IU Barnes and Noble, which will be open from noon to 4 p.m. A drawing will also take place at half-time for an IU sweatshirt and canvas bag.

General admission tickets are $20, which includes admission to both games, a long-sleeved 2015 Homecoming T-shirt and food. Students with an ID and children age 6 and under are free.

For more information, or to buy your advance tickets, call (219) 980-6769 or (219) 980-6944. Or, email

Chancellor’s Medallion: Nov. 12

IU Northwest will thank its donors, alumni and friends at the Chancellor’s Medallion Celebration, the annual fall event to benefit student scholarships, at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, November 12, at the Avalon Manor, 3550 East Highway 30, Merrillville, Ind.

At the celebration, IU Northwest Chancellor William J. Lowe will award the Chancellor’s Medallion to: Calvin “Cal” and Cathy Bellamy and Northern Indiana Public Service Company (NIPSCO).

Cal and Cathy Bellamy

For many years, Cal and Cathy Bellamy have been active community volunteers for charitable causes throughout Northwest Indiana and within their own community of Munster. Both Cal and Cathy have committed their leadership and dedication to worthwhile causes ranging from improving schools and mentoring young children, to serving as board members for local charities and developing affordable housing.

Northern Indiana Public Service Company

Beyond delivering safe and reliable energy, NIPSCO is committed to supporting and enhancing the quality of life across northern Indiana through community partnerships, volunteering, charitable giving and economic development. Each year, the NIPSCO team donates time, money and other resources to hundreds of local philanthropic organizations.

“These honorees have all rendered distinguished service to the University and Northwest Indiana community. Their efforts and exemplary philanthropy have been instrumental in advancing IU Northwest, and, in particular, supporting our greatest asset, our students,” Lowe said.

Reservations are $150 each. Please RSVP by Friday, November 6. 

Sponsorship opportunities are available.

For sponsorship and ticket information, please contact Cathy Mezzacapo in the IU Northwest Office of Development at (219) 980-6801, email or visit

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