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IU Northwest to hold homecoming festivities

Indiana University Northwest has rescheduled its second Annual Homecoming Festival and promises a night of entertainment. Sponsored by the Indiana University Alumni Association this festive event for alumni and guests will be held on Tuesday, February 12 from 5:00 to 9:30 p.m. at the IU Northwest Savannah Center Auditorium.

An alumni reception will be held from 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. in the IUN Gallery for Contemporary Art in the Savannah Center. The event features IUN RedHawks women and menís basketball games and IUN alumni scholarship presentations at half time.

The womenís basketball game is scheduled from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. and the menís game from 7:30 ­ 8:30 p.m.

"This is a day to honor all IU/IU Northwest grads, and the accomplishments they have made," says Chancellor Bruce Bergland. "We want everyone, the campus community and alums to have a good time and to celebrate their successes due to education."

IU/IU Northwest alumni living in the region total over 18,000, and many have seen growth and change for the campus. In 1932, the Indiana University Calumet-Gary Extension came into operation. The building was located at Indianapolis Blvd in East Chicago. In 1948, Gary College and Indiana University united facilities with classes held at the Gary Methodist Church. In 1959, the first building opened on IU Northwestís current site. Today the campus consists of 15 buildings, including the Northwest Center for Medical Education. This homecoming also commemorates the 35th anniversary of the first graduates class of IU Northwest in 1967.

For more information on the IU Northwest Homecoming, contact Tracie M. Johnson, Director of Alumni Relations at (219) 980-6769.



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