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IU Northwest hosts Jazz Brunch to celebrate 150 years of IUAA

On Monday, Aug. 2 take time to count the people wearing crimson in celebration of 150 years of the Indiana University Alumni Association. Alumni all over the world will be wearing crimson; participating in online activities, including a puzzle contest with puzzle master and IU alumnus Will Shortz; and attending campus events, including ice-cream socials and a jazz brunch held at the Radisson Hotel in Merrillville on Sunday, Aug 1 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The Jazz Brunch will feature live entertainment by IU Northwest alumnus Scott Pazara. Tickets are $35 ($65 per couple) and reservations may be made in advance by calling the IU Northwest Alumni Office at (219) 980-6800.

Sunday is the association’s official birthday. The mayors of cities in 92 counties of Indiana are being asked to proclaim Aug. 2 Indiana University Alumni Association Day. In March, the Indiana General Assembly recognized the IUAA’s 150 years of service to the university and alumni.

As one of the nation’s largest alumni organizations with more than 460,000 living graduates, the IUAA strives to connect and engage alumni through programs, services and communications. For more information, visit or call (800) 824-3044.

Ways to Celebrate IU Alumni Association Day on Monday, August 2, 2004: • Wear cream and crimson • Tell an IU story to prospective students or their families • Attend an event, such as the Jazz Brunch in Merrillville • Look up a friend, classmate or professor in the IUAA’s online directory • Share your latest personal or professional news through an alumni publication • Join the IU Alumni Association or renew your membership

Fun Facts About the IU Alumni Association:

• The IU Alumni Association was founded in 1854 in response to a devasting fire that threatened the existence of IU. • During its century-and-a-half in existence; the association was instrumental in developing the IU Foundation, IU Varsity Club, Indiana Sports Network and Hoosiers for Higher Education. • More than half (50.3 percent) of IU’s graduates live in Indiana. • IU has more than 460,000 living graduates. • Thirty-five percent of Indiana’s teachers, 90 percent of its dentists, 64 percent of its optometrists, 40 percent of its physicians and 25 percent of its judges are IU alumni. • The IUAA operates more than 160 groups around the world: 27 constituent societies, 24 affiliate groups and more than 100 alumni clubs.



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Kim Kintz

Tracie M. Johnson
Alumni Relations

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