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IU Northwest to celebrate three special events on Friday, Oct. 23

University to host convocation, honorary degree presentation, and 24th Annual Gala

On Friday, Oct. 23, 2009, Indiana University Northwest will mark one of the truly special days in its history with three significant events.

IU Northwest cordially invites the campus community to attend as the university celebrates the Fall 2009 Convocation, the 24th Annual Gala, and the presentation of an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters to one of the university's most committed and generous supporters, Mr. James W. Dye.

The day's events begin at 10 a.m. in Savannah Auditorium with the Fall 2009 Convocation, featuring a keynote address by James C. Wimbush, Ph.D., dean of IU's University Graduate School. The theme for this year’s event is "Enhancing Student Success." The Convocation program will conclude at 11:30 a.m.

At 2:30 p.m., also in Savannah Auditorium, IU and IU Northwest will pay tribute to IU alumnus, friend and benefactor James W. Dye, who will receive the IU Doctor of Humane Letters. This prestigious honorary degree will be conferred by President McRobbie at a formal academic ceremony. This event will conclude at 3:30 p.m.

Finally, at 6 p.m., the university will celebrate the 50th Anniversary of its campus at the 24th Annual IU Northwest Gala, to be held at Avalon Manor in Merrillville. Special guests for this year’s event include Dye, President McRobbie, and IU Foundation President Gene Tempel. Reservations for this year's Gala are $125 each, and proceeds will be used to support university projects and scholarships. Please RSVP by Oct. 14 by calling (219) 980-6801.

To learn more about each of these events, follow the links on the right to information posted on the IU Northwest home page.



Media Contact:

Christopher Sheid

Related Links

Fall 2009 Convocation

Honorary Degree Ceremony

24th Annual Gala

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