Newsletter, September 23, 2019
|An Invitation to the Bicentennial Ceremony|
From the Office of the President of Indiana University
“Dear Friends of IU,
On behalf of Indiana University, I would like to personally invite you to the Bicentennial Ceremony, which will be the historic official launch of the Indiana University Bicentennial. This event will take place from 10:00am to noon Saturday, September 28th, 2019 at the IU Auditorium in Bloomington.
The Bicentennial Ceremony will be a centerpiece of our eagerly anticipated 200 Festival celebration, which commences next week, and will be an opportunity to gather with IU students, faculty, staff, alumni, friends and supporters from all across the state, nation and world to celebrate the first 200 years of our great university, honor the people who have made IU what it is today, and envision and explore all that IU might become in its third century.
The Bicentennial Ceremony will also feature a few special treats for those who attend, including performances by the acclaimed Straight No Chaser a cappella group, which will debut its original IU Bicentennial song; the IU Philharmonic Orchestra; the IU Singing Hoosiers; and renowned Jacobs School of Music voice professor Timothy Noble, as well as the unveiling of never-before-seen archival video footage of IU.
There will be many other events and activities during this historic year that will allow us to chronicle and reflect upon IU’s extraordinary achievements, matchless heritage and traditions and to thank the countless individuals all across Indiana and beyond who have contributed to the university’s successes. The Bicentennial Ceremony is a time when we can all come together and demonstrate why IU is, and will always be, the “people’s university.” I hope you will join us.
Please take a moment to RSVP to the ceremony. I look forward to seeing you there, and I thank you for all that you continue to do for IU.
With best wishes,
Michael A. McRobbie
(Credit for the above text goes to the Office of the President of Indiana University.)