Sara Heinold, the 100,000th member of the IU Alumni Association
|• A century ago this month, Indiana University won its first basketball game. IU defeated visiting Wabash College, 26-17. The IU team competed in its first-ever game Feb. 8 of that year, losing to Butler at its earlier campus location in Indianapolis’ Irvington neighborhood.
• The IU Alumni Association began its membership campaign in 1996 with 60,000 members and recently welcomed its 100,000th member, Sara Heinold, a 1989 IUB telecommunications major who lives in Valparaiso. She was officially welcomed to the fold Feb. 24 during the halftime of the IU vs. Wisconsin men’s basketball game in Bloomington.
• In January 2000, IU’s site license agreement with SPSS, Inc., allowed SPSS statistical software for Windows and later for MacIntosh to be available for $5 per CD, rather than the usual cost of $1,500. A year later, nearly 3,600 SPSS CDs have been distributed at IU, a value of at least $5.4 million.
• The 2001-2002 Class of Carnegie Scholars includes Carolyn Calloway-Thomas, Department of Communication and Culture, IUB; Dennis Rome, Department of Afro-American Studies, IUB; and Didier Bertrand, professor of French, IUPUI. They are among 30 outstanding faculty members from various universities and diverse fields who, during the next year, will work together to invent and share new conceptual models for teaching aimed at improving student understanding through the Carnegie Academy for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning.