BOO! It's frightening how much the O'Neill School has been up to in the past few months. The leaves have changed colors and are falling across campus and midterms are well underway.
In the past month alone we have hosted our inaugural For the Greater Good Women's Summit (steering committee pictured above), welcomed alumni working in public safety, and gathered for the annual Capitol Hill Colloquium. This year's Colloquium panelists discussed the future of transportation and, as always, brought together alumni, Washington Leadership Program students, and Civic Leaders Center students.
On September 18, our school came together to formally dedicate our renaming as the Paul H. O'Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs. We were joined by students, faculty, staff, alumni, friends, IU Trustee Donna B. Spears (MPA'81), President McRobbie, and the O'Neill family. If you haven't already, I encourage you to watch the naming ceremony.
This amazing and substantive programming is made possible by the generous donation of time, talent, and treasure of our alumni and friends. Thank you for all you do!
-Neil Bloede, BSPA'00 (IUB), MPA'08 (IUPUI)
O'Neill School Alumni Board President
Legal Counsel, Rolls-Royce North America
Join alumni and friends for an exclusive evening of education and networking in Boston! O'Neill Alumni Relations will provide exciting school updates and IU Ventures will share how they use their funds to make equity investments in companies founded by IU alumni and faculty. Complimentary hors d'oeuvres and beverages available, but you must register in advance!
On October 7, a historical marker in Elinor Ostrom's honor was placed outside Woodburn Hall on the Bloomington campus. Ostrom was a former O'Neill professor and was the first woman to receive the Nobel Prize for economics.
Thank you to all who attended, planned, and supported this phenomenal first time initiative! We are thrilled that the Summit drew more than 120 engaged attendees, both students and alumni. Read more about the Summit online! Should you have thoughts on women's initiatives, please reach out to Director of Alumni Relations and Advancement Alison Pitt.
Tan Kheng Hua (BSPA'85), a renowned Singaporean Chinese actor and producer, visited campus in October. As part of her visit she spoke with arts administration students in Professor Michael Rushton's class. Read a recent speech she gave reflecting on her IU experience.
O'Neill Bloomington is looking for graduate program alumni to volunteer during this year's Experience Day on Friday, April 3, 2020. Alumni participants serve on an afternoon panel, chat with current and prospective students, and provide feedback and career advice. Complete a short survey to indicate your interest in the 2020 Experience Day and beyond -- we will follow up regarding your interests and see if you are a good fit!
Changed jobs or cities recently? Have an award or honor to share? Created a podcast that you want the O'Neill community to know about? Send us updates on your career and contact information. We love hearing from you!
The O’Neill School's Future Fund is a one-time fundraising initiative with the goal of raising a minimum of $50,000 to celebrate the School’s 50th anniversary in 2022. All donations to the Future Fund will be invested, growing interest until our 100th anniversary in 2072, positioning the Fund to grow to almost $1 million for immediate use on priority projects. We have already raised almost $15,000 through donations from alumni -- please be a part of this special project!
The O'Neill School lost a legend this September with the passing of Professor John Mikesell. Tributes streamed in on Facebook from former students and colleagues, and we encourage you to read how this remarkable man impacted so many.
O'Neill scientists Marta Venier and Amina Salamova will oversee the project to monitor Great Lakes pollution as part of the Integrated Atmospheric Deposition Network, which has been under the leadership of Professor Ron Hites for the past 25 years.
The Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion hosted renowned diversity scholar and leader Damon Williams for a roundtable with faculty and staff. Williams focused his discussion on diversity and leadership.
Professor Eric Grommon says that critical classroom exchanges blend academics with practitioner knowledge, allowing students to see two sides of the corrections equation.
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