As we kick-off the first O’Neill School alumni e-newsletter of 2020, we look forward to all that the next year holds. There are many opportunities for alumni to engage through their time, talent, and treasure. How will you choose to be involved with the school in 2020?
Are you an expert in your field? Alumni can share their professional expertise on a variety of subjects by volunteering to present to O’Neill School classes through the Speakers Bureau. For those of you interested in mentorship, I suggest you consider joining the Mentor Collective on either the Bloomington or IUPUI campus. From IU Day to the Capitol Hill Colloquium, to Welcome to the City, we hope that you’ll join us at one of our many events in the upcoming year.
As the O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs approaches its 50th birthday in 2022, I encourage you to consider making a donation to the Future Fund to support students and future programming on both the Bloomington and IUPUI campuses.
I look forward to strengthening the alumni network with you in 2020!
-Neil Bloede, BSPA'00 (IUB), MPA'08 (IUPUI)
O'Neill School Alumni Board President
Legal Counsel, Rolls-Royce North America
MARCH 25, 8:30-10:00 A.M., IUPUI CAMPUS CENTER, DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI BOARD ROOM (CE406)
Join faculty, students, and alumni to raise funds for current O’Neill graduate students with unpaid or underpaid internships and other professional development opportunities. Auction and Gala guests will enjoy a cash bar, appetizers, and music while bidding on donated items and experiences in silent and live auctions. Purchase your tickets online.
APRIL 17, ALL DAY, INDIANAPOLIS
Save the Date: ReCYCLE Ride
The annual ReCYCLE Ride brings together alumni and students! Teams will use bicycles to gather as much trash as possible from Indy's streets and parks to recycle as much as they can. Contact Ninjia Miles if you are interested in participating.
The O’Neill School’s Alumni Relations team is working with engaged alumni to host events in Bloomington, Indianapolis, Chicago, D.C., and Charlotte. Interested in hosting or volunteering? Send us an email.
The O’Neill Bloomington Career Hub is looking for alumni to sign up for at least one two-hour session on April 3. Alumni will provide immediate feedback to students on their interview skills. Passionate about interview help? Sign up for multiple sessions or join for the full day.
O'Neill IUPUI is looking for alumni to mentor students in the Career Development and Planning course. Alumni will participate in informational and mock interviews and provide feedback to their mentees. Sign up through Mentor Collective.
ISDP is a statewide workforce development program that partners with Indiana-based private, public, and nonprofit organizations to host summer externs. ISDP seeks new employer partners across Indiana to participate in its program and to improve its training. Interested in applying for a 2020 extern placement, hosting a boot camp site visit, or supporting and learning more about the program? Contact O'Neill alum Danni Schaust, ISDP outreach coordinator, at email@example.com.
The O’Neill School Store is back by popular demand! Order your school swag now through March 13. Have an idea or suggestion for new items? Let us know.
O’NEILL IN MEMORIAM
Remembering Robert Agranoff, Flynn Picardal, and Michael Wilkerson
The O’Neill School lost three pillars of our faculty in the past few months: Professor Emeritus Robert Agranoff who taught public administration and management, Professor Emeritus Flynn Picardal, who focused on environmental microbiology and biogeochemistry, and Professor Michael Wilkerson in arts administration.
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