Sunset cruise planned in Chicago for IU grads
By Emily Banas Indiana University Northwest July 12, 2012 1:32PM
Updated: August 14, 2012 6:13AM
Join Indiana University alumni for some summer fun at one — or all — of the upcoming events. From boat cruises to blood drives, you’ll have a chance to network, socialize and build camaraderie with other IU supporters.
Sunset boat cruise: Alumni will cruise the Chicago River on an architecture tour at 7 p.m., Saturday, July 21, along with IU Athletic Director Fred Glass and Big Ten Network broadcaster Dave Revsine.
Weather permitting, the tour will extend into Lake Michigan. Enjoy beer, wine, food and a discussion with Glass and Revsine about the Big Ten Network and its impact on the conference and IU.
The cost is $50 for IUAA members or $60 for nonmembers.
Attendees are advised to arrive at the Wendella Boat Dock at 6:30 p.m. The dock is between the Wrigley Building and Trump Tower on the north side of the river. From Trump Plaza, in the courtyard between the two buildings, take the elevator to LL2.
Blood drive: IUN students and alumni are rallying to restock the shelves at area blood banks this summer with a drive from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, July 26 in the Moraine Student Center. Research shows that a single donated unit of blood can help save up to three lives.
To schedule an appointment, visit www.redcross
blood.org/make-donation-sponsor and enter the code “iun.” First-time donors will need to create a profile. Returning donors can log in by entering their e-mail address and date of birth as the default password.
Family picnic: The annual IU Family Picnic will run from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 12, at Wicker Park in Highland, Shelter Area 1. Lunch will be served from 1 to 3. Meet other local IU fans while enjoying catered food, games and prizes.
Tickets are: individual $10 (IUAA members) or $15 (nonmembers); family, two adults and two children, $30 (IUAA) or $40 (nonmembers); additional children, $5.
Theater night: IU alumni, and their friends and family, are invited to a performance of “42nd Street” at 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28, at The Center for Visual and Performing Arts in Munster. A pre-show reception, with appetizers, starts at 6:30.
Tickets are $40 for IUAA members or $45 for nonmembers. Prices include the reception.
As described on the theater’s website, “Winner of the 1980 Tony Award for Best New Musical and the 2001 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical, ‘42nd Street’ is the biggest, brightest, boldest, most sparkling dance musical ever presented on Theater at the Center’s stage.
“It’s a timeless, inspiring Broadway fairy tale about a stage-struck understudy who becomes an overnight star. It will set your heart pounding with foot-tapping music and a hit parade of songs: ‘Lullaby of Broadway,’ ‘We’re In the Money,’ ‘Shuffle Off to Buffalo’ and, of course, the spectacular title number.”
With the exception of the July 26 blood drive, reservations are required for all events. To RSVP, call 980-6769 or email