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IU's founding, student scholarship celebrated with IU Bloomington Honors Convocation

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Indiana University President Michael A. McRobbie and Provost Karen Hanson will preside over the 2011 Bloomington Honors Convocation Sunday (April 10), at 2 p.m., in the IU Auditorium. They will salute IU Bloomington Founders Scholars, high-achieving students who have earned cumulative GPAs of 3.8 or higher, and other outstanding undergraduates who have distinguished themselves in scholarship, leadership and service.

The convocation is part of activities surrounding the annual celebration of IU's beginnings in 1820. In honor of the university's founding, the Founders Scholar designation was introduced in 2009 to recognize sustained academic excellence. To earn the Founders Scholar designation, an undergraduate, degree-seeking student must have earned a cumulative grade point average of 3.8 or above by the end of the fall term immediately preceding the honors convocation.

Approximately 3,600 Bloomington undergraduates are 2011 Founders Scholars. They received a letter of commendation from the president and provost in the early spring, and they and their families are invited to the IU Bloomington convocation.

The 2011 Provost's Awards for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity recognize outstanding undergraduate achievement and originality. They also recognize the faculty members (listed here in parentheses) who mentor the awardees, encouraging and guiding them and engaging them in the learning process. This year's recipients are:

Brittany Elizabeth Stigler (Steven R. Krahnke, lecturer in telecommunications), a junior from Brazil, Ind., majoring in English and telecommunications

Brittany is the daughter of Tim Hann and Dawn Hann, and the granddaughter of Liz Knieriem, Brazil.

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