IU Neal-Marshall Alumni to host reception introducing diversity program 'change agents'

  • Nov. 5, 2013

INDIANAPOLIS -- The Indiana University Neal-Marshall Alumni Club and the Neal-Marshall-Indianapolis Alumni Chapter are hosting a reception in honor of new diversity program administrators for Indiana University and the Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis campus.

Neal-Marshall Alumni Club members and their guests are invited to meet newly appointed "change agents" for IU Diversity, Equity and Multicultural Affairs from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, in the Michigan/Texas Conference Room of the Indianapolis Marriott Downtown, 350 W. Maryland St. A program starts at 7 p.m.

IU will introduce five new DEMA administrators: James Wimbush, IU vice president for diversity, equity and multicultural affairs; Martin McCrory, vice president for educational inclusion and diversity; Joyce Q. Rogers, IU Foundation vice president for development and external relations for diversity, equity and multicultural affairs; Karen Dace, IUPUI vice chancellor for diversity, equity and inclusion; and Mary Tourner, director for the IU Bloomington Groups Scholars Programs.

The reception takes place during the Society for Ethnomusicology Conference, before an 8 p.m. musical performance by the IU Soul Revue.

IU Soul Revue, a student ensemble, exhibits the timeless sounds of R&B, soul, funk and contemporary urban black popular music. The Revue takes its audiences back to popular music from the 1960s -- Motown, Stax, Philly -- through the present. The group, founded in 1971 with ethnomusicologist Portia K. Maultsby as the ensemble’s first director, makes annual appearances in schools, colleges and universities, nightclubs and other venues. Over the years, the ensemble has opened for several renowned artists, including James Brown, The Temptations and Con Funk Shun.

Tickets for the IU Soul Revue performance are $20 per person and will be sold at the reception.

The 58th annual meeting of the Society for Ethnomusicology, hosted by Indiana University, takes place in Indianapolis on Nov. 14 to 17. IU faculty, staff and students have long-standing ties to the society, which promotes the research, study and performance of music in all historical periods and cultural contexts. Many IU students who studied ethnomusicology were members of the IU Soul Revue and are now Neal-Marshall Alumni Club members.

RSVP's are required for the reception. For additional information and to RSVP, visit the event page online.

IU Soul Revue to perform following Neal-Marshall reception.

IU Soul Revue to perform following Neal-Marshall reception.

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Diane Brown