Winter College

An educational getaway with IU

In IU’s Bicentennial year, join alumni and friends for an educational and IU spirit-filled weekend at LaPlaya Beach & Golf Resort in Naples, Fla., on Feb. 8­–9.

Along with presentations by notable IU alumni and faculty—including Dunkin’ CEO David Hoffmann and Paul Tash, chairman and CEO of the Tampa Bay Times—this two-day event will feature a Kelley School of Business panel, poolside happy hour, and a plated-dinner reception.

2020 Winter College schedule


9:30–11:30 a.m.

Screening of Ron Osgood’s documentary—Just Like Me: Vietnam War Stories From All Sides—followed by a Q&A
(Optional pre-event for IUAA members. Registration for this pre-event is required.)

Noon–1 p.m.


1–2:30 p.m.

Opening session
Paul Tash: Fact or Fake: Who Knows? Who Cares?

2:30–2:45 p.m.


2:45–3:45 p.m.

Breakout sessions

  1. Justin Garcia: Love, Sex, and Singlehood in Today’s Digital Age
  2. Susan Kovacich: 20/20 Vision in 2020

3:45–4 p.m.


4–5 p.m.

Breakout sessions

  1. Josh Perry: Mental Wellness and Balance at the Kelley School of Business
  2. Katherine Rhode: Getting to Know the Neighbors: Discovering New Galaxies in the Nearby Universe

5–5:30 p.m.

Happy hour

5:30–6:45 p.m.

Evening reception

7 p.m.

Dinner and panel
Kelley Centennial: Building and Living a Brand
Moderated by: Josh Perry
Panelists: Patrick Decker, David Hoffmann, and Idalene “Idie” Kesner, Kelley School of Business dean


8:30–9 a.m.

Coffee and light breakfast

9–10 a.m.

Breakout sessions

  1. Sheri Robb: Stepping Away from the Chemo: Active Music Engagement for Young Children with Cancer and their Parents
  2. Douglas Edmonds: How Rivers Move

10­–10:15 a.m.


10:15–11:15 a.m.

Breakout sessions

  1. Stephen Hundley: Assessing and Improving Quality in Higher Education: Enduring Principles, Emerging Opportunities
  2. Michael Ing: Five Things Everyone Should Know about Chinese Religions

11:30 a.m.–1 p.m.

Brunch and closing session
Charlie Nelms: From Cotton Fields to University Leadership: All Eyes on Charlie, a Memoir

An IU spirit-filled weekend

Winter College brings together lifelong learners—alumni, staff, faculty, and friends of IU. Check out our Flickr page for more Winter College photos.

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