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Dear IU Kokomo Students:

New Student Convocation 2013Interim Chancellor Susan Sciame-Giesecke welcomes incoming students at the New Student Convocation.

On behalf of all the faculty and staff at Indiana University Kokomo, I want to welcome you to campus. If you are a returning student, welcome back!

IU is more than an institution; we are a commitment. We know that a world-class degree from IU will help you realize your career goals and enhance your quality of life. We are committed to your success, and pledge to be there with you as you begin, continue, and complete your journey.

This semester you will experience some of the most exciting times in the campus' history. We are welcoming nearly 50 new faculty and staff from around the country and the world, and also what we expect to be a record freshman class. We continue to grow our many new degree programs, as well as look forward to the grand opening of the new courtyard, gymnasium, and wellness and fitness center!

During the first week of welcome activities, faculty and staff will be in Alumni Hall acknowledging all students who have completed 30, 60 and 90 credit hours. We want to celebrate each step in your journey toward completing your degree. Please stop by and join the celebration and receive our congratulations.

On Wednesday, August 21, we will welcome our athletes in women's volleyball, men's basketball, men's and women's cross country, and cheerleading, at the grand opening of our new gym on Superior Street in downtown Kokomo (adjacent to Memorial Gym). This facility is absolutely stunning and a great testament to IU Kokomo and the Cougars. I encourage you to attend this historic event starting with a tailgate party at 5:30 p.m. and then join us to watch the first women's volleyball game of the season at 7 p.m.

As you have time between classes, please take a moment to enjoy the new courtyard behind the Kelley Student Center – a beautiful place to make new friends and study. Finally, we look forward to seeing you at the Cole Fitness Center – a 20,000 square-foot exercise facility with state-of-the art equipment, beautiful locker rooms, and classrooms for health science majors. We are pleased to provide low-cost memberships to students, faculty, and staff. The grand opening and naming ceremony will take place on Wednesday, September 18, at 11:30 a.m. in Alumni Hall. I hope you will attend.

Welcome! I look forward to meeting you on campus.

Wishing you great success,

Interim Chancellor

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Dr. Susan Sciame-Giesecke