Greetings from the lovely IU Bloomington campus!
As I ponder all the information in this edition of the Trendline, I am reminded of the old Bob Dylan song “The Times They Are a-Changin’ ”; they truly are, sometimes at a fast and furious pace. New students have arrived in our department and our students who graduated started careers in the private or the public sector or went to a graduate or professional school. We always try “to stay ahead of the curve” by offering new courses and updating course content.
This year we welcomed five brand new faculty members to our department, after the departure of six faculty members the previous year. Such a large turnover is bound to bring in new energy, new ideas, and new initiatives.
I hope this edition of the Trendline gives you a good feel for the happenings in our department, in and around Wylie Hall on the beautiful Bloomington campus.
I hope you always feel welcome to return to Bloomington to stop by our department and to visit with some of your former teachers. Please let us know how you are doing. Perhaps you can share with us your recent professional success, some recent discoveries, or some fond memories of IU.
Should you have any ideas how we can work on improving alumni relations, please feel free to share those with us as well.