Tuesday, October 28, 2014

National Diversity Case Competition: Highlights


The 2015 National Diversity Case Competition will be held over the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend on the Kelley School campus. The NDCC is an opportunity for underrepresented minority students on university campuses nationwide to compete in solving diversity-related business challenges, network with corporations that value diversity, and share ideas. It's a prime networking event that connects top students with top companies, right here at Indiana University.

Hear what recruiters and students are saying about the NDCC, and learn how you can get involved:

Information for Visiting Students
Information for IU Students
Information for Corporate Partners


Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Who are you? A workbook to discover your personal brand


When was the last time you nurtured your personal brand?

The Kelley School of Business hosted a panel yesterday at the Indiana Governor's Conference for Women to a packed room full of great questions. How often should you groom your social media profiles? What do you talk about, if you have limited experience in your career? How can you use your personal brand to inspire and lead a company or organization?

Who are you, and why does it matter? 

If you missed yesterday's breakout session, you can download the interactive workbook and start answering these questions for yourself. The workbook is based on Me, Inc. curriculum created by the Kelley School's Graduate Career Services team, and includes tips on how to talk about yourself online, strengthen your LinkedIn profile, and define what makes you different.

Download The Power of Your Personal Brand


More highlights from yesterday's session, after the jump.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Hodge Hall: It's like watching Kelley grow with you

Hodge Hall has been in business for just over a month. Here's what students and faculty are saying about the new building:

It's a fresh new experience.

Hodge Hall's expansion is the opening of a new era. One student said it's everything he imagined college would be like. The classrooms "just feel different," and that is because they are. The 16 new rooms in Hodge Hall are designed to emphasize the student, and new technology allows faculty to be more creative with the curriculum.

It's a hub for collaboration.

Our students are bright and driven, and they work best in teams. A year ago, you might have seen them gathering on the floor of the Hall of Honor, having meetings with their classmates. Now we have a building that helps facilitate not only student collaboration, but professional networking opportunities with visiting recruiters and successful alumni.


It's a result of great people.

James R. Hodge gave us a signal that reaffirmed what we're doing at Kelley. It's a signal of our success. The signal said, "We can do it ourselves." His gift of $15 million was a demonstration of commitment. It was our friends, our alumni, and our school that self-funded this building. Business is about people, and we now have an environment that will sustain leadership into the future.

It's like watching Kelley grow with you.

Many of our students have spent the last two years to the tune of hammers, saws, and drills while getting an education at Kelley. It was a distraction, and a major consideration before the construction began. But our students understand what the improved facility means for Kelley, and how it increases the value of their degree for years to come. In one student's words, it's like "watching Kelley grow with you."

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Hodge Hall: Week 120 -- Preserving the trees

Some 400-500 maple trees will be planted on campus in
honor of Herman B Wells and his dedication to keeping
the IU campus beautiful.

Herman B Wells was a fierce protector of trees and green spaces at Indiana University. He was intent on preserving the woodland character of the campus, even during enormous growth and land acquisition in the 25 years he was president. 

Wells' policy was that for every tree cut down, two trees must be replanted. No matter what.

So when the Hodge Hall Undergraduate Center began expanding two years ago to make room for the growing needs of the Kelley School of Business, and construction cleared about a dozen trees along 10th Street, our deans developed a plan for how we’d replant those trees.

One tree, a sugar maple dedicated to Wells himself, was a tough one to remove. But landscape experts collected seeds from the tree, and used those seeds to produce an estimated 400-500 smaller trees over the last two years. 

We hope to plant 100 of these trees this fall in Dunn’s Woods. The remaining trees are anticipated to be planted on campus over the next few years after they have grown to a more substantial size. 


Other trees that were removed for construction were preserved until the final phase. Last week, those trees were repurposed into sturdy, herringbone wood floors and baseboards in conference and presentation rooms that will overlook the Arboretum for years to come.


Classes begin Monday, and construction is on schedule. The Hodge Hall expansion and renovation project also includes updates to the original building, happening now through 2016. 


Finishing touches are all that remain in the new Hodge Hall Undergraduate Center: Detailing, cleaning, and installing technology. All classrooms and both auditoriums are furnished, and the screens are being mounted in the conference rooms, classrooms and trading room—officially named the Dan and Maureen Aron Investment Center— this week. 


Here’s a look at the progress:

Friday, June 6, 2014

Hodge Hall: Week 108 -- The inside story


Windows frame a beautiful view of the IU campus from the nearly completed expansion of the
Hodge Hall Undergraduate Center.

Just over two years ago, excavators started clawing at chunks of dirt on the east side of Fee Lane at 10th Street. That was the beginning of the Hodge Hall Undergraduate Center expansion and renovation project at Indiana University's Kelley School of Business. We're now almost halfway through the entire project, and just a couple of months away from being finished with the addition, which will be open when students return to IU this August. Ongoing renovations to the existing building are scheduled to be completed in 2016.

Here's an inside look at the progress.


Thursday, February 20, 2014

Hodge Hall: Week 93 -- Closing up the west wing

Closing time: The last of the concrete block and limestone is being installed.

The open spaces on the west side of Hodge Hall are getting a face lift this week.

The spaces were left open last summer to make it easier for workers to bring equipment and building supplies in and out on each floor of the Hodge Hall Undergraduate Center expansion.

Wooden barn-like doors protected the interior from the weather all through the winter, but workers started installing the remainder of the concrete block this week. Windows are being set in place, and the limestone exterior will soon be complete.

Friday, February 7, 2014

Hodge Hall: Week 91 -- Other views

The limestone facade of the Hodge Hall Undergraduate Center expansion is complete on the front elevation. A few smaller sections were left open on the west side of the building to ease moving equipment and supplies in and out of the building. It will be completed in a couple of weeks. 


Photos by Kelley photographer Josh Anderson.

The south side of the Hodge Hall Undergraduate Center at the Kelley School of Business.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Hodge Hall: Week 88 -- New Undergraduate office takes shape

Carpet has been installed in the new Undergraduate Program offices.

Modular walls map out the space for Undergraduate staff.
When you walk into the rooms on the second floor of the Hodge Hall Undergraduate Center expansion, you can no longer hear your footsteps.

Carpet has been installed in what will be the new Undergraduate Program offices. Modular walls are going up, mapping out the various offices for the Undergraduate staff.

Even though the exterior work is still underway, this milestone makes it easier to envision completion of the project. The expansion will be ready for the start of classes in Fall 2014.



Friday, December 13, 2013

Hodge Hall: Week 83 -- Other views

Kelley School photographer Josh Anderson shows Hodge Hall's end-of-the-year progress.

10th Street elevation.

A prism feature on the Hodge Hall tower at 10th and Fee.

A view from the north, under The Bridge across Fee Lane.

Friday, November 22, 2013

Hodge Hall: Week 80 -- Window to the future

The windows have been installed in the Hodge Hall Undergraduate Center, giving a collegiate feel to the expansion. The panes are solid with adhesive lead strips creating the grid pattern. 
Enjoy the view.


A ladder is framed by one of the tall windows on the 10th Street side of Hodge Hall.
Outside in the distance, the point of the IU Art Museum is visible.

From the second floor of the Hodge Hall expansion, looking down into the tiered Commons area.
The main area will be filled with light from the tall windows.