Campus Life Events

Sep 11
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Volleyball Tailgate

5:30pm, Cougar Gym

Join us for some fun and food before the Women’s Volleyball game at 7pm! All IU Kokomo games are free to students with their Cougar card.

Co-sponsored by IU Kokomo Alumni Association and the Office of Student Activities

Sep 12
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Installation of Chancellor Susan Sciame-Giesecke

1:30p - 2:30p, Havens Auditorium

Join the Trustees of Indiana University and President Michael A. McRobbie at the Installation of Susan Sciame-Giesecke as the Seventh Chancellor of Indiana University Kokomo.

A reception in Alumni Hall, Kelley Student Center, will immediately follow the ceremony.

For accessibility assistance, or if you prefer to RSVP by phone or email, please phone us at (812) 855-3762 or email us.

Parking is available in nearby parking lots.

Sep 15
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Latin Dance Kick-Off

12:30pm, Alumni Hall & Cole Fitness Center

Sep.15 to Oct. 15th is Hispanic Heritage Month, and we are kicking it off by learning some dance moves! Music and dance is often a big part of different cultures so step on to the dance floor, or into this dance class to learn some Latin Dances! No experience needed!

Sponsored by Cougar Advocates for Diversity

Sep 16
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Silent Lunch

12pm, KC Commons

In recognition of Deaf Awareness Week, we invite all of campus to participate in the annual Silent Lunch. We ask everyone in the cafeteria area to be silent for the lunch hour, and provide them with earplugs, so that we may get a glimpse into the daily life of those who may be Deaf.

Sponsored by Cougar Advocates for Diversity

Sep 17
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Screening of "The Other Side of Immigration"

11am, 1pm, 3pm, 5pm, KC130

Join us for the screening of the documentary “The Other Side of Immigration” to get a glimpse into the stories of immigrants and the families they left behind. As immigration is a hot topic in today’s society, come and hear from all sides of the story with a discussion held after the screening. The documentary is 55 minutes long and open to all.

Sponsored by Cougar Advocates for Diversity

Sep 18
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Odd Rod, Motivational Poet

3:30pm, KC130

Odd Rod is a young man with an inspirational story of overcoming the adversities of growing up in poverty with a drug-addicted mother and an absent father. He speaks on how he earned a full scholarship to college in spite of his surroundings and unknowingly took on a leadership role in his community. He shares his story in hopes to inspire and motivate you to find your inner leader, and step up to the plate in an exciting and engaging performance!

Sponsored by Student Union Board

Sep 22
Before You Get Naked, Let's Talk

2:00pm - 3:30pm, KC130

Featuring:  Dr. Jeff Batis & Dr. Rosalyn Davis

No matter what aging rock stars may tell you sex, drugs and a good time don't usually coincide.  Please join Dr. Batis and Dr. Davis to discuss how to mix them appropriately, if at all.  We'll touch on the psychological, biological and legal issues related to sexual assault, modern dating and substance use.

Sep 23
Immigration Reformation Debate

4:00pm, Kresge Auditorium

Join Jesus Nebot for an educational debate on one of the hottest political issues today- immigration. Get a chance to learn more about the history of immigration, and then voice your opinion in a facilitated debate.

Sponsored by Cougar Advocates for Diversity

Sep 24
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Sex Signals

12pm, Kresge Auditorium

This improv show is like no other you have ever been to!  “Sex Signals” provides a provocative, in-your-face look at issues surrounding dating, sex and date rape on college campuses; issues that may affect you or those around you. Our performers will engage you in candid discussions on sex, dating, and the realities of date rape, while challenging you to provide solutions that will improve communications in interpersonal relationships, and the well being of all on campus. You do not want to miss this!

Sponsored by Student Union Board

Sep 30
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Lisa Best, Comedian

12pm, KC130

Lisa Best is one of the exciting fresh faces making a name for herself in the Los Angeles comedy scene, and now she will be here at IU Kokomo! The Portland Monthly wrote that Lisa “has a flair for turning embarrassing stories into comedy gold.” Bring your embarrassing stories to compare!

Sponsored by Student Union Board

Oct 2
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Michael Reyes, Spoken Word Activist

12pm, KC130

Michael Reyes is a social justice activist that does his work through his words. His mission is to provide a participatory educational environment through poetry and hip-hop to address issues of social justice and cultural identity. Learn more about his Latino identity while exploring your own identity and the issues that you stand for.

Sponsored by Cougar Advocates for Diversity

Oct 8
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Magdalen Hsu-Li, Singer

1pm, KC130

Come enjoy this high energy, live performance by Magdalen on vocals, guitar, piano, and percussion. Dialogue about identity, racism and bi, Asian American, and feminist issues is interspersed between songs and is implicit in many song themes & lyrics. She has a voice of gold, and a knack for sharing her story on the intersection of race, gender, and the arts.

Sponsored by Cougar Advocates for Diversity

Oct 10
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Block-out Cancer Volleyball Game

7pm, Cougar Gym

IU Kokomo vs. University of Saint Francis

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and the IU Kokomo Volleyball team is inviting you to wear pink to the game to create awareness and raise funds to block-out breast cancer!

Sponsored by Student Athletics & Wellness Board

Oct 13
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ANT, lecture "Bullied, Bashed, but not Broken"

1pm, KC130

ANT has steadily climbed the comedy hill to become one the most successful comedians of our time, and has been seen on the Tonight Show, Tyra Banks Show, and Last Comic Standing to name a few. But he comes to campus to share his story of being bullied for being different- gay, and of immigrant parents, and peer pressure leading him to drugs and alcohol, and how he then discovered a life of hope and happiness.

Sponsored by Student Union Board and Cougar Advocates for Diversity

Oct 14
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Ribbon Warrior's Ribbon Walk

6:00p - 7:30p, Cole Fitness Center

Come show your support for those fighting the battle with cancer by walking to spread awareness.  Be sure to bring a friend, and snacks will be provided.

Co-Sponsored by Ribbon Warriors and Student Athletics and Wellness Board

Oct 18 - 19
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Leadership Retreat

Overnight, Camp Tecumseh

Discover your capacity to be an effective leader through this two-day retreat.  Surrounded by woods and a nearby lake, Camp Tecumseh is a wonderful treat. You will participate in leadership & team building activities; spend time outdoors on the zipline, archery range and climbing wall; all while getting to know your fellow students.  The retreat is limited to 22 students and participants will need to complete an application.  Make sure you don’t miss out on one of the best events of the year!

Leadership Retreat Application

Application deadline Wednesday, September 17 @ 4:00pm.

Sponsored by the Office of Student Activities

Oct 22
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Defamation, Interactive Play/Drama

2:30pm, KC130

In this interactive theater production, a legal case is presented that illuminates our common perceptions about race, religion, and class. The case presented is not simple and keeps the audience on their toes, and then it is the audience that becomes the jury, and must decide on a verdict!

Sponsored by Student Union Board and Cougar Advocates for Diversity

Oct 23
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Sean Bott, Mentalist

12:30pm, KC Commons

Sean Bott has appeared on the Sci-Fi Channel, the WB, and on-air with Radio Disney performing his unique blend of hilarious characters and psychic entertainment. His show includes mind reading, telepathy, and predicting the future!

Sponsored by Student Union Board

Oct 24
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Halloween Open House

, Alumni Hall & Kresge Auditorium

Movie Showing:  5:30pm and 7:30pm in Kresge Auditorium  Title TBA

Trick-or-Treating: 6pm - 8pm in Alumni Hall

$1.00 per child, adults free.  Please bring your own trick-or-treat bag.

This award-winning event is for Kokomo area children ages 10 and under. Children must be accompanied by an adult, and should bring their own goody bags. Treats will be handed out by various campus groups in very interesting costumes!  There is also a children’s movie shown twice during the event.

Sponsored by Student Union Board and the Office of Student Activities

Oct 29
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Nearly Naked Mile

Registration 5pm - Run 5:30pm, Outdoor Basketball Court

IU Kokomo students will have the opportunity to give those in need the clothes off their backs – figuratively speaking - during the fourth annual Nearly Naked Mile. The Nearly Naked Mile is a noncompetitive event in which students run or walk a 1-mile course through campus in bathing suits or costumes.  Entry fee is the donation of two new items of winter clothing or $10.  All donations will benefit the Kokomo Urban Outreach.  Come join in the fun!

Sponsored by the Student Athletic and Wellness Board

Nov 4
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First Home Basketball Game of the Season

7pm, Cougar Gym

Come out and cheer on both, the men and women’s basketball team at the Cougar Gym! This is the first season of IU Kokomo’s Women’s Basketball team so let’s cheer them on to a great year!

Nov 5
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John Rush the Human iPod

12:30pm, KC Commons

John Rush takes you on a musical journey like no other one-man show can. Singing and playing guitar/bass/harmonica/piano/saxophone/banjo/keyboard and percussion, John Rush plays his own original music and songs you know. With a set list that covers over 200 different bands, John Rush plays originals and/or covers depending upon what the audience requests. 

Sponsored by Student Union Board

Nov 10
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Larry Omaha, Comedian

12pm, KC130

Larry is a Native-American comedian who left his government investigator job to become a stand-up comic- and audiences are glad he did. He has been seen on the Showtime Comedy Special "Goin' Native” and “Comics Unleashed”. He also recently toured with Gabriel Iglesias!

Sponsored by Cougar Advocates for Diversity

Nov 17 - 22
Homecoming Week


This year we will be celebrating our third annual Homecoming week! Stay on the look-out for different ways you can get involved with the campus spirit during this week!

Nov 20
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Campus Movie Night - Title TBA

7pm, Kresge Auditorium

It is time for our annual end of the semester movie night! Take a break from studying and come watch an awesome movie- that you help choose! Look out for the poll we will send you via text so you can vote for the movie that you would like to see! Text “IUKLife” to 71441 to opt-in.

Sponsored by Student Union Board

Nov 22
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Homecoming Basketball Game

1pm, Cougar Gym

IU Kokomo vs IU South Bend

Nov 8
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Cosmic Bowling

10pm - 12am, Kokomo Sport Bowl

Cosmic bowling is tenpins under black lights, set to a thumping beat. Come to the bowling alley for free bowling, food, and door prizes! Don’t forget to present an IU Kokomo ID.

Sponsored by Student Athletic and Wellness Board

Dec 10
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Espresso To Go

10am - 2pm, Alumni Hall

Get your coffee kick for free during finals week! Grab your latte, espresso, or hot chocolate, or try a new flavor from this mobile coffee house!

Sponsored by the Office of Student Activities