The policy required sufficient time to pass before naming a building in order to determine whether the name would endure or fall out of fashion. Wells, who was Bryan's protégée, would succeed him as the university's president in 1937, despite rumors that Indiana governor Paul McNutt, a former dean of the law school, was interested in the position. IU student scholarships and student recognition awards, as well as memorials on the IU Bloomington campus and the main campus library are named in his honor. Whether you are looking for an elegant setting for your ceremony or a lively place to hold your reception, the IU Auditorium's stunning architecture, gracious staff, and attention to detail will make your event truly special. [49], Despite rapid expansion and increasing demands for space and physical plant improvements, Wells remained a staunch proponent of the environment. Alfred Kinsey, an IU professor during Wells's tenure at the university, came under heavy scrutiny and criticism for his studies in human sexuality in the late 1940s and early 1950s. For me no other career could have been so satisfying, I have been luck and happy in my life work."[62]. After Wells moved to the President's House, Woodburn House continued to be used as a private residence until the IU Alumni Association assumed management of the property in 1976 and converted it as a place to entertain guests. Games Movies TV Video. "[16], Following Wells' retirement as IU's president in 1962, at the age of sixty, the IU board of trustees created a new post of university chancellor especially for him. [42]) In 1947, when the local barbers union refused to cut black students' hair in their off-campus shops during regular business hours, Wells leased the Indiana Memorial Union's barbershop to a barber who agreed to accept black and white students as patrons. Capshew, "Home Design for Indiana University," pp. He was the only child of Joseph Granville Wells, a bank cashier and a former teacher and elementary school principal, and Anna Bernice (Harting) Wells, a former teacher. Also on display is the Daily Family Art Collection, which features the work of Indiana artists. [5][8] In 1917 the family moved to Lebanon, Indiana, the seat of government for Boone County, when Joseph was appointed deputy county treasurer. Wells rarely stayed overnight at his Meadowood property, preferring instead to use it as a woodland retreat and guesthouse. [29] McNutt, who was rumored to be the front-runner for the permanent IU president's post, withdrew his name from consideration, and on March 22, 1938, the IU board of trustees unanimously elected Wells from its remaining slate of candidates as the university's eleventh president. In 2004 representatives from Stiftung Preussische Schlösser und Gärten Berlin-Brandenburg (Prussian Palaces and Gardens Foundation Berlin-Brandenburg) informed the IU Art Museum that Allied soldiers had seized the painting from the Jagdschloss Grunewald museum in Berlin during the summer of 1945, at the end of World War II. of Theatre & Drama, Cardinal Stage Company, the Bloomington Playwrights Project, and Theatre of the People.Bloomington is also home to the Indiana University Auditorium, which is a 3,000-seat … Theatre wing opens in the new Indiana University Auditorium and the University Theatre, or "Little Theatre", is born. IU Auditorium . Woodburn House allowed him more privacy, away from campus life. He also spent time in Indianapolis, frequently staying at the Claypool Hotel or the Indianapolis Athletic Club, and at Nashville in Brown County, Indiana. By 1931 Wells had become the director of research for the state government's Study Commission for Indiana Financial Institutions, in addition to his jobs at the IBA and IU. In 2001 the IU Art Museum at Bloomington opened a temporary exhibition, "Living with Art: The Legacy of Herman B Wells," which included selections of Wells's art and antiques collections. Many of the names I have recognized, recalling pleasant contacts and mutual experiences during college days. Indiana University Auditorium (IU Auditorium), is a 3,200 seat performing arts venue located at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. His master's thesis, "Service Charges for Small or So-Called Country Banks," was published in The Hoosier Banker in 1927. [47] In addition, numerous buildings were constructed on campus the Bloomington campus. [5], In 1935 IU's president, William Lowe Bryan, appointed Wells as dean of the School of Business Administration, Start your Halloween celebrations tomorrow with Dennis James’ annual spooky spectacular live from IU Auditorium. Capshew, "Home Design for Indiana University, " pp. October 14, 1967 Indiana University Auditorium, Bloomington, IN | Concerts Wiki | Fandom. During his years as president (1937–62) and university chancellor (1962–2000), Wells brought IU "to the front ranks of American research universities" through expanded enrollment, recruitment of new faculty, construction of new buildings, new program offerings, campus beautification projects, and steadfast support of its faculty and students. But whether I recognized the name or not, in the act of signing I felt some individual participation in the joy and satisfaction of each graduate who had won his degree with conscientious work and application. [18], In 1928 Wells left his graduate studies at Wisconsin to take a job as a field secretary for the Indiana Bankers Association, where he remained until 1931. Need help editing articles? IU Auditorium is proud to announce Building the IU Auditorium Season: A Masterclass with Doug Booher on Thursday, January 28 at 8 p.m. We don’t know what happens next. Wells was inaugurated on December 1, 1938, as the youngest state university president in the nation. He strongly advocated preserving trees and developed guidelines to establish a series of green spaces throughout the campus. American rock band Phish is one of the most successful live acts in popular music history, forging a popularity in concert far greater than their album sales, radio airplay, or music video presence would otherwise indicate. [16] He was secretary of the Indiana Commission for Financial Institutions, as well as a bank supervisor, Division of Banks and Trust Companies, and supervisor of the Division of Research and Statistics at the newly created Indiana Department of Financial Institutions, a state agency that originated in the study commission's recommendations. The repertoire performed is selected from music composed in the 17th and 18th century. letters FROM THE EDITORS: The IDS is about to run out of money. His fluid, sculpted figures in his paintings showed everyday people in scenes of life in the United States. On October 21, 2000, a bronze statue of Wells by Tuck Langland, a professor of art at IU's. His autobiography, Being Lucky: Reminiscences and Reflections, was published in 1980. After school and on Saturdays, Herman helped out at a local bank where his father worked. ET / 7 p.m. CT. [15], After college graduation Wells spent the next two years (1924–26) working as an assistant bank cashier at the First National Bank of Lebanon, Indiana, where his father worked as a cashier, and living at home with his parents, before continuing his education at IU Bloomington. [37][45] "I had early made up my mind that a university that bows to the wishes of a person, group, or segment of society is not free and that a state university in particular cannot expect to command the support of the public if it is the captive of any group," said Wells. [44] [45] It is situated in IU's Fine Arts Plaza alongside the Lilly Library and the Eskenazi School of Art, Architecture + Design. Wells lived in the President's House (later known as Bryan House) from 1957 until his retirement as IU's president in 1962. In 2006, following extensive research of the painting's provenance, the IU Art Museum agreed to return the painting to Berlin, stating it could not "ethically retain this painting, which was unlawfully removed from the Jagdschloss Grunewald in 1945, in our collection. 1480s), also known as Geisselung Cristi, was subsequently returned to the Jagdschloss Grunewald, a small museum in Berlin, Germany. The program's first group of scholarship recipients arrived on campus in 1990. [5][16][17] Wells began doctoral studies in economics at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, but his schooling ended in 1928, [52], During his tenure as IU's president and university chancellor, Wells also had a leadership role at the IU Foundation, the fundraising division of the university. Indiana University Bloomington (stytt: IU Bloomington) er eitt stórt alment universitet og granskingardepil í amerikanska býnum Bloomington í stakríkinum Indiana.Lærdi háskúlin, sum er í dag partur av Indiana University skipanini, varð settur á stovn í 1820.. Í 2018 hevði universitetið fleiri enn 42.000 lesandi. 1959 - Messina Grand Prix car race begins. [46] In 1947–48 Wells was a cultural advisor to the allied military government in Germany following World War II. This has given me a sense of direct identification with each graduate. 192–93, 194. Iu: – Behind six double-figure scorers, IU Kokomo men's basketball had no trouble grabbing its first conference win of the season over Oakland City on Monday night He was pivotal in the transformation of Indiana University from a small, locally oriented college into a world-class institution of higher learning through expanded enrollment, recruitment of new faculty, construction of new buildings, new program offerings, and campus beautification projects. Wells donated the work to the IU Art Museum in 1985. When Wells was serving as acting president he travelled in excess of 33,000 miles (53,000 km) in one year as he sought to attract bright, young scholars, as well as established faculty. Ownership of the murals was formally transferred to IU in 1938. [41] He also worked with IU's black alumni and the university's college coach, Branch McCracken, to recruit Bill Garrett,[6] the first African American to play as a regular player on IU's basketball team. [55], Wells began collecting antiques during his early years in Bloomington and continued to collect art and antiques throughout his life. [5]) Wells's father committed suicide in 1948; his mother died in 1973. [53][54], Aside from his activities at IU, Wells remained active in public service throughout his long career. The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music in Bloomington, Indiana, is a music conservatory established in 1921.Until 2005, it was known as the Indiana University School of Music.It has more than 1,500 students, approximately half of whom are undergraduates, with the second largest enrollment of all music schools accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music. [48] As a result of these efforts, the Works Progress Administration (WPA) built one of finest facilities in the country. [16] Another one of Wells's early efforts was to increase emphasis on the arts by adding more courses in music, fine arts, theater, and drama, and planning new cultural arts buildings on the Bloomington campus. "[12], Wells was active in campus life as an IU undergraduate, he pledged Sigma Nu fraternity, lived in its chapter house at 322 East Kirkwood, and became involved in campus activities. In other cases the names have brought to mind fathers, mothers, or other relatives of my undergraduate era or earlier. Explore Wikis; Community Central; Start a Wiki; Search This wiki This wiki All wikis | Sign In Don't have an account? 29, 31. Founded in 1820, IU Bloomington is the flagship campus of IU’s eight campuses and is known for innovation, creativity, and academic freedom. Phish, at the peak of their popularity in the mid- to late 1990s, consistently ranked as one of the highest-grossing concert tours in the world. The Herman B Wells Scholar Program, which the IU Foundation established when Wells was in his eighties, provides four-year academic scholarships to a selective group of IU Bloomington students. [4] Herman was not given a middle name, only the letter "B" not followed by a period. The Auditorium was built during the Great Depression as part of the Works Progress Administration program. Thomas Hart Benton (April 15, 1889 – January 19, 1975) was an American painter and muralist.Along with Grant Wood and John Steuart Curry, he was at the forefront of the Regionalist art movement. Originally painted by Thomas Hart Benton for display at the 1933 Chicago World's Fair, many of them found new homes in the Auditorium. IU Auditorium is currently being used as a mitigation testing site for students, faculty and staff. Capshew, "The Campus as a Pedagogical Agent," pp. [6][7], Wells grew up in Jamestown, attended a local Methodist church, and played alto horn in the Jamestown Boys' Band. Eskenazi, Speed Art museums to co-host talk about women and politics in art. [16] Wells served as chairman of the board of the Education and World Affairs organization from 1962 until 1970. Explore Wikis; Community Central; Start a Wiki; Search This wiki This wiki All wikis | Sign In Don't have an account? Junior Chamber of Commerce, Gold Medal Award recipient, International Benjamin Franklin Society, 1959, Thailand Government Award of Commander of the Most Exalted Order of the White Elephant in 1962, Thailand Knight Commander (Second Class) of the Most Noble Order of the Crown in 1968, B'nai B'rith Great American Traditions Award recipient, Received the first Excellence in Education Lifetime Achievement Award from the Sons of the American Revolution, Lifetime Achievement Award of the Greater Bloomington Chamber of Commerce, Named Indiana University's "Man of the Century", Named a "Hoosier Millennium Treasure" by Indiana Governor Frank O'Bannon in 1998, Recipient of twenty-eight honorary degrees, including an honorary doctorate, summa cum laude, from IU, which was conferred on him in 1962 during his final commencement ceremony as IU's president. [5] As part of his work at the IBA, Wells travelled throughout Indiana visiting local banks, attending meetings, and working closely with bankers to conduct research on the history of Indiana's financial institutions, banking regulations, and the causes of bank failures. Capshew, "Making Herman B Wells," p. 364. [40], Wells also worked to end segregation at the university and to make his views known that racism would no longer be tolerated. [10] He was also a consultant in higher education and traveled the world on behalf of IU's international education projects. The Indiana University Auditorium is a large multi-purpose auditorium in the heart of the IU campus. It is situated in IU's Fine Arts Plaza alongside the Lilly Library and the Eskenazi School of Art, Architecture + Design. More in Arts. Capshew, "The Campus as a Pedagogical Agent," p. 186. Indiana University Bloomington Indiana University Bloomington (IU Bloomington, IU, or simply Indiana) is a public research university in Bloomington, Indiana.It is the flagship institution of the Indiana University system and, with over 40,000 students, its largest university. [26][27], In 1937, two years after his selection as dean of IU's business school, Wells was offered the position of acting president following Bryan's unexpected resignation. A post office was established at Terry in 1892, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1943. Bloomington is also home to the Buskirk-Chumley Theater, which is a renovated 616 … The university had to wait five years after Wells's death in order to name the library in his honor due to a university policy that Wells had put in place when he was chair of IU's naming committee. The box office is physically closed, but available by phone at 812-855-1103 or by email during normal business hours, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Each diploma has been read as well as signed, one at a time. Capshew, "Home Design for Indiana University," p. 31. Indiana University Auditorium (IU Auditorium), is a 3,200 seat performing arts venue located at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. Register Start a Wiki. [16][28] Wells became interim president effective July 1, 1937. The plaza was later expanded to include the Lilly Library, dedicated in 1969, and the Showalter Fountain, designed by sculptor and IU faculty member Robert Laurent and dedicated on October 22, 1961. As a strong advocate of intellectual freedom, Wells staunchly supported Kinsey's controversial sex research and withstood sharp criticism following the publication of Kinsey's landmark studies on sexual behavior. Wells accepted the job, but took a two-year leave of absence to work for the Indiana Department of Financial Institutions before returning to IU. 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Wells held numerous faculty and administrative positions at IU Bloomington: Wells received many honors and awards throughout his career, including the following: James H. Capshew, "Encounters with Genius Loci: Herman Wells at/and/of Indiana University,". Need help editing articles? Most of his collection was donated to various IU organizations on the Bloomington campus. His main roles in the post were special projects, fundraising, conferring with private donors, administrative duties, attending cultural and athletic events, and acting as senior adviser to the university. For Wells, it was to build a world-class music school, replacing dilapidated facilities. Wells began his career in banking, but served the university in a variety of faculty and administrative capacities during his seventy-year career at IU Bloomington: instructor and assistant professor, department of economics (1930–35; dean and professor of administration, school of business administration (1935–37); acting president (1937–38); president (1938–62); university chancellor (1962–2000); interim president (1968); and chairman of the board of the Indiana University Foundation (1969–72), as well as other leadership roles at the IU Foundation. The Indiana University Baroque/Classical Orchestra is a major ensemble whose members perform on period instruments—instruments restored to their original specifications, or copies of original 17th and 18th century instruments—which are provided by the school. On permanent display in the Auditorium’s Hall of Murals are the highly acclaimed Thomas Hart Benton Murals, which depict the industrial and social progress of the state of Indiana. [9] After graduation Wells worked at a bank in nearby Whitestown, Indiana, to earn money for college. 1915. On June 17, 2005, IU dedicated its Main Library in Bloomington as the Herman B Wells Library. For example, Wells ended segregated seating at IU Commons, the student dining facilities in the campus's Indiana Memorial Union building. In 1942, Wells reported that "The past five years have been the greatest single period of expansion in the physical plant of the University in its entire history. According to Ronald L. Baker, the name probably honors a local family of settlers. Wells held this post until his retirement in 1962. Although Wells's parents were supportive of his desire to continue his education, they had limited financial resources to pay for his college tuition and other expenses. View of the auditorium in the original building - Boettcher School for Crippled Children, 1900 Downing Street, Denver, Denver County, CO HABS COLO,16-DENV,67-32.tif 5,000 × 4,012; 19.13 MB VolgaAuditorium.jpg 640 × 458; 160 KB Twoja twarz brzmi znajomo (season 13) The Twoja twarz brzmi znajomo-Polish reality show airing on Polsat. [57], Despite ill health, failing eyesight, and hearing loss as he approached his ninety-eighth birthday in 2000, Wells continued to maintain an office in Owen Hall on the IU Bloomington campus. Wikis. Among its many ammenities it has 3,154 seats, a balcony section, orchestra pit, a 4,543 pipe Schantz organ, a 3,700 square foot stage, hospitality rooms and a 4157 square foot Foyer. He remained steadfast in his support of IU's faculty and students, especially in the areas of academic freedom and civil rights. In addition, the I. M. Pei architectural firm designed the IU Art Museum, dedicated in 1982, to complete the structures on the campus's Fine Arts Plaza, whose development began during Wells's tenure as IU's president. [16][62] His contributions to IU were forged through his nearly eighty-year association with the university, beginning as a student in 1921 and continuing after he joined the faculty in 1930. Trending. The thirteenth season premiered on 7 March 2020 and settled on March 14, 2020 to September 5 of this year due COVID-19 pandemic. Capshew, "Home Design for Indiana University", p. 30. Wells was also the subject of a PBS documentary film. In this period 15 new buildings have been constructed. The Indiana University Auditorium is a large multi-purpose auditorium in the heart of the IU campus. Wikis. Jan 7, 2021 8:00 am news Community grieving, scared … The hall seats approximately 3,200 guests and has hosted a large variety of performers, including Bill Cosby, Itzhak Perlman, and many touring Broadway musicals. Wells accepted on the condition that he not be considered for the permanent presidency of the university, because he did not feel he was adequately prepared to take on the president's responsibilities. "[57] The painting remained at the IU Art Museum until 2010, while the Jagdschloss Grunewald was undergoing renovations. Rob Sherrell is an American comedian who is best known for being the first college student in the United States to major in stand-up comedy.Sherrell's story has been covered by the Indianapolis Star, USA Today and caught the attention of actor Kevin Hart. which later became the Indiana University Kelley School of Business. [5][11] In his autobiography, Being Lucky: Reminiscences and Reflections (1980), Wells described his early impressions of IU: "It was a simple place in those days, with not yet three thousand students, but it had great charm and appeal for me. 26,549 Pages. During the renovation, these murals were delicately cleaned and restored, and now are as vivid as the day they were installed. Soon, the local barbers changed their position and cut black students's hair during regular business hours as well.