Blog // Michael McRobbie

Friday, June 3, 2016

Indiana University commencements

Last month, I photographed six Indiana University commencement ceremonies on five different campuses in a span of seven days. It was a whirlwind of a week, but the ceremonies feature some of the best moments we capture all year for the university. Here is a selection of my favorite moments from the ceremonies I photographed:

Brian Horne

Indiana University Northwest Commencement

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Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Indiana University Bloomington move-in day

Stephanie Henderson, Jane Henderson

Stephanie Henderson, a freshman from Pittsburgh, carries a rug up a stairwell with the help of her mother, Jane, at Spruce Hall during Indiana University Bloomington move-in day on Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2015. (James Brosher/IU Communications)

Michael A. McRobbie, Jared Wagner

Indiana University President Michael A. McRobbie shares a laugh as he tours a floor of Spruce Hall with Jared Wagner, a resident assistant at the dorm, during Indiana University Bloomington move-in day on Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2015. (James Brosher/IU Communications)

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Friday, July 24, 2015

Summer at Indiana University

This summer has been a new experience for me. As a student, I never experienced a full summer in Bloomington. Now, as a townie, I’ve gotten the chance to see Bloomington and the Indiana University campus in all its blooming, laid-back glory. In a few weeks, that’ll all change when students start arriving en masse, but I’ve enjoyed the summer thus far. My photoshoots at IU have decreased considerably the last couple months, but it’s a welcome change of pace after the graduation season in May. Here are a few favorites from my daily work on assignment for Indiana University Communications:

Summer at Indiana University

Incoming freshmen experience the Light Totem outside of the IU Art Museum during a night tour of the IU Bloomington campus as part of New Student Orientation on Wednesday, July 15, 2015. (James Brosher/IU Communications)

Summer at Indiana University

Michelle Long, center, an Orientation leader, reacts as students from opposing teams face off in a game of rock-paper-scissors during New Student Orientation on Monday, July 6, 2015, near Woodburn Hall. (James Brosher/IU Communications)

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Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Indiana University commencements

Earlier this month, I photographed six Indiana University commencement ceremonies in a five-day span. For me, these graduations are the most important IU shoots I will have all year. While these photos may be used on social media, marketing materials and websites in the short-term, I approach the graduations as a chance to document the long-term history of the university. It was a whirlwind of a week, but a lot of fun to have the opportunity to make pictures at various IU campuses around the state. Here is a selection of my favorite moments from the ceremonies I photographed:

Indiana University Bloomington Undergraduate Commencement

IU Kokomo Commencement

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Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Indiana University South Bend commencement

Indiana University South Bend Commencement

Edmond Irankunda waves to someone in the crowd after receiving his Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree during Indiana University South Bend’s commencement exercises on Tuesday, May 13, 2014, in the Purcell Pavilion at the University of Notre Dame. (James Brosher/South Bend Tribune)

Indiana University South Bend Commencement

Jaime Vandenberg shares a smile before the start of Indiana University South Bend’s commencement exercises on Tuesday, May 13, 2014, in the Purcell Pavilion at the University of Notre Dame. Vandenberg received a Bachelor of Arts degree. (James Brosher/South Bend Tribune)

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Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Indiana University South Bend commencement

Kelsey Cramer carefully adjusts her cap with some help from Brenda Bickel, a member of the IU-South Bend General Studies alumni board, reflected in mirror, before the Indiana University-South Bend commencement exercises on Tuesday, May 8, 2012, in the Purcell Pavilion at Notre Dame. (James Brosher/South Bend Tribune)

Kelsey Cramer carefully adjusts her cap with some help from Brenda Bickel, a member of the IU-South Bend General Studies alumni board, reflected in mirror, before the Indiana University-South Bend commencement exercises on Tuesday, May 8, 2012, in the Purcell Pavilion at Notre Dame. (James Brosher/South Bend Tribune)

Members of the School of Education delegation share a laugh as they make their way into the arena during Indiana University-South Bend commencement exercises on Tuesday, May 8, 2012, in the Purcell Pavilion at Notre Dame. (James Brosher/South Bend Tribune)

Professor Randy Isaacson, right, and students from the School of Education share a laugh as they make their way into the arena during Indiana University-South Bend commencement exercises on Tuesday, May 8, 2012, in the Purcell Pavilion at Notre Dame. (James Brosher/South Bend Tribune)

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Sunday, December 20, 2009

Robert Gates at Indiana Winter Commencement

This year Robert Gates, the U.S. Secretary of Defense, spoke to graduates at Indiana University’s Winter Commencement Exercises. Gates earned a masters in history from the university in 1966.

U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, right, shares a laugh with Bennettt Bertenthal, the dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, on stage during IU's Winter Commencement Exercises on Saturday, Dec. 19, 2009, at Assembly Hall.

U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, right, shares a laugh with Bennettt Bertenthal, the dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, on stage during IU's Winter Commencement Exercises on Saturday, Dec. 19, 2009, at Assembly Hall.

Soon-to-be graduates make their way into the grandstands from the floor during IU's Winter Commencement Exercises on Saturday, Dec. 19, 2009, at Assembly Hall.

Soon-to-be graduates make their way into the grandstands from the floor during IU's Winter Commencement Exercises on Saturday, Dec. 19, 2009, at Assembly Hall.

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