Unfortunately, the IU delegation brought with it to Cape Town a bit of bad weather, including cloudy skies, rain and brisk temperatures in the low 50s. (Of course, I’m guessing that heat-stricken Hoosiers would happily take those temperatures right now!) That said, any weather-related blues that delegation members might’ve been feeling were quickly washed away […] Read more »
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On the Ground
A member of IU's communications team for more than a decade, Piurek currently serves as director of news and media at IU Bloomington. As a graduate of the IU School of Journalism, Piurek helps coordinate media coverage for the university and keeps Hoosiers informed about the teaching, research, and creative activities of IU faculty, students, and staff. Piurek is a Connecticut native who has been living in Bloomington for 15 years, with past experience in newspaper reporting, public relations, marketing, advertising, and copywriting. The 2013 Presidential trip will be his first visit to Africa.