After a whirlwind four days in Florence and Bologna, members of the IU delegation were almost instantly re-energized when they touched down in Krakow, Poland, and commenced the second leg of this one-week, two-nation trip. Krakow is nothing short of breathtaking. One of Poland’s oldest cities, dating back to the seventh century, it’s often cited […] Read more »
Welcome to the IU Goes to Italy and Poland blog. We hope you will visit the blog regularly for stories and insights into Indiana University's trip to several historic cities in Italy and Poland, the university's longstanding history of educational and cultural engagement in Europe, and its new international initiatives, including the continued expansion of the IU global gateway network.
On the Ground
A member of IU's communications team for more than a dozen years, Piurek currently serves as director of strategic communications 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.