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Tuesday rundown: Crean on ESPN, Chinese Consul on campus, famous alum returns, water outage



Crean on ESPN

IU Coach Tom Crean disputes a call in a game against Michigan in February. Crean has signed with ESPN to be a studio analyst and in-game commentator for the upcoming college basketball season. Victor Grössling Buy Photos

Former IU men’s basketball coach Tom Crean will be coming to a television near you after signing a contract with ESPN to provide analysis of college basketball games for the upcoming season. Read more here.

Chinese Consul on campus

Hong Lei, the consul general of the People's Republic of China in Chicago, gives a speech on China's recent advances and the relationship between China and the United States on Monday afternoon in the IU Auditorium. Lei spent the day on IU's campus meeting with students and faculty. Mallory Smith Buy Photos

The definition of a friendship between two nations is based on mutual respect, mutual accommodation and common endeavors, said Hong Lei, Consul General of China in Chicago. 

The School of Global and International Studies organized a talk by Hong Monday evening in the lobby of the Indiana University Auditorium. The crowd exceeded the expected size and chairs had to be brought in from the back and still people had to stand in the back. Read more here.


Famous alum returns

Drummer and IU alum Kenny Aronoff will visit IU from Oct. 20 and 21. Aronoff, who has played on over 60 Grammy-nominated recordings, will participate in "An Evening with Kenny Aronoff" starting at 7 p.m. Oct. 20 in the Music Arts Center Room 066.  Courtesy Photo Buy Photos

Drummer and IU alum Kenny Aronoff, who has played on over 60 Grammy-nominated recordings, will visit IU from Oct. 20 and 21, according to a press release from the Jacobs School of Music. 

Aronoff's time at IU will begin with a session titled, "An Evening with Kenny Aronoff" starting at 7 p.m. Oct. 20 in the Music Arts Center Room 066. IU students can register to attend this event where Aronoff will present on his Business Rock Star method of Preparation, Performance and Persistence, said the same press release. 

The following morning, Oct. 21, Aronoff will have a meet and greet from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in the Music Arts Center's Room 066. Read more here.


Water outage

Water service to some southside City of Bloomington Utility customers will be shut off for repairs from approximately 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday. The water shut-off will allow workers to connect the water main to existing pipes for repairs on a 12-inch water main along Church Lane on the south side of Bloomington.  Courtesy Photo Buy Photos

Water service to some southside City of Bloomington Utility customers will be shut off for repairs from approximately 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, according to a release from the city.

The city has been in the process of replacing a 12-inch water main along Church Lane on the south side of Bloomington. The water shut-off will allow workers to connect the main to existing pipes. Read more here.

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