By: KATELYN FIRESTEIN
The annual IU Day at Riverfest is today, April 10, on Greenlawn from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be musical performances throughout the day, a caricature artist, games, food, prizes and a photo booth.
Mary-Kate Aberegg, president of Titan Productions, explained the history behind IU Day and why students should get involved.
“IU Day is a celebration of spirit. IU Day is an event where all people with a connection to Indiana University can come together to celebrate something close to their heart. All campuses participate in IU Day as a way to raise awareness for the philanthropic efforts being made by IU,” described Aberegg.
The live musical performances are scheduled for 10:30 a.m., 12 p.m., 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. The local artists performing are Dena Woods, Brittney Lee Moffitt, Anna P.S. and The Erly.
Greek Life is hosting the cookout and popcorn with IUPD, and the Titan Success Center is hosting an “I Believe in my Selfie” photo station.
This year at IU South Bend’s IU Day event, there will be different philanthropy opportunities benefiting the local Family Justice Center.
Riverfest is part of IU South Bend’s IU Day that has been a local tradition for years.
“Riverfest is a tradition on our campus. It started as a small music festival of sorts held on the St. Joseph riverbank in Housing on the last day of the spring semester. It has now developed into a big event held on campus with lots of activities to send the semester out with a bang,” explained Aberegg.
IU Day is the perfect opportunity for students, faculty, and IU fans to come together and celebrate their Titan and IU spirit. To keep up with IU Day and other campus events, follow Titan Productions on Facebook @TitanProPresents, on Twitter @IUSBTitan_Pro, or on Instagram @titan_pro_.