“Live locally, grow globally.” One might expect to see that on a bumper sticker back home in Bloomington, not emblazoned across the promotional materials for one of Japan’s oldest and most prestigious universities. Yet somehow seeing those words halfway across the globe actually wasn’t all that surprising, given the overall harmonious nature of the IU […] Read more »
Welcome to the IU Goes to Asia: Presidential Trip 2014 blog. Continue to visit the blog for firsthand, real-time coverage of and insights into IU's trip to this important region of the world and additional information on IU's international resources and numerous Asia connections.
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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 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. The 2014 Presidential trip will be his first visit to Asia.