IU Northwest’s Tamarack Hall gets historical marker

IU Northwest’s Tamarack Hall gets historical marker

As part of IU’s Bicentennial, officials will unveil a permanent, historical marker at the building’s former site.

Indiana University dedicated IU Northwest’s first building, Tamarack Hall, in the fall of 1959. In observance of IU’s Bicentennial this academic year, IU Northwest is recognizing this important part of our campus history by unveiling a permanent, historical marker on the site where Tamarack Hall once stood.

The program will begin with a ceremonial posting of the colors by the Northwest Indiana ROTC, followed by remarks by IU Northwest Chancellor William J. Lowe; Indiana University Historian James Capshew; IU Northwest Faculty Organization President Susan Zinner; and Professor Emeritus of History James Lane.

Laila Nawab, the Student Government Association President, will then join Zinner and Lowe in the official unveiling of the historical marker.


11 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 26


The former site of Tamarack Hall, the green space north of the Dunes Medical/Professional Building.

Rain location: Moraine Student Center


- Steve McShane, Archivist/Curator, Calumet Regional Archives, IU Northwest

- James Lane, Professor Emeritus of History, IU Northwest

- James Capshew, University Historian, Indiana University