To date, eleven faculty members from the IU College of Arts and Sciences Department of Biology have been presented with the IU Bicentennial Medal in recognition of distinguished service to Indiana University.
According to the University Honors and Awards website:
The Bicentennial Medal is awarded to organizations and individuals who—through their personal, professional, artistic, or philanthropic efforts—have broadened the reach of Indiana University around the state, nation, and world. The medals themselves are unique, made from materials salvaged from the old bells which hung in the Student Building on the IU Bloomington campus, giving recipients a lasting piece of IU history. The Bicentennial Medal honors distinguished and distinctive service, broadly defined, in support of Indiana University's mission as a public university, individuals who have enlarged the footprint of IU, or have helped to put IU on the map in unique ways. Those receiving the Bicentennial Medal should be seen as models for future students, faculty, alumni, and organizations to emulate as IU enters its third century.