WHAT: One hundred people from 39 countries will become citizens of the United States during a naturalization ceremony at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. This is the first naturalization ceremony ever to be held at a university or college in Indianapolis.
WHO: More than 250 people -- including immigrants, their families and friends, and local officials -- are expected to attend the ceremony. IUPUI Chancellor Nasser H. Paydar, representatives of federal and state elected officials, and others will offer welcoming remarks.
WHY: Paydar asked federal officials to hold the naturalization ceremony on the IUPUI campus. The request reflects IU's, IUPUI's and the chancellor's commitment to the people of Indiana and to fostering a welcoming campus for all.
WHEN: 10 a.m. Thursday, April 27. The naturalization ceremony will take about 45 minutes. The new citizens will then pass through a receiving line to receive congratulations and gifts.
WHERE: Hine Hall Auditorium, 875 W. North St.