Celebrating 60 Years


Since its founding in 1959, UIndy’s “Education for Service” motto has always been deeply embedded in the School of Nursing curriculum. In the early years, nursing students volunteered at local hospitals. Today, students not only find community engagement components in their coursework but also through a variety of volunteer opportunities all over the world. Another common thread in this 60-year […]

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Becoming a Global Citizen


He traveled around the world to find his voice. Now he’s on a mission to give back. Craig Anesu Chigadza ’21 came to the University of Indianapolis with dreams of walking onto the track team in his freshman year and eventually compete in the Olympics. Instead, he discovered his soaring talent for a different kind of competition. Chigadza, who is studying […]

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Effective Philanthropy: Inspiration Through Philanthropy


Shariq Siddiqui reflects on a career dedicated to the public good Twenty-three years after a career leap of faith, Shariq Siddiqui ’96 is about to embark on his dream job. As the soon-to-be director of the Muslim Philanthropy Initiative at Indiana University’s Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, Siddiqui will be able to work full-time at making the world a better […]

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Game Changer: Forging Women’s Leadership in the NBA


Elizabeth Ramsey ’01 is a bit of a coffee enthusiast. In the midst of a run to grab a cup, she’s rushing back to work, just weeks after stepping into a new, uncharted world as Director of Basketball Operations and Intelligence for the Sacramento Kings. She hops on the elevator at the NBA Draft Combine, eager to spot the next […]

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Where Wall Street Meets Hanna Avenue


Welcome to the School of Business The School of Business Martin Family Finance Lab, launched  in September 2018, connects the vision of faculty and the generosity of donors. Stephen Fry ‘87 (business, information systems), senior vice president of human resources and diversity for Eli Lilly and Company, and Tom Martin, president of Bloomington Ford, both of whom are on the […]

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Preparation to Succeed


The University of Indianapolis has a proud tradition of preparing students to pursue medical, dental and other professional degrees in health fields. The Ron & Laura Strain Honors College provides students with the opportunity to delve into academic research that prepares them for a variety of careers. Casey Wendorff ’18 and Lauren Bryant ’18 will pursue medical degrees at the […]

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Dr. John McIlvried Retirement


In 1981, Dr. John McIlvried was just one of two psychologists in the Behavioral Sciences department. By the time of his retirement in 2018, he was responsible for the establishment of clinical psychology at the University, the development of the Psy.D. program, and growth of the School of Psychological Sciences. All of these initiatives contributed to the formation of the […]

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“Red Flag” Gun Laws


A new study by Aaron Kivisto, assistant professor of clinical psychology, provides evidence that risk-based gun seizure laws are saving lives. The study, “Effects of Risk-Based Firearm Seizure Laws in Connecticut and Indiana on Suicide Rates, 1981-2015,” appears in the June 2018 issue of Psychiatric Services. Peter Phalen ’18 (Psy.D. in clinical psychology) was co-author. Risk-based firearm seizure laws–also known […]

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Career Changers


The Teach (STEM)³ Noyce Initiative provides built-in mentorship, preparation and support for career changers in STEM fields wishing to pursue teaching opportunities. The one-year clinical residency program addresses the growing need for STEM teachers by providing a full tuition stipend for professionals in those fields to become high school teachers as they pursue a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT). […]

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Phylis Lan Lin Celebrates 45 Years of Service


Phylis Lan Lin, who is retiring after 45 years of service to the University of Indianapolis, is known by multiple titles: professor of sociology, executive director of University of Indianapolis Press, director of Asian programs and associate vice president for international partnerships. She was also the driving force behind the creation of the Phylis Lan Lin Department of Social Work. […]

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