Embracing the Strength of Diversity

Sean Huddleston, Vice President and Chief Equity and Inclusion Officer, began in June 2017 and begins to make rounds meeting folks on Monday, June 12, 2017.  (Photo:  D. Todd Moore, University of Indianapolis)

Sean Huddleston joined the University of Indianapolis leadership team in June 2017 as vice president for Office of Equity & Inclusion, a position dedicated to leading and enhancing a university-wide culture of diversity. He will work with the campus and surrounding communities to maintain the University’s historical traditions of equity. This Cabinet-level position reports directly to the Office of the […]

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Bowtie Goodbye: David Wantz Retires

Retirement reception for David Wantz in Esch Hall Atrium  on Thursday, June 1, 2017.  (Photo:  D. Todd Moore, University of Indianapolis)

As part of an illustrious career, David Wantz, known for his bowties, has helped to integrate the University into the surrounding neighborhoods and define the campus as an anchor in the community. After 35 years, Wantz retired in June to become the president of Independent Colleges of Indiana. At UIndy, he served as executive vice president and Provost, professor of […]

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Welcoming Stephen H. Kolison, Jr., University Executive Vice President & Provost

The UIndy community gathered in Schwitzer to welcome incoming Executive Vice President and Provost Dr. Stephen Kolison, Jr.  on April 5, 2017. Kolison walked the room, was introduced by President Rob Manuel and delivered remarks to faculty and staff.  (Photo by D. Todd Moore, University of Indianapolis)

In April, the University community welcomed Stephen H. Kolison Jr., as executive vice president and provost, serving as the institution’s chief academic officer. Kolison brings to the role an effective record of research and implementing system-wide policies to increase degree productivity, expand learning opportunities including non-traditional students and foster innovative and effective teaching methods to increase student learning and educational […]

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Norma Hall Named Dean of the School of Nursing

Norma Hall, who has served as an assistant professor and director of the Graduate Nursing Program, was appointed dean of the School of Nursing at the University of Indianapolis in May 2017 after a competitive national search. She had served as interim dean since mid-December 2016. “We are excited about the vision and leadership that Dean Hall brings to this […]

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Curtain Call

(Doctor of Humane Letters:  Jim Ream)  First of two Commencement ceremonies on May 6, 2017.  (Photo by D. Todd Moore, University of Indianapolis)

Jim Ream never imagined that he’d be a theatre professor. He certainly didn’t imagine he would be at one place for 45 years. Having earned his master’s degree in religion, Ream thought about creating a traveling religious drama troupe, but teaching at a college seemed like an interesting idea. To him, it was “just a pipe dream.” But in 1972, […]

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Professor Honored For Military Chaplain Service

Brigadier General Jeffrey Hauser of the Indiana National Guard (left) awarded the military’s Legion of Merit and Joint Service Commendation medals to UIndy Professor Gregory Clapper in a 2016 ceremony at the Guard’s Stout Field in Indianapolis. Dr. Gregory Clapper’s service to the U.S. Armed Forces was recognized recently when he was awarded the prestigious Legion of Merit decoration and […]

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2017 Faculty/Staff Awards

The University of Indianapolis recently recognized outstanding achievements of University employees with the announcement of the 2017 Faculty/Staff Awards. The awards highlight exceptional performance, commitment to teamwork, student mentorship and overall excellence. Faculty Achievement Award for Research: Katie Kivisto Faculty Achievement Award for Leadership: Matt Will Faculty Achievement Award for Service: Elizabeth Turner Faculty Achievement Award – College of Health […]

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UIndy 360

Want to know what is new and exciting at your alma mater? Check out our news blog to read the stories of the University of Indianapolis.

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Traveling city sculpture gets the UIndy treatment

Several senior nursing majors were the first in line for photos when the Visit Indy sculpture was deposited October 12 outside the Christel DeHaan Fine Arts Center. From left, they are Erin Veerkamp, Taylor Cotherman, Lauren Kehrt, Bailey Grieshop (below, seated), Virginia Buckley (above, seated), Jacqlyn Hicks, and Brittany Newsom (standing). Visit Indy’s tourism-touting “ndy” sculpture arrived to herald the […]

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