Loss Prevention academic track targets fast-growing field

Industry partnership includes professional accreditation, guaranteed job interviews A new bachelor’s degree specialty at the University of Indianapolis is among the first in the nation to prepare graduates for one of the hottest fields in criminal justice: retail loss prevention. Developed in cooperation with the Loss Prevention Foundation, the program launches this fall as a Loss Prevention concentration in UIndy’s […]

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$1-million gift to endow Honors College

Trustees Ron & Laura Strain support program for top students The University of Indianapolis Honors College is being renamed in honor of two UIndy alumni and trustees who are providing a million-dollar endowment to fund and enhance its operation. (See story in the Features section.) Now known as the Ron and Laura Strain Honors College, the program provides top students […]

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Renowned writer to speak at Commencement ceremony

Award-winning writer and MacArthur Fellowship winner Edwidge Danticat will be the featured speaker and honorary degree recipient for this year’s Commencement ceremony. Danticat will read from her work and receive an honorary Doctor of Letters degree at the May 2 event, which will continue the new tradition of conducting a single ceremony for undergraduates and graduate students. Born in Haiti […]

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UIndy greatly expands summer programs

More than 200 courses available to help students stay on track to graduate, plus a variety of summer camps for youth In a move to provide greater flexibility for students and their families, the University of Indianapolis this year is nearly doubling the number of summer courses available, benefiting undergraduates from UIndy and other institutions. UIndy’s new summer catalog touts […]

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Health care advocacy program is state’s first

Degree will prepare professionals to guide patients through system A new bachelor’s degree at the University of Indianapolis is designed to fill an urgent need in the health care industry: helping patients to navigate it. The Health Care Consumer Advocacy program is the first in the state designed to prepare graduates for careers supporting and promoting the rights and needs […]

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Study aims to improve quality of life around campus

Government, business, and community leaders gathered at UIndy in January for the launch of an important quality-of-life study and planning process for the neighborhoods surrounding the campus, historic Garfield Park, and Madison Avenue corridor. Fifth Third Bank of Greater Indiana has provided a $100,000 grant to fund the work, which is intended to spur economic development and help build a […]

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Save this date for Homecoming! October 3, 2015

Join in all the fun of the many great and growing traditions, including the parade down Hanna Avenue, Tailgate Town activities before the Greyhound football game, a Founder’s Day Celebration, the President’s Lunch, and the Hounds Hustle 5K Fun Run. You will also be part of the grand reopening of the Krannert Memorial Library after the summer renovations are completed […]

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On creativity: a legend speaks

Famed choreographer Twyla Tharp delivered her message loud and clear March 18 in a visit to UIndy: Creativity is not a magical gift for the chosen few. It’s available to anyone, but only as a byproduct of preparation and discipline. “Each and every one of us is a creative person,” the Hoosier-born artist told the crowd in Ruth Lilly Performance […]

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Overdue?

Krannert Memorial Library will soon be transformed by a major renovation—more fruit of the Vision 2030 strategic plan. (See the president’s message.) Construction is slated for May through August 2015. The upgrades are aimed at improving the student experience and enhancing learning spaces and resources available for both individual and group instruction. Among the many improvements: a “glass curtain” in […]

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UIndy’s students gaining an edge in job market

Bricks and mortar may garner the most attention (new buildings make for interesting photographs, for example), but another important part of UIndy’s Vision 2030 strategic plan is aimed directly at providing students a satisfying and rewarding collegiate experience that prepares them for the future. The Greyhound Plan, which emerged from Vision 2030, is designed to promote student satisfaction, retention, professional […]

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