Connecting the Local to the Global


Chantal Uwizera ’06 was just a teenager when she left Rwanda, her country of birth, to settle in the United States with her family. While a career in international development always beckoned, Uwizera tells students that a series of unexpected opportunities led to meeting her goals—with the University of Indianapolis providing the spark. On a warm fall afternoon at the […]

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Kermit Berg ’73 Reflects on a Remarkable Career in Photography


“Leaving the farmland community of Bremen, Indiana, to attend Indiana Central College was my first step on a world journey of discovery.” -Kermit Berg For Kermit Berg ’73, a solo retrospective exhibition at the Christel DeHaan Fine Arts Center Gallery was a true homecoming. Starting with a reception on the eve of Homecoming Weekend, the show traced the creative evolution […]

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Shaheen Scholars: Creating a Framework for Innovation


From international learning experiences to unique research projects, Shaheen Grants are opening the door to a world of discovery. Students within the Shaheen College of Arts & Sciences are eligible to apply for Shaheen Grants, made possible as part of the generous multimillion-dollar naming gift in 2015 by Yvonne Shaheen, immediate past chair of the Board of Trustees and current […]

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A Legacy Rediscovered


Trailblazing Hoosier receives recognition thanks to student-faculty collaboration. As the nation commemorates the Women’s Suffrage Centennial in 2020, two women at the University of Indianapolis are working behind the scenes to celebrate a forgotten figure in Indiana politics. In Spring 2019, Karlee Taylor ’20 (political science) and Dr. Laura Merrifield Wilson, assistant professor of political science, were awarded a $2,000 Shaheen […]

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Introducing the Sease Institute: A Legacy of Innovation


Dr. Gene E. Sease, University of Indianapolis president and chancellor, 1970-1989 The Sease Institute connects University expertise with modern business needs. At the University of Indianapolis, a long legacy of problem-solving in workforce development lay the groundwork for dynamic responses that would set a new standard in higher education. Dr. Gene E. Sease, who served as the University’s president and […]

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Creating a World-Class Music Destination in the Midwest


Emmet Cohen Announced as UIndy Artist-in-Residence To say that Emmet Cohen has had a whirlwind year is something of an understatement. The world-renowned jazz pianist and composer was honored in April as the winner of the 2019 American Pianists Awards and recipient of the Cole Porter Fellowship in Jazz. In partnership with the American Pianists Association and the University of […]

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Building Intercultural Competence: Greyhounds Around the World


Each spring, for three weeks in May, University of Indianapolis faculty teach courses that include a travel component, giving students the opportunity to enhance their cross-cultural skills. Goals include developing cultural competence through international immersion, practicing social responsibility, and enhancing critical thinking skills—all highly sought-after skills in an increasingly global workforce. In 2019, University of Indianapolis students, faculty and staff […]

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Exercising Advocacy


Faculty-student collaboration brings effective change Regan Johnson ’19 took the podium at the Indiana Statehouse in early 2018 to educate lawmakers about the power of physical therapy in fighting the state’s opioid crisis. Johnson’s resolution was part of a statewide movement that allowed for increased conversations between physical therapists, physical therapist assistants and students of physical therapy in an area […]

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