What is Wholehearted Health?

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wholehearted \ ˈhōl-ˈhär-təd \ 1: completely and sincerely devoted, determined, or enthusiastic 2: marked by complete earnest commitment: free from all reserve or hesitation –wholeheartedly  adverb *Merriam-Webster Dictionary, 2018 At the University of Indianapolis, we embrace a holistic approach to improving wellness in every sense of the word–physical, mental, community and social. This commitment to service comes from a place […]

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Bringing Hope to a Disease of Despair

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More than 300,000 Hoosiers find themselves in situations that seem hopeless.* While these individuals are impacted by the growing opioid crisis, so is the need to prepare healthcare professionals to treat them. In keeping with a history of addressing the most pressing issues of the day, the University recently launched two graduate programs (master’s and certificate programs) in addictions counseling. […]

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High-Tech in the Health Pavilion

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Student access to cutting-edge medical technology and outstanding faculty instruction in the UIndy Health Pavilion is creating remarkable new teaching opportunities that were simply not possible even a few years ago. Here’s an inside look at some of the most innovative pieces of equipment available today that faculty and students are using on campus right now. The Anatomage Table (pictured […]

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The Art of Healing

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Through UIndy’s art and music therapy programs “With 43 million Americans experiencing mental illness, the need for art therapy is great and the applications are endless” – National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) A pack of colored pencils, paper, clay. Tools like these are succeeding where others have failed to treat common mental illnesses such as anxiety, depression or post-traumatic stress […]

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A Story of Engagement: Renovation and Expansion of Our Community

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New construction and renovation initiatives on campus are leading to growth and development in the greater community–including new restaurants in the area and a bus line that will connect UIndy to a thriving downtown. Being a good neighbor means taking an active role in improving quality of life. This has always been the goal at the University of Indianapolis and […]

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Inspiring Possibilities

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Partnerships form a vital role in the health of our community as they enable organizations to expand their impact. The ongoing partnership between the University of Indianapolis and Community Health Network is one such important example of strengthening ties and improving lives in the local community and beyond. With programs that emphasize the compassion and understanding that form the core […]

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A Beacon of Hope: Intersecting Culture, Sociology & Change

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As a teenager growing up in Saudi Arabia, Esraa Bintalib ’18 always knew community service would be part of her future. Esraa Bintalib ’18 chose sociology as her major with a criminal justice minor and a concentration in community organizing. This combination, together with her cultural background, turned out to be the perfect fit for an internship with Beacon of […]

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Never An Hour Wasted

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A Career of Caring & Servant Leadership There’s never an hour wasted serving someone else,” said Paige Dooley ’85 (nursing). This sentiment has been a cornerstone of her career, and arguably of her life. Dooley has worked at Community Health Network for more than 33 years, since graduating with an associate degree from the University of Indianapolis School of Nursing. […]

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UIndy Partnerships

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The arts play an important role in the enhancement of good health in a community. When the University draws in deep draughts of artistic talent from around the world and then shares those experiences with the public, it is like a breath of fresh air. The University creates experiential learning opportunities with celebrated musicians, renowned lecturers and acclaimed artists. The […]

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Sharing a Vision

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Thanks to a generous donation from University Board of Trustees Edwin “Ed” ’84 and Pamela (Pierson) Qualls ’84, new video walls enhance the technology and communication in the UIndy Health Pavilion, the state-of-the-art health education facility that was built in 2015. These high-tech screens showcase student and faculty achievements–including highlights of student artwork, videos, notifications and emergency messages. The video […]

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