UIndy launches capital campaign for Institute

In June, the University of Indianapolis announced a $7.5-million fundraising campaign to establish, outfit, and staff its recently announced Institute for Civic Leadership & Mayoral Archives. President Beverley Pitts announced the Institute for Civic Leadership & Mayoral Archives during a March 11 event that brought the current and former Indianapolis mayors to campus—an example of the type of activity the […]

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School of Nursing teams with another major health system

UIndy’s School of Nursing is becoming the go-to institution for Central Indiana hospital systems seeking to bring on-site degree programs to their nursing staffs. The University just launched a new partnership with Franciscan St. Francis Health that creates a new level of collaboration between nursing education and the practice of health care. At the core of the relationship are two […]

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Internship CSI style

Senior chemistry major Meghan Teunis was able to experience much more than just textbooks and labs last summer. She took her classroom knowledge to Michigan, where she worked with the Michigan State Police Department in an internship with its forensics team. Meghan has always had an interest in the sciences, but it took her a little while to find her […]

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More than they bargained for

“All of us here are having two life-changing experiences that we will remember forever,” alumnus and trustee Bill Kiesel ’63 wrote to President Beverley Pitts in a late-June email from Athens. “The first is the opportunity to serve others here through the World Special Olympics. Each day our communication skills improve and we make new friends with people whose language […]

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An internship that’s no joke

‘My extended family knows I do comedy, but they don’t get  that I do comedy.  I’m pretty sure my family thinks that right before I go on stage I rip my sleeves off, step on stage, smash some fruit, and close out my set by saying, “Get R Done!”’  —brentcomedy.com You might call Brent Terhune the class clown. A Communication […]

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Leaving a legacy on a nice note: scholarship harks back to UIndy’s early days

When Frieda E. Myers graduated from Indiana Central University—now the University of Indianapolis—in 1951, she was following in the footsteps of three family members: her brother John ’45, her father, Walter ’21, and her mother, Anna ’16. Anna (above left) had been one of only five women in her graduating class, and she instilled the values of education and hard […]

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Easy as pi

Ask him what he does for fun, and University of Indianapolis math professor Jeff Oaks will tell you that he enjoys cycling. He also will tell you that he enjoys collecting railroad-tie date nails and studying medieval Arabic mathematics. That’s right. Learning medieval Arabic and researching centuries-old manuscripts is what he does for fun. So is learning the value of […]

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Business minds minding your business

For some UIndy faculty members, the work of educating extends well beyond the classroom. Two finance professors have become go-to sources for Indiana journalists struggling to make sense of the latest business and economic news, whether it involves the maneuvering of national powerbrokers or simple pocketbook issues for the folks at home. Associate Professor Matt Will is particularly popular with […]

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Students experience Experience Design

Surely, a syllabus that lists a field trip to Disney World can’t be taken seriously, right? And a course dedicated to pirate life? Impossible.But within the swashbuckling small world of UIndy, there’s an opportunity for students to have those experiences—and to learn what it takes to create such an experience for others. A fascination with the world of themed environments […]

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