UIndy’s president to retire

University of Indianapolis President Beverley Pitts has announced that she will retire at the end of the 2011–12 academic year, ending seven years at the helm of the state’s third-largest private college. President Pitts informed the University’s Board of Trustees of her decision at their October 3 meeting and informed the campus the following Monday in an email message to […]

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STEM education keeps UIndy on national map

UIndy continues to gain national attention for its efforts to prepare K-12 teachers in the vital STEM subjects of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. The University recently received its second-ever grant from the National Science Foundation, $150,000 to help redesign undergraduate teacher-preparation programs. The funds will be used for a new initiative aimed at producing more science teachers for high-need […]

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UIndy launches second program in China

A new college in China bears the UIndy name and promises new opportunities for students and faculty on both sides of the Pacific. ZYUFL-UIndy International College houses UIndy’s second joint-degree partnership with a Chinese institution. Zhejiang Yuexiu University of Foreign Languages built the new facility in the city of Shaoxing, about three hours from Shanghai, to offer a three-year associate’s […]

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Alumni are the stars in new UIndy ad campaign

UIndy has always been proud of its alumni. But this year we have a new way of showing it—through advertising. The University has embarked on its most comprehensive advertising campaign to date, employing television, radio, print, digital, and billboards, and it is putting alumni front and center, illustrating how a UIndy education provides the foundation for a life of purpose. […]

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University hosts Indy mayoral debate

Just months after the Five Mayors event that brought the former Indianapolis chief executives to campus to reflect on challenges met and challenges yet to come, Republican incumbent Greg Ballard and Democratic challenger Melina Kennedy squared off at UIndy in the only televised prime-time debate of the 2011 Indianapolis mayoral race. The October 15 event was sponsored by the Indianapolis […]

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Business prof leads service project in Ghana

Inspired by the plight of schoolchildren they met on a Spring Term trip to Africa this year, UIndy faculty and students have launched an ongoing effort to stock and organize libraries for two under-resourced schools in the West African nation of Ghana. Jodie Ferise, assistant professor of business administration, will lead a return trip during winter break to continue the […]

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UIndy video lab aids in massive Canadian riot investigation

The University of Indianapolis has been at the center of one of the year’s hottest news stories—in Canada. A disappointing loss by the Vancouver Canucks in June’s Stanley Cup finals sparked widespread rioting and looting in their home city, totaling millions of dollars in theft and damage. Under pressure to make arrests, the Vancouver Police Department’s Integrated Riot Investigation Team […]

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Super Bowl excitement is building at UIndy, thanks to ARC

This fall, thousands of Indianapolis kids and other guests have experienced the thrill of roaming around on a real NFL practice field, creating lifelong memories that they and their families will always associate with the University of Indianapolis. That’s just one of the side benefits of UIndy’s involvement with the 2012 Super Bowl, sure to be a massive global television […]

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‘Gee, ain’t he a swell looker?’

In its Fall 2011 issue, Portico recognized the late Frieda E. Myers ’51, who in April had honored her mother’s memory with a scholarship in her name. Her mother, Anna L. Hardy ’16 (pictured) had written this essay in 1913 as a freshman in her English I class—just shy of a century ago. So what do you think: have times […]

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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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