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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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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