Inspiring Possibilities


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


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


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


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


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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Finding True Purpose in Haiti


When a team of University of Indianapolis nursing students and professors arrived in Cap-Haïtien, Haiti, in May 2017, the group was thrust into a first-hand experience of some of the worst health conditions in the world. In addition to rampant cases of malnutrition and infectious disease, students and faculty faced communication barriers and the challenges of balancing Western medicine with […]

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A Thirst to Change the World: Gwen Debaun ’16 Inspires Community Advocacy


Life had changed for Gwen Debaun. No longer was she a globetrotting activist, traveling to eleven countries in 11 months with World Race, a Christian-based mission to serve people and communities in need. She returned from the adventure with her itch to travel momentarily scratched, but now the urge that had driven her to leave everything to serve humanity was […]

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Destination: Hope. Cole Varga ’10 Leads Refugee Assistance


When Nduwimana Sada Nahayo fled her war-torn province of the Democratic Republic of the Congo in 2009, she and her two children had no destination; only the hope that they would find peace and safety. It would take two years of illness and uncertainty before the family settled in Ethiopia, where their dreams of becoming American citizens were answered with […]

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Her Relentless Pursuit


Invisible beyond the horizon, too many men are trafficked and enslaved aboard fishing ships in Thailand’s $1 billion fishing industry. These are people who exist in the shadows across the globe, part of a modern-day slave trade that represents a major humanitarian issue. The International Labour Organization estimates there are 21 million victims of forced labor worldwide, including 4.5 million […]

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An Education of Mind and Heart


Guest Column by:  Jodie Ferise, PhD Associate Provost for International Engagement and Shared Governance I remember as a young adjunct professor 15 years ago, I fretted over every detail of lesson preparation for my students. But I always had lingering doubts.  How much of it stuck?  Was I really teaching them?  When they needed the information, would they recall it? […]

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