Sending a clear message

Alumna brings OT skills back to children of her native Ukraine A volunteer assignment for a foundation called Mission to Ukraine set Olya Mangusheva ’11 on a course to a new career and a happy collision with the University of Indianapolis School of Occupational Therapy. Olya began volunteering with Mission to Ukraine in 2002, which is based in Carmel, Indiana. […]

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Lilly Endowment pledges $14.48 million toward Woodrow Wilson fellowships

An innovative new MBA degree for school leaders, developed at UIndy as a national pilot program, will expand and spread to two more Hoosier universities, thanks to a $14.5-million grant from Lilly Endowment Inc. Officials from the endowment and the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation gathered on campus in September to announce the expansion of the MBA Fellowship in Education […]

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Back on the rock

Climber earns world championships medal despite spinal cord injury Rock climbing is scary. It’s even more scary when you’ve had a spinal cord injury. But that didn’t stop Aika Yoshida ’07. Aika can be described in many ways: physical therapist, yoga instructor, and rock climber. She is also a spinal cord injury survivor and a silver medalist in the 2014 […]

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Entrepreneurial spirits: MBA grads make a splash

Two UIndy MBA graduates are pouring themselves into new ventures catering to the growing number of “locavores” (consumers who seek locally grown, produced, and sourced food and beverages) throughout greater Indianapolis. Thanks to entrepreneurs Brian Willsey ’10 (at left) and Jeremy Hough ’0 (below), local residents can enjoy small-batch, artisanal spirits and make their own craft brews with no fuss […]

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Scripting the perfect job

Communications grad now speaks on behalf of the Indiana State Department of Agriculture On August 21, 2013, senior communication major DyNishia Miller spoke to the incoming class of 800 freshmen at the University of Indianapolis. “Say yes to campus life,” she said to them, “to new friends, to new experiences. They will change your life.” When she left UIndy the […]

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Breath of fresh air

Helping families in remote Alaska locations improve respiratory health When AJ Salkoski ’04 ’07 graduated from UIndy and said that he wanted to move far away from Indiana, he meant it. Far away ended up being in Anchorage, Alaska, where the history and international relations scholar took a job with Americorps Vista, working on community planning in rural tribal villages. […]

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UIndy launches 5-year, $50-million development plan

UIndy is moving forward with a series of capital projects and educational enhancements after announcing a five-year development plan that represents a $50-million investment in the University and the neighboring community. “This plan arises from a strategic planning process that involved students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community partners over the past 18 months,” President Robert Manuel says. “We took that […]

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$1-million city grant to support UIndy neighborhood investment

When Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard delivered his annual State of the City Address at UIndy, he used the occasion to make a special announcement. The City of Indianapolis is awarding $1 million to the University this year to help develop the planned health sciences center and install key features at a neighborhood park, both projects being part of UIndy’s broader […]

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Lugar and Nunn warn, reflect, and inspire

Unrest in Ukraine and the threat of biological terror were on the minds of former U.S. Senators Richard Lugar and Sam Nunn in February, when they reunited at the University of Indianapolis to discuss their disarmament legacy and the continuing dangers facing today’s world. The authors of the landmark Cooperative Threat Reduction Program, credited with eliminating thousands of nuclear weapons […]

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UIndy tapped to launch education MBA

New program, a national pilot, will prepare school principals and administrators for today’s changing education landscape The University of Indianapolis is one of only two institutions nationwide selected by the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation to pilot a new master’s degree program that could change the way principals and administrators are prepared to manage the current and future challenges facing […]

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