An Education of Mind and Heart

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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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Learning By Doing Never Ends

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Guest Column by: Becca Cartledge, Instructor & Clinical Learning Centers Coordinator, Faith Community Nurse Educator, School of Nursing For nursing students at the University of Indianapolis, the bridge between the classroom and clinical practice extends beyond patient care and bedside manner. University of Indianapolis’ nursing program has a proud tradition of community partnerships that offer students opportunities to develop skills […]

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Philanthropist earns lifetime achievement award

Longtime University of Indianapolis trustee and supporter Yvonne Shaheen has been recognized for her generosity and civic leadership with a statewide Lifetime Achievement Award, presented November 18 by the Indiana Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals at its annual Indiana Philanthropy Awards dinner. Among her many contributions to the community and the University, Shaheen is the chair of the […]

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Congratulations, Councilor!

Recent alumna becomes youngest winner in city history History was made November 3 when Elizabeth Wheeler ’13 became the youngest councilor in history for the city of Lawrence in Marion County. She also became the first female Democrat to win in her district (Lawrence Council District 6), garnering 52 percent of the votes for an upset win. “I am most […]

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Why they give: ‘Values learned as athletes are beyond measure’

The Champions Challenge campaign, which aims to generate funding for programs and capital improvements that will propel UIndy’s athletics program to the next level, is making great strides forward. An anonymous donor’s $250,000 gift is funding a matching program, with all new unrestricted gifts of at least $25 to UIndy Athletics qualifying for a 2-to-1 match. For those who provided […]

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Greyhound globetrotters

On August 13, 2013, Stephanie Beron ’10 and Andy Troxel ’10 officially became homeless. That Tuesday, after selling her car in the morning, Steph and Andy started their year-long trip around the world, an adventure that would take them hiking, camping, backpacking, and biking across more than a dozen countries and four continents. Before one sets out on a year-long […]

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Hounds on the hunt

New freshmen Mikayla Little, Alayna Wozniak, Sam Bennett, and Jamie Gilles snapped this photo in the rotunda of the Indiana State Capitol. The photo was their answer to one of the challenges in the “All-In” digital competition designed by Indiana Humanities to challenge Hoosiers to “think, read, talk, and do.” Challenges were completed by visiting such landmarks as the Soldiers […]

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A little help goes a long way for PR major

UIndy senior Alex Beauford is an inspiring example of what can happen when a first-generation college student gets the right support at the right time—which is why Indiana Commissioner for Higher Education Teresa Lubbers introduced him in January during her annual State of Higher Education address. As a Broad Ripple High School student and the son of a supportive but […]

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Writing a new chapter

After trauma, teacher develops “hidden talent” It’s not every day that someone asks you to write a haiku about an encounter with a robotic Minotaur in a corn maze. But horror writer Scott Vannatter ’76 ’81 was happy to oblige. The request came from someone on fiverr.com, a website where people offer creative services online for $5. In July 2012 […]

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Snaps to this entrepreneur

Planning events & engaging communities is niche for marketing graduate When Crystal Grave ’99 shifted degrees midstream, it was her professors and advisors who helped guide her toward studying her passion of business and marketing. “My professors stood out as advocates and helped prepare me for the business world,” says Crystal. While at UIndy, Crystal served on the Student Government […]

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