Exploration of Innovation and Impact

The start of the new academic year represents a milestone in the lives of our new and returning students. We have much to be proud of at the University of Indianapolis as we welcome students; from the composition of our freshman class, to our students in the Ron & Laura Strain Honors College, to the achievements of our student athletes on […]

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Year-end giving made easy!

Don’t let the year slip away without making your tax-deductible contribution to UIndy. Your gift will be matched! Campaign Chair Yvonne Shaheen is ready to match your gift dollar for dollar. If you make a five-year pledge, she will match your pledge two to one. Gifts will be matched up to a total of $1 million through June 30, 2016. […]

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The Greyhound Plan: Keeping scholars on track

The beginning of a new academic year never fails to be an exciting time. That has never been more true than now, as the impact of our Vision 2030 strategic plan begins to become visible all over campus. As I write, the opening of the UIndy Health Pavilion is only days away, transforming the eastern gateway to the University—and promising […]

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The roots you remember are bearing fruit today

It will be easy this spring and summer to observe the bricks-and-mortar projects ramping up on campus and see them as the fulfillment of our Vision 2030 strategic plan. And there’s no denying the excitement so much activity creates. But of course the real excitement has another source altogether. Yes, the UIndy Health Pavilion at the corner of Hanna and […]

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Realizing the vision: Strategic plan progress

We continue to make significant progress on many of the projects defined by our Vision 2030 strategic plan, from programs and services to new construction. As you may recall, there are many moving parts to the work we are doing at your alma mater, including: —completing the health pavilion; —renovating Krannert Memorial Library; —launching new academic programs; —replacing the Campus […]

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Record numbers starting the year right

Another academic year is under way at UIndy. Implementation of the Vision 2030 strategic plan is progressing well. Construction of the UIndy Health Pavilion has begun. Our master’s in public health program began as well. We are close to being able to share with you a new design for our Krannert Memorial Library. We’ve hired our men’s and women’s lacrosse […]

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Five years and $50 million toward strategic plan

I have good news to share about the progress of UIndy’s Vision 2030 strategic planning process. Many of you were able to lend your time to participate last year, and if you’ve been following that progress in Portico and on our website (www.uindy.edu), you’ll recall that the ideas that were generated led to our identifying 32 initiatives that will move […]

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Serving as a community anchor & pursuing new initiatives

This fall has been a busy one on campus, as we launched new initiatives and pursued goals emerging from our Vision 2030 planning process. We affirmed our commitment to serve as an anchor in the community, and a great example of that is outlined in this issue’s cover story. UIndy has formed a partnership with the Maine-based consulting and software […]

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Manuel champions Southside, University’s community role

This op-ed ran in the Indianapolis Star on July 8, 2013. A movement is underway on Indianapolis’s Southside, and it deserves the support of the entire city. In neighborhoods from South Street to the Johnson County line, residents, merchants, and officials are joining forces to take charge of their future. That effort will receive an official stamp of approval this […]

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‘Professional Edge’ taking shape & Homecoming’s coming

Last year in my first message in this space, I wrote of my gratitude at being welcomed into the UIndy community and my belief that together we could prepare for the economic and societal challenges ahead while holding fast to our mission, values, and traditions. With tremendous alumni support and input, we have spent the last year identifying our strengths […]

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