Senator Lugar challenges teens to be leaders

Before an audience of parents, teachers, and 500 Indiana high school students at UIndy, U.S. Sen. Richard G. Lugar HD ’70 offered his perspective on current events—from unemployment and health care reform to war and diplomacy—and challenged the teens to take active roles in their communities and the world at large. The Dec. 12 event was the 33rd annual Lugar […]

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Blankets, Trustees, Nigeria, Upstart and more

Bunches of blankets for babies Newscaster, entrepreneur join Board of Trustees The University of Indianapolis Board of Trustees has voted to welcome a local newscaster and a construction entrepreneur to its ranks. Amber Stearns ’95, an Indianapolis native, is an award-winning news anchor at WIBC-FM, where she also hosts First Day from 8 a.m. to noon Sundays. The North Central […]

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Healthy Diploma debuts at UIndy

Broccolaureate? A new diploma program at the University of Indianapolis is designed to give graduates a healthy start on adult life and an advantage in the job market. The Healthy Diploma, similar in concept to an honors diploma, combines 15 credit hours of health and wellness courses with yearly assessments and individual coaching to orient undergraduates toward a lifetime of […]

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Celeb appearance helps raise $10K for cause

The semi-surprise appearance by actor and singer-songwriter Drake Bell on February 22 helped a student-organized fundraiser collect more than $10,000 for the cause. Bell, who has appeared in many films and became a tween-pop heartthrob as co-star of Nickelodeon’s “Drake & Josh,” delighted an all-ages crowd in the University’s 500-seat Ruth Lilly Performance Hall. Thanks to audience donations, merchandise sales, […]

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Scholarly pursuits – Education to Social Work

School of Education The adolescent brain: What’s going on in there? In October Deb Sachs ’77 (Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship Program), along with UIndy Math Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellows Darci Ames, Lynn Caraher, David Johnson, and Traci Schath, presented the session “Attention, Meaning, and Mathematics: Making the Connection” at the Indiana Council of Teachers of Mathematics annual conference. Sachs presented […]

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Scholarly Pursiuts – Music to Business

Music Molto Piano in Pennsylvania The ensemble “Molto Piano,” comprising UIndy piano faculty Jacklyn Chan ’99, Sharon Parr, and Dr. Rebecca Sorley, traveled to the Festival of Women Composers at Indiana University in Pennsylvania in March to present a lecture performance. The presentation, “The Tradition Continues: Music by Women Composers for One, Two, and Three Pianists,” featured music by Emma […]

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Even more scholarly pursuits

Kinesiology Facing brutal facts In January Dr. Lisa Hicks presented “Facing the Brutal Facts: Where Are You In Promoting Your Programs For Sustainability In Higher Education?” and “Kinesiology Advisory Board: One Avenue to Determine the Brutal Facts for the Results You Desire” at the National Association for Kinesiology and Physical Education in Higher Education meeting in Scottsdale, Ariz. In October […]

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More Scholarly Pursuits

Center of Excellence in Leadership of Learning Bold choices, better schools CELL published its research and evaluation report for the second-year implementation of New Technology High Schools in Indiana. Dr. Jill Bradley-Levine, fellow for research and evaluation, released the findings at the “Indiana’s Future: Bold Choices. Better Schools” conference in November. CELL continues to lead the implementation of the New […]

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Scholarly Pursuits

A look at UIndy faculty scholarship, faculty/student research collaborations, international connections, and community impact . For the most up-to-date news about the University, visit http://uindy.edu/news/. Anthropology Here, there, macrowear Dr. Chris Schmidt published the article “On the relationship between dental macrowear and dental microwear” in the American Journal of Physical Anthropology. His recently published edited volume, The Analysis of Burned […]

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