History, Kinesiology, Physical Therapy, Math, Music, Philosophy & Religion

Baptists, way back when In August Dr. A. James Fuller presented a paper, “19th-Century Baptists and the Cross” in a plenary session at a symposium at the Andrew Fuller Center for Baptist Studies at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Athletes’ perceptions of coaches Dr. Jennifer VanSickle and Dr. Heidi Hancher-Rauch were coauthors of “Athletes’ Perceptions of Coaches’ Emotional Intelligence,” published […]

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Community Programs Center, Ecumenical & Interfaith Programs, English, and Financial Aid

AmeriCorps the beautiful UIndy has been selected to host a 2010–11 Indiana Campus Compact Service Engagement Corps AmeriCorps program. The program will engage 150 Indiana college student volunteers in AmeriCorps service each year, increase the number of college students engaged in service throughout the state, and strengthen campus and community relationships while fostering campus and community collaboration. UIndy student service-learning […]

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Art, Alumni Relations, Biology, CELL, Chemistry

Figures to be enlightening Dee Schaad contributed chapters to two books. “Action Figures” appears in the book Studio Ceramics: Advanced Techniques. The chapters “Inspiring Techniques” and “Figurative Soft Slab Sculpture” were included in Ceramic Sculpture, published by the American Ceramic Society. Carreño Studio and Gallery presented an exhibition of his ceramic works, “History, Myth, and Current Events,” in May. Seaworthy […]

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For ‘Shame’: Faculty at work on original musical; Hawthorne adaptation will launch theatre season

The summer was a busy one for University of Indianapolis faculty members Pete Schmutte and Brad Wright. Their task: to create a stage musical that will kick off the Department of Theatre’s 2010–11 season. Titled Shame, the work is an adaptation of The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne’s classic 1850 novel of sin and redemption in puritanical 17th-century New England. Opening […]

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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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