EventsFall 2012

Homecoming 2012! Be at UIndy on October 6!

No matter when you graduated—or the name of the University when you were a student—you’ll always be connected to UIndy and the experiences that prepared you for your life’s journey. You’re forever a Greyhound!

Homecoming Week: October 1–6

Alumni Honors & Recognition Luncheon (Saturday, October 6)
2012 Honorees

Distinguished Alumni Award:
Julie Fritz ’92, Associate Professor, School of Health, University of Utah

Distinguished Young Alumni Award:
Nichole Wilson ’02 ’06, Director of Rehabilitation Services, Community Hospitals, Indianapolis

Honorary Alumni Awards:
Beverley & Bill Pitts, University of Indianapolis

Bill Thompson, Community Patient Resource Group Volunteer for UIndy’s College of Health Sciences

Alumni Swim Meet (Saturday, October 6)
The current team invites its alumni to attend or participate in the 2012 UIndy Swimming and Diving Alumni Meet.

Business Card Swap, Classes of 1987–2012 (Thursday, October 4)
Free appetizers and cash bar at Scotty’s Brewhouse downtown! Bring business cards and compete for door prizes!

Classes of 1949–52 Reunion (Friday & Saturday, October 5 & 6)
Eldon Johnson ’50 invites you to come reminisce about ICC. Conference rooms are reserved near campus at Comfort Inn Suites (I-65 & Keystone). Contact Eldon Johnson at 1-256-825-9109 or Helen (Rusty) Moon Harper at 1-740-454-2822.

Class of ’62 Reunion (Friday & Saturday, October 5 & 6)
Dan (Wilk) Wilkinson, Dan (Motz) Motto, Larry Miller, Sandy Lawlis, and John Cazier invite you to Friday’s 50-Year reunion dinner, plus a play, UIndy Alumni Do ‘Romeo & Juliet,’ written by Larry Miller. At Saturday’s Honors & Recognition Luncheon: your induction in the 50-Year Club.

Campus Tour / Residence Hall Tours (Saturday, October 6)
Visit old and new campus haunts with a student guide—and reminisce about some of your favorite locations and student activities along the way.

Family Fun at the new Greyhound Village! (Saturday, October 6)
Enjoy a Saturday afternoon on campus! Advance registration recommended.
• Free concert by the Flying Toasters (2–4 p.m.)
• Carnival with inflatables, snacks, and games for all ages.
• Sand volleyball games for students & alumni, every hour on the hour, 2–5 p.m.
• Campus and residence hall tours.
• Gathering place with designated areas for you to connect with professors, classmates, and students from your major.
• Ace the Greyhound’s Birthday Party in Schwitzer Student Center’s rotunda entrance. Cake, party hats, balloons, photos with Ace (he never smiles), and fun party gifts!
• Community cookout featuring our nationally recognized dining service. $6 per person (ages 10 and younger: free!) Support Gleaners Food Bank with a contribution of non-perishable food items for our canned food drive. (Drop off items as you arrive at the Greyhound Village check-in.)

Alumni History Project
Contribute now: Deadline is September 20.
Your story is our story! The history of the University is rich with individual stories that only you can tell. No matter the name of the school when you attended—Indiana Central or University of Indianapolis—we need your help to tell our history share with the entire UIndy community! Tell us about your favorite professors and classes, student activities that built skills and social life, dorm life, even stories you never thought you’d tell.  Share your story today at The deadline is September 20. Your stories will be compiled into the Alumni History Project booklet. Copies will be available at the Alumni Association tent at Greyhound Village at a small fee to cover printing costs.

Tailgate Town (Saturday, October 6)
Tailgate before the big game in the lots at Hanna Avenue and State Street (north and south of Hanna). Inflatables, performances, and other special events. Please bring your own food. UIndy Parking Lots 17 ($10 per space); lots 14, 19 & 20 (free).

Football Game vs. St. Joseph’s College (Saturday, October 6)

Plus, the golf cart parade precedes the game (5 p.m.).
These mini-floats decorated by students get better each year!

The Homecoming king and queen will be announced  at halftime.

Theatre Production: Little Shop of Horrors (Thursday–Saturday, October 4–6)
Little Shop is a musical about a down-and-out skid row floral assistant who becomes an overnight sensation when he discovers an exotic plant with a mysterious craving for fresh blood. For tickets and more information, please contact the Event Ticketing Center at (317) 788-3251. As a courtesy to the cast and other audience members, please do not bring infants or preschoolers to the production. Parking available in UIndy lots 1 and 2, located at Shelby Street and Hanna Avenue.

School of Business Reunion (Saturday, October 6)
Graduates of UIndy’s School of Business: come visit your tent at Greyhound Village from 3 to 5 p.m.

Those Were the Days: Archives Open House (Saturday, October 6)
What’s better than looking at a college yearbook to recall favorite memories? Join UIndy archivist Christine Guyonneau for an enchanting review of life on campus from the 1940s to the 2000s, and share a few of your best stories along the way!

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