University UpdatesWinter/Spring 2019

Spring 2019: General University Updates

Center for Excellence in Leadership of Learning

The Education Workforce Innovation Network (EWIN), an initiative of the Center of Excellence in Leadership of Learning (CELL), granted $15,000 to three community partnerships and provided technical support for each to develop career pathways in their regions of Indiana. EWIN finished its work with these partnerships at the end of 2018, including facilitating collaboration within their communities, researching promising models, site visits to explore innovative approaches and development of plans customized to each area’s needs and resources. Each partnership involved K-12 education, postsecondary, businesses/industry, and other community agencies such as workforce development. Read more at

Center for Service-Learning & Community Engagement

The annual Service Expo & Student Engagement Forum provided an opportunity for students and faculty to showcase the many ways they have been involved through service and service-learning projects. The event exposes students to UIndy service initiatives, as well as faculty and community leaders who discuss the importance of young professionals engaging through service and promoting social justice.

Institute for Civic Leadership & Mayoral Archives

Gregory A. Ballard, former Indianapolis mayor and University of Indianapolis visiting fellow, published “Less Oil or More Caskets: The National Security Argument for Moving Away from Oil,” Indiana University Press. The book presents a rationale for the United States and the world to safely move away from oil as a transportation fuel. Ballard argues that making such a bold move would disrupt the transportation energy market and free the U.S. from costly wars in the Middle East.

Communications & Marketing

The University of Indianapolis received national recognition from the Association of Marketing and Communications Professionals (AMCP) and Council for the Advancement and Support of Education Region V (CASE V) for the institution’s communications and marketing efforts, including a new website and redesigned magazine.

The honors include a Platinum Award for the University of Indianapolis website (category: digital media and website – industry); a Platinum Award for Portico (category: print media/publication – higher education) and a Gold Award for the microsite (digital media and website – higher education). Nearly 6,500 entries from across the USA, Canada and more than 20 other countries participated, and the award-winning website competed with all industries. The University also received the Silver Award for CASE V: Best Recruitment Website or Microsite for the redesign.

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