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UIndy nursing educator trains students with passion and commitment

On a recent tour of the University of Indianapolis’ School of Nursing, Rebecca “Becca” Cartledge introduced visitors to “Lou,” one of the lifelike mannequins used to train nursing students in the Nursing Simulation Lab, also known as the Sim Center.

UIndy SimCenter coordinator and nurse educator Becca Cartledge, center, has participated in several service trips abroad, including Haiti.

UIndy SimCenter coordinator and nurse educator Becca Cartledge, center, has led several service trips abroad, including Haiti. Dr. Rodney Baptiste, medical director of Bethesda Medical Clinic, (left) and Francilia LeFranc, dean of UNACH Nursing School.

Cartledge, the nursing coordinator who runs the Sim Center, outlined Lou’s impressive capabilities, including the simulation of a heart murmur. UIndy nursing students also can check his respiration and insert an intravenous drip into his arm – and even resuscitate him.

Then Cartledge shared some surprising news.

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UIndy business students give back for spring break

The University of Indianapolis Student Business Leadership Academy (SBLA) continued its tradition of giving back during spring break with a visit to Habitat for Humanity in Savannah, Ga., in March.

Six students participated in the University of Indianapolis Student Business Leadership Academy (SBLA) Habitat for Humanity trip to Savannah, Ga., in March 2017.

Six students participated in the University of Indianapolis Student Business Leadership Academy (SBLA) Habitat for Humanity trip to Savannah, Ga., in March 2017.

While Habitat for Humanity is the biggest service opportunity of the year for business students, it’s one of many service-learning projects available throughout the year, including volunteer work with Junior Achievement and Christel House South.

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Top books to read by women writers according to UIndy English profs

March is Women’s History Month and so it’s a perfect time to celebrate some of the greatest female authors and the books they’ve written.

We asked three UIndy English professors, all who study different eras of women’s literature, to share with us their favorite books written by women.

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VP Sue Willey forges pioneer’s path for women in athletics

Ask Sue Willey for the key to success in leading collegiate athletics and she’s likely to tell you “perseverance pays off.”

Sue Willey, right, greets an athlete

Sue Willey, right, greets an athlete

Across four decades, Willey, the vice president for Intercollegiate Athletics at the University of Indianapolis, has served as a pioneer for women’s athletics at UIndy, where she helped to build Greyhound Athletics into a formidable NCAA Division II program. She learned as a young woman she had a passion for athletics, which she transformed into a mission to provide equality and opportunity for both male and female athletes on campus.
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University of Indianapolis hosts screening of “Bottom Dollars,” forum discussion on sheltered workshops and sub-minimum wage

screen-shot-2017-03-21-at-4-09-01-pmIn partnership with Indiana Disability Rights, the University of Indianapolis will present “Bottom Dollars,” a Rooted in Rights original documentary, at 6:00 p.m., March 28, at the R. B. Annis Auditorium in the University of Indianapolis Health Pavilion.

“Bottom Dollars” was created to “expose the exploitation of nearly 250,000 people with disabilities in the U.S. who are legally being paid less than the minimum wage, on average, less than $2 an hour,” according to the filmmakers.
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$5 million gift from Indianapolis scientist will address STEM and engineering workforce gaps – launching the R.B. Annis School of Engineering

Robert B. Annis (1907-1999)

Robert B. Annis (1907-1999)

The University of Indianapolis announced today the launch of the R.B. Annis School of Engineering in the Shaheen College of Arts and Sciences through a transformational, $5 million gift honoring one of Indianapolis’ most revered scientists and innovators. The gift, given in honor of the late Robert B. Annis, an inventor and scientist, will advance the University’s strategy to address Indiana’s increasing demand for skilled engineers and STEM-related professions. The Indiana Department of Workforce Development consistently ranks STEM careers among its Hoosier Hot 50 listing of the top in-demand careers for the state.

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Martinsville, Homestead claim top spots in 2017 IASB High School Broadcasting Competition Awards

Martinsville High School was named Television School of the Year and Homestead High School won Radio School of the Year at the 2017 Indiana Association of School Broadcasters (IASB) awards Monday at the University of Indianapolis. Crown Point High School was the Television School of the Year runner-up, while Carmel High School was the runner-up in the Radio School of the Year category.

Jackson Ammons of Carmel High School (photo courtesy IASB)

Jackson Ammons of Carmel High School (photo courtesy IASB)

More than 800 students and instructors from 30 Indiana high schools and career centers attended the IASB 14th annual conference on UIndy’s campus. Students participated in the IASB High School Broadcasting Competition and attended over two-dozen workshops that addressed topics ranging from promotions, video production and storytelling to social media, radio and sports broadcasting.

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University of Indianapolis study to examine epidemic of teen substance addiction through $300K grant from National Institute of Health/National Institute of Drug Abuse

College of Applied Behavioral Sciences study to address obstacles to overcoming addiction

Assistant Professor Katherine Kivisto

Assistant Professor Katherine Kivisto

A study conducted by University of Indianapolis researchers examining the epidemic of teenage substance abuse will be supported through a grant from the National Institute of Health/National Institute of Drug Abuse.

The $300,000 NIH/NIDA grant will support the study by the College of Applied Behavioral Sciences to address an ongoing issue impacting communities across the nation, including Indiana. The grant will fund The Teen Resilience Project, which focuses on understanding the obstacles of addiction and long-term recovery for 13- to 18-year-olds. Assistant Professor Katherine Kivisto at the University of Indianapolis will lead the study.

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University of Indianapolis provost office hosts mock crime scene

The University of Indianapolis Provost Office was the scene of a “crime” recently as the Indianapolis-Marion County Forensic Services Agency (IMCFSA) trained a new forensic scientist and provided a real-life learning experience for criminology students. 

UIndy partnered with the Marion County Crime Lab to host a training scenario for Crime Lab Technicians and UIndy's Criminal Justice program. (Photos by Jennifer Zentz)

UIndy partnered with the Marion County Crime Lab to host a training scenario for Crime Lab Technicians and UIndy’s Criminal Justice program. (Photos by Jennifer Zentz)

To the untrained eye, it might have been a disturbing sight: blood spatter, bullet holes – and even a dummy murder victim, “shot” to death and slumped behind a chair. The staged scene was all part of the IMCFSA’s training exercise, conducted in partnership with UIndy’s Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice, designed to prepare novice crime scene technicians for the real thing.
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Timeline display explores contributions of female scientists and mathematicians for Women’s History Month

A visual illustration on display in Martin Hall in honor of Women’s History Month highlights the history of women in science and mathematics.

Sophomore Emily Taner and senior Marissa Thomas created the timeline as a project for the Gender and Ethnicity in Math and Science (GEMS) course. Krysi Leganza, associate professor of mathematics and computer science, and Sandy Davis, professor of biology, teach the class together.

Emily Taner, sophomore anthropology major with a minor in human biology

Emily Taner, sophomore anthropology major with a minor in human biology

Taner, an anthropology major with a minor in human biology, said she was inspired by Dr. Leganza talking about a “men of mathematics” timeline, and realizing that only one woman was featured.
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