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Archive for the year 2013

Student jumps her way through Macy’s Parade

The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade wasn’t just a holiday TV attraction for UIndy sophomore Fiona Brown. The Exercise Science/Pre-OT major from Avon was among the 200-plus members of Jumpers United for Macy’s Parade, a team of jump rope athletes from 21 states who performed the entire three-mile length of the televised parade through Manhattan. “I […]

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Prof. Lugar reflects on effort to aid Mandela

In news interviews Saturday surrounding his annual youth leadership symposium at UIndy, former U.S. Sen. Richard Lugar commented on world affairs and looked back at his work in the 1980s to impose sanctions on apartheid-era South Africa and help win Nelson Mandela’s release from prison. Lugar, a distinguished professor of Political Science and International Relations […]

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First Friday bash to feature UIndy literary talent

Continuing UIndy’s schedule of First Friday events at the Wheeler Arts Community, faculty and students in the Department of English have assembled quite the extravaganza this Friday. The inaugural Electrostatic Showcase will offer a host of arts and education-related activities from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Wheeler, located in Fountain Square at 1035 Sanders St., […]

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Lincoln scholar to discuss Gettysburg Address

A leading scholar on Abraham Lincoln will visit campus Wednesday night to discuss the former president’s best-known public speech. Professor Brian Dirck of Anderson University is the speaker for “Abraham Lincoln and the Gettysburg Address: The 150th Anniversary,” organized by UIndy’s Department of History & Political Science. The event begins at 7 p.m. in Schwitzer […]

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Wednesday event explores community service

Students can learn about service experiences and hear advice from local nonprofit and philanthropic leaders during Wednesday’s Service Showcase & Community Leaders Panel in Schwitzer Student Center, presented by UIndy’s Professional Edge Center. The showcase from 11 a.m. to noon in the Schwitzer Atrium will feature displays about student service experiences. Visiting 10 displays earns […]

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On TV: UIndy’s Mayoral (and Colts) Archives

WXIN-Fox 59 aired a feature story several times over the Thanksgiving weekend about UIndy’s Mayoral Archives. Dr. Edward Frantz, director of the archives and associate professor of history, spoke with reporter Russ McQuaid about the special online feature “Bringing the Colts to Indianapolis.” Launched for public viewing in October, the collection includes rarely seen letters, […]

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Lugar Symposium to explore pressing issues

Fresh from receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom, former senator and UIndy Distinguished Professor Richard Lugar will return to campus Dec. 7 to host the 37th annual Lugar Symposium for Tomorrow’s Leaders. Founded in 1977 at the university, the event gives top high school juniors from around the state an opportunity to hear a keynote address […]

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Playoff run ends, but engagement continues

Although their playoff hopes ended Saturday with a 27-14 first-round loss to West Texas A&M, the UIndy football team can still look back and be proud of a second-straight GLVC championship and a 12-game home winning streak. Senior defensive lineman Jordan Sharp has even more to celebrate. After helping the team win the conference title […]

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Greyhound volleyball claims conference title

Photo by Kyle Piercy, UIndy Athletics     The UIndy volleyball team defeated Truman State 3-1 on Sunday to claim the Great Lakes Valley Conference title, the fourth in program history. Sophomore pre-OT major Hailey Brown led the Greyhounds with 22 kills, totaling 53 throughout the weekend conference tournament in Romeoville, Ill. It was the 10th […]

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Faculty offer views on Kennedy legacy

As the nation looks back today on the assassination of John F. Kennedy 50 years ago, two UIndy faculty members have been offering their perspectives. Assistant Professor of Sociology Jim Wolfe recently published The Kennedy Myth: American Civil Religion in the Sixties, which covers the period from Kennedy’s election campaign through the assassination of his brother […]

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