(INDIANAPOLIS) Local and national community leaders will discuss the value of urban parks and greenspaces in maintaining a world-class city at the upcoming Richard M. Fairbanks Symposium on Civic Leadership at the University of Indianapolis.
“Building Vibrant Cities Through Greenspaces and Parks” is the topic of this year’s symposium, which will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Friday, March 3, 2017, at the Schwitzer Student Center on the University of Indianapolis campus. The symposium is presented by the University’s Institute for Civic Leadership & Mayoral Archives, in partnership with Indiana Humanities, Keep Indianapolis Beautiful and Indy Parks.
When students start thinking about careers, creativity may not be a word that comes to mind. But that’s exactly what Tanner Christensen, Facebook product designer and author of “The Creative Challenge,” wants them to consider.
Christensen visited the University of Indianapolis campus Tuesday as part of “Creative Millions,” a Professional Edge Center initiative to encourage students to pursue creativity in their careers. He spoke to more than 60 students at Fountain Square Theatre and was joined by local creative professionals.
Dinner Theatre is back at the University of Indianapolis with the debut this weekend of “Move Over, Mrs. Markham.”
Pix of the dress rehearsal performance of “Move Over, Mrs. Markham” for the annual dinner theater show in Schwitzer on February 21, 2017. (Photo by D. Todd Moore, University of Indianapolis)
The University of Indianapolis Department of Theatre will perform the free-wheeling 1960’s farce by Ray Cooney and John Chapman on Feb. 24-26 and March 2-4, 2017 at the Schwitzer Student Center Dining Hall. Dinner is scheduled for 6:45 p.m. each night with the performance to follow at 8 p.m. A free preview will be held at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017 (no dinner included).
The University of Indianapolis has launched a new full-scholarship program for graduates of Christel House Academy South, further strengthening a longtime partnership between the two learning centers.
Christel DeHaan Academy students were recognized on the floor during a time out in the men’s game on Thursday, Feb 16, 2017. (Photo by D. Todd Moore/University of Indianapolis)
The program, launching in the Fall of 2017, includes two components: one covering full-tuition costs to attend the University of Indianapolis and another providing a room-and-board scholarship for up to 10 students. Eligible students must have successfully completed dual credit courses taught by University professors at Christel House.
The University of Indianapolis Student Education Association hosted Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction Dr. Jennifer McCormick at the 3rd Annual Power of Education Conference on Jan. 28.
From left: Hannah Mangus, Jennifer McCormick, Shelby Hale
McCormick’s talk focused on the future of education in Indiana. SEA organizers were thrilled to hear from McCormick at the annual conference, which celebrates the field of education by hosting sessions designed to motivate and inspire future teachers. She shared with students some of her most powerful experiences as a lifelong educator.
A standing-room only crowd turned out Monday evening at the Christel DeHaan Fine Arts Center for the opening reception of “Letterpress Hullabaloo,” a celebration of the history and modern expression of printmaking.
Letterpress Hullabaloo (Photo by D. Todd Moore, University of Indianapolis)
Curious visitors had a chance to try their hand at printmaking and assist in the traditional craft of bookbinding. Letterpress fans strolled through the gallery to chat with Indiana-based printmakers and peruse colorful posters. It was all to celebrate an antiquated technology that has newfound meaning in the digital age.
Erin Beckloff, an assistant professor in graphic design at Miami University of Ohio who directed and produced the documentary “Pressing On: The Letterpress Film,” spoke to a capacity audience about how the passion of a small but dedicated community is keeping the art, design and craft of letterpress alive. Some significant figures in the letterpress community operate right here in Indiana.
While the rest of their competitors were frantically tweaking their machines to just the right specifications before matches began, the robotics team from Covenant Christian High School huddled away from the crowds to take their robot for a test drive.
“It’s nerve-wracking when the robot doesn’t exactly do what you want it to do in the tournament. But, that’s part of fun of this competition,” said team member Isaac Lapley, 16.
Covenant Christian of Indianapolis was one of more than 100 local teams competing in at the VEX Robotics Competition, held in January at the University of Indianapolis. Top finishers at the campus event advanced to the state competition held later this year. All participants are now eligible to be considered for a $10,000 scholarship to the University of Indianapolis.