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Ecumenical and Interfaith Programs welcomes new staff, receives grant

The Office of Ecumenical and Interfaith Programs welcomed two new staff members this fall: Rev. Arionne Williams and Rev. Corey Howard. These new personnel will enable the work of the chaplaincy at UIndy to focus on campus ministry and interfaith programming. Rev. Arionne Williams serves as the new Associate Chaplain and will direct Interfaith Programming […]

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Grant to grow high school theology programs

Student Leadership Academy wins major support from Lilly Endowment A $580,000 grant from Lilly Endowment Inc. to the University of Indianapolis will enable the major expansion of a partnership with the Indiana Conference of The United Methodist Church to help high school students explore potential careers and volunteer opportunities in church ministry and other faith-based […]

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Departing chaplain honored for service

The Rev. Dr. Lang Brownlee is stepping away from his role as a chaplain at UIndy, but not without some recognition for his 15 years of service. Brownlee, who will continue to teach courses in the Department of Philosophy & Religion, received UIndy’s Jerry Israel Interfaith Service Award last week at a reception to mark his […]

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Professor portrayed on Chicago stage

UIndy Theatre alumna has key role in fact-based plane crash drama Dr. Greg Clapper had the unusual experience recently of seeing an unforgettable episode from his life recreated on stage. United Flight 232, the new production from Chicago’s House Theatre company, tells the story of a 1989 airliner crash in Sioux City, Iowa, where Clapper, […]

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Tuesday lectures to feature noted theologian

Author and scholar Kevin Vanhoozer will explore the concept of “theatrical theology” in two presentations Tuesday at UIndy, sponsored by the Showers Lectures in the Christian Religion series. Dr. Vanhoozer, Research Professor of Systematic Theology at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Illinois, will speak at 4 and 7:30 p.m. in McCleary Chapel, second floor of […]

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Students choose service for Spring Break

Last week, while many college students were kicking back on a distant beach or the nearest couch, a group of UIndy volunteers spent their Spring Break repairing homes for impoverished residents of eastern Tennessee. This was the 33rd consecutive year in which UIndy students provided manpower through Appalachia Service Project, a nonprofit ministry based in Johnson City, Tenn. And it was the […]

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Professor honored for military chaplain service

Brigadier General Jeffrey Hauser of the Indiana National Guard (left) awards the military’s Legion of Merit and Joint Service Commendation medals to UIndy Professor Gregory Clapper in a ceremony at the Guard’s Stout Field in Indianapolis. Dr. Gregory Clapper’s service to the U.S. Armed Forces was recognized recently when he was awarded the prestigious Legion […]

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Anti-violence activist pastor to speak Tuesday

The Rev. Charles R. Harrison, president of the Indianapolis Ten Point Coalition and a leading voice against violent crime in the city, will speak Tuesday night at UIndy. His talk, “From Violence to Community: The Ten Point Coalition Against Racial Violence,” will begin at 8 p.m. in Schwitzer Student Center’s McCleary Chapel. The appearance is sponsored by […]

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Holocaust survivor Eva Kor to speak Nov. 3

Founder of CANDLES museum continues work for human rights Eva Mozes Kor, the Auschwitz survivor who became an internationally known advocate for forgiveness, will share her story Nov. 3 at the University of Indianapolis. The presentation, “Remembering the Holocaust,” will begin at 7 p.m. in Schwitzer Student Center’s UIndy Hall and will conclude with a Q&A […]

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UIndy announces $50M fundraising campaign

Friday’s campaign launch event included appearances by accomplished alumni, including (from left) Francesca Zappia ’15, published author of young-adult novel Made You Up; Linda Dillman ’76, chief information officer for QVC; Jim Hurrell ’84, director of the National Center for Atmospheric Research; and Faustin and Euphrasie N’Tala, who lead education initiatives in their home country, the Democratic […]

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