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.
Covering medieval literature – material from before about 1500 – is Molly Martin, associate professor of English. Jennifer Camden, associate department chair and associate professor of English, studies 18th and 19th century women’s literature. And studying post-1945 American literature and specializing in contemporary ethnic American novels and poetry is Leah Milne, assistant professor of English.
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
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. Read more
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
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. Read more
The most important amenities on the University of Indianapolis campus could well be the ones you can’t see – and it’s all thanks to the Information Technology Department. IT is the group behind those unsung success stories that keep UIndy’s cutting-edge technology in top shape, whether it’s the infrastructure under your feet or the email in your in-box.
Information Technology, which used to be known as Information Systems at UIndy, will be using the more common “IT” name from now on. Steve Herriford, UIndy’s Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of Information Technology, explained why.
The University of Indianapolis strengthened its south side community ties with a scholarship announcement in February. WICR and the School of Education both celebrated awards, while UIndy Athletics hosted regional competitions in NCAA wrestling and indoor track and field.
When University of Indianapolis senior Takashi Urabe heard about the devastating earthquake in Kumamoto, Japan last year, he knew he wanted to help.
Urabe made the trip back to his home country to volunteer for earthquake clean-up on three separate occasions.
“I wanted to do volunteer disaster relief because earthquakes are really common in Japan,” Urabe said. Kumamoto, which is located on the southernmost island of Kyushu in the Japanese archipelago, is a six-hour drive from his parents’ home in Hiroshima in western Japan.
Junior elementary education major Lyndsy Eslinger was elected state president of the association at the annual representative assembly. Molly Wolfe, also a junior elementary education major, was re-elected to a second term as the state’s Region 3 Representative.
Senior Elementary Education majors Molly Beal and Andria Shook won scholarships, as did Molly Wolfe. Eslinger was awarded the J.D. Miller Student Leadership Award, and Beal was named the Outstanding Senior of the Year. Also at the event, UIndy was named the Outstanding Chapter of the Year.
The election night efforts of the University of Indianapolis WICR-FM Radio staff have brought them national honors.
Chris Shoulders, WICR Director of Interactive & Social Media, interviews former Indianapolis Mayor and UIndy Visiting Fellow Greg Ballard on election night.
The group won first place in the Broadcast Education Association’s Festival of Media Arts competition in the radio newscast category. Three schools tied for second place in the category: Hofstra University, the University of North Texas and the University of Southern California. Read more
Visitors to the Krannert Memorial Library may have noticed a new display in the second-floor study area. It’s called “The Bill of Rights and You!” The display is part of “Amending America,” a national initiative that explores the power of the Bill of Rights and the American system of government.
Tanner Alexander, left, and Daniel Miller
Political science students at the University of Indianapolis say the Bill of Rights is worth some thought – and appreciation. Read more
The University of Indianapolis has named Sean L. Huddleston as Vice President for Equity and Inclusion, a top-leadership position dedicated to leading and enhancing a university-wide culture of diversity and inclusion.
Huddleston, who currently serves as chief officer of Diversity, Inclusion and Community Engagement at Framingham State University in Massachusetts, will develop and implement the strategic vision to continue the University’s commitment to inclusivity, equity and community partnership. The role aligns well with Huddleston’s extensive higher education leadership experience and cultural change management to promote inclusive excellence, diversity and social justice. Read more