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Backpacks on mall show tragic toll of suicide

The sight of 1,100 backpacks strewn across Smith Mall on Wednesday was an eerie one — and rightfully so. Each backpack represented one of the 1,100 U.S. college students who commit suicide each year, and each bore a photo and bio of one of those victims. “Send Silence Packing” is a traveling exhibition assembled by Active Minds, a […]

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Staffer tapped to review DOD cancer research

Jeanie Neal, grants coordinator for UIndy’s Office of Grants & Sponsored Programs, spent Spring Break putting her professional skills to use – for the Department of Defense. The DOD, as it turns out, sponsors a Breast Cancer Research Program that received $120 million in funding from Congress last year, and someone has to decide where […]

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‘Demon Camp’ author Percy to speak April 3

Author Jennifer Percy, whose new book Demon Camp: A Soldier’s Exorcism is drawing rave reviews and film proposals, will read and discuss her work April 3 at the University of Indianapolis. Presented by UIndy’s Kellogg Writers Series, the appearance begins at 7:30 p.m. in UIndy Hall C of the university’s Schwitzer Student Center, 1400 E. […]

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CELL honored for teacher quality program

NIET Chairman and TAP Founder Lowell Milken (left) presents a TAP Award of Distinction to CELL Executive Director David Dresslar (far right) and Indiana TAP Director Jennifer Oliver on Friday in Los Angeles. Indiana TAP system now touches 1,500 teachers, 25,000 students The Center of Excellence in Leadership of Learning at the University of Indianapolis […]

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News roundup: Basketball, bad guy, Baroque

WISH-TV this week aired a profile of the 22-3 UIndy men’s basketball team, which has a legitimate shot at a Division II championship this season after three brief appearances in the NCAA tournament. “We’ve been here before,” sixth-year head coach Stan Gouard says. ”We’ve had some success the past couple years, and we’ve been a one-and-done team in the […]

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Lugar and Nunn share international insights

NPR’s Steve Inskeep enjoys a laugh with Sens. Richard Lugar and Sam Nunn at the close of their public conversation Tuesday in UIndy’s Ransburg Auditorium. See photo gallery below. The future of Ukraine and the rising threat of biological terror were among the hot topics Tuesday night when former Sens. Richard Lugar and Sam Nunn […]

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UIndy launches 5-year, $50M development plan

UPDATE: News coverage so far has included: The Indianapolis Star, Indianapolis Business Journal, Inside Indiana Business, WTHR, WISH, the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette, WXIN-Fox 59 and WFYI radio. The University of Indianapolis Board of Trustees has approved a five-year plan of capital projects and educational enhancements that comprise a $50 million investment in the university and the neighboring community. “This action arises from […]

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School of OT ranks No. 3 in national survey

UIndy’s School of Occupational Therapy ranks third nationally in new student survey results from the website Students used a 10-point scale to score programs according to 15 criteria. UIndy’s OT degree programs — which include the Master of Occupational Therapy and the postprofessional Master of Health Science and Doctor of Health Science – also received Top 10 […]

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UIndy to host Justice Conference simulcast

The University of Indianapolis on Feb. 21 and 22 will host the local live video simulcast of The Justice Conference, a Los Angeles-based international event exploring issues including human trafficking, slavery, poverty, HIV/AIDS and human rights. The simulcast, presented by UIndy and the Englewood Review of Books, will allow central Indiana residents to join more […]

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Forensic science team plans return to Texas

Students raising money for humanitarian effort to ID missing migrants Assistant Professor Krista Latham and her Human Biology graduate students are back in the news again for their humanitarian work in southern Texas, where they went last year and will return this summer to exhume the remains of undocumented migrants who died after crossing the border. The […]

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