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Poet, former prof Alice Friman to speak April 1

Poet and UIndy professor emerita Alice Friman will return to campus April 1 for an appearance in the Kellogg Writers Series. A New York City native, Friman was among the founders of the Indiana Writers Center and taught English and creative writing at UIndy from 1971 to 1993. She now lives in Milledgeville, Ga., where she is poet-in-residence at Georgia […]

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Panel to discuss sports strategies for cities

UIndy’s Fairbanks Symposium will tackle community impact of events An expert panel of elected officials and sports event executives will convene Wednesday in downtown Indianapolis to discuss the continuing power of major sporting events in promoting economic development and civic engagement. Sports Strategies for the 21st Century is the theme of the second annual Richard M. […]

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Students to host Special Olympics BB tourney

More than 300 special athletes ages 8 to 21 will come to campus Saturday for the 2015 Special Olympics Indiana State Youth Basketball Tournament. This year’s tourney includes more than 30 teams competing in junior and senior divisions, and more than 300 Greyhound volunteers to make sure those players have a great experience. This is the […]

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In the news: Business and Music faculty

Dr. Rachel Smith, associate professor of Finance in the School of Business, was invited to the news studios of WTTV-CBS4 last week to explain the everyday significance of the Federal Reserve’s apparent intent to raise interest rates. “If you’re considering, let’s say, purchasing a home, it might be a good time to do that,” she told anchors Debby Knox […]

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New dean to lead Psychological Sciences

A clinical psychologist and educator known for her research on counseling, culture and identity will be the new dean of the School of Psychological Sciences at the University of Indianapolis. Anita Jones Thomas brings substantial administrative experience from her work at Loyola University Chicago, where she began teaching in 2005, spent three years as director […]

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Blood and marrow drive honors CELL director

A blood drive and bone marrow registry event Wednesday on campus will honor Dave Dresslar, executive director of UIndy’s Center of Excellence in Leadership of Learning, whose battle with leukemia has been aided by a marrow transplant. The CELL staff, Campus Program Board, Department of Athletics and other campus groups have joined forces to organize the […]

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Olympic swimmer will share his story Tuesday

Groundbreaking and record-breaking Olympic gold medal swimmer Anthony Ervin will appear on campus Tuesday to share his story of triumph over adversity, and for that, students can thank senior Communication major Hayley Good. Ervin, who claimed gold and silver at the 2000 Olympic Games and two more gold medals at the 2001 World Championships, will […]

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New dean announced for School of Business

Higher-ed veteran brings decades of teaching, administrative experience The University of Indianapolis has selected an experienced educator and administrator to be the new dean of its School of Business. Lawrence Belcher will come to UIndy in June from Taylor University, where he has led the undergraduate business program since 2011 and holds the Arthur L. […]

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Greyhounds to face archrivals in regional final

UPDATE: Historic season comes to a close It’s March, and the UIndy men’s basketball team has a chance to reach the Division II Elite Eight, but the only route is through those annoying Bellarmine Knights. The 25-5 Greyhounds’ first-ever regional final appearance begins at 7 p.m. tonight in Louisville, against a 29-3 Bellarmine squad that […]

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Press touts next week’s Twyla Tharp lecture

The latest issue of NUVO Newsweekly features a Q&A with celebrated choreographer Twyla Tharp, who visits UIndy next Wednesday to discuss “The Creative Habit.” In the piece, arts editor Scott Shoger talks with Tharp about her Hoosier childhood, her career and her pending 50th anniversary tour. Read the interview here. Elsewhere, the Indianapolis Star has listed Tharp’s UIndy […]

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