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UIndy to host launch for quality-of-life study

News conference and bus tour begin 10 a.m. Thursday in Fine Arts Center Government, business and community leaders will gather Thursday morning at UIndy for a news conference and bus tour announcing the start of an important quality-of-life study and planning process for the neighborhoods surrounding the university campus, historic Garfield Park and the Madison Avenue corridor. […]

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Young Adult author Katie Coyle to speak Feb. 5

Author Katie Coyle, whose new Young Adult book made Rolling Stone’s recent list of “The 40 Best YA Novels” of all time, will speak Feb. 5 for the next installment of UIndy’s Kellogg Writers Series. Coyle’s debut novel, released first in the U.K. as Vivian Versus the Apocalypse and this year in the U.S. as Vivian Apple at […]

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$1 million gift to endow Honors College

Alumni Ron and Laura Strain support program for top students The University of Indianapolis Honors College is being renamed in honor of two UIndy alumni and trustees who are providing a $1 million endowment to fund and enhance its operation. Now known as the Ron and Laura Strain Honors College, the program provides top students with […]

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On the airwaves: poli-sci, hoops, music

Still in her first year at UIndy, Assistant Professor of Political Science Laura Albright served as an in-studio commentator for WXIN-Fox59 during last week’s State of the Union address. Needless to say, the speech drew fire from political opponents, but Dr. Albright said President Obama’s intentions were clear: appealing to the middle class and linking his policies […]

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In the news: UIndy weighs in on Deflategate

WTHR reporter Jeremy Brilliant talks with UIndy student-athletes Tyler Walden and Connor Barthel about allegations of football tampering in the NFL. (WTHR image) With the shocking news (ahem) that the New England Patriots might have cheated in last Sunday’s hideous rout of the Indianapolis Colts, journalists scrambled to bring some perspective to the issue. Naturally, they found it at the University […]

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No. 1 Hounds to host two conference opponents

UPDATE: UIndy men rout McKendree 87-56; WTHR highlights Indianapolis Star 1070 The Fan ESPN Radio The undefeated UIndy men’s basketball team is riding a No. 1 national ranking as it gears up to host Great Lakes Valley Conference opponents tonight and Saturday. The 15-0 Greyhounds rose from No. 3 to the very top of the latest NCAA Division II coaches […]

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Faculty Forum: Prof’s research week at Oxford

Dr. Greta Pennell, associate professor of Teacher Education, will recount her week of research at Oxford University for the next UIndy Faculty Forum, taking place Wednesday. Pennell was a Summer Research Institute Fellow at Oxford’s Harris Manchester College. Her talk, “More than Hogwarts and Humanities:  Reflections on the Harris Manchester College Summer Research Institute,” will begin at noon Wednesday […]

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Music education students bring home awards

It was a good year for UIndy’s Music Education students at the recent Indiana Music Education Association/National Association for Music Education Conference in Fort Wayne The UIndy Collegiate Chapter of the National Association for Music Education was selected to receive the 2015 Outstanding Collegiate Chapter of the Year Award for the state of Indiana. The criteria include the quality […]

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MLK Jr. Day: Looking back on the legacy

With classes canceled Monday, hundreds of UIndy students spent the day taking part in activities marking Martin Luther King Jr. Day, including a bus tour throughout the city to hear speakers and visit sites related to the civil rights struggle. Above, a UIndy group visits Martin Luther King Jr. Park, where Robert Kennedy delivered a historic speech the night […]

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Despite day off, MLK events abound Monday

UIndy is canceling classes and closing offices Monday in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a change from the past practice of opening with an adjusted schedule and a special mid-day program to mark the occasion. Despite having a three-day weekend, hundreds of students have signed up for a series of university activities arranged around the King legacy and the struggle for […]

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