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Exhibition pays tribute to local arts figure

To many artists and students in central Indiana and across the nation, Ed Funk was best known as the owner of Dolphin Papers, an art supply company specializing in unique items and materials. Funk was an artist in his own right, however, and a retrospective exhibition of his work opens Oct. 6 at the University of […]

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Writer Michael Martone to speak Oct. 7

Indiana-born essayist and fiction writer Michael Martone will visit campus Oct. 7 through UIndy’s Kellogg Writers Series. Martone will read and discuss his work at 7:30 p.m. in Room 010 of Schwitzer Student Center. Admission is free. The Fort Wayne native’s most recent collections of short fiction include Four for a Quarter, Not Normal, Illinois: Peculiar Fiction […]

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Faculty Forum: Catholic contributions to UIndy

Although the University of Indianapolis was founded by a Protestant denomination (the United Brethren in Christ, which became part of the United Methodist Church), Roman Catholic students, faculty and staff members have played important roles in its history. Michael Cartwright, dean of Ecumenical & Interfaith Programs and associate professor of Philosophy & Religion, will explore […]

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Kellogg Writers Series opens with noted poet

Poet Todd Davis will appear at UIndy on Tuesday in the first event of the 2014-2015 Kellogg Writers Series. Davis will read and discuss his work at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in Schwitzer Student Center Room 010. He is the author of four full-length collections of poetry and a limited-edition chapbook, Household of Water, Moon, and Snow: The […]

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Concert to feature new Jazz Studies director

Monday night will mark the Faculty Artist Concert Series debut of UIndy’s new Jazz Studies director, Freddie Mendoza. The trombonist will headline a program of standards by composers including Billy Strayhorn, Cole Porter, Antonio Carlos Jobim, J.J. Johnson and Miles Davis. Joining him will be acclaimed pianist Steve Allee, drummer Steve Houghton, bassist and UIndy alum Nick […]

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Composition to honor philanthropist DeHaan

Maestro Raymond Leppard leads University of Indianapolis students and local professionals Monday on opening night of UIndy’s Faculty Artist Concert Series. To celebrate the 20th anniversary of its Christel DeHaan Fine Arts Center, the University of Indianapolis has commissioned a classical music composition to honor a benefactor whose support made the center possible. Philanthropist Christel […]

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Professor honored among ‘Living Legends’

UIndy Professor Phylis Lan Lin, second from left, poses with fellow honorees at the 10th anniversary gala of the Indy Asian American Times newspaper. Professor of Sociology Phylis Lan Lin was honored recently among the “Living Legends of Indiana’s Chinese-American Community” for her contributions to education and international cooperation. The honorees were recognized during the 10th anniversary gala […]

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Concert season to open with Maestro Leppard

Monday’s gala event celebrates 20 years of Christel DeHaan Fine Arts Center UPDATE: Concert review from Jay Harvey Upstage Maestro Raymond Leppard will lead UIndy students and faculty soloists in Monday’s opening performance of the 2014-2015 Faculty Artist Concert Series at the Christel DeHaan Fine Arts Center. Now entering its 34th season, the acclaimed series […]

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Violin competition to air live on WICR-FM/HD

For the first time ever, the entire International Violin Competition of Indianapolis will be broadcast live, beginning this weekend on UIndy public radio station WICR-88.7 FM/HD. The quadrennial competition features 40 of the world’s best young violinists competing for management deals, international concert engagements, a Carnegie Hall recital debut, more than $250,000 in prizes and the […]

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Arts center hosts Big Car anniversary show

Sept. 10 reception to feature live performances, interactive fun UPDATE: See Indy Star photo gallery AUDIO: Hear UIndy gallery director Mark Ruschman and Big Car founder Jim Walker on WFYI’s The Art of the Matter. (Interview begins around 36:30.) PRINT: Read Indianapolis Star story Big Car, the local arts and community-building collective, is celebrating its […]

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