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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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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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Sculpture and painting exhibition opens today

The new exhibition in the Christel DeHaan Fine Arts Center Gallery features two Chicago-based artists displaying their talents in sculpture and painting. Eclipse: Mike Baur & Steve Mueller opens today and runs through Feb. 6 in the gallery, which is open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. weekdays. A reception is scheduled for 4 to 6 […]

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Prof’s grant supports Japan travel-study course

Through Friday, students still have an opportunity to register for a special online course and overseas trip this semester to learn more about the impact of the atomic bombing of Japan in 1945 and the peace movement that has arisen from it. Professor Kyoko Amano, chair of the Department of English, has been awarded a […]

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Lugar shares perspective with students, press

Sen. Richard Lugar presents UIndy’s $1,000 Lugar Student Leadership Award, as well as a copy of his own book, to Lawrence North High School senior Edric Zeng during Saturday’s 38th annual Lugar Symposium for Tomorrow’s Leaders. NEWS COVERAGE The Indianapolis Star WTHR Fox59 IndyPolitics.org (audio) What was on longtime Senator Richard Lugar’s mind when he […]

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Friday showcase features UIndy student writers

Folks enjoying the city’s First Friday gallery tour tomorrow should spend some time at the UIndy-affiliated Wheeler Arts Community in Fountain Square, where the Department of English will host another of its periodic “Electrostatic Showcase” literary events. Highlights will include readings by creative writing students from 6 to 8 p.m. and the launch of the […]

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In the news: Archeology & Forensics Team

Dr. Krista Latham and the student team from UIndy’s Archeology & Forensics Laboratory are subjects of the cover story in the latest NUVO Newsweekly. In an extensive piece headlined “Immigration: A journey of death,” NUVO News Editor Amber Stearns (a UIndy alum) wrote about the team’s humanitarian work over the past two years: Two trips to southern […]

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New service course teaches culture and more

UIndy students Hannah Hornsby, center, and Hannah Gayhart, right, work with children at Laurelwood Apartments through a new service-learning course. “Is this obtuse?” asks 11-year-old Angel, pointing to her math homework from IPS School 65. UIndy junior Hunter Hamm patiently explains the various types of angles to Angel and her classmate DeLawrence. It’s one of […]

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