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Senior named state’s top student journalist

UIndy senior Kayla Sullivan has been named Student Journalist of the Year by the Indiana Professional Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. The statewide honor, which recognizes an Indiana student journalist or team with the most outstanding body of work during the contest period, was presented Friday at the group’s annual awards banquet. Sullivan, a Communication major and graduate […]

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UIndy senior to publish debut YA novel

Francesca Zappia’s Made You Up set for national release May 19 Hardly talking by age 3, Francesca Zappia was screened for autism. “The teacher doing the testing said that I was the lowest-functioning child she had ever seen,” says Zappia, apparently just a late bloomer. Now she’s a Dean’s List senior at UIndy, graduating May […]

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Professor, students honored at Pacers game

From left, College of Health Sciences Dean Stephanie Kelly, Associate Professor Stephanie Combs-Miller and President Robert Manuel step into the spotlight Tuesday at Bankers Life Fieldhouse during UIndy Night at the Pacers. The Indiana Pacers’ playoff hopes are still alive after last night’s 99-95 double-overtime win over the Washington Wizards, and who can disprove that a […]

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Music students donate their time for IPS contest

About 700 Indianapolis Public Schools students will have a chance to put their musical talents to the test today, thanks to some of UIndy’s own music students. The campus chapter of the National Association for Music Education is sending 22 members to Northwest High School this afternoon to serve as adjudicators for the IPS/Indiana State School Music Association Solo & Ensemble Contest for […]

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Theatre: Classic tale gets a classic rock twist

Freshman Luke Garrigus and senior Elise Campagna are the tragic lovers of Eurydice, opening next week in Ransburg Auditorium. Ancient Greek myth gets a mind-bending update in UIndy’s production of Eurydice, which begins its run with a free sneak preview next Thursday. The 2003 play by Sarah Ruhl retells the legend of the musician-prophet Orpheus and his […]

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Ethics panel features state health care experts

A panel discussion Monday on campus will feature three experts discussing Indiana’s health care system from an ethical perspective. Presented by the Department of Philosophy & Religion and the College of Arts & Sciences, the event will run from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Monday in Schwitzer 013. The featured panelists on the topics of justice, the […]

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On the air: Jazz Week and the business of sport

Director of Jazz Studies Freddie Mendoza was a guest on the latest episode of WFYI’s The Art of the Matter to talk about the eighth annual UIndy Jazz Week, which starts today and continues through Saturday with nightly concerts featuring students as well as top local and national players. Mendoza, who took over the Jazz Studies program last […]

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Wheeler art exhibition features UIndy faculty

Some UIndy folks are marking the advent of spring with a multimedia art exhibit opening Friday at Wheeler Arts Community in Fountain Square. A Breath of Fresh Art features paintings by Tim Maher, professor of Sociology; ceramics by Sandra Maher, adjunct faculty member in Nursing; and photography by former student Marikay Kapke as well as […]

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Jazz Week features top local, national players

Internationally known bassist-bandleader Rufus Reid will headline a roster of top local and national players for UIndy’s eighth annual Jazz Week, which runs Monday through April 11. Presented by the university’s Jazz Studies program, the series of nightly concerts also features local jazz giants Steve Allee and Mark Buselli. All performances begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Christel DeHaan […]

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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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