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TEDx conference set for Oct. 20 at UIndy

‘Keep It Simple’ is theme for ‘Ideas Worth Spreading’ event The University of Indianapolis is a presenting sponsor and host of the fourth annual TEDxIndianapolis conference, taking place Oct. 20 at UIndy’s Christel DeHaan Fine Arts Center. Following this year’s theme, “Keep It Simple,” all speakers and performances will illuminate the importance of paring things down […]

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Q&A: UIndy grad prepares for literary spotlight

Wanamaker resident Francesca Zappia, who earned her UIndy bachelor’s degree earlier this month, will read and sign copies of her debut novel, Made You Up, on Tuesday evening at Barnes & Noble in Greenwood. “Could young Indy author be the next John Green?” reads the headline on an Indianapolis Star interview with Francesca Zappia, a fresh UIndy grad who on […]

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Sun shines on Commencement 2015 festivities

Beautiful weather greeted thousands of UIndy graduates and their loved ones Saturday for Commencement 2015 at Key Stadium. Nearly 1,400 undergraduates and graduate students from 25 states and 24 nations were eligible to participate in the ceremony, one of the largest graduating classes in the university’s history. In the photos below, graduates take up President Robert […]

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$5M gift will transform liberal arts at UIndy

At Commencement, President Robert Manuel (left) applauds as UIndy Board of Trustees Chairman Tom Martin and College of Arts & Sciences Dean Jennifer Drake (far right) honor donor and Trustee Yvonne Shaheen. Indianapolis Star Indianapolis Business Journal WISH-TV College of Arts & Sciences to be named for philanthropist, late husband A $5 million endowment from […]

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Student speakers ready to launch their careers

Grad student Brandon White and undergrad Emily Bielefeld, student speakers for Saturday’s Commencement ceremony, have very clear plans after graduation. She’s a double major in Information Systems and Operations & Supply Chain Management, soon to begin a full-time gig at Eli Lilly & Co. He’s getting his MA in International Relations, eyeing a career in foreign affairs […]

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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

Watch UIndy TV5 interview 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 […]

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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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