Students from a variety of health disciplines learned firsthand recently the challenges faced by low-income families in a Poverty Simulation held on the University of Indianapolis campus.
Photo: D. Todd Moore, University of Indianapolis
The Poverty Simulation, organized by Anne Mejia-Downs, associate professor, and Julie Gahimer, professor, Krannert School of Physical Therapy, serves as an introductory activity to the Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT) Service Learning Course. DPT students were joined by PT assistant, nursing and public health graduate and undergraduate students for the event.
Etchings Press, a student-run press at the University of Indianapolis, has announced its annual publications for 2017.
This year’s winners were Christopher Mohar’s novella The Denialist’s Almanac of American Plague and Pestilence, Danny Caine’s poetry chapbook Uncle Harold’s Maxwell House Haggadah, and Sarah Cheshire’s prose chapbook Unravelings.
Each year, students publish two issues of their university-based literary magazines, a novella, a poetry chapbook, and a prose chapbook. The press aims to publish excellent, purposeful literature and to allow a variety of voices the opportunity to share their stories.
The University of Indianapolis community came together April 25 to support the second annual UIndy Day, contributing 470 gifts totaling more than $39,000 to support students, academics and scholarships. The Class of 2010 was the top class supporter of the campaign.
This day of giving presented opportunities to support special projects, helping them earn an extra $1,000 from the UIndy Alumni Board of Directors. The UIndy Scholarship Fund, Letterpress and Simulation Mannequin projects all met the challenge by surpassing 50 donors. The UIndy Scholarship Fund received the most support from 97 donors, earning it an additional $1,000 match. Ten additional matches and challenges were created by Greyhounds, inspiring an additional 88 donors to make a gift.
A 23-year-old, internationally acclaimed pianist and winner of the 2017 American Pianists Awards will serve as the Christel DeHaan Classical Fellow and Artist-in-Residence at the University of Indianapolis.
University of Indianapolis President Rob Manuel with Drew Petersen, winner of the 2017 American Pianists Awards, Christel DeHaan Classical Fellow and Artist-in-Residence at the University of Indianapolis.
Drew Petersen, who will perform as Artist-in-Residence at the University for the next two years, was among five finalists who performed in the American Pianists Awards New Music Recital in April at the Christel DeHaan Fine Arts Center. The recital led off the final week of a 13-month competition involving some of the world’s top pianists.
Navigating the transition from education to a career has always posed challenges for graduates. With today’s employers focused on soft skills like collaboration and problem-solving, the demands of the modern workforce require new solutions.
The University of Indianapolis recently hosted an event, Pathways to Prosperity: Rethinking the Transition from Education to Career, to explore the new approach universities are taking to prepare students for successful careers.
Jeffrey J. Selingo, author of “There is Life After College.” Pathways to Prosperity: Rethinking the Transition from Education to Career held in Schwitzer on April 10, 2017. Photo by D. Todd Moore.
The event was co-hosted by the University of Indianapolis, Strada Education Network (formerly USA Funds) and author Jeffrey J. Selingo. A group of local, state and regional education leaders, business executives and policymakers joined the collaborative workshop to explore how schools and universities can better equip students to succeed.
Cole Varga (’10, international relations) understands more than most the impact of the recent immigration restrictions on families looking for better opportunities in the United States. As the executive director of Exodus Refugee Immigration Inc., he has seen firsthand how refugee resettlement transforms people’s lives.
Cole Varga, executive director, Exodus Refugee Immigration Inc.
Exodus is a 36-year-old Indianapolis-based non-profit refugee resettlement agency, and is one of about 300 in the United States. In 2016, Exodus welcomed 947 refugees from 17 countries, including Burma, Democratic Republic of Congo, Syria, Afghanistan, Bhutan, Burundi, Central African Republic, China, Cuba, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Honduras, Iran, Iraq, Somalia, Sudan, and Ukraine.
A discussion at the University of Indianapolis brought together two unique voices in the quest for peace in the Middle East.
“Painful Hope: A Palestinian Activist and an Israeli Settler Rabbi Talk Peace” featured Rabbi Hanan Schlesinger, an Orthodox rabbi and teacher, and Antwan Saca, the director of programs for the Holy Land Trust in Bethlehem. The event was a ROOTS initiative sponsored by the University in partnership with the Indianapolis Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC).
(L-R) Center for Interfaith Cooperation Executive Director Charlie Wiles, Rabbi Hanan Schlesinger, Antwan Saca, University of Indianapolis President Rob Manuel, JCRC Executive Director Lindsey Mintz
In partnership with Indiana Disability Rights, the University of Indianapolis will present “Bottom Dollars,” a Rooted in Rights original documentary, at 6:00 p.m., March 28, at the R. B. Annis Auditorium in the University of Indianapolis Health Pavilion.
“Bottom Dollars” was created to “expose the exploitation of nearly 250,000 people with disabilities in the U.S. who are legally being paid less than the minimum wage, on average, less than $2 an hour,” according to the filmmakers.
More than 200 community leaders participated in the 2017 Richard M. Fairbanks Symposium on Civic Leadership at the University of Indianapolis March 3. This year’s symposium brought local and national visionaries together to discuss how greenspaces contribute to a vibrant urban life.
Panel moderated by Linda Broadfoot, Indy Parks Director, talks about “5 Big Ideas that Transformed Indianapolis.” (Photo by D. Todd Moore, University of Indianapolis)
Event organizers included University of Indianapolis Professor Ted Frantz, who is also director of the Institute of Civic Leadership & Mayoral Archives, in partnership with Indy Parks, Keep Indianapolis Beautiful and Indiana Humanities. The symposium acknowledged Indianapolis’ long history of greenspace planning and environmental stewardship, from architect George Kessler’s original 1908 plan to Mayor Bill Hudnut’s efforts in the 1970s and 80s to “green” the City of Indianapolis.
The Indianapolis Quartet will present its second concert of the season featuring some of western music’s most important works of art.
Debut performance of the faculty artist series String Quartet in the Ruth Lilly Performance Hall on November 7, 2016. (Photo by D. Todd Moore, University of Indianapolis)
The concert will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, March 6, 2017, at the Ruth Lilly Performance Hall in the Christel DeHaan Fine Arts Center on the University of Indianapolis campus. Concert admission is free, although registration is required.