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May 24, 2016

Natatorium Open House

Get a preview of the changes made to the IU Natatorium in preparation for the 2016 Olympic Diving Trials at a special open house on June 7 from 4 to 7 p.m.

The open house, called "Redefining World-Class," will celebrate the rich tradition and three decades of championships and record-setting performances at the facility, which is undergoing a $20 million renovation. The event will include a reception, tours, and swimming and diving demonstrations.

Those planning to attend are asked to RSVP by June 2.

Parking lot construction update

Lots 58 & 80 across from the Campus Center will close at 7 p.m. May 31 and are expected to remain closed until mid-August for enhancements. Please continue to check the Parking Services website for information on this and other construction projects on campus. Also, remember that EM permit holders have access to the following garages during the summer months: Barnhill, center section of Sports Garage, Blackford Garage (except in BG spaces) and Gateway Garage.

Staff Council mini-conference focusing on staff development

Staff Council is hosting a staff development mini-conference June 7 in Hine Hall Auditorium for IUPUI employees interesting in learning more about on-campus training opportunities.

Conference topics will focus on:

  • On-campus training opportunities
  • Combining head and heart to equal hustle
  • Having the courage to succeed at work
  • Making the most of what you have

Entrepreneur, author and executive coach Bonnie Marcus will deliver the keynote address, "GPS Your Career -- Navigate Your Path to Success." A book-signing and social networking are also on the agenda. Those interesting in attending should register online.

IUPUI on top of Summit League in Green Power Challenge

For the second consecutive year, IUPUI has been honored by the Environmental Protection Agency for its reliance on green power, chosen as the Summit League's most successful campus in the EPA's 2015-16 College & University Green Power Challenge.

Solar panels

Solar panels on IUPUI buildings are part of the campus's sustainability efforts.

The program is part of the agency's tracking of sustainability efforts across the nation. The EPA uses collegiate athletic conferences as a way to encourage friendly competition among U.S. universities and campuses to enhance green power usage.

This year, IUPUI used nearly 21 million kilowatt-hours of green power, representing 10 percent of the campus's annual electricity usage. IUPUI procures utility green power product from Indianapolis Power & Light in a proactive choice to switch away from traditional sources of electricity generation and support cleaner, renewable energy alternatives. According to EPA figures, IUPUI's green power usage is the equivalent to the electricity use of more than 1,900 average American homes annually.

This year's Green Power Challenge featured 41 conferences and 94 schools. The entrants used nearly 2.5 billion kilowatt-hours of green power.

Green power is zero-emissions electricity generated from environmentally preferable renewable resources such as wind, solar, geothermal, eligible biogas, biomass and low-impact hydro. Using green power helps accelerate the development of new renewable-energy capacity nationwide and helps users reduce their carbon footprints.

IUPUI hosting conference on prevention of sexual violence

Join the "Creating Cultures of Care and Compassion" conference Aug. 11 at the Campus Center, an event focusing on commuter and regional campuses' role in the prevention of sexual violence.

The conference is free and is open to campus professionals who are involved in sexual violence prevention efforts. The focus is on commuter, non-residential and regional campuses, which may have different situations than campuses with traditional residential populations.

Event organizers expect the conference to start at 9 a.m. and run until at least 5 p.m.

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