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October 11, 2016

Grand Challenges program enters its second round

Join members of the IU Research leadership team to learn about the Request for Proposals for the second round of the IU Grand Challenges program. The team will share lessons gleaned from the first round, offer strategic advice for those considering preliminary proposals and answer questions.

Two information sessions are planned:

  • In Bloomington, Wednesday, Oct. 19, 1:30-3 p.m., IMU Georgian Room
  • At IUPUI, Thursday, Oct. 20, 1-2 p.m., University Library 1140

Those interested can read the Request for Proposals online.

Those with questions that can’t wait are invited to contact:

Submit favorite Boss's Day stories and win Inside IUPUI contest

Campus employees still have time to submit their favorite Boss's Day stories and compete for a prize in the Inside IUPUI contest.

Turn in your story by the 5 p.m. deadline on Thursday, Oct. 13, to try to win an IUPUI quarter-zip pullover, size L or XL, in time for tailgating fund in fall weather.

The stories can be your best (or worst) boss stories, but no identifying information, please. Share your stories about the highlights or lowlights of your relationship with a past or present supervisor.

IUPUI Drug Take Back Day

The campus will hold a Drug Take Back Day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20. Students, staff and faculty can bring in old or expired prescription drugs for proper disposal, no questions asked.

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency sponsors several such events each year as a community service, giving people an opportunity to discard unused drugs, including controlled substances, which might otherwise be diverted and shared or sold for illicit use.

Statistically, 60 to 70 percent of teens report that home medicine cabinets are their source of prescription opioids. Additionally, more than half of all people who use opioids for nonmedical reasons get them from friends and family.

The IUPUI event is sponsored by the Fairbanks School of Public Health, the IU Police Department-Indianapolis and the Indiana Attorney General’s Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention Task Force.

Paw's Pantry in need of donations

Paw’s Pantry, the food pantry that provides assistance to all IUPUI students, faculty and staff, is in urgent need of donations. Please consider making a contribution so that it can continue to ensure everyone in the campus community has something to eat each day.

You can donate fresh and frozen foods as well as nonperishables. For a list of commonly requested items, as well as drop-off locations, visit pawspantry.iupui.edu. If you would like to make a monetary contribution, contact Andrea Anderson, director of external affairs and special projects in the Division of Student Affairs, at aeickhof@iupui.edu or 317-274-8990.

Time remains to register for 2016 Plater Institute

Interested faculty still have time to register for this year's William M. Plater Institute on the Future of Learning, featuring Darla K. Deardorff, director of the Association of International Education Administrators, as the keynote speaker in the Oct. 31 event that runs 9 a.m.-3 p.m. in Campus Center Room 450.

The institute will feature sessions on a variety of global learning, international vision statements and other topics.

Symposium highlighting oratory's role in African-American leadership

Join with campus and community patrons for the fourth annual Madame C.J. Walker/Frederick Douglass Symposium at 11 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 20, in the University Tower Ballroom. This year's event is focused on "Frederick Douglass and the Role of Oratory in African-American Leadership."

The two-day, two-site event will continue Oct. 21 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Jewel Center, 3333 N. Illinois Street.

The event will focus on the importance of African-American leadership during Douglass' lifetime and the continued need for such leadership today. It is hosted by the Frederick Douglass Papers and the Africana Studies program, units in the School of Liberal Arts.

Clowes Hall featuring Madame Butterfly

Those who have never seen a performance of Giacomo Puccini's renowned opera "Madame Butterfly" have an opportunity to do so in performances at Clowes Hall on the Butler University campus Nov. 11 and 12, with tickets available online.

Tickets also may be purchased at the following sites:

  • Clowes Hall box office
  • Charge by phone at 800-982-2787
  • All Ticketmaster ticket centers
  • Information only by phone at 317-940-6444 or 800-732-0804

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