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November 1, 2016

Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs finalists announced

The Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Search Committee has selected three finalists to visit IUPUI.  Open forums for faculty, staff and students will take place on the following dates. We encourage you to attend in person, watch it live or view the archived video recordings.
The live-stream link is the same for ALL candidates.

Candidate A –
Open session: Tuesday, Nov. 1, from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. in Campus Center 409
Archived URL
Candidate B –
Open session: Thursday, Nov. 3, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. in the Campus Center Theater
Archived URL
Candidate C –
Open session: Tuesday, Nov. 22, from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. in Campus Center 405
Archived URL
If you have questions, please contact Linda Durr in the Office of Planning and Institutional Improvement at ldurr@iupui.edu or by phone at 317-278-2090.

Indy Eleven playoff game

Indianapolis' beloved professional soccer team, the Indy Eleven, is preparing for its historic first postseason appearance. The team will host the first playoff match in club history: a semifinal game against FC Edmonton on Saturday, Nov. 5, at 3 p.m. Depending on the results of the semifinal match, the team is in the running to host The Championship Final the following weekend on Sunday, Nov. 13, at 2 p.m.

Both single-game tickets and two-game playoff packages are available for purchase. Visit playoffpack.indyeleven.com or semifinal.indyeleven.com or call 317-685-1100 to secure your spot at Indy Eleven's first postseason appearance. 

The Indy Eleven is extending discounted tickets for IUPUI students, faculty and staff for the playoff game on Nov. 5. Discounted ticket prices are $5; regular tickets are $10 to $14. You may also buy tickets from the Jagtag office.

Monumental Awards gala

Two IUPUI sites were honored at the annual Monumental Awards gala. The Indy Chamber event honors individuals and businesses for achievements in neighborhood revitalization, real estate development, interior design and more. The city of Speedway's Main Street revitalization earned the top honor this year, while the IUPUI Science and Engineering Laboratory Building and the "Talking Wall" earned nods in architecture and public art, respectively. 

The Science and Engineering Laboratory Building at IUPUI, designed by BSA LifeStructures with Blackburn Architects, was the first step in an effort to meet space needs for the schools of Science and Engineering and Technology.  

The project had two goals, the first being to create a multidisciplinary lab to serve the teaching and research needs of both schools. The second phase will provide space for classrooms, teaching labs and meeting rooms as well as additional research laboratories and administrative offices for School of Science administration. 

IUPUI and the Arts Council of Indianapolis received an award in public art for the unveiling of a new sculpture on campus Dec. 18, 2015, to honor the contributions of African Americans to the city's history.

The "Talking Wall," created by Indiana artist Bernard Williams, is a tribute to a wide range of contributions in areas such as entrepreneurship, sports, music, education and the Underground Railroad.

CLIMB IU: The Indiana University Stair-Climbing Challenge!

IU faculty and staff: From Nov. 28 to Dec. 16, you can challenge yourself and your co-workers with the CLIMB IU: Indiana University Stair-Climbing Challenge.

Climb IU is intended to encourage employees to move more throughout the workday and use more sustainable practices. The incentive for this challenge is a pair of Climb IU socks (while supplies last).

6 Reasons to Participate in Climb IU:

  • Stay active during cold winter months (no gym required!)
  • Work toward your holiday "maintain, don't gain" weight goals
  • Bust stress and boost creativity with stair-climbing microbreaks
  • Save energy by taking the stairs instead of the elevator
  • Build camaraderie by creating or joining a team, or reach personal milestones as an individual
  • Most importantly, HAVE FUN!

This challenge is for ALL faculty and staff, so if taking the stairs causes pain or you're physically unable to take them, use this conversion: Three minutes of activity (stretch, walk, etc. -- move as you are able!) equals one flight of stairs. Remember, the spirit of the challenge is to find ways to be active throughout the workday!

Find more information and register online. Questions? Contact challeng@iu.edu.

Landon Brothers receives IUPUI Bepko Spirit Award

Landon Brothers, assistant director for the Office of Tutorial Support in University College, was awarded the IUPUI Gerald L. Bepko Staff Council Spirit Award at the Chancellor’s Employee Recognition Ceremony on Sept. 21. Since 2004, the IUPUI Bepko Spirit Award has annually recognized three full-time staff members who exemplify the spirit of IUPUI through extraordinary service and special contributions that strengthen IUPUI by fostering collegiality, cooperation, creativity and innovation to help IUPUI become one of the nation’s best urban universities for education and employment. 

The award was unexpected to Brothers. "It was a surprise! I was completely caught off-guard, but excited," he said. "It was a great event; very well done." 

Brothers' role at IUPUI is to help students find tutoring on campus, which ranges from connecting students to university resources for academic coaching or tutoring, like the Math Assistance Center (MAC) and the University Writing Center, to helping them find a private tutor, if necessary.

The IUPUI Bepko Spirit Award is sponsored by the IUPUI Staff Council with administration from the council's Rewards and Recognition Committee.

Chancellor's Diversity Lecture Series

Wes Moore -- a youth advocate, an Army combat veteran, a promising business leader and an author -- will speak Nov. 10 at 6 p.m. in the Hine Hall ballroom. A White House Fellow in 2006-07, Moore served as a special assistant to Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. Following his time at the White House, he became an investment professional in New York at Citigroup, focusing on global technology and alternative investments. In 2009 he was selected as an Asia Society Fellow. Moore was named one of Ebony magazine's "Top 30 Leaders Under 30" for 2007 and to the 2009 "40 Under 40 Rising Stars" list in Crain's New York Business. More information.

'Madama Butterfly' coming to Indianapolis

Indiana University Opera Theater, housed in the Jacobs School of Music in Bloomington, is bringing its new production of Giacomo Puccini's "Madama Butterfly" to Indianapolis.

"Madama Butterfly" will premiere in Bloomington's Musical Arts Center, with performances Nov. 4 and 5 at 7:30 p.m. and Nov. 6 at 2 p.m. (ticket information). Then the production will travel to Clowes Memorial Hall on the Butler University campus for shows Nov. 11 and 12, at 8 p.m. each day. Purchase tickets for the Indianapolis performances at butlerartscenter.org or the Clowes Memorial Hall Box office, through Ticketmaster outlets, or via charge by phone at 800-982-2787.

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