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November 8, 2016

International Host Program

International Host Program

The International Host Program connects international students with alumni, faculty and staff to give the students a personal American experience while their hosts get to learn more about different world cultures. This is a great opportunity to make new friends, share traditions and experience a new culture. 

Are you or your family interested in meeting periodically with an international student over the course of a semester? Sign up today to introduce an international student to American life and culture.

IHP is not a homestay program.

The Campus Kitchen at IUPUI needs your vote!

Indiana Members Credit Union is celebrating 60 years of service by donating $6,000 each quarter to charities and organizations that serve those in need. Voting has begun for this quarter with a focus on the Homeless/Basic Needs category.

The Campus Kitchen is in the running for this $6,000 prize, but it needs your help! Be sure to vote once per day with a valid email address now through Dec. 31. 

The New Oxford Shakespeare

After years of research, "The New Oxford Shakespeare" is the first edition of Shakespeare’s complete works to identify Christopher Marlowe as co-author on the title pages of "Henry VI" parts I, II and III. This conclusion is based on groundbreaking research by five members of the New Oxford Shakespeare research team: Hugh Craig, John Burrow, Gabriel Egan, John V. Nance and Gary Taylor.

Undoubtedly, there will be some controversy in the academic community surrounding the revelations. But the editors are confident in the new research, Taylor said: “Unlike most other editions of Shakespeare's works, "The New Oxford Shakespeare" is a research project. New research always generates some initial controversy. When the 1986 "Oxford Shakespeare" identified five plays as collaborative, some scholars were outraged. But those identifications have all stood the test of time and are now almost universally accepted. We are equally confident about the attributions of Shakespeare's collaborative plays in 'The New Oxford Shakespeare.'"

The new Oxford edition will be released in November and was co-edited by IUPUI's own Terri Bourus. Stay tuned to read more about this exciting release!

IUPUI second in Summit League cross-country, but Jag runner finishes first

The Jaguars' streak of two straight Summit League men's cross-country championships came to an end in a battle with South Dakota State, but IUPUI senior Robert Murphy became the second Jaguar to win the individual race in the Oct. 29 championship meet in Macomb, Illinois.

Murphy won the eight-kilometer race by 1.5 seconds over South Dakota State All-American Joel Reichow, joining former Jaguar Tom Ohlman as a Summit League individual champion.

IUPUI and South Dakota State have become heated rivals in the Summit League meet, finishing first or second in each of the past three years. The Jackrabbits prevailed overall, with six runners finishing in the top 10 individuals, while the Jaguars had six in the top 15.

Nominate a student for Top 100

The IUPUI Alumni Council and the Student Organization for Alumni Relations are pleased to announce the 18th Annual IUPUI "Top 100" Student Recognition Awards. Nominate a student today.

Eligible students are juniors and seniors seeking their first bachelor’s degree with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.2 who have completed a minimum of five semesters (on any university campus) and 56 credit hours applicable to her/his degree program; at least 25 of those hours must have been completed at the Indianapolis campus as of the fall 2016 semester.

Successful candidates for this award will have experience and/or performance in three categories: scholastic achievement, collegiate and co-curricular activities, and service learning/volunteer activities

December 2016 graduates are NOT eligible. Students can only receive this award twice, typically once as a junior and once as a senior.

The nomination deadline is Jan. 18.

If you have any questions, please contact the IUPUI Office of Alumni Relations at top100@iupui.edu or 317-278-1720.

Alma mater honors IUPUI faculty member

Manchester University, based in Manchester, Indiana, has honored IUPUI faculty member Stephan Viehweg with its Alumni Honor Award, the highest recognition the university can bestow on a graduate.

Viehweg is a 1982 graduate of the northeast-Indiana university and was chosen for the award by the Manchester University Alumni Association. He is the interim director for the Center for Translating Research Into Practice, the associate director of the Riley Child Development Center at the School of Medicine and a part-time faculty member in the School of Social Work.

Sabbatical Speaker Series

Hannah Haas, an English professor in the School of Liberal Arts, will be the next speaker of the Sabbatical Speaker Series. 

She will present "Liberal Arts Values and the Internship in English" Wednesday, Nov. 30, from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. in CE309. The focus will be on how an online English internship course curriculum can be used to ensure that interns' experiences go beyond professional training and uphold the values of a liberal arts education while they are spending the bulk of their time on the job learning from supervisors.

This series is free and open to the public. Visitor parking is available for a fee in the Vermont Street Garage. For more information or to RSVP, email libarsvp@iupui.edu

Tunnel of Oppression

Back for the fourth year in a row, the Tunnel of Oppression is available for students and staff to visit today through Nov. 10. This large-scale, interactive program at IUPUI discusses social justice issues. The Tunnel of Oppression is an artistic production used to convey today's most pressing issues through acting, monologues and visual arts. 

Participants are guided through a series of scenes that aim to educate and challenge them to think critically about issues of oppression. At the end of the tour, they are provided with the opportunity to discuss their experiences with each other through a guided facilitation led by a faculty or staff member. There are currently more than 150 students signed up to volunteer in anticipation of approximately 800 visitors.

The exhibit will run from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Nov. 8 and 9, and from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Nov. 10. This collaborative effort between Social Justice Education and Housing and Residence Life will take place on the fourth floor of the Campus Center, with sessions running every 30 minutes. 

For any questions, email sojoedu@iupui.edu

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