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December 6, 2016

Still time to give to United Way as campaign winds down

The 2016 United Way Campaign at IUPUI is winding down, with several events drawing campus support and attention as IUPUI pursues its goal of raising $280,900. And there is still time to give to the causes supported by United Way and the campaign.

One popular event was the recent silent auction, in which 52 items were purchased, including:

  • Admission tickets to local entertainment venues, museums and the Indianapolis Zoo.
  • Gift baskets.
  • Books.
  • A week in a condominium in Sanibel Island, Florida.
  • Professional services.

The highest winning bid was for the condo, which drew a bid of $950 for a week. The second highest was $80, and the average winning bid was between $20 and $25.

Another popular feature was a "buy now" table that required no bidding -- and raised a total of $2,547. This option will be repeated next fall.

The dessert sale saw the campus community buy 87 tickets at $5 each. Chartwells will donate a portion of the proceeds to the IUPUI United Way Campaign.

Donations to this year's fundraising drive will be accepted until the end of December. To give, click the "make a donation" button on the campaign website.

Get to better know a familiar Finance and Administration leadership candidate

Get to better know Camy Broeker, the interim vice chancellor for finance and administration, during a session Thursday, Dec. 8, as she seeks to attain the position on a permanent basis.

Her open forum with faculty, staff and students is scheduled for 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. in Campus Center Room 406, which is a change from an earlier notice. Those who cannot attend the meeting can watch her forum via live streaming or via an archive.

Those who want to comment on Broeker's strengths and any potential concerns may do so at a feedback website.

If you have questions, contact Shirley Yorger at syorger@iupui.edu.

Walking program offers cold-weather options to stay active

Don't let the cold weather steal your steps! IUPUI faculty and staff (and their spouses) have free access to the indoor walking track at the National Institute for Fitness and Sport during regular business hours.

Healthy IU is inviting people from the campus community to sign up by visiting NIFS during membership hours. You should bring your Jagtag; the sign-up process takes about five minutes.

As a walking program participant, you will be able to use the locker rooms and the track for walking or running during regular business hours, seven days a week.

Please note that free NIFS access applies only to the indoor track.

Questions? Call NIFS at 317-274-3432 ext. 216. The program will run through March 10, 2017.

Under most circumstances, only IUPUI employees who are members of NIFS are permitted to park in the River Walk, or RW, garage in front of NIFS. However, once you sign up for this walking program (and if you have an IUPUI parking pass), you will be able to park in the RW garage even if you are not a NIFS member. You must send your current IUPUI permit number to bmcmanam@iupui.edu for activation.

The campus shuttle system runs Monday through Friday year-round, except during university-recognized holidays. For additional information about the shuttle bus system and its routes, check out Parking and Transportation Services, contact shuttles@iupui.edu, or call 317-274-9975.

Free speech vs. hate speech -- where do we draw the line?

The Office of Intercultural Literacy, Capacity and Engagement has scheduled a Critical Conversations Lunch Hour for all IUPUI faculty, staff and students on Wednesday, Dec. 7, beginning at noon in University Library Room 1126.

Guests are invited to bring their own lunch, although light snacks will be provided. The event is billed as a space for "informal, unfussy, intellectual dialogue about timely events."

Those with questions are asked to email Courtney Elkin Mohler at comohler@iupui.edu.

Social Work planning panel discussion on 'Responding to Hate'

The School of Social Work is offering a panel discussion on "Responding to Hate." It will take place Thursday, Dec. 8, from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the fourth-floor commons area of the Education/Social Work Building.

The panel will include:

  • Rima Khan Shahid, the executive director of the Muslim Alliance of Indiana
  • Lauren Morgan, the program director of the Jewish Community Relations Council
  • Marshawn Wolley, president of the Exchange Indianapolis Urban League
  • Amanda L. Bonilla, assistant director of Social Justice Education at IUPUI
  • Alice Jones, LGBT advocate and adjunct faculty in the School of Public and Environmental Affairs

The discussion will be facilitated by Ian McIntosh of the Office of International Affairs and Khadija Khaja of the School of Social Work.

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