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February 14, 2017

Taylor Symposium

The 2017 Joseph T. Taylor Symposium is presented by the IU School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI in partnership with the Department of World Languages and Cultures and the Spirit & Place Festival.

This year's Taylor Symposium is called "It's not foreign. It's U.S." As a nation of immigrants, the United States is one of the most diverse societies in the world. Yet history and modern times are rife with examples of cultural misunderstandings that stand in the way of a truly integrated society. Language is the key to overcoming moments of difficulty, facilitating the transition of new Americans, and bringing harmony to our remarkable mosaic of cultural traditions and experiences.

Registration fees include the luncheon and all symposium sessions. Registration will fill up, so don't delay. 

IUPUI Night at the Pacers game

IUPUI Night at the Indiana Pacers is back! Join us Feb. 16 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse to show some Jaguar pride as the Pacers host the Washington Wizards at 7 p.m. Faculty and staff can purchase discounted tickets for the game using the link in this flier. Be sure to click directly on the link; do not copy and paste it into your browser. We hope to see everyone at the game for an evening full of giveaways, contests and IUPUI student recognition!

A limited number of free tickets and T-shirts for students with a valid Jagtag will be available at the Campus Center Game Room, while supplies last, at the times below:

  • Tuesday, Feb. 14, noon to 3 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Feb. 15, 3 to 6 p.m.
International Fashion Show

The International Club is presenting its ninth annual International Fashion Show.

All are invited to this free event, which will take place Feb. 20 to 24, closing out International Week.

Come see everything from traditional to modern wear from all across the globe in one night.

Doors will open at 7 p.m. in the Campus Center, room 450A. Come early to get the best seats.

Vermont Street construction

Vermont Street is closed between Barnhill Drive and Hansen Avenue for approximately three weeks as part of a construction project. Please plan accordingly to avoid delays. 

Kirk Franklin to speak in Steward Speakers Series

For nearly two decades, Kirk Franklin has been a multi-platinum-selling musician and producer who combines gospel with contemporary sounds. Franklin is a New York Times bestselling author with his book, "The Blueprint: A Plan for Living Above Life's Storms." He serves as host and executive producer of "Sunday Best," the highest-rated gospel program in BET network history. Franklin has garnered 10 Grammy Awards; an American Music Award; 39 Stellar Awards; 16 Dove Awards; eight NAACP Image Awards; two BET Awards, the Soul Train Award and numerous additional honors.

Franklin will be the keynote presenter for the latest edition of the IUPUI Steward Speakers Series. He is scheduled to speak at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 22 at the Downtown Marriott. Lecture tickets are now available in the Campus Center for $15. VIP tickets are also available for purchase. The VIP dinner and reception will begin at 6 p.m. 

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