The week in photos at IUPUI
October 11, 2016
The campus community saw plenty of events -- some planned, others spontaneous -- in the past week, generating wide interest between people seeking career options, protesting against (and in defense of) LGBTQ issues and using an old 20th-century hobby -- hula hooping -- to raise funds for a good cause.
A large crowd was on hand to respond to the Westboro Baptist Church's protest against the LGBTQ campus community on Oct. 4.
People had plenty to say about the topic, out loud or with the signs and placards they carried.
The protesters from Westboro Baptist Church made their feelings clear ...
... but so did students and community members who decided a positive response was the best response.
Chancellor Nasser Paydar, right, met with many of the students.
In the spirit of many past campus protests, a few speeches and comments were made.
Many of the student participants turned the day into a referendum on the issue of human relationships.
Hula Hoop for Hope was a two-day fundraising event held Oct. 4 and 5, hosted by the ladies of Alpha Sigma Alpha to support Special Olympics Indiana.
People put their hips -- and their muscle memory -- to the test for all to see, raising money for a great cause.
The chancellor took a moment to share in the joy of a worthy project with the students who created it.
Motorsports Day, which took place Oct. 6, brought students together with professionals to discuss careers.
The event also offered a chance to look at an IUPUI race car and go-kart up close.
Motorsports Day offered students an opportunity to pretend to be race drivers in simulators.
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