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School celebrating '150 Days of Impact' for 150-year anniversary

October 4, 2016

PETM classroom

Physical Education and Tourism Management classes prepare students for challenging and exciting careers. | LIZ KAYE / IU COMMUNICATIONS

Join the excitement as the School of Physical Education and Tourism Management celebrates 150 years of innovation, education and engagement as IUPUI's oldest school during "150 Days of Impact."

PETM lab

Students work in school laboratories learning how to help people achieve their fitness and health goals.

The interactive "150 Days of Impact" celebration website went live Oct. 1 and offers students, faculty, staff, alumni and more an opportunity to share their memories of the people, accomplishments, events and alumni achievements via social media, video, photos and audio messages.

In addition, the school is hosting several live events throughout the 150 days to engage its students and faculty with the campus, the city and beyond.

The school's rich heritage includes homes in four different cities, several sites within Indianapolis, name changes, and growth in programs and mission, but all are linked inextricably to the oldest existing school in the country dedicated to preparing physical education teachers.

Amazingly, despite its years of service, PETM remains a school that is young at heart, constantly reinventing and reimagining itself, always in search of ways to make a difference in its community.

So join the fun. Add your recollections and mementos of PETM's history to the mix, and watch as it all unfolds.

Legacy Center links the school to the community.

PETM students have been making a difference in downtown Indianapolis communities for many years, including at the John H. Boner Community Center.

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