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Turns out bald really is beautiful

MeadowsUIndy’s Megan Meadors, Class of ’09, is an occupational therapist and a former Miss Indiana.  And she’s an Indianapolis Colts cheerleader, too—one who earned lots of attention in November for selflessy sacrificingher long brown tresses on behalf of Colts Head Coach Chuck Pagano, who spent most of the season away from the team while battling leukemia. And she did it in front a TV audience, allowing her head to be shaved on the air during a Colts game.  The effort raised at least $10,000 for research of the disease.

Pigskin primacy

The UIndy football team won the Great Lakes Valley Conference Championship in 2012—its first ear in the conference.  The Greyhounds also secured their first ever slot in the NCAA Division II playoffs, winning the first ound at home with a victory against Midwestern State (Texas) before falling to #1 seed Colorado State-Pueblo.

Final Four berth

UIndy’s volleyball team has a habit  of winning.  This year, however, was special: they finished 31-8 — third-most games in its history — earned a #1 ranking in the Midwest region, and made it all the way to the Final Four of the NCAA Division II  Vol-leyball Championship in Pensacola. UIndy is enjoying great athletics success again this season; both basket-ball teams are nationally ranked, for example. For more on the Greyhounds, visit athletics.uindy.edu.

Crew tags UIndy

During freshman Welcome Week last fall, the FAB Crew (Dan Thompson and Benjamin Long, the Fantastic Aerosol Brothers), spray-painted an 8 x 20-foot mural on the UIndy mall. It’s now on display in the main floorof Esch Hall, home of the Admis-sions Offic.   The mural chronicles the evolution of the graffiti at form, once done on the sly, to the world of mainstream exhibitions.

Senator Lugar chooses UIndy

Lugar Academy photoLongtime Senator Richard G. Lugar is returning to UIndy.  A professor after his stint as Indianapolis mayor while running for the Senate, and then a UIndy trustee for nearly 30 years, the Senator is hailed as a true statesman. He’s now a Distinguished Professor at UIndy developing the Richard G. Lugar Academy, which allows college students to spend a semester in Washington, D.C., taking classes and gaining hands-on experience in coveted internships.