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Inside Scoop – Summer 2015

5,001,396 reasons to celebrate

At Commencement ceremonies on May 2, nearly 1,400 new UIndy grads received their diplomas. They also were the first to hear of a special announcement: longtime trustee Yvonne Shaheen made a $5-million gift to the University to endow the academic activities of the College of Arts & Sciences. The funds will support scholarships and opportunities for faculty and students to collaborate on research, and will bring important national and international figures to campus for lectures and performances.

Taking the courtPacers

Students, faculty, and alumni headed to UIndy Night at the Pacers on April 17, which included on-court recognition of stand-out faculty and students. UIndy’s president and the dean of Health Sciences took the floor with Physical Therapy prof Stephanie Combs-Miller to recognize her innovative research with stroke patients, which recently has attracted nearly $200,000 in grant support. Two graduating seniors also were honored at halftime.

All set for summer

Summertime at UIndy means that classes and camps are in full swing! More than 200 summer courses in business, math, science, art, and the humanities make UIndy a vibrant campus year-round, and they help students free up their schedules for electives and other activities or even get ahead on their path to graduation. Plus, UIndy offers sports and enrichment programs in music, theatre, creativity, and more, including sessions for those planning to be collegiate student-athletes.

Campus is buzzing

This is an incredibly busy summer at UIndy. The new health pavilion, opening in August, is close to completion. Krannert Memorial Library, built in 1977, is undergoing an extreme makeover, and, by the start of classes this fall, will be a state-of-the-art learning center. The apartments at the edge of campus are being razed to make room for the beautiful new Greyhound Village townhouses. Practice fields for the new men’s and women’s lacrosse teams and other sports are being installed. Come see the progress!