Inside Scoop
Inside Scoop ~ Fall 2011

Shaoxing shout-out

UIndy has tons of connections abroad: a branch campus in Greece, partnerships with schools in China and Belize, and sister institutions in South Africa, Cyprus, and Taiwan. Its newest international partner is Zhejiang Yuexiu University of Foreign Languages, Shaoxing, China. Students there will take intensive English courses and study a UIndy curriculum, earning associate’s degrees in business or applied English. They’ll then have an opportunity to come to the Indianapolis campus to complete a bachelor’s degree. In a UIndy classroom, your neighbor might be from Chicago—or Shanghai!

The Greyhounds’ new doghouse

With a growing student body and students flocking to live on campus more than ever before, UIndy is gearing up to accommodate more residents. Roberts Hall, UIndy’s seventh residence hall, is scheduled to open in the fall of 2012. Named for the University’s first president, the five-story hall will be reserved for upperclassmen and will house approximately 200 students.

Beast says ‘Feast’

Hungry? Ted Polk & Chef Dan (above) will fix you up. Polk Food Services provides the University family with lots of dining options: the UIndy Marketplace, Grab ’n’ Go, Sub Hub, Fiesta Grill, Streets Grill, and the coffee shop, known as “the Perk.” UIndy even earned a top-25 appearance in a “Best Food” ranking by Newsweek’s Daily Beast.

Super site

TV cameras descended on campus September 1 for the dedication of UIndy’s 90,000-sq.-ft. Athletics & Recreation Center. Before the city’s first Super Bowl (minutes from campus), the ARC will serve as the NFC team’s practice site. After the big game Feb. 5, we’ll move the artificial turf to a local high school and install new flooring so the ARC can be used as an indoor track and multipurpose facility for the University family, athletes and non-athletes alike. Above: Orientation Weekend fun.