Inside Scoop
Campus News – Fall 2012

Hounds around the world

This year’s Homecoming theme is “Hounds Around the World,” and the week’s activities include themed dinners for some of the many nations represented by UIndy students; a movie night; a study-abroad expo; the annual Home-coming dance; and much more. A new feature, Greyhound Village, offers carnival games, inflatables, cookout, and other activities before the traditional Homecoming game.

Where’s the turf?

During this year’s Super Bowl in Indianapolis, the New York Giants used UIndy’s 90,000-sq.-ft. Athletics & Recreation Center to practice, using the $1.2-million football field installed for the occasion by the NFL. The turf was been relocated to the Tech High School football field in Indianapolis as part of the NFL Legacy Project, and UIndy’s dome will soon house a golf practice range, weight room, and more.

Common ground

UIndy has launched a common reading experience for incoming freshmen. New students read the same book before classes start, enabling them to reflect and discuss ideas and share an early learning experience. This year’s common reader was Dr. Bertice Berry’s The Ties That Bind: A Memoir of Race, Memory and Redemption. Dr. Berry did research on her family’s history from slavery days to today and discovered there was both pain and hope in her family experience. She also spoke on campus in September.

Crowe Hall name honors brothers

A residence hall is now named after two standout athletes and civic leaders, Ray (’38) and George (’43) Crowe. In the 1950s, Ray coached the Crispus Attucks High School basketball team—the first all-black team to win a state championship—to several titles. George, Indiana’s first African American major league player, was also the first black player to sign with the Boston Braves.

A volley of community service

The UIndy volleyball team started the new school year with an ace: a service project, making 18 no-sew fleece blankets for the Julian Center in Indianapolis, devoted to the support of women and children who are victims of domestic violence.