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Campus news – Fall 2013

UIndy? There’s an app for that!

Greyhounds have a new way to stay on top of campus life—a UIndy app for iPhone, iPad, and Android phones & tablets combining UIndy calendars, directories, dining hall menus, news, library searches, and more. The basic app, Ellucian GO, is available through Google Play and the iTunes App Store, but it’s easiest to visit go.uindy.edu. Download the version for your device, then select the University of Indianapolis option. It’s useful even if you don’t yet have a UIndy account—to check sports and arts schedules, for example. GO!

Get the edge on your career

Students in any major can meet employers and get help in finding internships and other business experiences through UIndy’s new Professional Edge Center. The idea is to give you a career edge through mentoring, internships, special programs, and resources that showcase employment options and help you mingle with business professionals to build your confidence and connections. We’ll help you sail smoothly into your career!

New students (another record) + new programs

UIndy welcomed a record number of full-time undergrads for the 11th straight year this fall. Full-time day students total about 3,050. Graduate, evening, and part-time students take total enrollment to around 5,300. Hailing from 15 states and 16 nations, UIndy’s freshman class earned an average high school GPA of 3.45 and includes 16 valedictorians and five salutatorians.

New programs greeted the new students. One is the Professional Edge Center (see “Get the edge,” this page) to get you on the career path from day one. Plus, an improved student advising process helps you create a personalized program of classes and extracurricular activities—a Greyhound Plan—that matches your interests and goals. And departments across campus have been launching student-run creative agencies to provide free services to campus and local nonprofit groups—and real-world experience for students.

Stretching brains

UIndy offers several speaker series each year, because listening to guest lecturers is a great way to challenge and stretch your brain. Lecturers address topics on the University’s learning goals and diversity, among many others. Presenters this fall include author and historian Sharifa Rhodes-Pitt, journalist E. J. Dionne, Center for Interfaith Cooperation director Charlie Wiles, the poets Nikki Giovanni and Kit Yan, and comedian Aegin Farsad.