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Bill Rancic from the Apprentice talk to UIndy students
Campus News – You’re hired & Out of this World

You’re hired

The University of Indianapolis Public Relations Student Society of America chapter welcomed Bill Rancic to campus for “An Evening with Bill Rancic” on March 18. Rancic, who won the first season of “The Apprentice” on NBC and stars on the E! Network series “Giuliana & Bill,” spoke to UIndy students and faculty about career development and personal branding. Rancic shared stories about his experience on “The Apprentice” and about the ups and downs of starting his own company. “There will always be people that will say you can’t do it,” he said, “and those are the same people that you must prove wrong.”

‘Run. Hide. Fight’

The Division of Homeland Security and the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department’s SWAT Team looked to UIndy Communication majors when it came time to produce an informational video. The students produced the video for the Indianapolis Department of Public Safety to use in preparing local schools for emergencies involving armed assailants. The seven-minute result, titled, “Run. Hide. Fight. An Active Intruder Response,” was an extracurricular project by a December ’13 graduate and four Communication majors who have served on the UIndyTV staff. “Working with the Department of Public Safety was an extremely rewarding experience,” said junior Megan Fee.

Out of this world

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Neil deGrasse Tyson, American astrophysicist and director of the Hayden Planetarium in New York City, will visit UIndy on October 22 as part of its University Series. Known for his playful knack for making space and science accessible to everyone, Tyson has written 10 books, received 18 honorary degrees, and served on presidential space commissions. In March, Tyson launched the acclaimed television series “Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey.”

The write stuff

If you like to write, or just like to be informed, you’ll be a fan of UIndy’s student newspaper, the Reflector, and its digital counterpart, the Reflector Online. The Reflector won 15 state journalism awards in Division II of the Indiana Collegiate Press Association competition, including a second place Newspaper of the Year award. The ICPA contest is a statewide competition judged by professional journalists at out-of-state newspapers.