The Bepko Learning Center exists to help IUPUI students achieve academic success. Here are three things to know about the BLC.
Student Support Services' Eric Williams, with support from around the Division of Undergraduate Education, was successful in securing the federal Student Support Services TRIO Grant for another five years.
Brooke Moreland, assistant director of the 21st Century Scholars Success Program, was selected as the Achievement in Education winner for the 2020 Governor's Celebration of Community Service Awards.
Bridge Week has transitioned to being fully online this year, but with this change, all students have the opportunity to participate.
Three national undergraduate scholarships were awarded to Honors College students. The Jo Anne J. Trow scholarships will apply to the 2020-21 academic year.
The Center for Transfer and Adult Students, using the compiled resources of Degree Completion Office, Passport Office, and Transfer Student Services, is a more connected and intentional centralized location to support students.
The 2020 JagStart competition fell under the umbrella of Engaged Learning Week this year with Abinhav Sikharam and Joshua Kelly taking home the top prizes for the competition.
How Jessa Trimble has transitioned into the role of the director of professional development and the Health and Life Sciences Advising Center for the Academic and Career Development office.
Even though there aren't any live sports right now, there's still some fierce competition on the horizon. Get ready for a virtual "Shark Tank"-style event that's almost as old as the TV show itself. Its name? JagStart.
The Division of Undergraduate Education is committed to helping the IUPUI community. We have the tips and resources to help guide staff.
Scientist, social justice warrior, and physician. Those three job titles are the career aspirations of Purdue School of Science chemistry student, Nora Gilliam. She's now one step closer to reaching her goal after being named a Goldwater Scholar. Gilliam is one of 396 undergrads chosen from more than 1,400 nominees across the nation.
Lisa Ruch, director of academic affairs for the IUPUI Honors College, receives annual Women's History Month Leadership Award.
Nawara Abufares, a program assistant for the Life-Health Sciences Internship Program, has received the Women's History Month Leadership Award.
Employing these strategies can help students do well in online classes. Consider these tips from other students who have succeeded with virtual learning.
IU also has the ability to handle all videoconferencing needs for everyone working remotely. In addition to Zoom, it has two backup services: Microsoft Teams and Google Hangouts.
The Office of Student Employment provides a variety of resources to supervisors that supports supervisors and ensures students succeed in their employment.
INDIANAPOLIS -- College graduates trying to enter the workforce with a paper resume and transcript? That's so 20th century. Students today can show the breadth and depth of their academic career and more with an ePortfolio, an online portfolio that can be built and enhanced from grade school all the way through college and into their work life.
Stephanie Keiner, director of Orientation Services, named the 2020 Alvin S. Bynum Award for Excellence in Academic Mentoring recipient.
We use National Mentoring Month as a way to reflect on mentoring. To learn more about why we celebrate mentoring, read about seven IUPUI mentors' experiences.
The Center for Service and Learning at IUPUI has been working diligently to find a new, creative way to support students in taking action on issues they care about. And it has found a solution—the Jag Action Grant.
A soon-to-be established center within IUPUI's Institute for EngagedLearning will foster innovation among students.
The Center for Service and Learning has introduced a new program that connects students to volunteer opportunities through the help of a peer consultant.
IUPUI is using a new learning outcomes framework: Profiles of Learning for Undergraduate Success. It is designed to equip all undergraduate students with key skills and abilities they need to succeed in the workplace and become significant contributors to their communities.
Students in the Diversity Enrichment and Achievement Program learn more about majors and career paths from Indiana professionals.
Lauren DeHaan, the assistant director of the Office of Student Employment received the Jim Campbell Rookie of the Year Award.
Academic and Career Development uses field trips as a way for students to be exposed to new companies, majors, and careers.
Discover how engaged learning benefits students in college and after graduation
IUPUI is dedicating a week of celebration for students who are the first in their families to attend college. Discover how the Division of Undergraduate Education is getting in on the action and learn how you can get involved.
Festivities for IUPUI First-Generation Week start Saturday. It's an opportunity to celebrate current students as well as faculty and staff who were the first in their families to attend and to graduate from college.
Many Jags can say "I'm the first in my family" when it comes to attending college. And IUPUI is here to celebrate and teach others what it means to be first with First-Generation Week. With more than 15 events planned November 4 to 7, students can show their first-gen pride by making buttons, decorating diplomas, networking, and more.
At 29 years old, La'Ray Bush is the first sibling in his family to receive a bachelor's degree. He is the second oldest and is taking responsibility for paving the way and setting the example.
The Institute for Engaged Learning empowers students to pursue immersive learning opportunities on campus and in their communities.
Enter Halle Chilton. The junior mathematics major was one of several tutors on duty at the Mathematics Assistance Center, also lovingly known as "the MAC."
IUPUI students have opportunities to transform their education into real-world experiences with the Institute for Engaged Learning.
IUPUI’s Bridge program offers incoming students a chance to get accustomed to campus before the official start of the fall semester. According to students, this experience completely changes their outlook on college experience.
Being independent and 18 may sound like freedom, but for some students, it comes with hefty responsibilities and expectations. Thriving in the collegiate environment comes with extra layers of worry and processes to navigate.
At the Center for Research and Learning’s Summer Symposium, Karen Bonilla discusses her research into intelligent virtual assistants and their uses for older adults.
The Office of Career Development won an award for their game-based two-fold initiative for Gen Z students.
While the IUPUI campus never stops moving, a decrease in foot traffic and requests for help creates the perfect time to make changes to programming and services to better support students, faculty, and staff during the busy fall and spring semesters.
The efforts of a group of faculty and staff to aid in refugee resettlement in Indianapolis have not gone unnoticed.
Eltzroth's work with Academic and Career Development's peer advisors has earned her deserved attention at the campus and state levels.
DEAP has been awarded the Avanzando Through College (ACT) Grant Program.
IUPUI’s Inaugural Signing Day Welcomes Leslie Johnson
Tiffany Reed discusses the impact that the Sam H. Jones Scholarship had on her life, both in college and after.
Chad Childer's was selected for the Flanner Buchanan Volunteer of the Month Award
The 2019 Bringle and Hatcher Showcase honors those at IUPUI who have shown outstanding commitment to the Indianapolis community.
IUPUI has many students who exemplify civic engagement, but one student has gone above and beyond and is being acknowledged for his many achievements.
Several past presidents of the Association of Deans and Directors of University Colleges and Undergraduate Studies have been selected from IUPUI’s ranks, and Cathy Buyarski is prepared to join them.
IUPUI students had a need, and students and staff stepped up to meet it.
To counter the deficit narrative and to explore asset-based approaches that support students who have aged out of the foster care system, we examined the THRIVE (formerly Fostering Success) program, which is known for its empowerment- and resilience-based approaches to support foster care alumni and other independent students on campus.
Undergraduate research can completely change a student's college experience. Reflecting on those experiences, two undergraduate researchers explain the impact that their work has had on their lives.
Students Reflect on DEAP’s Ghana Experience
IUPUI Honors College has a new senior academic advisor; Kara Woodlee is taking on the role.
The GREAT award is given to a member of DUE’s clerical and professional support staff who creates the GREAT environment (graduate, retain, engage, admit and tell) that DUE wants for its students. This year, Heather Long is the winner of this award because of her contributions to students and to the DUE community.
Sharvonne Williams' life is full of service, and it has been since her childhood, thanks to her mother who raised her with a strong sense of community fellowship and family.
A new program was created to increase postgraduate career success for underserved students at IUPUI. It recently won an award for its excellence.
Mary Price explains the details of CSL’s perspective on faculty development.
IUPUI's Welcoming Campus Initiative gave degree-granting schools across campus the chance to reflect on their pre-majors admission processes.
Suzann Lupton, interim director of CSL, shares her anticipation for her new role.
Suzann has proven to be an exemplary partner on campus and has been involved in many strategic endeavors throughout IUPUI.
Connecting the Indianapolis community with campus resources is complex, so Morgan Studer, director of faculty and community resources for CSL, breaks down some of the main elements of this process.
Groundbreaking research isn’t just done by scientists, doctors, and experts in secluded laboratories; fascinating discoveries are made every day by undergraduate researchers at universities around the world.
This year marks the 50th anniversary of IUPUI, and with this anniversary comes the continuation of several trailblazing programs on campus.
The Center for Service and Learning (CSL) is one of IUPUI's most vital starting points for civic engagement, and one of its founders, Dr. Julie Hatcher, gives us an insider's perspective on the workings of CSL.
Kristyn Seibert attributes her enlightenment about community work to her time at IUPUI as an undergraduate student. Learn more about her journey to being an advocate for children.
Daday has a strong record of high-quality instruction and scholarship. Since earning his Ph.D. from the University of New Mexico in 2004, he has developed and taught more than 16 unique courses, co-authored 14 peer-reviewed journal articles, and received more than $600,000 in grants and contracts.
Civic engagement and service learning have been embedded in IUPUI's culture for decades. Read more to discover how the commitment was established, current approaches to civic engagement, and civic engagement moving forward.
September is always a busy month at IUPUI—new students settle into their routines, the first round of exams begins, and many university events provide a break for busy students. One of IUPUI’s recurring events is Fall Career Week, which is set to be a truly memorable event for the campus. Fall Career Week is celebrating its tenth anniversary of empowering student success.
Dr. Julie Hatcher will retire at the end of this calendar year. Julie’s career of thirty years marks an important era for IUPUI’s commitment to the public purposes of higher education. Since her appointment as adjunct lecturer in 1988, she has significantly influenced service learning pedagogy within higher education and has collaborated with many campus colleagues and community partners to embed service-learning, public scholarship, and community engagement into our culture.
Over 100 students came to University Tower on July 26 to present their research to their peers and their faculty mentors.
Upon entering IUPUI, students have spent countless hours in school, hoping their preparation to that point will lead them forward toward successful careers. Searching for guidance, students approach career service staff, academic advisors, and student support staff, seeking relevant information that will assist them toward successful futures.
Michelle Maloney-Mangold, a student success advisor in the IUPUI Health and Life Sciences Advising Center, was awarded the Outstanding New Advisor Award by NACADA.
If you want to know what IUPUI senior Brianne Karazsia is up to today, you might have to take a seat to hear the answer. The Midwest Association of Student Employee Administrators (MASEA) recently named Karazsia Student Employee of the Year for the state of Indiana.
Barbara Browning, director of the IUPUI Student Support Services program, received the Indiana TRIO LaVerta L. Terry Outstanding Service Award. The award is designed to recognize the contributions of a professional in a TRIO program who exhibits loyalty to the needs of TRIO students and serves above and beyond expectations.
Victoria Smith-Howard enrolled in an Indianapolis community college in 2012. While she was working toward her associate degree, she began to think more about the opportunities a larger school might have to offer. After completing her first degree, Tori transferred to IUPUI to experience the unique qualities of a large, urban campus.
David Lewis is a 2018 senior at IUPUI majoring in public affairs and minoring in Africana studies. IUPUI wasn’t always his home; his college career began at a small college in Indianapolis in the fall of 2015.
"My Mentor in Life" was the theme of the seventh annual IUPUI Division of Undergraduate Education Spring Awards Convocation celebrated on IUPUI’s campus at Hine Hall on Friday, April 27, 2018. The ceremony recognized the division’s students, faculty, and staff who demonstrate an exceptional commitment to serving and mentoring students.
Brianne Karazsia has been named the 2018 Student Employee of the Year for the state of Indiana by the Midwest Association of Student Employee Administrators (MASEA) and for IUPUI by the Office of Student Employment.
IUPUI senior Abigail Parker showcased her research at the Council on Undergraduate Research’s (CUR) 22nd annual Posters on the Hill symposium in Washington, DC.
The Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust award guarantees sustained support for the IUPUI Nina Scholars program.
Among the staff of IUPUI Division of Undergraduate Education are 17 GAs, who help carry out the mission of the division on a daily basis.
It's no surprise that students have the best odds of thriving in college when they have strong family support and a sense of belonging on campus. For those at IUPUI who have the odds stacked against them, there's Fostering Success.
INDIANAPOLIS -- The appointment of Kristina Horn Sheeler as executive associate dean of the IUPUI Honors College has been announced by Kathy Johnson, IUPUI executive vice chancellor and chief academic officer.
Nearly 100 IUPUI students flocked to claim one of the 15 dozen donuts provided by the division and to interact with Dr. Jay Gladden, dean of University College.
Jenna Corcoran, assistant director of IUPUI Student Employment Services and Assessment in the Division of Undergraduate Education, is the 2017 recipient of the National Student Employment Association’s Margene Orzalli Memorial Award.
IUPUI student Anthony Patterson II was born into a life of drug addiction, abuse, and gang activity. He was taught that attending college was "far-fetched" and that criminal behavior was the norm. Despite adversity and an utter lack of support, Patterson was able to transcend the odds stacked against him to become an Ivy Tech graduate and a current student at IUPUI. He took on the role of student facilitator for this year's incoming IUPUI freshmen and works as an instructional assistant at Pike High School.
Karley Clayton, a career consultant in University College’s Academic and Career Development office, is a recipient of the IUPUI Gerald L. Bepko Staff Council Spirit Award.
Keely Floyd, the career consultant in IUPUI’s Health and Life Sciences Advising Center, has been awarded the Nan Bohan Community Engagement Award.
The National Mentoring Symposium is an annual one-day conference designed to provide attendees with timely information about peer mentoring in higher education.
IUPUI’s Office of Transfer Student Services hosted its second annual Transfer Symposium in Hine Hall on Friday, September 22, 2017.
Never underestimate the power of a donut! That’s one of the many lessons learned at IUPUI’s Division of Undergraduate Education’s first-ever Donuts with the Dean event.
Another successful Summer Bridge ended last August.
IUPUI’s Division of Undergraduate Education will celebrate transfer students and their value to the IUPUI community in Taylor Hall on October 9, 2017.
The Division of Undergraduate Education is hosting Donuts with the Dean on Tuesday, October 10, 2017.
The IUPUI Bepko Learning Center in the Division of Undergraduate Education will host its 15th Annual IUPUI National Mentoring Symposium on Saturday, October 7, 2017.
IUPUI’s Upward Bound program joined the “Hoosiers Helping Houston” initiative, which was started by local community leaders as a means of partnering with the Red Cross to streamline donation efforts for Hurricane Harvey relief.
IUPUI’s Upward Bound college readiness program for high school students has received a $2.8 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education that will ensure program sustainability for the next five years.
The IUPUI Bepko Learning Center has been selected as third place winner of the 2017 National College Learning Association and the Learning Support Centers in Higher Education (NCLCA/LSCHE) Website Excellence Awards for their newly relaunched website.
Three student success advisors led trips that promoted awareness for mental health issues as well as gentrification and food deserts.
Inspired by his own experiences as a first-generation college student, Johnson has been developing the transformative education model since the start of Nina Scholars, seeking answers to questions such as, "How can individuals from low-income backgrounds overcome and rise above the circumstances they’ve been given?"
This fall, 32 freshmen will form the first cohort for Fostering Success, the newest IUPUI program to be funded by the Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust. The program coordinator, Michael Kendall, has worked with Charlie Johnson, director of Scholar Support Programs, to develop the program and its curriculum, which is based around a transformative education model.
IUPUI’s Summer Bridge program, which introduces incoming freshmen to college life, will be hosted by the Division of Undergraduate Education during August 8–17, 2017.
Emmanuel Ricks is a Bowen scholar from Indianapolis who joined the program prior to receiving an associate’s degree in business administration at Ivy Tech. Ricks has since transferred to IUPUI to obtain a bachelor’s degree in marketing and international studies, an ambitious double-major pursuit driven by his entrepreneurial mindset. IUPUI’s Bowen Scholars is one of three scholarships at IUPUI funded by the Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust and overseen by Charlie Johnson.
Trinaty Hobson is from a small town in Jennings County, Indiana. Though going to college was “not encouraged or pressed” by her parents, who did not finish high school, Hobson always knew she wanted to go. Choosing to attend IUPUI, with its dynamic urban campus that differed greatly from her quiet hometown, was not originally a part of Hobson’s plan.
Recent IUPUI graduate Amber Kriech has long had a passion for public speaking, a characteristic that led to her most recent endeavor: delivering a commencement address to over 4,000 of her fellow Jaguars. Though most students would likely have found the idea of being onstage in front of that many people daunting, for Kriech it felt like a fitting end to her undergraduate career. “I had some butterflies on my way up there, but once I was there facing everyone, it just felt right,” she says of the experience.
Grace Perkowitz is an IUPUI alumna who graduated with a bachelor of science in electrical engineering, a field of study chosen to honor an important person in her life and to match her personal interests. Her grandfather was an electrical engineer, and her mother often said Perkowitz had an "engineer's mind," which she inherited from him. Perkowitz was recruited to play for the women's soccer team in 2012. Though that scholarship originally attracted her to the university, the resources and sense of community at IUPUI are what made her sure of her decision.
The IUPUI Division of Undergraduate Education (DUE) closed a busy and exciting academic year of transition and growth with a division recognition ceremony for faculty and staff.
“Welcoming Students to IUPUI” was the theme of this year’s sixth annual IUPUI Division of Undergraduate Education Spring Awards Convocation celebrated on IUPUI’s campus at Hine Hall on Friday, April 28, 2017. The ceremony recognized the many accomplishments and successes of the division’s students, faculty, and staff.
Daniel Kinsey, a program assistant in the Gateway to Graduation office in the Division of Undergraduate Education, was among the top 100 students recently recognized at IUPUI’s 18th annual Top 100 Outstanding Students Recognition Dinner at the Indianapolis Marriott Downtown.
Amber Kriech is being coached for her Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis commencement speech. No one at the university coached her to say this, however: "One of the things that drew me here was the culture of service and civic engagement, specifically service learning."
LEAP INdiana is a collaborative faculty network that aligns with the Association of American Colleges and Universities’ (AAC&U) Liberal Education and America’s Promise (LEAP) States Initiative.
As National Student Employment Week comes to a close and IUPUI’s Top 100 ceremony concludes for another year, one student who represents both categories advocates the benefits of internships and resources. Adetoun Akinmboni is a junior Top 100 student majoring in informatics at IUPUI as well as a student employee in the Office of Admissions and the Office of Student Employment in the Division of Undergraduate Education.
The IUPUI Division of Undergraduate Education will celebrate student and faculty successes at the sixth annual Spring Awards Convocation on Friday, April 28, 2017, from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Hine Hall. This year’s convocation theme is “How Can I Make the Campus More Welcoming for Other Students?” IUPUI Chancellor, Nasser H. Paydar, will be the keynote speaker at the event.
Terrel Brown, academic advisor in IUPUI’s Division of Undergraduate Education, was named the staff/professional Jaguar Academic Advising Association (JACADA) Advisor of the Year.
Indianapolis, IN (January 2017) - The Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust has awarded a grant to establish the Fostering Success Program at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. The program will support the success of IUPUI students who have experienced foster care, homelessness, or who have been wards of the court. The first students in the program will begin in the fall of 2017, with a goal of adding a new cohort of 40 students each year. Partners from youth-serving organizations such as Indiana Connected by 25, the Indiana Department of Child Services, and the Children’s Bureau will assist the program in identifying eligible students.
INDIANAPOLIS -- Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis Executive Vice Chancellor and Chief Academic Officer Kathy E. Johnson has announced the appointment of James "Jay" Gladden as associate vice chancellor for undergraduate education and dean of University College.
Indianapolis, IN (December 2016) – The IUPUI Office of Orientation Services in the Division of Undergraduate Education has been awarded the Outstanding Non-Print Media or Emerging Technologies Award from the National Orientation Directors Association (NODA) during its annual conference November 5-8, 2016.
Indianapolis, IN (November 2016) – The Offices of Development, Operations, and External Affairs in the Division of Undergraduate Education (DUE) won the gold award from MarCom Awards for their promotional materials for the 2015 National Mentoring Symposium.
The IUPUI Division of Undergraduate Education is proud to announce that Landon Brothers, assistant director for the Office of Tutorial Support in University College in the division, was awarded the IUPUI Gerald L. Bepko Staff Council Spirit Award at the Chancellor’s Employee Recognition Ceremony on September 21, 2016. Since 2004, the IUPUI Bepko Spirit Award has recognized annually three full-time staff members who exemplify the spirit of IUPUI through extraordinary service and special contributions which strengthen IUPUI by fostering collegiality, cooperation, creativity, and innovation to help IUPUI become one of the nation’s best urban universities for education and employment.
The IUPUI Bepko Learning Center in the Division of Undergraduate Education has been awarded a Learning Centers of Excellence (LCE) designation for October 2016-December 2019 by the National College Learning Center Association (NCLCA).
Indianapolis, IN (September 2016) – IUPUI’s Division of Undergraduate Education (DUE) will host the fourteenth annual National Mentoring Symposium on Saturday, October 1, 2016 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the IUPUI Campus Center. This one-day national conference for students who work as peer mentors will offer over 20 concurrent sessions for personal and professional development with a focus on enhancing skills and increasing one’s knowledge of peer mentoring techniques, resources, and innovative programming.
IUPUI’s Summer Bridge program is a unique two-week program that helps incoming freshmen and international students “bridge” the gap between high school and college.
Jennifer Schott and Keely Floyd recently received awards from the Career Development Professionals of Indiana (CDPI) association for their contributions to the field of career development.
The Council on Retention and Graduation and the Enrollment Management Council will meet at the IUPUI Informatics and Communications Technology Complex (IT) Building on Friday, April 15, at 8:30 a.m. to construct an IUPUI response to the Indiana University academic Roadmap initiative.
Brandi Gilbert, director of the Life-Health Sciences Internship Program, was named Career Development Professional of the Year at the Indiana INTERNnet Impact awards ceremony.
The Department of Academic Support Programs of University College congratulates Christina Caputo as a nominee to receive the 2015 Multicultural Impact Staff Award. Caputo serves as Assistant Director, Office of Academic Enrichment.
The OSE staff submitted the winning presentation for a session entitled, “Pay it Forward with Appreciation: Customizing your Student Employment Week.” The requirements for the presentation were to provide participants with strategies for developing and enhancing Student Employment Week on their campuses, with a specific emphasis on student employee appreciation.
Craig Pelka, assistant director of student employment services and assessment of the Office of Student Employment in the Division of Undergraduate Education, recently received two awards from the Midwest Association of Student Employment Administrators (MASEA): the President’s Award and the Dan Kreidler Newcomer Award.
Janna McDonald, director of the Office of Student Employment in IUPUI’s Division of Undergraduate Education, was recently chosen as president-elect of the National Student Employment Association (NSEA). She will begin serving her term in January of 2016.
University College is pleased to announce that four faculty members received the bronze Gateway to Graduation Teaching Academy award at the faculty assembly this spring.
University College’s Office of Student Employment announced that the IUPUI Student Employee Supervisor of the Year award was received by Erika Huber, assistant director, Office of Academic Mentoring.
Indianapolis, IN (May 2015) – At its annual Student Employee of the Year recognition luncheon, the Division of Undergraduate Education’s Office of Student Employment announced that the IUPUI Student Employee of the Year award recipient was Anthony Taylor. Taylor’s name was then submitted to the Midwest Association of Student Employment Administrators (MASEA), and he also won the Student Employee of the Year award for the State of Indiana.
University College is pleased to announce that Asha McCauley has been selected as a participant in the inaugural class of the IUPUI Next Generation 2.0 leadership initiative.
Indianapolis, IN (April 2015) – IUPUI University College will celebrate student and faculty successes at the fourth annual Spring Awards Convocation at Hine Hall on Friday, April 10, 2015 from 3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. This year’s convocation theme is “Global Citizenship.” IUPUI Chancellor, Charles R. Bantz, will be the keynote speaker at the event.
The Diversity Enrichment and Achievement Program (DEAP) in IUPUI’s University College, Division of Undergraduate Education, collaborated with Chi Alpha Epsilon to charter the IUPUI Eta Alpha chapter. The new member pinning ceremony was held during a luncheon at Taylor Hall in late January.
The Division of Undergraduate Education (DUE) will host a retreat for all division faculty and staff on Friday, February 20, 2015, from 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at Hine Hall on IUPUI’s campus.
Indianapolis, IN (January 2015) – IUPUI’s newly established Degree Completion Office (DCO) will be hosting an open house on Wednesday, January 28, 2015, at their offices in the Walker Plaza building located at 719 Indiana Avenue, Indianapolis, Indiana. The Degree Completion Office was launched in July 2014 and is part of the Division of Undergraduate Education, also launched in July 2014, which is aligned with the IUPUI Strategic Plan.
Indianapolis, IN (January 2015) – Students from the IUPUI class of 2018 relayed their experiences of being a first-year IUPUI student in an ethnographic performance titled, “Fantasy Forest or Jaguar Jungle.” The performance was offered for the first time this past December at the Black Box Theatre in Cavanaugh Hall on IUPUI’s campus as part of a fall University College Themed Learning Community (TLC) class, which, as part of the larger TLC program, has as its goal helping students understand and facilitate their transition into higher education academics and campus life.
Indianapolis, IN (July 2014)—Seventy-seven high school students have been participating in the Upward Bound Summer Academy program at IUPUI during June and July. These students spent six weeks on the IUPUI campus, living in residential housing, taking academic classes, participating in community events and much more. They were provided academic skill instruction in math, science, and language arts to help them prepare for their high school classes in the fall. To end the Summer Academy program, next week qualified students will take a five-day trip to Atlanta, Georgia, where they will visit two Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), a state higher education institution, and several cultural venues.
Bob and Terry Bowen, through the Bowen Family Foundation, are providing financial support for the IUPUI Bowen Scholars Program, a program model that originated at Ivy Tech Community College, effective with the fall 2014 semester. It is part of a broader expression of funding support from the Bowens, which has fostered incredible success in its students’ academic and life achievements, having provided more than six hundred students with various scholarships since 1993. The program will be housed in University College.
Indianapolis, IN (October 2014) – IUPUI will celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of Upward Bound, one of eight federal TRIO programs, on Wednesday, November 5, 2014 at Hine Hall Auditorium from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Melissa Lavitt, Senior Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs will be the featured speaker. The celebration will begin with a time of networking, followed by a short program and anniversary celebration. Music will be provided by acoustic guitarist Joel Tucker.
INDIANAPOLIS -- Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis Associate Vice Chancellor for Undergraduate Education Kathy E. Johnson has announced the appointment of Alison Bell as the director of IUPUI’s degree completion office, effective October 20. This is a new position created as part of IUPUI’s Division of Undergraduate Education and aligned with IUPUI strategic planning priorities related to supporting adult learners with some college credit but no degree in their goals for degree completion and career advancement.
Indianapolis, IN (September 2014) – The Indiana College Access and Success Network Summit (ICASN) will be hosted by IUPUI University College and the ICASN planning committee at the IUPUI Campus Center on Friday, September 19, 2014. The summit provides a platform to share research, analysis, and advocacy in improving postsecondary access, retention, and graduation. This conference, hosted alternately by IUPUI and Purdue each fall, is for faculty and staff professionals from secondary and postsecondary institutions as well as nonprofit organizations devoted to education.
Indianapolis, IN (August 2014) – IUPUI’s University College Summer Bridge Program is a unique two-week program that helps incoming freshmen and international students “bridge” the gap between high school and college. For two weeks before the fall semester begins, Summer Bridge students live on campus and attend specialized classes to help them learn about academic expectations, prepare for their initial academic year, and become accustomed to the IUPUI campus.
Indianapolis, IN (March 2014) – Barbra Browning, the director of Student Support Services at IUPUI for the past 16 years, has received the Advocate of the Dream award for her promotion of the ideals of freedom and equality present in Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s historic “I Have A Dream” speech. Browning is being acknowledged for her support and persistence of these ideals in her day-to-day counseling and mentoring of and advocacy for the students she serves. This is the second time that Browning has received this award from the Black Student Union at IUPUI.
INDIANAPOLIS -- Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Karen Dace has announced the appointment of Khalilah A. Shabazz as director of the IUPUI Multicultural Success Center effective Jan. 1.
Indianapolis, IN (October 2013) – IUPUI will host the 4th annual National Mentoring Symposium at the university’s Campus Center on Saturday, October 19, 2013. Peer mentoring programs from around the nation will be represented at this one-day national conference to offer a network of personal and professional development to peer mentors, peer mentoring program staff, and faculty.
It’s a familiar summer sight around IUPUI: a few current students, wearing one of four colorful T-shirts, lead groups of incoming or transferring students around the campus, all carrying recyclable bags filled with IUPUI giveaways, gear and apparel.
Kevin Berkopes, new director of the IUPUI Math Assistance Center, gets it. Math is hard for many college students. Some people are “scared of math like they are scared of spiders,” he said. The key thing to remember is that math doesn’t have to be looked at as if it’s a deadly illness or something to fear, he said. New initiatives at the Math Assistance Center (MAC), which employs students who understand the anxiety connected to the subject, are intended to make math more accessible, enjoyable and achievable for the 1,000 students across the IUPUI campus who visit each week.
Indianapolis, IN (July 2013) – Victoria Lane, 19, of Greenwood, and Katherine Francom, 22, of Indianapolis, were each selected as a recipient of a $1,000 scholarship from the Indiana Members Credit Union (IMCU) for the 2013-14 academic year. Lane and Francom’s selection was based on their exemplary display of the company’s philosophy of “people helping people” in their own communities.
INDIANAPOLIS, IN (July 2013) — During the months of June and July, IUPUI’s University College is hosting eighty-two students participating in the Upward Bound summer program. Although the Upward Bound program at IUPUI is offered year-round to qualifying ninth and tenth grade students intending to enter postsecondary education after high school, the summer program consists of two main components: the Summer Academy and the Summer Pre-Professional Internship.
Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis has been named among the 30 best non-Historically Black Colleges and Universities for minorities in the United States by Diverse: Issues in Higher Education -- a critical source of news, information and commentary on the full range of issues concerning diversity in American higher education.
IUPUI University College has received three creative marketing awards from Hermes Creative Awards which are administered by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals (AMPC). The University College News Report was the recipient of a gold award, the highest award given, and the 2012 National Learning Communities Conference program received a platinum award, the second highest award given. The University College Inspire, Innovate, and Invigorate series received honorable mention.
Indianapolis, IN (April 2013) – Over 350 staff, students, and guests were welcomed to the Hine Hall Auditorium on April 12 for the second annual IUPUI University College Spring Awards Convocation which had as its theme “Characteristics of Student Success.” The ceremony hosts were Yuka Sato, undergraduate junior, and graduating senior Elizabeth Richards.
Indianapolis, IN (April 2013) – Phyllis Gatewood Washington, Coordinator of the Twenty-first Century Scholars Success Program at IUPUI, is the recipient of the 2013 Alvin S. Bynum Mentor Award for Staff for her outstanding contributions to mentoring. The award will be conferred at the IUPUI Chancellor’s Academic Honors Convocation on April 26, 2013.
Indianapolis, IN (March 2013) — Yvonne Fitzgerald, Director of Academic Advising at IUPUI University College, has been recognized as the winner of the 2012 Glenn Irwin Award. This award is given by IUPUI to faculty members who have gone “above and beyond their call of duty at work.” Fitzgerald has been recognized for her efforts and contributions to different organizations around the Indianapolis community, particularly in helping youth prepare for college.
Indianapolis, IN (February 2013) — IUPUI University College is having its inaugural First-Year Seminar (FYS) Idea Exchange on Friday, February 15, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., in Taylor Hall, UC104. Sponsored by the First-Year Seminar-Faculty Learning Community and University College, the Idea Exchange will collect the ideas from the event and make them available to all FYS faculty campus-wide at IUPUI.
Indianapolis, IN (February 2013) — Student Employment Appreciation Week is April 8-12, 2013, and the deadline for nominations for student employee and student supervisor awards is February 15, 2013. This week is filled with events throughout campus which are both educational and fun. Students can learn how to dress appropriately for interviews and how to give a proper handshake.
Indianapolis, IN (November 2012) — Grainger Industrial Supply worked with IUPUI University College to support the Grainger Foundation Mentor Scholarship. The gift will provide scholarships for mentors through the IUPUI University College Bepko Learning Center and the IUPUI Office of International Affairs.
Indianapolis, IN (December 2012) — The IUPUI Chapter of Tau Sigma National Honor Society recently held their inaugural induction ceremony welcoming thirty new members into the organization. A number of guests, faculty, and staff were also in attendance to show their support of the students’ accomplishments and to support the choice they had made in joining.
INDIANAPOLIS, IN (November 2012) Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) will host the 17th annual National Learning Communities Conference on November 8-10, 2012 at the University Place Conference Center and Hotel, located on IUPUI’s campus. Learning communities are generally defined as two or more linked courses which incorporate integrative learning and are offered in partnership with academic and student affairs.
The IUPUI Department of Mathematical Sciences and University College invite applications for the Director of Mathematics Assistance Center (MAC) to begin on or after January 1, 2013. A Ph.D. in Math or Math Education (or related discipline) is preferred. A master’s degree is required, also required is a demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching and management. Rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications.
INDIANAPOLIS, IN (September 2012) – IUPUI will host the statewide Indiana College Access and Success Network conference on Friday, September 21, 2012 from 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m at the IUPUI Campus Center. The conference will provide an opportunity for discussion among Indiana’s high schools and colleges as well as the opportunity to work in collaboration to meet Indiana’s goals for higher education. The theme is “Summit on Concurrent Enrollment.”
Indianapolis, IN (August 2012) — Jenna Corcoran and Jennifer Weinmann, IUPUI employees in the University College Office of Student Employment, earned the Midwest Association of Student Employment Administrators (MASEA) “Best Presenter Award” for 2011-2012. MASEA is the student employment association for several regions that are all tied to the National Association of Student Employment Administrators (NSEA). Winners of this regional award are granted free travel to the national conference this October in Portland, Maine, and the opportunity to deliver the same presentation.
Indianapolis, IN (August 2012) — The IUPUI Summer Success Academy held its closing ceremony on Thursday, August 2, at the IUPUI Campus Center. This year about 97% of the students who were enrolled successfully completed the program.
INDIANAPOLIS, IN (July 2012) – Over 500 students are expected to attend the IUPUI University College two-week Summer Bridge program from August 6 –16, the two weeks preceding the beginning of the 2012 fall semester. As its name indicates, the Summer Bridge Program is designed to help “bridge” the gap between high school and college.
Indianapolis, IN (July 2012) — Jennifer Weinmann, IUPUI University College employee, earned the Dan Kriedler Newcomer Award for 2011-2012 presented by the Midwest Association of Student Employment Administrators (MASEA) in June 2012.
INDIANAPOLIS, IN (June 2012) – IUPUI University College’s Upward Bound program has been approved for five additional years of funding, having been awarded a $1.3 million grant from the United States Department of Education. This grant will be directed toward continuing to provide low-income and first-generation college students the tools for academic success and to help ensure that these students graduate from high school and are successful in college.
Chosen from candidates representing multiple universities worldwide, two Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis student advisors will receive recognition as outstanding advisors this fall.
INDIANAPOLIS, IN (May 2012) – Dr. Brenda Grimes, in the Indiana University School of Medicine at IUPUI, Department of Medical and Molecular Genetics, was named the 2012 Student Supervisor of the Year during an awards luncheon held in the Campus Center recognizing all of the award nominees.
INDIANAPOLIS -- Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis Chancellor Charles R. Bantz has announced Nasser Paydar, chancellor of Indiana University East and professor of mechanical engineering, as IUPUI's next executive vice chancellor effective June 15, pending approval by the Trustees of Indiana University.
“When I started college over as an undergraduate in the fall of 2001, I had no clue I would be standing here today as a doctoral candidate. Through University College and the NINA Scholars Program, IUPUI has provided me with the personal, academic, and professional support I needed to be a success. IUPUI completely changed my life; that’s IMPACT!”
INDIANAPOLIS - A recent study finds that young adults are the hardest hit in today's job market. One college program is giving its undergrads a shot at improving their chances upon graduation.
INDIANPOLIS, IN (November 2011) – The School of Science and the University College Special Programs for Academic Nurturing (SPAN) at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) will be working collaboratively with the national program, Project Lead the Way (PLTW), to offer Biomedical Sciences certification to high school teachers and special credit opportunities to high school students. For the past four years, the School of Science has hosted the PLTW Summer Training Institute. These training programs have certified over 300 high school teachers per year from 32 states to teach the PLTW curriculum in biomedical sciences. This new partnership between the School of Science and SPAN will expand this successful program, allowing academically qualified students who complete the biomedical coursework at their high school to earn college credit at IUPUI.
IUPUI University College has won four MarCom 2011 Awards. University College received the awards for New Student Welcome, Platinum; Honors Recognition Ceremony, Gold; The Link Magazine (e-zine), Gold; and Fall Career Week, Honorable Mention.
The University College Career Development staff have just earned national certification as Global Career Developments Facilitators (GCDF).
INDIANAPOLIS -- Indiana University today (Oct. 24) unveiled a plan to significantly reduce undergraduate tuition for summer-semester students beginning in 2012 in order to provide financial relief to many of its students, promote year-round college attendance and decrease the time it takes many students to earn a degree.
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Indiana University President Michael McRobbie will deliver the annual State of the University address Tuesday (Sept. 27) on the IU Bloomington campus. The address will be held at 2 p.m. in the Frangipani Room of the Indiana Memorial Union.
INDIANAPOLIS, IN – Biology professor Michael Yard has earned the Glenn Irwin Award for 2011 based on his contributions to the School of Science, University College, the Bridge Program, the Crispus Attucks Medical Magnet Learning Community, and the Healthcare Professions Program Thematic Learning Community.
IUPUI is ranked third among national universities in the “Up-and-Comers” category in the U.S.News & World Report's 2012 edition of Best Colleges.
Indianapolis, IN (August 2011) — Shannon McCullough, IUPUI full-time employee and PhD student, was awarded the Carol D. Nathan Staff Council Scholarship for 2011-12. The one-year scholarship is awarded to an IUPUI employee working full-time while also pursuing a degree.
INDIANAPOLIS, IN (June 2011) – Professor Michael Yard received the 2011 University College Trustee’s Teaching Award at this year’s spring Honor’s Recognition Ceremony held at the Scottish Rite Cathedral. Yard was presented with this award for excellence in teaching for his work with the Crispus Attucks Medical Magnet High School partnership and the Health Professions Program Themed Learning Community at IUPUI University College.
INDIANAPOLIS, IN (June 2011) - The IUPUI University College Nina Mason Pulliam Legacy Scholars Program was selected as the winner of the Outstanding Institutional Advising Program Certificate of Merit by the National Academic Advising Association. This award recognizes programs that document innovative practices resulting in improvement of academic advising service.
INDIANAPOLIS, IN (June 2011) IUPUI University College has received two creative marketing awards from Hermes Creative Awards which are administered by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals (AMPC). The Link magazine, winter 2011 issue, was the recipient of a gold award, the second highest award.
University College awarded Phyllis Washington, coordinator for IUPUI University College Twenty-first Century Scholar Success Program, the Barbara D. Jackson Award during the annual spring Honor Recognition Ceremony at the Scottish Rite Cathedral.
INDIANAPOLIS, IN (May 2011) – The National Academic Advising Association has selected IUPUI University College as the recipient of two of their prestigious Outstanding Advising Program Awards.
Indianapolis, IN (April 2011) – On Sunday, March 27, IUPUI University College awarded IUPUI sophomore, Laura Hedlund the 2011 Chancellor’s Scholar Award during the Honor’s Ceremony. The ceremony was held at the Scottish Rite Cathedral.
Indianapolis, IN (May 2011) –IUPUI University College would like to acknowledge Linzi Moore as one of the 2011 IUPUI Chancellor’s Honorable Mention recipients. Moore is a sophomore pre-nursing major maintaining a 3.9 grade point average. Besides being a full-time student, Moore is also a volunteer at her local hospital in Rushville, IN, and a part-time worker within her community. When she heard that she was being considered as a recipient for the Chancellor’s Honorable Mention award, Moore felt a sense of fulfillment. “It’s good to know that all my hard work that I put in my studies is paying off.”
Indianapolis, IN (May 2011) – IUPUI University College would like to acknowledge Joey Dobson as one of the 2011 IUPUI Chancellor’s Honorable Mention recipients. Dobson, from Batesville, Indiana, is an IUPUI sophomore studying Nursing and Psychology and carries a 4.0 grade point average. Dobson states that she was excited once she found out that she was being considered for the Chancellor’s Honorable Mention. “[It] feels good to be recognized for my hard work.” Dobson believes that her passion for nursing is the key motivator behind her academics and for personal reasons would like to use her nursing degree in the prenatal field.
Indianapolis, IN (May 2011) – Chris Maroldo, Assistant Director of Academic Success Programs at IUPUI University College, was the recipient of the Alvin S. Bynum Award for Excellence in Academic Mentoring. Maroldo was recognized for his outstanding work at the 2011 Chancellor’s Honor Convocation which was held on Friday, April 29 at 3:00p.m. at the University Place Conference Center on campus.
The building housing IUPUI’s University College has been named for Joseph T. Taylor in honor of the man who served as dean of the Indianapolis Regional Campus from 1967 to 1970 (pre-IUPUI) and as the first dean of the newly established IU School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI (1970-1978).
On Sunday, March 27, at 3:00 p.m. IUPUI University College will hold its annual Honors Ceremony at the Scottish Rite Cathedral. Over 475 freshman student scholars will pledge into the academic honor societies of Alpha Lambda Delta and Phi Eta Sigma. The Chancellor’s Scholar, Lauren Hedlund, and Honorable Mentions will also be recognized.
Indianapolis, IN (February 2011)—IUPUI University College would like to acknowledge Oaksoon Callahan as the 2011 recipient of The First-Year Experience Undergraduate Student Fellowship Award at the 30th Annual Conference on the First-Year Experience.
IUPUI University College is proud to recognize David J. Sabol as the first recipient of the Excellence in Teaching First-Year Seminars Award. Sabol is a Senior Lecturer, Department of English and University College; Academic Coordinator for Learning Communities, University College; Co-Director, IUPUI Summer Bridge Program; and University College Coordinator, IUPUI Summer Success Academy.
Indianapolis, IN (November 2010) – University College is proud to recognize Charlie Johnson, Director of Scholar Support Programs, for his recent publication. Johnson wrote one of the chapters in the following book published this year:
The IUPUI Council on Retention and Graduation and the IUPUI Enrollment Management Council met recently in a joint summit at the Indianapolis Marion County Public Library to begin collaborating on incentives to increase IUPUI student retention and graduation.
Indianapolis, IN (September 2010) – IUPUI’s Student Support Services program was approved by the U.S. Department of Education, and effective September 1, 2010, was funded again for the next five years.
The IUPUI Council on Retention and Graduation is hosting a joint summit with the IUPUI Enrollment Management Council to establish goals and directives. The summit will be held on Friday, October 8, 2010 from 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.at the Indianapolis Marion County Public Library in downtown Indianapolis. The two councils will develop priorities to help students persist in their studies as they move from the first year of college into the second year.
Indianapolis, IN (May 2010) – University College’s advising program, “Students Taking Academic Responsibility (STAR)” has been selected as an Outstanding Institutional Advising Program Award winner from the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) as part of the 2010 Annual Awards Program for Academic Advising.
Angela Carlen, Coordinator of Experiential Learning for Academic and Career Development, University College, received three grant awards during the month of April: GLBT (Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender) grant to purchase diversity-related materials for career library; PRAC (Program Review and Assessment Committee) grant to assess the IUPUI Externship Program; and CDPI (Career Development Professionals of Indiana) professional development award.
On Sunday, April 19, at 3:00 p.m. IUPUI University College will hold its annual Honors Ceremony at the Scottish Rite Cathedral. Freshmen student scholars will pledge into the academic honor societies of Alpha Lambda Delta, Phi Eta Sigma, and Alpha Sigma Lambda.
Gayle Williams, Assistant Dean of University College, was a member of the founding administrative team for University College and has helped take IUPUI/University College to the cutting edge in first-year student support.
IUPUI University College was among the winners of the 2008 MarCom awards. The college was included in the 18 percent of the total entries which were awarded the Platinum Award, the top honor that MarCom awards.
This year marks the tenth anniversary of University College at IUPUI. On February 25, 2009, the 10th Anniversary Celebration will take place on all three floors of Taylor Hall on the IUPUI campus. Dr. Eugene White, superintendent of Indianapolis Public Schools, will give the keynote address.
Three University College staff members were recently inducted as Honorary members into Golden Key International Honour Society. The Honorary members from University College are Harriett Bennett, Assistant Dean, University College; Lynn Trapp, Manager, Office of Development, Operations, and Employee Relations; and Regina Turner, Associate Professor, School of Liberal Arts.
Indianapolis University-Purdue University Indianapolis is hosting the 12th Annual National Learning Communities Conference from November 7-9, 2007 at the University Place Conference Center and Hotel. The theme is “Students at the Center.”
University College graduated three students this spring who participated in the Nina Mason Pulliam Legacy Scholars Program, named for newspaper benefactress Nina Mason Pulliam.
Beginning with the fall 2007 semester, University College will put a greater emphasis on the importance of integrating diversity and multicultural components into its learning community classes. The 11th Annual University College Learning Communities Colloquium will take place May 11, 2007 from 9:00am–3:30pm on campus in Lecture Hall 102 for members of all learning community instructional teams. Attendees will have the opportunity to discuss methods for effectively infusing the curriculum with multicultural components.
University College is pleased to announce that 35 University College mentors will be honored as among IUPUI’s Top 100 Students during an awards ceremony at the Indianapolis Marriott Hotel on March 30, 2007.
University College is pleased to announce that Barbara Browning, Director of University College’s Student Support Services, was presented IUPUI’s Joseph T. Taylor Excellence in Diversity Award at the Taylor awards ceremony on February 15.
As a first-year student, Millard found that making the adjustment to life in college was overwhelming as he no longer had the guidance he had received while in foster care. “My whole freshman year was just so terrible,” he says. “When I got here I was so used to having someone wake me up in the morning or tell me what I needed to do.” He failed all but one of his classes that year – a bitter disappointment in light of his 3.8 high school GPA.
Indianapolis, IN (May 2006) -- The Brother-to-Brother mentoring program wrapped up its first semester at North Wayne Elementary School with a special banquet to honor participating students and their mentors, members of IUPUI’s Student African-American Brotherhood (SAAB).