Special Collections Blog Posts

December 13, 1970. On this day, four student-government organizations of the constituent parts of the recently formed IUPUI met jointly to decide how student government should look in the future. The December 17 edition of The Component, the student newspaper of the 38th Street campus, reported that those in attendance appointed a committee made up of... Read More
For many years IUPUI held madrigal dinners on campus in December, typically in the old Union Building. The dinners were very popular and well attended. Students donned costumes to sing and dance for the diners. This week's IUPUI photo documents a madrigal dinner from 1981. Hmm. How would you like people in strange hats standing over you while you dined?... Read More
December 12, 1977. On this day, "The Sounds of Christmas," a holiday dinner and concert, took place in the Union Building cafeteria. Several IUPUI singing groups and other ensembles took part in the event. Included were the New York Street Singers, the IUPUI Chamber Singers, the IUPUI Listener's Theater, all accompanied by the Indianapolis Philharmonic... Read More
December 11, 1996. On this day, The Indiana Urban Schools Association relocated to the IUPUI campus. Its aim was to partner more closely with the Indiana University School of Education at IUPUI, which focuses much of its attention to addressing the educational needs of children enrolled in urban schools.The IUSA had had a strong working relationship... Read More
December 10, 2014.On this day, Time magazine recognized Indiana University School of Medicine graduate Dr. Kent Brantly as one of five persons who collectively were its "Person of the Year." They had won distinction for treating the sick and dying in the Ebola virus outbreak in western African that killed thousands and terrified the world. The announcement... Read More
December 9, 2014. On this day, the Indiana University Board of Trustees approved the design of a new residence hall at IUPUI. This newest residence facility had rooms to house seven hundred IUPUI students, as well as meeting rooms for student activities, a computer lab, game room, and more. In an announcement, campus administrators noted that the new... Read More
December 8, 1976. On this day, IUPUI Chancellor Glenn W. Irwin, Jr., announced plans to construct a new four-story building that would house the Indiana University School of Business and the School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA) on IUPUI's Indianapolis campus. According to the Green Sheet, the campus's weekly newsletter, Irwin,... Read More
December 7, 1972. On this day, the IUPUI Bookstore concluded its first "Big Book Sale" before the holidays. The event was held over three days--December 5-7--in the Student Lounge on the lobby floor in the Student Union Building. The bookstore ran ads in the IUPUI Sagamore, the student newspaper, which was read by faculty, staff, and students. The ads... Read More
December 6, 2013. On this day, the IUPUI women's volleyball team advanced to the NCAA Division I national tournament for the first time. In the tournament, at the Champaign regional, they met the University of Missouri squad, the only undefeated team in the tourney and ranked fourth in the nation. The Jaguars lost in a hard-fought match 25-22, 25-15,... Read More
Let's get in the holiday mood, shall we? This week's IUPUI photo shows Santa Claus paying an early call at the Herron School of Art in 1970. My, the freshmen look younger every year. (It's an old joke, but timeless. We in the Archives specialize in old stuff.)Looking for IUPUI photos for that special occasion? Look no further than the Archives, where you'll... Read More

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Updated Nov 12, 2018 by drayman