Special Collections Blog Posts

November 10, 1978. On this day, the School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA) hosted a speech by Dwight Ink, then executive director of the Personnel Management Project in the administration of President Jimmy Carter. Ink spoke on the need for proper qualifications and credentials in public service. Long active in civil service reform, Ink was... Read More
November 9, 1982. On this day, city dignitaries dedicated a 33-foot-tall stainless-steel sculpture, "Totem," in the White River State Park. The ten-thousand-pound art work was fabricated locally by the firm, Mitchum-Schaefer, Inc.The artist who created the sculpture was Rinaldo Paluzzi (1927-2013). Born in Pennsylvania, after service in the United... Read More
November 8, 1973. On this day, a group of 25 IUPUI students met to organize a group to address the needs of military veterans on campus. They noted that at the time there were about two thousand veterans in the student body. Students present wished to encourage fellow veterans to exercise their G.I. Bill education benefits. Once organized, the group... Read More
IUPUI Photo of the Week for November 4-10. November is Native American Heritage Month. In 2002 IUPUI had a powwow ceremony, pictured below.American Indian Programs (AIP) is the umbrella organization for IUPUI's various Native-American groups. Contact AIP for more information about events, activities, and classes.IUPUI Special Collections and Archives... Read More
November 7, 1973. On this day, university leaders and special guests broke ground on the Science, Engineering and Technology Building. The planned building was the first of several meant to relocate the School of Science and the School of Engineering and Technology from their east 38th Street abode opposite the Indiana State Fairgrounds to the IUPUI... Read More
November 6, 2001. On this day, IUPUI chancellor Gerald L. Bepko honored twenty IUPUI staff and faculty members at the Chancellor's Employee Recognition Convocation, a first-of-its-kind event. A collaborative effort of Human Resources Administration, the IUPUI Staff Council, and the Chancellor's Office, the aim was to celebrate staff for their service... Read More
November 5, 2013. On this day, IUPUI chancellor Charles R. Bantz introduced a new draft of a comprehensive strategic plan for IUPUI, "Our Commitment to Indiana and Beyond: IUPUI Strategic Plan." The draft language "reaffirms the campus's commitment to the city of Indianapolis and the state of Indiana, as well as to continued national and global... Read More
November 4, 2014. On this day, IUPUI chancellor Charles Bantz congratulated the men's Cross-Country team for finishing first at the Summit League Championships held in Fargo, North Dakota on November 1. At the meet, the IUPUI team bested other Summit League teams. Jaguar runner Tom Ohlman posted the fastest time in the meet, and Miguel Lozano took... Read More
November 3, 1975. On this day, the IUPUI Student Association sponsored a Women's Day Conference. Its stated purpose was to alert women in Indianapolis to "what is going on" and "what other women are doing." A wide range of speakers presented at the conference, from a local women's clinic director who addressed birth-control matters to a personnel... Read More
November 2, 1979. On this day, IUPUI student government vice president John Emley reported to the Indiana University Board of Trustees meeting in Richmond that the Indianapolis News, one of two daily newspapers published in the state capital, had agreed to use "IUPUI" when reporting on the major state university in the city. Until then, the News and... Read More

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