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Jan 25, 2018
Welcoming Campus Innovator: IUPUI

Launched in spring 2016, IUPUI’s Welcoming Campus Innovation Fund is now ready to begin its second round of projects. Round II will provide collaborative internal grants of up to $25,000 to support implementation of recommendations from the Welcoming Campus Initiative. Round II is unlike Round I in that it will seek projects that highlight or contribute to IUPUI’s forthcoming 50th Anniversary. A list of inspiring projects funded through Round I can be found through the Office of the Chancellor’s website. 

For those wanting to present their ideas for consideration, there are some important dates to remember. Letters of intent are due Feb. 23, with full proposals due March 23. Notification of funded projects will be during the week of April 23.

Two orientation workshops designed to assist in developing proposals have been scheduled:

  • Friday, Feb. 9: noon to 1 p.m., Lilly Auditorium, University Library
  • Monday, Feb. 19: 4 to 5 p.m., Lilly Auditorium, University Library

Submit an idea and help make our campus a more welcoming place!

Liberal Arts Talks presents ‘Sixteen Bullets’

Join professor Robert Aponte as he presents his talk, “Sixteen Bullets: The Laquan McDonald Tragedy and the Police Code of Silence.” Taking place from 4 to 5 p.m. Feb. 8 in Campus Center Room 305, the talk will address shootings of mostly black civilians by police and the renewed reform efforts spurred thereafter. The talk will focus on the case of Laquan McDonald, a 17-year-old shot 16 times by an officer, and how this case exemplifies the problem and points to solutions.

Office of Academic Affairs seeking a new vice chancellor

In search of highly qualified individuals! The Office of Academic Affairs is seeking candidates currently employed as faculty in the IU system for the position of assistant vice chancellor for faculty affairs. For this senior-level leadership position, candidates need to be dedicated to faculty affairs and development, including working with faculty policies, promotion and tenure, and faculty hiring processes. Applicants must be a tenured faculty member in the IU system, and the rank of full professor is preferred.

Applications are requested by Jan. 29, so apply today!

$5 faculty and staff lunch is back!

Tower Dining will be hosting the first $5 lunch special of the new year this Friday, Jan. 26. Stop by from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. to get your hands on this great deal.

Recognizing colleagues who go above and beyond

Though all of us are here to do a specific job at IUPUI, we all know that one person who is always going above and beyond the call of duty. They always seem to turn up when you need help, or maybe no job seems too tough for them – even the ones that aren’t technically their responsibility. Now you can thank that person properly, by nominating them for the Glenn W. Jr., M.D. Experience Excellence Recognition Award.

Any full-time staff or faculty member who has been working for the university a minimum of 12 months is eligible for this award. Nominations are due no later than Feb. 9 at noon, so don’t forget to nominate your peers!

A day to remember the Holocaust

Holocaust Remembrance Day will be observed Thursday, Feb. 1. The event will begin at 1:30 p.m. in the Campus Center Theater and will feature opening remarks from Karen Dace, vice chancellor for diversity, equity and inclusion; a memorial candle-lighting; a performance by University Choir; and keynote speaker Julie Kohner, founder and CEO of Voices of the Generations Inc.


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