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Enter the Archives' April caption contest

Enter your captions to a vintage IUPUI photo from Special Collections and Archives and become eligible to win a Fabulous Prize. We congratulate Jill Lyon for winning last month's Caption Contest with her entry. Go to the website and enter your captions!

Sign up for Wednesday's blood drive

The IUPUI Staff Council will bring the Indiana Blood Center to campus for a blood drive at 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 10, in Taylor Courtyard and inside the Medical Science Building's atrium. The bloodmobiles will be outside Taylor Hall until 4 p.m., while blood donations will be accepted in the Medical Science Building until 3 p.m.

Participants should sign up early, and donors should bring photo identification. It is recommended that donors keep hydrated and not skip meals before giving blood.

Students, staff and faculty honored at Women's Leadership awards event

Twenty-seven female faculty, staff and students were recognized as outstanding leaders on campus. The annual event is sponsored by the IUPUI Office for Women and the Division of Student Affairs in celebration of Women's History Month.

In this 50th year of celebrating the founding of IUPUI, more than 70 women were nominated for the awards. Eleven students, 10 staff members and six faculty members were chosen by the selection committees for recognition.

Civic Engagement Showcase focuses on service, partnership and research

The Bringle and Hatcher Civic Engagement Showcase recognizes the impact of service, partnership and research on the IUPUI campus and in the community. The 2019 edition is set for 3 p.m. April 9 on the Campus Center's theater level.

This year's showcase will honor faculty, staff and community partners who exemplify IUPUI's commitment to deepen community engagement. The showcase will highlight the contributions of four IUPUI honorees.

The event concludes with a formal recognition of those graduating students who have been awarded the prestigious William M. Plater Civic Engagement Medallion for exemplary commitment to serve their communities during their college careers.

You are invited to attend any and all parts of the event.

The Bringle and Hatcher Civic Engagement Showcase, named in honor of the two founders of the Center for Service and Learning, brings together IUPUI faculty, students and community partners each year to honor and recognize IUPUI's diverse community engagement activities.

Center for Public Health Practice presents a poverty simulation

Could you survive a month in poverty? In 2017, 39.7 million people in the U.S. were living in poverty, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. It can be difficult for those who have enough to truly understand the situations that families living in poverty experience every day -- the decisions they have to make and the fears and frustrations they feel. This simulation, hosted by the Center for Public Health Practice as part of IUPUI's Welcoming Campus Initiative, will help participants begin to understand what it might be like to live in a typical low-income family trying to survive from month to month. The event is open to all IUPUI faculty, staff and students as participants or volunteers.

New IU Health shuttle bus hours

IU Health updated its new, free downtown shuttle service in March. The downtown route now rolls from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays. The buses take faculty, staff and students to and from IU Health Methodist Hospital (Senate Boulevard entrance), IU Health Pathology Lab, Walther Hall (Walnut Street entrance), IU Health University Hospital (Adult Outpatient Center), IU Health Riley Hospital for Children (Simon Family Tower) and IU Health Fairbanks Hall.

The express route, with stops only at Methodist Hospital, Walther Hall and the Riley Hospital for Children staff entrance, now goes 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Requests to move carts, equipment or large groups of people to locations along the routes should be sent to the shuttle dispatch at 317-948-0975.