Lectures & Programs
The academic year at UIndy is rich with lectures and programs on a myriad of topics, which makes it interesting and easy for students to earn Lecture/Performance credit. Many, such as the annual Kellogg Writers Series, are cultural in nature; others are more scholarly. The University Series and Diversity Series were created specifically for students.
The lectures, programs and special events of the University Series are designed to foster campus discussions focusing on UIndy's four learning goals: social responsibility, creativity, performance and critical thinking.
Changing the Conversation
In 2015-16, we return to the learning goal of performance. As we address various issues as a community, the ability to change the conversation when appropriate is a hallmark of leadership. As we discover new criteria for measuring success in any venture, we expand our expectations for ourselves and for others. "Changing the conversation"– perhaps identifying a new focus of concern, or showcasing a new source of inspiration–enables communities to entertain new paradigms in pursuit of success.
Times and locations can be found on the UIndy calendar.
Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015
Blanche E. Penrod Lecture Series: Paul Farmer
Changing the Conversation about Global Health
Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2015
Ted X at UIndy: Keep It Simple
Friday–Sunday, Oct. 23-25; Oct. 30-Nov. 1, 2015
Theatre Performances: King Lear by William Shakespeare
Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015
Eva Kor: Remembering the Holocaust
Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015
Blanche E. Penrod Lecture/Kellogg Writers Series
Mountains Beyond Mountains: The Life and Work of Paul Farmer
Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015
Zach Throckmorton: Homo Naledi Strides Again!
Monday, Jan. 18, 2016
MLK, Jr. Day: Civil Rights Bus Tour of Indianapolis
Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2016
Provost's Lecture Series: Kevin Whiteacre & Amanda Miller
Three Days in a Belizean Prison: Serendipity, Scholarship, and Change
Monday, March 7, 2016
The Guerrilla Girls: Anonymous Activists
2015-16 Diversity Series
The Diversity Lecture Series celebrates the diversity on our campus. Six events throughout the year (three per semester) provide a fun and interesting approach to topics such as ethnicity, religion, socioeconomic status and sexual orientation. The programs feature comedians, theatrical performances, musicians, reality-show cast members and professional speakers.
Wednesday, Sept. 9
Sister Outsider Poetry: Spoken Word Compilation
Wednesday, Oct. 7
Dr. Leon Williams: Building an Empire of Bias
Wednesday, Nov. 4
Elaine Penn: One Student, Many Stories