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.

University Series

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.

2015-16 Events
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

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

2014-15 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.

Tuesday, Sept. 9
Sister Outsider Poetry

Thursday, Oct. 16
Dawn Fraser

Tuesday, Nov. 18
The Asia Project