Tickets announced for Oct. 22 Neil deGrasse Tyson talk

Tickets announced for Oct. 22 Neil deGrasse Tyson talk

Internationally known astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, host of the updated Cosmos science television series, will speak Oct. 22 at the University of Indianapolis. “This Just In: Latest Discoveries in the Universe” is the theme of Tyson’s presentation, which will begin at 7 p.m. in Ransburg Auditorium, 1400 E. Hanna Ave. A question-and-answer session will follow.

Admission is free, but seating is limited. Tickets for the general public will be available starting at 11 a.m. Sept. 9 through the Event Ticketing Center at the auditorium. Tickets may be obtained – two per customer – in person, by phone at (317) 788-3251 or online at www.uindy.edu/ETC (recommended). For the UIndy community, tickets will be available Sept. 2 for students (one per order), Sept. 3 for faculty and staff (one per order) and Sept. 4 for alumni (two per order). Visit www.uindy.edu/ETC for details.

Neil deGrasse Tyson photo by David Gamble

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Hunt teaches frosh about Indy

Scavenger hunt teaches frosh about Indy

A 600-strong herd of UIndy freshmen invaded downtown Indianapolis during Welcome Week for a three-hour scavenger hunt designed to introduce them to civic and cultural life in the city and state. The chase began at Monument Circle and ended with a party on the Indiana State Museum lawn, with stops that included the Statehouse and other downtown landmarks. Afterward, the new students caught an Indianapolis Indians game at Victory Field with UIndy alumni and President Robert Manuel, who threw out the ceremonial first pitch.

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Student Stories

Recent grad Daventry Burroughs took advantage of the many opportunities UIndy offers—student organizations, service trips, and especially internships. These all helped him land a job upon graduation. His advice for new students? Get involved!

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UIndy Athletics issues year-long Champions Challenge

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UIndy Athletics issues year-long Champions Challenge

UIndy’s student athletes have had an outstanding year! The Greyhounds seek to flex their muscles even more and be counted among the elite in Division II athletics. To help us accomplish that goal, we’ll be raising funds to support our athletics programs through the Champions Challenge. A generous donor has pledged $250,000 in matching gifts. All new, unrestricted gifts to UIndy Athletics of $25 or more will qualify for a 2:1 match. The match also applies to any increase in unrestricted giving of $25 or more over last year’s gifts. Renewed gifts will be matched 1:1.

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A head start on business

A head start on the business world

At UIndy, several student-run agencies in areas like experience design & event planning, graphic design, and public relations, give our Greyhounds incredible opportunities to work with local businesses and organizations while fine-tuning the skills they’ll need to begin their careers. But these agencies aren’t for the faint of heart. Our students put in long hours and turn out top-notch work. The dedication has paid off in many ways, including our student-run public relations firm being named best in the country.

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