September 2002 “Explore IUPUI” at our Campus Open House, October 12
How long has it been since you’ve been to IUPUI?
If it’s been a while, or if you’ve not had an opportunity on previous visits to stay as long as you’d like, or see as much as you’d like, now is your chance.
Enclosed with this letter is the schedule of events for October 12, “Explore IUPUI” Day, a huge campuswide open house with something for everyone, and everyone is invited. Bring family. Bring friends. Spend the day with us.
As the IU Herron School of Art at IUPUI
celebrates its centennial anniversary, university officials gathered September
13 to observe the formal groundbreaking for
Located along the museum and arts corridor of White River State Park, Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Hall will feature three galleries; 5,000 square feet of graduate studio space; a 250-seat auditorium; a 10,000-square-foot library; a grand hall for receptions and events; and public sculpture gardens. The brick, limestone, and glass building will also have additional space for academic programs, elective course instruction, student exhibitions, faculty offices, studios with skylights, and a student lounge. Herron’s more than 700 students and 65 faculty members will be in their new home by fall 2004.
the Herron School of Art was acquired, IU and IUPUI became the home for a
world-class art institution with a legacy of serving both its students and the
new facility is made possible through a generous gift from
and the city of
The IUPUI Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program is a campuswide program that allows undergraduate students to work with a faculty mentor on a research project. Studies have shown that students who engage in research learn through inquiry and experience with a greater intensity and depth than in the classroom alone. In addition to the enhanced learning opportunity, UROP students are also eligible for Research Project and Travel Grants support.
The NCUR conference will include oral and poster presentations along with visual and performing arts presentations of student research projects in the arts, sciences, and humanities.
THIRD-WORLD VEHICLE DESIGN TO BE FEATURED IN POPULAR MECHANICS
A four-member student team from the Purdue School of Engineering and Technology at IUPUI took first place in a national collegiate competition to build a utility vehicle that would be both economical and reliable for use in low-income rural areas of developing countries.
The second annual Basic Utility Vehicle (BUV) Design Competition is sponsored by the Institute of Affordable Transportation. Such competitions allow students to put their learning to practical use and demonstrate their skills in project planning, time management, and problem solving on a practical level.
Mechanical engineering technology seniors A. J. Bedel, Leonard Brancamp, Bradley Purvis, and Steve Shotts designed and built the winning vehicle using steel tubing and incorporating existing golf cart technology. The winning BUV provided the best overall combination of low cost and strength, as well as ease of construction.
Each BUV was required to meet more than three dozen design, performance, and safety standards and pass such test events as a trail-making exercise, a creek crossing, a timed slalom course, and a driving circuit. Vehicles were required to cost less than $900 as a kit, to carry 1000 pounds, and to reach a top speed of 20 mph on grass. The students’ winning vehicle design is scheduled to be featured in the October issue of Popular Mechanics.
IUPUI CELEBRATES HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH
IUPUI students, staff, and faculty campuswide will observe Hispanic Heritage Month, September 15 to October 15. About 20 events are planned including musical performances, book discussions, film showings, games, exhibits, food, and dancing. A sampling of activities that may be of interest to the general public follows. For more information, go to www.iupui.edu/news/hhmonth82301.htm.
Performance — ,
Monday, September 16,
Juan Andrade, Jr.
, Keynote Speaker — ,
Thursday, September 20, Lilly Auditorium, University Library,
Esperanza Zendejas — Book Club Discussion — Noon, Thursday, October 4, University College, Room 115, 815 W. Michigan St. Discussion of her book, The Tame Cactus, a cross-cultural coming-of-age journey.
medical students participate in White Coat Ceremony
journey to become a physician has started for 280 students at the
The White Coat Ceremony impresses on students the altruistic nature of the doctor-patient relationship and the obligations inherent in the practice of medicine: to excel in science, be compassionate, and maintain the honor and dignity of the profession.
IU OFFERS Combined Degrees in Medicine and Business
have often talked about the opportunities IUPUI has for encouraging cross-disciplinary
education and research related to health. A recent example is the newly established
combined degree program, the M.D./Master of Business Administration, a joint
endeavor of the
The new academic path responds to a need for physicians to understand and meet the needs of their patients while balancing it with a changing health-care delivery environment in which the economics of insurance coverage, pharmaceutical expenses, federal government spending, the costs and benefits of regulation, and other matters play an increasingly important role.
Five years of full-time study are required to obtain the M.D./M.B.A. instead of the minimum six years that normally would be undertaken if they were pursued separately. Both the M.D. and M.B.A. are conferred at the same time once all requirements for both disciplines have been met.
FALL ENROLLMENT, CREDIT HOURS AT ALL-TIME HIGH
It used to be that our Parking Services could figure on a turnover rate of three cars for each parking space as students, most of whom attended part time, finish their classes and leave their spaces to students arriving later in the day to attend their classes. No longer! Not only do we have more students this fall, a total of 29,025 — up 2.4 percent from last year — but they are taking 296,193 credit hours worth of classes — up 4.1 percent from last year. This means more students are attending college, filling up their semesters with more classes, and making faster progress toward their degrees.
How the campus has changed since I became chancellor! This year’s enrollment figures are up 23.7 percent in headcount from 1986 and 43.7 percent in credit hours.
The campus is certainly lively as we enter the new academic year and anticipate visitors for the October 12th “Explore IUPUI” Day. Come and see for yourself how much has changed!
Gerald L. Bepko