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August 31, 2009

From the Desk of the Chancellor

Chancellor Charles R. Bantz
Chancellor Charles R. Bantz

The beginning of the new year is exciting and challenging.

For example, many drivers are making their first trips to campus, which means they are "learning" the ropes of driving and parking.

To help all of us, we provide additional directions ("follow the blue line to parking") and options (temporary parking on designated lawn areas).

We know from experience that things will settle down in a couple of weeks. Students will be more accustomed to allowing enough time before class starts to find a spot and will learn options that allow them to get to class on time.

Other options include free on- and off-campus shuttles, IndyGo bus passes (free for students with an S pass), and many other commuter alternatives, including ride sharing. These are detailed at the IUPUI Parking and Transportation Services Web site.

Or, try the free parking lot with shuttle service at 1200 Indiana Ave.

Ride your bikes or motorcycle (for parking locations, go to the downloadable maps page - where you'll also find the Campus Accessibility Maps.)

When you get to campus early, check out Spotz Grille at the Campus Center, now open for breakfast at 7:30 am.

Please share these options with others.

Best wishes for the start of the new academic year.

IU President and Provost to Address Enrollment, Affordability

President Michael A. McRobbie
President Michael A. McRobbie

Indiana University President Michael A. McRobbie and IU Bloomington Provost and Executive Vice President Karen Hanson will hold a news conferece on Tuesday, Sept. 1, to discuss 2009-10 Indiana University enrollment results, including record numbers at several campuses and record-setting figures for academic achievement and diversity; and to announce a new incentive program to hold down student tuition costs.

The 11 a.m.news conference will be Webcast live for public viewing on http://broadcast.iu.edu.

IUPUI Students Return to Class, Freshmen Better Prepared, Enrollment "Increase" Offsets Program Change

Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) continues to attract more, and better qualified students.

The average combined math and reading SAT score among first-time, full-time freshmen admitted to IUPUI this fall is a record 1017, up 9 points from last year.

That record SAT score among entering freshman comes in the wake of a record number of students applying for admission to IUPUI. A total of 9,261 prospects applied for admission as freshmen, up more than 9.2 percent from last year.

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Parking on Campus

Do Park on the Grass? Parking and Transportation Services has provided temporary parking space on designated lawn areas to help ease the flow of traffic during the first weeks of classes at IUPUI. The grassy area along New York street adjacent to University Library and the Science Building is among the options available for IUPUI commuters once the parking lots and garages are full. This photo shows the University Library lawn parking from the building's roof.

Do Park on the Grass? Parking and Transportation Services has provided temporary parking space on designated lawn areas to help ease the flow of traffic during the first weeks of classes at IUPUI. The grassy area along New York street adjacent to University Library and the Science Building is among the options available for IUPUI commuters once the parking lots and garages are full. This photo shows the University Library lawn parking from the building's roof.

Psychology Professor Receives $1.25 M to Study Alcohol Intake, Binge Drinking

Stephen Boehm, Ph.D.
Stephen Boehm, Ph.D.

The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism at the National Institutes of Health recently awarded Stephen Boehm, Ph.D., a tenured associate professor of psychology at the Purdue School of Science at IUPUI, a five year grant for $1.25 million to extend research on the role gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) receptors play in alcohol consumption and binge drinking.

Boehm's research will provide information on the changes in brain GABA systems during alcohol intake to better understand alcohol use, binge drinking, tolerance and addiction.

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Events and Announcements:

Flu Vaccination Clinics Schedule

Food Service Brings Homemade Breakfast to Campus

Free Tang Soo Do Offered Fridays at Noon

IUPUI Food Service Hours for Fall 2009 Posted

IUPUI Launches Its Inaugural Common Theme

IUPUI to Host Disney Keys to Excellence

Reading at the Table: "Distrust, American Style"

United Way Campaign - Celebrity Kickoff Luncheon

 

New IU Voluntary Benefits Program Offered

Indiana University is pleased to offer the IU Voluntary Benefits Program, a new array of optional benefits available to all full-time academic and staff employees, and part-time (50% FTE or greater) appointed employees. (Some plans are also available to graduate assistants and retirees.)

Employees pay 100 percent of the cost for plans in the program; however, the group rates are more affordable than what one would pay as an individual, and premiums for most plans can be paid for by a single, after-tax payroll deduction.

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Center Receives NEH Award to Impact High School Teaching

The Center for the Study of Religion and American Culture in the IU School of Liberal Arts, an Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) Signature Center, has been awarded $144,637 by the National Endowment of the Humanities to conduct a three-week summer institute for high school teachers on the role of religion in American history and life.

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School of Business Joins Dress for Success Cause

As part of its community outreach effort during the Back to Business week celebration, the Kelley School of Business Indianapolis will partner with the local Dress for Success group to collect gently used business attire for needy women.

The business school will serve as an official drop site for donated items to the Dress for Success cause, which provides women with gently used business suits and accessories to enhance their professional appearance during the job-search process.

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