Common Theme Project

  • Women Creating Excellence at IUPUI for Women’s History Month

    IUPUI celebrates its commitment to the contributions that women have made through a month’s worth of educational events and activities for Women’s History Month. Women’s History Month can be traced back to 1911, and the first International Women’s Day. In 1980, President Jimmy Carter proclaimed a National Women’s History Week, and then in 1987, Congress […]

  • IUPUI Common Themes Project Brings Author Phil Cousineau to Campus

    Phil Cousineau, writer, teacher, editor, independent scholar, documentary filmmaker, travel leader, and storyteller, will be coming to the IUPUI Campus Center on November 19 as part of the IUPUI’s Common Theme Project. He lectures frequently on a wide range of topics–from mythology, film, and writing, to beauty, travel, sports, and creativity. He has written more […]

  • Common Theme filling essential purpose for a focus on tough issues

    For Jane Luzar and Khadija Khaja, “respectful conversation and dialogue” is the glue that holds a large college campus together even when views are completely different. That’s what they envisioned for the Common Theme at IUPUI, launched a year ago to help the campus deal with issues that could lead to polarized discourse in teaching […]

  • Rev. Harold Good to speak on peace in Northern Ireland and Indianapolis roots

    INDIANAPOLIS — The Rev. Harold Good, an internationally renowned peacemaker, will be at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis on Sept. 10 to speak about Indianapolis and the road to peace in Northern Ireland. As former president of the Methodist Church in Ireland, Good played a key role in Northern Ireland’s peacemaking process. The lecture, at 1 […]

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    Author Sara Hacala addresses role of civility and Common Theme Project

    Sara Hacala, author of Saving Civility: 52 Ways to Tame Rude, Crude, and Attitude for a Polite Planet, will be on campus to meet with students, faculty and staff Nov. 13 and 14 as a guest of the IUPUI Common Theme Project. Hacala will present a lecture entitled “From Me to We: Discovering our Common […]

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    IUPUI’s 2013-15 Common Theme Project focuses on civil discourse

    The topic of IUPUI’s 2013-15 Common Theme Project is “Find Your Voice: Hear My Voice,” commencing a two-year effort to promote campus unity, conversation and collaboration around the topic of civil discourse. Common Theme invites IUPUI students, staff, faculty and the community to engage in a discussion and deeper exploration of civil discourse in the […]