Date: Wednesday, December 07, 2011
Time: 4:30 PM to 7:15 PM


An appetizer, relishes and a salad will start our family style dinner. These will be followed by platters of chicken, shrimp, tenderloin steak and vegetables. Dessert, coffee and tea are included.

Guests may arrive at 4:30 PM if they wish to enjoy cocktails, wine and other beverages and mingle. Cocktails can be ordered and paid for individually. Dinner seating time 5:30 PM.

The cost is $30.40 per person, which includes tax and gratuity. You are welcome to bring guests. There is an entrance for the handicapped. Space is limited to 50 people, so please mail your reservations in soon.

Envelopes will be available as guests arrive to include place cards to reserve their favorite seats.

Reservations must be received by Friday, December 2, 2011.
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Reservations for Holiday Dinner on December 7th

Names of person(s) attending:________________________________________

Your phone number:_______________________________________________

Please return this portion with your check by December 2, 2011 made payable to IUPUI Senior Academy for $30.40 per person attending.

Please mail to:
Bernice Hopp
6102 E. 9th Street
Indianapolis, IN 46219

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Save the Date

October, 2011

Date: October 11, 2011

Time: 9 am to 12 noon

Location: IUPUI Library

Presentation: New Technologies to Manage Your Life

Presenters: IUPUI Library Staff

Topic: Library staff will guide participants in an exploration of:

  • Microsoft Office software suite including: Word, Excel, Publisher, and Power Point
  • A review of LYNDA and its’ uses
  • Photoshop
  • SKYPE (video telephoning – it’s free!!)


November, 2011 Spirit and Place Festival

Date: November 9

Time: 9 am to 1 pm

Location: North United Methodist Church (38th and Meridian – Indianapolis)

Cost: $6 for lunch

Presentation: The Body and Aging: Exploring the Possibilities of the Older Body/Mind/Spirit

Sponsors: The Senior Academy, the Mid-North Shepherd Center, RSVP of Central Indiana, and the Center on

Aging in the Community @ the University of Indianapolis.

Program: Three programs will be presented in rotation. Details to follow.

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Senior Academy Annual Meeting 2011

Senior Academy Annual Meeting
Indianapolis Athenaeum
May 12, 2011
2:30 pm

Call to Order: President Giles Hoyt called the meeting to order at 2:30 pm.

President’s Welcome:
Giles Hoyt welcomed those present. He expressed thanks to the Max Kade Institute and the Athenaeum Foundation for use of the meeting room. He then reviewed the Senior Academy (SA) events and achievements for the 2010-2011 academic year. He recognized the work and products of the standing committees of the Senior Academy with a special thanks to all individuals who contributed to the success of the SA through their hard work and creative ideas.
He noted the very successful Last Lecture presented by Distinguished Professor and Dean Emeritus Angela Barron McBride.
Giles recognized and thanked Chancellor Bantz and Dean Sukhatme for their generous support of the Senior Academy. He then introduced IUPUI Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculties Uday Sukhatme.

Dean Sukhatme brought greetings from Chancellor Bantz and himself. He noted the IUPUI administrative support of the Senior Academy and his interest in and commitment to the future success of the academy.
He reviewed successes and progress on the IUPUI campus in the past year and made special note of the IUPUI Impact campaign that is moving forward with great success.

President’s Report:
1. Standing Committee Annual Reports: Giles noted that annual reports for all Senior Academy committees are available for review on the SA web site. Each member present was given a hard copy of the reports.

2. Recognition of board members: Giles introduced the SA board members (remaining and new) and officers.
Class of 2012 Class of 2013 Officers: 2010-2011
Patricia Blake Carlyn Johnson Giles Hoyt (President, 2010-2011)
William Bosron Rose Mays William Bosron (Vice Pres. 2010-2011)
Giles Hoyt Rebecca Van Voorhis Leon Rand (Treasurer 2010-2011)
Nicholas Kellum Rosalie Vermette Marge Applegate (Sec. 2010-2011)
Walter Linne Jeff Vessely
Arthur Mirsky
Shirley Newhouse
Leon Rand

3. Recognition of retiring board members: Giles introduced those board members who have completed their tenure on the board and expressed his thanks for their service: Marge Applegate, Noel Duerden, Theodore Cutshall, Mark Grove, Mary Grove, and Golam Mannan. He noted that in an effort to balance the rotation of board members, two retiring members will be asked to serve one additional year.
4. Officer Nominees: Giles then introduced William Bosron, Chair of the Nominations Committee who presented the nominees for SA offices in the 2011-2012 term:
William Bosron, President
Walter Linne, Vice President
Leon Rand, Treasurer
Margaret Applegate, Secretary
Election of the officers will occur in the board meeting on May 24, 2011.

IU Foundation:
Estacia Medlen Brandenburg, Associate Director of Gift Planning shared ways in which individuals can find creative opportunities to leave a legacy through gifts to the university. She provided informative handouts to all present.

Presentation of the Senior Academy Scholarship Recipients:
Dr. Arthur Mirsky, Chair of the Scholarship committee, presented the winners of the three scholarships supported by the Senior Academy:
1. Freshman IPS Scholarship: Gabriela Figueroa (Major: Pre-Medicine/Biology)
2. Academic Scholarship: Carmanny Gonzalez (Major: Nursing)
3. Returning Student Scholarship: William Atkins (Major: History)

Art reported that all three scholarships have reached an endowment level that guarantees continuation of the awards at their current level. The SA hopes to increase that level through further contributions. The focus of the SA for the campus Impact Campaign will be the three scholarships.

Presentation of the Bepko Community Medallion: Dr. George Rawls
The Bepko Community Medallion was awarded to Dr. George Rawls. This award was created by the IUPUI Senior Academy in 2003 to honor a person who has made a significant and ongoing commitment to strengthen the bonds between IUPUI and the larger community. The 3-inch Bepko medallion bears the image of former IUPUI Chancellor Gerald L. Bepko on one side and the recipient’s name and citation on the other. Recipients are listed on a plaque in the Senior Academy Room at the IUPUI Campus Center.

Dr. William Bosron presented the medallion to Dr. George Rawls. Dr. Rawls’ contributions to IUPUI, the IU School of Medicine, Florida A&M University and the Indianapolis and national communities clearly merit this award. Dr. Rawls has had a long and distinguished career as a surgeon in Indianapolis. He served as President of the Indianapolis and Indiana State Medical Societies. In recognition of his contributions to the medical profession and the community, the Marion County Health and Hospitals Corporation established a scholarship in his honor. Dr. Rawls served as Assistant Dean of Student Affairs and Clinical Professor of Surgery for 5 years at the IU School of Medicine. Indiana University awarded Dr. Rawls an Honorary Doctor of Science Degree in 2001. In recognition of his leadership in Indianapolis and Indiana, Dr. Rawls has received Sagamore of the Wabash awards from both Governor Orr and Governor Bayh. His service to his community goes beyond medicine. He is the author or co-author of five books that include an autobiography and that address issues related to medical education cost and access. He and his wife have endowed scholarships for students in the Master of Science in Medical Science program that Dr. Rawls designed at the School of Medicine to prepare more minority and disadvantaged students for medical school. He has served on the Boards of the Children’s Museum, Urban League and Indianapolis Zoo. His contributions are an example of service to his profession, especially as an outstanding mentor and role model for young medical students and physicians.

Program presentation: Dr. Norbert Krapf
President Giles Hoyt introduced Dr. Norbert Krapf to the assembly. Indiana Poet Laureate Norbert Krapf was born in 1943 in Jasper, Indiana, a German community in southern Indiana. He graduated from Jasper High School and received a B.A. degree in English from St Joseph’s College. He earned both an M.A. in English and a Ph.D. in English and American Literature from the University of Notre Dame with a concentration on American Poetry. Dr. Krapf taught at the C.W. Post Campus of Long Island University (1970-2004) where he is now emeritus Professor of English and where he was Poet Laureate (2003-2007). He also directed the C.W. Post Poetry Center. He twice served in Germany as a Senior Fulbright Professor of American Poetry at the Universities of Freiburg and Erlangen-Nuremberg. He was a U.S Exchange Teacher at West Oxon Technical College in England. In 2004 he moved to Indianapolis to write full time. In June, 2008, he was named Indiana Poet Laureate.

Dr. Krapf shared readings of both prose and poetry from several of his many books. As he shared his love of Indiana and his German heritage through his readings, it became clear why he was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize. All members present enjoyed the opportunity to share with Dr. Krapf, a sample of his body of work.

Adjournment: The meeting adjourned and all present were invited to enjoy a reception featuring traditional German hors d’oeuvres and an optional tour of the historic Athenaeum led by Giles Hoyt.

Respectfully submitted,
Margaret Applegate, Secretary

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2011 Annual Committee Reports

IUPUI Senior Academy

President’s Report 2010-11

 The Senior Academy completes another successful year, thanks to the hard work of our committees and board members. I want to thank them for that effort on our behalf. I also want to thank Dottie Swinney for keeping the office in order and me on track.

The high points of the year include the third well-attended Last Lecture, this time with Dean emerita of the School of Nursing Angela McBride. Further success with the Last Lecture is that we have guaranteed funding through the IU Foundation and a set time established. We also have strong support from the Dean of Faculties office. The University clearly finds this to be a useful way to help bring the campus together. The Last Lecture Committee was headed by Golam Mannan.

 Continuing our service to the University is the ongoing work and fundraising with our three scholarships, now all funded to the $40,000 level. The University is including the scholarship funds in the Impact capital campaign. Thanks again to Art Mirsky and his committee.

 The Senior Academy will this year award the Bepko Community Medallion to Dr. George Rawls. Mark grove and the Medallion Committee did due diligence in selecting Dr. Rawls for his considerable service to both the University and the community.

 Carlyn Johnson did double duty this year heading both the Social and the Program Committees. The result was eight great events ranging from an overnight excursion to McCormick’s Creek State Park to our traditional and always well-attended Holiday Dinner. These events are both informative and help bring together the retired staff and faculty community. We have arranged to use the IUPUI facility at Park 100 for future meetings and events.

 All of these activities and events were supported by Walt Linne and his Communications Committee. Information is propagated through our listserve, direct mailings and our newly revamped website. We thank Jim Brown for his help in setting up the Senior Academy website using WordPress, a software package that makes it relatively easy to keep the site updated. We do note that support from the UITS has been slow to non-existent.

 The President and the Membership Committee Chair, Nick Kellum met with many about to retire faculty and staff members at the spring retirement seminar set up by Human Resources. The President also addressed the attendees at the university retirement luncheon. The Senior Academy is distinctly on the radar screen of university personnel and administration.

 There remains, of course, much to do. The committee yearly reports include sections that address issues needing attention. Maintaining our schedule of events and our service to the University will always require work and fine tuning in order to keep us responsive to shifting needs and concerns. This year I do believe we helped the Senior Academy move along that line. I again thank all who helped and wish the Senior Academy ongoing success.

 Submitted by Giles R. Hoyt

May 10, 2011


May 3, 2010

 Purpose of committee: “The Nominating committee shall select nominees whose experience and qualities meet the needs of the Academy.”

Committee Members: Committee Chair: William Bosron (chair), Giles Hoyt, Leon Rand, Margaret Applegate, Mark Grove, Harriet Wilkins

 List/explain the committee’s activities/accomplishments this year: The composition of the 15 member Board for 2011-12 will have the following groups of members: a) 8 members who are in the first year of their first or second term and do not need to be elected/reelected (Hoyt, Newhouse, Rand, Blake Bosron, Kellum, Linne and Mirsky), b) one member who is eligible to be reelected to a second two-year term (Johnson), c) 6 members who would be newly elected to the Board.  The current Board recognized that this is an unusually high number of new members to be elected and that it was in the best interest for the stability of the Academy Board to elect only 4 new members this year.  The Board recommended that two current Board members who will have served 4 years be asked to serve one additional year.  

 The Nominating Committee posted an announcement on March 6 and sent an email to the Academy requesting nominations for the Board.  The Nominating Committee met on March 22, 2011 and identified 8 individuals to be contacted to see if they would serve on the Board starting in 2011.  The following 4 individuals agreed to stand for nomination: Rose Mays (Nursing), Rebecca VanVoorhis (Social Work), Rosalie Vermette (Foreign Languages), Jeff Vessley (Education).  The ballots went out by email to the Academy on Sunday, April 24, 2011 and are due by Monday, May 9, 2011.  Those members without an email address received the ballot by mail.  At the time of the Board meeting on April 27, 2011, we had about 35 ballots returned.  The new Board members will be announced at the May 12, 2011 Annual Meeting.

 Recommendations for Next Year’s Committee: Unfortunately, two staff members declined to be nominated for the Board.  We recommend that next year’s committee identify more staff members to be contacted to serve on the Board.

 Comments:  The Committee was very pleased with the quality of the nominees who agreed to stand for nomination to the Board.  The Committee would like to thank Walt Linne for organizing the email vote and we recommend using email as the preferred method of communication of ballots to the Academy.

 Prepared by: Bill Bosron

Annual Report of the

IUPUI Senior Academy Last Lecture Committee

 Chair:  Golam Mannan

Members:  Bill Bosron, Mark Grove, Joe Hintgen, Bill Voos, and Harriet Wilkinson

 In a meeting with Executive Vice Chancellor Uday Shukhatme and Vice Chancellor Amy Warner it was decided that the Last Lecture will be held on the last Friday of March every year. Accordingly the Last Lecture was held Friday, March 25th this year.  Dr. Angela McBride, retired University Dean of the IU School of Nursing was the speaker. More than hundred people were in attendance.  The speech has been posted at both the Senior Academy and the You Tube web sites.   There were five nominees.  Two of them withdrew because of schedule inconvenience but were willing to be considered another time.

Three members of the Academy Board (Giles Hoyt, Bill Bosron and Golam Mannan) met with IU Foundation Vice President Dee Metaj and Director of Planned Giving Shelly Hunter.  Vice President Metaj promised to support the Last Lecture with an honorarium of $1500.00 dollars for the speaker every year. We are very grateful for the support.

As always Sue Herrel and Susan Christian from Vice Chancellor Uday Shukhatme’s office and Suzanne Vick from Vice Chancellor Amy Warner’s office were highly instrumental in making the Last Lecture a highly successful event. It would have been highly difficult, if not impossible to stage the event without them. I am especially grateful to them for this.

The Last Lecture has established itself as an annual event.  It is important to keep the tradition alive and look for well-respected and talented speakers for the lecture.

 Submitted by

Golam Mannan


IUPUI Senior Academy

May 2011

 Bepko Community Medallion Committee

 Purpose of committee:  The purpose of the Bepko Community Medallion is to honor a person who has made a significant and ongoing commitment to strengthening the bonds between IUPUI and the larger community.  The Committee is responsible for recommending a recipient to the Senior Academy Board.

 Committee Members:  Mark Grove, Carlyn Johnson, Milton Miller, Amy Warner, Henry Wellman

 Committee Chair:  Mark Grove

 Committee activities and accomplishments this year:

Dr. George Rawls was selected as the recipient of the medallion.  After a 34-year career as an accomplished surgeon in Indianapolis, Dr. Rawls served as the Assistant Dean and Clinical Professor of Surgery at Indiana University School of Medicine for five years before retiring and retaining these titles with emeritus status.  He has served as president of the Indianapolis and Indiana State Medical Societies and delegate to the National Medical Association and the American Medical Association. He was a member of the Indiana State Medical Licensure Board for 9 years. He has been president of the Aesculapian Medical Society.

 He has been honored with two Sagamore of the Wabash awards by Indiana governors as well receiving honorary degrees from Florida A & M University and Indiana University.  He has published a number of books and regularly speaks on topics such as “The History of the Black Physician in Indianapolis.”

 Dr. Rawls continues to serve as a mentor to medical students and young physicians.

 Recommendations for next year’s Committee:

Call a meeting of the Committee in the fall to consider possible recipients.  Solicit names from a variety of sources, including the Senior Academy Board.  In looking for a recipient, continue to strike a balance between IUPUI-related individuals who have reached out to the community and community members who have also been involved with IUPUI.


The bylaws require that the medallion be awarded at least once every three years. Consider possible recipients for future years.

 Mark Grove, Committee Chair

1 May, 2011

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Excursion to McCormick’s Creek State Park

The Senior Academy overnight excursion to McCormick’s Creek State Park May 5th and 6th was thoroughly enjoyed by the 19 members who participated. The food and conviviality at the Canyon Inn were first rate.

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      Date:  Thursday and Friday, May 5 and 6, 2011

     Event:  Overnight at McCormick’s Creek State Park

Location:  Spencer, Indiana

                  Thursday, May 5–Check in between 1 – 3 p.m.

                  Afternoon Naturalist program in the Nature Center

                  Dinner as a group in the Dining Room

                  Evening free-time and get together in the lounge area.

                  Friday, May 6

                  Breakfast as a group

                  Mid-morning–meet at Nature Center for a guided hike.

                  Noon check-out and optional lunch as a group.

                  Make room reservations at the Canyon Inn in the park by calling toll-free 877/922-6966.  Please tell

                  Mary Grove if you plan to attend (tel: 291-8759 or e-mail: mgrove2@iupui.edu).


      Date:  Thursday, May 12, 2011 at 2:30 pm

     Event:  IUPUI Senior Academy Annual Meeting

Location: The Athenaeum, 401 E. Michigan St., Indianapolis

Reports of Officers and Committees

Reading by Indiana’s Poet Laureate 2008-2010 Norbert Krapf

Reception to follow

Parking available in lot east of building–tokens available at event



      Date:  October 11, 2011,  9 am to noon

     Event:  New Technologies to Manage Your Life

Location:  IUPUI Library

                 This will be a half-day technology workshop presentated by the Library staff and will include an exploration of

                 Microsoft Office software suite including Word, Excel, Publisher and Power Point, a review of LYNDA, an

                 online tutorial system, a look at PhotoshopElements and an introduction to SKYPE, a system to make video

                 calls over the internet.

                More information about this presentation will follow.


      Date:   September  ?, 2011         (date and location to be announced)

     Event:  Presentation about Aging in Place

Speaker:  Ann Allen,  coordinator


Spirit and Place Event


The Body and Aging: Exploring the Possibilities of the Older Body/Mind/Spirit.

A joint program sponsored by the Senior Academy, the Mid-North Shepherd Center, RSVP of Central Indiana, and the Center on Aging & Community at the University of Indianapolis.  Three programs will be presented in rotation with additional detail to follow.

Location: North United Methodist Church

38th and Meridian


Lunch $6.

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