Greetings from IUPUI April 2004

"“2002-2003 may well be viewed in retrospect as the year when IUPUI emerged as a fully mature institution. It was a year defined by achievement, change, historic milestones, and national recognition, as the campus sustained the energy and momentum reported over the past few years.” (IUPUI Performance Report 2003)"

Performance indicators have been an integral part of IUPUI's accountability practices for the past seven years. Since 1996, the indicators have been published as part of the annual IUPUI Performance Report, the latest of which you will find enclosed. We invite your comments on the directions we are taking and our progress in meeting the goals we have set for ourselves.

Lilly Endowment Gift Strengthens Philanthropy Center

The Indiana University Center on Philanthropy at IUPUI has received a $6.5 million, three-year grant from the Lilly Endowment to advance the center’s leadership in the study of philanthropy and help it develop new levels of service for the nonprofit sector in Indiana and across the nation. In addition to its bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs in philanthropic studies, the center expands knowledge about Indiana giving, volunteering, and nonprofits. It also provides training for nonprofit professionals in its Fund Raising School. The Lilly Endowment support will increase the impact of the Center on Philanthropy and enable IUPUI to continue intensifying its civic engagement efforts by providing our community partners with outstanding academic resources of interest and assistance to the nonprofit sector.

SPEA Programs at IUPUI among Top 10 in Country

For the first time, the School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA) at IUPUI has two graduate concentrations—nonprofit management and criminal justice—ranked among the top 10 programs nationally in the 2005 edition of U.S. News and World Report’s “America’s Best Graduate Schools.” The nonprofit management concentration ranked fourth and criminal justice tied for third.

Kelley School of Business Celebrates 30th Birthday

Since 1974, nearly 12,000 students have earned degrees at the Kelley School of Business at IUPUI, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary this month. More than 8,000 of these alumni stay in Indiana to work. Many have become civic and state leaders, including alumnus and Silicon Valley telecom entrepreneur Mike Hatfield. The native of Middlebury, Indiana, gave $3 million to establish the Indiana Venture Center, the first public-private partnership in the nation involving multiple universities and the private sector to provide a much-needed network of support for entrepreneurs.

Kelley’s outstanding Indianapolis faculty are known for excellence in research and innovations in curriculum, including development of the well-regarded Kelley Direct Online MBA. Civic engagement, too, is a strong tradition. The Thomas Binford Chair in Corporate Citizenship, currently held by Philip L. Cochran, is based at IUPUI, as is Kelley Civic Leadership Development, a service learning program in which undergraduates provide services to nonprofit organizations while learning good citizenship and social responsibility.

Charles Sanders Peirce Monument Dedicated

On April 2, the Peirce Geodetic Monument, a granite cylinder, 1.5 feet in diameter, was dedicated at the southeast corner of the quadrangle between University College, the Education/Social Work building, and the Lecture Hall on the IUPUI Campus. Attendees were invited to use global positioning system devices to find the ceremony by using coordinates for the precise location.

The monument commemorates the life and work of Charles S. Peirce, a distinguished scientist in astronomy, metrology, cartography, and geodesy. His writings are the subject of the Peirce Edition Project, a chronological edition housed in the Institute for American Thought, part of the IU School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI. The event was cosponsored by the Geography Educators Network of Indiana.

The marker is part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Geodetic Survey (NGS) system, a network of geodetic markers used as reference points for boundary and property surveys, maps, and charts.

IUPUI Freshman Chosen Indy 500 Princess

IUPUI freshman Lindsay Creighton Goebel has plans after her reign as an Indy 500 princess and the selection of the Indy 500 Festival Queen on May 22. The Terre Haute native will finish her degree in political science, attend law school, and pursue her childhood dream of being a lawyer. This year’s 500 Festival princesses, who must be full-time undergraduates between the ages of 19 and 23, represent nine Indiana colleges and universities. They were selected based on academic performance, community involvement, poise, and communication skills. Ms. Goebel—an active volunteer, cheerleader, and member of IUPUI’s chapter of the Phi Mu sorority—is one of 33 princesses, a number determined by how many drivers are in the Indianapolis 500 race. One of these accomplished young women will be selected Festival Queen and receive a $2,500 scholarship at the Mayor’s Breakfast on May 22.
Charles R. Bantz

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