Special Collections Blog Posts

June 21, 1972. On this day, IUPUI and Indianapolis Public Schools announced a new Teacher Corps program to train and deploy special-education teams into city schools to address learning disabilities and other problems. Under the plan, five teams of seven interns each led by an experienced teacher would work in selected IPS elementary, middle, and high... Read More
June 20, 1985. On this day, a recent graduate of IUPUI's Purdue School of Engineering and Technology demonstrated robots to a group of 58 high-school students enrolled in the school's Minority Engineering Advancement Program (MEAP) for the summer. The graduate, Bruce Seawood, operated several robots designed and built by SET students or used in the... Read More
IUPUI Photo of the Week June 16-22. In summer, young women and men's fancies lightly turn to thoughts of...summer basketball camps! In this week's photo we present IUPUI men's basketball coach Ron Hunter addressing a group of youngsters at his summer basketball camp. At that time, the IUPUI Metros completed in NCAA Division II. Soon IUPUI made the jump... Read More
June 19, 1969. On this day, IUPUI's 38th Street Campus reported student registrations in summer Purdue University courses were at an all-time high of 1755. This was, officials noted, a ten-percent increase over the previous year. Registrar's office staff ascribed the increase to two factors: course fees would increase 33 percent come fall registration... Read More
June 18, 1978. On this day, the City of Indianapolis and IUPUI declared the day Joseph T. Taylor Day in honor of the retiring dean of the School of Liberal Arts. The Black Student Union hosted a reception for Taylor in the Rooftop Lounge in the Union Building. Many persons spoke in honor of Taylor, who would step down as dean on August 1, having held... Read More
June 17, 1999. On this day, IUPUI co-hosted the IndyJazzFest, a four-day cornucopia (or should we say "horn o' plenty"?) of jazz and blues musical performances. IUPUI's Indianapolis Tennis Center and Military Park, adjacent to IUPUI, were the venues. This was the first IndyJazzFest.The first day of the festival featured performances by Bruce Hornsby... Read More
June 16, 2015. On this day, IUPUI won the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) College and University Green Power Challenge for obtaining more of its electricity from renewal sources than other universities in the Summit League, the athletic conference in which the Jaguars participated at the time.In 2014-2015, IUPUI topped the Summit League by... Read More
June 15, 1992. On this day commenced the 1992 Computer Music Technology Conference and Workshop, hosted by the Indiana University School of Music at IUPUI. The conference ran through June 22. The event served to highlight the state-of-the-art computer music laboratory opened in 1991 and located in the Mary Cable Building on campus. The conference... Read More
June 14, 1973. On this day, Dean Richard G. Lawrence of the Indiana University School of Social Service announced that the school was to commence a bachelor of social work (BSW) degree program in Indianapolis starting in August. To date, the school had offered only the graduate master of social work (MSW) degree and a few undergraduate courses. "We... Read More
June 13, 1982. On this day, the Indiana Rose Festival presented IUPUI with its Adams Award in recognition of the campus's efforts toward city beautification. Scott Evenbeck, then associate director of administrative affairs, accepted the award on behalf of the university.At the time, IUPUI's Grounds unit of Physical Plant was responsible for... Read More