Special Collections Blog Posts

May 17, 1986. On this day, Indiana Central University on the south side of Indianapolis announced that the school was changing its name to the "University of Indianapolis." The school's president, Gene E. Sease, aimed to give it greater name recognition and position the institution for growth. The announcement affected IUPUI. Since the 1969 merger... Read More
May 16, 1972. On this day, the Indiana University School of Dentistry dedicated its new five-million-dollar addition to its building with a day-long celebration featuring ceremonies, lectures, and conviviality. The new wing afforded space for additional clinical work, instruction, and research. The addition served as evidence of the growth of the IUPUI... Read More
Photo of the Week May 12-18.This week Archives features a photo of IUPUI soccer standout Kyle Hyland in action in 2009 during his freshman year. Hyland was a four-year starter (2009-2012) for the men's team. He went on to a professional soccer career with Columbus Crew, Indy Eleven, and for the past several seasons with Oklahoma City Energy FC in Division... Read More
May 15, 1981. On this day, the Indiana Commission for Higher Education (CHE) approved a Ph.D. degree program in rehabilitation psychology in the Department of Psychology in IUPUI's Purdue School of Science. The trustees of both Indiana University and Purdue University had already approved the new degree and passed the application to CHE. The new Ph.D.... Read More
May 14, 1979. On this day, IUPUI's Herron School of Arts showed an exhibition by artist Dennis Oppenheim in the Herron Gallery at 16th and Pennsylvania Streets. The exhibition, which would continue through June 29, included a tuition-free four-day workshop with the artist to share, according to a press release issued by the gallery, his "processes of... Read More
May 13, 1984. On this day, IUPUI held its fifteenth commencement ceremony. For the first time, after holding commencements in various venues, university leaders held the event in the Hoosier Dome, the large enclosed football stadium in downtown Indianapolis. IUPUI continued to use the Hoosier Dome for several years thereafter. The presidents of Purdue... Read More
May 12, 1995. On this day, Herron School of Art student Jeffrey Drew won first place in the Indianapolis 500 poster contest. In his winner entry, Drew painted over an image of two Indy cars on the Speedway track. The poster was printed and sold, the proceeds of which went to Herron.For many years Anton "Tony" Hulman (1901-1977), owner of the... Read More
May 11, 1986. On this day, IUPUI held its commencement ceremony in the Hoosier Dome. Among the more than 3,500 graduates was Denzel Stahl, 80, who fulfilled a sixty-year wish to receive a university degree, a B.A. in English. A high-school graduate from 1926, Stahl found that life intervened in her plans for higher education. But she persisted. She... Read More
May 10, 2014. On this day, the Honorable Susan W. Brooks, United States Representative for the 5th congressional district of Indiana, gave the commencement address to graduates of the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law in the school's commencement ceremony in the Indiana Convention Center. On that day, the School of Law conferred 322... Read More
May 9, 1988. On this day, IUPUI saw the opening of three days of public hearings of the President's Commission on the HIV Epidemic. Established by executive order in 1987 by President Ronald Reagan, the commission was a much-publicized attempt to find ways to combat the spread of HIV/AIDS, the disease then killing thousands of Americans and others... Read More

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