Special Collections Blog Posts

September 1, 1971On this day, new IUPUI parking regulations went into effect, including updated decals and new parking areas on campus.Parking has always been a debacle at IUPUI. IUPUI started out as a commuter campus. In IUPUI's early days few students resided on campus, and fewer still lived within walking distance. Most IUPUI students, staff, and faculty... Read More
August 31, 1970On this day, The IU School of Law-Indianapolis moved into its new Building on the corner of New York and Blackford Streets. The IU School of Law-Indianapolis (now called the IU Robert H. McKinney School of Law) was the product of a 1944 merger between Indiana University and the Indiana Law School, a private law school itself the product... Read More
August 30, 1982On this day, the IUPUI Youth Theater held auditions in the Mary Cable Building theater on the IUPUI campus.IUPUI had an active and vibrant theater scene in its early years. Spearheaded by Drs. Dorothy and J. Edgar Webb, professors in the (then) Department of Speech, Theater, and Communications in the IUPUI School of Liberal Arts, IUPUI... Read More
If you have been following our IUPUI Photos of the Week in August, you'll have noticed a theme: Back to School! We have featured photos of students buying books and getting directions on campus. The beginning of fall semester at IUPUI has also long entailed parking snarls and mishaps. In IUPUI's earlier years, students, staff, and faculty contended with... Read More
August 29, 1973 On this day, the Indiana University Board of Trustees announced Dr. Glenn W. Irwin, Jr.,  as the new chancellor of IUPUI. He succeeded Maynard K. Hine in that position.Irwin, a life-long Indiana resident, had a long association with Indiana University and the School of Medicine. After receiving his undergraduate education at IU-... Read More
August 28, 1979 On this day, US president Jimmy Carter named Leonard Schneiderman, dean of the IU School of Social Work, to the President's Advisory Council on Adult Education. Dr. Schneiderman, who became dean of the School of Social Work in June 1977, issued a statement laying out his views: "The notion of education as preparation for life has... Read More
August 27, 1971On this day, Dr. Robert B. Forney, professor of pharmacology and toxicology in the IU School of Medicine, returned from South Vietnam where he served as a White House consultant. Sent by President Richard M. Nixon's Advisor on Drug Abuse, Prof. Forney reviewed United States military drug-control programs and policies.Dr. Forney had a long... Read More
August 26, 1988On this day, a switch failure at an Indianapolis Power and Light power station produced an hour long blackout of campus buildings.  Buildings south of Michigan Street and the University Place hotel and conference center (now The Tower dorm and Hine Hall) were without power from approximately 8:25 a.m. for about an hour. Many... Read More
August 25, 1975On this day, the IUPUI Pep Band met for the first time in Cavanaugh Hall.With the development of intercollegiate sports at IUPUI in the early 1970s came the need to rally team followers and supporters. The Pep Band arose to instill team and school spirit at sports events. A group of volunteer students, Pep Band players accompanied IUPUI... Read More
August 24, 1978On this day, staff of the Union Building hosted the second annual "Two-Bit Day" on the east side of the building. The event, which was open to all students, faculty, staff, and the public, featured a full day of food, games, and more. The IUPUI Calliope entertained participants. Everything cost two bits, a quarter, or twenty-five cents.The... Read More

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