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December 10, 2014.On this day, Time magazine recognized Indiana University School of Medicine graduate Dr. Kent Brantly as one of five persons who collectively were its "Person of the Year." They had won distinction for treating the sick and dying in the Ebola virus outbreak in western African that killed thousands and terrified the world. The announcement... Read More
December 9, 2014. On this day, the Indiana University Board of Trustees approved the design of a new residence hall at IUPUI. This newest residence facility had rooms to house seven hundred IUPUI students, as well as meeting rooms for student activities, a computer lab, game room, and more. In an announcement, campus administrators noted that the new... Read More
December 8, 1976. On this day, IUPUI Chancellor Glenn W. Irwin, Jr., announced plans to construct a new four-story building that would house the Indiana University School of Business and the School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA) on IUPUI's Indianapolis campus. According to the Green Sheet, the campus's weekly newsletter, Irwin,... Read More
December 7, 1972. On this day, the IUPUI Bookstore concluded its first "Big Book Sale" before the holidays. The event was held over three days--December 5-7--in the Student Lounge on the lobby floor in the Student Union Building. The bookstore ran ads in the IUPUI Sagamore, the student newspaper, which was read by faculty, staff, and students. The ads... Read More
December 6, 2013. On this day, the IUPUI women's volleyball team advanced to the NCAA Division I national tournament for the first time. In the tournament, at the Champaign regional, they met the University of Missouri squad, the only undefeated team in the tourney and ranked fourth in the nation. The Jaguars lost in a hard-fought match 25-22, 25-15,... Read More
Let's get in the holiday mood, shall we? This week's IUPUI photo shows Santa Claus paying an early call at the Herron School of Art in 1970. My, the freshmen look younger every year. (It's an old joke, but timeless. We in the Archives specialize in old stuff.)Looking for IUPUI photos for that special occasion? Look no further than the Archives, where you'll... Read More
December 5, 1971. On this day, Dean Emily Holmquist of the Indiana University School of Nursing retired. She had assumed directorship of the IU Training School for Nurses in 1957. During her leadership, in 1965, Holmquist persuaded the university to combine the Training School located in Indianapolis with the nursing education program in the School of... Read More
December 4, 1985. On this day, Indiana's first trauma center designed specifically for children opened at the James Whitcomb Riley Hospital for Children on the Indiana University Medical Center campus. According to Professor Dennis W. Vane, professor of pediatric surgery in the Department of Pediatrics in the IU School of Medicine, the center was... Read More
December 3, 1987. On this day, the IUPUI Faculty Council voted unanimously to adopt a policy prohibiting smoking on campus except in designated places in campus buildings. The exceptions were large, however, and afforded opportunities for smokers to continue to smoke in well ventilated offices and in designated smoking rooms. Indeed, the Sagamore, the... Read More
December 2, 1997. On this day, Sigma Theta Tau International, the honor society for nursing which was started by students in the Indiana University Training School for Nurses (now the IU School of Nursing), began its 75th anniversary celebration at its 34th biennial convention held in the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis. Over two thousand... Read More