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September 13, 1982 On this day, the IUPUI Writing Center opened. The Writing Center aimed to assist students with three main issues writers face: writer's block, how best to express ideas and concepts, and proper punctuation. The Sagamore, the IUPUI student newspaper, quoted director Ronald Stahl: "Currently, only IUPUI students may take advantage of... Read More
IUPUI Photo of the Week: September 9-15, 2018 Since 2004, the Democracy Plaza located in the breezeway beneath the Business/SPEA Building has been a forum for free expression, debate, and exchange of ideas. Students are encouraged to use the space to share ideas with others. The IUPUI Image Collection has thousands of IUPUI photos for you to use.... Read More
September 12, 1990 On this day, the Indiana University School of Medicine announced the creation of the Bowen Research Center to focus on the role of the primary-care physician in health care. The center was named after School of Medicine alumnus, former governor of Indiana, and former secretary of the United States Department of Health and Human... Read More
September 11, 1971 On this day, Mary C. Manning, regional director of the Women's Bureau in the U.S. Department of Labor, delivered the keynote speech at a symposium held in the Lecture Hall. The theme of the symposium was "Opportunities and Responsibilities for Women in Higher Education." Ms. Manning's topic was "Women: An Academic Resource." The... Read More
September 10, 1971On this day, the Classroom-Administration Building on the IUPUI campus was renamed Cavanaugh Hall.In the 1960s, Indiana University leaders planned to move university units scattered around Indianapolis to the near-west-side area on West Michigan Street where the IU Medical Center was located, thereby creating an IU-Indianapolis campus.... Read More
September 9, 1987 On this day, a bizarre prank took place on campus. IUPUI police went to University Library (now Taylor Hall) to investigate complaints regarding a pig's head found in a library elevator. According to The Sagamore, the student newspaper which covered the incident, students had discovered the appendage late in the afternoon and notified... Read More
September 8, 1979 On this day, the IUPUI Metros baseball team played their first game as a varsity team, defeating Purdue University-Northwest at Michigan City by the score of 23 to 11. The team also won the second game of the double-header, which was called after five innings due to the length of the games owing to the plethora of runs scored.IUPUI... Read More
September 7, 1980 On this day, dignitaries dedicated a new addition to the Veterans Administration Medical Center on West 10th Street, adjacent to the IU Medical Center. Among the speakers at the ceremony was Richard L. Roudebush (1918-1995), a former Indiana congressman and administrator of Veterans Affairs in the administration of President... Read More
September 6, 1991 On this day, United States vice-president Dan Quayle, alumnus of the IU School of Law-Indianapolis (now IU Robert H. McKinney School of Law), visited IUPUI to receive the 1991 Distinguished Alumnus Service Award from the law school.Born James Danforth Quayle in Indianapolis, after college at DePauw University he enrolled at the IU... Read More
September 5, 1988 On this day, in a feat of student-journalism investigative reporting, The Sagamore, the IUPUI student newspaper, reported that newspaper staff had deployed several radon-testing devices in three campus buildings during the summer. Sagamore reporter Scott Abel wrote that the newspaper office in the basement of Cavanaugh Hall tested... Read More