Special Collections Blog Posts

April 12, 1972. On this day, Indianapolis mayor Richard G. Lugar feted the new IUPUI men's basketball team and cheerleaders at a luncheon held in the mayor's office in the City-County Building. The mayor issued a proclamation and gave "key-to-the-city" pins to the players and cheerleaders to thank them for starting intercollegiate athletics at IUPUI.... Read More
April 11, 1983. On this day, IUPUI inaugurated a new computerized class-registration system for the fall 1983 semester. The system, begun four years before but requiring that period of time to perfect, would allow students to select and  register for classes, and receive a bill by mail automatically. IUPUI registrar Richard Slocum noted that... Read More
IUPUI Photo of the Week April 7-13.An annual April event on the IUPUI campus is the central Indiana Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. Thousands of runners from far and wide flock to campus to raise funds for breast cancer research. Our Photo of the Week dates from 1999. The 2019 Race will be on April 27, which gives you plenty of time to sign up and limber... Read More
April 10, 1986. On this day, noted author Susan Sontag gave a talk, "Traditions of the New," in the Lecture Hall on the IUPUI campus. Her appearance came under the auspices of the IUPUI Distinguished Lecturer Series.One of the most important public intellectuals of her generation, Sontag (1933-2004) wrote and spoke on a wide array of topics, producing... Read More
April 9, 2013. On this day, university leaders and visiting dignitaries gathered in the IUPUI Campus Center to inaugurate and rename formally the new Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy. On hand were IU president Michael A. McRobbie, IUPUI chancellor Charles R. Bantz, and Irene Lilly McCutchen, who spoke at the ceremony on behalf of... Read More
April 8, 1982. On this day, two student groups hosted a debate on the IUPUI campus between two nationally prominent figures in the battle over women's equality in the United States. The discussion between Karen DeCrow, a New York-based attorney and former leader of the National Organization for Women, and Phyllis Schlafly, also an attorney and leader... Read More
April 7, 1975. On this day, the Cliff Keuter Dance Company began an artists-in-residency at IUPUI hosted by the School of Physical Education. The residency received financial support from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Indiana Arts Commission. Cliff Keuter was a noted professional dancer and his dance company toured widely around the... Read More
April 6, 1972. On this day, students of IUPUI's Herron School of Art began a three-day Student Film Festival, an event to screen student-made films solicited from over 400 colleges and universities across the United States. The festival was sponsored by the Herron Student Life organization, which brought in a noted film scholar from Ohio to judge the... Read More
April 5, 1978. On this day, the Sagamore, the IUPUI student newspaper, published the full text of the proposed Student Assembly Constitution across two pages of the newspaper. The Student Association, the student government organization at the time, paid for its appearance, which followed a long string of articles, candidate profiles, and other... Read More
April 4, 1989. On this day, Professor Stanley Pons of the University of Utah gave a lecture on campus in which he outlined his recent startling discovery, announced only days before, of a process to initiate nuclear fusion at room temperature. Pons and another researcher, Martin Fleischmann of the University of Southampton in England, had for... Read More