Special Collections Blog Posts

October 27, 1976 On this day, in advance of the presidential election, four student organizations hosted a "Great Debate" forum for supporters of different political groups to air their ideas about the issues of the day. The four student groups were the Young Socialist Alliance, Students for [Jimmy] Carter, the Young Libertarian Alliance, and the IUPUI... Read More
October 26, 1979 On this day, the Kappa chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority on campus held an "All Campus Halloween Dance" in the Union Building cafeteria in conjunction with the Student Activities Board. Halloween dances and events have had a long history at IUPUI. Over the years, students have enjoyed donning costumes and tripping the light... Read More
October 25, 2013 On this day, Dr. Ora Pescovitz was the keynote speaker at the eighth annual Hazelett Women in Leadership Forum. Sponsors for the forum were the Randall L. Tobias Center for Leadership Excellence in the Kelley School of Business at IUPUI, the Office of the Chancellor, and the IUPUI Office for Women. The Hazelett Forum celebrates the... Read More
We loved the old Chili for Charity event, held under Business/SPEA. The tastes! The smells! This photo gives us olfactory nostalgia!Check out our IUPUI Image Collection to search for IUPUI photographs of yesteryear. IUPUI Special Collections and Archives has a multitude of them for you to use. Contact us at speccoll@iupui.edu.
October 24, 1969 On this day, a new course, "Black Literature: An Overview," began in the Marott Building, one of the downtown buildings that IUPUI occupied before consolidating on the near-west side. The course was taught by Mari Evans (1923-2017), a noted African-American poet. Miss Evans was writer-in-residence for the 1969-1970 school year.Born in... Read More
October 23, 1992 On this day, Mary Elizabeth Carnegie was the keynote speaker at the Indiana University School of Nursing's second minority forum. During the previous year she had served as a distinguished visiting professor in the School of Nursing.Carnegie (1916-2008) was a pioneering black nurse whose efforts in the 1940s and 1950s were instrumental... Read More
October 22, 1983 On this day, the IUPUI Progressive Student Union co-sponsored a rally at the Indiana War Memorial in downtown Indianapolis. The rally was to protest the deployment in Western Europe of United States cruise and Pershing II missiles, ground-launched rocket systems aimed at Warsaw Pact targets. Persons at the rally also called on the... Read More
October 21, 1970 On this day, Onomatopoeia, the student newspaper of IUPUI in downtown Indianapolis, published directions for voting for the IUPUI Student Senate. As the newspaper noted, the Office of Student Services sent ballots to all students, who would have until October 30 to make their choices and mail them back.As a public service to students,... Read More
October 20, 1988 On this day, leaders of IUPUI and Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI), the international nursing honors society founded by students of the Indiana University Training School for Nurses (now the School of Nursing) in Indianapolis in 1924, gathered to break ground for the new headquarters to be built on the edge of the IUPUI campus on... Read More
October 19, 1972 On this day, a two-day conference on "Women, Higher Education, and the Law" commenced at IUPUI. The Continuing Education office, then located on IUPUI's 38th Street campus, sponsored the conference, which was held in a downtown hotel. Occurring during efforts to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment to the United States Constitution, the... Read More

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