Special Collections Blog Posts

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
December 1, 1975. On this day, the IUPUI Sagamore, the student newspaper, ran a front-page article under the banner headline, "Ryan tells student organizations to DROP DEAD." The article reported that Indiana University president John W. Ryan had recommended to the Board of Trustees to end mandatory funding of student organizations at all IU campuses.... Read More
November 30, 1997. On this day, IUPUI and IU School of Medicine graduate and astronaut David A. Wolf had sixteen minutes of face time with his family on the Sunday after Thanksgiving while orbiting earth in the MIR space station. This technical feat was owing to efforts by IUPUI UITS (University Information Technology Services) wizards David Donaldson... Read More
November 29, 1990. On this day, Chancellor Gerald L. Bepko hosted a reception to honor Alvin S. Bynum on the occasion of his retirement from IUPUI. The reception was held at the University Place Hotel (now The Tower dormitory). Those assembled recognized Bynum's nearly forty years of service to education. When he retired, Bynum was dean of University... Read More
IUPUI Photo of the Week, November 25-December 1. In November 2008, the IUPUI Jaguars men's basketball team played IU-Bloomington in Assembly Hall in Bloomington. In a hard-fought contest, IUB prevailed 60-57.IUPUI Special Collections and Archives has a treasure trove of IUPUI sports photography. A tiny fraction of it can be found in our IUPUI Image... Read More
November 28, 1984. On this day, the University Gay/Lesbian Alliance met in the evening to hear a discussion of "Alcohol and Other Substance Abuse." The group met at the Lambda Center at 3754 North Illinois Street in Indianapolis, miles north of IUPUI's downtown campus, according to a notice in the IUPUI Sagamore, the student newspaper. The notice made... Read More
November 27, 1990. On this day, the IUPUI Concert Band, directed by Doug Smith, played music in the University Theatre housed in the Mary Cable building on the IUPUI campus. The concert was sponsored by the School of Music at IUPUI. Professor of music Dr. Darrel L. Bailey, director of the IUPUI music program, performed with the band at the piano.As a... Read More
November 26, 1973. On this day, The IUPUI Sagamore of November 26, 1973 presented on its front page an advertisement for the IUPUI Readers Theatre production of George Orwell's allegorical novel, Animal Farm. Performances were to occur on Friday and Saturday on the following weekends in Lecture Hall 100. Perhaps optimistically, a notice in the student... Read More
November 25, 1995. On this day, the IUPUI men's basketball team prevailed over the University of Indianapolis Greyhounds in overtime, 87-86, on the IUPUI home court in the Natatorium. The Metros men came from behind to beat the cross-town rivals in what was described as a "thrilling" game. Freshman James Gardner led the Metros in scoring with 28 points... Read More
November 24, 1984. On this day, the IUPUI Equestrian Club traveled (perchance they rode?) to Taylor University in northern Indiana to compete with thirteen other colleges for individual and team honors. Five IUPUI riders took part, of whom Jenny Lieber won both of her classes, taking the High Point rider of the show. Barb Bright placed third in jumping... Read More

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