Many IUPUI students will recognize Capri Copp from The Spot on JagTV. Copp is a broadcast intern in the Office of Communications and Marketing. In addition to hosting The Spot, she is a writer and reporter. Copp, a Communications Studies major with an English minor, hopes to graduate in December 2010. However, her path was not always so clear.
Ian McIntosh is IUPUI’s liaison to universities and organizations around the world that have formal affiliations with the Indianapolis campus. His international interests began 30 years ago with a purely national interest: He wanted to learn more about his country’s Aboriginal peoples. In 1981, he took a position as a liaison and welfare office in Mount Isa, a rich mining community in Northeast Australia.
Alice Wong dreamed of attending a small liberal arts college when she graduated from Carmel High School. Born and raised in Indiana of immigrant parents, she yearned for the experiences of college life. A bright, articulate, and excellent student, she had choices. Except that she didn't. To live on her own, away from home, Alice would have required significant assistance for her daily needs.
Diana Dean-Spurgeon's workday may have ended every day at 5:00 p.m. but, academically speaking, her day was just beginning. The now-retired insurance executive recalls earning both her college degrees while working full time and attending class at night. "It was a challenge," she says, "and among my proudest accomplishments."
The New Oxford Shakespeare Project, a research project commissioned by Oxford University Press, centers new analysis of William Shakespeare's plays in the IU School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI. Building on previous studies and examining performances of the plays, the New Oxford Shakespeare Project is creating a Shakespeare edition in multiple media formats for the twenty-first century.