Margaret Ferguson appointed to academic affairs leadership post at IUPUI

Margaret FergusonMargaret Ferguson

INDIANAPOLIS—Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis Executive Vice Chancellor and Chief Academic Officer Kathy E. Johnson has announced the appointment of Margaret Ferguson as senior associate vice chancellor for academic affairs.

Ferguson has held the interim role in this position since January 2016 while an Indiana University systemwide search was conducted. She previously served as IU’s assistant vice president for statewide academic relations. Her new appointment was effective March 1.

As senior associate vice chancellor for academic affairs, Ferguson provides leadership and vision …


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States of Incarceration’ explores history, future of mass imprisonment

States of Incarceration

Post by John Schwarb, IU Communications specialist:

March 9, 2017

No other country in the world has embraced incarceration as much as the United States.

That’s a blunt truth — yet perhaps not an irreversible one, as a new exhibit coming to Indianapolis this spring will explore.

“States of Incarceration,” a traveling exhibit and website created by more than 500 students and others affected by imprisonment in 20 cities across the U.S., traces the roots of mass incarceration through communities’ stories and opens dialogue on what should come next. The exhibit is organized by The New …


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Two alums in the IBJ 2017 “Forty Under 40”

Two IU School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI alums have been named to the Indianapolis Business Journal‘s 2017 Forty Under 40 list.

Tiffany Kyser (MA English) and Tom Hanley (BA General Studies) were honored by the IBJ for their accomplishments and contributions to Indianapolis.

The IBJ annually recognizes the awardees based on “the level of success a nominee has achieved in his or her chosen field, accomplishments in the community, and the likelihood the nominee will stay in Indianapolis and build on those achievements.”

This year, 60 percent of those honored had ties to Indiana University.

Tiffany Kyser is the Associate Director of Engagement …


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Recovered Riley kid gives back with IUPUI Jagathon

Baby Rosie Tarlton in the NICU at Riley. | PHOTO COURTESY ROSIE TARLTONBaby Rosie Tarlton in the NICU at Riley. | Photo Courtesy: Rosie Tarlton

Some people can just dance. They waltz, cha-cha and two-step no matter what musical curveballs the band throws at them; it just makes sense. Rosie Tarlton may not always hear the music, but the steps she has taken in life have still made sense, and they always lead her to Riley, Jagathon and IUPUI.

Born an hour north …


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On path to career in international engagement, IUPUI student becomes United Nations intern

Vannary Kong is spending her spring semester interning in the Department of Economic and Social Affairs at the United Nations in New York. | PHOTO COURTESY OF VANNARY KONGVannary Kong is spending her spring semester interning in the Department of Economic and Social Affairs at the United Nations in New York. | Photo Courtesy: Vannary Kong

Last semester, IUPUI senior Vannary Kong sat in the Student Technology Center computer lab at 2 a.m. applying for an internship position she never thought she …


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