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When does Sarah Bahr have time to study three majors, two minors, work in the Writing Center and the dean’s office, help edit genesis -- the student literary magazine, and freelance for Indianapolis Monthly? It must happen sometime. One doesn’t just become the 2018 Chancellor’s Scholar in the School of Liberal Arts without opening a book.

The only traditional characteristic of Jake Whiteside, a graduating senior at IUPUI, is his age. Before coming to campus, Whiteside was home-schooled. He moved out at 17 years old to fix up a mobile home, plumbing included, for the woman who became his wife shortly after his 18th birthday. Just weeks shy of commencement, he already has two young children. He'll also have two degrees, and even they aren't a common combination.

The paralegal job market is projected to soar at more than twice the rate of other occupations, according to a 2016 report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. IUPUI students will be ready to capitalize on that, better than ever.

Priya Dave, a senior medical humanities student in the IU School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI, was named IUPUI’s top student at the 2018 IUPUI Top 100 Outstanding Students Recognition Dinner.  

The IUPUI student literary magazine, “genesis,” published by the Department of English in the IU School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI, is celebrating its 45th anniversary with special recognition. The Indiana College Press Association (ICPA) has named them the Best Literary Magazine for the second straight year.

The IUPUI Office for Women and the Division of Student Affairs held its 21st Annual Women’s History Month Leadership Awards reception last week and honored eighteen women-identified faculty, staff and students as outstanding leaders on campus. The program concluded a month of celebrating National Women’s History month.

The Sports Capital Journalism Program in the Indiana University School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI is continuing its remarkable run of sending students to cover sports' biggest events, as senior Michael Williams and junior Aidan Wilkins will be on hand to work Saturday's semifinals and Monday's national championship game. IUPUI is the only school to have covered the Final Four for seven consecutive years.

A metal plate with intricate carvings representing the state of Colorado. An acrostic poem from Tucson, Arizona, complete with a cactus painted on the paper. Ribbons made of silk and wheat. These are just a few of the items United States citizens gave President Benjamin Harrison during a 31 day 10,000 mile trek through the South and West. Now they are on display at the Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site in an exhibit curated by Allison Kraft, a museum studies grad student within the IU School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI.