Liberal Arts News

Liberal Arts News

Alumna Taylor Rhodes has already earned her place in IUPUI history. She is a two-time recipient of the Plater Civic Engagement Medallion, both as an undergrad and a graduate student, for her outstanding commitment to community service. It's a distinction that she shares with just one other graduate. Locally and even globally, Rhodes' impact is undeniable. Read more

Seventeen Liberal Arts students are serving as student ambassadors during the 2018-19 academic year. The students will represent the school at special events and functions, and participate in student recruitment efforts, as well as alumni and donor relations activities.

Two Japanese students stood onstage in the Cavanaugh Hall basement theatre. One was upset, ready to drop out of college. The other exuberant in her enthusiasm for school, hopping around the stage and grasping her colleague in giant bear hugs as she encouraged her friend to rethink her decision.

The IU School of Liberal Arts’ Residential-Based Learning Community hosted an ice cream social on Thursday, Sept. 6, that brought 131 students, faculty, and staff out to the dorm for a celebration of the start of the new school year.

Check out interim dean, Professor Robert Rebein’s welcome to another great year  for liberal arts students! We are ready for an amazing 2018-19 school year and everyone in the IU School of Liberal Arts can expect a lot of new and exciting things as we continue to grow and show the world that liberal arts works!

IU School of Liberal Arts anthropology students returned to Indianapolis’ Midtown neighborhoods as part of a research collaboration with the Mapleton-Fall Creek Development Corporation, examining  the impact of neighborhood schools, transit, and unique locations that created pride and a feeling of belonging in the community.

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.

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.

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.

Communication seems like second nature for some scientists. Experts like Bill Nye, Neil Degrasse Tyson, and Carl Sagan regularly appear on television and have active Twitter feeds, designed to make science accessible to the average citizen. However, for most scientists and physicians, communication is not a part of their training - until now, that is.

Breanna Cooper, a junior Journalism and Film Studies double major, has been named an Arts Journalism Fellowship recipient by the Arts Council of Indianapolis. Cooper will receive a $1,500 fellowship and has started work at NUVO, where she has reported on various mediums of art: visual, comedy, theater, film and music.

Ian McIntosh went 40 years between his first visit to China and his most recent. McIntosh's trip in April was as part of a Public Broadcasting Service crew shooting a 27-minute documentary on the Maritime Silk Road's history and current developments.

Edward Curtis

An IUPUI communication studies professor has been honored with the university’s Advocate for Equity in Accessibility Award. Created in 2016, the award recognizes a member of the IUPUI faculty, staff or administration who goes above and beyond to ensure that students with disabilities enjoy all possible benefits of campus life.