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Campus Life

1. Caption contest for Oct.

2. "Girl Rising" film at IUPUI

3. Getting you Into IUPUI

4. Submit to the Student Organization Newsletter!

5. 2015 Innovation to Enterprise

6. Unplugged Coffeehouse

7. Davis IUPUI Regatta scholarship

8. Academic bowl at IUPUI

9. Jagversations with Chancellor Paydar

10. Parking services software intergration

11. Meditation Workshop

12. Elite 50 applications

13. Indy Scream Park tickets

14. Indy Eleven tickets

15. Jagtag deal of the day

16. Same-Sex Marriage Legalized: What Now?

17. Pediatric Cardiac Surgeon and Alumnus

18. Upcoming SOLD sessions

19. Performing Arts' club meeting

20. IUPUI United Way Agency Spotlight

21. Evaluating digital scholarship in public history

22. Getting started in digital history plenary

23. Science fiction and philosophy


24. Become a peer educator

25. Behind happy faces

26. Free depression screening

27. Honors College sponsored blood drive

28. "Upstream Color"


29. Fourth International Institute on the Model of Human Occupation

30. Vietnam culture hour

31. Karaoke night

32. Philippine cuisine


33. Volleyball back home for Friday

1. Caption contest for Oct.

There's no clowning around with this month's caption contest. Step right up and enter your captions for a chance to win our Fabulous Prize.

We congratulate our Sept. winner Karen Lee for her caption: “We'll call it, ‘Pushing for Paydar.’ The chancellor will sit in the swing and for a dollar, you can push him while making your donation to the student scholarship fund. People will LOVE it!”


2. "Girl Rising" film at IUPUI

In partnership with the IUPUI Office of Community Engagement and IUPUI Office For Women, Charles Schwab & Co is proud to bring IUPUI a private showing of the movie "Girl Rising".

From Academy Award-nominated director Richard E. Robbins comes "Girl Rising," an innovative new feature film about the power of education to change a girl and the world.



Date: Monday, Oct. 12
Start Time: 5:30 p.m.
Location: IUPUI Campus Center, Room 450

3. Getting you Into IUPUI

Come to the Getting You into IUPUI open house on Friday, Oct 9, for an opportunity to learn more about IUPUI, meet with someone from your graduate program of interest and get insider tips on applying to graduate school at IUPUI. Departmental/program tours will occur in the morning (time varies based on the department) followed by the workshops with tips on applying from noon-3 p.m. All IUPUI and non-IUPUI students are welcome. Registration is required and seating for the workshops are limited


Date: Friday, Oct. 9
Location: IUPUI University Library, Lower Level

4. Submit to the Student Organization Newsletter!

Want to get information out to registered student organizations on campus? Submit to the Student Organization Newsletter. Content for the newsletter varies in each edition, however there are some commonalities such as: student organization events, volunteer opportunities, educational events, policy changes, new resources and student organization deadlines

To submit to the Student Organization Newsletter, please fill out the submission form in the link below.


5. 2015 Innovation to Enterprise

The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and the Indiana University Research & Technology Corporation (IURTC) invite you to the IUPUI Innovation to Enterprise Showcase and Forum. This annual event highlights the research and creative successes of our faculty, research scientists and students from across the campus.

Explore the many opportunities for partnering with IUPUI or learn about some of the exciting entrepreneurial ventures being launched.

Event is open to all.


Date: Wednesday, Nov. 4
Start Time: 2 p.m.
Location: IUPUI Campus Center Theater Level

6. Unplugged Coffeehouse

Relax and enjoy free coffee and live music at the Unplugged Coffeehouse on Friday, Oct. 9 from 9 to 11 pm in the University Tower second floor Bistro. Open to all IUPUI students, please use the University Tower main entrance, as side entrances may be locked in the evening. This event is sponsored by the Health and Wellness Peer Educators and the Students in Recovery of Indianapolis.


7. Davis IUPUI Regatta scholarship

The Davis IUPUI Regatta scholarship is available to any full-time or part-time undergraduate, graduate or professional student in good standing with the university who has completed at least 26 hours and maintained at least a 3.0 GPA. Scholarships will be awarded based on academic performance, financial need and leadership experience in campus-wide organizations or community service. To apply, search for "scholarships" on and complete the IU Foundation Application.


8. Academic bowl at IUPUI

Want to have some fun this Halloween? Come to the 2015 Academic Bowl, an annual campuswide event that has teams test their wits against each other for prizes.

What’s the theme? Halloween, so please come dressed for the occasion.

Prizes will be awarded to the top teams. There can be four members per team and if you don’t have a team you can sign up as an individual and be placed on a team.


Date: Saturday, Oct. 31
Start Time: 9 a.m.
Location: Campus Center

9. Jagversations with Chancellor Paydar

Join us for an intimate conversation with IUPUI Chancellor Dr. Nasser Paydar.

Free Lunch Provided.

Date: Wednesday, Oct. 14
Start Time: 12 p.m.
Location: MC Cultural Lounge (UC 115)

10. Parking services software intergration

Parking Operations on all IU campuses started yesterday to merge everything into one unified software system. The transition should last a couple of weeks and during this time our services will be very limited. The transition should have very little impact on most of you. Normal business operations are expected to resume on Monday, Oct. 19.

Please click below for more information


11. Meditation Workshop

Free Meditation Workshop Oct. 18 from noon to 3 p.m. at CITYOGA. This is the first workshop in a three part series. Attendants who go to the first and second workshop will receive a free five class package to CITYOGA.

Must RSVP to by Oct. 13 to attend.


Date: Sunday, Oct. 18
Start Time: 12 p.m.
Location: CITYOGA- 2442 Central Ave Indianapolis, IN

12. Elite 50 applications

The Graduate and Professional Student Government (GPSG) will be hosting the second Annual Elite 50 Dinner. This dinner is similar to the Undergraduate Top 100 Dinner, but is open exclusively to graduate and professional students. Elite 50 will take place April 13, 2016 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in Campus Center, Room 450. Applications for Elite 50 will go live on Nov. 1, and can be found on the GPSG website. The deadline for applications will be Jan. 22.


13. Indy Scream Park tickets

Indy Scream Park is the 2015 number one haunted house according to USA's Best Haunted Houses. Offering six haunted attractions at one low price is a steal and now you can purchase your ticket in the Jagtag Office for only $22. The tickets are valid every day except: Oct. 9,10,16,17,23 and 24.


14. Indy Eleven tickets

The Jagtag Office is selling Brickyard Battalion tickets to all the remaining 2015 games for Indy Eleven. Tickets are only $11 in the Jagtag Office and all the home games take place at "The Mike" or as IUPUI knows it, Carroll Stadium. All home games feature not only fast-paced, heart stopping action of professional soccer but also a wide array of promotions to further entice you to spend some nights out at "The Mike" during the Fall Season. Check out the Indy Eleven website for details.


15. Jagtag deal of the day

Jagtag Deal of the Day lets you enjoy daily discounts such as: Two free sides at City BBQ every Monday, 10 percent off at Marsh every Tuesday or $2 Tuesdays at Starbucks in Eskenazi, $5 California rolls from Sushi Boss on Wednesdays and a free side of fries with a burger purchase from Punch Burger on Fridays. Simply pay with your Jagtag at these locations and get these deals until May 6, 2016.

Check out the link below for some more great deals.


16. Same-Sex Marriage Legalized: What Now?

Come join the Social Justice Scholars for a discussion about current LGBTQ+ rights on Wednesday, Oct. 14, at 11 a.m. in the Campus Center Atrium. Free pizza will be provided.

Date: Wednesday, Oct. 14
Start Time: 11 a.m.
Location: CE Atrium

17. Pediatric Cardiac Surgeon and Alumnus

The School of Science Alumni Association will present the 2015 Distinguished Alumnus Award to Pediatric Cardiac Surgeon, John Kupferschmid, M.D.

Dr. Kupferschmid will speak to current students, alumni, faculty and staff on Wednesday, Oct. 21 in the Lilly Auditorium at the IUPUI University Library.

Seating is limited, so please reserve your spot today if you plan to join us. Light refreshments will follow the presentation.


Date: Wednesday, Oct. 21
Start Time: 3 p.m.
Location: Lilly Auditorium - University Library

18. Upcoming SOLD sessions

Student Organization Leadership Development (SOLD) has two upcoming events. One of those events is "Trust and Promise," on Oct. 22 from 5 to 6 p.m. in the Campus Center, Room 306. Where they'll go over the definition of trust, why you care about trust and how you can build and maintain trust. Then on Oct. 26 from 6 to 7 p.m. in the Campus Center, Room 305 is "Free Trade," which consists of a simulation that will get you out of your comfort zone and challenge your views.

Come check it out.

19. Performing Arts' club meeting

Performing Arts at IUPUI is holding their second meeting of the semester. It'll be located in Cavanaugh Hall, Room 003 on Friday, Oct. 16 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Enjoy free pizza while you listen to our special guest speaker, who boasts a Masters degree from the Jacob's School of Music Opera Program and is the costume designer at the Phoenix Theatre.

Come out and discuss the performing arts with a bunch of great theatre artists!

For more info, contact us at:

Date: Friday, Oct. 16
Start Time: 11 a.m.
Location: Cavanaugh Hall 003

20. IUPUI United Way Agency Spotlight

Join us in the Campus Center as we highlight a special United Way program or agency, this week being the YMCA of Greater Indianapolis. This is a great way to see how your dollars impact our local community. Pick up United Way handouts and fun promo items, as well as learn more about our giving campaign and our Student United Way chapter.


Date: Wednesday, Oct. 14
Start Time: 11 a.m.
Location: Campus Center tables one and two

21. Evaluating digital scholarship in public history

An upcoming Arts and Humanities Institute event will focus on how web and digital technologies are changing communication between public historians and their audiences. It will feature Seth Denbo, the director of scholarly communication and digital initiatives for the American Historical Association.


Date: Monday, Oct. 12
Start Time: 10 a.m.
Location: University Library, Room 4115S

22. Getting started in digital history plenary

The Arts and Humanities Institute is collaborating with Seth Denbo on a Google Hangout for Getting Started in Digital History Plenary. The event will run from 4 to 5 p.m. in University Library, Room 4115P.

Date: Monday, Oct. 12
Start Time: 4 p.m.
Location: University Library, Room 4115P

23. Science fiction and philosophy

Jason Eberl will be the featured guest at the Oct. 13 "Ask an Expert" event on Monument Circle, presented by the Arts and Humanities Institute. The weekly event begins at noon, and Eberl will answer questions about his areas of expertise, including philosophy and biomedical ethics. He also is widely known for his expertise in such areas of pop culture as "Star Trek" and "Battlestar Gallactica."


Date: Tuesday, Oct. 13
Start Time: 12 p.m.
Location: Monument Circle

24. Become a peer educator

The Office of Health and Wellness Promotion in the Division of Student Affairs is searching for dedicated students to become peer educators. Peer educators are students that serve as leaders in regard to making responsible and healthy lifestyle choices. They assist with outreach focusing on topics such as alcohol awareness, sexual assault, nutrition and fitness, safer sex and sexual health and much more.

Applications are now being accepted through Oct. 31.


25. Behind happy faces

Mental health challenges are the largest problems facing colleges today, with 25 percent of college students experiencing a mental health disorder. Eighty-five percent of colleges have reported drastic increases in the amount of young people seeking mental health counseling, but understanding and awareness about the issue are still lacking. Come listen to Ross Szabo speak about mental health and college students on Oct. 8.


Date: Thursday, Oct. 8
Start Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Campus Center Theater

26. Free depression screening

Many people experience the first symptoms of depression during their college years, unfortunately, many college students who have depression are not getting the help they need. Are you having difficulty paying attention and staying focused in class? If so, see if depression could be the cause by taking an anonymous screening on Thursday, Oct. 8 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Campus Center Atrium provided for free courtesy of IUPUI CAPS.


Date: Thursday, Oct. 8
Start Time: 11 a.m.
Location: Campus Center Atrium

27. Honors College sponsored blood drive

All students, faculty and staff are encouraged to donate. The donation process takes less than an hour and it's recommended that donors have a light snack before donating. Most people are eligible to donate. There are very few causes for deferral and very few medications that are not acceptable.

Indiana Blood Center must see 550 individuals each and every day in order to meet the patient needs at the 60+ hospitals it supplies.

Use the link to reserve your spot.


Date: Wednesday, Oct. 14
Start Time: 10 a.m.
Location: CE 450b

28. "Upstream Color"

Join the Arts and Humanities Institute for their Film Series: Illness Narratives. Explore how illness affects human narratives in a three movie segment starting with "Upstream Color," on Oct.14.

Refreshments will be provided at 6 p.m., and the film begins at 6:30 p.m.

Brief discussions, lead by medical humanities faculty, will follow the movie.


Date: Wednesday, Oct. 14
Start Time: 6 p.m.
Location: University Library, Lilly Auditorium

29. Fourth International Institute on the Model of Human Occupation

Join researchers from across the globe on Oct. 23 to 24 at the IUPUI Campus Center to learn about evidence-based practice using the MOHO in occupational therapy.

Professional registration is $125; student registration is $75. Individual day registrations are also available.

Register by Oct. 16 at link below.


From: Friday, Oct. 23 to Saturday, Oct. 24
Location: IUPUI Campus Center, 4th Floor

30. Vietnam culture hour

Come to the International Club Friday's event this week in Campus Center, Room 309 from 4:45 to 6:30 p.m. Learn more about Vietnam cultures, tradition and cuisines. while meeting new people from all over the world.

Feel free to invite your friends and come check it out.


Date: Friday, Oct. 9
Start Time: 4:45 p.m.
Location: Campus Center 309

31. Karaoke night

Join the Filipino Student Association on Friday, Oct. 9 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Lower Level of Taylor Hall for karaoke night.

Enjoy an evening of singing, food and prizes for the best singer.

Date: Friday, Oct. 9
Start Time: 5:30 p.m.
Location: Lower Level of Taylor Hall next to the MAC

32. Philippine cuisine

Join the Filipino Student Association as we briefly travel to the Philippines with select Filipino dishes to sample.

Date: Thursday, Oct. 15
Start Time: 5:30 p.m.
Location: Taylor Hall UC 2135

33. Volleyball back home for Friday

Your IUPUI volleyball team will be back in the Jungle following a two-game road stint. The Jags will face off against South Dakota State Friday at 7 p.m.

On Saturday, the Jags will take on yet another team from the Dakota's as they will face North Dakota State Saturday at 5 p.m. in the Jungle.

Come cheer on the Jags as they look to continue their run for four consecutive Summit League Titles.


Date: Friday, Oct. 9
Start Time: 7 p.m.
Location: The Jungle

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