March 3, 2017


IUPUI Office of Intercultural Literacy, Capacity and Engagement March Events

The IUPUI Office of Intercultural Literacy, Capacity and Engagement, and its partners, are pleased to offer the following events for March:

  • IUPUI Civil Discourse Symposium: “Online, On Campus, On the Street: You Have the Right to be in Public Space”
    Monday, March 6, 1:30 to 4:15 p.m., Campus Center Theater
    Keynote: Emily May, Founder and Executive Director, Hollaback and Heartmob, will discuss how to respond to, fight and end online, public and street harassment
    The keynote will be followed by a panel discussion in response to the keynote
  • A Conversation with Muslim Women: Islamophobia, Sexism and Daily Life Challenges
    Tuesday, March 7, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. (refreshments served; formal program begins at 6:00)
    Campus Center, Room 305

IUPUI Next Generation 2.0 Leadership Program Now Accepting Applications for 2017-18 Cohort

Next Generation 2.0 supports mid-career faculty and professional staff at IUPUI who are women and/or members of underrepresented populations who are interested in seeking leadership opportunities at IUPUI or professional development to enhance their current roles. The program seeks to address the need for a more diverse pool of leadership talent at IUPUI in the ranks of mid-level and upper administration.

Application for the third cohort can now be made online at the program website.

Applications are due Monday, March 6, 2017 by 5:00pm.

Bantz Community Fellowship Accepting Applications

The Bantz Community Fellowship provides one year of support for a collaborative research team (i.e., faculty, student(s), community partner/members) to address a community issue in Central Indiana. To be eligible to serve as PI on a Bantz Community Fellowship team, the faculty member must have a full-time appointment (Tenured, Tenure-track, Clinical Faculty or Lecturer).

The Bantz Community Fellowship will be awarded through a competitive application process on an annual basis. Proposals may request up to $50,000, with a required additional cash or in-kind match (minimum 20%) from the school, community partner, and/or other grants and partners.

Applicants to the Charles R. Bantz Chancellor’s Community Fellowship must complete all sections of the application form. Applications are due by 5:00 pm, Monday, March 6, 2017.

Assessment Institute Accepting Proposals

The Assessment Institute invites you to submit proposals for the 2017 conference. The Institute, hosted by IUPUI, is now the nation’s oldest and largest event focused exclusively on outcomes assessment in higher education. Please consider submitting a proposal on or before the priority deadline of March 10, 2017. Proposals may continue to be submitted after that date and considered for acceptance based on capacity. We would be particularly pleased to receive proposals addressing any of the topics listed in the bullet points below.

The Institute will feature special track plenary sessions and workshops emphasizing assessment in community engagement, ePortfolios, faculty development, global learning, graduate education, high impact practices, NILOA, STEM education and student affairs programs and services.

To submit a proposal, please visit

For more information:
Phone: (317) 274-4111

Nominations are Open for the Distinguished Alumni Service Award

Great universities are distinguished by the achievements of their alumni, faculty, staff, and students. The coveted Distinguished Alumni Service Award is Indiana University's highest alumni recognition award. Please make nominations for this unique, prestigious honor.

You may use the DASA online portal. The link to the online nomination form can be found here, as well as a PDF of the nomination form. A list of previous recipients and the nomination criteria are also on this page.

Please note that at least two letters outlining candidate achievements are required by the nominator and/or other interested individuals. Please submit nominations by March 31, 2017.

National Association of Community Health Centers is Seeking Presentations on Sharing Social Determinants Innovations

Submit a poster abstract for a chance to present your innovation in-person at NACHC’s annual Community Health Institute, the largest gathering of health center stakeholders and partners on record. This year’s conference will take place in San Diego at the Manchester Grand Hyatt from August 27 – 29 with the poster session taking place on Sunday, August 27. Deadline to submit poster abstracts for consideration is April 10. To submit a poster abstract or for more information on invited themes and what abstracts should include, click here. Poster submitters who submit poster abstracts under the “innovations category” are offered the opportunity to have their abstract included in the online Health Center Innovations Database so that they only have to submit their innovation once.

Volunteers Needed for the Marion County Health Department Point of Dispensing Exercise

Marion County Health Department is asking for FSPH student volunteers for a Point of Dispensing (POD) exercise on March 30, from 12:00 - 3:30 pm. They are in need of volunteers to play the "client" role and walk through the POD for practice. Interested FSPH students can sign up here.

2017 IUPUI Student Research Day

All are invited to join the celebration of student (faculty-mentored) research that is helping IUPUI fulfill the promise of endless possibilities through discovery, exploration and innovation. This day-long event will spotlight the rich, cutting-edge and multifaceted research and creative activities that so many IUPUI students are conducting with faculty mentors.

Friday, April 7, 10am – 2pm
Hine Hall and University Tower

For more information and to register, please visit

Questions can be directed to Etta Ward at or (317) 278-8427.

All are welcome to attend the first conference of the Latinx Community-University Coalition of Indiana, learn about (and join) this new coalition, and share the work that is already being done in our state.

If you are university faculty, student or staff from any Indiana college or university interested in or already working with Latinos, please join. If you are a member of a community organization serving Latinos, please join. The aim of this organization is to connect us all to maximize the impact of everyone’s work.

The ultimate purpose of the Coalition is to address equity and wellbeing across the state of Indiana through interdisciplinary collaborations for research and programmatic service aimed at improving the quality of life of the Latino population in Indiana.

Friday, April 7, 2017 – 8:30 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. EST
Cost: Free
Urban League, 777 Indiana Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46202
(Convenient and free parking available)

IUPUI Open Access Publishing Funds Available for Faculty Authors

Did you know that more than 13% of IUPUI’s journals articles were published in open access journals in 2016?

Most of these articles required an article processing charge (APC) after peer review and acceptance and most were supported by research grants. Not every author, however, has access to grant funding. This means that sometimes an author finds a reputable OA journal that is a good fit for their article, but (without grant funds) they simply cannot afford the fee.

If you have ever wanted to publish in PLOS, BioMed Central, SAGE Open, or in any OA journal indexed in the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), but you did not have a grant to help, you will be glad to know that University Library administers a campus-supported fund to assist authors.

The IUPUI Open Access Publishing Fund underwrites reasonable publication charges for articles published in fee-based, open access journals. Open access journals provide free access to peer-reviewed scholarship and can be read by students, professionals, scholars, and the public at no cost. To recover the cost of publication, some (but not most) OA journals require payment from the author or the author’s institution after peer-review, but before final publication.

By supporting publishing in trusted OA journals, the fund addressed changes in scholarly communications while increasing the impact of and access to scholarship created by IUPUI faculty. If you are an IUPUI faculty member and you need support for a submission to a journal indexed in the DOAJ, you can learn more about the fund and apply for support for your unpublished article on the library’s website.

Crimson Card

Launching this spring, CrimsonCard is the new official photo ID card for all Indiana University campuses. It will provide access to essential university services, including printing, meal plans, libraries, and recreational sports facilities, as well as secure entry to campus buildings and residence halls.

Learn more about the Crimson Card here.

Orders for May 2017 Commencement Apparel Are Now Open

Reserve a cap, gown and hood to wear at commencement and related events. Order apparel here.

Donate to Paw's Pantry

The IUPUI Staff Council invites you to participate in a spring service project supporting Paw's Pantry. The food drive ends March 10. Critical needs are as follows:

  • Cereal
  • Baking Items
  • Canned Fruit
  • Juice
  • Microwavable Items
  • Individual Serving-sized Items
  • Gluten Free Items
  • Hygiene Products

Frozen items must be delivered directly to the pantry located in the Campus Center,Room 220 during operational hours: Wed/Thurs, 10am - 6pm or Suite 270 Mon-Fri, 9am - 5pm

Drop-off bins are located at the following locations:

  • Campus Center
  • Dentistry
  • Informatics
  • Nursing
  • Ruth Lilly Library
  • University Hall
  • University Library

Services and Resources Available from the Library

Rachel Hinrichs, Health Sciences Librarian at the IUPUI University Library, has updated services and resources available to FSPH faculty and staff.

Do your students need help with research or evidence based practice?
Ms. Hinrichs can teach classes or develop tutorials on advanced database searching, evidence based practice, source evaluation, and citation management.

Do you teach on Canvas?
Please add Ms. Hinrichs as the librarian for your course. She can answer your students’ questions about research, and embed subject and course-specific resources directly into the course site.

Getting started on a systematic review or extensive literature review?
Ms. Hinrichs offer tiered systematic review services. The library also has access to a systematic review data management system called Covidence, which she would be happy to demo for you.

Need help incorporating metrics into your dossier or complying with IUPUI or federal public access policies?
Please contact Ms. Hinrichs.

Is a journal, tool, or book unavailable from the library that you would like us to purchase?
Let her know. The library has a budget specifically for public health, and she takes requests.