Recent IUPUI graduate Amber Kriech has long had a passion for public speaking, a characteristic which led to her most recent endeavor: delivering a commencement address to over 4,000 of her fellow Jaguars. Though most students would likely have found the idea of being onstage in front of that many people daunting, for Kriech it felt like a fitting end to her undergraduate career. “I had some butterflies on my way up there, but once I was there facing everyone, it just felt right,” she says of the experience.
Grace Perkowitz is an IUPUI alumna who graduated with a bachelor of science in electrical engineering, a field of study chosen to honor an important person in her life and to match her personal interests. Her grandfather was an electrical engineer, and her mother often said Perkowitz had an "engineer's mind," which she inherited from him. Perkowitz was recruited to play for the women's soccer team in 2012. Though that scholarship originally attracted her to the university, the resources and sense of community at IUPUI are what made her sure of her decision.
The IUPUI Division of Undergraduate Education (DUE) closed a busy and exciting academic year of transition and growth with a division recognition ceremony for faculty and staff.
“Welcoming Students to IUPUI” was the theme of this year’s sixth annual IUPUI Division of Undergraduate Education Spring Awards Convocation celebrated on IUPUI’s campus at Hine Hall on Friday, April 28, 2017. The ceremony recognized the many accomplishments and successes of the division’s students, faculty, and staff.
Daniel Kinsey, a program assistant in the Gateway to Graduation office in the Division of Undergraduate Education, was among the top 100 students recently recognized at IUPUI’s 18th annual Top 100 Outstanding Students Recognition Dinner at the Indianapolis Marriott Downtown.
Amber Kriech is being coached for her Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis commencement speech. No one at the university coached her to say this, however: "One of the things that drew me here was the culture of service and civic engagement, specifically service learning."
LEAP INdiana is a collaborative faculty network that aligns with the Association of American Colleges and Universities’ (AAC&U) Liberal Education and America’s Promise (LEAP) States Initiative.
As National Student Employment Week comes to a close and IUPUI’s Top 100 ceremony concludes for another year, one student who represents both categories advocates the benefits of internships and resources. Adetoun Akinmboni is a junior Top 100 student majoring in informatics at IUPUI as well as a student employee in the Office of Admissions and the Office of Student Employment in the Division of Undergraduate Education.
Terrel Brown, academic advisor in IUPUI’s Division of Undergraduate Education, was named the staff/professional Jaguar Academic Advising Association (JACADA) Advisor of the Year.
The IUPUI Division of Undergraduate Education will celebrate student and faculty successes at the sixth annual Spring Awards Convocation on Friday, April 28, 2017, from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Hine Hall. This year’s convocation theme is “How Can I Make the Campus More Welcoming for Other Students?” IUPUI Chancellor, Nasser H. Paydar, will be the keynote speaker at the event.