THE OFFICIAL STUDENT NEWSPAPER OF THE UNIVERSITY OF INDIANAPOLIS
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AUGUST 21, 2019
UIndy app launched By Noah Crenshaw NEWS EDITOR
they received from talking with student groups Herriford said. “The other app [Ellucian GO] just wasn’t providing the services that students wanted,” Herriford said. “Students were using the app in the very beginning of the semester to see their course schedule and then they were never using it again.” According to Herriford, there were roughly 130 users a month on the previous app, while the new app has already had nearly 600 to 700 downloads before it officially launched. The usage numbers were one of the main reasons why Herriford made the inital decision that the
As students return to the University of Indianapolis for the start of the new academic year, they will have a new mobile resource for all things UIndy—the UIndy app.The change was announced in an email from Vice President and Chief Technology Officer Steve Herriford to students, faculty and staff in April. UIndyIT, Communications & Marketing, Professional Edge, Student Affairs, Admissions and Indianapolis Student Government were also announced as having a role in the development of the new app, which uses a framework and platform provided “I didn’t want to spend the by Ready Education. money on something The app officially launched on the Google Play Store and the Apple students weren’t using.” App Store on Aug. 19, but students were able to access it almost a week earlier. The early access was not planned, said Herriford, and led to some university needed to replace Ellucian GO. “I didn’t want to spend the money complications. “To get it [the app] into the Apple on something students weren’t using,” App Store and into [the] Google Play Herriford said. “So we made the decision [Store], you have to submit it ahead of to do a very rapid development [and] time and it actually ended up hitting deployment of this mobile app.” The new app has several features for the stores...quicker than we expected,” Herriford said. “We had students joining students that the previous app did not student organizations that weren’t even have. This includes a campus wall for real student organizations. They were just students to post messages on, student organizations, the ability to see every there…[for] testing.” There were many reasons why the campus event in one, unified location university decided to switch, from the and the ability to interact with university number of users on the old app, which was offices directly and a tile for students to provided by Ellucian GO, to the feedback provide feedback on the app.
The campus wall will be monitored by the university, Herriford said, as students will be posting content using their UIndy accounts. “We promote the free exchange of ideas, but students are under the same social conduct policies for this app as published in the student handbook,” Herriford said. “Any user can flag a post as inappropriate via the app and those flagged as inappropriate will be reviewed. I would recommend that students use common sense and remember they are posting as students of the university.” Both Herriford and Assistant Director of Student Activities Steven Freck said that more features are going to be added to the app in the future.The first of these features going live during Welcome Week will be a QR code scanner that will allow students to check in to events using their phones. Freck said that he was most excited for the potential that the app has to inform students about events on campus. “All they’re [students] going to have to do is open their app and scan a QR code,” Freck said. “That will directly tell us who has attended the event, what event they were at and all of that information. It’s going to allow us to hopefully improve the programming that we’re offering students because we’ll be able to see [that] these events were well attended, [and] these were not.” One of the best features of the new app, Herriford said, is the ability to have a list of all campus events in a single location. Photo Illustration by Kiara Conley
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Red Line opening Sept. 1 CABS dean announced Rapid-transit line will be free through month of September By Madison Gomez OPINION EDITOR
A new bus line will be available for University of Indianapolis and the public when IndyGo’s new rapid-transit Red Line begins operation. IndyGo has been constructing the Shelby Street Red Line station next to campus since June 2018, and now that station, along with the rest of the Red Line, are set to become fully operational Sept. 1. Throughout the month of September, the Red Line will be free for everyone to ride. The energy efficient, electric batterypowered buses will run throughout Marion County, going from Broad Ripple through Downtown Indianapolis to UIndy and will stretch 13 miles. IndyGo Director of Public Relations Lauren Day said that the plan for efficient public transportation for Indianapolis has been in the making since the early 2000s, and the Red Line is one of the first steps in building a larger, more efficient transit system. “At IndyGo, we are committed to being a part of that mobility conversation,” Day said. “With ridership, we definitely see that this is going to be an efficient, improved service that’s going to make a difference [for those] who have been relying [on] or using IndyGo for a long time and for those who are looking to use it more often.” The Red Line station was built near UIndy’s campus for many reasons, Day said. The university is along a path where IndyGo’s ridership is high and is expected to increase. Day said that IndyGo brought in an urban planning expert, who found that along Shelby Street was a good north-to-south route for the Red Line. IndyGo also found that connecting students and other community members to places such as Fountain Square, Downtown Indianapolis and Broad Ripple would cultivate growth in ridership and add a sense of community with using the Red Line buses. While riding the bus will be free throughout September, starting on Oct. 1, the cost will be $1.75 per ride and $4 for an all-day pass. Riders will be able to purchase tickets online through a mobile app called MyKey, Day said, which allows scanning at a validator at the bus stop and on the bus. The validators let riders know whether their bus ticket is valid for a ride or for the day. The electric battery-powered
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The Red Line bus station on Shelby Street in early construction back in March of 2019.
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The Red Line bus station on Shelby Street is located between Books & Brews and UIndy’s campus. It will begin operation Sept. 1 and will be free through September.
buses will charge at IndyGo’s hub during the night and breaks during the day. In the future, IndyGo plans to install contact charging pads at the various Red Line stations to charge the buses. To charge the battery, the driver parks the bus on top of the charging pad. For now, buses will charge via battery charging and through a process called regenerative braking. In regenerative braking, as the driver brakes, the energy from the driver’s input goes into the bus’battery.To get used to this form of braking requires extensive training, Day said. Throughout the process of creating the
Red Line, University of Indianapolis Associate Vice President and Special Advisor to the President for External Relations Corey Wilson has been in charge of informing the UIndy community members about the Red Line stop near campus. Wilson said he’s very excited to see the Red Line finally come together because the UIndy community can benefit from the new connections it will bring. “The things that I would hope students take advantage of are the connectivity they now have for $1.75 to get to Downtown [Indianapolis] and to Broad Ripple, and > See Red Line on page 4
“We reviewed applications and conducted phone interviews before deciding MANAGING EDITOR on who to bring to campus,” Fekete said. “It was very important that we find a dean The University of Indianapolis has just who understood the diversity of programs welcomed a new Dean of the College of in CABS and had a vision for the future Applied Behavioral Sciences. The Office of our college.” Fekete said that Wilson was a clear fit of the Provost announced on June 13 that Dr. Torrey Wilson will be making with the college. The committee felt that his way into CABS as the dean starting he understood the college and presented a clear vision of integrating the programs, the 2019-2020 academic year. Wilson started his college education while still allowing them to have an by attending Xavier University where he individual identity, Fekete said. He was earned his Bachelor of Science in Psychol- also very charismatic and approachable, ogy and a Master of Arts in Counseling. which was something that everyone apHe continued on to earn his Doctorate preciated, according to Fekete. In terms of the improvements and new of Philosophy in Counseling Psychology ideas that Wilson will bring to UIndy at Loyola University-Chicago. Before coming to UIndy, Wilson with him, he said that there is much to served as an associate professor of clini- learn. Wilson said that he fundamentally cal psychology at the Illinois School of believes and operates from an approach Professional Psychology at Argosy Uni- that says, “I must listen and observe so versity which was located in Orange, that I have a meaningful understanding Calif. In his past position, Wilson was of what I am working with before I can the chair of the curriculum committee, implement change.” “...I will support the doctoral program taught graduate courses and advised doctoral students, according to a press as it moves through the APA re-accreditation process this spring release from the Office of and continue its tradition the Provost. of excellence. I also want to Wilson’s extensive acasupport the other programs demic qualifications, rein CABS in building upon search background and a strong tradition of excelbroad professional service lence,” Wilson said. “That made him the ideal candisaid, how does CABS build date to grow the programs on its accomplishments and in CABS and lead faculty as the university’s academic they prepare for future career master plan of interprofesopportunities, according to sional collaboration. This the press release. aligns with how we prepare In his past positions, our students for the future of Wilson ran a national adoWILSON practice. Setting the groundlescent preventive health program at the American Medical work and operationalization of this is my Association and served as president of preliminary focus.” Overall, Wilson said he is very excited the National Council of Schools and Programs of Professional Psychology. about contributing to CABS and UIndy’s Wilson said that in many ways, his career overall mission of “Education for Service,’’ and past positions have led him to this along with CABS’ mission “to transform lives through science, using principles point in his career. “Both roles provided… understand- from behavioral and psychological science ing of the importance of Integrative to solve complex problems.” “I would add two essential additions Healthcare and the future of healthcare,” Wilson said. “But, it suffices to say that to those statements are to insure that every position that I have held has con- our graduates are culturally competent tributed to how and why I wanted to be and that they have an understanding and a part of CABS and what is occurring in commitment to social justice,” Wilson said. “When we look at health disparithe Health Pavilion at UIndy.” Associate Professor and Director ties and specifically issues of access to of Psychological Sciences Erin Fekete care, along with the absence of culturserved as the interim dean while the ally informed and competent treatment, university was searching for a permanent we have a responsibility to educate and replacement. According to Fekete, the demonstrate our commitment to the committee spent several months looking public we serve.” Wilson officially started his new posifor certain characteristics and qualities for tion on Aug. 1. the new dean to have.
By Cassandra Lombardo
WELCOME WEEK SPECIAL
AUGUST 21, 2019
Campus cadets gain experience By Justus O’Neil FEATURE EDITOR
The University of Indianapolis Criminal Justice Department offers an opportunity for sophomore criminal justice majors interested in pursuing a career in law enforcement. Students can apply for a position as a cadet on the UIndy campus police force. During this time, the students train like any Indiana police officer, while attending classes and earning their degree. Lt. Brandon Pate of the University Police Department said the cadet program is a gateway to law enforcement careers, a field in which there has been a 70 percent reduction in qualified applicants in the last decade. “The process starts their sophomore year, where we field and interview applicants for our program,” Pate said. “We take on three cadets every semester, and because of this, they get very detailed, one-on-one supervision.” After completing a pre-basic training over the summer, which consists of a 40-hour week, cadets admitted into the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy program undergo another four 40-houra-week training sessions to prepare for their ILEA exam. According to Pate, these 200 hours of training as a cadet before interacting with students on campus helps to ensure
that UIndy cadets are up to par with any to campus officers, according to Pate. Pate other Indiana officer. said that the cadet program does not try “The first week, which we call week to reinvent the wheel when it comes to one, is the ILEA pre-basic training that training their cadets. is set by the state of Indiana,” Pate said. The supervising officers abide by all “This covers ethics, criminal justice, emer- ILEA code and curriculum when training gency situations, victim assistance, traffic officers and cadets. The cadets are able to stops, multicultural awareness, practicals work closely with state-certified trainers and various scenarios that provide our so that the cadets receive qualified trainofficers with ing in the most the right beneficial way to mentality UIndy. “I learned that this is and skills to Junior crimido the job.” nal justice major something that I really This first Sukhwmanpreet tier of cadet Singh described want to do.” training is the summer caheld directly det academy as a after Spring gateway for the Term.The next four weeks of training can rest of his life. Singh said that the summer count towards the cadets’ college credit training was a time when he was able to and earn them up to 12 credit hours. learn everything he would need to know Once students undergo training, they to decide if he was truly ready for a career can practice as an officer would on campus in law enforcement. in the form of campus security. Singh came to the United States from This entails room clearing in an India when he was 10 years old. Already emergency situation, walkthroughs for knowing Hindi, Punjabi, Gudrabi and all campus buildings and ride-alongs with English, he said that the experience alsworn officers. lowed him to bring his own culture to “The cadets we have on campus act as the table as an asset for understanding a multiplier for our officers’ eyes and ears,” the multiculturalism at UIndy. Pate said.“They free up more of our officers “During training, we worked a lot so that they are able to focus on keeping on community policing, room clearing, crime outside of UIndy’s campus.” knowing the campus and knowing what The cadets increase overall campus to do in a regular policing situation,” security because of the help they provide Singh said. “This summer is one of the
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The University Police Department vehicles are parked on and around UIndy campus. Cadets are not issued squad vehicles like UIndy officers are, however they do ride in them.
best experiences I’ve had. I learned a lot. I learned that this is something that I really want to do, but that it is only the first phase of my training … there is quite a bit more to come.” Singh said that for any student who may be interested in a career in law enforcement, making connections is important such as talking to the police chief and getting acquainted with professors
who may help make those connections. Singh and Pate both said they are excited to get back on campus as the summer ends and work with the student body, faculty and staff. Pate said that the improvement and development of the cadets over the summer has been immense and instills the confidence and trust needed for a police force to work as a team throughout the academic year.
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Marc Milne (second from left) and student researchers (surrounding) attend the 2019 Indiana Academy of Science to present spider related findings for scientific audiences.
Students, professor research new spiders By Tate Jones
Graphic by Madison Gomez
Remaking or rehashing? By Madison Gomez OPINION EDITOR
The movie industry can create characters we love, sceneries we wish we could be in or plot lines that make us forget about our own lives for the duration of the film, but that’s not always to the consumer’s advantage. The industry also can try to capitalize on an idea by making the movie over again as a remake, which can have viewers spend their hard earned cash for almost the exact same movie that they could watch at home, plot wise, unknowingly. Sometimes filmmakers may not have put the consumer’s interest first, but rather the consumer’s dollars. So they slap a title that already has traction on the movie, and suddenly it’s a box office hit. Whether the film is an animation or cartoon remake, live-action remake or remake of an older movie, determining the line between remake and rehashing of a story can be difficult. Often times the distinction becomes a matter of personal opinion. What makes a good remake for me is not the recreation of a movie formatted differently, but rather an update of the original film with developed story lines
and relationships. Remaking a movie isn’t the problem—some remakes can be good— but I won’t pay money knowing that the studio may just be providing me with virtually the same exact film as the original. For example, Disney’s “The Lion King” was not a remake that I liked because I only saw the addition of the beautiful computer generated imagery (CGI) and a few more jokes. For me, the film seemed more like an enriched rehash of the original animated feature with a few sprinkles of flavor to cater to the new audiences. I would have loved to see more backstory from Scar, such as exactly how and why he got that scar on his eye rather than it be spoken like it was in dialogue between Mufasa and Scar, or specifically why he paired with the hyenas long ago, since they’re not welcomed into the Pride Lands. Remakes of films often seem like cash grabs to me, where a studio realizes it struck gold with the original picture and decided to wring it for what it can provide the studio, such as “Ghostbusters,” for which the studio added a new ensemble of lead characters and the movie was called a remake.Yes, but not quite.The film seemed to me more like a tacky recreation with a lot more women-empowering moments.
Consider the number of times filmmakers have cashed in on the “Godzilla” idea. I see most of these films more as remakes because they use essentially the same premise, but with different results and maybe here and there new elements are added to change the story over time. Godzilla just keeps getting bigger in a number of movies, and my patience grows thinner with each inch that he grows. While these companies rake in the dough, for consumers, the films are supposed to be new and worthwhile, but in some cases they simply are not. If these remakes didn’t cost gas money and a movie ticket combined, then maybe I’d want to see them in theaters. At current prices, I would rather wait to see it on a streaming service that I pay a flat rate for each month and I want to support anyway because of the wide selection of titles that don’t disappoint. It is always interesting to see the creative intentions of the filmmakers. but if they are going to rehash the original movie with minimal added details and call it a remake, I feel as if this is a big issue. I simply recommend people have the self control to wait for reviews and learn whether the movie’s remake price is really worth the theater price.
Dead spiders in tubes with microscopes zeroing in on every part of their body might seem like a scene out of an upcoming horror film, but it is also some of the work that University of Indianapolis Assistant Professor of Biology Marc Milne completes in spider taxonomy.Taxonomy is a branch of science concerned with the classification of animals and insects. Milne’s work in the field of spider taxonomy has been featured on Fox News, The Indianapolis Star and ABC News. Milne said that he routinely asks students that excel academically and have interest in spider research to join him on portions of his research. Milne said he wants to present research opportunities to both underclassmen and upperclassmen. Sophomore biology and chemistry double major Caylie Wimmersberger said that she started helping Milne on research as a freshman. “Freshman year, first semester I had a beginner biology class with him [Milne]. The topic [about my] minor in art came up,” Wimmersberger said. “He just had a student recently graduate that was illustrating some of his spiders that he was identifying. I am now working with him to illustrate some of those spiders that he’s discovering and adding to a database.” Wimmersberger is not the only student that Milne researches with. Milne said that this past summer, he invited students to survey and collect specimens. According to Milne, said that giving students these opportunities give them an edge when going to the next step of their education: whether it’s graduate school or a career. “I have a lot of projects that are not directly related to capstone projects. I ask all my students if they’d like to join my projects, a lot of them volunteer. They get a lot of experience, free food and cool swag,” Milne said. “I ask students to do things such as go to a BioBlitz. It’s one or two days where taxonomists of different groups converge on a location and try to find and identify as many specimens they can.” Milne’s leadership style and the opportunities have helped Wimmersberger ger ahead of her studies, she said. Because of her work with Milne, she has developed a portfolio that will pour into some of
her other classes and work along with preparing her for a career in the future. “Being a part of his [Milne’s] research team has been really eye opening and helpful especially because this is going to be my honor’s project.” Wimmersberger said. “It’s amazing because I will already be able to start my honor’s project as a first semester sophomore and getting that out of the way.” Milne also discovered a new rare species of spider in an Indiana cave in 2018. The species, Islandiana lewisi, is one of the primary reasons for Milne’s media coverage. However, according to Milne, his research comes rather quiet when talking to peers and colleagues at UIndy, and he’s okay with it. “People have their own research. A lot of them are distinguished in their own ways. I don’t think I am anymore distinguished than anyone,” Milne said. “Many professors do not do any research at all and they only focus on teaching. They don’t have any research. However, there are many other faculty members that do research.” Milne’s research started out during his senior year of his undergraduate career, which he carried into his studies in graduate school. However, when he first began college, he was studying a carnivorous plant and spiders made an entrance into his studies. “I noticed spiders when examining pitcher plants,”Milne said.“Spiders would build webs over the entrance to the cup. They would collect the insects instead of the plant. When I applied to graduate school I just wrote that down.” Even though his research and work is primarily focused on spiders, Milne said that the work he is doing will likely help different areas such as ornithology and environmental science. All parts of an ecosystem coexist. One example has been given a lot of wind in recent years. “Spiders, often times, are organisms that are indicators on how healthy an ecosystem such as pollinators. It’s very hard to capture how many pollinators, such as bees, are in a habitat because they move so much and [have] hives in other places,” Milne said. “Spiders usually stay in one place. Spiders are very sensitive to insect density. If there are a lot of insects and pollinators, they’re going to be a lot of spiders.”
WELCOME WEEK SPECIAL
AUGUST 21, 2019
UIndy Athletics tackle recruiting By Tony Reeves
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Redshirt sophomore offensive lineman Charlie Bernhardt and Redshirt senior tight end Danny Annee practice blocking for field goals while new defensive coordinator Tim Cooper watches the drill. Annee scored once last season with five receptions and 29 yards.
Football navigates new changes
New coaches, players fill positions for upcoming season more freedom to attack and be aggressive. Keevers said that he did not want to be the head coach and defensive coordinator at the same time so he put his faith in Cooper to manage and run the defensive side of the team. “Tim runs a different style of defense…,”Keevers said.“He’s been around,
By Jacob Walton SPORTS EDITOR
After a 2018 campaign where the Greyhounds reached their fifth NCAA playoff appearance, the football team will be seeing a number of changes this year. After the retirement of longtime Head Coach Bob Bartolomeo, former Defensive Coordinator Chris Keevers took the head coaching position. Tim Cooper, the University of Pittsburgh’s former defensive quality control coach was hired to take Keevers’ place as defensive coordinator. Cooper brings considerable experience at all various levels of collegiate football. “I would be curious to see if there’s anybody else that’s legitimately coached at every single level in college football,” Cooper said.“I would just say my strength is the fact of having seen it done at division III through the Big 10 to the ACC, there are certain fundamentals, … certain things that are important, and there are some things that are just fluff, and sometimes you don’t need to waste your time doing those things.” Cooper began his career at DePauw University as a student athlete and spent time as a coach at schools such as Miami University of Ohio, Indiana University, Butler University and the University of Pittsburgh before coming back to the Midwest to coach for the Greyhounds. Cooper said he does not plan to change much of what the defense did from last year, but instead plans to give the players
and he’s a really good football coach, and we’re going to have a lot more [to it]. The coverage will be tighter. We’ll blitz a little bit more. We’ll move around a little bit more. It’ll just be a different look, defensively.” The Hounds will see some other changes as well. The quarterback position opened up during the offseason, and in the spring ball game, the starting spot was given to backup quarterback Redshirt senior Bryce Stancombe, according to coach Keevers . Stancombe said he plans to go out and compete for the job every day. “We all go in expecting to compete for our jobs every season,” Stancombe said. “So it’s about earning the team’s respect and the coaches’ respect, proving you belong every given day you are out there.” Even with the leadership changes, the Hounds still are ranked at the top of the GLVC preseason poll, with many of the
quality players from last season returning in key positions. Keevers said one of the team’s biggest strengths is its returning run game, specifically the two running backs. “One’s a pre-season All American Toriano Clinton, and then Al [McKeller)] was the MVP of the league last year,” Keevers said. “So they’re good players, and we’re going to run the football.” Along with the rushing game, Cooper said that the Hound’s offensive and defensive lines are going to be strong, and he credited the work to Strength and Conditioning Coach Steve Barrick. “Coach Barrick does a great job here in the offseason in the strength and conditioning department. You talk about developing that, there’s no question that I think UIndy’s been successful because of that room,” Cooper said. The Hounds have 10 games this season with the opener on the road Sept. 5 at Ashland University. Cooper said the UIndy community is important to the team. “We just appreciate all the support. I’ve really only had one experience, the spring game, since I’ve been here, but the spring game was awesome. All the people that came out and supported the guys, and you can feel the support in that. It does matter,” Cooper said. “That’s part of the reason why, again, Undy’s been successful, because it’s a great atmosphere at home. And for people who don’t think that matters, it does, To a team. And it makes the kids feel good, and they play better. And it’s a neat atmosphere, and it’s fun for the UIndy community.”
Steve Barrick in order to develop a summer training plan. Sophomore throwers Tyler Gilbert and Michaela Adams highlight aspects of their workouts that are applied to their summer routines. “An average workout would consist of about two hours in the weight room working on arm, upper body and leg strength,” Adams said. “Then about an hour and a half of throwing.” According to Gilbert, an athletes time spent working out differs based on their role on the team. Gilbert said that gym time can consist of body weight workouts as well as specific lifts including cleans, squats and snatches. This allows them to work every muscle that they would use in their throwing position. Along with baseball and track, there is a short offseason for greyhound men’s soccer. However, this offseason is cut even shorter than last year’s. Every four years, the Men’s Soccer team has the opportunity to travel out of the country and play in various exhibition matches. Their last trip took them on a flight to Haiti where they practice some of their preseason skills. Over the summer, Head Soccer Coach John Higgins and his team traveled to Toronto, Canada to play internationally. Higgins stated that the organization
has very fit and good incoming and returning players that will fill the shoes of the five players that graduated last season. Higgins said that his outlook on the entire UIndy athletics program’s teams’ upcoming season is positive and goals are within reach. “I think that [an NCAA tournament appearance] is very reasonable for every UIndy sports team as a reach goal,” Higgins said. “I think the big thing for us is to be dominant in our conference...we are one of the teams that could win a national championship, but our main goal is getting a win in that NCAA tournament.” Higgins said the program tends to have a tough time finding places for the team to play soccer at a high enough level during the summer without fatiguing them too much. “It is hard to believe that we are a D2 school,” Higgins said. “All of our teams can and have been competing at D1 intensity because of their ability to return to campus already equipped with the necessary fitness.” As the hard work begins to transition into practices, games and matches for the Hounds, students are encouraged to attend sporting events in order to experience the high level of sport entertainment that UIndy has to offer.
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“To me, UIndy feels like a community. It doesn’t feel like I’m just another number.”
For college sports teams, recruiting is the lifeblood of their programs. As players graduate and move on, other talented players are needed to take their spots. This is why recruiting is so important and why attracting new players is crucial, said Volleyball Recruiting Coordinator Julie Street. “[Recruiting] is big to keep a program thriving and keep it surviving for future seasons,” Street said.” And without good recruiters [out] there, it’s detrimental to the success of future seasons.” A college recruiter’s job is to scout out high school players that the coaches may benefit their team. Street is in charge of organizing visits and connecting potential recruits with the UIndy volleyball team. “I think it [recruiting] is really exciting, because we get to kind of wonder and get excited about what the future of UIndy could be like,” Street said. ”It’s cool to kind of dream big dreams in that aspect.” Each athletic team has specific needs based on the sport and different positions to fill. Seeing who fits those positions and if they can be a part of the team is what recruiters look for when scouting according to street. “First off, they [the recruits] have to be great humans, because we’re going to spend a lot of time with them,” Street said. “We want them to be good people, and we want to help them figure out how to be adults. So if they’re great kids, they have great parents that definitely makes our job easier. Then we look for really good athletes.” To get recruits to come to the UIndy, coaches form relationships with them, said Head Women’s Basketball Coach Kristin Wodrich. Wodrich said she forms these relationships by speaking with her recruits as often as she can and trying to maximize the face-to-face time they have together.
“You text them. You call them. You go to open gyms because there are certain times you can’t talk to them,” Wodrich said.“So, you can go to a high school game, but you can’t talk to them.They see you, but you can’t really form a relationship. A lot of it’s based on communication through your phone, writing letters. ” Recruiting has different rules that coaches and recruiters have to follow. If they violate the rules, teams face potential repercussions from the NCAA that are determined on a case-by-case basis. One of the rules that women’s basketball and other NCAA sanctioned sports must follow is when they can and cannot speak to athletes. The contact rules vary for each sport. To keep up with all of the recruiting rules, UIndy has Senior Associate AD for Compliance in Athletics Scott Young. Coaches have yearly trainings during which they watch videos and answer questions. Additionally, the NCAA sends them rules to inform them about changes it has made, according to Wodrich. The hardest part for Street is keeping up with all of the names and details about the recruits, something she said is important. “When I first got here, I thought the hardest part was remembering all of their names, because you’re juggling a lot of different recruits,” Street said. “They’re [also] different years. If you mistake a 2020, versus 2021, and you contact them incorrectly, that’s a violation. And so making sure that you remember their name with their year, … what their mom and dad do, where they’re from and.... everything about the recruit so that you can easily access [that] when they email you, and they call you at the office, and you’ve had no time to prep for the phone call. So I think just making sure that you treat every recruit ... [as though] they’re the one and making sure that you can handle the weight of the people that you’re recruiting.”
Freshmen in Fall Sports
Athletes train, work to prepare for new season By Justus O’Neil FEATURE EDITOR
As University of Indianapolis athletic teams begin to attend start dates for practices, games and matches, their summer training comes to a close. Throughout the offseason, coaches are banned from holding practices and team meetings. However, all athletes are encouraged to workout for their respective sports on their own. Which means that once practices begin, their hard work should make for a stark contrast between the spring and fall season in terms of fitness improvement. Head coach of UIndy baseball Al Ready said the first few practices lets all of the coaches know who has been working out and who hasn’t and the very few who don’t tend to fall behind others. Ready enters his second season as head coach and he intends to echo the coaching philosophy of past years and improve all around as the 2020 season ensues. “I feel like we’ve really placed a lot of stock in our player development over the past ten years or so,” Ready said. “One thing we have that most other small colleges aren’t as lucky to have is our full time strength and conditioning staff.” Student athletes work directly with Head Strength and Conditioning Coach ...
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Junior Back Dana Youffef lines up for a kick while practicing with other teammates. Coaches cannot hold practices throughout the summer, so many practice on their own.
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AUGUST 21, 2019
Credit transfer agreement UIndy, Ivy Tech reach business credit transfer agreement By Tate Jones
EDITORIAL ASSISTANT In a new agreement with Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana, the University of Indianapolis will allow students to have the ability to transfer from Ivy Tech’s Associate of Science in Business Administration degree into the School of Business’s Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree starting this fall. Eligible students will be able to begin their bachelor’s as junior standing students.This will open more doors for both potential students and UIndy, Director of Adult Programs and Articulation Coordinator Bob Calliote said. “A significant part of the growth potential is the adult population. This particular degree will give Ivy Tech students the ability to transfer to any of the [public] state schools, such as Indiana University and Purdue,” Calliote said. “We want to get our share of students coming our way. It’s a big deal that we go after those adult students.” Dean and Professor of Finance in the School of Business Larry Belcher said that the agreement with Ivy Tech would impact adult learner’s options and make access easier to business programs.
“This is an agreement to make the transition for Ivy Tech students into a Business degree program easier. It lists courses from the Ivy Tech catalog that directly correlate with UIndy courses,” Belcher said. “This is an evening program for adult learners to get a Bachelor’s degree in Business as transfer students into UIndy. This is to offer additional opportunities for adult learners to get a Business degree at UIndy.” This articulation agreement will be one of many to come in the future. Articulation agreements are formal agreements between two universities or colleges dictating transfer policies between the two institutions. Calliote said that he is currently working on future articulation agreements with Ivy Tech as well as other universities. “I was appointed as the Articulation Coordinator for [UIndy] at the end of 2018,” Calliote said. “One of my first responsibilities was to get new articulation agreements put into place. The Business Administration [program] was the first one that we tackled. I’ve got many of them in the works. We’ve got one in Community and Nonprofit Leadership we’re actively working on. There is one in Childhood Development. We also have one with Vincennes University in
Public Health.” In a press release from UIndy, Ivy Tech Vice President of Academic Affairs Russ Baker echoed the possibility of future agreements. Baker said that he was also excited about the new opportunities and future partnerships between Ivy Tech and UIndy. “This is an excellent transfer opportunity for our students at Ivy Tech who want to complete their bachelor’s degree in business. Students will be assured that they won’t lose any credits after completing their associate degree,” Baker said. “We are optimistic that we will soon have more 2+2 [articulation] agreements with the University of Indianapolis.” Calliote said that eligible Ivy Tech students will be notified of the opportunity during their advising sessions. Those advising sessions will be looking for students of junior standing, which is equal to 60 completed credit hours. Students must also have completed an Associate of Science in Business Administration degree with a 2.0 or higher GPA on a 4.0 scale at Ivy Tech. “This will be one of the many future agreements we are working on to help future students,” Calliote said. “We’re looking forward to the increased enrollment....[That’s] what it’s all about.”
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“I think you’ll see, as students start using it, I think the engagement with other students, with student organizations will get a lot of use,” Herriford said. “The one thing that, when we talked to students and we demoed a couple of different apps to get student feedback, [what] they really liked was the ability to have one spot to see everything happening on campus.” The app will have integration with ACE, which will allow students to see their assignments and courses in the app instead of having to go to their mobile device’s browser. Herriford said that the mobile app will likely play a role in the future of myUIndy. The university is in the beginning stages of reviewing myUIndy and how it should evolve to meet the needs of students. “Between the public website and the mobile app, what is the purpose and reason for myUIndy?” Herriford said. “That kind of remains to be seen because we want feedback from the students on the mobile app as we roll out new features and then [ask] what would they like to see? Then the next phase of that is you’re gonna...[be asked] ‘What does myUIndy give you that the mobile app doesn’t?’ and vice versa.”
all other spaces in between,” Wilson said. mation about the volunteer opportunities, “I would also like to add that there’s a as well as bus routes, schedules, videos number of employers and jobs within the about the energy-efficient buses and more. Indianapolis market that students may not Day said that she thinks riding public have thought about, different businesses transit is a good way for residents to be a that now they’re connected [to through part of their community. She said the Red the Red Line]. Whether that be their Line is a tool to allow new connections to part-time job that they’re working today, be made, and can play a part in helping or something that they want to do aspi- people think about their relationship with rationally, others in the comthey now munity. Commuhave a way nity members can to get there think about how “I am so excited that the that wasn’t they’re all going to Red Line connects to the available at the same place in this time University of Indianapolis...“ the end and should of year last respect each other, year.” Day said. IndyGo “[The] Univeris planning a series of events throughout sity of Indianapolis is an example of a September to celebrate the opening of group of people that are really going the new transit system, and Wilson said to be able to make a difference moving that UIndy is going to step in and plan forward and shift that conversation and events where they see fit as well. shift the behavior and be examples of Wilson said that IndyGo is looking for leaders or what kind of city we want to volunteers to sit on the bus and answer be,” Day said. “I am so excited that the questions for curious riders. According to Red Line connects to the University of Wilson, those interested in volunteering Indianapolis and that the city connects can go to indygored.com for more infor- to UIndy.”
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Search for VP continues By Cassandra Lombardo MANAGING EDITOR
Sean Huddleston was named president of Martin University back in January and in March, Huddleston officially left the University of Indianapolis, leaving his previous position as vice president and chief of inclusion and equity open. Since then, the university has been making progress in the search for someone to take his place. President Manuel convened the search committee in March and the position was posted in mid-april, according to Assistant Nursing Professor and a member of the search committee, Alex Kemery. The university held interviews with five candidates from July 22 through Aug. 2. Students and staff were encouraged to attend these interviews to provide feedback for the committee to consider during the hiring process. Kemery, a member of the search committee, said that the turnout for the campus presentations were lower than he recalls back when interviews were held for the same position a few years ago. Once
feedback is collected from the individuals who did attend, it will be forwarded to UIndy President Robert Manuel. According to Kemery, the committee is looking for candidates who have previous experience in several areas. “Some of the things we focused on when reviewing candidate applications included previous experience in the following: creating strategic plans, system-wide initiatives, and structures to facilitate inclusion and equity,” Kemery said. Along with those skills, Kemery said that the committee was looking for someone who could also act as a liaison to, and advocate for those with specific issues related to inclusion and equity as well as developing training and education. The committee is also seeking an applicant with a minimum of five years experience and a Master’s degree is preferred. As far as the hiring process goes, Kemery said, he expects it to still be several weeks before an announcement is made, pending on how long it takes for an offer to be extended and accepted by the final candidate.
The Aug. 21, 2019, "Welcome Week Special" issue of The Reflector. Vol. 98, Issue #1. © Copyright 2019 The Reflector. All rights reserved.
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The Aug. 21, 2019, "Welcome Week Special" issue of The Reflector. Vol. 98, Issue #1. © Copyright 2019 The Reflector. All rights reserved.