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To my grandfather’s commanding officer:

I want to thank you.  I don’t know your name, or where you are, but I hope your existence is peaceful.  What I do know is that you told my grandfather “no” three times. In doing so, you saved his life.  What I know is that my grandpa was a young, confident member of the… Continue reading To my grandfather’s commanding officer:

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Back to School: I tried Zumba! 

The end of summer is a bittersweet time as I look forward to fall and am forced to gear up for yet another busy semester at IUPUI. Unlike in past months, my fall semester includes seven courses and fifteen hours spent working in an office for one of my scholarship programs. I have a lot… Continue reading Back to School: I tried Zumba! 

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Third Annual Mayor’s International Futsal Cup to take place at Indiana Statehouse

INDIANAPOLIS, AUG. 9, 2017 — The third annual occurrence of the Mayor’s International Futsal Cup, hosted by Indiana Futsal, will take place Saturday, Sept. 2 to Monday, Sept. 4 at the Indiana Statehouse, located downtown at 201 N. Capitol St. This adult futsal tournament features over 40 teams representing 32 different countries and is one… Continue reading Third Annual Mayor’s International Futsal Cup to take place at Indiana Statehouse

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Transformative Education + IUPUI

Each of the following links will take you to a different feature centering around IUPUI's Nina Scholars, Bowen Scholars, and Fostering Success programs. It was a great joy for me to speak with both staff and scholars involved with these programs and learn about the impact this unique form of programming has had. Fostering Success… Continue reading Transformative Education + IUPUI

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Indiana Futsal unveils ‘Goals for Indy’ program

Indiana Futsal is pleased to announce the new Goals for Indy program, which creates steel futsal goals for public courts in Central Indiana and is a partnership among several Indianapolis businesses. The goals are sourced, constructed, and finished here locally in Indianapolis. “Part of our mission is to provide access to the game in underserved… Continue reading Indiana Futsal unveils ‘Goals for Indy’ program

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Street Team Intern: Weeks 7-13

My official time as an intern at the Indiana State Museum is over now. As I mentioned in my Instagram post on my last day, it was great experience! I spent the summer meeting new people in my industry and getting an inside look at what having a 'real' job is like. I am very… Continue reading Street Team Intern: Weeks 7-13

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Finding Futsal, an athletic outlet for inmates at Marion Co. Jail

Over the past several years, it has become increasingly common for correctional facilities to provide sports recreation for their inmates as a potential diversion from illicit activities. A 2012 report from the Prisoners’ Education Trust, even states that becoming actively involved in a sports league during detention can foster “an alternative social network, access to… Continue reading Finding Futsal, an athletic outlet for inmates at Marion Co. Jail

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Student commencement speaker Amber Kriech discusses her path before and after graduation

Click here to read my most recently published article, where I had the opportunity to chat with IUPUI's 2017 commencement speaker, Amber. It was an enlightening interview for me as an ambitious young professional and future graduate!

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Why “girls plus” should not be a clothing section

  I have belonged to a separate category, according to the fashion industry, since elementary school. As young as 10 years old, I remember searching stores for the section that had clothes for girls like me. My wide blue eyes would take in all the pink and sequins and glitter that make up the girls’… Continue reading Why “girls plus” should not be a clothing section

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Dear alumni, you are an inspiration

In the past few weeks, I have been fortunate enough to speak with some members of IUPUI's class of 2016. One of those interviews formed the basis for my article Catching Up with a Recent IUPUI Grad, and was particularly inspirational for me. As you'll know if you peruse the article all the way to… Continue reading Dear alumni, you are an inspiration