Jan 9, 1891
Indianapolis

IU Economics professor Jeremiah Jenks lectures in Indianapolis

Responding to requests from Indianapolis reformers and educators, Indiana University in Bloomington sends Jenks to lecture weekly on political economy. The first lecture occurres in Tabernacle Presbyterian Church’s sanctuary. 

Pictured: Indiana University-Downtown Campus, ca. 1968 Credit: University Library, IUPUI View Source
Oct 2, 1894
Indianapolis

Proprietary law schools combine to form private Indiana Law School

Several prominent lawyers and jurists combine their teaching efforts to systematize legal education in a two-year course of lectures. The school is first located at 71 West Market Street. Students pay eighty dollars per year. 

Pictured: Indiana Law School class of 1937 Credit: University Library, IUPUI View Source
Mar 4, 1902
Indianapolis

John Herron Art Institute opens in Indianapolis

Using a generous bequest left by city businessman John Herron, the Art Association of Indianapolis establishes the Institute to operate an art school and museum. Members remodel the former home of Indiana painter T.C. Steele, located at 16th and Pennsylvania Streets, for this purpose. 

Pictured: The Herron building was built in 1906 and torn down in 1928. Credit: University Library, IUPUI View Source
Mar 27, 1903
Indianapolis

Classroom instruction in basic medical sciences is authorized at the Bloomington campus

Indiana University trustees approve the development of a medical department to teach a two-year basic medical sciences (anatomy, pathology, etc.) course. It is the start of President William Lowe Bryan’s vision of a full-fledged medical school.

Pictured: Anatomy class with cadaver, n.d. Credit: University Library, IUPUI View Source
Sep 22, 1907
Indianapolis

Normal College of the North American Gymnastic Union begins instruction in Indianapolis

The Turnlehrerseminar (gymnastics teaching seminary), established in 1866 in New York City, after residing in Chicago and Milwaukee relocates permanently to Indianapolis. It commences operation in Das Deutsche Haus, later renamed The Athenaeum.

Apr 30, 1908
Indianapolis

IU merges with private medical schools in Indianapolis to form IU School of Medicine

Indiana University president William Lowe Bryan wins a political battle with Purdue University to take over medical education in Indianapolis by merging with the Medical College of Indiana and the Central College of Physicians and Surgeons.

Pictured: Medical College of Indiana building exterior, ca. 1905 Credit: University Library, IUPUI View Source
Dec 31, 1911
Indianapolis

Department of Social Service is established in Indianapolis

Indiana University trustees fund the creation of a unit attached to the medical dispensary of the School of Medicine to implement “applied sociology.” The department later becomes the School of Social Work.

Pictured: Social service interviews at City Hospital, 1920s Credit: University Library, IUPUI View Source
Jun 15, 1914
Indianapolis

Long Hospital and IU Medical Center Opens

Recognizing the need for its own teaching hospital, Indiana University authorizes the construction of a hospital near City Hospital. The hospital trains physicians, nurses, dietitians, and other medical professionals. 

Pictured: Long Hospital Dedication, 1914 Credit: University Library, IUPUI View Source
Jun 19, 1914
Indianapolis

Training School for Nurses is established

The Indiana University Training School for Nurses commences with the admission of the first patient to the new Long Hospital, fulfilling the plan to be the first university-based nurse-training school in the US.

Pictured: Nursing faculty and head nurses of Long Hospital, ca. 1922 Credit: University Library, IUPUI View Source
Dec 31, 1916
Indianapolis

Indiana University-Indianapolis Extension Center opens

In 1912, IU created its Extension Division to operate several extension centers around the state. The Indianapolis center begins offering courses in Shortridge High School classrooms four years later. 

Pictured: Location of Extension office, 102 North Senate Avenue, n.d. Credit: University Library, IUPUI View Source
Sep 1, 1917
Indianapolis

Physicians, dentists, and nurses of Base Hospital 32 are inducted into US Army

In response to World War I, the American Red Cross chapter in Indianapolis organizes a military hospital staff. Physicians and nurses from the Medical Center volunteer to serve.

Pictured: IU Training School for Nurses graduates, 1918 Credit: University Library, IUPUI View Source
Dec 31, 1917
Indianapolis

Program in Nutrition and Dietetics is established

The School of Medicine begins a year-long internship program to train dietitians to work in hospitals and other institutions. Beginning in 1923, Long Hospital dietitian Mattie Lute Troutt directs the program until retiring in 1960.

Pictured: Lute Troutt and Herman B. Wells, n.d. Credit: University Library, IUPUI View Source
Sep 30, 1919
Indianapolis

Emerson Hall Opens

The new classroom and administration building for the School of Medicine is adjacent to Long Hospital. Additions occur in 1927 and 1961 when it is named after former Dean, Dr. Charles P. Emerson. 

Pictured: Emerson Hall under construction, ca. 1918 Credit: University Library, IUPUI View Source
Apr 9, 1921
Indianapolis

Riley Memorial Association is incorporated to build Riley Hospital for Children

The Association is formed to raise money to build a children’s hospital in honor of popular poet James Whitcomb Riley (1849-1916). The RMA goes on to raise millions of dollars to support the hospital and pediatric care. 

Pictured: Riley Hospital construction, 1923 Credit: University Library, IUPUI View Source
Dec 31, 1921
National

Normal College buys Wisconsin property for summer school called Camp Brosius

Named for a former director of the school, the Northwoods location affords summertime physical-education training outdoors. Starting in 1922, students reside in tents with wooden floors.

Pictured: Volleyball at Camp Brosius, 1922 Credit: University Library, IUPUI View Source
Oct 5, 1922
Indianapolis

Six students of the IU Training School for Nurses establishes Sigma Theta Tau

Enthusiastic about the possibilities of professional nursing, six students of the IU Training School for Nurses resolve to form an organization to foster nursing education and scholarship. The director of the school, Ethel Palmer Clarke, gives her blessing to the project. 

Pictured: Ethel P. Clarke in her Long Hospital office, ca. 1922 Credit: University Library, IUPUI View Source
Dec 31, 1922
Indianapolis

The Occupational Therapy program starts at IU Medical Center

The first Occupational Therapy unit opens in Long Hospital’s children’s ward. It then moves to Riley Hospital for Children in 1924.  

Pictured: Occupational Therapy workshop at Riley Hospital, 1924 Credit: University Library, IUPUI View Source
Nov 19, 1924
Indianapolis

First patient is admitted to James Whitcomb Riley Hospital for Children

On October 7, 1924, city, state, and university leaders and dignitaries dedicate the completed Riley Hospital for Children. One month later, eleven-year-old Mark Noble is the first patient admitted.

Pictured: First patient Mark Noble admitted to Riley Hospital, 1924 Credit: University Library, IUPUI View Source
Jun 1, 1925
Indianapolis

Indiana University acquires a private dental school to establish IU School of Dentistry

The Indiana General Assembly appropriates $40,000 to IU to purchase the Indiana Dental College. The new School of Dentistry operates in the Pennsylvania Street location until the opening of its new building on West Michigan Street in 1933.

Pictured: Indiana Dental College exterior, 1920-1925 Credit: University Library, IUPUI View Source
Oct 20, 1927
Indianapolis

William H. Coleman Hospital for Women formally opens

The new IU Medical Center hospital serves pregnant mothers exclusively. Thousands of women give birth in Coleman. Mr. and Mrs. William H. Coleman fund the hospital.

Pictured: Coleman Hospital dedication, 1927 Credit: University Library, IUPUI View Source
Apr 10, 1928
Indianapolis

Former Bobbs-Merrill building is dedicated as IU Indianapolis Extension location

In January 1928, IU trustees purchases the Bobbs-Merrill building at 122 East Michigan Street in downtown Indianapolis. Offices, the library, and classrooms occupy three of five floors.

Pictured: Bobbs-Merrill building exterior, n.d. Credit: University Library, IUPUI View Source
Dec 31, 1928
Indianapolis

Ball Residence Opens

The Riley Home for Nurses, later renamed Ball Residence Hall, opens to house female nurses, dietitians, and students for the nearby Riley Hospital for Children. It replaces several “cottages” which housed female staff and students.

Pictured: Ball Residence under construction, ca. 1927 Credit: University Library, IUPUI View Source
Sep 3, 1929
Indianapolis

New John Herron Art Institute school building is dedicated

In July 1928, the Art Association of Indianapolis receives a gift of $200,000 from Caroline Marmon Fesler for a new art-school building. School director Edna Mann Shover moves quickly to raze the old building and build a new one.

Pictured: Exterior of new Herron main building, 1929 Credit: University Library, IUPUI View Source
Nov 15, 1931
Indianapolis

Rotary building is dedicated to expanding Riley Hospital capacity

Rotary Clubs of Indiana raises $276,000 to fund a new convalescent center next to Riley Hospital and the Ball Gardens. The center is designed as a therapeutic space for patients and has space for sixty children.

Pictured: Rotary Building maypole dance, 1932 Credit: University Library, IUPUI View Source
Sep 5, 1936
Indianapolis

President Franklin D. Roosevelt visits Riley Hydrotherapy Pool

Roosevelt, a polio victim whose legs were paralyzed, stopped during his reelection campaign while touring drought-stricken states. From his car, he converses with children and physical therapists inside.

Pictured: President Franklin D. Roosevelt at Riley Hospital, 1936 Credit: University Library, IUPUI View Source
Oct 4, 1937
Indianapolis

Prof. Rolla N. Harger assigns his Drunk-o-meter invention to Indiana University Foundation

Harger’s invention is the first patent handled by the Indiana University Foundation to develop it for profit to the university. Used around the world, the Drunk-o-meter is the first practical tool for measuring alcohol in the body and predates the Breathalyzer.

Pictured: Rolla Harger and student testing Drunk-o-meter, n.d. Credit: University Library, IUPUI View Source
Feb 28, 1938
Indianapolis

Lockefield Gardens public housing development opens

Beginning during the Great Depression with groundbreaking in 1935, the Public Works Administration’s New Deal plan demolishes 363 houses on 22 acres and replaces them with 748 apartments in 24 buildings, all to be occupied by African Americans. 

Pictured: Medical Science Building construction with Lockefield Gardens in background, 1955 Credit: University Library, IUPUI View Source
Dec 31, 1940
Indianapolis

Purdue University establishes an Extension program in Indianapolis

Responding to President Franklin Roosevelt’s call for increased technical training for industrial workers, Purdue initially offers “defense training” to high-school students and factory workers in the IU-Extension building at 122 East Michigan Street, later moving to other downtown sites.

Sep 1, 1941
Indianapolis

Normal College merges with Indiana University

Having fallen on hard times during the Great Depression, leaders of the Normal College of the American Gymnastic Union agree to allow IU to take over the physical-education school. 

Pictured: Normal College dance class, 1946 Credit: University Library, IUPUI View Source
Dec 31, 1941
Indianapolis

Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology is established

The program trains staff to work in IU Medical Center hospitals’ laboratories and other facilities. It is managed initially in the School of Medicine’s Department of Pathology under Dr. Clyde Culbertson, MD.

Pictured: Medical Technology students, ca. 1946 Credit: University Library, IUPUI View Source
Dec 31, 1941
State

Indiana University offers course in Columbus, Indiana

Indiana University offers a course in Columbus for the first time. Between 1941 and 1947, the university offers only four classes in the community. Starting in 1942, meanwhile, Purdue University offers several courses each year. 

May 13, 1942
National

32nd General Hospital is inducted into the US Army

After the US entry into World War II, Indiana University School of Medicine dean Willis Gatch recruits physicians, nurses, and dentists educated in the IU Medical Center to organize a military hospital. 

Pictured: Lt. Col. Charles F. Thompson, chief of surgical service for 32nd General Hospital, n.d. Credit: University Library, IUPUI View Source
Dec 31, 1942
National

Purdue University offers war-related training classes in Columbus, Indiana

As part of its effort to aid war production during World War II, Purdue University offers classes in engineering, basic science, and management in Columbus.

Pictured: IUPUC aerial view, 1996 Credit: University Library, IUPUI View Source
Sep 1, 1944
Indianapolis

Indiana Law School merges with IU School of Law

Leaders of the cash-strapped private law school approach IU and agree to the university taking it over. IU recognizes the school’s graduates as IU alumni and alumnae.

Pictured: Maennerchor Building, location of School of Law, n.d. Credit: University Library, IUPUI View Source
Jan 31, 1946
Indianapolis

Indiana University leases Maennerchor Building

Located at Illinois and Michigan Streets, the building houses the new Evening Division of the IU School of Law and the Department of Social Service. IU later buys the structure.

Pictured: Students studying in Law School Library, Maennerchor Building, n.d. Credit: University Library, IUPUI View Source
Sep 12, 1947
Indianapolis

Purdue Technical Institute in Indianapolis graduates ten students

Established during World War II, Purdue University’s Technical Institutes Division aims to train industrial workers in war-related industries. Purdue does not have another graduation in Indianapolis until 1968.

Pictured: First Purdue-Indianapolis Extension graduates, 1947 Credit: University Library, IUPUI View Source
Dec 31, 1947
Indianapolis

IU purchases Lumberman’s Building to add classroom space

The building is just around the corner from the Extension’s main building, the former Bobbs-Merrill Building, at 122 E. Michigan Street. IU then enrolls three thousand in Extension courses in Indianapolis.

Pictured: Lumberman's Building Exterior, n.d. Credit: University Library, IUPUI View Source
Jul 31, 1952
Indianapolis

Larue D. Carter Memorial Hospital opens to patients

The state-run mental hospital at 1315 West 10th Street calls on the expertise of physicians, nurses, and other staff from the adjacent IU Medical Center.

Pictured: Larue Carter Hospital Exterior, ca. 1956 Credit: University Library, IUPUI View Source
Sep 30, 1953
Indianapolis

Student Union and Food Service Building is dedicated

The five-story structure features dining and conference rooms, apartments, and hotel rooms. As well, the $4.15 million building has a snack bar, gift and beauty shops, and an indoor swimming pool, making it the Medical Center’s social hub.

Pictured: Union Building Exterior, 1953 Credit: University Library, IUPUI View Source
Mar 30, 1962
Indianapolis

IU Trustees create Hoosier Realty Corporation to buy Indianapolis properties

The intent is to allow for campus consolidation and expansion to build what is called “University Quarter.” University employees buy many houses, churches, and businesses and effectively displaces residents.

Pictured: View of neighborhood looking northeast from Med Science building, ca. 1960 Credit: University Library, IUPUI View Source
Aug 4, 1966
Indianapolis

IU, Purdue, and City Government hires Victor Gruen Associates to plan “University Quarter” Campus

The noted urban planning consultancy is to “develop concepts” for the near-westside area where both Purdue University and Indiana University are to locate their Indianapolis operations. The firm concludes that IU should continue removing residents from the neighborhood.  

Pictured: Aerial view of IU Medical Center looking east, 1967 Credit: University Library, IUPUI View Source
Dec 14, 1968
Indianapolis

Indianapolis mayor calls for an independent state university in the city

Indianapolis mayor Richard G. Lugar broadcasts a speech threatening Indiana University and Purdue University that if they do not improve their Indianapolis programs city politicians will create a new, separate state university.

Pictured: Mayor Richard G. Lugar at Cavanaugh Hall groundbreaking, 1968 Credit: University Library, IUPUI View Source
Dec 24, 1968
Indianapolis

Indiana and Purdue University Presidents Agree to Merge Indianapolis campuses

After Mayor Richard Lugar threatens the establishment of an independent state university for Indianapolis, the presidents of Purdue and IU meet in secret in late December and agree to a merger. 

Pictured: Purdue University president Frederick L. Hovde, n.d. Credit: University Library, IUPUI View Source
Jan 24, 1969
Indianapolis

First Chancellor of IUPUI

Dr. Maynard K. Hine, DDS, is named the first Chancellor of IUPUI. With his previous administrative experience in the IU School of Dentistry, Hine strategically works with the faculty and staff to develop IUPUI. 

Pictured: Maynard K. Hine, 1969 Credit: University Library, IUPUI View Source
Feb 14, 1969
Indianapolis

Jack M. Ryder and John C. Buhner are both appointed as vice-chancellors

IU and Purdue leaders jointly appointed Jack M. Ryder as vice-chancellor at IUPUI, to oversee the merger of the administrative bureaucracies of the two universities in Indianapolis. 

Pictured: Jack M. Ryder, n.d. Credit: University Library, IUPUI View Source
Dec 31, 1969
State

Columbus Chamber of Commerce pushes the creation of a Columbus Community College

The Chamber’s move echoes efforts elsewhere in the US to develop community colleges. After the IUPUI merger, IU and Purdue administrators agree to consolidate their Columbus operations under IUPUI.

Pictured: IUPUC campus, 1978 Credit: University Library, IUPUI View Source
Apr 29, 1970
Indianapolis

University Hospital is dedicated

Built for $16.8 million, students in the School of Medicine, School of Nursing, the School of Dentistry, and other programs train in the new facility, which replaces the aging Long and Coleman Hospitals on campus. 

Pictured: Chancellor Maynard K. Hine and IU President Joseph L. Sutton at dedication ceremony, 1970 Credit: University Library, IUPUI View Source
Apr 30, 1970
Indianapolis

Black Student Union adopts its first constitution

Members of the Black Student Union adopt a constitution to govern its future meetings, activities, and elected officers. 

Pictured: Black Student Union protest, ca. 1970 Credit: University Library, IUPUI View Source
Jun 9, 1970
Indianapolis

First IUPUI Commencement

The first IUPUI commencement, held at the Indiana State Fairground Coliseum, grants 1,535 degrees. 

Pictured: IUPUI Commencement, 1970 Credit: University Library, IUPUI View Source
Aug 17, 1970
State

Columbus Center of IUPUI opens

IU and Purdue assigns the development of a Columbus campus to the recently created IUPUI. The Center opens with two employees, a director and a secretary.

Pictured: IUPUC sign, 1978 Credit: University Library, IUPUI View Source
Aug 31, 1970
Indianapolis

IU School of Law-Indianapolis moves onto the IUPUI Campus

The School of Law moves out of the Maennerchor Building into the new building at Blackford and New York Streets.

Pictured: School of Law building under construction, 1970 Credit: University Library, IUPUI View Source
Dec 13, 1970
Indianapolis

Student governments of 38th Street Campus, Circle City Campus, Herron, and Normal College hold joint meeting

The purpose of the meeting is to discuss how they might work together. Students create an Ad Hoc Committee on Student Solidarity to draft a new, unified student government.

Pictured: Normal College students taking test, 1970 Credit: University Library, IUPUI View Source
Jan 14, 1971
Indianapolis

IUPUI Faculty Council approves move to start intercollegiate sports competition

The IUPUI Faculty Council, the faculty governance body of the campus, approves the recommendation of its Athletic Affairs Committee to engage in intercollegiate sports competition as soon as possible.

Pictured: P. Nicholas Kellum, n.d. Credit: University Library, IUPUI View Source
Mar 6, 1971
State

Nick Kellum takes IUPUI intramural men’s basketball team to IU regional campus tourney

Kellum, intramural sports director, takes the champion team from Normal College to represent IUPUI in a tournament hosted by IU-Kokomo. IUPUI loses to IUK, but defeats IPFW in their second game. This is the beginning of IUPUI intercollegiate sports.

Pictured: Normal College team that won IUPUI intramural championship, 1970 (P. Nicholas Kellum, at right) Credit: University Library, IUPUI View Source
Jul 1, 1971
Indianapolis

Office of Student Services opens

According to the 1969 merger agreement, office staffs of IU and Purdue admissions, registration, financial aid, and supervision of student activities and organizations combine on this date. 

Pictured: Spring semester registration, 1980 Credit: University Library, IUPUI View Source
Jul 1, 1971
Indianapolis

IU Assumes administrative control of IUPUI

After a two-year period of reorganization of the Indianapolis campuses, IU assumes overall responsibility for the management of IUPUI. Arthur D. Lautzenheiser becomes IUPUI’s business manager.

Pictured: Arthur D. Lautzenheiser, 1977 Credit: University Library, IUPUI View Source
Jul 16, 1971
Indianapolis

IUPUI student newspaper is established

A group of IUPUI students, faculty, and administrators meet in July to draft a plan for a single student publication, The Sagamore. IUPUI students publish the first issue on October 5, 1971.

Pictured: Archivist Jeannette M. Matthew (right) and students hold student newspapers, 1976 Credit: University Library, IUPUI View Source
Dec 31, 1971
Indianapolis

Riley Hospital for Children Parent Care Unit opens

With the unit, Dr. Morris Green, chairman of the Department of Pediatrics and chief physician of Riley Hospital for Children, creates a national model for family-centered care. Parents can stay round the clock with their children. 

Pictured: Dr. Morris Green and patient, 1970s Credit: University Library, IUPUI View Source
Dec 31, 1971
Indianapolis

Goals and Objectives Committee is formed

Chancellor Maynard K. Hine forms the influential Goals and Objectives Committee (GO Committee) to develop long-range plans for IUPUI. It is chaired by IU School of Law-Indianapolis professor James P. White.

Pictured: James P. White, n.d. Credit: University Library, IUPUI View Source
Jan 22, 1972
Indianapolis

Men’s basketball team plays as Metros in IU-Kokomo tournament

IUPUI men’s basketball team plays their first game using the Metros as their team name. The game is a rematch with Kokomo after their meeting in March 1971, when IUPUI sent a champion intramurals team.

Pictured: Coach George Dickison and players, 1972 Credit: University Library, IUPUI View Source
Apr 15, 1972
Indianapolis

First Herron Alumni Homecoming is held

IUPUI’s Herron School of Art holds its first Alumni Association Homecoming in 1972. The event attracts distinguished artists who have studied at and graduated from Herron. 

Pictured: Herron exhibition, 1972 Credit: University Library, IUPUI View Source
Apr 27, 1973
State

Report is issued on Intercollegiate Athletics for IUPUI and IU Regional Campuses

In 1973, an IU system-wide committee prepares a report providing guidance for the creation of intercollegiate athletics programs at IUPUI and the regional campuses to provide athletic opportunities for all IU students.

Pictured: Men's basketball coach George Dickison ca. 1973 Credit: University Library, IUPUI View Source
Apr 30, 1973
Indianapolis

GO Committee issues preliminary report on future development of IUPUI

The Goals and Objectives Committee, chaired by Prof. James P. White of the Indiana University School of Law-Indianapolis, releases an influential report in which it recommends actions leaders should take to develop the campus.

Pictured: (L-R): Bernerd Bogar, Maynard K. Hine, James P. White, n.d. Credit: University Library, IUPUI View Source
Apr 30, 1973
Indianapolis

Genesis literary magazine begins publication

Students approach Professors Rebecca E. Pitts and Laurence Lampert to ask if they would supervise a student literary magazine. School of Liberal Arts dean Joseph T. Taylor believes that the journal would create a good image of IUPUI.

Pictured: Professor Rebecca E. Pitts, English Department, 1967 Credit: University Library, IUPUI View Source
Jul 16, 1973
Indianapolis

Riley Hospital for Children designs one of the first mobile Newborn Intensive Care Units

Pioneering Riley neonatologist Edwin L. Gresham designs this special ambulance. Gresham’s basic unit is a converted recreational vehicle, equipped with incubators, ventilators, monitors, warmers, centrifuge, and blood gas analyzer. 

Pictured: Newborn Intensive Care Ambulance, 1978 Credit: University Library, IUPUI View Source
Nov 30, 1973
Indianapolis

IUPUI adds two more sports for the coming school year

Both a men’s tennis and a men’s golf team are approved to start during 1974–1975 school year.

Pictured: Tennis Stadium Construction, 1978 Credit: University Library, IUPUI View Source
Dec 31, 1973
Indianapolis

Second Chancellor of IUPUI is appointed

Dr. Glenn W. Irwin, Jr., former dean of the School of Medicine, becomes the second chancellor of IUPUI. Under his leadership, IUPUI grows rapidly.

Pictured: Glenn W. Irwin, Jr., at groundbreaking for Engineering and Technology building, 1975 Credit: University Library, IUPUI View Source
Dec 31, 1973
Indianapolis

Edward C. Moore is appointed Executive Vice-Chancellor

Moore’s appointment comes at the same time Glenn W. Irwin, Jr., becomes chancellor. Moore takes over the task of building the faculty and academic programs on the campus.

Pictured: Edward C. Moore, 1977 Credit: University Library, IUPUI View Source
Dec 31, 1973
Indianapolis

Roy Wilkins gives the first Wendell L. Willkie Memorial Lecture in the School of Law

Wilkins (1801-1981) is a longtime leader of the NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People).

Pictured: School of Law building under construction, 1970 Credit: University Library, IUPUI View Source
1974
Indianapolis

Lawrence Einhorn MD introduces new therapies that cure patients with testicular cancer

Einhorn, a chemical oncologist, treats his first patient with Cisplatin, an experimental drug. He combines it with two other drugs with spectacular results. Einhorn continues to refine the treatment. 

Pictured: Dr. Lawrence H. Einhorn, 1977 Credit: University Library, IUPUI View Source
May 2, 1974
Indianapolis

School of Medicine receives federal grant to set up genetic research center

The IU School of Medicine (IUSM) is the tenth center for research in genetic diseases in the country and the first in the Midwest to be funded by the US government. The center is housed at Riley Hospital for Children.

Pictured: Prof. Walter Nance preparing fingerprints of non-identical twins, n.d. Credit: University Library, IUPUI View Source
Jul 1, 1974
Indianapolis

IUPUI makes a Core Campus of Indiana University

IUPUI receives an updated status as a core campus within the Indiana University system. Instead of being a “regional” campus in IU, the Indianapolis campus is made co-equal to the IU-Bloomington campus. 

Pictured: President John W. Ryan, 1978 Credit: University Library, IUPUI View Source
Dec 31, 1974
Indianapolis

Multiple women’s sports are approved

Women’s basketball, softball, and volleyball are all approved to start for the 1974–1975 school year.

Pictured: Women's volleyball team member, 1978 Credit: University Library, IUPUI View Source
Jul 27, 1975
Indianapolis

City and IU agree to have the School of Medicine manage Marion County General Hospital

With an initial two-year trial agreement, the IU School of Medicine (IUSM) takes over all management and professional services of the renamed Wishard Memorial Hospital, including patient care, teaching, and research activities. 

Pictured: Wishard Memorial Hospital, 1975 Credit: University Library, IUPUI View Source
Dec 31, 1975
Indianapolis

First daycare for IUPUI students and faculty is opened

The daycare center, which provides care for three to five-year-olds, prioritizes the children of students first, then faculty and staff. It starts with one licensed pre-school teacher aided by student assistants. 

Pictured: Center for Young Children, 1998 Credit: University Library, IUPUI View Source
Oct 31, 1976
Indianapolis

IUPUI leaders dedicate the new School of Engineering and Technology Building

The event is the culmination of years of work to move former Purdue programs from the 38th Street campus to downtown. Once downtown, the school goes on to build strong undergraduate and graduate programs.

Pictured: New Engineering and Technology building 1976 Credit: University Library, IUPUI View Source
Dec 31, 1976
Indianapolis

IUPUI Athletics Advisory Committee vote to apply for NCAA Division II Status

The Athletics Advisory Committee, created to develop policies for IUPUI athletics, submits its recommendation to the IU Athletic Director, who denies it, stating that the application did not follow guidelines for IU regional campuses. 

Pictured: Hugh A. Wolf, 1984 Credit: University Library, IUPUI View Source
Dec 31, 1976
Indianapolis

The Minority Engineering Advancement Program (MEAP) is established

Dr. R. Bruce Renda, dean of the School of Engineering and Technology, creates MEAP. The program has great success in promoting and nurturing minority achievement in engineering and college education in general.

Pictured: MEAP student, 1986 Credit: University Library, IUPUI View Source
Dec 31, 1976
National

The Charles S. Peirce Project moves to IUPUI

The Peirce project is a documentary editing project to publish the complete works of the influential American philosopher. The project moves to IUPUI from Texas Tech and forms the core of what later will become the Institute of American Thought.

Pictured: Dr. Max Fisch (seated) and Peirce Project staff, 1976 Credit: University Library, IUPUI View Source
Feb 4, 1977
Indianapolis

Paul R. Bippen is appointed Director at IUPUI-Columbus Center

Dr. Bippen was previously interim director of the center, and before that, he was assistant to Indiana University’s chancellor for regional programs and assistant to the IUPUI dean of the faculties.

Pictured: Paul R. Bippen, 1977 Credit: University Library, IUPUI View Source
Mar 17, 1977
Indianapolis

Wishard Memorial Hospital burn unit is dedicated

In 1975, the IU Medical Center and city government agreed that the School of Medicine would manage Marion County General Hospital (later renamed Wishard Memorial Hospital). The burn unit is one of several improvements that result from this agreement.

Pictured: Wishard Hospital burn ward dedication, 1977 Credit: University Library, IUPUI View Source
Apr 16, 1977
Indianapolis

First Circle City Circuit canoe race is held

The race, which is held at Eagle Creek Park, is part of a week-long “festival” aimed to create campus traditions. 

Pictured: Canoe racing at Eagle Creek, 1977 Credit: University Library, IUPUI View Source
Dec 31, 1977
Indianapolis

First Ice Cream Social

The Ice Cream Social is one of the many activities welcoming students during the start of the new school year. 

Pictured: Ice Cream Social tent, nd Credit: University Library, IUPUI View Source
Feb 28, 1978
Indianapolis

IUPUI celebrates its first Homecoming

While IUPUI had enjoyed intercollegiate sports for years, the first homecoming event was not organized until after IUPUI joins the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) conference in 1978.

Pictured: Homecoming court, 1978 Credit: University Library, IUPUI View Source
Mar 3, 1978
National

Spring break is extended an extra week due to the national energy crisis and coal miner strike

IUPUI chancellor Glenn W. Irwin, Jr., institutes energy conservation practices to reduce university costs as well as to reduce the strain on supplies of coal needed to heat campus buildings. 

Pictured: Cavanaugh Hall exterior in winter, 1978 Credit: University Library, IUPUI View Source
Dec 31, 1978
Indianapolis

IUPUI joins the NAIA and AIAW

Men’s basketball, tennis, and golf join the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). Women’s basketball, softball, and volleyball join the Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women (AIAW). 

Pictured: Metros softball team, 1978 Credit: University Library, IUPUI View Source
Mar 3, 1979
Indianapolis

Students and faculty organize a protest against university investment in apartheid-era South Africa

The Indianapolis South Africa Committee (ISAC), a group of IUPUI students and faculty, picket a meeting of the Indiana University Board of Trustees. 

Pictured: Student protesters marching, 1980s Credit: University Library, IUPUI View Source
Aug 8, 1979
Indianapolis

First meeting of IUPUI Staff Council

The IUPUI Staff Council, the self-governance body for non-academic staff of IUPUI, meets for the first time on August 8, 1979. The body originated from efforts begun in 1974 by the Advisory Committee to the IUPUI Faculty Council’s Staff Affairs Committee. 

Pictured: Members of IUPUI Staff Council, 1997 Credit: University Library, IUPUI View Source
Sep 8, 1979
Indianapolis

IUPUI Metros baseball team plays first game as a varsity team

In their first competition as a varsity team, Metros defeat Purdue University-Northwest 23-11 in a game played in Michigan City. The team also wins the second game of the doubleheader. 

Pictured: IUPUI baseball team, 1994 Credit: University Library, IUPUI View Source
Dec 31, 1979
Indianapolis

Cardiologist invents the implantable transvenous cardioverter to correct heart arrhythmia

Dr. Douglas P. Zipes, an expert in heart arrhythmias, develops the cardioverter in collaboration with Medtronic. The device is the first of its kind and corrects life-threatening abnormal rapid-cardiac rhythms. 

Pictured: Dr. Douglas P. Zipes, 1979 Credit: University Library, IUPUI View Source
Dec 31, 1979
Indianapolis

Indianapolis Tennis Center opens on the IUPUI campus

IUPUI works with the city to build the courts to retain the US Clay Court Championships and attract other sporting events. 

Pictured: IU President John W. Ryan at dedication of Indianapolis Tennis Center, 1979 Credit: University Library, IUPUI View Source
Mar 4, 1980
Indianapolis

Groundbreaking event for Education/Social Work building and Natatorium building

University and city grandees brake ground for a new building to house the School of Education and the School of Social Work. Construction also begins for the Natatorium across New York Street. 

Pictured: Education/Social Work building groundbreaking, 1980 Credit: University Library, IUPUI View Source
May 15, 1981
Indianapolis

First non-health PhD program for IUPUI is approved by ICHE

The Indiana Commission for Higher Education approves a PhD program in rehabilitation psychology in the Department of Psychology in IUPUI’s Purdue School of Science, overcoming resistance from West Lafayette and Bloomington. 

Pictured: Research in School of Science, 1989 Credit: University Library, IUPUI View Source
Dec 31, 1981
Indianapolis

IUPUI softball team takes third place in AIAW Midwest regional tourney

The Metros women’s softball team finishes in second place in the state AIAW tournament and takes third place in the Midwest regional tournament. The team compiles a 29-7 season.

Pictured: Metro softball team, 1981 Credit: University Library, IUPUI View Source
Dec 31, 1981
Indianapolis

First annual Noche Latina is held at IUPUI

The event celebrates all things Latino/Latina and is aimed at presenting the richness of Hispanic culture.  

Jul 23, 1982
National

IUPUI hosts the National Sports Festival

The National Sports Festival commences on the IUPUI campus. It is sponsored by the United States Olympic Committee and features track and field, swimming, and other sporting events. 

Pictured: Track and Field Stadium, July 1982 Credit: University Library, IUPUI View Source
Aug 21, 1982
National

First world record set at Natatorium

Just weeks after the Indiana University Natatorium is completed, swimmer Stephen K. Lundquist sets a world record time in the Men’s 100-meter breaststroke. 

Pictured: Olympic swim trials at Natatorium, 1996 Credit: University Library, IUPUI View Source
Oct 4, 1982
Indianapolis

IUPUI dedicates the Natatorium, the Track and Field Stadium, and the School of Physical Education.

The summer of 1982 sees the completion of the track stadium (now called Michael A. Carroll Stadium) and the Natatorium shortly in advance of the National Sports Festival IV (July 23–31, 1982). 

Pictured: Natatorium interior, 1982 Credit: University Library, IUPUI View Source
Dec 31, 1982
National

School of Medicine geneticist and other researchers discover genetic marker for Huntington’s Disease

Dr. P. Michael Conneally, Professor of Genetics, works with researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital and Johns Hopkins Hospital to make this breakthrough discovery. 

Pictured: P. Michael Conneally, 1983 Credit: University Library, IUPUI View Source
Dec 31, 1982
Indianapolis

IUPUI softball team wins state AIAW championship

The IUPUI women’s softball team, coached by P. Nicholas Kellum, wins the state Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women (AIAW) championship. The Metros team goes on to place fourth in the Midwest tournament with a 25-2 record.

Pictured: Nick Kellum, 1982 Credit: University Library, IUPUI View Source
Dec 31, 1982
Indianapolis

Howard G. Schaller is appointed executive dean and dean of the faculties

Howard G. Schaller, executive associate dean of the IU School of Business, notes shortly after taking the job in Indianapolis that IUPUI is a unique institution. It is the “most complete campus in the state,” he said. 

Pictured: Dr. Howard G. Schaller, nd Credit: University Library, IUPUI View Source
Dec 31, 1982
Indianapolis

The Ronald McDonald House is opened

The Ronald McDonald House provides a home-away-from-home for families of children receiving care at Riley Hospital for Children.

Pictured: Construction of Ronald McDonald House, 1982 Credit: University Library, IUPUI View Source
Dec 31, 1983
Indianapolis

IUPUI softball team wins NAIA District 21 championship

IUPUI hosts and wins the NAIA District 21 championship tournament. The team goes to the NAIA National Tournament for the first time, the first IUPUI team to advance to a national tournament. The Metros places fifth. 

Pictured: Metros softball team, 1983 Credit: University Library, IUPUI View Source
Dec 31, 1983
Indianapolis

IUPUI men’s basketball team wins their first post-season tournament game

The IUPUI Metros squad defeats Huntington College 89–82 in the first round of the NAIA District 21 playoffs.  The team advances to the second round but loses to top-seeded Grace College by two points.

Pictured: Men's basketball team 1982–1983 Credit: University Library, IUPUI View Source
Dec 31, 1983
Indianapolis

First cochlear implant surgery at Riley Hospital

Dr. Richard Miyamoto pioneers cochlear implantation soon after he comes to Riley Hospital for Children in 1978. Trixie Taylor was the first recipient of a cochlear implant at Riley.

Pictured: Dr. Richard Takashi Miyamoto, nd Credit: University Library, IUPUI View Source
Dec 31, 1983
Indianapolis

The Elks Cancer Center is opened

The Elks Association has long raised funds for cancer research in the Medical Center. The Elks Cancer Center is an important predecessor to the IU Simon Cancer Center. 

Pictured: Indiana Elks Cancer Center plaque, 1990 Credit: University Library, IUPUI View Source
Jun 25, 1984
National

World records set at Natatorium during Olympic trials

The Indiana University Natatorium, opened in 1982, firmly establishes its reputation as a fast pool when swimmers brake world records during US Swimming Olympic trials.

Pictured: Aerial view of IU Natatorium, 1984 Credit: University Library, IUPUI View Source
Dec 31, 1984
Indianapolis

IUPUI softball team wins NAIA District 21 Tournament

After winning the District 21 tournament, the IUPUI women host the NAIA National Tournament. The Metros take third place. Overall, for the season the team compiles a 40-11 win-loss record.

Pictured: Trudy Bernath, 1984 Credit: University Library, IUPUI View Source
Mar 6, 1985
Indianapolis

Men’s basketball team wins NAIA District 21 championship

The Metros defeat Tri-State University 71-68 to advance to the NAIA National Championships, where they lose to the number 2-seeded Univ. of Wisconsin-Stevens Point 71-61. The team compiles a 21-15 season.

Pictured: IUPUI Metros basketball team in action in NAIA tournament, Kansas City, 1985 Credit: University Library, IUPUI View Source
Apr 12, 1985
Indianapolis

Indiana’s first trauma center designed for children opens at Riley Hospital for Children

Riley Hospital for Children becomes the first hospital in the country to follow all recommended guidelines for treating trauma in children.

Pictured: Riley Hospital construction, 1985 Credit: University Library, IUPUI View Source
Dec 31, 1985
Indianapolis

Indiana’s first bone marrow transplant program opens at Riley Hospital for Children

Dr. Jan Jansen performs the first marrow transplant at Riley. The program also treats adults and later moves to University Hospital.

Pictured: Dr. Jan Jansen performs a bone marrow transplant, 1985 Credit: University Library, IUPUI View Source
Dec 31, 1985
Indianapolis

IUPUI softball team wins NAIA District 21 Tournament

After again winning the District 21 tournament, the IUPUI women’s softball team comes in fifth in the NAIA National Tournament.

Pictured: Metros softball team, 1985 Credit: University Library, IUPUI View Source
Dec 31, 1985
Indianapolis

The Office of Minority Affairs opens

The Office of Minority Affairs opens during the fall semester, directed by former IU-Bloomington basketball player Landon M. Turner. The office is “aimed at linking the administration with minorities.” 

Pictured: Landon Turner, 1985 Credit: University Library, IUPUI View Source
Dec 31, 1985
Indianapolis

Women’s volleyball team advances to NAIA national tournament

The Metros volleyball wins the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) district tournaments to qualify for the national tournament played in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. During the season, the Metros women compiles a 32-15 record.

Pictured: Fans at IUPUI volleyball game, 1985 Credit: University Library, IUPUI View Source
Dec 31, 1986
Indianapolis

IUPUI softball team wins NAIA District 21 Tournament

The IUPUI women’s team again wins the District 21 Tournament to advance to the National Tournament, where the Metros come in third. The team posts a 48-8 season record.

Pictured: Metros softball team, 1986 Credit: University Library, IUPUI View Source
Dec 31, 1986
Indianapolis

Third Chancellor of IUPUI is appointed

Gerald L. Bepko, JD, becomes chancellor after serving as dean of the Indiana University School of Law-Indianapolis. As chancellor, Bepko works to make IUPUI a model urban university. 

Pictured: Dr. Gerald L. Bepko (right) filling balloon at IUPUI Fall Festival, 1989 Credit: University Library, IUPUI View Source
Feb 28, 1987
Indianapolis

IUPUI women’s basketball team wins NAIA District 21 and Bi-District championships

The Metros team lose in the first round of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) national tournament in Kansas City, Missouri to North Georgia 86-70. During the season, the team compiles a 22-8 record.

Pictured: IUPUI women's basketball team in action, 1987 Credit: University Library, IUPUI View Source
Mar 31, 1987
Indianapolis

Grant is announced to support Center on Philanthropy

With a $4-million grant, the Lilly Endowment, Inc., launches the development of the center, which would study philanthropy’s role in society and train students to work in non-profit organizations. 

Pictured: Robert L. Payton, 1988 Credit: University Library, IUPUI View Source
Aug 9, 1987
National

IUPUI hosts Pan American Games

On August 9, 1987, the Pan-American Games, a major international competition, commences on the IUPUI campus. The Games continue through August 23.

Pictured: Competitor in long jump, 1987 Credit: University Library, IUPUI View Source
Dec 31, 1987
Indianapolis

IUPUI softball team wins NAIA District 21 Tournament

The IUPUI women’s softball team wins the District 21 Tournament for the fifth year in a row and advances to the National Tournament. The Metros once again come in third place. The team compiles a 54-13 overall record.

Pictured: Cindy Reese, Metros softball player, 1987 Credit: University Library, IUPUI View Source
Dec 31, 1987
Indianapolis

William M. Plater appoints dean of the faculties

William M. Plater, previously dean of the IUPUI School of Liberal Arts, works closely with IUPUI chancellor Gerald L. Bepko to continue the rapid development of the campus’s academic programs. 

Pictured: Dr. William M. Plater, 1990 Credit: University Library, IUPUI View Source
Dec 31, 1987
Indianapolis

School of Medicine receives $5 million to establish the IU Alcohol Research Center

Dr. T.K. Li wins a grant to fund the Alcohol Research Center, the first of its kind in the United States. The Center researches genetic and psycho-social aspects of alcoholism.

Pictured: Dr. T.K. Li (top), n.d. Credit: University Library, IUPUI View Source
Dec 31, 1987
Indianapolis

University Place Conference Center opens

Completed at a cost of $12 million, University Place Conference Center and Hotel serves visitors to IUPUI and Indianapolis until it is converted to student housing and teaching space in 2013. It is originally called the Lincoln Hotel.

Pictured: Opening of Lincoln Hotel, 1987 Credit: University Library, IUPUI View Source
Dec 31, 1987
Indianapolis

Men’s Soccer team is established

The team goes on to advance to the NAIA Division 21 Playoffs in 1988, 1989, 1990, and 1993.

Pictured: Men's soccer team, 1987 Credit: University Library, IUPUI View Source
May 6, 1988
Indianapolis

Hideaway cafe closes

The popular campus resort was located in the Blake Street Library and served burgers, snacks, coffee, and pop. It also served as a venue for cultural events.

Pictured: Dancers in Hideaway, 1983 Credit: University Library, IUPUI View Source
Jul 15, 1988
Indianapolis

IUPUI Hosts US Olympic Track and Field Trials

From July 15 through July 23, the Track Stadium hosts competitions to build the United States Olympic Team to compete later that summer. Many notable athletic performances occur.

Pictured: Olympic trials at Track Stadium, 1988 Credit: University Library, IUPUI View Source
Jul 16, 1988
National

Florence Griffith Joyner brakes the women’s 100m world record in IUPUI Track Stadium

Her time of 10.49 seconds occurs in a heat for the United States Olympic track and field trials held in the Michael Carroll Track and Field Stadium. Some believe her effort is wind-aided.

Aug 31, 1988
Indianapolis

Minority Achievement Scholarship Program is established

IUPUI, under the leadership of Norman Brown, assistant director of the Office of Admissions, establishes the program to increase opportunities for academically talented African Americans, Hispanic Americans, and Native Americans. 

Pictured: Norm Brown, 1989 Credit: University Library, IUPUI View Source
Dec 31, 1988
Indianapolis

IUPUI softball team wins NAIA District 21 Tournament

Having won the District Tournament for the sixth year in a row, the Metros team advances to the NAIA National Tournament. The team finishes in tenth place. The Metros compile an overall record of 50 wins and 11 losses.

Pictured: Metros softball player in action, 1988 Credit: University Library, IUPUI View Source
Dec 31, 1988
Indianapolis

IUPUI Development Plan, 1988–2000

The IUPUI Development Plan: 1988–2000 is a significant document that lays out the direction that IUPUI chancellor Gerald L. Bepko and executive vice chancellor/dean of the faculties William M. Plater wishes to take. 

Pictured: Televised University Library groundbreaking, 1990 Credit: University Library, IUPUI View Source
Oct 31, 1988
National

Hal Broxmeyer develops cord blood stem cells for transplant

Broxmeyer prepared the blood used for the first successful umbilical cord blood transplant in Paris, France, and hand delivered the stem cells. Since then, thousands of cord blood stem cell transplants have saved the lives of over 40,000 patients. These transplants have proven effective for around 70 diseases, including various forms of leukemia and Hodgkin and non-Hodgkin lymphoma.

Pictured: Hal E. Broxmeyer's Pediatric Hematology Lab Staff, n.d. Credit: University Library, IUPUI View Source
Apr 21, 1989
Indianapolis

First Chancellor’s Honors Convocation is held

Chancellor Gerald L. Bepko desires to break down silos between campus schools by bringing together students, staff, and faculty from all IUPUI schools.  

Pictured: Uday Sukhatme (left) and Bart Ng at Honors Convocation, 2007 Credit: University Library, IUPUI View Source
Dec 31, 1989
Indianapolis

Founding of The Polis Center

The Center links academic and practical expertise to benefit Indianapolis and Indiana. Two of its products have been the SAVI online tool and The Encyclopedia of Indianapolis.

Dec 31, 1989
Indianapolis

IUPUI softball team wins NAIA District 21 Tournament

After winning the District 21 Tournament for the seventh year in a row, the Metros compete in the NAIA National Tournament and finish in fourth place. The softball team compiles a 48 wins and 19 losses record for the season.

Pictured: Metro softball player in action (coach Nick Kellum at left), 1989 Credit: University Library, IUPUI View Source
Dec 31, 1989
National

Headquarters for Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society for Nursing is opened

Six nurses from the IU School of Nursing established the organization in 1922 with the aim to foster nursing education and scholarship, the first for the nursing profession. By 1989, it has a worldwide membership.

Pictured: Sigma Theta Tau building dedication, 1989 Credit: University Library, IUPUI View Source
Feb 21, 1990
Indianapolis

IUPUI and Ivy Tech sign an agreement to coordinate admissions and registration

IUPUI and Indiana Vocational and Technical College leaders agree to work together to assist students to progress through their post-secondary education. 

Pictured: IUPUI/Ivy Tech agreement signing, 1990 Credit: University Library, IUPUI View Source
Mar 31, 1990
Indianapolis

Women’s basketball team wins NAIA District 21 championship

After winning the NAIA District championship, the Metros lose in the Bi-District tournament to Campbellsville College 96-80. Overall, the Metros compile a 25-5 record for the season.

Pictured: 1989-1990 women's basketball team, 1990 Credit: University Library, IUPUI View Source
May 19, 1990
Indianapolis

School of Medicine dedicates Herman B. Wells Center for Pediatric Research

The new $4.5 million center in the Riley Hospital for Children increases research capacity in the hospital by affording more space for researchers.

Pictured: Herman B. Wells as Santa Claus at Riley Hospital, nd Credit: University Library, IUPUI View Source
Sep 8, 1990
Indianapolis

Bowen Research Center is announced

The Bowen Research Center focuses on the role of the primary care physician in health care. The center is named after School of Medicine alumnus Governor Dr. Otis R. Bowen, MD. 

Pictured: Otis R. Bowen, MD, 1983 Credit: University Library, IUPUI View Source
Nov 30, 1990
Indianapolis

Women’s volleyball team advances to NAIA national tournament

The team loses in the first round of the national tournament, held in Hawaii. Overall, the Metros compile a 27-13 season record.

Pictured: Metros volleyball team, 1990 Credit: University Library, IUPUI View Source
Dec 31, 1990
Indianapolis

IUPUI softball team wins NAIA District 21 Tournament

After winning the district tournament for the eighth year in a row, the Metros softball team advances to the NAIA National Tournament where they finish in ninth place. In the course of the season, the team compiles a 53-9 record.

Pictured: Metro softball team, 1990 Credit: University Library, IUPUI View Source
Dec 31, 1990
National

School of Medicine begins partnership with Moi University in Eldoret, Kenya

The IU School of Medicine initiates a partnership with Moi University after Doctors Bob Einterz, Joe Mamlin, Charlie Kelley, and Dave Van Reken set out on an international tour in 1988. The venture later becomes the important AMPATH effort.

Mar 21, 1991
Indianapolis

IUPUI opens state-of-the-art computer music laboratory

The new computer music laboratory is a joint effort of the Indiana University School of Music at IUPUI and campus computing services, allowing students to compose and perform music employing a wide range of computer equipment and software.

Pictured: Darrell L. Bailey, 1998 Credit: University Library, IUPUI View Source
Mar 31, 1991
Indianapolis

Women’s basketball team reaches NAIA final four in national tournament

After clinching the District 21 champion, the Metros advance to the NAIA National Tournament. The IUPUI women defeat ranked teams to reach the Final Four, where they lose to Southwest Oklahoma University. Overall, the team racks up a 20-12 record.

Pictured: 1990-1991 IUPUI women's basketball team, 1990 Credit: University Library, IUPUI View Source
Apr 22, 1991
Indianapolis

IU School of Nursing Center for Nursing Research is opened

Indiana University School of Nursing celebrates the grand opening of the school’s Center for Nursing Research. The opening is recognition of the significant growth of research and external support for it in the school.

Pictured: Victoria L. Champion, Professor of Nursing, 1991 Credit: University Library, IUPUI View Source
Dec 31, 1991
Indianapolis

IUPUI softball team wins NAIA District 21 Tournament

For the ninth year in a row, the IUPUI softball team advances to the national tournament. The Metros team place ninth. The team compiles a 50-9 season. Coach P. Nicholas Kellum resigns with a 518-134 overall record.

Pictured: Metros softball team, 1991 Credit: University Library, IUPUI View Source
Dec 31, 1991
Indianapolis

Creation of the Alzheimer’s Disease Center in the School of Medicine

The center has been successful in research and diagnosis of this terrible disease. Dr. Hugh Hendrie takes the lead in the development of the Alzheimer’s research program at the Indiana University School of Medicine starting in 1987. 

Pictured: Hugh C. Hendrie, 1986 Credit: University Library, IUPUI View Source
Dec 31, 1991
Indianapolis

Women’s Volleyball takes second place in NAIA National tourney

After winning District 21 and Bi-District X championships, the Metros lose to champion Brigham Young University-Hawaii. The team is coached by Tom Pingel.

Pictured: Metros volleyball team, 1991 Credit: University Library, IUPUI View Source
Nov 30, 1992
Indianapolis

NCAA Division II status is approved

IUPUI leaves the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) after joining the National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA) Division II at the start of the 1992-1993 academic year. 

Pictured: Women's basketball team, 1993-1994 Credit: University Library, IUPUI View Source
Dec 31, 1992
Indianapolis

Center for Urban Policy and the Environment opens

Created after significant planning and an $8.5 million grant, the Center aims both to establish IUPUI as a top research school in urban and environmental policy and to enhance the city’s image. 

Pictured: Center for Urban Policy and the Environment staff, 1993 Credit: University Library, IUPUI View Source
Jul 19, 1993
Indianapolis

University Library opens

The new University Library is a cornerstone of the 1988 campus Development Plan to boost teaching and research. The formal dedication occurs in 1994.

Pictured: University Library under construction, 1993 Credit: University Library, IUPUI View Source
Nov 30, 1993
Indianapolis

Men’s golf is reintroduced

Baseball replaced golf as a varsity sport in 1979. Men’s golf is reintroduced to he intercollegiate lineup for the  1994-95 school year. 

Jul 31, 1994
Indianapolis

National Art Museum of Sport opens in University Place Conference Center

Founded in 1959, the not-for-profit organization exhibits works in Indianapolis during the Pan-American Games. With Lilly Endowment, Inc. grant funds, it opens in the Conference Center.

Oct 31, 1994
Indianapolis

Women’s tennis team wins Great Lakes tournament to advance to NAIA nationals

The Metros appear in the NAIA National Tournament played in Tulsa, Oklahoma in March 1995.

Pictured: Women's tennis team, 1994 Credit: University Library, IUPUI View Source
Dec 31, 1994
Indianapolis

Encyclopedia of Indianapolis is published

The Encyclopedia of Indianapolis is the inaugural project of the Polis Center, which was established in the School of Liberal Arts in 1989. The completed volume is IUPUI’s gift to the city and becomes the standard reference work on the city.

Pictured: Robert G. Barrows (left) and David J. Bodenhamer, editors of the encyclopedia, 1994 Credit: University Library, IUPUI View Source
Apr 30, 1995
Indianapolis

Men’s tennis team wins NAIA independent regional title

The Metros win the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) independent regional tournament. The team compiles an 8-1 season record. Coach Rick Witsken wins the NAIA coach of the year award. 

Pictured: Rick Witsken, men's tennis coach, 1994 Credit: University Library, IUPUI View Source
Nov 30, 1996
Indianapolis

Men’s and women’s cross country started

The men’s cross country team goes on to become recognized by the United States Cross Country Coaches Association as Academic All-American multiple times. The women’s team earns the same honor from the Women’s Intercollegiate Cross Country Coaches Association multiple times.

Dec 31, 1996
Indianapolis

The Office for Women is created to improve the campus environment for women

Based on the report of the Task Force on the Status of Women, campus leaders establish the office to foster work and learning environments where diversity is valued and all can thrive.

Pictured: Women's Leadership Awards luncheon, 1998 Credit: University Library, IUPUI View Source
Dec 31, 1996
State

IU School of Medicine establishes the Ryan White Center for Pediatric Infectious Disease and Global Health

Ryan White, the first child to speak out about HIV infection, was a patient of Dr. Marty Kleiman, a pediatrician in the School of Medicine and at Riley Hospital for Children. He died in 1990, but his willingness to bring awareness of HIV to the public led to enhanced education and substantial progress in HIV research and care.

Pictured: Ryan White press conference, 1990 Credit: University Library, IUPUI View Source
1997
Indianapolis

Clarian Health integrates operations of Riley, Indiana University hospitals and Methodist Hospital

Indiana University’s decision to turn over healthcare management services to Clarian Health allows the IU School of Medicine to develop further as a first-rate medical education institution and assures the economic viability of Indiana University Hospitals for future generations. 

Oct 30, 1997
Indianapolis

IU Trustees approve IUPUI going NCAA Division I

The IU Board of Trustees vote to approve a proposal for IUPUI intercollegiate athletics to join NCAA Division I. They also approve IUPUI joining the Mid-Continent Conference. 

Pictured: Jaguars men's basketball team in action against Valparaiso, 1999 Credit: University Library, IUPUI View Source
Nov 30, 1997
Indianapolis

Jaguar is established as IUPUI Mascot

With no official logo or mascot, IUPUI decides it needs a rebrand to go along with the school’s new status of NCAA Division I. The student body votes to go with Jaguars. 

Pictured: IUPUI logo and mascot, 1998 Credit: University Library, IUPUI View Source
May 7, 1998
Indianapolis

IUPUI Faculty Council approves PULS

The approval is the culmination of years of innovative faculty work to develop common Principles of Undergraduate Learning to govern undergraduate teaching and learning.

Pictured: Commencement, 1998 Credit: University Library, IUPUI View Source
Feb 20, 1999
Indianapolis

Jinx the Jaguar appears at IUPUI Homecoming

Jinx the Jaguar makes his first appearance at an IUPUI Homecoming. The day features a doubleheader of women’s and men’s basketball games against Valparaiso University teams. 

Pictured: Jinx with Race for the Cure participants, 1999 Credit: University Library, IUPUI View Source
Nov 30, 1999
Indianapolis

Men’s soccer team wins Mid-Continent conference regular season championship

In the Mid-Con conference tournament final, the Jaguars lose to Oral Roberts University, who advances to the NCAA tournament.

Pictured: Men's soccer coach Steve Franklin, 1995 Credit: University Library, IUPUI View Source
Dec 31, 1999
Indianapolis

The Encyclopedia of Forensic Sciences is published

Founding director of the IUPUI Forensic and Investigative Sciences Program and leading expert in the field, Dr. Jay A. Siegel serves as editor of the Encyclopedia of Forensic Sciences. 

Pictured: Forensics lab, 1996 Credit: University Library, IUPUI View Source
Dec 31, 1999
Indianapolis

Creation of IUPUI Diversity Cabinet

Chancellor Gerald L. Bepko charges the Cabinet to “increase diversity and improve the climate for diversity [and] to renew and redouble our efforts to enhance diversity.”

Dec 31, 2000
Indianapolis

School of Medicine launches the Indiana Genomics Initiative with a $105 million grant

The grant from the Lilly Endowment, Inc., enables the university and central Indiana to become a life-sciences research center. Lilly Endowment gives another $50 million to the project in spring 2003. 

Pictured: Dr. Craig Brater, Chairman of the Department of Medicine, 1991 Credit: University Library, IUPUI View Source
Dec 31, 2000
Indianapolis

Men’s soccer team wins conference tournament and advances to NCAA tournament

The Jaguars defeat Oakland University 2-1 in triple overtime in the conference tournament final, IUPUI’s first Mid-Con championship. They win a play-in against Marist to reach the NCAA tournament, where they lose to Southern Methodist University. 

Pictured: Men's soccer team, 1994 Credit: University Library, IUPUI View Source
Dec 31, 2000
Indianapolis

Women’s volleyball team tie for first place in Mid-Continent Conference regular season

Having tied with Oral Roberts University with 13-1 records, the first-seed Jaguars go on to take second place in the conference tournament held in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Pictured: Cory Pepperworth-Rainbolt, 1998 Credit: University Library, IUPUI View Source
2001
Indianapolis

The Indiana University School of Dentistry creates the Division of Community Dentistry

Continuing its long tradition of community service and dental public health, the IU School of Dentistry establishes the Division to increase its community involvement by integrating community health activities into its curriculum. 

Pictured: Dental surgery, 1996 Credit: University Library, IUPUI View Source
May 18, 2001
Indianapolis

Men’s baseball is discontinued

IUPUI issues a news release announcing that the university is ending its baseball program. The news comes at the end of the baseball team’s season, its third in NCAA Division I competition in the Mid-Continent Conference. 

Pictured: IUPUI Metros baseball team, 1987 Credit: University Library, IUPUI View Source
Feb 23, 2002
Indianapolis

Inaugural Jagathon Dance Marathon

The IUPUI Student Foundation hosts the inaugural Jagathon, part of the Indiana University Dance Marathon, to raise money for Riley Hospital for Children on the IUPUI campus. 

Apr 30, 2002
Indianapolis

Men’s golf team wins Mid-Continent Conference tournament to advance to NCAA regional

The Jaguar men win the conference title by ten strokes. They advance to the National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA) regional tournament in Albuquerque, New Mexico and take 25th place.

Mar 31, 2003
Indianapolis

Men’s basketball wins Mid-Continent conference tourney, goes to NCAA Division I tourney

The IUPUI Jaguars advance to the NCAA Division I tournament for the first time. Seeded sixteen in the regional, the Jaguars lose in the first round to top-seeded University of Kentucky Wildcats 95-64 in a game played March 21, 2003. 

Pictured: Coach Ron Hunter, 1999 Credit: University Library, IUPUI View Source
Nov 30, 2003
Indianapolis

IUPUI awards Ruth Lilly an honorary degree

Ruth Lilly has contributed millions of dollars and to the academics, culture, and social health of Indiana. For her philanthropic work, Lilly is awarded a Doctor of Humane Letters degree. 

Dec 31, 2003
Indianapolis

Fourth Chancellor of IUPUI is appointed

During his tenure as chancellor (2003-2015), Bantz advances an ambitious agenda of growth in research, research funding, and academic programs. Many new undergraduate and graduate degree programs arise. 

Pictured: Charles R. Bantz, 2003 Credit: University Library, IUPUI View Source
Dec 31, 2003
Indianapolis

Women’s tennis win both regular season and conference tournament

Advancing to the NCAA national tournament, IUPUI loses to UCLA in the first round.

Dec 31, 2004
Indianapolis

Women’s tennis wins conference tourney to advance to NCAA national tournament

At the NCAA Division I tournament, IUPUI loses to Vanderbilt University in the first round.

Dec 31, 2005
Indianapolis

Men’s golf wins conference tournament

The Jaguars men’s golf team wins the Mid-Continent conference tournament by three strokes. The team advances to the NCAA regional tournament held at South Bend, Indiana, and places 24th.

Mar 31, 2006
Indianapolis

Men’s basketball wins Mid-Continent Conference regular season championship

Under coach Ron Hunter, the Jaguar men top the conference with a 13-3 record. Their overall record is 19-10. They IUPUI men lose in the second round of the Mid-Con tournament. Hunter is voted conference Coach of the Year.

Nov 2, 2006
Indianapolis

Black Student Union issues call to action to address continuing racism on campus

Leaders of the Black Student Union presents to IUPUI officials a list of grievances suffered by African-American students. The document prompts a significant reassessment and actions by campus leadership.

Pictured: Dr. Joseph T. Taylor, 1989 Credit: University Library, IUPUI View Source
Jan 31, 2008
Indianapolis

IUPUI Campus Center opens

The Campus Center, the central location linking student and academic life, is decades in the planning and building. Containing offices, dining, entertainment, fitness, and other spaces, students, faculty, and staff flow through its doors.

Nov 30, 2008
Indianapolis

Women’s soccer team in three-way tie for first place in Summit League regular season

The IUPUI women’s soccer team shares a three-way tie at the top of the league with South Dakota State and Oakland Universities. The Jaguars have a 13-7 overall season record. They lose in the tournament final to SDSU.

Dec 31, 2008
Indianapolis

D. Wade Clapp, MD and other researchers announces the first effective treatment for nerve tumors

Clapp of the Department of Pediatrics and colleagues from other medical centers reports that a drug called Gleevec shrank tumors in children with Neurofibromatosis Type 1 (NF1).

Pictured: Riley Hospital exterior, 1989 Credit: University Library, IUPUI View Source
Nov 30, 2009
Indianapolis

Women’s soccer team wins Summit League regular season and tournament championship

After a 17-4 season, the team loses in the NCAA Division I national tournament first round to the University of Notre Dame.

Dec 31, 2010
Indianapolis

Chen Ni wins NCAA Division I platform diving championship

Ni wins the women’s platform at the NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships, scoring 325.50 in the finals of the platform.

Feb 28, 2011
Indianapolis

The IU Board of Trustees approve new IUPUI Campus Master Plan

The Plan includes the campus’s relationship to IU Health hospitals contiguous to the IUPUI campus as well as the former Wishard Memorial Hospital footprint. 

Pictured: Aerial of IUPUI campus, 1998 Credit: University Library, IUPUI View Source
Mar 31, 2012
Indianapolis

Men’s golf team wins Summit League tournament to advance to NCAA

Playing in Macomb, Illinois, the Jaguar men prevail in a tight competition that sees second-place Southern Utah score the same number of strokes. IUPUI advances to the National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA) regional tournament held at Norman, Oklahoma where they place 12th.

Dec 31, 2012
Indianapolis

Nasser H. Paydar is appointed executive vice chancellor and chief academic officer

Paydar has long roots at IUPUI, having since 1985 been a member of the mechanical engineering faculty in the School of Engineering and Technology. 

Pictured: Nasser H. Paydar, right, at Honors Convocation, 2007 Credit: University Library, IUPUI View Source
Dec 31, 2012
Indianapolis

Chen Ni wins NCAA Division I platform diving championship

Ni claims her second National Championship, winning the platform dive at the NCAA Championships with a final round score of 343.05.

May 2, 2013
Indianapolis

Herron School of Art and Design opens expanded Eskenazi Fine Arts Center

The ribbon-cutting ceremonies officially open the expanded sculpture and ceramics facility, located at 1410 Indiana Avenue. Generous gifts from Sidney and Lois Eskenazi and others funded the $3.2 million construction.

Oct 3, 2013
Indianapolis

Student Outreach Clinic wins the Governor’s Service Award for exemplary service learning

The clinic is an IUPUI student-run initiative to provide free medical, dental, and other services to uninsured, underserved, and under-resourced persons in Indianapolis.  

Pictured: Southside Community Health Clinic lab, 1970 Credit: University Library, IUPUI View Source
Nov 21, 2013
Indianapolis

IUPUI Women’s Volleyball Team wins Summit League tournament

Having won both the regular-season and conference-tournament championships, the Jaguars advance to the NCAA regional tournament, where they lose to #4-ranked University of Missouri.

Aug 4, 2014
Indianapolis

Our Commitment to Indiana and Beyond: IUPUI Strategic Plan

IUPUI chancellor Charles Bantz launches a new IUPUI Strategic Plan for the campus. The plan is developed under the overall direction of Nasser Paydar, then executive vice chancellor and chief academic officer of IUPUI. 

Dec 31, 2014
Indianapolis

Indy Eleven plays first season in Carroll Stadium

Established in 2013, the Indy Eleven, makes its debut in Carroll Stadium as a member of the North American Soccer League.

Dec 31, 2014
Indianapolis

Women’s volleyball team tie for first place in Summit League regular season

The women spikers tie for first with the University of Denver with 13-3 records. In the tournament final, Denver defeats the IUPUI team to advance to the NCAA Division I tournament.

Aug 31, 2015
Indianapolis

Kathy Johnson is appointed executive vice chancellor and chief academic officer

Kathy E. Johnson begins as interim executive vice chancellor of IUPUI in August 2015 and receives the permanent appointment in July 2016. Johnson joined the faculty of the Department of Psychology in the School of Science in 1993.

Oct 31, 2015
Indianapolis

Men’s cross-country team wins Summit League championship for second year in row

The Jaguar runners repeat as champions, and Coach Chuck Koeppen repeats as Coach of the Year in the league. Two weeks later the IUPUI men place eighth in the NCAA Great Lakes Regional.

Dec 31, 2015
Indianapolis

IUPUI Men’s Cross-country team wins first Summit League Championship

In the Summit League championship meet, the Jaguars men’s team run away with first place. The team goes on to place ninth in the NCAA Midwest regional in Madison, Wisconsin.

Nov 4, 2017
Indianapolis

Women’s soccer team wins Horizon League Championship to advance to NCAA tournament

The Jaguars defeat the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in penalty kicks. The team advances to the NCAA national tournament, where they lose to the University of Notre Dame in the first round.

Apr 30, 2018
Indianapolis

Women’s Golf Team wins Horizon League Championship and NCAA berth

The Jaguars win their first Horizon League trophy at the conference tournament held in Florida. The team advances to the NCAA regional championship in Madison, Wisconsin.

May 1, 2018
Indianapolis

IUPUI Faculty Council approves PLUS

The IUPUI Faculty Council endorses Profiles of Learning for Undergraduate Success, or IUPUI+ (PLUS), which replaces the Principles of Undergraduate Learning (PULs) and the Principles of Co-curricular Learning (PCLs).

Apr 30, 2019
Indianapolis

Women’s golf team wins Horizon League tournament championship

The IUPUI women’s golf team wins its second Horizon League title in a row. The team subsequently places eighteenth in the NCAA regional tournament.

Nov 2, 2019
Indianapolis

Men’s cross country team wins Horizon League championship

At the Horizon League championship meet held in Kentucky, the Jaguars win their first league title. Two weeks later the IUPUI team places fourteenth in the NCAA Great Lakes Regional meet held in Wisconsin.

Mar 10, 2020
Indianapolis

Women’s Basketball Team wins Horizon League Tournament

Having won the regular-season title, the Jaguars enter the Horizon League tournament as first seed. The IUPUI women best the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay team in the championship 51-37 to win the conference and advance to the NCAA Division I national tournament.