making a better Indy
People for Urban Progress presents Five by Five

Five goofy ideas leads Greg Stocking to think about bureaucratic infrastructure, private-public partnerships, and leveraged tax dollars

Deep thoughts for summertime
5×5 hosted by People for Urban Progress

While she may not have liked the winner, Meredith Lizza thought the competition was great

Conversations Summer 2014
The Loving Story at the Indianapolis Neighborhood Resource Center

Chris Moeller situates the story of Richard and Mildred Loving's interracial marriage in the context of pressures on families (and his own loving story)

Summer 2014
Child Support Enforcement Conference

Christopher Moeller learns what it takes for Indiana to go from one of the worst in the US to one of the best

comments on policy videos
Air Quality and Children’s’ Health in Indiana

Greg Stocking observes as Dr. Girish Vitalpur tries to contribute to starting a policy conversation

Make Change!
Upward College for Chin Students

Matt Impink discovers a Gatsby-strength ambition to improve among college-bound Chin students

Spring Conversations
Sparks of Human Rights in Nigeria’s External Relations

Christopher Moeller hears an under-publicized resource of the Law School

Talk with social innovators
Hope Seekers, from a curator’s perspective

Paula Katz explores the idea of "storytelling for change" in an exhibition and talk she helped organize

beyond our borders
Constrained philanthropy in India

Joshua Shuck learns that the Indian government doesn't make it easy for NGOs to do their jobs

Events inspiring innovation
How to Build a Nonprofit Organization: Building Blocks for Starting a 501(c)(3)

Alisha Borcherding reports on an event in which 35 people share the goal of not making profits

Insightful talks
Sven Schumacher talks Germany to the ICWA

Matt Impink gets a tasty meal and a taste of German history, and leaves hungry for more

Real social entrepreneurs
Help Heal Haiti @ Butler University

Dan Quackenbush learns what students can learn when they get outside the "Butler Bubble" ... and listen

Seeking social justice
Can Men Have it All?

Matt Impink ponders whether America federalism might be a way to sneak in Swedish-style social policies

Thought-provoking art
“Boycott! The Art of Economic Activism”

Katelyn wishes a poster expresses how she feels about Walmart

nonprofits meet government
At the library: Grant writing and fundraising

Kahfii King learns that when you write a proposal for funding, who you know may be more important than the words you write

Global fun in Indy
Indianapolis Prize – Where have I been?

AJ Feeney-Ruiz realizes he needs to spend more time at the Zoo

Essential initiative
A visit to a refugee farm in Lafayette Square

SPEA student Brad Coffing visited the newest of these farms and interviewed Maria Beltran-Figueroa, the motive force behind refugee farming in Central Indiana. Brad reports on this component of the international ferment brewing around Lafayette Square.

movietime
Paradise When?

Megan Engbring wonders how she's respond if she were in a movie called "Paradise Now"

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science and technology
Science on Tap: Dr. Gabe Filippelli

Christina Cordial wonders at the people who'll listen to science over beer and free pizza

global politics
Redline: Iran, Israel, and the Bomb

Meedith is inspired to predict the outcome of Iran's upcoming elections

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networking
Catalyze Indy

The primary goals of the non-profit organizations were first to inform individuals of what it is they are doing, and how that activity is having an effect on society. The organizations then provided individuals with various ways in which they could get involved with their cause. The goal of the service center is to spark change in the city of Indianapolis.

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culture & the arts
The Fowl

Jennifer Skehan takes in a play by Q Artistry, Indy's goofy-scary theatre troupe

local meets global
US higher education and the world

A talk about US higher education leads Meghan Engbring to draw lessons from Butler's ex-president Bobby Fong

Conferences & conversations
Notes from Timmy Global Health Conference

Ose Agho talks to the students who made the Timmy Global Health conference meaningful

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provocative conversations
“The Art of the Steal”

Kris Humphress contemplates the sordid intersection of art, philanthropy & law

religions and spirituality
Islamic Jihad or Just Revolt?

Corrine Purvis enjoys learning about history, but wishes she could learn more about the religious roots of action

food issues
Indy International Marketplace- “the world comes to eat”?

Min Qi ponders the darker side of dining in the International Marketplace

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coming to Indiana
IndyRefugee

The rustic, unfinished look of the structures that the pictures hung from went nicely with the photos and the rest of the aesthetics of the Earth House.

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talks
“Unfinished Business” & Irish Republicanism

Dr. White ... explained that to the people he’s spoken to and interacted with, it does not have much to do with religion. They frame it as an “anti-imperialist” conflict.

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World-changers speak
Madiba

South African Jeanine Louw reflects on the passing of her greatest countryman

build a better indy
Deputy Mayor Addresses “Why Indianapolis?”

“Without an international presence, [Indianapolis] is going to be left behind.”

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Spring 2014
At the library: Grant writing and fundraising

Kahfii King learns that when you write a proposal for funding, who you know may be more important than the words you write

Fall 2013
The Ethnic Expo: Columbus, Indiana celebrates its diverse population

Ryan Roth joins in a celebration of one of Indiana's most global small cities

Summer 2013
In Indianapolis, The World Comes To Eat

Emily Bales reflects on an article in the New York Times that saw something Indy didn't notice about itself

Spring 2013
Jackie and Me

Shannon Link discovers the significance of 42 before the movie came out

Fall 2012
Lt. Dan Choi “Truth or Consequences”

Choi felt an incongruity with the message he was delivering to Muslims as a US military member and his own experience in the military. He was carrying a message to Muslims that the US wanted to bring all people of various religious groups together to end religious concealment within their country, yet he had to conceal his own orientation to serve this military institution.

Spring 2012
Joseph Habig reflects on Sen. Richard Lugar

SPEA Scholar Joseph Habig reflects on a gentleman who has been Senator from Indiana for longer than Joseph Habig has been a resident on the planet Earth.…

Spring 2012
Brent Willoughby on “Developing Legitimacy in the Sub-Saharan African”

SPEA Scholar Brent Willoughby starts with the problems of legitimacy facing regimes in Africa. He ponders whether partnerships with Western — Hoosier — organizationscan contribute to new forms of leadership and legitimation.

Summer 2011
A visit to a refugee farm in Lafayette Square

SPEA student Brad Coffing visited the newest of these farms and interviewed Maria Beltran-Figueroa, the motive force behind refugee farming in Central Indiana. Brad reports on this component of the international ferment brewing around Lafayette Square.

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