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Graduate Student Awarded Yurtseven International Initiatives Scholarship to Study German Philanthropy

Ife Goodson, a graduate student earning her Masters of Science in Technology with an Organizational Leadership focus, was awarded a Yurtseven International Initiatives Scholarship to support recent travel to Germany to study issues in philanthropy there.

She writes:
I would never in a million years imagine that I would have the opportunity to travel to Germany, but as a recipient of the Yurtseven scholarship, I was able to study abroad as part of the “Philanthropy and Public Policy: The German Context” program May 14-27, 2017.  This program, hosted by the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, provided a firsthand learning experience in philanthropy and public policy through lectures and meetings with professors, state and federal agencies, nonprofit organizations, think tanks, and foundations throughout Berlin and Hamburg.

“Overall, I was inspired by Germany’s history, culture and innovative social service collaborations and strategies. We visited Karuna, a hands-on program for youth addiction prevention.  Founded by Jorge Reichert, Karuna provides a network of services and support for disconnected youth who are often referred to as an “invisible population.” Karuna’s unique collaborations include a recent partnership with Google to develop an app that streamlines the processes of engaging youth, identifying tailored needs, and locating available services. This innovative approach connects a hard-to-reach population with critical assistance, and it provides a model for youth empowerment.

“In addition, we took part in the German Protestant Kirchentag, a bi-annual church celebration, that included a panel discussion “Ending Hardship. How Do We Reduce Poverty Effectively Worldwide?” One of the panelists, American philanthropist Melinda Gates, discussed the role of philanthropy as a catalytic wedge for change. She discussed the role of foundations in utilizing innovation to spur projects in developing countries, measuring effectiveness, and advocating the scaling up of successful projects that serve humanity."

To read a blog post that Ife wrote during her trip, visit  
Posted 6/8/2017

TLC Student, Dan Huffman, contributes to Verizon 5G Indianapolis 500 Demo to Support Live VR Stream

The School of Engineering and Technology, IUPUI's student Dan Huffman is a Principal Engineer at Verizon and earning a Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership in the Department of Technology Leadership and Communication (TLC). Huffman and his team have been working with partners Ericsson and Intel, to test delivery of next-generation 5G wireless broadband technology that was set for demo at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Wednesday, May 24th.

Read more on this story here.
Posted 6/8/2017

TLC Graduate Program Chair selected as participant of IUPUI Next Generation 2.0

Associate Professor of Technical Communication and Chair of Technology Leadership and Communication Graduate Programs Marj Rush Hovde was recently selected as a member of the IUPUI Next Generation 2.0 leadership initiative program. This 9-month leadership development program is "designed to prepare faculty and professional staff who are women and/or members of underrepresented populations for positions of leadership and opportunities for advancement at IUPUI and in higher education." (IUPUI Office for Women)
Posted 5/5/2017

Christian Rogers (left) and Cori Renguette (right)

IUPUI Faculty Members Present at Cyberlearning 2017

Christian Rogers and Corinne Renguette, faculty members from the IUPUI School of Engineering & Technology, presented at Cyberlearning 2017, sponsored by the National Science Foundation and the Center for Innovative Research in Cyberlearning. Chris and Cori are collaborating with Jerry Schnepp from Bowling Green University on the development and testing of EASEL (Education Through Application-Supported Experiential Learning) to facilitate opportunities for reflection before, during, and after learning experiences. 
Posted 4/26/2017