Taylor Rhodes, M.A. student graduating in May 2017, became one of the first students in the history of Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis to be awarded the William M. Plater Civic Engagement Medallion both as an undergrad and as a graduate student. Recipients of the Plater Medallion are soon-to-be graduates who have excelled in their commitment to the community through activities such as service learning, volunteerism, community and social issue advocacy, community work-study, and political engagement.
Bubala Madubansi, an undergraduate student minoring in philanthropic studies, has been competitively selected to be a Fellow at the Indiana University Center for Interprofessional Health Education and Practice. The center promotes collaboration and teamwork in the provision of medical care and health services by students and professionals in various health fields. In this role, Bubala will work at the center to support implementation and evaluation of interprofessional education programs.
March 9—Community Foundations Workshop, “What Happens When the Community Foundations Idea Goes Abroad? Adaptations and Experience Around the World”
March 31—Community Foundations Workshop, “Community Philanthropy and Foundations in an Era of Islamophobia”
Philanthropy Ambassadors Club (PAC), undergraduate student group
March 10—Indy Fuel hockey team was gracious enough to give the group Indy Fuel vs. Fort Wayne Komets tickets. They had a blast!
PAC is also in the midst of elections for their new executive team.
Philanthropy Research Workshop
March 9—Jeffrey Brudney, Betty and Dan Cameron Family Distinguished Professor of Innovation in the Nonprofit Sector, University of North Carolina Wilmington
Research Trends in Nonprofit Journals: Past Trends and Future Directions
March 21—Paul Schervish, Professor Emeritus, Sociology and Director (Retired), Center for Wealth and Philanthropy, Boston College
"Charitable Giving by State: New Methods and Measures for Geographic Giving Relative to Income"
“Sadly, Al Lyons passed away today. Al was one of our M.A. and Ph.D. alums and has served as a lecturer at SPEA-IUB for many years. Some of us know Al from serving on his thesis committees or as a student in our classes. Others know Al as a classmate, friend, or instructor. In all cases, we know him as a smart, thoughtful, and kind person. Please keep Al and his family in your thoughts.”
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Research
Obituary: Faculty and alumnus Lyons, Ph.D. '09 remembered for contributions to arts, NPOs
Read Les Lenkowsky’s full remarks delivered at Al Lyon’s memorial service
“Too soon, alas, the curtain has come down for Al. He has played his final scene, one which, Shakespeare tells us, 'ends in oblivion.' But on this occasion, the Bard is wrong. For Al Lyons has not disappeared from our lives. He will always live in the memories not only of those here today, but of countless others, especially those students who learned so much from him.”
Professor Emeritus of Public Affairs and Philanthropic Studies
Staff/Faculty Activities, Awards, and Publications
Patrick Rooney, associate dean for academic affairs and research, is involved with two faculty searches: Charles Stewart Mott Chair in Community Foundations and Professor of Philanthropic Studies.
Charles Bantz attended two conferences in March:
March 14-15—Dream. Dare. Do.-Women’s Philanthropy Symposium in Chicago, IL
March 16-18—Central States Communication Association’s 86th Annual Meeting in Minneapolis, MN
Charles R. Bantz
Professor & Executive Director, Center for Translating Research into Practice
IUPUI Chancellor Emeritus & IU Executive Vice President Emeritus
March 23—Dr. Katie Herrold, assistant professor, gave a talk and led a class discussion at The Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University (College Station, TX)
“All You Need is Tea: Civil Society and Democracy Promotion after Egypt’s Arab Spring”
Observations on local Egyptian philanthropic foundations and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in the 2011 uprisings—an opportunity to realign with civil society and cultivate democracy at grassroots levels.
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