UIndy Kinesiology Students Present Research at IAHPERD State Conference

UIndy Kinesiology was well represented at the Indiana Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance Conference (IAHPERD) Oct 30-Nov 1, 2013 with multiple juried presentations.  

Oral Presentations:

Practical strategies to help you advocate for health education within the school and community was presented by students Michelle Kruse (Community Health Education), Terrence Johnson (Health & Physical Education), and Lauren Hostetter (Community Health Education) and faculty Dr. Heidi Rauch and Dr. Shannon McMorrow.

Resistance Bands: A safe and economical way to increase strength in your program was presented by students Royce Carlton (Health & Physcial & Education), Terrence Johnson (Health & Physical Education), Trent Vickrey (Health & Physical Education), Braden Miller (Exercise Science), Caitlin Gomez (Exercise Science) and faculty Dr. Lisa Hicks and Ms. Mindy Mayol.

Poster Presentations

Special Olympics Indiana Event Management Project presented by Aaron Ostapchuk (Sport Management Undergraduate).

Developing Social Media Strategies for a Professional Sports Franchise presented by Joshua Sollman (Sport Management Undergraduate)

Clustering among Student-Athletes at Division II Schools: Fact of Fiction presented by Ashley Fowler (Sport Management Graduate Student)

The Senior Women’s Administrator: Roles and Inconsistencies within Division I Athletic Programs presented by Amanda Reed (Sport Management Graduate Student).

Award Winners:

Ashley Fowler, sport management graduate Student

 

Ashley Fowler (Sport Management Graduate Student) received the top award for posters of graduate students among four different Indiana institutions participating. This is the third year in a row that a UIndy student received an outstanding poster award.

 

Terrence Johnson, health & physical education undergraduate student

 

 

 

 

Terrence Johnson (Health & Physical Education) received the Catherine Wolf Scholarship which included: 1 year membership to IAHPERD, IAHPERD Conference Registration, Award Certificate and monetary stipend.

Rebecca Reutman (EXSC)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rebecca Reutman (Exercise Science) received the Jean Lee/Jeff Marvin Collegiate Scholarship Award.  This scholarship includes a monetary stipend and recognizes outstanding undergraduate students preparing for a career in health, physical education, recreation dance or allied field.

 

 

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Private Colleges in Indiana: Advertised Cost versus Actual Cost

It is no secret that the cost of a four-year college degree can be really expensive, and that the main difference between a public college and a private college usually lies in the cost of tuition. For these reasons, many students will dismiss the possibility of attending a private university.

While the advertised cost of attendance at a private college can be a number big enough to give mom and dad a heart attack, often times financial aid and outside scholarships can reduce this number significantly, to the point where the actual cost of attendance can be made to be just as affordable as the cost at a state school.

To better illustrate this issue, let's take a look at the numbers for cost of attendance at UIndy:

Currently, the cost of tuition at the University of Indianapolis is $24,420 and the cost of Room & Board is $8,790. However, as I said before, do not be fooled by the large dollar amount. Most first year students at UIndy are not expected to pay the advertised cost of attendance. In fact, a good number of them receive some form of financial assistance from the university. A typical financial aid package for a first year student will usually include some of the following items:

University Scholarships and Grants

Every student who applies for undergraduate admission to UIndy is automatically considered for a merit scholarship, which can range from anywhere between $6,000 and up to full tuition annually, provided that the student maintains a good GPA while attending full-time.

Merit scholarships, are just one of three categories of university scholarships that an incoming freshmen could be eligible for. Talent-based scholarships are also another category. UIndy awards scholarships for athletic talent to recruited athletes, and demonstrated ability in music, theatre, and art for students who plan on pursuing a major in either of the three departments. (The music department scholarship is also available to non-music majors). Legacy, alumni, departmental awards are the third category of scholarships. To see the full list, visit our financial aid website: (www.uindy.edu/financial-aid)

In addition to scholarships, students may qualify for additional aid from the university, which can be listed as a supplemental or director's grant on a financial aid award letter. Academic merit and overall financial need are both considered for this.

Federal and State Aid

You may have heard of the Pell Grant, or Federal Work Study. These are grants and special forms of assistance from the federal government that students are not expected to pay back after graduating. Indiana state residents may qualify for Indiana student grants, like 21st-Century Scholars, or the Indiana Freedom of Choice Grant. Non-Indiana residents are also eligible for grants from their own home states. For more information, visit http://nassgap.org/membershipdirectory.aspx. The amount of Federal/State awards and total funding that a student will qualify for is primarily based on financial need. This is why filing a Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA, is important.

There are also federal student loans, more commonly known as Stafford loans and/or Perkins loans. However, as an Admissions Counselor, I always remind families that these are completely optional, and that students are never obligated to accept any loans on their financial aid award letters. Every family's situation is different, and it is important that students talk with their parents about whether or not these are feasible options.

Outside Scholarships

I always encourage my students to look out for any outside scholarships from their local communities, parents' employers, and/or other networks. Although scholarship websites like FastWeb are great search tools to use, many of the posted scholarships on those sites are national awards, that thousands of other students are also applying to. True, the local scholarships may not be worth as much as national scholarships like Gates Millennium or Coca-Cola, but the odds of winning the former are much higher, so it never hurts to apply to those either.

Bottom line students; never rule out a private college as an option simply based on the cost of attendance. You never know what you will get on the financial side of things. Feel free to reach out to the university's financial aid office, and your friendly admissions counselor (that's me!) if you or your parents need help.

 

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Is your New Year's Resolution to be financially fit?

Happy New Year from the University of Indianapolis' Office of Financial Aid! Do you have your list of New Year's resolutions all wrapped up for 2011 or are you still pondering your life improvements for this year? If you are still compiling your list think about adding "Spending some time researching UIndy's Cash Course website" to your list.

UIndy's Cash Course can be accessed by going to http://www.cashcourse.org/uindy/Default.aspx  Here you will find valuable information on budgeting, dealing with debt and credit cards, protecting your credit, preventing identity theft, planning for retirement and a whole lot more!

The UIndy financial aid staff are always available to help you with applying for financial aid but it is also our goal to help you make sure you take a look at your entire financial fitness. This is the year to help yourself be financially fit.

Take a look at the UIndy Cash Course website soon or join us on Wednesday, February 16th, at noon for our Money Management: Actions You Can Take Today workshop. This workshop provides an overview of money management.  Some of the topics we'll cover include controlling spending, money-saving ideas and dealing with debt.  Hope to see you there and we wish you all the best in 2011 as you work on your financial fitness!

The University of Indianapolis is a private university in Indiana and ranked among the best universities in the Midwest. It offers a range of undergraduate, master’s and doctoral programs, as well as accelerated degree programs for adult learners seeking a bachelor’s degree through Indiana night classes.  UIndy is a top choice among students wishing to attend one of the state’s faith-based colleges, but who desire a campus where all students are welcome and diversity is celebrated. Internship opportunities are readily available due to the university’s proximity to downtown Indianapolis. Athletic scholarships, Indiana scholarships and Indiana student grants, in addition to federally sponsored grant and loan programs, help make college affordable; students are encouraged to explore a variety of financial aid options.

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Is saying yes to loans enough?

So, it is officially fall ... the season and the start of the new 2010-2011 academic year here on the University of Indianapolis campus.  You may still be getting used to Indianapolis culture as well as UIndy campus life, but you feel like you are forgetting something.  Let's see ... you hustled to get all of your financial aid paperwork in order.  Your Official Award Letter was received; you were billed for your fall classes; you even figured out how to pay for any outstanding balance.  But, for some reason, your Federal Direct Stafford loan(s) still have not paid to your account.  What are you doing wrong?  

Well, you may be forgetting one final step in the aid process!  All Stafford loan borrowers MUST sign a new Master Promissory Note (MPN), even if you have completed this loan task in the past (due to regulatory changes).  Once you sign this new note electronically, your fall loans will disburse.  Just a quick tip -- you will need your 4-digit federal PIN number handy when you complete your MPN.  What is a 4-digit federal PIN number?  It is the same number that you use when you file your FAFSA. 

If you feel confused and would prefer to walk through this final loan task with a member of UIndy's financial aid team, please feel free to call us at 317-788-3217 or look us up online at financialaid.uindy.edu

The University of Indianapolis is a private university in Indiana and ranked among the best universities in the Midwest. It offers a range of undergraduate, master’s and doctoral programs, as well as accelerated degree programs for adult learners seeking a bachelor’s degree through Indiana night classes.  UIndy is a top choice among students wishing to attend one of the state’s faith-based colleges, but who desire a campus where all students are welcome and diversity is celebrated. Internship opportunities are readily available due to the university’s proximity to downtown Indianapolis. Athletic scholarships, Indiana scholarships and Indiana student grants, in addition to federally sponsored grant and loan programs, help make college affordable; students are encouraged to explore a variety of financial aid options.

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Schedule your campus visit today!

The campus visit is an invaluable piece of the college selection process. A firsthand account of any college or university, from meeting with students to checking out residence hall rooms , the campus visit often provides students and parents with more information and more insight into the campus experience.

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While websites and brochures are helpful, neither carries the impact of actually experiencing a university and meeting its faculty, staff and students. At the University of Indianapolis, students and parents are encouraged to schedule individualized visits, which can include a campus tour, lunch with a student ambassador, sitting-in on a class or meeting with a professor and/or a coach.

 
To schedule a visit, contact the University Of Indianapolis Office Of Admissions at 1-866-421-7173 or schedule online at admissions.uindy.edu/visit. Check online for special visit days and open houses as well, including High School Day, School of Nursing Day, School of Business Day, Future Teacher Day, and Campus Camp-In!

 

The University of Indianapolis is a private university in Indiana and ranked among the best universities in the Midwest. It offers a range of undergraduate, master’s and doctoral programs as well as accelerated degree programs for adult learners seeking a bachelor’s degree through Indiana night classes. UIndy is a top choice among students wishing to attend one of the state’s faith-based colleges, but who desire a campus where all students are welcome and diversity is celebrated. Internship opportunities are readily available due to the university’s proximity to downtown Indianapolis. Athletic scholarships, Indiana scholarships and Indiana student grants, in addition to federally sponsored grant and loan programs, help make college affordable; students are encouraged to explore a variety of financial aid options.

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