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We have some exciting news! After checking our calendars, we have decided to move our Community Engagement Forum to the Spring!

We would like to formally apologize to anyone who may have carved out time to attend the event in December. If you haven't already, register now for the event via the following link: Register for Spring 2014 SC Community Engagement Forum.

In the meantime, be sure to follow our social media bases for any additional announcements regarding our event!

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Seasons Hospice Provides Unique Internship Opportunity
Kara Moran has had a very specific dream to use music therapy to help in American Indian hospice care. A recent internship funded by the IUPUI Community Venture Fund gave her the hands on experience to enhance it.  


Moran worked with Seasons Hospice and Palliative Care as an Intern Music Therapist. She had her own clients, and also did research into American Indian culture and end of life care, and how music can be used in that respect. She was essentially completing two projects in one, and said that was the toughest part about her project.


"I had a caseload of 25 patients that I was treating using my music therapy skills while also learning and working within an interdisciplinary team," Moran said. "This meant there were many late nights reading and compiling an abundant amount of information that is not necessarily the easiest to track down after working a full day in the field." But Moran learned a lot from her project and the American Indian culture. She learned how individuals and cultures treat the dying process in general, and how to be open to the grieving process.

An example of American Indian music therapy, from Moran's final presentation.

"I learned the valuable lesson that the individual, the family, the community, and the cultural grouping of different people go through the death and dying process uniquely, sometimes on each level," Moran said. I also learned in a big way how all groups of people use music to process and treat death and dying from life summary, to symptom management, to the grieving process. "Learning this has allowed me to feel confident in my ability to be a part of a professional hospice team as a music therapist." Read more. 

Venture Fund Project to Kickoff in Spring

Glass Web Projects, LLC is preparing for its Venture Fund-sponsored spring intern by launching a new website aimed at bringing attention to what it does. Not only will the intern help create the website, but they also will be updating community via email and Facebook fan page updates.  


Glass Web is a company focused on creating a community of support around local, ethically sound organizations. It does this by being a high quality, low cost, one-stop-web-shop to increase their web presence in a society sustained by the Internet. As an internet-based business, the company needed a new website to draw people to it. Founder of Glass Web Derek Glass, a 2012 IUPUI graduate, said the project took most of this year to complete, but he hopes it will draw people his new effort.


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Cyberlab Interns Work on App Development
Four students are gaining practical experience technology and software development thanks to internships provided through the Venture Fund at the IUPUI Solution Center.


Mannpreet Singh, Tom Leibrock, Sarah Bouchard, all from the School of Informatics and Computing and Jennifer Hashem, School of Liberal Arts, are interns at CyberLab, a research and development center at IUPUI in the school of enginnering.  


CyberLab is conducting research and development work for CourseNetworking LLC, also known as the CN offers cloud-based learning tools and services for online and classroom-based learning course, basically an academic social networking site. 

Welcome to our new staff member, Scott Roberts!

The IUPUI Solution Center is pleased to welcome a new member to its team. Scott Roberts is a writing intern at the IUPUI Solution Center. He writes articles and edits copy for the newsletter, and also writes other Solution Center materials. A graduate student at IUPUI in public relations, Scott also works as a reporter for the Reporter-Times newspaper in Martinsville, Ind. He has previously interned with Indy Reads and the National Multiple Sclerosis Society Indiana State Chapter.

Life After IUPUI - Cha Ching!

Crunching numbers can be overwhelming, especially when you're trying to create a budget for yourself.

Learn from a Financial Advisor who graduated from IUPUI on how to make the most of your income to come.


Thursday, November 21 | 6:30 - 7:30 P.M.

IUPUI Education and Social Work Building | Room 2110



Congratulations recent Community Venture Fund recipients!
Small businesses, nonprofits and government agencies are invited to apply for matching grants through the Solution Center's Community Venture Fund. These grants support community-based internship programs, research projects and short-term business assistance efforts. So far, in November 2013, the following organizations received
$27,605 in Venture Fund Awards: 
Please pass on these Venture Funded internship openings!
The following opportunity is available to currently enrolled IUPUI students in good standing through a partnership with the employers and the IUPUI Solution Center. This paid internship is partially supported by the IUPUI Community Venture Fund. IUPUI students can look for this opportunities in JagJobs ( or their school's career services site, and apply soon!
  • Museum Presenter & Survey Assistant Intern - Indiana State Museum
    • $10 per hour, 20 hours per week, Fall 2013 - Spring 2013
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