Past Events


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March, 2018 Tour of Kokomo Opalescent Glass Factory and Lunch at Crystal Tea Room in Kokomo, IN
February, 2018 President's Day tour of the Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site in Indianapolis and lunch at the Propylaeum.
February, 2018 Joseph Taylor Symposium, IUPUI Campus entitled: "Invisible Indianapolis: Race and Heritage in the Circle City"
January, 2018 Reducing Depression and Suicide Among Children and Adolescents in Indiana: a Panel Discussion on What Works held in Campus Center (Click here to view handouts from the event)
January, 2018 MLK Dinner; Senior Academy again sponsored four students to attend
November, 2017 Holiday Luncheon at Ivy Tech Culinary Arts Courses Restaurant.  Darrell Bailey, IUPUI Music Technology Department provided entertainment
November, 2017 Spirit and Place presentation with community partners and panel of community elites entitled: Revive Civility; the Power of my Words
October, 2017 Defeating Cyber Security (Click here to view handouts from the event)
September, 2017 Oral History gathering with the IUPUI Archivist at Sherry Queener's home. 
August, 2017 Last Lecture presentation by Miriam Langsam, Emeritus Professor of History and Dean of Students, School of Liberal Arts. "From Brooklyn to Retirement and what I Learned On the Way"
June, 2017 Day trip to Fountain City, IN to the historic Levi Coffin House, site of an Underground Railroad in the mid 1800s. Visit to the Quaker Center nearby. Lunch followed at the Olde Richmond Inn in Richmond, IN
June, 2017 Annual Meeting and Luncheon at the historic Athenaeum
April, 2017 Tour of the Regenstrief Institute, presentations and reception
February, 2017 Sponsored a table of ten to attend the Joseph Taylor Symposium titled: It's not foreign. Its U.S. 
January, 2017
Sponsored four students to attend the MLK Dinner at the Indiana Roof Ballroom
November, 2016
Spirit and Place Presentation by Senior Academy members: My Home, My Earth, My Reponsibility
October, 2016
Classical Guitar Concert with Thibaut Garcia
June, 2016
Visit to Limestone Quarries in Bedford, IN, and attend exhibits and lectures on limestone industry in Indiana.
June, 2016 Senior Academy luncheon and Annual Meeting at the Atheneaum. Speaker: Amy Warner, IUPUI Vice Chancellor of Community Engagement
April, 2016 Kiss the Bricks tour of the Indianapolis Speedway and lunch at Dawsons in Speedway
April, 2016 Last Lecture presentation by Richard Frankel, IU Medicine and Geriatrics on the IUPUI Campus, entitled, "Empathy can't cure, but it can alleviate suffering on both sides of the stethoscope"
March, 2016 IMAX movie on Our National Parks and lunch at the Farmer's Market in the State Museum
February, 2016 Sponsored 10 members at the Taylor Symposium on the IUPUI Campus
January, 2016 Troy Riggs, newly appointed Indianapolis Police Chief, presentation on Urban Crime and his SPEA involvement
December, 2015 Holiday Luncheon at Ivy Tech Culinary Arts Courses Restaurant.  Darrell Bailey, IUPUI Music Technology Department provided entertainment
November, 2015 With the School of Science, presentation in University Library by the director of the Orangutan Exhibit from the Indianapolis Zoo, Rob Shumaker.  Also a tour of the exhibit at the zoo at a later date.
October, 2015 Medicare presentation by John Cowan, a pharmacist from Lebanon, IN on changes in Part D.
October, 2015 Tour of Lucas Oil Stadium and lunch at Shapiro's Deli
September, 2015 Day trip to Hill Top Orchids near Cloverdale, IN and lunch. Bus transporation provided. 
August, 2015 Lecture on IUPUI campus by Jon Eller on the Ray Bradbury exhibit and Bradbury's donations entitled, Miracles of Rare Device.
June, 2015 Senior Academy luncheon and Annual Meeting at the Atheneaum. Speaker: Brandon Beale, Manager of the IU Global Network Operations Center
May 7-9, 2015 Trip to Holland, Michigan for the Tulip Festival with Ambassadair Travel. Lunch in Saugatuck, MI; visit to Tulip Gardens, city tour, Delft art class, dinner show and much more
April, 2015 Kurt Vonnegut Library Tour, Indianapolis, IN
March, 2015 Last Lecture by Sheila Suess Kennedy, Director, IU Center for Civic Literacy, SPEA entitled, "Defending Reason in an Unreasonable Time"
February, 2015 Presentation by Ken Bennett, JD, on considerations for staying in your current home or looking for a retirement community.
December, 2014 Senior Academy Holiday Dinner at the Iron Skillet Restaurant
November, 2014 JAGS Basketball Game on the IUPUI Campus
October, 2014 Tour of IUPUI Campus and Ransom Place Cultural Trail with Professor Paul Mullins, IUPUI Chair of Anthropology. Lunch at the Eiteljorg Museum
September, 2014 Presentation by JAGS basketball coach, Jason Gardner and lunch at Judges Restaurant
August, 2014 Indianapolis Museum of Art Exhibit, "Face to Face: the Neo-impressionist Portrait, 1886-1904"
August, 2014 IT Presentation by Denise Brown from UITS
June, 2014 Senior Academy Annual Meeting and Campus Tour lead by Amy Conrad Warner
June, 2014 Information about CICOA and Meal and More; speaker was Caitlin Oestreich
May, 2014 Plan for the Future. How an Estate Plan Puts you in Control; Speaker was Joyce Foster of Foster, Pike and Associates
May 2014 Overnight Trip to Pokagon State Park, Gene Stratton-Porter State Historical Site, Lavender Farm and Auburn Cord Duesenberg Museum
March, 2014 Last Lecture: Back to the Future: Recapturing the Value System of Public Higher Education; Speaker was Dean Emeritus David Stocum
February, 2014 Attended a play called "Blue" and toured the Palladium in Carmel, IN
December, 2013 Senior Academy Holiday Dinner at Hollyhock Hill Restaurant
November, 2013 Financial Planning; Speaker, Klynt Brummett
November, 2013 Program in conjunction with Spirit and Place
October, 2013 Indianapolis Museum of Art for Matisse viewing "Life in Color"
October, 2013 IUPUI Soccer Coach spoke to group  about the Soccer Program
October, 2013 Speakers Dr. Eric Wright, Department of Health and John Cowan, Pharmacist, spoke on Affordable Healthcare Act and Medicare Part D
September, 2013 Senior Academy 20th Anniversary Celebration held on campus; MC was Jeff Vessely
June, 2013 Senior Academy Annual Meeting; Speaker Dr. Nassar Paydar
May, 2013 Overnight trip and tour to New Harmony, IN
March, 2013 Speaker, Dr. Richard Gunderman "The Great Harmonists Social Experiment"
March, 2013 Last Lecture: "A Wandering Migrant or a Global Citizen?" speaker, Dr. H. Oner Yurtseven
February, 2013 E-books and E-readers. Program presented by the Indianapolis Marion County Public Library
January, 2013 Speaker, Dr. Nassar Paydar "IUPUI's New Strategic Planning Process"
December, 2012 Senior Academy Holiday Dinner at Hollyhock Hill restaurant
November, 2012 "Aging and Play" a program in conjuction with Spirit and Place
October, 2012 Speaker, Dr. Susan Hickman, Associate Professor of Nursing, IUPUI, "Ensuring Treatment Preferences are Honored at the End of Life"
September, 2012 Speaker, Rita Woll, Senior Move Manager and Lucy Khairy, Elder Law Attorney "Downsizing and Moving"
May, 2012 Senior Academy Annual Meeting at the Athenaeum. Speaker, Indiana author, Rita Kohn
May, 2012 Trip to Clifty Falls State Park
April, 2012 Visit to Indiana History Center to see "The Indiana Experience, a New Way to Live History"
March, 2012 The Last Lecture presented by Dr. James A. Lemons
February, 2012 Hearing Loss and Hearing Aids presented by Dr. Donna Segal
January, 2012 Health Care Costs presented by Douglas Leonard, Indiana Hospital Association and Alex Slabosky, IU Health, and Dr. Richard Gunderman
December, 2011 Holiday Dinner at Hollyhock Hill
November, 2011 Retirement Reception for Dottie Swinney, Senior Academy Administrative Assistant
November, 2011 The Body and Aging, in conjunction with Spirit and Place
October, 2011 New Technologies to Manage Your Life presented by Kindra Orr and IUPUI Library Staff
September, 2011 Aging in Place - Naturally Occuring Retirement Communities presented by Ann Allen and Cindy Wides
May, 2011 Annual Meeting at Athenaeum Speaker, Indiana Poet Laureate, Norbert Kropf
May, 2011 Overnight trip to McCormicks Creek State Park
April, 2011 Wildflower walk at Holiday Park
January, 2011

Speaker, Sam Gurevitz, geriatric pharmacist on pharmacist's help

November, 2010 Indianapolis Museum of Art exhibit by Andy Wharhol
October, 2010 Speaker, Marilyn Schultz, former State Representative speaking on township government reform
September, 2010 Tour of Indianapolis Museum of Art's newly opened 100 Acres
May, 2010 Annual Meeting at the Athenaeum. Speakers, Valerie Chang, School of Social Work and Patrick McGeever, Political Science
May, 2010 Overnight trip to Turkey Run State Park
March, 2010 Ensemble Music Society featuring guitarists Sergio and Adair Assad
February, 2010 Lunch at Charbono's featuring a pictorial history of the Senior Academy's 15 years by Ron Frank
December, 2009 Holiday Dinner at Hollyhock Hill
November, 2009 Indianapolis Museum of Art exhibit: Art of Sacred Spain
October, 2009 Trip to Sampler Furniture Company in Homer, IN and lunch in Metamora
September, 2009 Bus tour of the campus and talk by Roger Schmenner on the IUPUI Master Plan
June, 2009 Annual Meeting at the Athenaeum, Speaker Chancellor Bantz
May, 2009 Tour of Kokomo Opalescent Glass Factory
April, 2009 Wildflower video and guided tour of Holliday Park
March, 2009 IUPUI basketball game
December, 2008 Holiday dinner
November, 2008 Tour of Ming Dynasty exhibit at the Indianapolis Museum of Art
October, 2008 Trip to the T.C. Steele historic home and studio
June, 2008 Annual Meeting
April, 2008 "Everything you wanted to know about hearing aids but were afraid to ask", presented by Donna Segal, Riley Hospital Audiologist
March, 2008 "From Pioneer to Contemporary Mormonism: It's Difficult to Get Here from There" presented by Jan Shipps, Department of Religion, IUPUI
February, 2008 "Are You Listening?" presented by Jim East
January, 2008 "Teaching and Lecturing in Retirement" by Richard Fredland
November, 2007 "Making Stained Glass" presented by Richard Patterson
October, 2007 "A Travel Experience" presented by Ron Frank 
September, 2007 "The World of Tournament Bridge" presented by Jordan Leibman