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At this year’s commencement, on May 11, the Indiana University School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI awarded the 2019 Faculty Medal of Academic Distinction to Edward M. Vaughan.

Alumna Taylor Rhodes has already earned her place in IUPUI history. She is a two-time recipient of the Plater Civic Engagement Medallion, both as an undergrad and a graduate student, for her outstanding commitment to community service. It's a distinction that she shares with just one other graduate. Locally and even globally, Rhodes' impact is undeniable.

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Seventeen Liberal Arts students are serving as student ambassadors during the 2018-19 academic year. The students will represent the school at special events and functions, and participate in student recruitment efforts, as well as alumni and donor relations activities.

Two Japanese students stood onstage in the Cavanaugh Hall basement theatre. One was upset, ready to drop out of college. The other exuberant in her enthusiasm for school, hopping around the stage and grasping her colleague in giant bear hugs as she encouraged her friend to rethink her decision.

The IU School of Liberal Arts’ Residential-Based Learning Community hosted an ice cream social on Thursday, Sept. 6, that brought 131 students, faculty, and staff out to the dorm for a celebration of the start of the new school year.

Check out interim dean, Professor Robert Rebein’s welcome to another great year  for liberal arts students! We are ready for an amazing 2018-19 school year and everyone in the IU School of Liberal Arts can expect a lot of new and exciting things as we continue to grow and show the world that liberal arts works!

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