IUPUI hosted their 15th annual Curtis Memorial Oratorical Contest (CMOC) on Dec. 6. This is a contest offered to students currently enrolled in R110. The Contest was founded by Professor Emeritus of Communication Studies, Richard Curtis, and his wife, Beth, to honor the memory of his brothers, Robert and Dana, both of whom were killed in war. This contest offers IUPUI undergraduate students the opportunity to give speeches focused on a commitment to peaceful resolution of conflict.
This year's finalists were Casey Suarez, Tanya Ma, Dakota Jobe, Kennedy McCormack, Blue Schaeffer and Theint New Nyein. Each finalist had the opportunity to give a speech on a topic of their choosing as long as it centered around creating a peaceful resolution to a conflict. All finalists were given scholarships for their participation. The placement for the contest is as follows in descending order: Theint New Nyein ($600), Kennedy McCormack ($500), Blue Shaeffer ($500), Tanya Ma ($400), Casey Suarez ($150) and Dakota Jobe ($100).
On Saturday, May 27, 2013, more than 200,000 packed the streets of downtown Indianapolis to watch the 500 Festival Parade that preluded the Indianapolis 500. As a part of the procession, drivers waved to fans and signed autographs, marching bands performed, and many floats passed by the cheering spectators. In addition, the IUPUI cheerleaders also participated in the parade.
IUPUI split a doubleheader with the Robert Morris Colonials on April 23rd, including a walkoff win in the first game.