• 05/06/2016 10:05 AM | Stephanie Brouwer

    Since May, 2012, Marilyn has served as the Chief Operating Officer at the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, on the campus of Indiana University – Purdue University, Indianapolis (IUPUI). As the COO, Marilyn is responsible for all day-to-day internal operations and process improvement, and supervises and oversees the human resources, marketing, technology, facilities and special events areas.

    Prior to this position, Marilyn served for 9 years as the Senior Consultant in Training and Organization Development with the Human Resources Administration office at IUPUI.  She consulted with offices and departments to plan, develop, implement and evaluate training services, employee development initiatives and organization development interventions.

    Her facilitation expertise areas are strategic planning, process improvement, and team building, and she serves as a coach for staff, in short and long-term coaching relationships. She has experience in faith-based, social services and higher education non-profit organizations.

    Come hear Marilyn discuss "Time Management and Goal Setting" at 1pm during the APRA-IN Spring Conference at the University of Indianapolis on Tuesday, May 10. 

  • 05/06/2016 10:01 AM | Stephanie Brouwer

    Leigh Anne Johnson is currently an Indiana Division Librarian at the Indiana State Library.  Her specialization is Indiana Newspapers.  She is the curator of ISL’s historic newspapers and current subscriptions, as well as the microfilmed newspapers.  She has been in this role for almost 3 years.  Formerly, Leigh Anne was a librarian in the Genealogy Division at the State Library for 5 years. 

    She received her Master of Library Science degree from Indiana University at Indianapolis in 2009.  She also holds another master’s degree in Violin Performance from Northern Arizona University, and majored in music at Butler University, where she received her undergraduate degree.  

    Come hear Leigh Anne discuss "Resources Available to Researchers through the Indiana State Library" at 2pm during the APRA-IN Spring Conference at the University of Indianapolis on Tuesday, May 10. 

  • 03/24/2016 2:43 PM | Stephanie Brouwer

    Each month we will be highlighting a different APRA-IN board member. Read on to learn more about Jennifer, our communications chair! 

    Jennifer Book

    Riley Children’s Foundation – Research Analyst 

    ·         What book are you currently reading? Land of Stories, The Enchantress Returns by Chris Colfer (book two in a series my daughter started reading at
    school and "made" me read, turns out, they're entertaining)

    ·         Favorite vacation spot? British Virgin Islands

    ·         Hobbies - Photography, running and watching my daughter’s gymnastics competitions

    ·         An unusual/fun fact about you - I played Rugby in college

  • 03/24/2016 11:46 AM | Stephanie Brouwer
    Each month we will be highlighting a different APRA-IN board member. Read on to learn more about Abby, our secretary. 

    Abigail (Abby) Christensen 

    National FFA Foundation - Donor/Prospect Research Manager

    ·         What book are you currently reading? I’m just about to start reading The Sirens of Titan by Kurt Vonnegut.

    ·         Favorite vacation spot? Right now anywhere warm and tropical would be nice.

    ·         Hobbies - I love baking and trying new recipes. I also practice yoga on a weekly basis.

    ·         An unusual/fun fact about you - When I was little, I wanted to be a ballerina. When I was 11 years old, I got to perform in the Nutcracker with the Indianapolis Ballet Theater. It was just a small part but very exciting for me at the time.

  • 03/22/2016 8:28 AM | Stephanie Brouwer

    Know of someone that would be interested in joining APRA-IN? Check out our latest postcard which includes a discount to any APRA-IN event in 2016! Contact Tanya Ford or any Board Member for more information! 


  • 03/01/2016 8:15 AM | Stephanie Brouwer

    Members of all levels of experience are encouraged to apply for the APRA-IN Kathy K. Wilson Scholarship Award this year. Applicants must be an APRA-IN member in good standing (paid their 2016 dues) and demonstrate a commitment to the profession of research through participation, volunteerism, mentee/mentorship or leadership. The award will be a stipend to be used for professional development at an APRA-IN conference. Click here for details on how you can apply. 

  • 12/08/2015 8:20 PM | Stephanie Brouwer

    Looking for a professional development opportunity? APRA is now accepting presentation proposals for the inaugural APRA Regional Conference (ARC) 2016 conference in Chicago from June 6-8, 2016. Join an elite group of thought leaders and stay engaged with the APRA community by sharing your prospect development case studies and best practices with your Midwest peers.

    For more information visit http://www.aprahome.org/arc2016cfs

  • 10/14/2015 3:06 PM | Stephanie Brouwer

    Join us for lunch on Tuesday, November 17 from 10:30am until 2pm at the Children's Museum of Indianapolis as we recap the year and talk about what is ahead for APRA-Indiana.  Not only can you connect with your fellow researchers, but also listen to Angela Carr Klitzsch, Vice President and Relationship Manager for Global Philanthropy and JP Morgan Chase & Co. View her LinkedIn profile here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/aklitzsch

    The schedule is as follows:

    10:30 – 11:00   Registration

    11:00 – 11:30   Year in Review

    11:40 – 1:00    Lunch - Angela Carr Klitzsch

    1:00 – 1:45      Annual Meeting

    1:45 – 2:30      Plans for Coming Year

    RSVP here

  • 10/04/2015 6:27 PM | Stephanie Brouwer

    We are excited to announce a new award that has been created to build recognition for APRA IN members within their own organizations, cultivate prestige amongst their APRA peers, and to develop credibility for advancement in their career. The award will recognize a member who has successfully lead a project within their organization in collaboration with other departments or organizations.

    The application process will require that you describe the problem or situation that you were facing within your organization. An explanation of how the problem or situation was resolved or improved, and the impact it had on the organization or the field of research is required. You should describe any collaboration that was done with other departments or organizations and the lessons learned from the project.

    This is a chance to share your success with other researchers faced with similar challenges. We hope you will consider nominating yourself or a peer who has lead a project. The winner will receive a certificate for display and free attendance to an APRA IN function in 2016. Please submit your application to Laura Hinkley, APRA Indiana awards committee member, at hinklla@earlham.edu.  Your application must be submitted by October 31. For more information you may email Laura Hinkley at the above email or contact Cathy Spieth, APRA Indiana awards committee member, at cathy.spieth@uwci.org or call 317-921-1346.     

    To apply click here

  • 07/17/2015 9:35 AM | Stephanie Brouwer

    The Midwest chapters (and anyone who just loves hanging with awesome people) are meeting up for a happy hour while we're in New Orleans. We will meet in the hotel lobby at 5:15 pm and walk over at 5:30 and will be at the 21st Amendment until 7pm. Come and hang out with people from our region!


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