November 21, 2013

We had quite an informative meeting on Tuesday and there are some follow up items we'd love to get some feedback on.  Please click the Read More link to view the important issues we'd love to hear from you on.  Feel free to e-mail us with any helpful feedback.  We look forward to hearing from you. is a private-social network for small communities and neighbors.  It helps bring neighbors together and build community.  The service promotes a secure and safe environment where neighbors can post about events, crime watch, items for sale, neighborhood alerts, and other important information.  The service has a mobile app so neighbors can stay connected and check updates from anywhere.  We would love you to become a part of this service and join the Nextdoor University Heights Community.

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Click on the Read More tab to share and enjoy pictures of our recent Halloweenie Roast!  Thank you to everyone who attended and helped with food, crafts, music, and fun!

November 11, 2013

University Heights neighbors will be meeting on Tuesday, 11/19 at the community room of Stierwalt Alumni House (corner of Otterbein and Windemire). The time is 7pm as usual. The agenda is now open, and being filled. If you have something to present to the group, (or know of someone who does) please email by 11/17 to be included. Also if you have an issue/ concern that you would like to discuss in-depth, Quin and I will again be at the Alumni house at 6:00pm (1 hour before start time) to discuss/ listen to this. We will send out one more reminder before the meeting with the agenda attached.

Have a happy Thanksgiving (upcoming), and thanks for being distinguished neighbors.

October 10, 2013

Indianapolis. Saturday 5th October 2013

Picture credit: Greta Pennell

It was a merry day on the SouthSide of Indianapolis as leaders from the University of Indianapolis, Keep Indianapolis and UHNA neighbours gathered to unveil the University Heights Pocket Initiative. President Robert Manuel spoke about his project being one more way in which the University is serving as a community anchor. He also mentioned his family is excited about getting a park.

October 7, 2013

New stops signs have been installed on the corner of State Avenue and Lawrence Avenue, as well as on the corner of Bowman Avenue and Edwards Avenue. We will like to thank Jim Pennell for getting the petition ready and for the neighbors for signing it. We will also like to thank our councilman Jefferson Shreve for picking up our cause and going to bat for us.

September 24, 2013

INDIANAPOLIS – (September 24, 2013) Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, Inc. (KIB) has announced that six neighborhood beautification projects have been chosen as part of KIB’s IPL Project GreenSpace for 2014. Nearly 40 applications were submitted for the program this year, showing the desire for community greenspace in our city.
Please join UIndy for the Homecoming Parade on Saturday, October 5th at 5:00pm! The parade will travel down Hanna Ave. from Shelby Street to State Street. Please bring your family and sit on the East side (campus side) of Hanna Ave. prior to 5pm to enjoy the golf cart parade and the performance of the famous Indianapolis Clown Band! After the parade we invite you to join UIndy’s Tailgate Town that will be taking place in the Nicoson Hall parking lot (Hanna/State) for food and entertainment! WE HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!!

 Any questions, contact Kory at (317) 788-3485.

September 14, 2013

On Thursday September 12th, 2013. The UHNA leadership comprising Uche Unogu and Quin Starks, accompanied by Matt Jones and Jim Pennell, met with the planning committee of Uindy Homecoming 2013. Alumni members were present as well as our state representative, Justin Moed. The meeting was productive in that discussions swirled around the Universities priority to be an anchor to the community. This will be played out by service to the community in terms of clean ups, volunteering and other initiatives.

August 20, 2013

Greetings Neighbors!

The UHNA will be hosting the first outdoor movie night on Friday, August 30th.

Where: The Starks' Backyard

4163 Otterbein Ave. (Corner of Otterbein and Mills)

Time: 8:00 - 10:30

When: Saturday September 7th 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Where: Indiana State Museum (front lawn) – White River State Park Want to get some exercise and show your love for the river that runs through us? Come out for the 1st White River Walk and Fun Run, a 5k that will give you terrific views of the river and nearby canal. The route features the beautiful path along the back side of the Zoo, a portion of the White River Greenway,

August 6, 2013

Indianapolis – Mayor Greg Ballard will join residents and community and business leaders to dedicate the newly-constructed Gateway South Arch – the centerpiece of a $1 million economic revitalization project. 

July 14, 2013

This spring, as the trees began to bud and tulips began to bloom, over 70 University Heights residents, UIndy students, and volunteers from Keep Indianapolis Beautiful organized to plant more than 30 trees around the University Heights neighborhood. 

 The event also attracted local support from our new Indiana State Representative Justin Moed.  Moed was on hand with gloves and shovel ready to help residents with the Neighborwoods event.

June 27, 2013

I believe Justin is working hard for us - Ruth Soper

INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana Gov. Mike Pence has lent his support to the “Neighborhoods First” agenda advanced by State Rep. Justin Moed (D-Indianapolis) by signing into law two critical components of the freshman lawmaker’s program.

INDIANAPOLIS – From the heydays of the 1950s and 60s to the more recent efforts to revitalize its local economy, the seven communities that comprise Indianapolis’ near Southside have always served as a place where generations of families have grown up together.

Beginning August 31st, an unprecedented celebration – as part of the 2013 Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc. (ABC) Miracle Mile Parade – is planned to highlight the quality of life that exists throughout those communities, including CityWay, Bates-Hendricks, Gateway South, Homecroft, University Heights and the cities of Southport and Greenwood, Ind.

June 25, 2013

  • University Heights Neighborhood Association began in the 1990’s 
  • There are over 450 homes in UHNA
  • UHNA was founded by neighbors just like you! 
  • UHNA’s neighborhood now spans from Hanna to Asbury and Shelby to Lawrence 
  • Meetings are held the 3rd Tuesday of every other month at the University of Indianapolis Alumni House