Weekend U: Indianapolis

Return to campus for Weekend U: Indianapolis

The 2024 edition of Weekend U at IU Indianapolis—The Art and Science of Well-Being: Mental Health, held on Feb. 3—gathered faculty and community experts to speak about emotional, psychological, and social well-being—including toxic stress in the workplace, loneliness, and substance abuse—for a day of learning.

Stay tuned for Weekend U: Indianapolis 2025

Stay tuned for information regarding the 2025 Weekend U: Indianapolis event.


For more information about Weekend U: Indianapolis, please contact Brian Brase at bbrase@iu.edu or 317-278-1720.

Looking back at the 2024 event

Attendees experienced a day filled with thought-provoking sessions and joined their fellow alumni and friends who share a passion for learning. Some of the sessions included:

  • Keynote speaker Anne Mary Montero, assistant professor of clinical medicine, IU School of Medicine shed light on Imposter Syndrome and Impossible Standards: Living with Anxiety and Perfectionism in High-Stakes Professional Environments.
  • Luncheon speaker David Tolchinsky, dean and professor at IU Media School, analyzed depictions of mental health in film and TV.
  • Session speaker Brittany Lambert, assistant professor, IU Kelley School of Business examined Mental Health Challenges of Working in Isolation.
  • Session speaker Kenzie Mintus, director of graduate studies and assistant professor, IU Indianapolis School of Liberal Arts, Department of Sociology discussed Moving Beyond Individual Explanations of Social Isolation and Loneliness in Older Adults.
  • Session speaker Amy Shasanmi, MA’08, PhD’14, assistant professor, IU Indianapolis School of Liberal Arts, Department of Sociology covered The Color of Wellness: Race, Ethnicity, and Mental Health.
  • A networking reception provided opportunities to find new (and recharge existing) professional and social connections.

Relive past Weekend U: Indianapolis events

Justin Garcia makes remarks at Weekend U.
Unai Miguel Andres addresses a Weekend U audience.
A Weekend U attendee applauds.