What do gerbil-tubes, two-story outhouses, and "Eve" have in common?

ALL ARE PART OF MORE THAN A CENTURY OF HISTORY, MYTHOLOGY AND FOLKLORE FOR THE COLLEGE CAMPUS THAT HAS GROWN INTO IUPUI — ARE FEATURED “STARS” ON IUPUI’S NEW "SPIRIT, PRIDE AND TRADITION" WEB SITE.

The site is a cyber sampler of the people, places and traditions that have made IUPUI such a vibrant part of the city of Indianapolis, and a key to its emergence as a top-flight midwestern city.

The Web site offers dozens of pages of pictures, stories and remembrances of the campus, which may be just 37 years old as IUPUI, but is built on the history of schools and programs that reach back into the 19th century.

You'll find stories and pictures covering the evolution of the campus, facts about its rich academic and cultural achievements, notable alumni, significant public events and famed visitors. You'll learn about IUPUI's annual events, "Jag Jargon," traditional student and employee hangouts, myths and legends about the campus, and IUPUI's role in the Indianapolis community. And you'll meet the people and experience the spirit of campus life, from athletics to volunteerism to social activities to academic life-all the things that make college years a special part of life.

The web site is meant to be interactive: all pages in the site offer a button inviting alumni, students and friends of the university to "contribute to this page." We're looking for stories, tips, photos and more that will make the "Spirit, Pride and Tradition" web site a virtual archive of campus life.

To visit IUPUI's past-perhaps including your own-join the fun at www.iupui.edu/spirit. For those who attended IUPUI, enjoy your walk down memory lane. And for those who haven't, sample a bit of what our campus has to offer.

And for those who don't know: "gerbil tubes" are IUPUI's renowned elevated and enclosed street crosswalks; the two-story outhouse was a unique campus landmark from the mid-20th century; and Eve is a statue that graced Ball Gardens and became a touchstone for thousands of nursing students attending ceremonial events hosted by the IUPUI-based IU School of Nursing.