• IN3, formerly API, involves major defense, govermental, economic development and academic stakeholders from throughout the state.

    New Name, First Contract For Defense Tech-Focused Institute

    Indiana Innovation Institute, formerly known as the Applied Research Institute, is kicking off a rebranding with the announcement of its first contract. The $2.3 million trusted microelectronics collaboration with Purdue University also includes researchers and personnel from the Crane Naval Surface Warfare Center, Indiana University and the University of Notre Dame. The work involves rapid development of counterfeit-resistant technology that is immune to global attacks.

  • (Image courtesy of Purdue University Northwest.) The Purdue University campuses have all signed on with the Ivy Tech Community College agreement.

    Reverse Transfer Deals in Place Among Ivy Tech, Five Universities

    Five universities in Indiana have signed reverse transfer agreements with Ivy Tech Community College. President Sue Ellspermann says the announcement moves forward Ivy Tech's goal of issuing 50,000 certificates, certifications and degrees per year. She adds "this agreement ensures students receive the degree they have earned, providing them a meaningful credential from which working students can get a better job and, as research in other states has found..."

  • William McConnell will serve as director of the Institute for Public Health. (photo courtesy University of Evansville)

    UE Unveils Institute For Public Health

    The University of Evansville has launched the Institute for Public Health. The university says the institute will provide hands-on experiences to students while addressing community public health needs.

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    Trine Awards Innovation Challenge Winners

    Trine University has announced the winners from its fifth annual innovation challenge. The competition focuses on new ideas and concepts from high school and university students, as well as members of the community, that could be used for business and technology.

  • The couple has previously supported work at the Chapel of the Resurrection on the northwest Indiana campus.

    Valpo Grads Give $2M to School

    A new program will be launched at Valparaiso University following a $2 million gift. The support from Mark and Kathleen Helge will boost an initiative the university says will add the third dimension of "generosity" into its ethos that includes "leadership and service." The Helges both graduated from Valpo in 1971 and have previously contributed to projects on campus, including renovations to the Chapel of the Resurrection and...

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    More Student Apartments Planned Near IUK Campus

    The city of Kokomo has announced plans for a student housing development near the Indiana University Kokomo campus. Construction on the proposed 125-bed University Park complex is expected to begin in June and take around a year to complete. Though the school has no official student housing, the new, privately-owned development will be located close to campus. Mayor Greg Goodnight says...

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    UIndy Names New Dean

    The University of Indianapolis' School of Education will have a new dean this summer. The school will be led by John Kuykendall III, whose term officially begins July 1.  Kuykendall most recently was a tenured associate professor of education and the director of the School of Education at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. Kuykendall oversaw 27 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in teacher education and educational leadership in Little Rock. He previously wa...

  • Purdue Names Health and Human Sciences Dean

    The Purdue University College of Health and Human Sciences has a new dean. Marion Underwood, who currently serves as dean of graduate studies and associate provost at the University of Texas at Dallas, will begin her new role on the West Lafayette campus in August.

  • U.S. Attorney Josh Minkler (file photo)

    Sentence Handed Down For Vigo County Schools Fraud

    A former facilities director for the Vigo County School Corp. has received a 24 month prison sentence for his role in a scheme that involved stealing more than $110,000 from the district. The fraud, bribery and false statement convictions against Franklin Fennell stem from what United States Attorney Josh Minkler's office says was two-and-a-half years of creating fraudulent invoices for a contractor that either overcharged or didn't complete the work.

  • Idea Week will take place April 20-28.

    IDEA Week Kicks Off in Michiana

    A week-long festival focusing on all things innovation in the northern part of the state is now underway. IDEA Week, a festival led by the IDEA Center at the University of Notre Dame, will feature business, technology and entertainment events throughout Greater South Bend-Elkhart. The initiative is targeted at entrepreneurs, students and community members to provide...

  • Ball State Names Communications Dean

    Ball State University has selected Paaige Turner as dean of its College of Communication, Information, and Media. Turner, who previously served as associate dean of the School of Communications at Webster University in Missouri, will begin her new role July 15. 

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    Trine to Host Innovation Challenge

    Trine University will Friday host its fifth annual Innovation Challenge on the Angola campus. The competition will feature new ideas and concepts for business and technology from high school and university students as well as community members.

  • Ivy Tech to Promote Monroe to Provost

    Ivy Tech Community College has named its next provost. Kara Monroe will succeed Steven Tincher, who will retire in June. Monroe has been with the college since 1998 and most recently served as vice president of academic innovation and support. President Sue Ellspermann says...

  • Rochon has served as provost for USI since 2010. (photo courtesy University of Southern Indiana)

    USI Announces Next President

    The board of trustees for the University of Southern Indiana has appointed Ronald Rochon the university’s fourth president. Rochon, who has served as provost for USI since 2010, was chosen following a national search that included more than 90 candidates. Rochon will begin his new role July 1, succeeding Linda Bennett, who will retire after nine years as president. Harold Calloway, chair of the USI Board of Trustees and chair of the search committee, says...

  • The special session is set for Monday, May 14.

    School Safety, Taxes on Special Session 'To Do' List

    Governor Eric Holcomb says school safety and tax code changes are on his to do list for next month's special session. Holcomb has called the session for Monday, May 14, and says he believes lawmakers can finish their work in a single day. The governor says he's looking for lawmakers to approve $5 million in additional funding now and for fiscal year 2019 for the Indiana Secured School Fund. He says the money will allow the state to...

  • SJC says Schwietermann Hall will be the first residence hall used when the campus reopens.

    Saint Joe Fundraising Event to Support Renovation

    Saint Joseph's College is looking to raise money to support the renovation of one of the residence halls on the Rensselaer campus. The school, which suspended campus activities last year due to financial troubles, says it has full intentions of returning to the campus "in the foreseeable future."

  • (Image courtesy of SEL) Ed Schweitzer, pictured right, is a Purdue grad who started SEL from his basement in Washington state in the 1980s.

    Purdue Discovery Park District Strikes 'Breakthrough Moment'

    Purdue University has announced another private employer's plans to locate to the 450-acre Purdue Discovery Park District and create hundreds of jobs. Pullman, Washington-based Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories Inc., led by President Ed Schweitzer, a Purdue graduate, says it will build a 100,000 square-foot electric power research facility that could employ up to 300. Earlier this week, the Purdue Research Foundation released a master plan for the district, which is expected to...

  • David Naus (photo courtesy Indiana University)

    Gift From IU Alum Targets Addiction Research

    A major donation from an Indiana University alumnus will help further research in substance use disorder and addiction. The $1.5 million gift from David Naus will create the Naus Family Chair in Psychological and Brain Sciences on the Bloomington campus. IU says the gift will enhance the university's efforts to address the issue through the Grand Challenge initiative, "Responding to the Addictions Crisis," which was announced in October. 

  • More Voting Centers in Indiana

    Indiana voters now have more ways to cast a ballot. Indiana now has 36 voting centers throughout the state. Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson says the centers have led to increased cost savings and accessibility.

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    ISU Names College of Technology Dean

    Indiana State University has selected Nesli Alp as dean of its College of Technology. Alp, who most recently served as associate dean of academic affairs at the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga, will begin her new role in August.

  • Purdue and Intel announced the collaboration this week at the RSA Conference in San Francisco. (photo courtesy Intel/Matt H. King)

    Purdue, Intel Collaboration to Focus on 'Design for Security'

    A new collaboration between Purdue University and Intel Corp. (Nasdaq: INTC) aims to make security a core principle in the development of future products and technologies. The university says the "Design for Security" badge program will show the importance of incorporating security into every level of system design. Purdue is offering the ability to earn the "Design For Security" badge through a series of courses available on...

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    ISU to Launch Bikeshare Program

    Indiana State University will Wednesday kick off its new stationless bikeshare program on the Terre Haute campus. The university says 100 orange bikes, which can be unlocked by using a mobile app, will be available for people to ride.

  • Northview Elementary School is located in Gas City.

    East Central Indiana School Plugs Into Telehealth Tech

    Northview Elementary School in Gas City has become the most recent location for a telehealth clinic through the statewide Indiana Rural School Clinic Network. Mississinewa Community Schools Assistant Superintendent Lezlie Winter says the technology brings Marion General Hospital expertise into the rural school and "levels the playing field" for students and parents who face health care access challenges. The program, which is funded through a grant administered by...

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    Campaign to Renovate Former Armory Hits $3M Goal

    Indianapolis Classical Schools has met the $3 million goal of a capital campaign to fund renovations at the former Heslar Naval Armory near downtown Indy. The parent of Herron High School says the milestone will allow it to complete the armory's transformation into the new Riverside High School. ICS says meeting the campaign goal means the project will be completed without any long-term debt. The organization will continue to raise funds for unmet needs at the facility, including...

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    Purdue, Daniels Agree on Extension

    The Purdue University Board of Trustees has indefinitely extended President Mitch Daniels' contract. The school says the deal will run "until such time either party gives one year's notice." The former, two-term Indiana governor first signed on to lead Purdue in December of 2012. His initial contract was re-upped for two years in 2015. As with the previous deal, half of Daniels' pay is connected to performance-based metrics and he will receive...

  • Purdue Professor Sunil Prabhakar will serve as the IDSI's inaugural director. (photo courtesy Purdue University)

    Purdue Launches Data Science Initiative

    A new initiative at Purdue University aims to make data science education part of every student's learning experience on campus. The university says the Integrated Data Science Initiative will help create a "data science for all" ecosystem while boosting research and partnerships in the field. The focus of the IDSI, Purdue says, is applying data science research to pressing fundamental and socially-relevant issues while also preparing students for what it calls the...

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    Master Plan Lays Out $1B Purdue Discovery Park District

    The Purdue Research Foundation and its private development partner, Indianapolis-based Browning Investments LLC, have unveiled the 30-year master plan for the massive Discovery Park District in West Lafayette. The mixed-use property is expected to include some $1 billion in projects and opportunities for on-campus private investment that Purdue University says will create "a mixed-use gateway for intellectual discourse and commercial partnerships." Officials also detailed...

  • The Carrier Pigeon team won Startup Weekend Evansville 7.0. (Image courtesy of University of Southern Indiana.)

    Different Take on Drone Tech Wins Startup Weekend

    The winning concept from the recent Startup Weekend Evansville 7.0 uses drone technology to help save lives. Carrier Pigeon involves dispatching emergency medical supplies to ambulances transporting patients. The event, which was held at the University of Southern Indiana Business and Engineering Center, is in its seventh year and is considered the largest of its kind in Indiana. Some 100 participants were involved in the more than 50-hour event. The second place team created...

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    WNIN Showcases New Downtown Media Center

    Officials in Evansville have cut the ribbon on the city's new public radio and television hub. The new $3.8 million WNIN Tri-State Public Media Inc. headquarters was supported by funding including the state's Regional Cities Initiative and the Move2Main capital campaign. WNIN is an Inside INdiana Business partner. The media center includes production studios for the radio, television and digital properties, as well as...

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    Ball State Names Provost

    Ball State University President Geoffrey Mearns has selected Susana Rivera-Mills as provost and executive vice president for academic affairs. Rivera-Mills, who most recently served as vice provost for academic programs and learning innovation at Oregon State University, will begin her new role in July.

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    Downtown Mall Branching Out

    As the Circle Centre Mall in downtown Indianapolis continues its transformation, the high-profile property has announced several new businesses and the relocation of Purdue Polytechnic High School. General Manager Audrie Thompson says the announcement, which follows word in February that the 25-year-old landmark was receiving a multi-million dollar facelift, fits with the changing landscape and demographics downtown. Purdue Polytechnic opened in August at The Union 525.

  • The tiny device can be inserted into existing MRI machines. (photo courtesy Purdue University)

    Purdue Startup Scores Federal Grant

    The National Institutes of Health has awarded a nearly $230,000 grant to a Purdue University-affiliated startup. West Lafayette-based MR-Link LLC says it plans to use the funding to further develop its coin-sized device which aims to help medical professionals conduct MRI scans more efficiently.

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    Change of Food Service Provider to Cause Cuts at Hanover

    A food service company says its contract with Hanover College will expire, leading to job cuts. In a notice to the state, Sodexo Inc. says the move will affect 81 workers around June 30. Most of the positions are food service workers. Other job titles include cashiers, cooks, baristas, catering service workers and supervisors. Sodexo USA, which is based in Maryland, says it serves more than 15 million consumers at 13,000 client sites.

  • Tingyu Li (left) and Pavithra Ramamurthy pitch their "Buddy" speech therapy robot for children with cleft lip and palate. (photo courtesy Indiana University)

    Speech Therapy Robot Wins IU Innovation Challenge

    A robot designed to help children with cleft lip and palate with speech therapy has won the top prize at the Cheng Wu Innovation Challenge at Indiana University. The robot, named Buddy, was designed by two IU graduate students who earned $7,500 for taking first place. 

  • Collegiate Drone Racing Championships to be held at Purdue

    Drone Racing Championships Return to Purdue

    Purdue University is again hosting the Collegiate Drone Racing National Championships. The second annual event happens Saturday, April 14 inside Lambert Fieldhouse. 

  • Former state senator Brandt Hershman is among the committee members.

    Committee to Design Joint Agricultural Law Program

    The Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law and the Purdue College of Agriculture have set the steering committee tasked with designing a joint agricultural law program. The schools announced plans for the program in October and have named 11 people to the committee. 

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    Health-Focused Alliance Hitting The Road

    Town hall meetings hosted by the Alliance for a Healthier Indiana will come to 16 more cities through mid-October. Friday's kick-off event, which drew more than 300 attendees, took place at the Indiana State of Our Health Summit in Indianapolis. The alliance says the road shows focus on combating tobacco use, infant mortality, opioid abuse and obesity by gathering local leaders, health care providers and public officials to share ideas. Alliance Chairman Bryan Mills, who is chief exe...
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    Robotics Students Set For State Championship

    More than 30 teams of high school students from throughout the state will compete in the 2018 IndianaFIRST state robotics championship in Kokomo. The teams with the highest rankings after the event, which runs Friday and Saturday, will advance to represent Indiana in the World Championships later this month.

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    Indiana Tech 'Cyber Warriors' Taking Title Shot

    A cybersecurity team from Indiana Tech will be battling for a national title. The Cyber Warriors are among 10 National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition Championship finalists competing Friday through Sunday in Orlando. The team reached NCCDC Championships by winning the Erich J. Spengler Midwest Regional Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition last month in Chicago. Indiana Tech says the championships involve building and defending a mock production business infrastructure from...

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    New ISU President Ponders Future

    New Indiana State University President Deborah Curtis says the school is poised to begin "writing the next chapter." Curtis will be sworn-in Friday afternoon during inauguration ceremonies on the Terre Haute campus. "This is not a place that has a lot of divots to be repaired," she said, praising her predecessor Dan Bradley, who left in January. Curtis says leaders have begun evaluating the current strategic plan for potential "adjustments and...

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    Wabash College Professor Awarded National Grant

    Wabash College Associate Professor and Chair of Psychology Karen Gunther has been awarded a National Science Foundation grant. The funding will support research to examine how the human eye and brain perceive color. 

  • Foellinger Foundation Supports Taylor University Program

    The Taylor University Summer Clubhouse Program will receive three years of support from the Fort Wayne-based Foellinger Foundation. The foundation announced a $2.6 million grant to fund the program that provides opportunities for family involvement, and also encourages young people to develop relationship skills and reinforce academic skills.

  • The featured speaker lineup includes (from left-to-right): Mitch Daniels, Bill Oesterle, Michael Huber.

    Effort Underway to Flip 'Brain Drain' to 'Brain Gain'

    A new event Friday in Indianapolis will focus on an issue that has weighed on state leaders for decades: how to recruit and retain graduates of Indiana colleges and universities. The Brain Gain Talent Summit will include executives from nearly 40 Hoosier businesses encouraging hundreds of students to stay after graduation. Indianapolis-based Angie's List co-founder and former CEO Bill Oesterle says the event is part of a larger push he feels must take place to stem the brain drain.

  • Purdue Announces VC Partnership With LA Firm

    The Purdue Research Foundation is partnering with a Los Angeles-based venture capital firm in an effort to bring more venture funding to Purdue research, technologies and startups. The university says the deal with Kairos Ventures "provides additional leverage for Purdue's startup ecosystem and supports investments in companies commercializing Purdue's intellectual property." 

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    Teacher Evaluation Software Company Makes Acquisition

    Cloverdale-based tech company Standard For Success LLC has announced the acquisition of a Michigan-based software company. Financial details of the deal for STAGES Software were not disclosed, however SFS says a small number of STAGES employees will be retained.

  • Ben Carson to Deliver Trine Commencement Address

    U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson will address the graduating class in May at Trine University's 133rd commencement ceremony. Carson has authored nine books and launched the Carson Scholars Fund with his wife, Candy, that has awarded more than $7.3 million in scholarships.

  • Another Tuition Freeze For Purdue

    Purdue University President Mitch Daniels has announced plans to once again freeze tuition on the West Lafayette campus. The move marks the seventh consecutive year of holding the line on tuition, which now extends through the 2019-2020 academic year. The university says combining the tuition freeze with room and board rates which have been held flat or lowered and potential textbook savings through Purdue's partnership with Amazon, the total cost of attending Purdue is lower than...

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    IUPUI Joins National Initiative

    IUPUI joins 30 other colleges and universities as an inaugural member of the Higher Education Anchor Mission Initiative. The initiative is a national collaboration to develop strategies and resources to strengthen the economic and advancement of the communities they serve. 

  • (L-R) Qinmao “Fred” Zhang, Xingfang “Tony” Yuan and Yilun Wu

    Rose-Hulman Students Take Programming Skills to China

    A team of Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology students will represent Indiana next week at an international computer programming conference in China. Rose-Hulman, Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology are among 21 schools in the United States to have teams competing in the International Collegiate Programming Contest. The Terre Haute school's team includes seniors Xingfang "Tony" Yuan and Qinmao "Fred" Zhang as well as junior Yilun Wu.

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    Purdue, Peruvian University Launch Partnership

    Purdue University and Universidad Nacional de San Agustin have officially launched their first joint research and capacity building initiative: the Arequipa Nexus Institute for Food, Water, Energy and the Environment. The Nexus Institute will feature collaborative research into the challenges faced by residents in Peru and Latin America.

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    Indiana Tech Hosting Indy Career Fair

    Indiana Tech will Wednesday host its third annual Community Career Fair at its Indianapolis campus. The event will include nearly 20 employers as well as free employment resources. The event is free and open to the public.

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    IU Students Set For Innovation Challenge

    More than a dozen Indiana University students will Wednesday pitch their ideas as part of the Cheng Wu Innovation Challenge on the Bloomington campus. The participants are competing for a total of $15,000 in scholarships in the event, which aims to "encourage university-level intellectual property generation."

  • Krystal Geyer is assistant director of the Ball State Entrepreneurship Center.

    Statewide Student Pitch Competition Poised For Growth

    An organizer of the state's first high school pitch competition says the program will expand. Ball State University Entrepreneurship Center Assistant Director Krystal Geyer says Innovate WithIN, won Monday by a team from Noblesville High School, will add middle schools next year and she expects the number of teams entering to double. The competition is the result of a partnership among...

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    'Papa John,' DeVos Families Donating to Purdue

    Two big name families have donated a total of $9 million to Purdue University. An $8 million gift from the John H. Schnatter Family Foundation will result in the renaming of Purdue's Research Center in Economics in honor of the Louisville-based Papa John's International Inc. (Nasdaq: PZZA) founder. The Doug and Maria DeVos Foundation, named for global consumer business Amway President Doug DeVos and his wife, is giving $1 million to the center. The funds will unlock...

  • Educaid is led by Noblesville High School students Colin Wareham and Jackson Ramey. (photo courtesy IEDC)

    Noblesville Team Wins State HS Pitch Competition

    The state's inaugural high school pitch competition is in the books and a team of students from Noblesville High School has taken the top prize. Educaid, which created board games designed to help Hoosier students learn business concepts such as marketing and management, beat eight other finalists to win $10,000, one year of college tuition, mentoring services and internship opportunities. Students from more than 65 high schools submitted applications for the competition.

  • Lubbers Looks to Restore Higher Education Confidence

    Indiana's higher education commissioner Monday addressed skepticism about the value of education beyond high school. During her sixth State of Higher Education Address, Teresa Lubbers argued the increased earnings of a college graduate "more than exceed" the total costs of college. During her speech, Lubbers acknowledged that consumer confidence toward higher education has decreased in recent years. She says it's crucial for the commission, universities and...

  • IU South Bend Names Interim Chancellor

    Indiana University South Bend has named an interim chancellor. Jann Joseph, who currently serves as executive vice chancellor for academic affairs, will take on the role July 2. Joseph will succeed Terry Allison, who announced last month he was stepping down as chancellor at the end of the academic year.

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    Weeklong Celebration for IU's Luddy Hall

    A whole week of activities and events are planned around the opening of the Indiana University School of Informatics, Computing and Engineering's Luddy Hall. The new $42.4 milllion, 124,000 square foot building will house most of the school's programs and departments. 

  • Purdue Submits Bid to Run Los Alamos Laboratory

    Purdue University has confirmed to Inside INdiana Business it has submitted a proposal to run the Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico. The university declined to provide any further details, however the Journal & Courier reports Purdue is one of several universities competing for the $2 billion contract.

  • Notre Dame Planning New Athletics Center

    The University of Notre Dame has announced plans for a new athletics facility it says will expand the indoor space for three varsity programs. Construction on the more than 111,000-square-foot Irish Indoor Athletics Center is expected to begin soon and be complete in July 2019. Notre Dame did not say how much money is being invested in the facility, but says it has been underwritten by gifts from a number of benefactors. The building, which will be used as...

  • New Ag School Both Hands-on And Online

    A new charter school in central Indiana plans to blend the teachings of a traditional Hoosier career path with modern technology. The Indiana Agriculture & Technology School is an online public school that is tuition-free, and as part of the learning process, students spend time on a 600-acre farm north of Morgantown. The hands-on opportunities include courses and instruction in animal, plant and soil science, forestry and conservation and farming.

  • Purdue@WestGate is located at the WestGate Academy Conference and Training Center in Odon.”

    Purdue Polytechnic Launches Cybersecurity Courses

    Two cybersecurity courses will be provided by Purdue Polytechnic Institute beginning in the summer at WestGate@Crane Technology Park. The courses are the first certification chances in the CareerMakers series at Purdue@WestGate. 

  • Deputy Surgeon General Visiting ISU

    The U.S. deputy surgeon general is taking part Friday in a nursing-focused event on the Indiana State University campus. Rear Admiral Sylvia Trent-Adams is the keynote speaker at Lambda Sigma Chapter Annual Research Day, a day-long program organized by the Lambda Sigma Nursing Honor Society and the ISU School of Nursing. Trent-Adams' presentation will cover promoting public health and translating evidence into practice.

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    Wabash Schools to Take Over Ivy Tech Building

    Ivy Tech Community College is shrinking its footprint in Wabash County. The Ivy Tech Wabash site, a former elementary school built in 1952, will be donated to Wabash City Schools. Ivy Tech classes will continue either at the site or at Wabash High School. Officials say the decision is a response to Ivy Tech's plan to reduce it's "spatial footprint" by one-million square-feet statewide. Ivy Tech Fort Wayne, Warsaw and Wabash Chancellor Jerrilee Mosier says...

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    New Charter School Focuses on Agriculture

    A new online charter school is partnering with a farm in Morgan County to give students hands-on experience in agriculture. The Indiana Agriculture & Technology School, which begins classes in July for students throughout the state, will include tie-in lessons at the 600-acre farm in Morgantown. 

  • (Image of Lee Tenzer courtesy of DePauw University.)

    DePauw Grad Buys Greencastle Golf Course

    A Greencastle golf course has a new owner who is pledging to make significant improvements. Lee Tenzer, who is a DePauw University graduate and serves on its Board of Trustees, will change the name of the more than 60-year-old Windy Hill Country Club to Tiger Pointe Country Club. It will turn semi-private and Tenzer says he will guarantee it will stay open at least three years.

  • Board of Education Releases Charter School Evaluation

    The Indiana State Board of Education has released its first formal evaluation of the overall state of charter school outcomes. The report focuses on enrollment, performance and funding of charter schools throughout the state. 

  • ISU Adds Online Master's Degrees

    Indiana State University is adding to its online offerings. Students can now earn a master's degree in biology, mathematics and history, which the university says will support high school teachers looking to become qualified to teach dual credit classes.

  • Prison Coding Program to Begin

    A program to teach prison inmates coding skills officially gets underway Thursday at the Indiana Women's Prison. Governor Eric Holcomb and The Last Mile board member and rapper MC Hammer will be among those taking part in the ceremony. The Last Mile, which has drawn praise from the likes of the Obama administration and Facebook Inc. (Nasdaq: FB) founder Mark Zuckerberg, offers coding classes, mentorship and job placement services to inmates. Indiana is the second state in the nation...

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    Growing Industry Takes Spotlight at Spring IT Expo

    A second annual event in Indianapolis will focus on technology sector jobs, industry connections and innovation. The Spring IT Expo will run Thursday and Friday on the Ivy Tech Community College flagship campus and feature a student challenge, career fair and conference recognizing the school's 20-year partnership with Cisco Academy. Vice President for Information Technology for Workforce Alignment Matthew Etchison says the event showcases...

  • NiSource presents $100,000 grant to Purdue University Northwest (photo courtesy of PNW)

    Purdue Northwest Receives NiSource Grant

    NiSource has granted $100,000 to Purdue University Northwest and their Center for Innovation through Visualization and Simulation. The grant will help extend student research and education in first responder and workplace safety.

  • Grant Supports Opioid Prescription Education Program

    A grant from the Indianapolis-based Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation will help the Indiana State Medical Association launch what the foundation calls a first-of-its-kind initiative in the state. The funding, totaling $230,000 will be used to establish a comprehensive medical education program addressing Indiana's opioid epidemic. The foundation says the program will focus on best practices for clinicians when prescribing opioids and treating patients who suffer from pain. The ISMA will...

  • NSWC Crane is located within Naval Support Activity Crane, one of the largest naval bases in the U.S.

    NSWC Crane Partners With Naval Academy

    Naval Surface Warfare Center Crane and the U.S. Naval Academy have launched a partnership. The agreement will give midshipmen at the Naval Academy the opportunity for internships at NSWC Crane. Senator Todd Young (R-IN) says the internships will not only help prepare midshipmen for service in the fleet and also boost Crane's "innovative support to our warfighters and our national security." 

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    Purdue Fort Wayne Adds New Programs

    Purdue University Fort Wayne has added three new degree options. The Bachelor of Science in psychology and online options in early childhood education and business will be available to students beginning in the fall. College of Arts and Sciences Dean Carl Link says the psychology program will focus on human behavior and the study of the mind using scientific research and experimentation. Associate Vice Chancellor For Academic Affairs Carol Sternberger says the new...

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    IUPUI Lecture Series to Feature Former Indy Mayor

    Two upcoming IUPUI lectures will focus on the impact of human-centered design on the internet of things, and the quick evolution of smart cities. Former Indianapolis Mayor Stephen Goldsmith and Amazon's Will Seidelman will be featured. 

  • Tamika Catchings set for Franklin College commencement speech

    Former WNBA Star to Give Franklin Commencement Speech

    Four-time Olympic gold medalist and Hall of Fame basketball player Tamika Catchings will speak to graduates of Franklin College in May. Catchings is scheduled to give the commencement May 19 in Spurlock Center Gymnasium on campus. 

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    IPS Partnering With 'Juggernaut' in Tech

    The philanthropic arm of one of the top technology employers in the state is donating $500,000 to Indianapolis Public Schools to launch an Information Technology Academy. Salesforce.org says the funds will pay for new computers, high-speed internet connection and mobile charging devices to create an "advanced learning environment" at the academy at George Washington High School. The partnership with Indiana's largest school district will also include...

  • The 2017 Governor's STEM team included students from Columbus, Westfield, Greenfield and Marion. (photo courtesy Indiana Department of Education)

    Applications Open For Governor's STEM Team

    The state is asking Indiana students to submit applications for the 2018 Governor's STEM Team. The program, developed last year by Governor Eric Holcomb and Superintendent of Public Instruction Jennifer McCormick, aims to highlight the state's elite high school students for their work in STEM. 

  • Purdue Global Officially Launches

    The chancellor of the newly-minted Purdue University Global says the online institution built from the acquisition of Kaplan University is already attracting interest. "There are more than 400 people on Purdue campuses who have said that they would like to get a Purdue Global degree," said Betty Vandenbosch, "so that's great feedback right off the bat." She says Purdue Global's student body will range from...

  • Sharon Brehm, second from left, received the IU Foundation President's Medallion in 2013. (photo courtesy Indiana University)

    Trailblazing Former IU Chancellor Passes Away

    Former IU Bloomington chancellor and professor emerita, Sharon Brehm, died March 30 from complications from Alzheimer's disease. Brehm served as chancellor and vp for academic affairs from 2001-2003. 

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    DTN Completes Spensa Acquisition

    Minnesota-based DTN, a global analysis company, has closed on its previously-announced acquisition Purdue University precision agriculture tech startup Spensa Technologies Inc. Spensa, located in the Purdue Research Park, gathers high-resolution data and and models the information.

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    Notre Dame, IU Women Take Titles

    Two Division I basketball teams brought national titles back to Indiana this weekend. The University of Notre Dame women's team capped off a 35-3 season with a buzzer-beating win against Mississippi State University Sunday to capture their second NCAA National Championship. On Saturday at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall in Bloomington, Indiana University took their first-ever Women's National Invitation Tournament championship with a 65-57 win over Virginia Tech.

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    BSU Board Approves Parking Project

    The Ball State University Board of Trustees has approved plans for an $18 million parking garage on the Muncie campus. The university says the facility is part of a long-term plan to develop what will be known as the East Mall and make the campus friendlier to pedestrians and cyclists.

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    Ex-Surgeon General to be Featured at Manchester University

    A former U.S. Surgeon General will speak Monday afternoon at Manchester University about the country's opioid crisis. Vivek Murthy will join MU President Dave McFadden on-stage at Cordier Auditorium for a presentation in a "fireside chat" format. Murthy served as surgeon general from December 2014 to April 2017 and issued the office's first report on substance abuse and addiction.

  • Special Actions Technology Group is the lastest member of The Lock & Key at Purdue@Westgate

    More Innovation Coming to Purdue@WestGate

    A unique technology group is bringing its drive to innovate to Purdue@WestGate Purdue University's Institute for Global and Defense Innovation. Special Actions Technology Group is a service-disabled veteran-owned small business comprised of retired special operations personnel, engineers, scientists and defense acquisition experts.  

  • Little BIG Idea Grant Winners Announced

    The latest round of winners in a signature program of the Vibrant Communities initiative in Elkhart County has been announced. Little BIG Idea Grant recipients include a proposal for a guinea pig as a student therapy animal, an elementary school student's slime-focused event and creation of a no-bullying club. Organizers of the program say it is designed to "spread love, creativity and community through programs, events and projects that celebrate life in Elkhart County."

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    Law School Dean Selected as Next UE President

    The University of Evansville has named Christopher Pietruszkiewicz its 24th president. The Stetson University College of Law dean will succeed Tom Kazee, who announced last July he would step down in May after eight years at the helm. Pietruszkiewicz's first day will be July 1. He has been head of the Florida institution's law school for the last six years, and prior to accepting the UE job, was also a candidate to be the next dean of the University of Iowa College of Law.

  • Indiana Wesleyan University offers new programs for active duty Air Force personnel

    IWU Offers Course Programs For Active Duty Air Force

    Indiana Wesleyan University has been approved to offer online degree options to active duty Air Force personnel. The school is offering the education through the General Education Mobile program and the Air University Associate to Baccalaureate Cooperative. 

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    Ball State Student Pitching Waterless Car Wash Concept

    A senior marketing major from Ball State University will next month pitch a unique concept at the Values and Ventures Business Plan Competition on the campus of Texas Christian University. Rhett Barker will present his startup, Flipside Mobile Carwash LLC, which is described as a waterless car wash service. A total of 50 college undergraduates from throughout the world will compete for $250,000 in cash and prizes. Ball State says each student will pitch their ideas, which also...

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    USF Grad Students to Benefit From New Partnership

    The University of Saint Francis has announced a partnership with Fort Wayne-based Bowen Center related to the university's clinical mental health counseling graduate program. USF says students enrolled in the program will be able to complete their Practicum in Mental Health Counseling at the facility beginning this fall.

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    New Director For Indy Office of Education Innovation

    Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett has selected Patrick McAlister as director of the Office of Education Innovation. McAlister most recently served as director of policy for the Indiana Department of Education. 

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    James Clapper Speaking at AU

    The former United States director of intelligence is speaking Wednesday afternoon at Anderson University. James Clapper, who served in the role from 2010 through 2017, held positions in multiple administrations following his retirement in the mid-1990s as a lieutenant general in the U.S. Air Force. His career in uniform spanned 32 years. The university's National Security Studies Fellows program is responsible for the visit. Clapper will meet with...

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    Michigan City Schools to Celebrate Solar Project

    Michigan City Area Schools will Wednesday dedicate what it says is the largest renewable energy project for an Indiana school district. The project, which includes solar arrays and LED lighting upgrades at seven school properties, is expected to save the district $23 million over 30 years.

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    New Leader at Indiana Ballet Conservatory

    The Carmel-based Indiana Ballet Conservatory has named its new executive director. Jenny Okamoto succeeds Wilmara Manuel, who led the ballet training organization for more than two years. In a letter to supporters, the IBC said "Jenny's extensive background in non-profit management, development and fundraising will provide IBC with the direction to lead us forward."

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    Indy-Connected Company Releases School Safety Tech

    Maryland-based Digital Management LLC, which has an office in Indianapolis, is launching an app designed to allow school staffers, students and safety personnel to monitor and respond to emerging threats at schools. DMI says the EndZone for Education technology is adapted from a platform used by the United States government for high-risk situations. The company says the app can help identify threats preemptively and cut off access to potential "unknown and/or high-risk actors."

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    USF Partners with Manchester University

    Pre-professional students will benefit from two new deals struck by the University of Saint Francis and Manchester University. As part of the partnerships, USF pharmacy students and Manchester pharmacogenomics students will have access to programs at the other school.

  • Teach Indy Seeks to Bolster Teacher Pipeline

    The director of talent strategy for Indianapolis-based The Mind Trust says a new initiative launched in collaboration with Indianapolis Public Schools and the Mayor's Office of Education Innovation will to address teacher shortages in one of the hardest-hit areas of the city. Jackie Gantzer says Teach Indy will strengthen the pipeline of teacher talent by recruiting educators from throughout the scountry to teach in public schools within the city's urban core.

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    Goshen College Names New VP

    Ann Vendrely has been named Goshen College's vice president for academic affairs and academic dean. Vendrely will lead the college's academic program after serving the last four years as associate provost and associate vice president for academic affairs at Governors State University in Illinois. 

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    Hamilton County Rated One of Healthiest Counties in U.S.

    Hamilton County is one of the top 10 healthiest counties in the country, according to U.S. News & World Report . The publication partnered with Aetna to devise a list of the country's top 500 healthiest counties. 

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    New Center Steps Up IU Kelley's Career Service Game

    Indiana University Kelley School of Business Dean Idie Kesner says the newly-dedicated, $14 million Conrad Prebys Career Services Center in Bloomington is befitting of the school's "top notch" career development and placement offerings. The 30,000 square-foot facility includes 70 interview rooms for recruiters and students and office space for nearly 30 employees. Kesner says several hundred companies recruit Kelley undergraduate and graduate students annually.

  • Purdue Global completes purchase of Kaplan University

    Purdue Global Completes Acquisition of Kaplan University

    Nearly a year after announcing the acquisition of Kaplan University, Purdue Global has made the purchase official. Purdue University Global has received all of Kaplan's assets and operations for $1. 

  • Evansville Mayor Lloyd Winnecke reacts to Evansville being chosen to host 2019, 2020 OVC championships (photo courtesy of Lloyd Winnecke's office)

    OVC Championships to Return to Evansville

    The 2019 and 2020 Men's and Women's Ohio Valley Conference basketball championships will once again be held in Evansville. The OVC Board of Presidents voted to hold the tournaments at the Ford Center from March 6-9 in 2019, and March 4-7 in 2020. 

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    Hydroseeding Tech Wins Student Soybean Competition

    A soy-based hydroseeding technology has taken the top prize in the Student Soybean Product Innovation Competition, hosted by Purdue University and the Indiana Soybean Alliance. The ISA says the competition encourages students to develop "novel applications for soybeans that meet a market need." Team SoyTack, which consists of four Purdue students, won the $20,000 first place prize for their soy-based tackifier for hydroseeding.

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    Purdue Dedicates Animal Sciences Complex

    Purdue University is celebrating the dedication of its $60 million animal sciences complex. The 123,000-square-foot complex includes two buildings that feature research laboratories, classrooms, and interactive spaces. Purdue says the facility boosts its "commitment to Indiana’s vital food animal production industry by establishing a center for interactive student learning, advanced research and enhanced Extension programming." 

  • Chancellor Terry Allison came to IUSB in June of 2013.

    IUSB Chancellor to 'Pursue Next Chapter'

    The Indiana University South Bend chancellor is leaving at the end of the school year. Terry Allison, who became chancellor in 2013, said in a statement "I'm at the point in my life and career where it is time to pursue the next chapter." IUSB says it will work quickly to appoint an interim chancellor and begin the search to fill the permanent role by the end of the semester. Allison adds "this was one of the most difficult decisions of my life..."

  • Goshen College to soon offer new programs

    Goshen College to Offer New Programs

    Students will have several more choices for post-master's degrees after Goshen College introduces new programs in the fall. Those interested in studying game development, sport management, marine biology and students who want to become a Family Nurse Practitioner will have new opportunities. 

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    Another Law Degree Partnership for Trine University

    Trine University in Angola has established another agreement with an Ohio school to help students earn law degrees. A 3+3 pathway to a Juris Doctor degree has been established with the University of Toledo College of Law. 

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    Partnership Aims to Combat Teacher Shortage in Indy

    The IU School of Education at IUPUI and MSD of Lawrence Township are teaming up to address teacher shortages. The two have developed the District Based Alternative Certification program, which aims to help school employees obtain elementary certification while continuing to work.

  • Joint Cybersecurity operations center OmniSOC is hosted by IU

    Indiana Schools Team Up To Combat Cyber Threats

    Some Big Ten Universities, including IU and Purdue, have launched a first-of-its-kind cybersecurity operations center. OmniSOC is a subscription service that provides members with functional cyber intelligence to help them respond to cyber threats. 

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    Logistics Company CEO Makes $3M Gift to IU

    The chief executive officer of Chicago-based logistics provider GLP has made a $3 million donation to Indiana University. The gift from Ming Mei, a 1996 IU graduate, will be used to establish faculty chairs at the Kelley School of Business and the School of Global and International Studies at IU Bloomington.

  • Vincennes is Indiana's oldest university.

    Vincennes Students Launch Online Store

    Students in the Information Technology Bachelor of Science Concentration program at Vincennes University are getting first-hand experience in running a business. The students are operating an online store, SHOP1801, in collaboration with VU's Old Post Bookstore. 

  • New Manufacturing Center Launches Amid Industry 'Revolution'

    A new center focusing on training leaders for one of Indiana's biggest economic sectors has been launched at the Kelley School of Business at IUPUI. The Center for Excellence in Manufacturing will work with undergraduate and Evening MBA students and provide field research through partnerships with Indiana companies. It is supported through a $1 million gift from Illinois-based Tenneco Inc. Executive Chairman Gregg Sherrill, a 1991 Kelley graduate, and his wife Sabine.

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    Purdue to Name Directorship After Former Dean

    The Women in Engineering program at the Purdue University College of Engineering will be named after former dean Leah Jamieson. The college will hold a celebration to honor Jamieson at 3pm Wednesday, March 21st in the Kurz Atrium of the Neil Armstrong Hall of Engineering. 

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    Bethel College to Host Career Fair

    Bethel College will host a career fair on its campus Wednesday, March 21st. More than 100 local employers will be on hand to answer questions, and explore opportunities for career options. The fair will be held from 10am-1pm inside the Wiekamp Athletic Center.

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    Data, Predictive Models Focus of New Notre Dame Center

    The University of Notre Dame has launched a research center focused on data and predictive analytics. The new Center for Informatics and Computational Science will collaborate with partners in the public sector and industry. UND says the modeling created through the center is an essential part of designing products that must perform with consistency in uncertain environments. Disciplines that use the modeling include physics, chemistry, biology and engineering.

  • Another Hearing on School Accountability

    The Indiana State Board of Education will Monday hold an additional public hearing on proposed changes to the state's accountability grading system. The board says the changes would put the state in line with U.S. Department of Education guidelines and Indiana graduation requirements.

  • The WestGate Academy Conference and Training Center is located in Odon.

    Radius Names Purdue@WestGate Best of Year

    Radius Indiana recently named the top 10 economic development projects of 2017, with Purdue@WestGate coming in at number one. More than 50 nominations were submitted at their annual stakeholders meeting held in French Lick.  

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    Students to Compete in Autonomous Vehicle Challenge

    Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology will Friday host 50 teams of high school students in its Autonomous Vehicle Challenge. The teams from Indiana, Illinois, Tennessee and Texas will compete after four months of designing, building and testing miniature autonomous vehicles.

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    Sports Legends Experience to Debut

    A massive outdoor addition to the Children's Museum of Indianapolis will open Saturday. Work on the $38.5 million Sports Legends Experience, which is located on 7.5 acres next to the main building, officially started a year-and-a-half ago. Officials have pegged its overall economic impact, including construction, at $130 million over five years. The museum describes it as a "sports Utopia," featuring 12 outdoor exhibits focusing on activities including...

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    Tourism Program Awards Round of Grants

    Tourism Gives, a Hamilton County Tourism Inc. program, will award more than $100,000 to community organizations this year. Hamilton County non-profits, arts development organizations and festivals are some of the recipients. 

  • Foellinger Foundation Approves Nearly $1M in Grants

    Fort Wayne-based Foellinger Foundation has announced $995,000 worth of grants in Allen County. The youth development grants focus on children and their families, especially those with the greatest need.  

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    Golf Academy Now Open

    Butler University and Highland Country Club have opened a state-of-the-art indoor golf facility. Highland Academy is a 9,200 square foot golf center which is part of a 30-year agreement between Butler and Highland. 

  • Representatives from the 22 schools gathered at the Toyota Indiana Visitors Center Wednesday.

    Toyota, Project Lead The Way Announce Grants

    Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indiana and Project Lead The Way have announced nearly $300,000 in grants to 22 K-12 schools in southwest Indiana. The funding from the Toyota USA Foundation will give the schools access to computer science, engineering and biomedical science curriculum. Toyota Indiana President Millie Marshall says the grants will help schools "create the innovators and problem solvers of tomorrow, while uplifting Indiana communities."

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    Founder David Harris Leaving The Mind Trust

    After more than a decade, Indianapolis-based The Mind Trust founder and Chief Executive Officer David Harris is stepping down. Harris will remain in Indianapolis as a founding partner in a national education change organization that will be launched later this year. Brandon Brown, who currently serves as senior vice president for education with The Mind Trust, has been named the nonprofit's next CEO. The Mind Trust was established in 2006 and has since...

  • The Indianapolis Foundation is an affiliate of Central Indiana Community Foundation.

    Indianapolis Foundation Awards Millions in Grants

    The Indianapolis Foundation has announced over $2 million in grants have been awarded to nonprofit organizations in Marion County. The latest round of grants supports 40 initiatives and programs, including for access to transportation, education and the arts.

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    New Manchester Degree Program 'Nation's First'

    Manchester University says a new program it is starting this summer will be the first of its kind in the country. Graduates will receive Doctor of Pharmacy and Master of Pharmacogenomics degrees. The university says the dual degree program will allow participants to share courses that apply toward both courses of study, creating cost savings.

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    Legislative Session Ends With Work on The Table

    The 2018 General Assembly reached its conclusion Wednesday with several bills missing House or Senate votes. The bills -- which include proposals involving the takeover of Muncie Community Schools by Ball State University and additional school safety funding -- were approved by both bodies and cleared conference committees, but failed to be considered before the midnight deadline. Governor Eric Holcomb said...

  • IU says it will develop an action plan as part of its participation in ATI.

    IU Joins Nationwide Affordability Program

    Indiana University Bloomington has joined a nationwide effort to help low- and moderate-income students pay for college. The school says it is the first in Indiana to join the American Talent Initiative, which helps support students through scholarships, grants and other resources. ATI is a Bloomberg Philanthropies initiative aimed at growing economic diversity at the country's top colleges. 

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    Lincoln Tech Adding Welding Courses in Indy

    Lincoln Educational Services Corp. (Nasdaq: LINC) is adding welding and metal fabrication training to its offerings in Indianapolis. The for-profit post-secondary education institution says Indy is one of three campuses that will launch the welding program this year. The first courses will begin at the end of June and will launch later in South Plainfield, New Jersey and Columbia, Maryland. Lincoln Tech says the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports nearly 130,000 welding jobs will...
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    Learning Program Receives Foellinger Foundation Grant

    Foellinger Foundation has granted $1 million for three years of support to the Allen County Public Library's Summer Learning Program. The ACPL program helps young people maintain educational skills between school sessions.  

  • The University launched its Gold Commitment Program this admissions cycle

    DePauw Launches 'Gold Commitment'

    DePauw University is so confident graduates will find jobs, it is backing it up with the "Gold Commitment." DePauw will allow any student without an "entry-level professional position" or graduate school acceptance within six months of graduation, to return for a tuition-free semester or its employer partners will give them a full-time position. In an interview with Inside INdiana Business, President Mark McCoy said...

  • The Center for Leadership Development was founded in 1977.

    Rices Boost Center For Leadership Development

    The recently-retired chief financial officer of Indianapolis-based Eli Lilly and Co. (NYSE: LLY) and his wife have donated $1 million to a minority-serving nonprofit in central Indiana. The gift to the Center for Leadership Development from Derica and Robin Rice will help the organization boost programming and expand its reach. Over the last 30 years, CLD has served more than 20,000 youth and their families. The organization works to...

  • The project aims to address an issue many universities face in enabling their collections and artifacts to be easily discovered online.

    Grant to Fund UND Museum And Library Project

    The University of Notre Dame says a $455,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation will help schools access museum and library holdings through a single online portal. The school says the effort could have a "transformational effect" on research and learning at Notre Dame and other universities. The project aims to address an issue many universities face in enabling their collections and artifacts to be easily discovered online.

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    Manchester Names College of Business After Professor

    Manchester University has announced plans to name its College of Business after a former professor of accounting at the Wabash County school. President Dave McFadden says the Arthur L. Gilbert College of Business will pay tribute to Gilbert's 40-year career at the university and the impact he had on students.

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    Computer Science Bill Clears House, Senate

    The Indiana General Assembly has approved a bill requiring public schools to include computer science in each school's curriculum beginning in 2021. House Enrolled Act 172 also established a grant program and fund supporting computer science-focused professional development for teachers. Governor Eric Holcomb, who has supported the bill along the way, is expected to sign HEA 172 into law. So far, Holcomb has signed all 42 bills that have reached his desk. In a statement...

  • The judging panel included technology managers from the Indiana University Innovation and Commercialization Office.

    'Braille Tech' Wins IUPUI JagStart Competition

    A student behind the idea for an app designed to help people with visual impairments use smartphones has taken the top prize at IUPUI's annual JagStart competition. Braille Tech, pitched by graduate student Madhura Mhatre, allows users to wear a glove that uses sensors to turn letters into digital Braille. Mhatre's concept would use tactile feedback to give the user sensations similar to reading raised dots, as used in Braille. The idea topped 13 other entries to claim the...

  • Carmel ranks no. 1 on Niche list of Best Places to Live

    Carmel Ranked Best Place to Live

    The 2018 Best Places to Live by Niche ranks Carmel as the best place to live in the United States. Niche is a website that studies quality of life data from communities and compiles rankings and reports. Niche gave Carmel an A+ grade for their schools, jobs, housing, health and fitness, and family life.  

  • Saint Mary of the Woods College to add Master's in Nursing

    Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College Adds Nursing Master's Degree

    The Master of Science in Nursing Family Nurse Practitioner degree program is expected to begin in the fall. The program is designed to prepare registered nurses for a career as a family nurse practitioner. The three year program requires 44 credit hours of coursework and 500 clinical hours. 

  • Chatbot Startup Wins B-Start Demo Day

    A software platform that creates chatbots for event marketing and news publications has taken the top prize in the annual B-Start Demo Day pitch competition. The Bloomington Economic Development Corp. says BotMaven received a total of $2,600 for winning first place and having the best business plan.

  • Skyepack content development team members film instructional videos for a strength training course at Texas A&M. (photo courtesy Skyepack)

    Ed Tech Company Growing in West Lafayette

    A company based out of the Purdue Research Park in West Lafayette has announced growth plans. The Indiana Economic Development Corp. says Skyepack, which has developed a mobile and web platform designed to reduce the cost of textbooks for college students, plans to invest nearly $300,000 and create up to 51 jobs by 2020. Skyepack currently employs more than 10 workers in Tippecanoe County and has already added three new employees. The company says it is hiring for...

  • Women in Ministry Organization Rebranding, Moves to IWU

    The Center for Women in Ministry is rebranding itself and moving to a new home. Now known as The Sacred Alliance, the organization will operate out of Wesley Seminary at Indiana Wesleyan University, which it says will help expand its reach to a greater audience. 

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    UIndy Enhances Mayoral Archives

    The University of Indianapolis has unveiled a new tool aimed at enhancing its Digital Mayoral Archives. The university's Institute for Civic Leadership & Mayoral Archives says the creation of the Digital Backpacks is part of an effort to connect the archives with a broader audience.

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    Smithville Boosts Purdue Coworking Spaces

    Two coworking spaces run by the Purdue Research Foundation are receiving a boost from an Indiana company. Ellettsville-based Smithville Fiber has announced it will provide financial support for the Purdue Railyard in West Lafayette and The Lock & Key at WestGate@Crane Technology Park in Odon.

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    Muncie, Gary School Management Bill Awaits Conference Committee

    A bill that involves granting Ball State University the authority to manage Muncie Community Schools and further trims the responsibilities of the elected Gary Community School Corp. board has been approved by the Indiana Senate. House Bill 1315 now heads to conference committee, where members of both chambers will hammer out a final version that would need to receive another vote in each the House and Senate by March 14. In a letter to staff and the community...

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    Purdue Startup Uses Augmented Reality to Teach STEM

    Purdue University-affiliated startup, Explore Interactive, is ready to teach children STEM, all while having fun. The Explore platform uses augmented reality via mobile devices to make learning feel like play.

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    Commission Gives OK to Purdue Global, Purdue Fort Wayne

    Two high-profile educational initiatives have received final approval from the Higher Learning Commission. Kaplan University's transition to Purdue University Global has received the final green light, as has realignment of IPFW and its subsequent name change to Purdue University Fort Wayne. The HLC is a Chicago-based independent corporation that accredits post-secondary institutions in 19 states. Purdue Global's main campus, the university said in a release, will be in Indianapolis.

  • IPS to Consider Layoffs After Referendum Delay

    Layoffs could be coming to Indianapolis Public Schools thanks to a delay in a proposed school funding plan. Our partners at WIBC in Indianapolis report the school district has decided to move a referendum from the May ballot to November. 

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    IU Details New Southwest Central-Focused Center

    A $10 million Lilly Endowment Inc. grant will support a new center focusing on addressing opportunities and needs of 11 counties in the southwest central region of the state. Indiana University's Center for Rural Engagement is an outgrowth of an Indiana University Foundation feasibility study launched in 2015. IU Provost Lauren Robel led the center's development and says it demonstrates the university's commitment to...

  • The tiny device can be inserted into existing MRI machines. (photo courtesy Purdue University)

    Purdue Startup Aims to Increase MRI Efficiency

    A Purdue University-affiliated startup is developing a tool to allow medical professionals more effectively conduct MRI scans. MR-Link LLC's device, which is about the size of a quarter, would provide the opportunity to perform multiple imaging scans at once and record electro-physiological signals from patients.

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    IU Celebrates Dental School Facility Opening

    Officials from Indiana University are celebrating the opening of the nearly $22 million oral health care clinic at the IU School of Dentistry on the IUPUI campus. The university says the Fritts Clinical Care Center is the first addition to the dental school in 40 years.

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    Purdue Space Program Soars to New Heights

    A student team called Purdue Space Program has built a liquid methane rocket and hopes to win a competition with it. The team of students will enter their rocket in the FAR-MARS Prize, which is named after its two sponsors, Friends of Amateur Rocketry and Mars Society. 

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    Hackathon to Kick Off at Saint Mary's College

    A hackathon hosted by Saint Mary's College in Notre Dame will start Friday evening on-campus. More than two dozen teams made up of college students and recent graduates from throughout the Midwest will work for just under 24 hours to develop a predictive model from data provided by South Bend-based Press Ganey Associates Inc. The event will also include an opportunity for participants to network with tech-enabled employers in South Bend including...

  • Preschool Scholarship Program Taking Applications

    Applications are now open for the state-supported On My Way Pre-K program in 20 counties. Since the program was launched in 2015, more than 5,000 Hoosier children have received a grant to participate. The program for three and four-year-olds has grown from five initial counties -- Allen, Jackson, Lake, Marion and Vanderburgh. Counties added through program expansion approved last year include...

  • A project called Ecopatch won the top prize last year. (photo courtesy IUPUI)

    Students to Give Pitches at JagStart

    IUPUI will Friday host its annual JagStart competition. Fifteen teams of IUPUI students will give present their ideas for new products or ventures in the elevator pitch-style competition, which awards a total of $5,500 in prize money. 

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    Muncie, Gary School Oversight Bill Faces Final Shot

    A bill that involves big oversight changes to the school systems in Gary and Muncie, including turning over control of Muncie Community Schools to Ball State University, will face its final days in the Indiana Senate next week. The Senate Appropriations Committee Thursday approved House Bill 1315, which now has until the end of Tuesday to receive a vote in the full Senate. The committee voted 9-4 along party lines to approve the amended bill. Three of the four amendments...

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    'Shark Tank' Star to Speak at Notre Dame

    One of the starts of the television show "Shark Tank" will give the keynote presentation next month during the inaugural Idea Week on the campus of the University of Notre Dame. Daymond John will also serve as a final-round judge in the university's McCloskey New Venture Competition. 

  • Holcomb made the announcement at Stark Industries in Terre Haute.

    New Office to Skill-up Workforce 'As Quickly as Possible'

    Governor Eric Holcomb has launched a new state office designed to help Hoosiers skill-up for in-demand fields. The Office of Apprenticeships & Work-Based Learning seeks to double the number of Indiana residents participating in apprenticeships and work-based learning programs by 2020. Holcomb says the office will also expand such opportunities for students and working adults in a more diverse range of industries. During a ceremonial signing...

  • Special Ed Fast-Track Program Seeks 'Highly-Motivated' Teachers

    A special education clinical instructor at Purdue University says a new, three-year degree program will help supply a "critical" area of need in the teaching workforce. The university's College of Education will launch a fast-track version of its special education teaching program this fall and Jasmine Begeske says interest is already high. During an (i) on Education interview on Inside INdiana Business with Gerry Dick, Begeske said a combination of...

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    IU Southeast Radio Station On Air

    IU Southeast's first internet radio station is now broadcasting live 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Horizon Radio is being billed as "the student voice of Indiana University Southeast," and broadcasts music, news, sports and talk in its programming. 

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    Cathedral High School Receives Centennial Gift

    Butler University Emeritus Professor of Physics & Astronomy Marshall Dixon has given $2 million to Cathedral High School for its 100th birthday. Dixon joined Butler in 1957, and spent 53 years teaching physics, math, and constitutional law and history of law.

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    IU South Bend Buys Infamous Motel

    Indiana University South Bend has bought the Wooden Indian Motel near the campus and plans to demolish it. The property was the scene of a 2007 shootout that took the life of a South Bend police officer.

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    Meet The Future at DePauw

    The world's first android who uses artificial intelligence will appear with her creator to speak to students at Depauw as part of the Ubben Lecture Series. Sophia, and David Hanson, will deliver a speech, take questions and speak on what happens next in the world of artificial intelligence. 

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    Big Ten Women's Tourney Tipping Off in Indy

    The Big Ten Women's Basketball Tournament is underway in Indianapolis. In addition to the on-court action involved in the five-day event, there will be a pep rally, youth sports activities and partnerships with local nonprofits. This year's games will broadcast nationally and regionally through media outlets including the Big Ten Network and ESPN2. The Illinois-based conference and the Indiana Sports Corp. agreement to host the event at Bankers Life Fieldhouse runs through 2022.

  • Indiana Chamber Foundation Names New Director

    The Indiana Chamber of Commerce Foundation has named Marci Price as its new executive director. Price previously worked at Northwestern University and United Way of Central Indiana. 

  • The company is relocating to the Switchboard coworking space in Fountain Square. (photo courtesy Switchboard)

    Language Services Provider to Relocate HQ to Indy

    Greenwood-based Midwest Language Services LLC has announced plans to relocate its headquarters to Indianapolis. The company says it will move into the Switchboard coworking space in Fountain Square and add more than a dozen jobs over the next year. 

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    Notre Dame Research Could Uncover Infection Mechanism

    A University of Notre Dame researcher has been awarded a $1.1 million W.M. Keck Foundation grant designed to investigate the spread of deadly bacterial infections. The funding will support efforts to replicate in test tubes protein folding within cells, a complex process they hope to understand and find ways to stop. Professor of Biochemistry Patricia Clark and colleagues including...

  • IU Bloomington Awards Millions in Research Grants

    IU Awards Millions in Research Grants

    Two projects have received  millions in funding in the second round of IU Bloomington's Emerging Areas of Research program. The "Sustainable Food Systems Science" and "Center for Quantum Information Science and Engineering" initiatives have been awarded $2.5 million, and $3 million, respectively. 

  • Indiana Wesleyan University launches new MBA program

    New MBA Launched at Indiana Wesleyan University

    A new Master of Business Administration in Project Management is now being offered at Indiana Wesleyan University. Students in the program will be required to complete 42 credit hours, which is expected to take 21 months to finish. 

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    Caterpillar CEO to Give Rose-Hulman Commencement Speech

    The chief executive officer of Illinois-based Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) will give the commencement address in May at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. Jim Umpleby, who was named CEO of Caterpillar in January 2017, is a 1980 graduate of the school.

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    Notre Dame, IU, Purdue Growing Partnership

    Three of the state's top research universities have hired their first multi-institutional employee. Welch Innovation LLC Chief Executive Officer Christopher Welch will serve as director for the Indiana Consortium for the Analytical Sciences, which is a collaboration among the University of Notre Dame, Indiana University and Purdue University. The position involves developing joint activities in analytical sciences and boosting opportunities to partner with...

  • Goshen College, College Mennonite Church to install new solar array

    Goshen College to Install Solar Array

    Goshen College and College Mennonite Church will partner to install a 924-panel solar array on campus. The panels will be installed on the roof of the college's fitness center to provide fully renewable energy to the Church-Chapel building. 

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    Community Foundation of Delaware County Awards Grants

    Fifteen nonprofit organizations will receive funds from the Community Foundation of Muncie and Delaware County in the first quarterly competitive grant cycle of the year. The group awarded over $604,000 to the organizations to help improve quality of life in Muncie and Delaware County.  

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    Indiana Schools Secure Digital Learning Grants

    More than two dozen school districts throughout the state will receive Digital Learning Grants through the Indiana Department of Education. The Office of eLearning funding will support STEM and computer science initiatives. Between $11,000 and $75,000 will go toward each school for a total of nearly $2 million. The IDOE says proposals include...

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    Saint Mary-of-the-Woods Kicks Off 'Aspire Higher' Campaign

    Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College has publicly launched a $22 million comprehensive campaign. The school says the Aspire Higher campaign will support its strategic plan priorities, such as campus infrastructure improvement and enrollment growth.

  • Slyvia Trent-Adams (photo courtesy Indiana State University)

    Deputy Surgeon General to Speak at ISU

    Rear Admiral Sylvia Trent-Adams will speak on promoting public health April 6th in the University Hall Auditorium on the Indiana State University campus. Trent-Adams's event will be held from 8:30am-10:15am and is part of the Lambda Sigma Chapter Annual Research Day. 

  • The minors, being offered through the Scott College of Business, will begin this fall.

    ISU Trustees Approve Minors, Rate Increases

    Indiana State University's board of trustees has approved new minors in entrepreneurship and human capital management. At its Friday meeting, the board also approved increases in the cost for traditional residence hall rooms and standard meal plans. The school says it developed the programs after assessing industry needs and surveying faculty, students and alumni. Scott College of Business Associate Professor of Management David Robinson says the current generation of students has...

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    IURTC Launches Philanthropic Venture Fund

    The Indiana University Research and Technology Corp. has announced a new fund designed to support startup development and research by faculty, students and staff on all IU campuses. The IU Philanthropic Venture Fund is a $15 million endeavor that could grow beyond $50 million. Much of the fund's support will come from gifts to the university. IU says early stage companies can use the capital to cover prototyping, proof-of-concept testing and equity investments.

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    Ivy Tech Footprint Evolves in Gary

    Ivy Tech Community College says it is shifting the location of its classes in Gary. A spokesman tells Inside INdiana Business the college will consider the next steps for its current campus in January, along with assessing its course offerings throughout various locations. Classes will be held in the new, $45 million Indiana University Arts and Sciences Building in Gary, which opened late last year. Jeff Fanter adds...

  • Benner: New Corruption Allegations Could do More Damage to NCAA

    Inside INdiana Sports Contributor Bill Benner believes a Yahoo! Sports report that alleges large-scale corruption at more than 20 NCAA member schools involving improper payments to recruits through a well-known agent might not be the end of the story. However, he believes a sad day could turn into "a glad day" in the long-run, if the process brings systematic changes. The organization has more than 1,100 member colleges and universities.

  • IDOE Names 'Four Star Schools'

    The Indiana Department of Education has released its list of Four Star Schools for the 2016-2017 academic year. The designation, which has been awarded for the past 30 years, aims to recognize great schools throughout the state. 

  • Gabis Arboretum at Purdue Northwest

    Porter County Arboretum Changes Name

    The Porter County Arboretum is now being operated as the Gabis Arboretum at Purdue Northwest. The change comes through a gift from the Taltree Arboretum & Gardens Foundation's Board of Directors, along with Damien and Rita Gabis.

  • Ivy Tech Partners with UE in Reverse Transfer Prorgram

    Ivy Tech and UE Agree to Reverse Transfer

    Ivy Tech Community College and the University of Evansville are creating a statewide reverse transfer agreement for students who transfer to UE before completing their Ivy Tech degree. Students would need to meet certain conditions and policies.  

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    Valpo to Add Logistics Management Degree

    The Valparaiso University College of Business is launching a new degree program in supply chain and logistics management. The university says the program, which will be available both as a major and minor, will "prepare business leaders to manage complex operations" across a variety of industries, including technology, manufacturing, and retail. Valpo says the program will feature new courses in...

  • Muncie Central High School is the only high school in the school district.

    Mearns: Ball State 'Uniquely Situated' to Help Muncie Schools

    A bill that would turn over management authority of Muncie Community Schools to Ball State University will have to wait until next week for its next opportunity to be heard by the Senate Appropriations Committee. House Bill 1315, which has already been approved by the Indiana House, would establish a seven-member board to govern MCS. BSU President Geoffrey Mearns called the university "uniquely situated" to help the struggling school district.

  • Governor Eric Holcomb Makes Appointments to State Boards, Commissions

    Governor Holcomb Makes Commission Appointments

    Governor Holcomb has announced several appointments and reappointments to various state commissions and boards. They include the Commission for Higher Education, Graduate Medical Education Board and State Board of Accountancy. 

  • Purdue President Mitch Daniels announced the acquisition of Kaplan University in April 2017.

    Commission to Vote on Purdue-Kaplan Acquisition

    Purdue University's proposed acquisition of Kaplan University announced nearly a year ago could be nearing completion. The Higher Learning Commission will Thursday make its final decision to approve the deal, though the Journal & Courier reports it may take up to two weeks for the ruling to be made public. The acquisition has already received approval from the Indiana Commission for Higher Education and the U.S. Department of Education. If approved by the HLC, Purdue...

  • Children's Museum to Buy Salvation Army Divisional HQ

    The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis says it has reached an agreement to acquire the Salvation Army Indiana Divisional Headquarters. The two sides have been in a dispute stemming from construction of the museum's $35 million Riley Children's Health Sports Legends Experience. The soon-to-open experience is located just behind the Salvation Army property. Neither the museum or Salvation Army are sharing details of the deal. Museum Chief Executive Officer Jeff Patchen says...

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    Purdue Improved Crop Storage Bags Reach Global Stage

    Some 30 years after inspiration struck for an economical way to prevent post-harvest losses from insects, a specially-designed bag system has reached global commercialization. Purdue Improved Crop Storage bags were invented by College of Agriculture professor Larry Murdock following a trip to Africa in the late-1980s. Murdock, associate professor Dieudonné Baributsa and a former Ph.D. student, Laurie Kitch, launched PICS Global Inc. to produce...

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    'The Office' Star to Speak at DePauw

    One of the stars of "The Office" will speak to students at DePauw University. Screen Actors Guild Award winner Jenna Fischer will visit the Greencastle campus in April as part of the Timothy and Sharon Ubben Lecture Series. 

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    IU Initiative Seeks to Increase Service Opportunities

    Indiana University Bloomington is launching an effort designed to connect students with service-related opportunities. IU Corps aims to boost campus-community partnerships throughout Indiana and the U.S. 

  • Josh Hornbacker (left) and Colin Meadowcroft (photos courtesy Trine University)

    Trine Beefs Up Broadcast Capabilities

    Trine University has launched the Trine Broadcasting Network, which will incorporate university video production, athletic event live-streaming and the game-day experience at the recently-opened MTI Center. Josh Hornbacher, operations director of the campus radio station WEAX, will serve as executive producer of the network and Colin Meadowcroft has been named senior producer and creative specialist. The northeast Indiana school says...

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      Indiana State University has a new president and she is the first woman in charge of the more than 150-year-old institution. Deborah Curtis shares her vision for the university.

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      Obtaining and retaining customers is critical, especially in highly competitive markets like the healthcare industry. But, differentiating your organization with an exceptional customer experience can help you stay ahead in the $3.4 trillion industry. According to McKinsey, 70 percent of buying experiences are based on how the customer feels they’re being treated. Now more than ever the customer’s satisfaction needs to be at the top of focus for companies looking to...

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    • Infosys Picks Indy For Training Center, 1K Additional Jobs

      Inside INdiana Business has learned that India-based tech giant Infosys (NYSE: INFY) will house a USA Training Center at the old Indianapolis International Airport site. The plans involve 1,000 new jobs, on top of the company's previous commitment of 2,000 new jobs as part of its downtown technology and innovation hub. Vice President Mike Pence will join Governor Eric Holcomb and others for the official announcement Thursday in Indianapolis.

    • Manufacturer Adding Production in Daviess County

      Florida-based ISOFlex Packaging will Tuesday celebrate the opening of a third production line at its facility in Daviess County. The company, which produces specialty plastic films and bags, will add a small number of jobs as a result. The company has invested more than $4 million into the new production line. The facility originally opened in 2014 following a $25 million investment by Alliance Barrier Films, which was acquired by ISOFlex in January.

    • 'Supercar' Assembly Operation Planned For Purdue

      The England-based manufacturer of a car billed as the fastest street-legal vehicle on the road has selected the Discovery Park District at Purdue University for a showroom and assembly facility. Keating Supercars LLC will produce its first model to be sold in the U.S., the Viperia Berus coupe, which is capable of reaching speeds greater than 230 miles-per-hour. The company is slated to cut the ribbon on the showroom late next month and eventually ramp up production at Purdue to...

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      What Does Vectren Merger Mean?

      A utility industry observer says he does not think the planned $6 billion merger of Evansville-based Vectren Corp. (NYSE: VVC) and CenterPoint Energy Inc. (NYSE: CNP) will have a major impact in Indiana. Doug Gotham, who serves as director of the State Utility Forecasting Group at Purdue University, also says he is not aware of any recent mergers that have been shut down by Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, a key hurdle that remains to be cleared. CenterPoint says plans...

    • IN3, formerly API, involves major defense, govermental, economic development and academic stakeholders from throughout the state.

      New Name, First Contract For Defense Tech-Focused Institute

      Indiana Innovation Institute, formerly known as the Applied Research Institute, is kicking off a rebranding with the announcement of its first contract. The $2.3 million trusted microelectronics collaboration with Purdue University also includes researchers and personnel from the Crane Naval Surface Warfare Center, Indiana University and the University of Notre Dame. The work involves rapid development of counterfeit-resistant technology that is immune to global attacks.