• Butler Names New Dean

    Butler University has chosen Brooke Barnett to be the new dean of the university's College of Communication. Barnett is currently a professor and associate provost at Elon University in North Carolina. The Kentucky native has taught several courses at Elon since 2001, including Broadcast Journalism, Communication Research and Intellectual Property Law. Barnett says she's looking forward to her new opportunity. 

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    USI Team Builds Satellite Heading to Space Station

    A team of students from the University of Southern Indiana designed and built a satellite that launched last week on a SpaceX rocket heading for the International Space Station. The satellite will collect data for NASA research until the end of its life cycle in January 2020.

  • Purdue Names New Entrepreneurial Officer

    Purdue University is taking the next step in the growth of its entrepreneurial system by naming a chief entrepreneurial officer. Purdue Research Foundation President Brian Edelman announced Scott Henderson will serve in the role. Henderson is an international commercialization expert who will lead the Purdue Foundry and Purdue Ventures.

  • Justice Department Partners With Anderson University

    Anderson University has inked a partnership with the U.S. Department of Justice. Under the deal, the school will coordinate internships and work-study programs to prevent violent crime in a partnership with the United States Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Indiana. Anderson University students will receive academic credit and will also work with public information officers in the U.S. Attorneys Office to gather and disseminate information to...

  • IU Accelerates Residence Hall Projects

    The Indiana University Board of Trustees has approved a proposal to speed up plans to renovate two residence halls. The work on Foster and McNutt halls is part of an overall plan to invest $300 million in student housing over the next six years on the Bloomington campus. In February, trustees heard plans to renovate Foster and McNutt halls in 2021-2022 and 2023-2024. That project has now been moved up to May 2019. The school says the halls will be closed during the 2019-2020 academic...

  • Purdue Board Makes Several Approvals

    The Purdue University Board of Trustees has made key approvals for several efforts throughout its statewide network. The board voted to keep room and board rates flat for its three physical campuses and also to accept a $30 million gift to fund the renovation of the Union Club Hotel.

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    IPS Names Interim Superintendent

    Indianapolis Public Schools has selected Aleesia Johnson to serve as interim superintendent. Johnson, who currently serves as deputy superintendent for academics in the district, will take over for Lewis Ferebee, who announced this week he is leaving to become chancellor of D.C. Public Schools.

  • L to R: Stacy Payne Miller, JLI president; Jan Need, JLI grants chair; Margaret Sheehan, Teachers’ Treasures executive director; Maddie Kellner, JLI vice president of community; Patrice Dawson, JLI president-elect

    Junior League of Indianapolis Awards Grants

    Ten central Indiana nonprofit organizations have received support from the Junior League of Indianapolis. JLI members present applicants for the funding and award the support after a pitch competition. The Community Assistance Grants of up to $50,000 are awarded after members vote on applicants who best support preparing students for academic success.

  • Computer Science, Gaming Collide With 'Hour of Code'

    Elementary school students in the Metropolitan School District of Decatur Township in Indianapolis are getting an early lesson in coding through the international Hour of Code program. The initiative is designed to give people an introduction to computer science and coding, and Lynn Hodgkin, elementary media coordinator for the district, says it takes a game-centered approach to teaching coding to kids. The students are participating in the Hour of Code at the...

  • Strada cut the ribbon during a Thursday ceremony.

    Strada Takes Wraps Off Downtown Indy HQ

    Indianapolis-based Strada Education Network has cut the ribbon on its new downtown Indy headquarters. The national education nonprofit says the space in Market Tower not only houses its 80 Indy-based employees, but provides much-needed meeting space to host its partner organizations. Strada looks to strengthen pathways between education and employment, especially among low-income students and Americans without a post-high school degree.

  • Hogsett unveiled Indy Achieves in May.

    Hogsett Touts Education Initiative as He Seeks Second Term

    Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett, who announced Wednesday his intention to run for a second term, believes a major education initiative has been one of the strengths of his first three years in office. Hogsett says Indy Achieves, a partnership aimed at boosting post-secondary education opportunities, will help Indianapolis residents be ready for "the jobs of tomorrow." Indy Achieves is a partnership involving the city, EmployIndy, Ivy Tech Community College and IUPUI slated...

  • Millions Raised For 'Back a Boiler'

    Purdue University's Back a Boiler income share agreement program has netted $10.2 million from fundraising initiatives by the Purdue Research Foundation. The program offers an alternative to students seeking private student loans and Federal Parent PLUS.

  • Thor Profit Sees Sharp Drop in Q1

    Elkhart-based Thor Industries Inc. (NYSE: THO) is reporting fiscal first quarter net income of $14 million, down from $128 million during the same period last year. The recreational vehicle manufacturer says the drop is due in part to efforts to balance production with market demand and acquisition-related expenses.

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    Ivy Tech Signs New Transfer Agreement

    Ivy Tech Community College has entered into a transfer agreement with Union Institute & University in Ohio to allow students to easily transition from an associate degree to a bachelor's degree.  The agreement calls for Ivy Tech students who transfer to an UI&U undergraduate program to receive a $100 discount per credit hour scholarship for the first 30 credit hours up to $3,000. Phi Theta Kappa members would receive an extra first semester $500 scholarship. 

  • Valpo to Add Another Doctoral Degree

    Valparaiso University's College of Nursing and Health Professions will offer more degree programs in the summer 2019. The university has developed an online, post-professional, occupational therapy doctoral program. The online degree includes 32 credits for master's degree holders and 42 credits for those with a bachelor's. The new doctoral degree will be the university's second after it added a doctor of nursing practice. The new doctorate will prepare occupation...

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    Brightwood College to Close Indiana Campuses

    Another for-profit higher education institution is shutting its doors. Brightwood College will close all of its campuses in the U.S., including Indiana locations. Brightwood has not released a statement on the closures. The college's social media pages have been deleted and its website only says it is no longer accepting new student enrollments. Brightwood has locations in Indianapolis and Hammond, according to its website. In Indy, the closure will affect 450 students and...

  • Notre Dame, IBRI Form 'Strategic Alliance'

    The University of Notre Dame has signed a strategic alliance agreement with the Indiana Biosciences Research Institute in Indianapolis. The IBRI says the agreement will enable both parties to "work together on research covering significant health issues in Indiana and around the world."

  • IU School of Medicine Physician Receives DOD Grant

    Treatment responses for patients with metastatic bone cancer are the focus of work that has garnered an IU endocrinologist a $1.2 million Department of Defense grant. Theresa Guise will use the funding to try to understand several events that decrease quality of life for patients being treated for the disease. Guise wants to find the role of the cellular environment of the tumor-bone on the patients ability to metabolize glucose and how a high-fat diet plays a part.  

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    Purdue Partners With Taiwan University on Engineering

    Purdue University has signed an agreement with the National Cheng Kung University in Taiwan. The partnership will create dual degree engineering programs for NCKU students, who will be able to complete Purdue Online courses to fulfill some of their requirements.

  • Notre Dame Taps Author, Speechwriter For Commencement

    Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist and presidential speechwriter Peggy Noonan will deliver the 174th commencement address for the University of Notre Dame in the spring. Noonan will also receive an honorary degree during the May 19 ceremony. Noonan began at CBS radio after graduating from Fairleigh Dickinson University, then became a speechwriter for the Ronald Reagan administration in 1984. 

  • IPS Superintendent Heading to D.C.

    The superintendent of Indianapolis Public Schools is leaving the state's largest school district. Lewis Ferebee has accepted the position of chancellor of the District of Columbia Public Schools. Ferebee was named IPS superintendent in 2013. His move to the nation's capital was announced Monday by Washington D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser. Our partners at WTHR-TV report Ferebee's appointment must still be approved by the city council.

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    Rural School District Receives Telehealth Clinic

    The Indiana Rural School Clinic Network has opened its last telehealth clinic of the year at West Washington School Corp. near Campbellsburg in Washington County. Pre-K through 6th graders and junior and senior high school students will have access to the clinic. “Using state-of-the-art secure technology to deliver healthcare will benefit students and staff alike,” said West Washington School Corporation Superintendent Keith. Nance. 

  • Professor Vijay Raghunathan will serve as director of the program. (photo courtesy of Purdue University)

    Purdue Program Aims to Create 'Technology Maestros'

    The Purdue University School of Electrical and Computer Engineering is launching a professional master's program with a concentration in innovative technologies. The university says the aim of the one-year program is to develop leaders in technology innovation. 

  • Evansville Couple Hopes To Change Lives With Gift

    More Wabash College students will experience immersion learning thanks to a gift from John and Diane Schroeder. The one-semester courses offer the opportunity to study coursework outside the classroom, with past classes taking immersion trips to Europe, Africa and across the U.S. The Schroeders’ gift will be used to offset nearly $700,000 of annual immersive learning expenses. Wabash College President Gregory Hess calls John and Diane, “selfless leaders who want...

  • Notre Dame Unveils Largest Quiet Hypersonic Wind Tunnel

    The University of Notre Dame has finished developing the country's largest quiet Mach 6 hypersonic wind tunnel. The $5.4 million project was mainly funded by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research and is the first move in a partnership between Notre Dame and Purdue University to develop several hypersonic tunnels. “This tunnel’s combination of low noise and large size enables previously impossible experiments to be carried out,” said Thomas Juliano.

  • During an interview on Inside INdiana Business, Buetler said he believes the model can be replicated.

    Software Company Looks to 'EduSource' Talent

    An Indianapolis-based software developer says it is saving money and getting higher-quality work by using a student apprenticeship program rather than outsourcing work. EduSource offers college students $40,000 and real-world experience alongside senior-level developers through a two-year apprenticeship. Founder Jason Beutler says he got the idea when his software engineering students at Taylor University were writing better code than an outsourced team he was overseeing.

  • Etchison appeared on Inside INdiana Business with Gerry Dick in 2017.

    Ivy Tech Names Chief Information Officer

    Ivy Tech Community College has chosen Matthew Etchison as its new chief information officer. Etchison currently is vice president for information technology in the college's workforce alignment department. Current CIO Anne Brinson is retiring December 31.   “It is a tremendous honor to be named the chief information officer for Ivy Tech Community College,” said Etchison. 

  • Daniel Padrao is the COO of Solinftec.

    Solinftec Aims to Bring Momentum to Purdue HQ

    The chief operating officer of a Brazil-based ag tech company says he hopes to bring the success he's seen in his home country to the U.S. Daniel Padrao says the U.S. market is very important for Solinftec, which announced Thursday plans to establish its U.S. headquarters at the Purdue Research Park. The company has already set up operations in Florida and California and Padrao says they are moving at a very fast pace. In an interview with Inside INdiana Business, Padrao said...

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    Wabash Heartland Taps Into Public Input

    Parks and trail improvement, workforce development and high-speed internet access are among the top priorities of thousands of respondents to a Wabash Heartland Innovation Network regional placemaking survey. The results will help determine how to use a $10 million Regional Cultivation Fund in the 10-county region in north central Indiana. About 2,500 people living...

  • The school board approved plans for the facility in October. (photo courtesy of Geist Montessori Academy)

    Charter School to Break Ground in McCordsville

    Officials from the Geist Montessori Academy School Board and the McCordsville Town Council will Friday break ground on a new $6 million school building. The academy says the facility will allow its two campuses to be combined into one while also meeting the need for additional space to accommodate future growth.

  • Solinftec plans to create 90 jobs by the end of next year and up to 334 by 2022. (photo courtesy of Solinftec)

    Another Ag Tech Company Picks Purdue Research Park

    A Brazil-based digital agriculture company has big plans in West Lafayette. Solinftec says it will invest more than $50 million to establish its U.S. headquarters at the Purdue Research Park and create more than 300 jobs by 2022. The company provides Internet of Things-based technology to provide farmers with real-time data. Purdue President Mitch Daniels says the move is the latest evidence of the school "becoming a world center of precision agriculture."

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    Trine University to Expand Special Education Programs

    New special education licensure programs will soon be offered at Trine University's Franks School of Education. The programs for preschool through 12th grade will be made available in the Spring 2019 semester after the Indiana Department of Education expanded the program from grades K-6. Dean of the Franks School of Education, Anthony Kline, says the expansion will help fill a need in many school districts. 

  • IU, McKinney Foundation Expand Environmental Partnership

    The McKinney Family Foundation has awarded Indiana University with three grants totaling more than $500,000 for various environmental initiatives. The funding will create the McKinney Professor of Environmental Resilience and Philanthropy, help support the Indiana Sustainability Development Program and also strengthen the McKinney Family Philanthropic Fellows program. 

  • The platform was announced during The Startup Ladies' fourth anniversary luncheon.

    New Startup Ladies Platform Targets Startups, Investors

    The chief executive officer of The Startup Ladies in Indianapolis says a new online educational platform will serve as a boon for entrepreneurs and investors. Kristen Cooper says Startup Study Hall Online will provide access to the organization's executive mentors from anywhere in the country. The membership-based platform was announced as part of The Startup Ladies' fourth anniversary luncheon in Indy. In an interview with Inside INdiana Business Reporter Mary-Rachel Redman...

  • Trine University Names New Dean

    Trine University has chosen Sarah Franzen as the new dean of the Jannen School of Arts and Sciences. She currently is assistant vice president of accreditation and assistant professor in Trine's Department of Humanities and Communication.  Franzen will supervise five academic departments- Mathematics and Physics, Criminal Justice, Psychology and Social Services, Music and Humanities and Communication. 

  • Paul Griffin is director of the Regenstrief Center for Healthcare Engineering.

    State Taps Purdue Center For Health Tech Solutions

    The state of Indiana is working with Purdue University to develop and implement technology systems to battle clinical challenges throughout the state, including long-term care and the opioid crisis. The Indiana Family and Social Services Administration has announced a two-year, $12 million contract with Purdue's Regenstrief Center for Healthcare Engineering. The center will identify four high-need communities: two to implement programs to improve Medicaid long-term care and...

  • Governor Holcomb Makes Board, Commission Appointments

    Governor Eric Holcomb has made another round of board appointments and reappointments. They include the Ball State University Board of Trustees and the Judicial Nominating Commission. 

  • Carlyle Group Founder to Give IU Commencement Address

    Indiana University Bloomington graduates will be addressed by the co-founder of one of the largest private equity firms in the country next month. Carlyle Group co-executive chairman David Rubenstein will speak at winter commencement in Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall. Rubenstein served as deputy assistant to the president for domestic policy in the Carter administration from 1977 to 1981. 

  • Telehealth Clinic to Open in Logansport

    Officials in Logansport will Tuesday cut the ribbon on a new high-tech telehealth clinic. The facility at Landis Elementary School is being funded by the Indiana Rural Health Association, while Indianapolis-based Anthem Inc. (NYSE: ANTM) has provided funding for physical health equipment.

  • Deadline Approaching for Hoosier Educators Scholarship

    Future teachers have until the end of the month to apply for the Next Generation Hoosier Educators Scholarship. The third-year scholarship program provides a total of $30,000 for top students who commit to teaching in Indiana for five years after graduation. “We know that having prepared teachers in the classroom is the key factor affecting students’ academic success,” said Indiana Commissioner for Higher Education Teresa Lubbers. 

  • McCoy was named DePauw president in 2016.

    DePauw Faculty Expresses Concern with Administration

    The faculty of DePauw University has approved a vote of no confidence in President Mark McCoy. It's the first time in the school's 180-year history that faculty has made such a vote.

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    Grant to Support Opioid Outreach Project

    The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration has awarded a $320,000 grant to Purdue University. The funding will support the implementation of an outreach program aimed at helping people identify and deal with substance abuse disorders and mental health issues, with a focus on opioids.

  • The new program exceeds the stated requirements of the Society of Actuaries

    University of Evansville Adds Actuarial Science Degree

    The University of Evansville's Department of Mathematics has started a new bachelor's degree in actuarial science. The program includes work in statistics, data science, finance and other fields. Students can begin enrolling in the Fall 2019. “Actuaries are experts at modeling and managing risk,” said Mark Gruenwald, PhD, professor of mathematics and director of actuarial science. “They are highly trained professional...

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    Notre Dame, Tesla Partner on Design Studio Course

    The University of Notre Dame School of Architecture has announced a collaboration with California-based Tesla Inc. (Nasdaq: TSLA) to create a design studio course focusing on the company's growing Gigafactory 1 in Nevada. The university says one of the goals is to explore how to move people and materials through the highest-volume battery production facility in the world.

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    Alumni Gift to Benefit Manufacturing Lab in Winchester

    The Randolph County School Corp. will Tuesday celebrate a $100,000 donation to the Advanced Manufacturing Lab at Winchester Community High School. The district says the funding will be used to purchase industrial precision manufacturing equipment for the lab. 

  • Video pitch submissions are due before February 6, 2019

    Indiana Students Encouraged to Join Pitch Competition

    Entrepreneurial Indiana high school students have until February 6 to submit an application for the 2019 Innovate WithIN pitch competition. Students are encouraged to submit an online video pitch, and middle school students also now have an opportunity to register for workshops offered at the regional competitions.

  • IU Lilly Family School of Philanthropy

    Lilly Family School of Philanthropy Partners With Foundation

    The Florida-based Patterson Foundation has collaborated with the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at IUPUI to launch Fellows Initiative, which will provide graduates a year-long opportunity to learn philanthropic principles. Master of Arts in Philanthropic Studies students pursuing careers in private, community or corporate foundations are eligible for the program, which will entail studying the history and culture of philanthropy and hands-on philanthropic practice in fundraising...

  • (Images of Jeffrey Jourdan and Michael Nichols courtesy of Marian University.)

    'Proven Leaders' to Head New Two-Year College

    Marian University has named Jeffrey Jourdan executive director of Saint Joseph's College of Marian University - Indianapolis, its new two-year institution. Michael Nichols will serve as associate director and dean of SJC@MU. In October, Marian and Saint Joseph's College in Rensselaer detailed a partnership to launch the school near Marian's Indianapolis campus. St. Joe suspended operations in 2017 after massive debt responsibilities forced the school into an attempted rebirth.

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    Coons Named Rose-Hulman President

    Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology has named Rob Coons its next president. He previously served as senior vice president and was appointed acting president following Jim Conwell's resignation earlier this month. Coons was also interim president prior to Conwell's arrival and has held positions at Rose-Hulman including chief administrative officer, controller and vice president for business and finance during a nearly 30-year career at the Terre Haute campus.

  • Tyler Trent Bobbleheads to Aid Fight Against Cancer

    A Purdue University graduate who has gained worldwide attention for his love of the school is being honored in a unique way. The National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum has unveiled a limited edition bobblehead of Tyler Trent which will benefit two cancer charities.

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    Young Coders Win South Bend Pitch Competition

    Two fifteen-year-olds have been crowned winners of a business idea event at South Bend Code School. Hello World. A Pitch Competition from Nowhere, USA featured five teams presenting concepts to a panel of judges that included San Francisco-based venture capitalist Cyan Banister. David Harrison and Matthew Williams, both from South Bend, took home the $2,500 top prize by pitching the Ideator, a website to...

  • Purdue Launches "Brain Gain" Initiative

    Purdue University wants to make Indiana the country's biggest "brain gain" state with a new initiative designed to bring Purdue grads back to Indiana companies. President Mitch Daniels says the pilot phase of the Purdue Brain Gain Initiative has piqued the interest of some 200 alumni, with a small number currently in the final interview process with employers in the state. Daniels told Inside INdiana Business...

  • Dept. of Ed Releases School Accountability Grades

    The Indiana Department of Education has unveiled the school accountability grades for the 2017-2018 academic year. The department says about 22 percent of schools improved one or more letter grades, with 64 percent receiving an A or B.

  • Earlham College Suspends Football Program

    Earlham College Interim President Avis Stewart has announced the suspension of the school's football program for the 2019 season and has ordered a review of the program. Stewart says the plan is for Earlham to field a team in 2020 after three conditions are met: determine the proper funding level and resources to support a football program outside the College's current operating budget,

  • (Image of Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett and Marianne Glick courtesy of the city of Indianapolis.)

    Volunteer-Focused Award Goes to Marianne Glick

    A well-known central Indiana entrepreneur and philanthropist is being honored by the Greater Indianapolis Progress Committee. Marianne Glick, who spent 25 years leading Glick Training Associates, an Indianapolis-based company she founded in 1986, is the winner of the 2018 Charles L. Whistler Award. The honor is the organization's most prestigious award for a community volunteer. Glick is the current chair of the Glick Family Foundation board and president of the board of...

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    New Center to Honor Governor Orr

    The Evansville Vanderburgh School Corp. Foundation has launched a fundraising effort to support what it says will be a state-of-the-art learning center named for a former two-term Indiana governor. The Robert D. Orr Learning Commons, the organization says, will serve as the centerpiece for the recently-opened McCutchanville Elementary School on the city's north side. The district describes the space as open and interactive and EVSC Foundation Executive Director Maureen Barton says...

  • Trine University to Open School of Computing

    Trine University has announced plans to open a School of Computing in the fall of 2019. The new school will be placed in a planned $8.5 million expansion to Fawick Hall on the university's main campus in Angola. The School of Computing will include current computer and software engineering courses and a revamped computer science and information technology major that will include cybersecurity, health informatics and web development tracks. 

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    Study Takes Stock of Climate Change's Impact on Tourism

    A researcher at Purdue University says a first of its kind study shows how climate change could affect the state's tourism industry and stakeholders -- particularly small businesses. One example, study lead author and Associate Professor of Hospitality and Tourism Management Jonathon Day says is the state will begin losing some of its "sweet spot" days where the temperature is between 65 degrees and 85 degrees. He says, over time, milder months...

  • (Image courtesy of JA of Central Indiana.) From left to right: Mark Shaffer, Tiffany Sauder, Blake Koriath, Chad Amos, Matt Waggoner, George Giltner, Erin Dettwiler, Cynthia Carrasco, Tiffany Fletcher, Kiamesha-Sylvia Colom, Tamara Cypress, Jennifer Burk

    'Best And Brightest' Earn Honors

    Winners of Junior Achievement of Central Indiana's 2018 Indy’s Best and Brightest awards have been announced. They include honorees who are 40 and under and recognized as "rising talent and the next generation of leaders in our community." Junior Achievement of Central Indiana Inc. focuses on educating and inspiring youth in career exploration, employability/life skills, entrepreneurship, financial literacy and philanthropy. It involves hands-on, experiential learning...
  • Student works in the lab during the STEM Summer Scholars Institute. (photo courtesy of IUPUI)

    Louis Stokes Centers Recognized by National Science Foundation

    The Louis Stokes Midwest Regional Center of Excellence in Indianapolis is one of six Louis Stokes regional centers of excellence to receive an award from the National Science Foundation. The five-year $2.5 million STEM award will allow IUPUI, Ohio State University, Chicago State University and the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory to circulate information and build regional communities to increase STEM participation in underrepresented groups.  "We're thrilled to ...

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    Record Gift Fuels Wabash College Campaign

    Wabash College has launched the largest fundraising campaign in its 186-year history with the single-largest gift ever given to the school. Wabash announced the $40 million lead gift from Paul and Betty Woolls at the kickoff of the public phase of the $225 million Giant Steps: A Campaign for Wabash College effort. President Gregory Hess announced the campaign Friday at the Indiana State Museum and says the school raised $150 million during the private phase.

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    Funds Lift Evansville Tech Developer

    A tech startup in Evansville has secured a $1 million boost. Motivating Systems LLC develops sales-as-a-service platforms that are designed to help organizations motivate their people through rewards and positive reinforcement. The funding comes from Indianapolis-based Elevate Ventures and other contributors who are not being named. Motivating Systems launched in 2015 and has grown from one customer, a middle school in Vanderburgh County, to more than...

  • Manchester University Moves Program to Ft. Wayne Campus

    The Master of Athletic Training program at Manchester University is moving to the school's Fort Wayne campus. Officials say the move will allow more opportunities for MAT students, including clinical experiences with professional sports. Manchester already established its Ft. Wayne campus as its hub of graduate-level health science programs, doctoral program in pharmacy and the pharmacogenomics master's program. 

  • (Image courtesy of DePauw University.) The teams have been squaring off for posession of the Monon Bell trophy since 1936.

    Wabash Hosting DePauw For Monon Bell Battle

    DePauw University and Wabash College will meet on the football field for the 125th Saturday. This weekend's Monon Bell Game will mark the 87th time the Monon Bell trophy will be awarded to the winner. All-time, Wabash holds a 61-54-9 advantage in the storied rivalry that started in 1890. The 2018 edition will be played at Hollett Little Giant Stadium in Crawfordsville. It will air live on Fox Sports Indiana, Fox College Sports Central and the Fox Sports app.

  • Alumnus Makes $2M Gift To Wabash College

    An unrestricted $2 million gift from Steve Bowen and his wife, Joanie, will be used to benefit students at Wabash College. Bowen served as board chair from 2007-2017, making him one of the longest-serving chairs in the school's 186-year-history. The Bowens have given to the school for over 50 years, and the college says the donation will allow the administration and board of trustees to invest the funds for the school's most pressing needs.

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    IDOE Releases STEM Strategic Plan

    The Indiana Department of Education has unveiled a six-year STEM strategic plan. The department says the plan focuses on improving instruction, implementing evidence-based STEM curriculum and early STEM career exposure. IDOE says the strategy builds on accomplishments it has made since 2017, including adding 60 STEM-infused K-12 districts, delivering STEM-focused professional development to 16,000 Indiana educators and working with more than 1,000 school leaders on models using...

  • Jeff Quyle is president and chief executive officer of Radius Indiana.

    Radius Returns From First Mission to Japan

    Radius Indiana, an eight-county economic development organization, says its first trade mission to Japan yielded meetings with more than a dozen companies. Chief Executive Officer Jeff Quyle, who traveled with 10 other leaders from throughout the region, says the nine-day trip also involved educational outreach opportunities. Quyle added...

  • The center will house research, a speaker series and certification programs.

    Walker Gift to Create Marian Ethics Center

    Marian University says it has raised nearly $9 million to open a new Center for Ethics next year. The Indianapolis school says most of that money came from Walker Information Chairman Emeritus Frank Walker. Marian President Dan Elsener will be a guest this weekend on Inside INdiana Business Television. The Walker Center for Applied Ethics will house research programs, host speaker events and offer certificate programs for ethics professionals. The school has formed a planning...

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    Don Brown to Headline Life Sciences Presentation

    One of the biggest names in the state's technology scene will deliver a keynote address Friday at a life sciences industry event. Don Brown, who founded and sold Software Artistry and Interactive Intelligence and launched a third company in 2016, LifeOmic, will headline The Changing Business of Healthcare conference at the Roche Diagnostics corporate headquarters in Indianapolis. The event is part of...

  • IU President Michael McRobbie announced the effort in October 2017. (photo courtesy Indiana University)

    IU's Opioid Grand Challenge Moves to Phase Two

    Indiana University has announced 15 new projects for phase two of its Responding to the Addictions Crisis Grand Challenge. The school announced the funding as it marked the one-year anniversary of the $50 million effort. The phase two projects will cover areas including telehealth recovery, the use of cannabinoids in fighting the epidemic and the public stigma of addiction. Phase one involved 16 projects, many of which, the school says, have already reported results. IU Associate...

  • Indiana Tech Adds Degree Programs

    Three new Bachelor of Science degree programs will be awaiting Indiana Tech main campus students in the fall of 2019. The school has added Biology, Health Science and Forensic Science degrees to their College of Arts and Sciences.  The new programs will enable students to pursue careers in several areas, including medical technology, pharmaceuticals, forensic investigation and biotechnology.  

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    Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College Expanding Campus

    Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College plans to expand its campus in the Saint Mary-of-the-Woods historic district. SWMC agreed to purchase 160 acres from the Sisters of Providence. The College plans to use the land for amenities, including possibly an equine event center, new athletic complex for baseball, tennis and track and field, locker rooms, press box facilities and parking.  

  • The foundry spans 26,000 square feet in the Purdue Research Park.

    Cambridge Ag Company Picks Purdue Research Park

    A Boston-based seed development and plant breeding company is expanding into the Purdue Research Park. Inari will open what it calls the world's first Seed Foundry at the complex. The company says the work done there can help "revolutionize the seed industry" and create a more resilient and sustainable food system. Inari Senior Vice President of Operations Mark Stowers says the 26,000 square-foot facility will ultimately house about 50 people, but adds there is plenty...

  • The Hulman Center first opened in 1973.

    Renovation Contract in Place For Hulman Center

    The renovation contract has been awarded for the planned $50 million overhaul of the Hulman Center in Terre Haute. The work will be handled by Vigo County-based Hanning Construction, which says the project is slated to take two years. Construction, Indiana State University says, could begin soon. The funding for the project will come from a combination of $37.5 million from the state and $12.5 million from gifts to the university, ISU cash reserves and borrowing. In addition...

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    Rose-Hulman Announces President's Departure

    Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology has announced the resignation of President Jim Conwell. Senior Vice President Rob Coons will serve as acting president. In 2013, Conwell became the 15th president of the institution. A news release from Rose-Hulman says the decision was mutual, citing "board concerns and President Conwell's need to focus on a family health issue that is requiring more of his time and attention." The board of trustees is scheduled to meet...

  • (Image of Horizon University Chairman Bill Goodrich courtesy of Horizon Christian Fellowship.)

    Horizon University Opens

    The newest university in central Indiana is now open. Horizon University, which first announced its relocation from San Diego a year ago, held a ribbon cutting Wednesday to launch the Horizon South Campus in Lawrence Township. The move received Association for Biblical Higher Education approval last year. Founder and Chairman Emeritus Mike MacIntosh says the relocation...

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    Notre Dame to Dedicate New Hall of Architecture

    The Matthew and Joyce Walsh Family Hall of Architecture will be dedicated on the Notre Dame University campus this week. The new home of the School of Architecture will be blessed during a ceremony at 3:30 p.m. Friday. The 100,000 square foot building includes the architecture library, hall of casts, a tower, large plaza, along with studios and research laboratory space. 

  • Millions Awarded to IU Cancer Researchers

    The work to lessen the side effects of chemotherapy by some Indiana University cancer researchers has received a big boost. Jill Fehrenbacher and Mark Kelley are the recipients of a five-year $2.3 million National Cancer Institute grant. They will test the effectiveness of a targeted molecule to prevent or reverse chemotheraphy-induced peripheral neuropathy, or CIPN, caused by various cancer drugs in mice with tumors.  “For patients with CIPN, this might be an option...

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    Fettig Named IU Kelley Poling Chair

    Indiana University's Kelley School of Business has named Jeff Fettig its Poling Chair of Business and Government. Fettig is chairman of the board of Whirlpool Corp. (NYSE: WHR) and non-employee executive chairman of DowDuPont Inc. (NYSE: DWDP). Fettig will serve as a leader-in-residence and visit the Kelley School in Bloomington and Indianapolis during the fall and spring semesters to work with students and faculty members. He'll help lead discussions in areas including...

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    Strada Moves to Downtown Indy Headquarters

    An Indianapolis-based national education nonprofit has moved into new headquarters in the heart of the city's downtown. Strada Education Network says the space in Market Tower will house its 80 Indy-based employees and provide meeting space for partner organizations. Strada cites its mission as strengthening pathways between education and employment through its "Completion With a Purpose" platform. The organization specifically focuses on low-income students and the tens of...

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    Dozens of Employers to Attend Fort Wayne Job Fair

    Nearly 70 employers are expected to attend a jobs event Wednesday in northeast Indiana. Ivy Tech Community College Fort Wayne is hosting the 2018 Fall Career Fair, which is open to the public and will feature opportunities to talk with companies in fields including heath care, manufacturing and nonprofit. In addition to meeting with employers, Ivy Tech says the event will include free professional headshots for jobseekers to use on LinkedIn profiles. Employers expected to be in...

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    Purdue Hosts Food & Ag Business National Conference

    Purdue University's Center for Food and Agricultural Business is hosting the 2018 National Conference for Food and Agribusiness. The conference brings together agri-food professionals to discuss topics ranging from market trends to e-commerce. The focus of the two-day conference is on business relationships, and includes new breakout workshops. Purdue faculty will give presentations along with farmers, researchers and industry professionals. 

  • IWU Enters Agreement With Martin University

    Indiana Wesleyan University-National & Global and Martin University have signed an agreement to offer a tuition discount and a private cohort in IWU's Master of Science in Management to Martin graduates. The program offers a 10-percent discount contingent upon enrollment of 15 or more students in the program. All Martin alumni with a Martin bachelor's degree are eligible for the program. Faculty members from both schools will teach the courses, which will be held at IWU...

  • Floyd County Library Transforms House Into Digital Library

    A historic home in the community of Galena has gone high tech thanks to work by the Floyd County Library. The 1864-built Belle Schillings House, which once served as a post office, is now a digital library. The house sits on U.S. Highway 50 and had been vacant for years when the owners, the Oakes family, donated the property to the Floyd County Commissioners in 2011, who only used a section of the 2 acre property for a recycling center.

  • Vincennes University Offers New Dual-Degree Program

    Vincennes University is partnering with Logan University in Missouri on an agreement to establish a new 2 + 2 dual-degree program. The program allows students to earn an Associate of Arts or Science degree from VU and a Bachelor of Science degree in human biology from Logan's College of Chiropractic. VU dean of the College of Science, Engineering, and Mathematics, Curt Coffman, says he's excited about the new opportunity for students.  “Vincennes University...

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    Bethel College to Add Computer Science Major

    Bethel College plans to add a Computer Science major in the fall of 2019. School officials say the program has been established due to the increase in regional and national demand for skilled tech and software developers. Bethel commissioned a study conducted by STAMATS that found northern Indiana has a deficit in computer science workers, despite over 220-percent growth in Computer Science degrees awarded in the area over the last five years. 

  • Simon Youth Foundation Continues Growth

    Chief Executive Officer Michael Durnil says the Indianapolis-based Simon Youth Foundation is planning to double the number of its Simon Youth Academies by 2023. The 20-year-old nonprofit's mission is to help keep high school students who are in danger of not graduating on the path to a diploma. SYF has released results of a new survey involving student feedback that Durnil says helps educators "become equipped with an immediate strategy" to better support students.

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    Indiana Grown Looks to Take School Food Local

    Indiana Grown is partnering with several organizations to bring more local food to Indiana schools. The state program will work with farmers, producers and businesses looking to sell their products to put together a food resource guide for local schools. Under the guidance of the Indiana State Department of Health, Purdue Extension will gather the information on products including fruits, vegetables, proteins, grains and drinks. Once the Indiana Grown for Schools Resource Guide is...

  • High Tech Telehealth Comes to Vermillion County

    North Vermillion Community School Corporation students and staff will have access to a new telehealth clinic established at North Vermillion Elementary School. The clinic will deploy medical providers from Valley Professionals Community Health Center after its inclusion in the Indiana Rural Schools Clinic Network. 

  • Manchester University Adds Accounting Master's

    Manchester University students will have the opportunity to graduate early with a master's degree after the school adds a Master of Accountancy in the fall of 2019. The 3 + 1 program allows students to graduate in four years with a bachelor's and a master's degree. 

  • IN3 Sees Big Defense Industry Upside

    The chief executive officer of the Indiana Innovation Institute says his organization is an "enabler" for economic growth that can help the state tap into lucrative opportunities with the U.S. Department of Defense. General Gene Renuart, who retired from the U.S. Air Force as commander of the North American Aerospace Defense Command in Colorado, says billions of dollars of potential federal defense contracts for the private and public sectors are at stake and...

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    IU Tapping Tech For Audiovisual Archive Project

    The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded a $1.2 million grant to Indiana University Libraries to develop a system to search for digitized audiovisual files. The funding will support a multi-institutional effort led by IU Libraries to create and test an Audiovisual Metadata Platform, which will generate searchable, time-stamped descriptions for digital content. The effort will use human labor and tap into automated technology to help make...

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    Wabash Gift to Boost Athletic Facilities

    Wabash College will use part of a $2 million gift from an alum and his wife to upgrade athletics and recreation center facilities. The school says the donation from Jay and Susan Allen will support a refurbished fitness center and new weight room, among other improvements. Jay Allen is is managing director for Bank of America Merrill Lynch. His parents Bob and Betty donated $10 million in 1998 to help establish the Allen Athletics and Recreation Center. The Allen Center is the...

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    Rose-Hulman Ventures Names Senior Director

    Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology has promoted Brian Dougherty to senior director of Rose-Hulman Ventures. Dougherty most recently served as director of engineering at the product design, rapid prototyping and development firm.

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    IWit Championship Returning 'Bigger And Better'

    Organizers of the Indianapolis Women in Tech Championship says spectators and participants at the LPGA event will enjoy an improved version in 2019 as some of the best golfers in the world return for a third time to the Brickyard Crossing Golf Course in Speedway. Whitney Kuntz, senior sponsorship director at Connecticut-based promoter Octagon, says plans call for growing existing offerings surrounding the event like the IWiT Summit and the Eureka Exchange. The 2019 IWiT Championship...

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    Retired Dean Gifts $1M to IUPUI School

    The School of Science at IUPUI is the recipient of a $1 million gift from retired dean Bart Ng. The gift endows a professorship in the Department of Mathematical Sciences in honor of Ng's late brother Joseph Ng.  Ng joined the Department of Mathematical Sciences at IUPUI in 1975 and served as chair from 1986 to 1997. Ng served as dean of the School of Science from 2008 until his retirement in 2011. 

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    Blankenship to Succeed Herbst at Historical Society

    The Indiana Historical Society has named Jody Blankenship its next president and chief executive officer. He will succeed longtime leader John Herbst, who is retiring at the end of the year. Herbst has been IHS president and CEO since 2006. Blankenship currently serves as CEO of the Connecticut Historical Society. His previous experience includes time as education director of the Kentucky Historical Society and as...

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    NCAA, DOD Pledge $22M More For Concussion Research

    The U.S. Department of Defense and the Indianapolis-based NCAA are committing $22.5 million in additional funding to expand a massive, multi-year study co-led by Indiana University on the effects of concussions on athletes. Since its launch in 2014, the research has involved more than 39,000 student-athletes at 30 colleges and military service academies. While the initial, $30 million phase focused on shorter-term effects, the new phase will examine...

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    Valpo Dropping Law School

    Valparaiso University says it will shut down its nearly 140-year-old law school. The decision comes after multiple attempts to find a viable alternative, including a collaboration with Tennessee State University that didn't materialize. Valpo suspended first-year admissions to the program last year and says it plans to teach-out the remaining law students. Approximately 100 second and third-year students are currently enrolled. Board of Directors Chairman Frederick Kraegel says...

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    New Network Showcases Wabash Valley Defense Opportunities

    The Terre Haute Chamber of Commerce is making a push to capitalize on defense industry assets and opportunities in the region. The organization has launched the West Central Indiana Defense Network, as task force that will focus on talent attraction and economic development. In an interview with Inside INdiana Business, Chamber Vice President Kristin Craig discussed what she says are military, industrial, educational and land advantages throughout the Wabash Valley. She said...

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    $1M Gift to Trine University Establishes Scholarship Fund

    Trine University alumnus and board of trustees member Larry Reiners and his wife Judy have gifted $1 million to the Angola university. The gift from the Tulsa, Oklahoma couple will establish the Larry and Judy Reiners Endowed Scholarship Fund. 

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    Cummins, BIC Teaming Up

    As Columbus-based Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CMI) continues to boost its emphasis on electrified power, the global manufacturer is partnering with the Battery Innovation Center at the WestGate @ Crane Technology Park. The collaboration involves workforce training as well as testing and validation services for Cummins technology. Over 1,000 Cummins employees are currently working toward completing BIC courses that include advanced energy storage technology topics, chemistry and safety.

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    Indiana National Guard Cuts Ribbon on STARBASE Gary

    A program designed to offer students a "hands-on, minds-on approach" to science, technology, engineering and math education has officially opened in a fourth location. STARBASE Gary follows campuses in Fort Wayne, Indianapolis and South Bend. The Fort Wayne location was opened first in 2012. Outside of Indiana, there additional locations for the National Guard-supported program in Texas and Oklahoma. Indiana National Guard Major General Courtney Carr says...

  • Holcomb Talks Talent Connections

    Governor Eric Holcomb is using a national gathering in Washington D.C. to tout the state's ongoing work to connect 16-to-24 year-olds with skills they need to find work after graduation. Holcomb, who serves as chair of the Jobs for America's Graduates board of directors, is the featured speaker at the organization's 2018 National Thought Leader event. He says Indiana currently has about 85,000 unfilled jobs, a figure he believes might actually be a low estimate. 

  • Wilson Sheehan Lab Names New Director

    The Wilson Sheehan Lab for Economic Opportunities (LEO) at Notre Dame has named its first managing director. Heather Reynolds will take over the position in January. She has served as president and chief executive officer of Catholic Charities Fort Worth for the last 14 years. Reynolds is credited with growing CCFW tenfold after expansions of its programs to several states. LEO co-founder Jim Sullivan says Reynolds is the right leader for the lab. “Her passionate dedi...
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    High-Profile Billboard to Receive Some TLC

    An iconic sign in Terre Haute is getting a makeover. A 44-foot billboard along U.S. 40 that promotes the city as the home of Clabber Girl Baking Powder is considered one of the first electric-powered billboards in the country and work is now underway by Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology and Clabber Girl Corp. to restore the more than 80-year-old landmark. Initial work, which involves trimming overgrowth around the sign, is set to begin soon. The full scope of the project includes...

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    Vincennes Incubator Gets Boost From Purdue

    Purdue University is providing financial boost to a business incubator and coworking space in Vincennes. Our partners at WTHI-TV report the university will provide $2 million for the Pantheon Business Theatre, which will help cover operational costs.

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    Notre Dame, Navy to Return to Ireland

    The University of Notre Dame is planning to once again take its rivalry with Navy overseas. The two teams, who have met every year since 1927, will face off at Aviva Stadium in Dublin, Ireland in 2020. This will be the third time the two teams have faced each other in the Irish capital, according to Notre Dame. 

  • IU Tech Transfer Toppling Records

    More technology transfer activity is occurring at Indiana University than ever before. Some 485 inventions have gone from concepts and creations developed on-campus to market over the last three years -- a record -- and Vice President For Research Fred Cate says sustained investment by IU is driving the growth. In an interview on Inside INdiana Business with Gerry Dick, Cate said the university and its Innovation and Commercialization Office have improved the process by which...

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    Trine University Expanding Health Science Programs

    Trine University plans to expand its offerings from the Rinker-Ross School of Health Sciences in Ft. Wayne over the next few years. Several new degree programs will be added and enrollment numbers will be increased for its existing Doctor of Physical Therapy and Master of Physician Assistant Studies. Trine President Earl Brooks II says there is a need for medical professionals to care for an aging population.  "By providing students in new areas of the health sciences...

  • Purdue Fort Wayne Brings Back Men's Track

    Purdue University Fort Wayne says it will once again offer men's indoor and outdoor track and field. The university says the sport, which was eliminated in 2003, will return in the fall of 2019. Purdue Fort Wayne says the decision follows a year of research and planning.

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    Society of Innovators to Celebrate Relaunch

    A long-running organization in northwest Indiana that promotes the culture of innovation will officially relaunch today during a gathering at Horseshoe Casino in Hammond. The Society of Innovators at Purdue University Northwest, detailed an affiliation with Purdue in August designed to boost its impact throughout the region and beyond. The organization says...

  • Cook Regentec Focused on Breakthroughs, Collaboration

    Bloomington-based Cook Regentec has opened its first facility in Indianapolis. The company has transformed an old beer warehouse into space at the high-profile 16 Tech innovation district. Part of the space will be dedicated to what the regenerative medicine therapy incubator and accelerator is calling The Collaboratory, where its scientists, engineers and product developers will partner with Indiana University School of Medicine researchers.

  • Countdown Begins to Fort Wayne's First DIII Hoops Finals

    Tickets are now on sale for the NCAA Division III Men's Basketball National Championship, which will be held in Fort Wayne next year through 2022. The event, which is expected to have an annual economic impact of $575,000, has never been held in Indiana. The two-day finals will be held at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum and Manchester University is the host school. Four teams will play in Fort Wayne March 15-16 of next year.

  • Study Illustrates 'Dramatic' Impact of Childcare

    Early Learning Indiana Chief Executive Officer Maureen Weber says a new study demonstrates the "dramatic" economic impact workforce disruptions related to childcare have on the state's economy. The research, conducted in partnership with the Indiana University Public Policy Institute, shows a lack of access to childcare costs employers $1.8 billion. The effects, Weber says, extend to communities of all sizes.

  • Chamber-Run Internship Program Finds Next Leader

    Mike Slocum has been named executive director of the Indiana INTERNnet program. Slocum is currently the executive director for the career development and systems office at Ivy Tech Community College. He will succeed interim Executive Director Mark Lawrence, who will stay on with the Indiana Chamber of Commerce-managed internship initiative through the end of the year before retiring from an 18-year career with the chamber. Chamber President Kevin Brinegar says...

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    National FFA Convention Underway

    The largest convention in the state is underway in downtown Indianapolis. The 91st National FFA National Convention and Expo, which runs through Sunday, is expected to bring in nearly 70,000 visitors and carry a $40 million economic impact. Last year's gathering drew a record 67,006 attendees. During an interview last weekend on Inside INdiana Business with Gerry Dick, National FFA Chief Executive Officer Mark Poeschl said Indianapolis and Atlanta are now...

  • Purdue Northwest Enters Research Agreement With Crane

    Purdue University Northwest's Center for Innovation through Visualization and Simulation has been awarded a cooperative agreement with Crane to research the ability to predict the lifespan of electronic components. CIVS Director Chenn Zhou and Professor Hansung Kim's research using 3D models and simulations hopes to forecast the life cycle of system components in real-time, and find causes of the degradation.  “Accurate prediction of component functionality over time and ...

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    Biomet Co-Founder Joins Rose Hulman Board

    The new chairman of the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology Board of Directors is Biomet Co-founder Niles Noblitt. He replaces Donald Ings, whose term just ended, and will serve a five-year term. Noblitt is former chair of Biomet's Board of Directors and was a board member from 1977-2007. He also serves as chairman of orthopedic device manufacturer MedShape, Inc. and a board member with NICO Corporation. He also formerly served on the board of OrthoHelix Surgical Designs, Inc. Nobli...
  • Plans call for the organization to take up the second floor of the former Indianapolis ITT Tech campus.

    'Impact Ecosystem' Set to Take Over Old ITT Tech Space

    Early plans for a big chunk of the former ITT Tech headquarters on the far north side of Indianapolis have been announced. Multiply Resources founder Craig Dereka says the second floor of the facility will be converted into an "impact ecosystem" geared toward entrepreneurs in social, faith-based and impact-focused fields. In addition to coworking and office space, the vision for the yet-to-be-named hub could also include creative, legal, financial and acceleration services...

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    IUSB Launches Women's Soccer Team

    Indiana University South Bend is adding a women's soccer program. The new team is slated to begin competing next fall in the NAIA's Chicagoland Conference. Bob Barnes, who spent 19 seasons as the head coach of Ohio Wesleyan's team, will serve as the Titans' first head coach. Executive Director of Athletics and Activities Steve Bruce says "Coach Barnes is the perfect person to build the IU South Bend women's soccer program. We are fortunate to have someone of his stature..."

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    USI, Crane Research to Focus on Chemical Reactions

    The University of Southern Indiana and Naval Surface Warfare Center Crane have announced a research partnership. The two entities have signed a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement to study the effects of chemical reactions from munitions and pyrotechnics.

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    UE Mulling Over Radio Station's Future

    The University of Evansville is considering the possible sale of its radio station, WUEV. The university says, while there is no official agreement in place, it is exploring all options for the station as well as the various uses for the space that houses it.

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    Nobel Peace Prize Winner to Speak at DePauw

    A former president of Colombia will this evening speak at DePauw University. Juan Manuel Santos, who received the 2016 Nobel Peace Prize, will give a speech as part of the university's Ubben Lecture Series.

  • Indy, Atlanta Vie For Future FFA Conventions

    As the National FFA kicks of its National Convention and Expo in Indianapolis this week, the organization, and Indy convention planners, have an eye to what city will host future events. The 91st edition of the FFA convention is expected to attract nearly 70,000 attendees from every state in the nation, and pack a $40 million economic impact in the region. The lucrative event is committed to Indianapolis through 2024. Chief Executive Officer Mark Poeschl says...

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    ISU Chosen For FedEx Scholarship

    FedEx Express has selected Indiana State University as a participant in its Purple Runway Aviation Scholarship program. The university will receive $500,000 over the next five years to provide scholarships for aspiring pilots, aircraft maintenance technicians and other aviation professionals.

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    Ball State, Indian University Partnering to Support Afghan Teachers

    Ball State University has announced a collaboration with a school in India involving skills development for teachers in Afghanistan. The partnership with O.P. Jindal Global University is funded through a $300,000 grant from the U.S. Department of State and U.S. Embassy in Kabul. The Afghan Faculty Forum for Enrichment, Collaboration and Training or AFFECT initiative is part of the Regional Afghan Junior Faculty Development Program. Principal investigator David Roof says...

  • Shared BigData Gateway for Research Libraries project director Jamie Wittenberg (photo courtesy of IU)

    IU Leading Partnership to Create Research Database

    An effort to create a secure online database for academic resources has received a boost after being awarded nearly $850,000 from the Institute of Museum and Library Sciences. The funding will be used to help along the $2 million Shared BigData Gateway for Research Libraries, which will enable researchers to gain access to research data through the cloud-based platform being created by a partnership led by the IU Libraries and IU Network Science Institute. Additional funding is ...

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    Notre Dame to Offer Nonprofit Graduate Degree

    The Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame has launched a graduate degree program aimed at developing nonprofit leaders skilled in business. The Notre Dame Master of Nonprofit Administration is a one-year residential program for students looking to enter the nonprofit sector directly out of college or a post-college nonprofit placement, such as the Peace Corps or Teach for America.

  • Ying Alison Cheng (photo courtesy of the University of Notre Dame)

    Notre Dame Researcher to Lead Student Assessment Project

    An associate professor of psychology at the University of Notre Dame has been selected to lead a $1.4 million project. Ying Alison Cheng will oversee the development of the intelligent diagnostic assessment program, or i-DAP, for high school statistics education.

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    Purdue Begins Work on Discovery Park Center

    Construction has begun on a five-story, 145,000-square-foot building designed to serve as the entryway to the $1.2 billion Purdue University Discovery Park District. The university says the Convergence Center for Innovation and Collaboration will be a resource hub for technology commercialization and entrepreneurial activities.

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    Grant to Boost Mental Health Awareness

    A Purdue Fort Wayne Associate Professor of psychology is the recipient of a three-year grant from the U.S Department of Health and Human Services Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Jeannie DiClimenti will use the $368,664 to develop a mental health awareness and early-intervention program.  Purdue Aware: Helping Our Students through Faculty and Staff training has two focus areas, training faculty and staff and offering screenings, intervention and assessm...

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    South Bend Natatorium Receives Historic Landmark Status

    The designation of the Engman Natatorium as a historic landmark brought together community leaders and activists in a celebration at the IU South Bend Civil Rights Heritage Center. The segregated public swimming pool denied entry to African Americans for nearly 30 years, but through a unique partnership became the home of the Civil Rights Heritage Center. The partnership between the city of South Bend, IU South Bend and the South Bend Heritage Foundation has led to the active learnin...

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    McRobbie Touts IU's 'Vital' Role in The State

    Indiana University President Michael McRobbie is calling 2018 a "banner year." IU is gearing up to mark the bicentennial of its founding next year. During his 12th State of the University address, McRobbie updated progress of the $3 billion IU For All Bicentennial Campaign, reporting $2.6 billion has been raised to-date. He discussed multiple accomplishments throughout the last academic year, which include...

  • Former Astronaut to Speak at UE

    The first woman to pilot and command a U.S. spacecraft will Wednesday evening speak at the University of Evansville. Eileen Collins will discuss her career and the future of space travel during the university's Patricia H. Snyder Lecture.

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    Group Aiming For Historic Designation of Calumet Region

    A group formed in the 1990's to raise awareness of an area stretching from the south shore of Lake Michigan to Michigan City is now working to have the Calumet Region designated a National Heritage Area. The Calumet Heritage Partnership, made up of residents from Illinois and Indiana, is seeking federal funding for historic preservation and conservation.

  • The school named Pietruszkiewicz its 24th president in March.

    UE President Touts Designation's Social, Student Impact

    The new president of the University of Evansville says a designation from a global education and entrepreneurship network has been a catalyst to increasing enrollment. Christopher Pietruszkiewicz says Ashoka U named the school the only Changemaker Campus in Indiana. The designation means UE is collaborating with other Changemaker Campuses and Ashoka U's network of entrepreneurs to promote social innovation. Last month, the school reported a 13 percent year-over-year increase in...

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    Work on Big Brothers Big Sisters Hub Begins

    Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana Inc. has broken ground on a $3 million renovation at its new headquarters in downtown Indianapolis. The facility, which the organization describes as a mentoring hub, is part of its $7 million RISE campaign connected to a goal of serving 1,500 children in the region by 2022. The building was a previous home of WFYI Public Media and a hardware store. In a recent interview on Inside INdiana Business with Gerry Dick...

  • Wesemann Hall at the Valparaiso University Law School (photo courtesy Tony V. Martin/The Times of Northwest Indiana)

    Valpo School of Law Transfer Denied

    A proposal to transfer Valparaiso University's law school to another university has been shot down. The Tennessee Higher Education Commission has denied the transfer to Middle Tennessee State University, which would have led to the creation of a College of Law at the school. 

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    Purdue Board Endorses Master Plan

    The new campus master plan from Purdue University has received the endorsement of the university's board of trustees. The board has also approved the "at-risk" pay for President Mitch Daniels, as well as a new online degree program. 

  • Ivy Tech and Marian University Announce Partnership

    A new partnership between Ivy Tech Community College and Marian University will allow students to transfer from Associate of Science to Bachelor of Science degree programs. The 2+2 program allows students to complete the first two years and earn an Ivy Tech Associate of Science degree then transfer credits to Marian to complete a Bachelor of Science in two more years.  The program is the first between the schools, but the two institutions did partner earlier this year on a rever...
  • Daniels Envisions Purdue, Region as 'Cooler Place'

    Purdue University President Mitch Daniels says a more than $1 billion live, work, play development on the West Lafayette campus will be a magnet for attracting and keeping top talent in the region. The Discovery Park District is part of a 30-year vision to transform the west side of the Purdue campus and create a "preeminent environment" for educational, economic, cultural and community activities in the region.

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    DePauw Announces Leadership Gifts

    DePauw alumni are making gifts to their school in the centennial year of Edward and Lucy Rowland Rector's scholarship gift that will be celebrated on campus next May. President Mark McCoy announced $2.6 million in leadership gifts for the Rector Scholarship endowment. Edward and Lucy Rowland Rector's gift to the university in 1919 marked the beginning of the scholarship, which has produced more than 4,000 DePauw graduates. “The Rector Scholarship transformed DePauw and uplifte...

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    Stutzman, Dubois Join Trine Board

    Trine University has announced two additions to its board of trustees. Former Congressman Marlin Stutzman and Indianapolis-based Patriot Engineering and Environmental Inc. founder William Dubois, both Trine alums, join the board and nine-year board member Clifford Ryan has transitioned to trustee emeritus. Stutzman represented the state's 3rd Congressional District from 2010-2017. He currently serves as managing partner of Howe-based private equity firm Osmium Holdings, chief executi...

  • Purdue is the highest-ranked Indiana institution on the list.

    Purdue, IU Among 'Most Innovative Universities'

    Purdue University and Indiana University are once again included in the "Top 100: The World's Most Innovative Universities" list from Reuters. The rankings are determined based on criteria such as the number of published articles in scholarly journals and the number of patent applications granted.

  • Indiana Names Gold Star Schools

    The Indiana Department of Education has announced the 2018 Gold Star Schools. The Gold Star designation means a steering team, led by school counselors, has met criteria to develop a comprehensive school counseling model.  “Receiving the Gold Star designation is evidence of the strong collaboration exemplified for student success,” said Dr. Jennifer McCormick, Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction. “I want to recognize and commend these schools for under...

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    DePauw to Dedicate Alumni Building

    DePauw University will Friday dedicate the new Robert G. Bottoms Alumni and Development Center. The facility is named in honor of the university’s longest-serving president, who will return to the Greencastle campus for the event. 

  • Mary Snapp with Microsoft Philanthropies was among those at Thursday's announcement.

    'Game-Changer' Skillful Program Coming to Indiana

    A national nonprofit has chosen Indiana as the next state for its Skillful initiative, designed to help workers, especially those without four-year college degrees, find good jobs in a changing economy. The New York-based Markle Foundation is working with partners including Microsoft Philanthropies, Walmart and Purdue University on the workforce development effort. Skillful, which began in Colorado, helps workers partner with companies to identify skills they already have and find...

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    IU Kelley Degrees Launch on Digital 'Destination'

    The Indiana University Kelley School of Business is launching two master's degrees on a high-profile online platform. The accounting and information technology management programs will be available beginning next year through edX. edX.org, founded by Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, is billed as "the leading nonprofit online learning destination." The organization has alliances with more than 130 member institutions. In addition to...

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    Notre Dame Touts Multi-Billion-Dollar Impact

    A new study shows the University of Notre Dame generates nearly a $2.5 million economic impact in the region. The research, conducted by Philadelphia-based Econsult Solutions Inc., connects some 16,700 regional jobs to the South Bend institution. The last study was conducted five years ago and only considered data from St. Joseph County. The current report used 2017 information from St. Joseph, Elkhart and Marshall counties.

  • Ball State will be honored as the 2018 Institution of the Year.

    Ball State, Grand to Be Honored at Indiana Society Gala

    The Indiana Society of Chicago is boasting a new venue and promising a livelier atmosphere at this year's gala in Chicago. The organization will honor award recipients including Ball State University and Barnes & Thornburg LLP Managing Partner Robert Grand during the December event at the Renaissance Chicago Downtown. The more than century-old social organization is also planning what it calls livelier entertainment, featuring the dance band The Doo and a special guest...

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    Marian, Saint Joe Join Forces on New College

    Marian University and Saint Joseph's College have established a partnership to create a two-year college near the current Marian campus. Saint Joseph’s College of Marian University - Indianapolis is slated to open in July and offer degrees in liberal arts, business and information technology. The schools are targeting enrollment of up to 125 for the first year. In an interview with Inside INdiana Business, Marian President Dan Elsener said...

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    Harrison College Items to Be Sold

    Indianapolis-based Key Auctioneers says it is handling the auction of assets at nine of the 11 Harrison College campuses. An online sale is already underway at the Zionsville campus and items will hit the blocks at the Anderson and Columbus campuses next week. The college confirmed its closure in mid-September. Items for sale from Indiana, Ohio and North Carolina campuses include medical, culinary, office and IT equipment and furnishings. The upcoming auction schedule includes...

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    Notre Dame IDEA Center Establishes Startup Fund

    A separate for-profit investment fund to speed up ideas toward development has been established by the Notre Dame IDEA Center. The name draws from the center's race-car branding: Notre Dame Pit Road Fund. The fund will offer seed funding for student, faculty, alumni and community startups, which Notre Dame vice president and associate provost for innovation, Brian Ritchie, says will fill a resource gap between a business idea and the ability to garner follow-up investments and hittin...

  • Purdue Global Adds Cloud Computing Degree

    Purdue University Global has announced plans for a new cloud computing degree program. The bachelor's degree will be the first new program offered by the school since it joined the Purdue system earlier this year. Purdue Global is partnering with Virginia-based ManTech (Nasdaq: MANT), which helped develop program.

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    ISU Grant to Boost Mentoring Capabilities

    Indiana State University has secured a $2.4 million federal grant. The funding from the U.S. Department of Education will support mentoring programs and space that boosts visibility of ISU's offerings. Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost Mike Licari says "we are on a positive trajectory at State with respect to our commitment to students."

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    Notre Dame Appoints Museum Director

    The University of Notre Dame has selected Joseph Antenucci Becherer as director of the Snite Museum of Art on the South Bend campus. Becherer is the founding director and curator of the sculpture program at the Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

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    Enrollment Up At Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College

    Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College says the number of students enrolled in on-campus programs has risen to the highest level in almost 50 years. The figure is boost by a 17 percent year-over-year increase in the number of new students enrolled at the Wabash Valley institution. SMWC says students enrolled in campus-based programs, which don't include online and graduate students, are estimated at...

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    Grant to Establish Biomedical Imaging Center at DePauw

    A three-year, $527,000 grant from the Buehler Family Foundation will establish the Buehler Biomedical Imaging Center at DePauw University. The school says the center will give students access to cutting-edge equipment as they study regeneration biology, wound healing, and the neuroscience of addiction.

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    USF Dedicates Fort Wayne Chapel

    The University of Saint Francis is celebrating its new chapel in Fort Wayne. The chapel, located in the center of the university's Spring Street campus, is part of nearly $23 million in projects announced by USF last year.

  • The gift includes more than 500 pieces of ethnographic objects from Itter's collection. (photo courtesy of Indiana University)

    'Transformative' Gift to Support IU Museum of Art

    A professor emeritus of fine arts at Indiana University has awarded what the school calls a "transformative estate gift." The nearly $4 million gift from Bill Itter includes a collection of more than 500 African art pieces and will also fund an endowment at the Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art on the Bloomington campus.

  • Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College mascot Onyx

    Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College Introduces First Mascot

    The black horse Onyx is the first official mascot in the history of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College. Onyx made her debut during Homecoming 2018 festivities. The name comes from the SWMC ring with the Onyx stone, and is the culmination of a student committee charged with finding a mascot in 2017. Onyx was chosen from three finalists after conducting a survey and holding student forums. “The mascot is much bigger than a visual brand for athletics,” said Dee R...

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    Conwell: Campaign Counting on Corporate Support

    The president of Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology says non-alums and corporate partners will be key to the success of a $250 million fundraising campaign, which kicked off its public phase today. Jim Conwell says companies around the world need workers who can adapt to industry changes "we can't even begin to predict," and says The Mission Driven Campaign for Rose-Hulman will help put the faculty and facilities in place to produce those students. The school says the...

  • IU Researcher Receives Grant for Startup

    An Indiana University researcher has received a federal grant for his high-tech startup where he hopes to develop technology to reduce testing on animals. Ken Shao's Dream Tech LLC received a one-year $245,130 from the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences. The assistant professor of environmental and occupational health founded the company to lessen the use of animals in testing for chemical toxicity in food, pharmaceuticals and pesticides. "Dream Tech is de...

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    Grace College Opens Science Complex

    Grace College in Winona Lake is celebrating the opening of its new Dr. Dane A. Miller Science Complex. The school held a dedication ceremony Friday for the $8 million facility, which includes new and renovated space, multi-purpose learning labs and specially-designed space for the Lilly Center for Lakes and Streams.

  • Rose-Hulman Details Huge Fundraising Campaign

    Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology has launched the public phase of a $250 million fundraising initiative. "Mission Driven," which has already brought in $165 million through the private phase, will focus on boosting educational approaches and technologies, new spaces and faculty support. President Jim Conwell says...

  • Cervelli began as Saint Mary's president in June 2016.

    Saint Mary's President Resigns

    Saint Mary's College in Notre Dame has announced President Janice Cervelli has resigned after nearly two-and-a-half years on the job. In a letter to faculty and staff, Board Chair Mary Burke says Provost Nancy Nekvasil will serve as interim president "for as long as needed." The school did not give a reason for the resignation, but in her letter Burke thanked Cervelli for her contributions during her tenure. Cervelli began as president in June 2016.

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    Startup Weekend Muncie Awaits Entrepreneurs

    Budding entrepreneurs will develop and pitch their business ideas this weekend on the Ball State University campus. Techstars Startup Weekend Muncie starts Friday evening and runs through Sunday. Participants have the opportunity to work with coaches and mentors before pitching their ideas to a panel of judges including Scotty's Brewhouse founder Scott Wise and Elevate Ventures Entrepreneur In Residence Jacob Schpok. Several coaches and mentors will take part in the event, which is...

  • IUPUI Biologist Nick Berbari and his team awarded a NIH grant (photo courtesy of IUPUI)

    IUPUI Biologist Awarded NIH Grant

    IUPUI biologist Nick Berbari will use a $1.75 million National Institutes of Health grant to look into the link between obesity and brain cell components called cilia. The hairlike protrusions are believed to work like antennae for communication between cells.  

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    Purdue Team Taps Into Augmented Reality For Medical Tech

    A team at Purdue University is using technology most commonly associated with gaming to assist in potentially life-saving situations. The augmented reality system gives doctors who lack experience a remote helping hand from more experienced surgeons and physicians. Health care workers in the field -- war zones, disaster areas, rural areas -- use an AR headset that connects with mentor professionals who are using a large video screen to assess the situations and provide feedback.

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    Construction to Begin on Rose-Hulman Building

    Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology will Friday break ground on a new academic building. The $29 million project will include collaboration workspaces, design studios and flexible classrooms, among other amenities.

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    Purdue College of Agriculture Sees Enrollment Increase

    The Purdue University College of Agriculture has marked its largest enrollment since 1980. The college has 2,803 students this fall, of which 76 percent are from Indiana and 60 percent are women.

  • (L to R) Tamara Markey and State Superintendent Jennifer McCormick

    IDOE Names Indiana Teacher of the Year

    The Indiana Department of Education has announced Tamara Markey as the 2019 Teacher of the Year. Markey teaches pre-engineering at the McKenzie Center for Innovation and Technology in Indianapolis and will represent Indiana in the National Teacher of the Year competition.

  • Average ISTEP Scores Down Across The Board

    This year's ISTEP scores indicate lower performance by Hoosier students compared to 2017 results. The Indiana Department of Education says some 2.6 million assessments were given in 2018. English/Language Arts, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies scores for grades 3-8 and grade 10 all decreased compared to last year. The IDOE says scores increased slightly in English/Language Arts for eighth graders and for third graders in Mathematics.

  • (L to R) Lee Hamilton and Richard Lugar (photo courtesy of Indiana University)

    IU to Name School After Hamilton, Lugar

    Indiana University has announced plans to rename its School of Global and International Studies after two prominent Hoosier statesmen. President Michael McRobbie announced Wednesday the school will be named in honor of former U.S. Representative Lee Hamilton and former U.S. Senator Richard Lugar. Lee Feinstein, founding dean of the school and former U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Poland, says there are not two better respected foreign policy voices in the country than...

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    Ag Producer Sentiment Hits Two-Year Low

    A study from Purdue University says agricultural producer sentiment has dropped to its lowest level in two years. The Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer, which surveys 400 ag producers nationwide, says respondents have expressed concern over worsening farm financial conditions.

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    Kelley School Center Lands Federal Grant

    The U.S. Department of Education has awarded a $1.28 million Title VI grant to the Center for International Business Education and Research at the Indiana University Kelley School of Business. The university says the funding will support experiential learning initiatives, research projects and the center's statewide.

  • Terre Haute Fail Fest Promoting 'Go For It' Mentality

    The organizer of the third Terre Haute Fail Fest says the event offers an opportunity to urge entrepreneurs and innovators to "go for it" and accept that failure is part of the process. Shelley Klingerman, who is also executive director of Launch Terre Haute, says the message at Wednesday's day-long gathering will be particularly important in the Wabash Valley.

  • Innovation Organization Strengthening Influence

    An Indianapolis-based organization focused on driving innovation among government, defense, research and industrial stakeholders is expanding its reach with a new consortium and collaboration space. The Indiana Innovation Institute has launched the Indiana Consortium for Advanced Technology Transition, as well as office, conference and warehousing space in the WestGate@Crane Technology Park in Odon that could become a makerspace. IN3 Chief Executive Officer General Gene Renuart said...

  • High-Tech Hub Offers Career, Hands-on Experiences

    A suburban Marion County school district has opened a new space focused on career-based, entrepreneurial and high-tech skills. The Metropolitan School District of Decatur Township's Innovation and Design Hub focuses on student-directed and community learning initiatives and includes interactive whiteboards, 3-D printers and a computer programming laboratory. Hub Director Brian Bulmer tells Inside INdiana Business it will also...

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    Indiana Schools Earn Blue Ribbon Honors

    This year's list of National Blue Ribbon Schools includes seven from Indiana. The distinction recognizes high academic performance or progress in closing achievement gaps. This year's honorees include schools in central, northwest and west central Indiana. Performance categories include Exemplary High Performing Schools, which recognizes the highest achievers on state and national assessments, and Exemplary Achievement Gap Closing Schools, which honors performance in...

  • McCormick announced she will not seek re-election in 2020.

    McCormick Unveils Legislative Priorities

    Indiana's Superintendent of Public Instruction has released the Indiana Department of Education's legislative priorities for 2019. Jennifer McCormick says the department is seeking an increase in school funding, additional STEM funding and an expansion of the On My Way Pre-K program. McCormick also announced Monday she will not seek re-election in 2020. The department's legislative priorities are broken down into three categories...

  • James Due was elected board of trustees chair at Franklin College

    Franklin College Elects New Board Chair

    The Franklin College Board of Trustees has elected James Due as the new board chair. Due takes over for retiring board chair Christine Fields, who served for five years.  Due is a senior vice president and global head of banking for Northern Trust's Global Family and Private Investment office. The Chicago-resident is a 1982 graduate of Franklin College and has served on the board since 2003. “I feel blessed to have spent my undergraduate years at Franklin College

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    UIndy Experiential Finance Lab Opens

    A new space in the University of Indianapolis School of Business is designed to give students an edge on their careers in finance. The $300,000 Finance Lab includes 12 Bloomberg terminals and a stock ticker as part of the experiential learning facility. The school describes the space as the "front door" to the business school on the first floor of Esch Hall. School of Business Dean Larry Belcher says...

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    Notre Dame Completes 'Green Roof'

    The University of Notre Dame has completed installation of what it calls the largest "green roof" in Indiana. The layout on the Joyce Center includes more than 32,000 trays of plants and a rooftop irrigation system. The school says the 79,000 square-foot roof on the home of the athletics department and Purcell Pavilion arena is part of an ongoing strategy to cut its carbon footprint in half by 2030. The installation is the fifth living rooftop at Notre Dame, joining...

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    New Director For The Sacred Alliance

    A subsidiary of Wesley Seminary at Indiana Wesleyan University has named its new leader. Miranda Zapor Cruz has been selected as director of The Sacred Alliance, formerly known as The Center for Women in Ministry.

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    Rising Sun Schools Adds Telehealth Services

    The Indiana Rural School Clinic Network has expanded its telehealth services to the Rising Sun-Ohio County School Corp. The district says students from pre-school through 12th grade, as well as school staff, will be able to use telehealth technology to see a healthcare provider without leaving the school.

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    Franklin College Opens Graduate Health Science Center

    Franklin College has established the Franklin College Graduate Health Science Center in partnership with Johnson Memorial Health. The new center will be home to Franklin's Master of Science in Athletic Training program, along with the upcoming Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies program. The center is located on the lower level of the Johnson Memorial Health building, which is three miles from the college's campus. The building formerly housed JMH Physical, Occupational,...
  • Indy School District to Cut Ribbon on Innovation Hub

    The Metropolitan School District of Decatur Township in Indianapolis will Friday celebrate the grand opening of its Innovation and Design Hub. The district says the creative learning space is the first of its kind and will feature advanced technology such as 3D printers, a computer programming lab and audio/visual production capabilities.

  • Phillip and Stewart Low, co-founders of Novosteo (photo courtesy of Purdue University)

    Purdue Startup Awarded Grant For New Drug

    A $1.7 million National Institutes of Health grant will help Novosteo, Inc. test the efficacy of a new drug to help reduce complications from a broken bone due to a fall. The Purdue-affiliated startup was co-founded by father/son Phillip and Stewart Low who designed a unique drug that focuses on the fracture site and reduces exposure to the rest of the body.  The Journal of Internal Medicine reported last year that one in three adults aged 50 or over die within 12...

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    Notre Dame Hospitality Club Name Reflects $13M Donation

    The University of Notre Dame has received a $13 million donation from a longtime medical technology and venture capital executive and his wife. A fourth-floor hospitality club in O'Neill Hall will be named for Mark and Dana Foley as a result of the gift. Mark Foley is the former chairman, president and chief executive officer of ZELTIQ Aesthetics, a company that developed the CoolSculpting fat-reduction process and was sold last year for $2.5 billion to...

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    ISU President Discusses Strategies, Challenges

    Indiana State University President Deborah Curtis is providing updates on her vision for the Terre Haute campus and updated some key developments. During her first fall address since taking the helm in April, Curtis said the bidding process for the overhaul of the Hulman Center will begin this week, a new team is meeting weekly to work on issues including decreased enrollment and there will be tweaks made to ISU's "There's More to Blue" strategic plan.

  • Goetz came to Ball State from the University of Connecticut.

    New AD Has High Hopes For Ball State

    Three months into the job, Ball State University's new athletics director says she's happy with early successes, but knows there is work to be done. Beth Goetz says she will work on raising attendance by focusing not only on a better product, but also improving fan experience. "How we consume sports is significantly different today than even it was five years ago," says Goetz, adding that she is putting a priority on fan engagement from the time they...

  • (Image of mid-September ribbon cutting at Fusion 54 courtesy of the city of Crawfordsville.)

    Coworking Space Opens in Crawfordsville

    Crawfordsville's coworking space is now open. Considered the signature component of the city's 2015 Stellar Communities designation, Fusion 54 includes space for entrepreneurs, community organizations and a Wabash College auxiliary floor. It is owned and run by the city. In an interview last year with Inside INdiana Business, Mayor Todd Barton called Fusion 54 "a huge step forward" for collaboration in Montgomery County. Organizations locating in the facility include...

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