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    Plainfield Could House Proposed Higher Ed Center

    The Town of Plainfield could become home to a new multi-use higher education center to help support Indiana’s workforce needs.  The proposed project is a collaboration between the Plainfield Community School Corp. and area colleges. 

  • Butler University Extends President's Contract

    The Butler University Board of Trustees has extended the contract of President James Danko. Danko's contract now runs through August 2024. 

  • Kevin Teasley is the founder and president of the GEO Foundation.

    Black Expo Bringing Gary Model to New Charter School

    Indiana Black Expo Inc. is teaming up with the Indianapolis-based GEO Foundation to open its first school next year. The foundation says the school will be located at IBE's new headquarters on the east side of Indianapolis and  use the same college immersion model as the foundation's 21st Century Charter School in Gary. Kevin Teasley, founder and president of the GEO Foundation, says the model provides low-income, minority students the opportunity to attend and...

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    Notre Dame to Host Presidential Debate

    For the first time in its 176-year history, the University of Notre Dame will host a U.S. presidential debate. Set for September of next year, the debate will be the first for the 2020 general election and take place at the Joyce Center on the South Bend campus. 

  • Katie Pourcho is the 2020 Indiana Teacher of the Year (photo courtesy of IDOE)

    Indiana Names 2020 Teacher of the Year

    An elementary school teacher with a penchant for art has been named the 2020 Teacher of the Year by the Indiana Department of Education. Katie Pourcho of Danville Community School Corporation teaches art to students in kindergarten through second grade at North Elementary School. 

  • Franklin College is a liberal arts school with an enrollment of about 1,000 students. (photo courtesy: Franklin College)

    Franklin College Celebrates Successful Fund Drive

    Franklin College has announced its 2018-2019 fundraising efforts were the most successful in recent years. The liberal arts college, with an enrollment of about 1,000 students, received gifts totaling nearly $5 million. 

  • There's growing interest in the Back a Boiler income share agreement program.

    'Back a Boiler' Gains Interest from Students

    The Purdue Research Foundation says a record number of Purdue University students are taking advantage of the Back a Boiler income share agreement program. The program is an alternative way to pay for college and forego relying on Federal Parent PLUS and private student loans. 

  • DePauw Marks Completion of $384M Capital Campaign

    DePauw University is celebrating its capital campaign as the most successful campaign in the school’s history. The Campaign for DePauw, which launched in 2014 and officially ended this week, has raised nearly $384 million, which exceeds the university’s goal by more than $83 million. The campaign in May broke the university's previous record of $376.6 million, which was set in 2000.  The university says the funds raised through the campaign will support a variety of...

  • The ICI is located at the Miller College of Business at Ball State. (photo courtesy Ball State University)

    Economic Development Personnel Get Boost with New Program

    The Indiana Communities Institute at Ball State University has launched a training program designed to boost the skills of regional economic development leaders. The program, which will begin later this year, is tailored for people working at regional planning organizations and federally-designated economic development districts, who can earn a regional leadership certificate. The institute says the certificate demonstrates the participants have "completed courses and have...

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    Hoosier Teachers Reporting for Bootcamp

    As if teaching wasn’t a hard enough job, now some Hoosier educators are going through boot camp. But this first-of-its-kind training foregoes the military rigors. The Indiana Department of Education says this leadership course was offered to select teachers to engage in professional and leadership development.

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    Butler to Break Ground on $100M 'Science Project'

    Butler University is set to formally break ground Thursday on a $100 million science complex, the largest capital project in the school’s history. Work has already started on the campus in Indianapolis, but Butler says it is holding an official groundbreaking to celebrate this historic occasion. 

  • Brent Rockwood will be joining Butler University as Chief of Staff

    Pacers Exec Heading to Butler

    An executive with Pacer Sports & Entertainment and a Butler University alumnus will become the next chief of staff for the university.  Brent Rockwood has been named to the post where he will serve as a vice president and cabinet member for university President James Danko.

  • Saint Mary of the Woods College not raising tuition

    Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College Guaranteeing Tuition Rate

    No tuition increases are on the horizon for Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College students. The college says it will keep its academic year 2020-21 tuition the same as the current rate and will guarantee undergraduate students pay the same rate for four years. The current tuition is set at $29,950 per year.  

  • Alan Palkowitz (at podium) will lead the new center. (Inside INdiana Business Photo/Mary-Rachel Redman)

    Grant Creates IU Alzheimer's Center

    The National Institutes of Health has awarded a $36 million grant to the IU School of Medicine to launch a drug discovery center focused on accelerating the development of treatments for Alzheimer's disease. The center is part of a strategic partnership with the Purdue Institute for Drug Discovery, and IU says the partnership is one of only two multi-institution teams in the country selected for a new federal program designed to grow the drug development pipeline for the disease.

  • Ball State Athletics Releases Strategic Plan

    Ball State Athletics has released a new strategic plan to guide the athletic department toward specific goals over the next few years. Director of Athletics Beth Goetz says the new plan, "Onward," will be in place to steer programs through 2024.

  • Myles Brand Hall

    IU Renames Buildings After Former University President

    Indiana University has renamed buildings on the Bloomington campus after former President Myles Brand. The Informatics buildings at the corner of 10th Street and Woodlawn Avenue now bear the name Myles Brand Hall.

  • Little Giants Stadium rendering courtesy Wabash College

    Wabash College to Build New Football Stadium

    A new Little Giant Stadium will be built on the campus of Wabash College to begin its 2020 football season. Wabash President Gregory Hess has announced the $13 million Little Giant Stadium will include seating for 3,550 fans in the main grandstand, four second-level suites and the W Club Lounge.

  • Jason Whitney is the associate VP of IU Ventures

    IU Ventures Invests $500K in Boston Tech Firm

    IU Ventures has joined in a $3 million funding round for a tech company co-founded by an Indiana University alumnus. The nonprofit has invested $500,000 in Boston-based Mentor Collective as part of the round, which was led by Indianapolis-based Lumina Foundation.

  • Pictured L to R: Stacy Atkinson, Christopher Spradlin, and Lori Handy. (Provided Photos/Ivy Tech Community College)

    Ivy Tech Chancellor Finalists to Visit Richmond Campus

    The three individuals vying to become chancellor of the Ivy Tech Community College campus in Richmond will visit with the community this week. The campus will Tuesday host the first of three public forums featuring each of the finalists for the position.

  • Butler University in Indianapolis is one of the 30 members of the Independent Colleges of Indiana

    Economic Impact of Independent Colleges, Universities

    An Indianapolis-based association representing 30 non-profit colleges and universities in the state says collectively they have a $5.4 billion impact on Indiana’s economy every year. Independent Colleges of Indiana has released an economic impact study to illustrate what role the institutions have. 

  • BSU Center for Civic Design Opens

    Ball State University’s Center for Civic Design has begun operating from its new location at the former Angie’s List campus. The center offers design, planning and visioning support to neighborhoods, community organizations, and civic leaders statewide.

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    Lumina Report Targets Credential Quality Assurance

    Indianapolis-based Lumina Foundation has released a report focusing on the quality of postsecondary credentials. The report, Unlocking the Nation's Potential: A Model to Advance Quality and Equity in Education Beyond High School, is the result of a year of research by the foundation's Quality Credentials Task Force. Debra Humphreys, vice president of strategic engagement for Lumina and co-chair of the task force, says the group aimed to find clarity on what quality really looks...

  • Allison and Stanley Chen provided the lead gift for the campaign. (Provided Photo/ISI)

    International School Launches Capital Campaign

    The International School of Indiana has publicly launched a capital campaign to establish a unified campus in Indianapolis. As part of the ONE ISI campaign, the school is looking to raise $6.5 million to build a new school building for pre-elementary and elementary students at the site of its middle and high schools. The public launch follows a 10-month silent phase of the campaign, during which ISI raised $5 million from more than two dozen donors. Currently, ISI's operations are...

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    UIndy to Debut Finance Institute

    The School of Business at the University of Indianapolis will soon launch what it calls a first-of-its-kind initiative. The university says the John C. Adams Finance Institute will enhance opportunities for students to engage in research, competitions and internships as they prepare for the workforce.

  • Caito-Wagner Hall rendering (courtesy Marian University)

    Marian University Announces New Residence Hall

    Marian University plans to build a new campus residence hall following a seven-figure lead gift from Phil and Brigitt Caito. The gift will help facilitate Caito-Wagner Hall, with construction set for May 2020. The 57,000 square foot facility will include 112 rooms to house 210 students when it's scheduled to open in August 2021.

  • David Daleke

    IU Among Universities Involved in Education Initiative

    Indiana University is joining an initiative designed to help improve doctoral students' educational experience and to better promote diverse career paths. The university joins seven other higher education institutions in the AAU PhD Education Initiative.

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    'Day of Impact' Stresses Importance of Early Learning

    Indianapolis-based Early Learning Indiana is celebrating its inaugural Early Learning Day of Impact. The event features more than 200 volunteers from throughout the city working to give a boost to the organization's nine Day Early Learning centers. Jennifer Dzwonar, partner at Borshoff in Indianapolis and board member of Early Learning Indiana, is one of the volunteers and says the effort aims to shine a light on the importance of early learning. In an interview with...

  • Kelley School Makes Changes to Evening MBA Program

    The Kelley School of Business at IUPUI says recent changes to its evening MBA program are all about "continuous improvement." Kyle Anderson, faculty chair for the program, says the curriculum needs to match ongoing changes in the business community, including the needs of employers. Some of the changes include switching to an intensive, 24-month program and adding a new course in business innovation and disruptive technology. In an interview with Inside INdiana Business...

  • Dr. Phillip Downs was named Indiana's School Superintendent of the Year

    Allen County Superintendent Earns Top Honors

    Dr. Phillip Downs has been named Superintendent of the Year for 2020 by the Indiana Association of Public School Superintendents. Downs has led the MSD of Southwest Allen County in Fort Wayne since 2014. Prior to that, Downs served as assistant superintendent in the suburban school district. 

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    Shakespeare Program Targeting Vets

    Ivy Tech Community College in Bloomington will this week launch a unique program aimed at supporting military veterans. Shakespeare + Vets is a conversation group the college says will give veterans the chance to talk about their experiences and tie them into Shakespeare's work. Paul Daily, artistic director of the Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center and producer of the program, says the goal is to help veterans gain confidence through the discussions and shared experiences.

  • Artist rendering of Purdue’s Engineering and Polytechnic Gateway Complex

    $40M Grant to Help Purdue Expand STEM Studies

    Purdue University has announced a multi-million-dollar investment into its efforts to meet the growing demand for STEM graduates. The Purdue Research Foundation has received a $40 million grant from Indianapolis-based Lilly Endowment Inc. to go towards the creation of Purdue’s Engineering and Polytechnic Gateway Complex. The building project has an estimated $140 million price tag. The complex will include two buildings designed to be an interdisciplinary hub.

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    Indiana Colleges and Universities Ranked Among Best

    Several Indiana colleges and universities are among the best in the country, according to annual rankings from U.S. News & World Report. The publication ranked the best national universities, along with regional universities and colleges. The rankings are based on several factors, including graduation and retention rates, graduation rate performance, faculty resources, social mobility and other criteria.

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    Results Show Sharp Drop in ILEARN Test Scores

    The Indiana Department of Education has released the results of the first ILEARN exam conducted in the spring. The results show only 37.1 percent of students in grades 3-8 passed the exam, a decrease of more than 13 percent from the previous year's ISTEP+ test. Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction Jennifer McCormick says a drop in test scores was expected with the implementation of a new exam and the 2019 results "do not provide a true reflection of the performance...

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    IU Northwest to Offer Bachelor’s Degree in Neuroscience

    Indiana University Northwest has opened registration for its new bachelor's degree program in neuroscience. Assistant Professor of Psychology Maureen Rutherford says IU Northwest is the first university in the region to offer a program in the field.

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    Garrett High School Earns SEAL Certification

    A northeast Indiana high school has landed a key designation from the state for its construction trades program. The Indiana Department of Workforce Development has awarded a State Earn and Learn certification to Garrett High School in DeKalb County.

  • Therese Cory

    Notre Dame Philosopher Appointed to Vatican Academy

    A University of Notre Dame associate professor has been named a member of the Pontifical Academy of St. Thomas Aquinas. Pope Francis appointed Therese Cory one of 50 total members, and one of only two women to be honored. Cory is an Aquinas specialist and studies Aristotle's thoughts as they pertain to Catholicism and the philosophies that connect Muslim, Jewish and Christian thinkers in the Middle Ages.  

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    Last Mile Celebrates Graduates, Expansion

    A coding program targeting prison inmates has graduated its first class in Indiana. California-based nonprofit The Last Mile, which first announced it was coming to Indiana in January 2018, celebrated the graduation of inmates from the Indiana Women's Prison in Indianapolis. During the ceremony, officials announced the program would soon expand to more Hoosier correctional facilities. Governor Eric Holcomb was on hand to congratulate the graduates and told Inside INdiana Business...

  • Holcomb Seeking Waiver for Schools on ILEARN Scores

    Governor Eric Holcomb is looking to keep schools and teachers from being affected by the first year of the ILEARN exam. In a statement, the governor says the results of the first test, set to be released next week, will show a decrease from the previous academic year's ISTEP+ test.

  • Indianapolis Public Schools is one of 14 grant recipients

    Governor's Workforce Cabinet Awards Grants

    The Governor’s Workforce Cabinet has announced grants of nearly $1 million to 14 education-related organizations. The Local Career Coaching Grant allows K-12 and post-secondary institutions, employers and community-based organizations to work together to improve communities. The goal is for students and adults to be able to participate in experiential learning and training to make better choices concerning their future employment. 

  • Eric Grommon

    Center for Health and Justice Research Hires Director

    An interim director has been named at the Center for Health and Justice Research at the Indiana University Public Policy Institute. Eric Grommon, an associate professor at the O'Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs, will fill the position. 

  • Scott Schurz

    Gift Establishes IU Endowed Chair

    The Kinsey Institute has established an endowed chair following a $2 million gift from donor Scott Schurz. The gift establishes the Kinsey Institute Bicentennial Endowed Chair and will be used to support the Institute's research and education initiatives. The support includes expansion of existing research projects, pilot studies of sexological research and partnership programs with Indiana University schools and departments. 

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    The Mind Trust Receives Walton Family Foundation Grant

    Indianapolis-based education nonprofit, The Mind Trust, has received a $4.6 million grant from the Walton Family Foundation. The grant will provide funding for the Relay Graduate School of Education Teaching Residency, School Leader Fellowships and general operations. 

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    FSSA Announces Early Education Grants

    FSSA announces recipients of early education capacity-building grants Indiana’s Office of Early Childhood and Out-of-School Learning recently awarded early education capacity-building grants totaling more than $870,000

  • Ivy Tech Names Vice President

    Ivy Tech Community College has named a new vice president of career coaching and employer connections. Caroline Dowd-Higgins will begin her role on September 16. She most recently served as executive director of career and professional development for the Indiana University Alumni Association.  

  • Butler Unveils New Building for Lacy School

    The president of Butler University says the new building for the Lacy School of Business will create better engagement for students and faculty. The university unveiled the building Wednesday on the Indianapolis campus. James Danko says the new facility adds five times the classroom space and square footage for the school, which previously didn't have enough space for half of its classes. In an interview with Inside INdiana Business Reporter Mary-Rachel Redman, Danko called...

  • Haley Oliver will direct the new lab. (photo courtesy of Purdue University)

    Federal Grant Supports Food Safety Lab at Purdue

    Purdue University has unveiled a new lab designed to increase awareness and develop environments for food safety. The U.S. Agency for International Development has awarded the university nearly $10 million to establish the first Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Food Safety. Associate Professor of Food Science Haley Oliver will direct the lab in collaboration with Cornell University and says the goal is to train domestic and global graduate students in research to develop the next...

  • Phalen Leadership Academies Awarded Glick Fund Grant

    Phalen Leadership Academies in Indianapolis has received a grant from the Glick Fund to help provide college and career readiness for families and teens on the far east side of Indianapolis. The Glick Fund awarded PLA with a $125,000 grant to build a readiness program helping students in grades 7-10, with plans to extend as the school grows to grades 7-12 for families and teens on the city's far east side.

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    Franklin College to Launch 'The Pursuit'

    Franklin College plans to roll out what it calls its most comprehensive curricular reform in the college's 185-year history later this month. The college says the effort, known as The Pursuit at Franklin College, will make "engaged learning an integral part of every student's Franklin experience." The reimagined curriculum is the result of more than a year of collaboration between the faculty and administration at Franklin. The college says The Pursuit leverages many of the...
  • Pictured L-R:  Midshipmen Micheal Waldrop, Will Vincent, and Emily Bellavance. (photo courtesy Crane NSWC)

    New Summer Internship Program at Crane

    Five U.S. Naval Academy midshipmen are the first to be accepted to participate in a new Crane Naval Surface Warfare Center summer internship program. The midshipmen will support the fleet in strategic missions. Three of the new interns, studying STEM courses, completed their final projects and presented to Crane experts and leaders.  

  • Valparaiso University Begins Search for New President

    Valparaiso University's Board of Directors is beginning the search for a new president after Mark Heckler informed the board he intends to step down from the position he's held since 2008. Heckler has agreed to serve as president until a successor has been found and takes office. 

  • Carmel Clay Schools came in as the second highest-ranked district on the list.

    West Lafayette Tops '2020 Best School Districts' Statewide

    A website that uses quality of life data, Niche, has ranked the top school districts in Indiana. The 2020 Best School Districts rankings are based on analysis of statistics, such as test scores, college readiness, graduation rates, teacher quality, and other factors. 

  • Notre Dame Launches BRITE

    A new initiative is being launched at the University of Notre Dame's Mendoza College of Business to expand the gender diversity among nonprofit boards. The BRITE Women Project plans to provide women with skills needed to supply nonprofit board leadership.  

  • Milan Elementary School is the latest in the state to receive a telehealth clinic

    Indiana Rural School Clinic Expands

    Elementary school students in two southeastern Indiana schools will now receive enhanced access to medical care after new telehealth centers formally opened in Ripley County. The Indiana Rural School Clinic has expanded into Batesville Primary School and Milan Elementary School. 

  • State Finalists Announced For Teaching Awards

    Six Indiana teachers have been recognized as state finalists for the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. The awards are the nation's highest honors for K-12 teachers of science, technology, engineering or math and computer science. Recipients serve as mentors and leaders in their fields and also receive a certificate, a trip to Washington D.C. to attend recognition events and a $10,000 award from the National Science Foundation. 

  • Notre Dame to Begin Provost Search

    The University of Notre Dame will soon begin a search to replace Thomas Burish as the Charles and Jill Fischer Provost, after Burish announced he will step down at the end of his current term on July 1, 2020. Burish has served as provost since 2005 and also serves as chief academic officer who is responsible for the operations of all academics. 

  • Purdue Approves First Steps Toward Ross-Ade Renovations

    Purdue University took a big step towards a major facelift of Ross-Ade Stadium. The board of trustees on Friday gave approval to a renovation project for the stadium built in 1924. Estimates on the project have run as high as $125 million. The board authorized Purdue Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer Bill Sullivan to select and retain an architectural and engineering firm to oversee the project. The university wants to enhance the stadium appearance and improve the game-day...

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    Regenstrief Scientist Helping Lead $21M Study

    A research scientist with the Regenstrief Institute in Indianapolis and the U.S Department of Veterans Affairs has been chosen to co-lead a national study to find a way to manage chronic lower back pain. The Department of Veterans Affairs is funding the $21 million, 20-site trial. 

  • Taylor University Appoints Interim President

    The Taylor University Board of Trustees has unanimously approved Paige Comstock Cunningham as interim president. The appointment will be effective August 15. Cunningham serves as board chair, but will now step down to succeed outgoing President Lowell Haines, who resigned in June. 

  • Elizabeth Coit

    Marian University Hires First Walker Center Director

    Marian University has hired the inaugural director of the Walker Center for Applied Ethics. Elizabeth Coit will oversee all of the Walker Center's operations, while collaborating with the board, Marian faculty, and business leaders and stakeholders to implement a long term strategy.  The Walker Center was created in November 2018 to improve and evolve the interdisciplinary teaching of ethics, with a focus on research and certificate programs for ethics professionals. 

  • New Purdue Polytechnic High School Ready for Students

    Officials have cut the ribbon on the new Purdue Polytechnic High School North in Indianapolis. The STEM-based high school, located in the city's Broad Ripple neighborhood, is its second campus in Indy. Principal Keeanna Warren says the school will meet the needs of students by creating an environment where they can easily innovate, collaborate and communicate with each other. The school is set to open its doors to students August 5 and Warren says there are about...

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    Purdue Polytechnic HS to Open New Campus

    Purdue Polytechnic High School in Indianapolis will Monday cut the ribbon on its new campus in the Broad Ripple neighborhood. Head of School Scott Bess says the new location at the former Central Indiana Community Foundation building was created to help meet demand. In a recent interview on Inside INdiana Business with Gerry Dick, Bess said the school will open for grades nine and 10 with 400 students expected to be enrolled at the start of the 2019-2020 academic year.

  • The center is located at the Sidney & Lois Eskenazi Hospital in downtown Indy.

    Eskenazi Health Establishes Fehribach Center

    Eskenazi Health in Indianapolis will expand its efforts to increase employment for students with physical disabilities by establishing the Gregory S. Fehribach Center. The announcement coincides with the 29th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. 

  • Purdue University Northwest Appoints Director

    The Purdue University Northwest College of Business has announced Godwin-Charles Ogbeide as the next director of the White Lodging School of Hospitality and Tourism Management. Ogbeide previously served as an associate professor and director of strategy and hospitality and founding director of the Events and Tourism Institute at IUPUI.

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    White Lodging to Operate Purdue Hotel

    Merrillville-based White Lodging Services Inc. has been chosen to operate the Union Club Hotel on Purdue University's West Lafayette campus. The building was constructed in phases from 1929 to 1953 and is currently undergoing a major renovation.

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    'Biowall' Project Targeting Cleaner Homes, Businesses

    Researchers at Purdue University are turning to plants as a way to clean the air in homes and businesses. The university says the research team has created the Biowall, an eco-friendly air filtration system for residential buildings that uses plants to absorb volatile organic compounds from the passing air and remove them from circulation. The team is being led by Bill Hutzel, a professor of mechanical engineering technology at the Purdue Polytechnic Institute. Purdue says the...

  • Parkview Health is a network of over 80 community hospitals and clinics.

    Parkview Health, Ivy Tech Reach Unique Agreement

    Parkview Health and Ivy Tech Community College Fort Wayne are teaming up to address a shortage of registered nurses in the area by providing a nursing instructor to Ivy Tech’s School of Nursing beginning this fall. The instructor will be a full-time Ivy Tech Fort Wayne faculty member but the salary and benefits will be paid by Parkview. 

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    'Banner Year' for Butler Fundraising

    Butler University is celebrating what it calls a ‘banner year’ for its fundraising efforts. As Fiscal Year 2019 ended, the university had received $41.4 million from 15,823 donors. Butler says it was the second-highest fundraising total over the past decade. “This level of generosity demonstrates the incredible loyalty of our alumni, faculty, staff, and community, and the commitment we share to advancing Butler’s mission of providing the highest quality liberal...

  • New Endowment at Purdue University Northwest

    A newly-established endowment at Purdue University Northwest will support nursing students facing financial uncertainty. The Robert Winstown Milos endowment will support nursing students in good academic standing who are facing sudden financial emergencies that may interrupt their studies. Milos made an initial $50,0000 gift and hopes more people will contribute and grow the fund. 

  • Infosys Continues Pathfinders Institute in Bloomington

    Educators from throughout the country have been in Bloomington this week for professional development in computer science. Infosys Foundation USA, the nonprofit arm of India-based Infosys (NYSE: INFY), says its second annual Pathfinders Summer Institute on the Indiana University campus is part of an ongoing effort to boost computer science education in schools nationwide. More than 400 teachers have spent the week in Bloomington and Infosys President and Deputy Chief Operating Officer...

  • Jones will continue to serve as Old National's chairman of the board through January 2020.

    Butler Adds Old National Bank Chairman

    Butler University's Lacy School of Business has added Old National Bank Chairman Bob Jones as a senior advisor of ethical leadership. Jones will be a member of the school's leadership team and will also mentor students, faculty and staff. Jones served as Old National Bank's Chief Executive from 2004 until May and is now serving as chairman till January 2020. 

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    Crave Food Hall Coming to Purdue

    An 8,000 square-foot food hall will open next month on the first floor of the Aspire at Discovery Park apartment complex on the west side of the Purdue University campus.

    The university says Crave Food Hall will feature nine vendor stalls offering coffee, gelato, pizza, burgers and more. The space will also be highlighted by Kevin Sbraga, winner of "Top Chef" season 7, who is opening Sonny & Son's Hot Chicken in the new space.

  • Two Indiana Teachers Eligible for $1M Prize

    Two Hoosier high school skilled trade teachers are among 50 from across the country named as semifinalists for the 2019 Harbor Freight Tools for Schools Prize for Teaching Excellence. The teachers and their school's trade programs are eligible for a share of $1 million in total cash awards.

  • New Director Chosen for Regenstrief Institute

    A new director has been chosen to lead the Indiana University Center for Aging Research at the Regenstrief Institute. Susan Hickman will be only the second director in the center's history. She is a clinical geropsychologist focused on older adults and their quality of life. 

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    Purdue Among 'Top Colleges That Pay Off'

    With the ever-increasing cost of higher education, college students and their parents want to ensure they’re getting a good value for that diploma. A new report from CNBC seems to indicate that students who choose Purdue University will indeed get a return on their investment, especially those who choose engineering. 

  • Rendering of German American Bank Field at Charles H. Braun Stadium. (rendering courtesy University of Evansville)

    German American Bank Funds UE Baseball Improvements

    The home of the University of Evansville baseball team will undergo renovations after a financial commitment from German American Bancorp Inc. (Nasdaq: GABC). The Jasper-based bank's funding will result in a new name for the university's baseball stadium: German American Bank Field at Charles H. Braun Stadium.  

  • Elevate Ventures is acceptlng applications for its Elevate Nexus pitch competition.

    Elevate Ventures Launches Pitch Competition Program

    Indianapolis-based Elevate Ventures has launched a pitch competition program targeting entrepreneurs and higher education institutions throughout the state. The organization says the goal of Elevate Nexus is to "nurture Indiana companies and jobs of tomorrow." Led by Jacob Schpok, entrepreneur-in-residence and executive director of university initiatives, Elevate Nexus will organize pitch competitions and guide colleges and universities with best practices as they work...

  • Trine University Receives Gift

    The Auburn-based James Foundation is pledging to help with an expansion on the campus of Trine University. The foundation has pledged $1.5 million toward the expansion of Fawick Hall, which is home for several of the university's engineering departments. The expansion will add space and materials for many programs, including biomedical, chemical, civil and design engineering technology. 

  • Ziptility President Tyler Henke

    Water Utility Mapping Startup Receives Funding

    A digital mapping startup has received a significant investment from the Indiana University Philanthropic Venture Fund. The fund has invested $250,000 in Bloomington-based Ziptility. The startup uses digital mapping technology to help utility workers maintain buried infrastructure.

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    Indiana State University Sees Uptick in Fundraising

    Fundraising for Indiana State University has increased 40-percent for fiscal year 2018-2019. The Division of University Advancement raised $8,885,724 for the fiscal year that ended June 30. The fundraising includes cash gifts, in-kind gifts, pledges and planned gifts, which amounts to a $2.5 million increase over last fiscal year. The number of donors also increased by 16-percent with 7,582 contributors. 

  • Teresa Lubbers is the Indiana Commissioner for Higher Education

    Study: College Completion Rates Continue to Rise

    A new report from the Indiana Commission for Higher Education says the percentage of students graduating from public colleges throughout the state is on the rise. The 2019 College Completion Report says more than 40 percent of students graduated on-time, up 2 percent from the previous year and nearly 13 percent over the last five years.

  • Teacher Compensation Commission Launches Input Sessions

    Governor Eric Holcomb has announced the Next Level Teacher Compensation Commission will hold input sessions as part of his effort to make teacher pay competitive with surrounding states. Holcomb's office says the commission and advisory council, which includes education and business leaders, has been created to develop a plan to achieve competitive compensation for teachers. The commission will voice the recommendations to the governor and the General Assembly prior to...

  • Purdue Approves Update to Gateway Project

    The Purdue University Board of Trustees has approved an updated schedule and plans for the construction of the Engineering and Polytechnic Gateway on the West Lafayette campus. The project will replace the current Nuclear Engineering Building and Michael Golden Laboratories with a new facility to serve both the College of Engineering and the Purdue Polytechnic Institute. The board also gave approval to plan, finance, construct and award contracts for the updated project.

  • Austin High School is one of 11 recognized Indiana schools. (photo courtesy Austin High School)

    IDOE Recognizes School Counseling Programs

    Eleven Indiana schools have been recognized by the American School Counselor Program Association for implementing comprehensive counseling programs. The schools were honored during ASCA's conference in Boston, MA, where the schools also received the Recognized ASCA Model Program designation. 

  • Vincennes is Indiana's oldest university.

    Tuition Increases Included in New VU Budget

    The Vincennes University Board of Trustees has approved its budget for the 2019-20 and 2020-21 academic years. The more than $360 million budget includes tuition increases for both years and funding for various capital projects.

  • Acosta made the announcement while touring facilities at Purdue.

    Purdue Lands Federal Grant for Cybersecurity Program

    During his visit to the Purdue University campus in West Lafayette, U.S. Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta announced a $12 million award to Purdue Polytechnic Institute. The funding will be used to develop a program to help fill what the university says is a growing need for cybersecurity professionals.

  • Muncie Community Schools Hires CEO

    Muncie Community Schools has a new director of public education and chief executive officer. The Board of Trustees approved Lee Ann Kwiatkowski for the position, which she will begin on July 11. Kwiatkowski has over 35 years experience in Indiana public education, including 18 years as a teacher and also as senior education advisor to Governor Eric Holcomb.

  • Huntingburg Elementary School is one of five schools receiving funding. (photo courtesy Southwest Dubois School Corporation)

    IDOE Announces Language Grant Recipients

    The Indiana Department of Education has announced the grant recipients of the Indiana Dual Language Immersion Program. The DLI Program provides funding to school corporations that implement or expand dual language immersion programs in Mandarin, Spanish, French, or other IDOE-approved languages.

  • IWU to Host Upward Bound Olympiad Leadership Conference

    Indiana Wesleyan University will host the 2019 Upward Bound Olympiad and Leadership Conference on Thursday and Friday. More than 400 middle school and high school students statewide will attend the conference in Marion.

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    IUPUI School of Science Receives Gift

    A $1.5 million gift from Betsy Fife will benefit the School of Science at IUPUI. The gift will endow a chemistry department chair in honor of Fife's late husband, Wilmer Fife. The planned gift will help support the endowed chair in the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology to help recruiting, retaining and honoring a faculty member. The gift also counts toward the For All: Indiana University Bicentennial Campaign. 

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    DePauw to Host High School Ethics Bowl

    Groups of students from throughout the country are in Greencastle this week for the Summer High School Ethics Bowl Invitational. The three-day event, being held at the Prindle Institute for Ethics at DePauw University, features a debate-style competition focusing on contemporary moral problems.

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    Former Board Chair Commits $5M to Butler

    Craig and Mary Stover-Fenneman have made a $5 million gift to their alma mater, Butler University, to help expand and renovate the university's science complex. The commitment will also support the construction of the new Andre B. Lacy School of Business, the Craig Fenneman Endowed Scholarship and future university priorities. 

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    Purdue Center to Grow Software Programming Collaboration

    Purdue University has launched a new center focused on combining research in the construction of computer software. The Purdue Center for Programming Principles and Software Systems will create collaboration among researchers from the university's Department of Computer Science and the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering. The university says the center aims to connect fundamental research in programming languages and software engineering with domains including...

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    Taylor University President to Resign

    The president of Taylor University is stepping down. The university's board of trustees says Paul Lowell Haines has resigned from the position and will leave the Upland campus August 15. A specific reason for Haines' resignation was not given, however the Board Chair Paige Cunningham noted the move was "neither solicited nor encouraged" by the board. Haines graduated from Taylor in 1975. He later held various positions at the university including vice president for...

  • UIndy to Host Guitar Foundation Convention

    The single largest classical guitar event in the world is coming to the University of Indianapolis next year. The university will host the six-day Guitar Foundation of America International Convention and Competition in June. The convention will feature hundreds of classical guitar masters and enthusiasts from across the globe. 

  • Fairbanks Foundation Grants Funding to Marian University

    Marian University's Klipsch Educators College is set to receive $900,000 over a three-year period from the Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation. The funding will help with operating costs of Klipsch College's New Teacher Preparation Program, which will receive installments of $400,000, $300,000 and $200,000 through 2021. Fairbanks has awarded over $2.6M to the Klipsch College since 2016. 

  • Johnson Named IPS Superintendent

    Indianapolis Public Schools has announced Aleesia Johnson will become the district's next superintendent. Johnson has served in the role on an interim basis since January following the resignation of former superintendent Lewis Ferebee. Johnson is the first African-American woman to serve as superintendent of IPS. The district's Board of School Commissioners cited Johnson's work over the past six months, including the creation of the Family and Community Engagement Team...

  • Bethel University Names New Vice President

    Bethel University has named Jerry White as vice president for administration & fiance and chief financial officer. White will assume his new role on August 19. The veteran of business and finance for higher education has also held vice president roles at Albion College and Spring Arbor University, along with a controller position at Huntington University. He most recently served as chief operations officer at Culver Academics.  

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    Holcomb Names First '21st Century Talent Region'

    Governor Eric Holcomb has officially named northeast Indiana the first 21st Century Talent Region. The program encourages communities to work with businesses, schools and workforce organizations to enact a plan to boost educational attainment, income and population in a region. Specific goals include hitting a population of one million, increasing post-secondary education and credential attainment to more than 60 percent and raising per capita personal income to at least...

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    Settlement Provides Loan Relief For Former ITT Students

    Attorney General Curtis Hill's office says it has secured a deal for $5.4 million in debt relief for more than 600 former ITT Tech students in Indiana. The agreement is part of a $168 million multistate settlement involving more than 22,000 former students of the former for-profit college shut down operations in 2016. The school had faced high-profile troubles for years. The Consumer Financial Protection Agency in 2014 filed a suit claiming ITT participated in predatory lending...

  • Purdue Global, Trilogy Health Form Partnership

    Purdue University Global is teaming up with Trilogy Health Services to provide an education employee benefit program. Trilogy employees will be able to seek any degree of their choice at no cost to them. Purdue Global students also may accelerate their progress toward a degree by receiving credit for prior work and training experiences. 

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    Former ISTA President Dies

    The former president of the Indiana State Teachers Association has died. Nate Schnellenberger began working with the ISTA in 1987 and was elected president in 2007, a role he held for six years. He was 68.

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    UIndy and Ivy Tech Enter Credit Transfer Agreement

    The University of Indianapolis and Ivy Tech Community College have signed a credit transfer agreement to make it easier for students to earn a bachelor's degree. Students will be able to freely move from the Associate of Science in Business Administration curriculum at Ivy Tech to the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration accelerated adult program at the University of Indianapolis.

  • Jones talked about the new offering on this weekend's edition of Inside INdiana Business With Gerry Dick.

    Academy Targets ‘Red Hot’ Cyber Job Market

    The founder of Fishers-based Eleven Fifty Academy believes two new course offerings can help fill a growing cybersecurity job market in Indiana and he plans on rolling out the curriculum in markets statewide.  Scott Jones says the full and part-time courses, which feature a “cyber range” to give students hands on experience, are the first of their kind in Indiana. "We teach it in twelve weeks and you come out with two industry certifications that virtually...

  • Jason Beutler (left) is the co-founder and president of EduSource.

    Education Groups Partner on Tech Apprenticeships

    Indianapolis-based EduSource and Crossroads Education are teaming up in an effort to fill the talent pipeline in Indiana's tech sector. EduSource has acquired an DEVshop apprenticeship program from Crossroads, which it says makes it the only Indy company offering an apprenticeship approach to training Indiana residents to work in software and data analytics fields. As a result of the deal, Crossroads founder Kevin Berkopes has joined EduSource as co-owner and chief scientific officer....

  • Purdue Board Approves Tuition Freeze, Construction

    The Purdue University Board of Trustees has approved the previously-announced tuition freeze for the 2020 and 2021 fiscal years, as well as the university's 2020 operating budget. Purdue says the total cost of attending the university's West Lafayette campus will continue to be less than it was in 2012. The board also approved the fee schedule for both years with general fees being held steady, except for flight program fees. Two major construction projects also received approval...

  • Rick Stamper

    Rose-Hulman Hires Provost, VP of Academic Affairs

    Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology has hired alumnus Rick Stamper as a new provost and vice president for academic affairs. Stamper is currently a professor of mechanical engineering and engineering management and will assume his new role on July 1. 

  • Ball State Approves Tuition Hike, New College Name

    The Ball State University Board of Trustees has approved an increase in undergraduate tuition rates for the next two academic years. The university says the increase, which amounts to 1.25 percent each year, keeps Ball State with the lowest tuition in the Mid-American Conference.

  • Minar will step down at the end of the 2019-2020 academic year.

    Minar Touts Science Center Ahead of Stepping Down

    As Franklin College President Thomas Minar prepares to step down at the end of the 2019-2020 academic year, he says the school is well-prepared to leverage its science heritage well into the future. During an interview on Inside INdiana Business With Gerry Dick, he says the school's new $17 million Health Science Center features "the most modern science facilities imaginable." Minar, who has been the school's president since July 2015, says a fundraising campaigning topping...

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    Butler Approves 'Significant And Historic' Project

    Butler University's board of trustees have approved what the school calls the largest-ever investment in its future. The $100 million renovation and expansion effort will create a new sciences complex with high-tech classrooms, labs and work spaces. The project will begin with the creation of a connector building linking Gallahue Hall and the Holcomb Building. Butler expects to begin Phases I and II of the project soon, with a planned 18-month timeline.

  • Franklin College President to Step Down

    Franklin College has announced President Thomas Minar will step down at the end of the 2019-2020 academic year. Minar notified the college's Board of Trustees of his decision Wednesday, saying he is "looking at distinct possibilities for the future." Minar became the college's 16th president in July 2015 after serving as vice president for development and alumni relations at American University in Washington D.C. James Due, chairman of the Franklin College Board of Trustees...
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    Hoosier High Schools Ranked by Metro Area

    U.S. News & World Report has released its 2019 Best High Schools by Metro Area rankings. The publication ranks high schools in more than 930 metropolitan areas, including nearly 40 in Indiana.

  • Purdue Names New Executive Vice President

    Purdue University has named Theresa Mayer as the university's next executive vice president for research and partnerships. Mayer assumes her role on August 1 and succeeds Suresh Garimellla, who will become president at the University of Vermont. Mayer is currently vice president for research and innovation at Virginia Tech. 

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    IU Northwest Offers New Master's Degree

    Indiana University Northwest has opened registration for their new master's degree program in computer information systems. Students interested in systems analysis, computer science, data mining and more will start the program in the fall of 2019. The program also will prepare students for doctoral degrees in computer science or informatics. 

  • The Union Club Hotel was built in 1929. (photo courtesy of Purdue University)

    Purdue Holding Furniture Liquidation Sale

    Purdue University Surplus will host a three-day liquidation sale With the upcoming Purdue Memorial Union Club hotel renovation, Purdue University Surplus will host a public, three-day furniture liquidation sale. The sale will take place onsite at the hotel, 101 N. Grant Street, on June 8, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; and June 10-11, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. 

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    Butler Receives Gift from FirstPerson Founder

    Butler University has received a gift to be used toward construction of the new Andre B. Lacy School of Business building opening in August. FirstPerson Founder and Chief Executive Officer Bryan Brenner and his wife Elaine made the gift of $250,000, which will culminate in the Career Development Interview Suite in the new building to be named the FirstPerson Interview Suite in honor of the consulting company founded in 1998. 

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    Purdue Northwest to Offer Banking Concentration

    Purdue University Northwest’s College of Business will launch a new banking concentration for undergraduate students majoring in Finance beginning in the fall. The new concentration is being offered through a partnership with the Indiana Bankers Association, which is the first of its kind in Indiana. The IBA made a $135,000 donation which supports a three-year program beginning in the fall.

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    Elevate Purdue Foundry Awards Investments

    Elevate Purdue Foundry Fund has announced $80,000 in investment funding to four Purdue University-affiliated startups. The startups have been selected to receive tier-one "Black Award" investments of $20,000 each. They are Covert Defenses, BDYWR, Rogo Ag LLC and C2 Medical Robotics Inc.  Covert Defenses develops technology to prevent computer attacks on systems such as a nuclear reactor or power plant. 

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    IU Board to Hold Public Hearing on Tuition

    The Indiana University Board of Trustees will Wednesday hold a public hearing in Indianapolis on tuition and fees for the next two academic years. The university says a recommended increase would support academic programs at every IU campus throughout the state.

  • Hoosiers have until June 30 to take the survey

    DNR Wants Input on Historic Sites

    Indiana's Department of Natural Resources Division of Historic Preservation & Archaeology is conducting an online survey to gather input regarding upcoming projects and initiatives. The department says feedback will help ensure preservation programs, staff resources and federal funding will meet the needs of Indiana communities.

  • Trine University Names Dean of Students

    Trine University in Angola has named Cisco Ortiz dean of students. Ortiz had served as chair of Trine's Department of Criminal Justice since last year and has been a full-time faculty member since 2015. 

  • IU Appoints Dean of O'Neill School

    Indiana University has appointed Siân Mooney as dean of the Paul H. O'Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs. Mooney is currently associate dean of interdisciplinary programs and initiatives at the Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions at Arizona State University.

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    IU Names Cybersecurity Innovation Director

    Indiana University has selected Von Welch for the newly-created position of executive director for cybersecurity innovation. In his new role, which will encompass IU's entire statewide network, Welch will be responsible for leveraging the university's "operational and research strengths in combination to address challenges faced across the nation."

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    Notre Dame to Acquire Chesterton Library

    The University of Notre Dame's London Global Gateway has announced plans to acquire the G.K. Chesterton Library. The collection includes books, personal effects, art and other items related to the 20th Century English writer. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

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    Wabash College to Add Men's Volleyball

    Wabash College has announced plans to add a men's volleyball team in the 2020-21 season. It will make the 13th intercollegiate sport to the school's varsity athletics program. The National Collegiate Athletic Association has sponsored a Division III national championship in men's volleyball since 2012, with 104 teams competing in 2019.

  • Purdue Names School of Aeronautics Leader

    Purdue University has named William Crossley as the head of the School of Aeronautics and Astronautics. Crossley will take over the position of J. William Uhrig and Anastasia Vournas Head of Aeronautics and Astronautics on July 20, which is the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. 

  • Elsener: New School Can Be ‘Smashing Success’

    As St. Joseph’s College at Marian University gets set to launch next month, Marian President Dan Elsener says he has lofty expectations for the new two-year school and its “learn and earn” model.  Elsener says the school can play a vital role in helping solve workforce issues statewide.  “In many countries, they have a pathway called earn and learn, where you get a high quality job half the week, a high quality education, you marry the two and in...

  • Lubbers says the commission measures achievement campus-by-campus.

    Lubbers: Hoosier Employees Must Prepare for Higher Ed

    Indiana’s Commission for Higher Education has released its State of Higher Education Address and its College Readiness Report. Commissioner Teresa Lubbers says the organization will use the information to develop a strategic plan for Indiana’s higher education system. In her recent State of Higher Education Address, Lubbers said higher learning must become more affordable and applicable for every kind of student, and employ multiple approaches...

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    Holcomb Announces STEM Team Award Winners

    Governor Eric Holcomb recognized four winners of the 2019 Governor’s STEM Team awards at a ceremony in the governor’s office Thursday. Each student was awarded a $1,000 college scholarship through Indiana’s CollegeChoice 529 Direct Savings Plan. 

  • Fishers Students Honored For C-SPAN Competition

    A pair of students from Fishers High School was celebrated today for a Second Prize-winning entry in C-SPAN's annual StudentCam video documentary competition. Sophie Foley and Lauren Higgenbotham were presented with their prize money check and StudentCam certificate of merit as the C-SPAN Bus traveled to Fishers for a school-wide ceremony that included classmates, teachers, family and elected officials. The students were among 340, out of more than 6,300 participants, to win...

  • UIndy to Launch the Sease Institute

    The University of Indianapolis has announced a new institute aimed at meeting the growing need to develop regionally-based, high-skill talent. The Gene and Joanne Sease Institute will launch in July with the goal of equipping participants with the ability to learn new skills, advance existing ones and either gain new employment or progress in their chosen field. UIndy President Robert Manuel says the institute creates an opportunity for the university to be address both...

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    University of Evansville Selling Radio Station

    The University of Evansville has agreed to sell its radio station, WUEV. Our partners at WEHT-TV report the sale to WAY-FM, a national nonprofit radio broadcasting network, remains subject to approval by the Federal Communications Commission. 

  • USI Names Romain College of Business Dean

    The University of Southern Indiana has named Dr. Catherine Carey as dean of the Romaine College of Business. Carey will succeed Dr. Mohammed Khayum Dr. Catherine (Cathy) Carey has accepted the position of dean of the Romain College of Business at the University of Southern Indiana. The announcement was made Monday, May 20 by Dr. Mohammed Khayum, USI provost, and is effective Monday, July 1. 

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    NextGen Expo, agBOT Challenge to Begin

    The Purdue University College of Agriculture and Gerrish Farms in Rockville will Thursday kick off a three-day event to showcase high-tech innovations in agriculture. The NextGen Expo and agBOT Challenge 2019 will both take place at the Agronomy Center for Research and Education on the West Lafayette campus.

  • Career Quest 2019

    Lippert Components Hosts Career Quest

    Northern Indiana middle school students found themselves immersed in finding a career pathway during Career Quest 2019 hosted by Lippert Components and Horizon Education Alliance. About 50 businesses were on hand to provide students a better understanding of several industries, including advanced manufacturing, construction and trade, healthcare and information technology. 

  • The races will feature both manned and autonomous karts. (photo courtesy of Purdue Motorsports)

    Autonomous Kart Racing Returns to IMS

    Purdue University Motorsports will Tuesday begin the annual evGrand Prix at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The two-day event will feature high school and college teams competing in their electric karts, as well as autonomous karts, as part of the Student Karting World Finals.

  • Crews raising the final steel beam onto the frame of the new facility. (photo courtesy Franklin College)

    Franklin College Meets Fundraising Goal

    Franklin College has announced the school has exceeded the $10 million fundraising goal for its Campaign for the Sciences. The fundraising contributed to the construction and renovation of the 51,000 square-foot Franklin College Science Center on campus. “We are extremely grateful to the many donors, including trustees, alumni, friends and organizations, who have been instrumental in helping us reach our goal,” said Thomas J. Minar, Ph.D.

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    DePauw President to Step Down Next Year

    The president of DePauw University has announced plans to resign. Mark McCoy, who has served in the role since 2016, will end his tenure at the university at the end of the 2019-2020 academic year. McCoy did not provide a specific reason for his decision. He has been with DePauw since 2011, when he served as dean of the School of Music. McCoy's resignation follows a November vote of no confidence in his administration by the DePauw University faculty, the first time such a vote was...

  • IWU Adds Theatre Education Program

    Indiana Wesleyan University has announced the addition of a Theatre Education major to its academic programs. The school says the major will join only seven others in the state and will launch this fall. 

  • DePauw to Dedicate Campus Farm, Sustainability Center

    DePauw University will Thursday host a formal dedication of the Ullem Campus Farm and Center for Sustainability. Through a donation from alumni Scott and Beth Daley Ullem, the farm was able to relocate closer to DePauw’s Greencastle campus and can now work more closely with the liberal arts school.

  • Notre Dame Donates $240K System to Manchester

    The University of Notre Dame has donated a Sequenom MassARRAY Analyzer 4 System to Manchester University for its master’s degree program in pharmacogenomics. The device valued at $240,000. 

  • Purdue School Looks to Bridge Nursing Gap

    This spring's graduates from the Purdue University School of Nursing is part of the school's effort to address the state's nursing shortage. Last year, the school graduated about 100 students, a number that doubled this year. The university has grown the total number of undergraduates in the school from about 400 to 800 and Associate Professor Nancy Edwards says the decision to grow the school was the result of community partners saying they need more nurses. In an interview...

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    'Major' Economic Development Set For Purdue

    Officials in West Lafayette are set for what's being called a major economic development announcement Wednesday. Governor Eric Holcomb and Purdue University President Mitch Daniels will join executives from a global aviation and defense company for the event.

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    Ivy Tech Fort Wayne Creates Wells County Scholarship

    Ivy Tech Community College Fort Wayne is collaborating with Dr. Harry D. Brickley, Jr. to create a $200,000 endowed scholarship for Wells County residents. Brickley has provided $100,000 of scholarship money and the Ivy Tech Foundation is seeking donations to match $50,000 by May 31 and another $50,000 match by May 31, 2020.

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    Floyd County Head Start Receives Grant

    The Department of Health and Human Services has awarded a grant to the Floyd County Head Start program. The $1.7 million in funding will allow for the expansion of the "Birth to Five" program and add 27 new jobs. 

  • The $250,000 grant is the largest ever received by Franklin College

    Franklin College Receives Record Grant

    Students and faculty at Franklin College will soon start to study Canada geese in urban landscapes following a record-breaking research grant. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will fund the investigation to help the researchers from Franklin, the Indiana Department of Natural Resources and Ball State University. The four-year, $250,000 grant is funding Franklin College's contribution to the study.

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    Trine Partners With Japanese University

    Leaders from Trine University in Angola and Teikyo University in Japan have signed a Memorandum of Understanding. The partnership between the two institutions will involve engineering students from each university visiting the other to further their education.

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    Grant Funds Advanced Hypoglycemia Kits

    A Fishers company and a Purdue researcher have received help from a National Institute of Health grant to develop a more advanced, quicker rescue kit to treat hypoglycemia. Current rescue kits require someone to mix a solution in a vial and are cumbersome, and with more than 100 million adults living with diabetes and pre-diabetes, researchers have been looking for better alternatives. 

  • The new Innovation Center is expected to cost $12 million. (rendering courtesy of Cathedral High School)

    Largest-Ever Gift Brings Cathedral Near Campaign Goal

    Cathedral High School in Indianapolis says a $2.5 million gift will lead to the construction of a new Innovation Center. Michael Browning, chairman of the board at Indianapolis-based Browning Investments LLC, and his sons Michael and Christian made the donation, which is the largest single gift in the school's history. Cathedral says the gift brings the school just shy of the $25 million goal in its Centennial Campaign and allows the school to break ground on the $12 million...

  • Anuraag Yachamaneni is one of the organizers of an entrepreneurship council on the Purdue campus

    Purdue Students Create Innovation Website

    Entrepreneurial students from different clubs and organizations have created a website they hope will boost innovation on the Purdue University campus. Startup Purdue will be the primary online resource for student entrepreneurship.

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    Duke Energy Foundation Awards Grants

    The Duke Energy Foundation is enabling more and more of those magical moments in 2019 through $448,250 in grants to more than 30 schools and other educational organizations throughout the company's Indiana service territory. "Teachers are some of the most dedicated professionals I know, but they need resources to help students learn effectively," said Stan Pinegar, Duke Energy state president for Indiana. 

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    Beer and Wine Coming to IU Football Games

    A pilot program this fall will allow fans to be served beer and wine at Indiana University football games. Fans 21 and over will be able to purchase beer and wine from a third-party vendor to be selected through the university procurement process.  "Our main goals with this initiative are to enhance the gameday experience for our fans and reduce alcohol-related incidents in and around the stadium," said IU Vice President and Director of Athletics Fred Glass. ...

  • Franklin College was founded in 1834

    Franklin College Chosen for Public Humanities Initiative

    Franklin College is one of 25 Council of Independent Colleges members to be selected for a public humanities initiative to promote student research and address publicly significant issues. The inaugural Humanities Research for the Public Good is also designed to highlight the archival, library and museum collections held by private colleges and universities in CIC. 

  • Grace College Completes ASPIRE Campaign

    Grace College & Seminary President Bill Katip has announced that its ASPIRE Campaign has raised $38.5 million. The funds will support upkeep and expansion of the school’s programs, as well as athletic facilities including the college’s first-ever track and field complex.

  • Notre Dame Renovating Dining At Morris Hall

    The University of Notre Dame plans a five-month renovation of dining options at the Morris Inn beginning later this year. Plans call for expanding the existing Rohr's restaurant and a new restaurant concept. 

  • The utility's Indiana headquarters is in Plainfield.

    Duke Energy Foundation Announces Educational Grants

    The Duke Energy Foundation's Powerful Communities program is awarding nearly $450,000 in grants to more than 30 schools and educational organizations throughout the company's Indiana service territory. The funding will support summer reading initiatives and various STEM programs for all ages.

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    Trine to Open Expanded Health Sciences Center

    Trine University will cut the ribbon Thursday on its expanded Health Sciences Education Center in Fort Wayne. The additional space will house the university's new surgical technology program, which will begin this fall, as well as future programs planned for the Rinker-Ross School of Health Sciences.

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    Ground Broken For IUPUI Innovation Hall

    Work is underway on IUPUI's newest classroom building that will bring together three STEM programs. Innovation Hall will be built on the corner of Michigan and Blackford streets and bring programs in the Purdue School of Science, Purdue School of Engineering and Technology and IU School of Informatics and Computing together under one roof. 

  • Ivy Tech to Expand ServSafe Training

    Ivy Tech Community College is partnering with the Indiana Restaurant & Lodging Association to expand ServSafe Food Safety Training at Ivy Tech locations across the state. The food and beverage safety training certificate program is administered by the National Restaurant Association and covers food safety, temperature control and cleaning and sanitizing. 

  • Ball State Among '30 Best Online MBA Degree Programs'

    Ball State University’s Miller College of Business has been recognized as one of The 30 Best Online MBA Degree Programs by MBA Central. The website details 30 programs across the nation and praises Ball State’s program for its variety and affordability.

  • Ivy Tech Selects Chancellor Finalists

    Ivy Tech Community College has announced two finalists for chancellor at its South Bend/Elkhart campus. A nationwide search has been ongoing since current chancellor Dr. Thomas Coley announced his retirement earlier this year. 

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    Ivy Tech Chancellor Heading to Connecticut

    The outgoing chancellor of the Ivy Tech Community College South Bend-Elkhart campus has landed a new job. Thomas Coley has been selected for one of three newly-created regional president positions at Connecticut State Colleges & Universities, which oversees 12 community colleges in the state.

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    STEM Grant to Benefit Hoosier Schools

    Schools in north central Indiana are among several to land more hands-on STEM experiences for students. A grant from the FCA Foundation, the charitable arm of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, is allowing for the expansion of the A World in Motion program, which incorporates STEM learning into the classroom.

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    Signature School Among 'Honor Roll' Winners

    The Signature School in Evansville has been recognized for overall academic performance in student achievement on Charter School Capital’s Charter School Honor Roll list. The school was praised for increases in Advanced Placement students, standardized assessments, SAT scores and high school graduation rates.

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    IU Herbarium Completes Plant Digitization Project

    Indiana University has announced its project to provide online access to the complete collection of the IU Herbarium, launched in 2014, is now complete. The collection features more than 160,000 preserved plant specimens, including over 72,000 specimens.  

  • Purdue Partners With Fortune 500 Companies

    Purdue University is partnering with two Fortune 500 companies, Cisco Systems Inc. (Nasdaq CSCO) and Eli Lilly and Co. (NYSE LLY), to offer flexible online programs to employees.

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    Lumina Unveils Education Innovation Prize Winners

    The Indianapolis-based Lumina Foundation has announced the winners of its 2019 Education Innovation Prize challenge. The national competition aims to encourage "development of products and services that can make learning after high school available to more Americans."

  • Purdue Touts New Autism Research Center

    Purdue University says it will expand community programs, resources, collaborations and faculty members researching autism with the development of its new Purdue Autism Research Center. The center has 20 faculty members from the colleges of Health and Human Sciences, Education, Science and Veterinary Medicine.

  • Radhika Ravindran (photo courtesy of IUPUI)

    Chatbot Wins IUPUI Competition

    An idea from Radhika Ravindran from over five years ago has won her IUPUI's 2019 JagStart Student Idea Pitch Competition. The master's degree candidate in the School of Informatics and Computing has a younger brother who didn't like reading books but did like sending text messages to friends, prompting her to develop a chatbot to try to pique his interest in reading books. Ravindran's solution, Kibo, uses chatbot technology to make book-reading more like a conversation...

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    Ivy Tech Fort Wayne to Host Job Fair

    The Ivy Tech Community College campus in Fort Wayne will Wednesday host an Automotive/Diesel Job Fair. Recruiters from more than 20 automotive and diesel technology companies in the area will be on hand to meet with potential employees.

  • Bethel College opened in the fall of 1947.

    Bethel College Adding Majors

    Bethel College plans to launch three new on-campus programs and three online programs in Fall 2019. The new majors include Computer Sciences, Business Marketing and English as a New Language on campus, and Cyber Security, Business Marketing and a Master’s in Sport Administration online.

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    Teams Set For Robotics Championship

    High school robotics teams from throughout the state will participate in the Indiana State Championship High School Robotics Competition, which kicks off Friday in Kokomo. The best-performing teams will advance to the World Championship, which will take place later this month in Detroit, Michigan.

  • Both Lois (pictured left) and Sydney (picture right) are Indiana University graduates.

    Eskenazis Award 'Transformative' Gift to IU

    The Indiana University School of Art, Architecture + Design in Bloomington has received the largest gift in its history. Indianapolis philanthropists Sidney and Lois Eskenazi have given $20 million to the school, which will be renamed in their honor. The university says the gift will support student scholarships, faculty development, academic programs, research initiatives and facility support. Peg Faimon, founding dean of the...

  • IU Lilly Family School of Philanthropy

    Gift Leads to Endowed Chair at Lilly School of Philanthropy

    The Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at IUPUI has established a new endowed chair in fundraising leadership. The position is the result of a gift from Donald Campbell, founder of executive search firm Campbell & Co. 

  • Funding from The Mind Trust helped launch the program. (image courtesy of The Mind Trust)

    Teacher Residency Program Launching in Indy

    The Indiana State Board of Education has approved a new teaching residency program in Indianapolis. The Relay Teaching Residency, part of the New York-based Relay Graduate School of Education, was supported by $3.5 million in funding from Indy-based nonprofit The Mind Trust.

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    Another For-Profit College Closing

    International Business College has announced plans to shut down its Fort Wayne campus. In a notice posted on its website, the for-profit college cited declining enrollment as the reason for the decision.

  • Nick Duvall

    TeenWorks Names Duvall CEO

    TeenWorks has named Nick Duvall as its incoming chief executive officer. Duvall brings more than 11 years of experience in program and campaign management, fundraising and strategic communications to the organization, which empowers teens in Indianapolis and Muncie to achieve excellence in college, career and community. “Leading an organization like TeenWorks is a once-in-a-career opportunity,” said Duvall. 

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    IU Data Center Set For Upgrades

    The Indiana University Board of Trustees has approved $12 million worth of upgrades to the IU Bloomington Data Center. The university says the project will include enhancements to the overall reliability and backup capabilities of the data center's infrastructure. The data center provides space and infrastructure for computing technology services for all of IU's campuses statewide. IU says the project will enhance the facility in the event of a power failure and during...

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    IUPUI Closes Confucius Institute

    Indiana University has closed the Confucius Institute of Indianapolis on the IUPUI campus. In a statement to Inside INdiana Business, IU said the decision "ensures ongoing operations of some programs within IU impacted by federal changes surrounding Chinese language programs."

  • Mark Frohlich is the director of the Center for Excellence in Manufacturing.

    Kelley School to Host Manufacturing Case Competition

    The Indiana University Kelley School Center for Excellence in Manufacturing will Saturday host its inaugural Gregg M. Sherrill Case Competition. The university says the event will give students interested in manufacturing a "dose of reality" as they work to solve a critical issue facing manufacturing managers throughout the Midwest.

  • Each member of the winning team earned $10,000.

    Vincennes Team Wins Innovate WithIN Competition

    A team of students from Rivet High School in Vincennes has won the second annual Innovate WithIN pitch competition. LyfePack, which created a tech-integrated kevlar backpack that promotes energy efficiency using solar panels, earned $10,000 for each of the team's three members. The first place finish also earned team members $10,000 toward one year of in-state tuition, mentoring services through the StartEdUp Foundation and internship opportunities. LyfePack was among...

  • Rochon began as president in July.

    USI to Inaugurate New President

    The University of Southern Indiana will Friday hold an inauguration ceremony for its new president. Ronald Rochon was appointed to the position a year ago and began his new role in July. Rochon is the fourth president for USI.

  • IU Northwest to Host Job Fair

    Indiana University Northwest will Friday host a job and internship fair on the Gary campus. More than 50 employers will be on hand looking to fill a variety of full-time, part-time and internship positions.

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    Discovery Park Apartments Opening Soon

    The $86 million apartment complex at Purdue University's Discovery Park District is set for an August opening. The university says Aspire at Discovery Park will be the first apartment community on the West Lafayette campus to feature tech-centric living with an integrated smart home experience.

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    Rose-Hulman to Dedicate Innovation Center

    Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology will Wednesday hold a dedication ceremony for the Kremer Innovation Center. The new engineering design and laboratory building opened to students on the Terre Haute campus in December.

  • South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg will detail the partnership.

    South Bend Partnering on Pre-K Program

    The city of South Bend will Tuesday launch a grant program designed to increase access to high-quality early education. The program is in partnership among the Family & Children's Center Foundation, the United Way of St. Joseph County and the Ready to Grow St. Joe Early Childhood Coalition.

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    IU Fort Wayne Adding Social Work Degree

    Students interested in social work will have a new opportunity at Indiana University Fort Wayne later this year. The university is adding a Bachelor of Social Work degree, with classes beginning in August. The degree will aid students who want to pursue a master's degree in social work by cutting off nearly one-third of the needed academic credit hours and more than 300 hours of field experience needed to attain the graduate social work degree. 

  • Umberto Tachinardi

    IU Grand Challenge Initiative Hires Informatics Officer

    The Indiana University Grand Challenge Precision Health Initiative has named Umberto Tachinardi as chief informatics officer. The initiative is led by the Indiana University School of Medicine, and is using a $120 million investment from IU to transform biomedical research and health care innovations.

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    Former White House Official Joins Kenzie Academy Board

    Indianapolis-based Kenzie Academy has added former White House and cabinet official John Bailey to its advisory board. Bailey is a former domestic policy advisor in the White House and also previously served as the deputy policy director to the U.S. Secretary of Commerce.

  • Phil Manning and Victoria Egerton show off a Brachiosaur femur found at the Wyoming site that is on display at the museum. (photo courtesy of the Natural History Museum)

    Children's Museum Launches Major Dinosaur Project

    The Children's Museum of Indianapolis has announced a more than $27 million project involving a paleontological excavation effort in Wyoming. Known as Mission Jurassic, the museum is partnering with The Natural History Museum in London, the Naturalis Biodiversity Center in the Netherlands and the University of Manchester in England to excavate a large amount of Jurassic Period fossil bones, trackways and fossilized plants found at the site, many of which will be displayed at the...

  • Caitlin Coffman, Founder/CEO MomentPath

    Childcare Software Receives Support

    Indianapolis-based child care software and day care app MomentPath has received an investment from the Innovate Indiana Fund. The fund, which supports an entrepreneurial environment in the state, has invested $150,000 in the company. The app offers scheduling, billing, curriculum planning and daily reports for parents and teachers. Founder and Chief Executive Officer Caitlin Coffman says MomentPath also builds confidence between teachers and parents. 

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    New Leader For Mendoza College of Business

    University of Notre Dame President John Jenkins has appointed K.J. Martijn Cremers dean of the Mendoza College of Business. Cremers has served in the role on an interim basis since last summer.

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      October Celebrates Indiana’s Vibrant Manufacturing Industry

      Indiana is the most manufacturing intensive state in the country and more than a third of the state’s GDP comes from the industry. The health and wellness of Indiana’s economy is dependent on the state’s manufacturing industry. But Hoosiers face a challenge: it is expected that nearly a quarter of the current manufacturing workforce will be of retirement age in the next 10 years and we lack the generational workforce to make up that gap.

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      U.S. Steel Updates Layoff Notice to State

      Pittsburgh-based U.S. Steel Corp. (NYSE: X) has updated the State of Indiana regarding its previously announced layoffs at the East Chicago Tin Mill. The company says 314, rather than 307, workers will be displaced when the mill is idled this fall. 

    • Regal Beloit is closing in Valparaiso. (photo courtesy; The Times of Northwest Indiana)

      Valpo Bearings Plant to Close, Eliminating 160+ Jobs

      Wisconsin-based Regal Beloit Corp. and the union representing workers have reached an agreement about the closing of a helicopter bearing factory in Valparaiso. According to our partners at The Times of Northwest Indiana, the decision will cost between 160 to 170 workers their jobs. 

    • AM General & Fiat Chrysler announce plans to build military grade Jeep Gladiator pickup trucks.

      AM General, FCA Collaborate on New Military Grade Jeep

      Nearly 80 years since the first jeep rolled off the assembly line, and helped support American soldiers throughout World War II, it appears the trusted four-wheel-drive machine may be making a comeback in the U.S. military. South Bend-based AM General LLC has teamed up with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles to build military-grade versions of the 2020 Jeep Gladiator pickup truck. 

    • Red Star announced plans to expand and add 18 jobs.

      Larwill Medical Device Maker to Expand, Add Jobs

      A Whitley County-based medical device maker has announced plans to expand its facility in Larwill which should mean new jobs. Red Star Contract Manufacturing Inc. says it will invest $1.6 million in real estate improvements and additional equipment and will create 18 new jobs by 2022. 

    • Jaci Lederman

      Vincennes Professor Wins Prestigious Award

      The International Council of E-Commerce Consultants has honored Vincennes University faculty member Jaci Lederman with the Academic Instructor Circle of Excellence award. She is chair and associate professor of the Information Technology Department. Lederman won the distinction due to her commitment to cybersecurity education.