• 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. 

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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.

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    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...

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    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...

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    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.

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    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. 

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    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...

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    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.

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    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. 

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    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.

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    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. 

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    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. 

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    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. 

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    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.

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    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...

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    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.

  • Jennifer McCormick is Indiana's Superintendent of Public Instruction.

    Senate Passes State Superintendent Bill

    The Indiana Senate has approved a bill that moves up the timeline for the governor to appoint the state's education leader. House Bill 1005 would make the state school superintendent job, which is an elected position, go away in January 2021 in favor of an appointed secretary of education.

  • (photo courtesy of Trine University)

    Trine Names Ketner School Dean

    Trine University in Angola has selected Catherine Benson as dean of the Ketner School of Business. Benson, who currently serves as chair for the school and director of golf management at the university, will begin her new role in June.

  • Purdue Northwest Hosting Educator Career Fair

    Purdue University Northwest will Tuesday hold a career fair on its Westville campus. The event will feature more than 30 organizations looking to fill a variety of education-related positions.

  • Eleven Fifty is headquartered at Launch Fishers.

    Eleven Fifty Partnering With Salesforce on Training

    Fishers-based Eleven Fifty Academy has announced a partnership with Salesforce.com Inc.'s (NYSE: CRM) Pathfinder Training Program. The academy will work with the tech giant to help train Indiana workers for careers in software development. Salesforce partnered with Deloitte to begin the Pathfinder Training Program in 2017. It's designed to train participants for technology jobs within Salesforce, specifically administrator and developer positions. When it launched...

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    Bethel College to Host Job Fair

    Bethel College will Wednesday host a career and internship fair on the Mishawaka campus. More than 100 employers from a variety of industries such as manufacturing and healthcare will be on hand to talk about available jobs and internships.

  • Christian Theological Seminary Names President

    Christian Theological Seminary has named Dr. David Mellott its seventh president, following a nationwide search. Mellott will assume his new role effective July 1. 

  • The event will take place at the Central Library in downtown Indianapolis.

    Indy to Host Youth Opportunities Fair

    Congressman André Carson (D-Indianapolis) is Monday hosting his sixth annual Youth Opportunities Fair in Indianapolis. The event offers teens and young adults the chance to connect with job opportunities and features help with interviewing skills and resume review. Monday's event runs from 12:00-7:00 p.m. at the Central Library on 40 East Saint Clair Street in downtown Indianapolis. The fair also offers people under 14 information about summer and year-round programs as well...

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    Purdue Unveils Anniversary Ice Cream

    Purdue University Dining & Catering has unveiled a new ice cream flavor in honor of the university’s sesquicentennial celebration. Boiler Tracks, created in part by food science students, features vanilla ice cream with a mix of chocolate pieces, toffee and caramel. The ice cream was developed through a partnership between Dining & Catering and students in a capstone class in the Department of Food Science.

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    IUPUI Students Help With Cultural Artifact Effort

    Students at IUPUI are helping authorities identify and return a number of artifacts to their rightful homes. Last week, officials from the FBI’s Art Crime Team held a ceremony at the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art in downtown Indianapolis to return more than 360 Chinese artifacts to members of China’s natural cultural heritage administration.

  • Pictured L-R- George Wodicka, Jay Hess, Anantha Shekhar Mung Chiang

    IU School of Medicine Partners With Purdue Engineering

    The Indiana University School of Medicine is forming a new partnership with the Purdue College of Engineering to gain educational opportunities to improve medical technologies. The two institutions, which have worked together for years, say the new efforts formalize the relationship and represents a commitment to combine expertise. 

  • The school says the pavilion will have seating for up to 50 people for outdoor dining and gatherings.

    Gift to Fund Rose-Hulman Pavilion

    A Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology graduate and his wife have made another significant donation to the school. Mike and Linda Mussallem, who previously provided a $9 million gift to support the expanded student union, have now announced a $1.5 million donation to fund an adjacent pavilion. The school says the pavilion will have seating for up to 50 people for outdoor dining and gatherings. It will include audio-visual equipment, sliding glass doors and plants on the roof.

  • Vincennes is Indiana's oldest university.

    VU Adding Computer Science Degree

    Vincennes University will offer a new computer science degree program to fill a growing need for skilled computing positions. The new program will be offered at the Vincennes and Jasper campuses, and online through VU Distance Education. Code.org reports Indiana has nearly 5,000 open computing jobs, which is over three times the average demand rate in the state. 

  • The announcement will be at the Toyota Visitors Center in Princeton.

    Toyota, Vincennes to Detail Partnership

    Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indiana Inc. and Vincennes University will Tuesday unveil a partnership to support southwest Indiana's workforce needs. Indiana Secretary for Career Connections and Talent Blair Milo will join Toyota Indiana President Millie Marshall and others at the event in Princeton. WorkOne Southwest Executive Director Jim Heck, Vincennes University Director of Adult Basic Education Lauren Bell and student Latasha Barnett will also be on-hand for the Tuesday morning...

  • IPS Sells Facilities Maintenance Buildings

    Indianapolis Public Schools has sold its Facilities Maintenance Division buildings to Indianapolis-based TWG Development LLC. The district says the more than $2.7 million deal will allow TWG to transform the property into a mixed-use development with office and residential space.

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    IURTC Coming to Electric Works

    The Indiana University Research and Technology Corp. says it will establish a presence in the $440 million Electric Works mixed-use innovation district in downtown Fort Wayne. Chief Executive Officer Tony Armstrong says the location will allow IURTC to connect to the Indiana University alumni network in the region. The IURTC supports supports entrepreneurial activities at IU and university innovation-based startup companies, including access to its recently-established...

  • Purdue Returning Doctoral Program

    Purdue University’s College of Education is bringing back one of its former doctoral programs. The college's doctoral degree in higher education will be renewed after being suspended for nearly a decade. Educational leadership and policy studies professors, Christine Kiracofe and Lisa Snodgrass are resurrecting the program. Kiracofe says the work to renew the program has included updates in the field that have taken place over the past decade. 

  • Bell most recently served as director of degree completion at IUPUI.

    WGU Indiana Names New Chancellor

    WGU Indiana has named Alison Bell chancellor. Her 20-year higher education career includes four years as general manager of the public, online school's operations. She succeeds Allison Barber, who led WGU Indiana since it launched in 2010, and is now president of WGU Advancement. Bell most recently served as director of degree completion at IUPUI. She holds degrees from Indiana University and Ball State University.

  • Indy Students Running Cheese-Making Business

    Middle school students at Paramount Schools of Excellence in Indianapolis are getting a unique, hands-on entrepreneurial opportunity. With the help of school staff, the students are running a licensed dairy operation and hub for artisan cheeses, which is being featured at various high-profile restaurants, markets and bistros throughout the state. The mayor-sponsored charter school on the city's near east side has turned about an acre of its campus into a dairy farm.

  • Purdue Joins Alliance to Improve Career Pathways

    Purdue University is part of a group of higher education institutions nationwide that has received a $2.4 million grant from Indianapolis-based Strada Education Network. The funding will support the University Innovation Alliance's effort to redesign the college-to-career pathway from the student perspective.

  • Purdue Fort Wayne Students Open Restaurant

    Students in Purdue Fort Wayne's Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management have opened this semester's student-run restaurant, Edelweiss. The Swiss cuisine restaurant is inside the Holiday Inn Purdue Fort Wayne and will be open every Thursday from 11:30am to 1:30 pm through April 25th. 

  • IPS Begins Superintendent Search

    Indianapolis Public Schools has begun the search for a new permanent superintendent. The search comes nearly two months after former Superintendent Lewis Ferebee resigned in order to become chancellor of the District of Columbia Public Schools.

  • Indiana Commissioner for Higher Education Teresa Lubbers (file photo)

    Schools Awarded 'Learn More Indiana' Grants

    The Indiana Commission for Higher Education has announced the winners of the 2018 Learn More Indiana Educator Grant. The funding aims to support K-12 schools with college and career readiness initiatives for students.

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    DePauw Details Restructuring Plan, Job Cuts

    DePauw University has announced plans for a restructuring on the Greencastle campus. In a letter released Tuesday, President Mark McCoy and Board of Trustees Chair Kathy Patterson Vrabeck say the plan will include the elimination of more than 70 jobs. The university says the decision to eliminate the positions followed a review of benchmarking data that compared DePauw to similar peers throughout the country that operate with a balanced budget or surplus. The review showed...

  • Ross is a northwest Indiana native and Purdue graduate.

    Astronaut to Speak at Cancer Center Benefit

    Former NASA astronaut Jerry Ross will speak Wednesday at Munster's Center for Visual & Performing Arts. The veteran of seven space flights and northwest Indiana native will speak as part of a benefit for the city's Cancer Resource Centre. The Purdue University graduate logged nearly 1,400 hours in space. He is also a U.S. Air Force veteran and author of three books. We will speak at the Center For Visual & Performing Arts' annual "Share The Love" event.

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    Library Foundation Launches Campaign

    The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation is launching a fundraising campaign in celebration of its 50th anniversary. The foundation says the funding will create a permanent endowment that will benefit generations of Indianapolis children. The foundation is looking to raise $150,000 for the Next 50 Fund, which will support children's reading and learning initiatives at the Indianapolis Public Library. Leaders gathered Tuesday at the Central Library in downtown Indianapolis to...

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    Former Earlham Coach Earns Lifetime Achievement Award

    The former head coach of the Earlham College men's basketball team has been selected for a major honor. The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame will later this year present Del Harris with the John W. Bunn Lifetime Achievement Award.

  • It's Official: Garimella New Vermont President

    The University of Vermont's Board of Trustees has named Purdue University's Suresh Garimella as its next president. Garimella is Purdue's executive vice president for research and partnerships and will remain at Purdue through the spring semester. Purdue President Mitch Daniels shared the news with the Purdue community on Friday. 

  • Vincennes is Indiana's oldest university.

    Vincennes Foundation Receives Largest Single Gift

    The Vincennes University Foundation has received what it says is the largest individual donation in its history. The foundation says the $4.5 million gift from Alexandra Page Clark will benefit students in the Practical Nursing and Music programs at VU.

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    ISU Speaker Series to Honor Slain Journalist

    Indiana State University has established an annual address in honor of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Khashoggi, whose death in Turkey last October drew headlines worldwide, is a 1983 graduate of Indiana State.

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    'Sully' Sullenberger to Speak at Purdue

    Ten years after becoming famous for landing a commercial airliner on the Hudson River, Captain "Sully" Sullenberger will Sunday speak at Purdue University. The Purdue alumnus' talk is part of the university's Giant Leaps Series.

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    Indy Sports Teams Unite For JA Day

    Indiana's pro sports teams are coming together today to work with Indianapolis students in areas ranging from personal finance to career paths and entrepreneurship. Junior Achievement of Central Indiana says the Indiana Fever, Pacers, Colts, Indy Eleven, Indy Fuel, the Indianapolis Indians and Indianapolis Motor Speedway are working with more than 400 elementary students about the importance of education and the role it can play in leading to a career in...

  • Teacher Champion Challenge Brings Funds to Indy Schools

    The DICK’S Sporting Goods Foundation and DonorsChoose.org has announced Indianapolis area teachers won the Teacher Champion Challenge. As of the end of the challenge, donors gave over $65,000 to support classroom projects in Marion County. 

  • Purdue Researchers Receive $1M Grant

    Purdue University has announced a team of its researchers has been awarded a $1 million W.M. Keck Foundation grant to test an early prediction derived from string theory. Chen-Lung Hung an assistant professor of physics and astronomy at Purdue will lead the research team. 

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    Project Lead The Way Hosting Annual Summit

    Indianapolis-based Project Lead The Way is hosting more than 1,100 people Monday and Tuesday for the PLTW Summit in downtown Indianapolis. The organization says the gathering is dedicated to "preparing students with the in-demand and transportable skills they need to succeed in college and careers."

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    New Center Designed to Lower Computing Costs

    The high cost of computing has led to a new collaborative center that will work to lower costs while protecting and supplying more power to make the chips perform at higher levels. Purdue University says researchers are limited in how small main computer components can be made, but instead of placing more transistors on a single chip, companies have been trying to stack multiple chips into a single assembled unit to boost performance and keep costs low, a technique called...

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    Florida Couple Makes $1M Gift to Butler University

    A Florida couple has gifted $1 million to Butler University to name the investment room of the Andre B. Lacy School of Business. Sean and Erin McGould recently made the donation to their alma mater to help complete the 110,000 square-foot building set to open this fall.

  • Carmel Education Tech Firm Changes Name

    Carmel-based education and technology firm CuroGens Learning has changed its name and relaunched as GoNext Education. The company says the new brand better reflects its mission of personalized, authentic learning.  “We are very enthusiastic about continuing our great learning strides under a more inspiring new brand name,” said Ole Hjorth, GoNext Chief Learning Officer. 

  • Houtman will begin as Earlham president July 1.

    Earlham Names 20th President

    Earlham College in Richmond has named Anne Houtman its 20th president. She currently serves as provost and vice president for academic affairs at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology and will be the first woman to serve as president of Earlham. Houtman earned her bachelor of arts degree from Pomona College in California, a master's degree in anthropology from UCLA and a doctorate in zoology from the University of Oxford. She will begin as Earlham president July 1.

  • Holcomb originally announced plans for the commission during his State of the State address.

    Holcomb Names Teacher Pay Commission Members

    Governor Eric Holcomb has announced the volunteer members of the Next Level Teacher Compensation Commission. The governor's office says the commission is "tasked with determining what constitutes competitive teacher compensation in Indiana and with providing recommendations for how to achieve it." The members will gather for an organizational meeting in the near future, according to Holcomb. The commission will be supported by an advisory council that...

  • Indiana Tech to Add Women's Wrestling

    Indiana Tech in Fort Wayne has announced plans to add women's wrestling to its athletics department. Athletics Director Debbie Warren says the school hopes to hire a coach this spring and begin competition in the 2020-2021 academic year.

  • The Kelley School of Business and School of Public and Environmental Affairs on the IU Bloomington campus. (photo courtesy Indiana University)

    $3M Gift to Create New IU Institute

    A $3 million gift from Chicago-based consulting and accounting firm Grant Thornton LLP will establish a new institute on the Indiana University Bloomington campus. The university says the Grant Thornton Institute for Data Exploration for Risk Assessment and Management, or GT-IDEA, will span the IU Kelley School of Business, School of Public and Environmental Affairs, and School of Informatics, Computing and Engineering.

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    Grants Leading to Growth in State Robotics Teams

    An effort to grow the number of schools offering robotics programs is showing signs of success. The Indiana VEX Robotics State Championship is set to take place next month at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis and the TechPoint Foundation for Youth says the amount of robotics teams throughout the state is on the rise. George Giltner, state director of robotics for the organization, says out of nearly 1,900 schools throughout Indiana, 645 of them have at least one robotics team...

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    Purdue University Fort Wayne Adds Master's Degree

    Prospective students seeking an advanced degree at Purdue University Fort Wayne will soon have a new option. The creation of a master’s program in Speech-Language Pathology was approved today by the Purdue University Board of Trustees. "This is huge for our program,” said Stacy Betz, Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders. 

  • Earlham College Receives Another Anonymous Gift

    Earlham College has once again received an anonymous gift of $1million in memory of late history and Jewish studies professor Robert Southard. It's the third such gift in as many years in memory of the professor who died in 2007. Southard taught at Earlham from 1971-2007 and was the convener of Jewish Studies and director of the Humanities Program. His wife of 38 years, Edna Southard, and the couple's sons, David and Jared, issued a statement of gratitude to the anonymous donor

  • Kenzie Academy to Grant $300K in Scholarships

    Apprenticeship and coding school Kenzie Academy is partnering with Jobs for America's Graduates to grant $300,000 in scholarships to current high school seniors and recent alumni across the state. The scholarships will give JAG Indiana seniors and alumni the chance to study several tech fields for a reduced tuition rate. 

  • Russ Fellows is the project manager for Roche Academy.

    Roche Academy Aims to Fill Need For Talent

    The University of Indianapolis and Roche Diagnostics are partnering on an effort to fill a talent gap. The first cohort for Roche Academy has begun and the university says the goal is to solve the talent pipeline for biomedical equipment technicians. The academy provides a customized curriculum for the cohort of eight students, as well as a summer internship, that provides real-world training to prepare students for high-demand positions at Roche.

  • Purdue Alumnus Creates Business School Deanship

    Deere & Co. Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Samuel Allen has gifted $5 million to his alma mater's business school. Allen's gift will create an endowed deanship to be known as the Samuel R. Allen Dean of the Krannert School of Management. The 1975 industrial management graduate began working with Deere while still at Purdue, and was named president and CEO in 2009, and chairman the following year. 

  • Fort Wayne's efforts are funded through a statewide, federally-supported program.

    Ball State Study Raises Vacant Housing Concerns

    New research from Ball State University shows population loss throughout much of the state has led to an "overabundance" of empty single-family houses. The report shows, while the Indianapolis area is experiencing a "building boom," there are more than...

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    Former Starbucks CEO to Speak at Purdue

    The former chief executive officer of Starbucks Corp. (Nasdaq: SBUX) will Thursday afternoon speak to students at Purdue University. Howard Schultz, who is considering a possible run for president in 2020, will speak at Fowler Hall on the West Lafayette campus.

  • Garimella is Purdue's Goodson Distinguished Professor of Mechanical Engineering.

    Purdue's Garimella 'Sole Finalist' For New Job

    Purdue University Executive Vice President for Research and Partnerships Suresh Garimella has been identified as the "sole finalist" for the University of Vermont's 27th president. The school's board of directors will vote on Garimella's appointment after he visits the campus next week. Garimella is also Purdue's Goodson Distinguished Professor of Mechanical Engineering. Late last year, President Donald Trump appointed him to the National Science Board.

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    IU Med School Hits Record NIH Funding

    Researchers at the Indiana University School of Medicine received a record amount of funding from the National Institutes of Health in 2018. The school says nearly $150 million was awarded, marking a 10 percent increase over the previous year.

  • Franklin College Alum Heading to Inventors Hall of Fame

    Franklin College alumnus James Sprague will be posthumously inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame in May. Sprague was selected for his work with the Merck Sharp & Dohme Research Laboratories team that introduced thiazide diuretics, the first class of drugs to safely treat high blood pressure.  

  • New Purdue Polytechnic HS Targets Workforce

    The founding principal for the second Purdue Polytechnic High School location in Indianapolis says the school's mission is to make sure all students have access to a high-quality education. Plans for the new school, which will initially be located in a former Central Indiana Community Foundation building in Broad Ripple, were announced Tuesday morning. Keeanna Warren says serving in her new role fulfills a goal she set when the first Purdue Polytechnic High School was unveiled.

  • Purdue Startup Awarded Air Force Contract

    A Purdue University-based cybersecurity software startup could soon help monitor high-value assets for the U.S. Air Force. SensorHound Inc. has been awarded a Small Business Innovation Research Phase 1 contract sponsored by the Air Force and AFWERX, the Air Force's technology hub. The Air Force is interested in the company's environmental condition monitoring and tracking device, Beagle. 

  • IUPUI Researcher Earns Grant to Study Pancreatic Cancer

    A Purdue Associate Professor has been awarded a National Institutes of Health grant to focus on one of the deadliest forms of cancer. Chien-Chi Lin's research focuses on pancreatic cancer, which has a five-year survival rate of 8 percent, and is projected to be the second leading cause of all cancer-related deaths by 2030.

  • The school opened its first Indianapolis location in 2017.

    Purdue Polytechnic Announces Second Location

    Purdue Polytechnic High School has announced the location for its second charter school, set to open this summer. The STEM-focused high school will be in the former Central Indiana Community Foundation building in Indianapolis' Broad Ripple neighborhood. The school is planning for an inaugural class of up to 150 freshmen for the 2019-2020 school year.  Purdue says the building will be a temporary location owned and operated by Indianapolis-based Keystone Group.

  • Hogsett will make the announcement Monday morning.

    Hogsett to Push 21st Century Scholarship Participation

    Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett will today unveil a new toolkit and resources to help Marion County schools boost enrollment in Indiana's 21st Century Scholars program. Hogsett will also honor an Indianapolis middle school for being the only one in Marion County to enroll 100 percent of its eligible students in the program. The Indiana Commission for Higher Education's 21st Century Scholars Program aims to help income-eligible Indiana students with up to four years of paid tuition at...

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    IU Awarded NSF Funding for Jetstream Project

    The Jetstream project at Research Technologies at Indiana University has received more funding from the National Science Foundation. The $1.3 million in additional funding will help finance the Jetstream cloud system through 2020. The project has received $13.7 million from the NSF since 2014. The user-friendly cloud environment was created for researchers and students to gain access to data analysis resources on demand. 

  • Vincennes, AAR Partner on Aviation Maintenance Talent

    Vincennes University is partnering with Illinois-based AAR Corp. (NYSE: AIR), an aviation services provider, on a new maintenance education and training effort. The university says AAR's EAGLE Career Pathway program will expand the existing VU aviation maintenance technology program to include job shadowing and mentoring, as well as academic support and monitoring.  Ryan Goertzen, vice president of maintenance workforce development for AAR, says they created the...

  • Encamp, Inc. Chief Executive Officer Luke Jacobs

    IU Fund Invests in Indianapolis Environmental Company

    The Indiana University Philanthropic Venture Fund has invested $250,000 in Indianapolis-based Encamp Inc. to support its work with helping companies meet environmental compliance. Encamp Chief Executive Officer Luke Jacobs is an IU graduate, as is the company's lead technical architect, Daniel Smedema. Jacobs says the company helps clients meet environmental guidelines for clean air and water, waste disposal and hazardous material management. 

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    NSF Grant to Expand Notre Dame Study

    The National Science Foundation has awarded $1.5 million to a team of researchers from the University of Notre Dame. The funding will expand a previous study of private water systems focusing on the identification of groundwater contaminants.

  • (photo courtesy of Mayor Joe Hogsett's office)

    Teen Tech Center Opens in Indy

    The executive director of the Martin Luther King Community Center in Indianapolis says a new tech center is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Officials Tuesday celebrated the grand opening of the Best Buy Teen Tech Center, which aims to prepare teenagers for careers through hands-on experience with tech, including digital media, robotics and virtual reality. In an interview with Inside INdiana Business, Allison Luthe said the center, located in the Butler Tarkington...

  • The Vincennes Aviation Technology Center is located at Indianapolis International Airport.

    Details Coming on VU Partnership

    Governor Eric Holcomb will be on hand Thursday for an announcement at the Vincennes University Aviation Technology Center in Indianapolis. The governor's office says the announcement will involve a partnership between Vincennes and Illinois-based aviation services provider AAR.

  • Monday's announcement took place at a home built by Area 31 students.

    Indy, Wayne Township Schools Launch Partnership

    The city of Indianapolis and the Metropolitan School District of Wayne Township have unveiled a partnership focused on workforce development and improving neighborhood quality of life. The city says it will allocate $300,000 to fund adult education programs for Marion County residents in opportunity job sectors that are in high-demand but have unfilled positions. An additional $90,000 will go toward the district's Area 31 Student Construction Vocational Program. In an interview with...

  • The 300-bed apartment complex sits on two acres of land next to campus.

    UIndy to Toast New Student Apartments

    The University of Indianapolis will today show off its new $20.5 million student housing development. University Lofts, a 118-unit apartment complex, was developed through a partnership with Indianapolis-based Strategic Capital Partners LLC. UIndy says students are already living in the complex, which features single, double and quad rooms. Crews broke ground on the site about nine months ago. President Robert Manuel says the project shows the university's focus on...

  • Jian Jin, an assistant professor in Purdue’s Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, is one of the recipients. (photo courtesy of Purdue University)

    Purdue Researchers Receive Funding

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  • Scott Massey is a co-founder of Heliponix.

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  • Holcomb delivered the address Tuesday at the Statehouse.

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  • Breanca Merritt is the director of CRISP. (photo courtesy of IUPUI)

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  • Notre Dame's Mendoza College of Business finished 5th on Value Colleges' list

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  • Purdue is reporting two consecutive years of record-breaking commercialization activities.

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  • The Excel Center has numerous locations throughout central and southern Indiana.

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  • Rochon began as president in July.

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  • Buzz Aldrin will speak at the conference.

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