• EmployIndy Awarded $5M in Grants

    Indianapolis-based Lilly Endowment Inc. has awarded more than $5 million in grants to EmployIndy. The city's workforce development initiative says it will use the funds to "strengthen the services it offers to local organizations that help youth and young adults connect to education, support, training and job coaching."

  • Purdue announces new special education accelerated degree

    New Purdue Program Aims to End Special Education Teacher Shortage

    Purdue University's College of Education new accelerated degree program, Fast-Track, intends to get special education teachers into classrooms sooner. The program begins in fall semester 2018, and it offers special education majors the opportunity to graduate within three years, which makes it the state's first accelerated special education degree program in the state. 

  • Rebecca Stoltzfus, Goshen College's 18th President

    Goshen College to Inaugurate New President

    Goshen College will inaugurate it's 18th president, Dr. Rebecca Stoltzfus, during a public ceremony Saturday. Stoltzfus' ceremony will be held in the Music Center's Sauder Concert Hall. Stoltzfus graduated from Goshen College in 1983 as a chemistry student before earning a master's and doctoral degree in human nutrition at Cornell University.

  • VeriCite CEO Valerie Schreiner will be joining Turnitin

    Fishers Plagiarism Detection Company Acquired

    Plagiarism detection software company Vericite has been acquired by California-based Turnitin. Financial terms of the deal have not been disclosed. VeriCite moved to Launch Fishers last year.

  • The event is being offered through TechWise Academy and the Coding Connector, which provides coding courses for K-12 students.

    Game Design Event Hits Muncie

    The Roblox Training Camp event is being held all day Saturday by the Muncie Innovation Connector through its Coding Connector initiative.  TechWise Academy, which offers courses for K-12 students, is also involved in presenting the game designing event. 

  • Study: Indiana Amish Gene Mutation Shows Longer Life Potential

    Northeast Indiana's Amish population is at the center of research that could help people live longer. Results from a 2015 study that were published late last year in the journal ScienceAdvances suggests those who possess a specific gene mutation, first identified in 1991 by the Indiana Hemophilia and Thrombosis Center in an Adams County girl with a rare bleeding disorder, live around a decade longer than normal. They also had lower insulin levels and diabetes rates.

  • Weber will take the helm March 5.

    Weber to Lead Early Learning Indiana

    Early Learning Indiana has named Maureen Weber its new president and chief executive officer. She currently serves as chief strategy officer of Indianapolis-based Project Lead The Way. Weber succeeds Ted Maple, who served as president and CEO of the state's oldest early childhood education nonprofit since 2013 and left in October to lead education and youth development programs for Indianapolis-based Lilly Endowment Inc. Early Learning Indiana's staff numbers 350.

  • “(L to R) CorVus Biomedical co-founders James Byrd, Michael Sturek and Mouhamad Alloosh (photo courtesy Purdue University)”

    Purdue, IU Teaming up to Breed and Sell Rare Pigs

    An Indiana company is looking to increase access to a unique breed of pig, which it says could lead to a cure for diabetes and complications related to the disease. CorVus Biomedical LLC, a Purdue University/Indiana University startup, will breed and sell Ossabaw miniature pigs to researchers across the U.S. The breed has a heart that performs much like a humans, and also has a special genetic mutation that could provide researchers with clues to fight the disease.

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    IWU Names Business School Dean

    Indiana Wesleyan University has named Mark Brooker dean of the DeVoe School of Business. Brooker previously served as assistant dean of faculty at IWU-National & Global. Brooker also held the dean position on an interim basis while the university searched for a permanent successor.

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    Manufacturing Exec: Indiana Has a 'Population Problem'

    The president of the Indiana Manufacturers Association says, to fill the growing number of openings in Indiana's manufacturing sector and beyond, the state needs to ramp up efforts to increase its population. "Our check engine light is on," says Brian Burton, "and it's blinking." He says the association is pushing a measure with state lawmakers that would exempt some people who move to Indiana for a job from paying state income tax for a number of years.

  • Purdue College of Veterinary Medicine Tops Survey

    Purdue Veterinary Teaching Hospital Tops Survey

    A survey ranks the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine's Veterinarian Teaching Hospital number one in North America. The most recent CalPro Research Referring Veterinarian Survey included 26 hospitals. Purdue is only the second college to have received the "Overall Hospital Rating" designation.

  • The job fair will take place on the IPFW campus.

    IPFW to Open Student-Run Restaurant

    Students in IPFW's Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management will Thursday debut a completely student-run restaurant. Doppio Zero will feature Italian cuisine while students manage all aspects of the operation.

  • Karl LaPan is CEO of the Northeast Indiana Innovation Center.

    Northeast Innovation Center Targets Women, Rural Entrepreneurs

    A new partnership between the Fort Wayne-based Northeast Indiana Innovation Center and Whitley County Chamber of Commerce could serve as a regional model for empowering women entrepreneurs and rural innovation. NIIC Chief Executive Officer Karl LaPan tells Inside INdiana Business the Enterprising Communities initiative will focus on networks, capital, talent and workspace with very specific targets. In a Studio(i) interview, LaPan said the Whitley County partnership will serve as...

  • Brandon Boynton is the CEO of Vemity. (photo courtesy IUPUI)

    IUPUI Students Launch Tech Startup

    Two IUPUI students have launched a tech startup aimed at helping businesses leverage the data they collect. Vemity Chief Executive Officer Brandon Boynton says the artificial intelligence-as-a-service platform will help companies discover new revenue streams and make them more competitive.

  • The Situation Room is located in Decker Hall on the Anderson campus.

    Situation Room to Launch at Anderson University

    Anderson University will publicly debut a situation room for its Security Studies Program. The Wednesday ribbon cutting in Decker Hall will also feature Matthew Olsen, a former National Counterterrorism Center director. The facility is modeled after the situation room in the White House and will allow students to respond to simulated crises. Political Science Professor Michael Frank says...

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    NCAA Upholds Decision to Vacate Notre Dame Football Wins

    The University of Notre Dame football team must vacate wins from the 2012-13 and 2013-14 seasons due to ineligible athletes. The NCAA Division 1 Infractions Committee made the decision after finding a former Notre Dame athletic training student committed academic misconduct for several football players. 

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    Study: Indiana a Life Sciences Stand-Out

    The author of a new report from a Washington D.C.-based science and technology think tank says Indiana "has done quite well" when it comes to creating a successful life sciences ecosystem. Information Technology and Innovation Foundation Senior Fellow Joe Kennedy says the sector -- which includes pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device and equipment companies -- was selected because new technology is showing great promise in reducing cost and increasing effectiveness.

  • Michelle Obama to Talk Issues Facing Women, Girls

    Former First Lady Michelle Obama will be in Indianapolis Tuesday night for an event focusing on empowering women and girls. The moderated conversation at Bankers Life Fieldhouse is being organized by the Women's Fund of Central Indiana. During an appearance on The INsiders on Inside INdiana Business with Gerry Dick, Executive Director Jennifer Pope Baker discussed how initiatives led by the former First Lady align with those of the Indianapolis-based organization.

  • Ivy Tech Partners With Grace on Reverse Transfer

    Ivy Tech Community College has completed a reverse transfer agreement with another Indiana institution. Ivy Tech says the agreement with Grace College in Winona Lake will help boost Indiana's college degree attainment level. 

  • State Honors Awards for Career and Technical Education

    The Indiana Department of Education honored over 50 students, programs and business partnerships in Career and Technical Education (CTE) in an awards ceremony on Friday. The awards are chosen by college administrators, education officials and industry partners. 

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    New Launch Terre Haute Initiatives Aim to Boost Innovation

    Launch Terre Haute has announced four new programming initiatives that aim to help foster the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Vigo County. The initiatives are being launched with financial support from the Indiana Economic Development Corp. 

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    Notre Dame Works to Boost Research in The West Bank

    A $1 million grant for the University of Notre Dame is designed to spur economic growth in a highly-contested territory in the Middle East. The funds from the U.S. Department of State's Middle East Partnership Initiative will help boost the number of research engagement opportunities in the West Bank. The university, through its Keough School of Global Affairs-affiliated Notre Dame Initiative for Global Development, will host residencies to bring together...

  • Vincennes is Indiana's oldest university.

    New Housing Scholarship to Benefit VU Students

    The David Chu Housing Scholarship will make classes more affordable for Vincennes University students. The C.W. Chu Foundation has donated $1.1 million to VU to help with housing costs, which are often not covered in financial aid packages. 

  • The effort, designed to teach students sustainability concepts and practices, is being supported by a grant from the SIA Foundation.

    Rose-Hulman Creating Outdoor Makerspace

    Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology is turning a campus garden into a sustainability makerspace and an outdoor classroom. When completed, the space will feature renewable energy sources including solar-powered water-pumping and ventilation systems. The effort, designed to teach students sustainability concepts and practices, is being supported by a grant from the SIA Foundation. Rose-Hulman's HERE program is leading the initiative. Program Director Jennifer Mueller Price says...

  • New Plan to Combat State's Rising Rate of Hepatitis C

    Indiana's rate of Hepatitis C cases continue to rise which has prompted medical experts at IUPUI, Indiana State Department of Health and the IU School of Medicine to team up for a partnership called Project Echo. The goal of the new statewide initiative is to reduce the infection rate by increasing the amount of primary care doctors in underserved areas who are trained to treat Hepatitis C.

  • USF unveiled the label's name in November.

    Student-Run Record Label Names First Artist

    The University of Saint Francis has announced the first artist for its student-run record label. Local band Rosalind & the Way will be the first to record for Marble Lounge Records and their album is set to be released in April. 

  • Pictured left-to-right: Josh Shelton and Elizabeth Wyman

    Ball State Media Students Geared up For PyeongChang

    A team of Ball State University students will leave Thursday to cover the Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang as videographers and digital journalists. Through the school’s BSU at The Games program, which launched in 2012, five students will produce and contribute content for multiple media outlets, including Inside INdiana Business partner WTHR-TV in Indianapolis and publications in Utah, Colorado and Pennsylvania. For the first time, the Ball State participants will...

  • (Image of the Crawfordsville Aquatics Center courtesy of Crawfordsville High School.)

    Study Details Crawfordsville College Swimming Event Impact

    An analysis shows the Great Lakes Valley Conference Women's and Men's Swim and Dive Championships, which runs through Saturday in Crawfordsville, has created a nearly $1 million economic impact over the last five years. The research from the Center for Business, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship at Wabash College estimates the figure would increase slightly during the next five years. The idea for the study, the college says, came from...

  • Purdue President Mitch Daniels (file photo)

    Purdue Announces 'Ideas Festival'

    Purdue University President Mitch Daniels has announced a year-long initiative that will serve as the centerpiece for the university's sesquicentennial celebration in 2019. The Ideas Festival will feature high-profile speakers, as well as curricular, classroom and community events. 

  • The 2018 event was held at the Ivy Tech Community College Culinary and Conference Center in Indianapolis.

    IMPACT Awards Honor Internship Contributions

    Indiana INTERNnet, a statewide resource managed by the Indiana Chamber of Commerce, has announced winners of its 12th annual IMPACT Awards. Categories include College Intern of the Year, High School Intern of the Year and Employer of the Year. Wednesday's luncheon was emceed by Inside INdiana Business host Gerry Dick and featured a keynote address from The Wild Institute founder Chris Heeter. Winners include...

  • Gift to Create Oncology Program at IU

    The Indianapolis-based Walther Cancer Foundation has awarded a $14 million gift to the Indiana University School of Medicine. The university says the gift will create a supportive oncology program aimed at helping patients and their families manage the symptoms, pain and stress associated with a cancer diagnosis.

  • (photo courtesy The Renaissance at Historic Hotel Elkhart)

    IEDC Backs Regional Cities Funding in Elkhart

    The Indiana Economic Development Corp. has approved a total of $1 million in Regional Cities Initiative funding for two projects in Elkhart. IEDC President Elaine Bedel says the projects will help create a better quality of place in north central Indiana.

  • (photo courtesy Trine University)

    Trine Partners With Ohio School on Law Degrees

    Trine University in Angola has entered into a partnership it says will give law students a shorter and more cost-effective path to a Juris Doctor degree. The agreement with Ohio Northern University will allow students to complete their degree in six years, rather than seven. 

  • The board approved a 2.3 percent increase for residence hall room rates at IU Bloomington.

    IU Trustees Approve Rate Increase, Projects, Degrees

    Indiana University's board of trustees Friday approved a slate of measures and projects. It includes a room and board increase, five new degrees and projects involving the Madam Walker Theatre near IUPUI and new housing on IU's Bloomington campus. The board approved a 2.3 percent increase for residence hall room rates at IU Bloomington for the 2018-2019 academic year. The school says the most common rate for room and board will increase just over...

  • Vincennes is Indiana's oldest university.

    VU to Host Regional Skills Competition

    The Vincennes University College of Technology will Saturday host the regional competition for the Skills USA contest. More than 350 high school students and guests from throughout southern Indiana will complete to advance to the State Leadership and Skills Conference in Indianapolis. 

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    Bill to Give Control of MCS to Ball State Heading to Senate

    A bill that would give control of Muncie Community Schools to Ball State University has passed the Indiana House. Ball State President Geoffrey Mearns says the terms of House Bill 1315, which now heads to the Indiana Senate for consideration, must still be approved by the university's Board of Trustees after receiving approval from the legislature.

  • (photo courtesy Madam Walker Theatre Center)

    IU Board to Vote on Big Projects

    The Indiana University Board of Trustees will Friday vote on two major projects. They include a new housing complex and dining facility on the Bloomington campus and a previously-announced lease agreement with the Madam Walker Theater Center near the IUPUI campus.

  • VU Foundation President to Retire

    The president of the Vincennes University Foundation has announced his retirement. Bumper Hostetler, who has served in the role since 2006, will step down February 23.

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    New Grace College Program Draws on 'Vital' Connection

    The provost of Grace College in Winona Lake says the school's newly-launched mechanical engineering program will help with "large demand" across a number of industries. John Lillis says the three bachelor's degrees are designed to prepare graduates with "the most diversified set of applications" to enter the workforce in orthopedics and manufacturing-heavy Kosciusko County, northeast Indiana or beyond.

  • The event is being offered through TechWise Academy and the Coding Connector, which provides coding courses for K-12 students.

    Game Design Program Coming to Muncie

    The Muncie Innovation Connector will later this month host a game designing event through its Coding Connector initiative. Muncie's TechWise Academy is partnering on the Roblox Training Camp, which co-founder Brandon Coppernoll says will spark interest in computer science among students. Roblox is a game creation platform allowing users to develop, create and play games in immersive 3D environments. Joshua D, known as "Belzebass" on Roblox, will take part in the program.

  • (Image of first cohort courtesy of Kenzie Academy.)

    Training Academy Touts Tech Connections

    The founder of Indianapolis-based coding school Kenzie Academy says a packed reception this week attended by big names like Governor Eric Holcomb and leaders from the business community demonstrates how the state and city are embracing the tech community. Chok Ooi says he touts the Indy story to his connections in the Silicon Valley. "This is a great place to do business and this is a great place to open an office here and hire people here," he said.

  • LoDos Theranostics says its therapy deploys low-energy ultraviolet light within the tumor to kill cancer cells.

    Purdue Startups Hit 'Gold' Status

    The Elevate Purdue Foundry Fund has awarded a total of $240,000 to three Purdue University startups. The funding from the joint venture between Indianapolis-based Elevate Ventures and Purdue Foundry gives the startups "Gold Award" investment status. 

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    Burton D. Morgan Competition Kicks Off

    The preliminary stage of the 31st Burton D. Morgan Business Model Competition at Purdue University will begin Wednesday in West Lafayette. The student competition features prizes of up to $100,000. The school says half the finalists have started their own businesses. The competition will be held at the Honors College Great Hall at the Honors College and Residences on-campus. Managing Director Arnold Chen says...

  • Brinegar Breaks Down Business Bills

    As the 2018 General Assembly closes in on the midway point, Indiana Chamber of Commerce Chief Executive Officer Kevin Brinegar says some key pieces of business-focused legislation are progressing, while others have been pared back more than he would've liked. In a Studio(i) interview with Gerry Dick, Brinegar discussed bills concerning workforce, township consolidation and smoking that have all advanced this week. Brinegar believes...

  • Indiana Students Sought For Tech Competition

    Governor Eric Holcomb is looking to grow interest in computer science and technology among female high school students through a national program. The governor is encouraging students to enter the Girls Go Cyberstart program, which features online challenges related to cybersecurity.

  • Ivy Tech Names Sellersburg Chancellor

    Ivy Tech Community College has selected Travis Haire as chancellor of its Sellersburg campus. Haire, who currently serves as deputy superintendent for Greater Clark County Schools, will begin his new role February 12. 

  • Rep. Tony Cook is the author of House Bill 1167.

    Bill on School Financial Flexibility Passes House

    A bill designed to give more financial flexibility to schools throughout the state has passed the Indiana House. House Bill 1167, authored by State Representative Tony Cook (R-32) would allow schools to transfer money from different funds to cover any necessary costs. 

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    Notre Dame Taps Ford For Business Development Efforts

    The University of Notre Dame has appointed Scott Ford associate vice president of new business development. Ford, who currently serves as executive vice president of Bradley Co. in South Bend, will be responsible for coordinating the university's economic development efforts.

  • IU Med School Sets Record For NIH Funding

    The Indiana University School of Medicine set a record for research funding from the National Institutes of Health in 2017. The school's $135 million in funding, a 13 percent increase over the previous year, makes it one of the top 33 NIH-funded medical schools in the nation. 

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    Bill to Give BSU Muncie School Control Set For Full House

    A bill that includes provisions to allow Ball State University to take over management of Muncie Community Schools has moved on to consideration by the Indiana House. House Bill 1315 calls for launching a new, seven-member board to govern MCS during what Ball State President Geoffrey Means says is an "important, historic opportunity" for the university, district and city. In a statement following Wednesday's approval by the Ways and Means Committee, Mearns said...

  • Conner Prairie Re-Writes Attendance Record

    Conner Prairie in Fishers is touting record attendance. The interactive history park says it welcomed 428,602 visitors last year, an increase of more than 37,000 compared to 2016. A record number of families -- 8,267 -- were annual members. Officials also launched a 20-year master plan in 2017 to investigate potential development and programming on close to 1,000 undeveloped acres and 3.2 miles of riverfront property on the ground. Chief Executive Officer Norman Burns says...

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    Work on Notre Dame Thermal Energy Facility Begins

    Construction is underway on a thermal energy production and storage facility on the University of Notre Dame campus. The university says the East Plant, which will house the mechanical equipment for its new geothermal well fields, is expected to come online in 2019. 

  • Leland Boren and Huntington University President Sherilyn Emberton

    Donation to Grow Huntington Ag Programs

    Huntington University says a $1 million gift will provide a big boost to its agricultural studies programs. The school says the donation from Upland-based Avis Industrial Corp. Chief Executive Officer Leland Boren will support multiple initiatives in its Faith Forward 2022 strategic plan. Avis Industrial is the parent company of 11 subsidiaries in the United States, Mexico, Canada and the United Kingdom.

  • Indiana Takes on Teacher Shortage

    Two new websites from the Indiana Department of Education are aimed at attracting and retaining teachers. Chief Talent Officer Scott Syverson says the effort creates a "one-stop shop" for jobs and resources for those currently in or considering entering the profession. The department says the sites will not only help with attraction and retention, it will also highlight how valued educators are in the state. The teacher shortage, Syverson says, is being felt statewide.

  • Since 2015, Early Learning Indiana says it has awarded more than $1.5 million.

    Early Learning Programs Land Grants

    Early Learning Indiana says more than $170,000 in grants will boost access to early childhood education in Lafayette, Muncie and Lake County. The organization says the funding will create dozens of new, permanent spots in pre-k programs. The grant recipients include...

  • Vincennes is Indiana's oldest university.

    VU Course Aims to Boost Cyber Security

    Vincennes University says new curriculum being offered this fall to high school students enrolled in its dual credit programs will help enhance cyber security in Indiana. The Certified Secure Computer User course aims to give students the skills needed to protect their information assets online. 

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    IU Health to Showcase Precision Genomics

    Indiana University Health will publicly debut a center Wednesday that houses the only program of its kind in the state. The Precision Genomics Program will be located in the IU Health Simon Cancer Center in Indianapolis and officials say will pave the way "for the future of personalized cancer care" by sequencing the entire genome of patients to develop targeted therapy. The 7,500 square-foot facility will include...

  • (Rendering of campus provided by IU Health Bloomington.)

    IU Health Center in Bloomington Will 'Up Our Game'

    An Indiana University Health Bloomington executive says the nearly $400 million IU Health Regional Academic Health Center will serve Monroe County and the region for the next 25-50 years. Michael Melby says the "most exciting development that happened in our journey" is Indiana University's Academic Health Sciences facility that will be integrated into the 735,000 square-foot facility.

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