• ISU Board Approves $18M Renovation Request

    The Indiana State University Board of Trustees has approved the biennial state budget request for 2019-2021. As part of the request, the university is seeking funding for an $18.4 million renovation of the nearly 70-year-old Dreiser Hall.

  • Elkhart Industries 'Beyond Just The RV Market'

    While Elkhart County is known as the Recreational Vehicle Capital of the World, companies in more diversified sectors are also enjoying significant growth. "I think (the economy) is a little stronger than people might realize and it's beyond just the RV market," Welch Packaging Chief Executive Officer Scott Welch said during an Elkhart Town Hall edition of Inside INdiana Business With Gerry Dick. His company manufactures custom corrugated boxes and he was joined by...

  • Notre Dame's Keough School Offers New Supplementary Major

    Keough School Adds New Undergrad Program

    Students at Keough School of Global Affairs at the University of Notre Dame will have a new opportunity this semester. A supplementary major in global affairs will be offered to students in the incoming class of 2022.   The 30-credit hour program will provide students with knowledge of political, economic and social institutions of the 21st century. Students will be able to choose from Asian studies, European studies, international development studies, Irish studi...

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    Shreve Gateway Coming to IUPUI After Gifts to University

    Donations from Jefferson and Mary Shreve of Indianapolis will culminate in a campus gateway and scholarships at IUPUI. The amount used for the gateway and scholarships are not being announced, but school officials call them "significant". The Shreve Gateway will be built at the corner of Michigan and West Streets, made from limestone, stainless steel, concrete and glass. The 52-foot tall gateway will provide a visible feature at the busy campus thoroughfare. The gifts will ...

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    BosmaForce Represents Nonprofit's Entry Into High-Tech Training

    The inaugural participants in a recently-launched training collaboration between Indianapolis-based Bosma Enterprises and Salesforce.com Inc. (NYSE: CRM) are already reaping benefits from the 18-week course. BosmaForce, a program that involves Salesforce Administrator Certification Exam preparation and internships for individuals who are blind or visually impaired, is fully online and can be taken anywhere throughout the country. Three of the four students in the first cohort have...

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    ETHOS Center Boosts STEM Learning For Students, Teachers

    Students and teachers returning to class in Elkhart County have a new destination for science, technology, engineering and math learning opportunities. The $8.2 million ETHOS Innovation Center, which opened in April, is a hands-on museum and learning space located at a former Bayer Corp. pharmaceutical facility in Elkhart. The center features science camps in the summer months, during spring and fall breaks, after school and for field trips, as well as...

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    School in Greene County Links up to Telehealth Tech

    Another elementary school-based teleheath clinic has debuted in Indiana. White River Valley Elementary School in Greene County used funding from the Indiana Rural Health Association for the technology, which will connect students with medical professionals with Greene County General Hospital and its My Clinics program. Telehealth is in place at a handful of Indiana elementary schools, but this clinic will be a first in Greene County.

  • (Image of Papa John's founder John Schnatter delivering the 2015 Spring Commencement Address courtesy of Ball State University.)

    Ball State Reverses Decision on Schnatter

    The Ball State University Board of Trustees has changed its tune and will remove the name of Papa John's International Inc. (Nasdaq: PZZA) founder John Schnatter from the university's Institute for Entrepreneurship and Free Enterprise. During a special meeting Thursday, the board also voted to return the $3.25 million grant awarded by the John H. Schnatter Family Foundation in 2016. The board voted 8-1 with trustee Jean Ann Jean Ann Harcourt providing the sole...

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    Goshen College Brings in New AD

    Goshen College has named Harold Watson athletic director. He most recently served as assistant athletic director for strategic marketing at Georgia Southern University. Previously, Watson held a similar position for three years at Armstrong State University before the school consolidated with Georgia Southern. Goshen College Provost Ken Newbold says...

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    Butler Sets Another Freshman Class Record

    Butler University will welcome another record-setting freshman class as classes begin next week. The university says 1,336 first-year students will descend on the Indianapolis campus, marking its largest class for the second time in three years.

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    Former Congressman Leading ISU Board

    Ed Pease has been named chair of the Indiana State University Board of Trustees. The former Indiana 7th District Congressman has been a member of his alma mater's board for 10 years. Pease is now a consultant with Rolls-Royce North America after serving as senior vice president. The transition, ISU says, will allow Pease to move to Terre Haute full-time and return from Washington D.C. Pease has been vice chair of the board for the last three years. His time as president will cover...

  • Emergency Repairs On Way for Muncie Fieldhouse

    The Muncie Community School Board has taken emergency action to repair the storm-damaged Muncie Fieldhouse. The 1928-built arena was heavily damaged in a storm in November of last year. The Star Press reports the newly-elected school board approved emergency repairs at its Tuesday meeting, which means the historic landmark can be repaired without advertising for competitive bids, but the district is seeking quotes. A line of storms tore a hole in the roof, rupturing water lines,...
  • I-69 construction delayed in Bloomington

    I-69 Delays Causing More Bloomington Traffic Problems

    Construction to complete section 5 of I-69 will take longer than expected and will impact students returning to IU. The "substantial completion" date for the stretch of interstate was August 31, but INDOT officials now say despite an accelerated schedule of 16-hour work days and six-day work weeks, the work won't be done for several more weeks.  INDOT says the construction will pose challenges for drivers in and around Bloomington through the end of the ...

  • Notre Dame is the highest-ranking Indiana school.

    Hoosier Schools Among 'Best Colleges in America'

    Nearly two dozen Hoosier institutions are included in MONEY magazine's rankings of the Best Colleges in America. More than 700 schools are on the list, which was determined by a number of factors in three categories, including quality of education, affordability, and outcomes.

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    'Major Renovations' Underway at WonderLab

    WonderLab Museum of Science, Health and Technology in Bloomington is in the midst of multiple construction projects. The $250,000 work includes adding a new dedicated gallery called Science Sprouts Place designed for babies, toddlers and their caregivers. WonderLab will be closed through August 23 for other "spiff up" efforts including additions to the Coral Reef Aquarium exhibit and renovations to its second floor where a hot air balloon exhibit was previously featured.

  • Chandan Sen will serve as the inaugural director of the center. (photo courtesy IU School of Medicine)

    IU Center to Focus on Regenerative Medicine

    The Indiana University School of Medicine has announced plans for a new center focused on regenerative medicine. IU will invest more than $20 million over the next five years to establish the Indiana Center for Regenerative Medicine and Engineering, specializing in what the university says is a rapidly-developing field. The center will be led by Chandan Sen, who previously served as director of the Center for Regenerative Medicine and Cell-Based Therapies at Ohio State University.

  • Lou Moneymaker started at Bosma Enterprises in 2001.

    Longtime Bosma Enterprises Chief Details Retirement

    After 17 years as chief executive officer of Indianapolis-based Bosma Enterprises, Lou Moneymaker has announced retirement plans. His last day leading the nonprofit that works to help Hoosiers who are blind or visually-impaired will be July 31. Prior to arriving at Bosma, Moneymaker spent 32 years in roles ranging from teacher to coach to dean of students at the Indiana School for the Blind and Visually Impaired in Indianapolis.

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    Indiana Tech in Planning Stages of New Dorm

    Indiana Tech says it is planning to build the first new residence hall on its Fort Wayne campus since 2012. The school says the project is in its planning stages, but ground could be broken in October. Plans call for a four-story building with retail space at street-level and 100 beds in the higher floors. The dormitory is part of Indiana Tech's recently-released strategic plan, which involves...

  • The school's Bicentennial Repair and Rehabilitation Plan includes renovation projects in Bloomington and Indianapolis.

    IU Approves Legislative Funding Request

    Indiana University's board of trustees has approved a $232 million legislative capital request for 2019-2021. The request includes five priority projects, including $124 million in what the school calls critically-needed repairs and renovations of existing facilities and infrastructure. The school says its Bicentennial Repair and Rehabilitation Plan will include renovations at research centers and labs in Bloomington and the Health Sciences and Dunlap buildings in Indianapolis. It al...
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    Holcomb Details School Safety Recommendations

    Governor Eric Holcomb has released a report detailing recommendations on improving school safety throughout the state. The report was compiled by a working group that included officials from the Indiana Department of Homeland Security, Indiana Department of Education, and other agencies. 

  • Plans for the facility were first announced in January.

    Purdue Fort Wayne, Sweetwater to Dedicate Music Center

    Officials from Purdue University Fort Wayne and Sweetwater Sound will Monday hold a dedication ceremony for the new Purdue Fort Wayne Sweetwater Music Center. The 8,000-square-foot facility, which was first announced in January, will support new majors at the university, including music industry and popular music.

  • Teachers kick off STEM Fellowship at WonderLab Museum in Bloomington

    Teachers Begin STEM Fellowship

    Eighteen Indiana teachers have begun a yearlong STEM leadership and training program from Regional Opportunity Initiatives. The teachers kicked off the program last week at WonderLab Museum in Bloomington. The educators will participate in professional development activities throughout the school year, including experiential learning, engineering design process and project-based learning. Participating teachers are expected to commit to the same school for at least two...

  • IU Contributions Reach New Heights

    Indiana University is reporting a record year for research and philanthropic giving. In Fiscal 2018, IU received a total of $951.4 million in private donations and external research awards. During a Board of Trustees meeting Friday in Evansville, officials also said the university is within less than $500 million of its $3 billion "For All: The Indiana University Bicentennial Campaign" goal.

  • Alan Silva Chosen as Marian University Provost

    Marian University Chooses New Provost

    Marian University has chosen Alan Silva as its new executive vice president and provost. Silva moves to the same position at Marian that he held at St. Catherine University in Minnesota. Silva will serve as the university's chief operating officer, chief academic officer and will oversee budgets, faculty and students. He succeeds Thomas Enneking, who came to Marian 13 years ago.

  • LUNA Language Services Preps 'Culturally-Rich' Partners

    The new president of Indianapolis-based LUNA Language Services says the mission has grown beyond providing language translators over the last 17 years. Marina Waters says the company partners with other businesses as the need increases for work places to adapt to more multicultural environments. LUNA, she says, wants to show "how building a culturally-rich company can help make a case for business growth." Waters believes LUNA could serve as a model for...

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    'Next Level Jobs' Program Turns One

    As state leaders continue to work on ways to skill up the workforce, Indiana Career Connections & Talent Secretary Blair Milo joined a contingent traveling to Jefferson County Thursday to observe multiple programs providing post-secondary credit opportunities. The statewide tour, which coincides with the first full year of Governor Eric Holcomb's Next Level Jobs initiative, launched this week to highlight "earn and learn" opportunities like...

  • Launchboxes Let Students Shoot Homework Into Space

    Purdue's School of Aeronautics and Astronautics has made Launchboxes available to schools for students to conduct space experiments. The small aluminum boxes have already proven successful in a zero-gravity experiment. Professor Steven Collicott recently finished a two-year project with Cumberland Elementary School second-graders in West Lafayette, in which they used the Launchboxes to send fireflies into space via a Blue Origin rocket. Collicott says the 8 X 4 boxes were f...

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    External Research Funding Increases at Notre Dame

    The University of Notre Dame says research, scholarship and creative endeavor program funding is on the rise. The school says it took in $141.6 million in Fiscal 2018, compared to $138.1 million a year ago. Vice President For Research Robert Bernhard says the funds were received as the university faces a "very competitive environment," which included challenges such as delays on federal grant awards.

  • Holcomb is currently char of JAG's national board of directors.

    JAG Program Continues Statewide Expansion

    A state workforce preparation program that began in 12 schools in 2006 is looking to add 250 more programs throughout the state, beginning with the new academic year. JAG Indiana lets students earn high school credit while receiving career preparation and life skills training. The Indiana Department of Workforce Development says, since JAG Indiana launched, more than 20,000 students have taken part. The state says 95 percent of those students have graduated from high school. The goal...
  • Purdue Extension Addressing Opioid Crisis

    Purdue Extension is joining the fight against opioid addiction. The organization, which has offices in every Indiana county, has launched a website to provide information on community-based education programs and resources regarding opioids available to Hoosiers throughout the state. 

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    'Once-in-a-Lifetime' Med Center Now Open

    More than seven years after the concept was first imagined, a process involving multiple institutions of higher learning, city and state leaders and the southwest Indiana medical community is complete. The $70 million Stone Family Center for Health Sciences in downtown Evansville is now open. Mayor Lloyd Winnecke said the campus evokes descriptions such as "enduring, generational (and) once-in-a-lifetime." During a recent interview...

  • Ivy Tech Credentials Surpass Goal

    Ivy Tech Community College is reporting an increase in the completion of credentials among students for the 2017-2018 academic year. The college says it awarded 25,803 certificates, technical certificates and associate degrees to more than 18,000 students, an increase of more than 4,500 credentials over the previous year. The number is also 22 percent higher than the goal from Ivy Tech's 2018 strategic plan. The college says a large portion of the credentials were...

  • Evansville to Dedicate 'Transformative' Medical Campus

    Officials in Evansville will Thursday cut the ribbon on what some are calling a transformational project. Steve Becker, director of the Indiana University School of Medicine in Evansville, says the $70 million Stone Family Center for Health Sciences reflects a regional approach to build something together that could not have been accomplished by one individual entity. Officials broke ground on the four-story, more than 140,000-square-foot facility in October 2015.

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    New NCAA Policies Address Basketball's Integrity

    The Indianapolis-based NCAA has announced what it says are "profound and meaningful changes" to the rules governing college basketball that it says will focus on supporting student-athletes "over every other factor." The adjustments follow incidents -- including FBI-investigated corruption allegations tied to some high-profile programs and coaches -- that prompted actions to "restore the integrity" of the game.

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    Marching Bands Take Indy For DCI World Championship

    For the 11th time, Drum Corps International is holding its World Championship Finals in Indianapolis. Visit Indy says the event, which will culminate in a final competition Saturday at Lucas Oil Stadium, is expected to attract some 30,000 attendees. DCI has held 109 shows throughout the summer in 37 states. Nearly four dozen teams are competing for titles in Open Class, World Class and International Class groups. Thursday will feature...

  • Salesforce currently has about 1,000 employees in the Indianapolis area and more than 20,000 worldwide.

    Salesforce Begins Pathfinder, Reorganization Efforts

    Salesforce.com Inc. (NYSE: CRM) is underway with the first cohort of its Pathfinder Training Program that is part of the tech giant's ongoing Indianapolis growth. The company is partnering with Deloitte to provide business and technical training to Ivy Tech Community College students and Hoosier veterans looking to become Salesforce administrators and developers. The program comes as the company realigns its Marketing Cloud organization. In a statement, Salesforce says it...

  • DePauw University on Condè Nast list of most beautiful university campuses

    Three Indiana Universities on 50 Most Beautiful List

    Condè Nast has chosen the 50 most beautiful university campuses in the country, and Indiana is represented well. The publication's editors compiled the list comprised of universities from 21 states and the District of Columbia. Indiana placed three universities on the list- DePauw University, Indiana University and the University of Notre Dame. The publication touted one of DePauw's oldest and likely most recognizable buildings, East College, which is listed on the National Re...

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    Logistics Industry Boot Camps Focus on Future

    A logistics industry nonprofit headquartered in Indianapolis is taking a page from the technology industry to prepare the next generation of the workforce. The National Transportation Center recently wrapped up its first-ever, four-day boot camp and says more of the intensive training events are being developed. The boot camp involved site visits, networking opportunities and job skills instruction. NTC Chief Business Officer Tom Weisenbach says...

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    New Owners Plan Training Center in Old School

    The East Allen County Schools board has accepted a $175,000 offer for the former Hoagland Elementary School. The Journal Gazette in Fort Wayne reports plans from the buyer, H1 Elite Investment Group, involve transforming the building into a residential and commercial construction training center. The board had been seeking a higher amount for the school, but over the last seven weeks, approved steps to allow less to be accepted. The district closed the school, which was also known as...
  • A sculpture is scanned as part of the process to digitize the art in 3D. (photo courtesy Indiana University)

    IU, Museum Partnership Bears First Fruit

    A partnership announced two years ago between Indiana University and the Uffizi Gallery in Italy is starting to show some results. The partners have unveiled a website that allows users to view more than 300 ancient artifacts and sculptures from the museum's collection in 3D.

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    New Dean For New School at IU Northwest

    Indiana University Northwest has appointed a dean for its newest school. David Klamen, who will lead the School of Arts, previously served the Gary campus in various roles for more than 20 years before leaving for a position on the East Coast two years ago. Klamen is represented by studios in New York and Los Angeles and his work has been exhibited in collections at...

  • Sen. Joe Donnelly (right) toured the new facility Tuesday.

    Ivy Tech to Open Precision Ag Facility

    Ivy Tech Community College in Terre Haute will Wednesday cut the ribbon on the new home of its Precision Agriculture Equipment Technology program. The college says the Center of Excellence Laboratory space will provide students with real-world, hands-on learning opportunities.

  • Rushville Seeking to Fund City Center Marquee

    Rushville is nearly complete with construction of a new City Center, but is now fundraising to build a marquee for the multipurpose attraction. The city's downtown Masonic Temple is being transformed into a new City Hall, movie theater, Ivy Tech classrooms and more.  The 104 year old lodge will include the Mayor's office, and offices of city departments such as public works, which will allow residents to pay bills and receive permits in a centralized spot. Th...
  • Ivy Tech Names Workforce Partnerships VP

    Ivy Tech Community College as selected Anne Valentine as vice president of workforce partnerships. In her new role, Valentine will be responsible for establishing new and managing existing external partnerships, as well as helping fulfill workforce education and training needs.

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    Fairbanks Foundation Commits $10M to Drug Prevention Programs

    The Indianapolis-based Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation is awarding more than $10 million in grants to support drug prevention programs in schools throughout Marion County. The organization says the funding will impact more than 71,000 K-12 students in over 150 schools. INDIANAPOLIS (Aug. 7, 2018) — As the school year begins, the Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation has approved more than $10.2 million to help students across 151 Marion County K-12 schools avoid substance use and...

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    Demand Prompts Second Lab School's Launch

    Classes are now in session at the Indianapolis Public Schools/Butler University Laboratory Schools, and for the first time, two locations will offer the project-based learning environment. A 250-student waiting list prompted officials to open School 55 seven years after the launch of the original School 60 location. In an April interview on Inside INdiana Business with Gerry Dick, Butler College of Education Dean Ena Shelley says the results of the school have exceeded expectations.

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

    Purdue@WestGate, NSWC Crane to Showcase Tech

    Purdue@WestGate and Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division are looking to feature commercialization-ready technology through a series of regular showcases. Technology Transfer Tuesdays will take place the first Tuesday of each month, beginning this Tuesday. NSWC Crane Technology Transfer Program Manager Brooke Pyne says the events will connect entrepreneurs, researchers and government leaders. She says the showcases will feature the chance for participants to see prototypes and...
  • Niche ranked West Lafayette Schools as best in the state

    Website Ranks Indiana School Districts

    A website that uses quality of life data, Niche, has ranked the top school districts in Indiana. The 2019 Best School Districts rankings are based on analysis of statistics, such as test scores, college readiness, graduation rates, teacher quality, and other factors. Fifty-percent of the tabulated scores were based on SAT/ACT scores and survey responses from students and parents. Niche ranked the West Lafayette School District as best in Indiana with an overall grade of A+. The distr...
  • In an interview on Inside INdiana Business with Gerry Dick, Ritchie talked about Notre Dame’s increasing engagement in economic development.

    Notre Dame Doubles Down With $25M Fund

    The University of Notre Dame is continuing to put its considerable reputation and influence to work around innovation and entrepreneurship, and Indiana is benefiting. The world-class research institution is this week announcing the creation of a $25 million fund that will target innovative ideas and companies. The school is expected to release details on the effort this week. "This is really groundbreaking for a university as a general (partner)..."

  • Bosma Enterprises Receives Significant Grants

    Bosma Enterprises plans to use two recent grants to expand group training sessions at its rehabilitation center and to provide accessible transportation. Bosma recently was awarded grants from the Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust and Indianapolis Public Transportation Corporation.  The $75,000 grant from the Nina Mason Pulliam Trust will be used to support their Vision 101 Rehab Program, which is a week-long group training program to read Braille, use adaptive technology...
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    $10M Donation Supports Purdue Hoops Head Coach

    Purdue University Athletics has received the single-largest gift in its history. Long-time packaged consumer goods industry executive Dick Buell, a 1972 graduate, says his $10 million donation will help the Boilermakers cover the salary of the head men's basketball coach. It will now be called the L. Dick Buell Endowed Head Men’s Basketball Coaching position. Buell previously served as chief executive officer of Florida-based Catalina Marketing Corp. He was also...

  • Jason Konesco is the former CEO of ClearScholar.

    Konesco Joins Perceivant Board

    The co-founder and former chief executive officer of Indianapolis-based ClearScholar Inc. has been appointed to the board of directors of another education technology company. Perceivant CEO Brian Rowe calls Jason Konesco "a leader in the EdTech community." Before launching ClearScholar, which was acquired in June by Texas-based Civitas Learning for an undisclosed sum, Konesco served as CEO of Harrison College in Indianapolis. Rowe adds...

  • The research is set to begin this summer.

    Marian University Lands First NIH Grant

    Marian University has received its first ever funding from the National Institutes of Health. The $300,000 grant will support the College of Osteopathic Medicine's research on the skin condition rosacea, which the school says affects about 16 million Americans. The research, led by associate professor of neuroscience and pharmacology Kristen Metzler-Wilson and physiology professor Thad Wilson, will involve using specialized techniques to measure facial neurovascular...

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    Ball State, Purdue Boards Take Different Routs With 'Papa' John's Name

    The Ball State University Board of Trustees says the school will not remove 1983 graduate and Papa John's International Inc. (Nasdaq: PZZA) founder John Schnatter's name from an on-campus institute, while the Purdue University Board of Trustees says it will revert to the previous name of its economics center. Ball State and Purdue trustees both issued comments about their decisions.

  • Lubbers: Good News For College Readiness, Completion Figures

    Indiana Higher Education Commissioner Teresa Lubbers says the state is moving in the right direction on multiple key metrics. Lubbers says on-time degree completion is on the rise and remediation rates for college students are down. All trends in two and four-year institutions, Lubbers says “look good,” but she stresses there is work to be done. The overall goal, Lubbers says, remains helping all students complete degrees, certificates and credentials, emphasizing...

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    Evansville Charity Boosts IU Med School

    Indiana University School of Medicine-Evansville has received a $2.5 million grant from the charitable arm of Evansville-based Koch Enterprises Inc. The gift will fund the associate dean and director of IUSM-Evansville position, which will be called the Koch Chair in Medicine. Steven Becker, who has served as the school's director, is the first to carry the new title. The school’s new home, the high-profile Stone Family Center for Health Sciences, will be dedicated next week.

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    Slater to Direct Discovery Park District

    Jeremy Slater has been named director of the 450-acre Discovery Park District on the western side of the Purdue University campus. The innovation and live, work and play hub is expected to attract some $1 billion in investment over the course of 30 years. Slater, a Purdue graduate, has served as associate director of the district's development and was previously a project manager for the Purdue Research Foundation. His experience also includes...

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    Centier Bank Committing $250K to Mascot Hall of Fame

    As the Mascot Hall of Fame Museum continues to take shape in Whiting, a long-time banking institution in the Region has announced a major sponsorship. Merrillville-based Centier Bank, which was founded in 1895 in Whiting as the Bank of Whiting, is pledging $250,000 toward the attraction that is slated to open by the end of the year. In addition to entertainment-focused parts of the attraction, it will also feature educational components that officials say will...

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    Wolf Family Learning Center Expansion Complete in Fort Wayne

    The 4,000 square foot expansion of the Wolf Family Learning Center on the grounds of the Salomon Farm Park is now complete. Mayor Tom Henry and other city officials celebrated the grand opening Wednesday. The 170 acre working farm was given to the city by the Chris and Maxine Salomon family in 1996 and has been used to teach kids about various aspects of agriculture. The $560,000 expansion has added a professional-grade teaching kitchen, classroom, handicap-accessible restr...
  • The opening at South Ripley Elementary School is part of the Indiana Rural School Clinic Network's expansion.

    Telehealth Coming to Another Rural School

    South Ripley Community Schools will Thursday afternoon cut the ribbon on a telehealth clinic at a Versailles elementary school. The clinic will give students access to healthcare services from Batesville-based Margaret Mary Health. The opening at South Ripley Elementary School is part of the Indiana Rural School Clinic Network's expansion. School leaders say the service allows students to receive initial diagnosis and treatment from a medical professional with the help of...

  • The growth, the university says, also includes a 7.5 percent increase in its residential population.

    Trine Welcoming Record Class

    Trine University in Angola says it expects to welcome a record class of undergraduates this month. The school projects undergraduate enrollment of over 2,000 students, an increase of more than 4 percent over last year. The growth, the university says, also includes a 7.5 percent increase in its residential population, and a nearly 7 percent increase in the number of returning students. In all, Trine expects enrollment to top...

  • The foundation says it awards about $7 million annually.

    Ball Brothers Foundation Awards Outdoor Learning Grants

    The Ball Brothers Foundation has announced more than $50,000 in rapid grants to more than a dozen Muncie-area organizations. The latest round of funding focuses on outdoor learning for youth. The grants include $5,000 to the Muncie Public Library for an outdoor garden pavilion, $3,723 to Camp Adventure for its environmental education programming and $1,660 to Cowan Community Schools for trips to Camp Adventure. The foundation says it awards about...

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    Ivy Tech Partners With Autodesk for Fusion 360 Certification

    Ivy Tech Community College's Design Technology program has been chosen as the only school in the world to help Autodesk with their certification for Fusion 360 software. The cloud-based 3D CAD/CAM tool combines industrial and mechanical design, and machining into one package, to allow for quick integration. Autodesk will work with Ivy Tech to update, change and develop their certification, and also to determine how the certification is assessed. The certification ...
  • MSD of Decatur Township awarded T-Mobile grant

    Decatur Township Receives T-Mobile Grant

    The Metropolitan School District of Decatur Township has been awarded a $700,000 two-year grant from T-Mobile. The wireless provider's EmpowerED program will give every student in grades 3-8 a personal MiFi hotspot.  The 3,500 MiFi hotspots will serve as mobile WiFi devices that can connect to a cell network and allow students internet access away from school. The district's Chief Information Officer Jeff McMahon says the grant opens many possi...
  • The event will be at Ivy Tech's Culinary and Conference Center in Indianapolis.

    Job Fair to Showcase Thousands of Openings

    Organizers say an employment event Wednesday in Indianapolis will feature more than 4,400 full and part-time openings. The Central Indiana Job Fair is expecting participation from some 145 Hoosier employers, with more than half offering tuition benefits to potential workers. The event is a collaboration between Congressman Andre Carson (D-7) and Ivy Tech Community College. It will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Ivy Tech Culinary and Conference Center in Indianapolis. Carson says...

  • The effort is led by IU Associate Vice President for Clinical Affairs Anantha Shekhar.

    IU Updates 'Precision Health' Challenge

    Two years in, Indiana University School of Medicine Dean Jay Hess says the school's first Grand Challenges initiative is "already impacting the care we provide patients." The $120 million Precision Health effort has goals including curing one cancer and one childhood disease over the next decade through a focus on individualized medicine. The school says it has recruited 33 new research faculty from throughout the country and will soon start canvassing Indiana for...

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    Program Centers on Women-Run Digital Businesses

    A program designed to rapidly boost women-owned digital business toward viability is open for registration. The Women's Entrepreneurial Opportunity Center in Fort Wayne says its Launch Women Business Builder Program participants will validate business models, develop a minimum viable product and build a management team through the initiative. Up to 10 individuals and five companies can participate. A first cohort of phase one of the WEOC program recently wrapped up and...

  • Wood Family Foundation Donates $2M to IU

    Lung cancer research received a boost in the form of a $2M gift to the Indiana University School of Medicine from the Tom and Julie Wood Foundation. The gift establishes the Tom and Julie Wood Family Foundation Chair in Lung Cancer Clinical Research and will fund new treatments to test in clinical trials, as well as serve as a catalyst for other efforts. The first chair is IU Professor and practicing oncologist Nasser Hanna. “I can’t even begin to tell you what ...

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    IU Researcher Lands $5.4M Grant

    An Indiana University scientist has received a $5.4 million grant for continued research on adaptable cells. Distinguished Professor Hal Broxmeyer's work involves investigating the use of blood-forming cells in cord blood for transplantation involving some types of cancer and metabolic and blood diseases. The Award is from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute through its Outstanding Investigator Award program, which was launched in 2016. Broxmeyer has researched...

  • Ball State says the move comes on the heels of the welcoming the second-largest freshman class in its history last year.

    Ball State Beginning 'Test-Optional' Admissions

    Ball State University is making submitting SAT or ACT scores optional for prospective students, beginning with next year's fall class. The school says the change is aimed at attracting more students and increasing diversity and graduation rates. The university began looking at changing its admissions process in the spring of 2017. Ball State says the goal is to bring in more students likely to be successful in school and in life.

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    Anderson President Details 'Four Pillars'

    The president of Anderson University has outlined his vision for the next five years. John Pistole's strategic plan includes four pillars: outstanding student experience, outstanding place to work, forward-thinking brand and fiscal strength. AU celebrated its 100th anniversary last year and Pistole, a former head of the United States Transportation Security Administration and former deputy director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, has led the Madison County school since 2015.

  • Since 2015, Early Learning Indiana says it has awarded more than $1.9 million in grants.

    Grants to Boost Faith-Based Pre-K

    Early Learning Indiana has awarded more than $125,000 to faith-based early education ministries throughout the state. The funding will go toward physical, operational and program improvements to boost safety and learning standards and gain national accreditations. The organization says the money will help the ministries advance along "Paths to Quality," the state's early child care quality rating and improvement system. The recipients are: •    Cl...
  • Mohammad Jahanshahi (left) is one of the recipients. (photo courtesy Purdue University)

    Purdue Researchers Score Innovation Funding

    The Purdue Research Foundation has awarded a total of $105,000 in funding to four researchers through its Trask Innovation Fund. The university says the researchers will use the funds to further develop their technologies, ranging from cool pads for hogs to converting plastic waste into clean fuels.

  • Indiana Tech President Karl Einolf and ISP Superintendent Doug Carter signed the agreement. (photo courtesy Indiana Tech)

    State Police Partners With Indiana Tech

    Indiana Tech in Fort Wayne has signed an agreement to become the preferred education partner of the Indiana State Police. Under the terms of the deal, Indiana Tech will provide corporate scholarships to current and former ISP troopers, staff members, and spouses who seek to take classes through the university's College of Professional Studies.

  • NDnano Seed Fund Winners Unveiled

    The University of Notre Dame College of Engineering and College of Science have announced four Center for Nano Science and Technology Seed Grant recipients. The technology developed by nine faculty members includes a portable fentanyl detector, new ultra-thin films and sensing and imaging materials. NDnano Director Alan Seabaugh says "we are excited to launch these four research collaborations, each building on materials innovations at Notre Dame.

  • Mark Poeschl is CEO of the National FFA Organization.

    National FFA Announces New Digital Tool

    The Indianapolis-based National FFA Organization is joining with Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT) to launch an initiative aimed at 650,000 FFA student members throughout the country. The FFA says Blue 365 will “serve as a catalyst for evolving sustainability, innovative efficiency and preparing the future leaders who will solve the world’s critical agricultural challenges."

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    Tyner: 'Lose-Lose' Situation Brewing With Trump Tariffs

    Purdue University agricultural economist Wally Tyner says $12 billion in recently-announced federal aid for farmers will not offset the long-term damage if a series of international tariffs levied by President Donald Trump stick around. Tyner says barriers created by the tariffs and the ensuing retaliatory measures from trading partners like China, Mexico and the European Union are a "lose-lose" situation for all involved. In an interview with Inside INdiana Business...

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    Notre Dame to Partner With Hungarian University

    Another international connection for Indiana is in the works. Governor Eric Holcomb has signed a cooperative agreement with the minister of foreign affairs and trade in Hungary supporting an expanded partnership between the University of Notre Dame and Pázmány Péter Catholic University in Budapest. The partnership will see the College of Engineering at Notre Dame develop new technology faculty and doctoral programs in chemical and mechanical engineering at...

  • Andrew Bradley is a senior policy analyst for the Indiana Institute for Working Families.

    Indiana Part of Work-Based Learning Academy

    A year-long national program focused on expanding work-based learning opportunities for low-income communities is underway and a team of nonprofits and state departments in Indiana is taking part. The Work-Based Learning Academy, an initiative of the National Skills Coalition in Washington D.C., includes five states and the Indiana team is comprised of...

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    DePauw AD Wins Award For Leadership

    DePauw University's athletics director is being recognized with a national honor. Stevie Baker-Watson has been named NCAA Division III Administrator of the Year by Women Leaders in College Sports. The organization will present the award to Baker-Watson October 16 at its annual convention in Atlanta. She has served in the position since 2012 and has overseen key initiatives including...

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    IUSB, HealthLinc Form Public Partnership

    Indiana University South Bend is opening up access to its Health and Wellness Center to the public. The campus is partnering with HealthLinc Inc., a Valparaiso-based health center provider, on what IUSB says is one of the first collaborations between a public university and a federally-qualified health center in the country. The facilities, located in the recently-renamed Vera Z. Dwyer Hall on the St. Joseph County campus, will include...

  • The new degree program begins this fall

    Purdue Offers Two-Year Concurrent Master's

    Students interested in tech with a business background will have an accelerated option beginning this fall at Purdue. The College of Engineering and Krannert School of Management will offer a concurrent master's degree in engineering and business administration.  Students will be able to earn both degrees in two years, which would take three years if pursued separately. Students must apply and be admitted to both programs and pay tuition for both programs, but assistantship...
  • School Metal Detector Program Draws Numerous Requests

    Hundreds of schools throughout the state are taking Governor Eric Holcomb up on his offer to provide handheld metal detectors at no cost. Holcomb's office says more than 3,200 devices have been requested since the plan was announced earlier this month.

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    Former Lilly, Guidant Corp. Exec to Speak to Purdue Grads

    A well-known executive in Indiana's life sciences sector will be the summer commencement speaker next week at Purdue University. Ronald Dollens retired as chief executive officer of Guidant Corp., a spin-out of Indianapolis-based Eli Lilly and Co. (NYSE: LLY) that was acquired by Boston Scientific Corp. (NYSE: BSX) in the mid-2000s for $27 billion. Dollens, a Purdue graduate, was the former medical devices and diagnostics president of Lilly and is currently chairman of the board at G...

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    Groundbreaking Set For Sellersburg Charter School

    Officials in Clark County will this afternoon break ground on a new charter school building. One Southern Indiana says the new Rock Creek Community Academy facility in Sellersburg will help the school accommodate recent enrollment growth.

  • Tina Peterson is CEO of Regional Opportunity Initiatives.

    Indiana Schools Receive Grants

    Eleven Indiana school districts have been awarded Ready Schools grants from Regional Opportunity Initiatives. Six schools received development grants and five others were given implementation grants, totaling more than $2.3 million. The initiative helps districts within the Indiana Uplands, an 11-county area including Brown, Crawford, Daviess, Dubois, Greene, Lawrence, Martin, Monroe, Orange, Owen and Washington Counties. “Our region is home to amazing cultural and economi...

  • The institute says the building will open for the 2021-22 school year.

    $15M Gift to Lead Big Rose-Hulman Project

    Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology says a $15 million lead gift from an anonymous donor will fuel construction of a new academic building. The school will break ground in October on the $29 million building, which will include design studios, chemistry laboratories and collaborative workspaces. The institute says the building will open for the 2021-22 school year. The 60,000-square-foot, three-story building will sit on the east side of campus, between...

  • Holcomb Makes Trustee Appointments

    Governor Eric Holcomb has announced new appointments and reappointments to the boards of trustees for two Hoosier institutions. They include the boards for Ivy Tech Community College and the University of Southern Indiana.

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    Indiana Unemployment Rate Up a Tick

    Indiana's unemployment rate has risen slightly to 3.3 percent. The June report released by the Indiana Department of Workforce Development shows the labor force increased by nearly 15,000, compared to figures released a month ago. Private sector employment decreased by 2,500 from May to June, but the state says Indiana's labor force participation rate -- 64.6 percent -- is still greater than the national average of 62.9 percent.

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    Ball State to Dedicate Practice Facility

    Ball State University will Saturday host a dedication ceremony for the $6.4 million Dr. Don Shondell Practice Center. The facility, named after the university's longtime volleyball coach, will serve as a dedicated space for volleyball and basketball practices.

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    IU Repository to Be 'Central' Player in Alzheimer's Fight

    The Indiana University School of Medicine has secured a grant that is expected to contribute $12 million toward a globally-accessible biological sample bank. The funding from the National Institute of Health will boost the size and scope of the National Centralized Repository for Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias in Indianapolis, which the school says is poised for a "central role" in developing effective Alzheimer's disease prevention techniques and treatments by...

  • Health Ed Company Expanding in Carmel

    Carmel-based Orbis Education has announced plans to expand its corporate office. The healthcare education company is not disclosing financial details of the expansion, but says record employee growth has necessitated the move. 

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    Purdue Professor, Wife Indicted For Fraud

    A Purdue University professor and his wife have been indicted on federal fraud charges. U.S. Attorney Thomas Kirsch's office says Qingyou Han and Lu Shao are accused of hatching a scheme to defraud the National Science Foundation. 

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    Grace College Dialing in Liberal Arts, STEM Mix

    The president of Grace College says the Winona Lake institution is being more intentional about blending traditional liberal arts offerings with "a vocational direction." Bill Katip says new programs and major investments focusing on science -- such as the $8 million Dr. Dane A. Miller Science Complex, which is set to open next week -- represent "the changing face, but also the reality," of providing a modern liberal arts education.

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    New Butler Degree Targets Key Insurance Industry Need

    Butler University has announced a new online master's degree it says is among the first of its kind in the U.S. The Master of Science in Risk and Insurance program will launch in January and will help fill a workforce need the university says will rise to 400,000 new employees by 2020. The two-year program will require two "in-residence experiences" on the Indianapolis campus and in Bermuda, which is considered "the world's risk capital."

  • The college says Stahly's expertise is in school finance.

    Stahly Named Goshen College Board Chair

    Goshen College's board of directors has a new chair. Bruce Stahly, a 1967 Goshen College graduate and former superintendent of Goshen Community Schools, began in his new role this month. Stahly succeeds Conrad Clemens, a professor of pediatrics and public health and associate dean for graduate medical education at the University of Arizona College of Medicine. The 1985 Goshen College graduate's term ended last month. Stahly retired in June 2012 as superintendent of Goshen Community...

  • Chok Ooi is the co-founder of Kenzie Academy.

    Funding Boosts Kenzie Academy Growth

    A $4.2 million investment round has tech training school Kenzie Academy Inc. gearing up for growth. The company, which is headquartered in San Francisco and has its first campus in Indianapolis, is looking to expand its learning tracks and, eventually, its number of campuses. Co-founder Chok Ooi says Kenzie Academy oversubscribed on its second seed stage of funding and actually had to ask some investors to dial down their backing. In an interview with Inside INdiana Business, Ooi said...

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    Notre Dame Launches Center For Civic Innovation

    The University of Notre Dame has announced a partnership to create the Center for Civic Innovation. The center is part of an effort to "find innovative solutions to pressing civic issues and improve quality of life and place in St. Joseph and Elkhart counties." 

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    Construction Starts on Plymouth Aquatic Center

    Officials in Marshall County will Wednesday hold a groundbreaking ceremony for a high-profile project in Plymouth. The $11.6 million Aquatic Center and Early Childhood Learning Center will be home to swimming and diving facilities, as well as serve as home to the Growing Kids Learning Center, the Marshall County Community Foundation and the United Way of Marshall County. Plans call for a 10-lane pool with seating for more than 350 spectators...

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    Tech Apprenticeship Company Scores $4.2M

    Kenzie Academy Inc., a technology industry apprenticeship program that has its first campus in Indianapolis, has received a $4.2 million seed round of funding. The company uses what it calls a "college-alternative" model that involves a year of immersive learning and a year of paid work at its consulting subsidiary, Kenzie Studio. Kenzie Academy says the investment, led by New York-based ReThink Education and supported by...

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    Trine President Renews Contract

    The president of Trine University will continue in his role for the next five years. The Trine Board of Trustees has renewed the contract of President Earl Brooks through the 2022-2023 academic year. Brooks has served as the university's president since 2000. 

  • MainGate to Manage Purdue Merchandise

    Purdue University and Indianapolis-based MainGate are teaming up on athletic and school merchandise. The agreement involves sales on the West Lafayette campus, online through PurdueTeamStore.com and as the university's official wholesale products provider. MainGate's other current merchandise partners include...

  • Indy Tech Vet to Lead DePauw Center

    DePauw University has tapped an Indianapolis tech veteran to become a part of its leadership team. Steve Fouty, who most recently served as chief financial officer of ClusterTruck in Indy, has been named director of the McDermond Center for Management and Entrepreneurship on the Greencastle campus.

  • (Image courtesy of Visit Bloomington) The Pathfinders event is taking place this week at the IU campus in Bloomington.

    Infosys Training Event Focuses on Key Influencers: K-12 Teachers

    As Infosys continues working toward its target of creating more than 3,000 Hoosier jobs, the India-based company's U.S. foundation is hosting a multi-day training program for hundreds of teachers from throughout the country at the Indiana University campus in Bloomington. The Pathfinders Summer Institute is designed to help K-12 instructors "close the digital divide" in classrooms. Indiana recently passed legislation that requires computer science curriculum, a space...

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

    Study: Hoosier Graduation Rates Continue to Rise

    A new report from the Indiana Commission for Higher Education says graduation rates among Hoosier college students are higher than ever. The 2018 College Completion Report says 38.5 percent of students graduated on time, up 4 percent from the previous year and nearly 14 percent over the past five years.

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    IDEA Center Touts New Startups

    In its first year of operation, the IDEA Center at the University of Notre Dame has surpassed its goal for launching faculty and student startups companies. The university says a total of 27 startups were created between July 2017 and June 2018, topping the original goal of 16. Notre Dame says the number of new startups nearly equals the total amount launched by the university in its entire 175-year history prior to 2017. The university's previous single-year record for...

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    Trine Center Returning to South Bend

    Trine University in Angola has announced its Education Center will return to South Bend. The university says moving the facility from its currently location in Mishawaka allows for more centralized operations in the region.

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    Private College Week Taking Over Indiana Campuses

    The Indianapolis-based Independent Colleges of Indiana will Monday kick off its annual Private College Week on campuses throughout the state. Indiana's 30 private, nonprofit colleges and universities will all host campus tours and informational sessions during the week. Additional events at the various campuses range from meetings with counselors and financial aid advisors to  and Wednesday's 21st Century Scholars Day, which is...

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    Purdue Adds Online Master's Program

    Purdue University will add a new online master's degree focused on applied behavior analysis this fall. The program is used to increase skills or decrease unwanted behaviors most often in children who are on the autism spectrum. The program is designed for anyone interested in learning more about the science of behavior analysis, as well as individuals who work in schools, clinics and medical fields.

  • The institute will take place on the IU Bloomington campus.

    Infosys Foundation to Kick Off Pathfinders Institute

    The nonprofit arm of India-based Infosys will Sunday kick off its 2018 Pathfinders Summer Institute on the campus of Indiana University Bloomington. Infosys Foundation USA says the week-long initiative aims to provide professional development in computer science for more than 800 teachers from throughout the United States.

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    Notre Dame Names Director of Graduate Business Programs

    The Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame has selected Kelli Kilpatrick as senior director of graduate business programs. Kilpatrick, who most recently served as director of graduate evening programs at Texas Christian University, will begin her new role in August.

  • DePauw Invests Heavily in Student, Environmental Leadership

    DePauw University President Mark McCoy says two initiatives on the Greencastle campus totaling $60 million will help bolster its global reputation. The $40 million Campus Energy Master Plan, which was recently featured in our INPower quarterly enewsletter, is expected to lead to $750,000 in annual savings. The $20 million Sanger Leadership Initiative will tie together a number of leadership-focused centers on campus to create what McCoy calls a "leadership umbrella..."

  • Board of Ed Approves Graduation Pathways Guidance

    The Indiana State Board of Education has unanimously approved policy guidance for the state's new graduation pathways. The Indiana Department of Education and schools throughout the state will use the guidance to implement the pathways, which aim to increase student's post-high school readiness.

  • IU Doctors Lester Smith, Burcin Ekser, Ping Lee

    IU Researchers Working Toward 'On-Demand' Organs

    Indiana University School of Medicine researchers, backed by a $9 million private-sector partnership, are using genetically-engineered pig liver cells to 3D-print tissue that may one day be used for human organ and tissue transplants. The collaboration with Maryland-based Lung Biotechnology PBC was announced in early-May. Assistant Professor of Surgery Burcin Ekser, who leads the IUSM research lab dealing with cross-species transplantation, said...

  • Earlham Lands Another Anonymous $1M Gift

    For the second time in as many years, Earlham College in Richmond has received a $1 million gift from an anonymous donor. The college says the gift, like the one received in January 2017, will go toward student scholarships. 

  • Chamber Outlines IPS Budget Recommendations

    The Indy Chamber has detailed recommendations it says will save Indianapolis Public Schools more than $477 million over the next eight years. The chamber released the findings of a four month financial and operational assessment of the district, which has been looking for ways to deal with a budget deficit. The assessment says a $100 million operating referendum will allow the district to close its deficit and fund salary increases for teachers and principals.

  • USI Receives Nursing Grant

    The University of Southern Indiana's College of Nursing is the recipient of a four-year grant for over $2 million. The grant will be used to expand the number of primary care nurses to improve health in rural communities. The funding comes from the Health Resources and Services Administration and will be specifically used for four academic practice partnerships with two hospitals serving local, rural areas. USI College of Nursing Dean Ann White says the grant also allows fo...

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    Higher Ed Commissioner Earns National Award

    The Indiana Commissioner for Higher Education has received a national honor. The Colorado-based State Higher Education Executive Officers Association presented Teresa Lubbers with its Exceptional Leader Award at its annual meeting in Utah.

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    Purdue Tallies Record Year For Donor, Research Support

    Purdue University is touting its best year ever for funding and giving. The 2018 fiscal year marks the fourth consecutive year of record sponsored research funding and the second straight all-time high for annual giving. Contributions to the university totaled $451.5 million, while research funding hit $454.5 million in fiscal 2018. Sources of support include alumni, faculty, staff, retirees, students, corporations, foundations, parents and friends. The university is in the midst of...

  • David and Suzanne Hoover (photo courtesy Indiana University)

    Alumni Gift to Support Kelley School Career Center

    An Indiana University alumni and his wife have donated a $1.25 million gift in support of the new Conrad Prebys Career Services Center at the IU Kelley School of Business in Bloomington. In honor of the gift from David and Suzanne Hoover, the university has named the center's executive dining room after the couple.

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    Showcase to Feature Several Startups

    An inaugural event Tuesday will not only feature 10 startup pitches from throughout southern Indiana, but also some well-known names in defense and technology. The WestGate@Crane Startup Showcase, which will include presentation by leaders from Purdue University, Indiana University and Crane Naval Surface Warfare Center, will spotlight innovations that were launched through the Purdue@WestGate Firestarter program. The speaker lineup includes...

  • The LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) mobile sensing platform on top of this vehicle is one of the projects to be researched through the new Innovation Hub. (photo courtesy Purdue University)

    Discovery Park to Lead Autonomous Vehicle Collaboration

    A growing part of Purdue University will play a key role in a nationwide joint research partnership. Discovery Park will lead the Innovation Hub for Connected and Autonomous Transportation Technologies, an initiative focused on expanding the research field of connected and autonomous vehicles. The partnership will be led by Darcy Bullock, professor of civil engineering and director of the Joint Transportation Research Program at Purdue.

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    Garth Brooks Concert to be First at Notre Dame Stadium

    One of the biggest names in country music will headline the first-ever concert at the recently-revamped Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend. Garth Brooks says he looks forward to "bringing a new kind of crazy to the party" at the 88-year-old venue at a date that hasn't yet been announced. Last year, the University of Notre Dame debuted the new look and facilities inside and connected to the stadium involved in the $400 million Campus Crossroads project...

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    Lafayette Company Launches STEM Education Subsidiary

    Lafayette-based SDI Innovations has launched a subsidiary designed to boost STEM learning among middle school and high school students. Developed in partnership with Purdue University, STEM Education Works provides a curriculum the company says "drives problem solving, collaboration and creative thinking skills to ensure student success in the workforce."

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    Rose-Hulman Breaks Ground on New Lab

    Construction is underway on a new engineering and design laboratory at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. The $2.2 million building will provide design space, classrooms and laboratories to encourage hands-on experiences. President Jim Conwell says the 13,800 square foot building is being built adjacent to the Branam Innovation Center because extra space was needed due to the popularity of the BIC. "“Students often proclaim that the BIC may be the best thing about R...
  • Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in Terre Haute is hosting the event.

    Rose-Hulman Hosting Sustainable Energy Workshop

    A week-long workshop designed to teach Indiana high school environmental science and agriculture teachers about sustainable energy kicks off Sunday at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. The Duke Energy Sustainable Energy Summer Institute will help teachers develop academic standards-based, practical, and comprehensive lessons to also help their students learn about sustainable energies.

  • Ivy Tech Adds Secondary Education Degrees

    Ivy Tech Community College will soon add to its education options. The school has received approval to offer an Associate of Science in Secondary Education degree with concentrations in mathematics and biology beginning this fall. 

  • Ivy Tech Program 'Perfect Fit' to Boost Women in Tech

    A year after its launch, a program designed to connect more women with training for high-tech careers is continuing to grow. IvyWorks, which now includes 40 participants, provides paid internship opportunities, as well as financial support for tuition, books, fees and real-life needs like childcare and transportation costs. Ivy Tech Community College and the Indy Women in Tech Foundation launched the program last August and in May, it received a $200,000 grant from Salesforce.

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    Work Begins on Bioscience Building

    Construction has begun on the $40 million Bioscience Innovation Building on the Hammond campus of Purdue University Northwest. The facility, which will house the university's College of Nursing and biological sciences department, is expected to be complete in 2020.

  • Enrollment Halts at Art Institute

    The parent of The Art Institute of Indianapolis says it has ceased new enrollment at the school and others throughout the country. Pittsburgh-based Dream Center Education Holdings LLC says the decision is part of an "ongoing process of evaluating the viability of certain campus-based programs."

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    School Counseling Efforts Land $12.2M

    Indianapolis-based Lilly Endowment Inc. is continuing a focus on boosting school counseling programs throughout the state. The endowment has awarded $12.2 million in grants to 39 school corporations and charter schools. The funding is the second round of Comprehensive Counseling Initiative grants. The program is designed to support development new approaches by schools with counseling staffs that are increasingly being occupied by issues like the...

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    High-Tech Youth Camp Instills 'Coding Mindset'

    A summer camp run by Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology that wrapped up last week is providing elementary and middle school students with a way to engage their minds at an early age. Connecting With Code, a second-year program that drew around 150 K-8 participants, lays the foundation for high-tech skills. Most importantly, Co-Director David Fisher contends, it helps students establish a "coding mindset." Fisher said...

  • IPFW Realignment Nearly Official

    The restructuring of IPFW will become official this weekend. After a more than two-year effort, the school will be split into two institutions, Purdue University Fort Wayne and Indiana University Fort Wayne, beginning Sunday.

  • The city has operated the center for 25 years.

    Working Group to Consider Future of Elkhart Community Center

    Local leaders will gather soon to discuss what the future could hold for a long-serving community center in Elkhart. The Community Foundation of Elkhart County and Greater Elkhart Chamber of Commerce are launching a working group to study uses for the Tolson Community & Youth Center. In early June, the city council in Elkhart voted against funding the center. The city has operated the Tolson Center for 25 years and a recent audit raised concerns about its financial management.

  • Ball Venture Fund Winners Announced

    Five universities have been chosen by Independent Colleges Indiana as Ball Venture Fund winners. The Ball Brothers Foundation of Muncie sponsors the competition that provides funding for start-up projects. ICI received 28 entries from 21 institutions for $84,000 in funding. 

  • Ivy Tech Names Workforce Partnerships Exec

    Ivy Tech Community College has selected Mark Melnick as executive director of workforce strategic partnerships. In the newly-created role, Melnick will serve as a strategic advisor to the college’s South Bend/Elkhart campus and community regarding community relations and fulfilling workforce training needs.

  • Since its founding in 2006, the organization says it has raised more than $80 million.

    Mind Trust Attracts Millions in Grants

    Indianapolis-based The Mind Trust has been awarded more than $3.7 million in grants from the Laura and John Arnold Foundation and the Glick Fund. The organization says the funding will support its mission to launch and support high-quality school and recruit and develop top educational talent. The Laura and John Arnold Foundation has awarded The Mind Trust a $3.5 million grant. That funding will also be used to help expand the organization's school supports strategy to provide...

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    IU Bloomington Names School of Education Dean

    The Indiana University Board of Trustees has approved the appointment of Lemuel Watson as dean of the IU School of Education in Bloomington. The appointment comes as the university splits the school of education between its Bloomington and IUPUI campuses.

  • Avis Stewart (right) will succeed Alan Price (left) as Earlham College president on an interim basis.

    Earlham President Resigns

    After only a year on the job, the president of Earlham College has announced his departure. Alan Price, an Earlham graduate who took the position July 1 of 2017, said the decision came after "careful deliberation." Longtime Earlham executive Avis Stewart has been named interim president. Price, who will spend the next month helping with the leadership transition, says departing the Richmond campus is...

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    IU Part of 'Transformational' Collaboration

    Indiana University will share in a $3.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation. The funding will help IU International Networks and the Energy Sciences Network, a high-speed platform serving thousands of U.S. Department of Energy researchers and collaborators, create a center designed for more efficient use of massive data sets. IU International Networks Director Jennifer Schopf is the principal investigator.

  • Fort Wayne Native to Lead Trine Youth Hockey

    A former minor league hockey player will join Trine University as youth program director and assistant ice arena manager. Ft. Wayne native Lincoln Schrock will oversee the Thunder Hockey Association and other community programs. 

  • The program will be housed in the Health Professions Building, which is currently under construction. (rendering courtesy Ball State University)

    Ball State Adds Social Work Master's

    Ball State University has created a master's program it says will address "urgent, statewide needs." The Master of Social Work program, the university says, will provide advanced clinical and management training for students beginning in the fall of 2019.

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    Partnership Promotes Ag to Next Generation

    Leaders from the Indianapolis-based National FFA Organization and AgriNovus Indiana have unveiled an initiative designed to expose attendees of the massive annual FFA Convention and Expo to careers and innovation in agriculture. The Blue Room -- a 17,000 square-foot interactive experience -- will focus on experiential learning to help grow the talent pipeline in the sector. The National FFA has also launched Blue 365, which is focused on the convergence of...

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    IU Researcher Part of $1M International Collaboration

    An Indiana University chemistry professor will share in a $1 million grant to study enzymes important to  IU scientist, collaborators receive $1 million international research award to study enzymes By Brooklyn Chance and Kevin Fryling The IU recipient is Trevor Douglas, a professor in the IU College of Arts and Sciences' Department of Chemistry. Other recipients are...

  • Ball State Trustees OK New Muncie Community Schools Board

    The next Muncie Community Schools board has been approved by the Ball State University Board of Trustees. Last month, the General Assembly approved handing oversight of the local school district to the university. The new board, which will consist of seven members, will assume responsibility July 1. Five board members were recommended by BSU President Geoff Mearns, one by Mayor Dennis Tyler and one by the city council. During his presentation to university trustees, Mearns said...

  • Career Exploration Program Expands

    The Indiana Department of Workforce Development has added 20 middle schools from throughout the state to the Indiana Career Explorer Pilot Program. The initiative, which launched last year, aims to evaluate and strengthen college and career readiness skills among eighth grade students.

  • The utility's Indiana headquarters is in Plainfield.

    Duke Energy Foundation Funding Reading Programs

    The Duke Energy Foundation is awarding about $400,000 to statewide literacy programs. Eighteen Hoosier schools and districts are receiving funding for school-year and summer reading initiatives. Duke Energy Indiana President Melody Birmingham-Byrd says funding reading programs is crucial to the state's educational achievement, saying grade-level reading "is one of the strongest indicators of whether that child will succeed in school and in life."

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    Rose-Hulman Adds New Major

    Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology students now have another option when choosing a major. The Institute has added a engineering design major which is expected to offer a multidisciplinary experience. Students are enrolled to start the new program in the 2018-2019 school year. 

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    Bethel College to Dedicate Auditorium

    Officials from Bethel College and the South Bend-based Kelly Cares Foundation will Thursday dedicate the new Paqui and Brian Kelly Auditorium on the Mishawaka campus. The auditorium, which is the largest lecture hall at the college, recently underwent renovations thanks to a gift from the Notre Dame football coach's foundation. The renovations included updated seating, lighting, flooring, new paint, a remodeled stage, and a larger backstage and storage area.

  • High-Tech Institute Partnering With Traditional Educators

    Indianapolis-based Kenzie Academy is working with Butler University and Purdue Polytechnic High School on high-tech skills training. The Butler collaboration involves joint certifications in front-end web development, full-stack web development and software engineering. Kenzie Academy, which was launched about a year ago and bills itself as an alternative to college, offers career-focused training that involves paid apprenticeship work and immersive learning, mentorship and...

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    Grants to Support USF Science Center

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  • Jonathan Elmer is a co-principal investigator for the grant. (photo courtesy IU)

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

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  • There are nine Purdue Polytechnic locations throughout the state.

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  • Ivy Tech Ft. Wayne Greenhouse

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  • Bionode's technology originally required contacts, but has been updated to produce the same effect with glasses only.

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  • Jason Konesco (podium) is the CEO of ClearScholar.

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  • Lyles was the kelley School's first female management professor.

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  • Steve Sanger (image courtesy of DePauw University) received an honorary doctorate from his alma mater in 2004.

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  • (Image of Steve and Karen Sanger provided by DePauw University.)

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  • Tsinghua University Art Museum (photo courtesy IU)

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