• 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. 

  • 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. 

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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

    Two local foundations in Fort Wayne have awarded a total of $650,000 to the University of Saint Francis. The grants will help fund renovations to the university's Achatz Hall of Science and Research Center. 

  • DePauw University Receives $1M STEM Grant

    DePauw University is one of 33 schools in the nation to receive a 2018 grant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute Inclusive Excellence Program. The five year, $1M grant will be used to help underserved STEM students. 

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    St. Vincent to Open Training Center

    St. Vincent Health will Wednesday open its $13.6 million William Nasser Healthcare Education and Simulation Center in Indianapolis. The facility sits on the property of the former Marten House Hotel near St. Vincent Hospital, which closed in January 2017.

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    $2.6M Grant to Expand Purdue Physics Research

    The U.S. Department of Energy has awarded a $2.6 million grant to fund the High Energy Physics Group at Purdue University. The school says the grant will support the expansion of ongoing research in elementary particle physics.

  • Ball Brothers Foundation Awards Millions in Grants

    Over 30 organizations have been awarded more than $3.2 million in the first round of 2018 grants for the Ball Brothers Foundation. The foundation has awarded no less than $6.3 million per year to various organizations since 2013. T

  • Study: PACE Program Shows 'Consistent Growth'

    The Indiana Arts Commission's Partnering Arts, Communities, and Education program is showing "promising results," according to a new report. The PACE 2016-2017 Project Report says the program is "ideally positioned to contribute to the literacy development of students." 

  • UE to Offer Master's in Leadership

    The University of Evansville has announced plans to launch a Master of Science in Leadership program this fall. UE says the the program, which will be a hybrid of on-campus and online instruction, will provide "an opportunity for working professionals to grow and advance in leadership skills that are pivotal to success in today’s dynamic work environments."

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    Agreement Paves Way For Microelectronics Collaboration

    A new four-way partnership aims to boost the state's national position in the field of trusted microelectronics. The Indiana Innovation Institute, Crane Naval Surface Warfare Center, Indiana University and Purdue University have inked a cooperative research and development agreement that officials say will drive research, talent and economic development. The collaboration will work to develop microelectronics that are...

  • Purdue Fort Wayne Unveils New Sports Branding

    Purdue University Fort Wayne has unveiled a new look for its sports teams. The university says it will continue to use the Mastodon as its mascot, however a new logo and color scheme will be used to better match with the Purdue brand.

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

    Mellon Grant to Establish IU Humanities Lab

    Indiana University says it will use a $1 million grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to create a collaborative research laboratory dedicated to contemporary arts and humanities. Known as Platform, the lab will have a focus on global popular music and Indiana studies.

  • Early Learning Indiana Awards Grants

    Nearly $320,000 in grants have been awarded to six Indiana communities from Early Learning Indiana. The grants are in conjunction with funding released last week by FSSA Indiana's Office of Early Childhood and Out-of-School Learning. 

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    Notre Dame Professor Scores $800K Grant

    A University of Notre Dame philosophy professor has received a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The $806,000 grant will be used to expand a popular course created by Meghan Sullivan into a national curricular model.

  • IU Trustees Approve Operating Budget

    The Indiana University Board of Trustees has approved the university's operating budget for the 2018-2019 fiscal year. IU says the budget includes $3.7 billion in spending across all of the university's campuses, a 2.5 percent increase over the previous year. The budget also includes previously-set resident undergraduate tuition and fee increases, as well as a salary increase for faculty and professional staff. IU says the 2.5 percent increase is the...

  • IGT Indiana Donates Computer Lab

    A Montgomery County organization is the latest recipient of a donated IGT Indiana computer lab. The company provides integrated sales and marketing for the Hoosier Lottery and dedicated the new lab inside the Montgomery County Boys & Girls Club of Crawfordsville. 

  • Purdue Trustees Approve State Funding Request

    The Purdue University Board of Trustees has approved the university's 10-year capital plan, as well as a legislative capital project request for $79 million in state funding in the 2019-2021 biennium. Additionally, the board has added five initiatives to the Purdue Moves strategic plan. Purdue says the biennial plan will be submitted to the Indiana Commission for Higher Education and the State Budget Committee for approval. The request calls for state funding that will...

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    IU Kelley Hosting Accounting Research Conference

    Indiana University's Kelley School of Business is today and tomorrow hosting the 14th annual Midwest Accounting Research Conference in Bloomington. The event involves academic networking and collaboration for faculty and Ph.D. students at 10 universities from throughout the Midwest. Organizers say nearly 100 professors and Ph.D. students have registered for the conference.

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

    Report: More Students Ready For College

    A new report from the Indiana Commission for Higher Education says more Hoosier high school graduates are prepared for college than ever before. The 2018 College Readiness Report says more students are earning college credit while in high school and fewer graduates require remediation when entering college.

  • There are nine Purdue Polytechnic locations throughout the state.

    IU, Purdue Polytechnic Partner on College Prep

    The Indiana University School of Education is teaming up with Purdue Polytechnic Institute in hopes of preparing students to fill an estimated one million Indiana job openings by 2025. The collaboration will involve access to IU's Center for P-16 Research and Collaboration and the CareerMaker program at all nine of Purdue Polytechnic's statewide locations. The P-16 Center, named for its focus on students from pre-kindergarten through graduation, works to improve...

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    Purdue Global Names Business School Dean

    Purdue University Global has named Jeffrey Buck dean of the School of Business and Information Technology. Buck, who previously served as an associate dean at Anderson University, succeeds Thomas Boyd, who recently retired.

  • Ivy Tech Ft. Wayne Greenhouse

    Ivy Tech Fort Wayne Dedicates Greenhouse

    Agriculture students at Ivy Tech Community College Fort Wayne now have the opportunity to learn growing techniques firsthand. The school has officially dedicated a greenhouse on campus. 

  • Board of Ed Approves First Locally Created Pathway

    The Indiana State Board of Education has approved its first Locally Created Pathway in an effort to empower students to plan their course of study and possible careers. The board voted unanimously to approve the Civic Arts Pathway from Greater Clark County Schools.

  • GI Bill Funds Now Accepted at Eleven Fifty Academy

    Active duty members of the military and veterans are now able to use government-awarded financial aid to pay for a 12-week coding course in Fishers. Eleven Fifty Academy is now an approved organization for GI Bill funds through the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs. This means the program is more accessible to service members and veterans that need financial assistance.

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

    Purdue Fund Invests $750K in Startups

    The Purdue Research Foundation's Foundry Investment Fund is investing $750,000 in three life sciences startups. Purdue says the funding will be used as partial matches to investments made in the startups by other investors.

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    IUPUI Names Founding School of Education Dean

    IUPUI has selected Jesse Perez Mendez as the founding dean of the IUPUI School of Education. Mendez, who previously served as associate dean for academic affairs at the University of Central Florida's College of Education and Human Performance, is slated to begin his new role in August.

  • Ivy Tech Bloomington Names 'Achieve Your Degree' Partner

    Ivy Tech Community College's Bloomington campus is partnering with another local employer to give employees the chance to complete their college degrees. Massachusetts-based Boston Scientific, which has a facility in Spencer, is collaborating with the school as part of the Achieve Your Degree program.

  • Construction Begins on Martin Jischke Hall Addition

    Purdue has begun building a $14 million addition to the Martin C. Jischke Hall of Biomedical Engineering. The Innovation Wing will allow for the expansion of the Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering's programs, outreach and research capabilities. 

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    Muncie Meets School Board Candidates

    Candidates for the Muncie Community Schools board delivered public presentations Tuesday at Muncie Central High School. Ball State University will take control of the district July 1 and its board of trustees will select five members of the local district, while the Muncie mayor and city council will each appoint one member. Each offered a vision for the role and answered questions from BSU President Geoff Mearns involving...

  • First Executive Director Named for New State Office

    The Office of Work-Based Learning and Apprenticeship has its first Executive Director. Darrel Zeck took over the position this week after being announced by Department of Workforce Development Director Fred Payne. The office was established earlier this year by a Governor Eric Holcomb Executive Order.  

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

    ClearScholar Acquired by Texas Company

    An Indianapolis-based tech company is under new ownership. ClearScholar, which has developed a mobile student engagement platform, has been acquired by Texas-based Civitas Learning. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. 

  • Purdue, IBRI Expand Partnership

    Purdue University and the Indiana Biosciences Research Institute in Indianapolis are growing their partnership. The two have signed a strategic alliance agreement that the university says will allow for "seamless research interactions among researchers at both institutions." 

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    Public to Hear From Muncie School Board Finalists

    A public forum introducing the finalists for the next Muncie Community Schools board will take place Tuesday night at Muncie Central High School. During a special session last month, the General Assembly approved legislation that allows Ball State University to take over management of the local school district. The Ball State Board of Trustees will appoint five members of the Muncie Community Schools board, while the mayor and city council will each select one member.

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    Indianapolis Prize Winner to Use Award as Leverage

    The winner of this year's Indianapolis Prize wants to use the honor and the $250,000 in prize money to serve as a multiplier for his wildlife conservation efforts. Russell Mittermeier, who was a finalist twice previously, says he plans to use the platform and part of the funding to leverage additional donations toward causes such as biodiversity, tropical forest protection and saving individual animal groups and species. He is the seventh winner of the prize and has been in the...

  • IUSB Donation Prompts Re-Naming

    IU South Bend's Riverside Hall has housed various health service programs since being built in 1969, and will continue to house even more after being renamed Vera Z. Dwyer Hall. The Dwyer Trust has given nearly $9 million to the school since 2014, and in 2015, donated the single largest gift ever to IUSB of $5.85 million. 

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

    IU Kelley Prof to Lead Global Business Academy

    A professor at Indiana University's Kelley School of Business in Indianapolis will lead a prominent international business association. Marjorie Lyles has been selected to lead the Academy of International Business, which has nearly 3,400 members in 94 countries. The Academy of International Business is an association of scholars and specialists in international business. She became a fellow at the academy in 2005. She also serves as an area editor for the...

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

    DePauw President: $20M Gift Will Develop 'Leaders The World Needs'

    The president of DePauw University says The Sanger Leadership Initiative, born from a $20 million gift from 1968 graduates Steve and Karen Sanger, will help shape "the leaders the world needs." Mark McCoy says students on the Greencastle campus will be exposed to experiential tools and opportunities that will help elevate DePauw to a "one of a kind" institution. Steve Sanger spent 13 years at chief executive officer of General Mills Inc. (NYSE: GIS), retiring in 2008.

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    Milan to Dedicate 'State Champs 1954' Water Tower

    The town of Milan will Saturday dedicate the iconic water tower that celebrates Milan High School's 1954 Boys State Basketball Championship. The underdog story inspired the 1986 movie "Hoosiers," which put the community on the national stage. The water tower, which is painted black with white lettering that reads "State Champs 1954," was built in 1924 and last painted almost 50 years ago. The town acquired the tower in 2011.

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

    Former General Mills CEO Gives $20M to DePauw

    DePauw University has received a major gift from a former chief executive officer of General Mills Inc. (NYSE: GIS) and his wife. Steve and Karen Sanger have committed $20 million to their alma mater. The donation will create the Sanger Leadership Initiative, which will bring together multiple co-curricular centers on-campus for new leadership learning opportunities, experiential learning programs, speaking events and collaborations with other institutions.

  • Tsinghua University Art Museum (photo courtesy IU)

    IU Art Museum Partners With Chinese Museum

    The Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art at Indiana University in Bloomington has begun a new partnership with Tsinghua University Art Museum in China. The deal includes cooperation in exhibitions, programs, and staff and student exchanges over a multi-year period.

  • IPS Board Approves Referendum Proposal

    The IPS Board of School Commissioners has approved resolutions to put a $52 million capital improvement referendum on the November general election ballot. If approved by voters, the referendum would be used to fund the IPS Safety and Modernization Project.

  • (Image of a physical education project through the Sustaining Hoosier Communities effort courtesy of Indiana University.)

    Rural-Focused Program Moves Forward in Second Year

    One year after launching its Sustaining Hoosier Communities program, the Indiana University Center for Rural Engagement says it will continue partnering with Lawrence County beyond its pilot phase. For the 2018-2019 academic year, the center says Sustaining Hoosier Communities will also turn its attention to Orange County. The initiative involves connecting IU students and faculty with community partners on local public improvement projects. Executive Director Bill Brown says...

  • Ivy Tech, Manufacturer Offering Degree Pathway

    Ivy Tech Community College in Fort Wayne has signed an agreement with Columbia City-based manufacturer 80/20 Inc. The deal gives the company's employees the chance to earn college credit through Ivy Tech's Achieve Your Degree program. 

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    Public Funding Approved For IU Building Renovation

    The Columbus City Council has approved funding to support renovations to the former Republic building in the city's downtown. The Republic reports The Columbus Redevelopment Commission is now authorized to spend $1 million in tax increment financing for the project. 

  • Marcia and Jeff Fettig (photo courtesy Indiana University)

    Alumni, Whirlpool Gift $2M to Kelley School

    A pair of gifts totaling $2 million will support various initiatives at the Indiana University Kelley School of Business. The Michigan-based Whirlpool Foundation has donated $1 million, which is being matched by IU alumni Jeff and Marcia Fettig.

  • Ivy Tech has a presence throughout the state, including the Fort Wayne region.

    Ivy Tech Fundraising Leads Nation Again

    The Ivy Tech Foundation says, for the ninth consecutive year, a national report shows it is number one among U.S. community colleges for fundraising. The school took in $16.4 million in 2017 according to the Voluntary Support For Education survey. Foundation President John Murphy says fundraising over the last five years doubled the total during the previous five-year period. In an interview with Inside INdiana Business, Murphy calls 2017 a "historic year." He adds...

  • Hoosier Universities Rank High For Patents

    The National Academy of Inventors and Intellectual Property Owners Association's list of the top 100 worldwide universities to receive U.S. utility patents in 2017 includes two Hoosier universities. The list ranks the schools based on data from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

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    Pre-K Programs Score Grant Funding

    The Indiana Office of Early Childhood and Out-of-School Learning has awarded more than $1.5 million in grants to pre-kindergarten programs throughout the state. The funding aims to help early learning providers and county coalitions to serve more children and improve the quality of early education opportunities.

  • Project Lead The Way to Grant Millions

    Indianapolis-based nonprofit Project Lead The Way has granted up to $5.4 million to expand computer science in Indiana following a new measure signed into law this year. The grants will increase the availability of hands-on computer science education and will cover various fees and costs associated with teacher professional development.  

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    Committee Formed to Find IU South Bend Chancellor

    A committee of thirteen has been appointed to find candidates to be the next chancellor for IU South Bend. IU Executive VP for University Academic Affairs John Applegate appointed the members, and picked IU East chancellor Kathryn Cruz-Uribe to lead the committee.  

  • From left-to-right: Vera Bradley co-founder Barbara Bradley Baekgaard, IU School of Medicine Dean Jay Hess and Vera Bradley co-founder Patricia Miller.

    Vera Bradley Foundation Boosts New Cancer Center

    A new research center focused on difficult-to-treat types of breast cancer is planned for Indianapolis. The Vera Bradley Foundation Center for Breast Cancer Research will include a 30-member team at the Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis. To date, the Fort Wayne-based Vera Bradley Foundation Center for Breast Cancer Research has committed a total of $37.5 million to the school in the fight against the disease. IU School of Medicine Dean Jay Hess says...

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    IU to Cut Ribbon on New WestGate Space

    Indiana University will Tuesday celebrate the opening of the $8.8 million WestGate Academy Building in the WestGate@Crane Technology Park. IU, which will have a dedicated space inside the new building, will also renew its Educational Partnership Agreement with Naval Support Activity Crane. Kirk White, assistant vice president for strategic partnerships at IU, says the university's space in the 64,000-square-foot building will further connect...

  • VinSense, which provides software for wine grape growers, is among the Gold winners.

    Elevate Purdue Foundry Fund Makes More Investments

    The Elevate Purdue Foundry Fund has invested more than $500,000 into 11 Purdue University startups. The funding includes five companies receiving $80,000 each for achieving "Gold Award" investment status. The fund is a joint venture between private venture development organization Elevate Ventures and entrepreneurship and commercialization accelerator Purdue Foundry. Purdue Ventures Managing Director John Hanak says the funding goes to companies...

  • Shaheed-Diallo joined The Mind Trust in 2013.

    The Mind Trust SVP Stepping Down

    Indianapolis-based education nonprofit The Mind Trust is looking for a new senior vice president. Senior VP of Strategy and Community Engagement Kameelah Shaheed-Diallo is stepping down from the role. She joined the organization in 2013, and was a big part of the growth of Innovation Network Schools in the city. The Mind Trust Senior Director of Community Engagement Marquisha Bridgeman will serve in the roll on an interim basis while the organization searches for a replacement.

  • JUA Technologies will use the funding to further is multipurpose crop dehydrator.

    Plant Science Startups Score Ag-Celerator Funding

    The Purdue Ag-celerator Fund has awarded a total of $100,000 to two plant science startups. The university says the recipients will be able to use the funding to advance their technologies to the public.

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    IPS Names 'Teacher of the Year'

    Indianapolis Public Schools has named Alexandria Stewart as its 2019 Teacher of the Year. Stewart is a middle school teacher at Center for Inquiry School 70, where IPS says she has helped develop and implement the middle school program.

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    Groundbreaking Set For Delta High School Expansion

    The Delaware Community School Corp. will Monday break ground on a nearly $7 million project at Delta High School in Muncie. The district says the project includes new additions and renovations to the school, which are expected to be complete in June 2019.

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    Earlham College to Memorialize Former President

    Longtime Earlham College President, executive, journalist and activist Landrum Bolling will be remembered Saturday during a memorial service. Earlham will host the gathering in the Goddard Auditorium on the Richmond campus. Bolling earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Tennessee, and upon graduation, worked for the Tennessee Valley Authority, before earning a masters degree from the University of Chicago. Bolling then began work as a war...

  • The project includes an expansion and renovation of Goshen High School. (photo courtesy Goshen Community Schools)

    Goshen Schools Names Architect For $65M Project

    Goshen Community Schools is moving forward with a major building project. The Elkhart Truth reports the district has hired Fort Wayne-based architecture firm Barton Coe Vilamaa for the $65 million effort, which includes the construction of a new building.

  • Ed and Martha Showalter Miller taught at Manchester for a combined 53 years.

    Inheritance Creates Manchester Research Fund

    A couple who taught at Manchester University for a total of more than 50 years has given $300,000 to the school to use as "seed money" for student research. Ed and Martha Showalter Miller's gift will establish the Donald B. Miller Student Research Fund, in honor of the late research chemist. Don Miller graduated from Manchester in 1952 and earned a Ph.D. from Ohio State University in 1957. His career as a research chemist included more than 30 patents and research...

  • 'Back a Boiler' Rates to Remain Flat

    Purdue University is keeping the income commitment rates for students in its Back a Boiler program flat through the 2018-2019 academic year. The income-share agreement initiative allows students to receive education funding in exchange for an agreed-upon percentage of income they earn after graduation.

  • The initial goal, says Bedford, is to train 350-400 students per year.

    Flight Academy Also About Building Interest

    The chief executive officer of Indianapolis-based Republic Airways Holdings Inc. says the new LIFT Academy at Indianapolis International Airport will "solve a couple of challenges" for the airline. In addition to training, Bryan Bedford tells Inside INdiana Business Reporter Mary-Rachel Redman it will let the airline introduce the idea of being a commercial pilot to middle and high school students who may see the idea as "unattainable and unaffordable."

  • Ivy Tech, Vincennes Launch Transfer Agreement

    Ivy Tech Community College and Vincennes University have unveiled a new transfer agreement aimed at meeting a shortage of workers in sectors including homeland security and cybersecurity. The partnership, which will begin this fall, will allow students to complete their first two years and earn an associate degree at Ivy Tech, then complete the final two years and earn a bachelor's degree at Vincennes. Ivy Tech President Sue Ellspermann says the pilot agreement represents a new ...

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    IUPUI Names Herron School Dean

    IUPUI has named Nan Goggin dean of the Herron School of Art. Goggin, who previously served as director of the School of Art and Design at the University of Illinois, will begin her new role in July, pending approval from the Indiana University Board of Trustees.

  • Student enrollment at the academy begins today.

    Republic Creates 'Classroom-to-Cockpit' Academy

    Indianapolis-based Republic Airways Holdings Inc. is launching a training academy it says will address a "critical pilot shortage" and ultimately create more than 600 jobs. The airline says the LIFT Academy will make pilot training "accessible to all" and encourage greater diversity in the field. The company has also announced a partnership with Vincennes University for flight students to complete their training at the academy. Total tuition for the LIFT...

  • Eleven Fifty Academy Continues Growth

    Officials with Fishers-based Eleven Fifty Academy say a recently-achieved milestone shows the coding school's model is "absolutely working." The school earlier this year graduated its 200th student and Chairman Scott Jones says further growth is expected both in the state and beyond. In an interview on Inside INdiana Business with Gerry Dick, Jones said graduate compensation is especially telling. 

  • Yu Liu, works on computer simulation of biomass particle movement through a screw conveyor (Photo courtesy of Purdue University)

    Purdue Receives Funding to Solve BioRefinery Problems

    Biorefinery operations have faced the problem of biomass blockages in their facilities since their inception, and now a team at Purdue hopes to finally solve the issues. Lignocellulosic biomass, which is made up of post-harvest agricultural materials such as soybean hulls, often jam moving augers, forcing shutdowns for cleaning and repairs. 

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    USI Softball Team Earns Historic National Title

    The University of Southern Indiana softball team has won the NCAA Division II Softball Championship. The victory is a historic one for the USI team, which is the first women's program at the school and the first softball program in Indiana to win a national title at any level. 

  • (Students L to R): John Dalloul, Abraham Oliver, Megan Singer and Trevor Vogel.

    Governor Announces 2018 STEM Team

    Governor Eric Holcomb Tuesday announced the 2018 Governor's STEM Team awards. The selected students, one from each of the STEM subject areas, each earned a $1,000 college scholarship for earning the designation.

  • 'Indy Achieves' Seeks to Expand Educational Opportunities

    Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett has launched an initiative aimed at improving post-secondary education opportunities for residents. The Indy Achieves program, a partnership among the city, EmployIndy, Ivy Tech Community College and IUPUI, is the result of recommendations from the Indianapolis Promise Task Force, which Hogsett created in 2017 to identify ways to make post-secondary education more accessible. The program is slated to begin in the fall of 2019. Hogsett says more than...

  • Vincennes University Names New Provost

    Laura Treanor will begin as provost and vice president of instructional services with Vincennes University starting June 25. She will succeed Laurel Smith, who will retire from the university. Smith has been interim provost since 2015. 

  • In a video blog called "The Real Southwest Indiana," Greg Wathen spoke with Deaconess Health System CEO Shawn McCoy.

    Southwest IN Flexes Life Science Muscle

    The president of the Economic Development Coalition of Southwest Indiana says the region is seeing major strength from a sector that may surprise some. Greg Wathen says the life sciences support more than 27,000 jobs and contribute about $1.9 billion to the region's Gross Domestic Product, making it Southwest Indiana's second-largest sector. He says Evansville's Stone Family Center For Health Sciences, the Poseyville Regional Medical Center and the Deaconess...

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    Community Foundation Invests in Muncie Schools

    The Community Foundation of Muncie and Delaware County will be investing up to $200,000 in a program to help Muncie Community Schools. The funding will be used to provide professional development and permanent classroom resources to teachers as the school system transitions to the control of Ball State University. 

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    Indy Partners Announce Innovation School Fellowship

    Indianapolis-based The Mind Trust, Indianapolis Public Schools and the office of Mayor Joe Hogsett have announced the fifth cohort of the Innovation School Fellowship. The fellowship aims to empower educators to design, launch and operate Innovation Network Schools within the IPS system. 

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    Bethel College Announces New Endowed Professor Position

    Bethel College and the Missionary Church USA have jointly launched a $750,000 living endowment that is meant to fund a new professor position at the college for ten years. The position will be named the “Missionary Church Endowed Professor of Biblical Theology” after the church funding the endowment.

  • Hogsett announced the Indianapolis Promise effort at his 2017 State of the City address.

    Hogsett to Detail 'Indy Achieves'

    Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett will Tuesday launch Indy Achieves, designed to increase access to higher education. The program will be based on recommendations from a task force made up of government, education and business leaders. Hogsett announced the creation of the Indianapolis Promise Task Force during his 2017 State of the City address. The goal, he says, is to make a post-secondary credential or degree attainable for every resident of Indianapolis.

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    Former IU Football Coach Bill Mallory Dies

    Indiana University is mourning the loss of former head football coach Bill Mallory. Mallory, who holds the most wins of any coach in the IU football program, passed away Friday at the age of 82. 

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    IU Invests in Mexico City Gateway

    Indiana University is opening a new international gateway in Mexico City for prospective Latino students. The facility is located on the campus of the National Autonomous University of Mexico and will be used to draw more international students and help facilitate relationships across borders.

  • Steve Loser (left) and Julie Alano joined Gerry Dick during the Fishers Town Hall edition of Inside INdiana Business Television.

    Change Driving Innovation in Fishers Classrooms

    Two Hamilton County educators say incorporating technology and innovation into classrooms is becoming more important as workforce demands continue to change. Hamilton Southeastern High School Computer Science Chair Julie Alano says, even in high performing schools, teachers need to make sure students are prepared for the next-generation jobs employers are offering.

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    Rose-Hulman to Dedicate Student Union

    Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology will Friday dedicate its newly-expanded student union. Work on the $25 million project took two years to complete with upgrades including expanded student lounge spaces and new outdoor patio and gathering spaces.

  • The Indianapolis Foundation is an affiliate of Central Indiana Community Foundation.

    Indianapolis Foundation Awards Over $1M in Grants

    Library initiatives highlight a few of the 21 recently approved grants by the Indianapolis Foundation. The competitive grants were approved by the board of directors last week and total $1.36 million.  The Foundation's library fund contributed $835,500 for  

  • IURTC Gains Global Recognition

    The Indiana University Research and Technology Corp. has received a major honor. Global University Venturing, which tracks university startups and funds created to invest in them, has named the IURTC the Tech Transfer Unit of the Year. 

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    'Supercar' Company to Open Discovery Park Facility

    England-based Keating Supercars LLC will Thursday officially dedicate its carmaker space at Purdue University's Discovery Park District in West Lafayette. The company will use the facility to produce the Viperia Berus coupe, what it calls the fastest street-legal vehicle in the United States. Keating says the car is able to reach speeds topping 230 miles per hour. The company plans to ultimately produce around 100 of the vehicles per year at Purdue. They are slated to...

  • (Images of Jennifer Bott [left] and Phil Repp [right] courtesy of Ball State University.)

    Bott, Repp Moving on From Ball State

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  • Centric, Inc. opens applications for latest Indiana Innovation Awards

    Applications Open for Indiana Innovation Awards

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  • Allison Barber has served as WGU Indiana chancellor since it launched in 2010.

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  • Trine, IU Reach Law Scholar Agreement

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  • IU Associate Vice President Anantha Shekhar founded the institute in 2008. (photo courtesy IU School of Medicine)

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  • Jingyu Wang (photo courtesy of University of Notre Dame)

    Notre Dame Names Beijing Global Gateway Leader

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    Beth Goetz to be Ball State AD

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  • Mark Sandy became Ball State's director of intercollegiate athletics in 2015.

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  • Bill Brizzard, CEO of IU ICO (photo courtesy of Indiana University)

    IU Nominated for Tech Transfer Award

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    STEM Teaching Academy Focuses on Filling 'High Need'

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  • Audrey Taylor (left) and Pippa Mann (right)

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  • Karen Plaut (left) and Nancy Marchand-Martella (right)

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  • Muncie Central High School is the only high school in the school district.

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  • Mark Geyer will lead NASA's Johnson Space Center (photo courtesy of NASA)

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  • (Image of Ryan Brewer [pictured left] and Kayla Freeman [pictured right] courtesy of Indiana University.)

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  • The minors, being offered through the Scott College of Business, will begin this fall.

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  • (Image courtesy of Manchester University.)

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  • IU Doctors Lester Smith, Burcin Ekser, Ping Lee

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  • LEO is located in the new Jenkins Nanovic Hall on the Notre Dame campus.

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  • Cathedral High School in Indianapolis is participating in a pilot program for the technology.

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  • Zach Whitkanack will serve as head coach of the track and field teams. (photo courtesy Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College.

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  • Boyles begins his new role July 1.

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  • Matt Tanney (photo courtesy of Wabash College)

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  • Purdue also expects overall undergraduate enrollment to hit an all-time high.

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  • (Image of Bill and Mary Stone courtesy of Indiana University.)

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