• Ying Alison Cheng (photo courtesy of the University of Notre Dame)

    Notre Dame Researcher to Lead Student Assessment Project

    An associate professor of psychology at the University of Notre Dame has been selected to lead a $1.4 million project. Ying Alison Cheng will oversee the development of the intelligent diagnostic assessment program, or i-DAP, for high school statistics education.

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    Purdue Begins Work on Discovery Park Center

    Construction has begun on a five-story, 145,000-square-foot building designed to serve as the entryway to the $1.2 billion Purdue University Discovery Park District. The university says the Convergence Center for Innovation and Collaboration will be a resource hub for technology commercialization and entrepreneurial activities.

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    Grant to Boost Mental Health Awareness

    A Purdue Fort Wayne Associate Professor of psychology is the recipient of a three-year grant from the U.S Department of Health and Human Services Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Jeannie DiClimenti will use the $368,664 to develop a mental health awareness and early-intervention program.  Purdue Aware: Helping Our Students through Faculty and Staff training has two focus areas, training faculty and staff and offering screenings, intervention and assessm...

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    South Bend Natatorium Receives Historic Landmark Status

    The designation of the Engman Natatorium as a historic landmark brought together community leaders and activists in a celebration at the IU South Bend Civil Rights Heritage Center. The segregated public swimming pool denied entry to African Americans for nearly 30 years, but through a unique partnership became the home of the Civil Rights Heritage Center. The partnership between the city of South Bend, IU South Bend and the South Bend Heritage Foundation has led to the active learnin...

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    McRobbie Touts IU's 'Vital' Role in The State

    Indiana University President Michael McRobbie is calling 2018 a "banner year." IU is gearing up to mark the bicentennial of its founding next year. During his 12th State of the University address, McRobbie updated progress of the $3 billion IU For All Bicentennial Campaign, reporting $2.6 billion has been raised to-date. He discussed multiple accomplishments throughout the last academic year, which include...

  • Former Astronaut to Speak at UE

    The first woman to pilot and command a U.S. spacecraft will Wednesday evening speak at the University of Evansville. Eileen Collins will discuss her career and the future of space travel during the university's Patricia H. Snyder Lecture.

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    Group Aiming For Historic Designation of Calumet Region

    A group formed in the 1990's to raise awareness of an area stretching from the south shore of Lake Michigan to Michigan City is now working to have the Calumet Region designated a National Heritage Area. The Calumet Heritage Partnership, made up of residents from Illinois and Indiana, is seeking federal funding for historic preservation and conservation.

  • The school named Pietruszkiewicz its 24th president in March.

    UE President Touts Designation's Social, Student Impact

    The new president of the University of Evansville says a designation from a global education and entrepreneurship network has been a catalyst to increasing enrollment. Christopher Pietruszkiewicz says Ashoka U named the school the only Changemaker Campus in Indiana. The designation means UE is collaborating with other Changemaker Campuses and Ashoka U's network of entrepreneurs to promote social innovation. Last month, the school reported a 13 percent year-over-year increase in...

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    Work on Big Brothers Big Sisters Hub Begins

    Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana Inc. has broken ground on a $3 million renovation at its new headquarters in downtown Indianapolis. The facility, which the organization describes as a mentoring hub, is part of its $7 million RISE campaign connected to a goal of serving 1,500 children in the region by 2022. The building was a previous home of WFYI Public Media and a hardware store. In a recent interview on Inside INdiana Business with Gerry Dick...

  • Wesemann Hall at the Valparaiso University Law School (photo courtesy Tony V. Martin/The Times of Northwest Indiana)

    Valpo School of Law Transfer Denied

    A proposal to transfer Valparaiso University's law school to another university has been shot down. The Tennessee Higher Education Commission has denied the transfer to Middle Tennessee State University, which would have led to the creation of a College of Law at the school. 

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    Purdue Board Endorses Master Plan

    The new campus master plan from Purdue University has received the endorsement of the university's board of trustees. The board has also approved the "at-risk" pay for President Mitch Daniels, as well as a new online degree program. 

  • Ivy Tech and Marian University Announce Partnership

    A new partnership between Ivy Tech Community College and Marian University will allow students to transfer from Associate of Science to Bachelor of Science degree programs. The 2+2 program allows students to complete the first two years and earn an Ivy Tech Associate of Science degree then transfer credits to Marian to complete a Bachelor of Science in two more years.  The program is the first between the schools, but the two institutions did partner earlier this year on a rever...
  • Daniels Envisions Purdue, Region as 'Cooler Place'

    Purdue University President Mitch Daniels says a more than $1 billion live, work, play development on the West Lafayette campus will be a magnet for attracting and keeping top talent in the region. The Discovery Park District is part of a 30-year vision to transform the west side of the Purdue campus and create a "preeminent environment" for educational, economic, cultural and community activities in the region.

  • DePauw University accepting gifts for the Rector Scholarship Centennial Celebration

    DePauw Announces Leadership Gifts

    DePauw alumni are making gifts to their school in the centennial year of Edward and Lucy Rowland Rector's scholarship gift that will be celebrated on campus next May. President Mark McCoy announced $2.6 million in leadership gifts for the Rector Scholarship endowment. Edward and Lucy Rowland Rector's gift to the university in 1919 marked the beginning of the scholarship, which has produced more than 4,000 DePauw graduates. “The Rector Scholarship transformed DePauw and uplifte...

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    Stutzman, Dubois Join Trine Board

    Trine University has announced two additions to its board of trustees. Former Congressman Marlin Stutzman and Indianapolis-based Patriot Engineering and Environmental Inc. founder William Dubois, both Trine alums, join the board and nine-year board member Clifford Ryan has transitioned to trustee emeritus. Stutzman represented the state's 3rd Congressional District from 2010-2017. He currently serves as managing partner of Howe-based private equity firm Osmium Holdings, chief executi...

  • Purdue is the highest-ranked Indiana institution on the list.

    Purdue, IU Among 'Most Innovative Universities'

    Purdue University and Indiana University are once again included in the "Top 100: The World's Most Innovative Universities" list from Reuters. The rankings are determined based on criteria such as the number of published articles in scholarly journals and the number of patent applications granted.

  • Indiana Names Gold Star Schools

    The Indiana Department of Education has announced the 2018 Gold Star Schools. The Gold Star designation means a steering team, led by school counselors, has met criteria to develop a comprehensive school counseling model.  “Receiving the Gold Star designation is evidence of the strong collaboration exemplified for student success,” said Dr. Jennifer McCormick, Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction. “I want to recognize and commend these schools for under...

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    DePauw to Dedicate Alumni Building

    DePauw University will Friday dedicate the new Robert G. Bottoms Alumni and Development Center. The facility is named in honor of the university’s longest-serving president, who will return to the Greencastle campus for the event. 

  • Mary Snapp with Microsoft Philanthropies was among those at Thursday's announcement.

    'Game-Changer' Skillful Program Coming to Indiana

    A national nonprofit has chosen Indiana as the next state for its Skillful initiative, designed to help workers, especially those without four-year college degrees, find good jobs in a changing economy. The New York-based Markle Foundation is working with partners including Microsoft Philanthropies, Walmart and Purdue University on the workforce development effort. Skillful, which began in Colorado, helps workers partner with companies to identify skills they already have and find...

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    IU Kelley Degrees Launch on Digital 'Destination'

    The Indiana University Kelley School of Business is launching two master's degrees on a high-profile online platform. The accounting and information technology management programs will be available beginning next year through edX. edX.org, founded by Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, is billed as "the leading nonprofit online learning destination." The organization has alliances with more than 130 member institutions. In addition to...

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    Notre Dame Touts Multi-Billion-Dollar Impact

    A new study shows the University of Notre Dame generates nearly a $2.5 million economic impact in the region. The research, conducted by Philadelphia-based Econsult Solutions Inc., connects some 16,700 regional jobs to the South Bend institution. The last study was conducted five years ago and only considered data from St. Joseph County. The current report used 2017 information from St. Joseph, Elkhart and Marshall counties.

  • Ball State will be honored as the 2018 Institution of the Year.

    Ball State, Grand to Be Honored at Indiana Society Gala

    The Indiana Society of Chicago is boasting a new venue and promising a livelier atmosphere at this year's gala in Chicago. The organization will honor award recipients including Ball State University and Barnes & Thornburg LLP Managing Partner Robert Grand during the December event at the Renaissance Chicago Downtown. The more than century-old social organization is also planning what it calls livelier entertainment, featuring the dance band The Doo and a special guest...

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    Marian, Saint Joe Join Forces on New College

    Marian University and Saint Joseph's College have established a partnership to create a two-year college near the current Marian campus. Saint Joseph’s College of Marian University - Indianapolis is slated to open in July and offer degrees in liberal arts, business and information technology. The schools are targeting enrollment of up to 125 for the first year. In an interview with Inside INdiana Business, Marian President Dan Elsener said...

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    Harrison College Items to Be Sold

    Indianapolis-based Key Auctioneers says it is handling the auction of assets at nine of the 11 Harrison College campuses. An online sale is already underway at the Zionsville campus and items will hit the blocks at the Anderson and Columbus campuses next week. The college confirmed its closure in mid-September. Items for sale from Indiana, Ohio and North Carolina campuses include medical, culinary, office and IT equipment and furnishings. The upcoming auction schedule includes...

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    Notre Dame IDEA Center Establishes Startup Fund

    A separate for-profit investment fund to speed up ideas toward development has been established by the Notre Dame IDEA Center. The name draws from the center's race-car branding: Notre Dame Pit Road Fund. The fund will offer seed funding for student, faculty, alumni and community startups, which Notre Dame vice president and associate provost for innovation, Brian Ritchie, says will fill a resource gap between a business idea and the ability to garner follow-up investments and hittin...

  • Purdue Global Adds Cloud Computing Degree

    Purdue University Global has announced plans for a new cloud computing degree program. The bachelor's degree will be the first new program offered by the school since it joined the Purdue system earlier this year. Purdue Global is partnering with Virginia-based ManTech (Nasdaq: MANT), which helped develop program.

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    ISU Grant to Boost Mentoring Capabilities

    Indiana State University has secured a $2.4 million federal grant. The funding from the U.S. Department of Education will support mentoring programs and space that boosts visibility of ISU's offerings. Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost Mike Licari says "we are on a positive trajectory at State with respect to our commitment to students."

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    Notre Dame Appoints Museum Director

    The University of Notre Dame has selected Joseph Antenucci Becherer as director of the Snite Museum of Art on the South Bend campus. Becherer is the founding director and curator of the sculpture program at the Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

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    Enrollment Up At Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College

    Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College says the number of students enrolled in on-campus programs has risen to the highest level in almost 50 years. The figure is boost by a 17 percent year-over-year increase in the number of new students enrolled at the Wabash Valley institution. SMWC says students enrolled in campus-based programs, which don't include online and graduate students, are estimated at...

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    Grant to Establish Biomedical Imaging Center at DePauw

    A three-year, $527,000 grant from the Buehler Family Foundation will establish the Buehler Biomedical Imaging Center at DePauw University. The school says the center will give students access to cutting-edge equipment as they study regeneration biology, wound healing, and the neuroscience of addiction.

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    USF Dedicates Fort Wayne Chapel

    The University of Saint Francis is celebrating its new chapel in Fort Wayne. The chapel, located in the center of the university's Spring Street campus, is part of nearly $23 million in projects announced by USF last year.

  • The gift includes more than 500 pieces of ethnographic objects from Itter's collection. (photo courtesy of Indiana University)

    'Transformative' Gift to Support IU Museum of Art

    A professor emeritus of fine arts at Indiana University has awarded what the school calls a "transformative estate gift." The nearly $4 million gift from Bill Itter includes a collection of more than 500 African art pieces and will also fund an endowment at the Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art on the Bloomington campus.

  • Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College mascot Onyx

    Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College Introduces First Mascot

    The black horse Onyx is the first official mascot in the history of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College. Onyx made her debut during Homecoming 2018 festivities. The name comes from the SWMC ring with the Onyx stone, and is the culmination of a student committee charged with finding a mascot in 2017. Onyx was chosen from three finalists after conducting a survey and holding student forums. “The mascot is much bigger than a visual brand for athletics,” said Dee R...

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    Conwell: Campaign Counting on Corporate Support

    The president of Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology says non-alums and corporate partners will be key to the success of a $250 million fundraising campaign, which kicked off its public phase today. Jim Conwell says companies around the world need workers who can adapt to industry changes "we can't even begin to predict," and says The Mission Driven Campaign for Rose-Hulman will help put the faculty and facilities in place to produce those students. The school says the...

  • IU Researcher Receives Grant for Startup

    An Indiana University researcher has received a federal grant for his high-tech startup where he hopes to develop technology to reduce testing on animals. Ken Shao's Dream Tech LLC received a one-year $245,130 from the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences. The assistant professor of environmental and occupational health founded the company to lessen the use of animals in testing for chemical toxicity in food, pharmaceuticals and pesticides. "Dream Tech is de...

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    Grace College Opens Science Complex

    Grace College in Winona Lake is celebrating the opening of its new Dr. Dane A. Miller Science Complex. The school held a dedication ceremony Friday for the $8 million facility, which includes new and renovated space, multi-purpose learning labs and specially-designed space for the Lilly Center for Lakes and Streams.

  • Rose-Hulman Details Huge Fundraising Campaign

    Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology has launched the public phase of a $250 million fundraising initiative. "Mission Driven," which has already brought in $165 million through the private phase, will focus on boosting educational approaches and technologies, new spaces and faculty support. President Jim Conwell says...

  • Cervelli began as Saint Mary's president in June 2016.

    Saint Mary's President Resigns

    Saint Mary's College in Notre Dame has announced President Janice Cervelli has resigned after nearly two-and-a-half years on the job. In a letter to faculty and staff, Board Chair Mary Burke says Provost Nancy Nekvasil will serve as interim president "for as long as needed." The school did not give a reason for the resignation, but in her letter Burke thanked Cervelli for her contributions during her tenure. Cervelli began as president in June 2016.

  • (Image courtesy of Ball State University.) Startup Weekend events will be held at the Applied Technology Building.)

    Startup Weekend Muncie Awaits Entrepreneurs

    Budding entrepreneurs will develop and pitch their business ideas this weekend on the Ball State University campus. Techstars Startup Weekend Muncie starts Friday evening and runs through Sunday. Participants have the opportunity to work with coaches and mentors before pitching their ideas to a panel of judges including Scotty's Brewhouse founder Scott Wise and Elevate Ventures Entrepreneur In Residence Jacob Schpok. Several coaches and mentors will take part in the event, which is...

  • IUPUI Biologist Nick Berbari and his team awarded a NIH grant (photo courtesy of IUPUI)

    IUPUI Biologist Awarded NIH Grant

    IUPUI biologist Nick Berbari will use a $1.75 million National Institutes of Health grant to look into the link between obesity and brain cell components called cilia. The hairlike protrusions are believed to work like antennae for communication between cells.  

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    Purdue Team Taps Into Augmented Reality For Medical Tech

    A team at Purdue University is using technology most commonly associated with gaming to assist in potentially life-saving situations. The augmented reality system gives doctors who lack experience a remote helping hand from more experienced surgeons and physicians. Health care workers in the field -- war zones, disaster areas, rural areas -- use an AR headset that connects with mentor professionals who are using a large video screen to assess the situations and provide feedback.

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    Construction to Begin on Rose-Hulman Building

    Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology will Friday break ground on a new academic building. The $29 million project will include collaboration workspaces, design studios and flexible classrooms, among other amenities.

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    Purdue College of Agriculture Sees Enrollment Increase

    The Purdue University College of Agriculture has marked its largest enrollment since 1980. The college has 2,803 students this fall, of which 76 percent are from Indiana and 60 percent are women.

  • (L to R) Tamara Markey and State Superintendent Jennifer McCormick

    IDOE Names Indiana Teacher of the Year

    The Indiana Department of Education has announced Tamara Markey as the 2019 Teacher of the Year. Markey teaches pre-engineering at the McKenzie Center for Innovation and Technology in Indianapolis and will represent Indiana in the National Teacher of the Year competition.

  • Average ISTEP Scores Down Across The Board

    This year's ISTEP scores indicate lower performance by Hoosier students compared to 2017 results. The Indiana Department of Education says some 2.6 million assessments were given in 2018. English/Language Arts, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies scores for grades 3-8 and grade 10 all decreased compared to last year. The IDOE says scores increased slightly in English/Language Arts for eighth graders and for third graders in Mathematics.

  • (L to R) Lee Hamilton and Richard Lugar (photo courtesy of Indiana University)

    IU to Name School After Hamilton, Lugar

    Indiana University has announced plans to rename its School of Global and International Studies after two prominent Hoosier statesmen. President Michael McRobbie announced Wednesday the school will be named in honor of former U.S. Representative Lee Hamilton and former U.S. Senator Richard Lugar. Lee Feinstein, founding dean of the school and former U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Poland, says there are not two better respected foreign policy voices in the country than...

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    Ag Producer Sentiment Hits Two-Year Low

    A study from Purdue University says agricultural producer sentiment has dropped to its lowest level in two years. The Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer, which surveys 400 ag producers nationwide, says respondents have expressed concern over worsening farm financial conditions.

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    Kelley School Center Lands Federal Grant

    The U.S. Department of Education has awarded a $1.28 million Title VI grant to the Center for International Business Education and Research at the Indiana University Kelley School of Business. The university says the funding will support experiential learning initiatives, research projects and the center's statewide.

  • Terre Haute Fail Fest Promoting 'Go For It' Mentality

    The organizer of the third Terre Haute Fail Fest says the event offers an opportunity to urge entrepreneurs and innovators to "go for it" and accept that failure is part of the process. Shelley Klingerman, who is also executive director of Launch Terre Haute, says the message at Wednesday's day-long gathering will be particularly important in the Wabash Valley.

  • Innovation Organization Strengthening Influence

    An Indianapolis-based organization focused on driving innovation among government, defense, research and industrial stakeholders is expanding its reach with a new consortium and collaboration space. The Indiana Innovation Institute has launched the Indiana Consortium for Advanced Technology Transition, as well as office, conference and warehousing space in the WestGate@Crane Technology Park in Odon that could become a makerspace. IN3 Chief Executive Officer General Gene Renuart said...

  • High-Tech Hub Offers Career, Hands-on Experiences

    A suburban Marion County school district has opened a new space focused on career-based, entrepreneurial and high-tech skills. The Metropolitan School District of Decatur Township's Innovation and Design Hub focuses on student-directed and community learning initiatives and includes interactive whiteboards, 3-D printers and a computer programming laboratory. Hub Director Brian Bulmer tells Inside INdiana Business it will also...

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    Indiana Schools Earn Blue Ribbon Honors

    This year's list of National Blue Ribbon Schools includes seven from Indiana. The distinction recognizes high academic performance or progress in closing achievement gaps. This year's honorees include schools in central, northwest and west central Indiana. Performance categories include Exemplary High Performing Schools, which recognizes the highest achievers on state and national assessments, and Exemplary Achievement Gap Closing Schools, which honors performance in...

  • McCormick announced she will not seek re-election in 2020.

    McCormick Unveils Legislative Priorities

    Indiana's Superintendent of Public Instruction has released the Indiana Department of Education's legislative priorities for 2019. Jennifer McCormick says the department is seeking an increase in school funding, additional STEM funding and an expansion of the On My Way Pre-K program. McCormick also announced Monday she will not seek re-election in 2020. The department's legislative priorities are broken down into three categories...

  • James Due was elected board of trustees chair at Franklin College

    Franklin College Elects New Board Chair

    The Franklin College Board of Trustees has elected James Due as the new board chair. Due takes over for retiring board chair Christine Fields, who served for five years.  Due is a senior vice president and global head of banking for Northern Trust's Global Family and Private Investment office. The Chicago-resident is a 1982 graduate of Franklin College and has served on the board since 2003. “I feel blessed to have spent my undergraduate years at Franklin College

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    UIndy Experiential Finance Lab Opens

    A new space in the University of Indianapolis School of Business is designed to give students an edge on their careers in finance. The $300,000 Finance Lab includes 12 Bloomberg terminals and a stock ticker as part of the experiential learning facility. The school describes the space as the "front door" to the business school on the first floor of Esch Hall. School of Business Dean Larry Belcher says...

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    Notre Dame Completes 'Green Roof'

    The University of Notre Dame has completed installation of what it calls the largest "green roof" in Indiana. The layout on the Joyce Center includes more than 32,000 trays of plants and a rooftop irrigation system. The school says the 79,000 square-foot roof on the home of the athletics department and Purcell Pavilion arena is part of an ongoing strategy to cut its carbon footprint in half by 2030. The installation is the fifth living rooftop at Notre Dame, joining...

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    New Director For The Sacred Alliance

    A subsidiary of Wesley Seminary at Indiana Wesleyan University has named its new leader. Miranda Zapor Cruz has been selected as director of The Sacred Alliance, formerly known as The Center for Women in Ministry.

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    Rising Sun Schools Adds Telehealth Services

    The Indiana Rural School Clinic Network has expanded its telehealth services to the Rising Sun-Ohio County School Corp. The district says students from pre-school through 12th grade, as well as school staff, will be able to use telehealth technology to see a healthcare provider without leaving the school.

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    Franklin College Opens Graduate Health Science Center

    Franklin College has established the Franklin College Graduate Health Science Center in partnership with Johnson Memorial Health. The new center will be home to Franklin's Master of Science in Athletic Training program, along with the upcoming Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies program. The center is located on the lower level of the Johnson Memorial Health building, which is three miles from the college's campus. The building formerly housed JMH Physical, Occupational,...
  • Indy School District to Cut Ribbon on Innovation Hub

    The Metropolitan School District of Decatur Township in Indianapolis will Friday celebrate the grand opening of its Innovation and Design Hub. The district says the creative learning space is the first of its kind and will feature advanced technology such as 3D printers, a computer programming lab and audio/visual production capabilities.

  • Phillip and Stewart Low, co-founders of Novosteo (photo courtesy of Purdue University)

    Purdue Startup Awarded Grant For New Drug

    A $1.7 million National Institutes of Health grant will help Novosteo, Inc. test the efficacy of a new drug to help reduce complications from a broken bone due to a fall. The Purdue-affiliated startup was co-founded by father/son Phillip and Stewart Low who designed a unique drug that focuses on the fracture site and reduces exposure to the rest of the body.  The Journal of Internal Medicine reported last year that one in three adults aged 50 or over die within 12...

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    Notre Dame Hospitality Club Name Reflects $13M Donation

    The University of Notre Dame has received a $13 million donation from a longtime medical technology and venture capital executive and his wife. A fourth-floor hospitality club in O'Neill Hall will be named for Mark and Dana Foley as a result of the gift. Mark Foley is the former chairman, president and chief executive officer of ZELTIQ Aesthetics, a company that developed the CoolSculpting fat-reduction process and was sold last year for $2.5 billion to...

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    ISU President Discusses Strategies, Challenges

    Indiana State University President Deborah Curtis is providing updates on her vision for the Terre Haute campus and updated some key developments. During her first fall address since taking the helm in April, Curtis said the bidding process for the overhaul of the Hulman Center will begin this week, a new team is meeting weekly to work on issues including decreased enrollment and there will be tweaks made to ISU's "There's More to Blue" strategic plan.

  • Goetz came to Ball State from the University of Connecticut.

    New AD Has High Hopes For Ball State

    Three months into the job, Ball State University's new athletics director says she's happy with early successes, but knows there is work to be done. Beth Goetz says she will work on raising attendance by focusing not only on a better product, but also improving fan experience. "How we consume sports is significantly different today than even it was five years ago," says Goetz, adding that she is putting a priority on fan engagement from the time they...

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    Coworking Space Opens in Crawfordsville

    Crawfordsville's coworking space is now open. Considered the signature component of the city's 2015 Stellar Communities designation, Fusion 54 includes space for entrepreneurs, community organizations and a Wabash College auxiliary floor. It is owned and run by the city. In an interview last year with Inside INdiana Business, Mayor Todd Barton called Fusion 54 "a huge step forward" for collaboration in Montgomery County. Organizations locating in the facility include...

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    Tanoos to Face Trial in December

    The former superintendent of the Vigo County School Corp. is scheduled to for trial in December. Danny Tanoos was formally charged with three felony counts of bribery Wednesday morning in Indianapolis.

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    Job Event For Students Aims to 'Spark' Enthusiasm

    An event this week in Indianapolis is providing over 9,000 central Indiana 8th graders with what organizers say is a first-hand look at potential future careers. JA JobSpark, an annual Junior Achievement of Central Indiana program, brings together students from 62 schools and representatives from 120 employers to take part in career exploration activities. JA of Central Indiana Chief Executive Officer Jennifer Burk says it's never too early to engage students in...

  • Danny Tanoos (photo courtesy of our partners at WTHI-TV)

    Former Superintendent to Appear in Court

    The former superintendent of the Vigo County School Corp. will Wednesday appear in federal court in Indianapolis. Danny Tanoos, who retired from the district in May, faces three felony counts of bribery related to contracts awarded to Newburgh-based Energy Systems Group.

  • Infosys President Ravi Kumar (left) and Purdue Executive Vice President Suresh Garimella appeared in an interview last year on Inside INdiana Business Television.

    Purdue, Infosys Detail Cybersecurity Training Efforts

    India-based Infosys (NYSE: INFY) and Purdue University are providing more details on one aspect of a partnership announced more than a year ago. The university says it will provide intensive cybersecurity training for up to 2,000 Infosys employees throughout the world over the next two and a half years.

  • The Foundation awarded over $640,000 this quarter

    Allen County Nonprofits Awarded Grants

    The Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne has awarded grants to 25 nonprofits in this third quarter. The community impact grants total more than $640,000. The recipients:  Amani Family Services ($25,000) – Immigrant and refugee support services; Associated Churches of Fort Wayne Indiana ($35,000) – Services for priority needs in the community; Blue Jacket ($15,000) – Vocational training and employment services for disadvantaged; Cancer Services of No...

  • Notre Dame Psychologist Kristin Valentino awarded $2.7 million grant

    Notre Dame Psychologist Receives Multi-Million Dollar Grant

    The pursuit of understanding the effects of poverty or mistreatment on children has resulted in another large grant for Notre Dame Psychologist Kristin Valentino. She was awarded $2.7 million from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development for her work: "Pathways Linking Early Adversity and Support to Behavior and Physical Health". Valentino was awarded $3 million from the same institute in 2013 for her work on a new intervention...

  • The chamber will honor Daniels November 13 at its 29th Annual Awards Dinner.

    Daniels Is Chamber's Business Leader of The Year

    The Indiana Chamber of Commerce has named Purdue University President Mitch Daniels its 2018 Business Leader of the Year. The chamber is citing achievements including several years of frozen tuition and the growth of the Discovery Park District in announcing the honor. Chamber President Kevin Brinegar says Daniels has helped Purdue "strike the right balance" of respecting the school's core mission while "challenging the norms of academia." Other accomplishments...

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    Researchers Set For Inaugural Technology Showcase

    The Indiana Technology Showcase at the WestGate Academy will debut Tuesday in Odon. It will feature 30 researchers from the University of Notre Dame, Purdue University, Indiana University, University of Southern Indiana, Ivy Tech Community College and the Crane Naval Surface Warfare Center. Each will have three minutes to present their technologies, followed by time to discuss the innovations and potential licensing opportunities. The technology fields expected to be covered include...

  • Danny Tanoos (photo courtesy of our partners at WTHI-TV)

    Former Superintendent Charged With Bribery

    The former superintendent of the Vigo County School Corp. is facing bribery charges in Marion County. Our partners at WTHI-TV report Danny Tanoos, who currently serves as the director of safety and security for the district, will appear in court Wednesday morning. 

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    Notre Dame Endowment Pool Rises Again

    The University of Notre Dame says its endowment pool ended the fiscal year in June with $13.1 billion, up from $11.8 billion the previous year. Chief Investment Officer Scott Malpass adds the pool saw a slight decrease in its return at 12.2 percent. 

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    ISU Names Foundation CEO

    Indiana State University has selected Andrea Angel as chief executive officer of the ISU Foundation. Angel, who previously served as associate vice chancellor for alumni and development at the University of Arkansas-Little Rock, will also serve as vice president of university advancement at ISU.

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    Milhaus Details Purchase of Harrison College Indy Campus

    Indianapolis-based Milhaus says it plans to build a 183-unit apartment complex on a portion of the campus of recently-closed Harrison College. The development, construction and management company purchased the property last month for $6.3 million and Marketing Director Raven Reckley says the college's decision to close was "news to us." She adds Milhaus is "disappointed for the students and staff who are affected most" and will be evaluating...

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    Regenstrief, IU Aging Center Partner on First-of-Its-Kind Study

    Researchers at the Regenstrief Institute Inc. in Indianapolis and the Indiana University Center for Aging Research have received $3 million from the National Institute on Aging. The grant will cover five years and focus on studying the benefits and harms of Alzheimer's disease screenings for family members of likely caregivers should their older relatives be diagnosed with Alzheimer's. The institute and center say this type of research has never been conducted.

  • Teresa and Leonard Bissonnette give gift to Franklin College

    Gift to Benefit Franklin College Master's Program

    A $150,000 gift from Drs. Leonard and Teresa Bissonnette will help support Franklin College's new Master of Science in Physician Studies program. The gift will help launch the master's program in January 2019.  Leonard Bissonnette, a 1962 alumnus of Franklin, says the school offered him an educational foundation to build a successful career. “Terry and I are very impressed with Dr. Meehan and the Physician Assistant Studies program he is building.  We are honored...

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    Event to Recognize Former UPS Leader at Ball State

    A dedication ceremony Friday afternoon in Muncie will honor a Ball State University graduate who led one of the biggest logistics companies in the country. The Kent C. "Oz" Nelson Logistics and Supply Chain Management Center for Excellence, named for the former chairman and chief executive officer of UPS, includes workstations with specialized industry software, offices and support staff for students in the program.

  • Gregg Chenoweth became Bethel's seventh president in 2013.

    Switch Reflects Bethel's Changing 'Composition'

    The decision to change from Bethel College to Bethel University, President Gregg Chenoweth says, is all about the present. "When I mentioned this in chapel, for example, students erupted with applause," he told Inside INdiana Business. "This is not a strategy for us, it's just a reflection of our composition having changed." The Mishawaka-based institution says its make-up now consists of...

  • Boone County EDC Set For Job Fair

    The Boone County Economic Development Corp. will Thursday host a job fair in Lebanon. More than 30 employers from throughout the county will be looking to fill thousands of jobs in a variety of industries such as manufacturing, business services, and healthcare.

  • The school says $12 million of the campaign will fund the Innovation Center. (rendering courtesy of Cathedral High School)

    Cathedral Kicks Off Capital Campaign

    In honor of its 100th anniversary, Cathedral High School in Indianapolis has publicly kicked off what it says is the largest capital and endowment campaign in the school's history. The Centennial Campaign seeks to raise $25 million to fund several projects, including a new Innovation Center.

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    New Leader Chosen for IU School of Medicine in Gary

    The Indiana University School of Medicine has chosen Elizabeth Ryan as associate dean and director of the school on the Northwest-Gary campus. The Chicago-area native brings more than two decades of experience in medical education to the medical school program.  Ryan will be the fourth director in the school's 46 year history when she assumes duties on October 1. She most recently served as vice chair for education in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the F...

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    Purdue Fort Wayne to Host Job Fair

    Purdue University Fort Wayne will Thursday host its annual Mastodon Job and Internship Fair. The event will feature more than 130 companies looking to fill more than 4,000 open positions. The fair will take place from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the fieldhouse of the Gates Athletic Center on the Fort Wayne campus.

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    Bethel College Details New Name

    Bethel College will become Bethel University. The Mishawaka school says the change reflects a more international and current image. During an unveiling Wednesday, officials said the new name will take effect May 6. The college opened in 1947 and the board of trustees says the concept of changing from Bethel College to Bethel University was first broached 15 years ago and then re-visited when board members met in the spring. Board Chairman Randy Lehman says the name...

  • IUSB Professor Ilan Levine awarded NSF grant (photo courtesy of Indiana University South Bend)

    IUSB Awarded Grant for Dark Matter Research

    An Indiana University South Bend professor's work in dark matter has garnered the school another National Science Foundation grant. Professor of Physics and Astronomy Ilan Levine secured a $770,521 grant for his project "MRI Consortium: Development of Instrumentation for the PICO-500 Bubble Chamber." This is the latest award received for Levine and his colleagues' work that includes using superheated fluid and bubble chambers to search for dark matter. PICO is comprised of ...

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

    Lubbers: Schools Must Adapt to Changing Needs

    Indiana Commissioner for Higher Education Teresa Lubbers says the state is working with Harrison College to the extent it can to "smooth the transition" for students displaced by the more than century-old for-profit school's closing late last week. Currently, Lubbers says fewer than 30 for-profit institutions operate in the state and she says it's important to keep tabs on their enrollment and financial figures to make sure they're staying viable.

  • Purdue Launches Degree+ Program

    The College of Liberal Arts at Purdue University has unveiled a program aimed at helping students complete two bachelor's degrees without extending their time to graduate. The program, known as Degree+, allows students outside of the college to complete a bachelor's degree in their chosen major while also adding a liberal arts degree.

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    Is For-Profit College Model Viable?

    A professor in Indiana University's Educational Leadership and Policy Studies Department says he's not surprised another for-profit Indiana college has closed, given the "enormous pressure" they are feeling on enrollment growth. Vic Borden says near-full employment and demographic factors like Midwest population loss are making it hard for for-profit and small nonprofit schools to sustain enrollment. Borden says, while he does not expect the for-profit model to go away...

  • Purdue Launches National Veterinary Medicine Academy

    The Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine is using a more than $3 million grant to establish an academy designed to address a national shortage of veterinarians in rural areas. Vet Up! The National Health Careers Opportunity Program Academy for Veterinary Medicine will also focus on food animal practice and a lack of underrepresented people entering the veterinary profession.

  • Eva Mozes Kor and her sister were prisoners who survived the NAZI concentration camp in Auschwitz. The rest of their family did not.

    New Garden Named For Eva Kor

    A new permanent exhibit honoring Holocaust survivor Eva Kor at Newfields in Indianapolis has been dedicated. The Eva Kor Peace Garden will recognize the longtime Terre Haute resident's global message of peace, healing and forgiveness. Kor is founder of the CANDLES Museum in Terre Haute, which will be relocated to the former First Financial Corp. (Nasdaq: THFF) as part of an arrangement with Indiana Landmarks announced in June. Monday's dedication ceremony included...

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    Harrison College Confirms Closure

    Indianapolis-based Harrison College has confirmed it has closed. In a statement released Friday evening, the college, which has 11 campuses in Indiana, Ohio and North Carolina, calls the move a "difficult business decision" and says it is working with partners to ensure students have the ability to complete their education. Harrison College says it will close The Chef's Academy in Indianapolis on October 14, which marks the...

  • Indiana Tech Opens Lafayette Campus

    Indiana Tech is showcasing its newest campus. The Fort Wayne-based college held an open house Thursday in Lafayette, giving Indiana Tech a presence in 17 communities throughout the state, Illinois, Kentucky and Michigan. President Karl Einholf says...

  • Finalists Named for Teacher of the Year

    The Indiana Department of Education has announced the three finalists for the 2019 Teacher of the Year. The three teachers were chosen by a committee made up of former winners, IDOE staff and business and community leaders. The finalists for 2019 Teacher of the Year: Sarah Wolff – Carmel High School, Carmel Clay Schools Derek Ruble – Noblesville East Middle School, Noblesville Schools Tamara Markey – McKenzie Center for Innovation and Technology, MSD Lawrence T...

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    High School to Create STREAM Lab

    A high school in Hammond is looking to invest $1 million in project aimed at boosting students' preparation for careers in science, technology, engineering, performing arts, and math. Bishop Noll Institute says it will renovate its former natatorium into a state-of-the-art STREAM Lab and Innovation Center, which is expected to open in time for the 2019-2020 academic year. The project will be funded primarily through the school's Ignite & Inspire capital campaign.

  • Andrea Bonetto (left) and Janaiah Kota (photo courtesy IU School of Medicine)

    ACS Funds Simon Cancer Center Doctors Research

    Studies on pancreatic cancer and muscle weakness due to chemotherapy will continue thanks to four-year grants from the American Cancer Society. Janaiah Kota and Andre Bonetto each received $792,000 grants for their work with the Tumor Microenvironment and Metastasis research program at the IU Simon Cancer Center.  Dr. Kota's work focuses on a specific molecule that has been deemed a potential healing target for pancreatic cancer, which is expected to be the second lead...

  • Superintendent of Public Instruction Jennifer McCormick took the job at the start of 2017.

    Funding to Address Mental, Emotional Health in Schools

    The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration has awarded the state $9 million to take on mental and emotional health issues in schools. The Project Advancing Wellness and Resilience Education grant will help boost and develop school-based mental health teams. Three districts in the state were selected as partners to help create sustainable models that can be adapted for schools statewide.

  • Nancy and John Peterson (photo courtesy of Franklin College)

    Gift to Establish 'The Hive' at Franklin College

    A $500,000 gift from a former Franklin College trustee and his wife will be used to establish an endowed fund aimed at innovation and leadership development. The college says the gift from John and Nancy Peterson will create “The Hive at Franklin College,” a program focusing on collaboration among students and business and nonprofit leaders.

  • Abigail Mechtenberg is the founder of Energy E3. (photo courtesy of the University of Notre Dame)

    Notre Dame Program Aims to Bridge Energy Gap

    Researchers at the University of Notre Dame are teaming up with counterparts in Africa to launch an energy innovation center in Uganda. The university says it is part of a program called Energy E3 - Empowering Nations to Power Their Nation, which seeks to bring electricity to low- and middle-income countries.

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    State's Oldest Zoo Scores Support For First Phase of Overhaul

    The first phase of what could be a $40 million makeover of the Potawatomi Zoo in South Bend has received a boost. The state's oldest zoo is looking to spend $3 million -- boosted by $450,000 in funds just approved from the state's Regional Cities Initiative -- to redevelop its entryway into what officials say will be a state-of-the-art pavilion. Attendance at the zoo has risen more than five percent per year since 2014 and Executive Director Marcy Dean says...

  • Bill Brizzard is the executive director of the IU ICO (photo courtesy of Indiana University)

    IU Touts Tech Transfer Successes

    The Indiana University Innovation and Commercialization Office is celebrating what it says was a successful year of technology transfer activity. The university earned 141 patents from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and other global organizations, up from 57 the previous year. The IU ICO is reporting 171 disclosed inventions during the year, bringing the three-year total to 485. IU also completed 46 licensing agreements in nine states, as well as Canada, Switzerland...

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    Broecker to Lead Innovation at Purdue Research Foundation

    A big name in the state's life sciences sector has a new position. David Broecker, who most recently served as the first chief executive officer of the Indiana Biosciences Research Institute, will serve as chief innovation and collaboration officer at the Purdue Research Foundation in West Lafayette. Broecker has helped launch multiple startups and has held leadership positions with companies of all sizes in Indianapolis and Boston. Broecker previously...

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    ICS to Cut Ribbon on Riverside High School

    Indianapolis Classical Schools will Thursday cut the ribbon on the new Riverside High School on the city's near northwest side. The school, located at the former Heslar Naval Armory, is opening after a $10 million renovation project. Riverside High School currently serves 300 freshman and sophomore students. ICS says a new class of freshmen will be added over the next two years and the school will ultimately have a student body of approximately 600 students in all four grades.

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    Duke Energy Grant Helps Put Conner Prairie on Wheels

    The Duke Energy Foundation has awarded a $70,000 grant to Conner Prairie in Fishers. The interactive history park says the funding will help achieve the goal of bringing STEM education directly to elementary school students in the state through its Prairie Mobile outreach program. 

  • David Ebert is also a professor of electrical and computer engineering at Purdue.

    Purdue Tech Aims to Help With Hurricane Response

    As Hurricane Florence bears down on the east coast, researchers from Purdue University are testing technology designed to help find victims of natural and man-made disasters. The university says Social Media Analytics and Reporting Toolkit, or SMART, allows first responders to monitor social media channels to find people who need help. The platform gives first responders the ability to select key words and themes, such as flooding or medical emergencies, which are then displayed on a...

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    Ban Ki-Moon Set For Notre Dame Presentation

    A former secretary-general of the United Nations will be on the University of Notre Dame's campus Wednesday. Ban Ki-moon was the eighth person to hold the position, serving from 2007-2016. Ban will deliver a lecture at the Asia Leadership Forum at the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center. The sold-out presentation is titled "The United Nations and Global Citizenship" and it will begin at 6 p.m. Ban founded the...

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    Gold Medalist Urges Replacement of Evansville Pool

    The Evansville Redevelopment Commission has unanimously approved a $25 million bond issuance request to finance the largest portion of the planned $28.4 million Deaconess Aquatics Center. The project, championed by Mayor Lloyd Winnecke, would include recreational and competitive swimming amenities. In his pitch to the council Monday night, Winnecke discussed the breakdown of how it will be paid for, which involves...

  • IUPUI School of Engineering and Technology (photo courtesy of IUPUI)

    IUPUI Chosen for STEM Collaboration

    The National Science Foundation has chosen IUPUI to be one of three universities aligned with a new urban STEM collaborator project. IUPUI, University of Memphis and the University of Colorado Denver will share a $5 million award, including $3M in scholarships for the Urban S-STEM Collaboratory project.  The School of Engineering and Technology at IUPUI will receive $1.7 million to allow administrators and faculty to work together with colleagues at each school to provide s...

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    Indiana Schools Among Best in National Rankings

    The University of Notre Dame, DePauw University, Wabash College and Butler University were ranked tops among Indiana schools in their respective categories in a publication's rankings of the best colleges in the nation. U.S. News and World Report says it ranks schools based on "hard objective data alone," including outcomes, financial resources and student excellence. The publication weighs various indicators to determine the final rankings of each category.

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    Notre Dame Psychologist Part of $3.9M Civic Virtues Project

    A $3.9 million grant will support a research project co-led by a University of Notre Dame psychologist. Darcia Narvaez will work with University of Oklahoma Institute for the Study of Human Flourishing Director Nancy Snow on the "Self, Virtue and Public Life Project," which will cover multiple civic virtues initiatives. The full scope of the Templeton Religion Trust-supported effort includes 10 new, $190,000 research projects, two conferences for grant awardees, two edited...

  • Purdue Hits Record Enrollment

    Purdue University has hit a new record for enrollment at its West Lafayette campus. The university says the total of 43,411 students includes the campus' largest freshman class, which is expected to translate into a new record for total graduates. 

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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,...
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    Design Unveiled For Ball State Sciences Building

    Ball State University trustees have received the proposed design for a five-story, $87.5 million Foundational Sciences Building. The project, which is expected to take two years, could get underway next fall. The facility is the larger of two that will eventually replace the aging Cooper Science Complex as the primary homes of the university's science and health-based academic programs. The other piece, the $62.5 million Health Professions Building, is slated to open around...

  • Prosecuting Attorney Kenneth Cotter held a swearing in ceremony Friday for six new student interns. (photo courtesy University of Notre Dame)

    County Cyber Crimes Unit Moves to Notre Dame

    The St. Joseph County Cyber Crimes Unit has moved to a new home. The county prosecutor's office says the relocation to Hammes Mowbray Hall on the University of Notre Dame campus will provide expanded working space and greater access to student interns on the South Bend campus.

  • Vincennes is Indiana's oldest university.

    Vincennes Partnering With Chinese College

    Vincennes University has entered into an academic cooperating agreement with Yancheng Polytechnic College in China. The university says the deal will create opportunities for collaboration in teaching, research, faculty and student exchange, and staff development.

  • The Michael I. Arnolt Center for Investigative Journalism will open in 2019

    IU to Launch Investigative Journalism Center

    The largest gift in Media School history at Indiana University will launch an independent investigative journalism center in the fall of 2019. The Media School received the $6 million gift from Michael Arnolt of Indianapolis.  The Michael I. Arnolt Center for Investigative Journalism will focus on teaching and producing investigative journalism in Indiana and elsewhere. The 1967 IU graduate spent his first five years after college as a reporter for the Elkhart Truth be...

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    Franklin Trustee Makes 'Transformative' Gift

    A Franklin College alumnus has given a $2 million super endowment gift to the institution. President Thomas Minar says the gift from Douglas Tillman includes cash and planned giving components and will generate income for current efforts and future endowments in perpetuity. Minar says the gift will help secure the future of Franklin College by assuring continual endowment growth. He says a super endowment is very unusual in higher education and calls it a "unique, creative...

  • Jason Whitney is the manager of strategic partnerships at the IURTC.

    IU, Notre Dame Partner on Online Startup Platform

    Indiana University and the University of Notre Dame have joined with 10 other Midwest universities to launch an online platform designed to connect high-tech startups with experienced business executives. Midwest Executives-on-Roster, or XOR, gives startups access to C-suite personnel to help advance their research into a commercial product.

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    'Rebellious' Entrepreneur Starts Digital Academy in Muncie

    An 18-year-old in Muncie has launched a program to teach 10-15-year-olds basic digital programming skills. Them LLC founder Nate Spell uses the Roblox online game-creation platform to lay down a foundation of logic and problem-solving techniques. Spell, who got his start in the digital realm by publishing his own e-magazine, says more than 600 students have attended Them Academy courses since January. In an interview with Inside INdiana Business, Spell discussed what drove him to...

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    Purdue Fort Wayne Sees Enrollment Increase

    Purdue University Fort Wayne has seen a major jump in enrollment to begin the 2018–19 academic year.  A total of 2,314 new undergraduate students were admitted along with 151 new graduate students, both significant increases over the previous year.

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

    IDOE Looking to Fix ISTEP Scoring Issues

    Officials with the Indiana Department of Education are hoping to have issues regarding the scoring of the most recent ISTEP exams resolved by the end of the week. Our partners at WFYI report test vendor Pearson detailed concerns about the scoring of some answers to a 10th grade math question, which led to a delay in the release of test results.

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    'From Normal to Extraordinary' Salutes Ball State

    More than a year of preparations, shooting and editing will culminate in Thursday evening's debut of a student-produced documentary to officially kick off the 100th anniversary of the founding of Ball State University. The centennial celebration, which has already included smaller-scale initiatives throughout the Muncie campus, will also involve "red carpet" experiences, a fireworks display and Ball State Symphony Orchestra accompaniment of the documentary. The production is...

  • Lubbers says adults can work and complete credentials at the same time.

    Lubbers Weighs In on Future of 'Higher Learning'

    Indiana's commissioner for higher education says many colleges and universities are reporting higher enrollment, despite the current period of near-full employment when many people choose the workforce over school. However, Teresa Lubbers expects much of the future growth to come in "higher learning spaces," like apprenticeships and coding academies, rather than traditional colleges and universities. She says those programs tend to be "much more resilient to the changes...

  • (Image of interviewers Shannon, Dengke and Jaedyn courtesy of "State of Change.")

    Documentary to Feature Hoosier Students' Future-Shaping Journey

    A new documentary that follows the journey of three Indiana students interviewing professionals in some of Indiana's signature industries debuts Thursday. "State of Change" was produced in partnership with Roadtrip Nation, a national organization focused on career exploration. Some of the companies featured in interviews by the students include Scott Farms in Carroll and Cass counties, GE Aviation in Lafayette and Salesforce.com Inc. in Indianapolis.

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    Collaboration Potential 'Mutual' Between Marian, St. Joe

    In a letter to the St. Joseph's College community, Board Chairman Larry Hemmelgarn and Rector Barry Fischer expressed "mutual desire to collaborate" on Marian University's new, two-year college announced Wednesday in Indianapolis. Plans call for classes at the yet-to-be-named institution to begin in a year. During an interview with Inside INdiana Business following the announcement, Marian President Dan Elsener said his school has had "fruitful" discussions with...

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    Marian's New, Two-Year College Has Ambitious Vision

    As Marian University launches a two-year college near its Indianapolis campus, President Dan Elsener says he can already envision the model spreading outside of central Indiana. "Our long-term plan is to have a network of these schools in rural areas and other places around Indiana where the need is great and we're invited to bring this successful model to others," Elsener told Inside INdiana Business. Classes are set to begin in a year at the yet-to-be-named college.

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    Purdue Fort Wayne Names Directors of New Schools

    Three new Schools at Purdue University Fort Wayne that were established for existing colleges this academic year now have leaders. The directors of the Schools of Education, Music, and Polytechnic  have been approved by the Board of Trustees.  The School of Education will be led by former educational studies chair Isabel Nuñez. The College of Education and Public Policy was renamed the College of Professional Studies and includes 

  • Poet Laureate to Speak at Saint Mary's

    Saint Mary's College in northern Indiana will Wednesday host a lecture from U.S. Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith. In addition to the lecture, Smith will also meet with Saint Mary's students as well as local high school students nominated by their teachers. 

  • Manchester University Adding New Major

    Manchester University students are now able to major in Global Health. The university added the major for the 2018-2019 school year to focus on national and international health and socioeconomic issues. The global health major will contain interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary science elements, with choices for related courses such as social work or business. Careers for the new major include community health administrator, health services manager, pharmaceutical sales, disaster r...

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    'America's Top Colleges' Includes Indiana Schools

    Two colleges in Indiana are in the top 100 of a national best colleges list. The Forbes rankings, which have the University of Notre Dame at the top of the list in Indiana, consider factors it says measure "the direct benefits schools provide their graduates." The list includes metrics about alumni salaries, debt after graduation, retention and graduation rates. It leaves out considerations like acceptance rates and the SAT scores of admitted students. In all...

  • IU Reports Record Freshman Class

    Indiana University is celebrating its largest freshman class in its nearly 200-year history. The university says its statewide campuses welcomed a total of 15,909 freshman students, which includes record first-year classes at its Bloomington, IUPUI, Kokomo and East campuses.

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    Trine's MTI Center to Host Mad Ants Game

    Trine University's MTI Center will be showcased in a Fort Wayne Mad Ants regular season game next season. The NBA G League affiliate of the Pacers will host the Charlotte Hornets' Greensboro Swarm December 30. The $13.7 million MTI Center opened in January to host the university's men's and women's basketball programs.  Mad Ants President Tim Bawmann says team officials were impressed with the 3,500 seat arena.  "We got an opportuni...

  • Republic purchased 50 training aircraft for the academy.

    'First Class' - LIFT Academy Welcomes First Students

    An effort by Indianapolis-based Republic Airways Holdings Inc. to address what it calls a "huge shortage" of pilots officially lifts off Tuesday. The 13 students in the first class of the LIFT Academy were chosen from more than 600 applicants. Chief Executive Officer Bryan Bedford says the airline hopes to attract students who had previously thought pilot training was "unattainable, unaffordable or unfinanceable." Republic says it currently...

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    Entrepreneur, Finance Exec to Lead Notre Dame Institute for Global Investing

    A University of Notre Dame institute designed to boost finance curriculum and career training opportunities in the Mendoza College of Business has a new managing director. Erin Bellissimo, who previously served as executive director of the Heilbrunn Center for Graham & Dodd Investing at Columbia Business School, will be in charge of strategic priorities, operations and curriculum at the Notre Dame Institute for Global Investing. Bellissimo is a...

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    Testing Delays Opening of Fort Wayne Campus Bridge

    A high-profile pedestrian bridge in Fort Wayne will need more testing before it can open. Parker Cole Crossing, which connects the Purdue University Fort Wayne and Ivy Tech Community College Fort Wayne campuses over Coliseum Boulevard, is a $4.5 million project paid for mostly by the Indiana Department of Transportation. One-fifth of the work is covered by the bridge's namesakes, the Olive B. Cole Foundation and Mac and Pat Parker. INDOT Fort Wayne District Director Jason Spreen says...
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    Newest Excel Center in Session

    The 14th Excel Center has opened in Indiana. The new, tuition-free adult high school is located in southwest Marion County and is a partnership between Goodwill of Central and Southern Indiana and the Metropolitan School District of Decatur Township. Excel Centers, a model that helps learners 18 and over earn a diploma, were initially launched in Indiana and have spread throughout the country. MSD of Decatur Township Superintendent Matt Prusiecki says...

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    Ancilla's 10th President Makes it Official

    Ancilla College in Donaldson has inaugurated its 10th president. Michele Dvorak, who previously served as chief operating officer at the Marshall County school, officially took the helm during a ceremony attended by students, faculty and multiple leaders including University of Saint Francis President Elise Kriss and Plymouth Mayor Mark Senter. Dvorak succeeds Ken Zirkle, who retired in May following the school's commencement ceremony. Zirkle came to the school as interim president in...
  • Students have already completed their first "odyssey" at the center.

    Plainfield Schools Shows Off 'Imagination Lab'

    Plainfield Community School Corp. today hosted a community launch for what it calls a first-of-its-kind, high-tech learning center for elementary school students. The $5 million Imagination Lab boasts features including a 3-D printer, green screens and an outdoor learning garden. The Imagination Lab is at Clarks Creek Elementary School in Plainfield, in a space originally built as a natatorium for a middle school. The district's K-5 students will take part in activities, or...

  • Rose-Hulman Appoints 'Teaching Excellence' Chair

    The inaugural Alfred R. Schmidt Chair for Excellence in Teaching at Rose-Hulman is political science professor Terrence Casey. The new program acknowledges faculty members committed to furthering their fields of study.  1969 Rose-Hulman alumnus G. Felda Hardymon endowed the new faculty chair by auctioning off his customized McLaren P1 hypercar in the spring of last year, which resulted in $2.39 million. “I am surrounded at Rose-Hulman by some of the finest educators in th...

  • B-Start Opens Applications

    B-Start in Bloomington has opened applications for its next five-month run. The pre-accelerator program for high-growth startups is designed to help launch innovative enterprises and create jobs. The four-year old Bloomington Economic Development Corporation program is open to anyone living in Monroe County, including IU and Ivy Tech students, and involves mentorship, workshops and a pitch competition. B-Start is beginning to renew focus on lean business models and customer...

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    Bill Introduced For National Airmail Museum in Fort Wayne

    A bipartisan bill has been introduced by Indiana's senators to designate a section of Smith Field as the National Airmail Museum. Senators Todd Young (R-IN) and Joe Donnelly (D-IN) submitted the National Airmail Museum Act this week. Representative Jim Banks (R-3) introduced the House version in February. Senator Young says Hangar 2 of Smith Field would receive the designation. “The Smith Field Airport in Fort Wayne played a vital role in the history of airmail.

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    Middle School Opens on Indy's East Side

    A mayor-sponsored charter school has opened a new building in Indianapolis. Avondale Meadows Middle School, built on the city's east side for $5 million, is an extension of the nearby Avondale Meadows Academy that has served elementary students since 2006. AMMS had 90 students during the previous school year in a temporary location and will have an enrollment of 180 this year. The 35,000 square-foot facility has room for 300 students. Executive Director Kelly Herron says...

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    Roche Academy Boasts Training, Job Offer

    Roche Diagnostics Corp. in Indianapolis, the University of Indianapolis and Ascend Indiana have announced a collaboration designed to fill high-need technical jobs at the biotechnology company. The Roche Academy will include customized curriculum and internships for UIndy biology and chemistry students which could lead to job offers from the company upon graduation. Recruiting efforts for the program are expected to begin in October and, once students complete...

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    Muncie Area Nonprofits Receive Support

    More than a dozen nonprofits have been awarded a share of over $100,000 from the Community Foundation of Muncie and Delaware County Inc. Recipients of the largest grants include Project Leadership Inc., Mid-Indiana Trails Inc. and Whitely Community Council. The organization says the third quarter grants support...

  • (Image of Arvind Raman courtesy of Purdue University.)

    Purdue to Lead $70M International Aid Consortium

    Purdue University has announced it will lead a $70 million global collaboration designed to address developmental challenges in lower-middle income countries. Long-term Services for Research is a five-year partnership with U.S. Agency for International Development that also includes Indiana University and the University of Notre Dame and is designed to "co-create" solutions using physical and intellectual university resources. During a presentation...

  • Indiana Tech to Celebrate New Campus

    A grand opening ceremony is set for Indiana Tech's new campus in Lafayette. The ceremony will be held Thursday, September 13 at the new facility on the east side of Lafayette.  The 4,145 square foot building officially opened on June 25, making it the 17th Indiana Tech regional campus, in addition to the main Ft. Wayne campus. The Lafayette facility houses two classrooms, one of which also serves as a computer lab.  “Through our College of Professional Studies, India...
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    Former UN Secretary General to Speak at Notre Dame

    The eighth secretary-general of the United Nations, Ban Ki-Moon, will deliver a lecture during the Asia Leadership Forum at the University of Notre Dame next month. The sold out event will feature Moon speaking on "The United Nations and Global Citizenship" September 12th in the Patricia George Decio Theatre at the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center. The South Korea native served as secretary-general from 2007-2016, and was the first East Asian elected to the position.  ...

  • AWS Foundation Awards Grants

    Non-profit organizations dedicated to helping individuals with disabilities in northeastern Indiana have been awarded grants from AWS Foundation. This round consisted of over $618,000 in grants Organizations receiving grants: Ancilla College: $10,000 for scholarships for their autism program. Audiences Unlimited: $13,910 for music and dance program at Life Adult Day Academy. Bethesda Lutheran Communities: $2,500 for day program assistive technology. Bi-County Services:&nbs...
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    St. Joe's Provides 'Phoenix Project' Update

    The man in charge of raising money for Saint Joseph's College's effort to reopen says the Rensselaer school has made "good progress over the last 12 months." However, Vice President For Advancement Bill Hogan says, despite "positive strides," issues surrounding a farm credit loan made to the school have not yet been resolved. In an open letter on Facebook, Hogan says the school has been experiencing the most difficult period in its...

  • Early Learning Indiana says it has awarded more than $2 million in grants since 2015.

    Ministry-Based Programs Earn Funding

    Indianapolis-based Early Learning Indiana has awarded nearly $170,000 in grants to eight ministry-based programs throughout the state. The organizations will use the funding for physical and program improvements to advance on the state's child care quality rating and improvement systems. The recipients include: • God’s Little Blessings Early Learning Center at the Calvary Baptist Church; Connersville; $25,000 to expand its fire alarm system, to remodel and expand...

  • ASSURE will be based in Purdue's Discovery Park.

    Grant to Fund Cutting-Edge Military Cybersecurity Work

    Purdue University has landed a $2.3 million contract from the Indiana Innovation Institute to help develop a program focusing on military cybersecurity. The school will work with Indiana University, the University of Notre Dame and Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division on the ASSURE program, which aims to find and address vulnerabilities in military electronics. ASSURE, which stands for Achieving Scientifically Secured User Reassurance in Electronics, is also tasked with...

  • Tyner says "it's unusual to see returns that significant."

    Study Details Broadband Benefits

    A study from Purdue University's Center for Regional Development suggests Indiana could generate a $12 billion economic impact over 20 years with a meaningful investment in bringing broadband access to rural areas. The report, commissioned by Indiana Electric Cooperatives and Tipmont REMC, estimates every dollar invested in broadband returns nearly $4 to the economy. Researchers looked at potential costs and benefits from installing broadband within the service territory of seven...

  • Mearns spoke with IIB during a visit to Ball State's downtown Indianapolis office.

    Mearns Pleased With Ball State's Message, Momentum

    As Ball State ramps up the celebration of its centennial, President Geoffrey Mearns says the school will continue to grow through a broader message and stronger partnership with the Muncie community. Mearns, who began his tenure as president 15 months ago, says Ball State has launched a more "visible and vocal" marketing campaign to tell its story throughout the United States. He also touts the school's "Better Together" campaign, to serve the people of Muncie...

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    Date Set For 'Emotional' Garth Brooks Show

    The date for what's being billed as the first-ever concert at Notre Dame Stadium has been released. Garth Brooks, who participated Monday in the Carter Work Project in Mishawaka, will headline the October 20th show with wife Trisha Yearwood. Tickets will go on sale September 14th. During a presentation Monday morning in South Bend, Brooks talked about what it means to be part of the event, which will be...

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    IU Lands $18.8M in Federal Support

    Indiana University says its School of Global and International Studies has secured $18.8 million over the next four years through a federal program. The funding is a record total for the university in the 60-year history of the Department of Education Title VI initiative. IU says the School of Global and International Studies oversaw the university's application efforts for the first time, helping land funds for 11 area study centers.

  • (Pictured left to right: Ryan Vaughn, Scott Dorsey)

    Dorsey: Sportstech Accelerator May be Just The Beginning

    Supporters say Indy's new sportech accelerator that was announced last week represents a perfect marriage of the city's world class sports brand and a vibrant tech ecosystem. The Techstars SportsTech Accelerator Powered by Indy is expected to attract interest from hundreds of entrepreneurs around the globe. But technology entrepreneur Scott Dorsey says that may be just the start.

  • (Image of Alan and Peg Scantland courtesy of Earlham College.)

    Earlham Donors Continue Philanthropy

    A couple who graduated from Earlham College in 1974 has donated $3 million to their alma mater. The funds from Alan and Peggy Scantland will support Earlham's Summer Research Fund, student conference travel, a fund for students who are academically sound but financially struggling and co-curricular experience integration programs. Alan says...

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    Ivy Tech's Campus Transformation Begins in Kokomo

    Ivy Tech Community College has broken ground on a planned $43 million transformation of its campus in Kokomo. The school says the investment will centralize classroom and training space that has been scattered throughout the Howard County city beyond its main building that opened in 1976. The 18-month project will result in spaces for programs including health sciences and nursing, automotive, diesel lab and agriculture and technology. Ivy Tech President Sue Ellspermann says...

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    Ground Broken for PNW STEM Facility

    Purdue University Northwest has begun construction on a $40 million Bioscience Innovation Building on their Hammond campus. The STEM-centered facility will hold the school's nursing and biological sciences departments.  The 68,000 square foot building will be specifically designed as a learning environment with instructional labs and classrooms. The facility will be located near the student union and library and east of Lawshe Hall. Substantial completion is set for April 2...

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    Parent Closing The Art Institute of Indianapolis

    The Art Institute of Indianapolis will close its campus on the city's northwest side at the end of the year. Its parent, Pittsburgh-based Dream Center Education Holdings LLC, attributes the decision to factors including increasing demand for online education. In July, enrollment was frozen at the Indianapolis campus in The Pyramids at College Park. The school is guiding prospective students visiting its Indianapolis school website to enroll in its online program or at campuses in...

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    'Steady Hand' of Notre Dame Finances to Retire

    The University of Notre Dame's longtime chief financial officer is retiring. John Affleck-Graves has served as executive vice president since 2004 and the university says during his tenure its annual operating budget has more than doubled to $1.5 billion and its endowment has more than tripled to $11.8 billion. In a new release, the university referred to Affleck-Graves as a "steady hand" that guided fiscal operations through some often challenging economic times.

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    Purdue Poultry Chair to Carry Farm Family Name

    The first-ever endowed chair in poultry science at Purdue University will be named in honor of a well-known northern Indiana agricultural family. The $1 million gift, which will be boosted through the College of Agriculture Endowed Chair Challenge Matching Gift Program, will create the Terry and Sandra Tucker Chair in Poultry Science in the Department of Animal Sciences. Terry, a Purdue graduate, is chief executive officer and board chair of Milford-based Maple Leaf Farms.

  • Society of Innovators Partners With Purdue Northwest

    The Portage-based Society of Innovators of Northwest Indiana has begun a partnership with Purdue University Northwest. Now known as The Society of Innovators at Purdue Northwest, the nonprofit says the collaboration will "further enhance its role as the region's gateway for creators, innovators and entrepreneurs."

  • Martin University President White to Retire

    Longtime Indiana educator Eugene White has announced he will retire as Martin University president next year. White was hired in September 2013 after over seven years at the helm of Indianapolis Public Schools. White previously served as deputy IPS superintendent and Washington Township Schools superintendent after roles as a teacher, coach and principal of Fort Wayne Schools, the first African-American to be named principal there. He later was named principal at North Cent...

  • The first FroYo Xpress kiosk will launch in late September at Purdue's Third Street Market.

    Purdue Frozen Yogurt Startup to Launch First Kiosk

    A frozen yogurt startup founded by a group of Purdue University students will this fall open its first self-serve kiosk on the West Lafayette campus. FroYo XPress, which features all-natural, dairy-free frozen yogurt products, aims to provide convenient, healthy alternatives to traditional desserts.

  • The cyber academy is located at the Muscatatuck Urban Training Center

    Officials to Cut Ribbon on Cyber Academy

    Governor Eric Holcomb will join officials from the Indiana National Guard and Ivy Tech Community College Wednesday to cut the ribbon on the new Ivy Tech Cyber Academy at Muscatatuck in Jennings County. The academy, located at the Muscatatuck Urban Training Center, will train military and civilian students in dealing with cyber threats.

  • Christine McDonnell is the co-founder and CEO of Codelicious.

    Codelicious Targeting 'Aggressive' Growth Goals

    The co-founder and chief executive officer of Indianapolis-based Codelicious says the $940,000 round of funding the company recently secured will help achieve its aggressive growth goals. Christine McDonnell says the company hopes to grow the number of clients from the current 10 to 100 by the end of the year and eventually expand the "Curriculum-as-a-Service" platform nationally and internationally. Codelicious develops subscription-based computer science curricula for...

  • Ryan Vaughn is president of the Indiana Sports Corp.

    Sports Tech to Fuel New Accelerator

    A group of sports organizations is making a big bet on sports tech through a three-year, multi-million-dollar partnership with a worldwide entrepreneurship network. The Indiana Sports Corp., NCAA and Pacers Sports and Entertainment are among the founding partners of a sports tech accelerator that will launch in Indy with the backing of Colorado-based Techstars. Techstars SportsTech Accelerator Powered by Indy will select 10 companies from throughout the world each year to come to...

  • Valpo to Add Environmental Engineering Program

    Valparaiso University is adding a new degree program to its College of Engineering. The university says the environmental engineering major will be available to students beginning in the fall of 2019.

  • Taylor, Marian Welcoming Record Incoming Classes

    The trend of record freshman classes among Hoosier universities continues. Taylor University in Upland and Marian University in Indianapolis say they are each celebrating an all-time high number of incoming students as classes begin for the 2018-2019 academic year. 

  • Stanley Madison of Princeton won Indiana Landmarks’ Williamson Prize

    Indiana Landmarks Announces Annual Award Winners

    Princeton, Wabash and Valparaiso have won awards for achievement in historic preservation from Indiana Landmarks. The annual Servaas Memorial Awards and the Williamson Prize for outstanding individual leadership in historic preservation will be presented September 15 in Indianapolis. Stanley Madison of Princeton won the Williamson Prize for his work to rescue Lyles Station School in the 1990's. The now restored building was the only schoolhouse in the African American ...
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    Private College Leaders Seek 'Strong' Hate Crime Law

    The presidents of more than 20 private colleges and universities throughout the state have signed a letter calling for legislators to create a law specifically addressing hate crimes. Indiana is one of five states without specific legislation. The letter, addressed to Senator Rodric Bray (R-37) and signed by 22 presidents, follows a call last month by Governor Eric Holcomb for the General Assembly to take action in the wake of anti-Semitic graffiti...

  • Notre Dame's Mendoza School To Offer New MSBA

    Notre Dame To Begin New Master's Degree

    The University of Notre Dame's Mendoza College of Business is accepting applications for their new Master of Science in Business Analytics. The one-year graduate degree will begin classes in fall 2019. The new degree is intended for students will little or no work experience. “We’ve been running our MS in Business Analytics Chicago program for working professionals with great success, and over the years we’ve seen a number of applicants who would benefit greatl...

  • 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...

  • (rendering of Shreve Gateway courtesy of IUPUI)

    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...

  • 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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      Inside INdiana Business is on the road this week, coming to you from Greater Lafayette known for two great cities and one great university. We start the conversation with the Governor turned university president, who has wasted no time in getting down to business, whether it’s education or the economy.

    • 'Game-Changer' Skillful Program Coming to Indiana

      A national nonprofit has chosen Indiana as the next state for its Skillful initiative, designed to help workers, especially those without four-year college degrees, find good jobs in a changing economy. The New York-based Markle Foundation is working with partners including Microsoft Philanthropies, Walmart and Purdue University on the workforce development effort.

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    • How Managers Can Keep Millennials Happy

      There are more than 56 million Millennials either actively participating in the workforce, or searching for a job. With a number like this, it’s no surprise that Millennials have taken the workplace by storm. But what is surprising is how different this generation is from their predecessors. They rely heavily on technology and prefer to communicate via text or email rather than a traditional phone call. Managing millennial employees can be a challenge — how can executives...

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    • $25M Behavioral Hospital Coming to Central Indiana

      Danville-based Hendricks Regional Health is partnering with US HealthVest to develop a stand-alone behavioral center on the Hendricks campus in Plainfield. Known as the Indianapolis Behavioral Hospital, the facility will provide specialized inpatient and outpatient mental health care to patients of all ages.

    • How Managers Can Keep Millennials Happy

      There are more than 56 million Millennials either actively participating in the workforce, or searching for a job. With a number like this, it’s no surprise that Millennials have taken the workplace by storm. But what is surprising is how different this generation is from their predecessors. They rely heavily on technology and prefer to communicate via text or email rather than a traditional phone call. Managing millennial employees can be a challenge — how can executives...

    • Christel DeHaan to Retire as Christel House CEO

      One of the biggest names in philanthropy in Indiana is announcing her retirement. Christel House International Chief Executive Officer Christel DeHaan will remain board chair, but leave as CEO of the nonprofit she founded 20 years ago. The organization has named former Indianapolis Mayor Bart Peterson to be her successor. CHI's mission is to lift children out of poverty, and it has established learning centers at home in Indianapolis and abroad in Mexico, India, South Africa and...

    • Sturges, CBRE Splitting Up

      A long-time commercial real estate firm in Fort Wayne is going independent. CBRE | Sturges, which became affiliated with the global brand more than 20 years ago, will become Sturges Property Group at the end of this month. The firm was founded in 1975 and bills itself as largest full-service commercial and industrial real estate firm in the region. The shift, Sturges says, will...

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      West Lafayette-based Endocyte Inc. (Nasdaq: ECYT) has announced a merger agreement with a global pharmaceutical giant. The deal with Switzerland-based Novartis AG is valued at $2.1 billion and still requires shareholder approval. Until regulatory and other approvals are met, Endocyte will remain independent. The proposed merger of Endocyte into Novartis is slated to be complete in the first half of next year. Endocyte develops targeted cancer therapies and earlier this...