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    Budget Committee Approves 'Transformative' Project

    The State Budget Committee has approved the construction of the more than $40 million Bioscience Innovation Building on the Purdue University Northwest campus in Hammond. Our partners at The Times of Northwest Indiana report work on the building is slated to begin in August 2018. The 68,000-square-foot facility will house research labs, teaching labs and offices for Purdue Northwest's College of Nursing and the Department of Biological Sciences. Construction is expected to ...

  • Holcomb Makes Board Appointments

    Governor Eric Holcomb has made another round of appointments and reappointments to various boards and commissions. They include the Indiana Economic Development Corp. Board of Directors and the Vincennes University Board of Trustees.

  • James Sullivan (left) and William Evans are leading the research initiative. (photos courtesy University of Notre Dame)

    NIH Grant to Support Homelessness Prevention Research

    The National Institutes of Health has awarded a nearly $350,000 grant to the Wilson Sheehan Lab for Economics Opportunities at the University of Notre Dame. The funding will support research on the impact of emergency financial assistance on those at risk of homelessness.

  • Allison Barber is chancellor of WGU Indiana.

    Indy to Host First WGU Regional Commencement

    Western Governors University will Saturday hold its first-ever regional commencement ceremony at the Indiana Convention Center in downtown Indianapolis. The event, hosted by WGU Indiana, will honor 500 graduates from more than 25 states. 

  • Budget Committee Approves Hulman Center Renovation

    The State Budget Committee has unanimously approved more than $37 million in funding for the first phase of renovations to the Hulman Center on the Indiana State University campus. The funding was authorized by the Indiana General Assembly in 2015 and approved last month by the Indiana Commission for Higher Education. 

  • Haines is a Taylor graduate and has been a board member for more than a dozen years.

    Taylor to Install New President

    Taylor University will Friday officially install Lowell Haines as its 31st president. Haines was named president last year after serving as a partner with Indianapolis-based law firm Faegre Baker Daniels for 25 years. Haines has been Taylor's president since June 2016.

  • IWU to Offer Tuition Discount to White Castle Employees

    Indiana Wesleyan University has announced an agreement with Ohio-based fast food chain White Castle. The university says it will offer a 10 percent tuition discount to White Castle employees who enroll in an adult learning degree program. IWU says the discount applies to most degree programs offered through the adult enrollment services in IWU-National & Global. The agreement applies to all full-time and part-time employees pursuing...

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    'Best and Brightest' Finalists Unveiled

    Junior Achievement of Central Indiana has unveiled its list of "Indy's Best and Brightest" finalists. The event honors 100 of the area's "most outstanding young professionals" in central Indiana under the age of 40 in 10 industries including technology, manufacturing and government.

  • (From left) Researchers Saurabh Pandey, Jeremy Carter, George Mohler and Rajeev Raje (photo courtesy IU Communications)

    Grant to Support Crime Prediction Research

    The National Science Foundation's Smart and Connected Communities program has awarded a three-year, nearly $800,000 grant to researchers at IUPUI. The university says the grant will help develop a system to predict crime and other social harms. 

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    IPFW to Begin 'Banded Tuition'

    IPFW says it will begin implementing banded tuition for incoming and current undergraduate students beginning with the fall 2018 semester. Under the system, students taking a course load of 12 to 18 credit hours per semester will pay the same basic tuition rate. Undergraduate students enrolled for fewer than 12 credit hours will pay the normal per credit hour rate, while those with more than 18 hours will pay the banded tuition rate plus the per credit hour rate for each additional...

  • French Consul General to Visit Indy School

    The new Consul General of France is set to visit the International School of Indiana. Monsieur Guillaume Lacroix will Wednesday meet with French students at the school and answer trade and foreign policy questions. 

  • The NCAA is headquartered in Indianapolis.

    Ball State, NCAA Expand Partnership

    The NCAA is growing its partnership with Ball State University's Sports Link program. Students in the program, who have worked on social media creation for the men's and women's basketball tournaments for the last seven years, will now have the opportunity to work on additional NCAA championships. The NCAA says as many as 28 digital sports production students in Sports Link will work during the preseason, regular season and postseason of multiple sports to...

  • Ivy Tech says the company's commitment is for five years.

    Ivy Tech, Belden Partner on Training Program

    Ivy Tech Foundation Richmond says it has finalized a major gift agreement with network infrastructure platform Belden Inc. to create a training program. As part of the agreement, Ivy Tech has created the Belden Workforce Training Program, leading to paid internship opportunities for high school seniors. The training program will start this fall at the Richmond High School Career Center. It will also include White Belt certification training focusing on quality assurance, customer ...

  • Deborah Curtis and Michael Licaris (photos provided by Indiana State University)

    ISU Names Presidential Finalists

    Indiana State University has announced the two finalists to become the school's 12th president. The candidates are scheduled for interviews on the Terre Haute campus within the next three weeks.

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    Notre Dame Touts Increased Endowment Pool

    The University of Notre Dame says its endowment pool rose in Fiscal Year 2017. The university reported $11.8 billion in its endowment pool, up from $10.4 billion the previous year. Notre Dame also saw a 12.6 percent return, which is a sharp contrast to a negative return the previous year.  Vice President and Chief Investment Officer Scott Malpass says the returns will continue to support students and faculty in all areas of...

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    Notre Dame to Celebrate Opening of New Global Gateway

    The University of Notre Dame will Saturday host a series of inauguration events in China to celebrate the opening of its new Beijing Global Gateway. The university says the location will "enhance opportunities for collaboration with government, academic and multinational organizations." 

  • (Image of Mark Emmert courtesy of the NCAA)

    NCAA Commission to Target 'Bad Actors' in Basketball

    The Indianapolis-based NCAA has launched action it says will remove "bad actors" from college basketball. President Mark Emmert says the organization has created a Commission on College Basketball that will be chaired by Condoleezza Rice in an effort to break the "culture of silence" in the game that has enabled incidents like the recent FBI probe involving alleged corruption by some coaches at high-profile schools.

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    Notre Dame Hosting Career Fair

    The University of Notre Dame will Thursday host a career fair in an effort to fill a variety of service industry jobs. The university says 100 full-time and part-time positions will be available in campus dining, campus services and building services, among others.

  • (Image of Michael McRobbie courtesy of Indiana University.)

    McRobbie Lays Out Vision in State of The University Address

    In addition to unveiling the $50 million Responding to the Addictions Crisis initiative, part of the Grand Challenges research program, Indiana University President Michael McRobbie used his 11th State of the University address to discuss future initiatives in Bloomington and beyond. He called for faculty, students and staff to launch a university-wide review of programs on each campus that support teaching and learning. During his presentation Tuesday, McRobbie also introduced...

  • Tim Hubbard is with the Notre Dame Mendoza College of Business.

    Study: Social Responsibility Investment 'Double-Edged Sword'

    A study co-authored by an assistant professor at the University of Notre Dame's Mendoza College of Business shows the effects investment in corporate social responsibility can have on the job security of chief executive officers. Tim Hubbard says the results show poor performance of CSR initiatives have contribute to the firing of CEOs. "On the other hand," he said, "if they have invested in CSR and the firm performs well, they are less likely to be fired."

  • IU President Michael McRobbie detailed the initiative Tuesday at the Statehouse.

    Grand Challenges Initiative to Attack Addiction Crisis

    Indiana University's third Grand Challenges initiative aims to address the crisis of addiction throughout the state. IU President Michael McRobbie says the $50 million project, Responding to the Addictions Crisis, will leverage resources from the university's seven campuses throughout the state in what is being called one of the nation's largest and most comprehensive state-based responses to the opioid addiction epidemic.

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    Ivy Tech Programs to Take Competency-Based Approach

    Two competency-based credentials, the first for Ivy Tech Community College, have been approved by a national higher education accreditation organization. The Software Development Technical Certificate and the Business Operations, Applications, and Technology Technical Certificate will be offered starting in April. The programs received the go-ahead from the Higher Learning Commission's Institutional Actions Council.

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    IU to Unveil Next Grand Challenges Initiative

    Indiana University President Michael McRobbie will Tuesday join Governor Eric Holcomb and other officials at the Statehouse to unveil the third IU Grand Challenges initiative. The university says the initiative will focus on a "comprehensive response to the state's opioid addiction crisis."

  • (Image of Amy Cornell courtesy of Indiana University.)

    IU, Purdue to Team up For Ag Law Program

    The Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law in Indianapolis and Purdue University are collaborating on a new agriculture law program. Amy Cornell will lead the organizational efforts, including selecting a steering committee. The process of building the program is expected to take two years and involve determining the needs of the market, employers and students. IU McKinney Dean Andrew Klein says...

  • Liana Apostolova will lead the study. (photo courtesy Indiana University)

    Grant to Help Alzheimer's Study Begin

    The National Institute on Aging has awarded the Indiana University School of Medicine a $7.6 million grant to study early-onset Alzheimer's disease. IU says the grant will support the beginning of what will be a $45 million research program.

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    Bethel College Completes Nursing Lab

    Bethel College has completed construction on a nearly $1.2 million nursing simulation lab. The facility, located on the south side of the Middleton Hall of Science on the Mishawaka campus, includes three human patient simulators aimed at giving students the ability to "practice high-level skills in a safe learning environment."

  • Spero Senior Scientist Ian Klein says the funding will allow the company to "further prepare for commercialization."

    Spero Energy Lands Federal Funding

    West Lafayette-based bio-chemical company Spero Energy Inc. has received a $100,000 grant to advance biobased products for the agricultural sector. The funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture will support work on molecules used to more efficiently deliver micronutrients to a variety of crops. Spero developed a series of those molecules, or chelates, in the Purdue Research Park of West Lafayette. The company says the technology can help increase crop production and yields...
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    IU Trustees OK Degrees, Projects

    A batch of new degrees and architectural designs has been approved by the Indiana University Board of Trustees. The academic programs still need final approval from the Indiana Commission for Higher Education and the construction work involves the main campus in Bloomington and the IUPUI campus. The new degrees and projects include...

  • IndyRAGE runs all day Saturday at Perry Meridian High School in Indianapolis.

    IndyRAGE to Feature Women in Robotics

    Twenty teams made up of all-female students and mentors will take part this weekend in the IndyRAGE robotics competition. Teams from Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin and Kentucky will take part in the event aimed at sparking interest among women in STEM fields. The competition involves a game called STEAMWORKS, which features robots shooting five-inch whiffle balls into a 21-inch diameter goal. Teams can also score points by having robots place a gear-shaped game piece onto a flexible...

  • IPFW claims about 59,000 alumni.

    IPFW Unveils New Alumni Association Name

    IPFW's alumni association is now known as the Mastodon Alumni Association. The organization, which is independent of the Purdue University and Indiana University alumni associations, is open to anyone who graduated from the IPFW campus. The organization decided to rebrand after the agreements by Purdue and IU to end joint oversight of the school. IPFW Vice Chancellor For Advancement Angie Fincannon says the new name "not only celebrates the history of our campus, but is...

  • The game is set for November 11 at 1:07 p.m. at DePauw University.

    Monon Bell Classic Switches Networks

    One of college football's oldest rivalries will be on the national stage once again, however at a different location. The 124th edition of the Monon Bell Classic between DePauw University and Wabash College will be televised November 11 on FOX Sports Midwest and FOX Sports Indiana, as well as streamed online on the FOX Sports GO app. 

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    Wabash College District Name Honors 'Fuzzy' Ott

    Officials at Wabash College will Saturday re-dedicate the Ott Residential Life District after receiving an anonymous $7 million gift. The project, which broke ground in 2014, was completed and first dedicated in May 2016. It will now bear the name of John "Fuzzy" Ott, a 1920 graduate who was a three-year captain on the baseball team and captain of the football team senior year before moving onto a career as a purchasing manager with Indianapolis-based Eli Lilly and Co.

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    Holy Cross to Install New President

    Holy Cross College will Friday install Rev. David Tyson as its fifth president. The installation ceremony will take place at the Pfeil Recreation Center on the Notre Dame campus, followed by an inaugural reception and dinner.

  • Chok Ooi (pictured center) is co-founder and CEO of Kenzie Academy.

    Apprentice School Aims to 'Supercharge' Tech Talent

    A new school in Indianapolis is focusing on apprenticeship as a way to skill-up the next generation the tech work force. Kenzie Academy, which is located at the Speakeasy Downtown, says it provides training with an emphasis on networking and job experience through paid projects as a consultant for employers. Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer Chok Ooi says the apprenticeship model keeps costs down for students, while providing connections and prioritizing job placement.

  • The event will be held Thursday at the Steel Dynamics Keith E. Busse IPFW Alumni Center.

    Details Coming on New IPFW Alumni Association

    The name and logo of the new alumni association that will serve graduates of the IPFW campus will be unveiled Thursday evening in Fort Wayne. The need for the organization arose from the agreements by Purdue University and Indiana University to end joint oversight of the school. The alumni association will be independent of the Purdue and IU alumni associations. The announcement will take place during the annual Mastodon Roast at the Steel Dynamics Keith E. Busse IPFW Alumni Center.

  • Music For All Names Hall of Fame Inductees

    Indianapolis-based Music For All is including three Indy-area music educators in its 2018 Bands of America Hall of Fame class. The honorees will be inducted into the hall of fame during the Music for All National Festival in March. 

  • (L to R) Andrew Card and Denis McDonough (photos courtesy University of Notre Dame)

    Former Chiefs of Staff to Speak at Notre Dame

    Two former presidential chiefs of staff are set to speak in South Bend tonight. Andrew Card and Denis McDonough, who served under Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama, respectively, will discuss U.S. foreign policy as part of the Notre Dame Forum. 

  • (Image of Flora Hammond courtesy of Indiana University.)

    IU Brain Injury Research Gets a Boost

    A $2.1 million grant will support the study of traumatic brain injury at the Indiana University School of Medicine. The research involves a partnership with the Rehabilitation Hospital of Indiana. It covers five years and comes from the National Institute on Disability Independent Living and Rehabilitation Research, of which IU is one of its 16 Traumatic Brain Injury Model Systems sites throughout the U.S.

  • IDOE Releases School Accountability Grades

    The Indiana Department of Education has released the school accountability grades for the 2016-2017 academic year. The department says the number of "A" schools increased by nearly 6 percent with nearly 25 percent of all schools improving by at least one letter grade. 

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    IWU Names Wesley Seminary Dean

    Wesley Seminary at Indiana Wesleyan University has selected Abson Joseph as dean. Joseph, who currently serves as a professor of New Testament and ancient languages at IWU's School of Theology and Ministry, will begin his new role in January.

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    SMWC Site Named to National Register

    The Historic District at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College has been added to the National Register of Historic Places. The 67-acre site includes more than 65 buildings, structures and sites, some of which date back to the 1880s. 

  • Nonprofit Looking For Next Innovation School Leaders

    Indianapolis-based The Mind Trust is looking for its next class of Innovation School Fellows. The leaders selected will design and launch the latest Innovation Network Schools in the Indianapolis Public Schools district.

  • Fishers-based Fuzic is one of the award winners.

    Centric Names Innovation Award Winners

    Indianapolis-based Centric Inc. has announced the winners of the 2017 Indiana Innovation Awards. The honors are presented to individuals and organizations "who are successfully leading the innovation charge in our state," according to the think tank.

  • Geoffrey Fox serves as IU Distinguished Professor and interim associate dean for intelligent systems engineering at the IU School of Informatics, Computing and Engineering.

    Federally-Funded Hub Will Explore Nanoscale Devices at IU

    The National Science Foundation has awarded $4 million to the Indiana University School of Informatics, Computing and Engineering. Researchers at the school's intelligent systems engineering program, which was established last year, will use the five-year grant to form one of three NSF's Network for Computational Nanotechnology nanoHUB "nodes." The effort is focused on moving forward nanoscale devices to fight cancer and improve human health. The technology will...

  • Grants to Boost English Language Learning Training

    The U.S. Department of Education has awarded a total of $3.8 million in grants to two professors at Purdue University's College of Education. The five-year grants aim to help address the shortage of quality English language learning and bilingual educators in Indiana.

  • Former Governor Mike Pence ceremonially signed HEA 1395 into law in March 2016, putting in motion a committee to help develop a replacement for ISTEP.

    Vendor Chosen For ISTEP Replacement

    The Indiana Department of Administration has recommended a Washington D.C.-based vendor to administer the state's replacement for the ISTEP+ exam.  Indiana's Learning Evaluation Readiness Network, or ILEARN, is slated to become the new statewide standardized test in the 2018-2019 academic year. The IDOA is recommending the American Institute for Research to administer the ILEARN test as well as the Indiana Reading Evaluation and Determination, or IREAD-3, exam, which...

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    Books & Brews Coming to UIndy

    The University of Indianapolis says it is continuing to spark south side development with an agreement for a new Books & Brews location next to campus. Indianapolis-based developer OakBridge Properties says construction on the craft beer taproom begins this month in the former Shelby Bowl building. Developers expect the location to open in spring 2018.

  • Indiana Awarded $60M in Charter School Grants

    The U.S. Department of Education has awarded the state of Indiana nearly $60 million as part of its Expanding Opportunity Through Quality Charter Schools Program. The funding allows the state to award subgrants in support of new or expanding charter schools.

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    Newfields Name Becomes Official

    Beginning Monday, the 152-acre campus where the Indianapolis Museum of Art is located will for the first time have a name. In addition to the IMA, Newfields, a Place for Nature and the Arts includes the Virginia B. Fairbanks Art & Nature Park: 100 Acres, The Garden, Lilly House and multiple performance venues. During an August unveiling, IMA officials said the identity is the result of extensive testing and high approval from its target audience.

  • Exhibit Columbus opened Labor Day and runs through the end of November.

    Columbus Drawing Far-Reaching Attention

    Architecturally-rich Columbus has received its share of time in the national spotlight recently and the head of a local nonprofit says there's more to come. Exhibit Columbus, which runs through November 26, features 18 art installations throughout the city and Landmark Columbus Executive Director Richard McCoy calls it an accessible opportunity to see Columbus "in a different way." A Hollywood film called "Columbus" that was shot in the city and...

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    Purdue Remembering Joe Tiller

    Funeral arrangements are set for the winningest football coach in Purdue University history. Joe Tiller, who served as the head coach of the Boilermakers from 1997-2008, died Saturday in Wyoming. He guided the team to 10 bowl games and amassed an 87-62 record. President Mitch Daniels calls Tiller "one of the great coaches in all of Purdue history." Tiller was 74. A viewing is scheduled for...

  • Indiana University ranks 27th, the highest among Indiana schools.

    Hoosier Universities Among 'World's Most Innovative'

    Reuters has ranked two Indiana schools among the "World's Most Innovative Universities." The news service uses several metrics to determine the annual rankings, including patent volume, global patents and industry article citation impact.

  • (Image of 2016 Manufacturing Day courtesy of Daman Products Company Inc. in Mishawaka.)

    Events Statewide Tout Manufacturing

    Manufacturing Day throughout the nation will officially take place Friday and dozens of Indiana companies, organizations and institutions are participating in events this week. Greater Lafayette Commerce is hosting its own version, which is expected to include some 1,700 area students, with a goal to "immerse our future workforce in advanced manufacturing." The global founding partner of Manufacturing Day is Fabricators and Manufacturers Association International.

  • The tech park is located in Odon.

    Purdue Polytechnic to Launch CareerMaker

    Purdue Polytechnic Institute has selected the Westgate@Crane Technology Park to launch its CareerMaker program. The institute says the goal of the workforce development facilitator is to help businesses "develop and maintain the workforces they need" through consultation, education, workshops and other resources.

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    Car Restoration Company Wins New Venture Competition

    Ivy Tech Community College Northeast has announced Kendall Riecken as the winner of its 2017 New Venture Competition. Riecken, founder of KR Designs, has been awarded $35,000 in startup capital. 

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    Indiana Schools Celebrate Blue Ribbon Recognition

    Seven schools in Indiana have been named Blue Ribbon Schools by the U.S. Department of Education. The award recognizes schools that maintain excellence and feature the best in leadership and teaching practices. In all, 342 schools have received the honor this year. Indiana Superintendent Jennifer McCormick says...

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    Crown Point Teacher Named Teacher of the Year

    The Indiana Department of Education has named Jerome Flewelling the 2018 Teacher of the Year. Flewelling, who teaches AP Physics, mechanics and chemistry at Crown Point High School, will represent Indiana in the National Teacher of the Year competition.

  • Purdue Northwest Hosting Career Expo

    Purdue University Northwest will Friday host a Fall Career Expo on its Hammond campus. The event, which is free and open to the public, will feature more than 70 employers looking to fill jobs and internships. 

  • Grant to Boost Purdue School of Music in Fort Wayne

    The Fort Wayne-based English Bonter Mitchell Foundation has awarded $1 million to IPFW to assist in the creation of the Purdue School of Music. The school says the grant will fund new degrees, a graduate program and a new recording studio, among others. 

  • IU and Regenstrief scientists will work with LifeOmic to develop a platform to store data for millions of patients.

    IU Partnership Targets Precision Medicine

    Indiana University, the Regenstrief Institute and Indianapolis-based LifeOmic are partnering on an effort to advance personalized medicine. As part of the collaboration, LifeOmic, founded by noted Indianapolis entrepreneur Don Brown, will have a blanket license for a broad range of intellectual property owned by IU and Regenstrief. The company will also have access to IU faculty for its work in precision medicine and data analytics. In exchange, IU and Regenstrief will have a...

  • Troy Riggs became chief of the IMPD early in 2015.

    Riggs Joins Elevate Indy

    Urban youth-focused nonprofit Elevate Indianapolis has announced Troy Riggs will become interim president and chief executive officer beginning next month. Riggs, the former chief of police for the city of Indianapolis, will also continue his job as vice president at Sagamore Institute while leading Elevate on an interim basis. Riggs succeeds Jim Shaffer, who has accepted a four-year appointment by Governor Eric Holcomb to serve on the Indiana Parole Board.

  • Dr. Wendy Robinson

    Robinson Named Superintendent of The Year

    Fort Wayne Community Schools Superintendent Wendy Robinson has been named Indiana's 2018 Superintendent of the Year. Indiana Association of Public School Superintendents Executive Director J.T. Coopman calls Robinson "a national leader for her expertise in improving urban education." Robinson holds degrees from DePauw University, IPFW and Ball State University.

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    Collaboration Key to $62.5M Health Building at Ball State

    The first dean of Ball State University's College of Health says the focus on interprofessional relationships will come to define the school. Mitch Whaley's remarks came during the recent groundbreaking of the $62.5 million Health Professions Building, which will bring most of university's students in health-related fields under the same roof. Whaley says these close collaborations will benefit students, patients and employers.

  • (Image of the Class of 2021 provided by Saint Mary-of-The-Woods College.)

    Trine, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods Tout Higher Enrollment

    Two colleges in Indiana are reporting increased enrollment. Trine University says 2017 is the fourth consecutive year of record attendance at its main campus in Angola, education centers and global partnership campus. Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College says new student enrollment jumped 45 percent, compared to last year.

  • Jamie Merisotis is CEO of the Lumina Foundation.

    Lumina Supporting National 'Talent Hubs'

    The Indianapolis-based Lumina Foundation has detailed a national program that designates 17 communities as Talent Hubs. The education-focused nonprofit will provide nearly $6 million in grants to help the communities attract, retain and cultivate student talent in populations it says are critical to boosting the country's higher education attainment level. Columbus is the only Indiana community selected to participate.

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    Purdue Opens Innovation Design Center

    Purdue University is celebrating the opening of a facility it says will become a magnet for innovation. The $18.5 million Bechtel Innovation Design Center seeks to give students, staff and faculty a place to advance their ideas toward commercialization. The university says the facility will be open for people to advance their conceptual designs, build prototypes, conduct product testing and execute capstone projects. 

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    Applications Open in Pre-K Expansion Counties

    The Indiana Office of Early Childhood and Out-of-School Learning is now accepting applications for families 10 of the expansion counties participating in the state's On My Way Pre-K program. The counties will offer a half-year program beginning in January 2018. 

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    Martin University Co-Founder Dies

    The co-founder of Martin University in Indianapolis has died. Sister Jane Edward Schilling, along with Father Boniface Hardin, created what was then known as the Martin Center in 1970 and remained involved with the university until 2012. She was 87.

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    Notre Dame Leads $11.5M Malaria Research Effort

    An $11.5 million, federally-funded study on drug-resistant malaria is being led by the University of Notre Dame. The partnership with the Center for Infectious Disease Research in Seattle and the Texas Biomedical Research Institute is supported by the National Institutes of Health will focus on the genes responsible for drug resistance of the parasite that carries the disease. The researchers will examine...

  • From left-to-right: John Lechleiter, James Still and Sarah Lechleiter

    Lechleiters Pledge Unprecedented Support to IRT

    The recently-retired chief executive officer of Eli Lilly and Co. (NYSE: LLY) and his wife have made the largest individual gift to the Indianapolis Repertory Theatre in its history. The $2.5 million donation from John and Sarah Lechleiter will lead to the creation of the James Still Playwright-in-Residence Fund. It will also ensure the position will be named for Still in perpetuity. Still has served as playwright-in-residence for the last 20 years, which the IRT says...

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    Indiana Food Summit Returns to Indy

    A two-day event at IUPUI aims to create a food system in Indiana that is "more resilient, economically vibrant and diverse." Purdue Extension is hosting the second annual Indiana Food Summit, which runs Monday and Tuesday. 

  • Alan Price joined the Ealrham board in 2016.

    Earlham to Inaugurate New President

    Earlham College will Saturday officially inaugurate Alan Price as the school's 18th president. The event will include remarks from Price about his vision for the college and festivities will continue throughout the day, culminating in a fireworks display on the Richmond campus. 

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    IU Kelley, Deloitte Consulting Partner on Tech

    The Indiana University Kelley School of Business in Bloomington has launched an effort designed to help prepare students to use emerging technologies. The Digital Intelligence Initiative, created with the help of New York-based Deloitte Consulting LLP, will give students leadership and research opportunities in business analytics, cloud computing, intelligent systems, pervasive technologies and augmented reality. Dean Idie Kesner says the partnership is part of efforts to help studen...
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    Ivy Tech's Big Auto Tech Play Coming Together

    Officials expect Ivy Tech Community College's $16 million auto technology center on the Indianapolis west side to be complete in two years. The facility will help feed an industry that continues to seek highly-trained openings as baby boomers leave the work force. Indianapolis Auto Trade Association Board President Tom Miller says graduates of the program, which is supported by a $1 million grant from the organization, "will be guaranteed a job."

  • John Wechsler (pictured on-stage) is founder of Launch Fishers and Launch Indy and an organizer of Fail Fest.

    Fail Fest Speakers Focus on Overcoming Odds, Self

    An event focusing on the role failure plays in innovation is attracting storytellers from local and international backgrounds. Fail Fest, taking place Thursday at The Union 525 in downtown Indianapolis, includes presentations from entrepreneurs and executives in industries ranging from technology to food service to public safety. Rupal Thanawala, Indiana Market Leader for Dublin-based consulting, tech services and outsourcing company Accenture, discussed...

  • IU Touts Boost in Commercialization Efforts

    The Indiana University Innovation and Commercialization Office is touting the school's technology transfer activity in the 2016-2017 fiscal year. The university received 57 issued patents from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, a more than 20 percent increase over the previous year. 

  • Ronald Elsenbaumer will become IPFW chancellor November 1 and will transition to Purdue Fort Wayne chancellor July 1.

    Purdue Names Chancellor For Fort Wayne Campus

    Purdue University has identified the next chancellor for IPFW. Ronald Elsenbaumer is a Purdue alumnus who currently serves as a special advisor to the president at the University of Texas at Arlington. He will succeed Vicki Carwein, who has led IPFW since 2012 and previously announced plans to retire by the end of the year. Purdue tells Inside INdiana Business Carwein will continue serving as chancellor until Elsenbaumer takes the helm November 1.

  • The Anderson job fair will take place at Mounds Mall.

    Anderson, IPFW Hosting Job Fairs

    The city of Anderson and IPFW are each hosting job fairs Thursday. The events, both of which are free and open to the public, will feature a total of more than 200 employers looking to fill thousands of open positions.

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    Ball State to Break Ground on Health Building

    Officials at Ball State University will Thursday afternoon break ground on the $62.5 million Health Professions Building. The 167,000-square-foot facility is expected to be complete in summer 2019. 

  • The CDA in Texas is one of the three locations involved in the decision. (photo courtesy Celadon)

    Celadon Dropping Driving Academies

    A subsidiary of Indianapolis-based Celadon Group Inc. (NYSE: CGI) has announced plans to exit its three Celadon Driving Academy locations. Celadon Trucking says one of the company's third-party driving school partners will establish accredited driving schools at the current CDA locations.

  • IU Vice President for Research Fred Cate (left) and NSWC Crane commanding officer Capt. Mark Oesterreich signed the agreement. (photo courtesy Indiana University)

    IU, Crane Re-Sign Commercialization Agreement

    Officials from Indiana University and Naval Surface Warfare Center Crane Division have re-signed a Partnership Intermediary Agreement. IU says the agreement will give NSWC Crane the ability to commercialize more innovative technology and could provide more economic development and job creation in southern Indiana.

  • Huntington Touts Continued Growth

    Huntington University says the 2017-2018 academic year represents the fourth consecutive year of growth in enrollment. The university has enrolled 1,321 students for the fall semester, an increase of 21 from last year, marking the largest enrollment in the school's 120-year history. 

  • Purdue President Mitch Daniels announced the acquisition of Kaplan University in April.

    Purdue NewU Receives Key Approval

    The U.S. Department of Education has approved plans for Purdue University to acquire Kaplan University and create the state's newest public institution. The Purdue NewU approval is the second of three needed to complete the transaction, with a review by the Higher Learning Commission still pending. NewU has already received approval from the Indiana Commissioner for Higher Education and Purdue did not give an expected time frame for a ruling from the HLC.

  • Under school board-approved plans, the Broad Ripple High School property will be put up for sale.

    IPS Board OKs School Closing, Selling, Transition Plans

    Plans to close or convert three public high schools and a middle school in the state's second-largest district are moving forward. On Monday, the Indianapolis Public Schools Board of School Commissioners approved a recommendation from administrators to "reinvent" IPS high schools. The process will involve the closing and attempted sale of...

  • Former Attorney General to Visit Anderson

    A former United States Attorney General will Tuesday speak at Anderson University. Eric Holder, who served in the role from 2009 to 2015, will address an open forum in observance of Constitution Day on the Anderson campus.

  • College of Engineering student Robert Zheng adjusts the path of a laser beam in a Zucrow Lab research and testing bay. Photo Courtesy of Purdue University.

    Purdue Touts Record Research Funding

    It’s been another record year of sponsored research funding for Purdue University. The school raised over $418 million in fiscal year 2017, beating last year’s record of $403 million. “Our faculty, staff and students continue to build on research contributions by not only successfully securing increased federal grant funding but also helping us attract new corporate partners,” said Suresh Garimella, Purdue’s executive vice president for research and part...

  • Fort Wayne-based Ash Brokerage is among the industry participants in the pilot inbound student efforts.

    Insurance Leaders Attempt to Woo Industry Prospects

    In an effort to draw young talent to the insurance industry, the Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership will host some 70 college students this weekend to showcase job opportunities and quality-of-life in the region. Organizers of the pilot program are attempting to develop "a replicable and scalable" model for future attraction and retention. The students represent five colleges in Indiana and Illinois, including...

  • The partnership will also give Ivy Tech a presence at the annual Indianapolis Auto Show.

    Gift to Fuel Ivy Tech Automotive Center

    Ivy Tech Community College says it has reached its $22 million goal for its "Closing the Achievement Gap" campaign. The school says the most recent gift, $1 million from the Indianapolis Auto Trade Association, will support scholarships and a new automotive technology training center in Indianapolis. IATA President Tom Miller says the training center will create "an outstanding learning environment for the next generation of automotive service technicians" and...

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    Major Gift to Support IU Indoor Arena

    An Indiana University alumnus has provide a major gift in support of the university’s new indoor arena. Jay Wilkinson has given $10 million to help fund construction of the $17 million facility, which will serve as the new home for IU’s volleyball and wrestling. IU has named the arena Wilkinson Hall in recognition of the gift.

  • Hope Academy Using VR in The Classroom

    A charter school in Indianapolis that focuses on helping students who are battling substance abuse s turning to a high-tech solution to boost engagement. Hope Academy, which is sponsored by the city and connected to Fairbanks Addiction Treatment Center, is partnering with Iowa-based startup VictoryVR on STEM-centered virtual reality technology. The goggles and software, VictoryVR founder Steve Grubbs says, take students to historic and significant sites.

  • Education Secretary to Visit Indiana

    U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos will be in Indiana Friday on the final leg of her “Rethink School” tour. Chalkbeat Indiana reports DeVos will visit schools in Gary, Indianapolis and Hancock County.

  • The underground mining center is located at VU's Gibson County Center for Advanced Manufacturing and Logistics.

    Mining Simulation Center to be Celebrated

    Vincennes University officials Thursday will host a grand opening ceremony for the school's Underground Mining Simulation Center in Gibson County. The $2 million facility in Fort Branch, which began training exercises early last month, is patterned after a facility at West Virginia University. The mock mine is patterned after a facility at West Virginia University and is part of the VU Center for Advanced Manufacturing and Logistics in Fort Branch, which opened earlier this year.

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

    Higher Ed Commission Awards STEM Teacher Grants

    The Indiana Commission for Higher Education has awarded more than $9.6 million through the STEM Teacher Recruitment Fund. The commission says the 11 recipients will use the funding to recruit, prepare, place and retain educators in schools with a shortage of STEM teachers.

  • Image of Miles Fulwider at student-run record label launch provided by the University of Saint Francis.

    Student-Run Record Label Launches in Fort Wayne

    The University of Saint Francis is bringing together its Media Entrepreneurship Training in the Arts and Music Technology programs to create a student-run music label. The partnership marks a first for the school: an interdisciplinary venture owned by USF and run by students. The label's business foundations will be set this semester and the first album will be produced and promoted in the spring. Music Department Chair Miles Fulwider tells Inside INdiana Business...

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    Notre Dame Looks to Boost Residential Life

    The University of Notre Dame has unveiled a plan aiming to strengthen the undergraduate residence hall communities on the South Bend campus. The university says the plan includes incentives for seniors to live on campus and a requirement for students to live on campus for six semesters.

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    Purdue Research Could Unlock Domestic Energy Resource

    Purdue University President Mitch Daniels calls $20 million plans for a shale gas engineering research hub unveiled Tuesday "a prestigious and important moment" in the school's history. The Center for Innovative Strategic Transformation of Alkane Resources or CISTAR will be located at Discovery Park in West Lafayette. It will pull in researchers from Purdue, as well as...

  • (Image courtesy of Indiana University Kelley School of Business) Jack Wentworth June 11, 1928 to September 11, 2017

    Former Kelley School Dean Jack Wentworth Dies

    The Indiana University Kelley School of Business is remembering a former dean and longtime faculty member. Jack Wentworth was dean from 1984 to 1993, a period of transition and growth for the school. He earned his bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees from the Bloomington campus before joining the school as a marketing professor and director of its Division of Research in the early 1960s. Wentworth was 89.

  • USF to Announce Music Venture

    The University of Saint Francis will Wednesday announce a new student-run venture. The university says the project will link its Music Technology and Media Entrepreneurship Training in the Arts programs.

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    Indiana Schools Among 2018 'Best Colleges'

    Dozens of Indiana colleges and universities are included on a list of the best in the country. The annual rankings released by U.S. News and World Report consider factors including 15 "indicators of academic excellence." More than 300 schools are on the 2018 Best Colleges list in the National Universities category. Over 230 have been included in the Liberal Arts Colleges category. Forty-three Indiana colleges and universities appear in some way in the 2018 rankings.

  • Purdue Touts Record Enrollment

    Purdue University has a new record for overall enrollment on the West Lafayette campus. The university says the 41,573 students enrolled in the 2017-2018 academic year is an increase of more than 1,100 from the previous year. 

  • IU Northwest Bringing MBA Program to Michigan City

    Indiana University Northwest will soon begin offering its Weekend MBA for Professionals Program in Michigan City. The program, being offered through the university's School of Business and Economics will have on-site courses at the Northern Indiana Education Foundation, starting in January.

  • (Image courtesy of Indianapolis Public Schools) Northwest Community High School is one of the high schools that could transition to a middle school.

    IPS Board Sets Vote on Fate of Schools

    The Indianapolis Public Schools Board of School Commissioners has announced the date of a vote that could decide the future of four high schools. The board has scheduled a special meeting on September 18 to vote on a recommendation that involves closing and selling Broad Ripple High School, transitioning Arlington and Northwest from high schools to middle schools and closing John Marshall Middle School. Arlington would offer evening high school classes following the proposed transition.

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    NIH Grant to Support Notre Dame Study

    The National Institutes of Health has awarded a $3.5 million grant to the William J. Shaw Center for Children and Families at the University of Notre Dame. The grant will help fund a project to evaluate the effectiveness of intervention programs used to support families that include someone with intellectual or developmental disabilities.

  • Mearns officially began his tenure as Ball State's 17th president in May.

    Mearns Installed, Establishes Scholarship

    Ball State University President Geoffrey Mearns marked his installation this weekend by helping create a scholarship for local high school students. Mearns and his wife Jennifer are committing $100,000 to establish the Mearns/Proud Family Scholarship to support Muncie Central High School graduates who are first-generation college students. Ball State University's board of trustees is committing an additional $150,000 to the scholarship, saying the money came from the savings of ...
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    Ball State Board Endorses Residence Project Designs

    The Ball State University Board of Trustees has endorsed architectural renderings of the first phase of the new North Residential Neighborhood. The $90 million project, which includes a new residence hall and stand-alone dining facility, is expected to be complete in 2020. 

  • Northwestern High School in Howard County is one of more than 80 first-time honorees. (Image courtesy of the Northwestern School Corp.)

    State Recognizes 'Gold Star Schools'

    More than 100 schools have been named 2017 Gold Star Schools by the Indiana Department of Education. The designation recognizes schools that have worked to raise student achievement and improve overall student success. The IDOE says recipients create school-community advisory groups that...

  • IBRI, Universities Formalize Relationships

    The Indiana Biosciences Research Institute in Indianapolis has detailed a partnership with four Hoosier universities. The IBRI says the memorandum of understanding involves streamlining the way in which university technologies are licensed by removing hurdles and speeding up commercialization. Ball State University, Indiana University, Purdue University, and the University of Notre Dame have all signed on. The IBRI says the formal collaboration will strengthen ties between...

  • Ball State to Install New President

    Ball State University will Friday install Geoffrey Mearns as its 17th president. The installation ceremony at Emens Auditorium will be followed by a campus picnic on the Muncie campus.

  • Activities also included the chance to build mini-racecars.

    Tech Event Brings 'Eureka!' Moments to Students

    Days after astronaut Mae Jemison told the Indy Women in Tech Summit that young students need hands-on STEM education, around 1,000 fifth and sixth graders are getting that opportunity as part of The Eureka! Exchange at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Program opportunities range from coding instructions for a robot with the help of the Eleven Fifty Academy to building model helicopters with Rolls-Royce in Indianapolis. The Eureka! Exchange is part of a week of events...

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    'Strong' New Class Drives Near-Record Enrollment

    Grace College & Seminary in Winona Lake has welcomed its second-largest undergraduate class since the college's founding in 1948. Nearly 1,280 undergrads are enrolled. Grace says online, graduate and seminary students for the 2017-2018 academic year total 877. Vice President of Enrollment Management and Marketing Cindy Sisson says "we are very pleased to again have a strong entering class of more than 400 students. We've made this benchmark for six years in a row now. It's a...
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    Indiana Campuses Noted For Beauty

    An international publication has included two Indiana schools in a gallery of the most beautiful college campuses in the country. The University of Notre Dame and Indiana University made the top 25 from Condé Nast Traveler. Notre Dame in South Bend, listed seventh, was noted for its iconic landmarks like the Main Building and its golden dome, the Virgin Mary statue in the Grotto and the Basilica of the Sacred Heart.

  • State Releases ISTEP+ Scores

    The Indiana Department of Education has released the ISTEP+ scores for the 2016-2017 academic year. The results come as the department is reviewing proposals for a vendor to operate the exam's replacement, ILEARN.

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    Indiana Tech Dives Deeper Into eSports Realm

    Indiana Tech Recreation and Community Life Coordinator Kyle Klinker says hiring a head coach for the college's developing varsity eSports program demonstrates a commitment to taking on "the best of the best" in the world. Geoffrey Wright, a Georgia Southern University graduate and former president of the Southern Collegiate Gaming Association, will lead the Warriors' eSports team. The video gaming program has grown from...

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    Mesker Park Zoo's New Leader in Place

    Erik Beck has been named executive director of the Mesker Park Zoo & Botanic Garden in Evansville. Beck most recently served in the role on an interim basis and as director of operations. He has been with Mesker Park since 1995 and will also serve as executive director of the Evansville Zoological Society. Beck succeeds Amos Morris, who announced in June his departure to become...

  • Board of Education Names Executive Director

    The Indiana State Board of Education has unanimously selected Matt Voors as its new executive director. Voors, who most recently served as majority attorney for the Indiana Senate, will begin his new role September 11. 

  • Indiana Tech Hits Enrollment Record

    Indiana Tech has hit an enrollment milestone in the 2017-2018 academic year. The Fort Wayne-based university says it has reached a total enrollment of more than 10,000 students for the first time in its history.

  • (Rendering of Posterity Heights' first pahse, the Scholar House, provided by BWI LLC.)

    'Transformative' Development Aims to Break Poverty Cycle

    Officials from the state, city of Fort Wayne and Indianapolis-based developer BWI LLC will break ground Wednesday on the first of six multi-use developments throughout the state designed to break the generational poverty cycle. Posterity Heights is a $42 million project on the site of the former McMillen Apartments in the Allen County city. It is part of the two-year-old Moving Forward Program marrying affordability, energy-efficiency and access to personal transportation.

  • Mae Jemison served as the keynote speaker of the IWiT Summit.

    STEM Giants Highlight IWiT Summit

    The first African American woman in space is in Indianapolis today, touting early STEM education. Mae Jemison was the keynote speaker at today's IWiT Summit, part of the LPGA's Indy Women in Tech Championship week. In addition to reaching kids early, Jemison says STEM education "always has to be hands on...you have to do something." Speakers at today's event also included High Alpha Managing Partner Scott Dorsey and Bridgestone Motorsports Chief Engineer Cara Adams.

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    Robotics Competition Sites Unveiled

    The board of directors for IndianaFIRST Inc. has unveiled the tournament host sites for its 2018 Statewide Robotics Competition. The tournament pits high school teams against each other for an opportunity to represent Indiana in national and international competitions. 

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    Purdue Announces Three-Year Degree Options

    Purdue University has announced another initiative aimed at making a degree more affordable. The Degree in 3 program allows students to complete College of Liberal Arts degrees in three years, which the school says could save in-state students more than $9,000. Purdue President Mitch Daniels says the move makes the changes "without reducing the requirements or the quality of the degree."

  • Thunder Ice Arena Set to Open

    Trine University in Angola will Tuesday open the Thunder Ice Arena to the public. The $8.2 million, 700-seat arena will serve as the home of the university's men's and women's hockey programs, which are set to begin this fall. 

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    U.S. Stamp to Celebrate 'Father Ted'

    The U.S. Postal Service has unveiled a stamp honoring long-time former University of Notre Dame President Father Theodore Hesburgh. The ceremony Friday at the Purcell Pavilion included comments from former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, who is a Notre Dame graduate, U.S. Postal Service Post Master General Megan Brennan and Notre Dame President Father John Jenkins. Hesburgh served as Notre Dame's president from 1952-1987.

  • 'Teacher of the Year' Finalists Named

    The Indiana Department of Education has announced the finalists for the 2018 Teacher of the Year Award. The 10 finalists are chosen from a pool of applicants and screening by a selection committee.

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    Gift to Fund Notre Dame Rec Center

    A University of Notre Dame graduate and his wife have made a $15 million gift to the university. The donation from Tripp and Sheila Smith will go toward a recreation center inside the new Duncan Student Center on the South Bend campus.

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    ISU Moving Forward With Hulman Center Upgrades

    The Indiana State University Board of Trustees has approved plans to move forward with the first phase of renovations to the Hulman Center. The work, which could reach $50 million, includes upgrades to mechanical, electrical and safety systems. The school says many of those systems in the center, built in 1973, are outdated. The work will be funded by $37.5 million approved by the Indiana General Assembly in 2015 and $12.5 million from university gifts, cash reserves and borrowing.

  • Saint Joe to Hold Auction For Memorabilia

    Saint Joseph’s College in Rensselaer will Friday begin the first round of an online auction of school assets and memorabilia. The college says the money raised from the auction will go toward work to bring the school out of its current financial situation. 

  • Ball State Details Mearns' Installation Weekend

    Ball State University is detailing the activities surrounding the official installation of Geoffrey Mearns as the school's 17th president on September 8. The school is hosting three days of events both on campus and around the community, culminating in Ball State's first home football game of the season.

  • The first board meeting of the Applied Research Insttute was held August 31, 2017 in Bloomington.

    $16M Applied Research Institute Making Strides

    The Applied Research Institute, which connects the state's top military, industry and higher education assets and leaders, has taken its first major steps. The ARI board, comprised of big names like Governor Eric Holcomb, IU's Michael McRobbie, Purdue's Mitch Daniels and Rolls-Royce North America Defense Aerospace President Phil Burkholder, has approved its first major project. Over the next two years, $3.5 million will go toward the development of trusted microelectronics.

  • Pep Rally, Hall of Fame, Expansion Next for Purdue Business Group

    A grass roots business exchange, formed by a small group of Purdue University alums, will this week usher in a new football season and new head coach with a pep rally in downtown Indianapolis. Friday's Boiler Tailgate on Monument Circle is expected to draw swarms of black and gold clad Boiler fans, cheerleaders, the Purdue pep band and appearances by the team and dignitaries including Purdue President Mitch Daniels. The group's first Indy tailgate in 2013 attracted a crowd of...

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    Ball State, ISU Set Enrollment Records

    Two Indiana colleges are reporting record enrollment for the 2017-2018 academic year. Ball State University and Indiana State University say growing freshman classes played a large part in all-time highs. Ball State's total enrollment is 22,513, which is the highest total in its nearly 100-year history. The school says it also set records for underrepresented populations and out-of-state students. The freshman class, at 4,002, is just three students shy of the record set in 1997.

  • Crews raised the final steel beam onto the frame of the new facility Monday. (photo courtesy Franklin College)

    Franklin College Science Center Moving Forward

    A $17 million project on the campus of Franklin College has hit a construction milestone. Officials held a "topping out" ceremony Monday with crews placing the final steel beam on the college's new science center, which is expected to be complete next year. 

  • (Image of Anderson Wigwam property courtesy of The Herald Bulletin)

    New Apartment Plans Progressing Near Anderson Wigwam Complex

    A $12.2 million housing development planned near the old Anderson High School Wigwam could get underway in October. Our partners at The Herald Bulletin in Anderson report the proposed Fieldhouse Apartments will involve 44 apartments for low-income residents. Plans from Indianapolis-based EquiTeam LLC call for the three-story complex to be built on a 7.6-acre plot that previously served as athletic fields.

  • The University of Notre Dame is the highest-ranking Indiana school. (photo courtesy Notre Dame)

    Hoosier Schools Among Best in Nation

    Several Indiana schools are included in Washington Monthly's 2017 College Guide and rankings. The publication says schools are ranked "based on their contribution to the public good" in three broad categories. 

  • Chuck And Lisa Surack Give $500K to Student Musicians

    The founder of Fort Wayne-based Sweetwater Sound has announced a big donation to music students in the state's largest school district. Chuck Surack and his wife, Lisa, have presented a $500,000 check and an additional pledge of 100 band and orchestra instruments to Fort Wayne Community Schools. Surack serves as honorary chair of the ongoing "b instrumental" fundraising campaign that is seeking to drum up $3 million in donations for music programs in the...

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    Cummins, VU Detail Training Partnership

    Columbus-based Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CMI) is partnering with Vincennes University on a nationwide training initiative. Through the four-year Technician Apprentice Program, Cummins apprentices will spend the equivalent of two years at VU working toward an associate's degree in Diesel and Heavy Equipment Technology and a Cummins engine certification. The school and company say graduates can pursue careers in power generation, marine, high horsepower and service operations fields.

  • Anderson Center Opens 'World of Opportunity'

    Anderson leaders say the growing Purdue Polytechnic Institute continues to pay dividends. Officials have cut the ribbon on the new $15 million Flagship East facility, which Mayor Tom Broderick says keeps the city "at the forefront of innovation." Also today, Switzerland-based energy storage technology company Leclanché officially opened a new research and manufacturing facility at the center.

  • The new pod, Atlantic II, was designed in collaboration with Universitat Politecnica de Valencia in Valencia in Spain. (photo courtesy Purdue University)

    Purdue Team Returns to Hyperloop Competition

    Students from Purdue University are in California this weekend for the second SpaceX Hyperloop competition. The Purdue Hyperloop team is partnering with the team from Universitat Politecnica de Valencia in Spain to achieve the competition's main objective: maximum speed. 

  • IUPUI Celebrates Largest Freshman Class

    IUPUI has set a new record for its largest freshman class and says this year's group is also the most diverse in history. The university says more than 4,100 beginning freshman have enrolled in the 2017-2018 academic year, beating the previous record, set in 2014. 

  • Jennifer McCormick currently serves as Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction.

    Current And Former State Superintendents to Share Stage

    The Indiana Coalition for Public Education is bringing together the current and two former Indiana superintendents of public instruction for a panel on the future of public education in the state. The group's membership meeting will feature a discussion with Jennifer McCormick, who is currently in office, Glenda Ritz, who previously served in the role, and Suellen Reed, who served in the position from 1993 to 2009.

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    Opening Weekend For Exhibit Columbus

    The opening celebration of Exhibit Columbus will take place Saturday at multiple sites throughout the Bartholomew County city. The event, billed as an annual exhibition of architecture, art, design and community, involves 18 art installations and runs through November 26. The highest-profile works are the inaugural winners of the Miller Prize, five installations in all, that were created by artists from outside the state. Honorees were announced in January and include...

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    Demolition Appears to be in Elmhurst High's Future

    A historic high school in Fort Wayne will be demolished. Our partners at WPTA21 report Texas-based Hanson Aggregates Midwest LLC, which earlier this month agreed to acquire the Elmhurst High School property, couldn't find a viable use for the building. The quarrying company has agreed to pay Fort Wayne Community Schools $600,000 for the land where the old school sits and an adjoining tract of farm land. Following a district consolidation, Elmhurst High School closed in 2010.

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    IU Northwest to Dedicate Arts & Sciences Building

    Indiana University Northwest will Friday hold a dedication ceremony for its $45 million Arts & Science Building. The more than 126,000 square-foot facility will house IU Northwest’s fine and performing arts program and will be shared with Ivy Tech Community College.

  • Purdue Polytechnic Anderson Facility to be Dedicated

    The city of Anderson, Purdue Polytechnic Institute and Flagship Enterprise Center will Friday cut the ribbon on a $15 million Purdue Polytechnic Anderson facility. Anderson Mayor Tom Broderick says the facility, known as Flagship East, will “lead the way in redefining higher educational opportunities and providing innovation in advanced manufacturing, science and technology."

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    Rose-Hulman to Add 1,100 Acres From Hulman Family

    Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology has announced an acquisition that will make the school's footprint six times larger. The more than 1,100-acre property is the former home of Mari Hulman George and sits just south of the Terre Haute campus. President Jim Conwell calls the deal a game-changer that will boost Rose-Hulman's profile as a leader in science, technology, engineering and math "for decades to come." In an interview with Inside INdiana Business, Conwell credits

  • IBRI Hires Research Fellow and Digital Tech VP

    A former Eli Lilly and Co. (NYSE: LLY) executive has been named research fellow and vice president of digital technology at the Indiana Biosciences Research Institute in Indianapolis. Daniel Robertson previously served as senior director of research IT at Lilly and spent the last two years building out the IBRI's computational analytics, digital and data sciences capabilities.

  • Ancilla Launches Management Training Program

    Ancilla College is partnering with the Indiana Department of Workforce Development and the Marshall County Economic Development Corp. to launch a program aimed at addressing employer needs. The Ancilla College Management and Leadership Training program is the result of interviews with employers on workforce development issues.

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    Federal Grant Re-ups IUPUI Upward Bound Program

    The U.S. Department of Education has awarded more than $2.8 million to IUPUI to continue a college readiness program for low income high school students. The funding will renew the Upward Bound program for five years. IUPUI is one of eight federal TRIO programs to receive the support. Upward Bound involves students at five Indianapolis Public Schools high schools and Warren Central High School on the city's east side.

  • The Hulman Center first opened in 1973.

    Bradley: Local Financial Struggles Forced Convention Center Cut

    Indiana State University President Dan Bradley says a pared-down plan for the aging Hulman Center could move forward within the next couple of months, maybe sooner. Bradley tells Inside INdiana Business the decision to cut a convention center addition from what was a $75 million plan came down to the ability of Terre Haute and Vigo County partners to "make it work financially."

  • (Rendering of proposed Hulman Center convention center expansion courtesy of Ratio Architects)

    Big Hulman Center Plans Scaled Back

    A proposal to build a new convention center in downtown Terre Haute has been scrapped. Instead, Indiana State University says the $37.5 million that has already been approved by the state for the project will be used for renovations to the Hulman Center. ISU and city partners had previously pushed for a $75 million project that would have included a new convention center connected to the over 40-year-old sports arena, as well as improvements.

  • NSF Grant to Fund Dual Ph.D. Program

    The National Science Foundation has awarded a nearly $3 million grant to Indiana University to create a dual doctoral program aimed at training graduate students to be proficient in a specific discipline, as well as network and data science. IU says the program will "train future research leaders in the skills needed to tackle society's most urgent subjects." 

  • Zachary Burr won last year's competition with his startup, known as Tydee.

    Applications Open For B-Start Program

    The Bloomington Economic Development Corp. has opened applications for the next B-Start program. The five-month startup pre-accelerator program aims to launch "innovation-driven enterprises" and create jobs in the Bloomington community and this year, has been expanded to include all Bloomington residents in addition to students. Throughout the five month process, B-Start provides mentorship, consultation with local experts and business development workshops for startups.

  • (Image of Able Flight instructor Molly Van Scoy and student Melissa Allensworth courtesy of Purdue University.)

    Program at Purdue Skills-up Aspiring Pilots With Disabilities

    The latest class has completed a six-week program at Purdue University designed to train aspiring pilots with disabilities. Purdue is the primary training site for the Able Flight program, which has partnered with the West Lafayette school for the last eight years. Purdue Polytechnic Associate Professor Bernie Wulle said the students are motivated and "here for a purpose."

  • IHSAA Adds South Bend School

    The Indiana High School Athletic Association has approved a new initial membership for Trinity School at Greenlawn in South Bend. The organization says the school maintains boys and girls teams for soccer, basketball and track and field.

  • Life Sciences CEO Joins Rose-Hulman Board

    Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology has named the chief executive officer of California-based Edwards Lifesciences Corp. (NYSE: EW) to its Board of Trustees. Michael Mussallem is also an alumnus of Rose-Hulman, earning his bachelor's degree in chemical engineering in 1974.

  • (Image of the first Keough School class courtesy of the University of Notre Dame.)

    Keough School Underway at Notre Dame

    The University of Notre Dame's first new school in almost a century is now open. The inaugural Donald R. Keough School of Global Affairs class includes 38 students from 21 countries in its master of global affairs program. Earlier this week, Notre Dame announced former White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough has joined the Keough School as an executive fellow of its Global Policy Initiative.

  • Oregon-Davis Elementary School is located in Hamlet.

    Another Telehealth Clinic Opens in Rural School

    A program harnessing technology to boost access to health care for Hoosier children in rural areas continues to grow. A new telehealth clinic will be dedicated this evening at the Oregon-Davis Elementary School in Hamlet, the fifth in a federally-funded initiative that already involves schools in Crothersville, Austin, Hanover and Elwood. The Starke County district has partnered with HealthLinc Community Health Centers and the Linton-based Indiana Rural Health Association.

  • Seleem has used previous funding to buy about 4,000 out-of-patent drugs to see if they can be repurposed.

    Purdue Research Looks at 'Repurposing' Drugs

    A Purdue University researcher says a $1.6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health could help address an "urgent need" for a certain type of drug. Mohamed Seleem says the funding will support his research on whether two FDA-approved drugs could be repurposed to treat life-threatening drug-resistant bacteria.

  • The school says the research will give science educators "a framework of tools for instruction."

    Purdue Education Research Lands National Funding

    Purdue University College of Education researchers have landed a three-year grant of more than $1 million. The funding from the National Science Foundation will support a study examining difficulty students have understanding scientific evidence. Researchers will look at the ability of high school and undergraduate students to understand evidence in the context of biology teaching and learning while working with instructors.

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

    Purdue-Infosys Deal More Than Training

    While a big focus of the recently-announced partnership between Indian tech giant Infosys and Purdue University is training, the five-year agreement will go much deeper. It calls for Purdue to train 10,000 future Infosys employees in the U.S., including 2,000 in Indiana. But it also calls for creation of an Infosys Solutions Center to address business challenges in the manufacturing, pharmaceutical and agriculture sectors, key focus areas for the company.

  • Indiana State Fair Draws over 900K

    This year's Indiana State Fair attracted nearly 907,000 attendees. The figure represents a 24 percent increase over last year and is the sixth-highest attendance total in the event's history. The 17-day fair featured the theme "The Wonderful World of Food," offering what Executive Director Cindy Hoye says is the opportunity "to highlight Indiana agriculture and promote it to hundreds of thousands of Hoosiers throughout the state."

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    Earlham-Connected Program Earns NSF Support

    The National Science Foundation is funding work at Earlham College that involves teaching inorganic chemistry. The five-year, $1.1 million grant will support the efforts of the Interactive Online Network of Inorganic Chemists, a group co-founded by Associate Professor of Chemistry Lori Watson. The IONiC also includes chemists from institutions including...

  • YouthBuild's network includes 260 urban and rural programs in 46 states.

    Evansville Lands Federal YouthBuild Grant

    The Evansville Housing Authority will receive more than $1 million as part of a federal pre-apprenticeship program. The U.S. Department of Labor's YouthBuild program aims to help at-risk youth complete degree programs and earn certifications for in-demand occupations. The authority is the only Indiana agency to receive a grant in the national $80 million round of funding.

  • (Image of Campus Crossroads construction courtesy of the University of Notre Dame.)

    $400M Project Getting Spotlight at Notre Dame

    The University of Notre Dame Sunday will publicly showcase the new facilities associated with its largest-ever construction project. The $400 million Campus Crossroads initiative involves three additional buildings connected to Notre Dame Stadium and upgrades to the historic sports venue. As part of what the school calls its Kicks and Flicks Week, which starts Sunday and runs through Friday, the Fighting Irish football team will play a New & Gold Game scrimmage.

  • AWS Foundation Awards Over $500K In Grants

    Fort Wayne-based The AWS Foundation recently awarded $504,708 in grants to 18 non-profit organizations that benefit individuals with intellectual, developmental and physical disabilities in Northeast Indiana. These organizations include: Achieva Resources: $70,000 for the Guardianship Program. Audiences Unlimited: $13,910 to pilot a Music Enrichment program at Life Adult Day Academy. Carey Services: $13,250 matching grant for vehicle purchase and accessibility modifications. Chu...

  • Shaun Grannis is director of the Regenstrief Institute's Center for Biomedical Informatics.

    Grant to Help Tackle Patient ID Issues

    The Center for Biomedical Informatics at the Regenstrief Institute in Indianapolis has received a $1.7 million grant. The funding from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality will support research and development of "real-world, evidence-based guidelines" for matching patient identification information in the era of Big Data. CBMI Director Shaun Grannis is the principal investigor for the project. He says...

  • (Image of Campus Crossroads construction courtesy of the University of Notre Dame.)

    Campus Crossroads Bringing Nonprofit Opportunities

    The University of Notre Dame says its $400 million Campus Crossroads project will reap benefits for local nonprofit organizations. The school says the stadium enhancements will increase opportunities for organizations to earn money by volunteering at concession stands during football games. The university says nonprofits have earned nearly $1.7 million over the past five years working at concession stands during home football games.

  • Ivy Tech partners with multiple companies and organizations on the Achieve Your Degree program.

    Ivy Tech, Damar Partner to 'Achieve Your Degree'

    Ivy Tech Community College is partnering with Indianapolis-based Damar Services Inc. on a degree and certificate completion program. The school says the Achieve Your Degree initiative allows employees of the nonprofit who want to take classes to avoid up-front tuition expenses. Damar has nearly 1,000 employees in and around Indianapolis. The organization provides services to children and adults with autism and intellectual, developmental and behavioral disabilities.

  • (Rendering courtesy of the Greater Evansville Ball Halls of Fame.)

    Sports Halls of Fame CEO: 'We Will be a Destination'

    A capital campaign has been launched for the proposed Greater Evansville Ball Halls of Fame. Organizers hope to raise $2.5 million for the facility, which will honor area baseball, basketball, football and golf greats, as well as house a first-of-its-kind National Semi-Pro Baseball Hall of Fame. Chief Executive Officer Tim Turpin said during the capital campaign launch Wednesday "we will be a destination." Plans call for the property to include...

  • The company plans to hire 100 associates by the end of this year, and 400 next year.

    Purdue, Infosys Announce Major Partnership

    Purdue University and India-based tech giant Infosys have announced a strategic alliance. The five-year agreement will involve training for the company's American employees, joint research projects and a physical presence for Infosys on campus. In May, the consulting and technology company announced that it had chosen Indianapolis for one of its U.S. tech and innovation hubs, resulting in up to 2,000 new jobs by the end of 2021.

  • Melissa Watson (pictured left) is secretary of Indy Women in Tech and Tiffany White (pictured right) is past president of Women & Hi Tech.

    'Ignite Your Superpower' Focuses on Girls in STEM

    An event Thursday in Indianapolis will focus on sparking interest in science, technology, engineering and math for 600 middle school girls. Ignite Your Superpower! at the University of Indianapolis will include hands-on experiments, and appearances by industry role models including Pippa Mann and Sarah Fisher. During an interview with Inside INdiana Business, Indy Women in Tech Inc. Secretary Melissa Watson joined Women & Hi Tech Past President Tiffany White who says...

  • The school plans to begin construction in May 2018 and expects the project to be complete in Fall 2019.

    Vectren Donation to Power UE Project

    The University of Evansville's $8 million Hyde Hall renovation project has landed some new funding. The Vectren Foundation has committed $100,000 to the project that will be used to increase the building's energy efficiency. The school says the donation will help fund upgrades such as new heating, ventilation, cooling systems and new windows.

  • The more than 170-bed addition is expected to open in August 2018.

    Expansion to Double Size of Trine Residence Hall

    Trine University's board of trustees has approved a $6.5 million project to expand the Larry and Judy Reiners Residence Hall on the Angola campus. The school says the project is necessary to meet increasing housing demand brought on by significant growth. The more than 170-bed addition is expected to open in August 2018.

  • Goodwill LEADS Inc. opened its first Excel Center in South Bend (pictured) in 2015.

    New Excel Center Readies For Hammond Debut

    Goodwill LEADS Inc., which operates The Excel Center in South Bend, is a month away from classes beginning at its new tuition-free adult high school in Hammond. The organization says the program will serve some 51,000 Lake County adults without a high school diploma. Excel Center students work toward Indiana Core 40 Diplomas, industry certifications and college credits.

  • The initiative is the result of a year-long strategic planning process and runs through 2022.

    EmployIndy Charts Future Course

    EmployIndy has outlined a new five-year strategic plan, focusing on quality of life, addressing barriers to employment and helping young adults enter the work force. Chief Operating Officer Marie Mackintosh says the plan is based on Mayor Joe Hogsett's direction to target "disinvetsed" areas of Marion County with meaningful work force development services. The initiative is the result of a year-long strategic planning process and runs through 2022.

  • The ceremony is set for 11:30 a.m. Wednesday.

    Vincennes to Dedicate $25M Facility

    Vincennes University will Wednesday officially dedicate the new $25 million Updike Hall for Science, Engineering and Mathematics. The three-story hall includes nearly 20 science labs, smart classroom technology and tutoring space. William Updike and his family donated $2 million to the project. The 1968 Vincennes graduate says the gift is in thanks for the school's part in his career as owner and president of CMA Supply Co.

  • Since launching the $2.5 billion fundraising campaign in 2012, IU says more than 266,000 donors have contributed.

    IU Bicentennial Campaign Topping Goals

    For the fourth consecutive year, Indiana University says its bicentennial funding campaign has topped goals. The school says it received more than $460 million in total private individual and institutional philanthropy in fiscal year 2017. The total includes more than $168 million in nongovernmental grants and over $293 million in private contributions.

  • Bill Hogan will serve as vice president for advancement for the Saint Joseph's College Phoenix Project.

    New VP to Handle Fundraising as St. Joe's Aims to Return

    Saint Joseph's College Rector Barry Fischer has named Bill Hogan vice president for advancement of the school's Phoenix Project. Hogan will focus on fundraising and promotion as the school attempts to "rise from the ashes" of mounting dept that forced it to suspend operations in May. Hogan, who attended St. Joe's and played basketball for the school from 1970-1974, worked for the school in the 1980s as...

  • (photo courtesy of our partners at WPTA-TV)

    District Approves Buyer For Former High School

    The Fort Wayne Community Schools board has approved the sale of the former Elmhurst High School property. The Journal Gazette reports the site will be sold for $600,000 to Hanson Aggregates Midwest LLC, a quarrying company. The site went up for sale in February and it received two offers. It has been vacant since Elmhurst was closed in 2010 following district consolidation. The publication reports the acquisition also includes 12 acres of farmland.
  • In 2014, 154 of Indiana's 289 school corporations had total enrollments of less than 2,000 students.

    Chamber Schools Study: Smaller Districts Struggling

    A new comprehensive study shows many of Indiana's school corporations are too small to produce the most effective outcomes for their students. The research, commissioned by the Indiana Chamber of Commerce Foundation and conducted by Ball State University's Center for Business and Economic Research, shows school corporation size has a direct impact on student achievement. In addition to higher test scores and passing rates, Chamber President Kevin Brinegar says larger districts...

  • The hall includes lounge spaces, a computer lab, laundry room and semi-private bathrooms.

    $40M Ball State Residence Hall Ready For Students

    Ball State University says it is ready to open the doors of a new $40 million residence hall when classes resume next week. Schmidt/Wilson Residence Hall will house more than 500 students primarily in the theater, dance and design programs. The eight-story building features several amenities catering to students in those programs, including a black box theater for staged performances, movie screening and performance lounge, dance studio and design studio.

  • (Image of Campus Crossroads construction courtesy of the University of Notre Dame.)

    Notre Dame FB Scores For South Bend

    South Bend is preparing for another season of Notre Dame football, and an influx of visitors and dollars. The South Bend Regional Chamber says the average home football weekend generates an economic impact topping $15 million. The upcoming season will also showcase the $400 million Campus Crossroads project, which features renovations to Notre Dame Stadium and three new facilities.

  • Blair Milo is the new Indiana Secretary of Career Connections and Talent.

    State Debuts Initiative Targeting Skills Gap

    The newest cabinet member of the Holcomb administration spent her first day with the governor in Clay County helping to launch an initiative focused on linking Hoosiers to higher-paying, in-demand jobs. Former La Porte Mayor Blair Milo, who now serves as secretary of career connections and talent, says the Next Level Jobs initiative includes "two more tools in our toolbox" to help Hoosiers be successful in their careers.

  • Career Exploration Pilot Launches In 16 Middle Schools

    A new pilot program aimed at engaging eighth grade students in career readiness and job exploration has been launched in 16 Indiana middle schools. The Indiana Career Explorer (ICE) Pilot Program will evaluate and strengthen critical college and career readiness skills through in-classroom instruction along with the use of a customized online platform tailored to the state to help eighth graders better understand in-demand jobs...

  • Taylor University is one of seven Indiana colleges in the top 200 on the national list.

    Indiana Colleges Among Best 'For Your Money'

    Several Indiana institutions have been named among of the Best Colleges For Your Money. The annual ranking from Time Inc.’s MONEY magazine considers 27 factors, including quality of education, affordability and outcome for graduates. Purdue University and the University of Notre Dame are the only Indiana schools in the top 100. The list includes a total of 711 colleges and universities, 21 of which are in Indiana.

  • Governor Holcomb and Blair Milo announced the program in Brazil this morning.

    Holcomb, Milo Unveil 'Next Level Jobs' Program

    Governor Eric Holcomb and new Secretary of Career Connections and Talent Blair Milo today rolled out Indiana's Next Level Jobs initiative. Holcomb says the program will provide more than $20 million over the next two years through grants to support training efforts to fill high-demand, high-wage jobs throughout the state.

  • (rendering courtesy Indiana University)

    IU Health Bloomington Plans Move Forward

    The Indiana University Board of Trustees has approved final site plans and the exterior design for the proposed Regional Academic Health Center in Bloomington. The 735,000 square-foot complex will house the new IU Health Bloomington hospital as well as an academic facility.

  • Before joining Early Learning Indiana, Maple led United Way of Central Indiana's Success By 6 education initiative.

    Maple to Join Lilly Endowment

    Early Learning Indiana Chief Executive Officer Ted Maple will join Indianapolis-based Lilly Endowment Inc. in October. Maple, who has led the nonprofit early ed provider since 2013, will help lead the endowment's education and youth development programs. Indianapolis attorney and consultant Susan Haber will also join the endowment as a program director.

  • Purdue President Mitch Daniels announced the acquisition of Kaplan University in April.

    Higher Ed Commission OKs New Public University

    The state's next online public university has taken another step toward its launch. NewU, as it's tentatively being called, has received approval from the Indiana Commission for Higher Education. The school is a Purdue University creation built on its April acquisition of Kaplan University. NewU will be independently run by its own board of directors selected by Purdue. The new university will be funded through tuition and fundraising, not state dollars says Purdue.

  • IU to Split Schools of Education

    The Indiana University Board of Trustees has endorsed a recommendation to split the IU School of Education into two independent institutions on its Bloomington and Indianapolis campuses. The university says the move will allow each school to "more effectively meet the educational needs of Indiana and the nation.

  • Pictured Left-to-Right: PNC Central and Southern Indiana Regional President Connie Bond Stuart, Student Lucy Ansell and Butler University College of Education Dean Ena Shelley.

    Pre-K Program in Indy Receives Boost

    A $150,000 grant from the PNC Foundation will support an early childhood education initiative in Indianapolis. The three years of funding for St. Mary's Child Center will support a pre-kindergarten partnership between Indianapolis Public Schools and Butler University Laboratory School. It will create professional development opportunities for 180 educators and...

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      A new school in Indianapolis is focusing on apprenticeship as a way to skill-up the next generation the tech work force. Kenzie Academy, which is located at the Speakeasy Downtown, provides training with an emphasis on networking and job experience through paid projects as a consultant for employers. 


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