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    Indy Sports Teams Unite For JA Day

    Indiana's pro sports teams are coming together today to work with Indianapolis students in areas ranging from personal finance to career paths and entrepreneurship. Junior Achievement of Central Indiana says the Indiana Fever, Pacers, Colts, Indy Eleven, Indy Fuel, the Indianapolis Indians and Indianapolis Motor Speedway are working with more than 400 elementary students about the importance of education and the role it can play in leading to a career in...

  • Teacher Champion Challenge Brings Funds to Indy Schools

    The DICK’S Sporting Goods Foundation and DonorsChoose.org has announced Indianapolis area teachers won the Teacher Champion Challenge. As of the end of the challenge, donors gave over $65,000 to support classroom projects in Marion County. 

  • Purdue Researchers Receive $1M Grant

    Purdue University has announced a team of its researchers has been awarded a $1 million W.M. Keck Foundation grant to test an early prediction derived from string theory. Chen-Lung Hung an assistant professor of physics and astronomy at Purdue will lead the research team. 

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    Project Lead The Way Hosting Annual Summit

    Indianapolis-based Project Lead The Way is hosting more than 1,100 people Monday and Tuesday for the PLTW Summit in downtown Indianapolis. The organization says the gathering is dedicated to "preparing students with the in-demand and transportable skills they need to succeed in college and careers."

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    New Center Designed to Lower Computing Costs

    The high cost of computing has led to a new collaborative center that will work to lower costs while protecting and supplying more power to make the chips perform at higher levels. Purdue University says researchers are limited in how small main computer components can be made, but instead of placing more transistors on a single chip, companies have been trying to stack multiple chips into a single assembled unit to boost performance and keep costs low, a technique called...

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    Florida Couple Makes $1M Gift to Butler University

    A Florida couple has gifted $1 million to Butler University to name the investment room of the Andre B. Lacy School of Business. Sean and Erin McGould recently made the donation to their alma mater to help complete the 110,000 square-foot building set to open this fall.

  • Carmel Education Tech Firm Changes Name

    Carmel-based education and technology firm CuroGens Learning has changed its name and relaunched as GoNext Education. The company says the new brand better reflects its mission of personalized, authentic learning.  “We are very enthusiastic about continuing our great learning strides under a more inspiring new brand name,” said Ole Hjorth, GoNext Chief Learning Officer. 

  • Houtman will begin as Earlham president July 1.

    Earlham Names 20th President

    Earlham College in Richmond has named Anne Houtman its 20th president. She currently serves as provost and vice president for academic affairs at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology and will be the first woman to serve as president of Earlham. Houtman earned her bachelor of arts degree from Pomona College in California, a master's degree in anthropology from UCLA and a doctorate in zoology from the University of Oxford. She will begin as Earlham president July 1.

  • Holcomb originally announced plans for the commission during his State of the State address.

    Holcomb Names Teacher Pay Commission Members

    Governor Eric Holcomb has announced the volunteer members of the Next Level Teacher Compensation Commission. The governor's office says the commission is "tasked with determining what constitutes competitive teacher compensation in Indiana and with providing recommendations for how to achieve it." The members will gather for an organizational meeting in the near future, according to Holcomb. The commission will be supported by an advisory council that...

  • Indiana Tech to Add Women's Wrestling

    Indiana Tech in Fort Wayne has announced plans to add women's wrestling to its athletics department. Athletics Director Debbie Warren says the school hopes to hire a coach this spring and begin competition in the 2020-2021 academic year.

  • The Kelley School of Business and School of Public and Environmental Affairs on the IU Bloomington campus. (photo courtesy Indiana University)

    $3M Gift to Create New IU Institute

    A $3 million gift from Chicago-based consulting and accounting firm Grant Thornton LLP will establish a new institute on the Indiana University Bloomington campus. The university says the Grant Thornton Institute for Data Exploration for Risk Assessment and Management, or GT-IDEA, will span the IU Kelley School of Business, School of Public and Environmental Affairs, and School of Informatics, Computing and Engineering.

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    Grants Leading to Growth in State Robotics Teams

    An effort to grow the number of schools offering robotics programs is showing signs of success. The Indiana VEX Robotics State Championship is set to take place next month at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis and the TechPoint Foundation for Youth says the amount of robotics teams throughout the state is on the rise. George Giltner, state director of robotics for the organization, says out of nearly 1,900 schools throughout Indiana, 645 of them have at least one robotics team...

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    Purdue University Fort Wayne Adds Master's Degree

    Prospective students seeking an advanced degree at Purdue University Fort Wayne will soon have a new option. The creation of a master’s program in Speech-Language Pathology was approved today by the Purdue University Board of Trustees. "This is huge for our program,” said Stacy Betz, Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders. 

  • Earlham College Receives Another Anonymous Gift

    Earlham College has once again received an anonymous gift of $1million in memory of late history and Jewish studies professor Robert Southard. It's the third such gift in as many years in memory of the professor who died in 2007. Southard taught at Earlham from 1971-2007 and was the convener of Jewish Studies and director of the Humanities Program. His wife of 38 years, Edna Southard, and the couple's sons, David and Jared, issued a statement of gratitude to the anonymous donor

  • Kenzie Academy to Grant $300K in Scholarships

    Apprenticeship and coding school Kenzie Academy is partnering with Jobs for America's Graduates to grant $300,000 in scholarships to current high school seniors and recent alumni across the state. The scholarships will give JAG Indiana seniors and alumni the chance to study several tech fields for a reduced tuition rate. 

  • Russ Fellows is the project manager for Roche Academy.

    Roche Academy Aims to Fill Need For Talent

    The University of Indianapolis and Roche Diagnostics are partnering on an effort to fill a talent gap. The first cohort for Roche Academy has begun and the university says the goal is to solve the talent pipeline for biomedical equipment technicians. The academy provides a customized curriculum for the cohort of eight students, as well as a summer internship, that provides real-world training to prepare students for high-demand positions at Roche.

  • Purdue Alumnus Creates Business School Deanship

    Deere & Co. Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Samuel Allen has gifted $5 million to his alma mater's business school. Allen's gift will create an endowed deanship to be known as the Samuel R. Allen Dean of the Krannert School of Management. The 1975 industrial management graduate began working with Deere while still at Purdue, and was named president and CEO in 2009, and chairman the following year. 

  • Fort Wayne's efforts are funded through a statewide, federally-supported program.

    Ball State Study Raises Vacant Housing Concerns

    New research from Ball State University shows population loss throughout much of the state has led to an "overabundance" of empty single-family houses. The report shows, while the Indianapolis area is experiencing a "building boom," there are more than...

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    Former Starbucks CEO to Speak at Purdue

    The former chief executive officer of Starbucks Corp. (Nasdaq: SBUX) will Thursday afternoon speak to students at Purdue University. Howard Schultz, who is considering a possible run for president in 2020, will speak at Fowler Hall on the West Lafayette campus.

  • Garimella is Purdue's Goodson Distinguished Professor of Mechanical Engineering.

    Purdue's Garimella 'Sole Finalist' For New Job

    Purdue University Executive Vice President for Research and Partnerships Suresh Garimella has been identified as the "sole finalist" for the University of Vermont's 27th president. The school's board of directors will vote on Garimella's appointment after he visits the campus next week. Garimella is also Purdue's Goodson Distinguished Professor of Mechanical Engineering. Late last year, President Donald Trump appointed him to the National Science Board.

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    IU Med School Hits Record NIH Funding

    Researchers at the Indiana University School of Medicine received a record amount of funding from the National Institutes of Health in 2018. The school says nearly $150 million was awarded, marking a 10 percent increase over the previous year.

  • Franklin College Alum Heading to Inventors Hall of Fame

    Franklin College alumnus James Sprague will be posthumously inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame in May. Sprague was selected for his work with the Merck Sharp & Dohme Research Laboratories team that introduced thiazide diuretics, the first class of drugs to safely treat high blood pressure.  

  • New Purdue Polytechnic HS Targets Workforce

    The founding principal for the second Purdue Polytechnic High School location in Indianapolis says the school's mission is to make sure all students have access to a high-quality education. Plans for the new school, which will initially be located in a former Central Indiana Community Foundation building in Broad Ripple, were announced Tuesday morning. Keeanna Warren says serving in her new role fulfills a goal she set when the first Purdue Polytechnic High School was unveiled.

  • Purdue Startup Awarded Air Force Contract

    A Purdue University-based cybersecurity software startup could soon help monitor high-value assets for the U.S. Air Force. SensorHound Inc. has been awarded a Small Business Innovation Research Phase 1 contract sponsored by the Air Force and AFWERX, the Air Force's technology hub. The Air Force is interested in the company's environmental condition monitoring and tracking device, Beagle. 

  • IUPUI Researcher Earns Grant to Study Pancreatic Cancer

    A Purdue Associate Professor has been awarded a National Institutes of Health grant to focus on one of the deadliest forms of cancer. Chien-Chi Lin's research focuses on pancreatic cancer, which has a five-year survival rate of 8 percent, and is projected to be the second leading cause of all cancer-related deaths by 2030.

  • The school opened its first Indianapolis location in 2017.

    Purdue Polytechnic Announces Second Location

    Purdue Polytechnic High School has announced the location for its second charter school, set to open this summer. The STEM-focused high school will be in the former Central Indiana Community Foundation building in Indianapolis' Broad Ripple neighborhood. The school is planning for an inaugural class of up to 150 freshmen for the 2019-2020 school year.  Purdue says the building will be a temporary location owned and operated by Indianapolis-based Keystone Group.

  • Hogsett will make the announcement Monday morning.

    Hogsett to Push 21st Century Scholarship Participation

    Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett will today unveil a new toolkit and resources to help Marion County schools boost enrollment in Indiana's 21st Century Scholars program. Hogsett will also honor an Indianapolis middle school for being the only one in Marion County to enroll 100 percent of its eligible students in the program. The Indiana Commission for Higher Education's 21st Century Scholars Program aims to help income-eligible Indiana students with up to four years of paid tuition at...

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    IU Awarded NSF Funding for Jetstream Project

    The Jetstream project at Research Technologies at Indiana University has received more funding from the National Science Foundation. The $1.3 million in additional funding will help finance the Jetstream cloud system through 2020. The project has received $13.7 million from the NSF since 2014. The user-friendly cloud environment was created for researchers and students to gain access to data analysis resources on demand. 

  • Vincennes, AAR Partner on Aviation Maintenance Talent

    Vincennes University is partnering with Illinois-based AAR Corp. (NYSE: AIR), an aviation services provider, on a new maintenance education and training effort. The university says AAR's EAGLE Career Pathway program will expand the existing VU aviation maintenance technology program to include job shadowing and mentoring, as well as academic support and monitoring.  Ryan Goertzen, vice president of maintenance workforce development for AAR, says they created the...

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    IU Fund Invests in Indianapolis Environmental Company

    The Indiana University Philanthropic Venture Fund has invested $250,000 in Indianapolis-based Encamp Inc. to support its work with helping companies meet environmental compliance. Encamp Chief Executive Officer Luke Jacobs is an IU graduate, as is the company's lead technical architect, Daniel Smedema. Jacobs says the company helps clients meet environmental guidelines for clean air and water, waste disposal and hazardous material management. 

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    NSF Grant to Expand Notre Dame Study

    The National Science Foundation has awarded $1.5 million to a team of researchers from the University of Notre Dame. The funding will expand a previous study of private water systems focusing on the identification of groundwater contaminants.

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    Teen Tech Center Opens in Indy

    The executive director of the Martin Luther King Community Center in Indianapolis says a new tech center is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Officials Tuesday celebrated the grand opening of the Best Buy Teen Tech Center, which aims to prepare teenagers for careers through hands-on experience with tech, including digital media, robotics and virtual reality. In an interview with Inside INdiana Business, Allison Luthe said the center, located in the Butler Tarkington...

  • The Vincennes Aviation Technology Center is located at Indianapolis International Airport.

    Details Coming on VU Partnership

    Governor Eric Holcomb will be on hand Thursday for an announcement at the Vincennes University Aviation Technology Center in Indianapolis. The governor's office says the announcement will involve a partnership between Vincennes and Illinois-based aviation services provider AAR.

  • Monday's announcement took place at a home built by Area 31 students.

    Indy, Wayne Township Schools Launch Partnership

    The city of Indianapolis and the Metropolitan School District of Wayne Township have unveiled a partnership focused on workforce development and improving neighborhood quality of life. The city says it will allocate $300,000 to fund adult education programs for Marion County residents in opportunity job sectors that are in high-demand but have unfilled positions. An additional $90,000 will go toward the district's Area 31 Student Construction Vocational Program. In an interview with...

  • The 300-bed apartment complex sits on two acres of land next to campus.

    UIndy to Toast New Student Apartments

    The University of Indianapolis will today show off its new $20.5 million student housing development. University Lofts, a 118-unit apartment complex, was developed through a partnership with Indianapolis-based Strategic Capital Partners LLC. UIndy says students are already living in the complex, which features single, double and quad rooms. Crews broke ground on the site about nine months ago. President Robert Manuel says the project shows the university's focus on...

  • Jian Jin, an assistant professor in Purdue’s Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, is one of the recipients. (photo courtesy of Purdue University)

    Purdue Researchers Receive Funding

    Three Purdue University researchers have received funding for various projects from the Trask Innovation Fund to help them move through the commercialization process. Vilas Pol, Mohammad Rahman and Jian Jin received a total of $121,000.

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    The Mind Trust Seeking Leader to Launch Advocacy Group

    Indianapolis-based The Mind Trust is looking for someone to launch an independent parent advocacy organization. The education nonprofit says the next Education Entrepreneur Fellow would spend two years creating a citywide strategy to engage and empower parents to advocate for changes to benefit students.

  • Scott Massey is a co-founder of Heliponix.

    Ag-Celerator Fund Invests in Plant Science Startups

    Two Purdue University-affiliated plant science startups have secured additional funding. The Purdue Ag-Celerator Fund is investing $100,000 in the companies, which the university says will help the recipients commercialize their technologies.

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    Talent Incubator to Open in Anderson

    Muncie-based Ontario Systems will Wednesday open a new tech training center at Anderson University. The incubator, that will be known as "The Cube," will provide students with real-life, hands-on software engineering projects.

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    Rose-Hulman Adds Summer Science, Engineering Camp

    Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology is launching a summer science and engineering camp for incoming high school juniors. Project Select is a week-long, hands-on STEM camp modeled in part after Rose-Hulman's longstanding Operation Catapult summer program for high school seniors. 

  • Indiana Wesleyan University offers new programs for active duty Air Force personnel

    IWU Launches Two New Degrees

    Indiana Wesleyan University-National & Global students will have two more degree options later this academic year. The university has added an associate degree and an online doctorate in business administration. The DeVoe School of Business' doctorate in business administration allows students to take online classes specializing in accounting, healthcare administration and management. 

  • Eleven Fifty Says State Support Will Bring '100x Return'

    As Eleven Fifty Academy looks to expand statewide, founder Scott Jones is looking to state legislators for support. He says Next Level Jobs legislation two years ago allowed the coding academy to access about $1.5 million to grow its programs, which he says will result in $150 million in Hoosier income over 10 years. Jones is now looking for up to $20 million, which he says could lead to $1.5 billion in Hoosier income over a decade. During an interview on Inside INdiana Business...

  • Greene County Chosen for IU Community Initiative

    Greene County has been chosen as community partner for the Indiana University Center for Rural Engagement's Sustaining Hoosier Communities Initiative. Plans call for more than a dozen community-related projects during the 2019-2020 academic year.

  • Purdue Names Associate Dean for College of Agriculture

    The former leader of Purdue's Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering has been named associate dean of research and graduate education for Purdue's College of Agriculture. Bernie Engel led the ABE to several number one rankings for undergraduate and graduate programs over the last decade. Engel joined the faculty in 1988 and was appointed department head of ABE in 2005, and undergraduate enrollment has nearly doubled 

  • Holcomb delivered the address Tuesday at the Statehouse.

    Holcomb Unveils Teacher Pay Plan in State of The State

    Governor Eric Holcomb used his third State of the State address to unveil a plan to increase teacher pay. He called on legislators to use money from the state's reserves to pay off pension liabilities in a move he says will save all local schools $140 million over the next two years, and more in the following years. He says school districts should "allocate 100 percent of the $140 million to increasing teacher paychecks." In his speech, Holcomb also announced the...

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    Holcomb Set For 'Next Level' State of The State

    Governor Eric Holcomb will tonight shine a spotlight on his Next Level Agenda in his annual State of the State Address at the Statehouse. Holcomb is expected to detail plans in areas including infrastructure, education and the drug epidemic. During an interview with Inside INdiana Business Reporter Mary-Rachel Redman, WIBC Statehouse Bureau Chief Eric Berman said the address could include some surprises as well. The address is set for 7:00 this evening. Holcomb unveiled his...

  • Breanca Merritt is the director of CRISP. (photo courtesy of IUPUI)

    IU Center to Focus on Social Policy

    A new research center on the IUPUI campus will focus on issues that address equitable outcomes related to social policy. The Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs and the IU Public Policy Institute have launched the Center for Research on Inclusion and Social Policy, or CRISP. 

  • Notre Dame's Mendoza College of Business finished 5th on Value Colleges' list

    Indiana Business Colleges Among 'Best Values'

    Indiana has placed three schools on the Value Colleges Top 50 Best Value Undergraduate Business Schools for 2019. The website uses three qualifications to make their list: College Consensus ranking, annual total costs and early career salaries as reported to payscale.com.  University of Notre Dame's Mendoza College of Business finished 6th. The website touted the innovative coursework, experiential learning concentrations and small classes offered at Men...

  • Damar Services to Expand Autism Services

    Damar Services has purchased an Avon building to expand its autism services. The nonprofit organization bought an 11,000 square-foot building and plans to renovate it and open an ABA Autism Services clinic in February.

  • New IU Scholarship Offered For LGBTQ Students

    A gift from an alumnus and his partner will lead to a new scholarship program for LGBTQ students at the Indiana Kelley School of Business. A $2.2 million gift from Doug Hamilton and his partner, Don Vossburg, of Noblesville, will establish the program. The annual Out in INformation Technology Scholarship is designed to support a student involved with the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer community. 

  • Purdue Touts Milestone For Startups

    Purdue University is celebrating a milestone in startup creation reached last year. The university says it has reached 223 startups with more than $350 million in funding and investments generated, as well as more than 300 new jobs. In an interview with Inside INdiana Business, Purdue Research Foundation Vice President of Entrepreneurship and Placemaking Greg Deason said the rise in startup activity followed a challenge by President Mitch Daniels shortly after he took office.

  • The Mind Trust Lands $24M in Grants

    Indianapolis-based The Mind Trust has received three grants totaling more than $24 million. The education nonprofit says the funding will support the growth and success of high-quality schools and education talent pipelines over the next two to three years. 

  • Stanford Professor Chosen to Lead Notre Dame Law School

    A leading scholar of economics, commerce and finance has been chosen as Joseph A. Matson Dean of the Law School at the University of Notre Dame. Marcus Cole has taught at Stanford University since 1997, where he held two endowed chairs and served as associate dean for curriculum and academic affairs. 

  • The Excel Center has numerous locations throughout central and southern Indiana.

    The Excel Center Receives Lumina Foundation Grant

    Goodwill of Central & Southern Indiana has received a $300,000 grant from the Indianapolis-based Lumina Foundation to fund The Excel Center, which is Goodwill's high school for adults. The funding will be used to scale in at least six states. 

  • Rochon began as president in July.

    New USI President Looks to Tell School, Region Story

    Six months into the job, the new president of the University of Southern Indiana says one of his top priorities is "making sure people know who we are." Ronald Rochon says one way to do that is to tell the story of what a "vital component" the school is for economic development in southwest Indiana and beyond. For example, he cites the school's research and development partnership with Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division and the pilot MAGIC project...

  • 'Prairie Mobile' Already Reaching Students

    Conner Prairie says an outreach program launched last fall has already reached more than 500 students throughout the state. The interactive history park says Prairie Mobile, which is the result of a grant from the Duke Energy Foundation, helps bring STEM education directly to elementary classrooms.

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    Saint Mary's College Names Provost

    Saint Mary's College has selected Titilayo Ufomata as provost and senior vice president for academic affairs. Ufomata, who previously served as provost and dean of faculty at Hobart and William Smith Colleges, will begin her new role in June. 

  • Buzz Aldrin will speak at the conference.

    Educators to Converge on STEM Conference

    Purdue University will Thursday host more than 500 teachers and education professionals from throughout the state for the Indiana STEM Education Conference. The event will feature workshops and presentations, including an address from retired NASA astronaut Buzz Aldrin.

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    Indy School Creates Marketing Firm

    A private school on the south side of Indianapolis has launched a marketing agency designed to give students real-world experience. Central Christian Academy says students involved with Chargers Marketing will provide services such as website creation, email marketing and lead generation to local nonprofit organizations. In an interview with Inside INdiana Business, Head of School David Sexauer said students will be doing the majority of the work under the direction of...

  • Hogsett to Launch Mentorship Program

    Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett will Wednesday launch a mentorship program aimed at students and adults throughout Marion County. The program is being established in as part of Indy Achieves, which Hogsett unveiled in May, and seeks to help participants on their path to postsecondary education.

  • Alumnus Makes $2M Gift to IU Kelley School of Business

    More IU Kelley School of Business students will be able to study abroad after a $2M gift from alumnus Jim Perschbacher. The Mableton, Georgia resident, and avid world traveler, says he wanted to improve the study abroad programs to leave a legacy at the university where he earned two accounting degrees. "I have enjoyed my extensive international travel experiences and cherish the friendships I have made over the years," Perschbacher said. "I continue to find travel ben...

  • Teacher Pay Among House GOP Priorities

    Indiana House Republicans have unveiled their legislative agenda for the 2019 Indiana General Assembly. House Speaker Brian Bosma (R-Indianapolis) says the caucus will focus on passing a balanced state budget, strengthening school safety and increasing teacher pay. The House GOP also plans to focus on increasing protections for Hoosier youth, strengthening the caucus' commitment to students and teachers, better aligning workforce initiatives and supporting Indiana veterans.

  • Martin University Selects New President

    A nationwide search has culminated in the Martin University Board of Trustees announcing Sean Huddleston as the university's new president. Huddleston will succeed Eugene White, who announced his retirement in August after six years at the helm of the university, although White will continue as President Emeritus. Huddleston is currently Vice President for Inclusion and Equity at the University of Indianapolis. He also served as chief officer for diversi...

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    Educators to Receive $50,000 in Grants from Mayor's Ball

    Local educators will be awarded grants in the amount of $50,000 through proceeds from the annual Mayor’s Charity Ball. Our partners at the Herald Bulletin report there have been 53 applicants from 15 Anderson public and private schools.  

  • Teacher Pay, Student Experience Among Focus for IPS Leaders

    The incoming interim superintendent of Indianapolis Public Schools says there is a direct correlation between teacher pay and the success of the district. Aleesia Johnson, who will next month become the first African American superintendent of the state's largest school district, says it's important to demonstrate to teachers the pathway they have. In an interview on Inside INdiana Business, Johnson and IPS Board of School Commissioners President Michael O'Connor talked about...

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    Former Bethel College President Dies

    The third president of Bethel College in Mishawaka has died. Rev. Albert Beutler graduated from Bethel in 1951, became the school's first men's basketball coach in 1958, and led the school from 1974 to 1982. He was 89 years old.

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    FSSA Names Recipients of Education Capacity-Building Grants

    The Office of Early Childhood and Out-of-School Learning is awarding more than $1.4 million in early education capacity-building grants. The grants will support 12 applicants representing 29 pre-kindergarten programs in 12 Indiana counties. 

  • Rose-Hulman Opens Innovation Center Following Gift

    A gift from alumnus Richard Kremer and his wife, Shirley, has resulted in a new engineering design and lab building on the campus of Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. The Richard and Shirley Kremer Innovation Center was built on the east side of campus near the Branam Innovation Center after the undisclosed gift. The 13,800 square foot building, already dubbed "the KIC," offers design space, laboratories and classrooms, and w...

  • Gift to Purdue Will Endow Faculty Chair

    A gift to the Purdue University Department of Agricultural Economics will endow a faculty chair and help support student learning opportunities. Nonprofit Clearing Corporation Charitable Foundation donated $1.5 million to create the endowment for the Clearing Corporation Charitable Foundation Chair in Food and Agricultural Marketing and a fund to support students. The $1 million gift toward the chair will be matched by the College of Agriculture Endowed Chair Challenge Matching Gift P...
  • IU Venture Funds Invest in Tech Company

    An Indianapolis-based tech company has received funding from two Indiana University-related venture funds. The IU Philanthropic Venture Fund and the Innovate Indiana Fund have invested $400,000 in Zio Inc., which focuses on customer insight data analytics. Zio was co-founded by Chief Executive Officer Angel Morales and IU graduate Reuben Vandeventer, who serves as chief data scientist. Morales says the investments from the IU venture funds will allow the company to...

  • Ivy Tech's ASAP program was one of the recipients.

    Higher Ed Commission Presents Stan Jones Awards

    The Indiana Commission for Higher Education announces today that Purdue Promise and Ivy Tech Community College Associate Accelerated Program (ASAP) have been named winners of the 2018 Stan Jones Student Success Award. 

  • Indiana Tech to Launch Ph.D. Scholarship

    A Ph.D. scholarship for community college faculty and staff has been established at Indiana Tech. The new scholarship offers college professionals a chance to affordably earn their Ph.D.  The school's Ph.D. in Global Leadership program provides academic administration and organizational management specializations for faculty and staff at any accredited community college. Indiana Tech’s Vice President for Enrollment Management, Steve Herendeen, says the schoo...

  • Notre Dame Program Named For Retiring Executive

    Notre Dame University Executive Vice President John Affleck-Graves has received quite the early retirement gift: the naming of the Excellence in Leadership Program in his honor. Affleck-Graves announced last summer that he will retire in June and university leaders surprised him with the honor at an event Monday at the Morris Inn. “Of the rich legacy John will leave at Notre Dame, nothing is more valuable than his commitment to invest in and develop the talents of the Universit...

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    Orbis Education to be Acquired

    A Carmel-based education services company will soon be under new ownership. Phoenix-based Grand Canyon Education Inc. (Nasdaq: LOPE) has announced plans to acquire Orbis Education Services LLC in a more than $362 million cash deal. Orbis supports healthcare education programs for 17 regionally accredited universities throughout the country. Grand Canyon Education says the acquisition will align the expertise of both companies to better address the nationwide shortage of...

  • Langellier says the first cohort involves 12 students.

    Langellier: Internship Program a 'Talent Pipeline'

    The head of the state’s technology sector initiative says a new extended internship program addresses a big challenge in traditional internships. TechPoint and IUPUI last week announced the Xtern Semester program, which gives seniors the ability to continue their paid internships with Indy tech companies when they return to class in the fall. Chief Executive Officer Mike Langellier says the traditional internship model doesn’t really work for the students or the employer.

  • The Strategic Planning Committee proposed five long-term goals to be met by 2040.

    Ball State University Developing Incentive-Based Budget

    Ball State University is taking steps to reinvest in programs and manage resources with a new incentive-based budget model. The strategic plan will take a decentralized approach to the university’s budgeting and will be made public in January 2019.

  • Mike Langellier is the CEO of TechPoint. (photo courtesy of TechPoint)

    IUPUI, TechPoint Launch Internship Pilot

    IUPUI is partnering with Indiana's technology sector initiative TechPoint for a pilot program designed to integrate industry and university work-and-learn experiences for college seniors. The university says Xtern Semester aims to pipeline students into tech jobs through an extended internship model. Mike Langellier, chief executive officer of TechPoint says the program targets a foundational challenge of summer internships. He says the tech sector lacks the types of...

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    Saint Joe Rector Heading to Indy

    The leader of the reorganization effort at Saint Joseph's College in Rensselaer is leaving the campus. Father Barry Fischer, who has served as rector of the college since May 2017, will become the campus chaplain at Marian University in Indianapolis, beginning in March. 

  • ISU to Add Business Minor and Revise Health Programs

    Indiana State University has created a business analytics minor and adapted three health programs. Board of Trustees members Friday approved the new minor along with a new sport management program, and the renaming of two health programs on campus. The new business analytics minor was added after a survey of Scott College business students in March of last year found at least 32 students had a strong interest in the minor.....

  • Purdue Undergrads Win International Competition

    Two Purdue University actuarial science majors received a big payday after recently winning an international competition in China. Junior Jiaxin Yu and senior Dongyu Dai were awarded $100,000 after claiming first prize in the Global Insurance Product Innovation Contest. The competition tasks entrants with using technology and creativity to meet the needs of insurants. Yu and Dai's project focused on cybersecurity, specifically their idea of Cyber Security Smart Insurance to help deal...
  • Moore has been a member of Rose-Hulman's faculty for 22 years.

    Rose-Hulman Prof Helps Draft U.S. STEM Education Plan

    A Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology professor is helping shape the country's STEM efforts. Daniel Moore contributed to the National Science and Technology Council’s report on America’s Strategy and STEM Education, which was released last week. Important issues include exploring STEM literacy, increasing diversity and inclusion and preparing the STEM workforce to meet future challenges by developing partnerships between schools and local businesses.

  • Maj. Gen. Courtney P. Carr is Indiana's Adjutant General.

    National Guard Academy Targets At-Risk Youth

    Indiana's adjutant general says the Hoosier Youth Challenge Academy in Knightstown continues to make a difference by offering at-risk teenagers a second chance. The academy, which was established in 2007, will Saturday celebrate another graduating class. The program uses quasi-military training, structure and discipline for students between the ages of 16 and 18 who have dropped out of school or are severely deficient in credits. In an interview on Inside INdiana Business...

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    Saint Joe Launches New Fundraising Campaign

    Saint Joseph's College is taking another step toward reopening its Rensselaer campus. The college, which suspended activities on the campus in 2017 after what was then described as a "dire" financial situation, has launched a fundraising campaign "to cover the expenses of SJC's journey back to health and vitality."

  • IMA: Education Initiative a 'Win-Win'

    The Indiana Manufacturers Association says its recently-announced education program is a "win-win" for both employers and students throughout the state. The organization has launched the Indiana Federation for Advanced Manufacturing Education, which aims to provide skilled workers for the state's manufacturing industry through a dual-track training effort. Stephanie Wells, vice president of workforce development and administration for the IMA, says the labor shortage and...

  • SMWC to Offer Sustainable Agriculture Certificate

    Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College is adding a graduate certificate in sustainable agriculture in the spring. The graduate certificate is a 17-credit, 5-month program for farmers, agriculture educators and others interested environmentally sound agriculture.   “Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College is committed to a set of core values, among them sustainability. This graduate certificate program is a natural fit for the College and its mission because it promises to prepare th...
  • Scott Jones launched Eleven Fifty more than four years ago.

    Eleven Fifty Eyes Statewide Growth

    Eleven Fifty Academy, which began in founder Scott Jones' Carmel house and moved to Launch Fishers, is now looking to go statewide. The coding academy is considering communities including Fort Wayne, Gary, Valparaiso and Terre Haute. Jones says the academy boasts a 93 percent graduation rate, with 81 percent finding jobs within the first two months. "No training environment in the state, no college or university is coming close to those kinds of impacts in that short amount...

  • IMA Launches Education Initiative

    The Indiana Manufacturers Association has begun an employer-driven education program to provide skilled workers to meet the needs of the state's manufacturing industry.  The Indiana Federation for Advanced Manufacturing Education will collaborate with manufacturers and educational institutions to devise dual-track training to include hands-on instruction and classwork. Students completing coursework would earn an associate degree.  

  • Wabash College Snodell Scholar Samuel Pipiras with scholarship benefactors Walt and Kathy Snodell

    Chicago Couple Gifts Millions to Wabash College

    A new recruiting initiative at Wabash College is being funded by a significant gift from a Wabash alumnus and his wife. Walt and Kathy Snodell have donated $4 million to the Crawfordsville school to reach prospective students in their native Chicago, and surrounding areas. The Snodell's gift will help the school develop a plan based on four components: scholarships, an admissions counselor based in Chicago, marketing and support for recruitment events in the Chicagoland area, ea...

  • University of Evansville & Ivy Tech Offer Dual Admission

    The University of Evansville and Ivy Tech Community College have announced a dual admission program. Students who meet all admission standards are guaranteed UE acceptance to will also receive an $18,000 scholarship. UE president Christopher Pietrszkiewicz says the program offers a dedicated path for two, and four-year degrees.  

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

    IUPUI Begins Engineering and Technology Program

    Intellectual property is the focus of a new program at the School of Engineering and Technology at IUPUI. The Engineering-Science Intellectual Property Project is a series of three classes that combine engineering and patent application to intellectual property concepts. Students will create their own solutions for engineering challenges by building prototypes and guiding them through commercialization processes. "This is a program in engineering education th...

  • Hicks is the director of Ball State's Center for Business and Economic Research.

    Ball State Economic Study Suggests Slowing Growth

    A new report from Ball State University suggests the potential for slower economic growth in Indiana next year. During the 23rd annual Indiana Economic Outlook Luncheon in Muncie, Center for Business and Economic Research Director Mike Hicks predicted Indiana's economy would grow at a slightly slower pace in 2019 than the predicted national rate.

  • Purdue Researchers Fighting Lung Superbugs

    Purdue University researchers are devising new ways to treat the world's fourth-leading cause of death: lower respiratory infections. Lung infections are often caused by 'superbugs' that are resistant to all available antibiotics, but researchers say they have created a drug formula that has shown progress in fighting them.

  • Butler Names New Dean

    Butler University has chosen Brooke Barnett to be the new dean of the university's College of Communication. Barnett is currently a professor and associate provost at Elon University in North Carolina. The Kentucky native has taught several courses at Elon since 2001, including Broadcast Journalism, Communication Research and Intellectual Property Law. Barnett says she's looking forward to her new opportunity. 

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    USI Team Builds Satellite Heading to Space Station

    A team of students from the University of Southern Indiana designed and built a satellite that launched last week on a SpaceX rocket heading for the International Space Station. The satellite will collect data for NASA research until the end of its life cycle in January 2020.

  • Purdue Names New Entrepreneurial Officer

    Purdue University is taking the next step in the growth of its entrepreneurial system by naming a chief entrepreneurial officer. Purdue Research Foundation President Brian Edelman announced Scott Henderson will serve in the role. Henderson is an international commercialization expert who will lead the Purdue Foundry and Purdue Ventures.

  • Justice Department Partners With Anderson University

    Anderson University has inked a partnership with the U.S. Department of Justice. Under the deal, the school will coordinate internships and work-study programs to prevent violent crime in a partnership with the United States Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Indiana. Anderson University students will receive academic credit and will also work with public information officers in the U.S. Attorneys Office to gather and disseminate information to...

  • IU Accelerates Residence Hall Projects

    The Indiana University Board of Trustees has approved a proposal to speed up plans to renovate two residence halls. The work on Foster and McNutt halls is part of an overall plan to invest $300 million in student housing over the next six years on the Bloomington campus. In February, trustees heard plans to renovate Foster and McNutt halls in 2021-2022 and 2023-2024. That project has now been moved up to May 2019. The school says the halls will be closed during the 2019-2020 academic...

  • Purdue Board Makes Several Approvals

    The Purdue University Board of Trustees has made key approvals for several efforts throughout its statewide network. The board voted to keep room and board rates flat for its three physical campuses and also to accept a $30 million gift to fund the renovation of the Union Club Hotel.

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    IPS Names Interim Superintendent

    Indianapolis Public Schools has selected Aleesia Johnson to serve as interim superintendent. Johnson, who currently serves as deputy superintendent for academics in the district, will take over for Lewis Ferebee, who announced this week he is leaving to become chancellor of D.C. Public Schools.

  • L to R: Stacy Payne Miller, JLI president; Jan Need, JLI grants chair; Margaret Sheehan, Teachers’ Treasures executive director; Maddie Kellner, JLI vice president of community; Patrice Dawson, JLI president-elect

    Junior League of Indianapolis Awards Grants

    Ten central Indiana nonprofit organizations have received support from the Junior League of Indianapolis. JLI members present applicants for the funding and award the support after a pitch competition. The Community Assistance Grants of up to $50,000 are awarded after members vote on applicants who best support preparing students for academic success.

  • Computer Science, Gaming Collide With 'Hour of Code'

    Elementary school students in the Metropolitan School District of Decatur Township in Indianapolis are getting an early lesson in coding through the international Hour of Code program. The initiative is designed to give people an introduction to computer science and coding, and Lynn Hodgkin, elementary media coordinator for the district, says it takes a game-centered approach to teaching coding to kids. The students are participating in the Hour of Code at the...

  • Strada cut the ribbon during a Thursday ceremony.

    Strada Takes Wraps Off Downtown Indy HQ

    Indianapolis-based Strada Education Network has cut the ribbon on its new downtown Indy headquarters. The national education nonprofit says the space in Market Tower not only houses its 80 Indy-based employees, but provides much-needed meeting space to host its partner organizations. Strada looks to strengthen pathways between education and employment, especially among low-income students and Americans without a post-high school degree.

  • Hogsett unveiled Indy Achieves in May.

    Hogsett Touts Education Initiative as He Seeks Second Term

    Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett, who announced Wednesday his intention to run for a second term, believes a major education initiative has been one of the strengths of his first three years in office. Hogsett says Indy Achieves, a partnership aimed at boosting post-secondary education opportunities, will help Indianapolis residents be ready for "the jobs of tomorrow." Indy Achieves is a partnership involving the city, EmployIndy, Ivy Tech Community College and IUPUI slated...

  • Millions Raised For 'Back a Boiler'

    Purdue University's Back a Boiler income share agreement program has netted $10.2 million from fundraising initiatives by the Purdue Research Foundation. The program offers an alternative to students seeking private student loans and Federal Parent PLUS.

  • Thor Profit Sees Sharp Drop in Q1

    Elkhart-based Thor Industries Inc. (NYSE: THO) is reporting fiscal first quarter net income of $14 million, down from $128 million during the same period last year. The recreational vehicle manufacturer says the drop is due in part to efforts to balance production with market demand and acquisition-related expenses.

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    Ivy Tech Signs New Transfer Agreement

    Ivy Tech Community College has entered into a transfer agreement with Union Institute & University in Ohio to allow students to easily transition from an associate degree to a bachelor's degree.  The agreement calls for Ivy Tech students who transfer to an UI&U undergraduate program to receive a $100 discount per credit hour scholarship for the first 30 credit hours up to $3,000. Phi Theta Kappa members would receive an extra first semester $500 scholarship. 

  • Valpo to Add Another Doctoral Degree

    Valparaiso University's College of Nursing and Health Professions will offer more degree programs in the summer 2019. The university has developed an online, post-professional, occupational therapy doctoral program. The online degree includes 32 credits for master's degree holders and 42 credits for those with a bachelor's. The new doctoral degree will be the university's second after it added a doctor of nursing practice. The new doctorate will prepare occupation...

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    Brightwood College to Close Indiana Campuses

    Another for-profit higher education institution is shutting its doors. Brightwood College will close all of its campuses in the U.S., including Indiana locations. Brightwood has not released a statement on the closures. The college's social media pages have been deleted and its website only says it is no longer accepting new student enrollments. Brightwood has locations in Indianapolis and Hammond, according to its website. In Indy, the closure will affect 450 students and...

  • Notre Dame, IBRI Form 'Strategic Alliance'

    The University of Notre Dame has signed a strategic alliance agreement with the Indiana Biosciences Research Institute in Indianapolis. The IBRI says the agreement will enable both parties to "work together on research covering significant health issues in Indiana and around the world."

  • IU School of Medicine Physician Receives DOD Grant

    Treatment responses for patients with metastatic bone cancer are the focus of work that has garnered an IU endocrinologist a $1.2 million Department of Defense grant. Theresa Guise will use the funding to try to understand several events that decrease quality of life for patients being treated for the disease. Guise wants to find the role of the cellular environment of the tumor-bone on the patients ability to metabolize glucose and how a high-fat diet plays a part.  

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    Purdue Partners With Taiwan University on Engineering

    Purdue University has signed an agreement with the National Cheng Kung University in Taiwan. The partnership will create dual degree engineering programs for NCKU students, who will be able to complete Purdue Online courses to fulfill some of their requirements.

  • Notre Dame Taps Author, Speechwriter For Commencement

    Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist and presidential speechwriter Peggy Noonan will deliver the 174th commencement address for the University of Notre Dame in the spring. Noonan will also receive an honorary degree during the May 19 ceremony. Noonan began at CBS radio after graduating from Fairleigh Dickinson University, then became a speechwriter for the Ronald Reagan administration in 1984. 

  • IPS Superintendent Heading to D.C.

    The superintendent of Indianapolis Public Schools is leaving the state's largest school district. Lewis Ferebee has accepted the position of chancellor of the District of Columbia Public Schools. Ferebee was named IPS superintendent in 2013. His move to the nation's capital was announced Monday by Washington D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser. Our partners at WTHR-TV report Ferebee's appointment must still be approved by the city council.

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    Rural School District Receives Telehealth Clinic

    The Indiana Rural School Clinic Network has opened its last telehealth clinic of the year at West Washington School Corp. near Campbellsburg in Washington County. Pre-K through 6th graders and junior and senior high school students will have access to the clinic. “Using state-of-the-art secure technology to deliver healthcare will benefit students and staff alike,” said West Washington School Corporation Superintendent Keith. Nance. 

  • Professor Vijay Raghunathan will serve as director of the program. (photo courtesy of Purdue University)

    Purdue Program Aims to Create 'Technology Maestros'

    The Purdue University School of Electrical and Computer Engineering is launching a professional master's program with a concentration in innovative technologies. The university says the aim of the one-year program is to develop leaders in technology innovation. 

  • Evansville Couple Hopes To Change Lives With Gift

    More Wabash College students will experience immersion learning thanks to a gift from John and Diane Schroeder. The one-semester courses offer the opportunity to study coursework outside the classroom, with past classes taking immersion trips to Europe, Africa and across the U.S. The Schroeders’ gift will be used to offset nearly $700,000 of annual immersive learning expenses. Wabash College President Gregory Hess calls John and Diane, “selfless leaders who want...

  • Notre Dame Unveils Largest Quiet Hypersonic Wind Tunnel

    The University of Notre Dame has finished developing the country's largest quiet Mach 6 hypersonic wind tunnel. The $5.4 million project was mainly funded by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research and is the first move in a partnership between Notre Dame and Purdue University to develop several hypersonic tunnels. “This tunnel’s combination of low noise and large size enables previously impossible experiments to be carried out,” said Thomas Juliano.

  • During an interview on Inside INdiana Business, Buetler said he believes the model can be replicated.

    Software Company Looks to 'EduSource' Talent

    An Indianapolis-based software developer says it is saving money and getting higher-quality work by using a student apprenticeship program rather than outsourcing work. EduSource offers college students $40,000 and real-world experience alongside senior-level developers through a two-year apprenticeship. Founder Jason Beutler says he got the idea when his software engineering students at Taylor University were writing better code than an outsourced team he was overseeing.

  • Etchison appeared on Inside INdiana Business with Gerry Dick in 2017.

    Ivy Tech Names Chief Information Officer

    Ivy Tech Community College has chosen Matthew Etchison as its new chief information officer. Etchison currently is vice president for information technology in the college's workforce alignment department. Current CIO Anne Brinson is retiring December 31.   “It is a tremendous honor to be named the chief information officer for Ivy Tech Community College,” said Etchison. 

  • Daniel Padrao is the COO of Solinftec.

    Solinftec Aims to Bring Momentum to Purdue HQ

    The chief operating officer of a Brazil-based ag tech company says he hopes to bring the success he's seen in his home country to the U.S. Daniel Padrao says the U.S. market is very important for Solinftec, which announced Thursday plans to establish its U.S. headquarters at the Purdue Research Park. The company has already set up operations in Florida and California and Padrao says they are moving at a very fast pace. In an interview with Inside INdiana Business, Padrao said...

  • (Image of the Manufacturing Advisory Council courtesy of the Wabash Heartland Innovation Network.)

    Wabash Heartland Taps Into Public Input

    Parks and trail improvement, workforce development and high-speed internet access are among the top priorities of thousands of respondents to a Wabash Heartland Innovation Network regional placemaking survey. The results will help determine how to use a $10 million Regional Cultivation Fund in the 10-county region in north central Indiana. About 2,500 people living...

  • The school board approved plans for the facility in October. (photo courtesy of Geist Montessori Academy)

    Charter School to Break Ground in McCordsville

    Officials from the Geist Montessori Academy School Board and the McCordsville Town Council will Friday break ground on a new $6 million school building. The academy says the facility will allow its two campuses to be combined into one while also meeting the need for additional space to accommodate future growth.

  • Solinftec plans to create 90 jobs by the end of next year and up to 334 by 2022. (photo courtesy of Solinftec)

    Another Ag Tech Company Picks Purdue Research Park

    A Brazil-based digital agriculture company has big plans in West Lafayette. Solinftec says it will invest more than $50 million to establish its U.S. headquarters at the Purdue Research Park and create more than 300 jobs by 2022. The company provides Internet of Things-based technology to provide farmers with real-time data. Purdue President Mitch Daniels says the move is the latest evidence of the school "becoming a world center of precision agriculture."

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    Trine University to Expand Special Education Programs

    New special education licensure programs will soon be offered at Trine University's Franks School of Education. The programs for preschool through 12th grade will be made available in the Spring 2019 semester after the Indiana Department of Education expanded the program from grades K-6. Dean of the Franks School of Education, Anthony Kline, says the expansion will help fill a need in many school districts. 

  • IU, McKinney Foundation Expand Environmental Partnership

    The McKinney Family Foundation has awarded Indiana University with three grants totaling more than $500,000 for various environmental initiatives. The funding will create the McKinney Professor of Environmental Resilience and Philanthropy, help support the Indiana Sustainability Development Program and also strengthen the McKinney Family Philanthropic Fellows program. 

  • The platform was announced during The Startup Ladies' fourth anniversary luncheon.

    New Startup Ladies Platform Targets Startups, Investors

    The chief executive officer of The Startup Ladies in Indianapolis says a new online educational platform will serve as a boon for entrepreneurs and investors. Kristen Cooper says Startup Study Hall Online will provide access to the organization's executive mentors from anywhere in the country. The membership-based platform was announced as part of The Startup Ladies' fourth anniversary luncheon in Indy. In an interview with Inside INdiana Business Reporter Mary-Rachel Redman...

  • Trine University Names New Dean

    Trine University has chosen Sarah Franzen as the new dean of the Jannen School of Arts and Sciences. She currently is assistant vice president of accreditation and assistant professor in Trine's Department of Humanities and Communication.  Franzen will supervise five academic departments- Mathematics and Physics, Criminal Justice, Psychology and Social Services, Music and Humanities and Communication. 

  • Paul Griffin is director of the Regenstrief Center for Healthcare Engineering.

    State Taps Purdue Center For Health Tech Solutions

    The state of Indiana is working with Purdue University to develop and implement technology systems to battle clinical challenges throughout the state, including long-term care and the opioid crisis. The Indiana Family and Social Services Administration has announced a two-year, $12 million contract with Purdue's Regenstrief Center for Healthcare Engineering. The center will identify four high-need communities: two to implement programs to improve Medicaid long-term care and...

  • Governor Holcomb Makes Board, Commission Appointments

    Governor Eric Holcomb has made another round of board appointments and reappointments. They include the Ball State University Board of Trustees and the Judicial Nominating Commission. 

  • Carlyle Group Founder to Give IU Commencement Address

    Indiana University Bloomington graduates will be addressed by the co-founder of one of the largest private equity firms in the country next month. Carlyle Group co-executive chairman David Rubenstein will speak at winter commencement in Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall. Rubenstein served as deputy assistant to the president for domestic policy in the Carter administration from 1977 to 1981. 

  • Telehealth Clinic to Open in Logansport

    Officials in Logansport will Tuesday cut the ribbon on a new high-tech telehealth clinic. The facility at Landis Elementary School is being funded by the Indiana Rural Health Association, while Indianapolis-based Anthem Inc. (NYSE: ANTM) has provided funding for physical health equipment.

  • Deadline Approaching for Hoosier Educators Scholarship

    Future teachers have until the end of the month to apply for the Next Generation Hoosier Educators Scholarship. The third-year scholarship program provides a total of $30,000 for top students who commit to teaching in Indiana for five years after graduation. “We know that having prepared teachers in the classroom is the key factor affecting students’ academic success,” said Indiana Commissioner for Higher Education Teresa Lubbers. 

  • McCoy was named DePauw president in 2016.

    DePauw Faculty Expresses Concern with Administration

    The faculty of DePauw University has approved a vote of no confidence in President Mark McCoy. It's the first time in the school's 180-year history that faculty has made such a vote.

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    Grant to Support Opioid Outreach Project

    The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration has awarded a $320,000 grant to Purdue University. The funding will support the implementation of an outreach program aimed at helping people identify and deal with substance abuse disorders and mental health issues, with a focus on opioids.

  • The new program exceeds the stated requirements of the Society of Actuaries

    University of Evansville Adds Actuarial Science Degree

    The University of Evansville's Department of Mathematics has started a new bachelor's degree in actuarial science. The program includes work in statistics, data science, finance and other fields. Students can begin enrolling in the Fall 2019. “Actuaries are experts at modeling and managing risk,” said Mark Gruenwald, PhD, professor of mathematics and director of actuarial science. “They are highly trained professional...

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    Notre Dame, Tesla Partner on Design Studio Course

    The University of Notre Dame School of Architecture has announced a collaboration with California-based Tesla Inc. (Nasdaq: TSLA) to create a design studio course focusing on the company's growing Gigafactory 1 in Nevada. The university says one of the goals is to explore how to move people and materials through the highest-volume battery production facility in the world.

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    Alumni Gift to Benefit Manufacturing Lab in Winchester

    The Randolph County School Corp. will Tuesday celebrate a $100,000 donation to the Advanced Manufacturing Lab at Winchester Community High School. The district says the funding will be used to purchase industrial precision manufacturing equipment for the lab. 

  • Video pitch submissions are due before February 6, 2019

    Indiana Students Encouraged to Join Pitch Competition

    Entrepreneurial Indiana high school students have until February 6 to submit an application for the 2019 Innovate WithIN pitch competition. Students are encouraged to submit an online video pitch, and middle school students also now have an opportunity to register for workshops offered at the regional competitions.

  • IU Lilly Family School of Philanthropy

    Lilly Family School of Philanthropy Partners With Foundation

    The Florida-based Patterson Foundation has collaborated with the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at IUPUI to launch Fellows Initiative, which will provide graduates a year-long opportunity to learn philanthropic principles. Master of Arts in Philanthropic Studies students pursuing careers in private, community or corporate foundations are eligible for the program, which will entail studying the history and culture of philanthropy and hands-on philanthropic practice in fundraising...

  • (Images of Jeffrey Jourdan and Michael Nichols courtesy of Marian University.)

    'Proven Leaders' to Head New Two-Year College

    Marian University has named Jeffrey Jourdan executive director of Saint Joseph's College of Marian University - Indianapolis, its new two-year institution. Michael Nichols will serve as associate director and dean of SJC@MU. In October, Marian and Saint Joseph's College in Rensselaer detailed a partnership to launch the school near Marian's Indianapolis campus. St. Joe suspended operations in 2017 after massive debt responsibilities forced the school into an attempted rebirth.

  • (Image of Rob Coons courtesy of Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology.)

    Coons Named Rose-Hulman President

    Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology has named Rob Coons its next president. He previously served as senior vice president and was appointed acting president following Jim Conwell's resignation earlier this month. Coons was also interim president prior to Conwell's arrival and has held positions at Rose-Hulman including chief administrative officer, controller and vice president for business and finance during a nearly 30-year career at the Terre Haute campus.

  • Tyler Trent Bobbleheads to Aid Fight Against Cancer

    A Purdue University graduate who has gained worldwide attention for his love of the school is being honored in a unique way. The National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum has unveiled a limited edition bobblehead of Tyler Trent which will benefit two cancer charities.

  • (Image of pitch competition winners courtesy of South Bend Code School.)

    Young Coders Win South Bend Pitch Competition

    Two fifteen-year-olds have been crowned winners of a business idea event at South Bend Code School. Hello World. A Pitch Competition from Nowhere, USA featured five teams presenting concepts to a panel of judges that included San Francisco-based venture capitalist Cyan Banister. David Harrison and Matthew Williams, both from South Bend, took home the $2,500 top prize by pitching the Ideator, a website to...

  • Purdue Launches "Brain Gain" Initiative

    Purdue University wants to make Indiana the country's biggest "brain gain" state with a new initiative designed to bring Purdue grads back to Indiana companies. President Mitch Daniels says the pilot phase of the Purdue Brain Gain Initiative has piqued the interest of some 200 alumni, with a small number currently in the final interview process with employers in the state. Daniels told Inside INdiana Business...

  • Dept. of Ed Releases School Accountability Grades

    The Indiana Department of Education has unveiled the school accountability grades for the 2017-2018 academic year. The department says about 22 percent of schools improved one or more letter grades, with 64 percent receiving an A or B.

  • Earlham College Suspends Football Program

    Earlham College Interim President Avis Stewart has announced the suspension of the school's football program for the 2019 season and has ordered a review of the program. Stewart says the plan is for Earlham to field a team in 2020 after three conditions are met: determine the proper funding level and resources to support a football program outside the College's current operating budget,

  • (Image of Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett and Marianne Glick courtesy of the city of Indianapolis.)

    Volunteer-Focused Award Goes to Marianne Glick

    A well-known central Indiana entrepreneur and philanthropist is being honored by the Greater Indianapolis Progress Committee. Marianne Glick, who spent 25 years leading Glick Training Associates, an Indianapolis-based company she founded in 1986, is the winner of the 2018 Charles L. Whistler Award. The honor is the organization's most prestigious award for a community volunteer. Glick is the current chair of the Glick Family Foundation board and president of the board of...

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    New Center to Honor Governor Orr

    The Evansville Vanderburgh School Corp. Foundation has launched a fundraising effort to support what it says will be a state-of-the-art learning center named for a former two-term Indiana governor. The Robert D. Orr Learning Commons, the organization says, will serve as the centerpiece for the recently-opened McCutchanville Elementary School on the city's north side. The district describes the space as open and interactive and EVSC Foundation Executive Director Maureen Barton says...

  • Trine University to Open School of Computing

    Trine University has announced plans to open a School of Computing in the fall of 2019. The new school will be placed in a planned $8.5 million expansion to Fawick Hall on the university's main campus in Angola. The School of Computing will include current computer and software engineering courses and a revamped computer science and information technology major that will include cybersecurity, health informatics and web development tracks. 

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    Study Takes Stock of Climate Change's Impact on Tourism

    A researcher at Purdue University says a first of its kind study shows how climate change could affect the state's tourism industry and stakeholders -- particularly small businesses. One example, study lead author and Associate Professor of Hospitality and Tourism Management Jonathon Day says is the state will begin losing some of its "sweet spot" days where the temperature is between 65 degrees and 85 degrees. He says, over time, milder months...

  • (Image courtesy of JA of Central Indiana.) From left to right: Mark Shaffer, Tiffany Sauder, Blake Koriath, Chad Amos, Matt Waggoner, George Giltner, Erin Dettwiler, Cynthia Carrasco, Tiffany Fletcher, Kiamesha-Sylvia Colom, Tamara Cypress, Jennifer Burk

    'Best And Brightest' Earn Honors

    Winners of Junior Achievement of Central Indiana's 2018 Indy’s Best and Brightest awards have been announced. They include honorees who are 40 and under and recognized as "rising talent and the next generation of leaders in our community." Junior Achievement of Central Indiana Inc. focuses on educating and inspiring youth in career exploration, employability/life skills, entrepreneurship, financial literacy and philanthropy. It involves hands-on, experiential learning...
  • Student works in the lab during the STEM Summer Scholars Institute. (photo courtesy of IUPUI)

    Louis Stokes Centers Recognized by National Science Foundation

    The Louis Stokes Midwest Regional Center of Excellence in Indianapolis is one of six Louis Stokes regional centers of excellence to receive an award from the National Science Foundation. The five-year $2.5 million STEM award will allow IUPUI, Ohio State University, Chicago State University and the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory to circulate information and build regional communities to increase STEM participation in underrepresented groups.  "We're thrilled to ...

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    Record Gift Fuels Wabash College Campaign

    Wabash College has launched the largest fundraising campaign in its 186-year history with the single-largest gift ever given to the school. Wabash announced the $40 million lead gift from Paul and Betty Woolls at the kickoff of the public phase of the $225 million Giant Steps: A Campaign for Wabash College effort. President Gregory Hess announced the campaign Friday at the Indiana State Museum and says the school raised $150 million during the private phase.

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    Funds Lift Evansville Tech Developer

    A tech startup in Evansville has secured a $1 million boost. Motivating Systems LLC develops sales-as-a-service platforms that are designed to help organizations motivate their people through rewards and positive reinforcement. The funding comes from Indianapolis-based Elevate Ventures and other contributors who are not being named. Motivating Systems launched in 2015 and has grown from one customer, a middle school in Vanderburgh County, to more than...

  • Manchester University Moves Program to Ft. Wayne Campus

    The Master of Athletic Training program at Manchester University is moving to the school's Fort Wayne campus. Officials say the move will allow more opportunities for MAT students, including clinical experiences with professional sports. Manchester already established its Ft. Wayne campus as its hub of graduate-level health science programs, doctoral program in pharmacy and the pharmacogenomics master's program. 

  • (Image courtesy of DePauw University.) The teams have been squaring off for posession of the Monon Bell trophy since 1936.

    Wabash Hosting DePauw For Monon Bell Battle

    DePauw University and Wabash College will meet on the football field for the 125th Saturday. This weekend's Monon Bell Game will mark the 87th time the Monon Bell trophy will be awarded to the winner. All-time, Wabash holds a 61-54-9 advantage in the storied rivalry that started in 1890. The 2018 edition will be played at Hollett Little Giant Stadium in Crawfordsville. It will air live on Fox Sports Indiana, Fox College Sports Central and the Fox Sports app.

  • Alumnus Makes $2M Gift To Wabash College

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  • Jeff Quyle is president and chief executive officer of Radius Indiana.

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  • IU President Michael McRobbie announced the effort in October 2017. (photo courtesy Indiana University)

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  • The foundry spans 26,000 square feet in the Purdue Research Park.

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  • The Hulman Center first opened in 1973.

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  • Fettig earned his bachelor's degree and MBA at IU Kelley.

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  • Bethel College opened in the fall of 1947.

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  • The state will distribute the guide to all Indiana public school corporations.

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  • Allen graduated in 1979 with a degree in economics.

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  • (Image of Jody Blankenship provided by the Indiana Historical Society.)

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