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    IU, OrthoWorx Collaboration Takes Flight

    A new partnership between the orthopedics industry and academia will target therapies for patients with musculoskeletal injuries or diseases. The collaboration among Indiana University, the Indiana University Research and Technology Corp. and AcceLINX, a business accelerator launched by Warsaw-based OrthoWorx, will focus on development and commercialization of technologies developed at the university. IURTC Chief Executive Officer Tony Armstrong says...

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    SPARK Grads Complete Entrepreneurial Program

    A graduation ceremony is set Friday for the newest graduating class from a women-focused startup program in northern Indiana. SPARK, part of the Saint Mary's College Women's Entrepreneurship Initiative, has graduated 179 women since launching in 2011. More than 50 sustained businesses have sprouted from the program, Saint Mary's says. Participants, called "SPARKlers" learn key skills to start a business from regional business owners.

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    Private School Shatters Fundraising Goal, Ups Bar

    The chief executive officer of an Indianapolis urban private school network says an overachieving fundraising campaign will move growth plans to an "all together different trajectory." Andrew Hart says, with the help of an additional $2 million in donations The Oaks Academy is now seeking, it would add teachers, infrastructure and make facility improvements to boost enrollment from the current 815 to more than 1,200.

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

    NewU Approves Ethical Principles, Academic Programs

    The board of trustees for Purdue NewU has approved a Statement of Ethical Principles and Pledge to Students, as well as the academic programs previously authorized by the Indiana Commission for Higher Education. The approvals are the latest step following the creation of NewU, which is the result of Purdue University's acquisition of Kaplan University in April. 

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    ISU to Open New Health Building

    Lieutenant Governor Suzanne Crouch will Friday join officials from Indiana State University to cut the ribbon on the renovated and expanded Health and Human Services building. The $64 million project will house new academic programs and existing programs currently located on other parts of the Terre Haute campus.

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    Second Vigo County School Funds Thief Convicted

    An accomplice in a theft of more than $110,000 from the Vigo County School Corp. has been convicted in federal court. Franklin Fennell, the district's former facilities director, will serve up to 20 years in prison for a scheme involving kick-backs on falsified work invoices. The office of United States Attorney Josh Minkler says Fennell and former Vigo County Sheriff's Department deputy Frank Shahadey worked with a local contractor to create and submit invoices that either included...

  • The Erskine Green Training Institute in Muncie is housed at the Courtyard Muncie hotel.

    Erskine Green Institute Lands AWS Foundation Grant

    The Erskine Green Training Institute in Muncie has been awarded a $170,000 grant from the Fort Wayne-based AWS Foundation. The funds will support scholarships and increased outreach in northeast Indiana. EGTI is housed at the Courtyard Muncie, and provides vocational training and employment opportunities for people with disabilities.

  • Lilly Endowment Boosts Jewish Federation With $1M Grant

    The Jewish Federation of Greater Indianapolis has been awarded a $1 million grant from Lilly Endowment Inc. The funding will support safety and security enhancements at its 40-acre campus, strategic planning efforts and two placemaking initiatives. The federation is comprised of five agencies: Jewish Family Services, the Jewish Community Center, the Bureau of Jewish Education, the Jewish Community Relations Council, and the Hooverwood nursing home.

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    IU McKinney Adds Former EPA Exec

    A former U.S. Environmental Protection Agency executive has joined the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law in Indianapolis. Janet McCabe previously served as acting assistant administrator with the EPA and was instrumental in shaping the country's Clean Air Standards. The appointment is a result of the $55 million Prepared for Environmental Change initiative through the school's $300 million IU Grand Challenges effort launched in 2005. Dean Andrew Klein says...

  • MSD of Decatur Township calls the pilot program a success.

    District Sees 'STEP' Program Success

    An Indianapolis school district is partnering with the University of Chicago on a research-based program designed to boost high school graduation rates. The Metropolitan School District of Decatur Township says the STEP program allows it to track student performance trends such as grades, discipline and interaction to develop tailored lesson plans.

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    Purdue Details Online Master of Public Health Degree

    An online Master of Public Health program will launch in May at Purdue University. The College of Health and Human Sciences says the degree is an expansion of the two-year-old Public Health Graduate program in West Lafayette. Graduates of the online program, the school says, often pursue public, private and nonprofit careers including epidemiologist, health promotion specialist, clinical research coordinator and community wellness coordinator.

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

    Higher Ed Commission to Detail Credential Partnership

    The Indiana Commission for Higher Education will Wednesday launch a new partnership with a national nonprofit credential registry. Commissioner Teresa Lubbers will detail the deal with Credential Engine, which aims to create a single source of information on credentials at Indiana's public universities.

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    Arts Commission Names Poet Laureate

    The Indiana Arts Commission has selected Adrian Matejka of Bloomington as the new Indiana State Poet Laureate. Matejka, who currently serves as the Ruth Lilly Professor and Poet-in-Residence at Indiana University, will begin his two-year term in January. 

  • Sallie Mae Plans Hundreds of Indy Jobs

    Delaware-based Sallie Mae (Nasdaq: SLM) is again growing its Indianapolis footprint. The company, which announced a nearly $16 million expansion mid-last year, says it will invest nearly $12 million and add 350 jobs within three years. The newest job commitment, the student loan provider says, will be "over and above" the nearly 280 it pledged last year. In an agreement published by the IEDC, Sallie Mae says...

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    IUK Details New Masters

    Indiana University Kokomo will launch a mental health counseling masters degree next fall. The program, a half online, half on-campus hybrid, is being developed in cooperation with IU East in Richmond and IU Southeast in New Albany. Students of the three campuses will share online classes. IUK Psychology Department Chair Kathy Holcomb says...

  • Ball State's Teachers College has existed since its founding in 1918.

    Proposed Ball State Degree to Fill High-Tech Gap

    Indiana's largest producer of traditionally-prepared teacher candidates is planning to launch a degree program aligned with one of the top orkforce needs in the state. Ball State University's undergraduate degree in computer science education will combine computer science major and education core requirements in what President Geoff Mearns calls "a logical step" for preparing the next generation of educators in the state. He says it will fill a major gap as...

  • In May, Purdue trustees gave final approval to a two-year tuition freeze on the West Lafayette campus.

    Purdue Approves Flat Room And Board

    For the sixth consecutive year, Purdue University says students on its West Lafayette campus will see no room and board rate increase. Purdue says, paired with a continued tuition freeze, the total cost of attending the school will be less in 2019 than it was in 2012. Room and board will also remain flat at Purdue University Northwest-Hammond for the third straight year. The school says room rates at Purdue University Fort Wayne will reflect market prices, but will see an overall...

  • Homework Hotline Lands Funding, Expands Program

    Indianapolis-based Lilly Endowment Inc. has awarded a $2.85 million grant to support Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology's Homework Hotline. The school says the funding will allow Homework Hotline to strengthen its virtual presence with new technology. Rose-Hulman says, beginning in the 2018-2019 academic year, the Homework Hotline will start collecting aggregate information from tutoring sessions in order to identify specific knowledge gaps in...

  • IURTC Taps Launch Fishers VP Jason Whitney

    The Indiana University Research and Technology Corp. has selected a big name in the Indiana coworking space community to join its ranks. The organization has named Jason Whitney, former vice president of Launch Fishers and general manager of Launch Indiana, manager of strategic partnerships.

  • Charity Looks to Larva as Food For African Orphans

    The Indianapolis-based Global Orphan Foundation has a bold mission -- to care for the world's most vulnerable children -- and is turning to a protein source unusual to the western world. The organization is on the ground in the Democratic Republic of the Congo to implement an easy-to-use system of raising vitamin, protein and micronutrient-packed palm weevil larvae to feed the orphans. Executive Director Nicole Brandt tells Barbara Lewis in The Business of Health the...

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    Marian to Cut Ribbon on Business School Home

    Officials from Marion University will today cut the ribbon on the new home of the Byrum School of Business. The university says the $7 million Paul J. Norman Center will welcome students for classes at the beginning of the spring semester on January 8. 

  • New Schools Approved For IPFW

    The Purdue University Board of Trustees has approved the creation of three schools at IPFW. The university says the new schools are the result of ongoing academic restructuring efforts on the Fort Wayne campus as it prepares for the realignment of IPFW into two separate institutions. 

  • (L to R) Barbara Pierce Bush, Laura Bush, and Jenna Bush Hager

    Former First Lady, Daughters to Speak at Purdue

    Former First Lady Laura Bush and her daughters, Barbara Pierce Bush and Jenna Bush Hager, are scheduled to speak at Purdue University next fall. The event, titled “Women in the White House and Beyond,” is part of the univeristy's Sears Lecture Series.

  • Daniels Dubbed Influential 'Dealmaker'

    The president of Purdue University is part of a small group of leaders a key national publication says had an outsized impact on higher education in 2017. Mitch Daniels is named with eight others on the The Chronicle of High Education's 2017 Influence List. Mitch Daniels is named with eight others on the The Chronicle of High Education's 2017 Influence List. The publication says the list's goal was to spotlight "the less obvious players" that affected key higher...

  • The company said last month it plans to launch operations by April.

    Indian Company Picks Columbus For North American HQ

    An executive with an India-based engineering company planning to establish its North American headquarters in Columbus is touting Indiana's work force. Vice Chairman Sudhakar Gande says AXISCADES will "leverage the availability of skilled engineering talent in Indiana" to fill an expected 500 openings by 2023. AXISCADES, which announced plans to locate in Indiana, expects to create up to 100 jobs within the first year of operation as part of a $10 million investment.

  • Board of Ed OKs High School Graduation 'Pathways'

    By a 7-4 vote, the Indiana State Board of Education has approved new high school graduation pathways. The board took several hours of testimony Wednesday from dozens of stakeholders who mostly asked the 11-member body to vote no. The pathways are designed to give students "tailored" options for a diploma that doesn't necessarily involve passing standardized tests, but allow students to gain in-demand skills.

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    IU First Lady Part of Women-Focused Tech Event

    Indiana University First Lady Laurie Burns McRobbie says she hopes attendees at Thursday's Launch(ed) Women in Technology event at Launch Fishers will take away an understanding of how welcoming and supportive the state's tech scene is for women and young girls. She will join a number of executives throughout the state including Indiana First Lady Janet Holcomb, Elevate Ventures CIO Ting Gootee and Indiana Secretary of Career Connections and Talent Blair Milo.

  • Huaping Zhou, president of the Institute of Xuyi Vocational Education, and VU President Chuck Johnson signed the agreement Tuesday. (photo courtesy Vincennes University)

    Vincennes Partnering With Chinese Schools

    Vincennes University has signed agreements with two educational institutions in China. The university says the deals with the Institute of Xuyi Vocational Education and Xuyi High School represent a commitment to “academic exchange and cooperation in teaching, research, and training.”

  • Bonnie Blazer-Yost is leading the research team at IUPUI.

    Grant to Fund IUPUI Study on 'Water on the Brain'

    A team of researchers from IUPUI is using a $1.8 million grant from the U.S. Department of Defense to study hydrocephalus and develop potential treatments. The university says the team is conducting a preclinical evaluation of drug compounds that could be used to treat the condition known as "water on the brain."

  • (Image courtesy of Grissom Air Museum) Tom Jennings is pictured in the center.

    New Executive Director at Grissom Air Museum

    The Grissom Air Museum has a new executive director. Tom Jennings most recently served as director of operations with the Indiana State Museum in Indianapolis. He succeeds Jim Price, who left the position after seven years to become director of development with United Way of Cass County. Jennings's experience includes nearly 30 years of experience in the visitor service space, with previous positions at the Toledo Zoo and the Henry Ford Museum.

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    IU Announces Next International Affairs VP

    Indiana University has named Hannah Buxbaum the next vice president for international affairs. She has been part of the IU Maurer School of Law faculty for 20 years and currently serves as chair in Legal Ethics. Buxbaum will succeed David Zaret, who has held the position since 2011 and will retire in June. Buxbaum's previous positions with the law school in Bloomington include serving as interim dean for nearly two years beginning in January 2012.

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    Saint Mary's Remembering Former President

    St. Mary's College in Notre Dame says it will hold a memorial service in the spring to honor a former school president. William Hickey died last week in Florida. He led St. Mary's from 1986 to 1997. Hickey was 81. Hickey, who served the university in capacities including academic vice president and dean of faculty before becoming president, spent 40 years with the northern Indiana college. Accomplishments during his tenure include...

  • Gift to Boost Valpo College of Engineering

    Valparaiso University has received a more than $1.1 million gift from the estate of former student and faculty member Dale Kempf. The university says the money will support two faculty development funds in the College of Engineering. 

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    Indiana Tech Inaugurates President Einolf

    Karl Einolf has officially been sworn in as the ninth president of Indiana Tech in Fort Wayne. Einolf, who came to the school following a stint as dean of the business school at Mount St. Mary's University in Maryland, has been on the job since July. He succeeds Arthur Snyder, who retired earlier this year. Einolf also previously served as acting president of Mount St. Mary's from February to June 2016.

  • Idea Week will take place April 21-28.

    Idea Week Unveiled in Northern Indiana

    Details for an event described as a cross between a bigger city innovation and entrepreneurship summit and a festival have been released. Idea Week, a collaboration among the University of Notre Dame, the cities of South Bend and Elkhart and businesses and organizations throughout Michiana, will take place April 21-28.

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    IUPUI Part of Pilot on Student Employability

    IUPUI is one of 14 higher education institutions taking part in a pilot program designed to find ways to determine if schools are property preparing students for the workforce. The Essential Employability Qualities Pilot is part of an effort to develop standards for providing graduates with the qualities sought by employers.

  • Hanover College is the Indiana Society of Chicago's 2017 Institution of the Year.

    Jim Morris, Hanover College to Receive Chicago Recognition

    The Indiana Society of Chicago will recognize the contributions of Pacers Sports and Entertainment Vice Chairman Jim Morris and Hanover College Saturday night. The organization's 112th annual dinner will take place at the Fairmont Hotel Chicago. Morris previously served as executive director of the United Nations World Food Programme, chief executive officer of IWC Resources Corp. and president of Indianapolis-based Eli Lilly and Co. (NYSE: LLY). Hanover College is the alma mater of...

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    Battery Innovation Center to Feature 'Mythbusters' Host

    The former co-host and executive producer of Discovery's "Mythbusters" will headline an Indiana technology-focused event Tuesday in Indianapolis. Jamie Hyneman will be among the speakers at this year's Battery Innovation Center Annual Stakeholder luncheon that will be emceed by Inside INdiana Business Host Gerry Dick. Additional participants include...

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    IU Trustees Approve IUPUI School Merger

    The Indiana University Board of Trustees has approved the merger of the IUPUI School of Physical Education and Tourism Management and School of Health and Rehabilitation Services. The university says the combined entity, to be known as the School of Health & Human Services will strengthen IUPUI's role in "supporting the health and well-being of Hoosiers across the state and beyond."

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    Hoosiers Remembering Andre Lacy

    Influential leaders from throughout the state are reacting to the loss of a highly-regarded name in the Indiana and Indianapolis business and philanthropic communities. Andre Lacy was board chair of LDI Ltd. LLC and a senior adviser to Butler University's School of Business, which bears his name. Terre Haute-based Hulman and Co. Chief Executive Officer Mark Miles says "it would be difficult to exaggerate his transformative impact on our city and state."

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    'Modern Family' Star Coming to Muncie

    One of the stars of the hit comedy “Modern Family” will be in Muncie this weekend. Five-time Emmy nominee Jesse Tyler Ferguson will serve as a visiting guest artist at Ball State University. Ball State says Ferguson will give an “informal talkback” with a university audience and will spent a large portion of his time working closely with students in the Department of Theatre and Dance. 

  • Alumni Make Major Gift to Notre Dame

    The University of Notre Dame is joining with two of its alumni to contribute a total of $50 million to support the university and the Congregation of Holy Cross, Notre Dame's founding religious community. The gift from the university and Mary and Jay Flaherty will, among other things, support ongoing work on Corby Hall on the South Bend campus.

  • USF Names Record Label

    The student-run record label recently launched at the University of Saint Francis has a name. The label, which will be led by students in the university's Music Technology and Media Entrepreneurship Training in the Arts programs, will be known as Marble Lounge Records.

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    STEM Programming Gets Boost At Link Observatory

    A group of local philanthropists has donated $500,000 to the Link Observatory Space Science Institute in Morgan County. The funds will help expand the institute's DiscoverSpace programming, which focuses on science, technology, engineering and math education. The institute says its initiatives are helping to create and inspire "employees for tomorrow" in STEM fields. The benefactors are represented by William Blaschke, who said...

  • The school and association signed a memorandum of understanding November 9.

    ISU, Pilots Association Ink Agreement

    Indiana State University has launched a mentorship program with the Air Line Pilots Association International. The union says mentoring boosts the likelihood of employee success. The partnership will also include professional development opportunities for aviation flight students. Association education committee members will visit classrooms at least once a semester as part of the agreement.

  • Joe Wiltrout will begin his work in central Indiana in January.

    Indy Area Boy Scout Council Selects Next Leader

    The Boy Scouts of America Crossroads of America Council, which is based in Indianapolis, has named its next scout executive. Joe Wiltrout will succeed Patrick Sterrett, who recently accepted the number two position with the Boy Scouts of America. Wiltrout previously served in the same role with the Three Fires Council in St. Charles, Illinois. His position in Indianapolis will start in January.

  • Fairbanks Foundation Report Highlights Good, Bad in Indiana Ed

    A new study released by the Indianapolis-based Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation offers a glimpse into the current state and the future of education in Indiana. It reports the state's 87.1 percent graduation rate is among the highest in the country. Chief Executive Officer Claire Fiddian-Green says "the good news is we've made great strides over the past 15 years, but there's more work to do."

  • Stanczykiewicz: Giving Tuesday 'Spans The Generations'

    The director of The Fund Raising School at the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy in Indianapolis says, if the upward trend continues, Giving Tuesday could net charities and nonprofits throughout the nation $200 million. Bill Stanczykiewicz calls the campaign, which started six years ago, "a significant net positive to charitable giving" and engages new donors worldwide at a time of year when philanthropic giving is traditionally high.

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

    Department of Education Details Strategic Priorities

    The Indiana Department of Education has outlined its strategic policy priorities ahead of the 2018 legislative session. Superintendent of Public Instruction Jennifer McCormick says the goal of the proposed policies is to "create a rich, innovative and immersive education environment" for students. 

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    BBall Hall Announces Men's Class of 2018

    The 2018 men's induction class of the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame in New Castle has been announced. This year's honorees include a former player once drafted by the NBA, ABA and NFL in the same year, an active coach and a well-known coach-turned-media personality. The Class of 2018 will be recognized during a ceremony March 21 in Indianapolis. This year marks the 57th induction class of the hall. Inductees include...

  • LOOK (pictured) and Junior Tube are among 25 semifinalists for a NASA-led competition.

    Indiana Entries Advance in NASA Competition

    Indiana companies are in the mix for a NASA initiative designed to address key issues on Earth and potentially help clear technological hurdles in space. Lafayette-based Junior Tube and LOOK, which develop apps that search for and organize age-appropriate online teaching and learning videos, and Green Fortress Engineering, a Greensburg-based hydrogen storage company, are among 25 semifinalists for this year's NASA’s iTech competition. Finalists will be announced December 18.

  • Jordan last spoke at DePauw in October 2016 at the inauguration of President Mark McCoy (right). (photo courtesy DePauw University)

    Civil Rights Leader to Speak at DePauw Commencement

    DePauw University has announced civil rights leader Vernon Jordan Jr. will return to the Greencastle campus in May. The 1957 DePauw graduate will give the commencement address for the university's 2018 graduating class.

  • The WestGate Academy Conference and Training Center is located in Odon.

    Purdue@WestGate 'Firestarter' Program Launches

    A program designed to support southern Indiana entrepreneurship is touting the potential of its inaugural class. The Purdue@WestGate version of Purdue University's Firestarter program includes 11 startups at the WestGate Academy. The six-week program is designed to foster commercialization by connecting entrepreneurs with resources. Purdue Foundry says its West Lafayette program churned out or assisted 165 startups from 2013 to 2016, graduating 97 ideas.

  • The new headquarters is located at Pedcor Square in Carmel City Center.

    Alliance Française Moves HQ to Carmel

    The Indianapolis chapter of the Alliance Française has relocated its headquarters to Carmel. The organization says the new location at Pedcor Square in Carmel City Center is strategic because of the large number members residing in the Hamilton County.

  • (Images courtesy of Ball State University.) From left to right: Renae Conley, Jean Ann Harcourt, Mike McDaniel

    Three to Return as Ball State Trustees

    Governor Eric Holcomb has reappointed three members of the Ball State University Board of Trustees for four-year terms. Board Chair Rick Hall says Renae Conley, Jean Ann Harcourt and Mike McDaniel have already made "strong contributions." He adds "we have all benefited from the counsel of Renae, Mike and Jean. Our board has the strength, dedication and expertise to help guide Ball State as it continues on an upward trajectory."

  • The program was announced Tuesday during a news conference at the Indiana Statehouse.

    Lawmakers Supporting Fostering, Adoption

    Top lawmakers on both sides of the Statehouse aisle are joining forces to boost awareness of the need for foster homes and adoptions. The Indiana House is partnering with the Indiana Association of Resources and Child Advocacy on a social media campaign, new website and donation drive during the 2018 Legislative Session. House Speaker Brian Bosma (R-88) says too many Hoosier children are awaiting foster care or adoption.

  • Vincennes is Indiana's oldest university.

    Schools Recognized Among Best For Military Students

    Two Indiana schools are ranked among the best colleges for veteran, active-duty and military dependent students. The Military Times Best: Colleges 2018 rankings are determined by a survey that assesses the veteran and military student services and rates of academic achievement of more than 600 colleges throughout the country.

  • Newman University Church opened in 1856.

    Notre Dame President to Inaugurate Irish Center

    University of Notre Dame President John Jenkins will spend Thanksgiving in Ireland, inaugurating the Notre Dame-Newman Centre for Faith and Reason in Dublin. The school last year announced a partnership with the historic Newman University Church to establish a center designed for young professionals. Rev. Jenkins will join Rev. Diarmuid Martin in inaugurating the center with a Thursday mass. The center is named for the church's founder, John Henry Newman. Thursday's event will also i...
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    Venture Competition to Serve as Community, University 'Spark'

    Entrepreneurs and startups in Elkhart, St. Joseph and Marshall counties can now take part in a University of Notre Dame-run competition. The McCloskey New Venture Competition, which was previously only open to entries within the Notre Dame community, features competitors vying for more than $200,000 in winnings. Director Karen Slaggert says the competition, held at Notre Dame's IDEA Center innovation hub, helps set participants up for success.

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    Apprenticeship Collaboration 'Natural Fit' For Ivy Tech

    Ivy Tech Community College has announced it is handling a new job training resource. As a U.S. Department of Labor-approved apprenticeship sponsor, the school will register companies' apprentice programs, collect on-the-job learning hours and assist with related D.O.L. audits. The Fort Wayne campus will serve as pilot site and Ivy Tech says it will launch it on other campuses in the future. The school says program participation will lead to more apprentices enrolled at Ivy Tech.

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    Purdue Unveils Boiler Affordability Grants

    Purdue University is launching another affordability effort. The Boiler Affordability Grant is designed to cover expenses not taken care of after Indiana resident undergraduates have pursued need-based financial aid. It will fund tuition, fees and book costs using a pool of existing university resources, donations and through Purdue savings efforts. Eligible students must be newly or currently enrolled at the West Lafayette campus, be Indiana residents and be qualified for...

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    Endowment Continues Support For Young Scholars Program

    Indianapolis-based Lilly Endowment Inc. has awarded a $1.15 million grant to the Center for the Study of Religion and American Culture at IUPUI. The university says the funding will provide support for the center's Young Scholars in American Religion program for the next five years.

  • The ISU Department of Criminology & Criminal Justice is housed on-campus at Holmstedt Hall.

    ISU Proposing Intelligence Analysis Program

    Indiana State University will launch a new major following input from employers, a former military intelligence officer and law enforcement professionals. The intelligence analysis program will be part of the department of criminology and criminal justice and draw on additional departments and colleges to teach "essential skills that can be adapted widely." ISU says the program is three years in the making and will address a growing industry need.

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    Blackhawks, Bruins to Play at Notre Dame Stadium

    Notre Dame Stadium will be the site of a high-profile National Hockey League game next season. The league has announced the University of Notre Dame will host the 2019 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic featuring the Chicago Blackhawks and Boston Bruins. Commissioner Gary Bettman expects the game to be the "largest live audience ever to witness a game by either of these teams." Notre Dame Stadium can hold some 80,000 fans, providing "an ideal setting..."

  • Al Oak (left) with Doug McCoy, director of Center for Real Estate Studies. McCoy's position will be named after the Oaks. (photo courtesy Indiana University)

    IU Gifts to Promote Diversity in Real Estate

    Indiana University says gifts to the Kelley School of Business totaling $500,000 will help foster more diversity among real estate professionals throughout the state. The gifts from Al and Shary Oak and Lacy and Patty Johnson will support internship recipients and various real estate-related programming.

  • Hummels said the school began the program shortly after the death of Martin Luther King Jr.

    Krannert Diversity Program Celebrates Half-Century

    One of the first programs in the country to help recruit minority students into a business school is approaching a major milestone. Purdue University says the Krannert School of Management's Business Opportunity Program turns 50 next year, and has produced some of the school's most successful alumni. The school says, since the program launched in 1968 with 11 people, it has served more than 1,000 students who otherwise might not have had the opportunity to attend...

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    Valpo Taking 'Difficult' Actions Involving Law School

    Valparaiso University says its law school is facing "severe financial challenges," deeming the 130-year-old program "financially unsustainable for the foreseeable future." The administration has decided to suspend first-year law school class admissions next fall and the university is exploring alternatives for the future, including affiliating the law school with another institution or relocating it to a market with "perceived greater demand."

  • IPFW Opens Food Bank

    IPFW has cut the ribbon on a new food bank it says will serve food-insecure members of the campus community and the public. The university says the food bank has already received more than 3,000 pounds of food as well as monetary donations. 

  • Curtis earned her Ph.D. from Indiana State. (photo courtesy Indiana State University)

    New Indiana State President Confirmed

    The Indiana State University Board of Trustees has unanimously approved Deborah Curtis as the school's 12th president. Curtis, currently the provost and chief learning officer at the University of Central Missouri, will begin her new role in January.

  • New Notre Dame Office to Support Veterans

    The University of Notre Dame has created an Office of Military and Veterans Affairs in what it calls a strengthened commitment to people who have served in the military. The university says the office will expand support for veterans and their families, active-duty service members and ROTC students enrolled at Notre Dame.

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    Purdue Researcher Lands $5M From Gates Foundation

    The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is supporting Purdue University research to find stronger and more versatile sorghum varieties for African farmers. The $5 million grant is the second grant from the foundation secured by Purdue Center for Global Food Security Director Gebisa Ejeta. He previously led a team that identified a gene and biological processes that control resistance to a parasitic weed dangerous to sorghum and other crops.

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    South Bend Schools Details Big Reorganization Plan

    South Bend Community School Corp. Superintendent Ken Spells has announced a major reorganization proposal designed to address lower enrollment and district finances, as well as maintain United States Justice Department compliance. "Focus 2018: Design For The Future" involves closing or repurposing multiple schools and returning middle schools to a six through eight model. The reorganization plan, the district says, will not affect the grade-level makeup of its high schools.

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    Dora to Lead USDA Rural Development in Indiana

    The chairman of the Ivy Tech Community College Board of Directors has been appointed state director for U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development in Indiana. Michael Dora is retired and was the previous owner/operator of Dora Enterprises, the family's grain and swine production operation in Rush County. He was appointed to the Ivy Tech board in 2013 by then-Governor Mike Pence.

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    ISU Foundation CEO to Step Down

    The chief executive officer of the ISU Foundation has announced his plans to step down at the end of the year. Ron Carpenter, who also serves as vice president of Indiana State University's Division of Development, says he is leaving to take the next step in his career closer to his home near Indianapolis.

  • David King is an assistant professor of philanthropic studies at the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at IUPUI and the the Karen Lake Buttrey Director of the Lake Institute on Faith & Giving.

    IUPUI Research to Explore Finances of Congregations

    A $1.67 million grant will fund a nationwide study on how congregations deal with their finances. The funding from Indianapolis-based Lilly Endowment Inc. will support research by the Lake Institute on Faith & Giving at the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at IUPUI. The school says existing research usually involves the motivation and giving habits of individual donors. The new study will focus on "the most common recipients of that giving, religious congregations."

  • Sterrett says the scouts are working to reach outside of "traditional scouting thinking."

    Indiana Scout Leader Taking National Position

    Growing Boy Scout membership and updated programming in central Indiana has caught the attention of the national scout organization. Patrick Sterrett, who is currently scout executive for the Crossroads of America Council, has been promoted to the number two position with the Boy Scouts of America. Sterrett says growing programs like STEM Scouts are helping to build soft skills like teamwork and experimentation that Indiana employers want in talent. During a Studio(i) interview...

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    Saint Joseph's to Form New Board

    As Saint Joseph's College continues efforts to rebound from financial troubles that led to a suspension of activities on the Rensselaer campus, its board of trustees is about to undergo a major change. The college says the 24 current lay members will vacate their positions "in the coming months" to make way for a new board. In a post on the college's website, board says the decision to recreate the board has been discussed for months.

  • The Agbiosciences Innovation Summit will take place this year from 9:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. on November 29 at the JW Marriott in downtown Indianapolis.

    Lineup Announced For Agbiosciences Summit

    The state's food and agriculture innovation initiative, AgriNovus Indiana, has announced the 2017 Indiana Agbiosciences Innovation Summit lineup. The November 29 program highlighting research advancements and industry convergence will feature speakers including Governor Eric Holcomb, Indianapolis-based Eli Lilly and Co. (NYSE: LLY) Chairman Emeritus John Lechleiter and Inside INdiana Business host Gerry Dick. Chief Executive Officer Beth Bechdol says...

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    Couple's $1M Gift Boosts Notre Dame Security Center

    A $1 million gift will support the University of Notre Dame International Security Center. Jack Kelly, a retired U.S. Army officer with nearly three decades of service who later served as an aide to presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush, and his wife Gail Weiss, a longtime staffer in the U.S. House of Representatives, will boost the existing Jack Kelly and Gail Weiss Lecture in National Security and fund internships and research awards.

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    Report: Ball State Buying Nearby Middle School

    Ball State University has signed an agreement to acquire Northside Middle School from Muncie Community Schools. Indiana Public Radio reports the university is expected to pay $1.27 million for the facility that is located just north of the main campus. Muncie Community Schools will be permitted to lease to property back from Ball State for one dollar a year over five years. IPR reports Ball State will pay MCS $60,000 a year while it's being leased. Previous district plans call for...

  • Hanley says 2017 will finish with the organization's highest participation yet.

    Nine13sports Growing With 'Kids Building Bikes'

    An Indianapolis-based nonprofit focused on children's health and wellness through riding bicycles is diversifying its programming. Nine13sports will launch Kids Building Bikes next summer, a four-week program that teaches bike safety and maintenance where participants who complete it will ride away on a new bike. The program is geared toward fourth and fifth-graders and will be primarily after school. In an interview with Inside INdiana Business, CEO Tom Hanley says...

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    Grant to Fund ESL Development For Teachers

    The U.S. Department of Education has awarded a $2.75 million grant aimed at improving the development of English as a second language teachers to the IUPUI School of Education. The five-year grant will allow educators to complete ESL certification and complete leadership academies.

  • International undergraduate students are welcomed to Purdue during the 2017 Boiler Gold Rush International orientation program. (photo courtesy Purdue University)

    Universities Recognized For International Students

    Two Indiana universities are once again ranked among the top schools in the country for hosting international students and participation in study abroad programs. The Institute of International Education has included the schools in its 2017 Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange.

  • The Educators College at Marian will now bear Fred Klipsch's name.

    Klipsch: $12M Marian Gift About Better Teachers

    Marian University's now-public, $250 million fundraising campaign has received a big boost. Fred Klipsch, the former owner of Indianapolis-based Klipsch Audio Technologies, and his wife Judy have donated $12 million to the university's Educators College. President Dan Elsener calls the gift "a key moment in our history at Marian University." During an interview with Inside INdiana Business Television, Klipsch said the contribution will...

  • Wilkinson Hall is scheduled to open in September 2018.

    IU Breaks Ground on Athletics Facility

    Indiana University has officially broken ground on a 3,000-seat multi-use athletics facility. Wilkinson Hall, named in recognition of a $10 million gift from IU alumnus Jay Wilkinson and his family, will be the home venue for the school's volleyball and wrestling programs. The project brings those sports back onto the IU Athletics campus, moving them from their current home at University Gymnasium at the intersection of 10th Street and the 45/46 bypass. The venue will also serve as...

  • The Indiana Power and Light Co. recognized Junior Achievement with a light display on the outside of its downtown Indianapolis headquarters.

    Indy's Best And Brightest Honored

    Junior Achievement of Central Indiana has recognized 10 professionals under the age of 40 with Indy's Best and Brightest awards. Winners, which were selected from 100 finalists, are considered "the next generation of leaders in our community." The nonprofit focuses on K-12 programs involving career exploration, work readiness, entrepreneurship, financial literacy and philanthropy skills. This year's Best and Brightest award winners are...

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    Purdue Removes Interim Tag From Provost

    Purdue University has named Jay Akridge provost and executive vice president for academic affairs and diversity. He has served in the position on an interim basis since July. Akridge previously served as Purdue's Glenn W. Sample Dean of Agriculture. Purdue says his responsibilities will include...

  • DePauw University and Wabash College have played 124 times in the Monon Bell Classic.

    'Coveted Rivalry' to Battle For The Monon Bell

    This year's Monon Bell Classic will mark the 124th time in-state rivals DePauw University and Wabash College have met on the gridiron. This year's edition will take place at Blackstock Stadium on the DePauw campus in Greencastle. Wabash Athletics Director Greg Shaheen says 10,000-20,000 fans are expected for an experience he says "you can't really even explain to someone" unless they watch it in-person or on television.

  • Purdue Expanding After-School Veterinary Program

    The Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine has announced a nationwide expansion of its after-school science program. The program, known as This is How We "Role," targets elementary school students and seeks to diversify the veterinarian scientist workforce. 

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    Ball State to Celebrate Emens Renovations

    Ball State University President Geoffrey Mearns will Friday help cut the ribbon on the newly-renovated Emens Auditorium. The $5 million project involves a variety of improvements to the more than 50-year-old building, including an expanded lobby and a new hospitality suite.

  • The board will recommend Curtis during a special meeting next week.

    Indiana State Names 12th President

    The Indiana State University board of trustees is expected to confirm Deborah Curtis as the school's 12th president. Curtis, currently provost and chief learning officer at the University of Central Missouri, would succeed Dan Bradley, who is stepping down next year after more than nine years in the position. Board President David Campbell will recommend Curtis during a special meeting next week. Curtis was selected through a national search that drew over 70 candidates.

  • The event is a partnership among Ball State, the Indiana Economic Development Corp. and the Indiana Department of Education.

    Indiana, Ball State Launching Student Pitch Competition

    Ball State University is partnering with the state on a high school entrepreneurship competition offering a prize package worth more than $100,000. The Innovate WithIN Pitch Competition, set to launch next year, will feature online and regional rounds before a pitch session in Indianapolis in front of a panel of judges. The event is a partnership among Ball State, the Indiana Economic Development Corp. and the Indiana Department of Education. The competition will start with vid...
  • Recommendations Set For Graduation Pathways

    The Indiana State Board of Education's Graduation Pathways Panel has approved recommendations for new graduation pathway requirements that would be implemented in the 2019-2020 academic year. The panel was established as a result of House Enrolled Act 1003, which also authorized the replacement of the ISTEP exam.

  • The transition to two separate institutions takes complete effect in July 2018.

    IPFW Details Branding Plans

    IPFW Chancellor Ron Elsenbaumer is updating the branding strategy for the future Purdue University Fort Wayne. He says the school will use the Purdue colors of black and gold, but maintain a unique identity through marketing and brand positioning statements. Elsenbaumer says the decision came after market research conducted by SimpsonScarborough. He says the school will retain Purdue's colors because the school is "known for academic quality and is recognized as being a quality ...
  • Notre Dame Professor Peter Burns will lead the center. (photo courtesy University of Notre Dame)

    Notre Dame to Lead Center Focused on Nuclear Research

    The University of Notre Dame has been tapped to lead a National Nuclear Security Administration Actinide Center of Excellence. The university says one of the center will prioritize research related to stockpile stewardship, or the certification that the country's nuclear arsenal is secure and operational.

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    ESPN Founder to Speak at DePauw

    The founder of ESPN will tonight speak at DePauw University ahead of the annual Monon Bell Classic. Bill Rasmussen, a 1954 graduate of DePauw, will take part in the Timothy and Sharon Ubben Lecture Series. 

  • Trine already had a partnership to participate in programs in Athens, Greece.

    Trine Expands Study Abroad Opportunities

    Trine University in Angola has joined a program to allow students more opportunities to study abroad. The school says joining the Webster International Network of Schools will provide study abroad experiences at more than a dozen international campuses. Trine already had a partnership to participate in programs in Athens, Greece. The school decided to enter into a full partnership with the program, operated by Webster University in St. Louis, after Trine Study Abroad Director Haseeb ...
  • Mearns began as Ball State President in May.

    Mearns Wants Ball State 'More Visible And Vocal'

    Ball State University President Geoffrey Mearns says the school's new branding campaign comes at a time that "we've been a little quiet." He says the "We Fly" theme, developed through research and focus group sessions over several months, is targeting prospective and current students as well as alumni who have only been "modestly" engaged in the past. Mearns took office in May, and says he's been seeing a "sense of passion and pride."

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    Groundbreaking Launches Teachers Village Construction

    Construction on an Indianapolis housing initiative designed to entice first, second and third-year educators to live where they teach is underway. Plans for Teachers Village on the city's near east side call for 20 new and rehabilitated homes where Indianapolis Public Schools or Mayor Sponsored Charter Schools teachers can receive incentives to move in and live for at least five years. The teacher must also...

  • Ball State President Geoffrey Mearns announced the new brand Monday.

    Ball State Unveils New Branding

    Ball State University has launched a new brand strategy it says captures the spirit of intellectual curiosity and bold ambitions. The university says "We Fly" refers to its promise to challenge students and faculty to excel.

  • First Bank Awards Major Gift to IU East

    First Bank Richmond has awarded a $375,000 gift to Indiana University East. The school says the money will support the university's arts, athletics and campus life programs, as well as scholarships and the School of Nursing and Health Sciences. 

  • (Image of Jim Morris courtesy of Pacers Sports & Entertainment)

    Jim Morris, Hanover College to be Honored in Chicago

    Pacers Sports & Entertainment Vice Chairman Jim Morris and Hanover College will be honored by the Indiana Society of Chicago at its annual dinner December 2. At the 112th annual event, Morris will be recognized as 2017 Hoosier of the Year and Hanover will receive the award as 2017 Institution of the Year.

  • Eco-Tek created and sells equipment that converts manure into dairy bio-fiber. (Photo courtesy: National Dairy Council)

    Lafayette Startup Turning Poop Into Profit

    A Lafayette company is using cow manure to make products for the agriculture industry. Eco-Tek LLC founder and President Roland Kessler says the company runs manure through a biological process and ultimately turns it into natural bedding for dairy farmers and potting mix for horticulture operations. Kessler, a respiratory therapist and paramedic before becoming an entrepreneur, says Eco-Tek is working with the Purdue Foundry to find investors and distribution opportunities.

  • The school says the project is necessary because nearly 60 percent of entering freshmen are pursuing a STEM-related degree.

    Purdue Planning Major Lab Project

    Purdue University has announced plans to build what would be the campus' first new facility dedicated to teaching labs in nearly 50 years. President Mitch Daniels calls the building, which would upgrade biology and chemistry facilities, "the single most important project that we are considering." The school says the project is necessary because nearly 60 percent of entering freshmen are pursuing a STEM-related degree, and every student must take science courses. "...

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    Indiana's Research Universities Focus of Study

    A new study is spotlighting the impact of the state’s three major research institutions. The results suggest Indiana University, Purdue University and the University of Notre Dame generate some $1.3 billion annually in research expenditures. The report by TEConomic Partners and focused on major functional areas including...

  • (Rendering of planned new Junior Achievement campus in northeast Indiana.)

    Junior Achievement Kicks Off NE Indiana Campaign

    Junior Achievement of Northern Indiana has launched a $12 million fundraising campaign to pay for a new campus location. The organization says the new facilities will include additional technology, an Education Atrium to showcase local businesses, jobs and educational opportunities and an Entrepreneurial Center. President Lena Yarian calls it a transformative time for the organization "dedicated to educating and inspiring young people to succeed in a global economy."

  • From Left to Right: Ricardo Torreblanca - Core Foundation, Rohel Sánchez Sánchez - UNSA, Tomás Díaz de la Rubia - Discovery Park, Horacio Barreda Tamayo - UNSA, Tim Filley - Purdue

    Purdue Pumps Up Peru Presence

    Purdue University and the Purdue Research Foundation have announced a strategic research and commercialization agreement with a school in Peru. The partnership with the Universidad Nacional de San Agustin will focus on sustainability of the food, water and energy supply systems in the South American country's Arequipa region. Purdue says the partnership is one of the largest collaborative international projects in its history.

  • Yongsheng Bai of Indiana State University (pictured left) and Kevin Coombes of Ohio State University (pictured right) serve as co-principal investigators for the NIH-funded program.

    ISU Lands Big Data, Bioinformatics Grant

    Indiana State University has received $1.2 million from the National Institutes of Health. The four-year grant will fund efforts to support students from underrepresented groups in bioinformatics and biomedical sciences fields. ISU says the program will offer hands-on experience in big data and bioinformatics, as well as provide a stipend to qualified participants and summer workshop opportunities.

  • State Board OKs School District 'A-F' Grades

    The Indiana State Board of Education has approved the Indiana Department of Education's recommended school corporation grades for the 2017 school year. The board also unanimously approved measures involving a music teacher program at DePauw University, special education regulations, school quality reviews and Alternate Assessment evaluation team membership. In 2017, 48 schools -- nearly 17 percent of the 289 districts in the state -- received an "A," compared to 23 in 2016....
  • The technology illuminates cancer cells.

    On Target Laboratories Illuminates Big Funding

    Purdue Research Park-based On Target Laboratories Inc. has received $40 million in funding. The biotechnology company, which develops fluorescent dyes used to illuminate cancer cells for surgical procedures, says the combination of equity and financing will be used to advance its lead imaging compound, OTL38, and create a second cancer-illuminating compound. Johnson & Johnson's venture capital arm, JJDC Inc., led the round that also includes existing On Target Laboratories investors.

  • The school is considering a variety of uses for the 114-year-old building.

    Taylor University Acquiring Historic Church

    Taylor University has reached an agreement to acquire the historic Upland United Methodist Church. The school says it is considering a variety of uses for the 114-year-old building, which it will buy for one dollar. The Upland United Methodist Church building was constructed in 1903, with an addition built in 1965.

  • (Image of Kathleen Unroe and Susan Hickman courtesy of the IU Center for Aging Research.)

    Grant Could Lead Researchers to Higher Returns

    A pilot for advance nursing home care planning for patients with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias could lead to big additional funding for two IUPUI researchers. Kathleen Unroe and Susan Hickman will initially receive $400,000 for the work from the National Institute on Aging and $3 million more could follow with a successful pilot. The study will include 200 nursing homes in multiple states.

  • New IU Center to Bear Tobias Name

    A prominent name in life sciences, telecommunications and philanthropy will be affixed to a new center at Indiana University. A $5 million donation will establish the Randall L. and Deborah F. Tobias Center for Innovation in International Development in Bloomington. It will focus on issues including reducing poverty and inequality, improving health, education and employment opportunities and dealing with climate change.

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    Anderson Opens Cybersecurity Lab

    Anderson University has opened its $1 million Cybersecurity Engineering Laboratory. The school says the lab houses several high-capacity servers and other technology that will allow students to gain real-life experience. The university says the center also has a set of access switches, edge switches, core switches, core routers and wireless devices. Students in computer science and engineering courses will be able to write code, then run it through the high-speed servers, allowing...

  • Haeberle taught at the Kelley School from 1946 until 1984.

    IU Remembers 'Forward-Thinking' Haeberle

    Indiana University is mourning the loss of the creator of one of the nation's first collegiate entrepreneurship programs. Bill Haeberle, who taught at the Kelley School of Business for nearly 40 years, passed away last week at the age of 95. Haeberle taught at the Kelley School from 1946 until 1984, and remained an active emeritus faculty member for several more years. His students included Kelley alumnus, Dallas Mavericks owner and AXS Television Chairman Mark Cuban. In 1959, he or...
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    Hollywood Star's Costumes Given to IU

    Emmy and Tony Award-winning actress Glenn Close has donated her costume collection to Indiana University. The wardrobe spans nearly four decades and will be maintained within the school's Sage Fashion Collection. It includes pieces from nearly four dozen projects including "The Big Chill," "Fatal Attraction" and "101 Dalmatians." Close says...

  • Pictured: Former ABC News anchor Steve Bell. Photo courtesy of Indiana Broadcasters Association.

    Retired Professor, Broadcaster to Receive IBA Award

    A retired telecommunications professor from Ball State University will receive the 2017 Indiana Broadcasters Association Lifetime Achievement Award. Steve Bell, former ABC News reporter and anchor, will accept the award Friday in Carmel as part of the Indiana Broadcasters Conference. Bell, who spent more than 30 years on network and local news, covered many historic events including...

  • (Image courtesy of Grace College) The new science complex is set to be complete in the summer of 2018.

    Grace College Fundraiser Keeps Rolling

    Grace College & Seminary in Winona Lake has hit a milestone in its largest-ever fundraising effort. The Aspire Campaign has taken in $30 million of the $37 million goal. Major projects associated with the fundraising include the $8 million Dr. Dane A. Miller Science Complex, which is set to be complete next summer and is less than $1 million away from it's donation goal.

  • DEFENDERS has more than 150 offices throughout the United States, including three in Indiana.

    Ivy Tech, DEFENDERS Ink Pipeline Partnership

    Indianapolis-based security services company DEFENDERS and Ivy Tech Community College have entered into what they call a Pipeline Interview Agreement. As part of the partnership, students attending certain Ivy Tech business and sales programs will be guaranteed an interview at DEFENDERS. DEFENDERS Director of Talent Attraction Jody Scott says the agreement will boost the company's talent pipeline by delivering "highly-qualified Ivy Tech graduates to fill key roles in...

  • Purdue Startups Staying Put

    Purdue University says record startup activity on the West Lafayette campus is creating a pipeline for the Indiana economy.  The Purdue Foundry announced last week that it has launched 165 startups since opening in 2013, 100 of them with Purdue intellectual property. "Eighty percent of those companies that we are working with have stayed here in Indiana," said Purdue Director of Innovation and Entrepreneurship Greg Deason.

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    Notre Dame Dedicates New Facility in Presidential Fashion

    A signature piece of the $400 million Campus Crossroads initiative at the University of Notre Dame has been dedicated. During a ceremony this weekend, former President George W. Bush and former First Lady Laura Bush took part in honoring family friend Joseph O'Neill III, a Texas-based developer and Notre Dame grad whose name is carried by the new O'Neill Hall. The 100,000 square-foot building is connected to Notre Dame Stadium and is...

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

    IU Marks Fundraising Milestone, Raises Campaign Goal

    Indiana University says it has topped the $2 billion mark with more than two years remaining in its bicentennial fundraising campaign. The school says it has raised the goal for the For All: The Indiana University Bicentennial Campaign from $2.5 billion to $3 billion by 2020. The public phase of the campaign launched in September 2015, with the goal of raising $2.5 billion by the school's 200th anniversary in 2020. So far, IU says more than 270,000 people have contributed, inclu...
  • The University of Notre Dame is the highest-ranking Indiana school on the list. (photo courtesy University of Notre Dame)

    Hoosier Schools Among 'Best Colleges & Universities'

    Nearly 20 Indiana schools are included in WalletHub's "2018's Best College & University Rankings." The personal finance website evaluated nearly 1,000 higher education institutions based on categories, including student selectivity, cost and financing, and educational outcomes.

  • The first FroYo Xpress kiosk is expected to be installed next year on the Purdue campus.

    Purdue Startup Mixes Tech With Frozen Yogurt

    A group of Purdue University students has developed self-serve frozen yogurt technology that will soon make its debut on the West Lafayette campus. FroYo Xpress is an automated frozen yogurt kiosk and the startup has already received more than $33,000 in seed funding. During The Innovators with Dr. K on Inside INdiana Business Television, co-founder Henry Berkemeier said their goal is to reduce high overhead costs associated with brick-and-mortar frozen yogurt shops.

  • Purdue says, of the 165 Purdue-affiliated startups, 152 are in active operation, with 137 based in Indiana.

    Purdue Touts Startup Totals

    Purdue University says it has reached 100 startups with intellectual property through the Purdue Research Foundation, as well as another 65 based on company-owned intellectual property. The school says the startups have attracted more than $230 million in funding and support over 200 jobs. Purdue says, of the 165 Purdue-affiliated startups, 152 are in active operation, with 137 based in Indiana. The university says the companies span industries including engineering, agriculture...

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    Former CIA Director to Speak at Notre Dame

    The former director of the CIA will Friday speak at the University of Notre Dame. General Michael Hayden, who led the agency from 2006 to 2009, will give the annual Jack Kelley and Gail Weiss Lecture in International Security on the South Bend campus. 

  • The Chancellor's Medallion Dinner is Friday, November 3 at the Student Events and Activities Center at IU East.

    IU East Announces Major Honors

    The Indiana University East Alumni Association has announced this year's inductees to the IU East Alumni Hall of Fame and three recipients of the Chancellor's Medallion for service to the university. The school will honor the six at next week's Chancellor's Medallion Dinner in Richmond. The three hall of fame inductees are: Fayette Regional Hospital Vice President of Patient Care Services Don Day (1998) West End Bank and West End Indiana Bancshares Inc. Chief Executive Officer...

  • WGU Indiana Chancellor Allison Barber says the scholarships are for $2,000 each.

    WGU Adds New Scholarships

    Indiana's online nonprofit university has announced 15 new 2020 Vision Scholarships. WGU Indiana says the move is in response to Governor Eric Holcomb's call for Hoosiers to get additional training to fill more than 1 million expected job openings by 2025. The school says it is accepting applications for the $2,000 scholarships through the end of the year. They are open to students pursuing bachelor's or master's degrees.The school says the average time to complete a degree at the...

  • Ashay Bhatwadekar is the leading the research. (photo courtesy IU School of Medicine)

    NIH Grant to Fund IU Study

    The National Institutes of Health has awarded a five-year, $1.9 million grant to the Indiana University School of Medicine to study a vision-threatening condition caused by diabetes. The grant will fund research aimed at discovering a treatment to manage the condition, known as diabetic retinopathy.

  • This year's event drew around 450 people.

    Tech Exec: Good to See State 'Jumping Behind' IoT

    After previous technology initiatives that Indiana has "missed the boat on," one tech executive says it's good to see Indiana get behind the rapidly-growing Internet of Things industry. Sharpen Technologies Chief Executive Officer Cameron Weeks was among the organizers of Wednesday's third annual IndyIoT event, which attracted 450 people. The event in Carmel aimed to show how Indiana, a state known for growing, making and moving things, is well-positioned to be a...

  • Hoosier Astronaut Joins Space Science Institute

    The Link Observatory Space Science Institute in Morgan County has announced astronaut and Indiana native David Wolf will join the institute as chief science officer. Wolf, who has logged more than 4,000 hours in space, will begin his new role in January. 

  • Pamela and Kenn Ricci (photo courtesy University of Notre Dame)

    Notre Dame Announces Historic Gift

    The University of Notre Dame has announced the largest contribution of its kind in the school's history. Kenn Ricci, a Notre Dame alumnus who also serves on the board of trustees, and his wife, Pamela, have made a $100 million unrestricted commitment to the university. Notre Dame says the gift is being managed through a Philanthropic Succession Partnership. The commitment will be fulfilled through lifetime gifts from the couple and completed through proceeds from...

  • Under the plan, the front nine of the golf course would remain open to the public. (photo courtesy Indiana Tech)

    Indiana Tech Unveils New Plans For Athletic Facilities

    Indiana Tech in Fort Wayne is planning a new location for the softball and track and field complex originally proposed for Memorial Park. The university has entered into an "option-to-purchase" agreement to acquire the Donald Ross Golf Course, a portion of which would house the facilities.

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    IU Cybersecurity Researchers Heading to Crane

    Two researchers from the Indiana University Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research will serve as temporary faculty members at the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division. The university says Craig Jackson and Scott Russell will work on cybersecurity research with Navy leaders at Crane in support of Navy and U.S. Department of Defense systems.

  • McCormick joined Governor Eric Holcomb for today's announcement.

    Partnership Seeks 'Vital' School Broadband

    Indiana has launched a partnership with a national nonprofit aimed at bringing high-speed Internet to every classroom in the state. Superintendent of Public Instruction Jennifer McCormick says nearly 40,000 students are currently not connected, which is "not acceptable in this day and age." She says EducationSuperHighway will work with the Indiana Department of Education and local schools to determine how to increase digital access and capacity with available state and...

  • The Purdue team won a $5,000 cash prize for taking first place.

    Purdue Team Wins Logistics Competition

    A team of students from Purdue University's Krannert School of Management took the top prize in Conexus Indiana's Logistics Case Competition. The event featured students from 18 universities and colleges and received support from 20 Indiana logistics companies. The Purdue team won a $5,000 cash prize for taking first place. Teams from Indiana State University and Indiana University won $2,000 and $1,000 prizes for placing second and third, respectively.

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    Holcomb to Detail 'Education Superhighway'

    Governor Eric Holcomb will Tuesday join officials from the Indiana Department of Education for an "education superhighway announcement." The IDOE says the announcement will detail a new state partnership to boost Internet connectivity in Hoosier schools. 

  • Akridge (left) and Bertoline will make their presentations this week.

    Provost Finalists to Make Pitches

    Two finalists to become Purdue University provost and vice president for academic affairs and diversity will this week make presentations to the campus community in open forums. The person selected will succeed Deba Dutta, who left this summer to become chancellor of Rutgers University - New Brunswick. The finalists are Jay Akridge, interim provost and executive vice president for academic affairs and diversity and Purdue's former dean of agriculture and dean of Purdue Polytechnic...

  • Robin Newhouse is leading the $50 million Grand Challenges initiative to tackle the state's addiction crisis. (photo courtesy Indiana University)

    IU Dean Selected For Major Honor

    The dean of the Indiana University School of Nursing has received what the university calls one of the highest honors in health and medicine. The National Academy of Medicine has elected Robin Newhouse, who is also an IU Distinguished Professor, to serve as one of its newest members. 

  • Gros Louis' career with IU spanned more than 50 years.

    IU Mourns Former Chancellor Gros Louis

    Indiana University is remembering former chancellor Kenneth R. R. Gros Louis as a "true giant" of the university. During his more than 20 years leading the Bloomington campus, IU set records in enrollment and external support and added several new endowments for faculty and students. Gros Louis passed away Friday at the age of 80. Gros Louis' career with IU spanned more than 50 years. He joined the school in 1964 as assistant professor of English and assistant...

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    Budget Committee Approves 'Transformative' Project

    The State Budget Committee has approved the construction of a 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...

  • 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.

  • 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...
  • (Rendering of proposed IUPUI gateway courtesy of Indiana University.)

    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.

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