Notre Dame Launches Business, Liberal Arts Program

The University of Notre Dame has received a gift from alumnus Charles Sheedy and his wife, Ellen, that will endow a new liberal arts business program. The university says the Sheedy Family Program in Economy, Enterprise and Society will offer specialized coursework and resources for undergraduate students interested in the practice of business through the liberal arts.... Read More

IPS, Fishers Startup to Partner

Indianapolis Public Schools is teaming up with a Fishers-based education tech company. The district says the partnership with AfterSchool HQ aims to increase access to extracurricular after-school activities for students throughout the city.... Read More

Lilly Grant to Support Rose-Hulman STEM Camps

Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology has received a nearly $650,000 grant from Lilly Endowment Inc. in Indianapolis to support STEM enrichment. The grant is part of Lilly's Indiana Youth Programs on Campus initiative, which supports college- and university-led summer camp enrichment for students who have historically been underrepresented in higher education.... Read More

Hoosier Schools Among ‘Best Value Colleges’

Several Indiana higher education institutions are listed among The Best Value Colleges for public and private schools. The Princeton Review says the 209 schools that made its 2022 rankings share three features: stellar academics, affordable cost, and strong career prospects for graduates.... Read More

Hope for New Opportunities from Vacant Indy School

Plans are in the works to turn a vacant high school on the east side of Indianapolis into a catalyst for the neighborhood by creating a support center for residents. The John Marshall Opportunity Hub would become a source for social services, job training and food security. Indianapolis Public Schools closed John Marshall High School in 2018 due to poor academic performance and dwindling enrollment numbers.... Read More

Muncie Teachers to Receive Raises

The Muncie Community Schools Board of Trustees has approved the largest raises in district history. MCS says teachers will receive the raises starting this fall for the 2022-23 school year.... Read More

Ball State Professors Receive USDA Grant

Two professors from Ball State University have been awarded a $650,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The funding will be used to study the effects of economic and social stress on people living in rural communities.... Read More

NCAA President Mark Emmert Stepping Down

NCAA President Mark Emmert is stepping down after 12 tumultuous years leading an association that has become marginalized while college sports has undergone massive changes and been besieged by political and legal attacks.... Read More

Record Gift to Launch New Krannert Program

The Krannert School of Management at Purdue University has received a nearly $21 million gift from the Dean and Barbara White Family Foundation, the largest gift in the school's history. In recognition of the gift, the university has announced the launch of the Dean V. White Real Estate Finance Program, an academic minor that will begin this fall.... Read More

UE Names Director of Athletics

The University of Evansville has hired Dr. Kenneth “Ziggy” Siegfried as its new director of athletics. Siegfried joins UE from California State University Bakersfield where he served as director of athletics and associate vice president for student affairs since 2015.... Read More

Indiana Campus Compact Rebrands

Indianapolis-based Indiana Campus Compact has changed its name to Community-Engaged Alliance. The nonprofit says the rebrand allows it to continue supporting place-based community engagement and service-learning initiatives.... Read More

Arts Commission to Offer Arts Integration Training

The Indiana Arts Commission is partnering with the Indiana Department of Education to offer two Arts Integration Learning Labs for K-12 educators and teaching artists. The IAC says the learning labs are designed to empower educator partnerships that will ultimately provide "meaningful arts integration experiences" for students.... Read More

University of Evansville Launches ‘Forward’

The University of Evansville has formally launched a comprehensive fundraising campaign. "Forward>>" intends to generate $125 million in donations over the next several years. The school says it has also received $76 million in gifts towards the campaign.... Read More

International School to Celebrate New Building

The International School of Indiana will Saturday celebrate the completion of the $13.5 million Chen Family Lower School building in Indianapolis. The school is the result of capital campaign to create a unified campus on the city's northwest side.... Read More