IU to introduce Irsay Institute

Indiana University and the Irsay family will formally introduce the new Irsay Institute on the Bloomington campus Thursday. The institute aims to foster collaboration in research, training and institutional social change to address mental health challenges.... Read More

First licensed daycare opens in Rensselaer

A partnership between Franciscan Health Rensselaer and a Jasper County-based nonprofit is helping to fill a void in the city: a licensed early childhood education center. After a three-year effort, the partners this week announced the opening of Appletree Rensselaer.... Read More

Exploring career paths through virtual platform

Greater Lafayette Commerce is partnering with West Lafayette-based Skyepack to connect students with professionals to help give insight into career paths. The partners launched Career+ Chats, a virtual platform to help students make informed decisions.... Read More

Ivy Tech Fort Wayne ‘lands’ flight simulator

Students enrolled in Ivy Tech Community College Fort Wayne’s aviation technology program will now have the ability to train on a flight simulator. The school says the system, valued up to $200,000, was given to the program from an anonymous donor.... Read More

Rural charter school to close

A free public charter school in Sullivan County that has catered to a more rural population for more than 20 years will be closing its doors at the end of the school year. Our partners at WTWO report Rural Community Schools Inc. has notified staff and families that dwindling enrollment led to the decision.... Read More

Purdue among ‘most innovative’ companies

Business publication Fast Company has released its list of the World’s Most Innovative Companies, and one Indiana institution is among the top 50 even though it’s not even a company. Purdue University came in at No. 16, beating out other well-known brands such as NASA and The Walt Disney Co.... Read More

Trine Innovation Challenge winners announced

Trine University has announced the winners of its annual Innovation Challenge competition that showcases what some Indiana high school students are able to develop to solve real-world problems in business and technology. Winners include a tool kit to help kids learn about STEM fields, and a podcast addressing the stigma of mental health.... Read More

Soybean alliance to provide ag curriculum to teachers

The Indiana Soybean Alliance says a new partnership with Illinois-based nonprofit Cutting Edge Curriculum will help Indiana’s middle-school teachers teach agriculture. Cutting Edge developed a variety of online, educational programs in a variety of fields, such as ag education, family and consumer sciences, and industrial technology.... Read More

Former state budget director joins IU

Indiana University on Thursday announced the hiring of Jason Dudich as associate vice president for fiscal and economic strategy. Dudich most recently served as VP for finance administration and treasurer at the University of Indianapolis.... Read More