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Board Approves New Certificate Programs

Posted on April 26th, 2018 by Jeff Smith

The Vincennes University Board has voted to establish four new certificates at the university. Beginning this fall, enrolled students will have the option of earning new certifications during their time as a Trailblazer. Those new certificates are a Corrections certificate in Law Enforcement, a Motorsports certificate, auto body certificate and industrial technology certificate. In addition, […]

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VU Seeing Boost in StartVU Numbers

Posted on April 26th, 2018 by Jeff Smith

Changes in Vincennes University’s StartVU days were highlighted during Wednesday’s Board of Trustees meeting. Director of Admissions Heidi Whitehead told the Board that more students have registered for StartVU days this year than in years past, which could prove vital to boosting enrollment. In the past, some StartVU days were limited to prospective students from […]

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Deputies Arrest Driver Following High Speed Chase

Posted on April 26th, 2018 by tcloyd

The Knox County Sheriff’s Department arrested 46-year-old Kevin Staley last night after the vehicle he was driving crashed into a police vehicle. After a brief foot chase in which Staley attempted to elude police, he was apprehended. According to Knox County Sheriff Mike Morris, Staley was wanted on multiple warrants for theft, battery and a […]

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Coroner Identifies Worker Who Died on IU Campus

Posted on April 26th, 2018 by Jeff Smith

A construction accident at the Indiana University Bloomington campus has left one worker dead, according to an IU spokesperson. The accident happened inside Swain Hall on Third Street at about 2:50 p.m. Wednesday. Monroe County coroner Joani Sheilds identified the man as Bloomington resident, William Brown Jr. IU Spokesperson Chuck Carney says Brown was a […]

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Commission Recommends Reforms for CBB

Posted on April 26th, 2018 by Jeff Smith

An independent commission says sweeping changes are necessary for college basketball to survive. The NCAA’s Commission on College Basketball released nearly 60 pages of recommended reforms Wednesday. The NCAA established the commission after an FBI investigation into college basketball, which resulted in several people being charged in a bribery and kickback scheme. The commission is recommending a […]

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IU Prepares For Phase 2 Of Challenges Initiative

Posted on April 26th, 2018 by Jeff Smith

Indiana University leaders are preparing for the second phase of the university’s effort to tackle the state’s addiction crisis. President Michael McRobbie announced in October IU would partner with the state and invest $50 million to tackle the opioid epidemic as part of the university’s Grand Challenges initiative. Sixteen projects launched in January as part of the […]

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Panel Analyzes Challenges For Micropolitan Areas

Posted on April 25th, 2018 by Jeff Smith

Most people are familiar with metropolitan areas such as those around Indianapolis, Chicago or New York. But the Indiana University Public Policy hosted a conference at IUPUI focused on the economic development in Indiana’s micropolitan areas – those places with between 10,000 and 50,000 people. “The micropolitan is really the essence of America. It’s those strong regional communities, […]

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Drug Program Aims to Prevent Teen Misuse

Posted on April 25th, 2018 by Jeff Smith

Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill recommends more schools adopt a new drug abuse prevention program. Perry Meridian High School recently launched the program. Junior Sarah Burton says she valued the scenario simulation part of the course. “What you can do as even a bystander and what I can be doing?” says Burton. The Prescription Drug […]

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Nearly A Dozen School Measures Up For Consideration

Posted on April 25th, 2018 by Jeff Smith

The first wave of 2018 school funding referenda are up for consideration in about two weeks. That means voters in several counties will have the power to approve or deny tax measures to make millions of dollars available for their local schools. Purdue University economics professor Larry DeBoer says school funding referenda are usually more […]

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Chamber to Honor Community Leaders Tomorrow

Posted on April 25th, 2018 by Jeff Smith

Six community leaders will be honored by the Knox County Chamber of Commerce tomorrow night. The Chamber’s annual banquet will be the first under new Chamber President Jamie Neal, and will feature a few changes. Namely, this year’s event won’t feature a keynote speaker. Instead, the chamber will focus more on those in the community […]

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