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MEDIA ADVISORY: Vincennes University to host Harvest of (Black) History Knox County

Celebrate local Knox County black history and take a visual journey through the eyes of Knox County’s 20th-century black life in Knox County, Indiana.
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Largest single building project ever: VU breaks ground on $33.9M Center for Health Sciences and Active Learning

Vincennes University is undergoing a project that will redefine the landscape of health sciences education in Indiana and elevate how students engage in learning as VU prepares to build the $33.9 million Center for Health Sciences and Active Learning. The landmark structure is an unprecedented pinnacle for Indiana’s First College. Funded by the State of Indiana, it is the largest single building project in VU history, symbolizing a bold commitment to high-quality education and innovation.
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MEDIA ADVISORY: Vincennes University Robotics Competition Scrimmage

Vincennes University's Center for Applied Robotics and Automation (CARA) is hosting the VU Robotics Competition Scrimmage. It is the first-ever scrimmage event on the Vincennes Campus for teams of high school students in Southern Indiana.
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Notice of Meeting: VU Board of Trustees Retreat and Board Meeting, 2-27-24

VINCENNES UNIVERSITY BOARD OF TRUSTEES Retreat and Board Meeting Schedule Hilton Indianapolis Hotel & Suites 120 West Market Street Indianapolis Ballroom - 2nd Floor Indianapolis, IN  46204 Tuesday, February 27, 2024 (All Time are Eastern Standard Time)
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VU Center for Health Sciences and Active Learning groundbreaking Feb. 19

Vincennes University will hold a ceremonial groundbreaking on Monday, Feb. 19, for the new $33.9 million Center for Health Sciences and Active Learning.
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MEDIA ADVISORY: Vincennes University groundbreaking ceremony for Center for Health Sciences and Active Learning

VU leaders will host a ceremonial groundbreaking for a new 72,000-square-foot Center for Health Sciences and Active Learning.
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VU Introduces VUExperience (VUX): A Technological Leap Towards Empowerment

In a move aimed at revolutionizing the way technology serves the institution, Vincennes University announces the transformation of its intranet platform, formerly known as MyVU, into VUExperience (VUX). This strategic shift signifies a new era in technological advancements and reflects the University's commitment to harnessing the power of technology to benefit its faculty, staff, and students.
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Hundreds of high school students showcase their skills at VU Trailblazer Speech Tournament

Vincennes University was alive with the energy of passionate young speakers showcasing their oratory skills and eloquence in a series of engaging competition rounds at the Vincennes University Trailblazer Speech Tournament. The Vincennes Campus was buzzing on Saturday, Feb. 10, with the excitement of 200 students representing 13 high schools in a tournament designed to provide an exceptional competition experience.
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VU announces renewal of Residential Opportunity Scholarship program

The highly sought-after Vincennes University Residential Opportunity Scholarship program has been renewed. The VU administration has enthusiastically approved the renewal of residential opportunity scholarships for students for the 2024-25 academic year, removing financial barriers for students and families.
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African American artists take center stage: VU Shircliff Gallery of Art exhibit spotlights extraordinary drawings

Experience the vibrant tapestry of Black American culture at a Vincennes University Shircliff Gallery of Art exhibit during Black History Month. The exhibition is a celebration of exceptional talents, creative brilliance, and profound narratives of African American artists. "In Blackest Shade, In Darkest Light" is a traveling exhibition (Feb. 16 - March 15) of seven Black American artists working in drawing.
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Notice of Meeting: VU Board of Trustees Finance/Revenue Committee, 2-7-24

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VU introduces cutting-edge collaborative robots to Early College Career Centers

The Vincennes University Center for Applied Robotics and Automation (CARA) has taken a significant leap into the future of education and technology by deploying 12 collaborative robots across eight Early College centers in Indiana. Cobots are in use at the Area 31 Career Center in Indianapolis. The center received three cobots from the CARA in mid-January, and CARA Technical Advisor Morgan Chang trained five instructors and staff.
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VU Education Department receives grant to host another Story Walk for local kids

Vincennes University Education majors and faculty will once again create an immersive literacy experience this spring, which combines the joy of reading with the beauty of nature. Through the support of a generous $4,500 grant from the Knox County Community Foundation, VU will host a Story Walk for Knox County elementary school students and their families for a second straight year.
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Media Advisory: Design and Innovation Studio Ribbon Cutting at Riley Elementary School

Media are invited to attend a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate a Design and Innovation Studio at Riley Elementary School. Vincennes University has provided funding for studios at six public schools in Knox County.
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VU Alum turned Louisiana State University Shreveport Dean marks impressive 50 year career

We're barely into 2024, yet there is a significant date long circled on the calendar of Dr. Dennis Wissing '76. With each passing day, the Dean of the College of Education and Human Development at Louisiana State University-Shreveport is eagerly anticipating an approaching milestone and momentous occasion. "On January 15th of 2024, I will be a licensed respiratory therapist for 50 years," the Vincennes University graduate says. "That is my No. 1 and proudest achievement, and that is because of Vincennes University’s program."
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VU Inclement Weather Policies and Procedures

It’s that time of year, and we would like to remind you of Vincennes University’s weather-related procedures. VU closely monitors the forecasts and conditions.
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VU offers students and families free help with new, simplified FAFSA

The arrival of the new FAFSA form heralds an opportunity for individuals to access vital federal aid for their college education. The 2024-25 form introduces a simplified and user-friendly approach, streamlining the application process for students seeking financial aid.
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Project ASPIREE students celebrate a year of success and transformative opportunities at VU

2023 stands out as an outstanding year marked by unique experiences, thrilling accomplishments, and memorable camaraderie for Vincennes University Project ASPIREE high school and middle school students.
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MEDIA ADVISORY: Design and Innovation Studio ribbon cuttings at Vigo and Franklin elementary schools

Media are invited to attend ribbon-cutting ceremonies to celebrate Design and Innovation Studios at Vigo Elementary School and Franklin Elementary School. Vincennes University has provided funding for studios at six public schools in Knox County.
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Forbes Advisor ranks VU among the nation's “Best Affordable RN-to-BSN Online Programs of 2024”

Vincennes University is pleased to announce its RN to BSN online bachelor's degree program has earned a top national ranking from Forbes Advisor. Forbes has named VU among the top 10 “Best Affordable RN-to-BSN Online Programs of 2024” in the country.
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VU gears up to host Total Eclipse of the Heartland in 2024

Vincennes University is excited to play host to a celestial spectacle during the total solar eclipse in Vincennes, Indiana, on April 8, 2024. Recognizing the rarity and significance of this astronomical event, VU is gearing up to host Total Eclipse of the Heartland, a unique and unforgettable experience for the University Community and visitors alike.
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VU receives Lilly Endowment Inc. grant for advancement of Science of Reading curriculum

Vincennes University has received a grant of $500,000 from Lilly Endowment Inc. through its initiative, Advancing the Science of Reading in Indiana. The grant will support the Education Department in preparing future elementary educators to teach children to read.
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Media Mention: WFYI Indianapolis and Chalkbeat Indiana shine spotlight on VU's Early College program

WFYI Indianapolis and Chalkbeat Indiana highlighted VU Early College partner schools Ben Davis University and Area 31 Career Center in a story discussing how VU is helping Indianapolis-area students earn college credit in high school.
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VU Board of Trustees receives Health Sciences Center project update

The Vincennes University Board of Trustees meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 6, was engrossing, as the Trustees were brought up to speed on significant happenings within the University community. The highlights included a comprehensive update on the upcoming construction of the $33.9 million, 70,000-square-foot Center for Health Sciences and Active Learning.
Tecumseh-Harrison Elementary School students and staff, VU leaders, and Purdue IN-MaC leaders cut a blue ribbon to commemorate the new Design and Innovation Studio at Tecumseh-Harrison school.


VU and Purdue IN-MaC launch Design and Innovation Studios at six Knox County schools

Vincennes University is embarking on an inspiring initiative to propel STEM education into the future by implementing Design and Innovation Studios for students attending six public Knox County elementary and intermediate schools in partnership with Purdue Indiana Next Generation Manufacturing Competitiveness Center (IN-MaC).

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