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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).
A diverse group of VU students and a VU graduate wearing a cap and gown pose for a group photo.


VU president emboldens 2023 Mid-Year Graduates: ‘Be curious, not judgmental’

VU graduates gathered in the Red Skelton Performing Arts Center to celebrate a significant milestone at Mid-Year Commencement on Saturday. VU conferred 606 bachelor’s degrees, associate, degrees, and certificates. 
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Indiana Philanthropy Award goes to VU Alumnus Bernie Niehaus

Bernie Niehaus, an esteemed alumnus of Vincennes University, is honored with the prestigious Indiana Philanthropy Award - Outstanding Philanthropist for his immense contributions to philanthropy and community development. 
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Notice of Meeting: Vincennes University Board of Trustees, 12-6-23

Wednesday, December 6, 2023 Shake Learning Resource Center – Innovation Room #112 130 E. College Avenue Vincennes, IN  47591 Mike Sievers, Chair
Chairs, poinsettias, and a podium on the Red Skelton Performing Arts Center stage. A cap and gown are on one of the chairs. Male and female guests are sitting in the audience in front of the stage.


VU to host Mid-Year Commencement Dec. 2

Vincennes University will hold its 2023 Mid-Year Commencement at 11 a.m. ET on Saturday, Dec. 2, at the Red Skelton Performing Arts Center, 20 W. Red Skelton Blvd.
Student Trustee Gayle Baugh holds her hand up as she is being sworn in by the University attorney Brent Stuckey.


Trailblazing Student Trustee actively engages with VU student body

In a historic achievement, Vincennes University Student Trustee Gayle Baugh '24 is blazing her trail by becoming the first-ever two-time appointee, a testament to her exceptional leadership and dedication to student representation.
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VU Jasper hosts annual CTIM Challenge for high school students

More than 11 high schools from throughout the region showcased their skills and ingenuity at the annual CTIM Challenge hosted by VU Jasper in the Center for Technology, Innovation and Manufacturing.
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National Apprenticeship Week 2023

Grace Paul Advanced Manufacturing Technician Program Advanced Manufacturing Automation Technology major
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National Apprenticeship Week 2023

Christopher Burnette Cummins Technician Apprenticeship Program (TAP) Diesel Technology, Power Generation Concentration Associate Degree
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National Apprenticeship Week 2023

Jared Foster Associated Builders & Contractors of Indiana/Kentucky Apprenticeship Program 2023 ABC National Craft Professional of the Year
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VU celebrates 2023 National Apprenticeship Week

Indiana is among the states with the most apprenticeship programs and most active apprentices, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. Vincennes University recognizes the importance of bridging the gap between academic knowledge and real-world skills. National Apprenticeship Week is a nationwide celebration showcasing the successes and values of apprenticeships during the week of Nov. 13-19, 2023. VU is celebrating the week with a series of stories and social posts featuring VU graduates and students.
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Notice of Meeting: VU Board of Trustees Finance/Revenue Committee, 11-15-23

City, county, state and VU officials pose for a photograph as they cut a ribbon on the VU industrial maintenance lab. A man is holding a large set of scissors while another holds the yellow ribbon. The group is surrounded by training equipment.


VU opens new industrial maintenance training lab in Jackson County

Vincennes University has officially opened its new cutting-edge industrial maintenance training lab at the Jackson County Learning Center in partnership with the Jackson County Industrial Development Corporation, Jackson County Education Coalition, and Seymour-Jackson County. The facility aims to address the existing demand for highly-trained technicians and nurture a pipeline of talent ready to step into these positions.
Four female and one male VU staff and faculty holding their Peer Recognition Awards standing and sitting in front of a VU step and repeat backdrop with a VU logo.


VU celebrates 2023 Peer Recognition Award winners

Vincennes University faculty and staff play the prime role in helping the University achieve its mission, goals, and vision. Seven VU faculty and staff have been honored with Peer Recognition Awards for their extraordinary achievements, leadership, service, and dedication to the University.
Sarah McLin wearing a pink suit, black blouse and glasses stands next to a State of Indiana flag with a framed piece of art behind her.


McLin promoted to Director of Admissions at VU

Vincennes University President Dr. Chuck Johnson has announced the promotion of Sarah McLin to Director of Admissions, effective immediately. McLin previously held the position of Interim Director of Admissions.
A male operates a robot dog in a VU classroom as a woman looks on.


Transforming Education: VU hosts Innovative Teaching Summit

The Vincennes University College of Social Science, Performing Arts, and Communication recently played host to an inspiring and collaborative summit that brought together educators from all levels aimed at ensuring equitable, effective, and modern learning environments for all students. The annual Phillip M. Summers Innovative Teaching Summit serves as a platform for passionate teachers, administrators, and VU Education majors from diverse educational levels and backgrounds to connect, share, and explore innovative ideas related to education.
2 female and 1 male VU students wearing graduation caps and gown holding their degrees with a Vincennes University sign behind them.


VU recognized as an Aspen Prize Top 150 U.S. Community College

Vincennes University is honored for the recognition of its unwavering commitment to excellence and equity in student success and is proud to announce that VU is once again recognized as an Aspen Prize Top 150 U.S. Community College. VU is the only Indiana institution to be included in this year’s award process.
A male veteran salutes with a woman standing next to him.


VU to host Veterans Day Program

Vincennes University will host a program on Thursday, Nov.9, to honor veterans in the Vincennes community and all veterans who have fought for our freedom. Sponsored by the VU Support Staff Council, the Veterans Day Program is at 11 a.m. ET at the Red Skelton Performing Arts Center.
VU aviation instructor sitting while a VU aircraft emblazoned with the university's colors is behind him.


VU Launches Instructional Video Series Showcasing Technical Training Programs

Vincennes University announces the launch of its new video series featuring a vast collection of instructional videos designed to supplement classroom instruction and provide exposure to technical programs and instructor expertise. The series includes 83 instructional videos completed by 22 instructors, showcasing Vincennes University's state-of-the-art labs and high-quality programs.
Michael Morrison standing next to Deputy Commissioner Division of Supplier Diversity Kesha Rich who is holding the award


VU director receives supplier diversity award at state conference

Vincennes University Director of Procurement and Risk Management Michael Morrison has received an award recognizing his work advocating for supplier diversity in Indiana. The Indiana Department of Administration Division of Supplier Diversity honored him with the Ralph W. Adams, Jr. Supplier Diversity Trailblazer Award.
High school freshmen sitting at tables in the VU Jasper Auditorium while a man is speaking on stage with a large screen with an image of a man with large eyes behind him.


VU Jasper welcomes 600 high school freshmen to Tour of Opportunity

To inspire and empower the future workforce, Vincennes University Jasper hosted Dubois County high school students for the Tour of Opportunity, providing them with a unique chance to explore local careers. This innovative event aims to expose young minds to various professions within the community, ranging from agriculture and arts to business finance and robotics.
Lothian Skelton stands at podium in front of Red Skelton Performing Arts Center and speaks to the crowd during a ceremonial groundbreaking for the Lothian and Red Skelton Gallery of Fine Art.


Red Skelton Museum of American Comedy hosts ceremonial groundbreaking for fine art gallery

The Red Skelton Museum of American Comedy celebrated a ceremonial groundbreaking for its highly anticipated expansion on Monday, Oct. 16. The Lothian and Red Skelton Gallery of Fine Art is a result of the longtime dream of Lothian Skelton, wife of the late world-famous comedian and Vincennes native Red Skelton. 
Multiple VU aircraft including a 737, helicopter and more in a hangar at the VU Aviation Technology Center in Indianapolis.


VU announces major expansion of Aviation Maintenance program to fill growing demand

Vincennes University proudly announced a $4.5 million state-funded initiative focused on injecting further vitality into Indiana’s aviation industry and bolstering the Indianapolis International Airport’s growth. VU plans to expand the reach of its educational impact by doubling the enrollment of the University’s esteemed Aviation Maintenance program. In addition, VU aims to boost its high school dual credit offerings, enabling ambitious high school students to get a head start in their aviation education.
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MEDIA ADVISORY: Ceremonial Groundbreaking of Lothian and Red Skelton Gallery of Fine Art

Lothian Skelton and members of University leadership, the Red Skelton Foundation, and the Vincennes University Foundation will gather to celebrate a ceremonial groundbreaking at the future site of the Lothian and Red Skelton Gallery of Art.
Multiple VU aircraft in a VU Aviation Technology Center hangar.


MEDIA ADVISORY: Major announcement at Vincennes University Indianapolis Aviation Technology Center

 Vincennes University is hosting a major announcement of an aviation maintenance partnership that will expand career and education opportunities in aviation plus support growth at the Indianapolis International Airport. State and local leaders will discuss the importance and future of the aviation industry.

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