INSIDE INDIANA BUSINESS: IUPUI touts historic campaign

2013-09-30T12:21:00Z INSIDE INDIANA BUSINESS: IUPUI touts historic campaignGerry Dick Inside Indiana Business
September 30, 2013 12:21 pm  • 

IUPUI says its seven-year IMPACT campaign is the most successful fundraising effort in the school's history. The university says the campaign raised nearly $1.4 billion, exceeding its goal by more than 10 percent. Chancellor Charles Bantz says the effort was driven by multiple "transformative gifts," including $50 million from Melvin and Bren Simon to establish a cancer patient care facility and research fund. Read More Bantz says the effects of the campaign will be felt for decades.


Hoosier State Line Deadline Approaching

A spokesman for the Indiana Department of Transportation says, regardless of a midnight deadline, the current contract with Amtrak will keep the Hoosier State Line going until October 16. Will Wingfield adds negotiations are continuing with the rail corporation and local officials on potential solutions to maintain the passenger service.


Tech Company Attracts Investment

An Indiana software developer has secured a $2.1 million investment from a private equity firm. Indianapolis-based Perceivant says the funding from Bootstrap Incubation LLC will help with product development and new jobs.


North Carolina Company Acquires Hoosier Business

Newton County-based INTX Microbials LLC has been acquired by a North Carolina company. Verdesian Life Sciences LLC says the seed treatment producer will finish out the year as an independent subsidiary, then be transitioned into Verdesian.


'Good Morning America' to Broadcast From Notre Dame

As part of its Breast Cancer Awareness Month coverage, ABC's Good Morning America will be live tomorrow from the University of Notre Dame. The segments from South Bend will feature Paqui Kelly, a two-time cancer survivor, who founded a charitable foundation with her husband, Notre Dame Head Football Coach Brian Kelly.


Study to Examine Mental Health Care Burnout

A team of IUPUI researchers will use a $1.5 million grant to study how staff burnout affects the treatment of mental health patients. The funding from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute will also support efforts to develop an intervention program designed to reduce clinician stress.


Noble County Company to Add Jobs

Albion-based Busche Enterprise Division Inc. says a new contract will allow it to create two dozen jobs next year. KPC News reports the deal involves machining parts for a Chrysler supplier.


University Mourning Loss of Former President

The 18th president of Vincennes University has died. Phillip Summers served in the role from 1980 to 2001. He was 74.


Fleetwood RV Hires Former Harley Exec

Decatur-based Fleetwood RV Inc. has selected John Lowry as chief operating officer. He previously served as a general manager of powertrain operations for Harley-Davidson Inc.


Harrison College Selects Fort Wayne Leader

Harrison College has named Kynan Simison president of its Fort Wayne campus. She most recently served as regional director of enrollment for the school's Chef's Academy in Indianapolis.


Christel House Plans Second Academy

An Indianapolis charter school is opening a second location. Christel House Academy West should be ready for the 2014-2015 school year. It will anchor a new development on the site of the former Central State Hospital.


State to Honor Defunct Paper

The Indiana Historical Bureau is set to pay tribute to a former Pulitzer Prize-winning Hoosier publication. A historical marker honoring the Indianapolis Times, an evening newspaper that closed in 1965, will be dedicated next week.


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