INSIDE INDIANA BUSINESS: New school allows adults to 'retool'

2013-03-21T12:57:00Z INSIDE INDIANA BUSINESS: New school allows adults to 'retool'Gerry Dick Inside Indiana Business
March 21, 2013 12:57 pm  • 

The University of St. Francis is taking a new approach to expand its reach to a growing market. The school is launching a College of Adult Learning, which will be led by Vice President of Adult Learning Toni Pauls. She says a shaky economy and increased training requirements are prompting more adults to beef up their education. The Fort Wayne school hopes to begin some programs in the fall. Pauls says the school will cover multiple areas of study.


Wind Project Secures Conditional Permit

A proposed $300 million Tipton County wind farm has been granted a key conditional permit. The Kokomo Tribune reports Colorado-based juwi Wind LLC received an approval from the Tipton County Board of Zoning Appeals that includes additional requirements.


Volleyball to Provide Economic Bump

Visit Indy says a regional girl's volleyball tournament at the Indiana Convention Center could have a $20 million economic impact on the state economy. The organization estimates 35,000 people will come to the city this weekend.


Loans Boost Kokomo Companies' Growth

Two Kokomo businesses are expanding after being approved for loans through the city's revolving loan fund. Benchmark Mechanical Inc. and Drake's Bar & Grill plan to add a total of up to 25 employees over the next two years.


NCAA Boosts Pre-Tourney Referee Prep

As you scrutinize the officiating that may bust your bracket this weekend, the NCAA's national officiating coordinator says self-evaluation and transparency are key for high-level referees. John Adams says for the first time, pre-tournament preparation included a video presentation highlighting the Indianapolis-based organization's expectations. He discussed the approach with Inside INdiana Sports Contributor Bill Benner.


Ivy Tech, Humane Society Investigating New Facility

A partnership that aims to relocate the Terre Haute Humane Society shelter to an Ivy Tech Community College building in the Wabash Valley is gaining momentum. The Tribune-Star reports the organizations could launch a capital campaign within the next six months after receiving feedback from a feasibility study.


New Hospital to Start Treating Patients

St. Vincent Fishers Hospital will start treating patients early next month. The facility is a 110,000 square foot expansion of St. Vincent Medical Center Northeast. The inpatient hospital includes 50 beds.


Workshop to Focus on Federal Regulatory Process

A workshop next week will help companies and entrepreneurs better understand the regulatory process of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and other other federal agencies. The Purdue Office of Technology Commercialization says officials from several Indiana life sciences companies will discuss the continuing changes in federal requirements.


Kokomo, Union Reach Agreement

The city of Kokomo and a workers union have signed a three-year deal. The contract for more than 80 members of American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Local 2185 includes a $500 ratification bonus.


AIT Labs Hires VP

AIT Laboratories in Indianapolis has named Scott LaNeve vice president of sales and marketing. He most recently served in a similar position at Pennsylvania-based Circadiance LLC.


Cummins Promotes Executive

Columbus-based Cummins Inc. has named Gino Butera vice president, managing director and Africa ABO leader. He has managed the company's Asia Pacific distribution business since 2008.


Village Post Office Opens in Rush County

Indiana's latest Village Post Office has opened in Manilla. The United States Postal Service plans to open additional VPOs in Jamestown and Carthage this month.


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