The Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law will launch a program in the fall designed to give professionals a better understanding of the legal system. It will focus on people who don't want to be licensed attorneys, but feel a need to comprehend how the law impacts their careers. Organizers say they have already received plenty of interest from mid-career professionals who regularly deal with the legal system, especially those in the health care sector navigating the impact of the Affordable Care Act.
Vincennes Planning Lebanon Training Center
Construction could begin on a new Vincennes University advanced manufacturing training center in Lebanon next month. The Lebanon Reporter reports Mayor Huck Lewis has been working with the university for the last two years to try to attract a facility similar to one in Princeton.
Tech Center Extends Co-Working Space Access
More than 1,000 square feet of co-working space at the Purdue Technology Center of Northwest Indiana has been revamped. The Purdue Research Foundation also says affiliate and tenant companies now have 24/7 access to the space.
AM General Scores Humvee Contract
AM General LLC in South Bend has landed a more than $90 million contract with the Army National Guard. The work involves reconfiguring Humvees and is expected to be complete in February. Last month, the manufacturer announced it was planning to call back up to 200 idled workers.
Stutzman Running for House Whip
An Indiana Congressman is seeking a leadership position in Washington following this week's primary defeat of House Majority leader Eric Cantor. Marlin Stutzman (IN-3) tells Howey Politics Indiana he is running for House Republican Whip. He describes himself as a "long shot" for the position.
Franciscan St. Francis to Begin $10M Project
Franciscan St. Francis Health will break ground this afternoon on a $10 million hospice care facility in Indianapolis. The organization says the Hospice House will serve about 600 families annually after its anticipated completion in fall 2015.
Purdue Combines Research, Global Offices
Purdue University is merging its offices of research and global partnerships. The combination, which will be led by Chief Global Affairs Officer Suresh Garimella, will focus on attracting research funding and collaboration opportunities.
Notre Dame Partners With Open Online Consortium
The University of Notre Dame has announced charter membership in a global open online course partnership. The university is set to launch four courses through the edX Consortium next spring.
Indy Launches Strategic Plan Effort
Indianapolis has launched a strategic plan aiming to make the city a better place to live, work and visit. Mayor Greg Ballard says Plan 2020 will serve as a roadmap for growth heading into the city's bicentennial in 2021.
Construction to Begin on Downtown 'Y'
A groundbreaking ceremony is set for a $22 million YMCA in downtown Indianapolis. The three-story facility, located at the CityWay development near Eli Lilly and Co.'s world headquarters, is expected to be complete next year.
BASi Announces New Executives
West Lafayette-based Bioanalytical Systems Inc. has named Jeffrey Potrzebowski chief financial officer and James Bourdage vice president of bioanalytical operations. Potrzebowski most recently served as CFO of Oerlikon Drive Systems in Lafayette and Bourdage was an executive with Covance Inc. e
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