Trine University plans to create a new school and begin its initial doctoral program. The School of Health Sciences is expected to start classes in the fall of 2014 and enroll 30 students. Trine University School of Health Sciences Dean Max Baumgartner says the Doctor of Physical Therapy program intends to offer students a six-year path, which is one year less than similar programs at other schools. He believes it will help fill a need throughout the state.
Frontier Announces Hundreds of Job Cuts
Frontier Airlines is cutting approximately 700 jobs nationwide, including some in Indiana. A spokeswoman for the carrier, which is owned by Indianapolis-based Republic Airways Holdings Inc. (Nasdaq: RJET), believes the move will affect fewer than 20 workers in Indiana.
INTERNnet Announces IMPACT Winners
The Children's Museum of Indianapolis and technology company Slingshot SEO are two winners of the seventh annual IMPACT Awards from Indiana INTERNnet. The honors are designed to highlight businesses and organizations that are boosting the state's employment landscape through internship connections.
Hoosier Banks Appear on National List
A national trade publication has named three Indiana banks to an annual list of the best users of capital in the country. The institutions were included in Bank Director magazine's "Nifty Fifty" based on profitability and capital strength.
Judge Approves Sale of State's Oldest Ethanol Plant
A judge has approved the sale of the idled New Energy Corp. ethanol plant in South Bend. The South Bend Tribune reports the winning bid of $2.5 million came from a joint venture between Michigan and California-based auction companies.
State Revenue Jumps in January
Indiana's revenues for January were $106 million above target and more than $110 million more than the same period last year. The Indiana State Budget Agency says individual income tax revenue surged last month because of a delay by the Internal Revenue Service in accepting returns.
Energy Company Completes Solar Projects
A Utah company says it has completed three solar power generating facilities in Indiana. Sustainable Power Group says the installations are in Waterloo, Hobart and Valparaiso. The company adds each facility has the capacity to produce 1.3 megawatts of solar-powered energy.
Angola Chamber Taps New Leader
The Angola Area Chamber of Commerce has hired Christina Koher to be its next executive director. She most recently served as director of marketing for Steuben County-based Satek Winery.
Ellspermann Names Communications Chief
Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann has hired Lou Ann Baker as communications director. Baker has served as vice president of communications for Indianapolis-based Veolia Water and on the 2012 Indianapolis Super Bowl Host Committee.
Grant to Fund Reading and Writing Program
The Indiana University School of Education at IUPUI has landed a two-year $314,000 grant from the Indiana Commission for Higher Education. The funding will allow the school to continue a program designed to help educators develop effective ways of teaching reading and writing.
Hillenbrand Profit Drops
Batesville-based Hillenbrand Inc. is reporting fiscal first quarter net income of $14.6 million, compared to $31.3 million during the same period the previous year. Chief Executive Officer Kenneth Camp says the recent acquisition of Germany-based Coperion helped boost the bottom line.
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