Marian initiative to target brain drain
Marian University will announce more details about a program that aims to better connect students and Indiana employers. President Dan Elsener says The Exchange is a $2.1 million initiative to give students real world experience with companies, nonprofits and professionals. The school recently received $1 million from Lilly Endowment Inc. to boost the plan, which includes transforming part of the library into an office suite that will eventually serve as the centerpiece of a Center for Student Success.
IU Health begins hospital president search
The president of Indiana University Health Methodist and University hospitals will leave the post March 1. Jim Terwilliger was appointed to the position in 2012 and has been with IU Health since 2011. The move is part of organizational changes outlined in an internal memo from IU Health Executive Vice President Dennis Murphy.
Carbon Motors cruiser hits auction block
The only police cruiser created by a now-defunct Hoosier manufacturer is being auctioned off today in Indianapolis. Key Auctioneers Inc. says the Carbon Motors Co. prototype is part of a sale that also includes the former Connersville company's intellectual property.
State Fair to mark 'Year of the Coliseum'
The Indiana State Fair says this year's event will celebrate the "Year of the Coliseum." The 75-year-old Fairgrounds Coliseum is scheduled to reopen in April after a $63 million renovation.
Indiana coaster ranks among nation's best
A national publication has ranked The Voyage at Holiday World & Splashin' Safari in Santa Claus one of "America's Best Roller Coasters." In the article, Men's Journal highlights the ride's speed and "air-time."
Conner Prairie touts new exhibits, attendance
Conner Prairie Interactive History Park is planning to invest in indoor exhibits in hopes of becoming more of a year-round destination for visitors. The Hamilton County attraction's plans include an expanded science-based interactive center, funded by a $2.3 million National Science Foundation grant. At its annual meeting, Conner Prairie also reported record-breaking daily attendance numbers for 2013. CEO Ellen Rosenthal believes the attraction plays an important role in educating Indiana's future work force.
Music conference to draw thousands to Fort Wayne
A statewide music event that begins today in Fort Wayne is expected to attract more than 3,000. Visit Fort Wayne says the annual Indiana Music Education Association conference will have an estimated economic impact of nearly $800,000 over three days.
Commission approves senior development
A proposed $12 million mixed-use development in Allen County has cleared a hurdle. The Journal Gazette reports the Fort Wayne Plan Commission has granted Yellow Retirement Communities approval to build a 137-unit senior rental community and hotel.
Lender acquires human capital development company
Indianapolis-based Adayana Industry Group has been acquired by a company owned by a Florida private lending firm. AVX Learning LLC says the Indiana business consulting, learning and technology services provider will continue to operate as an independent business unit.
Purdue series details rural issues
Purdue University's agricultural communication department is releasing an online magazine series focusing on issues facing rural communities. "Giving New Life to Rural Indiana" will feature topics including employment, economic development and public-private partnerships.
Hundreds of acres to be sold
Schrader Real Estate and Auction Co. is set to sell more than 600 acres of farmland next month in Newton County. Last week, the Columbia City-based company auctioned off a 700-acre property in Putnam County for $7 million.
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