New Rose-Hulman President Outlines Challenges

2013-03-05T12:29:00Z 2013-03-05T15:31:18Z New Rose-Hulman President Outlines ChallengesGerry Dick Inside Indiana Business nwitimes.com
March 05, 2013 12:29 pm  • 

The incoming president of Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology believes the school's strategic plan will help position graduates for the ever-changing global landscape of engineering. James Conwell says the institute's commitment to undergraduate science, technology, engineering and math education is one of the key factors that attracted him to the position. The current vice president at Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (NYSE: JAC) believes he can deliver insight into the world's economy and engineering challenges. Conwell tells Inside INdiana Business engineering careers will become even more complex in the future.

 

Vera Bradley to be Sold at Disney Parks

Fort Wayne-based Vera Bradley Inc. (Nasdaq: VRA) products are set to be featured at Disney Parks. The Disney Parks Blog reports specially-designed handbags and accessories will be sold at the attractions beginning this fall.

 

Spencer County Details Tourism Investments

The Spencer County Visitors Bureau is touting nearly $10 million in tourism-related projects that will debut during the summer travel season. The organization says improvements at Holiday World & Splashin' Safari, several hotels and campgrounds will be unveiled in the coming months.

 

Census Highlights Marion County Commuting

The U.S. Census Bureau says Marion County has the highest number of commuters in the nation traveling from another county. Newly-released results from the American Community Survey suggest more than 205,000 workers make the commute from other counties.

 

Bloomington Brewer Adding New 'Tap House'

Bloomington-based Upland Brewing Company Inc. is expanding in central Indiana. The brewer expects to open the 80-seat Carmel Tap House in April.

 

Fort Wayne Launches Higher Education Grant Program

Fort Wayne is looking to boost educational opportunities downtown through a multi-million dollar grant program. The city has launched the Education Opportunity Fund, offering colleges and universities up to $3 million to support investments in the area. Director of Community Development John Urbahns says the effort, part of Legacy Fort Wayne, also aims to attract more young people to downtown. Read More Urbahns says the initiative will provide a big boost for work force development.

 

Kroger Announces Education Funding

The Kroger Co. has announced more than $1.4 million in grants for educational programs in Indiana. The funding will support school, cultural and scholarship programs in the area.

 

Student Employment Summit Set For Kendallville

An event designed to connect high school students throughout Noble County with employers is set for this month in Kendallville. Organizers are expecting more than 1,000 juniors and seniors and over four dozen organizations to participate in The Summit at East Noble High School.

 

ChaCha Chooses President

Carmel-based ChaCha Inc. has selected Dan Hodges to be president. He will be based in the company's New York office. Hodges most recently served as chief revenue officer at Verve Mobile, a mobile advertising business.

 

Lutheran Orthopedic Hospital Names New CEO

Lutheran Health Network's The Orthopedic Hospital has named Kenneth Jones chief executive officer. He comes to the Fort Wayne hospital after serving in a similar position at Heekin Orthopedic Specialists in Florida.

 

IUPUI Announces Neuroscience Minor

The School of Science at IUPUI is now offering a minor in neuroscience. The announcement follows last fall's launch of a major in the field to help fill positions in the emerging neuroscience industry in Indiana and around the country.

 

South Bend Set For College Fair

An event focusing on providing regional college information for high school students is set for later this month in South Bend. The Michiana Spring College Fair will feature representatives from public and private schools.

 

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