A federal grant of nearly $8.5 million will allow the Indiana University School of Medicine to transform a floor at Riley Hospital for Children into a state of the art research facility. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act grant was announced today by U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius and National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins, who are both visiting the Indianapolis hospital.
IPL outlines plans for Smart Grid grant
Indianapolis Power & Light Company plans to use a $20 million federal stimulus grant to fund a major infrastructure enhancement project. It will also use $29 million of its own money to promote energy efficiency and improve reliability. IPL says it is one of 100 utilities to be selected for a Smart Grid Investment Grant.
Indiana CDC executive director re-elected to national post
The executive director of the Indiana Statewide Certified Development Corp. has been re-elected as chair of the National Association of Development Companies. Jean Wojtowicz will serve a second one-year term as chair of the organization.
Indiana Landmarks honors properties
Seven central Indiana landmarks have been recognized by Indiana Landmarks for preservation efforts. The Central Indiana Preservation Awards were presented as part of National Preservation Month.
Northstar Aersospace to close in Anderson
A Chicago-based aerospace company is planning to close its plant in Anderson. Northstar Aerospace Inc. says it is part of a plan to align manufacturing to best utilize company resources.
Indianapolis-Citizens Energy deal documents go online
More than 500 documents related to the proposed transfer of Indianapolis water services to Citizens Energy Group are now online. Mayor Greg Ballard says the website is designed to provide more accessibility to details surrounding the deal that would provide the city with more than $425 million to help fund infrastructure improvements.
Skillman announces $10 nillion in community grants
Lieutenant Gov. Becky Skillman has announced more than $10 million in Community Focus Fund grants. The money is being spread across 22 rural communities and is the 11th round of CFF grants since 2005.
BASi names new leader
West Lafayette-based BASi has announced its new president and chief executive officer. Anthony Chilton will succeed Richard Shepperd, who retired in February.
Manchester College announces first pharmacy dean
Manchester College has named Philip J. Medon as the founding dean of its School of Pharmacy. He has experience with new schools, serving as the founding dean of the School of Pharmacy of Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville.
More support sought for World Cup
Indianapolis officials continue to ask Hoosiers to get behind the city's effort to become a site for the FIFA World Cup. Mayor Greg Ballard has declared today "Bring The FIFA World Cup to Indianapolis Day" and is encouraging residents to sign an online petition at gousabid.com/indianapolis.