Institutions have a significant impact on the region– and the area’s students.
by Laurie Wink
Students who invest in college degrees generally get higher paying jobs and earn more over a lifetime than those without degrees. So, while much has been said about escalating costs of higher education, the overall return on investment ROI of higher education is positive.
ROI is a business term that …Read Full Article
School choice promotes excellence, increases competition and saves money.
It would be wonderful if every American could read the impressions of Alexis de Tocqueville, who wrote “Democracy in America.” Educators should be teaching how to think instead of what to think. In the spring issue of this magazine, a superintendent was critical of the Choice Scholarship program in Indiana. The article alleged some three-tier system …Read Full Article
It’s not good business to cause financial hardship for schools.
If economic development is in any way related to the quality of public education, then business leaders must demand a shift in public education policy that places public schools as the top priority. The ability of any community to attract new economic development is dependent upon having a skilled and available work force. Only a …Read Full Article
Campuses taking the lead in encouraging innovation and entrepreneurship.
by Shari Held
Education and entrepreneurship. It’s a winning combination that’s only going to become more prominent in years to come. Institutions of higher education are teaching students the skills they need to start their own small businesses so they earn a livelihood or maybe even become millionaires (think Mark Zuckerberg). And more important, their innovations …Read Full Article
Challenger Learning Center promotes science, engineering and space.
by Michael Puente
Educators often stress to students to “reach for the stars.” When Rebecca Manis says it, she means it, literally. “Our mission is to inspire and engage students in the STEM fields, science, technology, engineering and math. We do it through simulation. We try to make it as realistic as possible and expose them to …Read Full Article
Colleges are providing students to local businesses in exchange for pre-career services. What’s the catch? Apparently, there is none. The benefits are real, and university/business partnerships are growing to a new level.
by Jacqueline von Ogden
In today’s world, job-bound college students may be better prepared than their predecessors. Throughout the last decade, the traditional route of college students finding internships and working as an …Read Full Article
The Veterinary Practice Management Program (VPMP) provides 72 hours of instruction to help veterinary professionals manage the business side of their practices.
“Veterinarians and their staffs face an increasingly competitive business environment,” said Willie Reed, dean of veterinary medicine. …Read Full Article
SOUTH BEND – Ivy Tech Community College has announced that two administrators have retired.
Chuck Philip, vice chancellor for academic affairs, and Jeff Fisher, director of financial aid, have retired. Philip has been vice chancellor since 2008 and from 2002 to 2008 was a vice president and executive dean at Lake Michigan College in Benton Harbor, Mich.
Fisher had been with the north central regional …Read Full Article
WEST LAFAYETTE – Indiana and Kentucky dairy producers will tour a series of north-central Indiana dairy operations July 30-31 when Purdue Extension and University of Kentucky Extension host the 2013 Kentuckiana Dairy Exchange.
The annual event, which includes tours of six farms, this year will focus on ways technology can improve dairy operations. It also is an opportunity for dairy producers, farm employees and anyone …Read Full Article
HAMMOND – The Challenger Learning Center of Northwest Indiana has received a grant from ArcelorMittal to help fund programs for teachers and students in East Chicago, Gary and Whiting, as well as support the center’s general fundraising efforts.
The Challenger Learning Center of Northwest Indiana is a space science education center and field trip destination located on the campus of Purdue University Calumet. The Center …Read Full Article