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Jul. 25, 2014

VINCENNES, Ind. – An autopsy was conducted Thursday on a Vincennes University student, Joshua D. Litherland, 30, Vincennes, who was pronounced dead at 12:36 p.m. that day by Knox County Deputy Coroner Donnie Halter.

Shortly after 12 noon on Thursday, Litherland was found unresponsive in his room at Clark Residence Hall by his mother, Cheryl Litherland, residence hall coordinator at Clark Hall. 

The Knox County Coroner’s Office is conducting an investigation, assisted by the VU Police Department and Knox County Sheriff’s Department. 

Litherland was majoring in Electronics Technology at VU. He attended VU last year and had registered for classes...

Jul. 24, 2014

VINCENNES, Ind. - A Vincennes University student was found unresponsive by his mother shortly after 12 noon today.  The male student was pronounced dead at 12:36 p.m. (EDT) by Knox County Deputy Coroner Donnie Halter and an autopsy is being conducted today to determine cause of death.

The name of the student is being withheld pending notification of family members.  The Knox County Coroner’s Office is conducting the investigation assisted by the VU Police Department and Knox County Sheriff’s Department.

Jul. 24, 2014

JASPER, Ind. - The Vincennes University Jasper Campus will offer three non-credit healthcare training programs at various Indiana sites during fall semester 2014.  For additional details or to register, contact Jim McFaul, director of Adult Continuing Education, 800-809-8852 or jmcfaul@vinu.edu.

The Dental Assistant Training program with Dental Radiographer is a 102-hour course that provides training in the professional skills required to function as an assistant in the dental practice.  Upon successful completion of the program, students will receive a VU Certificate of Completion and be eligible to sit for the dental radiographer certification exam.  The course fee is $ 2,099 and includes textbooks.  Classes begin in August at...

Jul. 22, 2014

LEBANON, Ind. - On July 26 at 2:00 p.m. (EDT), officials from the City of Lebanon, machine tool builder Haas Automation, and Vincennes University will hold a groundbreaking ceremony and check presentation for the new Gene Haas Training Center, a 20,000-square-foot facility at 321 N. Mt. Zion Road in Lebanon.  Representatives from the Gene Haas Foundation will present a check for $1.5 million as a grant to help build the new facility.

In attendance will be the Honorable Mayor Huck Lewis, Gene Haas, and Vincennes University President Dick Helton, as well as officials from the City of Lebanon, Haas Automation, Haas Factory Outlet Indiana, and Vincennes University.

Vincennes University will operate the new Gene Haas Training Center, offering CNC machinist...

Jul. 16, 2014

VINCENNES, Ind. - Visit the Red Skelton Museum of American Comedy on July 26 to witness the grand opening celebration of several new exhibits and interactive activities that will be sure to entertain and inform, whether you are nine or 90 years old.

Located on the campus of Vincennes University, the Skelton Museum grand opening will feature a welcome from Skelton’s widow Lothian, tours of several new exhibits, a performance by Red Skelton impersonator Tom Mullica, and a dessert reception.  Activities will start at 5:00 p.m. EST and tickets for the entire event cost $30.

The first phase of exhibits opened last summer and introduced patrons to Red's loveable yet dimwitted characters such as Freddie the Freeloader, George Appleby, and Cauliflower McPugg.  The...

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