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Sep. 04, 2015

September 3, 2015 - VINCENNES, Ind. - Vincennes University has announced faculty and professional staff promotions, as approved by the VU Board of Trustees.

Promoted to professional staff level 2 are Sandra K. Friedman, WorkOne, Indiana Region 8; and Stephanie Stemle, Grant Specialist.

Promoted to professional staff level 3 are Jennifer Andrews, Substance Abuse Counselor; Diana Lady, Distance Education; Mai L. Miller, Military Education; Shanni Simmons, Distance Education Program; and Deborah Stanczak, Center for Teaching & Learning.

Promoted to associate professor are Chad Bebee, English Department; Matthew Groneman, English Department; Dean Hall, Electronics Technology; Jennifer Hensley, Sociology/Social Work Department; Richard Kribs,...

Sep. 04, 2015

September 3, 2015 - VINCENNES, Ind. - Nominations are now being sought for Vincennes University’s 2016 Walter A. Davis Memorial Citation.  Nominations will be accepted through January 8, 2016.

The Citation has been presented since 1952 and recognizes individuals who have given outstanding service to their community.  Recipients must be either a VU graduate or a resident of the greater Vincennes area (approximately a 45-mile radius).  Recipients are selected by a committee representing the VU Alumni Association, VU Board of Trustees, VU Foundation, Vincennes community, and a past recipient of the Davis Citation.

A detailed biographical profile and letters of support are required.  Nomination materials may be sent to Jennifer Gilmore, Director, VU Alumni...

Aug. 27, 2015

DATE:  August 26, 2015 - VINCENNES, Ind. - Rare and fragile pre-1825 primary source material from Vincennes, Knox County and Vincennes University will be digitized to make it more widely available for researchers, thanks to a $9845 grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services, administered by the Indiana State Library.

“Much of this material should be of interest for scholarly research about the importance of Vincennes and VU to early Indiana statehood. These items will be made available for linking to the Indiana Memory site ( hosted by the Indiana State Library,” said Richard King, reference librarian at VU’s Shake Learning Resources Center, which also houses the Lewis Historical...

Aug. 27, 2015

DATE:  August 26, 2015

VINCENNES, Ind. – Enhanced efforts to support student success were discussed at the Vincennes University Board of Trustees meeting Wednesday at the VU Jasper Campus.

“A great deal of effort is underway to focus on how VU can help students stay enrolled, find success academically, and hopefully graduate on time,” said Chuck Johnson, interim president of VU.  He introduced two key administrators who have been working on these initiatives, Laurel Smith, interim provost and vice president for Instructional Services, and Mike Gress, interim assistant provost for Curriculum and Instruction.

“Of the various initiatives that we have going forward, the My Foundations Lab has been significant, not just in terms of giving students some...

Aug. 25, 2015

August 24, 2015 - VINCENNES, Ind. - The works of six Herron School of Art graduates opens for an exhibition at Vincennes University’s Shircliff Gallery of Art Aug. 24 through Sept. 18.  The Gallery is located inside the Shircliff Humanities Building at the corner of Second and Harrison Streets.  Admission is free and the public is invited to attend.

Curated in partnership with Kathleen O’Connell, professor of illustration at Herron, the exhibition will feature the works of O’Connell, Rob Day, Bekah Crowmer, Liana Buszka, Robert Young, and Lowell Isaac Hildebrand.  All of the artists have all earned their Bachelors of Fine Arts from Herron School of Art and several have proceeded to earn their Masters of Fine Art in Illustration from schools such as Syracuse...


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