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Adrianne Nyberg is Blazing Her Trail as a College Student and Business Owner

Adrianne Nyberg, ‘23, a business management major at VU Jasper, had a wild dream of creating a place that offers her community a way to make memories and develop close bonds with lively activities that allow families to experience fun through actions and movement. Her extraordinary idea gained momentum through a business course taught by VU faculty member Thomas King. The course gave her the knowledge and tools to open Jumping Jasper LLC, a children’s entertainment center in Jasper, Indiana, where kids and kids at heart frolic in bounce houses and enjoy the arcade while making memories that last a lifetime.
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VU in spotlight as host of Council on Accreditation for Two-Year Colleges Fall Conference

Vincennes University’s distinguished faculty and staff were in the spotlight at the recent Council on Accreditation for Two-Year Colleges (CATYC) Fall 2022 Conference. They highlighted the University’s efforts to enhance diversity and inclusion, drive student success, meet Indiana’s workforce needs, and engage students after COVID distancing at the three-day conference in downtown Indianapolis.
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VU Alumni Association to honor Gazella Summitt with 2022 Walter A. Davis Memorial Citation for Service

The Vincennes University Alumni Association will host an event on Saturday, Nov. 12, to honor Gazella Summitt and present her with the 2022 Walter A. Davis Memorial Citation for Service.
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VU and VUJ to offer free FAFSA help on College Goal Sunday

Filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) can seem complicated and time-consuming, but Vincennes University and Vincennes University Jasper will provide prospective students and their families on Sunday, Nov. 6, free assistance in filling out the application in one afternoon. College Goal Sunday is a free event that provides hands-on help for students of all ages and families to complete and file the FAFSA form. The FAFSA is one of the most important steps in opening the door to financial aid. The Vincennes Campus College Goal Sunday starts at 2 p.m. (ET) in Room 132 of Updike Hall Center for Science, Engineering, and Mathematics in the SEM Learning Lab. The VUJ College Goal Sunday begins at 2 p.m. (ET) in the Jasper Campus Classroom Building computer labs.
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VU to celebrate Veterans Day with program on Nov. 8

Vincennes University will honor veterans in recognition of their service to our nation with a program at the Red Skelton Performing Arts Center on Tuesday, Nov. 8, at 11 a.m. (ET).
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Technology Center Transformation: VU reveals three new state-of-the art labs

A new Center for Applied Robotics and Automation, Additive Manufacturing and Reverse Engineering Center, and HURCO Advanced CNC Machining Technology Center embody Vincennes University’s commitment to innovation, state-of-the-art technologies, extraordinary educational experiences, and powerful industry partnerships. The first-class centers were unveiled during an open house in the College of Technology Center on the Vincennes Campus this month.
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VU Faculty and Staff honored with 2022 Peer Recognition Awards

Vincennes University faculty and staff play an important role in helping the University achieve its mission, goals, and vision. The Peer Recognition Award celebrates VU staff and faculty for their distinguished work and outstanding contributions to the University.
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VU Jasper to host Jasper PreVU on Nov. 3

Vincennes University Jasper PreVU Day is an excellent way for prospective students and their families to experience all VUJ offers. Future Trailblazers are invited to Jasper PreVU on Thursday, Nov. 3, 10 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. (ET).
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State of Indiana awards VU $540,000 for Healthcare Training Programs statewide

The Indiana Commission for Higher Education has awarded Vincennes University an additional $540,000 to train Certified Clinical Medical Assistants (CCMA) throughout Indiana with the University’s Business & Industry Training program.
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MEDIA ADVISORY: VU Logistics Training and Education Center Open House and Program Showcase

Vincennes University will showcase its industrial maintenance and logistics training facilities with an open house and program showcase. Reporters, photographers, and camera crews are welcome to explore VU’s Logistics Training and Education Center (VULTEC), located within MADE@Plainfield. The centers further the University’s initiatives to provide training and education that support the next generation of logistics and maintenance technology to develop a skilled talent pipeline for industry partners.
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VU Board of Trustees holds Annual Meeting, tours Technology Open House

Monday made for a busy day on campus for the Vincennes University Board of Trustees. The Board held its annual meeting in Updike Hall - Center for Science, Engineering, and Mathematics in the morning. In the afternoon, the Trustees attended the Technology Open House in the Technology Center.
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Driving simulator helps VU public safety majors gain real-world experience

Vincennes University is known for preparing students to enter the workforce from the moment they graduate and are ready to go into their chosen field of work. Before they ever set foot outside the classroom, VU students in Conservation Law Enforcement, Law Enforcement, and Homeland Security classes are learning how to safely and effectively operate an emergency vehicle with the help of a state-of-the-art simulator. They are gaining real-world experience while behind the virtual wheel of a new $142,000 law enforcement driving simulator. The students get training and experience what it is like to drive an emergency vehicle without actually driving a vehicle. 
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Notice of Meeting: Vincennes University Board of Trustees Annual Meeting, 10-3-22

VINCENNES UNIVERSITY BOARD OF TRUSTEES ANNUAL MEETING Monday, October 3, 2022 Updike Center for Science, Engineering and Mathematics Room #213
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VU sponsors popular Monarch Madness event

Monarchs are beautiful butterflies with brilliant colors and vibrant wing patterns. The majestic insects were center stage in Knox County on Saturday. Vincennes University annually sponsors a popular event that tags Monarch butterflies as they make their way to Mexico during the cold seasons. Community members of all ages participated in Monarch Madness at Fox Ridge Nature Park on September 24 during a warm fall day.
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Media Advisory: Technology Center Open House

Vincennes University will celebrate the grand opening of three new state-of-the-art labs in the Technology Center with an Open House.
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Media Advisory: Washington Junior High School Design and Innovation Studio Ribbon Cutting

Media are invited to attend a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of the Washington Junior High School Design and Innovation Studio. Vincennes University has provided funding for the Washington Junior High Design and Innovation Studio.
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Prospective students invited to PreVU Days this fall

PreVU Day is the perfect event to start learning more about Vincennes University and experience a day in the life of a Trailblazer. VU will host three PreVU Days during the Fall 2022 semester. The open house events for prospective students and their families are Saturday, Sept. 17; Friday, Oct. 14; and Saturday, Nov. 12, on the Vincennes Campus in Jefferson Student Union, 1401 N. Chestnut St.
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Delegation of Hungarian officials and experts visit VU

President Dr. Chuck Johnson welcomed a delegation of 19 agriculture officials and experts representing Hungary to Vincennes University on Thursday, Sept. 1. Parliament member Győrffy Balázs who serves in the National Assembly of Hungary, is president of the Hungarian Chamber of Agriculture, and is vice president of the Committee on Agriculture was among the delegates who visited the Vincennes Campus. The delegation’s first stop was at the 45,000-square foot state-of-the-art VU Agricultural Center on Highway 41. The stunning and modern facility opened in 2019 and is home to the University’s John Deere Tech, Agribusiness, Horticulture, and Agriculture programs, in addition to the Purdue Extension Food Safety Training Hub. 
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VU Education Club hosts dance for community members with exceptionalities

The end of the summer is the last time to enjoy eating ice cream on a hot summer day or to take a dip in a pool for a refreshing swim. For FRIENDS, a club for adults 18 and older from Knox County who have developmental disabilities and exceptionalities, they celebrated with an End of Summer Dance hosted by the Vincennes University Education Club on Monday, August 29, at Green Activities Center.
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Show your Trailblazer spirit on College Colors Day

Celebrate College Colors Day by wearing blue and gold to share your love for Vincennes University and show your Trailblazer spirit on Friday, Sept. 2. VU is joining universities and colleges throughout the country to celebrate College Colors Day, which takes place every Friday before Labor Day.
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VU receives $1 million from Lilly Endowment Inc. to expand pre-college programs

Vincennes University has received a $1 million grant from Lilly Endowment Inc. through its initiative, Indiana Youth Programs on Campus. The grant will help VU broaden its series of Pre-College Programs for K-12 students. The Lilly Endowment initiative is designed to help Indiana colleges and universities to engage youth, ages 5 to 18, in high-quality on-campus enrichment programs that encourage young people to explore their interests and envision a future for themselves in college.
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VU Board honors outgoing Trustee George Ridgway for decades of service

Wednesday’s Vincennes University Board of Trustees meeting was the first for the 2022-23 academic year. It was also the final meeting for longtime outgoing Trustee and 1966 VU alumnus George Ridgway. The Board honored Ridgway for his service, leadership, and dedication to VU. On behalf of the Board, VU President Dr. Chuck Johnson presented Ridgway with a framed resolution of appreciation. Ridgway has served as a VU Trustee since October 2013. He will end his term on Oct. 2. The Board met on Wednesday, Aug. 24, in the Center for Innovation, Technology, and Innovation at the VU Jasper Campus. The August meeting took the Trustees on a deep dive into VU’s innovative initiatives and efforts that support industry partners and students at all education levels. 
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Photo gallery: A look back at Fall Semester 2022 Welcome Week

It was great to see so many new and familiar faces as we welcomed students back to campus for the 2022-23 academic year. Welcome Week was packed with fun and unique events. We look back at a splendid l first week.
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Tickets on sale for VU Alumni Association’s 70th annual Alumni Community Series

The Vincennes University Alumni Association is thrilled to announce its lineup for the 2022-2023 Alumni Community Series season. Celebrating its 70th anniversary, the series offers a lineup of talented artists to appeal to fans of a variety of genres of music at the breathtaking Red Skelton Performing Arts Center on the Vincennes University campus. VU alumni, students, and community friends are invited to enjoy these entertaining performances throughout the six-show season.
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Notice of Meeting: Vincennes University Board of Trustees, 8-24-22

VINCENNES UNIVERSITY BOARD OF TRUSTEES Wednesday, August 24, 2022 Vincennes University Jasper Campus Center for Technology, Innovation and Manufacturing 850 College Avenue Jasper, Indiana 47546

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