September 24, 2019 / Vincennes University screening documentary, hosting panel on high-tech learning in American public schools


VINCENNES, Ind. – The Vincennes University Humanities Film and Lecture Series will present a screening of “Without a Net: The Digital Divide in America” and host a panel discussion on Oct. 3 in Shircliff Center Auditorium.

The event is from 6-8 p.m. at 130 E. Harrison St. on the Vincennes University campus. The public is invited to attend.

The documentary examines the power and promise of high-tech learning in American public schools while highlighting the challenges of providing equitable access to many underserved rural and urban students.

Following the film, a panel featuring North Knox Superintendent Dr. Darrel Bobe, South Knox Superintendent Tim Grove, Washington Community Schools Assistant Superintendent Kevin Frank, and Knox County Public Library Director Emily Bunyan will discuss local efforts to address issues presented in the documentary.

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VU is state-supported with campuses in Vincennes and Jasper, the Aviation Technology Center and American Sign Language program in Indianapolis, Early College Career and Technical Education Centers, and additional sites such as the Gene Haas Training and Education Center in Lebanon, the Logistics Training and Education Center in Plainfield, and the Gibson County Center for Advanced Manufacturing and Logistics in Fort Branch. A leader in developing Early Colleges statewide, VU also offers instruction at military sites throughout the nation.

In addition to offering a wide range of associate degree and certificate programs, VU also offers bachelor’s degree programs in technology, homeland security, nursing, secondary education programs in mathematics and science, and special education/elementary education.

VU enrolls students from throughout Indiana, 35 other states, and 17 countries. Tuition and fees are the lowest among Indiana campuses with residence halls. VU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

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