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VINCENNES UNIVERSITY BOARD OF TRUSTEES NOTICE OF MEETING   FINANCE/REVENUE COMMITTEE   Review bids for HVAC projects for Shircliff Humanities Building & Summers Center Building   Thursday, April 23, 2020 9:00 a.m. (EDT) Mike Sievers, Chair   Due to restrictions on gathering limits and social distancing because of the COVID-19 virus, this will be a call-in meeting only.  (812) 888-2043  ...

April 15, 2020 VINCENNES, Ind. – At this time, the wheels on the bus aren't going round and round but the wheels of learning certainly are! Indiana’s K-12 schools are remaining closed for the remainder of the academic year due to the coronavirus pandemic, but this is not stopping student-teachers from Vincennes University. They have a special connection with their students that social...

April 14, 2020 VINCENNES, Ind. – It pays to play! Gaming is a multibillion-dollar industry. Reports are showing that now, more than ever video games are being played at record levels due to the coronavirus outbreak. Vincennes University students and faculty aren't just playing games, they are creating them. This also means creating lucrative business opportunities and careers in the...

April 8, 2020 Written by: Donna Taylor Bouchie, Director, InternPLUS and Interim Director, Career Services, Vincennes University   You've studied hard! Took the right classes. You even worked the perfect internship last summer. Now it's time to graduate and get your first full-time career job! And then there's a COVID-19 pandemic! What is a new college graduate supposed to...

April 13, 2020 Written by: Kathy Evans, LCSW and Therapist in the Counseling Center and Jennifer Andrews, LCSW, LAC, Director of the Counseling Center When facing difficulty, one of my favorite inspirational quotes is “We can’t stop the waves, but we can learn to surf.” I don’t know about you, but surfing COVID-19 challenges have occasionally left me with a mouth full of saltwater!...

April 3, 2020 VINCENNES, Ind. –  A love for teaching, a dash of creativity and a garage, this is the recipe for an amazing virtual classroom! Jonathan Vennard, VU Assistant Professor Vincennes University Precision Machining Technology Assistant Professor Jonathan Vennard completely transformed his garage into an incredible learning environment complete with green screens, LED ...

By Cindy Beaman April 02, 2020 It’s spring. The flowers are budding, the birds are chirping. As an event planner, I am busy as the bees themselves. I should know, one of my summer workshops is for beekeepers. Our University provides hundreds of enrichment events each year where the community of all ages comes together to learn, grow and play. I plan each event down to the very last...

March 31, 2020 VINCENNES, Ind. – Vincennes University President Chuck Johnson has announced the appointment of Dr. Dale Pietrzak as Senior Director of Institutional Effectiveness and Research. Dale Pietrzak Pietrzak (pronounced Pete's rock) will oversee the areas of assessment, institutional effectiveness, and institutional research as well as serving as VU's Accreditation...

March 30, 2020 VINCENNES, Ind. – A global pandemic isn’t keeping Vincennes University students and professor Arthur Fields from creating art. They are keeping their art flowing in the age of the coronavirus, and VU’s community is encouraging everyone to create art. Arthur Fields We need art now more than ever. “It gives us a creative escape,” Fields said. “People don’t realize ...

March 27, 2020 VINCENNES, Ind. - Humans are social creatures. Relationships and being surrounded by familiar faces are key to our well-being. Vincennes University is unique because of our small classroom sizes, hands-on learning, and the special connection our team has with students. In the era of social distancing, VU students, faculty, and staff are coming together and creating a...

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