News From Terre Haute, Indiana


May 30, 2013

Indiana State University Dean’s List

TERRE HAUTE — Indiana State University has announced its dean’s list for the spring 2013 semester. Area students recognized for their academic achievement include:

New Goshen: Brice Ofsanksky.

Riley: Curtiss Davis.

Terre Haute: Elliot Abel, Priya Abhyankar, Alexis Allen, Erin Anderson, Melody Anderson, Anthony Arrojo, Rebeka Arrojo, Christina Avary, Kara Bailey, Roya Ball, Lydia Barker, Caitlin Barnaby, Lauren Barnett, Dillon Beard, Benjamin Beasley, Heath Bennett, Paul Bennett, Emma Bilyeu, Caroline Blower, Andrea Boatman, Jacqualynn Bogle, Chelsea Brackall, Colleen Bray, Milton Brinza, Morgan Brown, Elizabeth Browning, Samuel Bunch, Daniel Burkett, Natalie Burris, Logan Buske, John Cannaday, William Carey, Lauren Castagnoli, Joshua Certain, Emily Chatman, Emilee Chervenko, Nicholas Ciolli, Nicole Coomer, James Cottom, Leigha Cottom, Joshua Cox, Ashley Craft, Kimberley Crawford, Tyler Crooks, Hannah Curley, Rebecca D’Auria, Breana Daugherty, Angela Dawson, Joshua Dean, Trey Decker, Clara Doti, Jaimee Dugger, Megan Effner, Caitlyn Ellis, Marvin Elmore, Stacey Elmore, Austin England, Lindsey English, Cody Eslick, Olivia Finley, Suzanna Finn, Brian Firestone, Austin Foster, Allison Foury, Michael Furnas, Gina Furrey, Justin Gant, Jennifer Garrison, Holly Gilbert, Jeremy Gilbert, Heavenly Mitchell-Goodrum, Amanda Gordon, Jared Gosnell, Jennifer Groth, William Grundon, Cassandra Guarino, Kelsey Hamilton, Rex Hammond, Chase Hancock, Allison Haper, Ross Harpole, Nicole Hawkins, Morgan Heath, George Hein, Sarah Helman, Ashton Henderson, Brooke Hickey, Kaitlyn Hill, Bradley Holmes, Janika Holmes, Mariyam Houston, Devin Howard, Joshua Hoxworth, Ashley Hubbs, Kelsey Hughes, Austin Humphrey, Adler Ingalsbe, Brittney Isom, Sean Jastillano, Catherine Johnson, Derrick Johnson, Melanie Johnson, James Kaperak, Jana Kearns, Katie Kigin, Kari Kirchner, Bethany Kortz, Ginger Kremer, Jill LaComba, Stephanie Larimer, Monica Larsen, Jessica Latourette, Abigail Layton, Alexus Layton, Kayla Liffick, Maizie Lindley, Kenny Linn, William Little, Brittany Lockhart, Dale Lockman, Teeaira Long, Mariah Longyear, Katherine Lugar, Rachel Mahurin, Eli Malooley, Elizabeth Marietta, Kristen Marina, Kelli Marlowe, Jordan Marrs, Diana Marshall, Kacey Martin, Leon Mastin, Jacob Maxwell, Casey May, Cameran Mccarty, Carly McDonald, Cassidy McFarling, Jessie McKanna, Jodi McKinney-Link, Ina McMullen, Susan Mendes, Mallory Metheny, Adam Miller, Albert Miller, Natalie Mitchell, Andrea Molina, Zachary Moore, Brent Mulvihill, Daniel Mutchler, Annette Muyumba, Swapna Manburi, Michael Masser, Kenneth Ndife, Ryan Nelson, Abby Niece, Scott Noble, Brittany Ogborn, Grace Oliver, Shayna Otoo, Courtney Owen, Kasi Oxendine, Presley Page, Ethan Patterson, Ryan Patterson, Joseph Paul, Richard Pemberton, Zachary Perdieu, Nicole Perigo, Joshua Perry, Andrew Pfrank, Nikolaos Pine, Marty Plascak, Kaitlyn Pluta , Ashley Poff, Jamie Poore, Casey Powers, Emily Price, Molly Pridemore, Jade Rakes, Benjamin Ramseier, Robert Randolph, Emily Reed, Emily Richards, Gabrielle Roach, Samantha Robinson, Lauren Rogers, Brandi Roshel, Megan Rost, Dacia Rund, Jason Sample, Haleigh Sanders, Courtney Scheid, Samuel Schuler, Brianna Schuster, Shannon Sebastian, Ray Secrest, Ashley Seibert, Alaina Seifers, Dalton Sexton, Adam Shamsaie, Eric Shannon, Sara Shepherd, Katie Shew, Jason Skeel, Preslie Slankard, Erin Sluyter, Courtney Smith, David Smith, Eric Smith, Kaitlin Smith, Brittany Smith, Sarah Sneath, Jessica Snowden, Macie Snyder, Emily Starbuck, Cody Steele, Lisa Stein, Marcus Steiner, Sean Stewart, Neily Stough, William Stough, Brianna Strain, Emily Sturgess, Heather Sturm, Kristin Sutliff, Michael Sutliff, Matthew Swift, Cody Talley, Callie Tatman, Shelby Tatman, Megan Taylor, Alina Thomas, Derek Thomas, Raymond Thomas,Christopher Thompson, Jennifer Thompson, Clayton Tiefel, Jesse Tohill, Olivia Tompkins, Clayton Underwood, Makenzie Utterback, Nicholas Utterback, Namoi Van Sickel, Hayley VanBuskirk, Taylor Vickers, Christopher Vidal, Kristen Volkers, Amanda Vowell, Jaclyn Wagle, Janet Wall-Myers, Christopher Wallace, Robert Watkins, Amber Wilcox, Felicia Williams, Jordan Willocks, Brandon Wilmer, Ryan Wisbey, Brian Womack, Christopher Wood, Julie Wright, and Arthur Zurcher

West Terre Haute: Kaleigh All, Erin Brown, Benjamin Delnat, Sarah Ford, Sarah Gilland, Caitlyn Johnson, Briana Keyes, Craig Knoepfel, Aaron Lee, Elise Lima, Kylee Lindsay, Jonathan Lopez, Ronda Lowe, Paige Maher, Ciera Maples, Joseph McGlone, Maryanne McGlone, Molly Mishler, Amanda Myers, Bailey Myers, Leah Ross, Sara Umphries, Tenia Wheat and Kimberly Wilson.

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  • College Success Workshops at The Woods May 8

    Making the right decisions about college can be complicated. That’s why there is the Vigo County “KnowHow2Go” College Success Workshops, a roadmap for preparing for the college experience. Designed for high school juniors, the path to success starts at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on May 8 in the Rooney Library.

    May 1, 2014

  • EcoCAR2 in garage.jpg EcoCAR 2 gives local college students skills to advance eco-friendly automotive technologies

    The EcoCAR automotive design competition’s surname is ‘Plugging In to the Future,’ and that’s precisely what Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology and Indiana State University students have been doing in learning valuable skills to become the next generation of innovative automotive engineers.

    May 1, 2014 2 Photos

  • State Education Department releases graduation rates

    The Indiana Department of Education released graduation rate data today for the 2012-2013 school year.
    The overall graduation rate for all schools was 88.6 percent, virtually unchanged from the previous year’s rate of 88.7 percent.

    April 16, 2014

  • Vigo County School Corp. Honor Roll

    March 27, 2014

  • South High announces 2014 Hall of Distinction Inductees

    A nationally known playwright and screenwriter, an inventor with more than 35 patents, and America’s top U.S. Navy Seal make up the Class of 2014 of the Terre Haute South Vigo High School Hall of Distinction.

    March 19, 2014

  • Kauffmann, Bruce.jpg BRUCE KAUFFMANN: Jews as scapegoats in the Civil War

    Of the myriad problems besetting Abraham Lincoln during the Civil War, what to do about government anti-Semitism was not high on his list. But it confronted him, nevertheless, this week (Dec. 17) in 1862 when Union General Ulysses S. Grant issued his infamous General Order No. 11, expelling Jews from trading with the Union Army.

    December 19, 2013 1 Photo

  • Vigo County School Corp. High School Honor Roll

    December 19, 2013

  • Vigo County DAR honors Good Citizens

    The Fort Harrison Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution honored Vigo County DAR Good Citizens and their families at a December meeting. Following the reading of their essays, each student received a DAR Good Citizen pin, a certificate and a $100 scholarship.

    December 19, 2013

  • The Woods launches RN to BSN completion program

    For Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College, a new year will mean a new major program. When students enroll in Woods Online to begin in January, an online option will be available — RN to BSN degree completion program. This program seeks to help women and men who hold an associate’s degree and nursing license complete a bachelor’s degree.

    December 19, 2013

  • Harrison receives Campus of Year honors

    Harrison College, a private sector college serving more than 4,000 students worldwide, announced recently that Brennan Randolph, campus president for Terre Haute campus, received recognition as Campus President of the Year and the campus received distinction as Campus of the Year during the Annual Harrison College Recognition Day in Indianapolis in November.

    December 19, 2013

  • Apply now for Principal Leadership Institute

    The Indiana Principal Leadership Institute at Indiana State University’s Bayh College of Education announced that applications are available for the second class, which will begin next summer.
    The Indiana Principal Leadership Institute is a two-year experience designed to address the professional needs of Indiana public school principals with an emphasis on student success.

    December 19, 2013

  • RP senior wins Voice of Democracy contest

    Casey Dust, a Riverton Parke High School senior, recently won the Veterans of Foreign Wars 6th District Voice of Democracy contest. Dust’s recorded speech, “Why I Am Optimistic About My Country’s Future,” not only captured the local contest, but won out over entries from 14 other posts, including those in Terre Haute, Lebanon, Crawfordsville and Carmel.

    December 19, 2013

  • Some Vigo schools out Nov. 12 for safety drills

    Next Tuesday, Nov. 12, the Vigo County School Corp., in cooperation with local police agencies, will conduct school safety drills involving several elementary and middle schools.
    The “hostile intruder” drills will require the buildings involved to dismiss school early that day. Elementary schools affected will be dismissed at 1:45 p.m.

    November 6, 2013

  • The Woods launches new brand initiative

    Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College today launched its new brand initiative focused on advancing the image and reputation of the College. The brand will launch with the important strategic goals of enhancing student recruitment, fundraising and overall brand awareness.

    October 22, 2013

  • red ribbon week contest video screen capture.tiff VIDEO: Enter Red Ribbon Week 'A Healthy Me is Drug Free' contest

    The National Family Partnership® (NFP) announces the national contest for its 28th annual Red Ribbon Week®, Oct. 23-31.
 Here’s how to enter to win $1,000 for your K-12 school and an iPad for the home:

    October 11, 2013 1 Photo

  • Rose-Hulman: 15 years in the lead

    For the 15th consecutive year, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology has been ranked the nation’s top undergraduate engineering college.

    September 10, 2013

  • Woods climbs in U.S. News rankings

    Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College has moved up to No. 18 from No. 27 as one of the Best Regional Colleges in the Midwest by U.S. News & World Report in its 2014 Best Colleges Guidebook.

    September 10, 2013

  • Kauffmann, Bruce.jpg Dr. King’s ‘Dream’ speech an ad-lib

    Fifty years ago this week (Aug. 28) Martin Luther King, Jr., put a historic exclamation point on the Civil Rights movement’s “March on Washington” when he stood before the Lincoln Memorial and delivered to some 250,000 people, and millions watching on television, the most famous and important American speech since — well, since the Second Inaugural Address given by Lincoln himself.

    August 29, 2013 1 Photo

  • Kauffmann, Bruce.jpg BRUCE’S HISTORY LESSONS: Lincoln, Douglas, and slavery in America

    The famous Lincoln-Douglas debates, which centered on the future of slavery in America, began this week (Aug. 21) in 1858.

    August 22, 2013 1 Photo

  • Bruce’s History Lessons: FDR’s most important domestic program

    Of all of President Franklin Roosevelt’s many domestic achievements, none exceeds the one that became law this week (Aug. 14) in 1935. The Social Security Act was the centerpiece of FDR’s vision to provide financial security to millions of Americans devastated by the Great Depression.

    August 15, 2013

  • BRUCE'S HISTORY LESSONS: The cagey, but never caged, White Mouse

    Few have lived a life as meaningful or full as did Nancy Wake. While she lived in France in 1940 when Nazi Germany subjugated that country, she became a leader of the “maquis” groups — the French resistance fighters — who sabotaged the Nazi occupation of France at every opportunity. Wake was so good at her job, and so good at escaping capture, that the Gestapo nicknamed her “The White Mouse” because she avoided every trap.

    August 8, 2013

  • Kauffmann, Bruce.jpg BRUCE’S HISTORY LESSONS: Writing the ‘Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant’

    When the autobiography of Ulysses S. Grant, Civil War hero and 18th president of the United States, was posthumously published in 1885 it was a literary tour de force.

    July 25, 2013 1 Photo

  • Vigo County School Corp. Honor Roll

    July 25, 2013

  • BRUCE’S HISTORY LESSONS: Becoming the House and Family of Windsor

    In the summer of 1917, Great Britain’s King George V had something of a public relations problem. His country was at war with Germany — World War I as it would be known — and the fighting was so fierce, and British casualty rates so high, that King George’s British subjects were increasingly resentful of all things German.

    July 18, 2013

  • GOALS, PRIDE & ACHIEVEMENTS: July 18, 2013

    The following local students graduated from Anderson University, in Anderson, on May 11. They are Hing Sing Chan and Aaron Joseph Hoff, both of Terre Haute.

    July 18, 2013


    The 45th reunion of the Honey Creek High School class of 1968 is scheduled for Aug. 9 at the VFW at 1111 Veterans Square, 12th and Mulberry streets.

    July 18, 2013

  • Vigo County School Corp. middle school honor roll: fourth grading period

    Honey Creek

    Otter Creek

    Sarah Scott

    West Vigo

    Woodrow Wilson


    July 18, 2013

  • BRUCE’S HISTORY LESSON: The birth of the disposable razor blade

    What millions of Americans (including me) have dreamed of — staring at your bathroom mirror when suddenly you’re hit with a brilliant idea destined to make you rich — actually happened to the man who died this week (July 9) in 1932.

    July 11, 2013

  • REUNIONS: Published July 11, 2013

    St. Bernice High School

    Terre Haute South Vigo High School Class of 1978

    July 11, 2013

  • NEWSMAKERS: Published July 11, 2013


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