WGU Indiana creates new math, science scholarships
WGU Indiana has announced the creation of 10 new Mathematics and Science Educators Scholarships, an effort to curb the deficiency of highly-qualified math and science teachers in Indiana.
Science Café Saturday at Clabber Girl
Indiana State University is planning a Science Café on Saturday as part of its Community Semester.
Bruce’s History Lessons: This week in 1836: Remember the Alamo!
This week (Feb. 23) in 1836 a seminal event in American history — and lore — occurred when a Mexican army under the command of General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna laid siege to the Alamo, a tiny mission in San Antonio, Texas.
College Goal Sunday offers students free FAFSA help
Financial aid professionals will be volunteering at 15 of Ivy Tech Community College’s campus locations, including Ivy Tech Community College-Wabash Valley in Terre Haute, as well as 26 other Indiana sites to help college-bound students and their families open the door to financial aid during College Goal Sunday, set for 2 p.m. Sunday.
Community Semester events highlight bats, Mark Twain
Upcoming Indiana State University community semester events include a lecture about bats and a presentation on Tom Sawyer.
Terre Haute North, South compete at Science Olympiad
VINCENNES — Teams from five high schools will compete in a Regional Science Olympiad at Vincennes University on Feb. 16. Participating schools include Bloomington New Tech, Sullivan, Terre Haute North, Terre Haute South, and Vincennes Rivet.
Bruce’s History Lessons: The failed attempt to assassinate Roosevelt
Regular readers know that I enjoy occasionally indulging in a historic “What if … ?”
That is, how would history have been different if such-and-such an event had occurred, or had produced a different outcome.
JAG program to host free soup dinner
Northview High School/Cumberland Academy’s JAG program is planning a free soup dinner Saturday as a community service to Brazil and Clay County residents.
Middle school teams to compete in regional science bowl
Four teams of middle school students from the Wabash Valley will participate Feb. 16 in a regional competition of the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science’s National Science Bowl in Terre Haute.
- Goals, Pride & Achievements: Feb. 14, 2013
Preview campus life at a PreVU day
High school students and their parents can preview college life at Vincennes University by attending any one of eight spring PreVU visitation days. PreVU Days are scheduled for Feb. 22, 23; March 15, 16; and April 5, 6, 19 and 20.
Sheriffs’ Association seeks scholarship applicants
Vigo County Sheriff Greg Ewing recently announced that the Indiana Sheriffs’ Association will again award college scholarships to qualified high school seniors or college students who are pursuing degrees in criminal justice studies. There will be about 40 $500 scholarships awarded to qualifying students throughout the state.
Apply for Retired Federal Employees scholarships
The National Active and Retired Federal Employees group is accepting scholarship applications from children and grandchildren of federal employees until April 26.
Pieces of Chauncey Rose Middle School, Gerstmeyer Technical High School auctioned off
Signs from the former Chauncey Rose Middle School were popular among the auction crowd gathered Saturday at the new home of the Boys and Girls Club of Terre Haute.
So were pieces of the original gymnasium flooring from Gerstmeyer Technical High School.
From Molecules to Ecosystems Seminar Series set
TERRE HAUTE — Leading scientists from around the country will speak at Indiana State University as part of the From Molecules to Ecosystems Seminar Series this spring. The series, in its eighth year, will feature researchers from Cornell University, the University of California, Berkeley and other schools, speaking about topics such as cancer, evolution and frogs.
Bruce’s History Lesson: America’s greatest chief justice
This week (Feb. 4) in 1801 John Marshall was sworn in as chief justice of the Supreme Court.
IDEM to offer free class presentations on Earth Day
In observance of Earth Day on April 22, the Indiana Department of Environmental Management is offering free classroom presentations to Indiana schools, statewide.
- Riverton Parke plans Feb. 25 ‘McNight’
Newly reconstituted board rescinds decision to close John Paul II Catholic High School
John Paul II Catholic High School will remain open next year and the goal is to keep it open “for years to come,” according to an announcement from the board of governors.
John Paul II Catholic High School to remain open, says new school board
TERRE HAUTE — John Paul II Catholic High School will remain open next year “and for years to come,” according to an announcement from the board of governors.
Bruce’s history lessons: Robert Frost: ‘The Gift Outright’
“The surest thing there is is we are riders, And though none too successful at it, guiders.” — Robert Frost, Riders
America’s most famous poet, who died this week (Jan. 29) in 1963, lived an eventful life.
Terre Haute Children's Museum plans Benjamin Franklin birthday bash
The Terre Haute Children’s Museum will host a belated birthday bash to celebrate Benjamin Franklin from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday.
Tom Brokaw to headline Ivy Tech-Bloomington event in April
Broadcast journalist and author Tom Brokaw, best known as the anchor and managing editor of NBC Nightly News, will headline Ivy Tech Community College-Bloomington’s 10th annual O’Bannon Institute for Community Service.
- Vigo County School Corp. High School Honor Roll
Riverton Parke students see ‘Lincoln’ at Ritz
Nearly 100 Riverton Parke High School juniors and seniors watched director Steven Spielberg’s already award-winning film, “Lincoln,” Jan. 18 at the Ritz Theater in Rockville.
Goals, Pride & Achievements: Jan. 31, 2013
Cody Gardner, a freshman at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio, recently earned a 4.0 for his fall semester making the dean’s list. The 2012 Terre Haute North Vigo High School graduate also is a member of Wright State’s Division 1 baseball team.
School’s Out Club runs Monday through Friday
CHANCES for Indiana Youth offers free after-school programing to all elementary students while school is in session.
Students invited to participate in The Eagle Competition
High school students from Vigo County will have an opportunity to participate in The Eagle Competition to test their knowledge of citizenship, taxes, and local and federal government offices for a chance to win cash prizes on April 10.
Lincoln Trail College to offer two aeronautics classes
Lincoln Trail College is flying high this spring with two aeronautics classes taught at the Robinson Community Airport in Robinson, Ill.
Rose-Hulman's Explore Engineering program lets youths design robots, mousetrap cars
TERRE HAUTE — Wabash Valley middle- and high-school students interested in exploring their interests in technology and engineering can program robots, build and race mousetrap-powered cars, and projects using electrical circuits on Feb. 5 in Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology's Explore Engineering program.
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