Goals, Pride & Achievements: May 16, 2013
Alyssa A. Barnes of Clinton graduated from Purdue University on Sunday.
She has a bachelor’s degree in hospitality and tourism management, with a minor in psychology.
Woodrow Wilson students collect funds for animals
The leadership team from Woodrow Wilson Middle School sponsored a week of giving to collect funds and supplies for the Terre Haute Humane shelter.
Riverton Parke academic bowl team finishes strong
The Riverton Parke English academic bowl team finished as runner-up at the state finals competition on May 4 at Purdue University, and the social studies team swept through all of its last eight questions without a miss to finish third in the contest.
Turkey Run High School names top 2013 students
Kaleigh Basan has been named valedictorian and Jeff Woods and Kendall Davies are co-salutatorians for the Turkey Run High School Class of 2013.
Graduation ceremonies will be in the high school gymnasium at 11 a.m. May 25 with 36 students receiving their diplomas.
Bruce’s history lessons: Spring Cleaning 2013
Time for my annual “Spring Cleaning” column, in which I address reader issues and answer “Frequently Asked Questions.”
Moats gets ISU Rankin Award
Indiana State University has honored Katelynn Moats of Terre Haute with the Rankin Memorial Distinguished Senior Award in recognition of her contributions to the betterment of the university.
Turkey Run to honor seniors
Turkey Run High School will hold its senior awards and recognition program at 7 p.m. Monday in the ELC room. A reception will be held from 6 to 7 p.m.
The program for freshmen to juniors will be held at 1:32 p.m. May 16 in the high school gymnasium.
Honey Creek math club earns gold status
Honey Creek Middle School has received Gold Level Status as a participant of the 2013 MATHCOUNTS Club.
Riverton Parke students bring home art awards
Students from 15 schools in west central Indiana competed in the 34th annual d’Arlier Trust Spring Art Show on April 19-25 in Veedersburg. Four Riverton Parke High School students won a total of nine awards in six of the show’s 20 categories.
Parke Adult Tutoring Service awards mini-grant
The Parke Adult Tutoring Service has awarded a mini-grant of $270 to Riverton Parke English teacher Mike Lunsford to purchase reading materials for his students.
- Vigo County School Corp. Honor Roll — Middle School, Second Grading Period
BRUCE’S HISTORY LESSONS: The Civil War: Means versus ends
The Civil War began this week (April 12) in 1861 with the shelling of the Union fort, Fort Sumter, by Confederate troops in South Carolina. Four years later that war ended with the total defeat of the Confederacy, and in the war’s wake many historians have concluded that a Union victory was inevitable given the huge advantages that the Union North had in terms of manpower, weaponry, manufacturing and industrial capacity.
SMWC honored for ‘Pomeroy Pride’
Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College received a silver award from the “Higher Education Marketing Report” 28th Annual Educational Advertising Awards. The full-page ad publicly announced the launch of the SMWC’s campaign to build a sports and recreation center, titled the “Pomeroy Pride Campaign.”
ISU students garner awards at ITEEA conference
A group of Indiana State University technology and engineering education students talked to each other over walkie-talkies as they recently went to Columbus, Ohio, in a three-car caravan.
Indiana State to be recognized for ‘Celebrating Sustainability’
Indiana State University will be recognized in two venues this month as one of 20 colleges and universities nationwide that exemplify the mission of the American College and University Presidents’ Climate Commitment to re-stabilize the earth’s climate through education, research and community engagement.
Pimento reunion dinner set for May 11
The Pimento School reunion dinner will be held May 11 at Hoosier Prairie School. Friendship hour will begin at 5:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 6:30 p.m. A meeting and program will conclude the evening.
ISU taking applications for Summer Honors program
Indiana State University is accepting applications from talented high school students interested in taking part in this year’s Summer Honors program.
ISU student selected as a Newman Fellow
Katelynn Taylor, a junior at Indiana State University, is one of 181 student leaders nationwide selected by Campus Compact as 2013 Newman Civic Fellows.
Goals, Pride & Achievement: Published April 11, 2013
Vigo County 4-H has announced that Olivia Butterman and Kayla Lindsay will each receive a 2013 Indiana 4-H Foundation Senior Scholarship.
Southard at Deming Elementary named Teacher of the Year
The Vigo County School Corp., in conjunction with the Vigo County Teachers Association, today announced the selection of Jodi Southard as the 2014 VCSC Teacher of the Year.
ISU Collegiate Leadership Conference set for April 6
The Indiana State University Charles E. Brown African American Culture Center will host its annual student leadership conference from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 6, in Hulman Memorial Student Union, Dede I.
SMWC 91st Ring Day set for March 23
The 91st Ring Day ceremony at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College will begin at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 23, in the Church of the Immaculate Conception.
Ivy Tech Community College celebrates 50 years
Ivy Tech Community College will celebrate a major milestone this month as the college celebrates its 50th anniversary.
Bruce’s History Lessons: The Political ramifications of the Dred Scott decision
I have written before about the infamous Dred Scott decision, which the Supreme Court handed down this week in 1857. In that case the slave Dred Scott sued for his freedom, arguing that because his travels with his owner took him into free territories where slavery was banned, legally he was a free man. The Supreme Court, as we know, ruled otherwise.
Valley MATHCOUNTS teams heading to state
The Wabash Valley will again be well represented at the Indiana MATHCOUNTS competition, with 18 local middle school students taking their problem-solving skills to Purdue University on Saturday.
Ivy Tech Wabash Valley instructor receives top honor
Ivy Tech Community College recently recognized its top adjunct faculty instructors at a faculty conference in Indianapolis.
The Adjunct Faculty Award for Excellence in Instruction recipient was Brandee Coltharp, office administration, Wabash Valley region.
Nominations sought for West Vigo ‘Distinguished Alumni’
West Vigo High School is accepting nominations for induction as a “Distinguished Alumni.”
- Goals, Pride and Achievement: Published March 7, 2013
Scholarship opportunities for experienced cheerleaders
Lincoln Trail College at Robinson, Ill., is seeking energetic cheerleaders to lead its women’s and men’s basketball teams during the 2013-14 academic year.
Schick Lecture Series features author Edward Copeland on Thursday
The Indiana State University Schick Lecture Series on Language, Literature and Lexicography will feature Edward Copeland on Thursday, March 7.
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