IPFW gift to benefit honors program
IPFW Chancellor Vicky Carwein says a more than $365,000 donation will fund the school’s first-ever Honors Program Endowment. The program is currently being reorganized and a new curriculum is slated to be introduced next fall.
Purdue names first drug discovery center leader
Purdue University has named chemistry professor Philip Low director of the Purdue Center for Drug Discovery. The center, which is set to open next year, will be housed in a $28 million facility at the school’s Life and Health Sciences Park.
Parking company plans to fund park improvements
An Indianapolis-based company is partnering with the city’s park district to maintain a historic park. The agreement involves Denison Parking Inc. funding upgrades and employee cleanup projects at Presidential Place Park in the city.
City seeking bids on ‘wayfinding’ signs
The city of Fort Wayne is seeking bids for the creation and installation of “wayfinding” signs to point the way to major destinations throughout the community. The city expects the Legacy Fort Wayne project to cost about $300,000.
C-SPAN, UPS executives to speak at Purdue event
Purdue University will host a forum next week focusing on renewable energy. Speakers scheduled for the event include C-SPAN founder Brian Lamb and former United Parcel Service Inc. (NYSE: UPS) Chief Executive Officer Michael Eskew.
Hoosier startup among national finalists
An Indianapolis startup is a finalist in a national crowdfunding competition. Indy Nut House focuses on neighborhood revitalization efforts. If it is the first of nine companies to reach a fundraising goal by September 23, it will win the contest and an additional $10,000.
Community earns ‘bird town’ designation
A ceremony is set for this month to honor the first Bird Town of Indiana. The Indiana Audubon Society recently gave that designation to the Adams County town of Geneva, which is the site of the historic Limberlost Cabin.
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