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September 7, 2013

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Ritz Announces Accountability Panel Appointments

The Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction has announced appointments to the state’s Accountability System Review panel. Glenda Ritz will co-chair the group, which will make recommendations on a transparent accountability system for Indiana schools.

Pence Appoints More State Agency Leaders

Governor Mike Pence has announced three key administration appointments. He has named a new legislative director, Hoosier Lottery executive director and a head for the Office of Energy Development.

ISU to Convert Historic Building Into ‘Success Center’

Indiana State University will spend up to $16 million to renovate the oldest academic building on the Terre Haute campus. The board of trustees has approved plans for convert Norman Hall into the Center for Student Success. The building was dedicated in 1910 and was the Indiana State Library until 1973.

New Movie Theater Announces Hiring Target

A Texas company says it intends to employ more than 200 for a new movie theater in Indianapolis. Studio Movie Grill says the first Indiana location should be open in less than a month. The 13-screen complex will be in the city’s College Park area.

Homework Hotline Returns

The Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology Homework Hotline opens for the academic year this weekend (Sept.8). The school says the free math and science tutoring service handled 37,000 calls last year and has answered more than 400,000 since 1991.

State Revenues Come in Below Projections

State revenues are more than $65 million below forecast for the first two months of the fiscal year. The state budget agency says without the redirection of sales tax collections, as outlined in the current state budget, overall revenues would have been close to the target in the April forecast.

Hurco to Partner With Vincennes

Vincennes University and Indianapolis-based Hurco Companies Inc. (Nasdaq: HURC) will announce a partnership Monday. Vincennes President Dick Helton says the effort is designed to help close the manufacturing skills gap and increase awareness of career options. Hurco President Greg Volovic will also attend the announcement.

Ball State Earns Honor For International Efforts

Ball State University has been recognized for international education. The school has been awarded a U.S. Department of Commerce Export Achievement Certificate. The university says it has been able to recruit students from 68 countries and doubled its international student population over the past five years.

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