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Aug. 27, 2015

DATE:  August 26, 2015 - VINCENNES, Ind. - Rare and fragile pre-1825 primary source material from Vincennes, Knox County and Vincennes University will be digitized to make it more widely available for researchers, thanks to a $9845 grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services, administered by the Indiana State Library.

“Much of this material should be of interest for scholarly research about the importance of Vincennes and VU to early Indiana statehood. These items will be made available for linking to the Indiana Memory site ( hosted by the Indiana State Library,” said Richard King, reference librarian at VU’s Shake Learning Resources Center, which also houses the Lewis Historical...

Aug. 27, 2015

DATE:  August 26, 2015

VINCENNES, Ind. – Enhanced efforts to support student success were discussed at the Vincennes University Board of Trustees meeting Wednesday at the VU Jasper Campus.

“A great deal of effort is underway to focus on how VU can help students stay enrolled, find success academically, and hopefully graduate on time,” said Chuck Johnson, interim president of VU.  He introduced two key administrators who have been working on these initiatives, Laurel Smith, interim provost and vice president for Instructional Services, and Mike Gress, interim assistant provost for Curriculum and Instruction.

“Of the various initiatives that we have going forward, the My Foundations Lab has been significant, not just in terms of giving students some...

Aug. 25, 2015

August 24, 2015 - VINCENNES, Ind. - The works of six Herron School of Art graduates opens for an exhibition at Vincennes University’s Shircliff Gallery of Art Aug. 24 through Sept. 18.  The Gallery is located inside the Shircliff Humanities Building at the corner of Second and Harrison Streets.  Admission is free and the public is invited to attend.

Curated in partnership with Kathleen O’Connell, professor of illustration at Herron, the exhibition will feature the works of O’Connell, Rob Day, Bekah Crowmer, Liana Buszka, Robert Young, and Lowell Isaac Hildebrand.  All of the artists have all earned their Bachelors of Fine Arts from Herron School of Art and several have proceeded to earn their Masters of Fine Art in Illustration from schools such as Syracuse...

Aug. 11, 2015

There is still time to register for the Fall 2015 semester!

The Admissions Office will be open on Friday, August 21st and Saturday, August 22nd from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM and Sunday, August 23rd from 12:00 noon to 4:00 PM to help students get started. If you have not already been accepted to Vincennes University, please make sure you have a completed admissions application ( and a final...

Aug. 11, 2015

August 10, 2015 - VINCENNES, Ind. - The public is invited to groundbreaking ceremonies for Vincennes University’s Center for Science, Engineering, and Mathematics on August 12, 10:30 a.m. (EDT).  The building site is located on Chestnut Street across from the Technology Building.

The Indiana General Assembly approved $27 million for the Center in the biennium budget that was adopted in April.  The 80,000 square-foot Center will feature modern instructional spaces including large, adaptable laboratories, adaptable lecture halls, and collaborative working environments ideal for group projects.

VU President Emeritus Dick Helton, who retired on July 31, will return to campus to make remarks about the new facility.  Other speakers include VU Interim President...


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