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Jul. 30, 2015

July 28, 2015 - VINCENNES, Ind. - Earning a college degree while attending Prosser Career Education Center is now possible, thanks to an agreement between Prosser and Vincennes University, the state’s leading Early College provider.

“This will open great opportunities for Prosser students to earn a college degree affordably and conveniently, while giving them a head start in pursuing attractive careers,” said VU President Dick Helton.  “This builds on VU’s success in providing statewide Early Colleges in secondary schools, including Area 31 Career Center in Indianapolis and the Area Career Center in Hammond.”  Prosser will be the state’s third Early College at a career center.

Students will be eligible to simultaneously earn a Core 40 high school diploma and...

Jul. 27, 2015

VINCENNES, Ind. - The Vincennes University Foundation has announced that
Zachary Carter, a 2013 South Knox High School graduate, is the recipient of
the Indiana Certified Crop Advisor Program Scholarship.

Carter is a full-time student pursuing a degree in agribusiness at VU.  He
was recommended for the scholarship based on references indicating his
outstanding work ethic and dedication to his chosen career path.  The
scholarship can be used toward college tuition, fees, and books for higher
education studies.

The Indiana Certified Crop Advisor (CCA) program is a membership service of
the American Society of...

Jul. 24, 2015

July 23, 2015 - VINCENNES, Ind. - Four trips will be hosted by the Vincennes University Alumni and Friends Travel Program this fall.  These excursions are open to the public and reservations are required.  Information is available by calling 812-888-4354 or 800-945-ALUM, or in person at the VU Alumni Office in the Dayson Center on the corner of Third and College.

A guided tour of Terre Haute’s Clabber Girl Museum will be offered on Aug. 11.  The outing will include demonstrations of coffee roasting and cooking, a del-style meal served on a buffet, and half-pound bag of freshly roasted Rex Coffee.  The cost is $50 and includes the meal and transportation.  Seating is limited.

On Sept. 16 will be a trip to see “South Pacific” at Beef and Boards Dinner Theater...

Jul. 16, 2015

Vincennes University Dick Helton and Indiana Lt. Governor Sue Ellspermann share a light-hearted moment in the State Capitol Tuesday afternoon prior to her presentation of The Sagamore of the Wabash award to Helton, on behalf of Indiana Governor Mike Pence. The presentation was part of a reception for Dick and Cindy Helton as he prepares to retire at the end of July after serving 11 years as VU's President.

"The term 'sagamore' was used by the Native Americans in the northeastern United States to describe someone among the tribe to whom the chief would look for wisdom, guidance and advice. Similarly, The Sagamore of the Wabash is given to those Hoosiers who have rendered distinguished service to the state and contributed greatly to our Hoosier heritage," Ellspermann said. She...

Jul. 13, 2015

VINCENNES, Ind. - The public is invited to a July 23 Community Open House
to say farewell to Vincennes University President Dick Helton and his wife
Cindy.  The reception will be from 4 to 6 p.m. (EDT) at VU’s Green
Activities Center.

Following 11 years as VU’s President, Helton announced on May 27 that he
was retiring effective July 31 so that he and Cindy could move to Cleveland
to lend support to their daughter who faces health challenges.



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