12/3/2013 4:13:14 PMIt'll be called the Jeanne Knoerle Sports and Recreation Center, named after the Sister of Providence who passed away this year. Officials say this project is years in the making, but they're grateful for all of the people who overcome those challenges. The new center will also host the Pomeroy Wellness Program for on-site health screening and education for the community. It's set to be open by this time next year.
11/13/2013 4:50:00 PMIt's the annual food donation for Catholic Charities. Now in its eighth year, the campus collection has gathered 36,000 pounds of food. This year, organizers hope that grand total tops the $50,000 pound mark.
11/12/2013 3:15:00 PMSix ISU students spent the last two months collecting food, money and winter accessories.On Tuesday, they turned all those donations over to Benjamin Franklin School. The students picked Franklin because its high rate of poverty and free-reduced lunch, and say they hope this makes a difference.
11/9/2013 6:59:19 PMRose-Hulman hosted its 48th annual High School Mathematics competition on Saturday. It's one of the largest academic contests in the Midwest, with 26 schools taking part. This year, Terre Haute South placed second in the senior and freshman class divisions, and third among juniors. Terre Haute North, West Vigo and South Vermillion schools also sent teams to compete.
11/9/2013 4:00:26 PMRunners hit the pavement, and were sprayed by a rainbow of colors as they made their way through the trails.The event helped raise awareness for school's "HERO" initiative which helps students deal with bullying in the classroom - something organizers say everyone could benefit from. Around 1,000 runners came out to show their support for the anti-bullying project. Any proceeds will go toward the schools back-pack program, that helps keep students fed throughout the weekend.
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11/5/2013 4:29:00 PMThird graders from Terre Town Elementary in Vigo County have some new skills they can take to the bank. For the past month, they've taken part in a money management program, called Captain Cash, with the Purdue Extension.The goal is to make kids aware of the importance of money, and maybe even get them to start saving for the future.
11/2/2013 10:00:00 PMThe Education and Family Services held a dinner and auction fundraiser Saturday afternoon. All of the money raised will help provide adult education services and GED programs. They're provided to anyone in the community, free of charge.
11/2/2013 10:00:00 PMSt. Mary-of-the-Woods hosted a STEM conference for sixth through eighth grade girls. It's one of only two in the state and featured 11 different workshops. Giving these future Pomeroys a look at all the careers that involve science, technology, engineering and math.
11/2/2013 9:56:00 PMThe Girl Scouts of Central Indiana hosted the event. It's a way for the girls to get a crash course in media training and interview skills. NBC 2's Kellie Bartoli was proud to take part in this year's PR Stars.
10/29/2013 9:33:00 PMIndiana's Superintendent of Education Glenda Ritz made a visit to the Valley on Tuesday. She spoke in front of a packed house at the Terre Haute Rotary Club's meeting. On top of her agenda? Talking to the community leaders about getting involved in early education -- especially encouraging reading outside of the classroom.
10/8/2013 1:24:00 PMState of Indiana and 15 Hoosier school corporations sue IRS and others over ACA. Claim rules of the Act will have "catastrophic" effect on already tight school budgets.
10/2/2013 4:01:00 PMAnother potential sign of an improving economy - a record 210 companies coming to today's fall career fair at Rose-Hulman. Experts say it's good news for job prospects and for younger students that will be looking for jobs in the next few years.
9/24/2013 4:42:00 PMSaint Mary-of-the-Woods College was home to the College Success Tour on Tuesday. It's a statewide effort to increase the number of Hoosiers with education beyond high school. Dozens of education, community and business leaders came together, welcoming the Indiana Commissioner for Higher Education - and working on a plan for school success.
9/18/2013 4:14:00 PMThe scores show that 74-percent of Hoosier students passed the English portion, and math scores were up, with an overall passing rate of nearly 83-percent. These scores are considered in the state accountability system, which leads to schools getting their letter grades later this year. Overall, students in the Vigo County School Corporation improved in eight out of 14 tested areas, and fifth graders exceeded the state average in all three tested areas.
9/17/2013 4:13:00 PMThe United States Constitution was signed on September 17, 1787. In honor of the 226th anniversary, over 70 ISU students, faculty and staff took turns reading the historical document out loud. Constitution Day, which is also known as Citizenship Day, became a federally recognized holiday in 2005.
9/8/2013 3:52:41 PMThe Rose-Hulman Homework Hotline is back up and running for the school year. It lets students to call in and get help in math and science - and it's all free. The Homework Hotline is open every night from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Just dial (877) ASK-ROSE (275-7673).
8/31/2013 8:15:00 PMFaculty and staff welcomed in the over 500 new freshman on campus Saturday afternoon. Students and their family members filled the Hulbert Arena, to kick off their first year as college students. This is the second largest incoming class in Rose-Hulman history. Classes start on Thursday.
7/29/2013 4:05:33 PMAn ISTEP computer glitch affected thousands of students across the state -- nearly one-third of test-takers. But on Tuesday, officials announced that did not have a "measurable impact" on scores. The report says that the majority of students scored as well as they would have, if the interruptions had never happened. State Superintendent Glenda Ritz says she's instructed the company to improve its system so this doesn't happen again, and that she's given schools flexibility on teacher pay and evaluation to minimize any negative effects of the testing problems.
7/29/2013 3:34:51 PMTen Rose students took part in the National Academy of Engineering's Grand Challenge, and after two months, finally demonstrated their new device. It's a water purification system that uses solar energy to heat collected water - and boil it in about four minutes. The goal is to help people in Kenya, and the students hope to team up with international aid organizations to help bring it there.