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2008-07-17 00:00:30

By MIZELL STEWART III, Courier & Press Editor 461-0799 or stewartm@courierpress.com EDITOR'S NOTE: In his first year on the job, the new superintendent of the Evansville Vanderburgh School Corp. developed a strategic agenda that calls for new investments in early childhood education, instructional technology and school facilities, including construction of a new high school in northern Vanderburgh County. Vincent Bertram appears this week on "Newsmakers," a new weekly interview...

2008-07-11 00:00:25

By JOHN MARTIN, Courier & Press staff writer 464-7594 or martinj@courierpress.com More social workers, mental health services and anti-drug and alcohol programs are coming to the region's rural school districts, thanks to a $5.6 million federal grant. Youth First and school officials from Posey, Gibson and Warrick counties jointly sought the four-year Safe Schools/Healthy Students grant. The successful application was one of only three in Indiana and 57 nationwide. Evansville...

2008-07-11 00:00:25

By JOHN MARTIN, Courier & Press staff writer 464-7594 or martinj@courierpress.com Supporters of Evansville Vanderburgh School Corp. plans to build and renovate several schools began a twofold mission Wednesday. First, they circulated petitions for a Nov. 4 referendum on the $149 million bond issue. It would fund most of the EVSC's proposals. Placing the question on the ballot requires 100 signatures by property owners or registered voters. The question must be certified by Aug. 1....

2008-07-11 00:00:24

By MARK WILSON, Courier & Press staff writer 464-7417 or wilsonm@courierpress.com Bristol-Myers Squibb has agreed to a $3.65 million settlement with the federal government over Clean Air Act violations at several of its facilities, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. The settlement involves the release of refrigerant chemicals from several Bristol-Myers Squibb facilities in the United States, including Evansville and Mount Vernon, Ind. Instead of the ground-level ozone...

2008-07-11 00:00:19

By ROGER McBAIN, Courier & Press staff writer 464-7520 or mcbainr@courierpress.com Magic, fantasy and adventure play principal parts in both open- air features screening at Mesker Amphitheatre Friday and Saturday in this month's Movies at Mesker shows. They all come into play in "Nim's Island" on Friday. The film stars Abigail Breslin as an imaginative young girl who lives in a world of fantasy on an isolated island she inhabits with her father, a scientist. Jodie Foster plays the...

2008-07-11 00:00:19

By ROGER McBAIN, Courier & Press staff writer 464-7520 or mcbainr@courierpress.com Magical realism comes to the fictional town of Almost, Maine, for a moonless, midwinter's tale of comical, romantic and sometimes poignant encounters among nine couples featured in Evansville Civic Theatre's latest production. Men and women trip through and fall in and out of love in a series of nine intimate vignettes that play out in John Cariani's romantic comedy opening Friday. If not a dramatic...

2008-07-10 03:00:26

By MARK WILSON and JOHN MARTIN, Courier & Press staff writers 464-7417 or wilsonm@courierpress.com 464-7594 or martinj@courierpress.com Area colleges and universities are talking with the Evansville Vanderburgh School Corp. about programs to let students obtain up to two years of college credit before graduating from high school. Ivy Tech Community College, Vincennes University, the University of Southern Indiana and the University of Evansville have shown interest in early college...

2008-07-10 03:00:26

By JOHN MARTIN, Courier & Press staff writer 464-7594 or martinj@courierpress.com Summer school is becoming more vital for a growing number of Evansville Vanderburgh School Corp. students. When the percentage of EVSC students graduating in four years increased in 2007 by nine points, to 84 percent, corporation officials were quick to mention summer school as a reason. This summer's program, which was renamed Summer Experience, had nearly 5,100 students enrolled in various programs...

2008-07-10 03:00:26

By JOHN MARTIN, Courier & Press staff writer 464-7594 or martinj@courierpress.com Indiana is one of six states that in the future will tailor assistance to low-income, struggling schools based on the schools' level of need. State Superintendent for Public Instruction Suellen Reed said Indiana is in a pilot program that moves away from "one size fits all" approaches to schools struggling to meet No Child Left Behind standards. The federal No Child Left Behind Act requires increasing...

2008-07-10 03:00:13

By MARK WILSON, Courier & Press staff writer 464-7417 or wilsonm@courierpress.com The University of Southern Indiana will break ground on its Business and Engineering Center with a public ceremony and reception at 4 p.m. July 10 at the southwest corner of the USI Quadrangle next to the Technology Center. The 122,500-square-foot center is planned to serve both business and engineering programs, providing dedicated and shared classroom and laboratory space for each. It will include...


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