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September 25, 2020 VINCENNES, Ind. – Vincennes University’s reputation as best of the best is once again on display. Instructor John McClure is "Best Teacher" while VU is recognized as the "Best College/University" in Knox County’s Readers’ Choice Awards. VU prides itself on offering access to high-quality, affordable education for all. Creating an atmosphere for...

September 23, 2020 VINCENNES, Ind. - While most people their age were probably sleeping in on a recent Saturday morning, 71 high school students from 10 schools were hard at work at 8 a.m. getting their hands dirty in holes dug into the ground. The students were participating in the Vincennes University/Purdue University High School Soil Judging Invitational. The event was held at...

Sept. 21, 2020 VINCENNES, Ind. - Vincennes University is waiving application fees for anyone who applies in 2020.  “We recognize many families have been impacted financially by COVID-19, and waiving the fee will eliminate obstacles. We want to make sure that nothing comes between a student and their dreams and goals,” according to VU President Dr. Chuck Johnson. According to leading...

September 17, 2020 JASPER, Ind. – The national spotlight shined brightly on Vincennes University Jasper as Sen. Mike Braun (R-IN) took the U. S. Senate floor on Wednesday to celebrate the campus and its 50th anniversary.   Braun’s congratulatory remarks from the Senate floor were broadcast live on C-SPAN 2 Wednesday evening. Watch video: https://youtu.be/TdcZebifDoI Braun, a Jasper...

Sept. 16, 2020 By Trey Van Natta, The Trailblazer Staff Writer and Guest Contributor VINCENNES, Ind. – Many students have noticed the new and colorful French Quarter Apartments located along Second Street. Vincennes University broke ground in October of 2019 and managed to complete enough of the project to have students moving in by the start of Fall 2020 classes. The apartments...

September 2, 2020 JASPER, Ind. - Vincennes University Jasper has a rich history, and that history is woven tightly with the Dubois County community. “The community is the lifeblood of the Jasper campus,” former VU Jasper dean Dr. Gerald Altstadt said. The 2020-2021 academic year marks the 50th anniversary of VU Jasper and celebrates five decades of excellence and transforming lives. The...

August 27, 2020 VINCENNES, Ind. - Vincennes University continues to promote the value of higher education for all, and the University has increased enrollment in the Distance Education Program and at the VU Jasper campus. Enrollment numbers for the 2020 Fall Semester were reported during a call-in meeting of the Board of Trustees on Aug. 26.  Senior Director of External Relations Sarah...

August 27, 2020 VINCENNES, Ind. - The flagship mobile game created by Creative Wisdom Games, LLC - cofounded by Vincennes University professors Jaci Lederman and Newton Lee - won the Best App award at the 11th New Media Film Festival on Aug. 15.   “Pearls of Wisdom: Chloe’s Adventure” took the top prize during an award show broadcast live on YouTube from Los Angeles. New Media Film ...

August 25, 2020 INDIANAPOLIS – Aaron Radford-Jackson was simply driving along when he came upon a harrowing scene. A man was standing in the street gasping for air. Without giving it a second thought, Radford-Jackson jumped out of his truck and ran to the emergency. Ben Miller, who is a father and husband, is alive thanks to the Vincennes University graduate’s heroic actions and quick...

August 25, 2020 INDIANAPOLIS - Vincennes University and Leadership in Flight Training (LIFT) Academy welcomed its first group of students in its professional pilot training partnership program last week. The partnership offers students an opportunity to pursue the VU Aviation Associate Degree Program along with their professional flight training through LIFT Academy.  The agreement...

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