The Broad Ripple Village Association Board of Directors and Land Use and Development Committee will host a Public Meeting on Thursday, May 23, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. at Broad Ripple United Methodist Church located at 6185 Guilford Avenue.
The meeting will be held in the Sanctuary and is open to the public. The goal of the meeting is to disseminate information regarding the proposed development of the former Shell Gas Station at 6349 College Avenue and the apartments nearby.
The BRVA will invite representatives from the developer, City and Whole Foods to participate in a panel. The meeting will be moderated by the BRVA. Community feedback is very important and time will be available for Q&A. http://brva.org/initiatives/development-zoning/
Butler University expects to confer degrees upon 815 graduates—and a bone for one special dog—during commencement ceremonies that begin at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 11, in Hinkle Fieldhouse.
The newest graduates include 207 from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, 150 from the College of Business, 164 from the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, 100 from the College of Communication, 101 from the College of Education, and 93 from the Jordan College of the Arts.
In addition, Blue II, the University’s live mascot for the past nine years, will walk across the stage and receive a ceremonial bone. (This will take place around noon.)
The faculty speaker is Catherine Hagerman Pangan M.S. ’99, the Richard Guyer Chair in Education.
This year’s graduates include 26 international students from 15 nations, 32 Phi Beta Kappa inductees and 186 students who studied abroad.
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Butler University Entrepreneurship and Innovation Club Teams Up with IPS/Butler Lab School to prepare K-2nd grade students for Lemonade Day!
Students from the IPS/Butler Lab School, along with their mentors from the Butler University Entrepreneurship and Innovation Club (EIC), will sell lemonade on the Butler University campus from 1-3 p.m. Friday, April 26, in front of the Atherton Union and Holcomb buildings as part of a program aimed at inspiring the next generation of entrepreneurs: Lemonade Day.
Presented by TCU, Ice Miller and ChaCha, and brought to the Indianapolis area by entrepreneur Scott Jones, Lemonade Day is a free initiative that introduces kids K-12 to “hands-on” entrepreneurship by teaching them how to start, own and operate their own business: a lemonade stand.
Nearly 20,000 kids who participate in the program will be setting up stands on Lemonade Day, May 18. But the IPS/Butler Lab School students decided on another plan: to hit up thirsty college students as they prepare for final exams.
“We were excited about connecting our students here at Butler University with their younger peers at IPS,” said Stephanie Fernhaber, assistant professor of management and advisor of the EIC. “It is inspirational and a privilege to be a part of one of their first entrepreneurial experiences.”
Over the last several Fridays, Butler EIC students have been mentoring the IPS/Butler Lab School students around key lessons in entrepreneurship, such as product development, pitching an investor, marketing and salesmanship. Among their first tasks was to practice and shoot video “pitches” to the Lemonade Day organization to acquire the seed money they needed to purchase their lemonade stands, signage and other supplies.
Kroger, a supporter of both Lemonade Day and IPS, chipped in and donated the lemonade and cups. Last Friday, during their final mentoring session, the kids practiced selling lemonade to pretend customers—their classmates and other teachers—to get ready to open for business.
“I have attended the mentoring sessions and have seen the fun the EIC students and the kids are having,” said Jami Marsh, director of Lemonade Day Greater Indianapolis. “As much as the children are learning about entrepreneurship, I think the college students are learning how this very big idea can be applied in this very simple and fun way so that kids as young as six and seven can experience entrepreneurship.”
This is another example of the wonderful, child-centered partnership between IPS and Butler. We are pleased that our IPS students and families have the opportunity to learn from participating in Lemonade Day,” said John Althardt, IPS Director of School and Community Relations.
In addition to the kids selling lemonade on Friday, another 75 IPS/Butler Lab School students signed up for Lemonade Day and will be setting up lemonade stands on Lemonade Day, May 18.
About Lemonade Day Lemonade Day is a national initiative, with more than thirty cities participating across the country. Scott Jones started Lemonade Day in Indianapolis after being approached to spearhead the initiative by entrepreneur and founder Michael Holthouse. It works like this: On Saturday, May 18, 2013, kids across the Greater Indianapolis Area will set up their lemonade stands, sell lemonade and become lemonade tycoons! In the weeks leading up to Lemonade Day, kids pair up with a “caring adult,” sign up and work together through lesson plans about how to start a lemonade business. Kids get to keep the money they earn on Lemonade Day and are encouraged to “save a little, share a little and spend a little.” Kids also participate in fun contests and additional learning opportunities along the way. For more information, visit www.indianapolis.lemonadeday.
The Department of Public Works (DPW) will begin a drainage improvement project on the Monon Trail on Monday, April 22. Work will begin on the Monon at 75th Street to approximately 2,600 feet north of the 75th Street intersection. The trail is expected to be closed for no longer than two weeks, weather dependant.
During this closure, bike traffic will be restricted from 86th Street to 75th Street and should use the posted detour route which will be 91st Street to Washington Boulevard, Washington Boulevard to 84th Street, 84th Street to Pennsylvania Street, Pennsylvania Street to 75th Street and 75th Street to the Monon Trail. Pedestrians will be permitted from 86th Street to the construction zone. Bike and pedestrian detour signage will be in place along the detour route.
Improvements include the correction of drainage issues along the project area and new guard rails, as well as resurfacing of 2,600 linear feet of trail. DPW, together with Indy Parks, is working to ensure the project is completed in a timely and safe manner to protect all trail users. After work on the trail is complete, crews will work along 75th Street and will be installing drainage pipe. The entire project will take approximately two months to complete.
Additional project information and construction updates will be posted on www.indy.gov/Monon.