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Vincennes University

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Established 1801 (details)
Type Land grant public coeducational
President Richard E. Helton
Students 4,522
Undergraduates 4,522
Location Vincennes, IN, USA
Campus Small town: 120 acres (0.486 km²)
Athletics 7 NJCAA teams,
called Trailblazers
Website www.vinu.edu

Vincennes University (VU) is a public university in Vincennes, Indiana in the United States. Founded in 1801 as Jefferson Academy, VU is the oldest public institution of higher learning in Indiana. Since 1889, VU has been a two-year university, although baccalaureate degrees in seven select areas are now available. Unlike most other two-year higher-education institutions, however, VU is a residential campus and has been since its inception over two hundred years ago. VU was chartered in 1806 as the territory of Indiana's four-year university and remained the State of Indiana's sole publicly-funded four-year university until the establishment of Indiana University. Until 2005, Vincennes University served as the state-mandated coordinator of the Ivy Tech Community College system.[1] The date of establishment or date of founding of an institution is the date on which that institution chooses to claim as its starting point. ... The Union Jack, flag of the newly formed United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. ... Vincennes University (VU) is a public university in Vincennes, Indiana in the United States. ... A land grant is a gift of land made by the government for projects such as roads, railroads, or especially academic institutions. ... This does not cite its references or sources. ... Coeducation is the integrated education of men and women. ... University President is the title of the highest ranking officer within a university, within university systems that prefer that appellation over other variations such as Chancellor or rector. ... Alternate uses: Student (disambiguation) Etymologically derived through Middle English from the Latin second-type conjugation verb stŭdērĕ, which means to study, a student is one who studies. ... In some educational systems, undergraduate education is post-secondary education up to the level of a Bachelors degree. ... The city of Vincennes is the county seat of Knox County, Indiana. ... Official language(s) English Capital Indianapolis Largest city Indianapolis Area  Ranked 38th  - Total 36,418 sq mi (94,321 km²)  - Width 140 miles (225 km)  - Length 270 miles (435 km)  - % water 1. ... Sport from childhood. ... The National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) is an association of community college athletic departments throughout the United States of America. ... A website (alternatively, Web site or web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos and other digital assets that is hosted on one or several Web server(s), usually accessible via the Internet, cell phone or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML... This does not cite its references or sources. ... The city of Vincennes is the county seat of Knox County, Indiana. ... The Union Jack, flag of the newly formed United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. ... Year 1889 (MDCCCLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Sunday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... 1806 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... Indiana University is the principal campus of the Indiana University system. ... Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana (usually shortened to Ivy Tech Community College or, colloquially, Ivy Tech) is the state of Indianas system of community colleges, formed in 2005, as a rechartering of a system of vocational technical schools. ...

Contents

Academics

Vincennes University offers a diverse set of majors that are focused on careers in teaching and industry.


Vincennes University is organized into six divisions:

  • Business / Public Service Division
  • Health Sciences / Human Performance Division
  • Humanities
  • Social Science / Performing Arts
  • Department of Science / Mathematics
  • Department of Technology

Vincennes University is also the only college in the nation that offers a Bowling Management and Technology program.


History

History at a glance
Jefferson Academy Established 1801
Type four-year private
Vincennes University Renamed 1806
Type four-year territorial land-grant
Rechartered 1889
Type two-year state-funded

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Founding as Indiana Territory’s University

Vincennes University is the oldest university north of the Ohio River and west of the Alleghenies. This institution was founded in 1801 as Jefferson Academy and incorporated as Vincennes University on November 29, 1806. Founded by William Henry Harrison, VU is one of only two U.S. colleges founded by a President of the United States; the other is the University of Virginia, founded by Thomas Jefferson. For over two-hundred years, VU was historically the only two-year university in Indiana, although baccalaureate degrees in seven select areas are now available and were available prior to 1889. View of Pittsburgh, the largest metropolitan area on the Ohio River, where the Allegheny River (left) and the Monongahela River (right) join at Point State Park to form the Ohio River Cincinnati, Ohio is a well known city along the Ohio River, historically known for its riverboats. ... The Allegheny Mountain Range (also spelled Alleghany and Allegany) -- informally, the Alleghenies -- is part of the Appalachian Mountain Range of the eastern United States. ... The Union Jack, flag of the newly formed United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. ... is the 333rd day of the year (334th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1806 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... William Henry Harrison (February 9, 1773 – April 4, 1841) was an American military leader, politician, and the ninth President of the United States. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  US Government Portal      For other uses, see President of the United States (disambiguation). ... The University of Virginia (also called U.Va. ... Thomas Jefferson (13 April 1743 N.S.–4 July 1826) was the third President of the United States (1801–09), the principal author of the Declaration of Independence (1776), and one of the most influential Founding Fathers for his promotion of the ideals of Republicanism in the United States. ... For the Indian grade 11 and 12 schools, see Junior College A junior college is a two-year post-secondary school whose main purpose is to provide a method of obtaining academic, vocational and professional education. ... Official language(s) English Capital Indianapolis Largest city Indianapolis Area  Ranked 38th  - Total 36,418 sq mi (94,321 km²)  - Width 140 miles (225 km)  - Length 270 miles (435 km)  - % water 1. ... Year 1889 (MDCCCLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Sunday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ...


Vincennes University, also known colloquially as Territorial University during the early 19th century, was the first and only land-grant public university established by the Indiana Territory, prior to the formation of the states of Indiana and Illinois. The town of Vincennes was chosen as the location of both the capital of the Indiana Territory and of VU because Vincennes was centrally located at the approximate population-density center of the Indiana Territory. Upon the later formation of the Illinois Territory in 1809 as Indiana Territory prepared for statehood, Vincennes fell slightly east of the State of Indiana/Illinois Territory border. As territorial policy progressed through the formation of the Illinois Territory in 1809 (which drastically reduced the size of the Indiana Territory that VU served), the formation of the State of Indiana in 1816 (which considered itself an entirely new and separate legal entity from Indiana Territory that created VU, where the State of Indiana had little or no financial responsibility for VU), and the formation of the State of Illinois in 1818—, funding for Vincennes University became less and less certain with VU considered to be owned by the now-defunct Indiana Territory that was one legal step removed from the State of Indiana and two legal steps removed from the State of Illinois, immediately to VU’s west. Alternative meaning: Nineteenth Century (periodical) (18th century — 19th century — 20th century — more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 19th century was that century which lasted from 1801-1900 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar. ... The city of Vincennes is the county seat of Knox County, Indiana. ... Population density per square kilometre by country, 2006 Population density map of the world in 1994. ... Map of the Indiana Territory Indiana Territory was an organized territory of the United States from 1800 to 1816, created by Act of Congress and signed into law by President John Adams on May 7, 1800, effective on July 4. ... Categories: Stub | Illinois history | U.S. historical regions and territories ... Year 1809 (MDCCCIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar). ... Official language(s) English Capital Indianapolis Largest city Indianapolis Area  Ranked 38th  - Total 36,418 sq mi (94,321 km²)  - Width 140 miles (225 km)  - Length 270 miles (435 km)  - % water 1. ... Categories: Stub | Illinois history | U.S. historical regions and territories ... Categories: Stub | Illinois history | U.S. historical regions and territories ... Year 1809 (MDCCCIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar). ... Official language(s) English Capital Indianapolis Largest city Indianapolis Area  Ranked 38th  - Total 36,418 sq mi (94,321 km²)  - Width 140 miles (225 km)  - Length 270 miles (435 km)  - % water 1. ... 1816 was a leap year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... State nickname: Land of Lincoln, The Prairie State Other U.S. States Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Governor Rod Blagojevich (D) Official languages English Area 149,998 km² (25th)  - Land 143,968 km²  - Water 6,030 km² (4. ... 1818 (MDCCCXVIII) is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Saturday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar. ...


Because of Vincennes’ status as the capital of the Indiana Territory complete with a federally-recognized territorial land-grant university, the Indiana territorial capital of Vincennes figured prominently in the early Indiana-Illinois territorial and statehood policy. For example, the Tenth U.S. Congress established the Indiana-Illinois border, not with reference to a landmark along Lake Michigan near Chicago, but rather via direct reference to Vincennes, when that congress passed legislation establishing the separate Indiana Territory in preparation for Indiana’s proposed statehood on February 3, 1809[2]. The Act established the boundaries as follows: “...all that part of the Indiana Territory which lies west of the Wabash river, and a direct line drawn from the said Wabash river and Post Vincennes, due north to the territorial line between the United States and Canada...” --67. ... Nickname: Motto: Urbs in Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location in the Chicago metro area and Illinois Coordinates: , Country State Counties Cook, DuPage Settled 1770s Incorporated March 4, 1837 Government  - Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Area  - City  234. ... Map of the Indiana Territory Indiana Territory was an organized territory of the United States from 1800 to 1816, created by Act of Congress and signed into law by President John Adams on May 7, 1800, effective on July 4. ... is the 34th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1809 (MDCCCIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar). ...


State of Indiana’s State University

Further complicating the question of funding for VU was the State of Indiana's desire to establish its own state-controlled public university in Bloomington, Indiana as a separate institution than Territorial University. Until the establishment of Indiana University as a state-controlled public university, Vincennes University, as a territory-controlled institution, was the sole public university within the whole territory of Indiana and then more narrowly within the state of Indiana. The State of Indiana and the State of Illinois partially abandoned their financial responsibility for Territorial University once they desired to establish their own separate state-controlled public universities without the legal complications of an institution whose legal control perhaps spanned the borders of at least two states and was established by a then-defunct governmental entity: the Territory of Indiana. These complications set the stage for Trustees for Vincennes University v Indiana. Conversely, these complications also set the stage for VU's rich two-century long history with some of the most architecturally-significant beautiful early 19th-century buildings to be found at any two-year institution in the USA. Location in the state of Indiana Coordinates: County Monroe Mayor Mark Kruzan Area    - City 51. ... Indiana University is the principal campus of the Indiana University system. ... Public is of or pertaining to the people; belonging to the people; relating to, or affecting, a nation, state, or community; opposed to private; as, the public treasury, a road or lake. ... For the periodical, see Nineteenth Century (periodical). ...


In the mid 1800s, the Indiana state legislature tried to reclaim the original VU land grant, to be used for what would become Indiana University. The resulting lawsuit (Trustees for Vincennes University v Indiana, 1853) ended up being heard by the U.S. Supreme Court, who decided in VU's favor, based on its earlier decision in a similar case regarding Dartmouth College. The legal dispute arose in part because a portion of VU's land-grant public university status derives from the fact that VU is the inheritor of the land-grant and facilities of Territorial University.[3] Indiana University is the principal campus of the Indiana University system. ... 1853 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries  Atlas  Politics Portal      The Supreme Court of the United States (sometimes colloquially referred to by the acronym... Dartmouth College is a private, coeducational university located in Hanover, New Hampshire, USA. Incorporated as Trustees of Dartmouth College,[6][7] it is a member of the Ivy League and one of the nine colonial colleges founded before the American Revolution. ... A land grant is a gift of land made by the government for projects such as roads, railroads, or rewards for military service, or especially academic institutions. ... This does not cite its references or sources. ...


To clarify the mission of VU vis a vis Indiana's other institutions of higher education at the time—Indiana University and Purdue University and the State Normal School—, the State of Indiana rechartered VU from a four-year university to a two-year university in 1889. Indiana University is the principal campus of the Indiana University system. ... Purdue redirects here. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Year 1889 (MDCCCLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Sunday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ...


Tau Phi Delta and the Sigma Pi Fraternity

In 1897, a small literary society called Tau Phi Delta (ΤΦΔ) was started at VU, which soon after became the founding ("Alpha") chapter of Sigma Pi (ΣΠ) Fraternity, making that organization the first of its kind to be founded west of the Ohio Valley. A clocktower on the VU campus commemorates that event and the Fraternity, despite having grown into one of the largest collegiate fraternities and having relocated its headquarters to Tennessee, recognizes VU as its birthplace. The VU chapter is still active today and counts among its members some of the University's most famous and successful alumni, including three VU Presidents. 1897 (MDCCCXCVII) was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... A literary society is a group of people interested in literature. ... Sigma Pi (ΣΠ) is an international college social fraternity with chapters in the United States and Canada. ... Carl D. Perkins Bridge in Portsmouth, Ohio with Ohio River and Scioto River tributary on right. ... Official language(s) English Capital Nashville Largest city Memphis Largest metro area Nashville Metropolitan Area Area  Ranked 36th  - Total 42,169 sq mi (109,247 km²)  - Width 120 miles (195 km)  - Length 440 miles (710 km)  - % water 2. ...


Relationship with Ivy Tech Community College statewide

From 1995 to 2005 the State of Indiana mandated that Vincennes University serve as the coordinator of the then Ivy Tech State College system.[4][5] This relationship was largely forced upon VU and was never fully embraced by VU. During 2005 the rechartering of Ivy Tech State College into a statewide system of community colleges named Ivy Tech Community College, Vincennes University was relieved of this relationship that never came to full fruition. Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana (usually shortened to Ivy Tech Community College or, colloquially, Ivy Tech) is the state of Indianas system of community colleges, formed in 2005, as a rechartering of a system of vocational technical schools. ...


Athletics

VU is a member of the NJCAA. In honor of its heritage, the VU team moniker is the Trailblazers. Trailblazers refers to the early years of Vincennes as outpost in the frontier of the Northwest Territory and its later period as capital of the Indiana Territory. When the Trailblazers moniker needs to be personified by a mascot, VU depicts a Trailblazer as minute man or woodsman-type frontier settler, inspired by such as those as George Rogers Clark who resided in Indiana after his military career. The National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) is an association of community college athletic departments throughout the United States of America. ... The Northwest Territory, also known as the Old Northwest and the Territory North West of the Ohio, was a governmental region within the early United States. ... Map of the Indiana Territory Indiana Territory was an organized territory of the United States from 1800 to 1816, created by Act of Congress and signed into law by President John Adams on May 7, 1800, effective on July 4. ... The Concord Minuteman The Minutemen were militia members in the American Revolutionary War who had undertaken to turn out for service at a minutes notice. ... For the 2004 movie, see The Woodsman. ... A frontier is a political and geographical term referring to areas near or beyond a boundary, or of a different nature. ... A family of Russian settlers in the Caucasus region, ca. ... Clark as painted by Matthew Harris Jouett in 1825 George Rogers Clark (November 19, 1752 – February 13, 1818) was the preeminent American military leader on the northwestern frontier during the American Revolutionary War. ...


VU Trailblazers compete in baseball, bowling, golf, basketball, cross country, tennis, volleyball, swimming & diving, and track & field. Its bowling team is particularly well known as it has won 14 NJCAA national championships.


Broadcasting Facilities - Public Service Division

Low-Power Radio Stations


88.5 WROK


87.9 WROL


Main High-Power Radio Station


91.1 WVUB "The Blazer"


Television Station


PBS 22/52 WVUT


Notable alumni

  • George Ridgeway - award winning architect
  • Mario Joyner - stand-up comedian & actor
  • David Goodnow - CNN news anchor, retired
  • Governor Davis - blues singer & guitarist
  • Eric Williams (basketball) - NBA, Charlotte Bobcats
  • Nicole Llewellyn - Mrs. World 2002
  • Bruce Boulliett - Grammy award winning producer
  • Bob McAdoo - former NBA player, NBA Hall of Fame
  • Wanda Trent Phillips - award winning Gospel vocalist
  • Adam Alexander - Motor Racing Network announcer
  • Joe Ferreira - VP for Sportsline.com
  • Mark Evans - unknown golfer with unorthodox swing, cannot putt

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Vincennes University - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1219 words)
Vincennes University is the oldest university north of the Ohio River and west of the Alleghenies.
Vincennes University, also known colloquially as Territorial University during the early 19th century, was the first and only land-grant public university established by the Indiana Territory, prior to the formation of the states of Indiana and Illinois.
The town of Vincennes was chosen as the location of both the capital of the Indiana Territory and of VU because Vincennes was centrally located at the approximate population-density center of the Indiana Territory.
Vincennes University History (311 words)
Vincennes University is the oldest institution of higher education in Indiana.
Vincennes, the home of Vincennes University, is one of the great historic centers of the Midwest.
Vincennes is now a beautiful and progressive city situated on the banks of the Wabash River in Knox County.
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