Education

EVSC tests lead levels in schools

Aug 22, 2018

The Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation says water fixtures in all of its school buildings have been tested for lead. 

In a news release, the EVSC says it took part in a voluntary state program to identify any water fixtures with lead content that exceed the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s “action level” of 15 parts per billion.

The release says tests of the more than 1500 fixtures showed 96 percent of them fell within the safe lead-level range, well below the EPA recommended action level.

Winnecke: Stone Center "tip of iceberg"

Aug 10, 2018

Evansville Mayor Lloyd Winnecke calls the downtown economic boost already prompted by the Stone Family Center for Health Sciences “the tip of the iceberg.” WNIN's John Gibson spoke with the mayor Tuesday and he said a trip to Michigan helped officials determine a vision for Indiana University’s expansion in Evansville… 

Full Coverage Of Stone Center Grand Opening

Aug 9, 2018
Isaiah Seibert / WNIN

We've interviewed a variety of community leaders and health professionals for our special coverage of the grand opening of the Stone Family Center for Health Sciences. If you missed our on-air coverage throughout the day, or if you want to listen again, you'll find a comprehensive list of the segments we produced for the center's dedication ceremony and ribbon cutting:

WNIN's Emily Miles spoke with local entrepreneurs and young people about the changing culture of innovation in the city. 

Stone Family Center Officially Opens

Aug 9, 2018
Isaiah Seibert / WNIN

Downtown Evansville was teeming with young adults in white coats Thursday morning. They gathered in the ballroom of the Old National Events Plaza for the dedication ceremony for the Stone Family Center for Health Sciences. 

"I take great pride and feel deep gratitude in presenting these symbolic keys to the Stone Family Center for Health Sciences," said Sarah Schuler, president of Evansville-based architecture firm VPS, as she handed keys to the presidents of Indiana University, the University of Evansville, and the University of Southern Indiana.

Isaiah Seibert / WNIN

Dr. Katie Ehlman is professor of gerontology and director of the Center for Healthy Aging and Wellness at USI. She’s not moving to the Stone Family Center downtown, but she spoke with WNIN’s Isaiah Seibert last week about how the facility could improve geriatric teaching, research, and care in the Evansville area.

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