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The Numbers Tell The Story; Terre Haute can use a Convention Center

I have had the privilege of serving as the Executive Director of the Terre Haute Convention & Visitors Bureau for the past 23 years. I have met some amazing people traveling through our community. Some are here to support their favorite athletes, attend our many wonderful festivals, or stop on their way to another destination simply to rest, eat at one of our many restaurants or shop at our retail offerings. Memories of Colts Camp, hovercraft races with competitors from 19 countries, motorsport competitions, musical performances, and many athletic contests including two of my favorites; Special Olympics and National College Cross Country races. Although the memories give me personal motivati

Rose-Hulman Shows No Signs of Slowing Down

I’ve seen a number of television and newspaper stories the last couple of weeks that talk about ISU’s and St. Mary of the Woods’ graduation ceremonies. Although you may not know it, Rose-Hulman is one of the relatively few schools in the country that still uses an academic quarter system. So, our commencement, which we traditionally hold the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend (May 26 this year), is still a couple of weeks away and will cap an incredibly busy month. As we wrap up the academic year, I thought this would be a good time to talk about some of the things happening on our campus – on the east side of Terre Haute. To start, alumnus Jim Umpleby—the chief executive officer of Caterpilla

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