September 24, 2019 / Vincennes University screening documentary,
hosting panel on high-tech learning in American public schools
VINCENNES, Ind. – The Vincennes University Humanities Film and
Lecture Series will present a screening of “Without a Net: The Digital
Divide in America” and host a panel discussion on Oct. 3 in Shircliff
The event is from 6-8 p.m. at 130 E. Harrison St. on the Vincennes
University campus. The public is invited to attend.
The documentary examines the power and promise of high-tech learning
in American public schools while highlighting the challenges of
providing equitable access to many underserved rural and urban students.
Following the film, a panel featuring North Knox Superintendent Dr.
Darrel Bobe, South Knox Superintendent Tim Grove, Washington Community
Schools Assistant Superintendent Kevin Frank, and Knox County Public
Library Director Emily Bunyan will discuss local efforts to address
issues presented in the documentary.
VINCENNES UNIVERSITY - Indiana’s First College
VU is state-supported with campuses in Vincennes and Jasper, the
Aviation Technology Center and American Sign Language program in
Indianapolis, Early College Career and Technical Education Centers,
and additional sites such as the Gene Haas Training and Education
Center in Lebanon, the Logistics Training and Education Center in
Plainfield, and the Gibson County Center for Advanced Manufacturing
and Logistics in Fort Branch. A leader in developing Early Colleges
statewide, VU also offers instruction at military sites throughout the nation.
In addition to offering a wide range of associate degree and
certificate programs, VU also offers bachelor’s degree programs in
technology, homeland security, nursing, secondary education programs
in mathematics and science, and special education/elementary education.
VU enrolls students from throughout Indiana, 35 other states, and 17
countries. Tuition and fees are the lowest among Indiana campuses with
residence halls. VU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.
Founded in 1801, VU is Indiana’s first college and is the only
college in the nation founded by an individual who would later become
President of the United States. William Henry Harrison, the ninth U.S.
President, founded VU while serving as governor of the Indiana
Territory. More information is available at www.vinu.edu.
Vincennes University Newsroom
MARCIA MARTINEZ, University Life Reporter & Sports
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