April / May 2019

Building Evansville

Eyes in the Sky

Travelers familiar with the Evansville Regional Airport of years past now might think they have landed in the wrong city when disembarking a flight into the terminal. Extensive renovations and improvements to the terminal, airport exterior, and building infrastructure completed

Cleaning Up

Joni Mestas says it all started when she took her dog for a walk near Garvin Park. The littered area bothered her, so she started picking up. Soon she was bringing her own bags to collect trash during her walks.

Back Talk

Jim Ryan

Hometown:   Grand Rapids, Michigan Education:  Bachelor’s degree in business administration, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, Michigan Resume:  Assistant treasurer, Old National Bancorp, 2000-2004; vice president, institutional lending, Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, 2004-2005; treasurer, Old National Bancorp, 2005-2009; director of corporate

Business Front

In A Word

Abby Elpers “Innovation is one of those widely used nebulous terms that likely means something different to everyone. Fortunately, my profession offers a first-class seat to witnessing innovation at work in our community, among organizations, startup companies, and individuals at

History Buffs

During the second week of April, Evansville welcomed historic preservation enthusiasts from all over the state for the 50th anniversary of the annual Preserving Historic Places: Indiana’s Statewide Preservation Conference. Sponsored by Indiana Landmarks, the Indiana Division of Historic Preservation

Welcome Home

Tamaisha Dilworth doesn’t have to get on to her 9-year-old son Travon for bouncing balls in the house anymore. In their previous home, a small apartment in Evansville, Travon had to stay quiet for neighbors. Now, as of March, Travon

Tech Gurus

Southern Indiana may not resemble Silicon Valley, but tucked away off Bell Road in Newburgh, Indiana, an engineering company is affecting the technology world in a big way. Ciholas, Inc., is a small business that works to provide companies with

On the Farm

After graduating from Purdue University in May 2017, Scott Massey was asked by a program director of the university’s Mandela Washington Fellowship to participate as an American professional mentor for African students interested in learning about sustainable agriculture. As the

There Goes the Neighborhood — Again

I am proud to be a University of Evansville graduate, class of ’94. I wear my class ring daily as a reminder. Now, I think you will agree, the 14-year degree program is not for everyone, but it worked for

A New Chapter

Amid the shifting weather of early March — so common in southern Indiana during this particular time of year — the University of Evansville was preparing for a busy weekend. The campus was inaugurating its 24th president, Christopher M. Pietruszkiewicz.