A new era

Ivy Tech classes under way
in new Madison building

Grand opening event is planned for Jan. 6

Staff Report
(December 2007) – Ivy Tech Community College has moved offices and classes into its new $19 million campus expansion at 590 Ivy Tech Dr. in Madison, Ind.
“Almost everything has moved into the new facility except nursing and science classes,” says Don Heiderman, Executive Dean and Dean of Student Affairs. “We anticipate moving these programs and classes during the Christmas break.”

Ivy Tech Building

Photo provided

The newly constructed Ivy Tech
Community College classroom
building has opened in Madison.

The nursing programs are currently being conducted at the Venture Out Business Center, 975 Industrial Dr. Students are attending science courses in a portable science building. The Office of Resource Development is also located at Venture Out and will move into the new facility in late December. Venture Out is owned and operated by the Madison Area Chamber of Commerce.
“The transition from the 22,500-square-feet older structure into the new 80,000-square-feet building addition has required a lot of work and has resulted in but a few, minor glitches,” Heiderman said. “We had to move everything in about two weeks while maintaining classes and services but employees and students were extremely cooperative. I think all would agree it has been well worth the effort.”
Jim Helms, chancellor of Ivy Tech Southeast, was on hand for the first day of classes in the new addition. Helms said the new Ivy Tech facility is one of the most attractive and impressive buildings in Madison.
“The older building was first occupied in November 1984,” Helms noted. “It was built to house 500 students, and enrollment has at times doubled capacity. We now have the space, classrooms and technology to satisfy current needs and to meet the demands of continuing growth. With this project at Madison and the new Riverfront Campus at Lawrenceburg, southeastern Indiana has higher education facilities that are outstanding.”
Helms emphasized the city of Batesville has provided Ivy Tech prime acreage in an industrial park along I-74 for future expansion in that community.

Emily Bentz

Photo provided

Emily Bentz dispays
clothing in the
gift shop.

In addition to classrooms, labs, offices, a bookstore and a large lecture hall, the facility houses new, state-of-the-art instructional equipment. A smaller expansion is under way next to the old structure that will house welding and manufacturing technology. Work has already begun to renovate the older building. It will match the appearance of the new structure and will contain a student lounge, cardiovascular wellness center for use by students, and offices.
A public open house of the new facility has been scheduled for Jan. 6 from
1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Heiderman said.
Architects for the Madison expansion are Hastings & Çhivetta, based in St. Louis, Mo., and The Estopinal Group of Jeffersonville, Ind.
Ivy Tech is currently registering students for spring semester 2008, which begins Jan. 14. Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana has more than 100,000 credit and non-credit students statewide. Ivy Tech Southeast serves Jefferson, Switzerland, Ohio, Ripley and Dearborn counties in Indiana, as well as bordering areas of northern Kentucky and Cincinnati.

• For more information, call Ivy Tech Community College, Madison campus, at (812) 265-2580 or visit: www.ivytech.edu/southeast.

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