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April 30, 2002

ISU, form
continuing education partnership

Emphasizing its commitment to lifelong learning, Indiana State University today announced a partnership with, the global leader in online continuing education in the construction sciences.  Audio Interview   (RealPlayer Downloads:  Windows   Mac)

Under the agreement, Indiana State faculty members will create and publish online non-credit courses for RedVector on topics ranging from business management to engineering.

"We are committed to lifelong learning," said Steven K. Pontius, ISU's provost and vice-president for academic affairs.  "Indiana State's talented faculty members from all areas of study will design non-credit online courses to serve professionals such as architects, engineers and interior designers."

RedVector currently offers more than 800 online courses authored by 140 subject matter experts.  Its website has attracted more than 50,000 users from all 50 states and 14 countries.

The university will be featured as a premier partner on the homepage.

"RedVector offers hundreds of courses in a variety of topics in a convenient format," Pontius said.  "Indiana State University has seized this opportunity to expand our efforts to the growing field of online non-credit continuing education."

Brent A. Craven, chief operating officer of RedVector, is a 1992 graduate of Indiana State University and a native of Lebanon, Ind.


For ISU:
  Byron Bond, Executive Director of Lifelong Learning,
(812) 237-2333 or via e-mail at

For RedVector:  Brent A. Craven, Chief Operating Officer,
at 1-866-546-1212 or via e-mail at

Dave Taylor, ISU Public Affairs, (812)237-3743

or via e-mail at

Public Affairs:
(812) 237-3773