Recognizing Ivy Tech Faculty: Mark Cauble

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Mark Cauble exemplifies the high-caliber faculty Ivy Tech strives to provide for its students.

Mark is a full-time machining technology assistant professor for Ivy  Tech Community College working in Lawrenceburg and Batesville, Indiana. His vast experience in machining has equipped him to be an outstanding instructor as he shares this knowledge with his students and prepares them to be superb candidates as they enter the workforce.

Mark began his career working as a mechanic in Sunman, Indiana. He achieved his degree in Tool and Die from Vincennes University. Immediately following college, A&G Tool and Die, located in Miamitown, Ohio, hired him as an apprentice, where he earned a journeyman’s tool and die maker card. This meant he could create metal tools and forge casts from metal, plastic, and other materials. Mr. Cauble further developed his career at Osborne Coinage (Cincinnati, OH) as a lead toolmaker and machine builder. In 2008, he established B/C Precision Tool (Greendale, IN), where he is the owner-operator.

During the beginning days of B/C Precision Tool, Mark met Dr. William Murphy, one of the top audiologists for the U.S. Government. Dr. Murphy was stationed in Cincinnati, OH, working with the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health. He introduced Mark to a project in progress that involved a new testing method for hearing protection. Due to time constraints and the lack of progress, Dr. Murphy asked if Mark would consider taking over the research and development of the project and completing it. Mark agreed and later finished the project, which changed the method of shock-based hearing testing from previous less accurate methods of the past. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) released a report documenting the value of this style of testing and the Environmental Protection Agency approved the method.

The testing unit was incredibly accurate at different levels of sound, as well as repeatable. These specifications are important for data research in improving hearing protection for military personnel and the civilian workforce. After the release of the CDC report, Mark was contacted by researchers around the country to inquire about this Shocke Tube, which led to his major involvement with laboratories inside the U.S. Navy, U.S. Air Force, 3M, Michaels & Associates, MIT, University of Colorado Medical, University of Buffalo, University of Cincinnati, Triton Systems, Applied Research, Creare Research and one international sale in France at INRS Research Center.

Currently, this type of testing is accepted as the preferred method of shock wave sound testing for laboratory testing. Additionally, The Shocke Tube is relatively inexpensive considering its high level of accuracy. Mark’s accomplishment for this work has also been published by Nature.com, along with researchers from MIT and Harvard. Mark has also been labeled a team member at The Naval Submarine Medical Research Lab in Groton, Connecticut because the United States Navy is his largest customer.

Since starting this journey, Mark has developed three different versions of this unit and the fourth is being developed right now. His work is one of the first of its kind performing multiple shock tube shots repeatable at one millisecond consistently.

About Ivy Tech Community College

Ivy Tech Community College is Indiana’s largest public postsecondary institution and the nation’s largest singly accredited statewide community college system, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana and also serves thousands of students annually online. It serves as the state’s engine of workforce development, offering associate degrees, short-term certificate programs, industry certifications, and training that aligns to the needs of the community. The College provides seamless transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana, as well as out of state, for a more affordable route to a Bachelor’s degree.

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Independent Order of Odd Fellows of Indiana supports Ivy Tech students Across the State

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The Grand Lodge of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows of Indiana, Inc. announced a philanthropic gift of over $700,000 to the Ivy Tech Foundation. The gift will fund a $520,000 Endowed Scholarship to support students who have experienced the death of one or both parents before the age of 18 or who have experienced the death of a spouse. The scholarship will support students at South Bend/Elkhart, Ft. Wayne, Kokomo, Lafayette, Marion, Muncie, Anderson, Indianapolis, Terre Haute, Columbus, Bloomington, Madison, Sellersburg, and Evansville campuses, and will be made available beginning in the fall of 2022.

“Ivy Tech is grateful for this generous gift that will aid students when life presents momentary barriers to their educational journey,” said Ivy Tech Foundation President Courtney Roberts. “This scholarship will mean a great deal to many Ivy Tech students across the state, and we’re looking forward to seeing the positive results for our students.”

The additional funds will provide for IvyCares, which offers financial coaching, community resource referrals, free mental health counseling, a food pantry, and ad hoc emergency financial assistance to Ivy Tech students.

Independent Order of Odd Fellows of Indiana Grand Master Kathy Reed said, “The Odd Fellows are very pleased to be able to help so many students in Indiana through this gift to Ivy Tech, both now and into the future.”

Learn more about the Ivy Tech Foundation here. For more information about the Grand Lodge of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows of Indiana, Inc., contact them here.

About the Independent Order of Odd Fellows

The Independent Order of Odd Fellows (IOOF) is an apolitical and non-sectarian international fraternal order that was founded in 1819. The command of the IOOF is to “visit the sick, relieve the distressed, bury the dead and educate the orphan.” Members are devoted to improving and elevating the character of mankind by promoting the principles of friendship, love and truth, while also dedicating themselves to making the world a better place to live by aiding others, specifically the less fortunate, the youth, the environment and the community in every way possible. With the belief that all are equal, the IOOF helps promote their principle goal of universal fraternity.

About Ivy Tech Community College

Ivy Tech Community College is Indiana’s largest public postsecondary institution and the nation’s largest singly accredited statewide community college system, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana and also serves thousands of students annually online. It serves as the state’s engine of workforce development, offering associate degrees, short-term certificate programs, industry certifications, and training that aligns to the needs of the community. The College provides seamless transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana, as well as out of state, for a more affordable route to a Bachelor’s degree.

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Ivy Tech Community College Receives NACEP Accreditation for Dual Credit  Programing

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Ivy Tech Community College’s dual credit programming is now accredited by the National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships (NACEP). NACEP is a national accrediting body that ensures both the quality of college in high school programming, as well as the alignment of this programming with on-campus academic policies and procedures.  

Dual credit courses are college courses taught to high school students by a high school teacher who is credentialed to teach at the post-secondary level. Students who participate in dual credit receive both high school credit, as well as college credit when enrolling in these courses. With more than 60,000 high school students and 445 partner high schools, Ivy Tech is the largest NACEP-accredited program in the nation.

“This accreditation demonstrates the dedication and excellence of Ivy Tech’s dual credit programming and our dual credit faculty members,” said Dr. Sue Ellspermann, president of Ivy Tech. “We congratulate those involved for their hard work in ensuring that the quality and rigor of the education obtained by dual credit students will be an investment in their future and further their academic success.”

Ivy Tech had previously had its dual credit program approved through the Indiana Commission for Higher Education.

“We are honored to receive national accreditation from such a revered organization,” said Dr. Rebecca Rahschulte, Ivy Tech’s Vice President of K-14 Initiatives and Statewide Partnerships. “Our strong partnerships with high schools and career centers throughout the state, along with our shared vision, made this accreditation a reality.”

To learn more about Ivy Tech programs and initiatives, visit our website.

About Ivy Tech Community College

Ivy Tech Community College is Indiana’s largest public postsecondary institution and the nation’s largest singly accredited statewide community college system, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana and also serves thousands of students annually online. It serves as the state’s engine of workforce development, offering associate degrees, short-term certificate programs, industry certifications, and training that aligns to the needs of the community. The College provides seamless transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana, as well as out of state, for a more affordable route to a Bachelor’s degree.

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