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Bank announces appointment to director board

JASPER — German American Bancorp, Inc. announced that Zachary W. Bawel has been appointed to its board of directors, effective July

Bawel, who holds a bachelor’s degree in finance from Indiana University School of Business, is president and COO of Jasper Engines & Transmissions. He has over 30 years of sales, distribution and management experience with the company, having served as president since 2011.

Bawel currently also serves on the executive committee and on the board of directors of Jasper Engines and is a member of the advisory board of WireCrafters LLC, the nation’s leading manufacturer of woven and welded wire partitions and other related material handling products.

Sanford Grain joins angus association

Greenfield’s Sanford Grain is a new member of the American Angus Association, reported Allen Moczygemba, CEO of the national breed organization headquartered in Saint Joseph, Mo.

The American Angus Association, with more than 25,000 active adult and junior members, is the largest beef breed association in the world. Its computerized records include detailed information on over 18 million registered Angus.

The association records ancestral information and keeps production records and genomic data on individual animals to develop industry-leading selection tools for its members. The programs and services of the association and its entities — Angus Genetics Inc., Angus Productions Inc., Certified Angus Beef LLC and the Angus Foundation — help members to advance the beef cattle business by selecting the best animals for their herds and marketing quality genetics for the beef cattle industry and quality beef for consumers

Indy art school halts new applications

The Art Institute of Indianapolis will stop accepting new students, its owner told the Indianapolis Business Journal.

But a statement from the not-for-profit school says current students should continue to attend classes as scheduled.

“This decision is for new students only and we will redirect prospective students to our online offerings or one of our other campuses,” according to a statement provided by Dream Center Education Holdings, which bought The Art Institutes system in two phases last fall and in January.

A spokeswoman did not immediately answer questions about whether existing students will be able to fully complete their degrees.