At Ivy Tech Community College’s Express Enrollment Day, prospective students can complete all the steps they need to start classes. Enrollment experts will be on-hand to answer questions and help attendees with enrollment steps including assessment, financial aid, advising and more.
Registration is now open for classes starting in January. Students should bring their most recent tax returns for financial aid, and their previous high school or college transcripts for assessment.
Prospective students can visit bit.ly/IvyEED to register. For students who have not applied or assessed, it’s important to attend the event earlier in the day so there’s enough time to get through all of the enrollment steps. Classes begin Jan. 13.
WHEN: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 4
WHERE: Ivy Tech Fort Wayne’s North Campus Student Life Center 3701 Dean Drive Fort Wayne, IN 46835
Ivy Tech Warsaw 2545 Silveus Crossing Warsaw, IN 46582
By guest writer Joyce Baker Originally published on November 13
Today is Wednesday. It’s an “Every Other Wednesday” when I get to drive from Fort Wayne to Warsaw. I am a Career Adviser or Career Coach and current Assistant Director of Career Development at Ivy Tech Community College Fort Wayne. The Fort Wayne campus includes our Warsaw Site and in order to serve the Warsaw students with their career development needs, I come here twice a month to hold office hours.
As sometimes happens, my first appointment was a no-show.
My second appointment arrived a little late, but no big deal. She was my Reason. She made the day, the drive, the cold, the job—worth it. I’m not going to tell you everything about her. But I will say that she plans to start school at Ivy Tech in January as a 41 year old single mom who has been through so much and is still going through so much. She wants to study Human Services and would like to be an addictions counselor.
I had her take an interests assessment—the results of which totally confirmed that she is on the right career path. The thought of attending college sounded exciting but scary. I said, “Just do the next right thing.” I told her a little about my own story and how I was a single mom at one time who relied on food stamps and government help. I told her how I got my college degree by focusing on one class at a time and by doing the next right thing.
Someday, she would like to be able to say she is an Addictions Counselor. I told her how good it feels to tell people I’m the Assistant Director of something! It feels good to recreate yourself. I told her that she has an exciting future ahead of her—that she is going to help a lot of people. She smiled and told me she believes that too.
She was sitting right there in that chair across from me, and after she left I wanted to take a picture of where she had been. She was my Reason today, and I am so grateful.
spring 2020, Ivy Tech Warsaw will launch its new Laptop Loan-to-Own program
thanks to a new partnership venture with Lake City Bank. Lake City Bank has
donated 10 Dell laptop computers that had recently come out of service. These
machines will be cleaned, reimaged and loaded with the standard software
students use for their Ivy Tech school work.
growing number of students are coming to us without a laptop computer and as
more and more coursework utilizes e-learning tools, we don’t want this to pose
a barrier to student success,” says Allyn Decker, Ph.D., Vice Chancellor at Ivy
Tech Warsaw. “We are so grateful for Lake City Bank’s willingness to meet this
students will be able to check out a laptop for a two-week time period. They
can extend the loan to an entire semester if the laptop is maintained properly
through bi-monthly security and maintenance checks. If the student is in good
academic standing by the end of the term and has enrolled for the next term’s
classes, the laptop’s ownership can be permanently transferred to the student
in need. Lake City Bank has committed to supplying additional machines as
are pleased to partner with Ivy Tech Warsaw in helping to meet the computing
needs of students,” says Chris Merrill, Lake City Bank’s Vice President and
Technology Services Manager. “It’s a win-win in that we don’t have to discard
perfectly good equipment and Ivy Tech students don’t have to buy a laptop if
funds are limited.”
Tech’s Circle of Ivy, a women’s philanthropy group, has also contributed a
$3,000 donation to this program. This money will be used to purchase additional
power cords, software, laptop sleeves and a storage cart.
addition to the laptop program, Lake City Bank will be pursuing more computing
and banking internships through Ivy Tech Warsaw. Lake City Bank routinely hires
college interns and can provide great employment and educational opportunities
to those willing to learn and work in a highly regulated corporate environment.
a regional bank, Lake City is a perfect choice for a wide variety of students
in northeast Indiana,” says Christine Force, Ivy Tech’s Internship Coordinator.
“We look forward to placing several students in internship and entry level
positions in the near future.”
At Ivy Tech Community College’s Express Enrollment Day,
prospective students can complete all the steps they need to start classes.
Enrollment experts will be on-hand to answer questions and help attendees with
enrollment steps including assessment, financial aid, advising and more.
Registration is now open for classes starting in January.
Students should bring their most recent tax returns for financial aid, and
their previous high school or college transcripts for assessment.
Prospective students can visit IvyTech.edu/EEDay to learn more.
For students who have not applied or assessed, it’s important to attend the
event earlier in the day so there’s enough time to get through all of the
enrollment steps. Classes begin Jan. 13.
WHEN: 11 a.m. to 8
p.m. Dec. 5
WHERE: Ivy Tech Fort Wayne’s North Campus
Student Life Center
3701 Dean Drive
Fort Wayne, IN 46835
Ivy Tech Warsaw
2545 Silveus Crossing
Warsaw, IN 46582
By Dawn Burns, Ivy Tech Warsaw Academic and Learning Resource Center Assistant
This November, Ivy Tech Warsaw is taking to heart Maya Angelou’s words, “When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed.”
To set the
tone, the Learning Resource Center (LRC) is focusing on strengthening community
through sharing resources, sharing stories, and showing gratitude. Their
display features community resources and volunteer opportunities, books from
storytelling projects like The Moth and StoryCorps, and an interactive board
where people can share what they are grateful for.
cheerfully and accepting gratefully are everyday endeavors at Ivy Tech Warsaw.
Understanding that it’s hard for students to excel academically when hungry,
the campus started the Basics Bank in January 2019 to provide students with
food, hygiene supplies, and community resources. Meijer and Circle of Ivy
stepped up to stock the shelves, and each day students take what they need to
get through a day of classes or to have a meal at home.
In terms of
service, the Get Involved, Value Everyone (GIVE) club has taken the lead. For
Halloween, GIVE donated 36 string bags for kids containing candy, hats, gloves,
socks, coloring books, and crayons to Beaman Home. For Thanksgiving, GIVE
organized a food drive to provide Thanksgiving meal baskets for five Ivy Tech
student families. GIVE has also committed to volunteering at We Care Warsaw, an
annual service fair that attracts around 1500 community members.
“When we give cheerfully and accept
gratefully, everyone is blessed.” Is that really true? Our GIVE members think
president Sandra Anders described the Christmas when she was four and had moved
to Indiana with her mom after her parents divorced. “We didn’t have much,”
Anders said, “but that year the Red Cross gave us a Christmas basket with food
and gifts and a Christmas stocking with my name hand-stitched on it.” Anders
still has that stocking which reminds her that, “Everybody at some time needs
something. That Christmas made me a better person, and now I want to give
a break from organizing food drive donations, GIVE member Piper Johnson added,
“I have really bad anxiety and depression, and helping people makes me feel
better. I look at Gandhi and Nelson Mandela, and I think about how if you want
to change something, you have to do it yourself. You have to become the change
you want to see.”
eighth year, Saturday’s A Reason to Taste at Ivy Tech Community College
Fort Wayne raised more than $86,000 for student scholarships and academic
programs. Corporate sponsorships, live auctions and individual donations added
to the success of the event.
Reason to Taste: Rue de Paris,
guests enjoyed an interactive culinary cabaret along the streets of “Paris”
complete with wandering musicians and visited street vendors with fabulous food
prepared by Hospitality Administration students and graduates. The meal and
wine pairings were inspired by students who won Ivy Tech’s European Competition
last January and traveled to France to study culinary arts over the summer.
This experience was funded in part by A Reason to Taste and the Ivy Tech
and volunteers have a fantastic time every year during A Reason to Taste, but
the best part is remembering that this event is all about helping our students
successfully reach their goals,” says Margaret Sturm, executive director of
Resource Development. “The gifts that our sponsors and donors give help support
students through life’s challenges and gives them the tools they need to
succeed at Ivy Tech and as contributing members of our community.”
Wayne’s NBC was a media sponsor and both Linda Jackson and Parkview Health’s
Curtis Smith emceed the event, which was hosted at Parkview Health’s Mirro
Center for Research and Innovation. Parkview Health was the event’s presenting
sponsor and ProFed Credit Union was reception sponsor.
year’s event is tentatively scheduled for early November. Those who are
interested in sponsorship opportunities and/or serving on next year’s planning
committee can contact Sturm at email@example.com or
260-480-2010. Donations to this year’s total can still be made at IvyTech.edu/reason.
International Education Week, from Nov. 18 to 22, is a joint initiative between the U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Department of State. According to the U.S. Department of State website, it is meant “to promote programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn, and exchange experiences.” Locally, Ivy Tech Community College Fort Wayne is celebrating International Education Week with a schedule of events from Nov. 18 to 21. Two of this year’s events will feature special guest speaker Stann Champion, a Chicago based musician, arts educator, community activist and WNUR FM Radio Host. Champion will be giving a public lecture on Tuesday, Nov. 19 and an acoustic performance on Wednesday, Nov. 20. Ivy Tech Fort Wayne will be Champion’s first stop on his “Giving Thanks Tour 2019.”
events are free and open to the public.
LOCATION: Events are located on the Coliseum Campus (3800 N. Anthony Blvd., Fort
Wayne) or in the Student Life Center on North Campus (3701 Dean Drive, Fort
Jean-Paul Sartre’s Existentialism is a Humanism
by Brian Boone
by Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Jacob Witucki
to 1 p.m. Nov 18
Campus, Room 1312
The Music of the Moors in
Spain: Development and Influence on
guest presenter Stann Champion
by Associate Professor of Sociology Daniel Hall
to 1 p.m. Nov. 19
Campus, Room 1360–61
“WOW Wednesday” Global Village
Visit tables representing different countries and sample traditional ethnic food. Learn about the various cultures represented by students, faculty and staff at Ivy Tech. Lunch and desserts will be provided.
Live music provided by Stann Champion
11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 20
Music from noon to 1 p.m.
Student Life Center, Student Commons
The Politics of
Terrorism: A Growing History of Discontent
by Julia Carter
by Associate Professor of Sociology Daniel Hall
The Ivy Tech Community College and Fort Wayne communities are
invited to join Ivy Tech health and wellness programs and area vendors for the
annual Health & Wellness Fair from noon to 3 p.m. on Nov. 13 in the Student
Life Center Gymnasium (3701 Dean Drive). Exhibits & activities include
posture screenings, chair massages, gait analysis, EKG and BP testing and
Participating programs from Ivy Tech Fort Wayne include
Therapeutic Massage, Phlebotomy, Medical Assisting and more. The event will
also feature outside vendors including Fort Wayne’s Fort4Fitness, Spiece
Fitness and Chiropractic Rehab & Wellness Center.
WHEN: Noon to 3 p.m.
WHERE: Ivy Tech
Community College Fort Wayne
Student Life Center Gymnasium
3701 Dean Drive
Fort Wayne, IN 46835 Get
At College 101,
area high school students and parents can meet with admissions and student
success professionals while learning about being a student at Ivy Tech Fort
Wayne and Warsaw. Attendees can tour campus and learn about:
and certificate programs
credit pathways and dual enrollment course options
Community College’s Fort Wayne Campus will host an Apprenticeship Fair during
National Apprenticeship Week for students and community members interested in
learning more about apprenticeships and how to become an apprentice. The event
will take place on Nov. 15 at The Steel Dynamics, Inc. Keith E. Busse
Technology Center from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
the fair, all attendees can:
Learn how apprenticeships can teach a skilled trade while earning an apprentice money
Watch live demonstrations on skilled trades
Meet industry representatives, and learn how to become an apprentice
will be two special breakout sessions at the The Steel Dynamics, Inc. Keith E.
Busse Technology Center in room TC1225. We will host a session with
apprenticeship information for teachers, counselors and parents from10
to 10:30 a.m. and one with information for companies looking to start an
apprenticeship program from 11 a.m. to noon.