Fort Wayne Campus to host Trunk-or-Treat for families, community

WHAT:
The Ivy Tech Community College and Fort Wayne communities are invited to celebrate Halloween with their families at Trunk-or-Treat. Cars will be parked at the Fort Wayne Campus’s North Campus, and their trunks will be full of candy for trick-or-treaters. There will be food, music, costumes and more.

WHERE:
Ivy Tech Community College’s Fort Wayne Campus
The Steel Dynamics, Inc. Keith E. Busse Technology Center parking lot
3701 Dean Drive
Fort Wayne, IN 46835
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SCHEDULE:
6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 18

Fort Wayne Campus to host Veteran’s Appreciation Night

DETAILS:
To thank local veterans, Ivy Tech Community College’s Fort Wayne Campus is hosting Veteran’s Appreciation Night.

This open house will welcome prospective students and provide information about the educational benefits offered by the Veterans Affairs office at Ivy Tech. Veterans will also be able to discuss the military benefits available at the College.

During Veteran’s Appreciation Night, attendees will be able to complete all their steps to enroll for the spring semester at Ivy Tech, which begins Jan. 16. To apply for financial aid, attendees should bring their 2015 taxes; and to receive assessment, they should bring their high school or previous college transcripts. They should also bring their military transcripts to learn about prior learning assessment opportunities, where the College will evaluate their credentials to see if attendees qualify for additional credit; and certification crosswalk opportunities, where prior certifications may qualify for college credit.

Learn more about Veterans Affairs at IvyTech.edu/veteran-services.

WHEN:
3 to 7 p.m. Nov. 9

WHERE:
Ivy Tech Community College’s Fort Wayne Campus
North Campus Express Enrollment Center
3701 Dean Drive
Fort Wayne, IN 46835

Fort Wayne Campus to host enrollment days for spring 2018 classes

DETAILS:
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.

The College will host two enrollment days in late October to get students ready for spring 2018 classes at Ivy Tech’s Fort Wayne Campus. Students should bring their 2015 tax returns for financial aid and their previous high school or college transcripts for assessment.

Prospective students can visit IvyTech.edu/enrollmentday to learn more and RSVP. The spring semester beings Jan. 16, 2018.

WHEN:
9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 25
9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 27

WHERE:
Ivy Tech Community College’s Fort Wayne Campus
North Campus, Student Life Center
3701 Dean Drive
Fort Wayne, IN 46835

Fort Wayne Campus to host fall career fair with 70+ employers

DETAILS:
Ivy Tech Community College’s Fort Wayne Campus will host a Fall Career Fair, where more than 70 employers will be set up to meet with Ivy Tech students and alumni, as well as the community. Attendees are encouraged to bring their resumes and dress business casual/professionally.

Prior to the career fair, employers attending the fair will be able to learn about the benefits of Achieve Your Degree, an Ivy Tech program that partners with area businesses and institutions to provide a free community college education to employees. A Parkview Health representative will also discuss the benefits of Achieve Your Degree. Learn more about the program at IvyTech.edu/achieveyourdegree.

WHEN:
Achieve Your Degree information: 11 a.m. to noon Nov. 8
Career Fair: 1 to 4 p.m. Nov. 8

WHERE:
Ivy Tech Community College’s Fort Wayne Campus
Coliseum Campus, Room 1640 and surrounding hallways
3800 N. Anthony Blvd.
Fort Wayne, IN 46805

College Goal Sunday to provide free financial aid help

DETAILS:
Financial aid professionals will volunteer at Ivy Tech Community College’s Fort Wayne Campus and various other sites in Indiana to help college-bound students with financial aid during College Goal Sunday.

College Goal Sunday has helped more than 90,000 Indiana students and families complete the FAFSA properly and on time. College Goal Sunday is a charitable program of the Indiana Student Financial Aid Association.

WHEN:
2 to 4 p.m. Nov. 5

WHERE:
Ivy Tech Community College’s Fort Wayne Campus
Coliseum Campus
3800 N. Anthony Blvd.
Fort Wayne, IN 46805

College encourages students to commit to their degree at Student Life’s Casino Night event

WHAT:
As part of Commit to Complete Week at Ivy Tech Community College, the Fort Wayne Campus is hosting a Casino Night, where attendees will be able to play casino games for prizes. The event includes a transfer and resource fair, plus a sign-up table where students can commit to complete their education. This Commit to Complete pledge will determine what amount students start with at Casino Night, a metaphor to illustrate how earning potential can increase with a degree.

The Commit to Complete Campaign is a national initiative focused on helping students achieve their academic goals. The campaign asks students to sign a pledge that they will complete their credential. Learn more about Commit to Complete at bit.ly/IvyCommit.

WHERE:
Ivy Tech Fort Wayne’s Coliseum Campus
Anthony Commons
3800 N. Anthony Blvd.
Fort Wayne, IN 46805
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SCHEDULE:
5 to 9 p.m. Oct. 5

Next Level Jobs event to encourage eight-week enrollment

DETAILS:
Next Level Jobs is a program that provides a financial aid opportunity for working adults in Indiana who would like to upskill. Through Next Level Jobs, working-age adults can earn a certificate at Ivy Tech Community College at no cost; Next Level Jobs funds cover tuition after funds from the Free Application for Federal Student Aid are applied.

To help those interested in participating in the Next Level Jobs program, Ivy Tech’s Fort Wayne Campus is hosting an open lab next month. The lab will be staffed by financial aid representatives to help prospective students fill out their FAFSA forms. Admissions staff will also be on-hand to answer questions.

The open lab is occurring simultaneously with an Express Enrollment Day, where prospective students can complete all the steps necessary to enroll for eight-week classes this semester.

The Next Level Jobs program is managed by the Indiana Commission for Higher Education and the Indiana Department of Workforce Development, promoting certificate programs in five sectors that align with Indiana’s economic needs:

  • Advanced manufacturing
  • Building and construction
  • Health sciences
  • Information and business technology
  • Transportation and logistics

Learn more about this program at IvyTech.edu/nextleveljobs. Eight-week classes begin Oct. 16.

WHEN:
9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 6

WHERE:
Ivy Tech Community College’s Fort Wayne Campus
North Campus
Student Life Center, Room 136
3701 Dean Drive
Fort Wayne, IN 46835

A Reason to Taste fundraiser scheduled for Oct. 28

DETAILS:
Ivy Tech Community College’s Fort Wayne Campus will host the sixth annual A Reason to Taste fundraiser next month. A Reason to Taste: Moonlight Sonata will pair the sounds of classical music with German and French cuisine with a modern twist.

The dinner and menu will be prepared by Hospitality Administration students and graduates who won the European Competition in January. Their prize was a trip to Europe to study the culinary arts. The meal is created based upon their trip.

Eight hospitality administration students from Ivy Tech Community College’s Fort Wayne Campus won the College’s European Competition. They traveled to France and Germany in the spring to study the culinary arts. Winners are: (back row) Lawrence Davis; (front row, from left) John Croyle, Anisah Abdul-Azeez, Aura Barrera, Lydia Yaste, Catrina Zepke, Bethany Sorich; and (not pictured) John O’Donnell.

Tickets, which are $125 each, are available online at IvyTech.edu/reason. Businesses interested in donating an item for the silent auction can also do so through the link.

Rachel Martz, one of the 2016 European Competition winners, plates a dinner at last year’s A Reason to Taste fundraiser.

Parkview Health is A Reason to Taste’s presenting sponsor. Plumbers & Steamfitters Local Union 166 is the event’s reception sponsor. Calhoun Street Soups, Salads, & Spirits is its beverage sponsor. The corporate sponsors are 80/20, Auburn Gear, Barnes & Thornburg, Brooks Construction Company, Inc., Elevatus Architecture, Fort Wayne Metals, Hagerman Construction Group, Kelly Automotive, Lincoln Financial Foundation, PNC Bank, Questa Foundation, STAR Financial Bank, and Whitley Manufacturing Co., Inc. Fort Wayne’s NBC is the media sponsors, and the events partners are Cap ‘n Cork, Coplin Piano Service, and Schrader Auction.

WHEN:
6 p.m. Oct. 28
Cocktails and silent auction begin at 6 p.m.
Dinner begins at 7 p.m.

WHERE:
The Mirro Center for Research and Innovation
10622 Parkview Plaza Drive
Fort Wayne, IN 46845

New Venture Competition to crown entrepreneurship champion on Thursday

WHAT:
The New Venture Competition, in its seventh year, is a business plan contest that will award $35,000 in startup capital to a winning Ivy Tech Community College student or alumnus entrepreneur based on his or her business plan.

The finalists and their businesses are Kendall Riecken, of KR Designs, an automotive detailing and restoration company; Courtney Jagoda, of Caliber Contracting, which specializes in tiny houses; and Clayton Ostermeyer, of The Vault, a projected downtown Fort Wayne bar. To learn more about the competition, visit IvyTech.edu/northeast/newventure.

At Thursday’s dinner, community judges comprised of area business leaders and community professionals will watch the finalists’ presentations and vote for a winner.

The contest is sponsored by JB Tool, Die & Engineering, Inc., and its owners Dave and Mary Bear; and the Edward M. and Mary McCrea Wilson Foundation. The dinner is sponsored by ProFed Credit Union. The event is in collaboration with Fort Wayne SCORE.

WHERE:
Ivy Tech Community College’s Fort Wayne Campus
Coliseum Campus, Room 1640
3800 N. Anthony Blvd.
Fort Wayne, IN 46802
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SCHEDULE:
5 to 8 p.m. Sept. 28

National professor, author to speak about global learning

DETAILS:
Barbara Oakley, an engineering professor at Oakland Unviersity in Michigan, will speak at Ivy Tech Community College about global learning and her upcoming book, “Learning How to Learn: Powerful mental tools to help you master tough subjects.”

The event is being hosted by Ivy Tech’s TRIO Student Support Services, which offers services to students who are first-generation, are low-income, and/or with disabilities.

For more information, contact Jane Janovyak, TRIO program assistant, at jjanovyak1@ivytech.edu or 260-480-4197.

Learn more about Oakley at barbaraoakley.com.

WHEN:
7 to 8 p.m. Oct. 25

WHERE:
Ivy Tech Community College’s Fort Wayne Campus
Coliseum Campus Auditorium
3800 N. Anthony Blvd.
Fort Wayne, IN 46802