Department of Labor signing to kick off Apprenticeship Fair

WHAT:
The media is invited to a special announcement and official agreement signing between the Department of Labor and Ivy Tech Community College’s Fort Wayne Campus. This will kick off the Apprenticeship Fair at Ivy Tech.

The fair will be hosted in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Labor’s National Apprenticeship Week, which is from Nov. 13 to 19. The national celebration “offers leaders in business, labor, education, and other critical partners a chance to express their support for apprenticeship,” according to the labor department’s website. “The weekly events highlight the benefits of apprenticeship in preparing a highly skilled workforce to meet the talent needs of employers across diverse industries.”

Learn more at dol.gov/apprenticeship/naw.

WHERE:
Ivy Tech Community College’s Fort Wayne Campus
The Steel Dynamics, Inc. Keith E. Busse Technology Center
3701 Dean Drive
Fort Wayne, IN 46835
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SCHEDULE:
Signing: 10 a.m. Nov. 17
Fair: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 17

Warsaw Site students to host panel for sexual assault awareness

WHAT:
Honors students at Ivy Tech Community College’s Warsaw Site are hosting an event for the Kosciusko County Prosecuting Attorney’s Victims Assistance Program. The event, Start by Believing, will teach about sexual assault in Kosciusko County and how to become an advocate for victims. Panelists will include representatives from the Victims Assistance Program, Beaman Home, and the Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Department.

The event is free and open to the public. It is hosted by the Beta Zeta Kappa chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, the international honor society of two-year colleges.

If you have questions, please contact Lori Roe, School of Arts, Sciences, and Education chair for the Warsaw Site, at lroe@ivytech.edu or 574-267-5428 x7110.

WHERE:
Ivy Tech Community College’s Warsaw Site
2545 Silveus Crossing
Warsaw, IN 46582

SCHEDULE:
6 to 8 p.m. Nov. 14

Fort Wayne Campus group to sponsor Habitat for Humanity build day

WHAT:
Ivy Tech Community College’s Fort Wayne Campus will sponsor a build day for Habitat for Humanity. This College-wide initiative invites students, employees, and community members to build homes at Fuller’s Landing, “a front porch community offering affordable homeownership opportunities in partnership with hardworking families,” according to Habitat for Humanity.

As of Friday morning, 20 volunteers had signed up for build day.

WHERE:
Fuller’s Landing
4308 W. Cook Road
Fort Wayne, IN 46818

SCHEDULE:
7:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Nov. 11

Fort Wayne Campus to host FIRST LEGO League robotics qualifying event

WHAT:
Ivy Tech Community College’s Fort Wayne Campus will host the FIRST® LEGO® League Qualifying Tournament, a robotics competition.

WHEN:
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 11

DETAILS:

This qualifying event is one of many throughout Indiana. Teams that have created a LEGO® robot will compete before judges in four areas:

  1. Robot performance
  2. FIRST® LEGO® League core values, which references how teams prepare for the tournament and behave as a team
  3. Robot design
  4. Project presentation

Each of the four areas will have a first and second place finisher.

The following schools or groups will participate in the tournament:

  • Angola Middle School, Angola
  • Steuben County Literacy Coalition, Angola
  • Arcola Elementary School, Arcola
  • Woodside Middle School, Fort Wayne
  • St. Charles Borromeo Catholic School, Fort Wayne
  • Carroll Middle School, Fort Wayne
  • Bows and Girls Clubs of Fort Wayne
  • Irwin Elementary School, Fort Wayne
  • Maple Creek Middle School, Fort Wayne
  • Paul Harding Junior High School, Fort Wayne
  • Holland Elementary School, Fort Wayne
  • Huntertown Elementary School, Huntertown
  • Huntington County 4-H, Huntington
  • Leo Elementary School, Leo

The top three overall teams will advance to the Indiana FIRST® LEGO® League Championship Tournament on Dec. 9 at IPFW. Visit www.etcs.ipfw.edu/fll to learn more about FIRST® LEGO® League.

For more information, contact Karen Jones at kjones82@ivytech.edu or 260-481-2266.

WHERE:
Public Safety Academy: Ivy Tech South Campus
7602 Patriot Crossing
Fort Wayne, IN 46816
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Inside Ivy Tech: Beethoven-themed fundraising gala brings in more than $90k

The night belonged to German composer Ludwig van Beethoven, as well as his many admirers.

In its sixth year, A Reason to Taste–the largest annual fundraising event for Ivy Tech Community College’s Fort Wayne Campus–was influenced by German classical music and cuisine. The charitable gala raised more than $90,000 on Oct. 28.

Donations to the Ivy Tech Foundation came through corporate sponsorships, silent and live auctions, and individual donations and benefited student scholarships, academic programs, and the Ivy Tech Titans Baseball Program. (The Ivy Tech Titans is a self-supported intercollegiate athletics baseball team that will begin formal play in the spring).

“I asked one of the donors after, did she have fun,” says Margaret Sturm, executive director of Resource Development. “She was at a table where she didn’t know anyone. She said, ‘You don’t need to know anyone because we’re all here for the same reason. It’s for the students, so everybody has something in common.’”

Students who won the European Competition at Ivy Tech’s Fort Wayne Campus in January created the menu and prepared the dinner for A Reason to Taste guests on Oct. 28.

At A Reason to Taste: Moonlight Sonata, guests were entertained by Beethoven’s compositions, and they enjoyed a multi-course menu prepared by students in Hospitality Administration who won an opportunity to study culinary arts in France and Germany this spring. Those students were winners of the College’s European Competition, hosted in January. They created the fundraiser’s menu based on their trip, and they cooked the dinner at the fundraiser.

Linda Jackson of Fort Wayne’s NBC emceed the event, which was hosted at Parkview Health’s Mirro Center for Research and Innovation. Donna Packnett, a community volunteer who has worked with A Reason to Taste since its inception, won the evening’s Ivy Award, which is presented to someone who exhibits outstanding community service and leadership in northeast Indiana.

Next year’s event is tentatively scheduled for mid-October. Those who are interested in sponsorship opportunities and/or serving on next year’s planning committee can contact Sturm at msturm7@ivytech.edu or 260-480-2010. Donations to this year’s total can still be made at IvyTech.edu/reason.

Thompson and Nance

Approximately 220 guests were entertained by Emily Thompson and Robert Nance, who played a variety of Beethoven’s late 18th- and early 19th-century compositions.

VIDEOS
Check out two videos broadcast at the event and featured on the College’s YouTube channel:

  • Lawrence Davis and Lydia Yaste are two of eight students who won the Chopped-style European Competition at Ivy Tech Fort Wayne in January. They traveled to France and Germany to study the culinary arts with the other winners. Based on the trip, the group helped create the menu for A Reason to Taste: be/MZY3opNm_9Q
  • Hospitality Administration chair Jeff Albertson and Richard Owens, a student in the program, talk about Grasshopper, the College’s food truck. A portion of the money raised at A Reason to Taste will benefit the food truck’s operation: be/5uLilHmlwPQ

SPONSORS
Presenting sponsor: Parkview Health

Reception sponsor: Plumbers & Steamfitters Local Union 166

Beverage sponsor: Calhoun Street Soups, Salads, & Spirits

Corporate sponsors: 80/20, Inc., Auburn Gear, BFGoodrich, Barnes & Thornburg, LLP, Brooks Construction Company, Inc., Fort Wayne Metals, Greater Fort Wayne Inc., Hagerman Construction Group, Ivy Tech Foundation, The James Foundation, Inc., Kelley Automotive, Lincoln Financial Foundation, PNC Bank, Questa Foundation, STAR Financial Bank, Sweetwater Sound, Whitley Manufacturing Co., Inc.

Media sponsor: Fort Wayne’s NBC

Event partners: A Party Apart, Armstrong Flowers, Cap ‘n Cork, Coplin Piano Service, Schrader Real Estate and Auction Co.

Entertainment: Emily Thompson, violin; Robert Nance, piano

Fort Wayne Campus to host Apprenticeship Fair as part of national celebration

DETAILS:
Ivy Tech Community College’s Fort Wayne Campus will host an Apprenticeship Fair for students and community members interested in learning more about apprenticeships and how to become an apprentice. Attendees can speak with northeast Indiana companies that have registered apprenticeship programs and see live demonstrations.

The event is being hosted in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Labor’s National Apprenticeship Week, which is from Nov. 13 to 19. The national celebration “offers leaders in business, labor, education, and other critical partners a chance to express their support for apprenticeship,” according to the labor department’s website. “The weekly events highlight the benefits of apprenticeship in preparing a highly skilled workforce to meet the talent needs of employers across diverse industries.”

Learn more at dol.gov/apprenticeship/naw.

WHEN:
9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 17

WHERE:
Ivy Tech Community College’s Fort Wayne Campus
Steel Dynamics, Inc. Keith E. Busse Technology Center
3701 Dean Drive
Fort Wayne, IN 46835

Fort Wayne Campus to offer events to celebrate November’s International Education Week

BACKGROUND:
International Education Week, from Nov. 13 to 17, is a joint initiative between the U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Department of State, meant “to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide … Education is part of our efforts to promote programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn, and exchange experiences,” according to the U.S. Department of State website.

DETAILS:
Locally, Ivy Tech Community College’s Fort Wayne Campus is celebrating International Education Week with a schedule of events from Nov. 13 to 16.

LOCATION:
Events are located in the Coliseum Campus (3800 N. Anthony Blvd., Fort Wayne) or the Student Life Center (3701 Dean Drive, Fort Wayne).

SCHEDULE:
Inequality: International and Intranational

Presented by economics assistant professor Matt Fisher
Noon to 1 p.m. Nov. 13, Coliseum Campus Room 2316

Fomenting Dissent: Black Resistance to Post-Racialism in the Internet Age, followed by an open forum on race in America
Presented by sociology assistant professor Lisa Beringer
Lecture: Noon to 1 p.m. Nov. 14
Open forum: 1 to 2 p.m. Nov. 14
Coliseum Campus Room 2348/2350

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.
11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 15, Student Life Center main hall

Music Universe, Music Mind: Afro-Caribbean Musical Currents
Performance by Stann Champion, musician, artist, and activist
Noon to 1 p.m. Nov. 15, Blue Bamboo Café in the Student Life Center

Three Ways of Making Moral Decisions
Presented by philosophy instructor Jacob Witucki
Noon to 1 p.m. Nov. 16, Coliseum Campus Room 2316

Fort Wayne Campus to host gaming developers lecture

DETAILS:
Brianna Wu and Casey O’Donnell will speak about game development at Ivy Tech Community College’s Fort Wayne Campus.

Wu is a game developer; the founder of Giant Spacekat, a Boston-based independent video game development studio; and the co-developer of the online game Revolution 60. She will speak about her experiences in creating a game development studio, developing games, and the gaming industry.

O’Donnell is the developer of the games Karem B’Yavneh and Sparks of Eternity and a gaming lecturer and blogger. His work has been funded by the National Science Foundation and the National Institute of Health.

The event, which is sponsored by the Campus’s Information Technology Club, is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

WHEN:
6 to 8:30 p.m. Nov. 10

WHERE:
Ivy Tech Community College’s Fort Wayne Campus
Coliseum Campus, auditorium (Room 1200)
3800 N. Anthony Blvd.
Fort Wayne, IN 46805

Fort Wayne, Wabash to host Dual Credit Night for high schoolers

DETAILS:
Dual Credit Night at Ivy Tech Community College invites high school dual credit students to learn more about what Ivy Tech can offer. Attendees will

  • Learn about transfer options and financial aid.
  • Tour campus.
  • Meet Ivy Tech staff across many areas of the College.
  • Figure out the best way to use their dual credit.

Ivy Tech’s Fort Wayne Campus and Wabash Site are each hosting a Dual Credit Night. Attendees can RSVP and learn more at IvyTech.edu/dualcreditnight.

WHEN:
5 to 7 p.m. Nov. 2

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

and

Ivy Tech Community College’s Wabash Site, Room 107
277 N. Thorne St.
Wabash, IN 46992

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