Ivy Tech Fort Wayne to host Ford, Mustang show

 

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DETAILS:
Car owners and enthusiasts travel from across Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Tennessee, and Washington to attend the 36th Annual Old Fort Mustangers’ Mustang and Ford Show. This will be the 30th year it’s been hosted at Ivy Tech, and the show includes any Ford-powered vehicle, ranging from the 1964-1/2 Ford Mustangs to today’s new models, plus Thunderbirds, trucks, and vintage and modified Fords, Mercurys, and Lincolns.

The Old Fort Mustangers have partnered with Ivy Tech for years, awarding an Ivy Tech Foundation scholarship at the show to an automotive technology student. The College has hosted the show since 1989.

WHEN:
8 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 21

8 to 11 a.m.: Registration
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Food trucks
3 p.m.: Awards ceremony

WHERE:
Coliseum Campus, parking lot
3800 N. Anthony Blvd.
Fort Wayne, IN 46805
Get directions

Learn more and receive a show flier at OldFortMustangers.com.

Fort Wayne Campus dedicates new greenhouse

Ivy Tech Community College Fort Wayne today dedicated its new greenhouse, which gives students in the Agriculture program a hands-on way to learn various growing techniques, such as aquaculture.

“The aquaculture unit will add another aspect to our greenhouse: fertilizer for the plants,” says Kelli Kreider, Agriculture program chair. “Water will circulate from fish to the plants and back to the fish. With that, students will learn about fish husbandry, processing, water control.”

Ivy Tech Community College’s Fort Wayne Campus dedicated its greenhouse Wednesday. The space gives Agriculture students a hands-on learning lab for classes and study.

The greenhouse was built with the help of numerous community organizations, including the Clarence and Edith Schust Foundation, Chuck and Lisa Surack/Sweetwater, English Bonter Mitchell Foundation, AWS Foundation, Michael Ottenweller family, and Anthony Lardydell; partners Design Collaborative and Hagerman Construction; and Old National Bank, a donor for the greenhouse and related scholarships.

“We are also excited to work with Easterseals Arc, whose clients will be able to take courses at Ivy Tech this summer thanks to Old National,” says Margaret Sturm, Ivy Tech’s executive director of Resource Development.

Easterseals Arc students are currently completing the courses, which include three culinary classes and three agriculture classes.

The greenhouse opened in January of this year, and depending on the classes students select, they may study there on a weekly basis for class.

This year saw the largest number of Agriculture graduates at Ivy Tech Fort Wayne since the program’s 2013 inception. Twenty students graduated in Spring 2018, and so far, 80 students are enrolled for Fall 2018 classes. Those studying Agriculture at Ivy Tech can earn a variety of certificates, in addition to an associate degree, which can lead to employment or transfer to a bachelor’s or even master’s degree. Visit IvyTech.edu/agriculture to learn more about the program.

Fort Wayne Campus to host culinary camp for middle schoolers

WHAT:
Ivy Tech Community College Fort Wayne will host an IvyLiving Culinary Camp next week. The free camp serves low-income students who attend area youth centers including the Jennings Center, Weisser Park Youth Center, and the Cooper Center.

Campers will learn about nutrition, sanitation, cleaning, culinary careers, and food chemistry. They will also learn to bake cupcakes, set a table, and prepare meals. Campers will visit a local pickle farm, watch ice carving, and more.

IvyLiving programs are non-credit classes promoting personal growth and lifelong learning through engaging and intriguing short-term experiences. Local and regional experts share their knowledge and passions with participants in a small group setting.

WHERE:
Ivy Tech Fort Wayne*
Coliseum Campus kitchens
3800 N. Anthony Blvd.
Fort Wayne, IN 46835

SCHEDULE:
9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. June 11 to 15

* Campers will attend off-campus field trips June 13, to Sechler’s Pickle’s, in St. Joe, and Sweetwater.

Warsaw Site to host Women in Philanthropy event

DETAILS:
The Ivy Tech Foundation is hosting Windows of Opportunity, a Circle of Ivy celebration. Guests will enjoy hors d’oeuvres and cocktails on the patio while learning about the exceptional students at Ivy Tech Community College’s Warsaw Site.

Those interested in attending can RSVP to Margaret Sturm, the executive director of Resource Development, at msturm7@ivytech.edu. RSVPs are due by June 20.

Circle of Ivy was established by the Ivy Tech Foundation, and it is a group to create resources and raise funds to diminish barriers to higher education for Ivy Tech students. Circle of Ivy cultivates and celebrates women as philanthropists. Since its inception in 2015, the statewide initiative has supported students in four major areas: school and institutional supplies, completion funds, emergency funds, and educational travel funds. It has more than 300 members and has raised more than $90,000 to help students learn, graduation, and give back to their communities.

WHEN:
6 to 7:30 p.m. June 27

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

Community invited to help select the city’s best hot wings, support Ivy Tech Titans baseball

DETAILS:
At Titans Home Runs & Hot Wings, Ivy Tech Community College’s Fort Wayne Campus and the northeast Indiana community is invited to have a sample of hot wings from around the city to pick their best. Tickets come with wing samples, beer, and a tater tot bar. All fund raised will go to the Ivy Tech Titans baseball team.

First Base tickets are $35 and come with two wings from each competitor, two drink tickets, and the all-you-can-eat tater tot bar. Home Run tickets are $55 and include the wings and tot bar, plus a VIP beer pass.

Visit titans.ivytech.edu to learn more and purchase tickets.

WHEN:
6 to 9 p.m. June 14

8 p.m.: Best wings announced

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 to graduate more than 1,000 in 2018 commencement ceremony

WHAT:
Ivy Tech Community College’s Fort Wayne Campus will celebrate its annual commencement ceremony Friday and will graduate 1,043 students in Fort Wayne and award 1,291 credentials, including degrees and certificates. This year marks Ivy Tech Fort Wayne’s 48th annual commencement.

The graduation speaker will be Brandon Krontz, who is earning his associate degree in criminal justice.

“I lived in a homeless shelter for veterans when I first started going to Ivy Tech,” Krontz wrote in his speaker application. “I decided in 2014 that I wanted a different and better life. I have been clean and sober since Sept. 18, 2014.”

Krontz, whose blended family with his wife includes seven children, is a Dean’s List student and graduates with a 3.2 GPA.

Graduates and guests will be encouraged to follow along with graduation on social media with #IvyTechGrad on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

WHERE:
Allen County War Memorial Coliseum
4000 Parnell Ave.
Fort Wayne, IN 46805

SCHEDULE:
7 p.m. May 11

Ivy Tech to celebrate Earth Day with blow-up planetarium, gardening

WHAT:
Ivy Tech Community College’s Fort Wayne Campus is hosting an Earth Day Celebration. Attendees will be able to enter a blow-up planetarium, where a brief video will play. Narrated by Frances McDormand, “Habitat Earth” “shows us what it means to live in today’s very connected world,” according to the film’s trailer.

The event will also include gardening opportunities and snacks.

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

SCHEDULE:
11 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 18

Fort Wayne to host Global Studies lecture series next week

WHAT:
Ivy Tech Community College’s Fort Wayne Campus is hosting a Global Studies Student/Faculty Lecture Series next week, and the community is invited. All events are free.

Two of the three presenters, Nicole Jimenez and Patrick Conway, are students who were hand-picked by faculty members to present.

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

SCHEDULE:
Global Studies Student Information Session, presented by Daniel Hall, associate sociology professor
Noon to 1 p.m. April 16, Room 2316

The Extended Self Theory, presented by Nicole Jimenez, general studies student
Noon to 1 p.m. April 17, Room 2316

Et Stereotypes Hominum Sententia: The Politics of Terrorism, presented by Patrick Conway, human services student
Noon to 1 p.m. April 19, Room 2372, finger food provided by Famous Falafel

Fort Wayne to host family-friendly Spring Fling

WHAT:
TRIO Support Services at Ivy Tech Community College’s Fort Wayne Campus is hosting Spring Fling. The family-friendly event will feature food, activities, music, and more. The party’s theme is “A Party with a Purpose,” and informational tables will be staffed with areas from around the college, including Ivy Works, Career Development, GOAL Y Amigos, and Disability Support Services.

TRIO is a federally funded program by the U.S. Department of Education that provides additional support services to students who are first-generation, are low-income, and/or have a disability during their time enrolled in college.

WHERE:
Student Life Center commons
North Campus
3701 Dean Drive
Fort Wayne, IN 46835

SCHEDULE:
11 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 11

College to host enrollment day for summer, fall enrollment

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.

Registration for summer and fall classes is now open. Summer students should bring their 2015 tax returns for financial aid, and fall students should bring their 2016 tax returns for financial aid. All students should bring their previous high school or college transcripts for assessment.

Prospective students can visit IvyTech.edu/enrollmentday to learn more. Summer classes begin June 4, and fall classes begin Aug. 20.

WHEN:
9 a.m. to 6 p.m. April 30

WHERE:
Fort Wayne Campus
Student Life Center
3701 Dean Drive
Fort Wayne, IN 46835

Warsaw Site
2545 Silveus Crossing
Warsaw, IN 46582