Eleven hospitality students to compete Friday for chance to study culinary arts in France

WHAT:
Ivy Tech Community College’s Fort Wayne Campus will host its 21st annual European Competition on Friday. Eight winning Hospitality Administration students will have the opportunity to travel to France this spring to study the culinary arts.

Culinary students will be asked to prepare food including an entrée with a starch, vegetable, and dessert. Baking students will be asked to prepare food including plated chocolate and fruit desserts, yeast bread and rolls, and a decorated cake based on a hypothetical order.

Chef judges will include Hospitality Administration assistant professor Meshele Wyneken, adjunct instructor Mike Bentz, and adjunct instructor Joseph Allison for the culinary competition; and Hospitality Administration assistant professor Cheryl Hitzemann, adjunct instructor Renee Sigmon, and adjunct instructor Amanda Parkinson for the baking competition.

WHERE:
Ivy Tech Community College’s Fort Wayne Campus
Coliseum Campus’s instructional kitchen, room 1675
3800 N. Anthony Blvd.
Fort Wayne, IN 46805

SCHEDULE:
UPDATED DATE: Jan. 19
8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.            Baking competition (students begin at the same time)
8 a.m. to 3 p.m.                    Culinary competition (students begin at staggered times, with judging throughout)
12:30 p.m.                             Baking competition judging
3 p.m.                                     Winners ceremony begins, in room 1640

Fort Wayne Campus announces spring 2018 schedule for enrichment classes

This spring, Ivy Tech Community College’s Fort Wayne Campus is offering eight IvyLiving classes for the College and community. IvyLiving is a personal enrichment program that provides non-credit classes to promote personal growth. Local and regional experts teach these classes, which can target any age or be geared toward specific populations.

To learn more and sign-up for classes, visit IvyTech.edu/northeast/living.

This semester’s welding class is the fifth IvyLiving welding class/open lab. It tends to be one of the more popular IvyLiving offerings each semester. This image is from fall 2017’s IvyLiving welding lab.

Valentine’s Date Night
Skip the busy restaurants and crowded rooms to spend an evening cooking with your sweetie on Valentine’s day. Our chef will teach you how to create a steamy surf and turf menu with sides, wine pairings, and a decadent dessert. Single? There’s nothing better than laughing over food and wine with your bestie on Valentine’s day. Registration deadline: Feb. 5; $200/couple, $125/single

5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 12

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

Adulting 101
This can be a three-part series, or classes can be taken individually.
Adulting is tough, but we can make it easier through Adulting 101. There’s no need to learn life’s lessons the hard way: Let us teach your teens and young adults the basics of home ownership, car purchasing, and financial planning. Better to figure it out with us than after you spend too much on a junker. Series registration deadline: Feb. 9; $275/series

Class 1: Houses 101
Your house is likely the biggest purchase you’ll ever make. Let our construction expert help you out. He’ll teach you all about the housing market, financing, and home inspection. Then, once you’ve moved in, you’ll need to maintain your space: We’ll teach home maintenance including weatherizing; staying green; basic electric, plumbing, and HVAC repair and renovation; and when to do it yourself vs. when to hire a professional. Registration deadline: Feb. 9; $125

9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 17 and 24

Ivy Tech’s Fort Wayne Campus
North Campus, The Steel Dynamics, Inc. Keith E. Busse Technology Center
3701 Dean Drive
Fort Wayne, IN 46805

Class 2: Cars 101
Buying a car isn’t all fun and games. It can be expensive and stressful! We’ll walk you through what to look for, how to negotiate price, financing, and insurance. Plus, we’ll teach you basic car maintenance including how to change a tire, how to check and change your oil, and “What does that sound mean?” Registration deadline: Feb. 23; $100

10 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 3

Ivy Tech’s Fort Wayne Campus
North Campus, The Steel Dynamics, Inc. Keith E. Busse Technology Center
3701 Dean Drive
Fort Wayne, IN 46805

Class 3: Money 101
Feel as financially competent as Bill Gates once you understand the basics of the not-so-basic retirement planning, health insurance, investments, and debt. It might sound intimidating, but we can make it as simple as Monopoly money. Registration deadline March 2; $100

9 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 10

Ivy Tech’s Fort Wayne Campus
North Campus, The Steel Dynamics, Inc. Keith E. Busse Technology Center
3701 Dean Drive
Fort Wayne, IN 46805

How to Boil Water
“I could burn water.” If that sad statement resonates with you, this class is calling your name. We’ll help terrible cooks improve their skills with the basics of knife techniques, kitchen and food safety, and key cooking methods to help you create delicious and healthy meals at home. We’ll give you the confidence to take on the food processor and show the stove who’s boss. Registration deadline: Feb. 23; $125

5:30 to 8:30 p.m. March 2, 9, 23, and 30

Ivy Tech’s Fort Wayne Campus
Coliseum Campus Room
3800 N. Anthony Blvd.
Fort Wayne, IN 46805

Wine Tasting and Pairing
Join WineTime owner, Jeff Armstrong, for a crash course in wine appreciation. You’ll taste wines from around the world and learn about the history, processing, and intricacies of the wine world. In your second class, you’ll pair wines with a one-of-a-kind meal created by Ivy Tech students. For ages 21+ only. Registration deadline February 15; $125

6 to 8 p.m. Feb. 22 and March 8

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

Spring Break Classical French Cuisine Camp
Your young chef will spend the week learning the intricacies of classical French cuisine, including traditional cooking methods, knife skills, food safety, and terminology. They’ll work along Ivy Tech instructors and students in Ivy Tech’s professional kitchens. At the end of the week, you’ll join them for a French meal created and served by your budding chef. For ages 12 to 16; registration deadline March 23; $265 for public, $240 for Ivy Tech employees/students

8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. April 2 to 5, 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. April 6

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

Artistic Welding
Watch the sparks fly during your two-class adventure in metalsmithing. Start with a beginner’s lesson on welding safety and techniques by Ivy Tech’s certified welding instructor Brian Barnes. During the second class, create one-of-a-kind take-home art in the College’s modern welding lab. Registration deadline April 7; $125

9 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 14 and 21

Ivy Tech’s Fort Wayne Campus
North Campus, The Steel Dynamics, Inc. Keith E. Busse Technology Center
3701 Dean Drive
Fort Wayne, IN 46835

Hours, closure schedule for 2017 holiday

Ivy Tech Community College statewide—including the Fort Wayne Campus and Warsaw and Wabash sites—will operate an alternate schedule in the coming weeks:

Dec. 23 to Jan. 1

  • Ivy Tech is closed.

Jan. 2 to 5

  • Fort Wayne and Warsaw: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Jan. 2 to 4

  • Wabash: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Jan. 5

  • Wabash: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Jan. 6

  • Fort Wayne, Wabash, and Warsaw: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Jan. 8

  • Fort Wayne, Wabash, and Warsaw: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Jan. 9 to 11

  • Fort Wayne, Wabash, and Warsaw: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Jan. 12

  • Fort Wayne: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Wabash and Warsaw: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Jan. 13 to 15

  • Ivy Tech will be closed in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Visit IvyTech.edu/hours for the College’s hours. Visit IvyTech.edu/northeast/calendar for the Fort Wayne Campus’s calendar of events.

Fort Wayne Campus announces pilot program to target those in nutrition assistance program

WHAT:
Ivy Tech Community College’s Fort Wayne Campus is the pilot location for a new program, Ivy Works, which will target students who receive benefits from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. The program, run by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food and Nutrition Services, targets low and no income families and is administered at a state level.

Details about Ivy Works will be announced in a press conference next week. Learn more about the state’s program at IN.gov.

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

SCHEDULE:
1 to 2 p.m. Dec. 11

College to host enrollment week for spring classes in 2018

DETAILS:
Ivy Tech Community College is hosting an Express Enrollment Week in January to get students ready for the spring semester, which begins Jan. 16.

At Express Enrollment events, 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.

Students should bring their 2015 tax returns for financial aid review and their previous high school or college transcripts for assessment.

Prospective students can visit IvyTech.edu/EEDay to learn more.

WHEN:
8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Jan. 2 to 5
9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 6

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

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

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

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
Get directions

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
Get directions

Inside Ivy Tech: Beethoven-themed fundraising gala brings in more than $90k

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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