College to host enrollment week for spring 2019 semester in January

Ivy Tech Community College is hosting an Express Enrollment Week, Jan. 2–5, to get students ready for the spring semester, which begins Jan. 14.

At Express Enrollment events, prospective students can work on 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 most recent tax returns for financial aid review and their previous high school (if they graduated in the past four years) or college transcripts for assessment.

Prospective students can visit to learn more.


Ivy Tech Community College Fort Wayne
North Campus, Student Life Center
3701 Dean Drive
Fort Wayne, IN 46835
8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Jan. 2-4
9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 5

Ivy Tech Community College Warsaw
2545 Silveus Crossing
Warsaw, IN 46582

8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Jan. 2-3
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 4
9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 5

College, Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership strengthen ties with Japanese business owners; hosting Japanese manufacturing seminar

Ivy Tech Community College Fort Wayne, in collaboration with CEPEX, the Consulate-General of Japan in Chicago, and the Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership will host a Japanese manufacturing seminar, “From ‘Product Out’ to ‘Market In,’ Beyond Just In Time & ‘Kaizen’” on Oct. 9 from 2:30 to 5 p.m. at the Steel Dynamics, Inc. Keith E. Busse Technology Center.

Nearly 300 Japanese-owned businesses operate in Indiana, demonstrating the strength and positive economic impact of the long-standing relationship between Indiana and Japan. Japanese companies have 24 locations in 10 counties in northeast Indiana, employing more than 3,200 Hoosiers locally. Sixty-five thousand Hoosiers are working in Japanese-owned companies across the state according to the Consulate-General of Japan. Students, community, and business leaders who attend the event will learn about Japanese manufacturing of the past and today.

Event speakers include:

  • Consul-General of Japan Naoki Ito
  • Chairman of the Sunrock Institute Yukio Tada
  • President & CEO of Funai Service Corp Yoshihiro Sasaki
  • First Secretary with the Embassy of Japan Katsuto Hisano
  • Dean of The School of Advanced Manufacturing, Engineering, and Applied Science at Ivy Tech Fort Wayne Darrel Kesler, PhD

Following welcome remarks by Consul-General Ito, the Japanese manufacturing seminar will feature a keynote presentation by Yukio Tada. Tada’s leadership includes serving as Senior Advisor of Sojitz Research Institute and Advisor of the Americas-Japan Relations Committee at Keizai Doyukai (Japan Association of Corporate Executives). His primary role is to provide guidance on the importance of seamless connection between product out manufacturing and market in service, as well as analog generation and digital generation.

“The trend of high levels of Japanese investment will continue unchanged, but we are facing new challenges as dramatic advances in information technology are leading to increasingly high-tech manufacturing, and ongoing structural transformation in regional industries. Disruptive innovation and evolution of the Internet of Things (IOT), artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics will improve total productivity and quality control, but also affect the future employment climate. With these changes, skills improvement of the next generation of workers and existing manufacturing employees is of the utmost importance for creating new jobs and boosting local economies. It is necessary to utilize vocational training schools, internships and apprenticeships to improve the labor participation rate and secure the next generation of workers,” Tada says.

A presentation by Yoshihiro Sasaki will address the needs for IT systems to support lean processes.

“General service operations, particularly reverse logistics, are labor intensive in nature, so operations in Mexico have strong advantages over operations in the U.S,” Sasaki says.

To turn this situation around, Sasaki redesigned the entire service process, and developed an IT system to change the process to “lean and simple.”

Funai Service Corporation (FSC), based in Groveport, Ohio, now runs low-cost operations similar to other service providers in Mexico. Representatives of Walmart and Amazon visited FSC and noted that FSC is one of the best operations in North America. With continuous improvement mind, Sasaki is now taking initiative to apply AI technology to service operations.

Bob Parker, department chair for Industrial Technology, and Advanced Automation and Robotic Technology Ivy Tech Community College Fort Wayne, recognizes the need for academics to stay relevant in today’s technology changes.

“Reevaluate what you are teaching today because in 10 years it may be irrelevant to today’s manufacturing,” Parker says.

Near the end of the seminar, a robust panel discussion will highlight the demand for a skilled workforce, the need to advance credential and post-secondary education, and the overall impact of technology on the manufacturing industry.

Register for the seminar at

Fort Wayne massage clinic to open in September for fall semester

Healthy Essence, the student-run massage clinic at Ivy Tech Community College’s Fort Wayne campus, will open to the public this semester from Sept. 17 to Dec. 8. Students from the Therapeutic Massage program will provide hour-long full-body relaxation massages. The following hours are available by appointment:

  • 4:30, 6, and 7:30 p.m. Mondays
  • 4:30, 6, and 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays
  • 1, 2:30, 4:30, 6, and 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays
  • 10:30 a.m., noon, 1:30, 3, and 4:30 p.m. Fridays (only Sept. 21, Oct. 5, Oct. 19, Nov. 2, Nov. 16, and Nov. 30)
  • 10:30 a.m., noon, and 1:30 p.m. Saturdays (only Sept. 29, Oct. 13, Oct. 27, Nov. 10, and Dec. 8)

The clinic will be closed the week of Thanksgiving, from Nov. 19 to 24.

Massages are $25 for the community and $20 for Ivy Tech employees and students, military personnel, and those 55 and older. The clinic accepts payment in cash and credit card. Tips are not accepted, but clients who wish can donate to a charity chosen by the students.

To make an appointment, email or call 260-480-2094.

Visit to learn more.

High school students invited to Ivy Tech Fort Wayne for fall Go Ivy Day

At Go Ivy Day, area high school students can learn about being a student at Ivy Tech Fort Wayne. Activities include a free lunch and allow participants to:

  • Explore degree and certificate programs
  • Meet with faculty
  • Tour campus
  • Meet current and other prospective Ivy Tech Fort Wayne students
  • Learn about scholarships and financial aid
  • And more

Learn more at

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

9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 12

Ivy Tech celebrating national Manufacturing Day in Fort Wayne and Warsaw

Ivy Tech Community College’s Fort Wayne Campus and Warsaw Site will celebrate national Manufacturing Day, a day meant to address misconceptions about manufacturing by giving manufacturers a chance to showcase what they do. The day also gives these employers a chance to address the skilled labor shortage they face.

Learn more about the national day at and about how Ivy Tech is celebrating at

Approximately 1,100 Kosciusko County 8th grade students will participate in “Discover ME: A Future of Possibilities” to learn about the vast opportunities available in manufacturing throughout Kosciusko County.  All students will participate in classroom curriculum lessons to learn about manufacturing and careers beforehand to prepare for the event. Then, Oct. 2–4, 2018, students will tour The Warsaw Area Career Center, Ivy Tech’s Orthopedic and Advanced Manufacturing Training Center, and a Kosciusko County manufacturing facility. The week will wrap up with a discussion and manufacturing survey on Friday, Oct. 5, 2018. Contact Tom Till at 574-267-5428 ext.7450, or Kathy Kurosky at 574-267-5428 ext.7213 or

8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Oct. 2–5

Ivy Tech Warsaw’s Orthopedic and Advanced Manufacturing Training Center
955 Executive Drive
Warsaw, IN


Middle school and high school students, the College, community members, and businesses are invited to Ivy Tech’s event on the Fort Wayne Campus, which will feature tours of The Steel Dynamics, Inc. Keith E. Busse Technology Center, as well as information from local manufacturers and about academic opportunities in manufacturing at Ivy Tech. Contact Tanya Young at 260-480-4196 or

9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 5

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


College announces classical French cuisine dinner schedule

As part of its Classical Cuisine class, Hospitality Administration students at Ivy Tech Community College’s Fort Wayne Campus will create and serve French cuisine to the public. Students write the menu and cook the meals, which follow the principles and techniques of renowned French chef, Auguste Escoffier. There will be five dinners this semester.

To make reservations, which are required at least 24 hours before the dinner, call 260-480-2002. Dinners are $20 a person, and wine is $5 for a glass and $15 for a bottle.

Visit to learn more.

Dinners start at 6, 6:15, and 6:30 p.m. nightly

  • Sept. 6
  • Sept. 13
  • Sept. 20
  • Sept. 27
  • Oct. 4

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

Park in the north lot, which faces Coliseum Boulevard, and enter through door 24.


College announces fall 2018 schedule for IvyLiving enrichment classes

In fall 2018, Ivy Tech Community College’s Fort Wayne Campus will offer IvyLiving classes, non-credit personal enrichment classes geared toward diverse community interests. Nine IvyLiving courses will run from September through December.

IvyLiving will bring back popular topics including: canning, wine tasting, novice cooking instruction, artistic welding, and Thanksgiving baking classes. It will also feature four new courses exposing the community to ethnic food and culture, adult tap dancing, pasta making, and holiday cookie baking.

“We’re excited to offer our third year of IvyLiving courses and to continue connecting the community with our talented instructors,” says Aja Michael-Keller, director of marketing and events. “These courses give participants a chance to develop new skills and get a taste of what our students experience at Ivy Tech Fort Wayne.”

To learn more and sign-up for classes, visit

Fall 2018 IvyLiving Schedule:

 That’s My Jam: Canning and Food Preservation

  • Ivy Tech Fort Wayne’s Agriculture Program Chair Kelli Kreider will lead you through all the steps you need to know to preserve seasonal foods for the whole year ’round. She’ll focus on canning and freezing fresh produce, jams, and jellies.
  • Sept. 27 from 6 to 9 p.m.
  • Cost: $75 (Registration Deadline Sept. 20)

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.
  • Sept. 27 and Oct. 4 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
  • Cost: $125 (Registration Deadline: Sept. 20)

Ethnic Food in the Fort

  • Are you a food lover? Looking to expand your palate? This is the class for you. We’ll meet at four local ethnic restaurants to share a meal and discuss that country’s culture and cuisine facilitated by an Ivy Tech Sociology instructor. Class will focus on Ethiopian, Burmese, El Salvadoran, and Middle Eastern food. Course fees include dinner costs.
  • Oct. 3, 10, 17, and 24 from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
  • Cost: $150 (Registration Deadline: Sept. 26)

How to Boil Water

  • Join Ivy Tech Fort Wayne chef Alishia Iddings for a class geared toward helping terrible cooks improve their skills. Learn the basics of knife techniques, kitchen and food safety, and key cooking methods to help you create delicious and healthy meals at home. Let us give you the confidence to take on the food processor and show the stove who’s boss.
  • Oct. 11 and 18 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
  • Cost: $125 (Registration Deadline: Oct. 4)

Artistic Welding–Holiday Treasures

  • 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 Fort Wayne certified welding instructor Brian Barnes. During the second class, you’ll be creating unique take-home art in the College’s modern welding lab.
  • Oct. 13 and 20 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Cost: $125 (Registration Deadline: Oct. 6)

Adult Tap Dancing

  • Veteran tap dancer Andrew Welch will share his 30+ years of tap experience in an upbeat class for adults only. Whether you’ve danced all your life, it’s been a few decades since you tied up your shoes, or you’re looking for a new way to stay fit, this class is for you. Students must provide their own tap shoes.
  • Oct. 20 and 27 and Nov. 10 and 17 from 10 to 11:30 a.m.
  • Cost: $99 (Registration Deadline: Oct. 13)

Pasta Making

  • Impress your friends and family with homemade pasta at your next gathering. This class will mix, knead, shape, and cook traditional pasta as well as some artisan pastas with vibrant colors. You’ll leave with two pounds of handmade pasta and all the info you’ll need to make it yourself at home.
  • Nov. 10 from 9 a.m. to noon
  • Cost: $65 (Registration Deadline: Nov. 3)

Thanksgiving Baking

  • Hang out with other home-bakers and knock out all of your Thanksgiving baking in just a few hours under the direction of local pastry chef Amanda Parkinson. You’ll leave class with a fruit pie, pumpkin pie, and dinner rolls to serve to your family. Keep your kitchen clean for the turkey, and get the desserts out of the way early.
  • Nov. 20 from 6 to 9 p.m.
  • Cost: $65 (Registration Deadline: Nov. 13)

Holiday Cookies with the Littles

  • Are the kiddos growing too fast? Take a Saturday and spend a few hours making messes and memories with your favorite littles. They’ll be impressed by our industrial kitchens, and you’ll love watching them bake and decorate a variety of cookies just in time for the holidays. They’re only little once. Take advantage, pull them away from their tablets, and get ready to laugh in Ivy Tech’s kitchens.
  • Dec. 15 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Cost: $65 (Registration Deadline: Dec. 8)

Ivy Tech Fort Wayne and Warsaw offering extended office hours for students to prep for fall semester

Beginning Monday, Ivy Tech Community College’s Fort Wayne Campus and Warsaw Site will offer extended hours for students in preparation for the fall 2018 semester.

Fort Wayne’s North Campus, 3701 Dean Drive, Fort Wayne

  • 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Aug. 6 to 10
  • 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 11
  • 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Aug. 13 to 17
  • 7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Aug. 20 to 24

Warsaw Site, 2545 Silveus Crossing, Warsaw

  • 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Aug. 6 to 9
  • 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 10
  • 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 11
  • 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Aug. 13 to 16
  • 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 17
  • 7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Aug. 20 to 23
  • 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 24

Student service offices include Financial Aid, Express Enrollment Center, Admissions, Registrar, Assessment Center, and Academic Advising Center. Prospective students can visit with enrollment specialists, call 888-IVY-LINE from 7 to 1 a.m. daily, and/or apply online at

Fall semester begins Aug. 20.

College to host enrollment day July 12 for fall semester

At Ivy Tech Community College’s Express Enrollment Day, prospective students can complete all the steps they need to start classes for the upcoming fall semester. Enrollment experts will be on-hand to answer questions and help attendees with enrollment steps including assessment, financial aid, advising, and more.

To meet the assessment requirement, students should bring in SAT/ACT/PSAT scores, high school transcript, college transcript, or take the ACCUPLACER if needed. If an individual will be taking the ACCUPLACER, it is suggested to arrive prior to 11 a.m., as this test can take up to three hours.

If an individual intends to use financial aid for the fall 2018-summer 2019 school year, they will need to file a 2018-2019 FAFSA and bring a 2016 tax return information to Express Enrollment.

Students can RSVP to attend and learn more at Fall classes begin Aug. 20.

9 a.m. to 6 p.m. July 12

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

Warsaw Site
2545 Silveus Crossing
Warsaw, IN 46582

Ivy Tech Fort Wayne to host Ford, Mustang show


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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.

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

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

Learn more and receive a show flier at