Fort Wayne to host lunch highlighting employer services, partnerships

DETAILS:
At Lunch and Learn, Ivy Tech Community College’s Fort Wayne Campus will provide information about employer services and partnerships available, including

  • Achieve Your Degree
  • Academic programs
  • Workforce alignment
  • Short-term training programs
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Apprenticeships
  • Career Development
  • Community campuses

Local employers and community members are invited. Attendees can RSVP to Jennifer Krupa at jkrupa@ivytech.edu or 260-481-2269.

WHEN:
Noon to 1:30 p.m. April 26

WHERE:
Ivy Tech’s Coliseum Campus, Hospitality Room (Room 1696)
3800 N. Anthony Blvd.
Fort Wayne, IN 46805

Area families invited to Touch-a-Truck event at Fort Wayne Campus

DETAILS:
The Ivy Association for the Education of Young Children, which is the student organization for Early Childhood Education at Ivy Tech Community College’s Fort Wayne Campus, is hosting its eighth annual Touch-A-Truck event next month. Children will be able to explore nearly 50 vehicles, which may include limos, fire trucks, tow trucks, and police cars.

The event is in conjunction with the national Month of the Young Child.

WHEN:
10 a.m. to noon April 28

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

Go Ivy Day invites local high schoolers to visit, learn about Ivy Tech Fort Wayne

DETAILS:
At Go Ivy Day, area high school students will have the opportunity to learn more about Ivy Tech Community College’s Fort Wayne Campus. They will learn about admissions requirements, meet with faculty from various program areas, get the facts on financial aid, connect with current and prospective students, tour campus, and more. Parents/guardians are also welcome to attend.

Those interested can learn more and RSVP, which is required, at IvyTech.edu/goivyday. Questions? Contact Jennifer Simmons at jsimmons143@ivytech.edu or 260-480-2039.

WHEN:
9 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 27

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

Fort Wayne to host networking event for robotics, industrial technology

DETAILS:
At Student/Employer Networking Event for Advanced Automation and Robotics Technology and Industrial Technology, Ivy Tech Community College students as well as community members will have the opportunity to meet with area employers in those industries.

Employers who would like to attend can register at IvyTech.edu/HireIvy/events. Questions? Contact Bob Parker, department chair for Advanced Automation and Robotics Technology and Industrial Technology, at rparker27@ivytech.edu or 260-480-4248; or Joe McMichael, Career Development director, at rmcmichael3@ivytech.edu or 260-480-4223.

WHEN:
11 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 25

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 host Healthcare Career Fair

DETAILS:
At the Healthcare Career Fair at Ivy Tech Community College’s Fort Wayne Campus, students and community members will be able to network with employers from all facets of the healthcare industry, including nursing, patient care, electrocardiography, pharmacy technology, health information technology, phlebotomy, medical office administration, exercise science, medical assisting, therapeutic massage, respiratory therapy, and more.

WHEN:
11 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 24

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

South Campus to host open, free wellness clinic

DETAILS:
The Wellness & Education Clinic, open to the Ivy Tech Community College and northeast Indiana communities, will feature a number of free opportunities for attendees:

  • Health screenings for those 18 and older
  • Information, counseling, and referrals
  • HIV testing
  • Blood sugar checks
  • Blood pressure checks
  • Foot exams
  • Hearing testing
  • And more

For more information, contact Health Visions of Fort Wayne at 260-745-1600.

WHEN:
6 to 8 p.m. March 27

WHERE:
Ivy Tech Community College Fort Wayne
Public Safety Academy: Ivy Tech South Campus
7602 Patriot Crossing
Fort Wayne, IN 46816

Fort Wayne marine biology class to travel to Florida for spring break hands-on study

This semester, Ivy Tech Community College’s Fort Wayne Campus is offering a marine biology class. This is the first time the college has offered Special Topics in Marine Biology. Special Topics classes are those that aren’t already part of the curriculum rotation and typically come about from student or instructor interest. Students in the class will spend their spring break at the J.N. Roth Marine Biology Station in Long Key, Fla.

Barlow

Chris Barlow, an associate professor who teaches biology, has been developing the class for a few years. She spent time in May 2017 with a Goshen College marine biology class at the biology station. Goshen owns the station, and Ivy Tech is renting it for the class.

“Getting into the ocean and seeing the things you read about is so exciting,” Barlow says. “The diversity and biology of the ocean will give students this sensational experience that I’m hoping will excite them on a deep level.”

Haylee Glashauser is one student in the class who will be traveling to Florida this month. Glashauser is a business administration student who plans to transfer her credits upon graduation to a four-year school, where she hopes to earn a bachelor’s degree in marine biology. Glashauser had taken a class previously with Barlow, she says, and when she learned Barlow was teaching a marine biology class, she was excited to enroll.

“Going to the Keys would be a life-changing experience for me and help me really see if this is the profession for me,” she says.

Barlow and her students will travel to Long Key from March 11 to 17. Learn more about biology at Ivy Tech at IvyTech.edu/biology. Read more about special topics classes here.

Fort Wayne library to host Edible Book Festival next month

DETAILS:
The Edible Book Festival is an annual, worldwide event that invites participants to create edible books to be exhibited for, then eaten by, festival attendees. Participants create a dish based on a book, book title, or pun of a book title.

This is the festival’s 12th year, and at Ivy Tech Community College’s Fort Wayne Campus, this event is open to both the northeast Indiana community and Ivy Tech students and employees. For some baking students, the edible book is a class project.

Entertainment activities include face-painting, food, bracelet-making, music, and refreshments.

The festival is currently accepting entrants. Anyone is welcome to participate, from local bakers and hobbyists to those looking to promote their businesses. Companies are welcome to bring promotional material for display. The registration form is available at library.ivytech.edu/ebf and due by March 30. Questions should be directed to Elina Puckett at elefand@ivytech.edu or 260-480-2032.

WHEN:
Noon to 2 p.m. April 2

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

Fort Wayne Campus to host regional cyber defense competition this weekend

WHAT:
Ivy Tech Community College’s Fort Wayne Campus is hosting the qualifying round for the Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition. Participating schools include Ivy Tech, Indiana Tech, Indiana University Southeast, and Purdue University.

To compete, participating teams will work on a network from a fictional business complete with email, websites, data files, and users. Teams will correct problems on their network, perform typical business tasks, and defend their networks from a red team that will generate live, hostile activity continuously. Points will be based on how well the students maintain and defend their services.

The competition is hosted by the National Center for Systems Security and Information Assurance, which is a National Science Foundation Advanced Technological Education National Resource Center. Learn more at cssia.org.

WHERE:
Ivy Tech Community College Fort Wayne
Coliseum Campus, Rooms 2352, 2368, and 2378
3800 N. Anthony Blvd.
Fort Wayne, IN 46805

SCHEDULE:
2 to 7 p.m. March 3

Fort Wayne announces classical French cuisine dinner schedule

DETAILS:
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 four 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 available for purchase.

Visit IvyTech.edu/northeast/dinners to learn more.

WHEN:
Dinners start at 6:15, 6:30, and 6:45 p.m. nightly

  • March 29
  • April 5
  • April 12
  • April 19

WHERE:
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.