Ivy Tech Northeast takes home eight awards at regional marketing event

The Marketing and Communications office at Ivy Tech Community College Northeast received eight Medallion Awards, including two golds, at the National Council for Marketing & Public Relations (or NCMPR) District 3 Conference in Green Bay, Wis., this evening.

The six-person staff won medallions in the following areas:

  • Communications success story, for INSPIRE Academy: Northeast Indiana’s Best Dancers – Sasha Mallory (gold medal)
  • Wild Card, for Finding Ivy Comic graphic novel produced by Ivy Tech Northeast students (gold medal)
  • Magazine, for Inside Ivy Tech, a quarterly college publication (silver medal)
  • Feature writing, for Going whole hog—literally (silver medal)
  • Novelty advertising, for Paper airplane with ticket direct mail marketing the aviation maintenance technology program (silver medal)
  • Special event promotion, for A Reason to Taste: Golden Gala (silver medal)
  • Successful recruitment or marketing program, for Industry professional communication project (silver medal)
  • Social media or online marketing campaign, for Meme marketing campaign (bronze medal)
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Huntington County center to offer open enrollment classes beginning next month

The Huntington Vocational Technical Building, which is the future home of the Huntington County Community Learning Center, will offer open enrollment classes beginning in November. All classes will be run through Ivy Tech Corporate College at the College’s Huntington location, 2201 N. Jefferson St. in Huntington.

The following classes will be available:

  • Gas Metal Arc Welding*; 5 to 9 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays Nov. 3, 2014, to Jan. 28, 2015
  • Computer Numeric Controller Operator*; 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays Nov. 4, 2014, to April 30, 2015
  • Certified Nursing Assistant*; noon to 6 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays Nov. 10 to 22; time to be determined clinical days Nov. 24 to Dec. 20
  • OSHA 10-hour General Industry; 8 a.m. to noon Dec. 1, 3, and 5 ($229)
  • National Electrical Code Update; 8 a.m. to noon Jan 5 and 6, 2015 ($275)
  • OSHA 30-Hour General Industry; 8 a.m. to noon Mondays to Thursdays Feb. 2 to 13, 2015 ($615)

To sign up for classes, contact Ann Travis at Corporate College at atravis@ivytech.edu or 260-480-4118.

*The first three classes are eligible for Work One funding. For more information, contact Work One at 260-356-7109.

The Huntington County Community Learning Center will provide training and education for students and adults to meet employer needs.

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Ivy Tech Northeast construction program receives $2,250 service engagement grant

Ivy Tech Community College Northeast is receiving a $2,250 Service Engagement Grant from the Indiana Campus Compact for the College’s Safety Village application. It will use the grant to make repairs to Safety Village.

Safety Village is a space that teaches children about fire-safety education. Located directly behind the Public Safety Academy: Ivy Tech South Campus, Safety Village consists of 30 small buildings and a downtown area with 16 structures. It is the largest public-education site of its kind in the country, and an on-site classroom combines Ivy Tech Northeast’s police- and fire-safety education programs. The project is an on-going one for Ivy Tech Northeast construction students and allows the College to continue to support an educational resource for children in the community.

Many of the aging structures at Safety Village require restoration, and construction technology students are working to update many of the buildings. The grant specifically will help fund materials needed to reroof two miniature houses, re-side one skyscraper replica, and replace aging doors on another structure.

“Construction students will have a chance to put the skills that they learn in the classroom into action,” said Ryan Voorhees, construction technology program chair. “The Safety Village is a perfect match for our classes, as the buildings provide just the right amount of work to fill out our regular laboratory times. Even better, students appreciate the fact that their labor is helping a good cause.”

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Beth Scholer, Caregivers Kitchen, wins 2014 New Venture Competition at Ivy Tech Northeast

Scholer

Scholer

Beth Scholer has been named the fourth champion of Ivy Tech Community College Northeast’s New Venture Competition, which took place Thursday evening on Ivy Tech Northeast’s Coliseum Campus.

Scholer has been working on her business, Caregivers Kitchen, for more than five years. She works with companies to teach cooking classes to at-home caregivers. Often, caregivers lack even basic cooking skills—she shared anecdotes of one woman trying to brew coffee beans whole and another who didn’t realize an egg would explode if cooked in the microwave. Through testing caregivers before and after her classes, she has seen test scores increase an average of 30 percent.

“I had butterflies in my stomach,” she said after she learned she’d won. “I was thrilled. I felt like the work I put into it up until that point, it was paying off.”

Scholer and two other finalists—Heather Overmyer of Events from Above, and Maggie Kitch of Pure Power Nutrition—gave 15-minute presentations to the room of judges, made up of 40-plus local business people and entrepreneurs. After the women’s presentations, judges were allowed an additional 15 minutes for a question-and-answer session. The judges had been provided the contestants’ business plans prior to the event.

Watch a short video for Scholer’s business—and for Overmyer’s and Kitch’s—at YouTube.com/user/ivytechnortheast. Choose the “New Venture Competition” playlist.

In its fourth year, the New Venture Competition is sponsored by Dave and Mary Bear of JB Tool, Die & Engineering Inc.

 From left: James Tolbert, business administration assistant professor; Dave and Mary Bear of event sponsor JB Tool, Die & Engineering Inc.; Scholer; and Ivy Tech Northeast chancellor Jerrilee Mosier.

From left: James Tolbert, business administration assistant professor; Dave and Mary Bear of event sponsor JB Tool, Die & Engineering Inc.; Scholer; and Ivy Tech Northeast chancellor Jerrilee Mosier.

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Student-run Kelty’s Kafé commences new semester this month at Ivy Tech Northeast

Kelty’s Kafé, a student-run deli at Ivy Tech Community College Northeast, will kick off Sept. 10 with a student-crafted menu around the theme “Sandwich Shop.”

Kelty’s Kafé, which welcomes both students and the community, is open from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. most Wednesdays through Dec. 3 in Anthony Commons on Coliseum Campus, 3800 N. Anthony Blvd. The café is closed Nov. 26.

Each week, a different student in the Bakery Merchandising class chooses a theme and creates a menu for the lunch spot. Classmates run the entire operation, from cash register to cooking.

Here is the full schedule of menu themes:

Sept. 10:                                Sandwich Shop
Sept. 17:                                Caribbean
Sept. 24:                                BBQ
Oct. 1:                                    Junk Food Alley
Oct. 8:                                    Pub Food
Oct. 15:                                  Italian
Oct. 22:                                  Southern Comfort
Oct. 29:                                  Halloween Week
Nov. 5:                                   Greek Feast
Nov. 12:                                 Surprise
Nov. 19:                                 Giving Thanks
Dec. 3:                                   British Isles

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Accelerated classes at Ivy Tech Northeast provide three additional start dates for Fall 2014 semester

Ivy Tech Community College Northeast is offering numerous accelerated classes this semester in addition to the traditional 16-week semester, which started last week. Twelve- and four-week classes begin Sept. 22. Eight- and four-week classes begin Oct. 20. The final set of four-week classes begin Nov. 17.

The classes—which are shorter than those during the traditional 16-week semester—provide a number of benefits for students:

  • Those who missed registration have the opportunity to sign up for the Fall 2014 semester.
  • Currently registered students can add a class or two, allowing them to finish with their coursework sooner.
  • Because accelerated classes meet less often than 16-week classes, students save on gas and time.
  • Many students find it easier to stay focused on their coursework during the quicker pace of these classes.

Classes are available in areas including English, math, business, computer information, aviation, and more. Students can enroll in classes offered on any of the three main campuses or on a number of community campuses throughout Ivy Tech Northeast’s nine regions.

For more information, students can visit IvyTech.edu/northeast/latestart, visit the Express Enrollment Center at the Student Life Center (3701 Dean Drive), or call Admissions at 260-480-4268.

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North Anthony Corridor block party to bring neighborhood’s businesses, schools, churches together

The North Anthony Corridor Group will host a block party from 2 to 8 p.m. Sept. 7 along North Anthony Boulevard between Coliseum Boulevard and Crescent Avenue.

The family event—which is a collaboration of the neighborhood’s businesses, schools, and churches—will celebrate all the area has to offer. It will feature food, bands, games, a bounce house, face painting, vendors, an art show, a car show and more. Hospitality administration students from Ivy Tech Community College Northeast will be selling food at the event.

More than 30 businesses are gathering to make the block party a success, including Creative Framing, green DogGoods, Firefly Coffee House, Health Food Shoppe, and Wooden Nickel. The Old Fort Mustangers’ Club will host a car show, and the Allen County SPCA will have pets for adoption.

A portion of North Anthony Boulevard will be closed for the block party.

It is the mission of the North Anthony Corridor Group (NACG) to see the North Anthony Corridor become an attractive, neighborhood friendly destination and marketplace for the community, as well as a thriving, vibrant area welcoming the population of the nearby academic campuses.

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