Area children, families invited to Touch-a-Truck

IvyAEYC, or the Ivy Association for the Education of Young Children, is the Ivy Tech Community College Northeast student organization for the Early Childhood Education program.

IvyAEYC is hosting its fifth annual Touch-A-Truck event Saturday. Children will be able to explore nearly 50 vehicles including limos, fire trucks, tow trucks, and police cars.

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

Ivy Tech Community College Northeast parking lot
Coliseum Campus
3800 N. Anthony Drive
Fort Wayne, IN 46805
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10 a.m. to noon April 25

College to host free summer STEM camp for area high school teachers

Ivy Tech Community College Northeast’s ASM (formerly the American Society of Materials) camp is geared toward high school and middle school teachers in fields including general science, chemistry, physics, math, and technology.

The free, one-week workshop will include instruction about how to conduct low or no cost labs and experiments with everyday materials. The experiments can be incorporated into existing lesson plans.

The classes will be taught by master teachers from ASM.

8 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 27 to 31

Teachers can get more information and sign up for the free camp online at Questions? Contact Stephanie Hilton, apprenticeship manager for Ivy Tech Corporate College, at or 260-481-2241. Space is limited

Ivy Tech Community College Northeast
Student Life Center, North Campus
3701 Dean Drive
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Ivy Tech Northeast unveils Sabreliner jet at ‘Takes Flight’ event

Ivy Tech Community College Northeast unveiled a Sabreliner corporate jet this afternoon at a donor recognition event; “Ivy Tech Takes Flight”, held at the College’s Aviation Center at Smith Field. The jet will benefit students in the Aviation Maintenance program. Students will be able to train at levels that exceed industry standards and requirements; similar programs instead rely on mock-up equipment and text books.

The acquisition of the jet positions Ivy Tech to have the most sophisticated aviation maintenance program in the state, and the only airframe and powerplant school in northeast Indiana.


Ivy Tech Northeast Aviation Maintenance Technology students will train at levels that exceed industry standards and requirements thanks to a donation of this Sabreliner corporate jet.

“Many newly licensed airframe and powerplant schools are seeking specialized training in the area of advanced avionics to enhance their employment opportunities,” says Mike Clouse, program chair for Aviation Maintenance Technology. “The complexity of the systems on the Sabreliner provides us with some of the necessary equipment to develop this new program and offer advanced training.”

The new concentration in avionics would add an additional semester of coursework and training after students have completed their associate degree and passed their Federal Aviation Administration testing. “Based on this acquisition, we could potentially see a 20-30 percent increase in overall enrollment” says Clouse. Currently, 91 students are enrolled in the College’s aviation program.

“Ivy Tech Northeast is committed to serving the needs of our local employers and their workforce demands,” says Ivy Tech Northeast Chancellor Jerrilee K. Mosier, Ed.D. “This donation helps position us in being a critical resource for the rapidly growing aerospace industry in the State of Indiana.”

At the event, the college cited a recent study by Boeing which predicts a 19 percent increase in demand to fill airframe and power mechanic positions over the next two decades.

“We could not be more thankful for our generous donors and the widespread community support,” says Oliver Barie, the college’s executive director of Resource Development. “The Sabreliner jet will change the lives of our students and help create a better Indiana, which is exactly what we aim to do at Ivy Tech Northeast.”

High school robotics grand championship on campus April 25

YBOT, or Youth Building Our Tomorrow, is a high school robotics competition. Students form teams and design, build, and program robots to perform a series of tasks, which change annually.

Awards are given out based on the robots’ design and programming and on students’ ability to problem-solve.

The event has been hosted at Ivy Tech Community College Northeast since 2010.
Teams from 13 northern Indiana high schools will compete in the championships of this team-building and robotics event. YBOT teams have been working on their designs since last fall.

Learn more at Find photos of participating teams at

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

Saturday, April 25
8:15 a.m.: Students arrive
9 a.m.: Competition begins (in gymnasium)
11:30 a.m.: Awards given out (at Blue Bamboo/Student Commons)

Area high school students invited to May 1 Go Ivy Day college visit

Area high school students are invited to Go Ivy Day at Ivy Tech Community College Northeast in Fort Wayne. The half-day event, which begins at 9 a.m. and ends at 1 p.m. May 1 in the Student Life Center on North Campus (3701 Dean Drive), allows and encourages prospective students to explore Ivy Tech Northeast’s 40-plus degree and certificate programs.

Students will have the opportunity to explore campus; meet with faculty members from their programs of interest; connect with current Ivy Tech students and other prospective students; learn about admissions and enrollment requirements, as well as transfer opportunities; get the facts about financial aid; and more.

“Go Ivy Day always provides high school students the opportunity to see campus and all that Ivy Tech Northeast has to offer educationally,” says Jennifer Spurlock, assistant director of Admissions. “It gives them a chance to see how Ivy Tech can help them achieve their goal in earning a college education for a fraction of the cost.”

Complimentary lunch will be provided for prospective students and their guests. Prospective students will also receive a free T-shirt.

Those interested in attending the four-hour event can pre-register for free online at or directly at this registration link.

American Honors preferred application deadline May 1

American Honors at Ivy Tech Community College Northeast is accepting applications for the incoming fall 2015 semester for its selective program. The preferred application deadline is May 1

The program helps students earn their associate degree at Ivy Tech Northeast before transferring to a four-year institution. American Honors students work closely with an advisor who helps them sequence classes, plan coursework for Ivy Tech and beyond, find their best-fit four-year school, and balance coursework with other responsibilities.

At Ivy Tech, American Honors students take honors-level coursework. Classes are taught in small seminars and emphasize critical thinking, research, discussion, and depth of knowledge. With access to a transfer network of more than 50 universities, American Honors students are competitive for transfer acceptances and merit scholarships across the country.  American Honors alums have transferred to universities including Stanford University, University of Southern California, Manchester University, and Purdue University.

Students can apply to American Honors at They can also attend Apply on the Spot Day from 3:30 to 5 p.m. May 1 in Room CC1360 on the Coliseum Campus (3800 N. Anthony Blvd.) Students are requested to RSVP in advance. Applicants are reviewed by the admissions committee on a first-come, first-served basis. Students who miss the preferred May 1 deadline will be considered on a rolling basis as long as there is capacity.

Express Enrollment Day for summer, fall classes on April 17

Express Enrollment Day at Ivy Tech Community College Northeast allows prospective students, applicants, and current students to complete the steps necessary to enroll for summer and fall classes. Summer semester begins June 8, and fall semester begins Aug. 24.

Those attending Express Enrollment Day can apply to the College, learn about financial aid options, meet with an advisor, undergo assessment, enroll for classes, and more.

9 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 17

Students and prospects can pre-register for quick check-in at under the “Northeast (Fort Wayne)” drop down menu.

Student Life Center, North Campus
Ivy Tech Community College Northeast
3701 Dean Drive
Fort Wayne, IN 46835
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Associate Accelerated Program application deadline extended to May 1

This year, Ivy Tech Community College Northeast is extending the deadline to apply for ASAP, the Associate Accelerated Program, which allows students to complete their associate degree in one year. The deadline is May 1.

Katherine Binkley, a current ASAP student at Ivy Tech Northeast, gives an oral presentation in her Principles of Marketing 101 class. The deadline to apply for ASAP has been extended to May 1.

Katherine Binkley, a current ASAP student at Ivy Tech Northeast, gives an oral presentation in her Principles of Marketing 101 class. The deadline to apply for ASAP has been extended to May 1.

ASAP students are encouraged to think of college as a job, and the program is ideal for those who are looking to to begin their career quickly or transfer to a four-year institution. ASAP students are five times more likely than the average Ivy Tech student to still be enrolled after 12 months.

ASAP applicants should:

  • Be referred or nominated by a high school guidance counselor
  • Have a minimum 2.5 high school GPA and strong attendance record
  • Be no older than 21 years of age
  • Have a parent or guardian agree to provide room and board

Applications are taken on a first come, first served basis, and students and their parent or guardian must complete a pledge form. Next year’s ASAP class will be the sixth at Ivy Tech Northeast, and students can earn their associate degree in business or liberal arts.

To learn more about ASAP at Ivy Tech Northeast, visit or contact Kim Myers, the program’s coordinator, at or 481-2242.

Multi-faith discussion panel on April 15

The Multi-Faith Panel, sponsored by Ivy Tech Community College Northeast’s Philosophy of Religion and Philosophy classes, will feature four local leaders in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. They will debate topics such as

  • Modern mysticism
  • Why is there so much evil?
  • Life after death
  • Human freedom vs. divine determinism
  • Tolerance and inclusivism

11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. April 15



Panelists include:

  • Javier Cattapan, rabbi, Congregation Achduth Vesholom
  • Kate Terlep, pastor, North Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
  • Noah Abdulai, imam, Al-Hidayah Center
  • A. Andaz Ahmad, Instructional Technology director, Ivy Tech Northeast

Questions? Contact Richard Pulling, humanities assistant professor, at or 481-2237.

Coliseum Campus, Room CC1200
Ivy Tech Community College Northeast
3800 N. Anthony Blvd.
Fort Wayne, IN 46805
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South Side Fest: June 27, 2015

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Join us for a day of food, family, friends, and fun!

6th Annual South Side Fest
Saturday, June 27, 2015
1 to 8 p.m.
Public Safety Academy: Ivy Tech South Campus
7602 Patriot Crossing, Fort Wayne

Ivy Tech Community College Northeast is pleased to partner with local leaders and companies to plan a full day of activities. Our goal is to bring the community together and show folks that the south side is the place to live, work, and play. We want to celebrate our young people’s athletic and creative talents while connecting community resources and–most importantly–having fun!

Join in on the fun…

  • 5-on-5 basketball tournament
  • Dance competition
  • Community resource and job fair
  • Children’s activities, including Safety Village tours, animal encounters, face-painting, and more
  • Beauty expo with free haircuts
  • Musical entertainment, including live local bands and a karaoke talent competition
  • Food and merchandise vendors




Presented by:



Gold Sponsors:
TGF Mobile
Parkview Health
Ivy Tech Foundation
Ivy Tech Campus Activities Board

Silver Sponsors:
Fort Wayne Urban League

Sponsorship opportunities are available.
Contact for details.