College to host 21st Century Scholar Day

Ivy Tech Community College will host a 21st Century Scholar Day events for eligible high school juniors and seniors at Ivy Tech campuses across the state. At the event, students can complete their 21st Century Scholar requirements to maintain their eligibility for their scholarship.

Ivy Tech Northeast’s Day is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 29 on the Coliseum Campus (3701 Dean Drive, Fort Wayne).

At 21st Century Scholar Day, students can

  • Visit a college campus
  • Estimate the cost of college
  • Submit a college application
  • Search for scholarships
  • File the FAFSA

Representatives from the Commission for Higher Education, as well as Ivy Tech Community College, will be available to assist students.

For more information about the 21st Century Scholar requirements visit Students can RSVP for Ivy Tech Northeast’s day at

Special Cuisines dinner to offer up Asian menu March 30

For the next Special Cuisines dinner at Ivy Tech Community College Northeast, students will serve up an Asian menu:

  • Appetizer: Sushi rolls
  • Second course: Chinese smoked salmon
  • Third course: Szechwan hot & sour soup
  • Fourth course: Korean bulgogi, pot stickers, and white rice
  • Dessert: Sticky rice cake with red bean paste

Reservations are available at 6 p.m. March 30. To make reservations, which are required, visit You can also call 260-481-2243.

Dinners are served in the Hospitality Room (door 24, which is located on the back of the building and faces Coliseum Boulevard) on Coliseum Campus (3800 N. Anthony Blvd.) and run $25. Pay on-site with cash, check, or charge. Wine is available for $5 a glass or $15 a bottle.

Help us name our food truck!

This spring, Fort Wayne will be getting a new food truck to feed the masses–and Ivy Tech food truck! It’s set to debut this spring, and we want YOUR help naming it.

Nooooo, that’s not the Ivy Tech food truck … it’s just a cute one to show you!

You should be creative with your name. Be edgy, be silly. Play with puns. Make us laugh. And don’t worry about the name fitting the type of food offered at the food truck, because the menu will change regularly. You might be able to order pierogies or pizza, sushi or sandwiches, tacos or soup.

And if your idea is chosen? You’ll win $100 in prizes: an Amazon Echo Dot AND a $50 gift certificate to use at the food truck.

Fill out the online entry form to submit a name idea (all the rules are listed there, too), and feel free to enter more than one idea–just be sure to submit one form per idea.

Ivy Tech Northeast to host I-Career Public Services Day at Public Safety Academy

I-Career Days are themed career-exploration events at Ivy Tech Community College Northeast, where regional high school students connect with the College though building tours, program-specific interactive activities and conversations with select program faculty. I-Career Days are scheduled throughout the academic year and allow students to make connections, build relationships and gain career information to make informed decisions regarding their future. This event’s audience focus is on high school students who are interested in learning more about public service professions. Area adults are encouraged to participate in this event as well. This I-Career Day will focus on highlighting the College’s Criminal Justice, Fire Science, Paramedic Science and Paralegal Studies programs. More than 20 different public service agencies are expected to participate, including Allen County Community Corrections; Allen County Sheriff’s Department; Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; Fort Wayne Police Department; Gary (Ind.) Police Department; Indiana Air National Guard; Indiana Department of Corrections; Indiana State Police; Indianapolis Metropolitan Police; Michigan State Police; Toledo (Ohio) Police Department and U.S. Border Patrol.

Public Safety Academy: Ivy Tech South Campus
7602 Patriot Crossing
Fort Wayne, IN 46816
(This event is free and open to the public to gain information about careers in public service professions.)

March 23
9 a.m.–3 p.m.

Help us stuff a bus & get free Komets tix

How would you like to go to a Komets game for free this week? All you need to do is make a canned or nonperishable food donation.

This week, Ivy Tech Northeast is partnering with area businesses for Bus Stuff, a community project to collect food for Community Harvest Food Bank. Just for donating, you’ll receive two free Komets tickets to a game this week (while tickets last). Games are

  • 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, which is Deuces Wild Night (that means beer and pop are $2)
  • 7:30 p.m. Saturday
  • 5 p.m. Sunday

Last year, Ivy Tech Northeast collected 547 pounds of food for Bus Stuff! Help us be that successful this year, too.

The collection bucket is in the marketing office, room CC1440 on Coliseum Campus. Stop in to drop off your food, and pick up your tickets from Jaclyn Garver (that’s me!) or Dane Hawley (both of our offices are inside CC1440).

We’ll take any nonperishable food, but please note: Community Harvest REEEEEALLY wants canned protein. Think peanut butter, salmon, tuna, chicken, spam, and the like. The food bank will also accept monetary donations online. If you donate online, be sure to print out your PayPal receipt to show to receive your Komets tickets.

Bus Stuff runs from March 20 to 26.

Ivy Tech Northeast announces IvyLiving enrichment class in beginning gardening starting April 5

This spring, Ivy Tech Community College Northeast will continue offering IvyLiving classes—non-credit personal enrichment classes geared toward diverse community interests. Six IvyLiving courses are scheduled to run at different times between March to May. To learn more and sign-up for classes, visit

Make your family and friends green with envy as you learn everything you need to know to get started gardening, from preparing beds and planning for appropriate sunlight to harvesting techniques and exploring raised beds, container planting, and hydroponics.

April 5 and 12
6:30–9:30 p.m.
Cost: $65
Registration Deadline: March 29

The Steel Dynamics, Inc. Keith E. Busse Technology Center
3701 Dean Drive
Fort Wayne, IN 46835

Area high school students invited to Go Ivy Day college visit

At Go Ivy Day, area high school students will have the opportunity to learn about being a student at Ivy Tech Northeast. Activities, which include a free lunch, allow participants to

  • Meet with faculty
  • Tour campus
  • Meet current and other prospective Ivy Tech Northeast students
  • Learn about financial aid
  • And more

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

Those interested in attending the four-hour event can visit Click on the “Fort Wayne” dropdown for local information and registration details.

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

South campus invites community to 2 events: ‘Officer Involved’ documentary, career day

“Officer Involved” is a feature-length documentary that explores the perceptions, memories, and challenges of police officers who have used their firearms in the line of duty. The film addresses concepts including legal implications, spiritual conflict, and personal impact. “Officer Involved” takes an in-depth look at the aftermath experience for the lesser-shown side of lethal force while providing thoughtful commentary from subject-matter experts to help deconstruct the process.

9:30 a.m. April 3

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

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Ivy Tech Northeast is hosting a Public Safety Job Fair. Ivy Tech Northeast students, local high school students, and the community are invited to meet with representatives from a variety of agencies, including

  • Indiana State Police
  • Fort Wayne Police
  • S. Border Patrol
  • Michigan State Police
  • Gary Police
  • DeKalb County Probation
  • Indiana Department of Child Services
  • And more

9 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 23

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

Ivy Tech Northeast announces IvyLiving culinary camp for middle school students beginning April 3

This spring, Ivy Tech Community College Northeast will continue offering IvyLiving classes—non-credit personal enrichment classes geared toward diverse community interests. Six IvyLiving courses are scheduled to run at different times between March to May. To learn more and sign-up for classes, visit

Culinary Camp for Middle School Students
This is no peanut butter-and-jelly operation. Your middle schooler will spend the week experimenting with a variety of recipes and cooking techniques after learning about food safety, basic knife skills, and the science behind cooking.

April 3–6                                                April 7
9 a.m.–3 p.m.                                        9 a.m.–6 p.m.
Cost: $250 general public; $225 Ivy Tech employees/students
Registration Deadline: March 27

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

Happy spring break! What are your plans?

Even though spring doesn’t officially start until March 20, Ivy Tech Northeast gets a jump on the season next week. We asked students to share their Spring Break plans so those of us not going anywhere can live vicariously through them. (Which means we’re probably going to Texas … I had no idea the Lone Star State was the place to be for Spring Break!)


“I will be flying to Dallas. From there, I will go to a bachelor party for the first weekend. Then I will begin my road trip to South Padre Island, Texas, for the week, making a stop in Austin for some fun.” ~Jeffrey Powell, business administration student (at right)


“I will be heading to Texas to visit my sister at the Air Force base. Then I’ll head to Louisiana for a couple days, then to Nashville before returning home.” ~Kaitlyn Enfield, agriculture student


“For spring break, I’m planning on just staying at home while spending time with my mom, my boyfriend, his daughter, and my nephew.” ~Katlyn Green, business administration student (below)



“I plan to work during spring break. Go to a networking party! Explore my artistic abilities!” ~Aaron Michael Speith, hospitality administration student (at right)


“I will be going to Texas for spring break to take my 13-year-old son to see his older sister, whom he has not seen in eight years. I am very excited! I cannot wait for this so-much-needed reunion/vacation.” ~Tabatha Jackson, medical assisting student (below)


Allison Erbach, a human services student, is planning to go to the movies with friends over spring break.

“I will be staying here in Fort Wayne and helping out my grandparents since my grandma will be recovering from surgery. There is also a good chance that I will sleep a good bit!” ~Elizabeth Owen, healthcare specialist student (below)


“My plans for Spring Break 2017 are to visit with family and friends, talk about the past few weeks’ experiences, and having a good time. I will get some work done as well to be sure I stay on top of it all!” ~Alec Christopher Marin, visual communications student (below)


Nenita Allmaras, a healthcare specialist student, plans to study, clean the whole house, have fun with her children, and visit with friends.

“My spring break plans are going to Shipshewana, and going to Toledo to help out with my cousin’s kid’s school carnival.” ~Julie McDermitt, early childhood education student (below)