College to host success day for high school scholars on Saturday

WHAT:
At the 21st Century Scholar Success Day, scholars and their parents/guardians will learn about the 21st Century Scholarship program. The event will also include a vendor and resource fair with giveaways.

The 21st Century Scholarship provides students undergraduate tuition to participating universities and colleges, including Ivy Tech Community College Northeast. In addition to the funds, scholars receive step-by-step help to assure success in college and degree completion.

The event, for eighth to 12th graders, is for scholars in the following counties: Adams, Allen, DeKalb, Huntington, Kosciusko, Noble, Wells and Whitley.

WHERE:
Ivy Tech Community College Northeast
Coliseum Campus
3800 N. Anthony Drive
Fort Wayne, IN 46805
Get directions
Park in the south or west lot, and enter through door 3.

SCHEDULE:
9 a.m. to 1p.m. April 29

College selects PNC Bank exec to lead Resource Development office

Ivy Tech Community College Northeast has selected Margaret Sturm as its new Executive Director of Resource Development, and she will start May 1. In her role, Sturm will advise Chancellor Jerrilee K. Mosier in the formation and execution of fundraising strategies, grant applications, and other sources of potential development at Ivy Tech Northeast.

Sturm

Sturm’s duties include

  • Maintaining a strong friend and fundraising program within Ivy Tech Northeast’s 10-county region
  • Finding potential donors for the Ivy Tech Foundation
  • Building partnerships with community groups, employers, foundations, and individuals to support students, faculty, and academic programs
  • Developing strategies to convert prospects to donors and encourage continued giving by current donors

“My immediate plans are to listen and learn about our team and culture, our vision, our programs, our processes, our strategies, our challenges, and what has been successful to date,” Sturm says. “I will be active in the community attending events, meeting friends of Ivy Tech, and developing those relationships and building on our existing relationships.”

Sturm will serve as liaison between Ivy Tech Northeast and the Foundation in the College’s Central Office in Indianapolis for coordinated projects, reporting, guideline and procedure development, and campaign structure and implementation.

“We are eager to welcome Margaret on board as part of our Ivy Tech Northeast leadership team,” Chancellor Jerrilee K. Mosier says. “We’ve been fortunate to work with her over the years in other capacities, and I am confident she brings exactly what the College needs to support student success through philanthropic giving and grant support.”

Sturm most recently has served as the Relationship Manager Institutional Asset Management/Community Affairs for PNC Bank in Fort Wayne. As a Relationship Manager, Sturm was responsible for managing relationships for all of the Institutional Asset Management clients in northeastern Indiana. Her duties included managing private foundations; providing support for grants, applications review, and non-profit site visits; and maintaining recordkeeping for private foundations, distributing $10 million annually to non-profit groups in the region.

From 2009 to 2016, Sturm was an adjunct instructor at Ivy Tech Northeast, teaching Introduction to Business and capstone courses. She served on the College’s Adjunct Faculty Advisory Board.

Sturm has a Master of Business Administration from the University of Saint Francis and a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from IPFW.

Special Cuisines dinner to offer up Mediterranean menu April 27

For Ivy Tech Community College Northeast’s next Special Cuisines dinner of the semester, students will serve up a Mediterranean menu:

  • First course: Hummus served with toasted pita bread and mixed vegetables
  • Second course: Tabbouleh salad, a vegetarian dish with tomatoes, finely chopped parsley, mint, bulgur, and onion
  • Third course: Shorba dajaj, a chicken noodle-style soup
  • Fourth course: Grilled fish with tartar sauce and red roasted potatoes
  • Fifth course: Beef kefta in tomato sauce with saffron rice
  • Sixth course: Grilled date bread served with honey lemon sauce, stuffed mascarpone date, and grilled queso fresco

Dinner is served at two times, 5 and 7:30 p.m. April 25, and there are still spots available at 5 p.m. To make reservations, which are required, visit IvyTech.edu/northeast/dinners. 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.

Ivy Tech Northeast to host I-Career Construction Day on North Campus

WHAT:
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 engagement activities and conversations with select program faculty and students. 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 career opportunities in construction technology.

WHERE:
Ivy Tech North Campus
The Steel Dynamics, Inc. Keith E. Busse Technology Center
3701 Dean Drive
Fort Wayne, IN 46835

WHEN:
April 26
10 a.m.–1:15 p.m.

IPFW and Ivy Tech Break Ground for Parker Cole Crossing

Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) and Ivy Tech Community College Northeast held a groundbreaking ceremony this afternoon for the new Parker Cole Crossing bridge.
The Parker Cole Crossing bridge project has been in the works for approximately eight years, and is a collaboration between IPFW, Ivy Tech, and the Indiana Department of Transportation. The crossing bridge will connect IPFW and Ivy Tech Northeast, allowing students and faculty to safely walk or ride their bikes between campuses over Coliseum Boulevard. It will also connect to the Rivergreenway using campus sidewalks and roadways, providing an alternative route for those who enjoy the trail system.

“The Parker Cole Crossing bridge is a demonstration of our commitment to the future of our campus,” said IPFW Chancellor Vicky Carwein. “Values established by the university more than 50 years ago, including accessibility, collaboration, connection, and partnership, are highlighted by this project. The bridge also represents the generosity of foundations and private donors who continue to invest in our university, our students, and our community as a whole.”

The total cost of the project is approximately $4.5 million. INDOT is responsible for covering 80% of the cost and donations from the Olive B. Cole Foundation and Mac and Pat Parker will cover the remaining 20%.

“The Cole Foundation and our family are pleased to be a part of this project to provide a safe means of crossing for the hundreds of students taking courses at both Ivy Tech and IPFW,” said Mac Parker. “Also, I believe that the unique design of the bridge will call attention to the key role that both of these institutions play in the economic growth of our whole region.”

“The bridge is symbolic of the long-standing partnership between our institutions,” said Ivy Tech Northeast Chancellor Jerrilee K. Mosier, Ed.D. “It is our hope to continue building on this partnership to increase higher education attainment in northeast Indiana in the years to come.”

Construction of the bridge is expected to be completed in June 2018.

For more information, contact Kimberly Wagner, director of public relations, 260-481-4174 or kimberly.wagner@ipfw.edu.

College to host high school robotics grand championship Saturday

BACKGROUND:
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.

For this year’s challenge, teams will mine rocks and place them in a launch vehicle. The teams will be responsible for maintaining power to the base and tackle any emergencies. According to the YBOT website,

“Congratulations! You’re going to space! YBOT has been commissioned by a secret corporation for a special space mission. Your team is part of an elite group tasked to mine raw materials at confirmed Tyllium Ore Breakdown Yards on a near-earth asteroid.”

The event has been hosted at Ivy Tech Community College Northeast since 2010.

WHAT:
Teams from seven 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 the fall. The participating high schools come from the following counties: Allen, Dekalb, Adams, and Noble.

Learn more at youthbot.org.

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

WHEN:
9 a.m. April 22

Enrollment day planned for summer, fall classes

DETAILS:
At Express Enrollment Days, prospective and current students at Ivy Tech Community College Northeast can complete whatever enrollment steps they still need to be ready to start classes this summer and/or fall. The summer semester begins May 22, and the fall semester begins Aug. 21.

Learn more at IvyTech.edu/enrollmentday.

WHEN:
9 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 28

WHERE:
Express Enrollment Center
Student Life Center, North Campus
3701 Dean Drive
Fort Wayne, IN 46835

Ivy Tech Northeast announces IvyLiving enrichment class in homebrewing craft beer beginning April 29

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 IvyTech.edu/northeast/living.

Homebrewing 101—Hops, Mash, and Beer, Oh My!
Calling all craft beer lovers! During this two-session class, we will explain the ingredients, processes, and equipment that brewers have used for centuries. As a bonus, you’ll be taking the brewing equipment home. Participants must be 21 or older.

April 29 and May 13
1–4 p.m.
Cost: $99
Registration Deadline: April 22

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

Ivy Tech Northeast announces IvyLiving enrichment class in making root beer floats from scratch on April 29

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 IvyTech.edu/northeast/living.

When Root Beer Meets Ice Cream
Create a fond memory for you and your child as you team up to make your own root beer floats from scratch. Learn step-by-step how to brew root beer and make ice cream the old-fashioned way.

April 29
8 a.m.–Noon
Cost: $60 one parent and child; $20 additional child (maximum of two children per one parent)
Registration Deadline: April 22

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

Ivy Tech Northeast to host I-Career Automotive Day on North Campus

WHAT:
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 engagement activities and conversations with select program faculty and students. 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 career opportunities in automotive technology.

WHERE:
Ivy Tech North Campus
The Steel Dynamics, Inc. Keith E. Busse Technology Center
3701 Dean Drive
Fort Wayne, IN 46835

WHEN:
April 19
9 a.m.–2:30 p.m.