*Three sessions in Fort Wayne will provide information about two of Ball State University's graduate programs, some of which can be taken online: Executive Development for Public Service and Adult and Community Education. They are at 6 p.m. June 12 at Family Life Center, 2221 Reed St.; 7:30 a.m. June 13 at Comfort Suites, 5775 Coventry Lane; and 11:30 a.m. June 13 at the Allen County Public Library, 900 Library Plaza. To register, email email@example.com or call 1-800-872-0369.
*Indiana Tech's admissions office will host a registration day 9 a.m.-1 p.m. June 15. The event offers students enrolling in the traditional program for fall 2012 the opportunity to meet with advisors, take a tour of campus, schedule classes, get student ID pictures taken and complete financial aid paperwork. Additional registration days will be July 20, July 28 and Aug. 10. Students who have not yet applied should contact the admissions office at 422-5561 or 1-800-937-2448, Ext. 2205, or visit www.IndianaTech.edu/admissions.
*Ivy Tech Community College−Northeast announced Marc Accilien, Steven Miller and Jon-Paul Capito were finalists of the New Venture Competition, a business plan contest that will award at least $20,000 in start-up capital to the champion at the end of June.
*UIndy and former South Side High School student Emma Converse organized the 11th annual Independent Music & Art Festival at the Harrison Center for the Arts.
*Ivy Tech Community College will once again award scholarships to every valedictorian in the class of 2012 in the state of Indiana. Each scholarship, valued at 15 credit hours or roughly $1,700, will be awarded to nearly 400 valedictorians statewide. The student has two years after graduating high school to redeem the scholarship, which can be redeemed at any of Ivy Tech's campuses. The credits earned can be applied toward a certificate or associate degree or transferred to other colleges and universities, saving the student money and time. Each recipient will receive a letter and certificate. To claim the scholarship, the student must visit the financial aid office at any Ivy Tech campus.
*Nancy Jones retired from Central Lutheran School in New Haven after 33 years of service.
*Queen of Angels science teacher Nicole Suvar won a recent contest sponsored by steadyGROWpro, the maker of hands-on life science education kits to be used for growing plants in the classroom. Suvar's classroom was fitted with equipment valued at more than $400, including a tabletop grow light, watering cans, plant labels and a pH and EC testing meter.
*Jordan Berger of Fort Wayne, a junior at Culver Academies, has been awarded a Martin and Julia Klaper Summer Study Grant in support of a visual arts experience this summer. Berger will receive from $500 to $750 from the grant for art supplies and equipment.
*Financial Executives International (FEI) recognized the outstanding accounting and/or finance student from each of six area universities or colleges: Krystal McHenry, Huntington University; Veronica Jersey, Indiana Tech; Gloria Luisa Pedro, IPFW; Heather Johnson, Manchester College; Allison Simmons, Trine University; and Michael Scher, University of St. Francis.
*The Kiwanis Club of South Fort Wayne and the Indiana Kiwanis Foundation awarded a $1,000 scholarship to Rachel Crouch of Fort Wayne.
*Sean McManus and Elizabeth Hess were the recipients of the Philip G. Bail Sr. and Katherine D. Bail Ambassadors Scholarship. Each will receive $2,500 toward tuition at Bishop Luers High School.
*Broderic Cook of Mentone received the 2012 Lawrence A. Ackerman Scholarship from the Fort Wayne Zoological Society.
*U.S. Sen. Dick Lugar presented South Side High School student Edwin Baeza with a four-year $4,000 college scholarship from the Fund for Hoosier Excellence.