*The University of Saint Francis was among 29 national and international member institutions awarded accreditation for its business school or programs at the 2012 Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) annual conference.
*Ivy Tech Community College-Northeast is partnering with The Language Company to offer an English as a Second Language instructional program on campus. Sessions will be offered monthly and will serve about 50 students per session.
*Middle and high school students recently completed IPFW’s Summer Robotics Camp, offered in collaboration between the Department of Engineering and the College of Engineering, Technology and Computer Science K12 Outreach.
Participants worked in teams to construct and program a VEX robot in preparation for a mini-competition that required the robots to perform specific tasks for points, using the 2012 theme “Oil Spill.” Instructors for the camp were Zesheng Chen from the Department of Engineering and Mike Dobbs of Emerging Technology Associates.
The results of the competition were:
First Place Robot Performance: The team of Matthew Klopfenstein, Wayne Trace High School, and Jonathan Zhou, Canterbury High School
Second Place Robot Performance: The team of Kael Bronson, home-schooled, and Alec Steele, Canterbury High School
Tech Talk Champ: Lisa Gemmer, Medina High School.
Most Valuable Consultant: Dan Painter, Lakewood Middle School.
Other camp participants were Zachary Hensler and Nolan Sipe from Bishop Dwenger High School; Gilson Moh Jr. from Blackhawk Middle School; Logan Rigdon from Leo Junior/Senior High School; Grey Eschenbacher from Norwell High School; Gary Klopfenstein and Arlen Stoller from Wayne Trace High School; and Cecilia White from Whitko High School.
*The Indiana Data Center has announced the second annual ConnectED video contest for Indiana high school students, who can win a grant from Indiana Data Center for their school. Their challenge will be to create a short video depicting disaster recovery and co-location.
The students and their teachers will receive exact criteria and a sample lesson plan to help guide them through the process.
The winner of the contest will be announced in the Spring of 2013. Visit the Indiana Data Center website at www.inddc.com and the Indiana Data Center Facebook page to find out more about entering this contest.
*Bishop Luers High School announced its homecoming celebration will take place Sept. 28. Mass will be celebrated at 4:30 p.m., a tailgate party takes place 5:30-7 p.m. and the game against North Side High School starts takes place at 7 p.m.