•As the 2012-2013 school year begins, Indiana high school students will be invited to enter the ConnectED video contest in an effort to 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 www.inddc.com for more information.
•The University of Saint Francis will celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month 1-7 p.m. Sept. 29. Events include the Fort Wayne Community 7 vs. 7 Co-ed Soccer Tournament 1-5 p.m. at the university's D'Arcy Stadium. Players age 14 and older can register for the tournament through Sept. 15 by emailing email@example.com or calling 399-7700, Ext. 8205. The cost is $75 per team. Registration begins at the stadium at 12:15 p.m. on tournament day.
The university will also hold an admissions and financial aid information session in Spanish and English 2:30-3:30 p.m. in the Doermer Family Center for Health Science Education, Room 156 A/B. A Hispanic student panel will discuss the university experience, enrollment procedures and financial aid processes. Visitors can tour the USF campus at 1:15 p.m. and 3:45 p.m. and then enjoy a movie and popcorn 3-5 p.m. in Gunderson Auditorium, Achatz Hall. The day will wrap up with a bilingual Mass 6-7 p.m. in Trinity Chapel.
•IPFW received a $285,393 grant funded through the Garrett Lee Smith Memorial Act, with Jeannie DiClementi, associate professor of psychology, as its principal investigator. The three-year grant will fund IPFW Project COMPASS: COMmunity Partners Against Student Suicide.
•The University of Saint Francis has announced the appointment of Stephen J. Jehl as a director on the Athletics Committee of the Board of Trustees.
•Questa Foundation for Education selected 36 local high school and college recipients for the Questa Scholars Program, which forgives a portion of their college debt. The students are Dawn Eastom, Lauren Smith, Alexander Ocken, Elizabeth Swygart, Rachel Crouch, Benjamin Fox, Morgan Braun, Paul Lohmuller, Natalie Grames, Alyssa Griffis, Allison Strickler, Jasmine Hogue, Corey Leffers, Brok Sailer, Amy Hetrick, Allison Kanning, Elizabeth Stratton, Leah Stutzman, Brooke Conrad, Peter Haydock, Madeline Harris, Thomas Sheppard, Leah Widdicombe, Alexandra Coker, Caleb Hathaway, Abigail Hall, Noah Rider, Kelb Krempel, Kacie Kirk, Spencer Raypole, Tyler Goetz, Katherine Lickey, Nicole Biggs, Kelli Kruckeberg, Daniel Wray and Michael Nix. For more information about the program, visit www.questafoundation.org.
•PMI-NEIC announced the winners of its David Arthur Maynard scholarship: Timothy Chapman, $2,000; and Ashlee Nichter, $1,000.