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School news

Wednesday, October 3, 2012 - 12:01 am

College

•The University of Saint Francis will hold a Fall Campus Visit Day for high school students and their families at 9 a.m. Oct. 13 at the North Campus, 2702 Spring St. Registration: email admiss@sf.edu, visit sf.edu/admissions or call 399-7700, Ext. 6309.

•The following people were recently elected to three-year terms on the University of Saint Francis Board of Trustees: Kathryn Callen, Steve Corona, Richard Fox, B. Matthew Hicks, David Lupke, Thomas Obergfell and Richard Yarger, all of Fort Wayne, and Sister Margaret Mary Mitchel, OSF, of Mishawaka.

•Will Stauffer of Churubusco was named a Huntington University student ambassador this fall.

•Taylor Horn of Leo-Cedarville enrolled at Wayne State University for the fall 2012 semester.

•Huntington University will hold homecoming and family weekend Friday-Saturday in Huntington. A full schedule of events is available at www.huntington.edu/homecoming.

•Huntington University recently began a student ambassador program to represent the student body.

•The University of Michigan has selected Meca Hill of Fort Wayne and Madison Oyer of Leo-Cedarville to participate in this year's Emerging Leaders Program.

•IPFW's Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs announced it has begun a new program, Brother 2 Brother Mentoring Program, which is targeted at male minority students to increase retention and graduation rates.

•The Centre for Non-Western Studies at Huntington University and the Focus on Excellence colloquium have Mark Fairchild discuss his recent discoveries in Turkey in the lecture, “Jews, Synagogues, Pirates and Curses in Ancient Cilicia,” at 7 p.m. Monday in the RichLyn Library conference room. Free admission.

•IPFW announced it received $2.2 million in federal Department of Education grants to support the Upward Bound program for the next five years. The program reaches out to high school students, giving them the skills and motivation necessary to finish high school, as well as graduate from college.

•The Questa Foundation for Education awarded the Virgil J. and Mildred C. Roy Memorial Scholarship to these students: Amy Swygart, Jonie Robertson, Tatum Kelham, Werner Wolff, Kelsey Schwehn and Olivia Spridegeon, all of the University of Saint Francis; and Amy Klaehn and Megan Griebel, both of IPFW. Scholarships range from $500 to $2,500 per student.

•G.I. Jobs magazine has recognized Grace College and Theological Seminary as a “Military Friendly” school for 2013. This is the third consecutive year the college has received this recognition.

•High school students interested in biology and chemistry may attend the Three Rivers Science Symposium at the University of Saint Francis (USF) Oct. 19. Students will employ hands-on science as they engage in contemporary research techniques and theory, group discussions and college-level labs with USF marine biology directors Larry Wiedman and Warren Pryor, and ocean chemistry director Paul Schmidt. The fee is $20, and the registration form is online at www.sf.edu/sf/sciencesymposium/scholarships. Registrants must send an information packet including the downloaded and completed registration form, the downloaded and completed recommendation form from a high school science teacher, and official transcript showing PACT, ACT, PSAT or SAT scores, along with payment, to: Three Rivers Science Symposium, University of Saint Francis, 2701 Spring St., Fort Wayne, IN 46808, attention Dr. Teri Beam, by Monday. Acceptance notices will be mailed on Friday, Oct. 10.

•There will be a college fair for high school students 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesday at Manchester University, North Manchester.

Miscellaneous

•Bright Start Right Start is an intensive program designed to help Pre-K teachers develop a foundation for later success in K-12 science learning. The program is sponsored by Indiana Michigan Power, through the AEP Foundation, and Early Childhood Alliance. Call 745-2501 for more information.

•The National Achievement Scholarship Corp. announced these semifinalists in the 49th annual National Achievement Scholarship Program: Kosisochukwu A. Igwe and Alfred Stovall, both of Canterbury School; and Courtney P. Walker of Carroll High School.

•Canterbury School announced Steve Li, Catherine O'Malley and David Pan were selected at National Merit Scholarship Program semifinalists based on their 2011 PSAT scores. Four students were designated Commended Scholars: Robby Brothers, Gregory McNabb, Sarah Rice and Emily Warshauer.

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