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School news

Wednesday, October 10, 2012 - 12:01 am

College

•Indiana Tech will host a college fair 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday in Andorfer Commons, 1600 E. Washington Blvd. Representatives from more than 20 Midwest colleges and universities will be present. The event also will include a financial aid information session at 8 p.m. For more information, call 422-5561.

•Students interested in enrolling at Indiana Tech in fall 2013 are invited to spend the day as a Warrior 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 20. Prospective students and their families will have the opportunity to tour the Fort Wayne campus, meet with professors and current students, and participate in information sessions on a variety of topics. To register, visit www.IndianaTech.edu/events or call the admissions office at 422-5561.

•Connie Scott, director of Indiana Tech's McMillen Library, earned the 2012 Special Services Award from the Indiana Library Federation. The award recognizes “exceptional contributions or services” that strengthen library services. The award will presented at the 2012 Indiana Library Federation Awards and Honors Reception on Nov. 13.

•Kroger Central Division announced Michael Weber of Fort Wayne received a Kroger Scholars scholarship of $1,000.

•There will be a student transition fair 4-8 p.m. Oct. 18 at IPFW, Walb Memorial Union ballroom, 2101 Coliseum Blvd. E. The fair is for students with disabilities who will be leaving high school and their families. Call 478-7617, Ext. 1019, for more information.

•Amber Williams, a freshman from Fort Wayne, is performing this year with the Heidelberg University-Community Chorus, Tiffin, Ohio.

•Manchester University will hold high school campus visit days Oct. 19, Oct. 26, Nov. 3 and Nov. 17. Reservations: www.manchester.edu, 1-800-852-3648 or email visit@manchester.edu.

•Curtis Elwood of New Haven was awarded the Patterson Academic Scholarship, recognizing students with exemplary academic achievement, and the Presidential Scholarship for out-of-state students. He attends Lake Forest College, Lake Forest, Ill.

•Cassidy Hutton, a Carroll High School graduate, attends Lake Forest College, Lake Forest, Ill.

•Indiana Tech announced these new staff members: Rebekah R. Allebach, academic resource center specialist, College of Professional Studies, Warsaw; Tiffany R. Moore, accounts receivable specialist; Crystal Ridgley, associate director for admissions, Law School; and Salvador Soto, associate vice president of Institutional Advancement.

•Joseph Grove of Andrews has enrolled at Wayne State University, Detroit, for the fall 2012 semester.

•The University of Saint Francis announced 100 percent of its physician assistant class of 2012 have passed certification exams on the first try, the third consecutive year for the achievement and the fourth in the past five years.

•Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Bennett will speak 10-11 a.m. Oct. 17 at the University of Saint Francis, Brookside Mansion, 2701 Spring St.

Miscellaneous

•Fort Wayne Community Schools hired two new administrators: Thomas Harris, human resources director, and Beth Ann Gibson, capital projects coordinator.

•Indiana Academy of Science offers grant support to support high school students in grades 9-12 who have an interest in science and science research. Research proposals are accepted electronically by Oct. 26. Applicants and teachers will be informed by mail, with decisions made in mid-December. Visit www.indianaacademyofscience.org.

•Gaige Robin, who attended Flint Spring Elementary School during the 2011-12 school year, read more than 54 books during the 2012 Summer Reading Olympics, making him one of the Top 100 readers in this year's program. More than 35,000 students and 1,450 schools participated in the program, and 26,000 of those students read more than 10 books June 1-Aug. 15. Robin now attends Crestview Middle School.

•Bishop Luers High School will hold an eighth-grade visitation 8:30-10:30 a.m. Nov. 8 at 333 E. Paulding Road. Reservations: Jenny Andorfer at 456-1261, Ext. 3141.

•Bishop Luers High School will hold an open house 6:30-8:30 p.m. Nov. 15 at 333 E. Paulding Road.

•Concordia Lutheran High School students Megan LaCroix, Katelyn Reinhard, Emily Zilz, Noah Little, Jonathan NaThalang and Jack Willke were named to the 2012-13 Indiana All State Choir. They will work with the festival conductor and perform Jan. 19 at the Embassy Theatre.

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