•Stephen Shupert, a resident of Fort Wayne, has been accepted at Coastal Carolina University for the Fall 2013 semester. Shupert, a Carroll High School student, plans to major in Resort Tourism Management..
•Fort Wayne resident Benjamin Holder, a senior vocal music education major, was nominated by Harding University (Searcy, Ark.) faculty as a 2012-13 Who's Who finalist..
•Felicity Nicholson, Hannah Olinger, Christina Presti and Samuel Rogers, all of Fort Wayne, have appeared in Butler University's presentation of “The Nutcracker.”
•University of Saint Francis business students Garrett Harvey, Koree Terrell, Logan Rehrer and Emerson Ueber won first place in the university's sixth annual Business Plan Competition and received a $2,000 prize. The Keith Busse School of Business and Entrepreneurial Leadership sponsors the competition, which is open to all majors. Nathan Scully and Brendton Williams earned the $1,000 second-place prize. The $500 third-place prize went to Morgan Braun and Grace Geha. The first and third place teams also received a $250 Franciscan Award, which recognized the incorporation of Franciscan values into the business design.
•The University of Saint Francis has earned a fourth-place ranking in a field of 221 schools in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) Champions of Character Five-Star Institution program. USF earned a score of 91 of 100 on the Champions of Character Scorecard, which measures each institution's commitment to the NAIA program. Points were earned in five areas: character training, conduct in competition, academic focus, character recognition and character promotion.
•The University of Findlay, Findlay, Ohio, announced Abigail Peterson of Fort Wayne performed in the university's Christmas concert.
•Elizabeth Crozier of Auburn and Whitney Lantz of Howe performed at the University of Evansville's holiday pops concert.
•Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs George McClellan was honored at the regional NASPA conference with the Outstanding Contribution to Higher Education Award.
•IPFW has been recognized as one of the most cited institutions with the Digital Commons Network (DCN) for the month of November. The DCN provides access to peer-reviewed articles, dissertations and other publications.
•The Shanghai Institute of Health Sciences sponsored its annual Shanghai International Nursing Skill Contest Nov. 10 for competitors in three categories: Chinese hospitals, Chinese nursing schools and international nursing schools. A student-nurse team from Ivy Tech–Northeast won the second-place title from among six international entries from five different countries.
•Goshen College now offers the region's only Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Work for nontraditional students. Accelerated classes consisting of five seven-week sessions will start in January. These sessions will combine classroom and online learning as well as internships to enable adult students with an associate degree to achieve a bachelor's diploma in 18 months. For more information, visit www.goshen.edu/adult or call 1-574-535-7527 or 1-800-348-7422.
•Bishop Luers High School is the recipient of a donation made by the Angela and Dick Weber Charitable Foundation Fund, which will go toward technology upgrades in five classrooms.
•Bishop Dwenger chapter, Cives Mundorum Duorum, of the National Honor Society inducted 119 new members.