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School news

Wednesday, February 6, 2013 - 12:01 am

College

•IPFW is recruiting high-tech startup companies to participate in the Purdue University systemwide Interns for Indiana program. Companies accepted into the Interns for Indiana summer program are matched with juniors and seniors at IPFW and other Purdue campuses who work a minimum of 400 hours during the summer session, and who receive a stipend of $4,500 for successful participation. Deadline is March 6, through www.purdue.edu/dp/ifi. Companies and students interested in being part of the Interns for Indiana program may also contact Deb Barrick at 481-5471 or barrickd@ipfw.edu.

•University of Saint Francis assistant professor and School of Health Sciences Simulation Lab Director Dawn Mabry, MSN, RN, CNE, has earned Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator (CHSE) designation.

•Indiana Tech is accepting applications for the university's Presidential Scholarship. This is a full tuition scholarship for the traditional day program at the Fort Wayne campus. The selection criteria emphasize leadership experience, and preference may be given to candidates who have established contributions within the Fort Wayne community, especially within the East Central neighborhood. Application deadline is March 15. Visit www.IndianaTech.edu/scholarships.

•Stephen Backus of Fort Wayne is featured on Purdue University's 5 Students Who are Fun Makers, which highlights students who have a zest for making the most out of life.

•The Indiana Tech chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers will hold its banquet at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 21 in Andorfer Commons, 1600 E. Washington Blvd. cost is $40. Carl Mack, NSBE executive director, will speak. Contact Susan McGrade at semcgrade@indianatech.edu or 422-5561, Ext. 2358.

•Ivy Tech Community College-Northeast offers late-start college courses during the spring semester for students who may have missed registration or for others who are looking to add classes to their existing schedule. Twelve-week courses are Monday-May 11 and eight-week courses are March 18-May 11. Courses are available in accounting, aviation, business, health sciences, humanities, criminal justice, English, general education, health sciences, math, office administration and more. Individuals are encouraged to register soon since classes fill early. Ivy Tech courses are offered online, on campus and at sites including Public Safety Academy: Ivy Tech South Campus, Ashley Community Center and other locations. For more information, visit www.IvyTech.edu/northeast/latestart or call 480-4268.

•IPFW's Office of Military Student Services will hold a grand opening open house 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursday in Kettler Hall, Room 104, 2101 Coliseum Blvd. E.

Miscellaneous

•Parents and prospective students are invited to Concordia Lutheran High School's open house noon-3 p.m. Feb. 17 at 1601 St. Joe River Drive. Information: Krista Friend at kfriend@clhscadets.com or 483-1102, Ext. 219.

•Education and social-work professionals will share their successful, evidence-based best practices and “what-works” responses to real world challenges at the seventh annual Best Practices Showcase 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Feb. 23 at the University of Saint Francis, 2701 Spring St. There will be more than 50 workshops from which to choose. Registration for professionals is $15 in advance and $20 the day of the event. A reduced registration fee ($13) for Indiana State Reading Association members is available. Registration for students is $5 in advance and $10 the day of the event. Purchase orders payable to the Best Practices Showcase also may be submitted. To pre-register, download the registration form at www.sf.edu/best-practice and mail it with payment by 5 p.m. Monday to: Nancy Hankee, Department of Education, University of Saint Francis, 2701 Spring St., Fort Wayne, IN 46808. For information, email nhankee@sf.edu or call 399-7700, Ext. 8405.

•Huntington University's physical education students will offer a P.E. physical education program for home-schooled students for children ages 3 through fifth grade this spring. Nine class sessions will be offered from March to May. Class time is 1:15-2 p.m. March 7, 14 and 21, April 4, 11, 18 and 25, and May 2 and 9 in the fieldhouse of the university's Merillat Physical Education and Recreation Complex. The class is free. Information: Contact Jody Davenport at jdavenport@huntington.edu or at 1-260-359-4214.

•Huntington University art assistant professor Barb Michel has a silk screen print in the Regional University Exhibition, through Feb. 27, at Artlink, 300 E. Main St.

•IPFW will host the MATHCOUNTS competition 8:30 a.m.-noon Feb. 16 in the Walb Student Union Ballroom, 2101 Coliseum Blvd. E. Middle school students from six area schools will compete.

•The Greater Fort Wayne Chamber of Commerce, in conjunction with the ATHENA International Award Committee, will accept nominations through 5 p.m. Feb. 28 for the 2013 Athena Scholarship. Scholarships will be awarded April 11 at Ceruti's Summit Park. Cost is $35 to attend, with reservation deadline April 8. Nomination and registration forms are available at www.fwchamber.org/athena.

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