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School news

Saturday, March 16, 2013 - 12:01 am

College

•The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi is pleased to announce that Jessica Fry, of Fort Wayne, was recently initiated into Phi Kappa Phi. Fry attends The University of Findlay.

•Ivy Tech Community College-Northeast will host a presentation on technology, race and labor 5-7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Student Life Center, Room 121, 4900 St. Joe Road. Assistant professor of history Joy Giguere will speak.

•Goshen College's student-operated radio station WGCS 91.1 The Globe ( www.globeradio.org) was named 2013 Best College Station in the Nation by the Intercollegiate Broadcasting System and Indiana's Radio School of the Year in the 2013 Indiana Association of School Broadcasting's (IASB) college broadcasting competition.

•Grace College's Community Education Department recently appointed John Hendricks as site director at the Miami Correctional Facility.

•Grace College awarded these scholarships: Anderson Smith of Fort Wayne received the Trustee Scholarship; Chelsee Christoffel of Pierceton received the Achievement Scholarship; Andrew Jeffreys, Drew Schramm and Nathan Roberts, all of Warsaw, received the McClain Scholarship; Heidi Gottschalk of Fort Wayne, Brooks Gerke of Auburn, Brennan Angle of Nappanee and Melissa Stephan of Goshen also received the McClain Scholarship.

•Tammy Toscos, assistant professor of health informatics at IPFW, submitted her doctoral dissertation to the Indiana University School of Informatics and Computing and received national recognition at iConference 2013. Toscos's dissertation, “Digital Vigilance: Pervasive Technology for Children with Type 1 Diabetes,” investigates how design technologies help children with Type 1 diabetes transition from parent-care to self-care.

•Disney Institute's “Disney's Approach to Brand Loyalty” takes place April 24 at Ivy Tech Community College North, Student Life Center, 4900 St. Joe Road. $359 before March 24, $399 afterward. For more information or to register, go to http://IvyTech.edu/DisneyInstitute or call 480-4118.

Miscellaneous

•Local high school students in IPFW's Upward Bound Program made a presentation on the topic “The Value of Your Education” at a leadership conference in South Bend. Members included Brenda Diaz of New Haven, Ernesto Sandoval of Leo, Janette Patino-Ramirez of Wayne, Alyssa Luna of North Side and Ismael Aldave and Staisy Cardenas of South Side high schools.

•Canterbury School's Spring Book Fair takes place 8:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. April 23-25 at Canterbury Lower School, 5601 Covington Road.

•Alison Mansfield of Homestead High School is one of 252 high school seniors selected nationwide to receive a scholarship from the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation.

•The Bishop Dwenger varsity cheerleading team competed at the Contest of Champions Nationals in Orlando, and won the extra-large varsity division consisting of teams of 20 members or more. The Team also was named National Grand Champions for the third consecutive year.

•The Indiana Sheriffs' Association will again be awarding college scholarships to qualified high school seniors or college students who are pursuing a degree in criminal justice studies. There will be approximately 40 $500 scholarships awarded to qualifying students throughout the state. Applications are available from high school counselors, the sheriff's office or by writing to the Indiana Sheriffs' Association, 147 E. Maryland St., Indianapolis, IN 46204-3608, and requesting an application form. Deadline is April 1. Contact Shelley Lyon at 449-7535 for an application or additional questions.

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