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School news

Friday, March 29, 2013 - 12:01 am

College

•The University of Saint Francis is listed on the 2013 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll by the Corporation for National and Community Service.

•Manchester University announced Jennifer Shepherd of Warsaw is its next executive director of alumni relations. Shepherd has served as principal and assistant principal at Greencastle, Warsaw and Rochester high schools.

•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.

•The University of Saint Francis offers a writing seminar 9-11:30 a.m. April 13 and a digital literacy strategy seminar 9-11 a.m. April 27, both in Doermer Center for Health Science Education, Room 156 A/B, 2701 Spring St. Cost is $20 for one seminar or $30 for both. A free webinar is offered at 4 p.m. April 24. Registration: Nancy Hankee at 399-7700, Ext. 8405 by April 5.

•IPFW will hold the Northeast Indiana Career Enrichment career fair 12:30-4:30 p.m. April 11 at IPFW's Athletics Center Fieldhouse, 2101 Coliseum Blvd. E. About 80 employers and 170 recruiters will attend the event.

•Tine University will hold a Take Back the Night rally and march to observe Sexual Assault Awareness Month at 6:30 p.m. April 10 on the north lawn of Best Hall, or in Best Hall, Room 229, in case of inclement weather. Candice Hall of Fort Wayne will speak at 7 p.m. A march takes place at 7:30 p.m., and concludes with a candlelight vigil.

•Will Stauffer, a junior communication studies major from Churubusco, has been elected student body president of Huntington University for the 2013-14 school year.

Miscellaneous

•Indiana Connections Academy (www.connectionsacademy.com/indiana-school/home.aspx), the virtual public school for students in grades K-12 from across Indiana, has opened enrollment for the 2013-14 school year.

•The University of Saint Francis will hold Spring Campus Visit Day on April 6 at its North Campus, 2702 Spring St. Students should bring transcripts. Check-in is at 8:45 a.m., with activities 9 a.m.-noon. Reservations: 399-8000.

•Fort Wayne Community Schools' Study Connection will hold its annual Great Grown-Up Spelling bee April 19 at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art, 311 E. Main St. Must be 21 to participate. Team registration is $150. Spell checks are sold for $50 advance and $60 at the event. Registration due by April 5. Admission is $20. Call 467-8810 or email Sharon.Callender@ fwcs.k12.in.us.

•The Miss Fort Wayne Scholarship pageant crowned: Miss Fort Wayne Lindsey Carden of Homestead High School; Brenna Liddell of Lakewood Park Christian School in Auburn; Miss Fort Wayne Pre-Teen Payton Warfield of Garrett; Junior Miss Fort Wayne Sophia Ruble of Garrett; Little Miss Fort Wayne Paige Fillenwarth of Waterloo. Carden and Liddell will represent Fort Wayne at the Miss Indiana Scholarship pageant in June.

•Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne has extended the deadline for the Robert C. Batchelder DDS Scholarship to May 6. To be eligible, students must have at least a 3.0 grade-point average and major in the dental field at IPFW. Applications available at www.cfgfw.org.

•Indiana University at Bloomington has selected Canterbury High School senior Emily Tallo as a 2013 Herbert Presidential Scholar. As part of the award, Tallo will receive full tuition and room and board for four years, a laptop computer, a stipend for study abroad during her junior or senior year, and unique opportunities for research, internship and community service.

•The History Center has hired Nicole Griffetts as education coordinator, in which she will be responsible for on- and off-site educational programming.

•Concordia Lutheran High School senior Heidi Gottschalk received one of five full-tuition scholarships awarded to incoming Concordia University, Chicago, freshmen.

•Bishop Luers High School is accepting applications for new student registration. Call 456-1261, Ext. 3141, or email jandoerfer@ bishopluers.org.

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