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School news

Wednesday, April 10, 2013 - 12:01 am

College

•Indiana Tech has hired Nancy Marcus, a constitutional lawyer from Cleveland, for its law school. She will join the faculty in July.

•John D. Zeglis, retired chairman and CEO of AT&T Wireless Services, will be the keynote speaker at Indiana Tech's 2013 commencement May 18. Zeglis is also the founder and principal owner of the Fort Wayne's NBA D-League team, the Mad Ants.

•The Department of English and Linguistics in the College of Arts and Sciences at IPFW is holding a book drive for Washington Elementary School. Books can be dropped off throughout April at the Barnes and Noble Bookstore inside Glenbrook Square and in the Liberal Arts Building, Rooms 43 and 153, at IPFW. Cash also may be donated toward the purchase of books. A list of suggested books can be found at my.barnesandnoble.com/Leah-Thompsons-WishList/cm/17362480. Call Thompson at 415-6740 for more information.

•IPFW will hold a lecture “Before the King James Bible: English Language and National Identity, 1400-1650” at 7 p.m. today in Neff Hall, Room 101, 2101 Coliseum Blvd. E. Free admission.

•The two-year Dental Laboratory Technology program at IPFW was accredited by the American Dental Association's Commission on Dental Accreditation.

•Rachel Cruze, daughter of financial adviser Dave Ramsey, will speak at 10:30 a.m. April 19 at Grace College, Orthopaedic Capital Center, Winona Lake.

•Patrick Loebs will become an assistant professor of communication, teaching classes such as Public Relations and Mass Communication at Grace College.

•IPFW associate professor of engineering Don Mueller is one of 30 educators selected nationwide to attend the Center for Sustainable Engineering's workshop June 27-28 at George Institute of Technology in Atlanta.

•IPFW announced Dusty Gremaux of Decatur and Madison Seifert of Auburn were named Chapman Scholars, who will receive tuition, fees, room, board and textbooks for four years. Damon Gerber of Bluffton was named the Doermer Distinguished Scholar.

•IPFW will host an open house to showcase its MBA programs 4:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Alumni Center, across from the Holiday Inn at IPFW.

•IPFW will host “Corporate Innovation and Entrepreneurship” 7:30-11 a.m. Friday at Rhinehart Music Center, 2101 Coliseum Blvd. E. Mark Hill will speak. Registration: http://doermerdialogue.eventbrite.com/.

Miscellaneous

•Bishop Luers High School juniors Samantha Allen, Milesia Hogue and Riley Bubb will study seven weeks in Spain and France as part of the Indiana University Honors Program in Foreign Languages.

•The winners of the Fort Wayne Community Schools annual middle school persuasive speech contest held March 26 at the Grile Administrative Center are: Tamara Djankovic of Northwood Middle School, first; Daniel Dumford of Blackhawk Middle School, second; and Mitchell McClain of Jefferson Middle School, third.

•Homestead High School graduate Ross Alan Holtsclaw of Fort Wayne has accepted a Regents Scholarship at Eastern Kentucky University.

•Bishop Dwenger High School principal Jason Schiffli has been appointed a director on the Academic Affairs Committee of the board for the University of Saint Francis.

•Questa Foundation for Education is accepting applications for the 2013 Questa Scholars Program. The Questa Scholars Program is designed to ease the financial burden of a college education for high school seniors and college freshmen who meet the qualifications of the program. Applications are available at www.questafoundation.org. Application deadline is May 1.

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