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School news

Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - 12:01 am

College

•Indiana Tech appointed Douglas Clark as vice president for academic affairs and professor of education, effective May 6.

•IPFW history majors will present their research projects at the fifth annual History Department Undergraduate Conference 8:30 a.m.-12:35 p.m. Saturday in the Learning Commons on the second floor of Helmke Library. It is free and open to the public.

•The University of Saint Francis will offer a Bachelor of Science in Science and Entrepreneurship, beginning this fall. For more information, contact Jean Elick at jelick@sf.edu or 399-7700, Ext. 8221, or visit http://sf.edu/sf/apply.

Miscellaneous

•Fort Wayne Community Schools will hold an orientation and registration for pre-kindergarten and kindergarten students. Pre-K orientation is at 6 p.m. Thursday and kindergarten orientation is at 6 p.m. Tuesday at area schools. Parents who are unsure which school their child will attend can call Student Services at 467-2120.

•The Indiana PTA convention recognized John Peirce of Fort Wayne Community Schools with the Beverly Zawodski Advocate Award.

•The American Heart Association and Frontier Communications held a local art contest to promote healthy behavior and educate local youth on the prevention of cardiovascular disease. Winners were: Ahoki Aranda, Abbett Elementary School; Alejandra Romo, Most Precious Blood School; and Lexi Dippold, St. Joseph-St. Elizabeth School. The three students will receive a $100 gift card and have their artwork displayed this summer in area Frontier retail stores. Their teachers who coordinated the contest will also receive a $100 gift card and the school will be presented with a $500 check.

•Malik Davis of Snider High School was recently named the local first place winner at The Art Institute of Indianapolis in The Art Institutes Passion for Fashion Competition in the Fashion Design category. Davis earned a $3,000 tuition scholarship to study fashion at The Art Institute of Indianapolis.

•State Rep. Ben Smaltz (R-Auburn) authored a House Resolution to honor the DeKalb High School Classic Connection Show Choir for winning the state championship. The show choir is comprised of 49 singer-dancers, 13 band members and eight crew members and is directed by Shelley Johnson.

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