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School news

Wednesday, July 10, 2013 - 12:01 am

College

•A group of faculty and students from the College of Engineering, Technology, and Computer Science at IPFW recently oversaw the installation of sensors on Government Bridge over the Mississippi River between Rock Island, Ill., and Davenport, Iowa.

•The University of Saint Francis will hold campus visits July 22-26 during Indiana Private College Week. Registration: sf.edu/visit.

•These students were inducted into the Order of the Engineer: Matthew DeJong, Trent Gutting and Antonio Lee, all of Fort Wayne; Daniel Desper of Kendallville; Aury Keller of Woodburn; Henry Waring of Avilla; and Mitchell Wyss of New Haven.

•The University of Saint Francis announced appointments to assist with the development of the downtown campus: Don Schenkel, vice president for university relations, will transition to a consulting position; Matt Smith has been appointed vice president of advancement; Earl Kumfer will act as interim dean of the School of Arts and Sciences; and Adam DeVille will replace Kumfer as chair of the Department of Philosophy and Theology.

•Manchester University announced Mary Kiersma, director of academic and operations assessment, is its 2012-13 Scholar of the Year.

•Ivy Tech Community College-Northeast will host “on the road” visits to discuss its programs, enrollment process and class locations through July at these libraries: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursday, Huntington City-Township Public Library, 255 W. Park Drive, Huntington; 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday, Peabody Public Library, 1160 E. Highway 205, Columbia City; 11 a.m.-2 p.m. July 17, LaGrange County Public Library, 203 W. Spring St., LaGrange; 11 a.m.-2 p.m. July 18, Adams County Public Library, 128 S. Third St., Decatur; 11 a.m.-2 p.m. July 23, Eckhart Public Library, Willenar Genealogy Center, 700 S. Jackson St., Auburn; 11 a.m.-2 p.m. July 24, Carnegie Public Library, 322 S. Wayne St., Angola; and 11 a.m.-2 p.m. July 25, Noble County Public Library, 813 E. Main St., Albion.

•IPFW will hold an open house for anyone interested in learning about a new degree completion program 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. and 5-7 p.m. Tuesday at the Alumni Center, 1528 E. California Road. The program, General Studies Advantage, offers working adults an opportunity to take online classes and only have to come to campus one night per week. Contact Angela Williams at 481-5449 or Julie Fellers Hook at 481-6828 or visit ipfw.edu/advantage for more information

Miscellaneous

•Kohl's Cares-Scholarship Program recognized these students with a $50 gift card and a chance to receive a $1,000 regional scholarship: Sara Budde of Decatur; Mary Cerajewski, Kathleen Donias, Sadie Gerber and Jeremiah Tyra, all of Fort Wayne; Misleny Guzman Moreno and Patrick Rieth, both of Goshen; Sara Mosley of Albion.

•Fort Wayne Community Schools announced Patrick Boles was promoted to continuing education manager at Anthis Career Center, and Dottie Davis was named security director.

•Fort Wayne Community Schools approved purchasing the PowerSchool Student Management System, which will replace Pinnacle during the 2014-15 school year. The program will store and manage student information, grades, schedules and discipline records.

•Pre-kindergarten programs at Bloomingdale, Fairfield, Holland, Nebraska, South Wayne and Study elementary schools have earned re-accreditation from the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).

•Julia Kuhn, a junior from Fort Wayne, was elected to the 2014 State 4-H Junior Leader Council. She is a member of the Eel River 4-H Club.

•Lutheran Schools Partnership will host Lutheran Schools Night at the TinCaps at 7:05 p.m. Aug. 10 at Parkview Field, 1301 Ewing St. Tickets are $7. Call Justin Shurley at 407-2808 by July 19.

•The Indiana Education Workforce Innovation Network awarded $75,000 to Northeast Indiana Fund, Fort Wayne to partner with the Big Goal Collaborative and Ivy Tech Community College-Northeast to expand career and technical education opportunities, particularly in advanced manufacturing.

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