•The University of Saint Francis announced tenure and promotions for faculty members and honored others for completing advanced degrees or working on sabbaticals at the university's faculty scholarship banquet Aug. 20. John Brinkman and Adam DeVille were granted tenure and earned promotions to associate professor. Elizabeth Kuebler-Wolf, Douglas Meador, Kristen Morris and David Mullins also earned tenure. Karen Palumbo and Mindy Yoder earned promotions. Sara Bauer, Kristen Morris and Patricia Luckey completed advanced degrees. Wendy Clark was honored for a sabbatical to work on a Doctor of Nursing Practice, and Mary Klopfer was recognized for a study program to continue art research and expand skills. David Johnson received the 2012-13 Leepoxy Award for Teaching Excellence. Rita Deininger was awarded the 2012-13 Teaching Excellence and Campus Leadership Award.
•The University of Saint Francis will hold several events to raise awareness about homelessness. The Sleep in your Car fundraiser takes place 7 p.m.-8 a.m. Nov. 1 at the North Campus lot and benefits Catholic Charities. A brown bag lunch discussion, “Serving the Hungry and Homeless in Fort Wayne,” takes place 12:30-1:30 p.m. Nov. 7 at the Pope John Paul II Center second-floor collaboratory. Mike Yankoski, author of “Under the Overpass,” will speak at 7 p.m. Nov. 12 at the North Campus auditorium. Bread for the World letter-writing campaign will take place 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 18-19 at various gathering places on campus. For more information, contact Katrina Boedeker at 399-7700, Ext. 6791, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
•Questa Foundation for Education announced these IPFW and University of Saint Francis students received scholarships ranging from $300 to $2,000 per student from the Virgil J. and Mildred C. Roy Memorial Scholarship: Megan Daniels, Tatum Kelham, Amber Miller, Werner Wolff, Kelsey Schwehn, Olivia Spridegeon, Samantha DeWael, Eliane Crist, Alexandra Coker, Tori Cox, Brooke Conrad, Kelli Kruckenberg, Brittany Trahin, Emily Gebhard and Nicole Collins.
•IPFW announced these tenured faculty: Troy Bassett, associate professor of English; Jeffrey Casazza, associate professor of theater; Benjamin Dattilo, associate professor of geology; Debrah Huffman, associate professor of English; Il-Hee Kim, associate professor of education; Meyong Hwan Kim, associate professor of economics; Cheu-jey Lee, associate professor of education; Hongli Luo, associate professor of computer and electrical engineering technology; Jun Ma, associate professor of marketing; Reynaldo Pablo Jr., associate professor of civil engineering technology; Suin Roberts, associate professor of German; Abraham Schwab, associate professor of philosophy; Hamilton Tescarollo, associate professor of music; Sara Webb-Sunderhaus, associate professor of English; Meiko Yamada, associate professor of sociology; Jin Soung Yoo, associate professor of computer science; and Karla Zepeda, associate professor of Spanish.
•IPFW announced these promotions: Janet Badia, professor of women's studies; Bongsu Kang, professor of mechanical engineering; Nancy Mann, clinical professor of dental education; Barbara Resch, professor of music; Hao Sun, professor of linguistics; Richard Weiner, professor of history; and Mary Cooper, associate dean of the College of Health and Human Services and professor of dental hygiene.
•Indiana Tech will dedicate its law school at 10 a.m. Sept. 14 at Schaefer Center gymnasium. Free admission.
•The Fort Wayne Commission on African American Males announced the success of the Glynn Hines Back to School Fatherhood Initiative in which fathers took a pledge to be involved in the education of their children and took their children to school on opening day. The commission would like fathers and men mentors to take the children to school again Tuesday.