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School news

Wednesday, September 11, 2013 - 12:01 am

College

•IPFW announced these awards: Friends of the University Outstanding Teacher Award, Stella Batagiannis; Outstanding Research Award, Abdullah Eroglu; Leepoxy Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, Jeffrey Casassa; and Decco Award for Innovative Online Teaching, Kent Kauffman.

Chancellor's Community Engagement Awards Faculty Award: Jospeter Mbuba; Faculty Community Partner: Crime Victim Care of Allen County; Student Award: Srikanth Dasari; Student Community Partner: Northrop High School Speech and Debate Team; Student Organization Award: Circle K; International Student Community Partner: American Cancer Society; Department Award: Athletics Department; and Community Partner: Vera Bradley Foundation.

Outstanding Advisor Award: Joanne Bauman and Syndey Miracle. Students' Choice Award for Teaching Excellence: Elliott Blumentham.

•Huntington University ranked second in Indiana as a safe school by StateUniversity.com. Huntington University was one of 50 schools ranked.

•Indiana Tech will host a lecture, “From Milligan to Gitmo,” at 1 p.m. Tuesday in the law school courtroom. Presenters include the Hon. Steven David, Indiana Supreme Court justice, and the Hon. Roger Cosbey, U.S. magistrate judge.

•These Fort Wayne area students participated in the Freshman Service Project at the University of Evansville: Songja Borg, Churubusco; Soyla Garcia, Decatur; Natalie Kage and Marelis Miller, both of Fort Wayne; Drew Hollman, Madeline Mettler and Tamara Munro, all of Huntington; and Jack Truman, South Whitley.

•Molly Brunner of Fort Wayne received a free Linus bicycle from the University of Dayton for leaving her car at home the first two years on campus and helping to protect the environment and reduce carbon emissions.

•Brett Affolder of South Adams High School received the 2013 Maurie Fettig Achievement Scholarship worth $1,000.

•The Princeton Review named Grace College & Seminary among 155 institutions to its “Best in the Midwest” section of its website feature “2014 Best Colleges: Region by Region.”

Miscellaneous

•IPFW announced the STEM middle and high school summer exploration winners: first-place robot performance: Tyler Bell's team (Northrop) and Luke Dwyer's team (Blackhawk); second-place robot performance: Joshua Berghoff's team (homeschool) and Brian Hensel's team (homeschool); most valuable consultant: Luke Dwyer; Tech talk champ: Katherine Thompson (Leo).

ACT I awards: Most creative: Christian Gerber; new-tech most comprehensive: Dakota Stammen (Wapakoneta); best story: Jared Bowling (Blackhawk); people's choice: Collin Cahill (St. Charles).

ACT 2 awards: first place: Kevin Gillespie (Blackhawk) and Matthew Rumple (Blackhawk Christian); second place: Joshua Barger (Jefferson); and third place: Logan Rex (Leo).

•Fort Wayne Community Schools board approved the hiring of Shannon Rodgers as principal of Shambaugh Elementary School. Rodgers replaces Nicole Walker, who accepted a position out of state.

•Glenbrook Square has partnered with DonorsChoose.org to assist schools in getting the supplies they need for teaching. DonorsChoose.org allows donors to contribute to any project listed on the website. Glenbrook Square will host a Celebrate Schools! event noon-5 p.m. Oct. 26 at Macy's court in which proceeds will benefit participating schools. Glenbrook Square also will give away $25,000 to one U.S. school that has been nominated. The club enrollment station is near the food court and is free to join. Winner will be announced by Nov. 30.

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