•The Northeast Indiana Chapter of PMI accounced the winners of the 2013 David A. Maynard scholarship: Ashlee Nichter, $2,000; and Brian T. Grabowski, $1,000.
•Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne and the Department of Geosciences dedicated the Dr. Jack A. Sunderman Geogarden on Friday. The geogarden is located next to Kettler Hall. Sunderman was a founding member of the Department of Geosciences 50 years ago.
•Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne will celebrate Mental Health Day on Thursday, coinciding with National Depression Screening Day, by hosting “Who's Got Your Back? You, Me, and We!” 9 a.m.-4 p.m. in Walb Student Union, first floor.
The event includes mental health screenings and an information fair, as well as four educational presentations:
Indiana Second Chance Law, 10:30–11:30 a.m.
Stress Management: The Art of Relaxation, 10:30–11:30 a.m.
Mental Health Self Care: Finding Your Balance, noon–1 p.m.
Stress Management: Mastodons In Motion (dress for movement), 1:30–2:30 p.m.
Mental Health Day is free and open to the public. Lunch will be served.
•On Thursday the Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs at IPFW will host an information session to answer questions about eligibility for possible expungement of Indiana criminal records. Effective July 1, Gov. Mike Pence signed House Bill 1482, which allows those who qualify to petition the court. The first session is at 10 a.m. in Walb Union Ballroom on the IPFW campus, 2101 Coliseum Blvd. E. The second session is at 5:30 p.m. at the Turner Chapel AME Church, 836 E. Jefferson Blvd. Attendees should bring a copy of their most recent (updated) court docket sheet regarding the conviction for possible expungement, which is available at the County Clerk's office in the county where the case was handled; complete criminal history to date, obtainable from the Indiana State Police at www.in.gov/isp; and most recent Appellate Court documents if applicable. For more information contact Andre Patterson, CTE/STEM outreach coordinator, IPFW Diversity and Multicultural Affairs, 481-0134.
•Ivy Tech Northeast announces the following events for October:
Saturday: No Boundaries: Early Childhood Education Annual Conference: National speaker Brett Eastburn and more than 50 other workshops on issues that affect young children, 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Public Safety Academy: Ivy Tech South Campus, 7602 Patriot Crossing.
Oct. 17: Hispanic Heritage Month fiesta: Food, festival and dance, open to the community; 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Student Life Center gymnasium, 3701 Dean Drive.
•On Tuesday IPFW criminal justice students participated in an event for Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Sixty students took part in the YWCA's “Chalk it Up” event. “Chalk it Up” is a part of annual Domestic Violence Awareness Month activities. Throughout this week, the YWCA partners with community organizations to chalk images, quotations, and statistics across the sidewalks to create awareness about the incidence and impact of domestic violence in our community.•These black American high school seniors have been designated semifinalists in the National Achievement Scholarship Program by National Merit Scholarship Corp: Quenten R. Bubb of Bishop Luers and Moses C. Marandet of Warsaw Community high schools.
•Three Concordia Lutheran High School students have been named National Merit Scholarship finalists. June Kreml, Samantha Sutter and Ian Tinsley will attempt to advance as finalists and qualify for scholarships funded by the National Merit Scholarship Program, as well as corporations, business, colleges, and universities. Additionally, senior Jonathan Nathalang was named a Commended student for the National Merit Corporation.