•IPFW announced it has released a series of video clips on the dangers of texting and driving. These videos are posted for student, staff and faculty access on myIPFW, and include testimonials from celebrities, such as the band One Republic. There is also a Featured Videos channel that contains more in-depth versions of the clips, as well as stand-alone videos. The first clip can be viewed here as part of the national “It Can Wait” campaign. Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to join the pledge at www.ItCanWait.com. For more information, contact Eric Norman at 481-6601 or email@example.com.
•Taylor University has received high national rankings for its overseas study program from Open Doors, a publication of the Institute of International Education in association with the U.S. State Department. Taylor was recognized in two Open Doors categories: Leading Institutions by Short-Term Duration of Study Abroad and Institutional Type, which ranked Taylor University second; and Institutions by Total Number of Study Abroad Students: Top 40 Baccalaureate Institutions, which ranked Taylor sixth.
•Chris Culkin, a graduate biology student at IPFW, won first place at the annual national meeting of the Entomological Society of America for his poster titled “Drought Stress in Soybean: Impacts on Soybean Aphid Populations And Soybean Mosaic Virus.”
•Members of the Fort Wayne chapter of the University of Dayton Alumni Association and volunteers held a holiday party for the children in the Hanna-Creighton neighborhood Saturday. The event, Christmas off Campus, is an extension of the university's Christmas on Campus, a campuswide celebration that brings the joy of Christmas to the underprivileged children of the Dayton area.
•Huntington University has been ranked 16th in the state for the most affordable online colleges in Indiana. Huntington offers online degree programs through the graduate and professional programs as well as classes through the undergraduate program. The rankings were compiled by Affordable Colleges Online, an online publication that reviews the best online degree programs.
•Through its refugee resettlement program, Indiana's Office of Family and Social Services has awarded the St. Joseph Community Health Foundation a grant for refugees to receive Certified Nursing Assistant, or CNA, training from Ivy Tech Community College Northeast. To learn more about the grant or apply, contact Cindy Chenoweth at 480-2092 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
•The first issue of The Brief, the semi-annual newsletter of Indiana Tech Law School, is available as a PDF at http://law.indianatech.edu. Those interested in being added to the mailing for the print version may contact Kim Savieo at email@example.com.
•Patrick Herendeen, an Ivy Tech Community College Northeast student in computer information technology, competed in the Cisco Networking Academy NetRiders competition's Theatre Finale, the final round of the competition for the United States and Canada.
•Ivy Tech Community College Northeast will hold express enrollment day 9 a.m.-2 p.m. and 4-7 p.m. Thursday in the Student Life Center on the North Campus, 3701 Dean Drive. Call 481-2280 for more information.
•Ivy Tech Community College Northeast will host a community rally for gun violence prevention 1-3 p.m. Saturday at the Public Safety Academy, Ivy Tech South Campus, 7602 Patriot Crossing.
•Monsanto recently announced the America's Farmers Grow Ag Leaders scholarship program, which will allow students to earn a $1,500 scholarship. Each Grow Ag Leaders applicant must have three farmers endorse his or her application. Eligible students should visit www.FFA.org/ scholarships by Feb. 1. Eligible farmers should visit www.FFA.org/scholar ships or call 1-877-267-3332 by Feb. 8 to endorse a student. Farmers must have the student's scholarship application ID to complete the endorsement.