•Indiana Tech has selected Daniel J. Stoker for the newly created position of vice president for student affairs. He will join the university Jan. 6. As vice president for student affairs, he will oversee athletics, student life, residence life and all other areas of student affairs.
•IPFW announced Tonishea M. Jackson will join the university as director of admissions, effective early next year.
•Huntington University is launching an honors program during the fall semester. The program will be based on the Great Books curriculum, which are books that are considered the foundation of Western literature. The program will accept 10 students based on academic achievement and a commitment to serving others.
•The Board of Trustees of Purdue University approved a system-wide Doctor of Nursing Practice, IPFW's first doctoral program, begin in spring 2015. Call Carol Sternberger at 740-1880 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
•Gavin Mosier, a sophomore at IPFW, has been selected to participate as an intern in the Spring Advantage Program 2014 as a part of the prestigious Disney College Program.
•Ivy Tech Community College Northeast's Early Childhood Education Center is accepting ages 3-5 into its program, which is a mixture of preschool and day care. The program runs 9 a.m.-noon Mondays and Wednesdays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays and Mondays to Thursdays. Optional before-hours care is offered 8-9 a.m. and after-hours care is offered noon-1 p.m. The semester-long program begins Jan. 13. Tuition ranges $105 to $210 a month. Contact Rebecca Carothers at 480-4277 or Lois Kaufmann-Hunsberger at 480-4194.
•Holland Elementary School Principal J. Michael Caywood was recently named the 2013 Indiana Association of School Principals Elementary Principal of the Year.
•Julie Peters, first-grade teacher at St. Joseph-St. Elizabeth School, was named as a nominee for the Light of Learning Award, a diocesan award that recognizes excellence in teaching in Catholic schools.
•Bishop Dwenger High School will offer an ACT/SAT prep course open to any high school student in the area 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Jan. 21-March 5. The last class will be held on a Wednesday. Class fee is $195. Registration: 496-4700 or www.bishopdwenger.com.
•Concordia Lutheran High School adopted 29 families from the Christmas Bureau and filled the band truck with 431 boxes and a dozen bicycles. The school collected canned foods, personal supplies, new clothing items for each family member and toys for children.
•Bishop Dwenger High School announced its “Golden Traditions” capital campaign in celebration of its 50th anniversary to raise $7.25 million for improvements to their school. The major components of the plans include: renovation of their current gymnasium, construction of a multi-purpose facility; upgrades to their thirty-six original classrooms and the construction of a new chapel.
•Bishop Luers High School will hold winter homecoming Jan. 31 at 333 E. Paulding Road. Events include a Casa Knight dinner at 4:30 p.m. in the café; varsity girls' and boys' basketball game at 6 p.m., with dance teams performing at half-time; and adult reception afterward in the café. Reservations are required for the dinner: call Sarah Shank at 456-1261, Ext. 3039, or email email@example.com. Dance team alumni contact Cindy Figel at firstname.lastname@example.org.
•Families interested in attending Bishop Luers High School for the 2014-15 school year will meet to discuss financial aid at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 15 in Room 104 at 333 E. Paulding Road.