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School news

Wednesday, January 15, 2014 - 7:45 am

College

•MKM architecture + design's scholarship fund has added an annual $4,000 scholarship in the form of a design competition for all third-year Ball State University architecture students. The competition will challenge students to consider innovative concepts centered around MKM's mission to enhance health and wellness through design. Call 422-0783 or visit www.MKMdesign.com for more information.

•IPFW celebrates MLK 2014 7-9 p.m. today in Walb International Ballroom, 2101 Coliseum Blvd. E. Ketu Oladuwa, Michael Patterson, Condra Ridley, E. Anne Henning Byfield and Brandon “XplicitPoet” Thornton will speak. Free admission.

•Wendy Kobler was appointed vice chancellor for advancement at IPFW.

•Alexandria Dryer of Columbia City and Paul Klein of Fort Wayne will spend the spring 2014 semester studying abroad at Harlaxton College near Grantham, England.

•According to U.S. News and World Report, IPFW is tied for ninth place among all U.S. regionally accredited, for-profit, private and public institutions that grant bachelor's degrees through online programs.

•William Cooper, professor emeritus in IPFW's Department of Biological Sciences, is lead author of an article titled, “Island tameness: living on islands reduces flight initiation distance.” The article will be published in the Feb. 22 print edition of Proceedings of the Royal Society B, the Royal Society's flagship biological research journal.

•Kaitlyn Schmidt, a senior at Manchester University, North Manchester, is one of five students nationwide to receive a $2,000 scholarship from the American Proficiency Institute. Schmidt is from Allen County.

Miscellaneous

•Two types of scholarships are offered to students who are descendants of graduates of Central High School (1922-1971): several $500 educational scholarships for first-year college students within the U.S. and one $1,000 scholarship to a third-year college student (junior) in education within the U.S. Scholarship deadline is April 14. Applications are available in high school guidance offices, or contact Bonnie Arnold at 467-1005 or bjarnold44@msn.com.

•Canterbury School's 5th Grade Scholar Challenge takes place 8:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Feb. 8 at the school, 5601 Covington Road. Parents information session is 9-10:30 a.m. Feb. 8. Registration: Krista Lohmar at 407-3553, Ext. 2007, or email klohmar@ canterburyschool.org or www.canterburyschool.org/challenge.

•Fort Wayne Community Schools will display artwork and essays by students 1-4 p.m. Saturday at the History Center, 302 E. Berry St. Student work is highlighted during the annual Fort Wayne Area PTA Council's Reflections and Citizenship Essay Showcase. Free admission.

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