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No one would have thought when Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana first opened it doors in Indiana in 1963 that it would evolve into the state's largest public post-secondary institution of higher education with more than 120,000 students enrolled annually. It is also one of the nation's largest singly-accredited statewide community college systems. The College has 23 campuses within 14 regions throughout Indiana. And in northwest Indiana, Ivy Tech is the second largest institu...


Ivy Tech’s second annual writing/art contest winne
Ivy Tech Community College announced the winner’s of their second annual writing/art contest today. This year’s theme was community. Students were asked to write a creative piece, academic essay or submit a picture of their art. The winners and top submissions will be published in Ivy Tech’s journal, Off the Lake, this fall. Over sixty submissions were received. A first, second and third place winner was chosen from each category. They are: Creative writing: 1st place: The Pebble by Christopher P. Klocek; 2nd place: My Bubble by Amanda Bruck; 3rd place: The Face of My Community by Willie Mae Wilburn. Academic writing: 1st place: How Computer Mediated Communication Has Expanded Our Definition of Community by Valerie Ball; 2nd place: Creating a Society of Entitlement by Patricia Edwards; 3rd place: The Nation’s New Poor by Michele Kaufman. Art: 1st place: Floatin’ on the Wave of Change by Dalton Lee Hawks; 2nd place: My Community by Laura Peidle; 3rd place: Perfection by Veronica Lain. Hawks work will serve as the cover art for the 2009 edition of Off the Lake. The first place winners of each category will join Ivy Tech’s Chancellor, J. Guadalupe Valtierra at the chancellor’s breakfast held in the multi-purpose room at the Gary campus on Friday, June 26. Ivy Tech Community College is the state’s largest public post-secondary institution and the nation’s largest singly-accredited statewide community college system with more than 120,000 students enrolled annually. Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana. It serves as the state's engine of workforce development, offering affordable degree programs and training that are aligned with the needs of its community along with courses and programs that transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana. It is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association.

Open house showcases advanced manufacturing career
Ivy Tech Northwest will host an advanced manufacturing open house on July 15 from 5 -7 p.m. at the Valpo campus, 3100 Ivy Tech. The Advanced Manufacturing Technology program is designed to prepare students for the modern manufacturing environment. This program will prepare students for employment with companies that have implemented team oriented design, production, quality, and maintenance systems within the manufacturing environment. Several companies using advanced manufacturing systems, including Emerson, Task Force Tips, Urschel Laboratories, and Crown ESA will be in attendance to talk with students and others. Ivy Tech will provide tours of the new advanced manufacturing labs on campus. For more information, contact Aco Sikoski, chair of the School of Applied Sciences and Pre-engineering at 219-464-8514. ###

Ivy Tech offers summer programs for children
Are your children bored already? Then consider enrolling them into two interesting and fun programs at Ivy Tech Community College Northwest. The Health Careers Academy for Students sponsored by Educational Talent search will take place at both the Ivy Tech Northwest Gary campus, 1440 E. 35th Avenue, Gary and the East Chicago De La Garza campus at 410 East Columbus Drive, East Chicago from July 13—July 17, 9 a.m. - noon. Call Denise Cook at 981– 4826 to make your reservation by July 2. Students will explore the different types of careers in the health field and talk with practitioners. Also offered this summer is the Ivy Tech Computer Design Camp which will be held for sixth through eighth graders at the Valpo campus, 3100 Ivy Tech Drive in Valparaiso July 13—17 from 9:30 am—1:30 pm. Kids will learn all about how to do 3D and virtual animation. Contact Suzan Perry at 219-464-8514 for more information.

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