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School news

Wednesday, February 12, 2014 - 12:01 am

College

•The University of Saint Francis will hold a Best Practices Showcase 7:45 a.m.-1 p.m. March 1 in Pope John Paul II Center and Doermer Family Center. Educators from across Indiana share their teaching strategies as they learn and share with colleagues in a professional community.

•Indiana Tech announced its first distinguished lecturer is Cheryl Brown Henderson who will speak at 5:30 p.m. April 8 at the Grand Wayne Center, 120 W. Jefferson Blvd. Admission is free. Henderson is one of three daughters of the late Oliver L. Brown, who agreed to file suit on behalf of his children against the Topeka, Kan., school board in order to integrate the public school system.

•The University of Saint Francis Department of Physical Therapist Assistant Studies will hold its annual PTA health fair 9 a.m.-noon Monday on the first floor of the Doermer Family Center for Health Science Education.

•IPFW needs students and companies to participate in the Interns for Indiana program. Students will work 400 hours with their internship company and will receive a $4,500 stipend that is given to them by the university instead of an hourly wage. Companies are not allowed to give the interns additional money. Participating companies are required to provide a $2,000 membership fee to help cover a portion of the student stipend. Companies must be a startup, must be an entrepreneurship, must be categorized as high-tech, life sciences or advanced manufacturing. Companies can visit http://discoverypark.itap.purdue.edu/learningcenter/ifi/companies/submit.cfm for an application. Students must be full-tim undergraduate students enrolled in a degree-seeking program, have a minimum 2.8 GPA and be at least a first semester junior at the time the internship would begin. Call Debra Barrick at 481-5471 or email barrickd@ipfw.edu for more information.

•Andrea Christener of Decatur and Anna O'Dell of Columbia City were inducted Jan. 28 into the Sigma Chi Chapter of the Phi Alpha Honor Society at Huntington University.

•Donald Linn, professor of chemistry at IPFW has been published in the Royal Society of Chemistry publication, Dalton Transactions, with his research article titled “The Novel Hydrogen-Rich Binuclear Cobalt Complex Anion.” Linn coauthored the article with IPFW alumnus Jerod Kieser and Jason Shearer, a researcher working at the University of Nevada, Reno. The article was first published Jan.3.

•Ivy Tech Community College Northeast has partnered with West Noble Elementary School, Ligonier, for No Excuses University program for schools with a high percentage of students receiving free or reduced lunches. The program encourages students to complete homework, graduate from high school and find a career path.

•Illinois Central College awarded McKenzie J. Heffley of Auburn with the Akron Services Scholarship in Agriculture for the 2013-14 academic year.

Miscellaneous

•Huntington County Community School Corp. is accepting applications for substitute teachers. Applicants must hold a valid Indiana Teacher's License, or have 60 college credit hours and 6 months prior experience working with children in an educational setting. Applicants may pick up a substitute teacher packet at Horace Mann Education Center, 2485 Waterworks Road, Huntington, IN 46750.

•The 15th annual middle school bridge design competition takes place at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Science Central, 1950 N. Clinton St. Registration at 10 a.m. Walk-in competitors allowed, but bridges must be built to contest specifications. Visit www.sciencecentral.org/programs-on-site/2013-12-13-22-03-39/bridge-building-competition for more information.

•Middle school students will compete in MATHCOUNTS Competition Series 8:30 a.m.-noon at IPFW, Walb Union Ballroom, 2101 Coliseum Blvd. E. About 50 students from Canterbury, Churubusco, Edgewood, Maple Creek, St. Joe, Summit and Woodside middle schools will compete. Winners advance to state finals March 15 in Terre Haute.

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