OK—so you’re a student in college now. What’s next? As you
know, and are likely thankful for, this isn’t high school. In
college your classes will be tougher, you’ll be way busier than STUDENT
you’ve ever been in your life, your head is going to be crammed
full of information from all directions all the time, and you
might even be moving out on your own. Add to all that the fact
that college costs money, lots of money, lots of your money Time
(or at least your parents’ money). Every minute of every class
converts to dollars and cents. But all that tells you is how much life on Campus
your education costs, how much it’s actually worth depends on you.
To help you get the most bang-for-your-buck we’ve put together
this little book as a guide to your college years. While these
may be some of the toughest, busiest, and most expensive years
of your life, they’ll also be a heck of a lot of fun. This book will
help you make the most of your coming years at Indiana Tech.
When asked why not, most To get financial backing, I need
GOALS stated the same two things: a good business plan, potential
1: They are unclear on what clients, and the technical know-
they want. how to get it done. To get all
that, I need some experience
2: They knew they should working in my industry, manag-
set goals, but were never
Where is your
ing people and tasks. To get
told how. that, I need a good job. To get
Let’s consider a common goal that job, I need an education.
many have: “I want to be a See how it works?
millionaire.” Awesome! Who Now, you need to put your goals
Imagine that you’re stranded in Setting goals is the same way. doesn’t? While that’s a great on paper. Make a list of long and
the ocean. The wind is blowing, Without a goal in sight, like that “big goal” to have, short term objec-
the water is freezing, and the paradise island, that you use to reaching that goal tives and post it
waves are...uh, waving. So you constantly check your prog- requires that you somewhere you’ll
ress and direction in life, you’ll take many smaller don’t set goals see it daily–your
immediately start swimming for
eventually end up going around steps one at a time. fridge, your mir-
an island in the distance. What
would happen if you closed in circles, drifting at sea. So,
So, start at your will eventually ror, wherever.
big goal and work Your goals can
your eyes and never looked up ask yourself “what’s my para-
backwards, thinking work for people be things that
as you swam? Well, the blowing dise island?” Work toward that
about all the things may take years
wind, freezing water, and waving objective every day. If you don’t, who do.
you need to reach to accomplish or
waves would turn you around in who knows where you’ll end up.
it from where you things that need
circles without you even know- And that’s a pretty big chance
are now. to be done before breakfast–
ing it. It would take a miracle to to take. Remember, there’s a lot
anything you want. No task is
more ocean out there than there You might think about it like this:
get you to that island. But if you too big or small to factor into
are paradise islands. To be a millionaire I need to have
can keep the island in sight, con- your “master plan.” Just write it
a successful business. To have
stantly looking up as you swim In a recent survey, many college down so you have it in front of
a successful business, I need to
to check your progress, then you students stated they don’t set you as a constant reminder.
have some financial backing.
could make it there easily. goals for themselves!
3. Set every clock (and your watch) in your
TIME house (or dorm room) 15 minutes fast
and intentionally forget you did it.
Reality Check: 4. Keep a list of things you need to do.
There aren’T Writing things down will help you
remember them more easily.
enough hours 5. Resolve today to put away everything
in The day
you take out. Also, straighten up one
little corner of your world before
something grows in it.
Between your 15 credit course management. (In addition to the memory. But, if you get in the
load, homework, a 12-hour clock tower we built that chimes 6. Add some supplies for waiting time
habit of managing your time,
part-time job, basketball, your every 15 minutes.) Now these that is something you’ll use daily to your backpack (i.e., class notes,
significant other, and, last but pointers won’t add hours to the throughout your life. textbook, etc.).
not least, sleep, you might find it day (if you figure out a way to
do that let us know), but they’ll
Here are nine time-cheating tips 7. Next time your professor gives you
difficult to get everything done.
help you make the most of the from Lucy Hendrick’s “365 Ways an assignment, ask, “What’s most
We’re not kidding–college is a
time you do have. to Save Time.” Use the pointers important here?” (i.e., find out what
busy time in your life.
that work for you.
Time management is one of his or her top priority is).
Don’t worry, you won’t have to
commit to a steady diet of Jolt those things every college stu- 1. Today, choose ONE job that needs doing 8. The next time you are asked to serve
dent has to figure out. It’s like a
Cola or Red Bull to stay caught and get moving on it. on a committee or volunteer for
rite-of-passage. When you’re in
up. And it’s quite possible to something, instead of saying “yes”
balance a boyfriend or girlfriend,
your 30s and your metabolism 2. Tonight, prepare everything you need
slows down, you’ll think back to for tomorrow (i.e., put out the clothes right away, say, “I need 24 hours to
extracurricular activities, R&R,
these years and wonder where
you’re going to wear, and put your car think it over.”
and your school work. You just
you got all that energy from.
need to learn how to organize keys, backpack, homework, all in one 9. The next time you find yourself over-
At the end of your college years,
your time. place ready to grab as you leave, etc.) whelmed with a lot of things to do,
you may not remember how
To help you out, we’ve put to do algorithms, and you’ll identify only three top priorities each
together a few pointers for time erase Walden Pond from your day until you complete them all.
KnoW your school StEP 2: Know your teams
We’re pretty serious about our athletic teams, too. Join the
StEP 1: Know Your true Colors
super fans in cheering on warrior athletics every season:
Whether you’re an athlete or not, an essential part of
attending a university is showing school spirit. So, just in MEn’s BAsKETBAll MEn’s lACrOssE
case you haven’t figured it out yet, we are Indiana Tech, WOMEn’s BAsKETBAll WOMEn’s lACrOssE
our school colors are orange and black, and we are the MEn’s CrOss COunTry WOMEns vOllEyBAll
Warriors. This is how we roll: WOMEn’s CrOss COunTry BAsEBAll
MEn’s GOlf sOfTBAll
WOMEn’s GOlf ChEErlEAdInG
MEn’s TEnnIs dAnCE
WOMEn’s TEnnIs BAnd
Our Athletic Mascot: WOMEn’s sOCCEr
StEP 3: Show your true colors
Warrior WOMEn’s TrACK
Now that you know the facts, it’s time
to get equipped. We make that very
easy for you to do by offering a huge
selection of Indiana Tech apparel and
accessories in the Tech Treasures gift
shop: hoodies, polos, t-shirts, sweat-
shirts, caps, beanies, and more. We also
have fun things like stuffed animals,
The University Logo:
pens, folders, and personal organizers.
Find Tech Treasures on the Lower Level of
Andorfer Commons. Browse online at:
Here are a few pointers to help you be a thrifty shopper.
• Plan on your needs first, then use what’s left over for your wants
• Use cash as much as possible—leave debit/credit cards at home
• Save money each month—even if it’s only a little bit
shoW me • Examine your receipts—save and file them until tax time
(hoW To manage)
• Keep your checking account balanced—including debit card purchases
• Use coupons when you go grocery shopping—buy things on sale
• Learn the art of negotiating—you can get a deal if you haggle enough
One of the reasons you are YOU’RE A COLLEGE So, you’ll have to pinch your to plan out your spending
in college is that you want pennies, learn to make sac- each month. Get in the habit
a good job that’s going to KID. YOU’RE SUPPOSED rifices, and use self-control. of making a budget. Keep
make you some decent mon- TO BE POOR. Whatever you do, don’t re- this habit the rest of your life
ey...hopefully a lot of money. sort to using credit cards to and you’ll become a pro at
But remember, money can’t It’s sad, but true. (Unless buy stuff you don’t absolutely managing your dough (hey
buy you happiness, can’t buy you’re one of those spoiled need. Seriously. You’re just that rhymes!).
you a longer life, and it can’t rich kids...and even if you are going to make life tougher
buy you love. It can, however, rich, we’re sure your par- in the years to come (we’ve
make life easier, but you first ents will be glad that you’re got a section on credit cards MONTHLY
have to learn how to manage learning how to responsibly in a few more pages). BUDGET
it for that to happen. manage your inheritance.)
That means you’re going to At any rate, you’re a full-time WORKSHEET
Our society throws so much have to learn how to priori- student, so, focus on your
stuff at you to buy: food, tize your spending. Sepa- education now. If you do, you’ll Use this as a basic guide to planning
clothes, entertainment, rate what you need from get good grades, graduate, your spending each month. We know,
cars, jewelry, movies, video what you want. After all get an awesome job, and
games, computers, iPods, then you’ll be able to afford
spending money shouldn’t have to be
your needs are paid for, you
TVs....it never ends. Just probably won’t have enough a lot more. Use the budget this much work. But trust us, a little
remember: money for all of your wants. worksheet on the next page planning and patience goes a long way.
Rent 1 ___________ Other Expenses. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ___________
Utilities 1. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ___________ Misc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ___________
Telephone (land line). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ___________ Misc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ___________
Laundry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ___________ Misc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ___________
Gasoline. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ___________ TOTAL 3 ___________
Car Payments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ___________
Car Insurance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ___________
Public Transportation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ___________
Groceries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ___________ Work / Internship. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ___________
Dining Hall Meals 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ___________ Parents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ___________
Toiletries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ___________ Grandparents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ___________
Credit Card Payments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ___________ INCOME ___________
School / Lab supplies. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ___________
Savings Account . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ___________
TOTAL 1 ___________ TOTAL 1 INCOME
Internet Service 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ___________
+ SURPLUS =
Cable/Satellite TV 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ___________
Wireless Phone 3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ___________
TOTAL 3 WOOHOO! If you’ve got any money left over
for this box you’re doing great! Don’t waste it!
Star Wars Action Figures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ___________ TOTAL =
Splurging on girlfriend/boyfriend . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ___________
1: If you’re living in one of our dorms put $0 since these expenses are rolled into
Entertainment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ___________ your tuition/room & board.
Restaurants. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ___________ 2: Depending on which dorm you are in, dining hall meals may be included with
Video Games. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ___________ your room and board. Otherwise, meal plans are available or cost $5 per meal.
3: OK, you may think a cell phone should be classified as a NEED, but, in reality,
Clothes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ___________ it is possible to live without one.
TOTAL 2 ___________ 4: Do you not like reading this fine print? Get used to it. The world is full of fine print and
it’s usually even smaller than this.
MONEY DOESN’T This is important for you to By doing that, you’re shelling out dough for the interest and barely
GROW ON know now because the cycle of
debt often starts when college
reducing what you actually owe. And each month another 1.5%
interest is tacked back on. It’s a vicious cycle.
TREES... students get their first credit
THESE DAYS card. Upon graduation, the Let’s consider, for example, that average college student we talked
THEY MAKE IT average student owes $20,402 about who graduates with $3,262 in credit card debt. The credit
card company requires a “low” monthly payment of only the 1.5%
OUT OF PLASTIC. in combined education loans
and credit card balances (that’s interest plus an additional 1% of the balance. His monthly minimum
Since your acceptance to college, just average). Sixteen percent payment is:
your mailbox is probably over- of that debt, or $3,262, for final
flowing with credit applications. year undergraduate students 2.5% x $3,262 = $81.55/month
There’s nothing wrong with that. is from just their credit cards. $81.55–that’s not exactly pocket change. But it’s not too bad if our
Now that you are moving onto That’s a lot of money and, as student has a good job, right? Wrong. Most of that is just paying the
adulthood, establishing credit we’re about to show you, buying 1.5% interest. If he paid only the minimum every month, it would end
is an important step. It will help $3,262 worth of stuff on a credit up taking 271 months (22.5 years!) to get rid of that debt. Over the
you acquire financing in the card will cost you a lot more course of those 22 years he will pay an extra $4,508.24 in interest.
future if you ever start a busi- than that in the long run. Let’s do the math:
ness, buy a car, a house, or need
a loan. But, credit cards have a Credit card companies entice
dark side. you with high spending limits
and low monthly payments. But,
Original credit card purchases: $3,262.00
Have you ever watched daytime the average college student’s Accrued interest fees over 22 years:
television or court TV? You’ve credit card will have an An-
probably noticed umpteen nual Percentage Rate (APR) of Total spent by the time it’s paid off: $7,770.24
commercials for bankruptcy at least 18%. Here’s how APR
attorneys or debt management works: Take, your APR of 18%, The interest costs more than the original purchase! That’s whack!!!
companies that promise “to divide it by 12 months and you
help you get your life back.” get 1.5%. 1.5% is how much See how it works? It’s like going to Best Buy to buy a TV that costs
Those commercials are there to interest you are charged each $1,000, but because you’re such a “generous person” you hand them
help the millions of Americans month. Not too bad, right? $2,500 and tell them to keep the change. Don’t be that guy.
who are in debt over their heads Here’s the catch: credit card
and can’t get out. Don’t let that companies will often require OK, you get the point by now. Be careful with your credit cards.
happen to you. that you pay a minimum of only Like Peter Parker (aka Spiderman) was told by his uncle: “With great
the 1.5% interest each month power comes great responsibility.”
plus maybe 1% or 2% extra.
ToP 10 freshman Cell Phone
for cool walks
We asked some of our students about their freshman year at across campus
Tech. We wanted to know what they thought were essential
things for every incoming student. We’re not sure they took our
question completely seriously, so take this advice with a grain Graphing
of salt. Still, there seems to be a ring of truth in some of these.
10. Graphing Calculator (if you’re an engineering student
it will be your best friend) STRONG
9. Tech T-shirt (you’ve gotta show your school spirit)
8. MP3 Player (for a distraction while your roommate sings Laptop PC
ABBA’s greatest hits in the shower)
7. Warm, comfy shoes (for winter-time hikes across campus)
6. A good book (the more you read the more you know)
5. A pair of those fake glasses that make you look awake
(for when you stayed up too late playing Wii Sports)
4. Caffeine (in case you forget the glasses) Tunes to help you
think and storage for
3. A student loan (ain’t it the truth?) your computer files.
2. Cell phone (actually, it’s hard to imagine, but you can Bag Stuffed
survive without a cell phone.) Kierkegaard: with way too
Existential many books
1. Drum roll please... A laptop with wireless Internet Essential
(maybe this isn’t essential, but as you can see,
our students clearly think it makes life in college much Comfy
easier these days.) Shoes
OK, so life as a college student 2. Exercise Regularly Does the idea of sitting in a zines to read. Or just bring in
is tough on your mind and Keeping your body in good room and running on a tread- your iPod or Discman and jam
body. Especially if you have to shape will improve your ability mill or lifting weights for an to your favorite tunes.
work part-time while going to to think. Ideally, you should hour sound infinitely boring to 3. Eat Smart
school. You’re likely to have work out 3 or 4 days each you? If so we suggest you find Exercise alone won’t give you
erratic eating habits, your mind week. You might wonder: a work-out partner to help more energy - you need to eat
will be in overdrive all the “How will I find the energy? keep you on track. Even if you right. A lousy diet full of junk
time, and sleep will go from I can barely stay awake when don’t have a partner, it’s not food and sugar can lead to
being a necessity to a luxury. 2:30pm rolls around.” Well, at like you have to stare at the erratically high and low energy
There’s no easy way around first, working out can be tiring
wall while you work out. We’ve levels, mood swings, and dif-
it, it’s just part of being in col- on your body. But, after a few
got TVs to watch and maga- ficulty concentrating.
lege. But you’ll make it. Here’s weeks you’ll find you have
a few pointers to help you out: more energy. Your body will
crave a good work-out. You’ll
1. Your physical health affects feel better, have more energy,
typical College Diet Fast Food
your mental health. and you’ll sleep more soundly. Chocolate
Plus, you’ll build muscle and
Your mind and body are
inextricably linked. How you keep off extra pounds. Be glad you don’t have
to eat like this. Indiana Skittles
take care of your body will Indiana Tech’s Wellness Center Pizza
Tech offers healthy
affect the performance of your is the perfect place to work eating choices in
thinking and vice versa. This is out. Whether you live on or off the dining hall Soda
the first principle you should campus, the Wellness Center every day.
understand. This section will is free of charge to students
talk about both mental and and has a full range of work- Ramen Noodles
physical health together. out equipment.
College students in general Whether you eat in the dining To get the most out and fill up. They say you
have lousy eating habits (see hall or not, always eat a good of your classes: should drink 8 glasses of wa-
food pyramid). Too many breakfast. It’s essential that ter a day - that’s a lot. If you
•Study without any distractions.
students skip breakfast, eat you give your mind some fuel No TV or radio. If you play music, can drink half of that you’ll
unbalanced lunches, and have to start off the day with. Avoid make it quiet, soothing music. be doing better than most
late dinners (which means you junk-food and candy bars; people. Water is essential if
•Listen to classical music.
go to bed with a full stomach if you need a snack, get an you want to lose weight, too.
and the food just sits there apple or an orange. Also, eat •Talk to your professors regularly. It also keeps you hydrated
and doesn’t get burned off). smaller portions. Sometimes a Be comfortable asking them and it won’t rot your teeth
That’s where the “freshman 15” greasy cheeseburger or pizza questions. That’s why they’re like sugary soda.
pounds come from (mostly). with every topping imaginable
•Ask other students in the class
5. Sleep Sleep Sleep
(except for the little fishies, of
Indiana Tech has a dining hall for help. Compare notes to see Sleep is essential to a healthy
course) hits the spot. No prob-
that is open seven days a whether you missed anything body and mind. Your mind
lem, just don’t eat it every day
week. It serves three meals per important. will be more alert, you’ll have
and don’t gorge yourself on it.
day Monday through Friday, •Use Tech’s Academic Resource better memory, and your
and brunch on Saturday and 4. Drink Water Often Center or, if eligible, the Tutoring body will have more energy
Sunday. Choose from salad, Drinking plenty of water each Service (see Student Services when you have adequate
fruit, pizza, and various en- day is essential to staying fit. in Section 5) sleep. You’ve heard it before
trees so you can get in all your Coffee and soda don’t count. - 8 hours is the optimal
food groups every day. Get yourself a water bottle amount of sleep you should
have each day...yeah right.
There’s way too much going
30% The future. tECH StUDENt on to get that much. Well, a
Here’s what our Tech students are
25% Schoolwork 5. Ramen Noodles [Quick easy little extra sleep goes a long
20% Girlfriend and cheap. That’s hard to way. Even if you can’t get 8
hours of sleep every night,
thinking about most often:
or Boyfriend beat.]
try to get a few full nights
4. Frozen Pizza [Always hits of sleep each week and at
10% Chill- the spot]
10% Food ing out least 6 or 7 the other nights.
over the 3. Coffee [Nectar of the gods] Seriously, if you’re studying
weekend late for a big test, you’re bet-
2. Red Bull [Essential for a
ter off getting an extra hour
late-night studying blitz]
of sleep than staying up all
5% Hobbies 1. A healthy meal in the night reading.
dining hall. [Bet you saw
that coming :) ]
cool desk lamp big
LIfE ON cAMpuS lamp
noT in Kansas
post-it board poster
Whoo hoo! trendy
You know what? There’s not too much we’re going to bed linens
tell you here. We know you’ll be fine on campus. We
can’t prepare you for everything–some stuff you’ve got
to get used to by yourself (like messy roommates). We your clothes will never
be folded this nice unless
wouldn’t want to deprive you of that valuable life lesson. your parents visit
And we’re not about to lecture you on the dangers of flip flops
drug use, underage and binge drinking, or unprotected
sex. You know the dangers of that stuff by now. Indiana
shaggy throw rug
Tech’s campus is a place for serious learning, not risky
behavior that could get you hurt or into trouble. You can laundry bag
still have fun, but you’ve got to follow the rules.
OK, what this chapter will do is give you the info you Your dorm room is your home away from home. The more comfortable you
need to survive from day to day. We’ll let you know what are, the better you’ll be able to study, sleep, and relax. And all that adds up to a
academic, recreational, and financial services are avail- better student. Think of your room as a blank canvas - we leave it plain so can
able to you. We’ve also got a who’s-who section so you you add the color. Here’s where our students say they find the coolest stuff for
can get to know some of the folks on campus before you their dorms:
get here. You will also find some essential contact info
you might need while you’re here. Oh yeah, and we’ve 12% Parent’s House 40% Target
got more silly surveys and some suggestions on what to
8% Best Buy
bring to your dorm room.
College is a chance to define yourself. A chance to get 20% Wal-Mart
away from the kids you’ve known all your life in high
school, get out of your parents house, and to find out
who you really are. Enjoy! 10% Linens n’Things
We have plenty of labs on campus for you to access the Internet and
aCademiC ResouRCe CenTeR type research papers. If it’s in your budget, you might find it advanta-
Newspapers, magazines, books, computers, Internet...every- geous to have your own PC - preferably a laptop. (Some engineering
courses actually require a laptop for the coursework.) Our buildings
thing you need to research and create reports and papers for
are equipped with numerous wireless internet “hot spots” and Ether-
your classes. The resource center is located on the first floor of net ports so you can browse the web on the fly. Here are our require-
the Cunningham Business Center. ments and a few suggestions. These are only baseline requirements;
andoRfeR Commons ReC CenTeR most new computers today will work fine:
The rec center is the domain of our students. It’s where you
can chill out after a long day of classes and watch TV, read, Processor: 2.5 GHz or greater
or anything else. It has two big screen TV’s with a DVD player, Storage: 80GB minimum (The larger the better. If you store
pool tables, air hockey, and foosball. On top of that we have a music, games, or images the space will go fast.)
bowling alley (with cosmic bowling). It’s located on the lower
RAM: 2GB minimum
lever of Andorfer Commons. Come and go as you like.
Media drive: CD-RW DVD-RW recommended
While Indiana Tech is a non-denominational campus, we do Network: 10/100 Network Adapter for Ethernet Access,
patch cable to plug into wall network outlets
have a chapel at the school where students can continue to
explore their spirituality. Through our campus ministry, you Wireless: 802.11b/g compatible
can find a safe and stimulating place to explore and nurture (not necessary, but STRONGLY suggested)
your relationship with God. The chapel offers Bible studies, OS: Microsoft Windows (XP or Vista) or Mac OSX
ecumenical worship services on campus, seminars, concerts,
Software: Anti-virus software required
and an annual spring break work trip. The campus ministry Microsoft Office strongly suggested
office and chapel are located on the second floor of Andorfer
Commons. Accessories: USB 2.0 port(s)
Flash drive 128mb or larger
CaReeR planninG & developmenT CenTeR (CpdC) Surge protector or power strip
The more acquainted you become with the CPDC the better
off you’ll be. The CPDC staff offer a host of services to you To get special student pricing from Dell or Microsoft, use the following links:
while you are in school and after you graduate. They can find
Dell Computers: www.IndianaTech.edu/ITS/ComputerPurchasing.aspx
part-time work for you while you’re a student, including work-
study programs or internships. They can also teach you to be microsoft: www.IndianaTech.edu/ITS/StudentSoftware.aspx
a savvy job seeker by showing you how to write résumés, Apple: store.apple.com
teaching you good business etiquette, and training you how (click on the education store link for student pricing)
to be an effective interviewee. Plus, once you graduate, the indianaTeCH.neT
CPDC has the resources to put your name out on the job mar- This is the student computer network that allows you to keep
ket and find you the career you’re looking for. It’s located on in touch with your fellow students, professors, and the staff at
the second level of Andorfer Commons. For more info, call the the university. It’s an information pipeline from you to us and
CPDC’s director, Cindy Verduce, at extension 2200 or vice-versa. Here’s what every student gets:
• your own e-mail account with file storage
THe fResHman ColleGe
We want to get your education going on the right foot. So, we • access to stored files and e-mail from any computer on the
Internet, on or off campus
put together a program called The Freshman College to help
you get oriented to college life. Part of the freshman college • secure personal account for accessing campus computers
is the Freshman Seminar course all students are required to
• state-of-the-art classroom technology
complete. You’re taught good study habits and given tips on
how to make the most out of each class. You’re also paired with • wireless “hot spots” in several buildings on campus
a faculty advisor who will help guide your academic decisions • dorm room Internet access
so that you can find the career that will make you happiest.
For questions regarding the freshman college, call Mary You’ve been to a library before (we hope), so you know what
Scudder at extension 2292. they are about - books, journals, magazines, etc. We’ve also
got several computer workstations for you to use to do re-
search and type papers. The library also has a cozy fireplace.
HoW tECH StUDENtS CHILL oUt oN tHE WEEKENDS Indiana Tech’s registrar is Lori Brubaker. For questions regarding
(after finishing their homework, of course) your schedule, auditing classes, or if you need a transcript you can
find her office and staff in the Seitz Center. Her extension is 2360.
8. Play Halo (Come on guys, there’s a whole world out there!)
7. Fort Wayne Komets or Tin Caps Game, or Tech Warriors Game TeCH TReasuRes
6. Road trip to Chicago or Indy. Cedar Point or the beach, too, An essential part of attending college is showing your school
when it’s warm enough. spirit. We make that very easy for you to do by offering a huge
5. Go dancing at a club selection of Indiana Tech apparel and accessories
4. Go home, visit parents & family
in the Tech Treasures gift shop. We also have fun
things like stuffed animals, pens, folders, and
3. Rec center in Andorfer Commons or a movie at Cinema Tech
personal organizers. The gift shop also stocks
2. Go out on a date with a certain special someone some essential supplies you might need in some
1. Order pizza, rent a movie, and hang with friends of your classes. Find Tech Treasures in Andorfer
Commons; open Tues–Sat from 2pm to 8pm. Browse online at: The Tutoring Center opens the second full week of each
www.IndianaTech.edu/TechTreasures semester from 9:00 am until 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday.
It is located in Cunningham Business Center in Room 160. If
TuToRinG you decide you need a little help then come meet our staff
Sometimes there’s that one class that gives you a little extra and be matched with a peer tutor or contact the administra-
trouble, so you need some help. No problem. We have free tive assistant at extension 2337.
tutoring for all eligible students. The tutoring is done by your
fellow students who have already completed the course with WARRIoR LEgENd
an A or B. If you have a knack for journalism, photography, or even
cartooning you can join in and contribute to each issue. The
newspaper is distributed freely across campus several times
a year. For more info on being a part of the newspaper team,
STUDENTSUPPORTSERvICES e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Student Support Center is a federally funded facility WELLNESS CENtER
for low-income and first generation college students (that Free for all students, the Wellness Center offers a full range of
is, the first in their family to attend a university). The pro- workout equipment. Whether you’re in training, trying to lose
gram provides material, academic, and cultural support to weight, or just seeking to stay fit, the Wellness Center can help
its participants. you do it. You can even have a trainer get you started in your
The material support comes in the form of computers
Located in the Schaefer Center, across from the gymnasium.
specifically for eligible students to use for schoolwork and
For information call extension 2222.
research. The center also loans out high-tech graphing
calculators and other supplies for students. thE WRItINg CENtER
Are you having a tough time getting your idea started or
Students are helped academically by a peer tutoring you’re not sure how to structure your paper? Do you need a
program. The program also features the academic Safety fresh set of eyes to proofread your paper? Several professors
Net, which uses various progress checks to make sure are available in our Writing Center to help put your thoughts
students’ grades don’t drop. Students are also paired up on paper:
with faculty mentors who help guide them in their educa-
tional planning and decision making. Prof. Robert Savage: Room C350, Phone ext. 2252
In addition to all that, Student Support Services organizes Prof. Lori Wachtman: Room C155 , Phone ext. 2338
trips to local museums, performances, and events. If you’d Prof. Susan McGrade: Room C325D, Phone ext. 2358
like to benefit from this program, call Mary Scudder at
extension 2292. Prof. Steven Malloris: Room C150, Phone ext. 2221
There are a few folks who
you’ll definitely want to get to 1 2 3 4 5 6
know while you’re at Tech. So,
we thought we’d introduce
you to them right away. Don’t
worry, none of this will be on
the test. But remembering
these names and faces will
you help you out when you’re
on campus. 7 8 9 10 11 12
1. dr. Arthur snyder, a student-athlete, you’ll see him happens to be one of our grads, so 11. Terri vasquez,
President around at games. he knows what Tech was like before director of financial Aid
He’s a great guy. Talk to him when 5. Mary scudder, we had nifty things like Student Make friends with Terri. There’s a lot
you see him in the cafeteria or student support services Survival Guides. of money floating around out there
at the ball game. That way he’ll Mary is the head of the Freshman 8. Jessica Inniger, for education, and it’s not just go-
remember you when he hands you College. What’s that? Well, it’s es- director of student life ing to land in your lap. Terri is your
that diploma. sentially a support group for first Jessica is in charge of what happens resource for all things related to
2. dr. Elaine Pontillo, year students to help them get their in Andorfer Commons. If you are financing your education. She can
vice President of Academics education on the right track. Mary is part of an organization or club, she’ll help guide you through the miles of
Very smart. Very cool. The faculty all a great resource for academic help. make sure you’ve got the space and red tape and paperwork.
report to her. 6. Julie Morrison, time you need in the commons area 12. Cindy verduce, director
3. Allison Carnahan, director of Alumni relations to do your thing. of the Career Planning &
vice President of Enrollment & Annual fund 9. yvonne sly development Center
Management/student life Julie is the link between our school student life Coordinator Cindy is definitely someone worth
Remember Allison? You probably and our grads. She plans a lot of Yvonne coordinates activities that knowing on campus. If you’re look-
saw her a lot when you were enroll- cool events for alums with our put the “life” in “campus life” includ- ing for an internship, job during the
ing...well, she’s also in charge of student ambassadors. Get to know ing Wicked Wednesday and Flippin’ school year, a summer job, need
student life. So, you’ll still see her a her and stay in touch with Tech after Fab Fridays. If it seems like we have help with a résumé, or fashion
lot. Maybe you’ll end up as one of you graduate. a lot of staff involved in student life, advice for your job interview—talk
her student workers. 7. Chris dickson, it’s because we know it’s important. to Cindy. Her department will help
4. roger newton, Associate vice President- 10. lori Brubaker, registrar launch you into your new career
Athletic director student services Need a transcript? Need to adjust when you graduate.
If you’re a student-athlete, you may Chris Dickson is in charge of hous- your schedule? Need to audit a
already know him. If you’re not ing and he’s also involved in a lot class? That’s what the registrar does.
of other campus activities. He also You’ll find her in the Seitz Center.
L3 Amphitheater 9
15 Theater & Lectern
3 Soccer Field, Basketball 10
16 & Sand Volleyball Courts
Kalbfleisch Hall 11
Classrooms & Offices Andorfer Commons 12
Library, Cafeteria, Career Planning
2 Warrior Field House
& Development, Game Room, Campus
& Campus Services
Ministries, Cinema Tech, Tech Treasures,
3 Warrior Field Bowling Alley, Business Office...there’s
more but it won’t fit on the page.
4 Zollner Engineering Center
Classrooms & Offices Schaefer Center 13
Gymnasium and Wellness Center
5 Seitz Center
Offices & Registrar Abbott Center 14
Administration & Admissions Offices
Yergens-Rogers Hall 15
7 Fire Pit Residence Hall
8 Pierson Center Evans Kimmell Hall 16
Student Dorms & Rec Areas Residence Hall
ESSENTIAL CAMPUS NUMBERS
Indiana Tech main: (260) 422-5561 A FEW FINAL
1600 East Washington Blvd.
Fort Wayne, Indiana 46803
toll free: (800) 937-2448
WORDS OF ADvICE
Well, we hope this book is helpful for you throughout your
mAjoR CAmPUS ExtENSIoNS: financial aid: 2334 college years. Whether you carry it around regularly or stash
admissions: 2205 human resources: 2137 it in a desk drawer, make sure you hold onto it. You never
alumni affairs: 2219 McMillen library: 2215 know when you’ll need to get advice on managing your time,
business office: 2354 office of the president: 2202 eating right, or if you’ll need an essential phone number for
building & grounds: 2138 registrar: 2320 someone on campus. If nothing else, this is a neat little keep-
campus ministry: 2288 sports info center: 2262 sake to remind you of your freshman year.
campus security: 2230 student life: 2317
career planning & development: 2217 student support services: 2292 So, last but not least, we asked a few of our upperclassmen
for some words of wisdom for our new students. We use the
term “wisdom” loosely. Despite some of the funny answers
FORT WAYNE CONTACTS we received, the upperclassmen mention a few things that
Showtimes, entertainment, stuff to do: www.fortwayne.com are worth remembering. So, here are 9 tips for freshman life
Visitors’ Bureau and other fun stuff: www.visitfortwayne.com they wanted you to know.
Chamber of Commerce: www.fwchamber.org 9. Flip-flops or sandals (with or without socks) are perfectly
acceptable footwear year–round.
Young Leaders or Northeast Indiana: www.ylni.com
8. Pick something you like in the dining hall and go with it.
7. Atms are the Devil–flee from them.
6. People who never talked to you in high school are now
Campus Security: 260-422-5561 ext. 2230
your best friends when you go home.
Fort Wayne Police Department: 260-427-1230
Fort Wayne Fire Department: 260-427-1170 5. Clever margin manipulation can turn a 4-page outline
Poison Control Hotline: 1-800-222-1222 into a 50-page senior essay.
Suicide Hotline: 800-SUICIDE (800-784-2433) 4. Anything can be cooked in the microwave. Anything.
3. Cereal makes a good meal anytime of day.
Parkview Hospital (a mile from campus)
2200 Randalia Drive 2. If your major requires a class before 8am, change your major.
Fort Wayne, Indiana 46805 1. Quarters are like gold.