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									                                        Volume 3, Issue 8

                                         February 2008                                           Join Us for a Field Trip to Chicago
                                                                                                 in Honor of Black History Month!
                                                                                            In honor of Black History        •    Name                         form at:
                                                                                            Month (February), the Of-
                                                                                                                             •    Campus              
                                                                                            fice of Student Life is
                                                                                            sponsoring another field
                                                                                                                             •    Student/ staff/ faculty          stud_life/forms/
                                                                                            trip to Chicago. This time,
                                                                                            we will be visiting the          •    E-mail
                                                                                            Field Museum to check                                              Once complete, take the
                                                                                            out the George Washing-          •    Phone number                 form to your campus
                                                                                            ton Carver Exhibit on                                              Business Office with your
                                                                                            Friday, Feb. 29th.                                                 payment, and you’re all
                                                                                                                                                               set! ( The form will also be
                                                                                            This trip is open to all stu-
                                                                                                                                                               attached to the back of this
                                                                                            dents, faculty and staff in
                                                                                                                                                               newsletter for your conven-
                                                                                            Region 1. Cost is $10 ($20
                                                                                            for guests– no children
                                                                                            allowed). Lunch is on                                              Once you are signed up,
                                                                                            your own– Mc Donald’s is                                           you will receive a few up-
                                                                                            located on site.                                                   dates and reminders via e-
                                                                                                                                                               mail, so be sure to check
                                                                                            You have until Tuesday-
                                                                                                                                                               for them.
                                                                                            Feb. 26th to sign up– just a

                                                                                            few days before the trip!                                          The bus will leave the
                                                                                                                                                               Gary campus at 9:00am
                                                                                                How Do I Sign Up?
                                                                                                                                                               and will return no later than
                                                                                            1) E-mail Jennifer Riggs,                                          5pm. You are responsible
                                                                                            Director of Student Life                                           for your own transporta-
                                                                                            ( with        2) Download and complete          tion to the Gary campus.
                                                                                                                             the activity/ trip sign up
                                         ~ The Ivy Line ~

                                                                                            the following information:
                                                            Student Life Newsletter

                                                                                                Come See the New Wellness Center!
                                                                                            The Valparaiso                          11am– 3pm. Stu-            ribbon-cutting.
                                                                                            campus     will                         dents, staff and
                                                                                                                                                               The wellness center in-
                                                                                            have a ribbon-                          faculty from all
                                                                                                                                                               cludes a universal gym
                                                                                            cutting cere-                           campus      locations
                                                                                                                                                               machine, two recumbent
                                                                                            mony and open                           will have access to
                                                                                                                                                               bikes, two treadmills and
                                                                                            house for its                           the facility during
                                                                                                                                                               two ellipticals, showers,
                                                                                            new wellness                            regularly scheduled
                                                                                                                                                               and locker room. All the
                                                                                            center on Feb-                          hours of operation
                                                                                                                                                               equipment is nautilus
                                                                                            ruary 15 from                           and are invited to the
                                                                                                                                                               brand. (219-464-8514)

                                                                                                                                                                 February is
                                                                                      Special points of interest:
                                                                                      • Michigan City SGA News– Upcoming Events                              Black History Month
                                                                                      • Learn About Tax Breaks for Students with H & R Block!
                                                                                      • Submit a Poem for Women’s History Month
                                                                                      • LEAD 2008 Conference: Ignite the Leader Within
                                                                                      • Enter the Ivy Tech Writing Contest
                                    Michigan City SGA News
     Donate Food for the Needy             presentation of Swan Lake and                            Help the Community—
                                           viewing all exhibits at the Art                              Donate Blood
MC SGA is collecting non-perishable        Institute. We will be gone from
foods for donation to the Salvation        approximately 1pm-1am. Sign-                          The Red Cross Bloodmobile
Army of Michigan City until Friday,        up will begin in mid- to late-                        will be on campus Monday,
February 8. The class with the most        February.     Each student can                        February 25 from 12noon-
cans per person will win a pizza party!    bring 1 guest. Cost for students                      6pm. Reserve your donation
Food can be given to the receptionist      is $7. Faculty/Staff/Guests are                       spot at the receptionist today!
on the second floor. Ask you                            $27. Note: This fee
instructor for more information                         is for the Art Insti-
on the pizza party.                                     tute and Auditorium                       Make sure you are on the
                                                        Theatre – it does not in-       look-out for even more SGA activities,
Join the SGA for Field Trip!                            clude the train cost ($13)      including our next meeting, cookie
                                                        and your dinner at Benni-       sales, Student Appreciation Day, and
Join MC SGA on March 22 for                             gan’s (mid-priced). Sorry,      more!
a field trip to the Auditorium                          this field trip is for Michi-
Theatre and the Art Institute                           gan City students, staff,       Any questions, suggestions, or com-
of Chicago! We will be watching            faculty, and guests only.                    ments can be e-mailed to
Tchaikovsky’s Ballet and Orchestra’s                                          

         Did You Know You Get Tax Breaks as a Student?
Find out more by attending one of these
sessions, hosted by H & R Block, and                                                                    Gary:
get a coupon for $25 off their services!                                                      Wednesday, Feb. 13, 12- 1pm
                                                                                                 Multi-Purpose Room
          Michigan City:
       Monday, Feb. 11, 12- 1pm                                                                     East Chicago:
             Room 318                                                                          Thursday, Feb. 14, 12- 1pm
                                                                                                     Room 214-B
       Tuesday, Feb. 12, 12- 1pm                                                                   Don’t Miss This!!
        (check with front desk)

      March is Women’s History Month- Submit a Poem!
In honor of Women’s History Month,         influenced your life, an important woman     Jennifer Riggs (
the Office of                                            in history, or a topic that    Poems with profanity or inappropriate
Student Life is                                          relates to women’s issues,     content will not be considered.
asking students to                                       etc. The work must be
                                                                                        A panel will judge the poems and select 1
submit an origi-                                         your own. The contest is
                                                                                        winner from the region. A prize will be
nal poem of their                                        open to students only
                                                                                        awarded.      The top poem from each
own that honors                                          (male and female!)
                                                                                        campus will also be published in this
women in gen-
                                                         Students should submit         newsletter for March… so get those
eral. The topic
                                                         their original work by Feb-    creative juices flowing!
could relate to a
                                                         ruary 28th, via e-mail to:
woman who has

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                        Calling All Black & Hispanic Males…
                             Do You Know About SAAB?
The Student African American                 social and religious activities, and work   Northwest). Membership is open to
Brotherhood (SAAB) Organization is           with     various                                   African-American and His-
a dynamic organization established           non-profit ser-                                    panic male college students.
specifically to assist participants to       vice agencies
excel academically, socially, culturally,    (i.e.,   Habitat
professionally, and in the community.        for Humanity,                                        To learn more about becoming
                                             Big Brothers                                         a SAAB member, please con-
SAAB is primarily comprised of male
                                             and Big Sisters,                                     tact the following advisor:
students who strive for academic excel-
                                             Boys       Club,
lence and make a commitment to plan
and implement programs that benefit
their community at large. Participants       Advisors will                                            Darrell Riddell
are encouraged to embrace leadership         help monitor                                            (219) 981-1111 ext. 2212
by being positive examples for each          academic pro-
other through a strong commitment to         gress and assist
academic achievement, brotherhood,           participants
and community service. SAAB pro-             with job placement as well. (This
vides sessions and seminars for stu-         SAAB chapter is a collaboration be-
dents of all ages, business meetings,        tween Ivy Tech and Indiana University

                      LEAD 2008: Ignite the Leader Within
Each year, the seven colleges and univer-    Now in its third year, the LEAD Confer-     very own Valparaiso Campus on Fri-
sities in Northwest Indiana have col-                     ence has introduced students   day, March 28, 2008!
laborated to develop a valuable                           to a variety of speakers,
leadership conference that helps                          both locally and nationally    Costs to attend the conference are mini-
students develop their leadership                         known.                         mal for Ivy Tech students. Details are
skills, network with local community                                                     still being finalized, so watch your Cam-
leaders, and get to know students                        The event has been held at      pus Connect e-mail in the near future for
from other schools. Ivy Tech is one                      various locations in North-     details on how you can sign up. Don’t
of those seven schools.                                  west Indiana. This year, it     miss out on your chance to attend LEAD
                                                         is being held at Ivy Tech’s     2008: Ignite the Leader Within!

    Watch for Your Chance to Enter the Writing Contest!
    What Has Changed Your Life?              to your resume. Participants will be in-
                                             vited to the Ivy Tech Writers Conference
Share it with others in the Ivy Tech
                                             and Workshop in June.
Spring Writing Contest! Your 1-2 page
personal essay should describe, inform,
or narrate how your life has been im-
                                             Deadline for submission is April 15th.
pacted through the influence of another
                                              Watch soon for submission details on
person or particular event. Start thinking
                                                       Campus Connect!
NOW about what has changed your life.
The contest offers prizes, and your par-
ticipation becomes an excellent addition

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    COLLEGE OF INDIANA                                        Useful Information
                                                              Calendar of Events ~ Region 1
                   1440 E. 35th Avenue
                     Gary, IN 46409

                      219-981-1111                                           formation.                              March 2008
                                                                                Grad Fest
                                                                           219-945-1197                            Week of March 24th
                                                               ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~                        The Registrar’s office will host “Grad
                                                                                                            Fest 2008” once again in March. It’s
                        Jennifer E. Riggs
                                                                                                           one-stop shopping for graduating stu-
Director of Student Life, Development & Leadership—Region 1                                                   dents!! Pick-up your cap & gown,
                  E-mail:                        Upcoming Events                          graduation banquet tickets, and get
                                                                                                           information on the following: gradua-
                                                                      To watch for…                         tion pictures; resume & job searches;
                                                                                                           announcements; picture frames; class
        Student discounts                                                                                    rings; The Alumni Association; the
                                                                      February 2008                          commencement ceremony & more!!
                                                               H & R Block Sessions: Tax Breaks
          Aladdin Oil Change Oasis                                       for Students
                                                                                                                  LEAD 2008 Conference
     1689 W. Lincoln Highway/ US 30                            Mon. Feb. 11– Thurs. Feb 14, 2008
                                                                                                                  Friday, March 28, 2008
              Merrillville, IN 46410                          See page 2 of this newsletter for dates
                                                              and times for each campus. Don’t miss         This local leadership conference is a
                    219-769-6457                                                                            result of collaboration with 7 colleges
                                                               out on this informative session or on
Show a valid Ivy Tech I.D. upon arrival                         your $25 off coupon for H & R tax          in NW Indiana: Ivy Tech; Indiana Uni-
and receive $5.00 off a Full-Service Oil                                      services!                       versity Northwest; Purdue Calumet;
               Change                                                                                        Purdue North Central; Calumet Col-
                                                                 Ivy Tech Day at the Legislature             lege; St. Joseph College; and Valpa-
                         Hours:                                                                              raiso University. A variety of leader-
                                                                     Tuesday, Feb. 19th, 2008
                    Mon– Fri. 8-7                                                                             ship topics are presented by talented
                                                              Student swho are signed up for this trip         speakers, both local and nationally
                         Sat. 7-4                               must meet at the Gary Campus no             known. This year, Ivy Tech’s Valpa-
                                                               later than 6am—the bus will depart            raiso campus is hosting the confer-
                                                              Gary promptly at 6:15 am. We expect            ence! Space will be limited, so when
               Southlake Nautilus                              to return from the trip by 4:30– 5pm.       registration begins, sign up right away!
             Total Fitness Centers
                      Locations:                               Field Trip to the Field Museum:                        April 2008
                Hobart, Merrillville                          George Washington Carver Exhibit
                                                                                                                SGA Graduation Banquet
                    & Valparaiso                                     Friday, Feb. 29th, 2008
                                                                                                                   Friday, April 18, 2008
    Regular membership fees are $39 a                          See the first page of this newsletter for
                                                              full details. Deadline to sign up is Feb.      Each year our four Student Govern-
        month plus initiation fee.
                                                               26, 2008. The sign-up sheet is attached     ment Associations at Ivy Tech North-
                       Ivy Tech                                to this newsletter. Cost is $10 for stu-    west collaborate to present the annual
                                                               dents, staff & faculty. E-mail Jennifer       graduation banquet for students and
                                                                    Riggs for further information:          guests. Each graduating student will
  No initiation fee & $19.50 a month!                                          receive one free ticket to the banquet;
                                                                                                           additional tickets can be purchased for
Contact Maureen Janeczko at the Hobart
                                                                                                            guests. This year, the banquet will be
location, M-F 8:30-3:30 for sign-up in-
                                                                                                           held at Avalon Manor in Merrillville.

     Join Us for a Field Trip to
   the Field Museum– Chicago!
                           THE GEORGE
                           WA S H I N G T O N
                         CARVER EXHIBIT
                              AT T H E
                          FIELD MUSEUM

                        When: Friday, February 29, 2008
                      Time: 9 a.m.—5 p.m. (Bus will depart
                         from the Gary Campus at 9 a.m.)
This trip            Cost: $10.00 (for students, faculty & staff!)
Is being sponsored    Lunch: On your own – McDonald’s -
by                            located in the museum
The Office of
Student Life                  Contact: Jennifer E. Riggs
                       ( or 219.981.1111)
Ivy Tech Northwest               You have until
                            Tuesday, Feb. 26 to sign up!

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