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 http://nwi.ivytech.edu/ fice of Student Life is web/stud_affairs/ sponsoring another field • Student/ staff/ faculty stud_life/forms/ trip to Chicago. This time, trip_signup.pdf 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 ience.) 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 IVY TECH COMMUNITY COLLEGE OF INDIANA 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- (email@example.com) 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 Valparaiso: 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 (email@example.com). 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 Page 2 ~ THE IVY LINE ~ 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 etc.). 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 VOLUME 3, ISSUE 8 Page 3 Download this newsletter: http://www.gary.ivytech.edu/web/ stud_affairs/stu_life/newsletter.html IVY TECH COMMUNITY COLLEGE OF INDIANA Useful Information Calendar of Events ~ Region 1 1440 E. 35th Avenue Gary, IN 46409 219-981-1111 formation. March 2008 firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.com 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 discount: Riggs for further information: guests. Each graduating student will No initiation fee & $19.50 a month! firstname.lastname@example.org 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. IN HONOR OF BLACK HISTORY Join Us for a Field Trip to the Field Museum– Chicago! EXPLORE 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 at (email@example.com or 219.981.1111) Ivy Tech Northwest You have until Tuesday, Feb. 26 to sign up!
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