Inaugural boys STEM summer camp set at Ivy Tech Kokomo

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June 17, 2019
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Linda Ferries, Media Relations Coordinator,
lferries@ivytech.edu or 765-252-5509

Inaugural boys STEM summer camp set at Ivy Tech Kokomo
FCA US-sponsored camp follows on successful girls STEM camp

KOKOMO, Ind. – A new STEM camp, aimed at middle school boys interested in having fun and expanding their knowledge in the areas of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, is set for its first sessions at Ivy Tech Community College Kokomo.

Presented by employees from the Kokomo and Tipton plants of FCA US, in partnership with Ivy Tech, the two-day camp sessions follow on the success of “Gearing Up Girls for STEM,” a camp for sixth- to eighth-grade girls that recently completed its second summer of programming. The new camp, open to boys going into the sixth to eighth grades, will offer hands-on experiences in physics, biochemistry, engineering, biology, aerodynamics, advanced manufacturing, and virtual reality.

Two sessions of the two-day camp are scheduled: July 29 and 30 or August 1 and 2, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day in Ivy Tech’s Automotive Technology building at 1942 E. North St. Cost is $20 per student, which includes breakfast and lunch both camp days. Registrations will be accepted until July 12 and parents and guardians can sign up campers by contacting Susan Turrill at sturrill@ivytech.edu or 765-252-5497.

“This camp is being developed as a result of popular demand,” said Joe Good, plant manager at FCA’s Tipton Transmission Plant and lead for the camp. “The girls’ camp was developed to expand interest in STEM fields among the young women in our community. Families expressed an interest in a similar program for their boys. We know this is an area that offers a great deal of opportunity for all our young people and a group of male FCA employees decided a boys’ camp was a good idea.”

FCA employees will join Ivy Tech faculty for the two-day sessions. The group is made up of FCA US employees at all levels and specialties including executives, engineers, managers, and members of the UAW, all of whom are committed to expanding opportunities for young people in the manufacturing industry. The summer STEM camp projects come at a time when the issue of workforce development continues to be at the forefront of economic development discussions in Indiana.

Those who would like to address the committee, but are unable to attend the hearing may instead send written comments to William Bogard, assistant vice president for budget management.  Comments can be sent to wfbogard@ivytech.edu or mailed to Bogard at Ivy Tech Community College, 50 W. Fall Creek Pkwy North Dr., Indianapolis, IN 46208.

Sponsors of the inaugural boys STEM camp include Chick-fil-a, United Auto Workers Local 685, Mid State Engineering, Caron & Jones Dental Care, and Security Federal Savings Bank.

About Ivy Tech Community College
Ivy Tech Community College serves communities across Indiana, providing world-class education and driving economic transformation. It is the state’s largest public postsecondary institution and the nation’s largest singly accredited statewide community college system. It serves as the state’s engine of workforce development, offering high-value degree programs and training that are aligned with the needs of its communities, 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.

Ivy Tech Community College Kokomo Service Area serves Cass, Fulton, Howard, Miami, and Tipton counties, including the communities of Kokomo, Logansport, Peru, Rochester, and Tipton.

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Official Notice of Public Hearing

OFFICIAL NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana
Public Notice of Hearing as required by I.C. 21‐14‐2‐8.

Ivy Tech Community College will conduct a public hearing concerning its proposed tuition and mandatory fee rate increase at 2:30pm on Tuesday, May 28, 2019 in the William Morris Boardroom (room 300) on the third floor of the North Meridian Center building at Ivy Tech’s Indianapolis Campus, located at 50 W. Fall Creek Parkway North Drive, Indianapolis.

This hearing will provide the public the opportunity to comment on proposed student tuition and mandatory fee increases for the academic years 2019‐20 and 2020‐21.

The proposed new tuition rate for 2019-20 for in-state tuition is $145.01 per credit hour, a $4.40 per credit hour increase. For 2020-21, the proposed tuition rate for in-state tuition is $149.55 per credit hour, an increase of $4.54 per credit hour over 2019-20.   The technology fee for both academic years will remain flat at $75 per semester.  With the increases proposed, Ivy Tech remains the lowest tuition in the state of Indiana with the lowest overall cost of attendance.

The proposed new tuition rate for 2019-20 for out-of-state tuition is $283.69 and $292.57 per credit hour in 2020-21.

The proposed new tuition rate for 2019-20 for out-of-state distance education is $170.06 and $175.38 per credit hour in 2020-21.

Those who would like to address the committee, but are unable to attend the hearing may instead send written comments to William Bogard, assistant vice president for budget management.  Comments can be sent to wfbogard@ivytech.edu or mailed to Bogard at Ivy Tech Community College, 50 W. Fall Creek Pkwy North Dr., Indianapolis, IN 46208.

This proposed increase in tuition will be presented to the State Board of Trustees during the June meeting.  The increased student tuition and mandatory fees, in combination with the state’s operating appropriations in 2019‐20 and in 2020‐21 are necessary to fund the college’s operating budget.

About Ivy Tech Community College
Ivy Tech Community College serves communities across Indiana, providing world-class education and driving economic transformation. It is the state’s largest public postsecondary institution and the nation’s largest singly accredited statewide community college system. It serves as the state’s engine of workforce development, offering high-value degree programs and training that are aligned with the needs of its communities, 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.

Community Foundation of Wabash County Board of Directors approves $22k grant to support Ivy Tech initiatives

On May 7, 2019, the Community Foundation of Wabash County Board of Directors approved grants totaling $22,000 to the Wabash County Community Learning Center to support two new Ivy Tech Community College initiatives for Wabash County high school students.

  • $16,000 will fund Ivy Tech instructors for select Communications and Math courses for the 2019–20 school year. Through the partnership of Ivy Tech Community College, the Wabash County Community Learning Center, and Heartland Career Center, these courses will be tuition free to all Wabash County and Heartland Career Center high school students. Additionally, these students are eligible to take designated Anatomy and Physiology and Psychology courses for tuition free through a different
  • $6,000 of the grant money will fund tuition for up to four Heartland Career Center Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) students to complete the Ivy Tech Community College CDL+ certificate. The CDL program is new to Heartland Career Center students and was created in response to employer workforce needs in Wabash County. The CDL program will begin in the 2019–20 school

“We are thankful for the generous support of the Community Foundation of Wabash County in our efforts to expand dual credit opportunities to Wabash County students,” says Joshua Blossom, director of the Wabash Community Learning Center. “The innovative programming developed through the partnership of Ivy Tech Community College, Heartland Career Center, and the Wabash Learning Center will allow participating Wabash County high school students and their families to save thousands of dollars in tuition on their way to earning credits towards technical certificates and associates degrees.”

The following courses will be offered free of charge to Wabash County and Heartland Career Center high school students at the Wabash County Community Learning Center in the fall semester. Spring semester courses will be announced at a later date.

Fall 2019 course offerings

MATH 123 Quantitative Reasoning Monday, Wednesday, Friday 8 to 8:50 a.m.
COMM 101 Fundamentals of Public Speaking Monday 9 to 11:50 a.m.
APHY 101 Anatomy & Physiology I Tuesday, Wednesday 9 to 11 a.m.
PSYC 101 Introduction to Psychology Friday 9 to 11:50 a.m.

For more information, contact Joshua Blossom at 260-563-8828.

About Ivy Tech Community College
Ivy Tech Community College serves communities across Indiana, providing world-class education and driving economic transformation. It is the state’s largest public postsecondary institution and the nation’s largest singly accredited statewide community college system. It serves as the state’s engine of workforce development, offering high-value degree programs and training that are aligned with the needs of its communities, 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.