Ivy Tech Bloomington names executive director for Corporate College, Dennis Maloy

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 29, 2011

BLOOMINGTON – Ivy Tech Community College’s Bloomington campus has named an executive director for its newly named Corporate College, Dennis Maloy. Maloy comes to Corporate College Bloomington from the Hancock County Economic Council where he served as executive director. Before that, Maloy served as project manager for the Dayton Development Project, as vice president of corporate relations for the Hamilton County Alliance, and as legislative director for the Indiana Association of Cities and Towns.

“I want to welcome Dennis to Corporate College at Ivy Tech Bloomington. We look forward to his service,” said John Whikehart of Ivy Tech’s Bloomington campus. “With his extensive experience in corporate relations, project management and economic development, Dennis has prepared an impressive plan to engage stakeholders in Ivy Tech Bloomington’s six county service area.”

Corporate College at Ivy Tech is focused on developing, introducing and delivering training, certifications, and skills-improvement courses that business leaders have survey-highlighted as essential to their sustainability and profitability.

“I look forward to beginning implementation of Corporate College Bloomington’s plan, which engages stakeholders through regular interaction with state, regional and local economic development organizations, as well as elected officials and others,” Maloy said. “The Ivy Tech Corporate College office in Bloomington will achieve its goals through an aggressive program of relationship management and the development of industry specific programming.”

Ivy Tech Corporate College was launched in fall 2011 to provide expanded business solutions for companies looking to provide training for their employees. For the past 30 years, the College provided training services to local employers through its previously-known office of Workforce and Economic Development, and its predecessor Business and Industry Training.

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Arts Commission Changing Regional Boundaries

Arts Commission Changing Regional Boundaries

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The Indiana Arts Commission says it is modifying some of its Regional Arts Partnership boundaries. Executive Director Lewis Ricci says the changes will allow the organization to better meet the cultural needs of each part of the state.

December 20, 2011

Indianapolis, Ind. – The Indiana Arts Commission (IAC) announced today that it will be making modifications to some of its Regional Arts Partnership boundaries.

At its recent Quarterly Business Meeting, the Commission unanimously approved the changes that will shift IAC Regional Arts Partner service responsibilities for seven counties. Counties which previously made up the IAC’s Region 11 will now be served by other regional providers.

Martin and Orange counties will now be part of Region 8 which, effective January 1, 2012 will be served by Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana, based in Bloomington.

Daviess, Dubois, and Perry counties will become part of Region 10 and, effective January 1, 2012 will be served by Vanderburgh Community Foundation, based in Evansville.

Crawford County will join Region 12, which is currently served by the Community Arts Program at Hanover College, Hanover, IN.

“These changes very closely match existing service areas for both our continuing and new Regional Arts Partner organizations in those areas,” said IAC Executive Director Lewis C. Ricci.

In addition to these changes Adams County, which had been part of Region 5, will become part of Region 3 which is served by Arts United of Greater Fort Wayne. Effective January 1, 2012, Region 5 will be served by the Community Foundation of Randolph County.

“Throughout the history of the Regional Arts Partnership, the flexibility of the regional system has proven itself,” Ricci said. “The Regional Partnership is able to adapt to changes in organizations and in service areas to best meet changing cultural needs of those regions. We look forward in 2012 to working with our new Regional Arts Partner organizations.”

The Indiana Arts Commission is dedicated to the vision of the arts everywhere, every day, for everyone in Indiana.

Source: Indiana Arts Commission

Ivy Tech Bloomington Student Veteran Organization wins grant, earns top honors

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December 15, 2011

Ivy Tech Community College’s Bloomington campus Student Veteran Organization (SVO) has been awarded a $2,000 grant based upon initiatives presented in the December 3 Operation Diploma grant competition. In the category of New and Emerging SVOs, the Operation Diploma panel awarded top honors to the Ivy Tech Bloomington campus organization.

Operation Diploma is an initiative of the Military Family Research Institute at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Ind. Grant awards ranged from $1000 to $2000, totaling $7,000 in awards.

Presenters for Ivy Tech SVO included Commander Michael Wood, Executive Officer Rachael Rosso, and Sergeant of Arms Ashley Qualkenbush.

Grant funds will be used to support student service members and veterans on the Ivy Tech Bloomington campus. Objectives of SVO include increasing participation of members at meetings, organization and campus events; increase membership by 50 percent; fully entrench themselves into the community through volunteerism and civic engagement activities; and provide support to all student veterans throughout their academic careers. Ways in which SVO will accomplish these objectives are through supporting the Ceremonial Flag Burning event (takes place in coordination with American Legion), volunteer at retirement homes where veterans live, host camaraderie events such as cookouts and bowling events, work on recruiting and sponsor a meet and greet for veterans and family members of all Ivy Tech student veterans.

Ivy Tech Community College’s Bloomington campus was named a military-friendly school in Sept. 2011 by G.I. Jobs, a premier magazine for military personnel transitioning into civilian life.

Columnist to Keynote O’Bannon Institute Event

Columnist to Keynote O’Bannon Institute Event

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Ivy Tech Community College says Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist George Will will headline its annual O’Bannon Institute for Community Service next spring. He is scheduled to speak at the fundraising dinner in April at the Bloomington Monroe County Convention Center. Will’s column appears in 400 newspapers in the United States and in Europe.

December 12, 2011
News Release

Bloomington, Ind. – Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist, George F. Will, will headline Ivy Tech Bloomington’s ninth annual O’Bannon Institute for Community Service next spring. The O’Bannon Institute will take place over the course of three days, from April 25-27, 2012.

Will headlines the Institute’s fundraising dinner on Thursday, April 26 at the Bloomington Monroe County Convention Center, with proceeds benefitting the Ivy Tech Bloomington Center for Civic Engagement.

Will is today’s most widely read columnist. His newspaper column has been syndicated by The Washington Post since 1974. It currently appears in 400 newspapers in the United States and in Europe. He won a Pulitzer Prize in 1977 for commentary for his columns. Altogether, eight collections of Will’s Newsweek and Washington Post columns have been published, the most recent being One Man’s America. He became a founding panel member on ABC television’s This Week in 1981. Will currently lives and works in Washington.

The O’Bannon Institute launched nine years ago by Ivy Tech’s Bloomington campus is an annual opportunity for the community to come together to discuss topics related to nonprofits, education and political and civic service. Previous speakers at the Institute include former U.S. Senators, Pulitzer prize-winning authors, Governors, political advisers and columnists, a presidential candidate, and former First Lady of the United States, Laura W. Bush.

Details about the ninth annual O’Bannon Institute for Community Service will be posted online as they become available at http://obannon.ivytech.edu.

Ivy Tech Community College is the state’s largest public postsecondary institution and the nation’s largest singly accredited statewide community college system serving nearly 200,000 students annually. Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana. It serves as the state’s engine of workforce development, offering affordable degree programs and training that are aligned with the needs of its community 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.

Speaker Full Bio:
George F. Will is today’s most widely read columnist. His newspaper column has been syndicated by The Washington Post since 1974. Today it appears twice weekly in approximately 400 newspapers in the United States and in Europe. In 1976, he became a regular contributing editor of Newsweek magazine, for which he provides a bimonthly essay. In 1977, he won a Pulitzer Prize for commentary for his newspaper columns. Altogether eight collections of Will’s Newsweek and Washington Post columns have been published, the most recent being One Man’s America. In 1990, Will published Men At Work: The Craft of Baseball, which topped The New York Times best-seller list for two months and was most recently reissued on April 13, 2010 as a 20th Anniversary special edition with a new introduction (paperback). In 1998, Scribner published Bunts: Curt Flood, Camden Yards, Pete Rose and Other Reflections on Baseball, a best-selling collection of new and previously published writings by Will on baseball. Will was a member of Major League Baseball’s Blue Ribbon Panel, examining baseball economics.

In 1981, Will became a founding panel member on ABC television’s This Week. Will was born in Champaign, Illinois, educated at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut, Oxford University and Princeton University, where he earned his Ph.D. He has taught political philosophy at Michigan State University, the University of Toronto and Harvard University. Will served as a staff member in the United States Senate from 1970 to 1972. From 1973 through 1976, he was the Washington editor of National Review magazine. Today, Will lives and works in Washington.

Source: Ivy Tech Community College

Ivy Tech launches intergenerational film festival, makes call for submissions

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December 13, 2011

‘Food Flix Film Festival’ was created as part of an initiative of the City’s Commission on Aging

Ivy Tech is launching a “Food Flix Film Festival” next spring in effort to connect youth and elderly populations in the community. “Food Flix” was created as part of an initiative of the City of Bloomington’s Commission on Aging. The Commission on Aging encourages institutions in the community to independently develop creative programming for joining youth and elderly populations.

“Food Flix” is a contest for amateur filmmakers, focusing on intergenerational relationships sharing in a culinary activity. Submissions must involve a minimum of two people separated in age with at least one generation in-between, include a food-related activity that reflects family or cultural heritage, be largely unscripted and no longer than 30 minutes. Film submission deadline is February 20, 2012.

The film contest will take place during the Creative Aging Festival in May 2012, where entries will be judged and prizes will be awarded based upon artistic quality, interactive engagement, educational value and entertainment value. The grand prize includes receiving two free classes from Ivy Tech’s Center for Lifelong Learning, a $150 gift certificate to Best Buy, and film aired on local CATS television. Second and third place prizes will be awarded.

The college is also participating in the Creative Aging Festival through separate activities coordinated by its Center for Lifelong Learning. The Center is sponsoring the May 16 Creative Aging Symposium. The Center for Lifelong Learning will coordinate noncredit art classes, gallery exhibits and host related noncredit classes for seniors–both in Bloomington (mostly at the Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center) and at Burton Kimble Farms in Orleans, Ind.

The Creative Aging Festival is a month-long celebration honoring our elders and their creative contributions to our community.

For more information about where to return “Food Flix Film Festival” entries, rules, guidelines, judging criteria and prizes, log on www.ivytech.edu/cll/ and click on “Food Flix Film Festival” in the center of the page. Questions about “Food Flix” should be directed to Robert Soto, rsoto@ivytech.edu or (812) 330-6125.

George F. Will to headline Ivy Tech’s O’Bannon Institute next spring

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December 12, 2011

George F. Will to headline Ivy Tech’s O’Bannon Institute next spring

Bloomington, Ind.Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist, George F. Will, will headline Ivy Tech Bloomington’s ninth annual O’Bannon Institute for Community Service next spring. The O’Bannon Institute will take place over the course of three days, from April 25-27, 2012.

Will headlines the Institute’s fundraising dinner on Thursday, April 26 at the Bloomington Monroe County Convention Center, with proceeds benefitting the Ivy Tech Bloomington Center for Civic Engagement.

Will is today’s most widely read columnist. His newspaper column has been syndicated by The Washington Post since 1974. It currently appears in 400 newspapers in the United States and in Europe.  He won a Pulitzer Prize in 1977 for commentary for his columns. Altogether, eight collections of Will’s Newsweek and Washington Post columns have been published, the most recent being One Man’s America. He became a founding panel member on ABC television’s This Week in 1981. Will currently lives and works in Washington.

The O’Bannon Institute launched nine years ago by Ivy Tech’s Bloomington campus is an annual opportunity for the community to come together to discuss topics related to nonprofits, education and political and civic service. Previous speakers at the Institute include former U.S. Senators, Pulitzer prize-winning authors, Governors, political advisers and columnists, a presidential candidate, and former First Lady of the United States, Laura W. Bush.

Details about the ninth annual O’Bannon Institute for Community Service will be posted online as they become available at http://obannon.ivytech.edu.

Speaker Full Bio:

George F. Will is today’s most widely read columnist. His newspaper column has been syndicated by The Washington Post since 1974. Today it appears twice weekly in approximately 400 newspapers in the United States and in Europe. In 1976, he became a regular contributing editor of Newsweek magazine, for which he provides a bimonthly essay. In 1977, he won a Pulitzer Prize for commentary for his newspaper columns. Altogether eight collections of Will’s Newsweek and Washington Post columns have been published, the most recent being One Man’s America. In 1990, Will published Men At Work: The Craft of Baseball, which topped The New York Times best-seller list for two months and was most recently reissued on April 13, 2010 as a 20th Anniversary special edition with a new introduction (paperback). In 1998, Scribner published Bunts: Curt Flood, Camden Yards, Pete Rose and Other Reflections on Baseball, a best-selling collection of new and previously published writings by Will on baseball. Will was a member of Major League Baseball’s Blue Ribbon Panel, examining baseball economics.

In 1981, Will became a founding panel member on ABC television’s This Week. Will was born in Champaign, Illinois, educated at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut, Oxford University and Princeton University, where he earned his Ph.D. He has taught political philosophy at Michigan State University, the University of Toronto and Harvard University. Will served as a staff member in the United States Senate from 1970 to 1972. From 1973 through 1976, he was the Washington editor of National Review magazine. Today, Will lives and works in Washington.

Ivy Tech provides theater workshops

Arts Watch

Compiled by Nicole Brooks
December 11, 2011

Classes

Ivy Tech provides theater workshops

BLOOMINGTON — Ivy Tech began working with two English classes at New Tech High School in October to teach them about theater production.

Jeffery Allen, theater professional and assistant director of Ivy Tech’s Center for Lifelong Learning, provided technical support, workshops and advice to New Tech students over the course of six weeks.

“This is an activity of the Ivy Tech/Bloomington Playwrights Project Youth Education partnership, so the students had the benefit of learning about all aspects of theater production,” Allen said in a news release.

“They researched the different aspects of a professional theater company — marketing, artistic direction, construction and everything in-between.”

“This theater activity at New Tech High School is yet another example of the college’s commitment to provide comprehensive educational opportunities for students,” said John Whikehart, chancellor of Ivy Tech Community College’s Bloomington campus.

New Tech students adapted the plays “Macbeth” and “Richard III” into modern contexts and created a theater company as a class project.

Both English classes visited the Ivy Tech Waldron for a question and answer session about technical theater, directing and the best way to rehearse. Students refined and revised their work, and beginning Monday, will be at the Waldron to put together the productions.

New Tech students present their finished work for friends and family only in the Waldron’s Rose Firebay on Thursday.

Learn more about Ivy Tech/BPP Youth Education program classes or other Center for Lifelong Learning offerings by visiting the website www.ivytech.edu/CLL or calling 812-330-6041.

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