Ivy Tech-Bloomington Awarded for art program

By IDS Reports | IDS

POSTED AT 11:26 PM ON Jan. 16, 2014  (UPDATED AT 11:26 PM ON Jan. 16, 2014)

Ivy Tech-Bloomington was recently selected as a finalist to present at the Community College Futures Assembly, put on by Florida State University, for its program “Educational Arts Partnership: Increasing school readiness in the community college ‘Class of 2025.’”

Ivy Tech was one of ten finalists chosen in the Instructional Programs and Services category. More than 400 submissions from community colleges around the country were entered in the competition.

Through “Educational Arts Partnership,” Ivy Tech brings visual and theatrical arts instruction to students at Bloomington’s Fairview Elementary School.

“Receiving the prestigious nomination for the 2014 Futures Assembly Bellwether Award is further recognition of the important work that Ivy Tech-Bloomington is doing in the community and the work we’re doing to secure potential future community college graduates,” Ivy Tech-Bloomington Chancellor John Whikehart said in a press release.

Three Ivy Tech-Bloomington faculty members, as well as a teacher from Fairview Elementary, will present at the Futures Assembly conference, now in its 20th year, in Orlando, Fla. The assembly will take place Jan. 27.

—Rachel Osman