Ivy Tech drive at $2.7 million of $4 million goal

The Herald-Times

Ivy Tech drive at $2.7 million of $4 million goal

Posted: Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Ivy Tech Community College in Bloomington is a step closer to its fundraising goal of $4 million.


The “Here We Grow Again!” fundraising campaign has raised $2.7 million, Chancellor Jennie Vaughan said at the community college’s annual showcase of chefs and wine, an appreciation event for donors to the community college. That’s $700,000 more since the kickoff event in September.


“It’s been fantastic,” Vaughan said of the response from donors.


The fundraising campaign is for a $24 million expansion of the Connie and Steve Ferguson Academic Building, with $20 million given to Ivy Tech from the state. Vaughan said construction is almost 40 percent done, and she hopes to have the roof on soon, before more winter weather hits.


The community part of the campaign — which focuses on new donors, especially those who’ve expressed interest in the past — will start in January, Vaughan said.

Ivy Tech to host Super Science Saturday this weekend

Ivy Tech to host Super Science Saturday this weekend

Ivy Tech Community College’s Bloomington campus is hosting Super Science Saturday this weekend, on November 15, at the Indiana Center for the Life Sciences. Families are invited to drop in from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. for fun, free, hands-on science activities for grades K-12.

Amongst the 25 booths of hands-on science fun, families and students can learn how centrifuges work, build a clock, make ice cream, make snow, examine animal tracks, make “elephant toothpaste,” study genetic engineering, and enjoy many other science-based activities.

Last year, more than 200 children attended the event with their families.

The Indiana Center for the Life Sciences is located at 501 N. Profile Parkway in Bloomington. Additional parking will be available at 200 Daniels Way, at Ivy Tech’s Ferguson Academic Building. A shuttle to transport attendees will run between the two buildings.

For questions, call the Indiana Center for the Life Sciences at 812-330-6245 or contact Sarah Cote at scote@ivytech.edu.

About the Indiana Center for the Life Sciences

The Indiana Center for the Life Sciences (ICLS) is the direct result of a partnership between Monroe County Government, Ivy Tech Community College-Bloomington, and regional life science companies. This state-of-the-art facility houses education and training programs to prepare individuals for careers in the life sciences. Ivy Tech partners with area businesses to use the ICLS facility space for industry-specific training and certification. Ivy Tech holds its biotechnology and chemistry degree program courses at the ICLS.

Spring 2015 registration open at Ivy Tech- Bloomington

Spring 2015 registration open at Ivy Tech- Bloomington

Ivy Tech course registration for Spring Semester 2015 is currently open, and classes begin on January 12. November 10-14 is Express Enrollment Week on campus, in which new and current students are encouraged to apply and/or register for Spring Semester 2015 classes. Students may also walk-in Monday through Thursday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Friday 9a.m. to 5 p.m.

Ivy Tech- Bloomington is offering eight new degree programs in Computing and Informatics. Students can earn degrees in Computer Science, Cyber Security-Information Assurance, Database Management and Administration, Informatics, Information Technology Support, Network Infrastructure, Server Administration, and Software Development.

Other newer degree programs include Fine Arts and Design and the Business Administration Entrepreneurship certification, which is a financial aid eligible program. The Entrepreneurship certificate can also be applied toward an associate degree program.

Spring scholarships are available for a wide variety of qualified applicants, including an all new scholarship sponsored by the Campus Pride student organization. On average, the Ivy Tech-Bloomington Foundation awards more than $50,000 in spring and fall scholarships.

Students have opportunities to become involved in student life at Ivy Tech-Bloomington, including applying for positions in student government, student leadership academy, student ambassadors, campus activities board and many more clubs or organizations such as campus pride, creative writing club, international club, and Kappa Beta Delta for Business Administration majors.

To learn more about academic options at Ivy Tech Community College, log on www.ivytech.edu/academics or come visit the campus at 200 Daniels Way on the west side.