Open house event touts new technology at StoneGate

BEDFORD – Ivy Tech Community College hosted a community open house at the new StoneGate Arts & Education Center located downtown Bedford on Thursday, Jan. 10 with nearly 35 visitors in attendance. While the community enjoyed refreshments, they learned that StoneGate offers new technologies to students, such as live online synchronous video capabilities. Live online classes enable students to take classes in Bedford that are held at Ivy Tech Bloomington’s main campus.

“Synchronous video gives students more class options in their home community of Lawrence County,” said Jessica Strunk, vice chancellor of enrollment services. “It allows them to virtually attend class via technology.”

Ivy Tech offers classes in Bedford that prepare students for jobs, and that lead to associate degrees and certificates in business, healthcare, industrial technology, and HVAC. Ivy Tech also offers general education classes in Bedford that transfer to public colleges and universities in Indiana.

There is still time to sign up for classes that start in March. Information and classes offered at Ivy Tech in Bedford can be found online at