Ivy Tech Community College, University of Evansville partner for reverse transfer initiative

INDIANAPOLIS – Ivy Tech Community College and the University of Evansville (UE) have partnered to create a statewide reverse transfer agreement for students who have transferred to UE prior to completing their associate degree at Ivy Tech.

In order to be eligible for the reverse transfer program, students need to meet the following transfer policies and conditions:

Ivy Tech will be responsible for determining, through reverse articulation and transcript review, which UE courses may satisfy the associate degree requirements allowing for the conferral of the degree and the specific degree which the student will be awarded. This process will take place in both fall and spring semesters for previously eligible and all newly eligible students.

Reverse Transfer is designed to assist students in pursuing their career goals. Ivy Tech has partnered with several other institutions to offer reverse transfer, including: University of Southern Indiana, Indiana State University, Purdue University, Ottawa University, Trine University, University of Phoenix, Indiana Tech, Indiana Wesleyan, Western Governors University, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College, Kaplan University and Grace University.   

About the University of Evansville

The University of Evansville is an independent, academically selective, internationally committed University affiliated with the United Methodist Church that integrates distinctive liberal arts education and dynamic professional programs.

 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.

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Ivy Tech Community College, University of Evansville partner for reverse transfer initiative

Ivy Tech to Hold Drug Trends In Our Community Panel Discussion

Evansville, IN – Lt. Monty Guenin from the Evansville Police Department, and a representative from the Vanderburgh County Prosecutor’s Office will be part of a panel discussion on current drug trends in Evansville at Ivy Tech Community College.

The event is open free to the public and will take place on Wednesday, February 28, from 1-2 p.m., in room 344 on the Evansville campus. Refreshments will be provided.

For more information, contact Renee Rockers, mental health counselor, at (812) 429-9883.

Ivy Tech to Hold Drug Trends In Our Community Panel Discussion

Indiana students to get free FAFSA filing help at College Goal Sunday

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INDIANAPOLIS – Financial aid professionals will be volunteering at the Ivy Tech Community College Evansville campus and 39 other sites in Indiana to help college-bound students and their families open the door to financial aid during College Goal Sunday. The event is set for 2 p.m. (local time), February 25, 2018.

The free program assists Indiana students in filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA form is required for students to be considered for federal and state grants, scholarships and student loans at most colleges, universities and vocational/technical schools nationwide. The FAFSA MUST be filed by April 15 to be eligible for Indiana financial aid. College Goal Sunday is so important since completing this required form correctly and by the deadline is sometimes perceived to be complicated and time consuming. In less than one afternoon at a College Goal Sunday event, students and their families can get free help and file the form online.

Now in its 29th year, College Goal Sunday has helped more than 93,000 Indiana students and families complete the FAFSA properly and on time. College Goal Sunday is a charitable program of the Indiana Student Financial Aid Association (ISFAA).

College Goal Sunday Doubles the Help Offered

“The event on February 25th will be the second College Goal Sunday ISFAA is offering this FAFSA filing season.” said Bill Wozniak, co-chair of College Goal Sunday. “We hope all Hoosiers who have not filed already, take advantage of College Goal Sunday events across Indiana, file the FAFSA, and get one step closer to fulfilling their educational goals.”

According to the Indiana Commission for Higher Education, programs like College Goal Sunday are reaching first-generation college students. In recent years, according to CHE statistics, more single-parent Hoosier families have filed for financial aid, indicating programs like College Goal Sunday are reaching high-risk students and their families.

“Students who don’t complete their financial aid paperwork properly and on time are often very disappointed when they find out how much financial aid they lost,” said Wozniak. “This is why the Indiana Student Financial Aid Association not only continues to provide College Goal Sunday, but offers two events during the year. If our assistance gives students a better chance at higher education and less debt, we’re fulfilling our mission.”

What students should bring

Students should attend College Goal Sunday with their parent(s) or guardian(s), and parents’ should bring completed 2016 IRS 1040 tax returns, W-2 Forms and other 2016 income and benefits information. Students who worked last year should bring their income information as well. Students 24 years of age or older may attend alone and bring their own completed 2016 IRS 1040 tax return, W-2 Form or other 2016 income and benefits information. Students and parents are encouraged to apply for their U.S. Department of Education FSA IDs at fsaid.ed.gov before coming to the event.

Volunteers will walk through the online form line-by-line and answer families’ individual questions as needed. All sites offer FAFSA online capabilities and many have Spanish interpreters. A complete list of sites is available at CollegeGoalSunday.org.

Attendees may win educational prizes

Students may also win one of five $1000 scholarships. Students who attend any of the College Goal Sunday sites and submit a completed evaluation form will automatically be entered in a drawing for a $1000 scholarship. The winners will be notified in December, and prizes will be sent directly to the higher education institution selected by the winning students. 

21st Century Scholars benefit

21st Century Scholars are income-eligible students who sign a contract in the seventh or eighth grade promising they will graduate from high school, meet grade point requirements, fulfill a pledge of good citizenship, and apply for college financial aid. Upon high school graduation, Scholars who have fulfilled the commitment receive state funds to help cover their college tuition and fees for eight semesters at eligible Indiana colleges. To fulfill their pledge, scholars must submit a completed FAFSA form on time. College Goal Sunday can help.

Program is a national model

College Goal Sunday originated right here in Indiana, and is now a national model. Following Indiana’s example, College Goal Sunday events organized by more than 34 states have opened doors to higher education for hundreds of thousands of students all over the country.

For more information about College Goal Sunday visit CollegeGoalSunday.org.  

Indiana students to get free FAFSA filing help at College Goal Sunday

Ivy Tech’s Princeton Career & Technology Center to Host Job Fair

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The Gibson County Job Fair, hosted by Ivy Tech Community College, along with WorkOne of Southwest Indiana, and the Gibson County Chamber of Commerce, is planned for Wednesday, Feb. 28 from 2-5 p.m. at the Princeton Career & Technology Center, 2431 S. Crabtree Drive, in Princeton.

More than 30 local companies are expected to be at the event including: Aerotek, HMC Gears, Trilogy Health Services, Penske Logistics, and Berry Global. Interested individuals will have the opportunity to meet representatives from these companies to learn more about openings that exist, as well as training opportunities with Ivy Tech.

The event is free and open to the public.

Ivy Tech’s Princeton Career & Technology Center to Host Job Fair

Ivy Tech Speaker Series to Feature Vectren CFO Susan Hardwick

Susan Hardwick PicVectren CFO Susan Hardwick will be the culminating speaker in the 2018 School of Business Speaker Series at Ivy Tech Community College on April 18. This presentation in the annual series will be at 6 p.m. in Vectren Auditorium.  It is free and open to the public.

Hardwick, executive vice president and chief financial officer of Vectren Corporation, will present the keynote address, “Choices.”  In contrast to common goal setting thinking, Hardwick will reflect on the day-to-day personal and corporate experiences and decisions that led her to her current position and programs at Vectren.

A public reception is planned prior to this presentation at 5:30 p.m. in the foyer of the auditorium.

Hardwick was named executive vice president and chief financial officer of Vectren Corporation in 2016. Prior to her current role, Hardwick served as senior vice president, CFO and vice president, controller and assistant treasurer of Vectren. She has extensive public accounting experience and has spent the majority of her career involved in the regulated utility industry.

Hardwick holds a B.S. degree in accounting from Indiana University and is a certified public accountant.

She has held numerous leadership roles in the American Gas Association and the Edison Electric Institute.  She is active in the community serving on several boards and has been honored with numerous awards including: 2009 Athena Award; the 2011 Maverick Award by the Midwest Energy Association; the 2016 Sara B. Davies Award by Leadership Evansville; and was named one of 158 Women to Watch by the Diversity Journal in 2016. Hardwick also received the Torchbearer Lifetime Achievement Award from the Indiana Commission on Women in 2016 and was honored as Indiana Business Journal CFO of the Year in 2016.

For additional information, contact Karen Gore, Ivy Tech business professor, 812-429-1450.

Ivy Tech Speaker Series to Feature Vectren CFO Susan Hardwick

“What Were You Wearing?” Survivor Art Installation Coming Soon

Evansville, IN – Monday through Friday from February 26 through March 9, a sexual assault survivor art installation titled “What Were You Wearing?” will be on display in the Bower-Suhrheinrich Visual Arts Center at Ivy Tech Community College. Outfits featured have been recreated from the stories of student survivors.

Open free to the public on Monday through Friday from 10 a.m.-6 p.m., the Center is located in room 107 on the Evansville campus.

According to Renee Rockers, mental health counselor, the installation asks participants to understand that it was never about the clothing. “The act of shedding those clothes is never enough to bring peace or comfort to survivors of sexual assault. The violation is not simply woven in to the fabric of the material, it is a part of the survivor’s new narrative. Instead it requires all to evaluate what enabled us as individuals, and as a society, to ask, ‘What were you wearing?’ in the first place.”

Support from the Ivy Tech Counseling Office or Albion Fellows Bacon Center will be available at the viewing from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. each day.

“What Were You Wearing?” Survivor Art Installation Coming Soon

Black History Month Art Show Now Taking Place

Evansville, IN — Now through Feb. 23 artist Deric Merriweather, an Evansville native, is exhibiting several oil paintings depicting diverse individuals and events in history at the Bower-Suhrheinrich Visual Arts Center at Ivy Tech Community College. Open free to the public on Thursdays from 2-7 p.m. and Fridays from 2-8 p.m., the Center is located in Room 107 on the Evansville campus.

Merriweather has educated himself in new techniques and studied at Indiana University. His passion is working with color pencil and oil paints. His work includes portraits, landscapes, and still life’s and his focus on detail is evident in each piece.

Merriweather’s artwork has been exhibited in various shows throughout the Tri-State.

Black History Month Art Show Now Taking Place