Ivy Tech Community College Offering Free CompTIA A+ Certification

Evansville, Ind.— Ivy Tech Community College Evansville is now offering a free training program that will give its graduates the potential to earn up to $18 per hour starting salary in an IT role such as technical support specialist, field service technician, ITsupport technician or administrator.

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The CompTIA A+ program is a hands-on program that teaches technical skills and offers boot camps that teach soft skills to help students begin a career in Internet Technology and earn their certification. Following completion of the program, students will be prepared to take the CompTIA A+ certification (free of charge).

Eight-week paid internships are available during the program, as well as test preparation. Students are supported during the program by outside experts who provide one-on-one academic coaching, as well as wraparound support from the program coordinator.

For more information or to get started, contact Maya Youghbor at myoughbor@ivytech.edu and go to https://www.ivytech.edu/aplus/.

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Ivy Tech Community College Offering Free CompTIA A+ Certification

Appointments Announced at Ivy Tech Community College

Evansville, Ind.— Ivy Tech Community College Evansville is announcing several individuals who have accepted new roles within the college. They include:

Kelly Cozart — vice chancellor for academic affairs. Over the past three years, Cozart served as associate vice chancellor for academic affairs. Prior to that, she served as interim vice chancellor. Cozart began her career at the College as an adjunct faculty member and became chair of Interior Design Program in 2003. She has a bachelor’s degree in interior design from the University of Illinois, a Master of Arts degree in art history from Indiana State University, and is currently a doctoral candidate in post-secondary educational leadership at Indiana State University. Cozart’s appointment will begin September 16.

Deb Anderson — vice chancellor for student success. Anderson began her career with the Evansville campus in June of 2006 as director of student success and retention.  Since 2007, she has served in various student affairs leadership roles. Anderson holds bachelor’s degrees in Journalism and Arts/Italian and has a master’s degree in education from the University of Kansas. She is currently a doctoral candidate in post-secondary educational leadership at Indiana State University. Anderson’s appointment will begin September 16.

Denise Johnson-Kincaid — vice chancellor for enrollment services. Johnson-Kincaid began her career at the College as an admissions counselor/outreach coordinator in 1994. In 2003, she became assistant director of admissions and moved on to director of admissions in 2006. Since then, she has held various titles including her most recent as director of express enrollment and admissions as well as diversity officer. Johnson-Kincaid will continue her direct oversight of express enrollment and admissions while serving as vice chancellor. Johnson-Kincaid holds a bachelor’s degree in social work from Murray State University and a master’s degree in human resources and organizational development from Indiana State University. Johnson-Kincaid’s appointment will begin September 16.

Erica Schmidt — executive director of resource development. Schmidt holds a Master of Arts degree in communication and a Bachelor of Science degree in communication studies from the University of Southern Indiana; and is currently studying fundraising management with the Lilly School of Philanthropy at Indiana University. Schmidt began her career with Ivy Tech in 2014, and became interim executive director of resource development in January of this year. In addition to her current director position, she has worked as an adjunct instructor in communication at the University of Southern Indiana and Ivy Tech. Schmidt assumed her new role on August 16.

 

Appointments Announced at Ivy Tech Community College

Ivy Tech Student Government Association to Collect Funds for Harvey Dogs in Warrick County

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The Student Government Association at Ivy Tech Community College is collecting funds from Tuesday, Sept. 12 through Tuesday, Sept. 26, for the Warrick County Humane Society who will be receiving dogs from Texas animal shelters.

“We understand that these dogs were already housed in animal shelters in Texas, so they can make room for more dogs that have been separated from their owners. That way, they will be closer to home to possibly be reunited with their owners,” said Courtney Taber, vice president of SGA.

Checks may be made out to the Warrick Humane Society, and delivered to the Business Affairs Office at Ivy Tech Community College, 3501 N. First Avenue, Evansville. “If individuals would like to make donations other than check or cash, they should take them to the Warrick Humane Society at 5722 S. Vann Rd., Newburgh,” said SGA President Sahib Sooch.

Earlier this month, the Student Government Association collected baby items for individuals affected by Hurricane Harvey.

For additional information, please contact Sahib Sooch at 707-567-1416 or Courtney Taber at 812-213-6480.

 

 

Ivy Tech Student Government Association to Collect Funds for Harvey Dogs in Warrick County

Ivy Tech Community College Collecting Baby Items To Help Those in Flooded Regions in Texas and Beyond

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Evansville, Ind. — Baby food, bottles, and diapers are among the items now being collected at Ivy Tech Community College for those who lived in the flooded areas of Texas.

Partnering with the Evansville Police Department who has sent five officers and two loaded box trucks to Texas today, Ivy Tech will collect items until September 8, then give to EPD or other agencies who will be sending items to that zone.

“We want our students, faculty and staff to be a part of the efforts to bring these families items they desperately need and may not have access to,” said Ivy Tech Chancellor Jonathan Weinzapfel. “We hope to assist in some small way to help individuals and their children begin to normalize their lives again after such a horrific tragedy that has affected so many.”

Organizing the drive for these items is the Office of Student Life, Human Services Club, and Ivy Tech staff.

Items being collected at Ivy Tech include:

Baby formula                          Baby food

Baby bottles                             Diapers

Small books                              Small children’s games

Flip flops                                   Bug spray

Community donations are welcome. Donation boxes are located at most entrances to the building, located at 3501 N. First Avenue, Evansville. Ivy Tech’s building is accessible this Saturday from 8 a.m. to Noon; and then will re-open at 7 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 5. Donations will be accepted through noon on September 8.

Ivy Tech Community College Collecting Baby Items To Help Those in Flooded Regions in Texas and Beyond

No Solar Glasses to be Offered at Ivy Tech Eclipse Viewing Party

Evansville, IN —  Ivy Tech Community College will not be distributing free solar viewing glasses at its Eclipse viewing party on Aug. 21 as had been reported earlier, due to a recall notice from Amazon today. This is affecting thousands of customers throughout the nation, according to Amazon. On its website, Amazon stated, “Safety is among our highest priorities. Out of an abundance of caution, we have proactively reached out to customers and provided refunds for eclipse glasses that may not comply with industry standards,” the website stated.

Ivy Tech purchased from a NASA-approved company, and the safety glasses had the correct ISO and Shade Level requirements. “However, we have made the decision not to distribute the glasses, but to use alternative safer means to experience the 99% totality at our viewing party,” said Marsha Jackson, executive director of marketing and communication.

At the Ivy Tech viewing party, “It’s a New Day at Ivy Tech,” materials will be provided to make an inexpensive pinhole projector so that individuals can safely – with their back to the sun – view an inverted image of the movement of the moon over the sun on a piece of cardboard. Directions will be provided at the event.

Discussion about the eclipse will be led by Michael Hosack, assistant professor of physics at Ivy Tech. The event takes place on Monday from 11:55 a.m. (CST) to 2:49 p.m. (CST) with maximum coverage at 1:24 p.m. The viewing party will be located on Ivy Tech’s northeast parking lot, at the corner of Colonial Avenue and Tremont Road on the Ivy Tech Campus at 3501 N. First Avenue in Evansville. The event is free and open to the public.

“We are pleased to be able to share our faculty member’s expertise with our students and members of the community, during this unusual Eclipse which is occurring not only here – but across the United States,” said Chancellor Jonathan Weinzapfel. “Our faculty member, Dr. Hosack, is looking forward to sharing his insight in a safe and informative environment, as the moon passes between the earth and the sun.”

Hosack has been with Ivy Tech since 2013. Prior to Ivy Tech, he was a visiting assistant professor of physics at Purdue University, and worked for three years at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, as a scientist working on radiation detectors for satellites. He will lead an informal discussion intermittently as the first hour of the Eclipse is viewed.

According to the website, “Great American Eclipse,” solar eclipses occur because of a cosmic coincidence: “the Sun is just about the same apparent size in our sky as the Moon. While the sun is actually about 400 times larger in diameter that the moon, the moon is also about 400 times closer than the sun. Therefore, the sun and moon appear to be about the same size in our sky.” The coming Eclipse is special because “it will be accessible to so many millions of Americans…There is a 60 to 70 mile wide path of totality,” according to the website. This year’s Eclipse is special because it cuts diagonally across the entire United States. The last time a total solar eclipse swept the whole width of the U.S. was in 1918.

Totality will cross from Oregon to Idaho, Wyoming, Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina.

Evansville is not in that path of totality, but individuals will be able to see an Eclipse that covers 99% of the sun. The next total solar Eclipse that will be in the U.S. will occur on April 8, 2024. The line of totality will cross from Texas, up through the Midwest, almost directly over Indianapolis, Cleveland, Buffalo, NY, and over New England to Maine, then to Canada.

For those with questions, please contact Marsha Jackson, at mjackson353@ivytech.edu

No Solar Glasses to be Offered at Ivy Tech Eclipse Viewing Party

View the Eclipse at Ivy Tech Evansville on Aug. 21

Evansville, IN —  An Eclipse viewing party is planned at Ivy Tech Evansville, on Aug. 21, Solar_3_Roundfrom the beginning of the Eclipse through the end. Led by Michael Hosack, assistant professor of physics at Ivy Tech, Ivy Tech students and the public will have the opportunity to learn about the Eclipse as they are viewing it.

The event, “It’s a New Day at Ivy Tech,” will take place from 11:55 a.m. (CST) to 2:49 p.m. (CST) with maximum coverage at 1:24 p.m., on Monday, Aug. 21. The viewing party will be located on Ivy Tech’s northeast parking lot, at the corner of Colonial Avenue and Tremont Road on the Ivy Tech Campus at 3501 N. First Avenue in Evansville. The event is free and open to the public.

“We are pleased to be able to share our faculty’s expertise with our students and members of the community, during this unusual Eclipse which is occurring not only here – but across the United States,” said Chancellor Jonathan Weinzapfel. “Our faculty member, Dr. Hosack, is looking forward to sharing his insight in a safe and informative environment, as the moon passes between the earth and the sun.”

Hosack has been with Ivy Tech since 2013. Prior to Ivy Tech, he was a visiting assistant professor of physics at Purdue University, and worked for three years at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, as a scientist working on radiation detectors for satellites. He will lead an informal discussion intermittently as the first hour of the Eclipse is viewed.

Souvenir t-shirts will be provided by Ivy Tech while supplies last. Also at the event will be materials to make small pinhole projectors for group or individual viewing of the eclipse.

According to the website, “Great American Eclipse,” solar eclipses occur because of a cosmic coincidence: “the Sun is just about the same apparent size in our sky as the Moon. While the sun is actually about 400 times larger in diameter that the moon, the moon is also about 400 times closer than the sun. Therefore, the sun and moon appear to be about the same size in our sky.” The coming Eclipse is special because “it will be accessible to so many millions of Americans…There is a 60 to 70 mile wide path of totality,” according to the website. This year’s Eclipse is special because it cuts diagonally across the entire United States. The last time a total solar eclipse swept the whole width of the U.S. was in 1918.

Totality will cross from Oregon to Idaho, Wyoming, Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina.

Evansville is not in that path of totality, but individuals will be able to see an Eclipse that covers 99% of the sun. The next total solar Eclipse that will be in the U.S. will occur on April 8, 2024. The line of totality will cross from Texas, up through the Midwest, almost directly over Indianapolis, Cleveland, Buffalo, NY, and over New England to Maine, then to Canada.

For those with questions, please contact Marsha Jackson, at mjackson353@ivytech.edu

View the Eclipse at Ivy Tech Evansville on Aug. 21