Ivy Tech offering multiple opportunities for Professional Food Manager training

Two-day course can lead to certification in food safety operations

KOKOMO, Ind. — Ivy Tech Corporate College is offering multiple opportunities to take its two-session Certified Professional Food Manager Course in Logansport, Kokomo, Peru, Tipton, Wabash, and Winamac between now and next June. The eight-hour instructor-led training course is designed to lead to the CPFM certification for participants.

Indiana law requires certification of at least one person who oversees the food safety operation within each establishment that handles food. This course will prepare individuals to take and pass the 85-question, multiple-choice certification exam. Participants in this course will study sanitation management, food safety hazards, factors that affect food-borne illness, personal hygiene, the use and calibration of temperature measuring instruments, and many more topics. Upon successful completion, students will be awarded certification and their name will be added to the National Registry of Food Managers. The certification is valid for five years.

The fee for the instructor-led course is $195 and includes the manual, all materials and the certification exam. A self-study option is available for $135 and includes the textbook and test. To register, call 800-459-0561, ext. 233, or email bburke10@ivytech.edu .

The course will be offered at these locations and dates through next June:

Ivy Tech Kokomo, 1815 E. Morgan St., Kokomo

Oct. 6 and 8 from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Jan. 6 and 8 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

May 11 and 13 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

 

Ivy Tech Peru, 425 W. Main St., Peru

Nov. 3 and 5 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

 

Ivy Tech Wabash, 277 N. Thorne St., Wabash

Feb. 9 and 11 from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m.

 

Ivy Tech Logansport, 1 Ivy Tech Way, Logansport

March 2 and 4 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

 

Ivy Tech Tipton, 221 N. Main St., Tipton

April 7 and 9 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

 

Ivy Tech Winamac. Location TBA

June 9 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Tickets available for Oct. 25 Fundraiser for Student Success

2014-09 Ivy Tech Peru Blue Jean Ball graphicPERU, Ind. — Reservations are now being accepted for the annual Fundraiser for Student Success sponsored by Ivy Tech Community College Kokomo Region’s Peru Instructional Site and set for Saturday, Oct. 25, from 5:30 to 9 p.m. The annual event has been expanded this year, moving to Milestone Event Center on the Grissom Joint Air Reserve Base to respond to the continued and growing support of the Miami County community.

The theme of the 2014 edition is “Blue Jean Ball,” with blue jeans and “bling” the appropriate attire. The event will feature live entertainment by Miami County’s own Swampwater Stompers, dinner, and an evening of competitive bidding. Live and silent auctions with an array of unique items and experiences will raise funds for scholarships and other support for student success in Miami County.

Proceeds from the event will support Miami County students. Last year, the scholarship fundraiser raised more than $14,000; this year’s goal is $17,000. In the live scholarship auction, bidders can earmark their donations to the Culinary Arts Scholarship, the Miami County Nursing Scholarship, or the Miami County Community Spirit Scholarship.

“Because of the continued support of the Miami County community, we are able to offer more scholarships to support students pursuing their college education at Ivy Tech Kokomo Region,” said Theresa Murphy, executive director of the Peru Instructional Site. “With the TKC Culinary Arts lab and our expanded nursing program here in Peru, we are funding two additional scholarships through this event.”

The barbecue dinner will be catered by Nelson’s. Tickets are $30 each and include dinner, music, and a chance to bid on a number of live and silent auctions items. A cash bar also will be available. Seating is limited but tickets are still available and can be purchased online at www.ivytech.edu/kokomo/perufundraiser.html . For more information, call 765-473-7281, ext. 301 or 314.

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Ivy Tech Logansport inviting employers to register for upcoming fall career fair

Fair offers opportunity to connect with potential new hires

LOGANSPORT, Ind.—The Ivy Tech Community College Logansport Campus has scheduled its 2014 Job Fair and is inviting employers who may be hiring soon to register for the event. The job fair is a great way for employers to connect with well-qualified, soon-to-be Ivy Tech graduates as well as prospective employees from the general public. Registration is free for all participating employers.

The Logansport Job Fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 29, in the Community Room on the Ivy Tech Logansport Campus, 1 Ivy Tech Way. It is open to the public without charge.

To register for the Logansport 2014 Job Fair as an employer or for more information, contact Shannon Niedzwicki, director of the Office of Career Services, at 765-459-0561, ext. 222, or sniedzwicki@ivytech.edu. The event is co-sponsored by Trine University.

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Ivy Tech Logansport Campus to host Hispanic Heritage Celebration

Theme for 2014 is “Celebrating the Diversity of Hispanic Identity”

LOGANSPORT, Ind. — As part of National Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15 through Oct. 15), Ivy Tech Community College will host a Hispanic Heritage Celebration at its Logansport Campus on Thursday, Oct. 2. Area schools have been invited to attend this free event, which is open to the public.

The event will feature an array of authentic food and drink, cultural displays, dance lessons and traditional crafts from Mexico, Central and South America; books in Spanish; music; and activities for kids and adults of all ages

“With the theme ‘Celebrating the Diversity of Hispanic Identity,’ this celebration gives our communities the opportunity to experience the richness of Hispanic culture,” said Leo Studach, associate professor of Science at Ivy Tech Logansport and a member of the committee planning the event. “We want to involve as many students and community members as possible in making this a great event.”

The Hispanic Heritage Celebration will run from noon to 7 p.m. Campus tours will be offered and members of the Ivy Tech admissions staff will be available to answer questions about the College. For more information about the event, call Studach at 574-753-5101, ext. 2209. The Ivy Tech Logansport campus is located at 1 Ivy Tech Way.

 

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Ivy Tech’s Logansport Campus sets open house for Sept. 25

‘Go Ivy Day’ will offer campus tour during ‘College GO! Week’

Ivy Tech's Logansport Campus

Ivy Tech’s Logansport Campus

LOGANSPORT, Ind. — Ivy Tech Community College’s Logansport Campus will open its doors Sept. 25 to give prospective students and interested area residents a chance to see the many opportunities it offers for personal and career advancement.

The “Go Ivy Day” event is set for 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 25, at the campus at 1 Ivy Tech Way. The event will include campus tours; an opportunity to meet faculty, staff and students; and a look at the programs and courses offered at the Logansport Campus. Visitors will be able to learn about free services offered to support student success as well as transfer options with Ivy Tech’s four-year partners. Refreshments and Ivy Tech giveaways will be available.

“Faculty members, students and alumni will be on hand to greet visitors and share their Ivy Tech experiences,” said Suzanne Dillman, associate vice chancellor for Student Affairs. “We’re excited that this is part of Indiana’s ‘College GO! Week’ when high school students around the state have the opportunity to take time out of their class day to make college visits. For high school seniors, the time is right to start gathering the information you need to make timely college decisions.” Advisers also will be on hand to provide assistance for filing for financial aid.

To add your name to the visitor list, call 574-753-5101. Parents are welcome to attend.

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Ivy Tech Kokomo Region wellness committee sets Lunch and Learn event

Trainers from Cass County Family Y to motivate for healthier lifestyles

LOGANSPORT, Ind. — Staff members from the Cass County Family YMCA will be at Ivy Tech Community College’s Logansport campus Sept. 24 to share their commitment to physical fitness and personal wellness as part of a Lunch and Learn series sponsored by the wellness committee of Ivy Tech’s Kokomo Region. The public is invited to attend.

YMCA Wellness Director Derreck Parkevich and Carlos Marroquin, a certified personal trainer, will offer a program designed to motivate participants to seek healthier lifestyles with a focus on nutrition and exercise. Stacy Lods, membership/marketing/special events director for the Cass County Family YMCA, will be on hand for any membership questions. The program is set from noon to 12:30 p.m. in Room 162 of the Logansport campus.

Attendees may bring their own lunch or purchase a healthy bistro lunch for $3 to support the Logansport chapter of Phi Theta Kappa international academic honor society. For more information, contact Robin Rudd in the Logansport campus president’s office at 574-753-5101, ext. 2180, or rrudd4@ivytech.edu.

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Ivy Tech Peru sets ‘Blue Jean Ball’ as annual ‘Fundraiser for Student Success’

Auction items needed for Oct. 25 event at Milestone Event Center

2014-09 Ivy Tech Peru Blue Jean Ball graphicPERU, Ind. — Ivy Tech Community College Kokomo Region’s Peru Instructional Site will host its annual Fundraiser for Student Success on Saturday, Oct. 25, from 5:30 to 9 p.m. The annual event is being moved this year to Milestone Event Center on the Grissom Joint Air Reserve Base to respond to the continued and growing support of the Miami County community.

The theme of the 2014 edition is “Blue Jean Ball,” with blue jeans and “bling” the appropriate attire. The event will feature live entertainment by Miami County’s own Swampwater Stompers, dinner, and an evening of competitive bidding. Live and silent auctions with an array of unique items and experiences will raise funds for scholarships and other support for student success in Miami County.2014-09 Ivy Tech Peru Blue Jean Ball graphic

Past auctions have included items that vary widely, from a Vera Bradley Metropolitan design laptop carrier and a pair of Coach sunglasses to sporting event and theatre tickets. In addition to physical items, the college is accepting donated “experiences” — for example, a ride in a classic bi-plane or a ride in a supercar. Vacation packages are also a possible donation.

“The various ‘experiences’ that we typically include in the auction really add to the excitement,” said Theresa Murphy, executive director of Ivy Tech’s Peru Instructional Site. “We’d love to go above and beyond last year in terms of the items that we have available for bidding, so we encourage community members to consider donating an item or experience to this year’s auction.”

For more information on how to donate to the Peru Fundraiser for Student Success or for geeral information, call the Peru Instructional Site at 765-473-7281.

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