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Volume 3 / Issue 4 The Magazine for Students, Alumni & Friends of Indiana Tech

Special Homecoming Info p g. 16

Commencement 2007 The Annual Photo Essay On The Big Day

Alumni Portrait:

On a Path to Wellness

New CPS Facility:

Huntington

Faculty Portrait:

Rex Joyner

Letter from the President Greetings! Summer can be a strange time at a university like Indiana Tech. People often expect the pace to slow down when most of the traditional day students leave campus at the end of the spring semester. The reality is quite the opposite, especially this summer. As the staff in the College of Professional Studies frequently reminds me, there is no summer break for our nontraditional programs. Classes run yearround with only a one-week break for undergraduate programs and no break at all for graduate programs between the end of one academic year and the start of the next. With CPS locations around the state, that creates plenty of summer activity. This issue of Trends starts a series of profiles that give a bit of insight on how each campus and satellite location has its own personality. In addition to the continuing operation of CPS, summer is usually a time to prepare the main campus for the influx of new students in the fall. Our ambitious campus improvement project has added to the usual hustle and bustle, but the end result will be worthwhile. Photos on page 5 will give you a peek at how things have progressed. The hard work that continues in CPS and the renovations on the Fort Wayne campus share a common purpose: providing the best career-focused education we can for learners of all ages. If we sometimes forget this while brushing construction dust off our shoes, the photos of our Commencement ceremony should serve as a reminder of why we’re here: the students. I hope your summer has been as exciting as ours. As we anticipate another enrollment increase and the debut of golf, track, and cross country teams, I suspect the fall will bring even more adventures.

Dr. Arthur E. Snyder, President

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Departments

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Letter from the President

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Tech Happenings

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Alumni Updates & In Memoriam

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Faculty & Staff News

Features

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Commencement 2007 Photos 14

Graduation is the biggest day of the

year for a university. Enjoy some photo

highlights of the happy day.

Location Location Location

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A brand new building enhances the

College of Professional Studies’

presence in Huntington.

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People 6

Alumni Spotlight: Bernie Havens & Don Stinson

Faculty Portrait: Rex Joyner

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Special Homecoming Info

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Trends volume three, issue four. © 2007 Indiana Institute of Technology Arthur E. Snyder, Ed.D., President

Trends is published quarterly for students, alumni, faculty, staff, and friends of Indiana Tech by the university’s Creative Services Department. Janet Schutte, Marketing Director Jeffrey Melton, Marketing Specialist Drew Kora, Graphic Designer

Please send comments, news, and feature story ideas to: Indiana Tech attn: Creative Services 1600 E. Washington Blvd. Fort Wayne, IN 46803 (260) 422-5561, extension 2250 e-mail: JLSchutte@indianatech.edu

For alumni news, please send to the address at the left, attention Alumni Office, or call: (260) 422-5561, extension 2219 e-mail: alumni@indianatech.edu. The editors reserve the right to edit articles for length and clarity. Articles may be reproduced with permission and proper attribution.

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tech happenings

Pre-Engineering Camp A Big Success The Pre-Engineering Academy is an advanced summer camp for high school juniors and seniors. To call it a camp, though, doesn’t do the academy justice. “These kids were experimenting with some really sophisticated concepts,” said Associate Dean Gary Messick, “I was really impressed with their abilities.” Students spent time in labs experimenting with chemistry, physics, AutoCAD software, and more. Some of the attendees earned college credit for their lab work. In their downtime, students enjoyed the the perks of campus facilities and took trips to play laser tag and tour manufacturing facilities.

Largest Ever Turnout for Early Registration Day On July 13th, 114 students, plus their families, attended Indiana Tech’s annual early registration day. “We had the largest early registration event ever,” said Monica Chamberlain, director of day school admissions. “Students registered for classes, took the math placement test, and met with advisors. They also played a relay game—the amazing race—to compete for Tech Treasures gift certificates and dorm care packages. One of the games was a college basic food group eating competition with cold pizza, soda, snack-packs, etc.” More than 40 volunteers helped with various activities during registration. Parents sat in on informational sessions to help answer questions and ease their minds about their studentss upcoming transitions. About 150 attendees stayed overnight in the dorms. They were able to hang out in Andorfer Commons rec center and watch “The Pursuit of Happyness” in Andorfer theater.

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Construction Update If you haven’t been to the Fort Wayne campus since May, you are in for a surprise...you might not even recognize it! Warrior Fieldhouse is being completely refurbished, there are a new fire pit and fountain being installed, and the road that once ran through campus past the Seitz Center is no more. In another few weeks, the old Buildings & Grounds Maintenance structures will be demolished. There’s a lot of dust, debris, and construction traffic around campus, but despite all that, the attitude is upbeat. By the time students return this fall the campus will be like new.

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On the Path to Wellness

Above: Indiana Tech alums Bernie Havens (BSRE, 1952), left, and Don Stinson (BSEE, 1952), right, at the Indiana Tech Wellness Center.

Indiana Tech alums Bernie Havens and Don Stinson would like you to join them. The pair meets regularly to work out at the Well-ness Center in Schaefer Center on the Fort Wayne campus. They can be found most Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays starting around 8:30 am. Each has his own routine, using various pieces of the center’s exercise equipment. Stinson likes to use the Matrix weightlifting machines. Havens likes to

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walk on the treadmill and work on his upper body “to keep toned, not so much to build muscle.” They encourage others to join their regular schedule at the Wellness Center. “It’s a beautiful campus, it has good equipment, it’s not too far away and the price is right,” says Havens. The cost is $5 a month or $50 annually for Indiana Tech alumni and free for current students, faculty and staff. Stinson graduated in 1952 with a degree in electrical engineering. He has worked for AT&T as a field engineer, owned commercial buildings in downtown Fort Wayne and run numerous businesses over the years, including Jocquel Supply on Broadway. He is a former president of the Alumni

Association. These days, he buys and sells stock and runs a business on the Internet. “I know a lot about the history of Fort Wayne and Indiana Tech,” he says, happy to share his stories. Havens graduated in 1952 with a degree in radio engineering. He was editor of the school paper and worked on the yearbook. He retired from ITT, enjoys traveling, doing genealogy and woodworking. Havens likes to build furniture and has completed an entertainment center, book cases, a kitchen island and toy boxes for his family. “My favorite part is probably joinery, joining the pieces and finishing them,” he says. Havens is active with the Lions Club and is chairman of Indiana Lions Speech and Hearing Inc., which sponsors hearing screenings,

collects used hearing aids to distribute through its loaner banks and awards money for student scholarships and grants to hospitals and schools. Both Stinson and Havens were on the GI Bill, wrote for the sports magazine and got married while at Indiana Tech. “People our age need to do a bit of exercise to stay active and healthy,” says Stinson, who expects to live to 103. “If you eat right, make a plan and do the right things, you can.” He wants other alums to join their group and do the same. “My dad lived to be 101,” says Havens. “I plan to live forever. So far, so good,” he says with a grin.

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Rex Joyner Renaissance Man

Rex’s Favorite... movie: Dazed & Confused author: Kurt Vonnegut book: Lord of the Rings food: Bacon vacation spot: Indianapolis (for GenCon, the annual gaming

convention, largest in the US, held August 16-19 this year).

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Meet Rex Joyner, one of Indiana Tech’s most fascinating professors. He loves music, role-playing games, Tae Kwon Do, Mountain Dew, and he practically wrote the book on physics...actually, he wrote a few of them. It’s 5:30p.m. on Monday. Rex Joyner pops a few Fritos in his mouth and takes a drink of his Diet Mountain Dew. “This is breakfast,” he says, “In the summer I tend to stay up later and sleep during the day.” The relaxed summer schedule is one of many perks of professorship Joyner enjoys. But don’t think he’s not a busy man—Joyner has spent much of the summer setting up a mobile engineering lab for the College of Professional Studies and teaching a few physics classes each week. On top of that, Joyner lost 100 lbs. with help from a program at Lutheran Weight Management Center between August of 2005 and November of 2006. He’s held his weight steady for the past year. That determination is one of many things that makes Joyner a great professor. So what led Joyner to a career in teaching? “As a kid, I wanted to be a scientist, not a teacher,” he explains. “I grew up during the space-race and that inspired me to study physics. The plan was to be a Nobel Prize-winning research scientist. But then I entered graduate school and learned some very important lessons.” First among those lessons was that Joyner did not like doing lab research. The tedious work involved didn’t live up to his expectations. “I guess I had romanticized about it and I thought it would be more exciting.”

“I love classic rock...but I’m into the new stuff, too— I just went to the Tool show last weekend at Memorial Coliseum. It was awesome.”

Joyner was by no means disillusioned with the subject of physics or science, he just realized the need to re-evaluate his education. This was where lesson number two entered the equation: “I started tutoring for wealthy students to make some extra cash and I learned that, well, I liked to teach—and I was good at it!” Joyner spent his years in graduate school seeking more opportunities to tutor. After graduate school, he began looking for work as a teacher and eventually ended up at Indiana Tech in his hometown of Fort Wayne. Joyner’s love for physics and talent for teaching has spawned other professional opportunities as well. He’s an accomplished writer of physics workbooks and solutions manuals. The shelf in his office displays many books with “Joyner” printed on the spine. This kind of writing is no small task. Physics students generally dread the plethora of problems they must solve in their studies. But here we have a man like Joyner who creates the problems and solutions, and does so in a way that will benefit the students. Joyner also uses this skill for building test banks for Internet based physics testing. Joyner’s interests go far beyond physics, though. He’s a Renaissance man, of sorts, with interests in a lot of things. “I have a black belt in Tae Kwon Do,” he says, “though I don’t practice it much due to foot problems.” Joyner also has been an avid comic reader most of his life and loves role-playing games (RPGs), specifically Dungeons & Dragons. RPGs are immersive

games where players develop characters in a fictional world and play out their actions in a board game-like setting. Players’ decisions will affect the success of their character. “I have about a dozen characters, but my favorite is a level 18 character—she’s an archer with a really nice bow.” Joyner loves music, too. “I love the classic rock I grew up with—bands like Mountain,” he says as he shows me a few recent finds from a local used CD shop. “I’m into new stuff, too—I just went to the Tool show last weekend at Memorial Coliseum. It was awesome. I like a lot of bands in that genre, like Korn and Static-X.” Right about this time his evening class strolls in the door. He puts away the Fritos, Mountain Dew, and Mountain CDs and takes his station before the white board. Within seconds he is in teaching mode, reviewing problems from a recent test with the students. Physics is a tough subject, but the nodding heads and the audible “uh-huh” and “oh yeah!” comments coming from his class show that the solutions are sinking in and, most notably, making sense to them. Watching Joyner in action makes his talent for teaching this tough subject very obvious. After talking with Rex a little it’s apparent that there’s more than meets the eye with this professor. He’s a physics whiz with a gift for teaching. He loves comics, games, rock music, and knows how to throw a high-kick to ward off an opponent, if need be. So what’s next in life? “I like Indiana Tech. I like where my life is at right now. This is a great school and after I put in my time I hope to retire from here, but I don’t think I’ll ever grow up.”

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Commencement 2007 Indiana Tech’s Commencement can be summed up in one word: joy. It’s amazing how all the challenges, frustrations, and ordeals of getting a university education melt away when you hold that diploma in your hands. After two, four, or more years, you can proudly say “I made it.” Congratulations to the class of 2007. May your future be bright. The following pages share the highlights of the commencement ceremony held at Memorial Coliseum on May 18, 2007.

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Left: Visitors explore the computer lab during Huntington grand opening.

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Location, Location, Location A new building in Huntington puts the spotlight on how the College of Professional Studies reaches learners of all ages around the state. Grand openings and ribbon cuttings are starting to seem commonplace for Indiana Tech. Planning the recent festivities in Huntington involved a lot of references to how things had been done in other locations: Plainfield, Warsaw, Elkhart, etc. The July 12 grand opening of the new Indiana Tech facility in Huntington was a milestone for the College of Professional Studies (CPS). The college started out as the Extended Studies Division 25 years ago, and the new Huntington building is a sign that it is still going strong. With nine campuses and satellite locations, and class sites in more than a dozen additional communities, CPS is a web that stretches Indiana Tech’s reach beyond Fort Wayne to cover most of north and central Indiana. Although academic offerings are fundamentally the same, each Indiana Tech location has a little different flavor. Over the course of the next few issues, Trends will share some insights on how these differences help foster the CPS mission of providing career-oriented education to nontraditional students. CPS sites are grouped around three campuses: Fort Wayne, Indianapolis, and Elkhart. Since it is also home to the traditional day school, the Fort Wayne campus is really the backbone of the whole system. Administrative services such as the Student Information Center, the registrar’s office, the financial aid office, and the business office are housed in Fort Wayne but handle the needs of students across the CPS system. But the personality of the Fort Wayne campus is more than just a matter of student services. “Being the main campus with the traditional program too adds to the collegiate feel,” said Sandy Bradley, now the Fort Wayne campus director after working at the Indianapolis campus for several years. “There’s so much more activity. It even has a different sound to it with the clock tower bells chiming and people moving around from building to building.” CPS students in Fort Wayne can take advantage of facilities such as the Wellness Center, McMillen Library, Tech Treasures gift shop, and the movie theater in Andorfer Commons as well as activities including athletic events, Homecoming, and guest speakers. But where CPS is concerned, “Fort Wayne” is more than the 40 or so acres of land east of downtown; it includes the Huntington satellite as well as class sites in Auburn, Avilla, Bluffton, Columbia City, Kendallville, and New Haven.

The off-campus locations are usually fairly small, offering one or two classes per session. The sites are chosen for the convenience of students in those communities, often taking advantage of high school classrooms or corporate meeting spaces. Huntington started out that way, but has grown both in enrollment and program offerings, creating the need for the new building. When Indiana Tech first established a facility in Huntington, there was an average of about 50 students enrolled per session and only undergraduate programs were offered. By the time the first classes were held in the new building on Commercial Road, enrollment had doubled to more than 100 students per session and programs included not only graduate degrees but also northeast Indiana’s only accelerated degree program in engineering. In his comments at the ribbon cutting ceremony, President Arthur Snyder remarked on the success of Indiana Tech in Huntington, calling the enrollment growth “an affirmation that we are doing something right and meeting a need for adult learners in this area.” Huntington Mayor Terry Abbett lauded Indiana Tech’s role in the economic development of Huntington. “Huntington is on the move,” Abbett said. He mentioned new industries moving to the Huntington area and commented that “those people may need training and education.” One of the advantages of having so many class sites around Fort Wayne is that students can choose whichever location suits their needs. Randall Meyer, for example, has taken classes in both Huntington and Fort Wayne. “I enjoy the change of having new people to learn from in the classroom environment,” he explained. “As far as the classes, classrooms and instructors, there is no real difference from location to location. For me, it is really about meeting new people and gaining the insight of their knowledge that I value from the educational experience.” The educational experience is what it really comes down to for students at all locations, whether on the bustling Fort Wayne campus, the new Huntington facility, or class sites in smaller communities like Auburn or Bluffton.

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2007 Homecoming: September 14–22 There is a lot to see at Homecoming this fall. Our campus has been completely transformed—we’ve refurbished some buidings, torn down others, added a fountain, a firepit, and enhanced our green space so it’s a more pedestrian-friendly atmosphere. If you’re considering Homecoming for the first time, this is the year to make the trip. Those who’ve made the trip before won’t be dissapointed. Here’s a list of all the events planned so far: Friday, Sept. 14 •Tailgate Party: 4:00–6:00 p.m. Kick off Homecoming 2007 with a pregame pep rally that includes food and fun for students and alumni. •Alumni Athletic Games: 6:00 p.m. Women’s Alumnae Soccer 6:00 p.m. Women’s Alumnae Basketball 7:30 p.m. Men’s Alumni Soccer 7:30 p.m. Men’s Alumni Basketball

Saturday, Sept. 15 •Men’s and Women’s Tennis Match 10:00 a.m. at Kachmann Courts •Alumni Athletic Games: Noon: Softball at Memorial Park 1:00 p.m.: Baseball Game •Athletic Hall of Fame Banquet: 6:00 p.m.–midnight at Don Hall’s Guest House. Featuring inductees, dinner buffet, cash bar, casino games, DJ, and a silent auction. Event is free for 2007 inductees and Warrior Club members.

Sunday, Sept. 16 •TWIST XVIII Golf Outing (Trask/Walls Invitational Student Tournament). The entry fee is $80 per person/$60 for day students. Requires advance registration.

Monday, Sept. 17 •Sundaes on Monday: 5:00–6:00 p.m. At Elkhart, Fort Wayne, and Indianapolis campuses. •Fun Night: 8:00–11:00 p.m. Texas hold’em poker tournament, free bowling, & games in the Student Recreation Center in Andorfer Commons.

Tuesday, Sept. 18 •Lunchtime Luau: 11:30 a.m.–12:45 p.m. Enjoy a luau at Andorfer Commons. •Men’s Soccer: 7:00 p.m.

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Wednesday, Sept. 19 •Women’s Soccer Game: 4:00 p.m. •Free Outdoor Movie 8:00 p.m. at the L3 Amphitheater

Thursday, Sept. 20 •Lunch Entertainment: Noon–1:00 p.m. Be amazed by Comdey Hypnotist Daniel James in the Andorfer dining hall. •President’s Club Dinner: 6:30–9:00 p.m. President’s Club Members, donors who have contributed $1,000 or more during the previous fiscal year, are invited to enjoy a special recognition dinner and learn how their contributions impact Indiana Tech. (INVITATION ONLY)

Friday, September 21 •Registration: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the Institutional Advancement Office in the Abbott Center (clock tower building). •Spirit Day: Show your school spirit by wearing the color orange or your favorite Indiana Tech clothing. •Engineering 101: 1:00 p.m. Learn about some of our newest programs like software engineering and biomedical engineering. Alumni will meet in the atrium of the Zollner Engineering Center. •Guided Campus Tours: 2:00 & 4:00 p.m. Tour the engineering labs, computer science department, and some of the finest residence facilities in the state. Alumni will meet in the atrium of the Zollner Engineering Center. Tours given by Student Ambassadors. •Warrior Fieldhouse Dedication: 3:00 p.m. Join us for the formal dedication and ribbon cutting of the remodeled Warrior Fieldhouse. As a part of the university’s commitment to become more comprehensive and focus on the quality of academic offerings, the book room, copy center, and design lab were relocated to

this building to free up additional space for academics. The exterior of the Warrior Fieldhouse has undergone significant enhancements to improve the visual appeal of the campus. Join us for a tour of the facility following the dedication. •8:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Women’s Volleyball Tournament •Alumni Reception & 10, 20, 30, 40, & 50 Year Reunions: 6:30–9:00 p.m. Enjoy great food and conversation at this meet and greet event in Abbott Center. The classes of 1997, 1987, 1977, 1967 & 1957 will be recognized. Door prizes will be given away and there will be several games. Price for individual meal if the Homecoming package is not purchased is $15 per person. •Fire Pit Dedication: 9:00 p.m. Join us as we gather around the new fire pit for a dedication of this “hot” hangout in front of the Abbott Center and then stay for karaoke. •Bonfire & Karaoke: 9:00 p.m.–12:00 a.m. Sing along to your favorite songs while you warm up by the new fire pit. The crowning of Mr. and Miss Indiana Tech will also take place.

Saturday, September 22 •Prayer Service: 8:00–8:30 a.m. •Women’s Volleyball Tournament: 8:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. •Breakfast with the President: 8:30–9:30 a.m. Start your day off right by sharing breakfast with fellow alumni, students, and Dr. Snyder in the dining hall of Andorfer Commons. Price for individual meal if the Homecoming package is not purchased is $10 per person. •Alumni Association Annual Meeting: 10:00–11:15 a.m. Election of new officers and a report from the association, along with a university update from the president. The meeting is held in the Andorfer Commons Theater.

•Lunch: 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Enjoy a nice lunch in the Andorfer Commons Dining Hall. Price for individual meal if the Homecoming package is not purchased is $6 per person. •Allen County Public Library Tour: 1:00 p.m. A guided tour of the recently renovated and expanded Allen County Public Library is a wonderful way to fill the afternoon. The genealogy center holds one of the largest English-language genealogy and local history periodical collections in the world. Interested parties should meet in the north parking lot of Andorfer Commons and we will caravan downtown to 900 Library Plaza. •Banquet Dinner: 6:00–8:00 p.m. Join us for a reception at 6:00 followed by dinner at 6:30. Listen to a performance by the Indiana Tech Chorus. The 2007 Indiana Tech Alumni Hall of Fame Recipient will be introduced. This event takes place in the Andorfer Commons Conference Center, located on the second floor. Price for individual meal if the Homecoming package is not purchased is $35 per person. Note: Outdoor events may be moved indoors in the case of inclement weather. Don’t wait until Homecoming to have fun. Events take place on campus year-round and alumni are always welcome to visit. Watch for Alumni Celebrations in your area as we travel to a city near you. We hope to see you soon!

Registration Info: A $60 registration fee includes every event Monday, September 17th through Saturday, September 22nd (children under 5 years of age are free) or you may register for events individually. Please make checks payable to Indiana Tech. Do not send cash. The cost for the Athletic Hall of Fame Banquet and casino night is $35 per person, $10 for Casino only. By Phone: 260.422.5561 ext. 2219 800.937.2448 ext 2219 By Fax: 260.422.1578 Online: www.IndianaTech.edu/AlumniAndFriends/Homecoming

Alumni Association By-Laws Committe Proposed amendment for article VII, alumni membership dues Article VII, Section 2: Alumni membership dues are $20.00 annually. At the Alumni Board of Directors’ discretion, the annual dues may be raised by 10% maximum per year. A majority vote of 51% approval of the Indiana Tech Alumni Board of Directors is required. Dues greater than $20.00, or increases greater than 10% in any calendar year, must be approved at

the annual membership meeting providing the proposed changes have been publicized and transmitted to the alumni membership at least twenty (20) days prior to the time of the meeting; a two-thirds vote of those present is required for the increase. However, no graduate may be denied membership for non-payment of dues.

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alumni news

► Joe Foster, BSAE 1950, was inducted into the Hall of Fame at The Palm Springs Air Museum in April 2007. He is one of 13 docents who give museum tours to school groups. Foster has donated almost 1,500 hours of volunteer time to the museum. To the right is a photo of Foster with a few of his model airplanes in 1945. ► Robert Nawrot, BSACC 1989, was elected president of the Board of Directors of Central States Enterprises. Central States Enterprises, Inc. is a privately owned agricultural company, established in 1969 as Central States Grain Co. in Fort Wayne, Ind. Its headquarters are now in Heathrow, Fla. ► Jason Kline, BSBA 1994, is head men’s basketball coach at Park University in Kansas City, Mo., and was named Independent Region Coach of the Year for the second consecutive year.  Kline guided the Pirates to a 25-7 record, a final National Ranking of #9, a Region Conference Championship, and a “Sweet 16” finish at the NAIA Division I National Tourney.  In his nine seasons as a head coach, Kline has a graduation rate of over 90%, has had ten former players play professionally, and his teams have earned

trips to the NAIA National Tournament the last three out of four years.  Kline’s wife, Jolina (Indiana Tech, 2002), is a computer technician in the Park Hill School District.  They have two boys; Jacob is 8 years old and just finished the second grade and Jackson is 3 years old. ► Pamela (Blint) Sudlow, BSBA 2000, is now the executive director of the Harbor Country Chamber of Commerce. She lives in New Buffalo, Mich., and can be contacted at psudlow@hotmail.com.

► Tom Smead, MBA 2001, has been promoted to plant manager of Superior Essex’s Kendallville Manufacturing Facility. Smead’s career with Superior Essex spans more than 30 years. ► Elizabeth (Wirey) Mangin, BSOL 2006, began a new position as program manager for Allegiant Global Services in July. She lives in Indianapolis and her e-mail address is ewirey@comcast.net.

in memoriam

We have learned of the deaths of the following alumni & friends: Richard T. Barton Angola, IN BSCE 1958

Joseph M. Chabot Auburn, ME BSME 1957

Roy E. Larson Parachute, CO BSRE 1942

Louis G. Martinez Mission Viego, CA BSEE 1953

Robert Bigelow Hyannis, MA BSME 1950

Vladimir J. Cimera Wheaton, IL BSEE 1958

Bob Macy Basketball coach, 1961-1973

Donald E. Neuhouser Fort Wayne, IN BSEE 1948

Thomas E. Bohmer Scarborough, CT BSELE 1960

Theodore F. Gundlach Belleville, IL BSME 1943

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William D. Mercer East Liberty, OH BSCE 1950

Philip A. Tilford Port Saint Lucie, FL BSEE 1942

faculty & staff news

Mad Ants Choose Tech Dance Coach Indiana Tech dance coach Sheenah Johnson has been chosen to lead the dance team for the Mad Ants, Fort Wayne’s new NBA Development League team. In addition to coaching at Indiana Tech, Johnson owns the SheeKriStyle Academy of Dance Arts. She has coached dance teams at every level and is a former Indiana Pacemate. For more information on the Mad Ants, visit their Web site at www.fortwaynehoops.com.

Professor’s Son Wins Pulitzer

Fort Wayne campus this fall to speak at a University Forum event on Thursday, September 22, 2007.

Two Elected to YLNI Board Two Indiana Tech staff members were elected to the Young Leaders of Northeast Indiana Board of Directors for 2007-08. Alison Delicati, director of the Career Planning and Development Center, will be the YLNI vice president of programming. Julie Morrison, director of alumni relations/annual fund, will be a director at-large.

Charlie Savage, the son of Indiana Tech English professor Dr. Robert Savage, has won a Pulitzer Prize for national reporting. Charlie Savage is a Washington bureau reporter for the Boston Globe. He will visit Indiana Tech’s

Morrison also has been appointed to the board of I-CASE, the Indiana Council for the Advancement and Support of Education.

University Welcomes New Staff Indiana Tech is pleased to announce several additions to the university staff: Nicole Baker, associate admissions representative, College of Professional Studies—Fort Wayne Dezirae Bushey, business office administrative assistant Justin Elder, maintenance technician Paul Goff, maintenance technician Bill Honor, coordinator of custodial services Pam Jones, Student Information Center representative Frank Kahn, accounts receivable manager

Faculty Awarded Grants The faculty development committee of the Faculty Senate has chosen five projects as winners of minigrants made possible by a Lilly Endowment faculty development fund. Applicants were asked to develop a new idea, project or process that could be used in classes to benefit students. The winners were: • Robert Fontaine: “Computer Forensics for Windows Vista” • Jerome Heaven: “Teaching Calculus and Post-Calculus with Computer Based Technology” • Linda Hite-Mills and Steve Malloris: “Support for The Philosophy of Technology” • Jeff Walls and Craig Dyer: “Business Plan Contest” • Beth Wiesner: “Using Innovative Technology in the Treatment and Rehabilitation of Persons with Disabilities”

Instructor Asked to Review Books William Briegal, social sciences instructor, has been asked to review three text books in the past year. The books were “A Writer’s Way” by Diane Hacker; “Music: An Appreciation” by Roger Kamien; and “Musical Soundings” by S. Bonds.

Adam Lahr, associate admissions counselor Kip McWilliams, head baseball coach Mandy Odum, Student Information Center representative Terese O’Riley, administrative assistant, College of Professional Studies—Plainfield Jeannie Pickett, associate admissions representative, College of Professional Studies—Indianapolis Cindy Verduce, career advisor/internship coordinator Dr. Lisa Williams, director of teacher education

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Indiana Tech Lunch Bunch 3rd Tuesday of Every Month 11:30am–1:00pm Calling all Fort Wayne area alums of Indiana Tech: You’re invited to take a break from the busy workday and be a part of Indiana Tech’s Lunch Bunch! Grab your business cards and head to the Alumni Association’s monthly event where you can get a bite to eat, network, and socialize with old classmates, staff and faculty at some of Fort Wayne’s best restaurants.

Mark your calendars now to attend: September 18, 2007 Uno’s Grill 4820 n. Clinton St.

November 20, 2007 El Azteca 535 E. State Blvd.

January 15, 2008 Don Hall’s Gas House 305 E. Superior St.

March 18, 2008 Don Hall’s Triangle Park Grill 3010 Trier Rd.

October 16, 2007 Park Place 200 E. Main St. # 120

December 18, 2007 Olive Garden 315 W. Coliseum Blvd

February 19, 2008 Don Pablo’s 407 W. Coliseum Blvd.

April 15, 2008 Andorfer Commons Cafeteria Indiana Tech Enjoy lunch with students followed by a tour of campus

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