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Not too late to register for Spring classes at Ivy Tech

January 5, 2011

Bloomington, Ind. – Ivy Tech’s Bloomington campus Spring classes begin January 11, 2011, and it is not too late to register. New students should apply online by visiting www.ivytech.edu/bloomington and clicking on Apply Now. Returning students should register for classes online by visiting www.ivytech.edu/bloomington and clicking on Campus Connect. Walk-in hours and appointments are also available.

The new year brings new developments at the college, including; increased program offerings, a new academic concentration, increased service-learning courses, and a new advising center for students.

New entrepreneurship programming

Ivy Tech has developed multiple options for students interested in entrepreneurship, including: a Career Development Certificate, a Technical Certificate, a concentration in entrepreneurship in the Business Administration degree program, and a non-credit program for individuals with interest in updating their business skills.

Additionally, the student honor society Kappa Beta Delta is working in association with The Gayle and Bill Cook Center for Entrepreneurship to host a monthly entrepreneurship speaker series. The first speaker is scheduled for Jan. 19 at 11:30 a.m. in Lamkin Hall at Ivy Tech, and will feature A. John Rose, founder and co-owner of Textillery Weavers. The presentation will be followed by a Q&A session.

Increased service-learning

Service-learning course offerings have more than doubled from last Spring, with 39 courses available in Spring 2011. Service-learning is community service formally incorporated into the curriculum of academic programs, for an experiential learning experience.

New advising center

A new academic advising center for students will open Jan. 24 to accommodate the college’s recent enrollment growth. New students will be assigned an advisor according to their major, allowing students to have a permanent point of contact throughout their degree programs.

New continuing education courses

Registration for Ivy Tech's Spring continuing education courses is now open. Ivy Tech’s Center for Lifelong Learning offers non-credit courses in art, music, health and wellness, cooking, computing, professional development and more. To register for courses, visit ivytech.edu/bloomington/cll.

Increased Ivy Arts for Kids offerings

The Ivy Arts for Kids program has been expanded to include after school programming. Age-appropriate art classes for children are offered in two groups: ages 4-6 and ages 7-12. A few course topics: Ceramics for Two: Parent/Guardian and Child, World Art for Kids, and Painting for the Young Artist. To register for courses, visit ivytech.edu/bloomington/cll.

Ivy Tech Hours:                                         

Monday - Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Ivy Tech Building Locations:

Bloomington:

Main Campus

200 Daniels Way

Liberty Drive

1907 S. Liberty Drive

Liberty Crossing

2100 S. Liberty Drive

Indiana Center for the Life Sciences

501 N. Profile Parkway

Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center (JWAC)

122 S. Walnut Street

Bedford:

Oakland City University-Bedford (OCU-B)

405 I Street

Bedford, IN 47421

Register online for classes and find more information at www.ivytech.edu.bloomington, or call 1-888-IVY-LINE (1-888-489-5463).

Ivy Tech Community College is the state's largest public postsecondary institution and the nation's largest singly accredited statewide community college system serving nearly 200,000 students annually.  Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana. It serves as the state's engine of workforce development, offering affordable degree programs and training that are aligned with the needs of its community 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.