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Local Students attend Symposium for Tomorrows Leaders

Bishop Luers students Alex Krouse & Kelly Burkhart were invited by U.S. Senator Dick Lugar to attend his Symposium for Tomorrows Leaders at the University of Indianapolis on December 13th, 2003. Every public and private high school in Indiana was invited to select two outstanding juniors to attend the all-day conference. Last year more than 500 students, representing high schools in almost all 92 counties across the state, attended the event. This year, Senator Lugar opened the daylong program with an address to the students on national and world affairs. The students then participated in a choice of ten discussion groups. Some of this years' topics included: homeland security, immigration, energy dilemmas, Iraq, media responsibility, North Korea, and U.S. leadership in the world. Students debated opposing views under the leadership of major state and national advocates on the subjects.

 

Bishop Luers Open House

Open House is just around the corner. Plan to attend on Sunday, January 18, 2004. Times are 2pm to 4pm. You will enjoy the afternoon and learn more about Bishop Luers from our dedicated faculty and staff. You will also meet our students, who will be helping out in many different capacities. This is a perfect time for you and your family to tour the school, ask questions and enjoy refreshments.

 

Bishop Luers Freshman Registration

Tuesday, January 27th and Wednesday, January 28th, all eighth grade students (class of 2008) and their parents are asked to register for the upcoming school year. Faculty and staff will be available to help with decision making. Also, representatives from the business office will be on hand to discuss tuition and tuition forms will be given out. Registration will take place in the cafeteria. A registration fee will be required at the time of registration. That amount is determined in January. Call and ask for the Development Office if you have any questions 456-1261.
Bishop Luers After School Tutoring

For the month of December and for the rest of the school year tutors will be available for students. There is tutoring already before school. If you would like a calendar, please contact Miss Briggs or Miss Matczak.

 

University of Saint Francis To Receive Lilly Endowment

Sister M. Elsie Kriss, President of the University of Saint Francis, has been notified by Lilly Endowment Inc. that the university will receive $750,000 for a program proposed in the Initiative to Promote Opportunity through Educational Collaborations. The funding is being provided to implement Connect for Success, which is a program for collaboration among the university, alumni, area business and the Northeast Indiana Corporate Council in conjunction with the Greater Fort Wayne Area Chamber of Commerce.

Connect for Success will support students' professional development through an integrated service delivery model to coordinate career assessment and planning with experiential learning and career resources. The program focuses on assisting students to achieve their career objectives through employment in Indiana and will result in higher retention of USF baccalaureate graduates for employment in Indiana.

 

Taylor University Awarded Grant from Foellinger Foundation

The Foellinger Foundation has approved a $515,000 grant to help Taylor University's Institute for Organizational Effectiveness (IOE) continue its program. The IOE invites Allen County nonprofit executive leaders to participate in applied learning opportunities and gives access to resources that help their organizations operate more effectively. The grant will enable the university to continue to offer a variety of educational and training programs for executives and board members of invited nonprofit organizations wanting to improve their organizations' operations and service delivery.

 

Ivy Tech Partners With Law Enforcement

Ivy Tech State College at Fort Wayne and the Regional Education Center for Community Policing (RECCP) have formed a partnership to provide training opportunities to law enforcement agencies and the public throughout Indiana.

The Indiana RECCP is one of the thirty-one such institutes throughout the United States of America with a similar mission of enhancing the quality of community life

The purpose of the RECCP and its partnership with Ivy Tech is to institute the philosophy of community policing where community members become active participants in the process of crime control and prevention. The key to community policing is educating everyone in the state of Indiana about community policing. With over 14 Ivy Tech campuses across the state, partnership makes it possible for law enforcement officers and citizens to receive training at locations within their own communities. As an added benefit, individuals participating in the courses will be eligible to earn continuing education units from the college.

 

SENATORS LONG & WYSS INVITE LOCAL YOUTHS TO STATEHOUSE

Statehouse, December 16th, 2003. State Senators David Long and Tom Wyss want to invite local students to take part in the legislative process by serving as a page for a day. With this year being a shortened session, students are encouraged to sign up by the end of December.

Pages should be in the 6th grade or higher. The page office will try to accommodate requests for specific dates. Students will be excused from school for the day. Each page will need to arrive at the Statehouse by 8:30 a.m.

Long and Wyss said that pages spend a day in the Senate assisting their local legislature. Responsibilities include responding to senators' request, delivering messages and running errands. The day includes a tour of the Statehouse and observation of a session.

Those interested in serving as a page should send their name, age, address, phone number and school affiliation to: State Senator Tom Wyss or State Senator David Long, 200 West Washington Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204. You may also email Senator Long at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Senator Wyss at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . You may also call the Statehouse toll free at 1 (800) 382-9467.

The Indiana General Assembly will reconvene January 6. The Legislature session must be complete by mid-March.

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