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INDIANA UNIVERSITY PURDUE UNIVERSITY FORT WAYNE – IUPU – IPFW

IPFW Student Activities Board to Hold "Old School Hip Hop" Concert

The IUPU Student Activities Board will hold an "Old School Hip Hop" Concert March 23 at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum. The show, featuring Tone Loc, Sir Mix-A-Lot, and Digital Underground, begins at 7:30pm. Tickets are $10 for IPFW students, faculty, and staff, and $15 for the general public. Tickets went on sale Saturday, February 16, 2002 at all Ticketmaster locations including the Coliseum Box Office, all Wooden Nickel locations, and L.S. Ayres.

Tone Loc soared from obscurity into pop stardom in 1989 when his hoarse voice and unmistakable delivery made the song "Wild Thing" (using a sample from Van Halen's "Jamie's Cryin'") a massive hit. The song was co-written by Marvin Young, better known as Young MC, as was the second single smash "Funky Cold Medina." The album Loc-ed After Dark became the second rap release to top the pop charts. Tone-Loc expanded his horizons into acting in 1992 and 1993, appearing a few times on the FOX sitcom Roc. He was also in the films Posse and Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, and in 1998 returned to recording with Cool Hand Loc.

Sir Mix-A-Lot put Seattle on the rap map in the late '80s with catchy, comedic dramas drenched in b-boy culture and punctuated by his whiny vocals. Sir Mix-A-Lot vaulted into the spotlight and into controversy with the single "Baby Got Back." Not only was it an enormous pop and R&B hit but also it helped make the Mack Daddy album one of 1992's biggest sellers. "Baby Got Back" received a Grammy Award for Best Rap Solo Performance in 1992-1993.

Digital Underground, a shifting stable of rappers and DJs led by Shock G, formed in Oakland in 1987. Both Digital Underground's grooves and the surreal humor in their rhymes has been heavily influenced by George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic. Digital Underground's first record was the 1987 single "Underwater Rimes," which, oddly enough, reached No.1 in the Netherlands. At that point the group consisted of Shock G and Chopmaster J; by 1989, when Digital Underground signed with Tommy Boy Records, there were seven members. The group's first album on Tommy Boy was in 1989. The album's first singles, "Doowhutchyalike" and "The Humpty Dance," showcased Shock G's nasally prolific alter ego Humpty Hump. The character was a hit as the single on the pop charts, pushing the album to platinum sales. Their second album followed in 1991. The album was Digital Underground's first recording with new member Tupac Shakur and the group Gold Money; it went gold, as did 1991's Sons of the P album.

 

ELMHURST HIGH SCHOOL

The Elmhurst High School Class of 1963 is planning a 40-year reunion. The committee is collecting graduates' current addresses and phone numbers and would like to hear form classmates who are interested in coming to a reunion. Please mail information to Judy Dettmer, 5454 S. Donatello Drive–92, Fort Wayne, IN 46818 or call her at 625-3316. You may also send the information (including your E-mail address) to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Organizers are trying to locate these former classmates:

Diana Boldt Boweres, Nancy Carder, Kathleen Carlson, Sharon Cheney Redding, John Cole, Diana Dague Blome, Sharon Dehaven Trindle, Oralou Delancy Miranda, Jack Depew, Judy Esterbrook Shepard, Lanny Fry, Lynn Graves, Gary Hontz, John Letendecher, Betty Maxwell Glynn, Sandy Mueller Royster, Pandora Pray Rulli, Bonnie Reed, Lynn Reynolds Kyler, Eileen Ricci, Lucretta Riedhart, Janet Ringer, Charlene Roberts Zimmerman, Trudy Schmidt, Denny Schumacher, Steve Shockney, Barbara Smith Winn, Dale Swank, Mike Wiggs, and Marsha Zelt.

 

VALPARAISO UNIVERSITY

These Waynedale area students are among those named to the Dean's List at VU for achieving academic excellence during the fall semester. To be eligible for the Dean's List, students must achieve at least a 3.5 grade point average on a 4.0 scale and be enrolled full time.

Those named are:

LeAnn M. Buescher, 3838 W. Hamilton Road, a 2001 graduate of Homestead High School, sophomore, College of Business Administration, with a major in management.

Julie E. Townsend, 5131 Binford Lane, a 2001 graduate of Homestead High School, freshman, College of Arts and Sciences, with a major in psychology.

Rachel K. Weide, 7127 Pine Lake Road, a 2001 graduate of Homestead High School, freshman, College of Arts and Sciences, with a major in elementary education.

Nathan A. Coomer, 4736 Monroeville Road, a 2000 graduate of Heritage High School, sophomore, College of Arts and Sciences, with a major in biology.

Daniel J. Roy, 19235 Flatrock Road, a graduate of Heritage High School, sophomore, College of Arts and Sciences, with a major in art.

 

WAYNE HIGH SCHOOL

Guidance Center Evening Hours for 2002

The WHS counselors will be having evening hours to assist parents and students who wish to meet together with the counselors to plan courses for the 2002-03 school year. Please contact our counselor for an appointment to avoid waiting time. Evening hours will last from 4pm until 7pm on Tuesday, March 5, 2002.

 

FISH FRY

WHO: Bishop Luers Athletic Boosters

WHAT: A MEYERS "ALL YOU CAN EAT FRY"-fish/tenderloin, slaw, potatoes, rolls, beverage & dessert

WHEN: Friday, March 8, 2002 – 4:30pm to 7:30pm

WHERE: In the Luers Café

HOW MUCH: Adults $6.50 – Seniors $5.50 - 12 & under $4 - Preschool Free

 

UNIVERSITY OF SAINT FRANCIS

SPRING VISIT DAY

USF will host a Visit Day for all interested students and their families on Saturday, March 23, 2002. High School students from 9am to 1pm in Gudnerson Auditorium in the Achatz Hall of Science, enter form Leesburg Road. Adult students from 9am to 11:30am in the Doermer Center at the corner of Spring Street and Leesburg Road.

Guests and their families are invited to tour the campus and meet with faculty, coaches, and personnel from admissions, financial aid, and Weekend College. Lunch will be provided. USF offers more than 30 undergraduate liberal arts and medical career majors as well as graduate programs in art, business, education, nursing, and psychology. For further information and reservations, telephone the Office of Admissions at 260-434-3279 or 800-729-4732.

USF STUDENTS NAMED TO DEAN'S LIST

Dr. Marcia Sauter, Vice President for Academic Affairs at the University of Saint Francis, has announced students named to the Dean's List for the Fall 2001 semester. These students have maintained a 3.5 grade point average on a four-point scale and have carried at least 12 credit hours. Those named to the Dean's List include the following area students: Amy Arnold, Jeremy Lewis, Bethany Lockwood, and Rachel Treesh.

 

TAYLOR UNIVERSITY FORT WAYNE CAMPUS

TUFWC will host a Community Literacy Fair, Saturday, March 2, 2002 at The Little Professor Book Company, 6360 W. Jefferson Blvd. There will be four one-hour sessions beginning at 11am and ending at 2pm. This exciting event, cosponsored by Taylor University and IPFW's Indiana Reading Corps, and The Little Professor Book Company, will feature a wide range of activities designed to encourage students in grades K-3 to seek a broader world through reading.

The literacy fair includes community readers, book give-a-ways, an opportunity for children to make a book, and a birthday cake to help celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday, each supplements the educational focus of the afternoon. "Our goal is to help each child to reach his/her potential in life. Books can open new worlds to the imagination and take children places that they may never have thought of before," says Mrs. Sarah Steup, Taylor University Indiana Reading Corps AmeriCorps member. The event is free and open to the public, pre-registration is not required. For more information contact Sarah Steup at 744-8771.

TUFWC VISITATION DAY

TUFWC will conduct its first spring Campus Visitation Day on March 8, 2002. Each semester three Campus Visitation Days, hosted by the TUFW enrollment staff, are offered for prospective students and their parents to experience the Taylor Tradition first-hand.

Campus Visitation Day allows students to meet Taylor Fort Wayne's faculty, meet with enrollment and financial aid representatives, attend classes and chapel, explore the campus and discover opportunities available through scholarships, student ministries, student leadership and athletics. To register or for more information, contact Taylor University, Fort Wayne Campus' office of enrollment services at 1-800-233-3922 or 744-8689.


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