Catch Ivy Tech Indianapolis’ segment on local news station for annual fundraising event Evening in Paris

eip-2018-dateIvy Tech Indianapolis’ hospitality program is gearing up for their 30th Evening in Paris, which will be held on Saturday, April 28 at the downtown Indianapolis Ivy Tech.

This fantastique fundraising event allows students to showcase their culinary skills in grand fashion—all to help earn money for scholarships.

Guests will enjoy an evening filled with delicious French cuisine and great entertainment. Continue reading

Welcome to the spring 2018 semester!

Welcome to the spring 2018 semester!

If you visited the blog last semester, welcome back! And if you have not been here before, welcome!

The Ivy Tech blog is a place for everyone at Ivy Tech (students, faculty and staff) to connect and share content. We got off to a great start after launching last semester and want to send a big THANK YOU to everyone that submitted a blog. Let’s keep up the great work this spring.

We hope you’ll get involved–here is a quick rundown about how to share, engage and more! Continue reading

Fitting in College for Non-Traditional Students

by Raven Smith
Academic Skills Advancement, East Chicago

Being a non-traditional student is not easy. At times, students may feel as though they do not belong in college because they lack resources and emotional support. Growing up with parents in which college wasn’t a priority; college was a personal choice. With that being said, there were times when my 18 year old, first generational college self was fighting to be understood within my inner circle.

Even my associates who were also in college did not understand MY personal struggle. They took 15 credit hours a semester, did not HAVE to work while having a full course load, and also omitted remedial courses. Their parents attended college, which didn’t make them BETTER parents, but at least they had the understanding of what midterms and finals were.

This blog isn’t about me! It is about the person reading it now. Being a non-traditional college student sucks. There is no glamorizing it. Daycare. Double night shifts. Perhaps, a marriage or a custody battle that can be detrimental to your academic career. There isn’t much to say that will allow you to feel better at the moment. But I can tell you a few things.

I CAN tell you to hold on. I CAN assure you that as you are walking across the stage; people WILL NOT remind you that you are OVER 22.  No one is going to care if you returned to college AFTER raising your own son or daughter.

What they will see is your smiling face and slightly wrinkled gown that you just popped out of the bag. Regardless if they know you, might I add; the audience WILL CLAP when your name is called. MORAL OF THE STORY: Keep Your Eye on the Prize. You belong.

Why I Believe Everyone Should Take a Philosophy Class in College

by Rachel Pope
Marketing Work Study

Last semester, I took a philosophy class. Long story short, I was told it would be a “blow-off” class and I wouldn’t learn much from completing it. After hearing countless criticism about the study of philosophy, I felt defeated and made me dread the upcoming semester completely. However, a few weeks in I realized what a positive effect that this “blow-off” class was going to be on me and my future. Continue reading