Women’s History Month: A Chat with President Sue Ellspermann

President-Sue-EllspermannIn honor of Women’s History Month, the Ivy Tech Social Team (IVYTS) sat down with Ivy Tech Community College President, Dr. Sue Ellspermann, to discuss what Women’s History Month means to her and how it impacts economy and future of work.


IVYTS: What women have inspired you in your career?
President Ellspermann:
Susan B. Anthony, Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, Mother (now Saint) Teresa of Calcutta, Sr. Kathy Huber (prioress emeritus of the Sisters of St. Benedict), Pat Koch (former matriarch of Holiday World), among others. Unfortunately, there were too few when I was young. Continue reading

“A Man’s World”

By: Amanda Chadwick

I hope to see the day when women can be considered equal to men.
The day when we can fiercely wield sharp tongues and a pen.
I want to see MY daughter carry on in MY place to Fight For what is right.
To stand firm on her principles and learn the power of her own might
A Flower cannot grow in a world clouded with blind hate.
But if we stand together as equals we can decide a different fate.

Turning Negative Nancies Into Positive Patties

By: Roberta Victery

Every person who walks this Earth has his or her own perspective. Perspective is one’s point of view. Many believe that it is not humanly possible, to alter their perspective. It is very well possible for one to alter one’s perspective. It is all in the hands of the one who would like to have a better outlook on their daily life, to make that change. Making the changes to positively alter a perspective is not easy, by any means. Change, in general, is not something that majority of us humans like to do, in the first place. Positive influence within the daily life can alter a negative perspective by having a conclusive influential surroundings, healthy lifestyles choices, and implementing actions for personal gratitude.

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“The Time Is Always Right To Do What Is Right”

By: Lori Ann Williams

Doing what is right STARTS with me.
Choices are what make or break a person, a home, a world.
Voices followed by emotions can take you places you don’t want to go,
and may take time, time you can’t get back, time wasted,
to remove not just your physical being, but also your mental captivity.
The voice of the Holy Spirit, however, can take you to a destiny
that the brain only wished it could comprehend.
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MLK Jr. Creative Writing

By: Rodney David

My biggest inspiration in history has to be Marin Luther King Jr. He was born in
Memphis, Tennessee on January 15th, 1929. For those who didn’t know, Martin Luther King Jr. was a Baptist minister and social activist that played a highly distinctive role in the American Civil Rights Movement. He was known for his speeches and his non-violent protests. Sadly, he was assassinated on April 4th, 1968. Continue reading

Advice for new students–from folks who know what they’re talking about

Originally from: Ivy Tech Fort Wayne News

As new students arrive on campus for the first time, we thought it would be a great idea to ask returning students and college employees for some advice: We wanted to know, “How can new students make the most out of the Ivy Tech experience?”

Leave a comment and tell us what you learned or some advice you’d like to add. Also, be sure to check back later this week for the second post in this two-part series.

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