In 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
By: Shannon Bowen
Many different hands, some wrinkled, some smooth, some large, and some small.
To whom do these hands belong?
Many people do not know. Continue reading
By: Amanda Chadwick
I have often dreamt of finer things.
To be covered in diamonds, pearls, and silk.
But if l had a million dollars,
Every cent would be devoted to others in need. Continue reading
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.
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.
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.
For God’s ways are higher than ours, as well as His thoughts. Continue reading
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
Originally from Ivy Tech Fort Wayne News
This is the second in a two-part series: We asked returning students and faculty to offer advice to help new students succeed. We received some excellent advice, including this thorough 10-parter we thought deserved its own post. You can check out the first installment in the series here.
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.
I can relate to the panic some feel when they realize it’s time to file the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). But it’s worth the investment of your time because of the financial benefits you can receive for college.
First thing you need to understand before filing your FAFSA is why it’s important that you file in the first place. Continue reading