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6:38 pm
Wed August 27, 2014

Resch Sees Bright Future for IPFW's Music Department

IPFW Department of Music Chair Barbara Resch.
Credit Courtesy / IPFW

Just over a year ago, Barbara Resch gave over her duties as director of music education at IPFW to become the department's chair.

She admits that she's seen the department from a lot of different perspectives over the years, but is quick to add that "seeing it from the perspective of the chair's office is a very different view."

With the fall semester in full swing, WBOI's Julia Meek met with Resch to find out what this school year has in store, and how the job is treating her so far.

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News
5:57 pm
Wed August 27, 2014

State Explores Work Share Programs to Prevent Layoffs

State lawmakers are exploring the creation of a work share program to give companies the option of reducing employee hours rather than using layoffs during economic downturn. 

Work share programs allow companies to reduce employee hours in lieu of layoffs, while the workers  collect partial unemployment benefits. 

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Arts & Culture
11:32 am
Wed August 27, 2014

ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Comes to Fort Wayne

The fundraiser and awareness campaign aimed at fighting Lou Gehrig's Disase, the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, has come to Fort Wayne Community Schools. 

Haley Elementary watched buckets of ice water dumped on the heads of their teachers and administrators, alongside Mayor Tom Henry. 

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Education
11:02 am
Mon August 25, 2014

Heritage Trail - Fort Wayne Community Schools

School is back in session for much of the region, and on this episode of The Heritage Trail we'll go back all the way back to 1857 when Fort Wayne Community Schools got its start.  

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Health & Science
1:43 pm
Sat August 23, 2014

Weekly Experiment - Hurricanes

How are cyclones formed? Just what are the conditions that create a hurricane? Martin Fisher of Science Central provides a detailed overview of one of nature's most powerful weather events.

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Arts & Culture
3:39 pm
Fri August 22, 2014

Farmer's Market Aims to Turn Food Desert Into Food Oasis

Young volunteers grow and sell fresh produce at the McCormick Farmer's Market in Fort Wayne.
Credit Courtesy / HEAL

The newly opened McCormick Farmer's Market, at the corner of McCormick and Edsall Avenues in Fort Wayne, aims to turn a food desert into a food oasis by providing a source for fresh produce and great community interaction every Wednesday evening. 

The St. Joseph Community Health Foundation and Parkview Health are funding the project, while the produce itself comes mostly from community gardens, located at the nearby Slataper Street Urban Farm. 

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My Summer Vacation
6:40 am
Fri August 22, 2014

Lisa Dunn & Janice Hunter: Our Summer as Engineers

Lisa Dunn and Janice Hunter are teachers at Fort Wayne's Lakeside Middle School who both have a passion for teaching students about STEM concepts and careers. STEM is shorthand for "science, technology, engineering and math."

It's a passion that led them to Purdue University in West Lafayette over the summer, where they were selected to participate in a program called TechFit.  

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News
5:08 pm
Thu August 21, 2014

Indianapolis Charter School Will Close Its Doors

Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard accepted a decision Thursday to close Flanner House Elementary, a charter school sponsored by his office. The school’s board of directors voted to close the  school after allegations of cheating on ISTEP tests. 

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Economy
4:44 pm
Thu August 21, 2014

Report: More Than 20 Percent of Regional Workers Near Retirement Age

One-fifth of Northeast Indiana’s workforce is at or near retirement age. That’s according to a new report out Thursday.

The report from Northeast Indiana Works and the Community Research Institute at IPFW shows more than 20 percent of all working adults in the region are age 55 or older.

The percentages are even higher in public and private education, truck transportation and the manufacturing sector.

But people retire all the time, so why is this important?

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My Summer Vacation
6:40 am
Thu August 21, 2014

Carissa Richardson: My Summer in Europe

Most teachers use their summer vacation to take some time away from students.  However, this wasn't the case for Towles New Tech Middle School teacher Carissa Richardson.  She spent her summer traveling all over Europe with 40 students.   

Richardson spent time in Switzerland, Austria, Germany, Belgium, The Netherlands, France and the United Kingdom in the People to People Ambassador Program.  The program was founded by Dwight D. Eisenhower, with the notion that peace comes through traveling abroad and understanding other cultures.

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