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Happenings On Campus

9 April 2011

43rd annual International Night deemed a success

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More than 200 people attended Trine University’s 43rd annual International Night April 9 in the University Center on the school’s main campus in Angola. Trine’s International Student Association sponsored the event.

The evening featured a global bazaar, cuisine from around the world, demonstrations and entertainment. Jan Morley gave Reiki massages, a technique developed by the Japanese at the turn of the 20th century. Lee Sauer drew caricatures. Indiana University-Purdue University, Fort Wayne salsa dancing coach Nathalie Garces gave salsa lessons. The Dancin’ Dons, a salsa team from IPFW, also performed. Local artist Heidi Reichenbach Finley shared the traditional craft of paper marbling.

Countries, regions and tribes represented included Saudi Arabia, Italy, Japan, Philippines, Panama, Syria, Native American, Thailand, China, Ghana, Madagascar, India and Romania.

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Spring 2011

Trine raises sexual assault awareness

In conjunction with Sexual Assault Awareness Month, Trine University hosted guest speakers, seminars and a Take Back the Night March and Rally.

“We wanted to give our students and community opportunities to learn how to develop healthy relationships,” said Randy White, Trine’s vice president for student life. “We also wanted to raise awareness about dating violence and sexual assault.”

Darlene Barriere, better known as “The Relationship Lady,” spoke to students March 31 about the communication difference between males and females, fundamentals of healthy relationships and the dynamics behind unhealthy relationships. Students who attended received free copies of her book, “Does Your Relationship Make the Grade: Strategies to Improve Your Dating Relationships and Avoid Date Rape.”

Barriere grew up in a violent and abusive home. As a teenager, she was sexually assaulted at knifepoint. She endured many additional hardships as a result of her home life and quit school at age 16.

Forensic nurse examiner Tena Dellaca-Hedrick from the Fort Wayne Forensic Nursing Specialties led a student about “finding your voice” and recapping Barriere’s talk.

“We were very exited to have Tena come and lead this open-ended discussion to help our students develop and maintain healthy friendships and relationships, with emphasis also placed on appropriate ‘netiquette’ or online etiquette,” White said.

The community joined Trine for a Take Back the Night March and Rally April 6, and the group marched from Trine’s University Avenue to Monument Circle in Angola to demonstrate its unity in confronting sexual and domestic violence and violence against women and children. The evening concluded with a candlelight vigil in support and in honor of victims’ rights. The event reminded everyone that all human beings have a right to be free from violence, to be heard, and to reclaim those rights if they have been violated.

Sexual Assault Awareness Month at Trine was sponsored by Trine University’s Bacchus, student senate and Sigma Phi Epsilon. For more information or to get involved in coming years, please contact Megan Cook at cookm@trine.edu.

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Summer 2011

Summer Events

June 12–17
Hoosier Boys State (HBS) will hold its education program for high school junior boys on campus June 12–17. This landmark American Legion program will teach delegates about the organization and functions of political activities in a two–party election system during their week–long stay. Activities will include legislative sessions, court proceedings, law enforcement presentations, assemblies, bands, and recreational programs. To apply, visit www.hoosierboysstate.org.

June 18–20
The Wing–T football camp will be on campus June 18–20, offering football teams the opportunity to learn new strategies and skills. To register your team, contact Rob at 260.665.4149 or e–mail harmonr@trine.edu.

July 10–15
Indiana State Police′s career camp is back again this year. This co–ed camp gives high school students an in–depth look at law enforcement careers. This camp offers students a K–9 demonstration, weapons display, CPR training, a trip to a ropes course, a mock crime scene investigation,and numerous presentations by the FBI, Department of National Resources and Trine′s Professor Laker, chair of the department of criminal justice, psychology and social sciences (his presentation on serial killers was bone chillin′). It is recommended to register quickly by contacting Rob at 260.665.4149 or e–mail at harmonr@trine.edu.

July 24–27
Team Pineapple presents the third men′s high school volleyball skills camp with four–time Olympian and gold medalist, Lloy Ball. IPFW men′s volleyball head coach, Arnie Ball, and his son, Lloy, will provide invaluable training and strategies during this four–day camp. This athletic camp is elite, unique and for serious male volleyball athletes. To gain the edge, register for this camp at www.teampineapple.com. For further information, please contact Rob at 260.665.4149 or e–mail at harmonr@trine.edu.

July 28–31
The National Cheerleaders Association (NCA) and National Dance Alliance (NDA) will offer a combo camp on campus from July 28 –31. This camp is Indiana′s ONLY combo camp. To register your team for cheerleading contact NCAregistration@NationalSpirit.com. To register your team for dance contact NDAregistration@NationalSpirit.com. For campus information, please feel free to contact Rob at 260.665.4149 or email at harmonr@trine.edu.

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Upcoming Events and Happenings

126th Commencement
When: Saturday, May 7
Where: Hershey Hall
Processional: 10 a.m.

Athletic Schedules

Alumni Save the Date(s)
21st annual Alumni & Friends Scholarship Golf Outing at Zollner Golf Course – Aug. 5, 2011
Homecoming – Sep. 30 – Oct.1, 2011.

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