International Night welcomes
largest crowd to date

International Night 2012

More than 200 people from around northeast Indiana and Michigan attended Trine University′s 44th annual International Night in the University Center Mall.

"This is one of the largest and most successful international nights to date," said international director Emily Boerman. "I think we accomplished our goal of bringing a global experience to the community."

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

People of all ages sampled food from 14 different cultures – from baklava to roasted duck. The cuisine was researched and prepared by Bon Appetit Management Co.

Some tried their hand at Chinese calligraphy. Students and faculty from around the globe showed off their native fashions – from the Indian sari to the Japanese kimono.

Jan Morley gave Reiki massages, a technique developed by the Japanese at the turn of the 20th century. Jenny Orewiler gave henna tattoos in all shapes and sizes. The Fort Wayne Dance Collective performed a taiko drum routine, and even gave audience members a chance to beat the drums.

The Trine University Office of International Student Services and the Multicultural Student Organization sponsored the event.

Sheriff, survivor speak at
Take Back the Night

Take Back the Night Rally at Trine

Steuben County Sheriff Tim Troyer and deputy chief Dottie Davis, who speaks internationally on topics surrounding family violence, legal issues and liability for law enforcement, spoke at Trine′s annual Take Back the Night March and Rally April 4.

The event was sponsored by Trine student organizations and the Community Anti–Violence Alliance (CAVA).

Troyer is a 25–year law enforcement veteran, serving as sheriff, chief deputy, lieutenant of operations, detective sergeant and more. A graduate of the FBI National Academy, the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy and the Fort Wayne Police Academy, Troyer has been involved in multiple investigations involving narcotics with the Indiana Multi Agency Group Enforcement Drug Task Force. He was instrumental in bringing the Amber Alert and Sexual Offender registry to Steuben County. He also created the Special Response Tactical Team (SWAT).

Since being elected sheriff, Troyer has launched the Victim Information Notification Every Day (VINE), a system that informs victims of incarcerated subjects. He launched an aggressive proactive stance on registered sex offenders in Steuben County. The county now boasts a 100 percent compliance with convicted Sex Offenders and Violent Predators registry laws.

Davis is the President and owner of Davis Corporate Training, Inc., a private consulting business. As a survivor of domestic violence she offers a true understanding of the dynamics of the issue, as well as a law enforcement officer′s perspective. She was raised in a large Catholic family with traditional views by parents with strong work ethics. She grew up knowing that she could become a nurse, secretary, or mother, but in 1981 joined law enforcement, surprising her parents and joining a profession that had traditionally belonged to men. She now consults as an expert witness in both civil and criminal trials. She empowers people through education, training, mentoring, and providing resources to address issues within the criminal justice system, workplaces and the community.

Following their presentations, participants 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 will conclude with a candlelight vigil in support and in honor of victims′ rights.

Save the Date(s)

All are welcome to attend Commencement exercises, Sat. May 5 in Hershey Hall at 10 a.m.

Alumni & Friends 22nd Annual
Scholarship Golf Outing

Join us Friday, Aug. 3, for a fun day of golf, contests, food, and camaraderie – all in the spirit of raising support for student scholarships. Morning and afternoon flights are available. Spots filled up fast last year, so be sure to RSVP early this year!

Please contact Gretchen M. Miller (, or check out for more information or to RSVP.

Homecoming 2012

Start planning your trip back to campus on Friday, Oct. 5 and Saturday, Oct. 6.

Alumni & Friends Angola Regional Event

Thursday, June 14
6 p.m.
Witmer Clubhouse at the Zollner Golf Course

Additional details and online registration are available here.

Be sure you keep up to date on all alumni events, including regional gatherings in your area, by visiting

Concerts, Movies and More

To access our community calendar page with up-to-date information about community events such as concerts, our popular free cinema series and more, click here.