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Trine’s annual Homecoming marks two very special occasions this year.

A groundbreaking ceremony for the Jim and Joan Bock Center for Innovation & Research is being planned for Friday, Oct. 5.

A dedication celebration will be held when the Sponsel Mural is placed on display in the Rick L. and Vicki L. James University Center. The mural was gifted to the university by 1931 civil engineering alumnus Clifford Sponsel and his wife, Juliette. He is Trine’s oldest living alumnus and celebrated his 102nd birthday on July 1.

Career Fair: Destination Success

Meet students who will impact your future. Showcase your company and full–time internship and co–op opportunities to well–qualified candidates pursuing degrees in engineering, informatics, business, criminal justice, accounting and more during Trine’s fifth annual Career and Internship Fair.

  • Connect with candidates ready to make an immediate impact.
  • Interview job seekers in private, convenient rooms (by request).
  • Create brand awareness for your company.
  • Collect resumes from a multitude of candidates in one setting.

The fair will be Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Rick L. and Vicki L. James University Center. Space is limited, so please register by Oct. 1.

The fee of $150 per standard exhibitor and $50 for nonprofit or government exhibitor includes a continental breakfast, lunch for two, a company overview in the employer directory and optional interview rooms at the fair. Sponsorships are also available. Contact Terry Johnson, assistant director of career services, at 260.665.4123 or for more information and sponsorship benefits.

Innovation One

We are excited to unveil Innovation One. Innovation One is an incubator for creativity, invention and design that will improve education through experiential learning and foster economic development by supporting new and existing business.

Innovation One will develop and support partnerships, external engagements, business plans, growth and sustainability. It will serve as a catalyst for the university to partner with the private and public sectors to launch ideas. We will assist in the development of ideas in an environment with expert advice close at hand, complemented by multiple resources.

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Trine’s TGear open, under new management

Alumni should stop in and pick up some new clothes at the TGear Store, Trine University’s apparel and gift shop at 705 W. Maumee St.

Steuben County native Jeannie Hancock, who has more than 20 years of retail and business experience, is managing the store, which is open to the public and students alike. Proceeds benefit Trine’s athletic department to support student–athletes.

In her new position, Hancock creates new designs for apparel and assists customers with personalized embroidery requests, which are available to customers who purchase items in the store for an additional fee. Athletic apparel covering all sports, band, cheer and dance is available for purchase.

Specials will be offered each month, so check the store for details. This month all children’s clothing is on sale. Tuesday, all shoppers can take advantage of a 20 percent off discount on merchandise.

TGear is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. After school starts, the store will be open until 5 p.m. Those who aren’t in Angola, but would like to peruse options can visit While you can’t place orders online, people can call the store at 260.243.4415 and place an order.

Girls State moves to Trine

Between quality facilities, outstanding faculty and staff and the safety a small town, they couldn′t think of a place they′d rather be.

Hoosier Girls State, a program of the American Legion Auxiliary, is moving to Trine University in 2013, after spending nearly four decades at Indiana State University.

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