Happenings On Campus
ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Summer Science Camp will blast off at Trine University for the second year July 11-23, thanks to an $80,000 grant from ExxonMobil and the Bernard Harris Foundation. The camp is free to talented students in grades 6-8 who would not otherwise be able to attend.
Dr. Bernard Harris, a former NASA astronaut and the first African American to walk in space, created the camps with support from ExxonMobil to provide a science and mathematics-rich resource for traditionally underserved students. During their Trine stay, the middle-schoolers will focus on the math and science components of robotics, and receive instruction in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, communication, and nutrition through the program theme “Robotimals: Animal-Inspired Robots.”
Students will be taught by Trine faculty and secondary classroom teachers. Activities will include classroom study, experiments, individual, team and group projects, weekly field excursions and guest speakers who motivate students to fulfill their dreams.
A group of 600 select Indiana high school junior boys heard live proceedings conducted by the Indiana Court of Appeals as part of the second American Legion Hoosier Boys State experience on the Trine campus June 12–19.
Indiana court officials traveled to Trine to conduct the appeal, which revolved around a marijuana possession charge. Students watched as judges heard the appeal in a setting that replicated actual state court proceedings.
The appeal was part of a week–long residential learning experience with the theme "A Week to Shape a Lifetime: A Lesson in Citizenship and Patriotism." Many events and activities helped the boys examine the operation of Indiana′s democratic form of government, the organization of political parties and the practical application of the knowledge gained from both.
Students ran for elected office, assembling campaigns and naming committee people to run those campaigns. "We had actual voting machines here for the delegates to view, brought in and staffed by Steuben County Circuit Court Clerk Diana Penick," said Trine Director of Conferences and Events Christina Johnson–Funk. Others chose different roles to study how government operates at the city, county, and state level, and learn the duties of the office holders associated with each level.
Students attended special schools focused upon law, media and politics, speech, leadership, legislative processes, military service careers, lobbying and law enforcement. Professionals including Trine Professor John Milliken and professors from Purdue, representatives from the Indiana State Police, the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, the Indiana General Assembly, local police and fire fighters and the Fort Wayne Journal–Gazette newspaper presented motivational, entertaining and informative classes.
"We are in the process of finalizing a new contract with Boys State. During this Boys State session, Trine was approved by their board as host for another five years," Johnson–Funk said.
Enrolled students and their parents and supporters visited campus June 22, 24 and 25 for summer orientation and registration (SOAR), for an opportunity to meet academic advisers, plan their first semester of classes, learn valuable information about resources at Trine and meet new and returning students.
New fall students also had a chance to meet with various campus offices and departments and community organizations, such as admission, academic advisors and support, local banks, Trine culinary service provider Bon Appetit, business office/student accounts, Cameron Memorial Community Hospital, campus safety, career services, counseling services, financial aid, housing, information technology, Trine music program, parents association, Air Force ROTC, student advocacy, student activities and Work Study.
SOAR allows the student and his or her support network to experience the university in depth and gain information to help them and their student as they enjoy the Trine experience.
Trine Athletics and Conferences and Events will offer a number of camps in Hershey Hall, the spacious new Keith E. Busse/Steel Dynamics Athletic and Recreation Center (ARC), and across campus this summer. Many include a stay in Trine apartment buildings. Here’s a list of main campus and Trine North campus events.
Hoosier Basketball Boys Camp
Ages 8-17, – July 18-22, 2010
Boys basketball camp. Directed by Trine University head men′s basketball coach, Rob Harmon
Register: http://www.trine.edu/athleticcamps – for additional info: Kristina Johnson, 260.665.4131
Team Pineapple Boys Volleyball Camp
Boys volleyball camp directed by Indiana–Purdue Fort Wayne head coach Arnie Ball and four–time Olympian and gold medalist Lloy Ball – July 25–28
Register: http://www.teampineapple.com/ – for additional info: Kristina Johnson, 260.665.4131
Indiana State Police Youth Career Camp
This co-ed career camp gives students in grades 9–12 an in–depth look at law enforcement, including conducting crime scene investigations and learning from professionals in the field – July 11–16
Register: http://www.trooper.org/camps – for additional info: Kristina Johnson, 260.665.4131
National Cheerleading Association/National Dance Alliance
The only NCA/NDA team cheerleading and dance camp combo in Indiana – July 8–11
Register: http://nca.varsity.com – for additional info: Kristina Johnson, 260.665.4131
Band Summer Camp
Trine University director of music Mark Kays will direct two band camp sessions, which will include practice on Trine′s beautiful artificial turf football field – July 25–30 and August 1–6
For information: Kristina Johnson, 260.665.4131
High School Soccer Team Camp
Team soccer camp includes practice time and games against other high school teams from the tri–state area. Directed by Trine men′s varsity head coach Mike Ferrell and women′s varsity head coach Terry Stefankiewicz
July 7–10 & July 11–14 (boys)
July 17–20 & July 21–24 (girls)
To register or for information: Kristina Johnson, 260.665.4131
ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Summer Science Camp
A two–week science, technology, engineering and math camp free to students in grades 6-8 who meet eligibility requirements. Indiana residents must live in Allen, DeKalb, Elkhart, Kosciusko, LaGrange, Noble, St. Joseph, Steuben or Whitley counties. Ohio residents must live in Defiance, Paulding or Williams counties – July 11– 23
To register: e-mail email@example.com – or visit http://www.theharrisfoundation.org
For information: Kristina Johnson, 260.665.4131
Kids ages 6–9 and 10–12 can take advantage of a hands-on program that uses LEGO MINDSTORMS as a way to cultivate an interest in technology and science. By beginning with a "programmable brick" and adding wheels, gears, levers, and pulleys, students will learn to build simple machines and mechanisms.
June 28-30 and July 12-14, ages 6–9
July 6-9 and July 26-29, ages 10–12
To register: Contact Wayne Mortorff, 260.624.2420, Ext. 101 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Alumni Save the Date(s)
Twentieth Annual Alumni and Friends Scholarship Golf Classic – Aug. 6, 2010.
"Community Night" at Fred Zollner Athletic Stadium. – Sept. 2, 2010.
Homecoming – Oct. 8-9, 2010.
Eighth Annual Black & White Scholarship Gala – Feb. 12, 2011.
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