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Science Central back to School Year Hours

Posted by on August 20, 2018 | 0 comments

Science Central back to School Year Hours

Science Central returns to School Year Hours Science Central’s hours have changed! After a wonderful summer we are returning to School Year Hours. From now through next summer, our regular operating hours (excluding certain holidays) are: • Monday & Tuesday: CLOSED • Wednesday – Friday: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. • Saturday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. • Sunday: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. Please note that Science Central will be closed for two weeks in September for our annual Fall Shutdown. This is the time of year where we close to the public to make repairs and install exhibits, and perform routine maintenance on our building. We will be closed to the public during the week and open on the weekends during the Shutdown: • Sept. 3 – 7: CLOSED • Sept. 8: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. • Sept. 9: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. • Sept. 10 – 14: CLOSED • Sept. 15: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. • Sept. 16: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. For more information about Science Central’s hours or admission prices, please visit our...

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Sci-Fi Central returns with new experiences this October

Posted by on August 16, 2018 | 0 comments

Sci-Fi Central returns with new experiences this October

Experience something new at Sci-Fi Central on Oct. 6! We are adding some new things to our annual science fiction and pop culture mini-convention this year, like a cosplay contest, new vendors and more! Join the cosplay contest to show off your costuming and makeup skills! The first place finisher in the contest will win a gift package of fun prizes, with second and third place finishers getting special recognition at the event. All cosplays must be family-friendly and follow all the rules & regulations. The deadline to pre-register is Sept. 30, and participants may register the day of the event if space is available. Bravas, Kona Ice, Ivy Tech’s Grasshopper, and Whip & Chill food trucks will be open in the Science Central parking lot for the event. There will also be other local merchandise vendors throughout the building with comics, collectibles, and more for sale! Do you and a group have a special presentation on a science fiction or pop culture topic? We want to invite you to be one of our panel discussions this year! Space is limited, but registrations are still open. Of course, our favorites are also returning this year The Midwest R2 Builder’s Club, Dagorhir, Harry Potter activities, Virtual Reality, and 501st Legion are all back for another great event! Sci-Fi Central is $9 for ages 3 and up, free for children 2 and under and Science Central Members. Tickets are available online for purchase in...

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Science Central and Hop River team up for FrankenBrew

Posted by on August 8, 2018 | 0 comments

Science Central and Hop River team up for FrankenBrew

Science Central and Hop River Brewing Company have teamed up to bring you FrankenBrew, a two-part adult event! Join us for part one, The Lab, at Hop River Brewing on Sept. 10 for a behind-the-scenes look at the science of brewing. Then, help decide what goes into the new FrankenBrew! Now through Aug. 27, advance tickets for The Lab are $25. Prices will increase to $30 on Aug. 28 and be available until the day of the event or until sold out. Science Central will host part two, The Reveal, on Oct. 13. Participants in The Reveal will get to taste the FrankenBrew creation, as well as enjoy Frankenstein themed activities, FrankenTacos, and a special historical tour of Science Central. Advance discount tickets will also be available for The Reveal at a later date, so keep checking back! We hope to see you at this exciting community partnership...

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Join Science Central for the next AWS Special Abilities Day

Posted by on August 8, 2018 | 0 comments

Join Science Central for the next AWS Special Abilities Day

Science Central is excited to offer the next Special Abilities Day on Saturday, Aug. 18! Through the generous support of the AWS Foundation, this program is free to members of the community with special abilities.with pre-registration. Science Central will be open to the general public on Aug. 18 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Special STEAM activities at this AWS Special Abilities Day will relate to Solar Science, and are made possible by the support of the Indiana Arts Commission, Arts United, and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. In order to be inclusive of everyone in our community, Science Central makes the following modifications to exhibits and programming on Special Abilities Days: • Lower ambient sound levels • Increased light in areas that are usually dark • Access to listening devices • Less crowded environment • Extra staff on hand • Additional demonstrations with extra tactile stimulation • Access to a private changing table • Access to a quiet room For more information about AWS Special Abilities Days or to register, visit Science Central’s...

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Tickets for Mixology: Battle of the Bartenders III now on sale

Posted by on August 2, 2018 | Comments Off on Tickets for Mixology: Battle of the Bartenders III now on sale

Tickets for Mixology: Battle of the Bartenders III now on sale

Now is the time to get your tickets to Mixology: Battle of the Bartenders III! Show your support for Science Central at our annual 21+ fundraiser on Nov. 9! Enjoy an evening filled with great food, cocktails, entertainment, a silent auction, and of course, science! Step back in time and come dressed in your best Roaring 20s attire for this year’s Speakeasy theme! Now through Aug. 31, take advantage of the advance discount ticket price. Not only will guests get a discounted ticket price, they will also get one extra drink ticket per person! Discount tickets are: • Single Adult: $55 • Includes 3 drink tickets • Couple: $110 • Includes 6 drink tickets • Group (6 people): $300 • Includes 18 drink tickets Tables are not included with your tickets, so don’t forget to reserve yours when you buy your tickets! Tables prices are: • Seats up to 6: $100 • Seats up to 8: $150 Click here to purchase tickets and tables! Sponsorship opportunities for Mixology are still available. To guarantee full sponsorship benefits, please pledge support by Sept. 15. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, please contact us at development@sciencecentral.org or 260-424-2400 ext....

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Books Come Alive: ACPL Personifies Diversity With The Human Library

Posted by on July 30, 2018 | Comments Off on Books Come Alive: ACPL Personifies Diversity With The Human Library

Books Come Alive: ACPL Personifies Diversity With The Human Library

  The old adage “a book comes to life” will certainly ring true on August the 4th at the Allen County Public Library. Members of the community will have a chance to meet human “books” on display, as they each share their unique journeys. The event will bring together a diverse and collective group of people from different walks of life to inspire in-depth dialogue and conversation in a welcoming, intentional and inspiring atmosphere. From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday August 4th, The Human Library will host more than 30 human books from our local community available to “loan out” for conversations and inquiries. There will also be panel discussions available for those who might not be as comfortable with checking out an individual “book”. Come out and be a part of Fort Wayne’s first Human Library and emerge a more informed, well-read citizen of Fort...

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Taking Flight at Sweet Aviation

Posted by on June 2, 2018 | Comments Off on Taking Flight at Sweet Aviation

Taking Flight at Sweet Aviation

Interview with Joel Pierce, Sweet Aviation (Video)  1955 North American T-28 Trojan 1945 North American AT-6 Texan Helicopter and Airplane Rides for All...

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Build Your Career HERE: Online Education

Posted by on May 30, 2018 | Comments Off on Build Your Career HERE: Online Education

Build Your Career HERE: Online Education

Education doesn’t always end after high school or even college. Even though life often takes us by the hand and drags us in directions we don’t expect, we have control over bettering ourselves for the sake of our career and personal development.  One way you can do this is through online education. Online education is great for working parents, seasoned professionals, and anyone that is just looking to keep their mind active. If you are in northeast Indiana, you have a variety of local colleges and universities that can guide you to your career and education goals. Whether you are looking into finally get that diploma or going for an advanced degree, these local institutions offer various programs that can help anyone take the next step in bettering their career. While I don’t have the time or space to cover every local college or university, here are a few that are developing easy to use online programs that will get you started on your higher education journey. Where to get an Online Education in Northeast Indiana? University of St. Francis USF is known for excellence in education and community involvement. It is no surprise that the degree programs available for online students are designed for busy individuals that are making the community a better place. According to the university, their online environment enables personal and professional transformation that prepares graduates for challenges in any functional area anywhere in the world. Business Nursing The purpose of the RN to BSN program is to allow licensed Registered Nurses with a diploma or Associates Degree to earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree.* Education The Department of Education offers both undergraduate and graduate programs leading to teacher licensure in thirteen areas. At the graduate level, the department offers a totally online Master of Arts in Teaching, Transition to Teaching licensure program in secondary education, and Master of Science in Education degree in Special Education. The fully online master’s degree in Special Education offers licensure in Mild Intervention and Intense Intervention. The Education Department, in conjunction with the Psychology Department, also offers an on campus Master of Science in Education degree in School Counseling.* *Statements from university program descriptions If you are looking to apply, fill out an application today! If you want to talk to an admissions representative, you can contact a team member for more information. Indiana Tech Indiana Tech has one of the most robust online programs in the area. If you are looking for a buffet of options, they are the school to pursue. Programs heavily represented are business, criminal justice and computer science, which are all great choices if you are planning on building upon your current job skills. Indiana Tech offers degrees of all levels from A.S. to Ph.D. College of Business: Accounting, A.S. and B.S. Business Administration – Accounting, MBA Business Administration – Entrepreneurial Studies, B.S. Business Administration – Business Communications, B.S. Business Administration – Financial Services, B.S. Business Administration – Health Care Admin, B.S. Business Administration –Health Care Management, MBA Business Administration –Human Resources, B.S. and MBA Business Administration –Management Info. Systems, B.S. Business Administration –Management, A.S., B.S. and MBA Business Administration – Marketing, B.S. and MBA Global Leadership, Ph.D. Management, M.S. Organizational Leadership, B.S. and M.S. College of Arts and Sciences Child Development, B.S....

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Entrepreneurship Activities, Events, and Camps for Students / NEI Entrepreneurship Digest

Posted by on April 30, 2018 | Comments Off on Entrepreneurship Activities, Events, and Camps for Students / NEI Entrepreneurship Digest

Entrepreneurship Activities, Events, and Camps for Students / NEI Entrepreneurship Digest

The Northeast Indiana Entrepreneurship Digest is a recurring series of curated posts highlighting entrepreneurship, start-ups and small businesses in the Fort Wayne area. Contact Living Fort Wayne at info@livingfortwayne.com if you have stories or information to share. Entrepreneurship Activities, Events and Camps for Students Do you have a student in your life who is interested in building up their skills to someday start their very own business? Organizations from around the area have put together several summer-only and year-round resources to help students succeed in entrepreneurship. Let’s take a look at some highlights! Lemonade Day – Northeast Indiana Lemonade Day in Northeast Indiana empowers young people to become tomorrow’s entrepreneurs by enabling them to participate in a free experiential learning program where they are taught to own and operate their own lemonade stand. Date – May 19, 2018 Junior Achievement of Northern Indiana Do you remember Junior Achievement representatives visiting your classroom when you were a student in northeast Indiana? Junior Achievement (JA) continues to provide valuable resources to students from elementary school to high school. JA teaches basic business, career, workplace and economics concepts to kindergarten to 5th grade students. In addition to this, JA BizTown is a fully-simulated town where students are immersed in lessons and hands-on activities as they develop skills to participate in the economy. Junior Achievement Youth Entrepreneurship Camp This five-day summer camp is aimed at students going into grades six through eight in 2018-19. Monday-Friday, June 18-22, 2018 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM JA BizTown – 601 Noble Drive, Fort Wayne, IN Northeast Indiana Innovation Center (NIIC) Student Venture Lab (SVL) Program The Student Venture Lab program by the Northeast Indiana Innovation Center guides northeast Indiana high school and college students through three phases of venture formation: Phase 1 – Product Pitch Phase 2 – Product Execution Phase 3 – Product Launch Learn more on the NIIC’s website. South Bend Code School at Start Fort Wayne The South Bend Code School has partnered with Start Fort Wayne to expose students ages 11-18 to relevant technology skills and technology-related education and career paths. Students may take the skills they develop in this code school and apply it to their future careers or to a future business venture. Purdue Fort Wayne Continuing Studies – Summer Entrepreneurship Camp for Teens In the Purdue Fort Wayne Continuing Studies Summer Entrepreneurship Camp for Teens, High school-aged participants will learn their personal work style, motivators and skill sets as they develop their business idea. Participants will be guided through the start-up process by local business innovators who are passionate about helping the next generation succeed in serving the marketplace and the community. Monday-Wednesday, June 18-20, 2018 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM IPFW Helmke Library (Monday and Tuesday) Downtown Fort Wayne (Wednesday) *Disclosure – Blog writer is an employee of Purdue University Fort Wayne and assisting on the organizing for this event. Believe in A Dream – Believe in Your Business  Believe in Your Business prepares high school students in their journey to starting and owning their own ventures. Currently BIYB is creating programming for students to explore entrepreneurship by getting hands-on experience without being required to start a business while in school. Young Entrepreneurs Meetup by Believe in Your Business This program by Believe in a Dream’s Believe in...

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This Week In Entrepreneurship – April 3, 2018

Posted by on April 3, 2018 | Comments Off on This Week In Entrepreneurship – April 3, 2018

This Week In Entrepreneurship – April 3, 2018

“This Week in Entrepreneurship” is a weekly digest of entrepreneurship and small business activities in northeast Indiana. There is a ton of activity in the area and each week we compile highlights for current and prospective small business owners from a variety of sources. Read this week’s “Entrepreneurship Spotlight” on Conntempo Boutique in our blog. Previously at 1 Million Cups Fort Wayne 1 Million Cups is an event for local entrepreneurs to meet and present their startups to the thriving peer network of founders in Fort Wayne. The events occur almost every Wednesday morning at 9 a.m. at Sweetwater. Visit their website for more information. Last week’s presentation was from Kristine Logan Photography. Read and Subscribe to Start Fort Wayne’s monthly newsletter Start Fort Wayne has helped entrepreneurs turn ideas into growth-oriented businesses, since 2015. Each month they compile a newsletter of entrepreneurship-related events and happenings. View April’s newsletter here and subscribe at the top left of your screen. Notes from Around the Region News Resources from our news partner, Input Fort Wayne. Input Fort Wayne (inputfortwayne.com) is a news resource that has a “mission is to ignite passion and inspire innovation in northeast Indiana by highlighting bold startups, places, projects, and ideas.” Below are select entrepreneurship and small business-related pieces from Input. New pieces on a variety of topics are being released weekly. Subscribe to their weekly newsletter to have content delivered straight to your inbox. New Content Organizations join forces to address systemic problems Better together: Cities drive economic growth with greater inclusion Regional Event Highlights 1 Million Cups Fort Wayne Network with other entrepreneurs and supporters over coffee from Fort Wayne’s Utopian Coffee on the Sweetwater campus. This event recurs weekly each Wednesday from 9-10 am, unless otherwise noted. This week’s presentation – TBD – Check their Facebook page for any updates. Founders + Coffee Location – Atrium Thursday, April 5, 2018 – 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Repeats Monthly on the First Thursday of the Month Art Night at Atrium Location – Atrium Friday, April 6, 2018 – 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM The Story Cafe Pop-up Location – Artlink Saturday, April 7, 2018 – 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM Coders +=Beer Location – Atrium Monday, April 9, 2018 – 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM Student Entrepreneurship Trade Show Location – The City Exchange Shops Thursday, April 12, 2018 – 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM Learning Lunch Location – Atrium Friday, April 13, 2018 – 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Learning Lunch Seminars take place on the second Friday of every month. Fort Wayne Engage 2018 Location – Indiana Wesleyan University Fort Wayne Education and Conference Center Saturday, April 14, 2018 – 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM Young Entrepreneurs Meetup – April 2018 Location – IPFW Helmke Library Saturday, April 14, 2018 – 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM The NIIC Ideas@work 5th Annual Signature Event Location – Parkview Mirro Center for Research Tuesday, April 17, 2018 – 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM Keynote Speaker – Angie Hicks – “What Does It Mean to be an Entrepreneur?” Intellectual Property Workshop Location – Ivy Tech North Campus, Keith Busse Technology Center Tuesday, April 17, 2018 – 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM National Small Business Week Sunday, April 29 – Saturday, May 5, 2018 Other events links Current Fort Wayne calendar (general events) Elevate...

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