Gala generosity sets record
TSU's Black and White Scholarship Gala, Feb. 16, in Ketner Sports Center shattered all previous giving records for the event by garnering nearly $80,000 for TSU student scholarships.
International Night a delight
Tri-State Universityís 40th annual International Night and Cultural Celebration drew a record crowd to its new location in the University Center on Saturday, April 5. Around 500 people packed Fabiani Theatre for performances by TSU international students.
WEAX has new home
WEAX 88.3-FM celebrated two milestones when manager Josh Hornbacher launched a new morning show in March. The station reaches the 30-year mark this year, and has recently moved its operation to a new studio and offices in the University Center.
A true leader set to speak
John M. Mutz, a consultant and private investor who served Indiana as lieutenant governor, senator, and congressman for over 20 years, will be the speaker for Tri-State Universityís 149th commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 3.
Fall enrollment figures
The Office of Admission forecasts 500 new students and sets total enrollment at 1,325 at the main Angola campus in fall 2008. The new student number slightly exceeds last yearís fall enrollment, the best at the university in over 20 years.
Alumni to meet at IMS
Join TSU for the Indianapolis Motor Speedway's Pole Day qualifications May 10, as they prepare to set the field for the 92nd running of the Indianapolis 500. Contact Julie Wert at 260.665.4316 for tickets or information.
Engineering graduates will repeat the oath of their profession when they participate in the Order of the Engineer ceremony at 4 p.m. in Best Hall Room 229.
Graduates-to-be are invited to kick back with family and friends and celebrate their accomplishments at Senior Celebration, an evening of food, fun, and entertainment beginning at 6 p.m. in Hershey Hallís Ketner Sports Center. Live music and a variety of food will be featured.
The universityís administration, faculty, and staff will meet in Ketner Sports Center, Hershey Hall, for an annual breakfast at 7:45 a.m. on commencement day, followed by the presentation of awards by TSU President Dr. Earl Brooks II at 8:15 a.m.
TSUís 149th commencement will begin at 10 a.m. in Hershey Hall.
- Ground has been broken for the first of four new student apartment buildings to be situated on Zollner Golf Course?
- Shive Field is undergoing major construction in order to showcase a new football, soccer, and lacrosse field by fall?
- TSU has passed the $77 million mark on its way to a $90 million Vision for the Future goal?
Look to the links
Alumni and friends will tee up for a good cause on Friday, Aug. 1, when the 18th annual Alumni and Friends Golf Outing hits the fairways at Zollner Golf Course. Morning and afternoon flights will be offered, and a variety of sponsorships to show support for TSU are available.
Friends phone in funds
Once again the Annual Fund Phonathonís spring and fall installments increased donations for scholarships and campus initiatives.
Here are the numbers:
- Total amount this session: $88,403
- Total calls made: 33,268
- Total supporter contributions made: 1,251
- Total Fall contributions combined: $178,340
- Total annual initiative: $266,743
- Total increase from last year $118,598
The generosity of the volunteers manning the phones, and the supporters reaching into their pockets to give, is appreciated by the Office of Alumni and Development, which directs the fundraising effort each year.
Campaign crests at over $77 million
TSUís Vision for the Future capital campaign crossed the $77 million mark in March on the way to a $90 million goal by December, 2009. The new total includes recent in-kind gifts of $11.5 million and planned gifts of $18.2 million from TSU friends and alumni. The generosity and vision of these donors cannot be overstated, as we will rely upon their continued support and that of others like them to raise the nearly $13 million remaining by the goal date.
Spreading spring, hope, and cheer
TSU participated in a March Easter project to guard against the abuse and neglect of children, in conjunction with the Northern Indiana Alumni Directors Consortium (NIADC). Students, faculty, and staff members gathered in TSUís University Center to fill over 100 Easter baskets with treats for donation to children who otherwise may not have received an Easter basket. The project supports Stop Child Abuse and Neglect (SCAN), an organization dedicated to bettering the lives of children.
Foundation is TSU's B.E.S.T. friend
The Dekko Foundation of Kendallville, Ind. has extended a $22,200 grant to Tri-State University for B.E.S.T. (Bolting into Engineering, Science, and Technology) Camp. The camp exposes students in grades 6-8 to science, technology, and engineering in a fun, hands-on way, and encourages them to seek careers in those areas. Projects centered on civil, mechanical, and electrical engineering, computer-aided drafting, chemistry, and material science are explored, and students tour a manufacturing facility. Kids enjoy snacks and a learning adventure with TSU engineering experts. TSU provides transportation from the Fort Wayne area.
Spring athletes take the stage
Defending MIAA softball champion TSU has gotten off to a hot start in the 2008 season, with a record of 14-2. The TSU baseball team continues to improve after a 9-10 start. Russell Dill is currently ranked #2 in the NCAA in the 110-meter high hurdles after running a time of 14.7, which is also a provisional qualifying mark for the NCAA meet.
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