School of Business Lecture Series Starts Today At Ivy Tech


Annual Lecture Series, this year featuring Chamber CEO

6 p.m., Wednesday, April 10

Ivy Tech Community College

Vectren Auditorium (Room 147)

President and CEO of the Southwest Indiana Chamber Tara Barney will be the culminating speaker in the 2019 School of Business Speaker Series at Ivy Tech Community College on Wednesday, April 10. This presentation in the annual series, sponsored by Banterra Bank, will be at 6 p.m. in Vectren Auditorium.  It is free and open to the public.

Barney will present the keynote address, “Intentional Collisions.”  She said the topic will address how to apply the science of “thinking outside the box” by seeking out spontaneous opportunities to build a stronger community in the workplace. “As you put yourself out there with diverse thinkers, you will find your superpower, your unique leadership skill,” Barney said. She will address how to pick up some ideas on how to identify it, harness it, and hone it to build your personal career brand.


Students Prepare for EMT Testing-April 11

Paramedic Training (hands-on; live)

Thursday, April 11, 9 a.m.

Ivy Tech Community College
3501 N. First Avenue
Room 219

Background: Thursday is the final paramedic training event prior to Ivy Tech students taking the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians Psychomotor Skills Exam on Saturday. The Paramedic Science program prepares students to recognize, assess, and manage medical emergencies in pre-hospital and clinical settings. Includes instruction in emergency surgical procedures; medical triage; rescue operations; patient stabilization, monitoring, and care; drug administration; identification and preliminary diagnosis of diseases and injuries; and professional standards and regulations. There are more than 220 openings annually for positions in this field. Students benefit from 360 hours of clinical experience, 400 hours of an internship using hands-on experiences in actual patient care settings. The curriculum is a careful mix of lecture, demonstration, in-class skill practice sessions and clinical rotations. Through all of these experiences, students obtain the knowledge and skills to allow them to function in the ever changing world of Emergency Medical Services.

The Paramedic Science program is a selective admission program. When students apply to the College, they will be accepted into Healthcare Specialist with a concentration in Paramedic Science while you complete the prerequisite requirements. The Paramedic Science program accepts a limited number of students each year and there is a separate application process.

This year’s class of students are benefitting from the generosity of long-time Ivy Tech Donor Gayle Rood. She is funding the cost of the Psychomotor Skills Exam for students in their final semester. Rood began a scholarship endowment in 2008, in memory of her late husband, Joe.

Joe was certified as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) instructor and as an EMT-Paramedic in 1970. He founded the Wisconsin EMT Association and served as the editor of the Wisconsin EMT Association Journal from 1971 to 1975. In 1975, he moved to College Park, MD, to become the senior instructor and coordinator of EMT training for the University of Maryland Fire and Rescue Institute. Joe joined the staff of Deaconess Hospital in 1977. During his 28-year career at the hospital, he served as Emergency Medical Services Coordinator and a Clinical Quality Improvement Analyst. He also served as the external liaison for emergency communications.


Contact at the Event: Chuck Dietrick, assistant professor and program chair of Paramedic Science


Go IVY Day-April 12

High School Students Interested in Attending Ivy Tech Work Through Enrollment Steps

Friday, April 12, 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

Ivy Tech Evansville Campus
3501 N. First Avenue, Evansville

Approximately 170 area high school students will work though the enrollment process, do breakout sessions on all things involving enrollment, financial aid, transferring credits, etc. Best photo/video opportunities will be around noon during lunch. Fun activities, games, giveaways, etc… will take place in the Koch Student Center (Commons).



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