Speed Limit Ordinances Nearly Complete

The Marshall County Commissioners will be reviewing two speed limit ordinances at their upcoming November meeting.

County Attorney Jim Clevenger told the commissioners this week that he’s still working on an ordinance that would reduce the speed limit on 10B Road adjacent to Ancilla College. It was suggested to lower the speed limit to 35 mph on that road for the safety of students who walk along the road by the Lake House. Clevenger is still researching the distance to include in the ordinance.

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Here/Hear is Bringing Their Mental Illness and Mental Health Initiative to Ancilla College

Here/Hear is a nonprofit organization, based out of Plymouth, which works with a number of initiatives in order to help with mental illness. This week, the director of the organization Dr. Nate Crawford will be delivering his lecture, “Taking Care of Me: Tips for Living Well” as a part of The Lampen Lecture series at Ancilla College.

The Lampen Lecture series was named for Ancilla’s first president Sr. Joel Lampen and though it is sponsored by the college and the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ, residents of surrounding communities are encouraged to attend the free lecture series any time.

On Thursday, October 19th Dr. Crawford will be speaking in Cana Hall at 12:45 p.m. (EDT). His organization creates content for the web that helps people navigate the issues surrounding mental illness and they speak with students and parents about the affliction. Their mission statement says that they believe music and the arts provide a great way to engage people in conversations about mental illness and mental health.

President of Hoosier Racing Tire Awarded 1st Source Community Leadership Award

The President of Hoosier Racing Tire Corporation, John DeSalle was recently recognized at a luncheon where he was one of ten recipients of the 1st Source Bank 2017 Ernestine M. Raclin Community Leadership Award. DeSalle has helped generate millions of dollars for multiple projects within the community through his work with various organizations.

DeSalle works closely with the South Bend Elkhart Regional Development Authority, Ancilla College, the Blue Ribbon Committee for the Boys and Girls Club of Marshall County and the Northern Indiana Workforce Board. He has the desire to make the community a better place to live, work and raise families. Continue reading

FAFSA 101: PHS Parent Workshop Tonight

Graphic Designed by PHS Senior Josie Koontz

Parents of senior students from Plymouth High School, Weidner School of Inquiry and surrounding schools are invited to attend an hour long FAFSA workshop at 5:30 p.m. tonight in the PHS cafeteria.

The FAFSA is an application that helps determine financial aid eligibility for students applying to college. The application must be filled out and submitted each academic year and in order to be considered for federal student aid for the 2017/18 award year, the application needs to be submitted by midnight on June 30th, 2018. Continue reading

Marshall County Promise Program Inspires Young Students To Start Considering College

Local kindergartners and first-grade students will be taking trips out to Ancilla College through the Marshall County Promise Program Walk into the Future event. This is the second year the program has taken place Ancilla. The superintendent at Triton Schools, Donna Burroughs said the program is a way to get young students to start considering further education now.

“It’s a part of our promise program where we’re trying to encourage kids to think about the importance of education and where they might want to go in the future and just introduce them to the idea of what a college is.” Burroughs said. Continue reading

September Marks the Start of Ancilla Community Choir Rehearsals

The Ancilla Domini Community Choir and Orchestra will be performing Handel’s Messiah this November. However, before they can grace the stage with a completed performance, they have to practice first.

Rehearsals are held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. every Tuesday in September and October except for the 31st, which will be moved to the November first. The choir will have its final two rehearsals on November 7th and 14th before their performance Saturday November 18th. Continue reading

Blueberry Bicycle Cruise set for Sept. 2

An annual fundraiser for the Ancilla College Alumni Association is set to take you on a scenic tour through Marshall County on your bicycle.

The Blueberry Bicycle Cruise is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 2 and will cover 31, 41, or 62 miles as it has for the past 27 years. The event, in association with the annual Marshall County Blueberry Festival, serves as a fundraiser to help give scholarships to Ancilla College students every year.

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Ancilla College Introduces APAC Program

An open house and ribbon cutting ceremony was held Tuesday morning to usher in a new chapter to the array of specialized programs that Ancilla College offers its students. The Autism Program at Ancilla College (APAC) will help students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) to build social and workplace skills along with academic and real-world knowledge.

Students with ASD may have superior intellectual ability but are challenged in social situations or have a communication gap. The APAC will allow growth in these aspects as the students gather skills in their post-secondary education.

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Ancilla College Open House Set for Today

Officials at Ancilla College invite you to an open house today from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on the campus.

Prospective students, high school athletes, adults, and military veterans are invited to the event to inquire about earning a college degree. The general public is also invited to learn more about the facility that holds a bright spot in Marshall County.

Counselors, faculty and staff will be on hand to answer any questions about a wide variety of degree options, scholarships, classes, plus campus programs and activities.

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Ancilla College Schedules July Open House

An open house for high school athletes, adults and military veterans is set for Thursday, July 20 at Ancilla College.

Prospective students interested in earning a college degree can visit the campus from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Counselors, faculty and staff will be on hand to answer any questions about a wide variety of degree options, scholarships, classes, plus campus programs and activities.

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Earthworks Summer Curriculum Released

This summer’s curriculum for the Earthworks organization at The Center at Donaldson is based on the DNR’s “Project Wild” program. This curriculum provides a wide range of environmental activities for children.

According to Adam Thada, Ecological Relationships Director at The Center at Donaldson, trail cameras will be installed to study the lives of the wildlife on campus. Children participating in the program will learn about the animals seen on campus and their habitat.

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Ancilla College Celebrates Nursing Graduates

Six nurses were honored on Sunday during the annual Nursing Professional Pinning Ceremony at Ancilla College.

According to Dr. Ann Fitzgerald, Director of Nursing and Health Sciences at Ancilla College, the pin the nurses receive represents the hard work, dedication, professionalism, and ministry of each graduate who identifies with Ancilla College and the profession of nursing.

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Ancilla College to Offer Program for Non-English Speaking Students

Students who speak English as a second language will have a program to help them develop college-level English language and study skills.

Ancilla College is launching a new program this fall to support these students to assist them in being successful at the school. Specially designed classes at Ancilla will expand language knowledge and communication skills that align with the liberal arts curriculum and the Ancilla College English Language Program (ACEL).

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