1.13.2006

IPFW Links Schools with Mayor

Today we hosted the first IPFW Virtual Town Hall Series with our guest, Fort Wayne Mayor Graham Richard. Three local schools joined the discussion with IPFW's Andy Downs. The schools were: Bishop Dwenger, Carroll High School and Aboite Elementary. The Mayor talked with students about the importance of the "innovation infrastructure" that he's been strongly supporting in Fort Wayne. He talked to students from the City/County building via the Allen County Education Network and IPFW's distance learning resources.

Students asked great questions like, "How could technology be used to advance opportunities for the Arts to students in Fort Wayne," and "Who has the mayor worked with to create his technology philosophy/policies".

The next program in the series will be February 10 at 9:30 a.m. and our featured guest will be Congressman Mark Souder. Schools can still join the series by contacting me at schaufes@ipfw.edu.

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