Virtual Town Hall Features Sheriff Candidates

On October 20, students from six area high schools participated in the IPFW Virtual Town Hall forum with the candidates for Allen County Sheriff: Ken Fries, PJ Smith, and Tina Taviano. Andy Downs, director of the Mike Downs Center for Indiana Politics at IPFW, moderated the live, interactive discussion between the candidates and students. ACELINK provided technical support for the program. Participating high schools included: Anthis, Bishop Dwenger, Elmhurst, Leo, Paul Harding, and R. Nelson Snider,

The next virtual program is Friday, November 17, with Nelson Peters, Allen County Commissioner. Congressman Mark Souder is the guest scheduled for the December 8 program.

For more information or to register your class for this free program, contact me.


Don't Miss the Free Virtual Surgeries!

ACELINK is supporting access to two high-quality interactive videoconferences from COSI Columbus: Total Knee Replacement Surgery and a Virtual Autopsy. We only have two slots left in the year for both programs, and they will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. These programs are targeted toward secondary students in a Science or Health curriculum. Typically, we've had juniors and seniors from Anatomy and Physiology classes participate.

There is only one slot open for each of the 90 minute programs listed below. The dates/times for the events that we have available are:
Total Knee
Feb. 14 at 11 a.m.
April 18 at 11 a.m.

Virtual Autopsy
April 13 at 11 a.m.
May 22 at 9 a.m.

Please check your calendar before requesting any of these programs. A teacher's kit and program preparation guide will be provided in advance with your confirmation. Contact me at 481-0747 to request a COSI program, or fax the ACELINK Program Request form to me (available on the ACELINK website).