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Ivy Tech hosts college classes for kids on main campus

June 9, 2010

Bloomington, Ind.Ivy Tech’s Bloomington campus is hosting its annual College for Kids, for children ages 11 to 14. Summer classes began on June 7 and will run in one week sessions through July 2.

College for Kids introduces 14 new classes this year, one of which will provide kids the opportunity to build models of planes and ships from World War II and interview heroes who fought in the war.

Susie Graham, Ivy Tech Director of the Center for Lifelong Learning says that Veteran Binford elementary teacher and World War II historian Kurt Shedlak has developed four WWII classes that bring the war years to life for children. “Kurt’s passion for World War II is infectious,” Graham said. “Many students view studying the war with him as a high point in their sixth grade experience. We’re thrilled to have him back with the College for Kids program.”

Ivy Tech’s Center for Lifelong Learning has partnered again with the City of Bloomington Parks and Recreation’s Kid City program to provide College for Kids. Classes are held in the morning at Ivy Tech Bloomington’s main campus, and then summer campers are transported to Rhino’s Youth Center to meet Kid City staff for lunch, games, field trips or swimming.

Additional College for Kids sessions begin June 14, June 21, and June 28. Parents still have time to sign up their kids for classes like Discover the Universe, WWII, Advanced Rocketry, Animation, Digging up the Past, and Number Crunchers.

To sign up or for more information visit and click on College for Kids, or call (812) 330-6042.

Ivy Tech Community College is the state’s largest public post-secondary institution and the nation’s largest singly-accredited statewide community college system with more than 150,000 students enrolled annually.  Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana.  It serves as the state's engine of workforce development, offering affordable degree programs and training that are aligned with the needs of its community along with courses and programs that transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana.  It is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association.