updated: 1/27/2010 9:34:02 AM

IU, Ivy Tech to Co-Sponsor Indiana Latino Conference

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More than 250 high school and college students are expected to attend the Indiana Latino Leadership Conference next month in Valparaiso. Indiana University Bloomington and Ivy Tech Community College are co-sponsoring the event, which is designed to cultivate leadership among Latino students. The one day conference promotes scholarship and provides a forum for an exchange of ideas and shared values.

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VALPARAISO -- La Casa, the Latino Culture Center at Indiana University Bloomington, will co-sponsor the 11th annual Indiana Latino Leadership Conference with Ivy Tech Community College. The conference will take place Feb. 27 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Ivy Tech's Valparaiso Campus (3100 Ivy Tech Drive).

"I really believe in this conference," said Lillian Casillas, director of La Casa. "I see the connections that occur among the students across schools and how it helps prepare them to become better leaders in their schools and communities."

The one-day conference is titled "A Call to Action: From Dreams to Realities." This will be the 11th year IU has sponsored the conference and the first year for Ivy Tech to host the event, which is designed to cultivate leadership among Latino students.

Each year, the conference draws more than 350 Latino high school and college students from across Indiana.

The Indiana Latino Leadership Conference promotes scholarship, leadership development and empowerment and provides participating students with a forum in which they can exchange of ideas and discuss shared values.

For more information about the conference or to register online, see http://www.ivytech.edu/northwest/A_ILLC2010/. The fee for students is $10.

Individuals or organizations interested in securing a booth during the conference, may contact Tari Morales at tmorales@indiana.edu or Molly Borneman at mborneman@ivytech.edu. The cost for non-profit organizations (including student groups) is $25 and for for-profit organizations the cost is $50. Booths must be purchased by Feb. 5.

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VALPARAISO -- Ivy Tech Community College students and Indiana University Bloomington students from the Latino Cultural Center (La Casa) will co-sponsor the 11th annual Indiana Latino Leadership Conference.

The one-day conference will be held February 27, 2010, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Ivy Techís Valparaiso Campus. This year's theme is "A Call to Action: From Dreams to Realities." This will be the 11th year IU has sponsored the conference, but it will be the first year for Ivy Tech to host the event. The conference is designed to cultivate leadership among Latino students.

The annual conference hosts more than 350 Latino high school and college students from across Indiana.

The mission of the Indiana Latino Leadership Conference is to celebrate the uniqueness of Latino students in a forum by and for students. The forum seeks to cultivate the exchange of ideas, values, and beliefs in order to promote scholarship, leadership development, and empowerment of Indianaís college and high school Latinos.

The conference is open to the public and registration can be completed online at http://www.ivytech.edu/northwest/A_ILLC2010/. The fee for students is $10.

Individuals or organizations interested in securing a booth during the conference, may contact Tari Morales at tmorales@indiana.edu or Molly Borneman at mborneman@ivytech.edu. The cost for non-profit organizations (including student groups) is $25 and for for-profit organizations the cost is $50. Booths must be purchased by February 5.

For more information about the conference, visit: http://www.ivytech.edu/northwest/A_ILLC2010/.

Ivy Tech Community College is the stateís largest public post-secondary institution and the nationís largest, singly-accredited statewide community college system with more than 130,000 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.

Source: Ivy Tech Community College

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