University news – April 20

Medical assisting program re-accredited

Ivy Tech Community College — Columbus’ medical assisting program has been re-accredited for 10 years by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Programs.

This includes the associate of applied science and the technical certificate programs in the medical assisting discipline at the college.

Re-accreditation involves a multiple-day site visit by a panel of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board which examines data for the programs, meets with students, faculty, staff and advisory board members and then makes a recommendation.

Preparation for re-accreditation involves a year-long process including a self-study, identifying and providing statistics for each specific area to be taught and assembling data for the review.

ReTh!nk: Design That Matters schedules session

The School of Fine Arts & Design at Ivy Tech Community College-Columbus has scheduled the final session of its ReTh!nk: Design That Matters series from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday.

The session will be in the Lecture Hall at the Columbus Learning Center, 4555 Central Ave. with registration at 8:30 a.m.; reservations are not required.

Guest presenters include Jon Racek, (Play360/Indiana University), Michael Bricker (People for Urban Progress), Richard McCoy (Columbus Design Landmarks) and Tricia Gilson (Columbus Indiana Architectural Archives).

Lunch will be provided.

In the afternoon session, students will present their concepts for the State Street of Tomorrow. Presentations will focus on archival history, branding, retail ideas, festivals and events.

The State Street Corridor project, which is the focus of the series, is designed to improve the functionality, walkability and economic vitality of the area.

Information: 812-374-5139;