El día 18 de Abril el grupo Folklórico de Elkhart participó en un evento organizado por la escuela Roosevelt con motivo de dar a conocer una parte del folklore Mexicano. En la foto aparecen: Luis Pulido, Leno Morales, Lupita Zepeda, Directora del Grupo, Victor Castrejón y Edson García.


Genevieve Carreno daughter of Sonny and Liza Carreno.


Ivy Tech Makes Commitment To Warsaw

Ivy Tech State College officials presented several pieces of good news this morning during a community meeting at the Kosciusko County Foundation building.

Not only will the local campus move from Lakeview Middle School to the United Office Complex ­ showing its commitment to the Warsaw community ­ the board of trustees has allocated funds to lease and renovate the building.

Ivy Tech President Gerald Lamkin noted the college is the fastest growing and second largest of the state’s colleges and universities, with enrollment of more than 80,000.

The move to north of U.S. 30 also is considered a temporary camping spot, according to Region 2 Chancellor Virginia Calvin. Calvin outlined several phases planned for the school, with phase one being the actual move to its new quarters.

The offices will begin to move the last week of July and should be finished by Aug. 9. Tours of the building are planned Aug. 12 through 16. On Aug. 17 the fall semester will begin at the new location. Calvin said Ivy Tech is successful if the community makes it successful.


SOUTH BEND — Mexican President Vicente Fox has bowed out as the University of Notre Dame’s 2002 commencement speaker.

Instead, broadcast journalist Tim Russert will address members of the class of 2002 during commencement exercises May 19 at the Joyce Center.

Mexican government officials told the university that Fox will be unable to attend because of political circumstances within Mexico, Notre Dame announced Tuesday.

Notre Dame’s president, said in a prepared statement. “While we are disappointed that President Fox will be unable to attend, we also know that Mr. Russert will provide our graduates with an inspiring and insightful address.”

Notre Dame announced Fox as the 2002 commencement speaker in early March. He would have been the sixth foreign head of state to speak at a Notre Dame graduation ceremony.

Fox took office Dec. 1, 2000, after a historic election in which his National Action Party (PAN) ended the 71-year presidential reign of the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI).

In recent months, he has faced increasing political turmoil at home.

In April, the Mexican Senate denied Fox permission to travel to the United States and Canada. It was the first time the Mexican Congress had stopped a Mexican leader from leaving the country. Under Mexican law, the Senate must authorize any presidential trips outside of Mexico.

Since taking office in December 2000, Fox has frequently traveled abroad to meet with world leaders and attend international summits. Opposition lawmakers have complained that he spends too much time traveling and not enough time dealing with domestic concerns.



INDIANAPOLIS, IN Staff and volunteers at nonprofit youth organizations in Indiana may register for Activities That Teach Life Skills, a one-day course to be presented in South Bend on May 15, 2002.

The Indiana Youth Institute (IYI) is providing a limited number of discounted seats for this training to youth workers who wish to learn more about how to use hands-on activities to teach children critical skills such as communication, goal-setting, and how to deal with peer pressure. IYI is making this course available for $35. These seats are awarded to qualified applicants on a first-come, first-serve basis.

The half-day course will also be offered in Evansville, New Albany, Bloomington, Gary, Fort Wayne, Muncie, and Indianapolis. Call 800-343-7060 for more details.

The South Bend course will take place at the Century Center. Pre-registration through IYI is required. To register, call IYI at 800-343-7060 or download an application form from www.iyi.org <http://www.iyi.org/> . Application forms are also available by fax by calling IYIs free Fax on Demand Service at 877-550-FAXX and requesting document #721.

The Indiana Youth Institute promotes the healthy development of children and youth by serving the institutions and people of Indiana who work on their behalf.



The festivities started with Council #5006ís annualScholarship Dinner/Dance at the Heston Hills Banquet and Conference Center, Friday May 3rd. The evening began with registration and cocktails at 6:00 PM and a Mexican buffet dinner served at 7:00 PM. There was a Recognition Program after dinner and music celebrities of the event, the 2002 LULAC National.

Bloomington IN Mayor John Fernandez, the only current serving Hispanic mayor in the state of Indiana, will be addressing the membership and guests. Mayor Fernandez, is also a candidate for the office of Secretary of State in the upcoming primary election.

The convention brings together board members,delegates and alternates from councils throughout the state of Indiana to discuss and take action on issues of concern in their communities.

The League of Latin American Citizens is the oldest and largest Latino civil rights organization in the United States. LULAC advances the economic condition, educational attainment, political influence, health,and civil rights of Hispanic Americans through community-based programs, operating at more than 700 LULAC councils nationwide.

The growth and influence of the Hispanic population in Indiana both economically and politically (most prominent in northern Indiana) is evidenced by the outpouring of support for these events and other projects in our communities. With one of the fastest growing Hispanic populations in the state, LaPorte County is being shown respect but at the same time being watched as to how well we handle the opportunities that we are faced with.