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The Journal Gazette

Saturday, March 18, 2017 10:00 pm

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The former president and chief executive officer of Hughes Electronics Corporation will be featured in the spring installment of Trine University’s Distinguished Speaker Series. Jack Shaw, who still serves on the board of directors at Hughes, will share from his life and experiences beginning at 10 a.m. April 19 in the Ryan Concert Hall of the T. Furth Center for Performing Arts. Designed to give educational enrichment that complements other learning experiences, Trine University’s Distinguished Speaker Series brings experts in various fields to campus throughout the school year. All Distinguished Speaker Series events are free and open to the public. For more information, contact Gretchen M. Miller at millerg@trine.edu or 260-665-4312.

Move Forward Communications is hosting two workshops designed to train small-business owners, nonprofit organizations, churches and aspiring authors to become better at writing and spreading the word about their missions:

• Writers 1.0 topics will include developing writing skills, pitching your message, pinpointing your theme, self-publishing vs. traditional publishing and writing to inspire others. It will take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 1, at the Allen County Public Library, 900 Library Plaza, in the Globe Room. The cost is $50 and includes refreshments and materials. Go to www.GoMoveForward.com and click "Writers Workshops."

• Media relations 1.0 will help participants learn how to write press releases and connect with local media outlets, create newsletters, email marketing campaigns, blogs and Facebook business pages. It will take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 22 at the Allen County Public Library, 900 Library Plaza, in the Globe Room. The cost is $40 or $50 after April 8 and includes refreshments and materials. Go to www.GoMoveForward.com and click "Media Relations Workshop."

Fort Wayne Newspapers is holding a job fair sponsored by Glenbrook Square and Monster.com at Glenbrook Square in the Macy’s courtyard. Explore your options with representatives from manufacturing, medical, professional, sales and retail industries. The event will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday For vendor information, contact John Moor at 461-8400 or jmoor@fortwayne.com.

Farmers and interested parties will gather from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Otsego High School auditorium, 18505 Tontogany Creek Road, Tontogany, Ohio, to discuss the implications and needed actions in the Maumee Watershed about the toxic algae problem in Lake Erie. At the meeting, a panel will take questions from area farmers and discuss the best solutions to the high phosphorus levels. Admission is free, and the event is open to the public.