In 1923 the Indiana University Extension at Fort Wayne offered a lecture series that began with a Boy Scout leadership course. In 1924 the program was expanded to include topics such as "Training for Parent-Teacher Leadership," "Basketball coaching," "English characteristics." Among the most popular of the series were "Life views of great men of letters," "Great philosophies and religion," and "Significant development in recent times." Thus was one of the main features of a regional campus born, a focus on adult and continuing education.
Source: Indiana University at Fort Wayne viewbook (1967?), 5.