University News – October 26

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residents accepted to universityFaith Titus of Hope and Joshua Adams of Columbus have been accepted to attend University of the Cumberlands in Williamsburg, Kentucky.Weisner among Purdue homecoming royaltyWEST LAFAYETTE — A Columbus student is among nominees for Purdue University’s 2015 Homecoming king and queen court.Dustin Weisner, Columbus, a junior studying aeronautical engineering technology in the College of Engineering, is on the court.

The Homecoming court is selected through an extensive process, with the final step being a formal interview by a panel of judges composed of faculty, staff, students, alumni and community leaders. The selection process is coordinated by the Purdue Student Union Board, which also coordinates with the Boilermaker Night Train parade.

Student voting for the Homecoming king and queen will take place Oct. 28 through Nov. 4 on The winners will be announced and crowned during the Homecoming Celebration on the Mall event Nov. 7 on the Main Stage at Stadium Mall, and they will also be introduced during the halftime show at the Purdue-Illinois homecoming game Nov. 7.

IUPUC nursing students volunteer at event

IUPUC Division of Nursing students volunteered at the Buccaneer and Barbeque event to help raise funds and public awareness for health care in Limonade, Northern Haiti.The event, to benefit Konbit Lasante pou Limonad, which roughly translates to Working Together for Health in Limonade,” was held Sept. 24.At the event, the Leadership Club for Health students dressed as pirates and created a treasure hunt for the youngsters who attended. The club is led by Megan Owens and Aimee Zoeller is the faculty volunteer.

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Julie McClure is assistant managing editor of The Republic. She can be reached at or (812) 379-5631.