University News – December 14

Ivy Tech chancellor named to state workforce council

Chris Lowery (pictured), chancellor of Ivy Tech Community College’s Columbus/Southeast region, has been appointed to the State Workforce Innovation Council.Gov. Mike Pence appointed Lowery to a two-year term on the council, which serves as the governor’s adviser on economic and workforce development opportunities in the state.The council’s mission is to:

» Identify and build the skills the state needs for industry to be successful

» Provide Hoosiers with opportunities to develop the skills they need to find employment and self-sufficiency

» Develop strategies that will enable 60 percent of Hoosiers to earn post-secondary credentials by 2025.

Local resident admitted to Iowa’s Cornell College

Sean Galligar of Columbus has been admitted to Cornell College in Mount Vernon, Iowa, for the fall 2016 semester and has earned the Dean’s Scholarship.Columbus student receives conference award at IUPUCMegan Taylor of Columbus a student at IUPUC, presented and won the “Recognition of the First-Person Experience in Children,” which was a poster session at the Indiana University Undergraduate Research Conference at Indiana University, Bloomington.Taylor won the award for best research presentation. She is the first IUPUC student to win the award and the $250 in prize money.

Last summer, Taylor co-presented her research with Mark Jaime, assistant professor of psychology at the 45th Annual Meeting of the Jean Piaget Society in Toronto, Canada. The society was named in honor of the Swiss developmentalist Jean Piaget who made major theoretical and empirical contributions to the understanding of the origins and evolution of knowledge.