University News – April 4

University news

New scholarship offered at Ivy

TechThe Ivy Tech Foundation is partnering with Jackson County Co-op Credit Union to offer a new $500 scholarship available to Ivy Tech Community College students in Jackson, Bartholomew and Jennings counties.The Jackson County Co-op Credit Union Scholarship is designed to help students who plan to pursue an agriculture degree.

The scholarship will be awarded beginning this fall to a full- or part-time student from one of the three counties. Other eligibility requirements include that the student must be pursuing a degree in agriculture, have completed at least one semester, have a minimum GPA of 2.5 and demonstrate financial need.

To apply, visit

Information: 812-372-9925.

Ivy Tech planning ‘Upscale garage sale’

Ivy Tech Community College will have an “upscale garage sale” offering gently used professional attire, casual clothing and other items to raise money for scholarships.The two-day event, called Ivy Republic, is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 7 and 8, and will be in Room 200 of Poling Hall on the Ivy Tech campus, 4475 Central Ave. It is open to the public.Most items are $1 and professional clothing is the primary focus. Everything from suits to jewelry and shoes is available.

Ivy Republic will feature a silent auction with prizes that those who attend may bid on. Proceeds from the silent auction also contribute to the scholarships.

For more information: 812-372-9925.

White Belt training offered at Ivy Tech

Ivy Tech Community College is offering White Belt training courses and certification for professionals and students to provide continuous improvement strategies for quality assurance, problem solving, customer relations, project team work, and eliminating waste.White Belt training sessions for professionals will be from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 7 at the Columbus Learning Center auditorium, 4555 Central Ave. A student training session will be from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 14 at the same location. The eight-hour, noncredit workshops are free and taught by Ivy Tech’s Certified Quality Trainers. The final exam is a 30 minute test and will be administered at the end of the session.White Belt certification provides a comprehensive launch into Lean processes and Six Sigma methodology. The skills and knowledge attained by completing the White Belt training class can be utilized in a business setting, healthcare, manufacturing, and many other industries.

Certification is held in partnership with Purdue Polytechnic Columbus, the Columbus Area Chamber of Commerce and Ivy Tech Military/Veterans Services.

To register, visit the Ivy Tech Continuous Improvement website at

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