University News – April 25

Student named to IUPUI Top 20

A Columbus student has been named among the top 20 students at IUPUI in Indianapolis.

Emily Storkman, a senior in the IUPUI School of Nursing is in the top 20.

Students are selected in recognition of their scholastic achievement, co-curricular activities on campus and civic and community service. Eligible students are juniors or seniors who have completed a minimum of 56 credit hours applicable to their program and have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0.

More than 2,000 students were nominated.

Jines receives ISU award

Seth Jines, North Vernon, who is attending Indiana State University, received the Richard G. Landini Outstanding Junior Award on April 9. Only four Indiana State University students are chosen for the award each year.

The Richard G. Landini Outstanding Junior Award recognizes men and women for their outstanding achievement and service to the campus and community. Students with a 3.25 grade point average and between 63 and 93 credit hours are eligible for the award. The Signature Events Committee, made up of Indiana State University Alumni Association Board of Director members, reviews the nominations and selects 15 finalists to be invited to the Outstanding Junior and Senior Awards every spring. Two males and two females from each class are selected to receive these awards.

IUPUC offers nursing second degree program

IUPUC is offering the bachelor of science in nursing second degree accelerated track program.

Applications are being accepted for the program for classes beginning in May.

Eligibility requires are that applicants must be an IUPUC alumnus or a resident of Brown, Bartholomew, Dearborn, Decatur, Franklin, Jackson, Jefferson, Jennings, Johnson, Ohio, Ripley, Shelby or Switzerland counties with a bachelor’s degree in any program from an accredited university. Applicants must have achieved a minimum of a 2.7 grade point average on a 4.0 scale for the first bachelor’s degree.

Those who wish to apply must do so as a second-degree seeking student and contact the Division of Nursing at 812-348-7250 or email nursing@iupuc.edu for an appointment with an academic adviser.

The accelerated program was made possible by “Skill-UP Indiana!” which was created to encourage development of training and education programs for in-demand occupations at regional levels.

IU student named to Dean’s list

Molly Connor, Columbus, has been named to the Dean’s list for the Indiana University, Bloomington School of Public and Environmental Affairs for the fall 2015 semester. To achieve this honor, students must have earned a 3.5 grade point average when completing 12 or more graded credit hours.

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