University News – September 19

Ball State announces graduates, dean’s list for summer 2016

Ball State University released the list of students who either graduated or made the dean’s list for the summer 2016 semester.

Katelyn Bastian, Dana Johnson, Roth Lovins, Rachel Ollestad and Ericka Russell, all of Columbus, made the dean’s list.

Local graduates were: Sarah Peters, Sarah Flores, Carson Fields, Dana Johnson (cum laude), Laura Hack, William Foster, Joanna Young, Kaitlyn Day and Robin Macheel, all of Columbus; Taylor Miller of Hope; and John Gordon of Elizabethtown.

Columbus North graduate making difference at Riley

Emmaline Terry, a 2014 graduate of Columbus North High School, is trying to make a difference in the lives of children and their families at Riley Hospital for Children by helping with the Purdue University Dance Marathon.

Terry, the public relations executive for the event, is part of the 16-student executive board and more than 500 committee members who are planning and raising money for this year’s Nov. 18 event. She is hoping to reach her personal fundraising goal of $3,000.

“Dance Marathon has become such a huge part of my life here at Purdue. The relationships I’ve built and the leadership experience I’ve developed has been indescribable,” Terry said in a school news release.

Purdue University Dance Marathon is the largest student-run philanthropic organization at the university. During the past 12 years, the event has raised more than $4 million for Riley Hospital for Children. To donate to Terry’s fund visit

Terry is the daughter of Dr. Scott and Amy Terry. She is currently a junior at Purdue University studying public relations and advertising.

Internship opportunities available with caucus

The Indiana Senate Republican Caucus is offering paid, spring-semester internships in its legislative, legal, policy, communications and information technology offices during the 2017 session of the General Assembly.

Qualified candidates must be at least a college sophomore. Recent college graduates as well as graduate school and law school students are also encouraged to apply. Positions are open to Indiana residents and non-residents who attend a college or university located within the state.

Benefits include a $700 bi-weekly stipend, scholarship and academic credit opportunities, professional development, community involvement and networking.

Senate internships are full-time positions at the Statehouse in downtown Indianapolis that begin with a mandatory orientation in late December and conclude at the end of the legislative session in April 2017.

The deadline to apply is Oct. 31. For more information or applications, go online at

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Kaitlyn Evener is an editorial assistant for The Republic. She can be reached at or 812-379-5633.