University News – November 28

Presentation on authors set 

An exhibit created by IUPUC students about Pulitzer Prize-winning American poet and novelist Sylvia Plath and Assia Wevill, a refugee from Nazi Germany and an aspiring poet, will be the focus of a community-wide presentation and discussion.

“Breaking the Rules of the Game: Changing the Narrative of Sylvia Plath and Assia Wevill” is planned for 10:30-11:30 a.m. Dec. 8 at the Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St., Columbus.

Students from the English course Sylvia Plath Studies created the exhibit by researching archived materials and published works on the two writers. The goal of the display was to create a more in-depth perspective beyond the common perception of both women.

Ivy Tech efforts get boost

Ivy Tech Community College’s Columbus campus is receiving funding for its Commit to Finish mentoring program that helps students earn degrees on time, and for technology toward teaching and recruitment.

The funding is from The Women’s Philanthropy Circle, which was established by the Ivy Tech Foundation to create resources and raise funds to diminish barriers to higher education for Ivy Tech Community College students.

In 2015, the Circle began the Circle of Ivy Initiative, with a grassroots approach of soliciting members from within Ivy Tech including: employees, students, alumni and board members.

In October, the Circle of Ivy conducted a luncheon and raised $69,000. Regional members selected projects, based on submitted proposals, which could be fully or partially funded.

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