University News – October 16

Ivy Tech to help students with FAFSA questions

The application process for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, commonly known as FAFSA, for the 2018-19 semester is now open, Ivy Tech Community College — Columbus has announced.

The FAFSA is required for all students to be considered for federal and state grants, scholarships and student loans. Income and tax information from 2016 must be used.

The school will host a express enrollment day from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 25 at its campuses. The college will provide one-on-one assistance with enrollment steps and filing the FAFSA.

Financial aid experts will also be available at the Columbus Learning Center, 4555 Central Ave., at 2 p.m. Nov. 5 during the state’s largest FAFSA filing event known as College Goal Sunday to assist individuals with the application process.

For more information, visit

University set to launch folk speaker series

IUPUC plans to launch a new speaker series next month at the Columbus Learning Center.

The event, Midwestern Tales: Folksongs and Folklore, will be held from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Nov. 17 in the lecture hall of the Columbus Learning Center, 4555 Central Ave.

It will feature folk songs performed by actors and singer-songwriters Tim Grimm and Jan Lucas-Grimm, in addition to professional storytelling and interpretation by Reinhold Hill, IUPUC’s vice chancellor and dean.

The event is free and open to the public, but tickets are required. For more information or to register for a ticket, visit

IUPUC honors victims of domestic abuse

IUPUC honored victims of domestic abuse earlier this month as part of its annual Clothesline Project.

A clothesline with white T-shirts was displayed on IUPUC’s front lawn Oct. 4 through the end of the day Oct. 5 as part of an effort by student members of the Feminism Club and the Office for Women extension. The clothesline served as a symbolic memorial for the lives lost to domestic violence in Indiana in 2016-17.

“We hope the Clothesline Project will raise awareness and encourage us all to educate ourselves about domestic violence as a serious problem that needs to be addressed in our communities, locally and statewide,” said Julie Goodspeed-Chadwick, an English professor and faculty adviser of the Feminism Club at IUPUC.

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