University News – November 6

University news

IUPUC’s University Library hosting presentations

IUPUC has several presentations this month at the University Library.

The film, “Straight/Curve,” will be shown from 7 to 10 p.m. today at YES Cinema, 328 Jackson St., that will be followed by a webcast panel discussion. The event, which is free and open to the public, is part of National Media Literacy Week.

IUPUC also will host a presentation, “How to Seek Truth in the Era of Fake News,” from noon to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday as part of its TED Talk series. It will be in LC 1618 in the Columbus Learning Center, 4555 Central Ave.

A panel discussion on fake news also will be conducted from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday in the Summerville room at the Columbus Learning Center in Room 1400. Panelists will include Pamela Morris, Terry Dibble and John Clark.

Jennings County student receives scholarship

A student from North Vernon has received a scholarship from the Indiana Homeland Security Foundation.

Jackson Shepherd, who majors in criminal justice at Franklin College and volunteers at the Jennings County probation department, was among 13 students from Indiana who received Secure Indiana scholarships. Each student receiving a scholarship has volunteer experience at a public safety organization.

Area resident reappointed to Ivy Tech trustee board

A Columbus resident has been reappointed to Ivy Tech Community College Board of Trustees by Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb.

Jesse Brand, president of Brands Inc., was named as the representative for Region 10, which serves Bartholomew, Brown, Decatur, Jackson and Jennings counties.

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Matt Kent is a reporter for The Republic. He can be reached at 812-379-5712 or