University News – April 16

University news

Ivy Tech to host open house for high schoolers

High school students and their parents are invited to an open house at Ivy Tech Community College in Columbus.

The school will host College 101 at Ivy Tech from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Columbus Learning Center, 4555 Central Ave. Those who attend will be able to meet with faculty and staff and learn about financial aid and the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), assessment tests, transfer options, selecting a major and more.

Students who arrive early will be entered into a drawing to win a Google Home Mini. RSVPs are requested and can be completed by visiting

For more information, contact Monica Robinson, assistant director of admissions, at 812-374-5129 or email

IUPUC planning open house, campus tours

High school sophomores, juniors and seniors are being invited to visit IUPUC this month.

The event from 9 a.m. until 12:15 p.m. April 27 will allow prospective students to learn about degree programs, scholarship opportunities and take a tour of the campus.

For more information, visit or call 812-348-7390. Campus visits can also be arranged by emailing

College students compete for scholarships at IUPUC

Students from IUPUC will compete for scholarships during a speech event at the campus.

A group of seven or eight undergraduate students will participate in the competition from 10:30 a.m. to noon on Friday in the Columbus Learning Center lecture hall. The students will be competing for $100, $150 and $200 scholarships, said Anna Carmon, associate professor and director of the communication studies program.

The winners will be determined by a panel of judges, two from the community and two from IUPUC, Carmon said. Katherine Wills, associate professor and director of IUPUC’s English program, will also be giving a poetry reading during the event, which is open to the public.

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