University News – March 11

Local student reports from spring training

MUNCIE — Photographer Paige Grider, a Ball State University student from Seymour, was in Florida last week to report on Major League Baseball’s Grapefruit League.

She was with 13 other Ball State students as part of Ball State Spring Training, an immersive learning course that provides journalism students with real-world, hands-on experience in baseball reporting.

“I wanted to go since hearing about this class my freshman year,” said Grider, who attended Columbus North High School. “I have a passion for covering baseball through photography that few people understand.”

That passion for sports has given Grider the motivation she needed to not only find a career, but to pursue something that she hopes will land her in the big leagues one day.

“My dream job would be to work for a big name college athletic program or a professional team such as the Indianapolis Indians or Colts,” said the Ball State senior, who plans on using the trip to Florida as an opportunity to develop her portfolio and enhance her social media skills.

IUPUC seeks service project volunteers

IUPUC is searching for Columbus-area homeowners in need of yard work or indoor chores for its annual spring service project.

The service event is scheduled for April 13. Student volunteers will be able to performs tasks including raking, weeding, mulching, washing and window cleaning, free of charge.

Columbus-area residents who are interested in having volunteers come to their home can apply at Application forms must be submitted by April 6.

Local student named to Dean’s List at university

University of Saint Francis: Damon Hunter Jr.

Schneck now accepting scholarship applications

SEYMOUR — Schneck Medical Center is accepting applications for the Dr. Bud Scholarship for registered nursing school students.

The scholarship was established in honor of Dr. H.P. “Bud” Graessle, who was a practicing physician and surgeon for 53 years before retiring in 1971. Graessle died in 1977.

Candidates pursuing a course of study to become a registered nurses and have successfully completed their freshman year of a registered nursing program at an accredited school and registered in a registered nursing program are encouraged to apply. Primary consideration will be given to students in Jackson, Jennings, Scott and Washington counties.

Applications are available at Applications must be completed and returned to Schneck Medical Center by May 17 to be eligible for consideration.