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Purdue Fort Wayne receives $2.7 million in CARES Act funds to help students with financial needs

May 19, 2020
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FORT WAYNE, Ind.—Through the CARES Act, which was passed and signed into law in late March, Purdue University Fort Wayne has secured $2.7 million for student relief in the first of what is expected to be two disbursements it will receive this year.

2020 News

Military Friendly School designation awarded to Purdue University Fort Wayne

Military Friendly School designation awarded to Purdue University Fort Wayne

May 22, 2020 FORT WAYNE, Ind.—For the 11th year in a row, Purdue University Fort Wayne has been named a Military Friendly School by VIQTORY, publisher of G.I. Jobs magazine.
Purdue Fort Wayne taking applications for new graduate degree program in speech-language pathology

Purdue Fort Wayne taking applications for new graduate degree program in speech-language pathology

May 18, 2020 FORT WAYNE, Ind.—Purdue University Fort Wayne is now accepting applications from students hoping to be among the first to earn a graduate degree in speech-language pathology via its new program.
Purdue University Fort Wayne students earn top prize at Techapalooza

Purdue University Fort Wayne students earn top prize at Techapalooza

May 11, 2020 FORT WAYNE, Ind.—The COVID-19 pandemic put its own imprint on the 2020 Do it Best Techapalooza Student Project competition this year. Purdue University Fort Wayne seniors Sara Larson and Francisco Bolivar, both information technology majors in the School of Polytechnic, won the competition and a $1,000 prize for their project “Drone Scanning for Inventory Management.”
Purdue Fort Wayne announces recipients of prestigious Chapman and Doermer scholarships

Purdue Fort Wayne announces recipients of prestigious Chapman and Doermer scholarships

April 21, 2020 FORT WAYNE, Ind.—Two of the most highly sought-after scholarships Purdue University Fort Wayne offers have been awarded to seven high-achieving high school students hailing from Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio.
Mastodon alumnus adapts business to produce hand sanitizer in fight against COVID-19

Mastodon alumnus adapts business to produce hand sanitizer in fight against COVID-19

April 14, 2020 FORT WAYNE, Ind.—Travis Barnes has always felt a duty to help people whenever and wherever he could. When the public’s reaction to COVID-19 caused a shortage of hand sanitizer, Barnes and his company felt compelled to do something about it.
Purdue Fort Wayne students using 3D printing skills to produce needed parts for critical care

Purdue Fort Wayne students using 3D printing skills to produce needed parts for critical care

April 10, 2020 FORT WAYNE, Ind.—For the past week, three student workers at Purdue University Fort Wayne have been allowed to return to the university’s 3D print lab to use their training to help medical professionals serving on the front line. Covering solo shifts to ensure appropriate social distancing, the team has been printing respiratory protection equipment attachments for Parkview Health.
Purdue University Fort Wayne announces annual Top 50 and Exemplar lists

Purdue University Fort Wayne announces annual Top 50 and Exemplar lists

April 08, 2020 FORT WAYNE, Ind.—Since 2016, Purdue University Fort Wayne has taken great pride in recognizing its best and brightest students for accomplishments on and off campus. Called simply the Top 50, these students not only have high GPAs, they also excel in university activities, events, and organizations— and through community engagement both here in Fort Wayne and in their hometowns.
Purdue University Fort Wayne staff member tests positive for COVID-19

Purdue University Fort Wayne staff member tests positive for COVID-19

April 07, 2020 FORT WAYNE, Ind.—Purdue University Fort Wayne was notified late Monday afternoon, April 6, by the Allen County Department of Department that a Purdue Fort Wayne staff member had tested positive for COVID-19. The employee lives in Fort Wayne.
Lecture hall named in honor of longtime Purdue University Fort Wayne chemistry professor

Lecture hall named in honor of longtime Purdue University Fort Wayne chemistry professor

April 06, 2020 FORT WAYNE, Ind.—Art Friedel served the Purdue University Fort Wayne community for more than a half century as an educator and Mastodon superfan. To honor his enduring legacy, the lecture hall formerly known as Room 168 of the Science Building has a new name: The Dr. Arthur W. Friedel Lecture Hall.
Purdue University Fort Wayne and Parkview Health announce new date for Tapestry

Purdue University Fort Wayne and Parkview Health announce new date for Tapestry

March 31, 2020 FORT WAYNE, Ind.—Tapestry, a day of inspiration, renewal, and education, has found a new spot on the calendar after its original late April date was postponed earlier this month. The annual event has been rescheduled for Friday, Aug. 28.

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