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The following articles highlight the recent mentions of IPFW research, people, programs, and events in the media. 

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Purdue Fort Wayne in the News for October 8, 2018

Were you quoted by a reporter? Did you see the university featured in the media? Send the links for your news clips to the public relations team at news@pfw.edu or tweet them to @PurdueFWNews.

October 8

INDOT Offers Scholarships, Paid Jobs to Students on Summer Break
The Huntington County Tab
Students must be accepted or enrolled full time in one of Indiana’s Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) certified civil engineering programs. Eligible programs include Purdue University Fort Wayne, Purdue University, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, Trine University, University of Evansville, University of Notre Dame, University of Southern Indiana and Valparaiso University.

October 7

Census: Location Influences Outcome: Where People Grew Up Affects Earnings As Adults
The Journal Gazette
Thirty-five years ago, no one lived in large sections of what are now developed parts of Fort Wayne, said Rachel Blakeman, director of the Community Research Institute at Purdue University Fort Wayne.

OPINION: ‘Man’ of the Moment: Elmhurst Graduate’s Armstrong Biography Makes it to Big Screen
The Journal Gazette
Hansen believes their shared Midwestern roots were vital to the connection. Hansen graduated from Elmhurst High School (1970) and IPFW (1974) before moving on to Ohio State University.

October 6

OPINION: Furthermore … More Local Signs Reflect Economy On A Roll
The Journal Gazette
“Considering we were at a 7 percent unemployment rate in August 2013 and down to 3.4 percent last month in the Fort Wayne MSA, the tightening labor market could be helping to drive wage growth in this area,” Rachel Blakeman, director of the Purdue University Fort Wayne Community Research Institute, told The Journal Gazette's Ron Shawgo.

October 5

Purdue Northwest Chancellor to Push for Delay in Diploma Change
Chicago Tribune
He said he is also baffled why Purdue Fort Wayne is still not approved for this “but we are.”

Music Listings: Classical
The Journal Gazette
SUNDAY – “Fantasies, Dances, and Songs: Music from the Renaissance and Baroque” – 7:30 p.m.; Rhinehart Recital Hall, Purdue Fort Wayne, 2101 E. Coliseum Blvd.; $7 adults, $6 seniors, $4 non-PFW students, free for PFW students; 481-6555 or www.pfw.edu/tickets.

Author Recalls Life, Death of Matthew Shepard
The Journal Gazette
Newman appeared Thursday at the Helmke Library at Purdue University Fort Wayne to talk about Shepard, her writings about him and LGBTQ issues, and her book “October Mourning, A Song for Matthew Shepard,” now a theatrical production with music.

October 4

FWCS to Hold Kick-Off Event Offering FAFSA Help
WLYV 104.3
Experts from FWCS and Purdue University Fort Wayne will offer free assistance to those interested in completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Purdue Northwest Gets Fired Up Over Degree Change
Purdue Exponent
“As the Purdue system has evolved in recent years — with the establishment of Purdue University Northwest, Purdue University Fort Wayne, and Purdue University Global — it has been increasingly valuable to distinguish between the diplomas among these various institutions more prominently. While all remain legal entities of the Trustees of Purdue University, the Board approved the diploma change for each.”

OPINION: A Note Among Friends: Celebrating IPFW’s New Dual Status in an Afternoon Filled with Music
The Journal Gazette
Supporting the campus for more than 40 years, the Friends of IPFW, together with the community, watched the debates and decisions unfold concerning the division of IPFW into Purdue University Fort Wayne and Indiana University Fort Wayne.

October 3

INDOT Offers Scholarships, Jobs to Engineers in Training
WXKE 96.3
Students must be accepted or enrolled full time in one of Indiana’s Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) certified civil engineering programs. Eligible programs include Purdue University Fort Wayne, Purdue University, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, Trine University, University of Evansville, University of Notre Dame, University of Southern Indiana and Valparaiso University.

Relaunch Focusing on Food, Cocktails
The Journal Gazette
PFW Restaurant - Purdue University Fort Wayne students in the Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management will be cooking – and serving – up German contemporary cuisine at this semester's student-run restaurant.

Sports Briefs: Mastodon Runner Wins Again
The Journal Gazette
Purdue Fort Wayne women's cross country's Emma Rafuse was named the Summit League Women's Athlete of the Week for the second time this season and sixth of her career.

October 2

Possible Degree Change for Purdue University Fort Wayne Students
WANE TV NewsChannel 15
The Purdue University Fort Wayne Vice Chancellor said the matter of the name on diplomas has been discussed, but they have not reached a conclusion at this time.

October 1

Purdue University Northwest Students Upset Diplomas will Reflect Satellite Campus Location
WLS-TV Chicago ABC 7
Diplomas for Purdue University Fort Wayne and Purdue University Global will also be adjusted.