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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 June 25, 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.

June 25

New Program to Help Fort Wayne Community Schools Families Complete FAFSA
WISE TV Fort Wayne’s NBC
“We are excited for the possibilities this program will offer high school seniors in Fort Wayne,” said Krissy Creager, associate vice chancellor of enrollment management and student success at Purdue Fort Wayne.

Education Notebook: Purdue
The Journal Gazette
Grants from the Purdue Research Foundation are funding summer research projects by these Purdue University Fort Wayne faculty members: Mohammadreza Balouchestani-Asli, assistant professor, information technology; Chao Chen, assistant professor, computer engineering; Yihao Deng, associate professor, mathematical sciences; Seth Green, assistant professor, ceramics; Rachel Hile, professor, English; Andrew Kopec, assistant professor, English; and Daniel Yorgov, assistant professor, applied statistics.

Charleston-Area Hires and Promotions
The Post and Courier
Jessica Miller has joined Elizabeth Stuart Design as an interior designer. Previously, she was with Design Collaborative in Fort Wayne, Ind. She has a degree in interior design from Purdue University Fort Wayne.

Organizations Receive Grant to Help FWCS Families Complete FAFSA
Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership
The Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership, in collaboration with Purdue University Fort Wayne and Fort Wayne Community Schools (FWCS), has received a $35,000 grant from the National College Access Network (NCAN) for a program that will help FWCS seniors and their families complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

June 24

Officials Credit Chancellor for Seamless IPFW Transition
The Journal Gazette
Capping a more-than-2-year odyssey in a spectacle rarely seen in higher education, Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne will come to an end this week after 54 years.

Readers Share Their IPFW Memories
The Journal Gazette
We asked readers their thoughts about IPFW. Here's how they responded: As a 40-year-old freshman commuter student at IPFW in 1997, I fell in love with learning all over again and fulfilled a promise to my younger self that I never dreamed I could have. I also enjoyed nearly 10 years of employment at IPFW Warsaw Center, never expecting that 20 years later some of my best friends are from my IPFW days, among them my now retired academic adviser. Ever grateful for all my professors!  Shelly Gilliland

Education Chiefs Throughout Area
The Journal Gazette
IPFW (soon to be Purdue Fort Wayne): Chancellor Ronald Elsenbaumer.

Fort Report: Allen County’s Opioid Problem
News-Sentinel
This week’s show features Rachel Blakeman, director of the Community Research Institute at Purdue Fort Wayne, and Lutheran Foundation Executive Director Marcia Haaff, who discuss Allen County’s opioid problem and steps being taken to solve it.

Helping New IPFW Students Get Adjusted
The Journal Gazette
It happens quite often that during IPFW registration, Stephany Alarcon spies a future student accompanied by a supportive parent who knows little English.

OPINION: Area Economy’s Stubborn Streak: Wages Up, Unemployment Down, But Local Pay Still Lags Behind Rest of Nation
The Journal Gazette
By: Rachel Blakeman, Director of the Community Research Institute at Purdue University Fort Wayne - Could the tight labor market, where every Indiana county experienced a lower unemployment rate from 2017 to 2016, actually be driving up wages?

June 23

Hundreds Protest Trump Immigration Policy at Allen County Courthouse
WANE TV NewsChannel 15
Among the people who spoke at the rally on Saturday was Max Montesino, a Purdue University Fort Wayne professor who is an immigrant from the Dominican Republic. He has gotten his citizenship in the United States and says most people come to the US like he does.

Latino Democrats of Allen County Hold “Stop ICE” Rally
WFFT TV FOX 55
One of the speakers was Purdue Fort Wayne University professor Max Montesino. He's vocal about immigration because he knows what it's like first hand.

June 22

As Big As A Barn
Chronicle Tribune
Murray said he will take what he’s learned in 4-H, like responsibility and planning skills, with him to Purdue University Fort Wayne in the fall. There, he will study civil engineering, a job he said has variety and will never get boring for him.

Irish Football Coach Gets Red Coat Tonight: Man Anthonys Also Giving Honor to Local Car Dealership Owner
The Journal Gazette
He's (Doug McKibben) been a longtime supporter of athletic programs for both Saint Francis and IPFW, which is transitioning to Purdue Fort Wayne, and a member of the Mad Anthonys for almost 30 years.

Sports Briefs: Indianapolis Assistant to IPFW Men’s Staff
The Journal Gazette
Paul Corsaro has been named an assistant coach for the men's basketball program at IPFW, which is in the process of transitioning to Purdue Fort Wayne, from the University of Indianapolis, where he was on the Greyhounds' staff for six seasons.

Breakfast with Kent - #Pacers Take a Holiday! Corsaro to IPFW; Cubs Lose!
Kent Sterling
Paul Corsaro has been named an assistant coach for the men's basketball program at IPFW.

Business Coach Trains Entrepreneurs in Vision, Traction and Health
Greater Fort Wayne Business Weekly
Now a resident of Fort Wayne, (Theresa) Steele started her first business 20 years ago, and has been a business coach for six. She holds a bachelor of science degree from Indiana University — Purdue University Fort Wayne in business management, although at one point in her college career she ventured into engineering.

Event at IPFW Explores Life-Changing Legacy of Fort Wayne Folk School
News-Sentinel
The school and its impact will be discussed during the program “The Almost Woodstock: The Legacy of the Fort Wayne Folk School” at 3 p.m. Sunday in Rooms 222-226 in Walb Student Union at IPFW, 2101 Coliseum Blvd. E.

WAGGING TAILS BRIGHTEN LIVES – Community Spotlight
Waynedale News
He (Chris Bohlman) and his wife Anne own three Great Danes and are busy four to six days a week spreading cheer at a variety of sites such as The Allen County Library, Erin’s House, Parkview Hospice, Indiana Tech, Purdue University Fort Wayne, St. Francis, IVY Tech and of course FWA.

June 21

IPFW Names Men’s Assistant Basketball Coach
The Journal Gazette
Paul Corsaro has been named an assistant coach for the IPFW men's basketball program. He comes to IPFW, which is in the process of transitioning to Purdue Fort Wayne, from the University of Indianapolis, where he served on the Greyhounds' staff for six seasons.

Mastodons to Play at Buckeyes This Coming Season
WANE TV NewsChannel 15
Ohio State's home opener will be against Purdue University Fort Wayne Nov. 11 at Value City Arena.

What it Means if You Have a Horrible Sense of Direction: A Number of Factors – Including Anxiety and Confidence – Play a Role
Vice
But Carol Lawton, a professor of psychology and researcher at Purdue University Fort Wayne, says that the gender differences that have been found are attributable not to inherent skill or ability, but to differences in navigation styles across gender, and how accommodating tests are to these differences.

IPFW Names Men’s Assistant Basketball Coach
sNEWSi
Paul Corsaro has been named an assistant coach for the IPFW men's basketball program. He comes to IPFW, which is in the process of transitioning to Purdue Fort Wayne, from the University of Indianapolis, where he served on the Greyhounds' staff for six seasons.

Paul Corsaro Named IPFW Men’s Basketball Assistant Coach
Hoop Dirt
The Purdue Fort Wayne men’s basketball program has announced the addition of assistant coach Paul Corsaro. He comes to Purdue Fort Wayne from the University of Indianapolis, where he served on the Greyhounds’ staff for six seasons.

CHS Graduates 90 Students
IN Whitley County
Seventy-six students plan to go on to college, with the most headed for Purdue Fort Wayne, 22.

June 20

Sports Briefs: Mastodons to Play Buckeyes this Season
The Journal Gazette
The IPFW men's basketball team will face a Big Ten opponent for the sixth straight season, heading to Ohio State on Nov. 7.

Delaware County Fair Queen to be Crowned June 30
Star Press
Sabrina Douglas, a student at Purdue University Fort Wayne. She is the daughter of Jay and Michelle Jones. Her sponsor is Delaware County 4-H Horse and Pony.

Trustees Approve Names Changes, New Degree Program
Indiana Ag Connection
For the Purdue Fort Wayne campus, trustees approved renaming the: - Organizational Leadership and Supervision graduate program to Organizational Leadership.

June 19

Mastodons Unveil Athletics Logo: New-Look Floor of Gates Center also Part of Transition
The Journal Gazette
Purdue Fort Wayne unveiled its new athletics logo and identity with a gathering at the Gates Center on Monday, as it continues its transition from IPFW, a change that will go into effect July 1.

Local Students Successful in College
KPC News
The following students were recently initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne: Benjamin Caywood, Valerie Eakins and Jennifer O’Keefe.

Purdue Fort Wayne Close to Officially Assuming New Name
WFFT TV FOX 55
IPFW is just days away from assuming their official new name, Purdue Fort Wayne.

Local Group Gets Ready to Hold “Stop ICE Rally”
WFFT TV FOX 55
Purdue Fort Wayne Political Science Professor Mike Wolf says what our country is seeing at the border is the security platform point that president trump ran during his campaign.

Purdue Fort Wayne Unveils Athletics Logo (Photo) 
WBCL Radio
Purdue University Fort Wayne has given the public their first peek of their new athletics logo.

Local Unemployment Ticks Higher: Rises to 3 Percent; ‘There’s Plenty of Work to be Had’ 
The Journal Gazette
John Kessler, director of the Center for Economic Education at IPFW, reviewed Monday's unemployment report and said the data are a sign of a strong economy.

Latino Democrats Schedule Local Protest 
The Journal Gazette
Hurtado said speakers at Saturday's rally will include himself; Max Montesino, an associate professor of organization leadership at IPFW and a member of the board of the Hispanic Leadership Coalition of Northeast Indiana; and the wife of John Aguilera, the Democratic candidate for state treasurer and a former state lawmaker from East Chicago.

June 18

Purdue Fort Wayne Branding Revealed with a Noticeable Nod to School Tradition
News-Sentinel
The unveiling of a new logo has left those involved in the Purdue Fort Wayne branding feeling a little blue. It’s a good kind of blue, though.

Purdue Fort Wayne Unveils New Sports Logo and Name
The Journal Gazette
Purdue University Fort Wayne unveiled its new athletics logo and identity Monday afternoon.

Purdue University Fort Wayne Unveils New Athletics Logo and Identity
WOWO Radio
Officials with Purdue University Fort Wayne have unveiled a new athletics logo.

Purdue Fort Wayne Sticks with Mastodons in Athletics Branding
WANE TV NewsChannel 15
Purdue University Fort Wayne's athletics teams will play as they did when they wore IPFW on their jerseys: as the Mastodons.

Purdue Fort Wayne Unveils New Sports Branding
Inside Indiana Business
Purdue University Fort Wayne has unveiled a new look for its sports teams.

Purdue Fort Wayne Athletics Logo Unveiling
Vimeo
Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne Chancellor Ronald L. Elsenbaumer unveiling the new Purdue Fort Wayne athletics logo at Hilliard Gates Sports Center on Monday.

Purdue Fort Wayne Unveils New Sports Logo and Name
sNEWSi
Purdue University Fort Wayne unveiled its new athletics logo and identity Monday afternoon.

Purdue University Fort Wayne Unveils New Athletics Logo and Identity
News Now Warsaw
Officials with Purdue University Fort Wayne have unveiled a new athletics logo.

PFW Reveals New Athletic Logo
WBOI Northeast Indiana Public Radio
During a news conference Monday PFW announced the new logo for the men’s and women’s sports teams. Tusky, the mastodon, will continue to represent the teams but the logo did get a slight remodel.

PFW Makes the Change; Mastodon goes Black and Gold
WPTA TV ABC 21
Win or lose, fans of the Mastodons will no longer be feeling blue -- or at least, not as blue as in decades past.

Fort Wayne
College AD
Purdue University Fort Wayne’s athletics teams will play as they did when they wore IPFW on their jerseys: as the Mastodons.

Purdue Fort Wayne Unveils New Sports Branding
Vals Daily
Purdue University Fort Wayne unveils new sports branding.