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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 July 16, 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.

July 16

Teacher Honor Roll / Education Notebook
The Journal Gazette
Lindsay Marie Racine - Education: Bachelor of Arts in psychology and social science from Ashford University and two master's degrees in education, one in exceptional needs, from the University of Saint Francis and the other in educational leadership from IPFW.

July 15

Program to Teach Sales Skills to Teens: 8-Week Mentoring Effort Launches
The Journal Gazette
Jessica Bonner wants to be a model and poet when she's older. The 17-year-old North Side High School student has her eye on attending Purdue Fort Wayne to help achieve that dream and envisions hitting a bigger city to realize it.

SENIOR PORTRAIT: Persevering Through Battles: Retired Professor Draws Strength from War Experience, Cancer Fight
The Journal Gazette
As light pours into her apartment and classical music plays in the background, Hermine van Nuis tells her story of survival. The retired IPFW professor of English literature first survived the Nazi regime in the Netherlands during World War II and then survived cancer. Both are wars that have made her who she is.

Early Birds Grab Best Spots to See Parade
The Journal Gazette
The parade featured marching bands, Fort Wayne police officers, Allen County sheriff's deputies and Sheriff David Gladieux, Purdue University's Boilermaker Special, a mastodon balloon pulled along by Purdue Fort Wayne employees and politicians including U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly and U.S. Rep. Jim Banks.

July 14

Parade Kicks Off 50th Three Rivers Festival
The Journal Gazette
The parade featured marching bands, Fort Wayne police officers, Allen County sheriff's deputies and Sheriff David Gladieux, Purdue University's Boilermaker Special, a mastodon balloon pulled along by Purdue Fort Wayne employees and politicians including U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly and U.S. Rep. Jim Banks.

Norfolk Grad Blaylock Hired by Purdue Fort Wayne
Norfolk Daily News
The Purdue Fort Wayne men’s basketball program has announced the addition of assistant coach Adam Blaylock.

July 13

GALLERY: Three Rivers Festival Parade in Photos
News-Sentinel
Abbi Taylor, an incoming freshman at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne, practices with the IPFW cheerleaders in preparation for the Three Rivers Festival Parade. The cheerleaders were to perform next to the IPFW float during the parade.

Auto Industry Plays Huge Role in Indiana Economy
Greater Fort Wayne Business Weekly
Rachel Blakeman, director of the Purdue University Fort Wayne Community Research Institute, looks beyond the automotive sector when considering the possible impact of tariffs and counter-tariffs on northeast Indiana’s economy.

Adam Blaylock Named Men’s Basketball Assistant Coach at Purdue Fort Wayne
Hoop Dirt
The Purdue Fort Wayne men’s basketball program has announced the addition of assistant coach Adam Blaylock.

July 12

Lutheran Health to Care for PFW Athletes
The Journal Gazette
Purdue Fort Wayne has contracted with Lutheran Health Network to provide health care for all of the university's student athletes, officials announced Wednesday.

Carpool Conversation: Evan Miller
WANE TV NewsChannel 15
In the first-ever three-person Carpool segment Evan's college coach, Purdue Fort Wayne's Bobby Pierce, joined the crew to for this week's segment.

OPINION: Grading the Best (and Worst) Offseason Rebrands and Aesthetic Alterations
Mid-Major Madness
Fort Wayne Mastodons (Logo Re-Design): This is my least favorite rebrand of the entire offseason.

Questa Scholars Funded, Talent Retained in Community
Ink Free News
Questa Education Foundation is excited to announce 71 new scholars in the Traditional Scholars program. The Foundation would like to congratulate the following Kosciusko County Scholars: Abigail Frederico, Warsaw Community High School, attending Purdue Fort Wayne; Abria Frederico, Warsaw Community High School, attending Purdue Fort Wayne

Why Ex-Central Star John Peckinpaugh Left Fort Wayne for D2 Wheeling Jesuit
The Star Press
John Peckinpaugh had an itch to become a head coach again. The former Muncie Central star got his first taste of leading a program with a successful three-year run at Indiana Tech of the NAIA before making the jump to Fort Wayne last year as an assistant.

Seymour Graduates’ Love of Music to Continue in College
The Tribune
Four students are wanting to make music a part of their future careers. Jason Walker and Dustin Morris will be attending Ball State University to study music education, Josiah Massengale is going to Purdue University Fort Wayne for music education and Shosei Ando will study music performance and fine arts at the University of Wyoming.

Purdue University Fort Wayne to Launch 19 New Faculty Searches
Public Now
Purdue University Fort Wayne has authorized the launch of strategic searches to fill 19 new faculty positions for the 2019 Academic Year. The breakdown is 17 tenure-track positions, one senior tenured faculty position, and one continuing lecturer position.

July 11

Mastodons Finding Smooth Transition: Uniforms Ordered, AD Says as IPFW Remnants Fade Away
The Journal Gazette
While the switch from “IPFW” to “Purdue Fort Wayne” has been in effect since July 1, the transition has been slow and steady and will continue to be that for, potentially, years to come.

TRF Uses Survey to Find Strengths, Weaknesses
The Journal Gazette
But some attractions – particularly those long associated with the festival – draw more visitors than others, according to the study conducted by the Mike Downs Center for Indiana Politics at Purdue Fort Wayne.

Q&A: Online Teaching Through a Design Lens: A New Book Connects Instructional Design with Teaching and Learning to Offer A Road Map for Online Instruction
Inside Higher Ed
The new book Online Teaching at Its Best, from Linda Nilson, director emerita of the Office of Teaching Effectiveness Innovation (OTEI) at Clemson University, and Ludwika Goodson, associate director of the Center for Enhancement of Teaching and Learning at Purdue University Fort Wayne, offers a comprehensive guide to a skill set that has become increasingly essential for instructors.

KSU Hires New Vice President of Institutional Advancement
The State Journal
KSU selected Wendy Kobler to join the university as vice president of institutional advancement. Previously, she was the vice chancellor of advancement at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne and the vice president of marketing, communications and advancement at Alabama A&M University.

Purdue Fort Wayne Hoops Wastes No Time in Finding, Landing Versatile Canadian
News-Sentinel
Today marks the opening of the critical July recruiting period for college basketball coaches throughout the country and the Purdue Fort Wayne staff is no exception to that.

VERBATIM: Purdue University Fort Wayne Student-Athletes Gain Access to Elite Care in New Partnership with Lutheran Health Network
The Journal Gazette
Purdue University Fort Wayne and its Department of Intercollegiate Athletics announced today that the university has formed a partnership with Lutheran Health Network to provide comprehensive health care for all student-athletes.

Can Habitual Offenders Be Stopped
WANE TV NewsChannel 15
Purdue University Fort Wayne Psychology professor Jeannie DiClementi said treatment centers are good for people addicted to alcohol and the bad driving behavior that follows, but can't put all her faith in them.

Fort Wayne
College AD
While the switch from “IPFW” to “Purdue Fort Wayne” has been in effect since July 1, the transition has been slow and steady and will continue to be that for, potentially, years to come.

AD Says Transition to New Brand Going Smoothly
Athletic Business
While the switch from “IPFW” to “Purdue Fort Wayne” has been in effect since July 1, the transition has been slow and steady and will continue to be that for, potentially, years to come.

July 10

Asher Announces 3 New Hires, Promotions
Fort Wayne & NE Indiana News
Emily (Bartrom) is a native of Sarasota, Fla., and has a bachelor’s degree from Florida State University and an MBA from IPFW.

Start Fort Wayne Adds to Team
Inside Indiana Business
Start Fort Wayne has hired Daniel Butler as marketing and events manager. He moved to Fort Wayne in 2013 to attend IPFW’s Doermer School of Business.

Editorial: Wages Up, Unemployment Down But Pay Still Lagging in Indiana
The Courier Times
Could the tight labor market, where every Indiana county experienced a lower unemployment rate in 2017 compared to 2016, actually be driving up wages? - Rachel Blakeman is the director of the Purdue Fort Wayne Community Research Institute.

Purdue Fort Wayne Mastodons Men’s B-Ball Coach Jon Coffman Previews Summer
Player.fm
Purdue-Fort Wayne Mastodons men's basketball coach Jon Coffman joins the show to preview this year's roster, new coaching staff & much more.