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IPFW in the News for April 17, 2017

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April 15

IPFW joins Midwest Exchange
Journal Gazette
Some out-of-state students will get cheaper tuition through a program announced Friday by IPFW officials.

IPFW volleyball coach sees competitive surge in Year 2
Journal Gazette
A 3-0 loss to Lewis on April 8 marked the conclusion of year 2 of IPFW men's volleyball coach Rock Perrotte's projected three-year process.

April 14

IPFW Seeking More Tuition Affordability
Inside Indiana Business
IPFW has announced plans to make tuition more affordable for prospective out-of-state students. The university has signed an agreement with the Midwest Student Exchange Program and will offer the discounted tuition rate for undergraduate students beginning this fall.

Former 'Prairie Home Companion' host Garrison Keillor to perform at Fort Wayne's Foellinger Theatre
Garrison Keillor appeared in Fort Wayne in April 2015 when he told stories, led songs and reflected on his life and career during an Omnibus Lecture Series presentation at IPFW.

IPFW reaches agreement to lower out-of-state tuition
IPFW announced Friday morning an agreement that will offer more affordable tuition to out-of-state students looking to enroll in the university.

Verbatim: IPFW agreement with Midwest Student Exchange Program
Journal Gazette
Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) officials announced today an agreement with the Midwest Student Exchange Program (MSEP) to offer more affordable tuition to prospective out-of-state new students in the fall of 2017. The program will be offered at the undergraduate level.

PICTURE: First IPFW Wind Festival a success
Journal Gazdette
Crown Point High School sophomore Dugan Dailey totes his bass back to his school bus after his orchestra's performance at Thursday's inaugural Wind Festival at IPFW. More than 1,200 students from 20 Indiana high and middle schools attended a two-day conference of performances and music educational clinics with professionals from several Midwest universities.

April 13

Water main break at IPFW
Water will be unavailable at the Rhinehart Music Center and sections of Walb Student Union on the campus of IPFW for at least eight hours after a water main break.

Fort Wayne assistant 'excited' about new opportunity
The former Fort Wayne assistant coach will be introduced as NSU's new head coach today (10:30 a.m. Central) at the NSU Event Center in Tahlequah, Okla.

April 12

Good staff even harder to find these days
Journal Gazette
The restaurant is slowly trying to build a relationship with local universities that have culinary and hospitality programs. At a recent event, IPFW and high school students were servers and a student who showed particular enthusiasm – asking questions and taking notes – was offered a job. Shuey says he will work part time while in school.

Dick Stoner works his magic on IPFW crowd
Stoner, who turned 87 on April 4 and still works afternoons at his Stoner’s Funstore, closed out a variety show fundraiser for The Communicator, IPFW’s student newspaper, that included music, stand-up comedy, and a silent auction.

VIDEO: Show raises funds for IPFW newspaper
Journal Gazette
Jo Bauman, who works in the IPFW nursing department, bids on an item in the silent auction Tuesday. The Communicator gives students real-world experience in journalism, design and ad sales.

Former IPFW assistant Mark Downey named head coach at Northeastern State
Northeastern State University Director of Athletics and Chief Athletics Officer Tony Duckworth, announced on Tuesday that Mark Downey will be hired as the university's head men's basketball coach.

April 11

PICTURE: Hard core workout
Journal Gazette
IPFW psychology major Katie Beier and workout buddy Evan Boucher, a communications major, share a laugh while doing some planks to strengthen their cores at the Hilliard Gates Sports Center on Monday. The facility is open to members seven days a week, allowing students a chance to blow off some steam.

EACS Superintendent Dr. Kenneth Folks to retire
Folks was named successor to Karyle Green in June of 2013. The IPFW and Purdue University graduate previously served as a principal for Northern Wells Community Schools and Northwestern Allen County Schools. His most recent appointment prior to EACS was as assistant superintendent of Marion Community Schools.