News Room

August 28, 2017

IN THE NEWS for August 28, 2017

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August 27

Money Remains Tight for IPFW
The Journal Gazette
The goal for IPFW athletics is to outperform the spending.

August 26

Area College Athletes: Coaching Carousel
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Casey Cromwell is the new softball coach at Fontbonne. Cromwell comes to Fontbonne from Indiana-Purdue Fort Wayne, where she spent two years as a graduate assistant.

August 25

Arts Update
The Journal Gazette
CLASSES: IPFW Community Arts Academy is offering classes in art, dance, music and theater for grades pre-K to 12.

Art Exhibits
The Journal Gazette
All Weekend – “ART OF ITALY 2017” – Ends Oct. 6; features work of IPFW professors, teachers and students during their travels to Italy, as well as prints and drawings by associate professor Christopher Ganz during his stay as a visiting artist; IPFW Visual Arts Gallery, 2101 E. Coliseum Blvd.; hours, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekends;

Nominations Open for 2018 IMPACT Awards
Inside Indiana Business
Non-Traditional Intern of the Year Katherine Larrabee is now a project manager with DirectEmployers Institute. After completing her internship, she was hired as a full-time employee in her current position. Larrabee is a graduate of Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne with a bachelor’s degree in business and communication.

On Campus: Richmond-Burton Grad Halley Havlicek Trying to Bring Winning Culture to Colorado State Soccer
Northwest Herald
Fort Wayne has local flavor: Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne has a strong McHenry County presence on its women’s soccer roster this fall.

August 24

Indiana’s Anti-Elite Senate Candidate Todd Rokita to Hold Swanky California Fundraiser
Indianapolis Star
Still, the fundraiser and driver instructions demonstrate the risks inherent in Rokita’s anti-elitist line of attack, especially given that he is a four-term congressman who co-owns a small airplane, said Andy Downs, a political scientist at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne.

Provost’s Working Group to Review Libraries at NW, FW, and WL Campuses
Purdue University
The unification at Purdue Northwest (PNW) and the coming separation of Indiana University (IU) and Purdue at IPFW (Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne) are resulting in significant changes at those campuses.

August 23

IPFW Athletics Timeline Shows 50 Years of Growth
The Journal Gazette
A year and a half of committee meetings, research, collection and verification came to a close with Tuesday’s unveiling of a timeline display spanning the 50 years of the IPFW athletic department.

Bishop Rhoades Encourages Passage of Dream Act of 2017
“They live with a feeling of uncertainty constantly,” said Diana Mejia Bonilla, 22, a senior health-care administration major at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne and the program coordinator for the university’s Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs.

Volunteers Out in the Community for Day of Caring
Hunter Schrock and Scott Stuckey of Brand Innovation Group in Fort Wayne dig holes to plant fall flowers at the SCAN Children’s Garden at IPFW as part of their company’s community-service project Wednesday during United Way of Allen County’s annual Day of Caring event.

Former Resident Riding Across Country to Battle Diabetes
So she went to IPFW’s Helmke Library where she could read what people all over the world were doing about diabetes and not just in the United States.

Area Counties See a Rise in Unemployment Numbers
Newburgh Gazette
Rachel Blakeman, director of IPFW’s Community Research Institute, said the MSA’s unemployment rate reflects full employment.

August 22

Eclipse Wows Crowds
The Journal Gazette
Other viewing spots included Ivy Tech, IPFW and Jefferson Pointe.

IPFW Kicks Off Shoes for Hope Campaign
WMEE 97.3
Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) kicked off its Shoes for Hope campaign Tuesday.

Jobless Rate Inches Higher
The Journal Gazette
Rachel Blakeman, director of IPFW’s Community Research Institute, said the MSA’s unemployment rate reflects full employment.

McCrea Hired as Wall School Principal
Sturgis Journal
Harmonee McCrea was hired as principal at Wall Elementary School. McCrea holds a bachelor of arts in elementary education from Bethel College, along with a masters in educational leadership from Indiana Purdue University of Fort Wayne.

Mastodons Celebrate Athletic history with 50-Year Timeline
WANE TV NewsChannel 15
The Mastodon athletic department is celebrating its history with a 50-year timeline display in the lobby of the Gates Center that was unveiled Tuesday night.

GUEST COLUMN: There’s Still Some Good Summer Reading
Then there’s “Concussion,” by Jeanne Marie Laskas. It’s the story of Dr. Bennet Omalu from his growing up in Africa, going to college and getting his medical degree, eventually migrating to the United States. By the way, Dr. Omalu was in in Fort Wayne not long ago, thanks to IPFW that brought him here as one of its speakers.

August 21

Solar Eclipse Awes Fort Wayne Crowds
The eclipse viewing party at IPFW had a similar vibe, with about 400 or more people attending the event organized by the IPFW physics department.