December 12

IPFW in the News for December 12, 2016

Were you quoted by a reporter? Did you see IPFW featured in the media? Send the links for your news clips to Kimberly Wagner, director of public relations, at or tweet them to @IPFWnews.

December 11

IPFW Alumni Association opposes campus division
In a message delivered this week to the Purdue University Board of Trustees and Purdue President Mitch Daniels, the IPFW Alumni Association executive committee opposed realigning degree programs at IPFW between Purdue and Indiana University.

IPFW sends letter ahead of Purdue Board of Trustees meeting
With upcoming talks of an IPFW split and a scheduled Purdue Board of Trustees meeting next week, a letter has been sent to IPFW alumni explaining some of the positions of the school.

December 10

IPFW hosts LEGO robot gaming event
IPFW hosted the seventeenth Indiana FIRST® LEGO® Robotic Championship, one of the largest robotic competitions in the state Saturday afternoon.

IPFW situation causing funding questions for IU and Purdue
The upcoming potential split of IPFW into separate universities is wreaking havoc on Indiana and Purdue Universities’ funding plans.

December 9

IPFW women’s studies program saved
Journal & Courier
The women’s studies program at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne has been reinstated, following an outcry after a round of cuts that was set to close the program.

Political climate adds to IPFW issues
Greater Fort Wayne Business Weekly
As if the turmoil caused by stringent cost cuts and the split of the Indiana University - Purdue University Fort Wayne operations between its parent institutions were not enough, IPFW is also experiencing acts of harassment and vandalism that may be related to the political climate.

IPFW complicating IU, Purdue funding requests
Journal Gazette
IU and Purdue made their first funding requests Thursday for the upcoming two-year state budget - and IPFW’s proposed splinter is complicating matters.

VERBATIM: Realignment agreement response from IPFW Alumni Association Board
Journal Gazette
One thing is certain in our thoughts: We believe this very big—potentially wrong—decision is being driven by politics, power, and money; and not by data; and definitely not by what’s best for the thriving economy of northeast Indiana.

IPFW alumni board opposes realignment
KPC News
The IPFW Alumni Association Board of Directors on Friday released a letter to the Purdue University Board of Trustees and university President Mitch Daniels, urging the trustees to vote against a proposed realignment for Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne.

IPFW Alumni reject realignment agreement
The IPFW Alumni Association prepared a statement responding to the university’s realignment proposal that would create two separate universities.

Payne chosen to lead DeKalb Health Foundation
KPC News
Payne has become an established leader in northeast Indiana’s nonprofit landscape. She most recently served as executive director for Auburn Cord Duesenberg Festival Inc. and also held leadership roles with Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne’s RiverFest.

December 8

IPFW program reinstatement: Why women’s studies?
On a campus desperate for some positivity, IPFW administrators delivered on Tuesday.

Former Huntington man bringing ‘old friend’ back to town Saturday for fun, entertainment
Huntington TAB
Fittingly, the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum is where Geyer got his big break. At the time, he was a student at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne, but was much more interested in becoming a pro wrestler. A chance encounter at a World Wrestling Federation event one night opened the door for him to follow that dream.

Editorial: IPFW has become a valuable brand
The Indiana University Board of Trustees has voted to approve the proposal to split IPFW into two smaller entities. The Purdue University board is expected to do the same thing on Dec. 16. So this is all but a done deal.

December 7

Report: IPFW to reinstate Women’s Studies degree program
IPFW is reinstating the Women’s Studies degree program after it was previously announced the university would eliminate it next year.

IPFW Will Not Eliminate Women’s Studies Program
The women’s studies program at Indiana University—Purdue University Fort Wayne will not be eliminated, as was previously suggested in a plan to cut costs. The new proposal will cut costs by eliminating one job, and cutting the director’s pay.

How to Kill the Middle Class
The Atlantic
In Indiana, which passed a right-to-work law in 2012, fewer private-sector employees are choosing to pay union dues, according to David Dilts, a professor emeritus of economics at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne.

Sources: IPFW Women’s Studies program to be reinstated
After much protest, we have learned IPFW’s Women’s Studies Program there will now be re-instated.

IPFW Will Not Eliminate Women’s Studies Program
The women’s studies program at Indiana University—Purdue University Fort Wayne will not be eliminated, as was previously suggested in a plan to cut costs. The new proposal will cut costs by eliminating one job, and cutting the director’s pay.

Keeping Women’s Studies is a ‘small victory’ to some
IPFW has decided to reinstate the Women’s Studies program. It was supposed to be cut as part of the University Strategic Alignment Process, or USAP. But as of Tuesday, that’s no longer the case.

December 6

IPFW dean awarded Sagamore of the Wabash
Journal Gazette
Cheryl B. Truesdell, dean of the Walter E. Helmke Library at IPFW, has received the Sagamore of The Wabash award from Gov. Mike Pence.

Religious freedom topic of IPFW panel
Journal Gazette
Religious freedom in Indiana is the topic of a brief lecture and panel discussion Wednesday at IPFW.

IPFW’s Women’s Studies program being reinstated
IPFW announced Tuesday that it is reinstating the Women’s Studies degree program, one of several which was to be eliminated due to cuts at the university.

OPINION: In the public interest
Journal Gazette
With the approval from Indiana University and the anticipated approval of Purdue, it looks as if IPFW will be changing dramatically. From my perspective, it will roughly become Purdue University plus an IU medical school with other health-related programs.

Sculptor summons beauty from blight at Kalamazoo Institute of Arts
Western Herald
Working out of Indiana and teaching at Indiana University/Purdue University Fort Wayne, she primarily utilizes reclaimed and recycled items, mostly plastic food ware, which she ever-so-carefully arranges into breathtaking sculptures of animal and plant life.

December 5

Officials investigating alleged sexual assault at IPFW
The IPFW Police Department posted an alert on their Facebook page, stating the alleged assault happened Friday morning in campus housing, between a student and visitor the student met online.

Carwein to serve in urban schools’ committee post
Journal Gazette
IPFW Chancellor Vicky Carwein has been selected to serve as an at-large member on the Executive Committee of the Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities.