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December 18, 2017

IPFW in the News for December 18, 2017

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December 18

ADVENTURES IN FOOD AND FITNESS: Shop Local for Healthy, Last-Minute Gifts
GET THIS SHIRT WHILE YOU CAN: IPFW alumni will have a hard time finding logo shirts after next summer when the university officially changes its name to Purdue University Fort Wayne. The school colors are also changing to Purdue black and gold.

Pow­­­­er Restored At and Around IPFW After Outage
According to Indiana Michigan Power’s web site, 3,600 people were without power in an area centering on Canterbury Green apartments and the campus of IPFW.

What to Expect: Fort Wayne
Inside the Hall
Indiana returns to Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall for the first time in two weeks as the Hoosiers host Fort Wayne tonight. The Mastodons are 7-5 this season and are coming off an 88-84 win over Stetson.

Into Storied Assembly Hall Go the Mastodons, Unafraid
The Journal Gazette
In the original contract, IPFW was not scheduled to travel to Assembly Hall until the 2019-20 season to complete the three-game series.

Teacher Honor Roll/Education Notebook
The Journal Gazette
Susan Thomas: Education: Bachelor's degree at IPFW, master's degree at Walden University

Game Preview for IU vs IPFW
Indiana Sports Coverage
The Indiana Hoosiers (6-5) will host the IPFW Mastodons (7-5) on Monday night. Last season when these two matched up, IPFW upset #3 Indiana 71-68 in overtime.

December 17

OPINION: Prime Numbers: Region Continues to Lag State, Nation in Degree Completion­­­
The Journal Gazette
By: Rachel Blakeman - Northeast Indiana residents are recognizing the value of education with a larger share of people holding a post-secondary degree and fewer stopping their education before graduating from high school, according to newly released data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Rachel Blakeman is director of the Community Research Institute at IPFW.

OPINION: Good Jobs Still Available Without a Degree­­­
The Journal Gazette
By: Rachel Blakeman - Workforce development professionals and economic developers in northeast Indiana are quick to point out that there are open positions that pay well but don't require a bachelor's degree. Rachel Blakeman is director of the Community Research Institute at IPFW.

Hoosiers Ready to Get Back to Work Vs Fort Wayne­­­
Hoosier Sports Report
Not one hour after his first big win as Indiana’s coach, Archie Miller was already looking ahead to Monday. For as uplifting as the 80-77 overtime win was, it can only serve as a springboard if the Hoosiers make it so. With a quick turnaround Monday night against Fort Wayne, a team that shocked IU with an upset victory last season, Miller is determined to see it through.

Indiana Looks to End the Curse of the Scott Brothers­­­
The Daily Hoosier
These Scott brothers.  They are everywhere.  Purdue, Fort Wayne, Indiana State.  It seems like they’ve been playing since the Steve Alford days.  And everywhere they go they terrorize the Hoosiers.

IPFW, Tech Score Home Wins­­­
IPFW and Indiana Tech grabbed men's basketball wins at home Saturday. The Mastodons got 34 points from Bryson Scott and 17 from John Konchar in their 88-84 win over Stetson at the Memorial Coliseum.

Bounces Go IU’s Way in OT Upset of Irish
The Journal Gazette
The Hoosiers have little rest time as they play host to IPFW on Monday.

Revamped Coldwater Giving Drivers Headaches
The Journal Gazette
Making a quick trip to Target, IPFW music student Chris Karkosky, 21, also has been avoiding the stretch.

Bloom Lags in Filing Her Timecards, Records Say: Nothing Since Late August; 2 Colleagues More Current­­­
The Journal Gazette
Allen County is likely the only Indiana county to require its commissioners to keep track of their hours, said Andy Downs, director of the Mike Downs Center for IPFW. In smaller communities, county commissioner is seen as a part-time job, Downs said.

’Dons Top Hatters as Scott Scores 34: Home Nonconference Win Streak Reaches 20
The Journal Gazette
The theme of the day for IPFW was poise. The Mastodons surrendered a seven-point lead in the first half, trailed by nine at one point, but came back to beat Stetson 88-84 at Memorial Coliseum on Saturday.

December 16

Scott Has 34 Points; Fort Wayne Holds Off Stetson 88-84
Bryson Scott had 10 of his career-tying 34 points in the final minutes to help Fort Wayne fend off Stetson for an 88-84 win on Saturday afternoon.

IPFW Hold Off Stetson
The Journal Gazette
The IPFW men's basketball team won its 20th consecutive non-conference home game with an 88-84 win over Stetson at Memorial Coliseum on Saturday.

IPFW vs Stetson: Pregame Notes
The Journal Gazette
Outlook: The Mastodons are coming off back-to-back road losses to MAC opponents Akron and Miami (Ohio) last week and have had a full week of practice for the first time since before the season-opener at Oakland on Nov. 10.

Amid Finals Week, Mastodons Able to ‘Grind Out a Practice’
The Journal Gazette
After two road losses, the IPFW men's basketball team was glad to return home and be able to focus on itself in a true practice setting before focusing on today's game against Stetson.

December 15

The Journal Gazette
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IUPUI Assistant to Lead IPFW Track
The Journal Gazette
Former IUPUI assistant coach Ashley Botham has been named the head coach for the IPFW women's track and field team, athletic director Kelley Hartley Hutton announced Thursday.

December 14

Robotics Team Takes 2nd Place
Greenfield Daily Reporter
The team took second place for project innovation at the First Lego League Indiana Championship Tournament this past weekend. Alpha Squad — made up of nine students from Mt. Comfort Elementary and Mt. Vernon Middle School — competed against 48 different teams across Indiana at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne on Saturday.

Why Indiana’s Upcoming Legislative Session Could be a Wild One
Indy Star
Part of the challenge for Bosma and his counterpart in the Senate, President Pro Tempore David Long, will be holding their GOP super majorities together with so many contentious issues on the table, said Andy Downs, a political science professor at Indiana University Purdue University Fort Wayne.

Provision Has Trump Outline N. Korea Plan
The Journal Gazette
IPFW political scientist James Toole said the White House should have, and likely does have, much of the information and analysis it needs to generate the report.

OPINION: Shared Commitment: Conservation Debt to Repay, Pay Forward
The Journal Gazette
By David G. Schuster: As I was biking to work the other day, I spotted a bald eagle with its white head, white legs and dark brown body perched in a tree on the St. Joseph River across from the IPFW campus. David G. Schuster is an associate professor of history at IPFW.

Ashley Botham Selected as Women’s Track and Field Head Coach
Former IUPUI assistant coach Ashley Botham has been named the head track and field coach for the Fort Wayne Mastodons, Athletic Director Kelley Hartley Hutton announced on Thursday (Dec. 14).

December 13

Terry Hutchens Column: It’s Time to Have a True, 10-Team Crossroads Classic
The Herald Bulletin
And then start an undercard rotation with the other six schools. You could spread the matchups around over any number of years and get Ball State, Evansville, Fort Wayne, Indiana State, IUPUI and Valparaiso all involved in the ticket.

December 12

Young Fort Wayne Engineer with Indiana Michigan Power Makes Forbes Energy List
Tirthak Saha is using his inclusion on the Forbes 30 Under 30 In Energy 2018 list as a platform for engineering projects and gender equality. Saha is involved in the community by serving on Indiana University-Purdue University’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering advisory board to determine how to make classes industry relevant.

Purdue Board of Trustees Approves Creation of Three New Schools at IPFW
Public Now
The Purdue University Board of Trustees on Friday (Dec. 8) approved the establishment of three new schools within existing colleges at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW).

Dempsey Aiding Muskies’ Turnaround
Times Recorder
IPFW freshman Matt Weir scored nine points in an 81-73 loss to Miami on Saturday. The John Glenn grad is contributing 5.5 points and 3.6 assists in 11 games.

Team Storm Wins 18th Indiana FIRST LEGO League Robotic Championship at IPFW
Public Now
Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) hosted the 18th Indiana FIRST LEGO® League Robotic Championship today in the Athletics Center Fieldhouse.

Use Cambridge Qualifications to Study in the U.S.: U.S. Universities Recognize – and Value – Cambridge Qualifications from International Student Applicants
U.S. News & World Report
Brian R. Mylrea, director of international education at Indiana University-Purdue University-Fort Wayne, says English proficiency requirements may be waived in lieu of the TOEFS or IELTS if the student passes the GCSE or IGCSE English first language examination with a minimum grade of C or above.

December 11

Verbatim: Fort Wayne Promotes Gunawardena to Director of Public Works
The Journal Gazette
Mayor Tom Henry today announced Shan Gunawardena has been promoted to director of the City of Fort Wayne’s Public Works Division. Gunawardena has also served as a guest lecturer for IPFW’s Department of Engineering.