December 4, 2017

IPFW in the News for December 4, 2017

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December 4

Scott’s Big Night Helps IPFW Roll
The Journal Gazette
Bryson Scott scored 31 points to lead IPFW past SIU-Edwardsville 86-71 Sunday at Memorial Coliseum. “He's so coachable,” coach Jon Coffman said of Scott. “He's really been coachable in terms of buying into our process, listening to how we want to play the game.

Join Us for the 2017 IPFW Holiday Concert
PBS 39
Be sure to join us Monday, December 4 on channel 39.1 beginning at 7:30pm as we bring home the 2017 edition of the IPFW Holiday Concert, broadcasting it LIVE from the Auer Performance Hall at IPFW’s Rhinehart Music Center.

Entertainment: Community Update: Lecture
The Journal Gazette
“IMMIGRATION: THE GOLDEN DOOR – OPEN OR CLOSED?”: 5:30 p.m. today; IPFW, Helmke Library, 2101 Coliseum Blvd. E.; questions and answers from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

December 3

An Indiana Civil Rights Lawyer is Trying to Flip a Deep-Red District Without Bashing Trump
Business Insider
Andy Downs, a political scientist at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne, told Business Insider the two competitive Democrats — and the amount of money they've managed to raise — make this the most interesting US House race in the state.

Scott Scores 31 as IPFW Beats SIU-Edwardsville
The Journal Gazette
The IPFW men's basketball team defeated SIU-Edwardsville 86-71 at Memorial Coliseum on Sunday.

Gallery, IPFW Men’s Basketball vs. SIUE
The Journal Gazette
IPFW guard Bryson Scott scores over SIUE forward Bill Awet in the first half at Memorial Coliseum on Sunday.

SIUE at IPFW Pregame Notes
The Journal Gazette
The teams are former conference rivals when the Mastodons were in the Division II Great Lakes Valley Conference. IPFW has won eight consecutive meetings, including the seven since 2009 when both teams have been Division I.

EDITORIAL: State Offers Head Start on Computing
The Journal Gazette
And professor Beomijn Kim, chair of the computer science department at IPFW, points to a shortage of qualified teachers, noting there's a difference in instructors trained in a carefully prescribed curriculum and those who have a broad understanding of the computer science field.

5 Senate Hopefuls to Debate in City: At Lincoln Dinner; Primary 2 Weeks Later
The Journal Gazette
An Indianapolis public TV station typically plays host to debates involving statewide political candidates and organized by the Indiana Debate Commission, but Fort Wayne has seen its share in recent years. U.S. Senate candidates debated at IPFW in 2010, gubernatorial candidates debated at WFWA PBS39 in 2012, and candidates for public instruction superintendent debated at IPFW in 2016.

Nursing Students Handed Lifeline: Private Colleges Help People Abandoned by Closed Institutions
The Journal Gazette
The closures left students in turmoil. Hahn, Hamilton and Thompson said ITT officials assured them they would graduate. After the closure they learned their government loans would not be forgiven and their credits would not transfer to public schools such as IPFW and Ivy Tech Community College Northeast.

December 2

Carwein to Stay to End of Month: Finishing Work Before Retirement
The Journal Gazette
Vicky Carwein will remain with IPFW through this month with the title and salary of chancellor.

December 1

Mastodons Show What They Can Do: Everyone Gets Involved in Blowout
The Journal Gazette
The Mastodons defeated the Cougars 99-63 at Memorial Coliseum, with help from 49 bench points, as every player had a field goal.

Entertainment: Music Listings
The Journal Gazette
Holiday: TODAY – Jazz Ensemble Holiday Swing Concert 7:30 p.m.; Auer Performance Hall, IPFW, 2101 Coliseum Blvd. E.; free for IPFW students, $7 adults, $6 seniors; 481-6555 or

Entertainment: Art Exhibits
The Journal Gazette
Today – FALL 2017 BFA EXHIBITION Ends Dec. 29; IPFW Department of Visual Communication and Design; Wunderkammer Company, 3402 Fairfield Ave.; hours, 1 to 8 p.m. Thursday through Sunday. Opening reception at 6:30 p.m. today. Artist Elizabeth Wamsley will demonstrate her ceramic technique from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Sports Briefs for Friday, Dec. 1 IUK Men’s Hoops Falls to Fort Wayne
Kokomo Tribune
Jordan King had a career-high 17 points and Bryson Scott added 13 as Fort Wayne roared out to an early lead to take a dominating 99-63 win over Indiana University Kokomo on Thursday night.

November 30

Throwback Thursday: Santas Hope to Overlook Worst Gifts
The Journal Gazette
Adam Bojrab, an 18-year-old student at Indiana-Purdue Fort Wayne, loves his sister. But the gray tie with the pink owls – the one she made him last Christmas – never got a public workout. It's buried in dad's closet.

Entertainment Calendar: What’s Going On
The Journal Gazette
IPFW Bands in Concert 7:30 p.m.; IPFW, 2101 E Coliseum Blvd.; free for IPFW students, $7 adults, $6 seniors; 481-6555 or

Threading Together Ideas and Passion
Fort Wayne Business Weekly
Chad Bushee: When I first enrolled at IPFW, my career plans were in secondary education. Going through high school I always thought that I would become a teacher and coach basketball or baseball. My first year at IPFW, I realized being a teacher wasn’t a good fit for me. So, I switched my major to business management.

Sports Briefs: Colleges: Mastodon Earns Academic Honor
The Journal Gazette
IPFW's Oscar Uyamadu was named to the Summit League Men's Soccer Academic All-League team. Uyamadu was one of 14 student-athletes in the league to earn the honor. Uyamadu, a business, economics and public policy major, has a 3.52 GPA. Uyamadu, who received All-Summit League second-team honors for a second straight year, scored four goals while adding two assists.

IPFW Men Defeat IU-Kokomo
The Journal Gazette
The IPFW men's basketball team defeated IU-Kokomo 99-63 at Memorial Coliseum on Thursday.

Fort Wayne MBB Takes Non-League Game Over IU Kokomo 99-63
WANE TV NewsChannel 15
Fort Wayne men’s hoops earned a 99-63 non-league win over IU Kokomo on Thursday (Nov. 30) evening at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum. Six Mastodons finished in double-digits including Jordon King who recorded a career-high 17 points.

November 29

Mastodons Finish Strong as Scott has Career Night
The Journal Gazette
Bryson Scott scored a career-high 34 points as the IPFW men's basketball team defeated Detroit Mercy 91-82 at Memorial Coliseum on Tuesday night.

The Inspiring Story of Tirthak Saha, Who is Now on Forbes’ 30 Under 30 List
GQ India
Born to Pradip and Enakshi Saha, Tirthak, a Dwarka resident (currently based out of Indiana, USA), is an Electrical Engineer, an active blogger, Chairperson of Indiana Purdue Fort Wayne (IPFW) University’s Industrial Advisory Board – a committee that provides input to the ECE school with regards to the industry relevance of their syllabus, a technologist, futurist… let’s leave it to et cetera.

Keene Family YMCA to Host Event on Helping People with Addictions
The Keene Sentinel
Bernadette Gleeson, an advocate and educator, will give a presentation at the Keene Family YMCA next month about how to help those in the Monadnock Region struggling with addiction. Gleeson herself has been in recovery for 11 years and previously worked as director of recovery development for HOPE for NH Recovery. She received a master’s degree in professional communication from Indiana University—Purdue University Fort Wayne and focused her graduate thesis on the research and language of addiction recovery.

November 28

Nonprofit Now Offers Counseling: Master’s Students at IPFW Giving Time at Matthew 25
The Journal Gazette
Now, the clinic will also employ talk therapy as treatment. The therapy will be provided by students in IPFW's counseling program in their final year of study for their master's degree.

Coffman Hopes Tough Road Losses Steel Mastodons
The Journal Gazette
The IPFW men's basketball team showed poise and toughness in back-to-back losses last week to finish a difficult three-game road set in the Adolph Rupp Classic, and even though they're disappointed, they're hungry to put the experience to good use at home.

College Corner
Columbus Alive
Matt Weir (John Glenn) had three points, two assists and one steal in Indiana Purdue-Fort Wayne’s 86-67 loss to Kentucky and had five assists, two rebounds and one steal in an 83-73 loss to East Tennessee State.

IPFW Piano Competition Deadline Approaching
KPC News
The 2018 Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne Gene Marcus Piano Competition is open to pianists age 18 and younger living within 100 miles of Fort Wayne.

Scott’s Career-Best 34 Leads IPFW
The Journal Gazette
Bryson Scott scored a career-high 34 points as the IPFW men's basketball team defeated Detroit Mercy 91-82 at Memorial Coliseum on Tuesday.

Lloy Ball and Team Pineapple Training for Pro League
Just like Al Pacino in “The Godfather, Part III,” every time Lloy Ball thinks he’s retired as a volleyball player the sport finds a way to pull him back in. Honestly, though, they don’t have to tug all that hard on the leash. The 2008 Olympic Gold Medalist, 45, is training with some former IPFW and Ball State players to represent his Team Pineapple professional squad Dec. 7-10 in the National Volleyball Association Showcase at the Las Vegas MGM Grand Hotel.

Hats Off to Reading
PBS 39
Join PBS 39 at the IPFW Bookstore on Saturday, February 24! We’ll be there at 10am with our Hats ON along with Cat in the Hat and lots of fun activities!

November 27

Matthew 25 Adding Mental Health Counseling
The Journal Gazette
The statement said primary-care counseling therapy has been added to tools for depression, anxiety disorder and mood disorders through medication available from the clinic's dispensary. It said the initial providers are senior-level students from IPFW's counseling program.