News Room

February 13

IPFW in the News for February 13, 2017 

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


February 12

Educators again lead county's top paid

Journal Gazette 

Educators dominated the list of top government earners in Allen County last year, with many from IPFW. IPFW Chancellor Vicky Carwein, whose school has had a turbulent few years and will end its Indiana University and Purdue University alliance, tops the list at more than $370,000.


$12,000 plunged into Special Olympics

Journal Gazette

“I can’t feel my legs!” cried participant Mallory Belote, 22, of Fort Wayne, part of a group of 23 first-time plungers from IPFW’s Alpha Sigma Alpha sorority, as she ran out of the water.

Students make annual appeal for financial aid

Journal Gazette

Don Maldeney, who was there with his daughter Marisa, said the key is to seek grants but to look around and learn what else is available. Marisa wants to study aviation engineering and plans to spend the first two years at IPFW and then transfer to Purdue.

February 10

IPFW student-run restaurant 'a British pub meets "Downton Abbey" '


Kristine O'Brien, an IPFW career counselor, was excited to try dishes from her native England during Thursday's soft launch of the Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management restaurant.


Six IPFW alumni to be honored at homecoming celebration

ABC 21 

Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne is celebrating the accomplishments of six distinguished alumni. The university announced the awards Friday, which will be given during the Alumni Association Awards at the IPFW Homecoming Celebration Saturday.


With Pence gone, fellow Republicans undo his work in Indiana

Indianapolis Star

Andy Downs, a political scientist at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne, said Holcomb's recent actions demonstrate a governing vision distinct from the prior two Republican administrations.


February 9

Visitors from Myanmar touring Fort Wayne


"This was the first time they have seen snow. They were very excited," said Chad Thompson, an associate professor of English and linguistics at IPFW who is helping coordinate the visit.


IPFW students dish up British comfort


If you're looking to switch up your lunch routine and try something new, the students at IPFW are hoping you'll come check out what they have to offer.

February 8

Help offered to St. Joseph students

Journal Gazette*  

The University of Saint Francis, IPFW, Trine University and Ivy Tech Community College Northeast have issued statements indicating their readiness to provide assistance.


Financial aid workshops start

KPC News

“By offering this free FAFSA assistance support, we are creating a region that supports the educational success of every individual while developing a dependable and reliable workforce to meet the needs of regional employers,” said Wylie Sirk, director of educational leadership at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne and member of the Big Goal Collaborative’s High School Action Team.


February 7

New owner of local Sylvan centers moving all three

Indianapolis Business Journal

A native of Fremont, Indiana, near the Michigan border, Kolbow graduated in 1994 with a mathematics degree from Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne while earning endorsements in education and psychology.


Beaver campus’ inaugural CEO has died

Penn State News

After leaving Penn State, Giusti served as Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne’s chancellor. He moved into the private sector in 1987, when he was named director of education programs and scholarships for global resource development at AMP Incorporated.

NCAA president Mark Emmert speaks at IPFW’s Omnibus Lecture Series


Mark Emmert, the president of the NCAA since 2010, spoke at IPFW’s Rhinehart Music Center on Tuesday evening as part of the university’s Omnibus Lecture Series.

February 6

High School Art Day at IPFW

KPC News

DeKalb High School Art students attend High School Art Day at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne recently. Students toured open studios, met with professors and college art students, saw demonstrations in ceramics, sculpture, woodworking, metalsmithing, digital art and photography and participated in an interactive painting.