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February 20

IPFW in the News for February 20, 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 19

Public sees reality of IPFW research

Journal Gazette

The line of children, and some adults, was proof that the virtual reality demonstration was one of the must-see stops Saturday during the IPFW Sponsorship Day at Science Central. “We have faculty and undergraduate students who present hands-on activities,” said Dr. Connie Kracher, director of the Institute for Research at IPFW. “Bringing our research to the community. That’s important.”


Purdue considering new names for Fort Wayne campus

The Tribune

Purdue University officials are floating suggestions for renaming the Fort Wayne campus once its partnership with Indiana University there ends next year.

February 18

4 seniors integral to IPFW success

Journal Gazette

Four IPFW men’s basketball players will be saying farewell to the Gates Center in tonight’s game against South Dakota State.


Ford's vending machine tax bill raises conflict question

Terre Haute Tribune Star

“There are plenty of people who will say that it does not pass the smell test,” said Andy Downs, associate professor of political science and director of the Mike Downs Center for Indiana Politics at Indiana University-Purdue University-Fort Wayne. “The question is how Sen. Ford should and does deal with it.”


Woman's work in Kenya honored

Journal Gazette

The community service award given to a local woman during the annual Tapestry: A Day for You celebration is going this year to a woman who has worked on behalf of children in Kenya. Cheryl Brockmann of New Haven will receive the Linda L. Ruffolo Dedication Award during a breakfast at 9 a.m. April 28 at Memorial Coliseum.

February 17

Officials Want Input on Next Name For IPFW

Inside Indiana Business

IPFW and Purdue University are seeking feedback on the name the school will carry following its realignment next year. The online survey includes two potential names, but accepts additional suggestions.


IPFW Name Change Voting Begins, Students Have Mixed Reactions


A realignment plan for IPFW will mean splitting the university into two separate institutions.  With that comes a name change.  The university is asking students, faculty and others to vote on possible names for the Purdue institution.


Local food summit planned

KPC News

The Summit will be held in the Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne Walb Classic Ballroom, with free parking in lot P2.

February 16

Input sought for IPFW name change


Indiana University – Purdue University Fort Wayne and Purdue University leaders are asking for your ideas regarding a name change for IPFW.


IPFW leaders are asking for your input


IPFW and Purdue University leaders are asking for the public's input regarding the future name of the Purdue Institution in Fort Wayne.



IPFW seeks help for new name

Journal Gazette

With two separate schools in its future when Indiana and Purdue universities split, IPFW is asking for help in naming the Purdue institution that will emerge.

February 15

IPFW hits 'a reset button'

Journal Gazette

The IPFW men’s basketball team has shortened its season, a mindset that seemed to have helped them their last time out, an overtime win Saturday over Omaha.


Spotlight: Frederick Fuelling, 'Stupid F*@%ing Bird'

Journal Gazette

"Stupid F*@%ing Bird," a contemporary take on Anton Chekhov's "The Seagull," searches for meaning amid the eternal march of time. IPFW's Department of Theatre opens the show this weekend.


IPFW seeks public input on new name for institution with online survey


IPFW will no longer be IPFW by mid-2018. Now, it is asking for input on its new name.


Purdue, IPFW want feedback on name change


IPFW and Purdue University are asking for feedback in a new name for the university in Fort Wayne.

February 14

Billy Gernon's love of baseball

Western Herald

Gernon started his coaching career as a high school coach, and started on the college level as an assistant for Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne, where he coached from 1997-2008, spending his first two seasons as an assistant, and a head coach for the remaining seasons. After spending 2009-10 as an assistant for Michigan State, Gernon was hired as Western’s head coach to start the 2011 season.