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February 26, 2018

IPFW in the News for February 26, 2018

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February 26

Another Free Speech Ball Stabbed in California
Washington Examiner
by Kelsey Carroll: Kelsey Carroll is a sophomore at Indiana University Purdue University - Fort Wayne studying communications and political science. She serves as a Media Ambassador and Chapter President for Young Americans for Liberty.

UALR Baseball Takes Two from IPFW
Arkansas Online
The University of Arkansas at Little Rock' starting pitching dominated Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne on Sunday, leading the Trojans to 2-0 and 7-1 victories in a doubleheader at Gary Hogan Field in Little Rock.

Local Lawmakers Build Up Campaign War Chests
KPC News - The Herald Republican
While they hold financial advantages that are almost insurmountable, they are not necessarily guaranteed electoral success just because they have deep pockets, says Andy Downs of the Mike Downs Center for Politics at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne.

IPFW Dept. of Music
whatzup
Please join us on the campus of IPFW for a wonderful concert featuring Steven Bryant and celebrating the tenth anniversary of "Ecstatic Waters" along with showcasing our exemplary faculty, Andy Lott and Pavel Morunov on Aaron Copland's "Quiet City".

State of Indiana College Basketball Power Rankings (02/26/2018)
The Daily Hoosier
6. Fort Wayne Mastodons (18-13, 7-7) (Summit) – A tough home loss to conference leader South Dakota State.  They are going to need a conference tournament run for any postseason.

SDSU Closes with Win at IPFW
Brookings Register
The South Dakota State women’s basketball team finished the regular season with a convincing 77-55 Summit League win over IPFW on Saturday afternoon in front of 1,052 fans at the Gates Sports Center.

Demand for Stricter Gun Laws Held in Fort Wayne
Decatur Daily Democrat
"We're all here to say that something needs to be done," organizer Brandon Blumenherst, a freshman at IPFW, told a diverse crowd of children, students, educators and others.

Zim’s Summit League Awards Ballot
Argus Leader
I have a vote for the Summit League basketball postseason awards. Here’s how I voted. Men: All-Summit League: Jon Konchar, IPFW, Bryson Scott, IPFW.

Community Update
The Journal Gazette
Organizations: NORTHEAST INDIANA SIERRA CLUB: 7 p.m. today; IPFW, 2101 E. Coliseum Blvd., Science Building, room 185; Melissa Widhalm from the Purdue Climate Change Research Center will present preliminary findings of its research on climate change.

Hundreds Rally for Gun Control: ‘Do Your Jobs,’ One Speaker Tells Politicians
The Journal Gazette
“We want to stand in solidarity to show folks we are sick and tired of these students' lives being lost because of Congress' unwillingness to address issues like this,” organizer Brandon Blumenherst, an IPFW freshman, previously told The Journal Gazette.

OPINION: Letters: Enchanting Programs
The Journal Gazette
And finally, hooray to the IPFW Music Department for their second annual Mardi Gras celebration. What a fun, raucous, entertaining evening – a great showcase of our student and faculty talent. They even gave out free beads and a slice of King Cake (a tradition on Fat Tuesday). By: Lisbeth Scott, Fort Wayne

February 25

2018 Big Ten Basketball Tournament Schedule
Hammer and Rails
Game 10: 3 Seed Purdue vs. Indiana-Minnesota-Rutgers winner - 9pm – BTN: They have played Duke, Michigan State, Purdue, and Ohio State tough, but they also lost famously to Fort Wayne and Indiana State. You just don’t know what to expect from them.

Hollins Has Wild Double-Double for Mad Ants
The Journal Gazette
But this may be far more interesting: Rookie Tra-Deon Hollins, who a year ago was facing the likes of IPFW in the Summit League, and who just took over the starting point guard job last week because Lemon and Trey McKinney Jones were called to the NBA, had one of the wildest statistical nights anyone around here could remember.

400+ Rally for Anti-Gun Violence at Allen Co. Courthouse
WANE TV NewsChannel 15
The event was called Fort Wayne Students Demand Action to Prevent Gun Violence. The rally’s organizer, IPFW freshman Branon Blumenherst, there is no organization behind the event. They’re just citizens who care.

VIDEO and PHOTOS: Fort Wayne Students, Residents Rally for Stronger Gun Control and Better Protection of Schools
News-Sentinel
The rally, which was organized by Brandon Blumenherst of IPFW and other IPFW students, took place on the Allen County Courthouse green.

Drones Aid Police with Eye in Sky: Help Determine Cause of Crashes, Monitor Suspects
The Journal Gazette
Oct. 19, 2017: 2101 E. Coliseum Blvd. 9:48 a.m. - Multi-agency training at IPFW focusing on active shooter responses.

Mastodons Unable to Complete Big Comeback
The Journal Gazette
The regular season has come to a close, but IPFW could not close out South Dakota State as the Mastodons fell 97-90 on Senior Night at the Gates Center on Saturday.

Lawmakers Hesitant on Easing Gun Laws
The Journal Gazette
Locally: IPFW freshman Brandon Blumenherst is hosting a rally in the wake of the Parkland, Florida, school shooting. The rally is 1 p.m. today on the Allen County Courthouse lawn, and Blumenherst hopes to get 150 people to attend and pressure lawmakers to act. The story will appear in Monday's edition.

February 24

IPFW Falls to South Dakota State in Regular-Season Finale
The Journal Gazette
The IPFW men's basketball team concluded its regular season with a 97-90 loss to Summit League-leading South Dakota State at the Gates Center on Saturday.

They Said It: Quotes from the Week
The Journal Gazette
“We want to stand in solidarity to show folks we are sick and tired of these students' lives being lost because of Congress' unwillingness to address issues like this.” IPFW freshman Brandon Blumenherst who is planning a rally Sunday in hopes of pressuring lawmakers to enact gun control laws in the awake of the Valentine's Day shooting at Marjory Stone Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, that left 17 dead.

IPFW Falls to South Dakota State in Regular-Season Finale
World News
The IPFW men's basketball team concluded its regular season with a 97-90 loss to Summit League-leading South Dakota State at the Gates Center on Saturday.

IPFW’s Seniors Appreciative: 3 Transfers Play Tonight in Their Final Home Game
The Journal Gazette
IPFW coach Jon Coffman found a unique thread that connects the program's three seniors: appreciation.

February 23

Infectious Disease: Susan E. Heckley, NP
Lutheran Health Physicians
Heckley graduated from the Parkview School of Nursing in 1985. She earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne in 1994 and a master’s in nursing/family nurse practitioner at the University of Saint Francis in 1997.

Trauma Surgery: Joel Nagel, NP
Lutheran Health Physicians
Nagel graduated from Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne with an associate degree in nursing in 2001 and bachelor’s degree in nursing in 2006.

Trauma Surgery: Milissa Phillips-Bohlender, NP
Lutheran Health Physicians
Phillips-Bohlender, who has more than 20 years of nursing experience, graduated from Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne with an associate degree in allied health in 1991.

Wound Care: Michelle Diss, NP
Lutheran Health Physicians
Diss earned an associate degree in nursing, a bachelor's degree in nursing and a master's in nursing/adult nurse practitioner from Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne in 2001, 2007 and 2012, respectively.

IPFW Bands Concert Final Showcase Event
Visit Fort Wayne
The final concert of the IPFW Bands concludes with what will be a memorable collaboration with the Fort Wayne Dance Collective in Bernstein’s Symphonic Dances from West Side Story!

Music Listings
The Journal Gazette
SUNDAY – Brass Day concert – 7:30 p.m.; Auer Performance Hall, IPFW, 2101 E. Coliseum Blvd.; free for IPFW students, $7 adults, $6 seniors; 481-6555 or www.ipfw.edu/tickets.

Art Exhibits
The Journal Gazette
All weekend – IPFW PHOTO EXHIBITION – Ends Sunday; Garrett Museum of Art, 100 South Randolph St., Garrett; 5 to 8 p.m. today, 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday and 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday; www.garrettmuseumofart.org.

Out and About
The Journal Gazette
SATURDAY: Dr. Seuss Community Birthday Celebration – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; “Hats Off to Reading” event; IPFW, Walb Union bookstore, 2101 E. Coliseum Blvd.; free.

Apartments Again Planned for Former Office Building that had been Eyed As a Drug-Treatment Center
News-Sentinel
“It’s a real ‘sleeper’ building,” Ramsey said. “It’s a great location, near IPFW, a woods and pond and Triangle Park (restaurant). We’ve just gone back to where we started.”

Step Inside ‘Cabaret’ with Three Rivers Music Theatre
The Journal Gazette
There are other roles on the IPFW alumna's dream list such as Velma Kelly in “Chicago,” Mama Rose in “Gypsy” and Elphaba or Glinda “Wicked” (“Either one, I don't care!” Butler laughs.).

EDITORIAL: The Moment at Hand, Local Youth Also Finding Their Voice on Gun Violence
The Journal Gazette
An IPFW freshman wants to spread the message here. A rally demanding action on gun violence will be at 1 p.m. Sunday on the Allen County Courthouse lawn. Its organizer, Brandon Blumenherst, is a member of Mayor Tom Henry's Youth Engagement Council and a leader in two organizations for local college Democrats.

Area Experts Weigh In On Handling School Violence Threats
WANE TV NewsChannel 15
IPFW’s police chief Tim Potts is calling for all schools to form strong relationships with law enforcement and other invested organizations.

Fremont Vocalists Compete
KPC News – The Herald Republican
“The festival is held in the Rhinehart Music Center on the IPFW campus,” Fowler said.

February 22

Jane Seymour to Speak at IPFW Tapestry Event
FOX Sports 1250 AM
Actress Jane Seymour will be the featured speaker at this year’s IPFW Tapestry women’s event.

SACS Online Survey Seeks Grading, Assessment Input
The Journal Gazette
The grading and reporting survey is being conducted as part of a two-year partnership between SACS and expert researchers in the field, Thomas Guskey and Laura Link. They are professors at the University of Kentucky and IPFW, respectively.

Art Galleries and Exhibits Calendar for Feb. 22, 2018
News-Sentinel
IPFW DEPARTMENT OF FINE ARTS, Visual Arts Gallery, IPFW, 2101 Coliseum Blvd. E. “Fine Arts Faculty Exhibition,” featuring works by fine arts faculty members, today through March 23. Artist Exhibition Reception 5-7 p.m. today in the Visual Arts Gallery. Gallery hours are 8 a.m.-9 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Free admission.

2018 500 Festival Princesses
500 Festival
AMANDA HOLLAND: Fort Wayne, a graduate of Carroll High School and a junior at Indiana University – Purdue University Fort Wayne majoring in Nursing.

OPINION: Bangert: Lingering Questions on Purdue-Kaplan Deal, Reglators’ Records Reveal
Journal & Courier
In particular, the Higher Learning Commission report says the peer review team wanted to know how Purdue planned to differentiate between what it would mean to be a Purdue student versus being a Purdue Global student, making it clear to more than 40,000 online students that the classes they were taking were not the same as the ones offered on the West Lafayette, Purdue-Fort Wayne or Purdue-Northwest campuses.

IPFW Officials Discuss Preparedness for Mass Shootings
One News Page
IPFW is touted as being a safe university, but do students know what to do in an active shooter situation?

Men’s Soccer Releases Spring Friendly Schedule
U Indy News
Other highlights include a home doubleheader versus IPFW and Marian University (March 24) and well as away games at Xavier (April 6) and IUPUI (April 13).

February 21

Sweetwater to House Purdue Music Technology Program: Most of Purdue University Fort Wayne’s Music Technology Program will be Housed on the Sweetwater Campus
Pro Sound Network
Sweetwater has teamed with Purdue University Fort Wayne to house most of the university's music technology program on the Sweetwater campus.

Softball Begins 2018 Season
Nicholls Worth
The Colonels found themselves in a defensive struggle Friday against the Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne Mastodons.

Final Vote on Purdue-Kaplan Deal Will Be In Secret Thursday
Journal & Courier
The Purdue-Kaplan blend would take its place in a Purdue hierarchy topped by the flagship campus in West Lafayette and flanked by regional campuses, Purdue Fort Wayne and Purdue Northwest.

The Successful Journey for Karl Smesko
Eagle News
He spent time coaching at Walsh University and Indiana University followed by Purdue University Fort Wayne, as well as coaching as an assistant at Maryland.

This Day in History: February 21 in Photos
News-Sentinel
2000 - IPFW's Hector Soto (13) gets monster air as he goes for the kill against the visiting Mercyhurst Lakers Friday night. The Mastodons won in three straight sets.

IPFW Officials Discuss Preparedness for Mass Shootings
WFFT Local FOX 55
IPFW is touted as being a safe university, but do students know what to do in an active shooter situation?

Briefs: Registration for Tapestry on Friday
The Journal Gazette
The event will be from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 27 at Memorial Coliseum. Tickets are $75 per person for open seating or $800 for a table of 10. Corporate tables are also available for $1,200. Tickets will be available at the IPFW Tapestry website.

MARK FRANKE: If This is the Rust Belt, We Are Proud To Be Here
News-Sentinel
Mark Franke, an adjunct scholar of the foundation, is formerly an associate vice chancellor at IPFW.

IPFW To Hold Dr. Seuss Birthday Celebration
104.3 WLYV
Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) is holding a special Hats Off to Reading event to celebrate the birthday of Dr. Seuss on Saturday, February 24. Story-time and other fun activities will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the bookstore in Walb Union.

IPFW To Hold Dr. Seuss Birthday Celebration
96.3 WXKE
Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) is holding a special Hats Off to Reading event to celebrate the birthday of Dr. Seuss on Saturday, February 24. Story-time and other fun activities will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the bookstore in Walb Union.

YSU Provost Abraham Finalist for Clarion President
WFMJ TV
This past summer Dr. Abraham made the list of final four candidates for Chancellor at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne.

The Dish: Local Restaurant & Food News
The Journal Gazette
IPFW restaurant featuring Italian: Rustic Italian cuisine is on the menu at the spring restaurant operated by IPFW students in the Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management.

IPFW Student Organizes Gun Reform Rally
WPTA TV Channel 21
IPFW student and rally organizer Brandon Blumenherst says Sunday's event is in direct response to the Florida high school shooting.

29th Annual IPFW Health Fair
Visit Fort Wayne
2018  IPFW Health Fair, Screenings, Refreshments, Gifts, Handouts plus More, Wednesday March 28, 2018, IPFW Walb Student Union, 9am-3pm

Do You Keep Crushes on the Back Burner
SDPB Radio
Researchers Jayson L. Dibble, Narissra M. Punyanunt-Carter and Michelle Drouin talked with 658 college-age people and found that a whopping 72.9 percent of them had at least one person on the back burner.

Fort Wayne Dragon Boat Races Return for the 4th Year on Saturday, June 23rd!
Riverfront Fort Wayne
Megan Butler has a long history of promoting and planning events for downtown Fort Wayne. Butler also serves on the boards of Friends of the Rivers, Northeast Indiana Water Trails, Northern Indiana Passenger Rail Alliance, on the advisory board for Purdue Fort Wayne’s College of Arts and Sciences, and volunteers on the finance team for United Way.

February 20

IPFW Officials Discuss Preparedness for Mass Shootings
One News Page
Officials at IPFW say they are always actively preparing no matter the situation.

Anti-Gun Rally Being organized by Student: IPFW Freshman Planning for 150 Downtown Sunday
The Journal Gazette
IPFW freshman Brandon Blumenherst is organizing a rally for 1 p.m. Sunday on the Allen County Courthouse lawn that he hopes will attract more than 150 people to pressure lawmakers to act.

Regional Spelling Bee Set for March 3
Decatur Daily Democrat
Fifteen county spelling bee champions from northeast Indiana and northwest Ohio will compete at the 64th annual Journal Gazette Regional Spelling Bee, presented by STAR Financial Bank, at 10 a.m. March 3 at IPFW’s Rhinehart Music Center Recital Hall.

Tigers Celebrate Senior Night with TEC Championship
Palladium-Item
Another senior, Drew Pyle, signed to play Division I baseball for Indiana-Purdue at Fort Wayne earlier this season.

Midwest Tuba and Euphonium Conference at IPFW
Allevents.in
With Miraphone instrument exhibition with Richard Murrow and Ben Pierce as performing artist.

Indiana Basketball: Can the Hoosiers Still Make the NCAA Tournament
Hoosier State of Mind
With losses against IPFW, and Indiana State, where the Hoosiers finish in the Big Ten tournament could determine whether they make the March Madness event.

Restaurant Notes: Fort Wayne’s Mad Anthony Brewing Co. Closed for Remodeling, IPFW Students Going Italian, and More
News-Sentinel
Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne students in the Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management are serving up rustic Italian cuisine at Doppio Zero, this semester’s student-run restaurant.

Student Rally Planned Sunday in Fort Wayne to Protest Government Inaction on Gun Violence, Preventing School Shootings
News-Sentinel
IPFW students are planning a rally from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday at the Allen County Courthouse green, Brandon Blumenherst, the main organizer of the event, said via email.

Konchar Receives Summit Honor
The Journal Gazette
IPFW's John Konchar was named the Summit League Men's Basketball Player of the Week on Monday after helping the Mastodons beat Western Illinois and North Dakota State.

What’s Going On: Miscellaneous
The Journal Gazette
“A Conversation: African-Americans in a Time of War” – Noon to 1:30 p.m.; IPFW, Walb Union, Room 222, 2101 E. Coliseum Blvd.; also, 5 to 8 p.m., documentary “Hidden Colors 3,” in Room 114.

February 19

Conference Date Set, New Information in Fort Wayne Lecturer’s Dismissal and Appeal
Purdue Exponent
A pretrial conference has been set for the lecturer at Purdue's Fort Wayne campus who opened a discrimination case against the Purdue Board of Trustees in January.

OPINION: ’Duck and Cover’ Wasn’t Viable Then, and It Isn’t Now
The Progressive
by Lisa Beringer - Lisa Beringer is an assistant professor of sociology at Ivy Tech Community College - Northeast, and an adjunct lecturer of Women’s Studies at Indiana University-Purdue University, Fort Wayne.

IN: Fewer Riders but Not Fewer Tax Dollars: Can Transpo Fine More Customers
Mass Transit Mag
Betsy Kachmar, assistant general manager of CitiLink, Fort Wayne's bus system, said it has managed to add service in recent years by partnering on new routes with Indiana University/Purdue Fort Wayne, University of St. Francis, Ivy Tech Community College and Parkview Health System -- entities that pay for the new routes.

State of Indiana College Basketball Power Rankings (02/19/18)
The Daily Hoosier
6. Fort Wayne Mastodons (18-12, 7-6) (Summit) – A good bounce back week with two wins albeit against bottom half Horizon teams.

Q&A: Jerry Palm Sizes Up Big Ten in NCAA Field
Big Ten Network
I haven’t thought about Indiana ever. Indiana is 16-12, 101st in the RPI, 0-4 against Quadrant One, lost at home to Ft. Wayne and Indiana State. Yea, there is nothing there.

IPFW Student Reacts to School Violence with Rally
The Journal Gazette
IPFW freshman Brandon Blumenherst is organizing a rally for 1 p.m. Sunday on the Court House lawn that he hopes will attract more than 150 people to pressure lawmakers to act.

IPFW’s Konchar Named Summit League Player of Week
WANE TV NewsChannel 15
Fort Wayne’s John Konchar has been named the Summit League Men’s Basketball Player of the Week for his play Feb. 12-18.

Indian Performance Series Announces 12th Concert
Broadway World
Join us for Vistaar - A Classical Indian Music Exploration on March 24, at 7:30 p.m. in the Auer Performance Hall at IPFW.