IPFW in the News - April 11, 2016

IPFW in the News for April 11, 2016

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April 10

Indiana may be in play in both primaries this year
South Bend Tribune
“Obviously, after (Wisconsin), it becomes even more important,” Andy Downs, with the Mike Downs Center for Indiana Politics at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne, said of the contests here.

IPFW will face Ohio State in MIVA tournament
The IPFW men’s volleyball team secured its 32nd-consecutive berth in the MIVA (Midwestern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association) this weekend. IPFW will travel to No. 2 Ohio State as the Mastodons face the top-seeded Buckeyes in the opening round of the MIVA Tournament on Sunday, April 17 at 7 p.m.

April 9

A hands-on approach to hospitality
KPC News
More than a training ground for cooks and hotel workers, the hospitality and tourism management program at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne combines classroom learning with hands-on experience in various positions to prepare students for restaurant management, hotel management, event management, materials supply and distribution, nutrition, and more. “When I talk to employers, they’ll say they need people who can think critically, can work through situations of conflict, and can understand and interpret data,” said John Niser, department chair.

An unequal playing field: Pay gap between men and women persists
Greater Fort Wayne Business Weekly
Many reasons are offered for gender pay inequality: women tend to choose lower-wage jobs; they choose jobs with more flexible schedules or shorter commutes over higher wages; they take time off to raise children and as such accumulate less experience, etc. “For me, for a lot of feminists, that belies the way that those choices women make … are compelled by a system that essentially requires women to make unenviable choices and choices men might not have to make,” said Janet Badia, professor and director of women’s studies at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne.

IPFW volleyball clinches spot in MIVA tourney
Journal Gazette
The IPFW men's volleyball team clinched a spot in the Midwestern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association tournament despite a 3-0 (25-18, 25-22, 25-19) loss at No. 13 Lewis in its regular-season finale. Lindenwood fell to Ohio State to secure the Mastodons' 32nd consecutive tournament berth.

Pups with a Purpose at IPFW (photo)
Journal Gazette
Therapy dogs from Three Rivers Visiting Dogs volunteer service were one of many exhibits Friday at Queer Health on Campus 2016, sponsored by the IPFW Resource Center. The two-day conference explored the physical, mental and emotional needs and challenges of LGBTQ students on college campuses everywhere.

April 8

IPFW restrooms to be ‘all-gender’ during conference
Two restrooms at IPFW were transformed to gender neutral spots during the two-day Queer Health Conference at the university Friday and Saturday.

April 7

IPFW joins effort to fight smurfing
Journal Gazette
An anti-smurfing campaign has been launched on the IPFW campus, part of a national effort to raise awareness of the illegal practice related to methamphetamine production.

South Side, IPFW grad gets Fulbright
Journal Gazette
Alexander Allison, a 2015 graduate of IPFW, has been awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to Colombia for the 2016-17 academic year. Fulbright is the flagship international exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government. A Fulbright student spends an academic year abroad, all expenses paid, to conduct independent research, teach English, or study in one of over 160 countries worldwide.

Letter to the editor: IPFW coach defended
If he had actually been to a game or practice, it would be partially relevant. Seems he forgot about the two-time Summit League player of the year, the 90 percent-plus graduation rate and consistently one of the highest GPAs of all sports at IPFW.

IPFW Student Receives Fullbright Scholarship
Lakeshore Public Media
A student who graduated from Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne has been has been awarded the highly competitive Fulbright Scholarship. WBOI’s Katy Anderson reports on what the award means for the student, and for the university.

IPFW updates 12-month MBA
Greater Fort Wayne Business Weekly
Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne is hosting two open houses for prospective students interested in the master of business administration degree programs.

April 6

Nurses to campaign for Sanders at IPFW, Memorial Coliseum
Journal Gazette
Nurses who support Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders will be campaigning for him in Fort Wayne on Wednesday. Members of National Nurses United will be on the IPFW campus about 5:30 p.m. and outside Memorial Coliseum about 6 p.m. to speak with people attending the Komets hockey match with Quad City.

Nurses for Bernie Sanders group to visit IPFW, Memorial Coliseum tonight
Members of the National Nurses United's BernieBus team visited Fort Wayne on Wednesday evening to show their support for Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders' on his health plan and other issues, and to urge people to vote for him.

IPFW Adds Dean From California
Inside Indiana Business
IPFW has named a new dean for its College of Engineering, Technology, and Computer Science. Manoochehr Zoghi currently serves as founding chair of the Department of Construction Management at California State University, Fresno.

IPFW’s Sims named to 30-under-30 team
IPFW assistant men’s basketball coach Ryan Sims is among 30 assistant coaches nationwide named to the 2016 Under Armour 30-under-30 Team, as announced recently by the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) during the annual NABC Convention at the 2016 NCAA Men’s Final Four in Houston.

IPFW Grad Receives Fulbright Scholarship
WBOI 89.1
On Wednesday IPFW announced Alexander Allison was awarded the highly competitve Fulbright Scholarship for the upcoming academic year. Allison graduated in 2015 with a degree in history, and is currently teaching English in Barcelona, Spain.

April 5

IPFW hosts event for Autism Awareness Month
One in 68 are born with it, but many aren't sure exactly what it is. That's why faculty and students from IPFW held an Autism Awareness event to shed light on a common disability.

IPFW professors explore service-learning
Around Fort Wayne
Service-learning in higher education takes students beyond the four walls of the classroom and into the community. A new book edited by Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) Professor M. Gail Hickey, with chapters authored and co-authored by seven additional faculty members, explores service learning concepts and how these ideas can be incorporated into other universities and classrooms.

IPFW’s Konchar named to Macy Freshman All-America Team
IPFW redshirt-freshman John Konchar has been named to the 2016 Kyle Macy Freshmen All-America Team, as announced by Monday night at the Final Four.

Annual ‘Race for the Warrior’ at IPFW
Churubusco News
The Fort Wayne Base Community Council is hosting the second annual ‘Race for the Warrior’ 5K run and walk May 21 on the campus of IPFW in Fort Wayne.

April 4

Woodward and Sands sworn in as city officers
Huntington County TAB
Woodward, also 25, grew up in nearby Wells County. He is a 2009 graduate of Bluffton High School and is currently completing a general studies degree at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne.

IPFW—more than a regional campus (editorial)
Frost Illustrated
To date, campus leadership at Indiana University Purdue University Fort Wayne has raised important questions regarding the LSA study group’s report, particularly its interpretation of data and its claim to represent a “bold vision and positive way forward” for IPFW. But severing our ties with IU raises serious questions and concerns about the ongoing vitality of liberal arts education at IPFW.

Officials at Indiana University - Purdue University Fort Wayne plan to host a conference focused on improving the physical and mental health of LGBT students
The Daily Journal
The university says the two-day conference that begins Friday will explore the "physical, mental and emotional needs and challenges" of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students. But the program is open to all, including health care providers, social service providers, and educators.

IPFW to host conference on LGBT student health
Journal Gazette
Officials at Indiana University - Purdue University Fort Wayne plan to host a conference focused on improving the physical and mental health of LGBT students

Fort Wayne college to host conference on LGBT student health
Officials at Indiana University - Purdue University Fort Wayne plan to host a conference focused on improving the physical and mental health of LGBT students.

IPFW’s Landis named to 2016 Lou Henson All-America Team
IPFW graduate student Max Landis/Indianapolis was named to the 2016 Lou Henson All-America Team, as announced by at this weekend’s Final Four. The Henson All-America Team consists of players from schools considered as Mid-Majors among NCAA Division I men’s college basketball. Landis is the school’s first-ever selection to this team.