IPFW In the News - April 13-20, 2015

IPFW in the News for April 20, 2015

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April 20

A new dimension in jewelry-making
Fort Wayne News-Sentinel
By day, Jessica Hunnicutt designs cooling systems for high-powered electronics. By night, she designs cool jewelry that is manufactured on a 3-D printer. A 2011 mechanical engineering graduate of IPFW, Hunnicutt went to work for Parker-Hannifin in New Haven after graduating. "Being an engineer can be stressful at times," she said. "It's nice to have a creative outlet."

“Someone You Love: The HPV Epidemic” (Health)
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
“SOMEONE YOU LOVE: THE HPV EPIDEMIC”: Movie, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, followed by discussion, 8:15 to8:45 p.m.; IPFW, Walb Student Union Ballroom, free. Call 481-6647 or

Hosting Foreign Students (Community Update)
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
Information on hosting students attending IPFW through its ELS Language Center; 10 a.m. today; Allen County Public Library, 900 Library Plaza, and 7 p.m., 1411 E. State Blvd.; 481-0350.

Tapestry: A day for you (Community Update)
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
Keynote speaker is broadcaster, author and children’s advocate Jane Pauley; 7:30 a.m. Friday; Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Ave.; $65; for tickets and information, go to

April 19

Will religious freedom laws disrupt higher education for LGBTQ students?
The Conversation
Jeannie D. DiClementi, associate professor of psychology, writes that recent attempts that could allow for discrimination in state laws, such as the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA), signed by Governor Mike Pence of Indiana, have raised concerns about the safety of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) students on campus.

County school officials' pay lags
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
Median hourly earnings for all Fort Wayne metro occupations are about 10 percent lower than the national median, while elementary and secondary school administrators are about 12 percent lower, according to information supplied by Ellen Cutter, director of the Community Research Institute at IPFW.

Hispanic Chamber celebrates 25 years
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
The Hispanic Chamber celebrates its 25th anniversary this week. Cesar Ruiz, owner of Wayne PC Tech and the chamber’s vice president, attended chamber meetings while attending IPFW. He was active in student government and a Hispanic student organization while he earned a bachelor’s degree in computer information systems.

IPFW volleyball ends regular season with win
Fort Wayne News-Sentinel
The No. 15-ranked IPFW men's volleyball team rallied on the road Saturday night to finish the regular season with an 18-11 mark and earn one more home match in the Midwest Intercollegiate Volleyball Association Tournament.

IPFW Women’s Soccer Hosts Haiti U20 Team
As a part of their spring schedule, the IPFW women’s soccer team hosted the Haiti U20 team for an international friendly Sunday afternoon.The Mastodons won the match 4-0.

April 18

IPFW Baseball Shaving Heads To Raise Money For Pediatric Cancer Research
On Saturday after their game against Western Illinois the IPFW baseball team will trade in their bats for hair clippers and shave their heads.

News-Sentinel staff wins four awards in Associated Press contest for article on IPFW
Fort Wayne News Sentinel
In Page One design, Brad Saleik won third place for “Examining the Soul of a School,” marking the 50th anniversary of IPFW. In the category of multimedia package, The News-Sentinel staff won second place for “50 Years of IPFW.”

April 17

Film calls attention to cancer danger from HPV
Fort Wayne News-Sentinel
The film "Someone You Love: The HPV Epidemic," which will be shown for free at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Walb Student Union Classic Ballroom at IPFW. The film will be followed by a question-and-answer discussion from 8-8:45 p.m. featuring Dr. Iwona Podzielinski, who specializes in treatment of gynecological cancers; Deb Baresic, a women's health nurse practitioner with the IPFW Lafayette Street Family Health Clinic; and Julie Reece, a registered nurse at the Fort Wayne-Allen County Department of Health.

Event focuses on child abuse prevention, long-term impact
Fort Wayne News-Sentinel
Child abuse prevention and the impact of abuse and neglect on victims will be discussed during the event, "For Destiny: Child Abuse and its Lingering Impact." The event, which includes a panel discussion, is sponsored IPFW's Behavioral Health and Family Studies Institute and by Three Rivers Art Center for Kids (TRACK).

"An Afternoon of Art Song" (Music)
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
SUNDAY – “An Afternoon of Art Song” – 2:30 p.m.; IPFW, Rhinehart Recital Hall, 2101 Coliseum Blvd. E.; $7 adults, $6 ages 60 and older, $4 non-IPFW students; 481-6555 or

Interior Design Senior Exhibition (Art)
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
All weekend – INTERIOR DESIGN SENIOR EXHIBITION – Ends May 10; opening reception, 6 to 8 p.m. today; IPFW, Visual Arts Gallery, 2101 Coliseum Blvd. E.; for hours,

Bryson Scott and IPFW could be right for each other
Fort Wayne News-Sentinel
IPFW is on the radar. The coaching staff has shown interest. It's not easy to persuade a Fort Wayne high school basketball star to choose IPFW, and impossible when Purdue, Indiana, Michigan State or Ohio State enter the recruiting chase.

IPFW Rugby advances in tournament
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
The IPFW rugby team defeated Notre Dame’s B squad 63-0 to advance to the National Small College Rugby Organization’s Challenge Cup semifinals today in Pittsburgh.

April 16

$31.5 billion budget plan approved by Senate
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
“There are many issues yet to be resolved,” said Senate Appropriations Chairman Luke Kenley, R-Noblesville. Kenley also spoke about language in the budget to study the future of IPFW. “We think it has more potential for development than we are achieving at this time,” he said. “We want IU and Purdue to work to develop the full value we see in that institution.”

IPFW baseball team raising money for cancer research
The IPFW baseball team is trying to help beat cancer as well as its opponents this spring.

Believe it: It's ask an atheist day today
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
Christians have Christmas, Jews have Hanukkah, Muslims have Eid al-Fitr. But what if you’re an atheist? Well, they have ask-an-atheist day, and that, whether you know it or not, is today.

IPFW Alum takes over as new principal for Whispering Meadows Elementary School. Fort Wayne News-Sentinel
Veit earned a bachelor's degree in elementary education in 2001 from Indiana State University in Terre Haute and a master's degree in education from Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne in 2009.

Purdue, IU to Display Defense Tech
Inside Indiana Business
Technology experts will present intellectual property available for licensing from Purdue Research Foundation Office of Technology Commercialization and Indiana University Research & Technology Corporation during a Friday (April 17) conference in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Sean Ryan, director of engagement at IPFW, said intellectual property presentations have been part of several events in Fort Wayne since 2006.

Is Purdue's long Wartell and Trimble Report legal nightmare finally over?
Indiana Law Blog
Former IPFW Chancellor Michael Wartell was paid $52,500 by his former employer when he settled an age discrimination lawsuit with Purdue University in February.

Political Scientist: Oesterle-Pence Race Might Be Closer Than Many Think
Oesterle announced on Wednesday that he was resigning as CEO of Indianapolis-based Angie’s List to become, in his words, "more civically active" in the state. But Andy Downs, director of the Mike Downs Center for Indiana Politics at Indiana University-Purdue University-Fort Wayne says that doesn‘t mean Oesterle would necessarily beat Pence.

April 15

A blunt message to make schools safer
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
Retired U.S. Army lieutenant colonel and former West Point psychology professor Lt. Col. Dave Grossman gave an all-day presentation to local school administrators and law enforcement officials at the IPFW School Safety Summit, delving into the subjects he specializes in: violent crime and how to keep children safe in schools.

Wartell settled suit for $52,500
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
Former IPFW Chancellor Michael Wartell was paid $52,500 by his former employer when he settled an age discrimination lawsuit with Purdue University in February.

Records: Ex-IPFW chancellor, Purdue settled suit for $52,500
Michael Wartell, who was chancellor of Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne, was forced to retire at age 65 in 2012 as part of a little-used policy on retirement age for high-level administrators. In 2013 he sued Purdue, which oversees the Fort Wayne campus.

IPFW’s Coffman Signs JUCO Star DeAngelo Stewart
IPFW head men’s basketball coach Jon Coffman has announced the signing of Junior College star DeAngelo Stewart to a National Letter of Intent to compete for the Mastodons starting in the 2015-16 season.

April 14

IPFW-based group of atheists, agnostics to answer questions
Fort Wayne News-Sentinel
Campus Atheists and Agnostics of Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne is a group trying to “open the door to dialogue,” according to its president, Chance Parker, a student at IPFW.

IPFW Geology professor examines perils, mysteries behind reading the fossil record
KPC Media
Benjamin Dattilo, associate professor of geology at IPFW, will speak on “Misreading the Fossil Record” as part of the Distinguished Lecturer Series on Friday, April 17, at noon in the Walb Union International Ballroom.

Former IPFW Chancellor Settles Suit for $52,500, School Pays to Keep Court Documents Safe
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Former IPFW Chancellor Michael Wartell has settled a lawsuit over age discrimination at Purdue University. According to the Journal Gazette, Wartell was paid $52,500 by his former employer when the suit was settled last February.

April 13

Senate Budget Calls For In-Depth Study Of Two Indiana Colleges
WBAA Purdue Public Radio
Kenley also wants a review of Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne. He notes northeast Indiana is growing, and questions whether IPFW is keeping up with that growth.

IPFW (Local Schools)
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
IPFW will host two open houses for students interested in the Accelerated MBA program, a program for working adults. The 11-month program starts in July. Classes meet every other Friday evening.

Purdue spent $320K in discrimination lawsuits
Lafayette Journal & Courier
Purdue University spent more than $320,000 in legal fees battling state and federal lawsuits filed by former IPFW Chancellor Michael Wartell.