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IPFW in the News - August 29-September 6

IPFW in the News for September 6, 2016

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September 6

IPFW Career Fair set for September 20th
If you’re looking for a job, IPFW will be the place to be later this month.

September 5

Summit City Smiles preparing for three generations of family dentistry
Brenda now works one day a week at Summit City Smiles and full time as director of the dental hygiene program at IPFW. While she loves working with patients, “teaching really is wonderful, too,” she said.

Volleydons' coach finds revitalization working with U.S. sitting team
After an 8-24 season ended last fall, Fort Wayne volleyball coach Steve Florio was depressingly reevaluating his professional attitude. He admits he needed a kick in the pants.

September 4

IPFW hosts 9/11 memorial quilts
Journal Gazette
The 9/11 WTC Quilt Project collection of 300 full-size quilts with the victims’ names and 15 quilted banners honoring the rescue workers – and canines – will be on exhibition at IPFW this weekend.

Education, training accelerate area's recovery from recession
Journal Gazette
But the bottom line is that there are thousands of jobs available to people in northeast Indiana; a recent job fair sponsored by U.S. Rep. Marlin Stutzman at IPFW featured more than 70 employers that in total reportedly had more than 2,400 job openings.

Auditions Sept. 11 for 2 IPFW plays
Journal Gazette
The IPFW Department of Theatre will hold auditions Sept. 11 for two plays to be performed in December and in February.

Meet Chad Nicholson, UA's new director of bands
The Daily Wildcat
Nicholson, who came from the University of Delaware, worked as a conductor before at Indiana University-Purdue, University Fort Wayne and Colorado State University.

September 3

Combined Purdue campuses 'changed amazingly'
Chicago Tribune
"The thing I would like to emphasize, because we're one university in a geographic area instead of two, we no longer have to compete for resources," Keon said. "If you look at our sister campus IPFW (Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne), they get funded for a new building every six or seven years, and in Northwest Indiana, it's been more like 25 years."

September 2

IU-IPFW tickets gone in about hour
Journal Gazette
The upcoming Indiana-IPFW men’s basketball game is a big deal, everyone knows that. Memorial Coliseum’s 2,600 tickets for the Nov. 22 matchup sold out in about an hour at the box office and the online Ticketmaster service.

Gun rights on campus vary by school
21 Alive
Some universities - such as Ball State and IPFW - only allow campus police officers to carry firearms. Others, like Indiana Tech and Saint Francis are a little stricter.

Founder of Ohio cartoon newspaper set to lead Artlink
Journal Gazette
Before moving to Columbus, McClure also worked as an administrator and media adviser for The Communicator at IPFW. As executive director, McClure will oversee exhibitions, programming for children and creative entrepreneurs, and the gallery’s public art campaign.

Invasive algae found in Lake James
"It's going to be a difficult thing for anybody to stop," said Jordan Marshall, an associate professor of biology at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne and a specialist in invasive plant species.

How do local universities handle emergency situations?
21 Alive
IPFW says on their website that they will notify students and staff via text message of any threats to campus.

September 1

Tickets for IU-IPFW sell out within minutes
Memorial Coliseum General Manager Randy Brown told NewsChannel 15 the game was officially declared a sell-out at 11 a.m., an hour after tickets went on sale.

IPFW admissions rebound
Greater Fort Wayne Business Weekly
Indiana University – Purdue University Fort Wayne set a five-year admissions record with the fall semester that just began.

August 31

Coliseum makes bid to host NCAA events
Journal Gazette
A collaboration of local entities is making an attempt to bring NCAA tournament events to Fort Wayne. Memorial Coliseum and Visit Fort Wayne have teamed with IPFW and Manchester University to submit bids for NCAA Division I and III championships in four sports for 2018-19 through 2021-22.

August 30

IPFW may get $17 million worth of renovations
There’s talk of making some improvements to the IPFW campus.

Fort Wayne bids on 25 NCAA championships for 2018-2022
21 Alive
The Allen County War Memorial Coliseum and Visit Fort Wayne have partnered with the Fort Wayne Mastodons (IPFW) and the Manchester University Spartans for the bids, and the goal is to put Fort Wayne back on the map for the NCAA.

Former jihadist joins the staff of George Washington University
21 Alive
Lawrence Kuznar is a professor of anthropology at IPFW. He also does a lot of national security work and has been a part of several counter-terrorism teams sponsored by the Pentagon. He says sometimes it's hard to understand how these extremists think and having an insider is very valuable.

Professor Lawrence Kuznar has worked with former extremists
"Working with other jihadists and looking at other research that's been done helps us to understand a lot about the process, but it's always good to have the insider perspective as well." Lawrence Kuznar, an anthropology professor at IPFW, has worked with former radicalists on various panels and research teams, including former extremist Mubin Shaike.

IPFW building upgrades planned
Journal Gazette
Purdue University’s board of trustees Friday included that much money among its 2017-19 funding requests to the state legislature.

IPFW professor calls former jihadist a colleague
IPFW Anthropology Professor Dr. Lawrence Kuznar has spent time on boards with the National Counterterrorism Center and the Pentagon. Often times he was working with a former Jihadist named Mubin Shaikh.

IPFW admissions reaches five-year high
KPC News
IPFW set a five-year admissions record for the 2016 fall semester. IPFW admitted 4,516 students, the highest total since 2012.

August 29

Tickets to IU-IPFW game on sale Thursday
Journal Gazette
"Tickets for the Indiana University men’s basketball game vs. the Fort Wayne Mastodons at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum will go on sale to the public on Thursday, September 1 at 10:00 a.m.

Purdue seeks $17 million for IPFW renovations
Journal Gazette
No new buildings loom in the near future of the IPFW campus, but $17 million in needed renovations may be on the horizon.