IPFW In the News Dec. 1-8, 2014

IPFW in the News for December 8, 2014

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December 08

Purdue ‘fired up’ for IPFW
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
North Florida didn’t do the IPFW men’s basketball team any favors with an upset of Purdue on Saturday.

December 07

WBB: Seibert Joins 1,000-Point Club, Ties Free Throw Record In Win
Haley Seibert connected on six free throws in the final 24 seconds to help the IPFW women’s basketball team defeat NKU 65-59. The victory improves the Mastodon’s record to 4-4 on the season.

MBB: IPFW Holds On for Eight Point Win Over Miami (OH)
Behind a second-straight career-high scoring effort from senior Steve Forbes, the IPFW men’s basketball team held on against a feisty Miami (Ohio) RedHawk squad for an 86-78 win at the Gates Sports Center on Saturday evening in the second game of a women’s / men’s basketball doubleheader.

NOTE: Also reported in USA Today, WPTA, Fort Wayne News-Sentinel, among others.

What we learned: IPFW vs. Miami (Ohio)
IPFW stayed undefeated at home so far this season Saturday in an 86-78 victory over Miami (OH) at the Gates Sports Center. The win is the second straight for the Mastodons (5-2) heading into Monday's game in West Lafayette against Purdue.

Forbes boosts IPFW to win with another strong performance
Fort Wayne News-Sentinel
IPFW continues to get strong play from its most experienced men's basketball player, so it is no secret that the Mastodons continue to succeed.

WBB: IPFW shows maturity in win
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
FORT WAYNE – A young IPFW women’s team got a lesson in holding leads in holding off Northern Kentucky 65-59 Saturday at the Gates Center.

December 06

Three Records Broken as Track and Field Makes Indoor Season Debut
The IPFW track and field team kicked off the 2014-15 indoor campaign hosting the fourth annual Mastodon Opener at IPFW Athletics Center Field House on Saturday morning.

IPFW Hockey Club Wins 5-4 Against Purdue
IPFW Communicator
The IPFW hockey club was victorious in its second game of the weekend against Purdue on Nov. 22 with a score of 5-4.

December 05

Three pointers lift IPFW women on road
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
The IPFW women’s basketball team shot 69.6 percent (16 for 23) from beyond the 3-point line to defeat Chicago State 79-62 Wednesday.

IPFW Experts say protests can invoke change in racial injustice
“Part of the discussion really is about police brutality and part of that conversation is about racism as it exists in the United States,” said Dr. Michelle Kelsey-Kearl, a civil rights professor at IPFW.

Women's Basketball Renews Old Rivalry With NKU
Coming off a 17-point road win at Chicago State, the IPFW women's basketball team looks to take down an old rival in Northern Kentucky when the two teams meet in the Gates Center on December 6 for a 4:30 p.m. tip-off.

December 03

Coach, player return home to face Stetson
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
IPFW (3-2) takes on Stetson (3-5) tonight in a game that marks the return of head coach Jon Coffman and senior center Steve Forbes to the campus in Deland, Florida. Coffman spent eight seasons as an assistant coach for the Hatters until 2008, while Forbes played as a freshman at Stetson five years ago.

IPFW Associate Professor Michelle Drouin Offers Insight Into How Technology is Affecting Our Relationships.
NPR Blog
"With mobile phone technology emerging on the scene as quickly as it did, we all jumped into computer-mediated interactions without really thinking much about the implications," developmental psychologist Michelle Drouin at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne, who was not involved with the study, told Shots via email.

Forbes and Evans lead IPFW over Stetson 87-76
Associated Press
Steve Forbes had 22 points and 10 rebounds, Mo Evans had six 3-pointers with 20 points and IPFW beat Stetson 87-76 on Wednesday night.

IPFW directors awarded online teaching certificates
The Around Fort Wayne Blog
IPFW Online Director Angela Williams and Associate Director Beth Iserman achieved the OLC Online Teaching Certificate after completing coursework that led them from the concept to the implementation of online learning effectiveness best practices.

IPFW Expert: Gas savings don’t boost holiday shopping
An expert at IPFW said holiday sales are expected to be up this season, but not just because of the price at the pump. “The translation of lower gas prices into more holiday shopping, I don’t think is going to show up,” said John Kessler, director for the Center of Economic Education at IPFW.

Regional chamber outlines legislative priorities
Establishing a regional development authority that could be used to fund large-scale projects and changing the classification of Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne are among the priorities the Regional Chamber of Northeast Indiana wants to tackle as state legislators prepare to convene another session of the General Assembly.

December 02

Wright State Names Jay Albayyari as the new leader of Lake Campus
Dayton Daily News
Jay Albayyari has been named the new dean of Wright State’s Lake Campus in Celina, effective July 21, 2015. He will be begin as dean-elect on April 1 to facilitate his transition. Albayyari currently serves as associate vice chancellor for research, engagement and sponsored programs at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne.

Mastodons Look to Rebound in DeLand
DeLAND, Fla. - After falling to a buzzer-beating three-point basket in the team's last game, the IPFW men's basketball team will look to rebound with a mid-week battle with the Stetson Hatters of the Atlantic Sun Conference.

IPFW women's basketball falls in OT (Blog)
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
The IPFW women's basketball team lost its third straight game, this one a 81-74 decision in overtime to Detroit at the Gates Center on Tuesday.

NOTE: Also covered by WANE, Fort Wayne News-Sentinel, and, among others.

December 01

Event at IPFW Raises Awareness for World AIDS Day
Aids Task Force Community Coordinator Timothy Price addressed the public’s perception of AIDS in an event at Indiana University Purdue University Fort Wayne Monday.

IPFW Alumna Honored in Local Education Notebook
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
IPFW Alumna and local 2nd grade teacher Julie Roberts has been teaching children for 24 years and was recently honored in the Journal Gazette's Education Notebook.