IPFW in the News - February 15-22, 2016

IPFW in the News for February 22, 2016

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February 21

Group Dekko intern wins statewide award
KPC News
Salvador is presently attending Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne and interns part time with Group Dekko in the marketing department.

IPFW offers help with financial assistance forms
As part of a national program, IPFW is taking part in College Goal Sunday, a way to reduce stress for students filling out their college aid forms, specifically FAFSA.

Music department in limbo at IPFW
Journal Gazette
In the days to come, rivals Indiana University and Purdue University may have more to dispute than the Old Oaken Bucket: IPFW’s music department could be up for grabs.

IPFW coach 6th sexiest mid-major coaches
Journal Gazette
Second-year IPFW men's basketball coach Jon Coffman ranked as No. 6 on the SBNation's Mid-Major Madness list of the Top 10 sexiest mid-major coaches of 2016. His predecessor, Tony Jasick, had the No. 1 spot two years ago when Coffman was an assistant coach.

February 20

College Goal Sunday to help complete FAFSA’s
Around Fort Wayne
Filling out financial aid paperwork can feel complicated and time-consuming, but College Goal Sunday at Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) will make it easy.

IPFW hangs on for win in home finale
Journal Gazette
IPFW beat Omaha 94-90 on Saturday on Senior Night at the Gates Center. Because it was the last home regular-season game, the team also honored its three seniors: Max Landis, Michael Calder, and Joe Reed.

Bertran sets the record, but IPFW loses to Loyola
Midway through Saturday afternoon's first game against Loyola, senior Luis Bertran broke the university's 27-year record for career digs. Former record-holder Jay Golsteyn was on hand to congratulate Bertran on his accomplishment. The Volleydons lost the match to No. 8-ranked Loyola.

February 19

OPINION: Transparency, veracity seem lacking
Journal Gazette
Fort Wayne and all of northeast Indiana deserves absolute veracity and transparency in regard to the governance structure of IPFW. Specifically, who in the process is making decisions, what their personal or business agendas might be, what authority is actually supportable and why any of this is necessary.

OPINION: Use report as the basis for more investigation
Journal Gazette
Benjamin Franklin once said: “When you’re finished changing, you’re finished.“ Those who immediately dismiss the changes proposed by the Indiana Legislative Services Agency working group for the IPFW campus should take the inventor’s words to heart.

OPINION: Business lone beneficiary that will gain from change
Journal Gazette
Over the past several weeks, I have read with much interest the Legislative Services Agency proposal as well as various views on the proposed IPFW-to-Purdue changes. My initial reaction based on the information I have at this time is one of great concern.

Controversial and comedic show opening at IPFW
The characters in Jim Cartwright’s “Road” are cynical and snarky — but who could blame them? Modeled after north England in the 1980s during the Thatcher administration, the cast of Cartwright’s debut play features the poor and desolate in a time of economic distress. This month, IPFW takes on this explicit, vulgar and comical production.

IPFW honors Peters for community service
Allen County Commissioner Nelson Peters been given IPFW’s 2016 Alumni Citation Award. The award will be presented Saturday, Feb. 20, at the IPFW Athletics Center Fieldhouse at 6:30 p.m.

IPFW Sponsorship Day at Science Central
Around Fort Wayne
Visitors to Science Central on Saturday, February 20, will find the cost of admission has been covered, courtesy of Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW). More than 20 faculty members and 30 students will also be in attendance, giving hands-on demonstrations and sharing their research with the community.

February 18

Portal to Public event Saturday brings scientific research to the people
The event is being sponsored by Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne, so admission to the science center is free for children and adults during those hours. Science Central will be open until 5 p.m. Saturday.

Controversial and comedic show opening at IPFW
News Sentinel
The characters in Jim Cartwright’s “Road” are cynical and snarky — but who could blame them? Modeled after north England in the 1980s during the Thatcher administration, the cast of Cartwright’s debut play features the poor and desolate in a time of economic distress. This month, IPFW takes on this explicit, vulgar and comical production.

IPFW students open up authentic Italian restaurant in the Holiday Inn
21 Alive
IPFW Students are at it again, this time opening up a temporary restaurant at the Holiday Inn Fort Wayne. But this semester, the restaurant moves to Thursday lunch service instead of dinner.

IPFW seniors go Italian
Greater Fort Wayne Business Weekly
Seniors in the Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management at Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne are serving up authentic Italian cuisine at Ristorante Pranzo, this semester’s student-run restaurant.

February 17

Burmese family donates items to History Center
Items donated by the Soe family include two NLD-replica flags made by local Burmese children to wave during Aung San Suu Kyi's visit to Fort Wayne; a pamphlet, flyer and agenda for that visit; and a framed photo of the Nobel Peace Prize winner on stage at Memorial Coliseum with Soe and Vicky Carwein, chancellor at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne.

Community low-power radio station WELT is officially on the air
WELT, which stands for We Encourage Local Talent, will broadcast local programming 24 hours a day via a transmission tower at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne, which is a partner in the station, Erik Mollberg, station manager, said previously. Radio shows will highlight a wide range of music, talk topics and some sports.

IPFW offers Italian fare
Journal Gazette
Fort Wayne, get ready to take a trip to Italy. Ristorante Pranzo, the student-run restaurant at Holiday Inn at IPFW and the Coliseum, will serve authentic Italian cuisine when it opens Thursday.

The Moral Conundrum About Medicare For All, by Abraham Schwab
Abraham Schwab is an associate professor of philosophy and a medical ethicist at IPFW.

February 16

IPFW students serving up Italian
Seniors in the Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management at IPFW will turn the Holiday Inn restaurant across from Memorial Coliseum into an Italian eatery during the Thursday lunch hours this semester.

Restoring wetlands has helped some local amphibian populations
This is the first time U.S. Fish and Wildlife officials have applied that law to native species, said Mark Jordan, an associate professor of biology at IPFW, whose research locally includes salamanders.

MCMS mathlete shines
KPC News
Maple Creek Middle School student Kevin Wang won first place in both written tests and countdown competitions at the Anthony Wayne Chapter Mathcounts competition held on Saturday at IPFW.

WELT-FM hits the air waves with fanfare
The FCC granted the permit for the low-power station which will send its signal out in a radius of nearly 15 miles from its tower located at IPFW.

February 15

IPFW students take “plunge” for Special Olympics
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A group of IPFW students got really cold for a good cause over the weekend. A number of students took the “Polar Plunge,” diving into an ice-cold swimming pool in nothing but bathing suits Saturday, to raise money for the Indiana Special Olympics.

FAFSA help available at IPFW
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Financial aid professionals all over the state will help college-bound students file FAFSA in a single afternoon this weekend.

IPFW hosts College Goal Sunday
KPC News
Financial aid professionals will be volunteering at 42 sites in Indiana to help college-bound students and their families open the door to financial aid during College Goal Sunday. They include Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne, Neff Hall, 2101 E. Coliseum Boulevard, Fort Wayne, and Goshen College, 1700 S. Main St., Goshen.