IPFW in the News - February 22-29

IPFW in the News for February 29, 2016

Were you quoted by a reporter? Did you see IPFW featured in the media? Send the links for your news clips to John Kaufeld, chief communications officer, at or tweet them to @IPFWnews.

February 27

IUPUI coach needs to learn from victory
IUPUI men's basketball coach Jason Gardner embarrassed himself, IUPUI's program, the university as he danced on the scoring table and shouted expletives at IPFW's student-athletes after Saturday's game.

Northeast Indiana group supports Candidate Bernie Sanders
The Northeast Indiana for Bernie Sanders group has scheduled a "March for Bernie" around noon today. The group will walk from the Allen County Courthouse to the Martin Luther King bridge. The group has also scheduled a democratic debate watch Sunday, March 6th at IPFW.

February 26

Omnibus Lecture in March to feature political couple
The final lecture in the 2015-2016 series offers a timely discussion in a political season. James Carville and Mary Matalin will bring a lively conversation titled, “All’s Fair: Love, War, and Politics” on Thursday, March 24 to the IPFW Rhinehart Music Center.

IPFW secures 1st Summit title
Journal Gazette
IPFW defeated Western Illinois 87-75 Thursday in Macomb, Illinois, to clinch its first Summit League regular-season championship.

IPFW Offers unique opportunity to host international students
If you would like to experience the world without leaving home, IPFW is offering a unique oppurtunity that may just appeal to you. The university is looking for families to host international students.

February 25

Verbatim: Ruffolo, Stith named Tapestry 2016 Dedication Award Recipients; Registration Opens February 26
Journal Gazette
Community activist and teacher Hana Stith is the 2016 Dedication Award honoree along with Linda Ruffolo, beloved member of the IPFW community who is being honored posthumously at Tapestry: A Day for You, sponsored by Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) and Parkview Health.

Ruffolo, Stith to be honored at Tapestry
Tapestry, a day of inspiration, renewal and education for women, announced today its 2016 Dedication Award honorees. They are Linda L. Ruffolo and Hana L. Stith.

IPFW launches Campus to Community Connection
Greater Fort Wayne Business Weekly
Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne believes it can make a greater contribution to northeast Indiana’s economic growth by increasing area business awareness of its resources.

February 23

New initiative to connect IPFW resources
Around Fort Wayne
IPFW is unveiling the new Campus to Community Connection (C2C) initiative, aimed at further promoting collaborations between regional businesses and IPFW faculty and students.

Fort Wayne buying into IPFW hoop success
It was very tight on Saturday at the Gates Sports Center. Yes, the IPFW men’s basketball team won its 22nd game of the season in the final minute by making plays at both ends of the court against Omaha and prevailing 94-90. But off the court was a bit cozy, as well, as nearly 1,900 fans filled the arena in support of the Mastodons.

IPFW to host Food Summit
KPC News
The Purdue Extension Local Foods Program and the Allen County Extension Office are teaming up to host the second Fort Wayne Local Food Summit on March 16. Doors open at 8:30 am, with presentations and activities planned from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. The Summit will be held in the IPFW Walb Classic Ballroom with free Parking in P2. The cost is $15 and includes lunch and beverages.

Proposal to split IPFW leaves music department in limbo
The Charlotte Observer
A recent proposal advocating splitting the 13,000-student Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne campus into separate universities does not address the future management of the music department.

Students urged to make opinions known about future plans for IPFW
Make your voice known. That was the message student organizers wanted to convey Tuesday during the first of several information meetings planned at IPFW to give students and staff more information about proposals that include splitting the university into separate Indiana University and Purdue University campuses.

Clarity on IPFW's future lacking at session
Journal Gazette
Currently, Purdue University and Indiana University both grant degrees at IPFW in a variety of majors while Purdue is responsible for managing the campus. Purdue pays the bills, but it also gets the revenue, said Andrew Downs, an associate professor of political science who is the presiding officer of the Fort Wayne Senate at IPFW. Political science is an IU unit.

Informational sessions this week on proposed IPFW split
WOWO 1190 am
An informational session held about the future of IPFW Tuesday ended with about as many questions as answers.

IPFW departments in question if University splits
"The reason music has been singled out I think is because of that fact that Purdue does off music degrees," said Gregory Jones, Chair of IPFW's Department of Music. Students who graduate from the school of music at IPFW receive degrees at IU. So if Purdue takes over IPFW, the music department's standing is in question.