IPFW in the News for April 4, 2016

IPFW in the News for April 4, 2016

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April 4

Education Notebook
Journal Gazette
Terri Jo Swim, associate dean and professor at the College of Education and Public Policy at IPFW, is all about infants and toddlers. “Little kids fascinate me,” Swim said. “They are so curious. They are so energetic. Everything is new to them.” A 1991 Purdue University graduate, Swim earned her Bachelor of Science in child development and family studies. The Fairmount native then earned her doctorate at University of Texas in Austin and taught at the University of Wisconsin-Stout and University of Akron.

Social media marketing is New Haven woman’s niche
Arnold is a Fort Wayne native and graduate of North Side High School and IPFW where she earned a bachelor of arts degree in Spanish. She put her language skills to work as a group communication specialist at a travel agency for two years before realizing that digital media was going to be a major marketing tool.

April 3

LGBT student health to be focus of conference at IPFW
95.3 WMNC
Officials at Indiana University - Purdue University Fort Wayne plan to host a conference focused on improving the physical and mental health of LGBT students.

Web donors help teachers help students
Journal Gazette
To continue with those salary efforts, cuts may have to be made elsewhere, warned Julie Hyndman, president of the Fort Wayne Education Association. Figures supplied by the Community Research Institute at IPFW paint a bleaker picture of educational salaries.

Pence record on spending becoming an election issue
Journal Gazette
“I would expect a free-market fiscal conservative to propose tax cuts, and he has done that. I have to give him credit for that,” said Andrew Downs, an associate professor of political science at IPFW. But Downs said Pence runs into trouble with his handling of the Regional Cities initiative. First, his administration essentially awarded 30 percent more than the legislature provided – or $42 million. And, Downs asserts, the entire program essentially subsidizes private-sector development.

Soarin' Hawk aims high
Journal Gazette
“IPFW’s technology department took it on as a senior project and they’ve developed building plans, plans for the site, the walking trails and all the habitats,” says Mike Dobbs, director of development.

April 2

GE dismantles iconic Fort Wayne emblem
KPC News
A report on options for reusing the campus could be finished within a few days, Paddock said Tuesday. Greater Fort Wayne funded the study, led Andrew Downs of the Downs Center for Indiana Politics at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne.

Indiana Black Legislative Caucus holds townhall at IPFW
The Indiana Black Legislative Caucus held a town hall meeting Saturday in the Summit City to discuss what happened during the past legislative session.

March 31

Autism Awareness Month Celebrated at IPFW
Around Fort Wayne
Autism Awareness Month will be celebrated at Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) with a special event on Tuesday, April 5, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in IPFW Alumni Plaza.

Letter to the editor: What impact will breaking IPFW in two have on fundraising?
As an individual who has volunteered over the last 20 years for a number of nonprofits and helped raise funds in this community, I am keenly aware of the importance of a strong IPFW.

Max Landis finishes in sixth place at Three-Point Championship
Max Landis made history for IPFW at the State Farm Men’s College Three-Point Championship becoming the first player to represent the Mastodons in the contest.

March 30

IPFW and USA Paralympic athletes put on sitting volleyball clinic
21 Alive
The IPFW Student Athlete Leadership Team partnered with a members of the USA Sitting Volleyball National Team to host a clinic Tuesday evening.

IPFW selects new engineering dean
Greater Fort Wayne Business Weekly
Manoochehr Zoghi will be the new dean of the College of Engineering, Technology and Computer Science at Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne, effective July 1.

IPFW’s Jon Coffman named finalist for Hugh Durham Award
For the second time in three years IPFW’s head basketball coach is a finalist for the Hugh Durham Award that is annually presented to the nation’s top mid-major coach.

Letter to the editor: IU owes IPFW more than silence
It has now been more than two months since the Legislative Services Agency working group proposed splitting IPFW into two distinct units, separately managed by Indiana University and Purdue University. Since then, there has been plenty of coverage in this paper of the arguments for and against such a move.

Arts Illiana kicks off national poetry month with crow-themed poetry
Terre Haute Tribune Star
Kalamaras has published 15 books of poetry and is a professor of English at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne, where he has taught since 1980.

March 29

Black Caucus to conduct town hall at IPFW
Journal Gazette
The Indiana Black Legislative Caucus will conduct a town hall meeting in Fort Wayne on Saturday to discuss the results of the 2016 legislative session. The meeting will take place from noon to 2 p.m. in the Classic Ballroom, located in the Walb Student Union on the IPFW campus in Fort Wayne.

IPFW names engineering dean
Journal Gazette
IPFW will have a new dean of the College of Engineering, Technology and Computer Science next fall. Manoochehr Zoghi, currently the founding chair of the Department of Construction Management at California State University, Fresno, will begin his new position July 1, IPFW said in a statement.

March 28

IPFW basketball player donates long locks
After two years of growing his hair out, IPFW’s point guard Trevor Osborn cut it all off, to benefit Locks of Love. The non-profit organization provides hair pieces for kids suffering from diseases that result in hair loss