IPFW in the News for Aug. 17

IPFW in the News for August 17, 2015

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August 17

IPFW professor leads river studies
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
IPFW Professor Bruce Kingsbury is an expert on turtles and snakes, but his job title includes a few other things besides those creatures. The biology professor is also the director of the IPFW Environmental Resources Center and as such, he is overseeing the establishment of the Water Quality Information Service, a resource for researchers, agency officials and the general public.

August 16

Descendant of Nazi shares her history
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
Describing German-born Jennifer Teege’s family history as unique might be something of an understatement. The author of the international best-seller “My Grandfather Would Have Shot Me: A Black Woman Discovers Her Family’s Nazi Past,” Teege will speak about the journey through her family history. Her appearance is sponsored by the IPFW Institute for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, the Allen County Public Library Genealogy Department and the Congregation Achduth Vesholom Holocaust Education Committee.

Of the people, for the people
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
After the failure of the single county executive referendum, Allen County Commissioners Nelson Peters and Therese Brown appointed a County Efficiency Task Force charged with “improving the efficiency and effectiveness of Allen County government’s executive branch.” IPFW's Community Research Institute was chosen to facilitate the process.

Minds across the water
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
For the first half of 2015, SITRA, the Finnish Innovation Fund, ran a public forum on education in Finland using a deliberative dialog process similar to that of the Kettering Foundation, which IPFW’s Mike Downs Center facilitated for Southwest Allen County Schools last fall. It turns out the Finns were asking themselves what we in SACS were asking: What is the role of the public schools in the 21st century?

IPFW Womens Soccer Hosts Exhibition Match
In IPFW’s sole exhibition match of the 2015 season, the Mastodon women’s soccer team and the UIC Flames played to a 0-0 draw over the entirety of the 90-minute contest.The Mastodons kick off the 2015 regular season on Friday, August 21, when the team travels to Highland Heights, Kentucky, to take on the Northern Kentucky University Norse in a 7 p.m. kick-off.

August 15

GOP Senate candidates crisscrossing 'a big state'
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
This is not a congressional election year, but Reps. Marlin Stutzman, R-3rd, and Todd Young, R-9th, are gearing up for one. “It’s just a lot of multitasking and balancing, both the congressional responsibilities in Washington and here at home in the district and then also campaigning. It’s made my schedule much busier,” Stutzman said in an interview Monday at the IPFW job fair he sponsors every August.

Some Indiana candidates not specific on campaign spending
Brad King, Republican co-director of the state Election Division, explained that campaign finance forms say “under normal circumstances you should not list a credit card issuer as a recipient.” Andrew Downs, head of the Mike Downs Center for Indiana Politics at IPFW, said Indiana’s expenditure rules match the relatively lax oversight of contribution rules. “It is an extreme rarity to challenge what someone is spending money on because it’s so general,” he said.

August 14

IPFW research part of efforts to save endangered eastern massasauga rattlesnake
Fort Wayne News-Sentinel
Taylor Lehman, a graduate student at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne, spent a recent sunny day searching a marsh and a wet prairie in Kosciusko County for the approximately 2-foot-long snake native to Indiana and much of the Great Lakes area — including Fort Wayne. "It's been in peril since I have been aware of it," said Bruce Kingsbury, a biology professor at IPFW who has been involved in research on the snake for 20 years. (Story also appeared on WANE.)

Do it Best employees beautify SCAN Children's Garden
21 Alive
Using their skills and knowledge to give back, employees of Do it Best Corp. volunteered to beautify the SCAN Children's Garden at IPFW. For nearly ten years, Do it Best has participated in United Way's Day of Caring, which was held this past July, but the Children's Garden project had to be postponed until Friday.

Matt Zedrick Named IPFW Women’s Golf Coach
IPFW athletic director Kelley Hartley Hutton has announced the hiring of Matt Zedrick to become the new head coach of the IPFW women’s golf program. “We are excited for Matt to join us as our women’s golf coach,” Hartley Hutton said. “Matt’s enthusiasm and energetic approach to recruiting and coaching is exactly what our program needs at this time.”

August 13

Exciting changes ahead
Greensburg Daily News
One change is the addition of Amy Swihart to the Library staff. Amy is the new Teen Librarian. She comes to the Library from a teaching position in Columbus, where she lives with her husband and 4 children, ages 11 to 18. Originally from Indianapolis, Amy received her Bachelor’s Degree in Spanish from Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne.

Shindigz National Soccer Festival Preview
21 Alive
The Shindigz National Soccer Festival makes its return to IPFW's Hefner Fields this year with marquee match-ups featuring top talent from a number of Midwest teams--one such game will feature Indiana University and Marquette on Saturday, August 22nd.

August 12

IPFW Department of Theatre: Anything Goes
Visit Fort Wayne
Join the IPFW Department of Theatre on a wild musical ride aboard an ocean liner bound from New York to London.

August 11

Many employers say demand not being met
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
“We all say the same thing. We all say we can’t find the skilled help. We’re no different,” Mark Manning, human resources manager at C&A Tool, said Monday at IPFW’s Walb Student Union.

IPFW Grows Admissions Team
Inside Indiana Business
Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne has added three members to its admissions team, as the school looks to increase its reach into northwest Ohio. Last month, IPFW approved in-state tuition rates for students in the eight Ohio counties closest to Fort Wayne.

August 10

70 employers look for skilled help at job fair
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
"We all say the same thing. We all say we can't find the skilled help. We're no different," Mark Manning, human resources manager at C&A Tool, said Monday at IPFW's Walb Student Union.

Job Fair Underway at IPFW
Inside Indiana Business
Indiana Congressman Marlin Stutzman's (R-3) annual job fair kicks off this afternoon at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne. More than 70 companies are at the event to talk about more than 2,800 job openings.

Survey finds that 88 percent of respondents have engaged in 'sexting'
Columbus Dispatch
Michelle Drouin, a developmental psychologist at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne who wasn’t involved in the study either, said a lot could go wrong if you sext with pictures instead of just words.

Business awards and achievements
Fort Wayne News-Sentinel
• 1st Source Bank has promoted Luke Squires to vice president. He is a business banker with more than 15 years of banking experience. He earned a bachelor’s degree from IPFW.

• Asher Agency has hired Yvonne Sly as media coordinator. She is a Fort Wayne native and a North Side High School graduate, and she earned a bachelor’s degree in general studies from IPFW.

August 1

Back to School: It’s not just for kids any more
Glo Magazine, August issue, p. 20

August means back to school time. Increasingly, adults are headed that direction as well as kids. According to Julie Hook, director of general studies at IPFW, the reasons that adults return to college vary. "There is usually some type of event that occurs -- kids going away to college, a death in the family, a job change -- to cause the person to make a decision to go back to school," Hook said.