IPFW In the News for August 24-31, 2015

IPFW in the News for August 31, 2015

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August 31

Prof's startup a first for IPFW
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
Todor Cooklev has worked in Japan and Silicon Valley but is committed to northeast Indiana. In 2008, the associate professor of wireless communication and applied research at ITT came to Fort Wayne to be the director of the IPFW Wireless Technology Center. Now he’s at the forefront again, this time responsible for the first university startup company in Fort Wayne, Adaptive RF Corp., a subsidiary of Adaptive Micro-Ware Inc.

August 30

Hurricane's havoc changed local lives
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
As hurricane Katrina approached New Orleans ten years ago, Mark Downey, now assistant basketball coach at IPFW, was moving from a third-floor apartment in the city to a first-floor apartment and thinking about his fifth season as assistant basketball coach at the University of New Orleans. Little did he know that when Katrina was over and he could return to New Orleans, the team would be playing in a 30-year-old arena at a university whose enrollment had dropped from 17,500 to 7,000 students.

August 29

China’s pain may be Indiana’s gain
KPC News
How China’s recent financial woes will affect the northeast Indiana economy is anybody’s guess, but as the world’s second-largest economy and the United States’ second-largest trading partner, it will have an impact, according to a local economist. “We’ve got to figure out what that means for us,” John Kessler, director of the Center for Economic Education at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne, said in regards to the downturn in China’s financial markets.

August 28

Colleges focusing on sexual assault awareness
The Times-Bulletin
As the semester has begun, the education on campus sexual assault has been even stronger. “Research has shown that students are more at risk at the beginning of the school year,” Christine Marcuccilli, Title XI coordinator for IPFW, said. “You have students who are away from home for the first time, so it’s a new environment so they might be testing some boundaries and unfortunately, anyone with a predatory behavior could take advantage of that.”

Dishing up creativity: Taste of the Arts features culture with food, performers
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
Saturday’s Taste of the Arts festival is expected to bring at least 25,000 visitors to the downtown arts campus for music, art, performance, and a taste of local food and drink. More than 78 acts are planned for the full-day festival with the Busker Square stage bringing the count to 11 performance stages. The art lineup include animation projects and an interactive animation station by IPFW’s department of visual and communication design.

August 27

Chuck Reddinger named director of leisure services for Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation Department
Fort Wayne News-Sentinel
He graduated from IPFW in 1994 with a degree in biology and from Kent State graduate school with a degree in physical education with a concentration in recreation management.

IPFW Men's basketball to play IU in upcoming season
21 Alive
IPFW men's basketball head coach Jon Coffman has announced his program's 2015-16 road schedule, a slate that includes the Utah Utes and the Indiana Hoosiers, and a total of seven road games against teams that played in the postseason a year ago.

IPFW Hoops To Play At Indiana University December 9
IPFW men’s basketball head coach Jon Coffman has announced his program’s 2015-16 road schedule, a slate that includes the Utah Utes and the Indiana Hoosiers, and a total of seven road games against teams that played in the postseason a year ago.

IU, IPFW to play in men's basketball
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
IPFW and Indiana University have never played one another in men’s basketball. That will change on Dec. 9, when the Mastodons visit Assembly Hall in Bloomington.

August 26

Regional projects in grant bid unveiled
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
After months of discussion, northeast Indiana officials on Tuesday revealed the 70 projects included in the region’s bid for $42 million in state economic development funding. The presentation was made by officials with the Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership, Greater Fort Wayne Inc. and the Community Research Institute at IPFW. The IPFW Center for Leadership is included as a "near-term win" in the plan's education and Industry section.

August 25

Area business partners with IPFW Career Services to recruit best and brightest
The Around Fort Wayne Blog
Northeast Indiana businesses are recruiting the best and brightest students from Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) by partnering with Career Services as corporate sponsors.

Convocation marks IPFW first day of class
21 Alive
Monday marked the first day of classes at IPFW for the 2015-2016 academic year, the beginning of the school's second half-century.

Sea turtle trauma: Video shows rescuers extracting plastic straw from deep in nostril
Washington Post
When Nathan J. Robinson first discovered what was causing an Olive Ridley sea turtle to have problems breathing he said he felt “exasperated.” “It took me a while to take in that it was a straw,” Robinson, a post-doctoral fellow who specializes in turtles at Indiana-Purdue University said during a phone interview.

IPFW fall semester begins with some changes on campus
Abundant sunshine and crisp temperatures made for a pleasant first day of classes at IPFW on Monday. Students will notice a few significant changes on campus this year -- including a new pedestrian tunnel designed to make it safer to get from student housing to campus.

IPFW basketball to host upcoming fundraiser
Fort Wayne News-Sentinel
When a basketball program endures its worst season in league play ever, there is bound to be a bit of a turnover in the players involved in order to get the team headed back in the right direction. With that in mind, veteran IPFW women's basketball coach Chris Paul is offering an opportunity for fans and Mastodon boosters to come out and meet not just the returning eight student-athletes for the 2015-16 season, but the five newcomers, as well.

August 24

The calm before the dorm
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
Butterflies were fluttering on wildflowers along a stream, a young man was shooting hoops at a basketball court and another was skateboarding while a female companion was on a bicycle. It was a beautiful Sunday on the Waterfield Campus at the IPFW Student Housing complex, the day before classes. This morning these students will embark on a new semester, crossing the glass-covered bridge over Crescent Avenue to the main campus.