IPFW in the News for December 15-21, 2014

IPFW in the News for December 22, 2014

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December 21

Burmese literacy work at IPFW nets riches beyond money
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
In the last 11 years, Kyaw Soe has recruited hundreds of volunteers who show up on Saturday mornings at IPFW and help teach English to the students he’s brought into the program.

Valpo battles back to top IPFW
Fort Wayne News-Sentinel
Valparaiso rallied from nine points down in the second half to knock off IPFW 75-72 Saturday in men's basketball action in front of 1,249 fans at the Gates Sports Center.

December 20

IPFW forward up to defensive challenge against Valpo star
Fort Wayne News-Sentinel
The Crusaders have a number of talented players, but Alec Peters is “the man” for them. And the responsibility to defend him will primarily fall on the shoulders of IPFW junior forward Joe Reed.

IPFW Mastodon men’s basketball in full swing
Coming off a 25-11 season, the Mastodons have three returning starters. Their season is already in full swing, with some big victories over teams like Miami (Ohio) and Jacksonville, and some tough loses to teams like Purdue and Georgia Tech.

Peters, Valparaiso edge past IPFW 75-72
Charlotte Observer
Alec Peters scored 23 second-half points — including Valparaiso's final five — and the Crusaders came from behind to beat IPFW 75-72 Saturday night.

December 19

Statewide hoop battle is pure fantasy in both good and bad regards
Fort Wayne News-Sentinel
IPFW men's basketball coach Jon Coffman even had praise for the member of the media who presented him with the proposal.

December 18

Brett Barnett Named South Dakota Head Women's Tennis Coach
IPFW men's and women's tennis assistant coach Brett Barnett has stepped down from his role with the Mastodons to become the new head women's tennis coach at the University of South Dakota.

December 17

IPFW’s Spencer Named AVCA Honorable Mention All-America
In her final season in an IPFW uniform, women’s volleyball player Emily Spencer earned American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Honorable Mention All-America honors. She becomes the second IPFW player to receive AVCA All-America recognition.

Is Indiana ready to legalize marijuana? IPFW Professor Andy Downs Says Not Yet
Indianapolis Star
"It's still a long shot. In spite of our rugged individualism, I don't anticipate us being too early on that process," said Andy Downs, director of the Mike Downs Center for Indiana Politics at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne.

The Failure to Police Medical Professionals - By IPFW Associate Professor Abraham Schwab
IPFW Associate Professor and medical ethicist Abraham Schwab weighs in on the methods used by the CIA's Enhanced Interrogation Program.

December 15

Bishop Luers theater director guiding students
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
When Bishop Luers theater director Karlene Krouse chooses a show, she thinks about her students, not the show. She’s been at her post since 1985 and has directed around 150 shows. For about six years, she has directed the high school’s dual-credit theater program through IPFW, she said.

Team Storm reigns at State Finals
Terre Haute Tribune Star
Team Storm, the FIRST LEGO League team from Terre Haute, won the top award at the state finals Saturday in Fort Wayne, an event official said Monday.

Lego League Championship Promotes STEM Education (VIDEO)
21 Alive
Engineers of the future participated in the 15th anniversary of the Indiana Lego League Championship Saturday at IPFW, 52 teams from across the state presented their robots to judges and explained how their machines were built for this year's theme, “World Class Learning Unleashed."