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IPFW in the News for February 9-16, 2015

IPFW in the News for February 16, 2015

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February 16

Purdue explains process behind report’s release: An open letter to The Journal Gazette
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
Other than Wartell and his counsel, Purdue’s own legal counsel and public records officer, and the three Purdue trustees who made the decision on Wartell’s original complaint in 2012, your reporters will be the first to see this report.

February 15

Women's Tennis Sweeps IPFW
Michigan State Spartans Athletics
The Michigan State women’s tennis team improved to 7-1 on the season with a 7-0 victory over the IPFW Mastodons on Sunday evening. The Spartans now have a five-match win streak and have won their last nine home non-conference matches. Michigan State won eight matches on the night.

IPFW turns pink for annual breast cancer event
WANE
Breast cancer survivors will be honored at the 8th annual Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne Pink Out. The event will focus on raising awareness for breast cancer and funds for the Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer. One dollar for every ticket sold will go toward the foundation.

Rockets Win Third-Straight With 5-2 Victory Over IPFW
UTRockets.com
The Toledo women’s tennis team won its third-consecutive match, defeating IPFW 5-2 on Sunday afternoon at Shadow Valley Tennis Club.

February 14

IPFW men's basketball coach is married to another college head coach
Fort Wayne News-Sentinel
When Jon Coffman first met Tracy Riepenhoff, he thought she was extremely special. Now, almost 13 years later, he still wonders how he could have underestimated her by so much.

Women's tennis falls at IPFW, 5-2
NKU Norse Athletics
Hailey Shanahan picked up her first singles win of the season for the Northern Kentucky University women's tennis team in a 5-2 loss to IPFW on Saturday afternoon.

Denver Honors Seniors, But Falls to IPFW 68-51
DenverPioneers.com
The University of Denver women's basketball team (8-18, 5-7 Summit) could not keep pace with the Fort Wayne Mastodons (9-17, 3-10 Summit) Saturday afternoon in Magness Arena. Denver fell 68-51 on Senior Day and Pink Day.

Kern’s career-high six RBIs boost Softball past IPFW, 12-0
TexasSports.com
A career-high six RBIs off the bat of junior first baseman Holly Kern and a complete-game shutout from sophomore pitcher Tiarra Davis led Texas past IPFW on Friday evening at the Texas Classic, 12-0 (5 inn.).

WBB: Hagerman and Rinehart Lead Mastodons Past Denver
WANE
Behind a career-high 22 points from Mur Hagerman and 23 points by Rachel Rinehart, the IPFW women’s basketball snapped a four-game losing streak, defeating Denver 68-51. The Mastodons improve their record to 9-17 overall on the season and 3-10 in Summit League play.

Keeping it real for IPFW 50th
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
On a cold Tuesday night in January, Audrey Ushenko, her auburn hair pulled back in a ponytail and her clothing splotched with paint, was in full creative mode in a first-floor corridor of the Walb Student Union at IPFW.

Increasing Funding and Degree Options at IPFW
96.3 WXKE
IPFW looking to become a designated metropolitan university. Right now, IUPUI is the only designated metropolitan university in the state.

IPFW men's basketball coach is married to another college head coach
FortWayne.com
When Jon Coffman first met Tracy Riepenhoff, he thought she was extremely special. Now, almost 13 years later, he still wonders how he could have underestimated her by so much.

Softball recap: Randle tosses no-hitter in win over IPFW
CSURams.com
Colorado State pitcher Molly Randle tossed a no-hitter in the Rams’ 10-0 win over IPFW on Saturday, as CSU (4-5) earned a split on the day, also falling in a close game to host Texas (RV/RV), 4-1.

County's job gains rival those of '90s, researchers report
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
Presenting the quarterly Allen County Insight report to the Allen County commissioners Friday, Ellen Cutter, director of the Community Research Institute at IPFW, said the number of jobs in industries such as manufacturing, health care, administrative and waste services increased between 2013 and 2014

February 13

Indiana Higher Ed commission to study, discuss whether to make IPFW a metropolitan university
FortWayne.com
Purdue University's request to have IPFW designated a metropolitan university had its first official airing at the Indiana Commission for Higher Education during the commission's work session Thursday morning at the IUPUI campus in downtown Indianapolis.

Greater Fort Wayne Business Weekly introduces the new 2015 class of Forty Under 40 award winners: List Include IPFW Faculty and Alumni.
Greater FW Business Weekly
This year's honorees, all under 40 years old, were chosen for making a difference on the job and in the community. The list include IPFW Associate Professor of Philosophy Abe Schwab, and Jessica Butler, who graduate from IPFW with a B.A. in Theater in 2009.

Kern’s career-high six RBIs boost Softball past IPFW, 12-0 (5 inn.)
TexasSports.com
A career-high six RBIs off the bat of junior first baseman Holly Kern and a complete-game shutout from sophomore pitcher Tiarra Davis led Texas past IPFW on Friday evening at the Texas Classic, 12-0 (5 inn.).

Board of Trustees meeting updates Purdue community.
The Purdue Exponent
The Board also voted to make changes at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne in the department of engineering. They decided to split the department into two: the department of civil and mechanical engineering and the department of electrical and computer engineering.

Increasing Funding and Degree Options at IPFW
US 93.3 FM
IPFW looking to become a designated metropolitan university. Right now, IUPUI is the only designated metropolitan university in the state.

Indiana Higher Ed commission to study, discuss whether to make IPFW a metropolitan university
FortWayne.com
Purdue University's request to have IPFW designated a metropolitan university had its first official airing at the Indiana Commission for Higher Education during the commission's work session Thursday morning at the IUPUI campus in downtown Indianapolis.

BASE: IPFW Sweeps Opening Doubleheader of Season
WANE
The IPFW baseball team swept its season-opening doubleheader against the Alabama A&M Bulldogs by scores of 15-5 and 2-0, improving to 2-0 on the season for the first time since the 1977 season.

SOFT: IPFW Drops Pair of Games at Texas Classic
WANE
Escaping the cold temperatures of Fort Wayne for the sunny skies and 60-degree weather of Texas were not enough to push the IPFW softball team to victory in its first day of the Texas Classic, falling to Colorado State 9-1, and Texas 12-0.

Softball recap: Rams defeat IPFW, let lead slip away to Wichita State
CSURams.com
Colorado State (3-4) kicked off the Texas Classic with a split on Friday, defeating IPFW in five innings in the opener before falling late to Wichita State.

Indiana Higher Ed commission to study, discuss whether to make IPFW a metropolitan university
Fort Wayne News-Sentinel
Purdue University's request to have IPFW designated a metropolitan university had its first official airing at the Indiana Commission for Higher Education during the commission's work session Thursday morning at the IUPUI campus in downtown Indianapolis.

Mastodons swept by top-ranked Ramblers
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
Defending-champion Loyola-Chicago is again the top-ranked volleyball team in the nation and it showed why Thursday with a 3-0 sweep of No. 9 IPFW at the Gates Center.

IPFW Seeks to Increase Funding and Expand Academic Programs
WOWO 1190
Indiana University – Purdue University Fort Wayne may soon become a designated metropolitan university, expanding the degree options for students in Fort Wayne.

February 12

No. 1 Loyola smacks down any IPFW upset attempt
Fort Wayne News Sentinel
The Volleydons were never competitive in any set in a 25-19. 25-11, 25-20 loss before 1,062 fans at Hilliard Gates Sports Center who really never had a chance to cheer.

IPFW volleyball grateful for support in loss
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
The best part of IPFW’s game was the crowd. Over 1,000 people showed up to watch the showdown of the ranked teams and coach and player acknowledged the support and energy the crowd provided.

WBB: Snider Grad Sims Leads IUPUI Over IPFW
WANE
It was a tough night at the free throw line for the IPFW women’s basketball team as the Mastodons fell to in-state rival IUPUI 78-68. The ‘Dons are now 8-17 on the season and 2-10 in Summit League play.

Mastodons march to 6th straight win
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
IPFW’s 69-54 triumph at IUPUI on Wednesday at Indiana Farmers Coliseum is its sixth consecutive win, matching the program’s longest streak since 2012-13 and furthering its climb up the Summit League standings.

IPFW never trails in 69-54 win over IUPUI
WTHR
Max Landis and Joe Edwards scored 14 points apiece to lead IPFW to a 69-54 win over IUPUI on Wednesday night.

IPFW Study: Expansions Driving Northeast Indiana Progress
Inside Indiana Business

February 11

IPFW's Student-Run Restaurant Serves Up a Taste of Poland
NE Indiana Public Radio
Each semester, IPFW Hospitality Management Seniors open a pop-up restaurant in the campus Holiday Inn's Mastodon Grill.

IPFW building for a big March
Fort Wayne News-Sentinel
IPFW is not positioned to challenge North Dakota State and South Dakota State for Summit League supremacy.

What we learned: IPFW cruises past IUPUI
Fort Wayne News-Sentinel
Nobody is hotter in Summit League basketball circles than IPFW. Don't believe it? Consider the Mastodon's 69-54 win over IUPUI Wednesday night.

What we learned: IPFW cruises past IUPUI
FortWayne.com
Nobody is hotter in Summit League basketball circles than IPFW. Don't believe it? Consider the Mastodon's 69-54 win over IUPUI Wednesday night.

No. 1 Ramblers Travel to No. 9 IPFW for Thursday Night Matchup
LoyolaRamblers.com
Saturday's matchup marks the 46th meeting between the two programs, with Loyola leading the all-time series 25-20. The Ramblers have won the last four matchups, including three last season. Loyola defeated IPFW twice during the regular season before sweeping the Mastodons in the MIVA semifinals.

IPFW never trails in 69-54 win over IUPUI
NBC Sports
Max Landis and Joe Edwards scored 14 points apiece to lead IPFW to a 69-54 win over IUPUI on Wednesday night.

IPFW never trails in 69-54 win over IUPUI
FOX Sports
Max Landis and Joe Edwards scored 14 points apiece to lead IPFW to a 69-54 win over IUPUI on Wednesday night.

Mastodons pick up pace, lead IUPUI at half
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
Unable to find an offensive rhythm, it took IPFW more than four minutes to register its first points. The Mastodons missed their first five field goal attempts. But when your opponent starts just 3 of 11 from the field – which is what IUPUI did – a poor four minutes is negated.

IPFW finally playing to its potential
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
First-year IPFW coach Jon Coffman insists that’s not what took place during his team’s 69-54 win over IUPUI on Wednesday at Indiana Farmers Coliseum. Instead, it was simply a progression of the Mastodons’ meticulous ascent up the Summit League standings.

College basketball: IPFW defeats IUPUI
Indianapolis Star
Max Landis and Joe Edwards scored 14 points apiece to lead IPFW to a 69-54 win over IUPUI on Wednesday night.

Men’s basketball splits two games on IUPUI, IPFW roadtrip
SDSU Collegian
The SDSU men’s basketball team went on the road to Indiana this week when they faced Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne and Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis.

Arnie Ball still putting on a show directing his army
Fort Wayne News-Sentinel
Thirty-five years in, Arnie Ball is still the best show in town, and his team isn't too bad, either.

February 10

IPFW men's volleyball moves up to No. 9
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
IPFW men’s volleyball climbed to No. 9 in the most recent AVCA National Poll released on Monday.

Broncos Defeat IPFW on Day One at the Mid-American Match Play Challenge
WMU Broncos
The Western Michigan golf team began its spring schedule Monday, Feb. 9, defeating IPFW in the first round of match play at the Mid-American Match Play Challenge in Florida.

Women's soccer signs 6 for 2015
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
IPFW women's soccer head coach Jason Burr announced the signing of six players that will join the team in the fall of 2015.

Bertran wins 2nd straight MIVA Defensive Player of the Week
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
Luis Bertran was named the Midwestern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association (MIVA) Defensive Player of the Week, for the week ending on Feb. 8. This is Bertran’s second-consecutive Player of the Week honor.

Ritz could lose power as head of education board
WANE
An IPFW political analyst said Glenda Ritz might be losing certain powers as head of the State Board of Education, but she still has a job to do.

Mastodons work way up Summit
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
As the final minute ticked away in a 29-point loss at South Dakota State, IPFW basketball coach Jon Coffman sat on the bench and processed the series of events