IPFW in the News for February 1, 2016

IPFW in the News for February 1, 2016

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February 1

Ultramarathoner runs with club
Journal Gazette
The group run went around the IPFW campus and over to the Plex North’s cross country course. With a little bit of terrain variation on a shorter run, Jurek can definitely tell he’s not in Colorado anymore.

OPINION: Daniels doing for IPFW as he did for public schools
Journal Gazette
The doctors diagnosing the growing pains of IPFW should note that emergency surgery is not needed as former Gov. Mitch Daniels would prescribe. Daniels has already damaged our public college system beyond the conflicted way he became president of Purdue. He deftly has used his high positions to undermine the public or common good in Indiana education.

January 31

Plan to split IPFW needs thought, study
Journal Gazette
After Indiana and Purdue universities joined to offer classes at a new Coliseum Boulevard site in 1964, it would be another decade before administrative functions were combined under one chancellor. The recommendation of a legislative study group now points to dissolving that union and operating IU and Purdue programs as separate entities.

Annual Pink Out event raises awareness of breast cancer
Hundreds wore pink to celebrate the 6th annual Pink Out luncheon and women's basketball game, sponsored by IPFW Athletics. Proceeds from the event the Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer.

Mastodon men win over Western Illinois
The IPFW men's basketball team has a solid record of winning games decided by six points or less, but had more comfort room against winless Western Illinois.

January 30

Can Senate GOP muster enough votes to pass Indiana gay rights bill?
Indianapolis Star
Political science professor Andy Downs of Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne said the committee vote allowed Democrats to "make the point they're looking for something much broader," but they could reverse course later to advance gay rights.

January 29

IPFW campus battle: Faculty Senate sends rejection report to presidents, board members
21 Alive
The campus battle continues over the future of IPFW, as the faculty Senate of the campus released a counter-argument report Thursday.

Faculty research report counters proposal to split IPFW
Two weeks ago, a working group released study results that suggest renaming the IPFW campus, along with changing academia to mostly Purdue courses. The faculty senate at the school disagrees completely, and Thursday, they explained why.

Area universities have global appeal
Greater Fort Wayne Business Weekly
Indiana University - Purdue University Fort Wayne had about 250 international students enrolled as of fall 2015, an increase of about 20 percent from the previous year, said Brian Mylrea, director of international education. Most are here to seek degrees; a few are on campus for a semester or a year as part of an exchange student program.

IPFW Senate Finds Data Flaws in Plan to Split Campus
The LSA made its recommendations based on declines in enrollment, research funding, charitable donations, and graduation rates at IPFW. But when faculty and members of the IPFW Senate started dissecting the report, questions were raised about the accuracy of the analysis.

Yorktown Supt. to challenge Glenda Ritz
The Star Press
It also puts her up against Dawn Wooten, who started her Republican campaign in September. Wooten is a professor at Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne.

January 28

Task forces will start digging into details of IPFW reorganization plan
Over the next few days, IPFW will assemble task forces to investigate the feasibility of a proposal to make IPFW a Purdue University campus, Chancellor Vicky Carwein said in an interview on Wednesday.

AD calm as IPFW weighs changes
Journal Gazette
By any name or form, the sports programs for the Division I university in Fort Wayne will be known as the Mastodons and wear blue. That’s the approach IPFW Athletic Director Kelley Hartley Hutton is taking in the wake of possible major changes to the 50-year-old institution.

Free FAFSA filing event comes to IPFW
21 Alive
Financial aid experts will be on hand to help families file the FAFSA during the upcoming College Goal Sunday. The event takes place in IPFW's Neff Hall at 2pm on February 21.

January 27

Monthly Conversation With Mitch Daniels: The State Street And IPFW Deals
We also ask whether changes suggested for the Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne campus – which a committee headed by the chairman of the Purdue Board of Trustees has recommended become solely a Purdue campus – signifies a cooling of relations between the state’s two flagship schools (NOTE: Conversation regarding IPFW begins at the 22:00 mark).

January 26

OPINION: Focused on strengths - Decoupling will let IPFW best serve its student base, by William Cast
Journal Gazette
William Cast of Fort Wayne is a member of the IPFW study group and a former member of the Indiana University Board of Trustees. He wrote this for The Journal Gazette.

Teen suicide focus of Parkview research grant
Journal Gazette
Those involved in the research include Indiana University - Purdue University Fort Wayne Behavioral Health and Family Studies Institute

January 25

IPFW freshman honored
Journal Gazette
IPFW redshirt freshman John Konchar was named The Summit League Player of the Week, sharing the honor with South Dakota State's Mike Daum.

Local IPFW political expert weighs in on significance of Iowa Caucus
The Iowa Caucuses are one week away and presidential candidates on both sides are preparing for the big event. The caucuses mark the official start of the presidential nomination race, and according to (IPFW)political expert Michael Wolf, the results of the caucus could mean more for the Democratic Party than the Republican Party.