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IPFW in the News for July 4, 2016

IPFW in the News for July 4, 2016

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July 4

IPFW coach ready to pass on lessons learned
A coach can scout an opponent for hours on end, yet once the game starts, he/she better be able to make adjustments on the fly or they won’t be very successful. Such is the story of IPFW men’s basketball assistant coach Mark Downey.

Journal Gazette
Graduate student Aaron McClaskey recently received a summer internship with social media giant Facebook. McClaskey is pursuing a master’s degree in English with a concentration in writing studies, while also working with IPFW marketing communications as creative copywriter.

July 3

Why this IPS school is mostly white and wealthy
Indianapolis Star
“It seems that some folks are being left out, and that is disconcerting and problematic,” said Brian L. Fife, chair of the public policy department at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne. “That’s disgraceful.”

Area director honored by Boys & Girls Club
Journal Gazette
Alison Louthan used to be part of the boys and girls club as a youth. Now she’s a full-time employee, working as teen director. A 2012 Huntington North High School graduate, Louthan, 22, first studied criminal justice three semesters at IPFW.

Young Afghan woman living in Fort Wayne has goal of helping those with disabilities in her home country
There are still a number of obstacles in her path toward getting a college degree. She must pass the Test of English as Foreign Language in order to qualify for scholarships at various colleges. Her first attempt came up short, but she’s studying diligently for another try. The test, which can be taken at IPFW, unfortunately costs $1,000.

OPINION: Contrary to the founders' vision
Journal Gazette
The opportunity to continue in this direction rests with all of us – but it will require all of us to insist upon it by speaking with our state legislators and the IU and Purdue boards of trustees. We should honor the IPFW founders’ vision not simply because it has endured, therefore, but because it has endured as a result of being right for our community and for its students and alumni.

July 2

Pence to visit Trump as VP rumors swirl
Journal Gazette
Andrew Downs, director of the Mike Downs Center for Indiana Politics at IPFW, agreed that Pence ticks off a lot of boxes for Trump – social conservative, understands how Congress works, has elected executive experience.

July 1

Insecure People Love to Sext
Michelle Drouin of Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne, one of the researchers behind the study, explained to Broadly that these disparate findings can be seen as a new way to view sexting. "People who really care about the way that their partners are thinking of them, who really want their partners to think of them in a positive way, might be more inclined to be sexting," she said.

States to share $8 million for job assistance
Journal Gazette
Ellen Cutter, director of the Community Research Institute at IPFW, told The Journal Gazette in March that northeast Indiana has lost about 2,000 defense jobs in recent years.

Brexit likely to have minimal local impact
Greater Fort Wayne Business Weekly
To exit the European Union (EU), the British Parliament must vote to invoke Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty, which created a mechanism by which a country can leave the EU, said Craig Ortsey, a continuing lecturer in political science at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne.

June 30

Healthcare: IPFW nursing student takes internship in Africa
Greater Fort Wayne Business Weekly
Danielle Lowden, a senior nursing student at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne, will spend two months working at a regional hospital on the coast of Ghana, in Africa. The internship is made possible through the organization Work the World, which matches nursing students with hospitals and clinics in developing countries.

OPINION: The online threat to us from ISIS
My perspective comes from spending more than two years studying ISIS messaging as a faculty member in IPFW’s anthropology department and as part of a Pentagon team. One can think of ISIS on three fronts, a central organization that occupies parts of Syria and Iraq, affiliates that have pledged allegiance to the central organization and ISIS’s online presence.

June 29

Sessions aim to alleviate IPFW students' fears
Journal Gazette
Shiloh Florey, an IPFW history major, is worried about the future of IPFW.

Informational session set for tomorrow on IPFW’s future
There’s an informational session planned tomorrow night to try and calm students’ fears over proposed restructuring at IPFW.

IPFW AD appointed to women's volleyball committee
Journal Gazette
IPFW athletics director Kelley Hartley Hutton has been appointed to a four-year term on the NCAA Division I Women's Volleyball Committee.

IPFW Burmese class awarded
Fort Wayne Homepage
A Burmese language course offered at IPFW is receiving recognition across the state.

Mastodons honored by Summit League
Journal Gazette
The Summit League announced its Academic Distinguished Scholars for the winter and spring seasons. A total of 35 IPFW student-athletes from baseball, men's and women's basketball, men's and women's golf, softball, and women's track & field were recognized as Distinguished Scholars.