IPFW In the News for June 29, 2015

IPFW in the News for June 29, 2015

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June 29

Latest IPFW recruit learns from past to excel in future
Fort Wayne News-Sentinel
There'll be no doubting of IPFW's latest basketball recruit. For he will succeed.To what degree Xzavier Taylor will be a success on the basketball court for the Mastodons remains to be seen nearly 18 months from now. However, when it comes to the bigger game - the one of life - Taylor isn't going to fail. He's come too far for that to occur.

June 28

Could Supreme Court decisions galvanize conservatives?
Indianapolis Star
Andy Downs, director of the Mike Downs Center for Indiana Politics at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne, said Pence's statement on gay marriage is not surprising given this year's backlash after Pence signed a law meant to protect religious freedoms.

Never too old for fitness; Despite obstacles, seniors find living a healthy lifestyle is beneficial
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
Another approach to counteracting the lowering caloric requirements of aging is to start on muscle-building activities such as weight training, says Judy Tillapaugh, IPFW fitness and wellness coordinator.

United Way director’s farewell
KPC News
Dozens of people attended a farewell reception Thursday at the Heimach Center in Auburn for United Way Executive Director Julie Hill-Lauer, right, who is leaving to accept a position at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne.

June 27

IPFW prof sees Supreme Court ruling as a win for her family and many others
No court victory has been as important for gays and lesbians as the U.S. Supreme Court's upholding same-sex marriage on Friday, but it's not the end of their fight for equal treatment under the law, said Jeannie DiClementi, an associate professor of psychology at IPFW. (Also appeared in the Fort Wayne News-Sentinel)

June 26

Recent cases reveal how ideology can blind us; By Abraham P. Schwab, Associate Professor of Philosophy
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
I was particularly surprised, then, that Justice Antonin Scalia dissented from the decision. You see, Scalia has long been a proponent of a perspective called originalism, which holds that we should interpret the Constitution, Bill of Rights, and other legislation in light of how it was understood at the time it was written and passed into law.

June 25

Melissa Eastman assumes role as new Assistant Director of Alumni Relations
Around Fort Wayne
Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) welcomes Melissa Eastman as the new assistant director of alumni relations.

34 named as Distinguished Scholars
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
Thirty-four IPFW student athletes were named as Summit League Academic Distinguished Scholars for the winter and spring seasons.

June 24

School News
Fort Wayne News-Sentinel
• A Follett grant of $60,000 will provide digital resources for student success at IPFW.

• Shubitha Kever, director of IPFW TRIO, was named president-elect for the statewide Indiana TRIO professional organization and will begin her position starting in November. She will serve as as president-elect for one year, and then assume the role of president for the 2016-17 year.

Fort Wayne's Windsong Pictures launches campaign to build home
Fort Wayne News-Sentinel
Since Elmhurst closed, the group has worked at South Side and IPFW, and the past year at Ivy Tech. While they have greatly appreciated the use of the facilities, they would like their own place.