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IPFW in the News for June 6, 2016

IPFW in the News for June 6, 2016

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June 5

OPINION: Research, scholarship vital for IPFW growth
Journal Gazette
For more than 30 years I served as a faculty member in the School of Arts and Sciences at IPFW, and for most of that time I was proud to call IPFW my academic home. The great strength of this campus, I believed, was that IPFW was a place where excellence in teaching, and proficiency in research and other scholarly or creative activities, were both valued.

June 4

Indiana Republicans facing choice in schools chief race
McCormick became the top administrator of the Yorktown district near Muncie in 2010 after previously being an English teacher and elementary school principal. Wooten has been an instructor at Ivy Tech and Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne.

Voters often choose higher taxes for transit, schools
Indy Star
Although all referendum campaigns are heavy on grass-roots legwork and meetings, some have employed professional consultants, formed political action committees to solicit donations and targeted likely voters with mailings. “It is very much like a real political campaign,” said Andy Downs, an associate political science professor at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne.

June 3

Professors preserve German heritage with translation booth
IPFW German professors Lee and Suin Roberts will give free transcriptions of German documents and texts at the first-ever German On-the-Spot Translation Booth 2-4 p.m. Saturday at the Dupont Branch of the Allen County Public Library.

Wayne High School graduate overcomes personal tragedy
Perhaps, he passed that work ethic on to his daughter. Nino received her high school diploma and she’s already a certified nursing assistant. She plans to work at a retirement home while studying to become a registered nurse IPFW.

OPINION: Community must speak up against IPFW changes
Journal Gazette
We should not ignore the anticipated fiscal challenges outlined by the various reports; to do so would be irresponsible. However, strategic planning is much more precise than wielding a big axe.

The Ethics of Student Evaluations and Program Accreditations
WBOI 89.1
I just received my student evaluations for my Spring Semester courses at IPFW. Despite ongoing concerns that such evaluations are not particularly valuable methods for evaluating the quality of instruction, I always end up paying too close of attention to them.

IPFW's College of Arts and Sciences responds to USAP report with 32-page retort
The College of Arts and Sciences at IPFW has released a 32-page response to the University Strategic Alignment Process (USAP) report revealed last month that proposes major restructuring of the university.

June 2

IPFW strives to keep graduates local
Providing young professionals with a quality education and a degree from either Purdue University or Indiana University is the primary job of IPFW. But an additional task that the administration and staff take just as seriously is finding those who are newly graduated a job in their field.

Fort Wayne Parks, area partners will offer kids' summer camp focused on rivers
About 10 other agencies or organizations are scheduled to help with camp activities, including the St. Joseph River Watershed Initiative, Environmental Resources Center at IPFW, Allen County Parks Department, Historic Fort Wayne, Indiana Department of Natural Resources and Tri-State Watershed Alliance.

Rising cost of college makes local options enticing
IPFW easily sells itself with its vast offerings of Purdue and Indiana degree programs. While going to an in-state public school is a much cheaper option than traveling out of state, it still costs an average of over $9,000 a year to attend a major in-state public institution.

Orthopedic industry continues growing - and meeting challenges - in Warsaw
Much of the workforce development that Orthoworx does amounts to curriculum development and persuading institutions ranging from Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne and Ivy Tech to Grace College that they and their students have opportunities in the region’s medical-device makers.

Helmke Library is turning a new page
Greater Fort Wayne Business Weekly
If you look past the thick coating of construction dust, the mechanical in the opened ceilings and the skids of building materials stacked on the floors, the bones of the new interior structure of the Walter E. Helmke Library at Indiana University - Purdue University Fort Wayne gives a hint of what is to come.

June 1

Former GOP lawmaker from Pence's hometown appears in new Gregg ad
Indy Star
"This will work well there for (Gregg)," Andy Downs, a political scientist at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne, said of Yount's appearance. "The reality is for a Democrat to be successful statewide, they need to appeal to Republicans."

IPFW’s Max Landis works out for Jazz, will audition for Bucks
Former IPFW standout Max Landis worked out for the NBA’s Utah Jazz on Wednesday and has another NBA workout on the schedule. Landis is set to audition for the Milwaukee Bucks on June 14.