IPFW In the News for March 23-30, 2015

IPFW in the News for March 30, 2015

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March 29

Volleydons Honor Seniors, But Blanked By Lewis (VIDEO)
21 Alive
Greg Petty smashed down 14 kills and fourth ranked Lewis shut out No. 15 IPFW 3-0 in men's volleyball Saturday night.

IPFW eliminates tennis program
Indiana-University Purdue-University Fort Wayne’s (IPFW) tennis program will have its last season this spring. The university has decided to discontinue both its men’s and women’s tennis teams, ending programs that are both about 40-years-old.

IPFW Discontinues Tennis Program
21 Alive
Indiana University-Purdue University (IPFW) announced today that the men and women's tennis teams will be discontinued at the end of the 2014-15 season.

IPFW baseball drops home opener
The IPFW baseball team had a dozen hits and four players with multi-hit games, but a strong South Dakota State lineup, coupled with eight IPFW errors paved the way in the 12-6 Jackrabbit victory on Saturday afternoon.

March 28

IPFW Rugby Headed To Final Four (VIDEO)
21 Alive
The IPFW Rugby Team defeated the University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown 44-14 to win the National Small College Rugby Association Central Region Championship on Saturday at Carroll Field in Fort Wayne.

IPFW eliminating tennis programs
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
IPFW will discontinue its men’s and women’s tennis programs at the end of the season, in order to save $450,000 for other university programs.

Saturday's going out entertainment guide
Fort Wayne News-Sentinel
MID-AMERICAN GUITAR ENSEMBLE FESTIVAL FEATURED CONCERT: 7:30 p.m., IPFW, Rhinehart Recital Hall, 2101 Coliseum Blvd. E.

IPFW holds off ORU, 5-2, in men's tennis
Tulsa World
The Oral Roberts University men’s tennis team fell to IPFW, 5-2 Saturday in Summit League action at the Empowered Sports Club.

March 27

Annual Opportunity Banquet held by Society of Women Engineers
Friday marked the 12th annual Opportunity Banquet, sponsored by the Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) chapter of the Society of Women Engineers, in collaboration with the College of Engineering, Technology, and Computer Science. The event took place at the Walb Student Union International Ballroom.

Classical Music
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
FRIDAY - Mid-American Guitar Ensemble Festival – Opening concert; 7:30 p.m.; IPFW, Rhinehart Recital Hall, 2101 Coliseum Blvd. E.; $7 adults, $6 ages 60 and older, $4 non-IPFW students.

SATURDAY – The Canadian Guitar Quartet – 7:30 p.m.; IPFW, Rhinehart Recital Hall, 2101 Coliseum Blvd. E.; $15.

SUNDAY – MAGEF Festival Orchestra Ensemble Concert – 1 p.m.; IPFW, Auer Performance Hall, 2101 Coliseum Blvd. E.; $7 adults, $6 ages 60 and older, $4 non-IPFW students.

SDSU Baseball Takes Second Straight From IPFW (VIDEO)
Evan Van Sumeran and Jon Timmerman each drove in two runs, but eight IPFW errors is where the blame lies for the Mastodons' 12-6 baseball loss to South Dakota State on Saturday.

March 26

Astronaut to keynote Opportunity Banquet
Fort Wayne Business Weekly
Robert “Hoot” Gibson, who was inducted into the Astronaut Hall of Fame in 2003, agreed to provide the keynote presentation for the 12th annual Opportunity Banquet at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne.

March 25

Former IPFW star balancing professional, family lives from a world away
Fort Wayne News-Sentinel
Jeff Ptak, 35, graduated from IPFW in 2003 with a degree in general studies/communications. He tried to retire last year to find a job in Fort Wayne, but after applying for more than 20 jobs, he realized the best way to support his family was to head overseas again. He is playing in Bahrain for the fourth time.

Senator Coats, Republican of Indiana, Won’t Seek Re-election
The New York Times
Andrew Downs, director of the Mike Downs Center for Indiana Politics at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne, said that Eric Holcomb, Mr. Coats’s chief of staff, was an early favorite to succeed him.

IPFW finds talent in remotest of locales
Fort Wayne News-Sentinel
You have to give the IPFW men's basketball staff credit for one thing; they do their due diligence when it comes to recruiting.

March 24

Applications open for IPFW’s first doctoral degree
Applications are now being accepted for Indiana University Purdue University Fort Wayne’s first doctorate program. Applications for the Doctor of Nursing Practice from master’s prepared registered nurses will be accepted until June 1, 2015.

Graphic artist tackles women's issues through drawings
Fort Wayne News-Sentinel
Carol Rossetti, 26, a graphic artist from Belo Horizonte, Brazil, will be giving a public lecture, "Body-Positive Art to Inspire and Empower," on Wednesday at IPFW.

UIndy, IPFW Announce Deans
Inside Indiana Business
Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) welcomes Eric Link as Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences (COAS). Link brings over two decades of both academic and administrative experience to the position.

IPFW Shows Support For Women's History Month
On Monday, IPFW showed their support for Women's History Month. A panel of Fort Wayne women in media, including WFFT Local's Brooke Welch, was on hand for a women's history month presentation. There was dancing, music programs as well as a self defense for women workshop.

IPFW Men's Volleyball Offers Support to Local Elementary School
21 Alive
The IPFW men's volleyball team was out again Monday afternoon for their bi-weekly engagement with students at Bloomingdale Elementary School.

No weapon found after search of car
IPFW says no weapon has been found after a campus-wide alert warned of a dangerous situation at IPFW on Tuesday.