IPFW In the News for May 25

IPFW in the News for May 25, 2015

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May 25

Local School News
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
• IPFW elected leaders of the Indiana-Purdue Student Government Association for next year: Wade Smith, junior, student body president; Alexander Sanderson, sophomore, vice president of legislation; Nathan Fawley, junior, vice president of finance, and Jessie Graves, junior, vice president of programming.

• Kappa Delta Pi, International Honor Society in Education, returned to IPFW after a six-year absence with the induction of 38 members. Faculty adviser is Alice Merz, associate professor in the Department of Educational Studies. Selection as a member of Kappa Delta Pi is based on high academic achievement, a commitment to education as a career and a 3.0 GPA. Officers are Kaitlyn Biere, president; Chuck Kaduk, vice president; Kira Witte, secretary; Zach Elder, treasurer; and Trent Culbertson, graduate student liaison.

Business classes
Fort Wayne News-Sentinel
IPFW Division of Continuing Studies is offering a series of Business Management courses covering launching a business, funding, managing projects, and more. For full course descriptions or to register, visit or call 481-6619.

May 24

Avoiding a One-Party Pileup
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
House Bill 1003 creates a panel to consider a statewide redistricting commission. The next census is five years away, but citizens need to speak now for a truly independent process. “Gerrymandering has been around since the 1800s, but it’s possible to take it to an art form now,” said Andrew Downs, director of the Mike Downs Center for Indiana Politics at IPFW.

In government, subjectivity reigns, by Andrew Downs
The Indianapolis Star
If you combine hydrogen and oxygen in the right amounts and under the right conditions, you are likely to get water. But nothing in government or politics is that certain. Andrew Downs is the director of the Mike Downs Center for Indiana Politics at IPFW.

May 23

IPFW baseball falls in Summit League title game
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
Oral Roberts rode the strong starting pitching of Bryce Howe to a 6-0 victory over IPFW in the championship game of the Summit League baseball tournament in Sioux Falls. S.D.

IPFW ousted in SL baseball tourney final (VIDEO)
21 Alive
Oral Roberts, led by pitcher Bryce Howe held the IPFW at bay Saturday in the championship game of the 2015 Summit League Baseball Tournament, as the Mastodons fell 6-0 to the Golden Eagles.

IPFW’s season ends in Summit League Finals
A strong Oral Roberts squad led by pitcher Bryce Howe held the Mastodons at bay in the Championship game of the 2015 Summit League Baseball Tournament, as the Mastodons fell 6-0 to the Golden Eagles.

May 22

IPFW Beats SDSU 6-5, Advances To Summit League Championship
A mix-match game that saw IPFW closer Jake Weber pick up a win and top starter Evan Miller get the save, the Mastodon baseball team advanced to the Summit League Championship, where the squad will face off against top seeded Oral Roberts at 1 p.m. ET.

IPFW baseball advances to title game
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
Evan Miller relieved with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning and picked up the strikeout that saved IPFW's 6-5 win over South Dakota State at the Summit League tournament.

May 21

Students finish first year of IPFW’s Sci-Tech Academy
Greater Fort Wayne Business Weekly
Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne worked with Indiana Michigan Power, 80/20 and Engineering Resources this year to provide 25 students from 16 area high schools with extra preparation for careers in science, technology, engineering and math.

OPINION: In the art of the City by Andrew Haslit
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
There’s a long tradition of artists and architects using their work to mark a passage from one kind of space to another or to distinguish an area from its surroundings. Andrew Haslit is continuing lecturer of art history at IPFW’s College of Visual and Performing Arts.

May 20

OUR VIEW: Best of luck to new Concord superintendent
Goshen News
The Goshen News would like to welcome the newest educational leader to the area. John Trout, the current superintendent of the Madison-Grant United School Corp. Trout is a 1984 graduate of Taylor University and received his master’s degree in school administration from Indiana University Purdue University Fort Wayne.

May 19

Residents take to social media to showcase pride in Fort Wayne (Special Report)
NBC 33
Thanks to a newly enlightened generation of motivated residents, a heightened sense of pride in the city has begun to grow. Brett Gauger, a senior at IPFW, has grown up in Fort Wayne and has noticed the change first-hand.

Six Mastodons Named All-Summit League Second Team
Six members of the 2015 IPFW baseball team have been named to the All-Summit League Second Team, announced at the Summit League Championships Banquet on Tuesday evening.