IPFW in the News Jan. 20-26

IPFW in the News for January 26, 2015

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January 25

IPFW Men Win, Women Lose On Homecoming Day (VIDEO)
21 Alive
It was a good day for the IPFW men and not so good for the IPFW women Saturday at Homecoming.

Young ideas for a better society: 2015 Future City competition hosted by IPFW
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
About 800 Indiana middle schoolers entered the DiscoverE’s 2014-15 Future City challenge in the fall. About 40,000 students from 1,350 schools participated in the nationwide competition, organizers said.

Turnovers cost IPFW women down stretch
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
In his 10 seasons at IPFW, Chris Paul hasn’t really had to worry about his teams taking care of the ball or making their free throws. Now it’s all he and the Mastodons seem to think about, especially in the final minutes of close games.

January 24

IPFW continues to look forward
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
“We have tried to maintain the mentality of don’t get too high or too low,” IPFW coach Jon Coffman said. “It’s a long season and ultimately we have to have our team in great shape in late February and early March in our league.

Meeting on IPFW campus turns into assault, robbery
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
It was a meeting of acquaintances. It ended with an assault and robbery with one of the acquaintances as a suspect.

City neighborhoods form own group to push their concerns; IPFW expert weighs in
Fort Wayne News-Sentinel
City Council members no longer have large pots of Community Economic Development Income Tax (CEDIT) money to distribute in their districts, said Andrew Downs, the director of the Mike Downs Center for Indiana Politics at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne and an associate professor of politics there.

Seibert Announced as Candidate for the 2015 Senior CLASS Award
It has been announced that IPFW women’s basketball player Haley Seibert was selected as one of 30 candidates for the 2014-15 Senior CLASS Award® for exceling both on and off the court.

MBB: IPFW breaks losing streak
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
The IPFW men’s basketball team beat North Dakota State 77-71 on Saturday in front of a sellout crowd of 1,839 at the Gates Center.

IPFW sweeps Harvard in close games
Fort Wayne News-Sentinel
The IPFW men's volleyball team swept Harvard 3-0 in a match that looks like a rout, but the scores were 28-26, 28-26, 31-29 in Cambridge, Mass.

Redbirds Dominate against IPFW, Chicago State Saturday.
Illinois State Athletics The Illinois State men's tennis team swept its two matches on Saturday to push its record back to an even .500. The Redbirds defeated IPFW, 6-1, and Chicago State, 7-0.

January 23

IPFW Athletics Inducts New Class of Hall of Fame
The IPFW Athletic Department added four new members to its Athletics Hall of Fame on Friday evening, as the Hall of Fame added Tony Luhning (men's volleyball), Ian Luya (men's soccer), Bruce Roland (men's basketball), and Robin Scott (women's basketball).

Melissa Kurten to Direct IPFW’s Training Outreach Program
Melissa Kurten has been named as director of training outreach for the Division of Continuing Studies (DCS) at Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW).

January 22

IPFW holds off Sacred Heart in five
Fort Wayne News-Sentinel
The No. 11-ranked IPFW men's volleyball team survived an upset Friday night to hold off un-ranked Sacred Heart 3-2 on the road. The Volleydons, 4-2, won the fifth game 15-10.

Lunch with an IPFW scientist
This fun and educational series connects Indiana University-Purdue University professors with community members is held on the second Saturday of each month, January through May.

South Dakota State beats IPFW 82-53
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
Cody Larson, Deondre Parks and Jake Bittle each scored 12 points as South Dakota State rolled past IPFW for an 82-53 victory on Wednesday night.

IPFW adding four to Hall of Fame
Four former Mastodons will be inducted Friday into the IPFW Athletic Hall of Fame during ceremonies in the school's International Ballroom.

Poetry reading event planned Friday
Fort Wayne News-Sentinel
Hyde Brothers, Booksellers, of Fort Wayne will celebrate the first anniversary of IPFW professor George Kalamaras being named Poet Laureate of Indiana by holding an evening of poetry reading at 7:30 p.m. Friday at The History Center, 302 E. Berry St.

IPFW poll reveals expertise employers want
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
More business- and technology-trained individuals, more Spanish-speaking health care professionals and more business management graduates are some of the professionals needed in northeast Indiana right now, according to survey published by IPFW officials Tuesday.

Men and Women's Track Team to Participate in IPFW Duals
The IUPUI men's and women's track teams head north for the IPFW Duals on Friday (Jan. 23) inside the Athletic Center Fieldhouse. The meet will begin at 3:00 p.m. with the first running event to start at 3:30 p.m.

IPFW women fall at home
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
South Dakota trailed 32-27 at halftime but came back to defeat the IPFW women 73-72 at the Gates Sports Center.

IPFW Investigating Assault & Robbery In Campus Parking Lot
University police at IPFW are investigating an assault and robbery that took place on Thursday in the Student Housing parking lot on the Waterfield Campus.

January 21

IPFW seeks insight on demand for workforce training
Fort Wayne News-Sentinel
An email survey last fall revealed several areas of training that generate strong interest in northeast Indiana residents, including leadership development, communication, office computing, web programming and lean manufacturing, according to IPFW.

IPFW doesn't have a margin for error
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
Life in the Summit League is never easy with tough matchups seemingly every night

IPFW Community Arts Academy Spring Classes Starting Soon

Big Study Targets Training
Inside Indiana Business
The Division of Continuing Studies at IPFW has released a study detailing training needs identified by thousands of northeast Indiana employers.

January 20

Verbatim: IPFW issues business outreach survey results
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
Leadership development, communication, office computing, web programming, and lean manufacturing are the key training areas identified in the regional training needs survey results released today by the Division of Continuing Studies at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne.

[VIDEO] 4th annual cupcake eating contest at IPFW, Tuesday.

IPFW’s Sellan Named MIVA Offensive Player Of Week
Andrew Sellan of the 11th-ranked (American Volleyball Coaches Association) IPFW men’s volleyball team was named the Midwestern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association (MIVA) Offensive Player of the Week, for the week of January 12-19. This is Sellan’s first Player of the Week honor of the season and his third career honor.