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IPFW in the News - January 11-18, 2016

IPFW in the News for January 18, 2016

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January 18

City’s oldest black Baptist church installs new pastor
Frost Illustrated
Dr. Lake has been a member of Union Baptist Church for more than a decade, serving on the ministerial staff while holding, at various times, administrative positions at Indiana University-Purdue University, Fort Wayne (IPFW) and Manchester University in North Manchester, Ind.

State Officials Want IPFW to Reconfigure
Indiana Public Radio
A working group convened by the Indiana General Assembly is recommending splitting up many of the functions of Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne and making the campus an extension of Purdue. As Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Stan Jastrzebski reports, the study includes little input from campus stakeholders.

January 17

Future of IPFW nursing unclear
Journal Gazette
In a formal ceremony each year at graduation, IPFW nursing students have choice: a Purdue University pin or an IPFW pin. Lee-Ellen Kirkhorn, the chairwoman of IPFW’s nursing program, believes the results are interesting. The school falls under Purdue leadership and Purdue curriculum yet most students choose an IPFW pin.

OPINION: Forging a new path forward for IPFW, by Mike Berghoff and Michael Mirro
Journal Gazette
An improved model for delivery of public higher education in northeast Indiana is long overdue, and a creative solution, offering an enhanced academic and research model and the best of both Purdue and Indiana universities, has been recommended to meet a multitude of needs while providing new benefits to the entire region and its diverse economy.

Senate GOP leader David Long wades into center of Indiana gay rights debate
Indianapolis Star
"It's possible to imagine a bill passing that could be of benefit to legislators who show leadership on it," said Downs, who works at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne. "If Republicans are able to lay claim to something happening, it's going to be harder for Democrats to attack them."

IPFW Chancellor reacts to report suggesting a split campus
WOWO 1190 am
Last Friday a working group suggested that IPFW split into separate Purdue and Indiana University campuses. Chancellor Vicky Carwein criticized the report, saying it was "unacceptable" on educational and operational grounds.

January 16

Group recommends splitting IPFW
South Bend Tribune
A group studying the future of Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne has recommended splitting it into separate universities. A 53-page document released Friday shows the working group tasked by the General Assembly with reviewing IPFW has recommended ending the shared governance of the 13,000-student campus.

Proposal would make IPFW a Purdue campus
News-Sentinel
IPFW would become much more Purdue and much less Indiana University under a proposal endorsed by a state legislative analysis agency.

Committee Recommends Splitting IPFW, Purdue Taking Control
WBAA Purdue Public Radio
A working group convened by the Indiana General Assembly is recommending splitting up many of the functions of Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne and making the campus an extension of Purdue. But the study includes little input from campus stakeholders.

A group studying the future of Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne has recommended splitting it into separate universities
The Republic
A group studying the future of Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne has recommended splitting it into separate universities.

Legislative Proposal Suggests IPFW Becomes Purdue Campus
WBOI NE Indiana Public Radio
A report released Friday by the Legislative Services Agency proposes that Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne become a Purdue campus. But there are many unanswered questions that have students and faculty concerned.

Faculty, staff question plan to split IPFW
Journal Gazette
IPFW faculty members got their first look Friday at a proposal to split their school in two, and many did not like what they saw. Gathered for a morning staff meeting at Gates Sports Center on campus, department chairs, deans and classroom teachers questioned the wisdom and logistics of IPFW essentially becoming two schools headed by Purdue University and Indiana University.

Group recommends splitting IPFW into primarily Purdue campus
Herald Argus
A group studying the future of Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne has recommended splitting it into separate universities.

Financing unclear for Westfield's $25M Grand Junction park
Indianapolis Business Journal
“Certainly, that was not the original idea, but things have gotten incredibly creative with TIF,” said John Stafford, former director of the Community Research Institute at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne.

January 15

Group recommends IPFW split into two campuses
WOWO 1190 am
A new working group report is recommending that IPFW split into two separate universities. The group's recommendations, obtained Thursday by the Journal Gazette, include having the Indiana University side of what's now known as IPFW focus on health science and medical education programs, while the rest of the college essentially becomes a Purdue campus.

Working Group Suggests Splitting IPFW
Inside Indiana Business
A report set to be publicly released today details suggestions for IPFW that include splitting up the shared governance of the school. The Journal-Gazette in Fort Wayne has obtained an advance copy of the recommendations and reports the school would essentially become two separate universities.

Are cellphones causing hallucinations? The reason why you felt that 'phantom buzz'
Today.com
A study conducted by Dr. Michelle Drouin, an associate professor at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne, found that phantom vibration syndrome affects an astounding 89 percent of college undergraduates.

Report recommends IPFW transition to Purdue campus
WANE
An Indiana General Assembly working group tasked with studying the role and governance of IPFW has recommended the university become two separate universities, though with a clear designation as a Purdue campus.

Split campus? IPFW leaders share recommendations based on study
21 Alive
A recent study regarding the Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne suggests the university would be best suited as a split campus.

January 14

DiPrimio, Hormann picked for Indiana sportswriting, sportscasting Hall of Fame
News-Sentinel
Along with working at IPFW from 2005 to 2008, starting in 2005, Hormann began working for WPTA and currently splits time between WKJG and WPTA. Hormann has broadcast local high school, college and professional sports for more than 30 years, including Komets, Fury, Wizards, TinCaps and IPFW events on television.

IPFW gets report urging it become Purdue campus
Journal Gazette
INDIANAPOLIS – IPFW would essentially become two separate universities with Purdue and Indiana focusing on specific strengths for the future, according to a working group recommendation to be released today.

January 13

Lutheran Children's Hospital celebrates expansion
Journal Gazette
The gathering also allowed the hospital to spotlight its expanded music therapy effort, which has grown from a volunteer arrangement with IPFW's music department into a program with a full-time, board-certified music therapist.

Verbatim: IPFW Part of $700,000 Award to Recruit Indiana Teachers in High-Need Subjects and Schools
Journal Gazette
Jeff Nowak, associate professor in the Department of Educational Studies at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW), along with Jennifer Hicks, science program manager for the I-STEM Resource Network at Purdue University, are co-principal investigators on a $738,000 grant awarded to the Purdue Research Foundation to fund STEM teacher recruitment and retention throughout the state of Indiana.

January 12

IPFW to host lecture from Ebenezer Baptist Church’s Pastor Raphael Warncock
Frost Illustrated
The IPFW MLK Lecture Series is scheduled to play host to a guest speaker with extraordinary ties to the history of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. this month as the nation celebrates the legacy of the late civil and human rights activist.

Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum Announces Promotions
Fort Wayne News
Sam Grate has been promoted to Collections Manager. His responsibilities include all collections records and implementing special projects and exhibitions. Grate holds a Bachelor of General Studies degree from Indiana University Purdue University Fort Wayne and a Masters of Arts in Museum Studies from Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, England.

January 11

Looking ahead to Pence's State of the State speech
Indianapolis Star
Andy Downs, a political science professor at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne, said the issue is "one of the most important and least important issues" Pence has to deal with.

Penn-Harris-Madison schools seeking outside help with suicides
South Bend Tribune
Assistant Superintendent Kay Antonelli told the board Monday night that she’s been working with Alice Jordan-Miles, assistant director of behavioral health and family studies at Indiana University Purdue University Fort Wayne. Antonelli told the board that Jordan-Miles comes highly recommended from other school districts. At its next meeting Jan. 25, Antonelli will ask the board to approve a contract for the project.

Should you get a vote on LGBT rights?
Indianapolis Star
But Andy Downs, a political science professor at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne, cautioned that posing this ballot question may not really reflect an accurate poll of the populous. "An election," he said, "is very different from a poll."