IPFW in the News - January 4th-11th, 2016

IPFW in the News for January 11, 2016

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January 11

IPFW wins seventh straight in Denver
Redshirt-senior Max Landis/Indianapolis scored 19 points to lead IPFW to a 65-64 men’s college basketball Summit League road victory at the University of Denver on Saturday evening at Magness Arena in Denver, Colorado

Opinion: Four concerns about public-private partnerships
John Kessler, an adjunct scholar of the Indiana Policy Review Foundation and head of the IPFW Center for Economic Education, discusses four issues he sees with public-private partnerships.

January 10

IPFW takes major step forward despite Stanford loss
When the better California teams started coming to Fort Wayne in the early-1990s to play the IPFW men's volleyball team, the players always looked like they were five years older, two inches taller and about 10 times more confident. This trip was a vacation, and the California teams weren't too worried about facing the Volleydons.

Ivy Tech aims at 'Big Goal'
Journal Gazette
Statewide enrollment for the Ivy Tech system of 32 campuses has dropped 25 percent since its peak in the fall of 2011. The enrollment drop coincided with the improving economy after the 2007-09 Great Recession. IPFW, another public institution, has seen enrollment slip as well.

Business people
Journal Gazette
Mike Eikenberry has retired as dean of IPFW’s Doermer School of Business as of Dec. 31. Joseph Khamalah, associate dean and associate business professor, will serve as interim dean while IPFW officials conduct a national search for Eikenberry’s replacement.

Regional Cities win a team effort
Journal Gazette
The leadership of Ellen Cutter of IPFW’s Community Research Institute and John Urbahns of Greater Fort Wayne Inc. was key to regional cities funding award.

A congested issue
Journal Gazette
Abraham Schwab, a medical ethicist at IPFW, said he wouldn’t rule out a prescription system. But he shares Clere’s concerns about the burden on doctors and their patients. “We all know that physicians don’t have enough time already,” Schwab said Tuesday.

3 among 'most affordable'
Journal Gazette
Jody Holloway, a longtime Coldwell Banker real estate agent, says that Bluffton, New Haven, and Huntington are within commuting distance for IPFW and other colleges.

January 9

Eikenberry out as IPFW dean
KPC News
Mike Eikenberry stepped down from his position as dean of the Richard T. Doermer School of Business at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne, Greater Fort Wayne Business Weekly reported.

The great reporters don't just chase the train
So, back to my original question: What does it take to be a reporter? Well, Leininger was my model. I regularly invited him to talk about his job to the newswriting and reporting classes I teach at IPFW.

January 8

Task force finds ways for county to spur efficiency
Journal Gazette
Ellen Cutter, director of the IPFW Community Research Institute and facilitator of the task force, said its findings are not binding on any county board of department. “It’s up to them (county commissioners and County Council) to implement any (of) the recommendations … that they would want and apply to their areas,” she said.

January 7

Bidding fond farewell to Coliseum
Journal Gazette
It’s too bad for IPFW that Wednesday’s game was the last of the season at Memorial Coliseum. Especially with the Mastodons improving to 5-0 at the venue with an impressive 85-65 win over South Dakota.

Proposed bill would allow guns on Indiana college campuses
An Indiana lawmaker has proposed a bill that would allow guns on all state property, including college campuses. IPFW’s Chief of Police Julie Yunker said if this bill passes it could create problems for campus police.

IPFW ready to serve up 2016 season under new leadership
For the first time ever, the IPFW men’s volleyball program will take the court without Arnie Ball at the reigns. First-year head coach Ryan “Rock” Perrotte and the 2016 Mastodons open their season on January 8, when the Blue and White face first-year program Alderson Broaddus.

IPFW students explore careers
Around Fort Wayne
Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) students will continue their career exploration experience outside the usual Internet search, classroom presentation, or panel discussion.

Lawmaker proposes alternative civil rights bill
Indianapolis Star
By introducing two bills that address the same issue, political scientist Andy Downs said lawmakers end up crafting more thoughtful legislation by pulling pieces from one to amend the other, instead of looking at a single proposal and making hasty changes. The inclusion of sexual orientation, but not gender identity, would likely make the measure "more palatable" to many Republican lawmakers, said Downs, a political science professor at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne.

Federated Media, Adams Radio make big changes for 2016
Greater Fort Wayne Business Weekly
Now, he’s focused the final technical and legal details to get WELT on the air this month. The station will broadcast from a transmitter a tower at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne using a broadband connection to link the library and the campus.

Bridal accessories are focus of new boutique
Greater Fort Wayne Business Weekly
Lewis also owns Wedding Bliss, a local wedding planning business. The Gary native moved to Fort Wayne 10 years ago to attend college at Indiana University - ­Purdue University Fort Wayne. She eventually transferred to Ivy Tech Community College - Northeast and achieved a bachelor’s degree from Trine University and an MBA in accounting from Indiana Tech.

Producing journalists with experience
Greater Fort Wayne Business Weekly
Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne media students are receiving more hands-on education in journalism through a student newsroom. A new newsroom is designed for students to develop practical industry experience on campus, according to an IPFW statement.

Printmaker's natured-inspired art at botanical conservatory
Toles, whose family owns the Roller Dome and also La Hartz Trophies & Awards, always knew two things: She loved art, and she wanted to have her own business some day. After two years studying business she changed her major and earned a bachelor of fine arts in 2009 from IPFW.

January 6

FAFSA applications available to students
WFFT Local
Students and parents should begin filling out this year's Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) right now, says Nicole Trice from IPFW's financial office. "They do want to make sure they get it done as soon as possible. It gives the school a chance to help them if they have any corrections or if they would like to see if there are any other options out there for them," said Nicole Trice from IPFW's financial office.

Shop owner not surprised by olive oil report
KPC News
Other than the business-side of selling olive oil, Berndt specializes in educating the general public through Olive Oil 101 classes through Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne as well as free classes taught at The Olive Twist.

January 5

Eikenberry Exits IPFW Business School
Inside Indiana Business
The dean of the Richard T. Doermer School of Business at IPFW has left the position. The school says Mike Eikenberry stepped down late last week for personal reasons.

Why you should start applying for financial aid right now
Tuition alone at Indiana University or Purdue University will cost you more than $10,000. That’s not including room and board, so if you want to find a scholarship or score some federal money you better start now. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid went live online January 1.

High school hosts financial aid workshop
KPC News
A representative from Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne will review the federal Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), and Lindy Munson, East Noble guidance director, will explain the local scholarship process.

Rift between Pence and House GOP as lawmakers return
Journal Gazette
"Just because you're in the supermajority doesn't mean you're going to move smoothly," said Andy Downs, director of the Mike Downs Center for Indiana Politics at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne.

Eikenberry out as Doermer dean
Greater Fort Wayne Business Weekly
Mike Eikenberry stepped down from his position as deal of the Richard T. Doermer School of Business at Indiana University - Purdue University Fort Wayne.