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IPFW in the News - June 27

IPFW in the News for June 27, 2016

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June 27

Letter to the editor: An important FACET of IPFW discussion
As members of the Indiana University Faculty Colloquium on Excellence in Teaching and as faculty leaders recognized for our accomplishments at IPFW in teaching and learning, we write this statement to express a viewpoint missing from much of the discussion regarding the Legislative Services Agency Study Group: that of faculty, particularly given our role as educators.

June 26

Critics: Labor studies isn't working
Journal Gazette
Indiana University still hasn’t hired a full-time replacement two years after a popular labor studies professor retired from the IPFW campus. Local labor leaders say the lapse reveals IU’s shaky commitment to working people in northeast Indiana.

Future, past Mastodons fare well in golf event
IPFW men’s golf incoming freshman Keegan Bronnenberg finished as the runner-up at the recent 116th Indiana Amateur Championship at the Elcona Country Club to lead 10 current and former Mastodons who participated in the event.

Stutzman at 3rd helps GOP to win congressional baseball game
Journal Gazette
The news organization Roll Call, which sponsors the yearly charity game, reported that Stutzman, who wore an IPFW uniform, drove in the first run of this year’s competition with a first-inning sacrifice fly.

June 25

How you can make a difference in reducing Fort Wayne's youth violence
Don't discipline by spanking because it teaches a child that the answer to a problem is hitting another person, said Rachel Rayburn, an assistant professor of public policy at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne.

Stocks' future too hard to tell, local pros say
Journal Gazette
Craig Ortsey, a continuing lecturer in political science at IPFW, said Brexit would have negative global economic repercussions. “Since many businesses in northeast Indiana do business in both the UK and the remainder of the EU, anything that harms their economic growth would harm these companies’ bottom lines,” Ortsey said in a statement Thursday.

Educator of the Month: Tobi Reardon
Coldwater Daily Reporter
Education: Coldwater High School Class of 1989; Tri-State University in 1998, bachelor’s degree; and Indiana University – Purdue University Fort Wayne in 2002, master’s degree.

June 24

Verbatim: Free HIV testing on Monday
Journal Gazette
Positive Resource Connection, formerly known as the AIDS Task Force, and the IPFW Lafayette Family Health Clinic is marking National HIV Testing Day with special free testing events.

Fort Wayne braces for impact from 'Brexit' vote
21 Alive
We talked with Craig Ortsey, an IPFW political science professor who has studied in-depth the European Union. "In an inter-connected world, what happens in Europe doesn't just stay in Europe. The global economy is going to probably slow down because of this and that's going to impact the United States," Ortsey said.

June 23

IPFW professor predicts ‘Brexit’ could affect Northeast Indiana
An IPFW political science professor is saying people in Northeast Indiana could be negatively impacted if the United Kingdom separates from the European Union as a result of the Brexit vote.

IPFW remains as is, for now
Greater Fort Wayne Business Weekly
Purdue University and Indiana University will continue to manage the Fort Wayne university that bears their names - at least until December.

Letter to the editor: No IPFW cuts, please
I am very concerned about proposals made in restructuring the departments in the IPFW School of Arts and Sciences, which contain departments that are most fundamental to educating students. My fear is that if departments are eliminated and/or merged some majors would be eliminated and/or course offerings drastically reduced. This would have a large negative impact on educating future and current teachers.

Journal Gazette
As members of the Indiana University Faculty Colloquium on Excellence in Teaching (FACET) and as faculty leaders recognized for our accomplishments at IPFW in teaching and learning, we write this statement to express a viewpoint missing from much of the discussion regarding the Legislative Services Agency Study Group: that of faculty, particularly given our role as educators.

Peru woman indicted on 8 theft counts
Journal Gazette
IPFW sued her earlier this year and was awarded a judgment of $1,932 after she failed to show up for court.

June 22

Fort Wayne biologist gives tips after rash of food recalls over Listeria
21 Alive
21Alive spoke with Dr. Elliot Blumenthal of IPFW who says that listeria is a contaminant that can get into anything grown in the soil. According to Dr. Blumenthal, when vegetables have not been properly washed before being frozen they can become contaminated by listeria.

DoD Starbase Indiana summer campers send experiments into sky
Eyes and hopes focused skyward Wednesday morning as DoD Starbase Indiana summer youth program participants sent a high-altitude balloon into flight with a variety of experiments in tow. The launch took place from the south lawn of the IPFW Alumni Center, 1528 E. California Road.

Research campers launch high-altitude balloon
Students enrolled in the STARBASE Indiana SHARP Advanced Summer Camp launched a high-altitude balloon into the earth’s atmosphere on Wednesday. The campers – those interested in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math – launched the balloon from IPFW’s Alumni Building.

IPFW great David Simon excelling overseas
One of the best players to ever put on an IPFW basketball uniform is spending the week back at the Hilliard Gates Sports Center, speaking at Jon Coffman’s camp and working out with the Mastodons.

IPFW extends contract of basketball coach Jon Coffman
IPFW has upgraded and extended the contract for head men’s basketball coach Jon Coffman through 2021, announced Director of Athletics Kelley Hartley Hutton. The terms of the agreement reflect the program’s success both on and off the court and the University’s commitment to compete in a competitive marketplace.

Side job continues to light fire under Komets coach
It's how he worked over the summers between taking classes at IPFW and Ball State, and later selling helped when he was a volunteer coach with the Komets and directing a junior team in Indianapolis.

Growth of IPFW hoops shows in latest signing
On a cold February evening seven-plus years ago, then-IPFW men’s basketball coach Dane Fife got his team back on a bus following its fifth loss in seven games, this one a 2-point defeat at IUPUI to head to the next game. At 10-16, it would’ve been difficult to envision the Mastodons sitting on the precipice of turning the proverbial corner as a basketball program.

New deal for IPFW's Coffman
Journal Gazette
IPFW men’s basketball coach Jon Coffman has taken the program to new heights, and now he will be able to grow the program even more. Coffman received a contract upgrade and extension through 2021.

June 21

Purdue, IU renew IPFW agreement
KPC News
The management of Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne will stay the same for the near future.

Mastodons' star will be watching
Journal Gazette
IPFW graduate Max Landis knows he probably won’t get his name called in Thursday's draft, but that won’t keep him from watching people he’s gotten to know over the past month get drafted.

IPFW nursing student interning in Africa
KPC News
This summer, Danielle Lowden will put her nursing skills and knowledge to work in a hospital 5,600 miles away from Fort Wayne, on the southeast coast of Africa in Ghana.

Local jobless rate declines
Journal Gazette
“Our labor force has grown by an additional 7,000 workers. While our unemployment rate has gone down, we’ve also engaged more people in the labor force and that’s what we want to see,” said Ellen Cutter, director of IPFW’s Community Research Institute.

June 20

IPFW management structure deal extended
The boards of trustees from both Purdue University and Indiana University have approved an extension of the management structure for IPFW in Fort Wayne.

Max Landis talks NBA workouts at Jon Coffman Camp
After working out for four NBA teams and signing a pro contract with Crelan Okapi Aalstar in Belgium Max Landis returned home to the Gates Center on Monday to help out with Jon Coffman’s camp

IPFW's campus construction continues over Summer
21 Alive
If you've been to IPFW this past semester, you've probably seen plenty of construction, but that was just the beginning.