IPFW In the News - June 8-15, 2015

IPFW in the News for June 15, 2015

Were you quoted by a reporter? Did you see IPFW featured in the media? Send the links for your news clips to John Kaufeld, chief communications officer, at or tweet them to @IPFWnews.

June 14

Into the Data Breach
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
If you’ve never seen evidence that your personal computer or private information has been breached, does that mean you're safe? “The truth is, you may never know," said Mitch Davidson, chief information officer for IPFW.

IPFW hosts weekend high school hoops event
21 Alive
IPFW this weekend hosted the third Jon Coffman High School Shoot-Out at the IPFW Gates Center and Fieldhouse. (The story also ran in the 6pm and 11pm news.)

Education Notebook
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
The Generation Study Abroad initiative of the Institute of International Education selected IPFW to receive $7,500 for students to study overseas. The university will match this funding to make a total of six student scholarship awards of $2,500 each. These six scholarships can be used for tuition, books, travel-related study, service-learning, or internships abroad between now and spring 2016.

Business People
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
The Early Childhood Alliance announced that Connie Heflin, assistant project manager for IPFW Tapestry, was named as the chair of the development committee.

June 13

Sagamore awarded to Mastodons' Ball
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
Longtime IPFW men’s volleyball coach Arnie Ball, who retired this year, was presented the Sagamore of the Wabash award by state Rep. Bob Morris, R-Fort Wayne, at the Mastodons’ annual golf outing Friday.

June 12

Former IPFW coach Arnie Ball awarded Sagamore of the Wabash
Former IPFW men’s head volleyball coach Arnie Ball has received the Sagamore of the Wabash Award. State Representative and Indiana Legislator of the Year Bob Morris made the presentation during an annual golf outing Friday.

Ball Continues To Eye IPFW Volleyball During Retirement
After 35 years of leading the IPFW volleyball program Hall of Fame coach Arnie Ball is easing into retirement. The legendary coach was the headliner Friday afternoon at the 30th annual IPFW men’s volleyball golf outing at Cedar Creek.

June 11

TRIO Upward Bound welcomes students to IPFW Summer Academy
Around Fort Wayne
Over 70 area high school students kicked off a six-week summer of fun today on the Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) campus as part of TRIO Upward Bound Summer Academy.

IPFW tuition to see slight increase
Fort Wayne Business Weekly
The Purdue Board of Trustees approved a 1.65-percent annual tuition increase for Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne during the 2015–17 budget cycle.

Kaiser named to coaches association Mideast Team
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
IPFW junior shortstop Greg Kaiser was named to the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA)/Rawlings Mideast Region First Team.

IPFW’s Kaiser Named To Mideast Region First Team
IPFW junior Greg Kaiser continues to pile on postseason accolades, as the shortstop has recently been named to the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) / Rawlings Mideast Region First Team.

June 10

IPFW Welcomes New Dons to Campus
21 Alive
Starting June 10, over 1,500 students and 1,000 family members will be welcomed this summer to the Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) campus as new IPFW Mastodons through New Student Orientation (NSO).

Fincannon Announces Resignation as Taylor University Athletics Director
Sports Page Magazine
Taylor University and Dr. Angie Fincannon announced on Monday that she will be stepping down as the school’s athletics director to take the position of Vice Chancellor of Advancement at NCAA Division I Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW).

June 9

Angie Fincannon joins IPFW as Vice Chancellor for Advancement
Around Fort Wayne Blog
Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) proudly welcomes Angie Fincannon, Ed.D., as the new Vice Chancellor for Advancement. She will oversee the offices of Alumni, Development, and Marketing Communications. She begins her position July 15.

Fincannon to step down as Taylor AD
Grant County Chronicle-Tribune
Angie Fincannon has called Taylor University home for the last 23 years. But after more than 20 years at the university in Upland, Fincannon has decided to take on a new opportunity.

Spiky-Headed Dino Discovered
The Scientist
“This discovery shows that we are perhaps still quite a ways from knowing the complete diversity of dinosaur species in the Late Cretaceous of western North America,” James Farlow, a geologist at Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne, told Smithsonian.

June 8

School News: IPFW
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette IPFW honored long-time community and campus leaders Linda Ruffolo (posthumously) and Irene Walters as IPFW Champions in a private ceremony at the Steel Dynamics Keith E. Busse IPFW Alumni Center in late May.

Taylor Athletic Director to Join IPFW
Inside Indiana Business
IPFW has hired Angie Fincannon as vice chancellor for advancement. She currently serves as the athletic director at Taylor University and will begin her new position July 15.

June 5

"Rent" presented by the IPFW Department of Theatre
21 Alive
The Fort Wayne Summer Music Theatre (FWSMT) will once again present their summer musical on the Williams Theatre stage from July 10 - 19. Rent is an official Three Rivers Festival event and the IPFW Department of Theatre is a co-sponsor of this production.