IPFW in the News - March 21-28, 2016

IPFW in the News for March 28, 2016

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March 28

Education Notebook
Journal Gazette
IPFW recently announced recipients of the Chapman Scholarships and the Auer Scholarship. These students will begin classes in fall, 2016.

Letter to the editor: IPFW study offers no vision of positive change fir liberal arts
To date, IPFW campus leadership has raised important questions regarding the LSA study group’s report, particularly its interpretation of data and its claim to represent a “bold vision and positive way forward.”

March 27

Residents take in warmth before cooler temperatures return
Journal Gazette
They weren't the only ones enjoying what park visitor, IPFW baseball pitcher Kyle Orwig, described as "the first nice day."

Population growth slower than expected
Journal Gazette
The projection was a baseline used when census estimates weren’t available, said Ellen Cutter, director of the Community Research Institute at IPFW

OPINION: Single-entity IPFW part of our identity
Journal Gazette
With all these examples of private giving to IPFW and its role in giving back to us, I am concerned about our future. The IPFW brand is a strong one, and one that many donors recognize. If we break that brand in two, what effect will that have on our fundraising efforts?

March 26

Abortion bill, police body cams top issues at Indiana Black Legislative Caucus town hall
Indy Star
Starting with an audience of about 50 in a room on Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis' campus Saturday, the caucus held the first of six town hall meetings around the state.

Print shop owner, ARCH find home for old presses
Journal Gazette
“I print on printing presses from the 1800s, and printing on them in a building from that era is going to be wonderful,” said Julie Wall, a graduate of IPFW’s bachelor of fine arts program with a specialty in printmaking.

March 25

Political couple gives lecture in Summit City
Political couple James Carville and Mary Matalin spoke in front of hundreds of people at IPFW Thursday night.

IPFW's Landis on NABC 1st team
Journal Gazette
IPFW senior Max Landis was selected to the 2015-16 National Association of Basketball Coaches Division I All-District 12 First Team. Landis is the school's first NABC Division I All-District First Team selection, as voted on by member coaches of the NABC.

OPINION: Growth ‘road map’ essential
Journal Gazette
I have heard no discussion or strategy of how our future city will be attractive to these specific groups or how the current discussion of IPFW management supports increased messaging of Fort Wayne as a “college town.”

March 24

James Carville, Mary Matalin talk to IPFW students before Omnibus lecture
James Carville, shown, and Mary Matalin talk to IPFW students early Thursday evening before the couple's Omnibus lecture.

Political duo James Carville and Mary Matalin speak at IPFW
21 Alive
The final Omnibus Lecture of the season at IPFW proved all really is fair in love and war...and politics

Carville, Matalin prove civility possible between political opposites
These two political opposites, James Carville and Mary Matalin, have been married since 1993. Both took the stage at IPFW's Auer Performance Center on Thursday night as part of the school's Omnibus lecture series.

Service dog visits IPFW
Journal Gazette
Brooke Romines, a psychology student at IPFW, takes time to pet Bessie, a 7-year-old Great Dane service dog with Three Rivers Visiting Dogs, during Wednesday's 27th annual Health Fair at the Walb Student Union.

Workshop brings Shakespeare off the page
Minnich hopes to change this view of Shakespeare with a workshop for students in sixth to 12th grades called the “Ultimate Shakespeare-ience” from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Studio Theatre on the IPFW campus.

Max Landis prepares for three-point contest
21 Alive
Max Landis played his final game for IPFW, but he will represent his school on the basketball court in this year's State Farm College Three-Point Championship on March 31st.

March 23

Medieval Scholars at IPFW Invite Public to Consider 'Why Books Matter'
21 Alive
‘Why Books Matter’ and other topic will be explored as part of a two-day Medieval Books Symposium at Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) on March 30 and 31. The symposium is sponsored in part by the Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship of Scholars in Critical Bibliography.

March 22

Stuff a bus, feed the hungry
The 12th annual Bus Stuff will to collect nonperishable food for Community Harvest Food Bank thanks to partners Citilink, the Komets, Ivy Tech Community College Northeast and IPFW.

March 21

Max Landis to compete in 3-point shooting contest
Indianapolis Star
Former Perry Meridian High School and IPFW men's basketball standout Max Landis has been selected to participate in the 3-Point Championships on March 31 at the Berry Center in Cypress, Texas.

Tickets have become available for IPFW Omnibus with James Carville and Mary Matalin
After previously selling out of tickets, the IPFW Box Office has 40 tickets available for Thursday’s Omnibus featuring James Carville and Mary Matalin. The debate style event is titled “All’s Fair: Love, War and Politics” and will be moderated by WANE-TV/NewsChannel 15 Anchor, Brett Thomas. It begins at 7p.m. on Thursday, March 24.

Hoosier legacy on display
Journal Gazette
The children’s choir, under the direction of IPFW vocal professor Jonathan Busarow, opened the Celebration of Youth Concert with the state song, a hit tune in 1897 that brought acclaim to its composer, Paul Dresser, a Terre Haute native who found fame on New York’s Tin Pan Alley.