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IPFW in the news March 9-16, 2015

IPFW in the News for March 16, 2015

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March 15

UE will host IPFW in a CIT first-round game
Evansville Courier Press
The University of Evansville men's basketball team will kick off the CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament with an in-state opponent.

IPFW chancellor to join in special monster piano concert
Fort Wayne News-Sentinel
IPFW Chancellor Vicky Carwein is about to make her musical debut on stage — with the help of eight grand pianos and about twenty-four other pianists.

IPFW chancellor to join in special monster piano concert
FortWayne.com
IPFW’s “Monster Piano Concert” will take place at 7:30 p.m. Friday in Auer Performance Hall in Rhinehart Music Center at IPFW.

MBB: IPFW To Face Evansville in CollegeInsider.com Tournament
WANE
The IPFW men’s basketball team has drawn the Evansville Aces for the first round of the 2015 CollegeInsider.com Tournament, the second time in as many years that the Mastodons have earned a place in the postseason tournament.

March 14

Recovery tenuous after sexting scandal
The Lebanon Reporter
“This is not sort of thing you can live down quickly,” said political scientist Andy Downs, who heads the non-partisan Mike Downs Center for Indiana Politics at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne.

IPFW MVB defeats Lourdes
FortWayneHomepage.net
The IPFW men's volleyball team defeated Lourdes 3-1 on Saturday night to improve to 14-6 on the season. Check out the video for highlights from the match.

MVB: IPFW Takes Down Lourdes 3-1
WANE
Omar Rivera notches his 3,500th career assist while helping the 14th-ranked (American Volleyball Coaches Association) IPFW men’s volleyball team earn a 3-1 win over Lourdes on Saturday night.

IPFW accepts C.I.T. invitation
FortWayneHomepage.net
The IPFW men's basketball team accepted an invitation to play in the Collegeinsider.com Tournament for the second consecutive season. Check out the video to hear from Isaiah McCray, Joe Edwards, and Head Coach Jon Coffman.

March 13

IPFW Accepts Bid To C.I.T. For Second Consecutive Season
WANE
For the second straight year, the IPFW men’s basketball program will participate in the CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament.

IPFW’s Coffman A Finalist For Joe B. Hall Award
WANE
IPFW first-year head coach Jon Coffman has been named one of 10 finalists for the Joe B. Hall National Coach of the Year award, presented annually to the top first-year coach in college basketball.

IPFW removes donor's name from pedestrian bridge
The Daily Herald
Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne has removed a businessman's name from a bridge after they say he hasn't made good on a $3 million pledge.

IPFW see CIT invite as rebirth
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
The IPFW men’s basketball program is getting a second chance. The season appeared to be over when the Mastodons lost in the opening round of the Summit League tournament 82-73 last Sunday against South Dakota.

March 12

Free lectures at Fort Wayne's colleges are worthwhile
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
Fort Wayne’s local colleges host free public lectures from time to time. Some of them, such as IPFW’s Omnibus Lecture series, get a lot of media attention. But other free lectures around town aren’t getting as much attention, and they really should be.

IPFW removes donor’s name from pedestrian bridge
WISH-TV
Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne has removed a businessman’s name from a bridge after they say he hasn’t made good on a $3 million pledge.

IPFW removes donor’s name from pedestrian bridge
Indianapolis Post
Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne has removed a businessman’s name from a bridge after they say he hasn’t made good on a $3 million pledge.

IPFW removes donor's name from pedestrian bridge
WNDU
Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne has removed a businessman's name from a bridge after they say he hasn't made good on a $3 million pledge.

IPFW removes bridge name following failed payments
WANE
Indiana- University Purdue-University Fort Wayne (IPFW) has taken down a name on a bridge that crosses over Crescent Avenue. University officials said the local entrepreneur who the bridge is named after failed to make good on a $3 million pledge.

Broken Pledge To IPFW Strips Donors Name From Bridge
WOWO 1190 AM
A pledge to IPFW has turned into a broken promise.

March 11

Linda Ruffolo dies; icon of city, IPFW
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
Linda Lee Ruffolo, director of development at IPFW for nearly 20 years and a tireless volunteer in Fort Wayne for four decades, died Tuesday at her home. She was 73.

Community activist Linda Ruffolo passes away
FortWayne.com
Community activist and former IPFW employee Linda Ruffolo died Tuesday.

IPFW Edges ORU, 5-2
Oral Roberts Athletics
The Oral Roberts University women’s tennis team dropped a Summit League match Tuesday, 5-2, against IPFW at Bixby High School.

Community activist Linda Ruffolo passes away
Fort Wayne News-Sentinel
Community activist and former IPFW employee Linda Ruffolo died Tuesday. Ruffolo was the executive director of development at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne from 1995 until her retirement last year, according to information provided by IPFW.

IPFW's 'Willis' bridge is looking for a new name -- and it could be yours
FortWayne.com
The span linking the campus with student housing was christened the Willis Family Bridge in 2003, but school officials say all the letters except for "bridge" were removed recently because local businessman Don Willis had not made any payments since 2006 and had not recently responded to requests for information about the status of future donations.

Businessman's name removed from bridge
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
A year after Donald Willis faced losing his home, the businessman has lost a bridge. In 2003, Willis made a $3 million pledge to IPFW, which included contributing to the 246-foot walkway across Crescent Avenue – formerly known as the Willis Family Bridge.

IPFW's 'Willis' bridge is looking for a new name -- and it could be yours
Fort Wayne News-Sentinel
The span linking the campus with student housing was christened the Willis Family Bridge in 2003, but school officials say all the letters except for "bridge" were removed recently because local businessman Don Willis had not made any payments since 2006 and had not recently responded to requests for information about the status of future donations.

MVB: Mastadons Take Down Belmont Abbey In Four Sets
WANE
The 14th-ranked (American Volleyball Coaches Association) IPFW men’s volleyball team fought to a four set win at Belmont Abbey on Tuesday night. The Mastodons finished 23-25, 25-22, 25-22, 25-23, improving to 12-6 overall, while the Crusaders fall to 6-8.

March 10

IPFW’s Cardenas Named #SummitMTN Player of the Week The Summit League
Fort Wayne's Daniel Cardenas was named The Summit League's Men's Tennis Player of the Week following his performance March 3-9.

IPFW Alumni realizes Faith in power of tunes
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
“What I’m doing at Aldersgate is nowhere as insane as what I used to do” (in Grave Robber), says Walter, who now has an undergraduate degree in music performance from IPFW and master’s degrees in ethnomusicology and worship from Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia.

IPFW shows toughness even in tourney defeat
FortWayne.com
The 2014-15 edition of IPFW men's basketball team has on more than one occasion given its followers legitimate reasons to doubt it.

[What we learned: IPFW completes another winning season](IPFW men's basketball team fell to South Dakota 82-73 in its opening game of the Summit League Tournament at the Denny Sanford PREMIER Center in Sioux Falls, S.D. Sunday.)
Fort Wayne News-Sentinel
IPFW men's basketball team fell to South Dakota 82-73 in its opening game of the Summit League Tournament at the Denny Sanford PREMIER Center in Sioux Falls, S.D. Sunday.

Former Astronaut Keynotes Annual Opportunity Banquet
Ink Free News
The 12th annual Opportunity Banquet, sponsored by the Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne chapter of the Society of Women Engineers, in collaboration with the College of Engineering, Technology and Computer Science, will be held from 4:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Friday, March 27.

[The 12th annual Opportunity Banquet, sponsored by the Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne chapter of the Society of Women Engineers, in collaboration with the College of Engineering, Technology and Computer Science, will be held from 4:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Friday, March 27.

MBB: ‘Don’s Graduate Three Seniors
WANE
The end of IPFW’s season also marks the end of three seniors’ time with the Mastodons.

South Dakota beats Fort Wayne 82-73 in Summit quarterfinals
ESPN
Brandon Bos scored a career-high 29 and No. 5 seed South Dakota beat fourth-seeded Fort Wayne 82-73 in the Summit League tournament quarterfinals on Sunday.

MVB: IPFW Unable To Stage Comeback
WANE
The 14th-ranked (American Volleyball Coaches Association) IPFW men’s volleyball team was unable to come from behind as Erskine took the match in three sets. The Mastodons finished 22-25, 22-25, 24-26, falling to 11-6, while the Fleet improve to 12-3.