IPFW In the News May 4-11, 2015

IPFW in the News for May 11, 2015

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May 10

At 50, IPFW faces a future of promise
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
IPFW’s 50th anniversary was cause for celebration at a “blue-tie” event Saturday, but the governor’s signature on the state budget bill was another reason to celebrate.

IPFW endowments grow by $2.5 million
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
More than $2 million worth of new endowments at IPFW were announced Saturday night. The announcement of the $2.5 million in endowments comes as IPFW celebrates its 50th year in higher education.

[VIDEO] IPFW Celebrates 50 Years at Blue-Tie Gala
21 Alive
The blue carpet wass rolled out as the city celebrates IPFW's 50th year in Fort Wayne. It's all glitz and glam at Parkview's Mirro Center where the blue tie gala is soon to kick off.

IPFW Celebrates 50th Anniversary While Looking To Next Half-Century
21 Alive
IPFW is celebrating a major milestone this year. The college is celebrating 50 years of serving the community, and Saturday night hundreds gathered at Parkview Mirro Center for Research & Innovation for a celebration that wasn't short of glitz and glamour.

[VIDEO] IPFW Announces 50 New Endowments as it Celebrates 50 Years in Higher Education
IPFW has announced 50 endowments totaling over 2.5 million, with over 2.3 million dollars going directly to students in scholarships.

IPFW Announces 50 Endowments
Inside Indiana Business
The Indiana University-Purdue University (IPFW) community rolled out the blue carpet tonight to celebrate 50 years as northeast Indiana's leader in public higher education.

IPFW Announces 50 New Endowments, $2.5 Million Investment in Future
WOWO 1190
The 50th Celebration Blue Tie Gala ended with a gift announcement by Chancellor Vicky L. Carwein: 50 endowments totaling over $2.5 million have been established in celebration of IPFW’s 50th anniversary year with over $2.3 million going directly to students in scholarships.

Tamarah Brownlee joins IPFW as Director of HR and Institutional Equity
The AroundFortWayne Blog
Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) welcomes Tamarah D. Brownlee, MPH, as its new director of Human Resources and Institutional Equity. She begins her duties May 18.

May 9

IPFW announces 50 new endowments
Indiana University-Purdue University (IPFW) is celebrating its 50th anniversary year by announcing 50 endowments totaling more than $2.5 million.

People and places
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
Giving Back: The Rotary Club of Fort Wayne has installed a Little Free Library in front of the Helmke Library at IPFW.

May 8

Taxpayers want value for their money
Fort Wayne News-Sentinel
In 2013, voters approved five of seven referendums. The trend has been for even more approvals. “This suggests,” Andrew Downs, director of the Mike Downs Center for Indiana Politics at IPFW, told us in 2013, “that supporters have learned how to get the referendums passed. In other words, they have figured out that these are political campaigns and have begun campaigning.”

Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
SENIOR BFA EXHIBITION OF VISUAL COMMUNICATION AND DESIGN GRADUATES ends May 17 at the Allen County Public Library, Jeffrey R. Krull Gallery. INTERIOR DESIGN SENIOR EXHIBITION ends Sunday at the IPFW, Visual Arts Gallery,

Bid for Senate could cause domino effect for 3rd district
“This is a very Republican district,” Andy Downs, the director of the Mike Downs Center for Indiana Politics, said. “It’s a district Republicans should be able to win very easily.”

Interactive workshop aims to spark interest in engineering for Girl Scouts
The AroundFortWayne Blog
Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) is hosting the workshop “Wow! That’s Engineering” for area Girl Scout Juniors and Cadettes ages 10–13. Admission is free and includes lunch and a badge.

May 7

Officials: Voters, competitiveness in short supply
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
Less than 20,000 people cast ballots out of 201,390 – a dismal 9.8 percent turnout. “(Turnout) sucked,” said IPFW political scientist Andrew Downs. “It’s a problem nationwide. One of the largest contributing factors is a lack of competitive races. People are running. They just don’t have a chance of winning.”

Letter to the editor: Purdue celebrates partnership with IPFW
Fort Wayne News-Sentinel
In a letter to the editor, Thomas Spurgeon, chair of the Purdue University Board of Trustees, says that Purdue could not be more proud of the 50-year partnership that continues bringing the benefits of higher education to northeast Indiana through IPFW.

IPFW guide shows way to healthy eats
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
There’s one document graduating IPFW students might want to grab besides their diploma – especially if they don’t want to go ’round hungry once they doff their caps and gowns. “College Cooking 101” is the name of a 64-page booklet distributed by the university’s Center for Healthy Living/Campus Cooking and Wellness Programs.

IPFW’s Greg Kaiser named to Academic All-District First Team
For the second consecutive season, IPFW junior shortstop Greg Kaiser has been named to the Capital One Academic All-District First Team, announced on Thursday afternoon.

May 6

School News
Fort Wayne News-Sentinel
• IPFW will launch the Bridges program, a six-week program for students with intellectual disabilities who have finished high school (ages 18-21) and are ready to make the transition to college or the workplace. Applications are due Tuesday. Visit

• IPFW named graduate student Julie Stills and undergraduate student Crystal Boyd as Student Employees of the Year. Corrie Fox was named Outstanding Student Supervisor of the Year.

• The Department of Public Policy at IPFW held its graduation award reception, where these students were recognized: Seth M. Gerhart was named Outstanding Undergraduate Student, Kody R. Tinnel was named Outstanding Graduae Student, Rachel L. Rayburn received Outstanding Faculty Award, John Stafford received Teaching Excellence Award for Part-Time Faculty and Geoff Paddock was awarded the Community Achievement Award.

May 5

Senetor Joe Donnelly (D-IN) Congratulates IPFW on it's 50th Anniversary in Address to Senate.
"Mr. President, I rise today to congratulate Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne, IPFW, on its 50th anniversary. I also want to recognize the outstanding faculty and staff for the extraordinary impact they have had on the education and lives of countless students."

May 4

IPFW adds two concentrations to graduate nursing program
Indiana-University Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) has added two program concentrations available in the fall of 2015: Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) and Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioners (AGNP).

The sexting scandal no one sees
The Washington Post
The practice is so widespread among young people — and so deeply traumatic — that the developmental psychologist Michelle Drouin of Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) thinks it constitutes a new form of intimate partner violence.

Business Winners
Fort Wayne News-Sentinel
The Communicator at IPFW announces its winnings from the 2015 Indiana Collegiate Press Association print media contest in April.