IPFW In the News Nov. 25 - Dec01

IPFW in the News for December 1, 2014

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November 30

CEO sees momentum on income
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
John Sampson, the president and CEO of the Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership, and Community Research Institute staff at IPFW noted that the loss of high-wage defense industry jobs – casualties of federal spending cuts – actually lowered Allen County’s personal income average.

November 29

3-pointer at buzzer stuns Mastodons
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
Dartmouth’s Connor Boehm made a 3-pointer at the buzzer Friday to shock IPFW, 68-67.

NOTE: Also covered by Fort Wayne News-Sentinel, WANE,, Yahoo! Sports Canada, and more.

November 27

IPFW plans piano competition
IPFW is offering the IPFW Gene Marcus Piano Competition for pianists ages 18 and younger living within 100 miles of Fort Wayne and the IPFW Gene Marcus Piano Camp for pianists ages 12-18 from the United States or abroad.

November 26

Mastodons Drop Final Game Of Road Trip
It was a tough end to a road trip for the IPFW women's basketball team, falling to Coastal Carolina 90-63.

Jay Albayyari Selected to serve as Dean of Wright State’s Lake Campus in Celina
Dayton Daily News
Albayyari currently serves as associate vice chancellor for research, engagement and sponsored programs at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne.

November 25

[IPFW sets aside friendship to beat ex-coach’s team
The way the two opposing coaches talked after IPFW’s 89-71 win over Jacksonville on Monday at Memorial Coliseum, it didn’t seem as if either one really wanted the matchup to even happen.

Joblessness Eases in Area: IPFW Researcher Offers Insight
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
Ellen Cutter, director of the IPFW Community Research Institute, said more than 2,100 people joined the metro area labor force since last month. Of these, 513 are unemployed and 1,594 have jobs. The labor force is up 8,327 over the same time period last year.

November 24

Hunter and Van Gorder Both Honored by Professional Organizations
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
Karen Van Gorder and Maggie Hunter, both of IPFW's Division of Continuing Studies, were honored by the EDUCASE National Conference and Executive Women International, respectively.

World Aids Day activities planned at IPFW
World Aids Day will be observed on December 1, and this will mark the 26th anniversary of the event. The Aids Task Force in conjunction with the IPFW LGBT Resource Center will be hosting an event at the Walb Student Union Ballroom on the IPFW campus.