IPFW in the News - November 16-23, 2015

IPFW in the News for November 23, 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.

November 22

Students from around world enrich Indiana
Journal Gazette
IPFW saw a 20 percent increase in the number of international students this year, to 259. About 90 percent are degree-seeking students; the balance represents students in short-term programs.

Indiana's Poet Laureate shaped by Region roots
NWI Times
Kalamaras, an Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne English professor who's published seven books of poetry and more than 800 poems, replaced fellow Lake County native Karen Kovacik, who hails from Highland, as the state's poet laureate nearly two years ago.

November 21

IU economists say '16 will feel familiar
Journal Gazette
About 300 people attended the 2015 Economic Outlook Panel on Friday, one of a statewide series of similar events. The lunch was co-sponsored by Greater Fort Wayne Inc. in IPFW’s Walb Student Union.

November 19

BEHIND THE BADGE: Patrolman joins brother in police work
Goshen News
After Miller graduated from Goshen High School, he moved to Fort Wayne to attend Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne and then moved back to Goshen again.

Letter to the editor: 'Save the Plate'
I serve on the Blue and White Alumni committee at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne. We are trying very hard to “Save the Plate,” the IPFW license plate. We have to sell 500 plates by the end of December or the plate will be eliminated permanently.

IPFW students explore careers in counseling and community health
Around Fort Wayne
Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) students will continue their career exploration experience outside the usual Internet search, classroom presentation, or panel discussion.

Real Estate and Retail Briefs
Greater Fort Wayne Business Weekly
Dirig Sheet Metal was awarded a contract for the installation of the heating, ventilation and air conditioning duct work for Indiana University - Purdue University Fort Wayne Helmke Library renovation project.

A light at the end of the tunnel for GE campus?
Greater Fort Wayne Business Weekly
Andy Downs, of the Mike Downs Center for Indiana Politics at Indiana University - Purdue University Fort Wayne, will conduct the study, which could begin almost immediately with some preliminary meetings with members of an ad hoc committee organized several months ago by City Councilman Geoff Paddock.

November 18

School news
• IPFW senior engineering student Charles McIntosh has been published in the Journal of Network and Computers Applications. The article, titled "Robot communication link using 802.11n or 900 MHz OFDM" explores using wireless bandwidth to communicate with robots, especially when they are used in settings too dangerous for humans. He recently presented a paper along with several IPFW students and Abdullah Eroglu, professor of electrical engineering, at the 2015 Society for Design and Process Science Conference held in Dallas.

• IPFW is seeking input from members of the regional business and education communities to share their thoughts about employer need and potential demand for an interdisciplinary leadership Ph.D. by completing a brief online survey at by Friday.

Missing Mozart event at IPFW shines spotlight on women composers
Around Fort Wayne
A benefit concert and discussion celebrating both women composers and the 10th anniversary of Community Friends of Women’s Studies, Inc. will take place at Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) Saturday, November 21, at 7:30 p.m. in the Rhinehart Music Hall.

IPFW students write about race, social issues on walls
Colleges all across the country are talking about race relations after the student protests at the University of Missouri and IPFW students are writing their thoughts on the walls.

November 17

IPFW celebrates 50th anniversary by burying time capsule Monday
21 Alive
Students and faculty at Indiana University-Purdue University are preserving their history for others to enjoy by burying a time capsule Monday.

IPFW professor helps Defense Dept. prepare for ISIS threat
21 Alive
A professor of Anthropology at IPFW is helping the U.S. government try and better understand the Islamic State, or "ISIS", and what motivates the terror group.

IPFW's Larry Kuznar Talks Paris, ISIS & More
WBOI NE Indiana Public Radio
Dr. Larry Kuznar is a professor of anthropology at IPFW and regularly consults with the Pentagon as an analyst on matters pertaining to ISIS.

Local terrorism expert weighs in on Paris attacks
Lawrence Kuznar is a Professor of Anthropology at Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne. Since 2007, he’s worked on research projects for the United States Department of Defense.

IPFW says its students in France safe, to stay
Journal Gazette
IPFW has three students studying in France this semester, but none is in Paris and all are safe, Brian Mylrea, director of international education, said Monday.

IPFW Students in France are "Safe"
There are three IPFW students in France right now, but none of them were in any danger during Friday's terror attacks.