IPFW In the News November 18-24

IPFW in the News for November 24, 2014

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November 23

Former IPFW coach brings new team to town for battle
Fort Wayne News-Sentinel
Tony Jasick isn’t in Fort Wayne coaching basketball any longer, but he will be at least for Monday night, as his Dolphins (1-3) face the Mastodons (2-1) at the Coliseum (7 p.m., ESPN 1380-AM). Jasick spent nine seasons with Mastodons.

Will new Congress be virus or bacterium?
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
Eric Tippmann, assistant professor of chemistry, explores the prospects of the new Congress by comparing it to viruses and bacteria.

Business People
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
IPFW online director Angela Williams and associate director Beth Iserman achieved an Online Teaching Certificate after completing coursework that led them from the concept to the implementation of online learning effectiveness best practices.

WBB: IPFW drops game at USC-Upstate, 85-73
SPARTANSBURG, S.C. - The IPFW women’s basketball team dropped the first of a two-game road trip through South Carolina, falling to USC Upstate 85-73. The Mastodons are now 2-2 on the season.

November 22

IPFW Associate Professor Michelle Drouin Explains How Having Back-up Relationships Through Social Media Has Become Common [VIDEO]
The IPFW Associate Professor of Psychology took to the Canadian airwaves recently to explain a study she co-authored to the nationally televised news program.

Cox's 15 points lead Georgia Tech over IPFW 78-69
Associated Press
ATLANTA, GA - Demarco Cox had 15 points and seven rebounds Georgia Tech improved to 3-0 for the third straight season with a 78-69 victory over IPFW on Friday night. Big man Steve Forbes led IPFW (2-1) with 17 points and 10 rebounds, though he was held to 6-for-16 shooting from the floor. Mo Evans chipped in 16 points, including three 3-pointers.

Saturday's going out entertainment guide
Ticketing and show information for Scenes from "The Marriage of Figaro" and The Imaginary Invalid.

IPFW women roll to home win
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
The IPFW women opened with a 12-2 run and never trailed in a 77-59 win over Evansville at the Gates Center on Friday.

WVB: IPFW Falls 3-1 to South Dakota in Summit League Quarterfinals
The sixth-seeded IPFW women’s volleyball team didn’t have to travel far to take on third-seeded South Dakota as IUPUI plays host to the 2014 Summit League Women’s Volleyball Championships this weekend.

November 21

Incomes rise only slightly
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
Personal income in metropolitan Fort Wayne was essentially flat in 2013, compared with a year earlier, based on estimates by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis. “When you’re looking at averages, it’s tough,” said John Kessler, director of the Center for Economic Education at IPFW. “We’ve had some major corporations leave in the last few years with good-paying jobs. You have to factor that in.”

IPFW Professor Max Montesino Offers Insight into President Obama's Recent Immigration Policy Announcements
Associate Professor Max Montesino, himself an immigrant to the United States, talked to WANE about the President's recent policy announcements granting work visas to undocumented parents of American citizens.

Some leaders say go, others say no
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
President Obama formally announced that he will put on hold the deportation of millions of undocumented immigrants. Max Montesino, associate professor of leadership, said northeast Indiana’s Hispanic population – which he estimates is in the thousands – strongly supports the executive order. Obama’s order “is just a tiny part of what needs to be done; it is just a temporary fix that will provide relief from deportation for a segment of the undocumented population.”

IPFW volleyball star wins top league honor
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
IPFW women’s volleyball player Emily Spencer has been selected Thursday as Summit League Player of the Year.

Response Time: Coordinated ambulance dispatching a step closer
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
First it was merging the Allen County and Fort Wayne 911 systems, creating in 2011 a new entity called Consolidated Communications Partnership, with an operations board that includes city and county safety officials. Last year, IPFW jettisoned some of the cost of maintaining its own emergency-dispatch system by joining CCP.

Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
High school art and design competition and exhibition, now through Dec. 14 in the Visual Arts Gallery. Free admission. Open 8am to 9pm weekdays, 10am to 5pm weekends. Call 481-6709 or for details.

Transfers to test Mastodons
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
When IPFW scheduled a game at Georgia Tech in April 2013, the Mastodons knew it would be a big challenge. They just didn’t know it was going to be this BIG of a challenge.

UE women visit IPFW on Friday
14 News WFIE Evansville
The University of Evansville women's basketball team (1-1) completes their two-game road swing with a contest at IPFW on Friday night. The tip is set for 6:00 p.m. at the Hilliard Gates Sports Center.

November 20

Sweetwater Founder Reunited with Mastodon Sculpture
Back in 2004 as part of IPFW's 40th anniversary, Chuck Surack commissioned the sculpture designed after "The King." But once the celebration was over, the sculpture went missing.

Galleries and Exhibits
Fort Wayne News-Sentinel
High School Art and Design Competition and Exhibition through Dec. 14, in the Visual Arts Gallery, 2101 East Coliseum Blvd.

Former IPFW Player and Coach Dan Brogan to be added to Fort Wayne Tennis Hall of Fame
Fort Wayne News-Sentinel
Brogan was a star player at Snider and IPFW before becoming a coach at IPFW from 1986 to 1996 where he compiled the second-most wins in program history.

November 19

New tool to help 3rd graders read
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
A new free online reading program designed to aid teachers and tutors of third graders will be introduced Thursday at IPFW. The reading program was developed through the Big Goal Collaborative’s third-grade reading team with online support provided by CVC Communications of Fort Wayne. The College of Education and Public Policy will co-host the event.

The giving season - photo
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
American Red Cross phlebotomist Doris Stepler gives IPFW nursing student Hanah Janssen the thumbs up after she was hooked up to give blood Tuesday during the Red Cross Blood Drive sponsored by IPFW Student Nurses on campus at the Science Mall.

School News
Fort Wayne News-Sentinel
Catherine Dunmire, manager of the IPFW television studio, was awarded the Professional Staff Person of the Year award by the Indiana Council for Continuing Education for her efforts in helping IPFW meet its strategic plan of providing broad access to academic programming.

Morning glory: IPFW women get 1st victory
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
The IPFW women’s basketball team notched its first victory of the season, defeating Grace 90-51 on Tuesday morning.

November 18

IPFW off to historic start with another win
Fort Wayne News-Sentinel
The Mastodons won their second straight game Monday, 74-71 at SIU-Edwardsville, to open this year 2-0, which is the program's best start in 15 seasons.

November 17

Up next for IPFW: Today at SIU-Edwardsville
Fort Wayne News-Sentinel
IPFW is looking for its first 2-0 start in 15 years, as it faces its first NCAA Division I opponent of this season.