IPFW in the News - November 24-30, 2015

IPFW in the News for November 30, 2015

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November 30

IPFW student leads electric car innovation
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
When Charles McIntosh visited IPFW with his parents, he really liked Fort Wayne a lot, he said. “The people are great and if you’re an engineer, there’s a lot of opportunities,” said McIntosh, 21, who came to the campus from Paulding, Ohio.

IPFW reviews Ph.D. program survey results
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
IPFW staff is tabulating results of a survey that attracted 800 responses that should shed light on how to develop a leadership Ph.D. program for the region. The survey included several questions about motivation for enrolling in an advanced degree and any potential barriers.

November 28

Thieves target university libraries for medical, technology and science books
The Indiana Economic Digest
The Walter E. Helmke Library at Indiana University - Purdue University Fort Wayne has lost the same collection of mostly nursing materials twice, Library Dean Cheryl Truesdell said.

November 26

Area beats state, nation in personal income growth
Greater Fort Wayne Business Weekly
“For the past several decades, northeast Indiana has seen per capita personal income decline relative the nation, but that trend has been halted and has shown improvement each year for five consecutive years,” Ellen Cutter, director of the Community Research Institute at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne, said in a statement.

Norwell graduate named Indiana poet laureate
Fort Wayne News-Sentinel
Shari Miller Wagner was named as Indiana's fifth Poet Laureate. She will take over for current Poet Laureate George Kalamaras, an IPFW English professor, on January 1, 2016.

November 25

Local robotics team wins grand champ honor
Huntington County TAB
The win at Ivy Tech, in Fort Wayne, qualifies the Huntington team for the Indiana State Lego Competition, to be held Dec. 12 in the Gates Athletics Center Fieldhouse at Indiana University-Purdue University, Fort Wayne.

Allen County Extension Office offers programs of special interest
21 Alive
The Allen County Extension Office will offer the following programs this winter and spring. The general public is invited to attend. No registration is required. All programs are held at the Allen County Extension Office on the IPFW campus

November 24

Local university gives voice to students on issues such as race, religion, immigration
Frost Illustrated
Kenneth Christmon, associate vice chancellor for Diversity and Multicultural Affairs at IPFW (Indiana University-Purdue University, Fort Wayne) is one of those working to ensure those concerned voices are heard.

NCAA places IPFW on probation for financial aid botches
The NCAA has placed IPFW athletics on probation and fined it $15,000, among other punishments, for improperly monitoring its financial aid program.

See Also: Coverage from 21 Alive, the Journal Gazette, WOWO

800 respond to IPFW leadership PhD survey
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
IPFW staff is tabulating results of a survey that attracted 800 responses that should shed light on how to develop a leadership Ph.D. program for the region.

Cheap gas prices put much needed savings in hands of holiday shoppers
21 Alive
"Those dollars should flow into, at least, somewhat higher spending for the holiday season. Now, it's not a one-to-one relationship, it's not like every dollar I save at the pump is going to go directly into buying gifts for other people, or whatever the case might be. And I think the biggest part is going to be just what's happening with consumer confidence," said John Kessler, the director of IPFW’S Center for Economic Education.