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IPFW in the News - October 26 - November 2, 2015

IPFW in the News for November 2, 2015

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November 2

Council control could shape Indy's future
Indy Star
In a closely divided council, keeping a caucus united is key, said Andy Downs, director of the Mike Downs Center for Indiana Politics at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne. If Election Day brings a council makeup of 13-12, one defection from one party could swing a vote.

Celebrating dead with song, dance
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
“I love culture,” said Esteban Coria, a Spanish teacher at IPFW who came with his wife, Jenna, a Spanish teacher at Leo High School, and their 7-year-old daughter, Addison. He called the event a tapestry of culture and appreciated the presence of La Catrina, he said, for its political and cultural significance.

October 30

IPFW lab provides corporate assistance to Parkview Health
Indiana Economic Digest
The Fort Wayne-based regional hospital and health care system recently completed data collection it started for the project last spring. Now it plans to have Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne render a visualization of the data, making it understandable at a glance to people familiar with information analytics.

University lab provides corporate assistance
KPCNews.com
The work will be performed at IPFW’s Information Analytics and Visualization Center. Ben Aeschliman, an application software developer there, is writing programs for it.

October 29

IPFW Set To Host Mastodon Madness
WANE
The third annual IPFW Mastodon Madness sponsored by Meijer and Evans Toyota is on Thursday, October 29 inside the Gates Sports Center.

IPFW hosts "Mastodon Madness"
WFFT
The IPFW Mastodons hosted their annual "Mastodon Madness" event to get fans excited for the upcoming season. Check out the video to hear from both the men's and women's teams.

IPFW puts on festive show
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
For DeAngelo Stewart, Mastodon Madness was more than the unofficial start to the IPFW basketball season. The transfer guard from Northwest Tech (Kansas) relished his first introduction to the fans and also won the dunk contest.

University lab provides corporate assistance
Greater Fort Wayne Business Weekly
The Fort Wayne-based regional hospital and health care system recently completed data collection it started for the project last spring. Now it plans to have Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne render a visualization of the data, making it understandable at a glance to people familiar with information analytics.

Passers-by rescue driver from car in pond
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
Another passer-by had a rope, so a group of those gathered then threw it to the man and pulled him to shore. “He acted more shocked than anything,” said Zach Hess, an IPFW student on his way home from class.

October 28

Potholes Mean Pressure for Governors Devising Road Plans
Bloomberg Politics
The I-65 bridge closing made infrastructure another potential liability, said Andrew Downs, director of a politics center at Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne.

How common is sexting among married couples?
EurekAlert
Coauthors Brandon McDaniel, The Pennsylvania State University, College Park, and Michelle Drouin, Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne, report specific differences between sending sexy messages versus sexually explicit pictures and relationship quality for men compared to women with high/low levels of attachment anxiety or avoidance.

Election letters: If the voters work,then so does democracy
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
When we first reorganized the LWV, we had a program by Andy Downs of the Downs Center for Indiana Politics at IPFW on how to determine on which elections the average voter should concentrate their study and energy. Downs said voters should concentrate on the level of government that has the most effect upon their lives. For the bulk of us, that’s local government.

Potholes mean pressure for governors devising road plans
Chicago Tribune
The I-65 bridge closing made infrastructure another potential liability, said Andrew Downs, director of a politics center at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne.

Fact checking the debate: have we gained or lost jobs under Henry tenure?
21 Alive
According to the Community Research Institute at IPFW, citing Allen County payroll stats between 2007 and the end of 2014, there was a net loss of 5,910 jobs in the county.

October 27

IU, IPFW sign 3-game men's basketball deal
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
Indiana University and IPFW have agreed to a three-game men's basketball series beginning Dec. 9 in Bloomington, and next year's game will be at Memorial Coliseum, IPFW said today.

Crean: Series with IPFW an 'exciting opportunity'
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
It's been nearly 50 years since Indiana played in Fort Wayne, but that drought will be snapped in the 2016-17 season, the Hoosiers announced Tuesday in conjunction with IPFW.

IPFW Inks Three-Game Deal With Hoosiers
WANE
IPFW director of athletics Kelley Hartley Hutton and men’s basketball head coach Jon Coffman have announced a three-year series with the Indiana Hoosiers beginning on December 9 of this year, and includes a game in Fort Wayne at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum during the 2016-17 season, and a return trip to Bloomington in 2018-19.

IPFW volleyball players stepping up as Big Sisters
Fort Wayne News-Sentinel
It seems there are so few things left in life where a person gets more out of it than they put in, but Monica Hall thinks she's found one. The IPFW volleyball player been a mentor for Big Brothers/Big Sisters for the last year.

Mayoral candidates square off
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
Facing a crowd of Fort Wayne residents and elected officials at IPFW’s Walb Student Union on Monday night, Fort Wayne’s two mayoral candidates fielded questions pertaining to community development, public safety and the city’s future.

How to treat teens?
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
Alice Jordan-Miles, assistant director of the Behavioral Health and Family Studies Institute at IPFW, says she recently had a conversation with her 14-year-old daughter about this very issue. “I have a freshman who’s in high school, and she thinks she’s going to go trick-or-treating door-to-door. And she’s not,” Jordan-Miles says.

Harper holds his own in debate, but will it help at the polls?
Fort Wayne News-Sentinel
But for an hour Monday night, in front of about 150 people in the ballroom of IPFW's Walb Student Union and more watching live on WANE-TV, Democratic Mayor Tom Henry and his Republican opponent, City Councilman Mitch Harper, effectively showcased distinctions not only between their visions for the city but between their temperaments as well.

October 26

IPFW custodian loses appeal of discrimination, retaliation claims
The Indiana Lawyer
An Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne custodian who was fired for his role in a physical confrontation with another custodian could not convince the Indiana Court of Appeals that his discrimination and retaliation claims should proceed to trial.

Mayoral candidates square off
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
Facing a crowd of Fort Wayne residents and elected officials at IPFW’s Walb Student Union on Monday night, Fort Wayne’s two mayoral candidates fielded questions pertaining to community development, public safety and the city’s future.

Ball Inducted Into International Volleyball Hall Of Fame
WANE
Woodburn native and former IPFW standout Lloy Ball was inducted into the International Volleyball Hall of Fame on Saturday, cementing his legacy as one of the all-time greats in his sport.