IPFW in the News - October 5

IPFW in the News for October 5, 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.

October 4

Class action; IPFW helps lead discussion on training, keeping teachers
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
“I always wanted to be a teacher, but...” Young adults exploring their career options at IPFW frequently make this statement during initial meetings with College of Education and Public Policy faculty whose specialty is preparing the next generation of teachers.

Panel links teacher shortage to 2 state laws
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
“There are massive amounts of variables,” said Joe D. Nichols, professor and former chairman of the Department of Education Studies at IPFW who was one expert on the panel of four Saturday who spoke on the teacher shortage. Students showed “real concern about why are they being evaluated on things they can’t control.”

Damian Fleming, IPFW Medievalist, receives prestigious Mellon, NEH Awards for Research
Around Fort Wayne
Damian Fleming, medieval scholar and associate professor in the Department of English and Linguistics at Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW), recently received two highly competitive and prestigious awards, both tied to his single scholarly project “Hebrew Alphabets in Early Medieval Latin Manuscripts."

October 3

Run raises funds for IPFW student athlete scholarships
Indiana- University Purdue- University Fort Wayne is inviting the community to check out its beautiful campus while helping student athletes. The university is hosting the IPFW Mastodon Run 4 Scholarships Sunday.

Reports shows there’s work to be done to reach ‘big goal’
KPC News
Coinciding with the release of the snapshot report, the Regional Partnership held a Big Goal Collaborative summit Wednesday at Sweetwater Sound in Fort Wayne. The summit began with a presentation from Ellen Cutter, director of the Community Research Institute at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne, about northeast Indiana’s Regional Cities Initiative proposal.

October 2

IPFW Professor Named Music Teacher of the Year
NIPR 89.1 fm When the Indiana Music Teachers Association announced the "Teacher of the Year" award winner last Friday during its annual conference at Vincennes University, the spotlight fell on IPFW's Director of Piano Studies, Hamilton Tescarollo.

Local college leader talks security
“They were talking about things like where to go when it feels like you are in trouble or if something happens to you personally on campus,” IPFW student Aiyana Becker said about orientation. “You can go to the dean’s office or any of the staff around campus and they’ll have resources for you.”

New musical piece part of Trinity Episcopal cornerstone anniversary celebration
Fort Wayne News-Sentinel
For the performance, the Trinity Episcopal choir will be joined by two guest soloists — tenor Jonathan Busarow, who is executive artistic director of the Fort Wayne Children's Choir, and Patricia Kennedy, who is retired from the music department at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne.

October 1

IPFW students bring traditional German street food to Fort Wayne with Gera Haus
Around Fort Wayne
Seniors in the Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management at Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) begin serving up authentic German street food today at Gera Haus, this semester’s student-run restaurant.

Jay Leno's bandleader in town for youth conference
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
Delivering the keynote address at Memorial Coliseum during the 26th annual Conference on Youth sponsored by Fort Wayne's Great Kids Make Great Communities was just the first step of a day that would lead Eubanks to a master class with IPFW music students in the afternoon and a performance tonight with the IPFW Jazz Ensemble, an experience he said he was looking forward to.

Local university talks security in light of Oregon shooting
“It’s just crazy to think that things like this can just happen anywhere,” IPFW student Aiyana Becker said. That’s the mindset IPFW officials have when it comes to creating a strategic plan in case of an active shooter.

Kevin Eubanks brings music to conference focused on youth
The speaker who focused on music is a familiar face from ‘The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.’ Kevin Eubanks was a guitar player in the show’s band for 18 years. His visit to the Summit City included talking about his work as Artistic Director of the Thelonious Monk Institute’s national Jazz in the Classroom program, a workshop at IPFW with young Jazz musicians and a performance with the IPFW Jazz Ensemble.

'Protectors' given praise
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
Delivering the keynote address at Memorial Coliseum during the 26th annual Conference on Youth sponsored by Fort Wayne’s Great Kids Make Great Communities was just the first step in a day that would take Eubanks to a master class with IPFW music students in the afternoon and a performance last night with the IPFW Jazz Ensemble.

Students offers twist on German food
Greater Fort Wayne Business Weekly
Gera Haus is this semester’s student-operated restaurant in the Holiday Inn at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne.

September 30

IPFW students offer German street fare
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
From the streets of Gera, Germany, to a kitchen in Fort Wayne, IPFW students are bringing diners a taste of German street food.

IPFW students talk about what they want from city's next mayor
21 Alive
We took charge Wednesday of an IPFW political science class, asking what the students hope the next mayor will focus attention on after taking office.

Fort Wayne Escape Room Aims to Raise Money for Local Recreation Programs
IPFW Communicator “The people that don’t work together, don’t get out,” IPFW alumni Corey Ford, the president and CEO of Sport Wayne Inc, said, about the new Fort Wayne Escape Room, opening downtown Fort Wayne Oct. 10.

In Pence’s talks with businesses, RFRA is on the agenda
Indianapolis Star
Regardless of whether Pence wanted to talk about it, as political scientist Andy Downs pointed out, it’s a topic likely to continue coming up. “It is the massive 800-pound gorilla that has to be part of the conversation,” said Downs, of Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne.

Reclusive rattlesnake may get federal protection
USA Today
"When they are found out in the open — on a road, on a trail — they are afraid, and they are trying to scare us off. That's when they seem aggressive," said Bruce Kingsbury, director of the Environmental Resources Center at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne, who has studied the massasauga in Michigan.

IPFW art competition calls for high school entries
KPC News
The IPFW Departments of Fine Arts and Visual Communication and Design invite area high school students to enter the Second Annual High School Art Competition and Exhibition.

Sure Things: The best things to do the week of Oct. 1-7
Fort Wayne News-Sentinel
JAZZ GREAT: Renowned jazz guitarist Kevin Eubanks, who led “The Tonight Show” band during the Jay Leno era, will perform with the IPFW Jazz Ensemble at 7:30 p.m. in Auer Performance Hall at Rhinehart Music Center at IPFW, 2101 Coliseum Blvd E.

September 29

IPFW students ‘Sink or Swim’ with area entrepreneurs
Around Fort Wayne
Local entrepreneurs will share their insights on how to start a successful company with Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) students in the ‘Sink or Swim’ Fall Entrepreneur Panel. This event takes place Monday, October 19, from noon to 1 p.m. in Neff Hall, Room 101 and is sponsored by IPFW Career Services and the Doermer School of Business.

Facebook hoax back after three year hiatus
“It’s time for the every few years big Facebook hoax posts,” technology expert John Kaufeld said. “They just start running rampant for some reason. Apparently this is the season.”

Downs: Regional campus research is important
Indianapolis Star
Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne and the regional campuses throughout the state may be best known for the teaching they do, but the importance of the research done on these campuses should not be overlooked.

‘Scorpion’ genius to speak at IPFW
The genius behind the hit CBS television show “Scorpion” will speak at IPFW next month.

Walter O'Brien keynote speaker for defense conference
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
Computer expert Walter O'Brien, whose life the TV series "Scorpion" is based on, will be the keynote luncheon speaker at the Northeast Indiana Defense Industry Association's Mega Conference at IPFW on Oct. 15.

IPFW Hospitality and Tourism students open new German-themed restaurant
21 Alive
Gera Haus is the latest semester-long project from IPFW's Hospitality and Tourism Management program. The restaurant is run entirely by IPFW seniors within the program, and is designed to offer an upscale combination of traditional German cooking with food truck cuisine.

‘Scorpion’ To Speak At Oct. 15 Luncheon
Fort Wayne News
The Northeast Indiana Defense Industry Association (NIDIA) and the Fort Wayne Base Community Council (FWBCC) are co-hosting a luncheon on Thursday, October 15, at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW).

Host families needed for international IPFW students
Cherubusco News
ELS Language Centers, on the campus of IPFW, is looking for families to host international students attending ELS.

September 28

North Carolina Teenagers’ Nude Selfies Led to Charges that they were both the Perpetrators and the Victims of Child Pornography
“It’s becoming a way that people are initiating sexual contact with one another,” Michelle Drouin of Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne told the Fayetteville Observer, describing the activity as the modern version of “getting to second base.”