IPFW In the News Sep. 18-28, 2014

September 28, 2014

Power for change lies in the people
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
At IPFW for the first Omnibus lecture of the season, the renowned historian Doris Kearns Goodwin shared some provocative thoughts about how our derailed political system might get back on track

September 27, 2014

A WWII exhibit with resonance today
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
A traveling exhibit at Artlink tells their story. On loan from the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, the presentation is built around lithographs by artist Richard Grune, a gay man sent to a concentration camp to protect Germany from what German law called "unnatural indecency." (The exhibit is co-sponsored by the IPFW Institute for Holocaust and Genocide Studies.)

Raising a helping hand (photo)
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
Members of the IPFW Accounting Society joined volunteers from Crowe Horwath LLP on Friday to clean and paint at the Euell A. Wilson Community Center, 1512 Oxford St., as part of the CPA Day of Service.

Trails group wants to raise $125,000
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
Trail projects currently underway include Pufferbelly trail, the IPFW to Shoaff Park trail connection, the Southtown Centre/Six Mile Creek Trail, Covington Trail and the Bluffton Road connection to Foster Park.

September 26, 2014

Some coffee with your hockey, eh?
A second Tim Hortons location is planned for Lutheran Hospital and the third will open later this fall in a new building at Crescent Avenue near Hobson Road, adjacent to the student housing at Indiana University – Purdue University Fort Wayne.

Fort Wayne election issues beginning to take shape
Greater Fort Wayne Business Weekly
Steve Shine and John Court, Allen County’s Republican and Democratic Party chairmen, respectively; and Andrew Downs, director of the Mike Downs Center for Indiana Politics at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne, also predicted Henry will likely run again.

Reengaging youths in employment opportunities
Greater Fort Wayne Business Weekly
“Many employment opportunities want you to be at least 18 years of age, so it’s really kind of your retail opportunities,” said Ryan Twiss, director of the Big Goal Collaborative for the Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership. That is why the Big Goal works to keep students engaged through high school and oriented toward getting college education or vocational training to certification levels beyond high school. Other partners include academic institutions from Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne and Ivy Tech Community College-Northeast and the region’s many school systems.

September 25, 2014

Building Bridges with the IPFW Alumni Association
Living Fort Wayne
This is a big year for IPFW, as it celebrates its 50th anniversary, and the IPFW Alumni Association has big plans for the future with over 55,000 alumni out there and more on the way. The IPFW Alumni Relations leadership team of Debra Boggs, Director, and Christopher Riley, Assistant Director of Membership and Affinity, are working on developing chapters for IPFW alumni who now live in other parts of the country to gather today and stay connected.

Think video games are for losers? This winner knows better -- and has the cash to prove it
Fort Wayne News-Sentinel
Peter Dager, a former IPFW student, captains a competitive international video game-playing team called the Evil Geniuses, which in July finished third in a tournament in Seattle. And if that strikes you as no bigger a deal than winning a corn hole contest, consider this: The event drew more than 11,000 spectators to a basketball arena and offered $11 million in prize money -- $1 million of which was won by Dager's team.

ACLU hosting panel on marriage equality
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
The American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana will be hosting a community conversation about marriage equality next Wednesday, October 1 at Noon at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW). The discussion will include Dr. Steven Alan Carr of IPFW.

IPFW Jazz Ensemble in Warsaw
The IPFW Jazz Ensemble will perform a free concert in Warsaw featuring great jazz standards from the Swing Era. Audience favorites will include: In The Mood, Little Brown Jug, Pennsylvania 6-5000, Stompin’ at the Savoy, Moonlight Serenade, and Tuxedo Junction.

September 24, 2014

Presidential historian Goodwin speaks in Fort Wayne
Fort Wayne News-Sentinel
American history students in a class at IPFW had a rare visit Tuesday afternoon from presidential historian and author Doris Kearns Goodwin. Goodwin was in town for the first in the series of Omnibus lectures this year at IPFW.

Big-money donors play in quiet 2014 election cycle
A small group of big-money donors is playing hard in the 2014 elections, even if none of the contests carry quite the same marquee names as just two years earlier. Candidates from both parties have often relied on a handful of large donors over the years, said Andy Downs, director of the Mike Downs Center for Indiana Politics at Indiana University Purdue University Fort Wayne.

IPFW welcomes job hunters
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
Tuesday's job fair featured about 120 employers seeking to fill positions.

School News
Fort Wayne News-Sentinel
IPFW announced alumna Debra Boggs as director of alumni relations, a position she has held since July 23.

School News
Fort Wayne News-Sentinel
IPFW Division of Continuing Studies offers additional courses in business management, computer technology, language, manufacturing and personal interest. Registration: 481-6619 or

September 23, 2014

Money matters
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
Indiana also withheld $27.5 million the legislature had appropriated to state universities during the budget year just past, including $820,000 for IPFW. During a meeting last month in Fort Wayne, members of the legislature’s budget committee noted that lawmakers had reached an oral agreement with the universities that they would not increase tuition if funding were increased.

IPFW waiving fees this week
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
This week, IPFW is waiving housing and undergraduate application fees, a move connected with College GO! Week, a state-sponsored initiative to encourage high school students to pursue higher education, an IPFW spokesman said.

Regional campus' future management remains undecided
Purdue Exponent
Future management of Purdue’s regional campus in Fort Wayne is being discussed after a study from an outside company suggested changes to administration be made.

Fort4Fitness Races Are Changing Lives
IPFW Wellness Coordinator Judy Tillapaugh says, "It's all about getting fit and doing it together with your friends or your family members and just embracing the moment and how good it feels to have more energy and more strength and endurance."

Fort Wayne Becoming Center for Lincoln Study
21Alive Indiana's NewsCenter
On Tuesday night Pulitzer Prize winning historian Doris Kearns Goodwin will deliver an omnibus lecture, free to the public, at IPFW. Goodwin most recently appearing on Ken Burns’ PBS series on the Roosevelt’s that aired all last week. Her groundbreaking book, ‘Team of Rivals’ about Lincoln’s cabinet remains a best seller.

Job, internship fair today at IPFW
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
IPFW is hosting its annual Mastodon Job & Internship Fair today from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the Field House at Gates Athletic Center. More than 120 local and national employers will be represented, with nearly 2,000 full-time and part-time positions available to be filled.

Marriage equality discussion planned
The American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana will hosting a community conversation about marriage equality Wednesday, Oct. 1, at noon at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne.

September 22, 2014

Johnny Appleseed Festival fun to the core
Fort Wayne News-Sentinel
The 40th annual Johnny Appleseed Festival featured food, entertainment, demonstrations, children's games, a farmer's market and crafters with a variety of unique handmade crafts. In a category by itself, is the IPFW GeoSciences Club. Members of the IPFW geology club invited festivalgoers to paint rocks and sift through soil to look for fossils for a small fee. The fossils were found in Indiana and southern Ohio by geology students and faculty.

Lincoln legacy lives
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
This week's events reinforce the value of the Friends' contributions to preserving Lincoln history here. The group is among the financial supporters for Tuesday's Omnibus Lecture at IPFW, where Doris Kearns Goodwin will speak to a capacity crowd on presidential leadership.

Changing Lives Since 1964
The Communicator
On Monday, Sept. 22, IPFW officials along with city and state leaders gathered to celebrate the university’s 50th year anniversary. The event took place at the Walb Union building, where the city’s mayor, Tom Henry, gave a congratulatory speech addressing IPFW’s success in the education business.

IPFW waiving fees this week
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
This week, IPFW is waiving housing and undergraduate application fees, a move connected with College GO! Week, a state-sponsored initiative to encourage high school students to pursue higher education, an IPFW spokesman said.

6 ways to avoid college application fees
Indianapolis Star
Indiana State University, Indiana University-Purdue University Columbus, Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne, and Vincennes University all waive their usual application fees in September for College GO! Week, a statewide campaign to promote college enrollment. Apply for free Friday to IU-South Bend at its on-campus event.

Tuition discount offered to lure adults back to college
Army Times
For years, Ryan Morrolf has thought about returning to school to get her bachelor’s degree. This year, a timely offer from Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne cinched her decision: If you come back, we’ll give you half off your college education.

Apply to IPFW for Free This Week
As part of College Go! Week, an initiative of Learn More Indiana to aid Hoosiers in planning and paying for college, IPFW is waiving the application and housing fees for those interested in applying to an undergraduate program online.

IPFW: Undergraduate admission and housing application fees waived for College GO! week
As part of College GO! Week, Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) is waiving the $50 undergraduate application fee and the $20 student housing application fee from September 22–26.

IPFW to host Mastodon Job and Internship Fair
Over 120 employers are expected to take part in what’s touted as the largest career fair in northeast Indiana on Tuesday on the campus of IPFW.

Jobless rate falls to 4.9%
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
Research associate Valerie Richardson said Monday that while “an unemployment rate of less than 5 percent is good news, this came at the expense of the labor force, which experienced a loss of over 3,200.” The Community Research Institute at IPFW covers a 10-county area that comprises Adams, Allen, DeKalb, Huntington, LaGrange, Noble, Steuben, Wabash, Wells and Whitley.

Nathaniel L. Willis Joins Salin Bank and Trust Company as Mortgage Market Manager
Family owned and Indiana-based Salin Bank and Trust Company today announced that Nathan Willis has joined its mortgage team to focus on residential home mortgage lending throughout the Fort Wayne market. Willis attended Indiana University Purdue University–Fort Wayne (IPFW) and was a SMSU Business management major.

September 20, 2014

Path to student success
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
Freshman Corey Powers found The Bridge at IPFW after he and a couple of buddies went looking for it. The inviting study area connecting the Helmke Library to the Walb Student Union and the Gates Athletics Center overlooks the campus from large glass windows on both sides of the pedestrian walkway.

September 18, 2014

IU and Purdue discuss management of IPFW
Purdue Exponent
Purdue and Indiana University announced they will be entering discussion over who will control management of the Indiana University-Purdue University campus located in Fort Wayne, Ind.