IPFW In the News Sep. 29-Oct. 5, 2014

IPFW in the News for October 6, 2014

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October 5, 2014

Local PAC endorses 24 candidates
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
Eric Tippmann, a Republican, announced his candidacy for an at-large seat on the council during a Tuesday campaign event at Alberto’s Restaurant on South Calhoun Street. Tippmann is an assistant professor of chemistry at IPFW.

Political Notebook
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
IPFW is hosting a panel to help local citizens understand the Islamic State and its implications for the Middle East. The panel will be at 3 p.m. Monday in Neff Hall, Room 101.

Rauner touts former Indiana governor as role model
Decatur (Illinois) Herald-Review
Andrew Downs, director of the Mike Downs Center for Indiana Politics at Indiana University-Purdue University, Fort Wayne, said there are parallels between Rauner and Daniels.

October 4, 2014

'Understanding ISIS/ISIL' panel discussion at IPFW
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette

On Monday, October 6, a panel of policy scholars will examine the group, its motivations, and how it may affect the future of the region and the United States.

Presenters will include Douglas Ollivant, of The New America Foundation and former National Security Council Director for Iraq in the Bush and Obama administrations; James Lutz, professor and chair of political science and nationally-known scholar on terrorism; and James Toole, associate professor of political science, who was on the ground in Jordan, Lebanon, and Turkey studying the Syrian refugee crisis earlier this year.

Join in celebration of IPFW's 50 glorious years here
Fort Wayne News-Sentinel
The school had begun when Kettler opened in the fall of 1964 with 3,100 students. Today there are 13,400 students enrolled, including about 10,000 undergraduates. The single building from it's first year has multiplied to 40 overall on 688 acres.

Mastodon Duo Earn Pair of Titles
IPFW senior Marcy Huck and sophomore Mayu Sato each earned a singles flight championship at the 2014 Toledo Invitational, while teaming up to win the flight championship at No. 1 doubles.

Brittany Beard Takes Title and Smashes School Record at Louisville
A time of 17:35.76 not only bested the field by nearly a minute, IPFW sophomore Brittany Beard also broke an eight-year-old school record in the process, topping the time put together by former Mastodon great Crystina Martinez.

October 3, 2014

The evolution of IPFW's new home for the arts
Fort Wayne News-Sentinel
Originally a cluster of nine buildings located at the intersection of Berry and Union Streets in West Central, The IPFW Arts Program has gone through numerous changes since it's inception in 1976.

IPFW's dedicated music center is an improvement to the program
Fort Wayne News-Sentinel
You could say that in the days before Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne's $25 million music hall was built, the Department of Music faculty, staff and students sort of felt as if they were playing second fiddle to other departments.

Transforming IPFW's theater program
Fort Wayne News-Sentinel
Back in 1964 when Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne produced its first play, Purdue Indiana Theater, better known as PIT, was a most appropriate name for the tiny theater in the basement of Kettler Hall. Craig A. Humphrey, now interim chair, of the Department of Theatre, described it as “that big black hole in the basement of Kettler.”

October 2, 2014

IPFW's economic contribution is much more than dollars and employees
Fort Wayne News-Sentinel
Fifty years after it began, Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne has become an indispensable engine of opportunity in northeast Indiana, experts with long experience in economic development say.

IPFW's athletics rising above tough times
Fort WayneNews-Sentinel
IPFW has been making it work athletically since the late 1970s when the first teams began competing in NAIA and NCAA Division III, then jumping to Division II in 1982 and announcing a move to Division I in 2000.

October 1, 2014

At its core, a university is about academics, and IPFW continues to offer students opportunities to succeed
The buildings may be the body, and the students and faculty may make up the mind, but the soul of IPFW has always been academics.

September 30, 2014

Long line for tickets to astrophysicist’s IPFW lecture
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
Tickets for popular astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson’s lecture at IPFW next month drew lots of interest Monday morning in a line that stretched from the university’s Larson Ticket Office in the Gates Center to Walb Student Union. Some hopefuls showed up as early as 5:30 a.m., and the free tickets were gone in 45 minutes.

September 29, 2014

Fireworks flurry new norm for city
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
Bruce Kingsbury, professor of biology at IPFW, said he’s unaware of long-term adverse effects from fireworks or pyrotechnics displays, and he said any animals that might be affected by the bright lights or loud noise generated by a display are typically household pets rather than natural wildlife.

IPFW’s West, Kotzock Sweep Summit League Soccer Awards
Austin West and Raphael Kotzock swept the Summit League men’s soccer Offensive and Defensive Player of the Week awards, respectively, each earning their first career honors. Both West and Kotzock helped lead the Mastodons to a 4-0 shutout over in-state rival IUPUI on Sunday evening.