IPFW in the News - Sept 8-14, 2015

IPFW in the News for September 14, 2015

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September 13

Pence defies EPA, pleasing donors
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
Andrew Downs, IPFW associate professor of political science, said the situation is akin to the chicken and the egg. Which came first – the donations rewarding an existing policy position or the policy position rewarding the donations?

Lincoln Financial Foundation Grants
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
IPFW: $30,000 to provide financial assistance to low-income, academically advanced high school students enrolled in the Collegiate Connection Program. This program allows students to earn college credit while still in high school.

Carving out their own niche: Woodworking fair chance for enthusiasts to come together
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
Travis, retired from a career in graphic design who taught at IPFW, specializes in making bowls. They can be made with basic technique, but they also can be extremely varied and utilize more complex skills such as wood burning and pierced work for embellishment.

September 11

Wooten announces run for schools superintendent seat
An adjunct faculty member at IPFW, Indiana Tech and the University of Saint Francis has announced she will seek the state schools chief seat.

Local college educator wants to challenge state schools chief
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
Wooten currently is an adjunct faculty member at Ivy Tech, IPFW and the University of Saint Francis teaching a variety of English courses, including some in person and some online.

Fort Wayne educator announces candidacy for Indiana State Superintendent
21 Alive
Wooten is an adjunct faculty member at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne, Indiana Tech and the University of Saint Francis Fort Wayne.

Republican college instructor to challenge Ritz as state schools chief
Indianapolis Star
But Wooten said she’s also concerned of the skill level she sees as a college English instructor. Wooten said she currently works at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne, Indiana Tech and University of Saint Francis.

Forum focuses on job connections
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
Forum partners include Greater Fort Wayne Inc., IPFW, Ivy Tech, Manchester University, Northeast Indiana Building Trades and Northeast Indiana Works.

September 10

IPFW receives $1.1M grant to help 1st-generation students
Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne has received a five-year, $1.1 million federal grant aimed at helping first-generation college students graduate in no more than six years.

IPFW sees enrollment gains in freshman and international students
21 Alive
Along with most colleges across the country, Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne saw a slight decline in undergraduate enrollment this fall semester, but they also saw growth in freshman, graduate and international students.

IPFW receives $1.1M grant to help 1st-generation students
Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne has received a five-year, $1.1 million federal grant aimed at helping first-generation college students graduate in no more than six years.

Photo: Night rider on IPFW bridge
Fort Wayne News-Sentinel
A bicyclist speeds over the bridge from IPFW to student housing early Wednesday evening on the campus.

IPFW enrollment down 3.7%; gains directly from HS
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
IPFW said today its fall-semester enrollment fell 3.7 percent from last fall, but cited gains in freshman enrollments directly from high school, graduate students and international students.

September 9

Tickets for first Omnibus lecture of season available Sept. 14
Greater Fort Wayne Business Weekly
Tickets for Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne's first Omnibus lecture of the season, featuring Eric Olson, will be available Sept. 14. Olson is a retired U.S. Navy Admiral, Navy SEAL and former commander of the U.S. Special Operations Command. Having served for more than 38 years, he is considered one of the greatest military leasers of the last century, according to IPFW.

Why Gender-Neutral Apps and Toys Are Better
Besides being more welcoming, gender-neutral toys and apps are generally better for kids, too. According to Judith Elaine Blakemore, a professor of psychology at Indiana University, “If you want to develop children’s physical, cognitive, academic, musical, and artistic skills, toys that are not strongly gender-typed are more likely to do this.”

Suicide Prevention Week at IPFW
Fort Wayne Homepage
In order to raise awareness of the growing issue of suicide among college age students, IPFW is participating in Suicide Prevention Week.

Grant helps IPFW students to graduation
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
IPFW has received its second five-year federal grant to help first-generation college students get to graduation.

IPFW student support program receives $1.1M 5-year grant continuation
21 Alive
Indiana University Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) announced that their student support program has been approved for another 5-year, $1.1 million grant continuation.

September 8

Pundits: Dems Who Want To Challenge Gregg Must Make Up Lost Time, Money
IPFW political scientist Andy Downs says it's not too late, but the real deadline is a month or two before the official one of Feb. 5. He says a candidate with good donor access could still catch up to Gregg's $1.8 million war chest.

Science Central and IPFW to hold FIRST® LEGO® League Coach Clinic
The Around Fort Wayne Blog
On September 9, Science Central and IPFW will hold Indiana FLL C2 = Coach Clinics at the science center for anyone interested in becoming a coach for the 2015/2016 FIRST® LEGO® League Competition Season.

Mayor's race feels like city's best kept secret
21 Alive
With just eight weeks until Election Day, is it surprising the mayor's race isn't grabbing more headlines? "This seems very quiet,” said Andy Downs with the Mike Downs Center for Indiana Politics. The political analyst at IPFW says Mayor Henry might be laying low because he feels he's in the lead, preferring not to run the risk of stirring up the opposition.