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January 1, 2018

IPFW in the News for January 1, 2018

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January 1

Local Roundup: Express Cut White and Add Harris to Free up Stutz; Perrotte’s Victorious Return
Windsor Star
Windsor native Ryan Perrotte had a successful return home in leading his Fort Wayne University Mastodons to a pair of exhibition match victories in men’s volleyball over the St. Clair College Saints.

Revisiting Preseason Big Ten Men’s Basketball Expectations
Journal & Courier
10. Indiana (8-6, 1-1). The win over Notre Dame at the Crossroads Classic seemed like a big step forward. The home loss to Fort Wayne was at least one step back. Still a work in progress.

December 31

IPFW Upset of IU Year’s Top Story: Mastodons Won by 20 at Assembly Hall
The Journal Gazette
While there was less drama surrounding the IPFW men's basketball team's Dec. 18 win over Indiana University, chosen as The Journal Gazette's 2017 Story of the Year, there's still great significance to the win for the Mastodons.

IPFW Cruises Past NAIA Foe
The Journal Gazette
Xzavier Taylor totaled 12 points and 12 rebounds and Bryson Scott scored 18 to lead IPFW past NAIA Concordia (Michigan) 92-59 on Saturday at the Gates Center.

7 Heady Issues for the 2018 Indiana Legislature: Pot, Booze and More
The Journal Gazette
"To hear this session should be about workforce development would be perceived by some people as another delay on what social conservatives deem are important issues," said Andy Downs, a political science professor at Indiana University Purdue University Fort Wayne.

December 30

Yearly Scorecard: 2017
The Journal Gazette
University leaders: IPFW Chancellor Vicky Carwein and Indiana Tech President Arthur Snyder retire.

Free Speech in the Courtroom: Top 5 Campus Lawsuits of 2017
Washington Examiner
By Kelsey Carroll: “I never thought I’d see the day …” is a common response when people learn that free speech on college campuses is an issue entering the courtroom. Indeed, it is shocking to see students struggling to exercise their First Amendment rights, especially at public, taxpayer-funded colleges and universities. Kelsey Carroll is a student at Indiana University — Purdue University Fort Wayne, studying communications and political science. She is a media ambassador and chapter president for Young Americans for Liberty.

State College Basketball Roundup: Fort Wayne, Marian Pick Up Big Wins
Indy Star
Fort Wayne 92, Concordia 59: Xzavier Taylor totaled 12 points and 12 rebounds and Bryson Scott scored 18 to lead Fort Wayne past NAIA Concordia (Mich.).

December 29

Mastodons Hold Off DIII Olivet
The Journal Gazette
Bryson Scott scored 31 points and missed just one of 15 free throws as IPFW pulled out a 99-93 win Thursday over Division III Olivet College at the Gates Center.

Youngstown State at Indiana
The Journal Gazette
Fifth-year senior Collin Hartman had a career-high 12 rebounds against IPFW.

December 28

IPFW Expects Carl to Prosper: Redshirt Freshman has Shown Potential
The Journal Gazette
There have been glimpses throughout the season where IPFW's Dylan Carl has shown his true potential.

2017 IPFW Photo Certificate Exhibition
Garrett Museum of Art
We are beginning our 10th anniversary season with the 2017 IPFW Photo Certificate Exhibition. This show will feature artwork from IPFW students.

IPFW Holds Off Feisty D-III Olivet 99-93
The Journal Gazette
Bryson Scott scored 31 points and missed just one of 15 free throws and IPFW pulled out a 99-93 win Thursday night over Division III Olivet College.

December 27

Hoosier’s Health Sign-Ups Steady: Down 3.7% with Enrollment Period Cut in Half
The Journal Gazette
Trump's efforts to weaken or derail the health care law, as well as failed attempts by Republican majorities in Congress to repeal what they call Obamacare, just drew more public attention to it, according to Abraham Schwab, a medical ethicist at IPFW.

December 26

One Family, Two Coaches
Mom’s a coach. Dad’s a coach. So everybody is a coach, right? When UNOH softball coach Tracy Coffman and her husband, Jon, the men’s basketball coach at Indiana/Purdue-Fort Wayne, first moved to Fort Wayne, their then pre-school age son, Tommy, had two questions after a visitor left their house.

EDITORIAL: We Offer Congratulations to Hometown Star Addison Agen
Addison’s mother, Kristine, is a music therapist who teaches at IPFW and works with patients at the Parkview Hospital-Randallia campus. Her father, Morrison, operates the Neat Neat Neat Records & Music store at 1836 S. Calhoun St.