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January 15, 2018

IPFW in the News for January 15, 2018

Were you quoted by a reporter? Did you see the university featured in the media? Send the links for your news clips to the public relations team at news@ipfw.edu or tweet them to @IPFWnews.

January 15

Teacher Honor Roll / Education Notebook
The Journal Gazette
Tisha Bowman-Ashby - Education: Bachelor's degree in mathematics from IPFW. Master's degree work in pure mathematics at IPFW as well as Portland State University in Oregon. Master's degree in mathematics education from Western Oregon University.

Fort Wayne-Native DaMarcus Beasley Selected to State Hall of Fame
The Journal Gazette
Other notable area inductees to the Indiana Soccer Hall of Fame include former Bishop Luers Parade All-American Nel Fettig-Hayes, Canterbury assistant Mike Clark, former Indiana University All-American Paul DiBernardo, who played pro soccer in Fort Wayne; former Trine coach Mike Ferrell, former Bishop Luers coach Chuck Graham, former Saint Francis player Danny Jeftich, Kuno Mirwaldt of the former Fort Wayne Settlers, former Grace player Jim Tallman, club coach David Tanner and former IPFW player and Homestead girls coach Pat Teagarden.

January 14

Inside Indiana Business: Sweetwater, Purdue Partner on Music Tech
nwitimes.com
Officials from Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne and Sweetwater announced Wednesday a partnership that will bring the majority of the music technology program at the soon-to-be Purdue University Fort Wayne to the Sweetwater campus.

Music of All Kinds Rings Through Downtown
The Journal Gazette
Lane Velayo, executive director of the music educators association, said the conference has returned to the city each year in part because of those venues. He lauded sponsors including Sweetwater, IPFW and others.

Local Colleges: Women
The Journal Gazette
SOUTH DAKOTA 85, IPFW 43: In Vermillion, S.D., Anna Lappenküper scored the team's first 10 points, but the Mastodons were unable to contain the Coyotes in the start of a six-game road trip.

Sharing Love of Hollywood: Movies Bond Ex-Film Buyer, Granddaughter
The Journal Gazette
His love for movies eventually carried over to the classroom. Outside of work, Walls taught a film course at IPFW, hosting his students for a screening at the theaters before leading a discussion on the movie the next day. He did that for 20 years.

IPFW Mastodon Stomp 5 KM
Fort Wayne Running Club
Come enjoy fitness with us. Sign up for the 23rd Annual IPFW Mastodon Stomp 5 km ( 3.1 miles) Run and Walk, 400 Meter Kids Run, or 100 Meter Kids Dash that will be Sunday afternoon April 15, 2018 at the IPFW Athletics Center.

January 13

Scott Leads Way in IPFW Win over Omaha
The Journal Gazette
Bryson Scott scored 26 points and John Konchar had 13 rebounds and nine assists as IPFW beat Omaha 82-78 on Saturday night.

Fort Wayne MBB Earns 82-78 Win over Omaha
WANE TV NewsChannel 15
Senior Bryson Scott scored 26 points with five rebounds, three assists and only one turnover to help Fort Wayne rally for an 82-78 Summit League win over Omaha on Saturday (Jan. 13) evening.

IPFW Uses Early Second-Half Run to Overcome UNO Men
Omaha World-Herald
IPFW hit 13 3-pointers and enough free throws in the closing seconds to hold on for an 82-78 Summit League win over UNO on Saturday night.

UNO Dominated by Western Illinois, Still Winless in Summit League Play
Omaha World-Herald
UNO's conference résumé to date features three blowout losses to some of the league's better teams and a head-scratching road defeat to an IPFW team that hadn't registered a win in more than a month.

IPFW Cross Country Coach Fruchey Resigns
The Journal Gazette
Mike Fruchey has stepped down as IPFW cross country coach after 18 seasons. He also served as the head coach of the women's track and field team since 2000.

January 12

Purdue Fort Wayne Partners with Sweetwater Sound (Photo & Audio)
WBCL 90.3
It’s a natural fit….Purdue University Fort Wayne’s music technology program and Sweetwater Sound, the number one on-line retailer of music instruments and audio gear in the U.S. Sweetwater Sound founder and President Chuck Surack and his wife Lisa are donating 1.6 million dollars to transform an 8 thousand square foot building on the Sweetwater campus into music technology studios, classrooms and other teaching spaces.

IPFW to Host Indiana’s Future City Regional Event
Greater Fort Wayne Business Weekly
Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne will host this year’s Indiana Future City regional competition.

Art Exhibits
The Journal Gazette
All weekend – IPFW PHOTO EXHIBITION – Ends Jan. 19; Garrett Museum of Art, 100 South Randolph St., Garrett; 5 to 8 p.m. today, 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday and 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday; www.garrettmuseumofart.org.

Arts Update
The Journal Gazette
CONCERT: Sage Hamm, of Middletown and senior division winner of the Fort Wayne Philharmonic Friends Young Artist Competition, will perform at the Star Family Series concert at 2 p.m. Jan. 21 at the Auer Performance Hall, Rhinehart Music Center at IPFW, 2101 Coliseum Blvd. E. Winner of the Junior Division is Lydia Bingamon, a violinist from Huntertown.

VIDEO: Things to do This Weekend
News-Sentinel
Nordic Landscapes: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 13 Rhinehart Music Center at IPFW — Embark on a profoundly beautiful visual journey through Nordic landscapes, accompanied by the orchestral sounds of the Fort Wayne Philharmonic. Tickets: www.fwphil.org.

Davis’ Injury Devastates Indiana Basketball, McRoberts Becomes Diamond in the Rough
iSportsweb.com Blog
Miller has started freshman, harped on defense and has kept Indiana in, except IPFW, all their contests.

Cold-Shooting Mastodons Fall: Struggles from 3 Again Result in Loss to Coyotes
The Journal Gazette
The IPFW men's basketball team had another below-average shooting night against South Dakota in a 68-58 loss at Memorial Coliseum on Thursday.

Coliseum Boulevard Section to Close Overnight for Walkway Project
The Journal Gazette
Coliseum Boulevard will be closed between Anthony Boulevard and Crescent Avenue from 11 p.m. Sunday to 5 a.m. Monday to place bridge structures as part of the pedestrian walkway connecting Ivy Tech and Purdue-Fort Wayne, the city of Fort Wayne said today.

Steve Davis: Basketball Talent in Western Pennsylvania ‘Definitely’ on the Rise
Pittsburgh Sports Now (blog)
On the other hand, players like Kason Harrell, a junior guard at Indiana Purdue Fort Wayne, may fly under the radar.

Fruchey Steps Down as Mastodons Cross Country Coach
WANE TV NewsChannel 15
Fort Wayne’s longest tenured head coach, Mike Fruchey, has stepped down as head coach of the Mastodon cross country program.

Student Exhibit at Garrett Museum of Art
KPC News
The Garrett Museum of Art will feature an exhibition of work from IPFW students from Jan. 26 through Feb. 25.

Hurting UNO Women’s Basketball Team Taking its Lumps in Summit League Play
Omaha World-Herald
This week, the Mavericks dropped a road game to an IPFW team that had lost seven consecutive games, and they shut down sophomore forward Jay Bridgeman for the season due to an ongoing hip injury.

Kolpack: Inconsistent League Schedule, Team Play Doing Bison Basketball Atmosphere No Favors
WDAZ
There have been some notable wins, like Fort Wayne defeating Indiana for the second straight year, although a win over the Hoosiers isn't as big as it used to be. South Dakota State beat Iowa and Mississippi; and Oral Roberts and North Dakota State both defeated Missouri State.

January 11                                           

Sweetwater, Purdue Partner on Music Tech
Inside Indiana Business
Officials from IPFW and Sweetwater announced Wednesday a partnership that will bring the majority of the music technology program at the soon-to-be Purdue University Fort Wayne to the Sweetwater campus.

Purdue to Use Sweetwater Site: Building to House Music Technology Program
The Journal Gazette
The future home of Purdue Fort Wayne's music technology program will be on the Sweetwater Sound campus.

IPFW Reveals Partnership with Sweetwater
WBOI Northeast Indiana Public Radio
The soon-to-be Purdue University Fort Wayne School of Music will be located on the Sweetwater campus. Sweetwater owner and founder Chuck Surack and his wife Lisa Surack will loan IPFW $1.6 million for the building.

Purdue University Fort Wayne Music Programs (Video)
WFFT TV
Purdue University Fort Wayne, formerly IPFW, and Sweetwater Sound announced a partnership Wednesday that will bring many of the university's music programs to a facility on Sweetwater's campus.

Purdue University Fort Wayne Music Tech Program to be at Sweetwater
Jersey City USA News
Indiana University and Purdue University trustees approved an agreement for IPFW’s governance that establishes two institutions beginning July 1. Sweetwater founder Chuck Surack and his wife, Lisa, will provide $1.6?million to refit the building, which the university will reimburse over six years through a lease.

Not Getting Any Easier for Mastodons
The Journal Gazette
The IPFW men's basketball team got a rude awakening Jan. 4 when it dropped its Summit League opener at Oral Roberts after shooting 3 of 23 from beyond the arc and failing to execute other key details.

Name Selected for Purdue’s Online University
Inside Indiana Business
Purdue calls the new entity "a third level" in its system, which includes campuses in West Lafayette, Fort Wayne, northwest Indiana and at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, as well as nine technology centers through Purdue Polytechnic Institute.

Purdue Gives New Name to Kaplan Deal: Purdue Global
Journal & Courier
Purdue faculty, among others, have been concerned that Purdue’s brand could be hurt if the new Purdue-Kaplan entity can’t match the academic rigor of Purdue’s West Lafayette campus or regional campus in Fort Wayne or Purdue Northwest.

Men’s Volleyball Opens Season Against Nationally Ranked Opposition, Grabs Historic Win Over Stanford
The Daily Princetonian
After an exciting trip, the Tigers will return home for their debut in Dillon Gymnasium today, Jan. 12. Princeton will face Indiana University – Purdue University Fort Wayne at 7 p.m.

Men’s Hoops Falls 68-58 in Summit League Home Opener to South Dakota
WANE TV NewsChannel 15
Bryson Scott finished with 26 points, but Fort Wayne fell in a Summit League contest 68-58 to defending regular season Summit League Champion South Dakota on Thursday (Jan. 11) evening at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum.

South Dakota Gets Win Over IPFW
Sioux Falls Argus Leader
A double-double from Tyler Hagedorn and four players in double-figure scoring helped the South Dakota men’s basketball team to a 68-58 victory Thursday night at Fort Wayne.

State College Roundup
Indy Star
South Dakota 68, Fort Wayne 58: Bryson Scott scored 26 points for the host Mastodons (12-8, 1-2 Summit), who couldn't counter South Dakota's balance.

January 10

Purdue University Fort Wayne Music Tech Program to be at Sweetwater
WANE TV NewsChannel 15
The newly named Purdue University Fort Wayne has announced that its music technology program is going to be housed on the Sweetwater Sound campus.

IPFW, Sweetwater Partner for Expanded Music Technology Program
WPTA TV ABC21
IPFW's efforts to re-invent itself as Purdue University Fort Wayne continue with local leaders unveiling a new program.

Verbatim: Purdue University Fort Wayne Music Technology Program to be Housed on Sweetwater Campus
The Journal Gazette
Purdue University Fort Wayne* and Sweetwater officials announced this afternoon a partnership that will locate a majority of the university’s music technology program on the Sweetwater campus. The company will turn an existing 8,000 square foot facility, just south of the main building, into a learning center that will include studios, classrooms, and other teaching spaces.

Purdue’s Music Technology Moving to Sweetwater Campus
The Journal Gazette
The future home of Purdue Fort Wayne's music technology program will be on the Sweetwater campus.

UPDATED: Purdue University Fort Wayne’s Music Technology Program to be at Sweetwater
News-Sentinel
Purdue University-Fort Wayne and Sweetwater officials announced Wednesday afternoon that, beginning this August, a majority of the university’s music technology program will be housed at the Sweetwater campus at 5501 U.S. 30 W.

Sweetwater to House Purdue Music Technology Program
Inside Indiana Business
Officials from Purdue University Fort Wayne and Sweetwater Sound announced Wednesday a partnership that will bring the majority of the university's music technology program to the Sweetwater campus.

Purdue University Fort Wayne Music Technology Program to be Housed on Sweetwater Campus
WOWO Radio
Purdue University Fort Wayne and Sweetwater officials announced this afternoon a partnership that will locate a majority of the university’s music technology program on the Sweetwater campus.

Verbatim: Purdue University Fort Wayne Music Technology Program to be Housed on Sweetwater Campus
World News
Purdue University Fort Wayne* and Sweetwater officials announced this afternoon a partnership that will locate a majority of the university’s music technology program on the Sweetwater campus. The company will turn an existing 8,000 square foot facility, just south of the main building, into a learning center that will include studios, classrooms, and other teaching spaces.

Purdue University Fort Wayne Music Technology Program to be Housed on Sweetwater Campus
Public
Purdue University Fort Wayne and Sweetwater officials announced this afternoon a partnership that will locate a majority of the university’s music technology program on the Sweetwater campus.

Sweetwater to Host Purdue Music Center
Greater Fort Wayne Business Weekly
Purdue University Fort Wayne and Sweetwater will partner on a project to transform an 8,000-square-foot building on the Sweetwater campus into a music technology learning center that will include studios, classrooms and other teaching spaces.

Partnership of IPFW, Sweetwater to be Official
The Journal Gazette
IPFW and Sweetwater Sound are scheduled to announce a partnership today that has been hinted at in the last few months.

Purdue University Fort Wayne Music Programs to be Housed on Sweetwater Campus
WFFT TV
Purdue University Fort Wayne, formerly IPFW, and Sweetwater Sound announced a partnership Wednesday that will bring many of the university's music programs to a facility on Sweetwater's campus.

UPDATED: Purdue University Fort Wayne’s Music Technology Program to be at Sweetwater
You Brand Inc
Purdue University-Fort Wayne and Sweetwater officials announced Wednesday afternoon that, beginning this August, a majority of the university’s music technology program will be housed at the Sweetwater campus at 5501 U.S. 30 W.

Purdue University Fort Wayne Music Tech Program to be at Sweetwater
News Locker
The newly named Purdue University Fort Wayne has announced that its music technology program is going to be housed on the Sweetwater Sound campus.

UPDATED: Purdue University Fort Wayne’s Music Technology Program to be at Sweetwater
College and University
Purdue University-Fort Wayne and Sweetwater officials announced Wednesday afternoon that, beginning this August, a majority of the university’s music technology program will be housed at the Sweetwater campus at 5501 U.S. 30 W.

Purdue University Fort Wayne Music Tech Program to be at Sweetwater
Twigstyle
The newly named Purdue University Fort Wayne has announced that its music technology program is going to be housed on the Sweetwater Sound campus.

Road to Success has been Rocky so Far for Mavs; Coach Derrin Hansen Says Consistency is Key to Turn Fortunes
Mavericks Today
UNO (5-13) faces road tests at Western Illinois, a place it has won once previously, and IPFW in a three-day span. It needs a victory at one of those two places to avoid its first 0-4 Summit League start.

OPINION: Arresting Numbers: Felony Rate May Mirror State’s Other Issues
The Journal Gazette
Rachel Blakeman, director of IPFW's Community Research Institute, is concerned by the numbers, though she cautioned against reading too much into them.

January 9

Purdue Fort Wayne School of Music to get Support from Sweetwater
News-Sentinel
Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne Chancellor Ron Elsenbaumer, Sweetwater President and founder Chuck Surack, and Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry planned to speak at a news conference Wednesday about the campus’s planned Purdue University Fort Wayne School of Music.

IPFW, Sweetwater Holding Conference to Announce Partnership
WPTA TV ABC21
Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) is holding a conference to announce a new partnership.

IPFW, Sweetwater to Announce Partnership
Inside Indiana Business
IPFW and Sweetwater Sound in Fort Wayne will Wednesday hold a news conference to unveil a new partnership. The university says the partnership is related to its new School of Music, which is being established as part of the realigned Purdue University Fort Wayne.

IPFW, Sweetwater Holding Conference to Announce Partnership
sNEWSi
Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) is holding a conference to announce a new partnership.

COLUMN: It Was a Game of Firsts for IU
Indiana Daily Student
Even when IU fell to Michigan and Fort Wayne due to abysmal performances, Morgan still delivered quality basketball. The problem was the rest of his teammates’ play in both of those matchups.

Mastodons’ Bench Scoring Hands UNO Women Third Straight Loss
Mavericks Today
Jess Walter and Amber Vidal each scored 14 points as UNO’s five starters all scored at least nine points, but the Mavericks were outscored 26-8 in bench points Tuesday in a 76-65 loss at IPFW.

College Corner
The Columbus Dispatch
Matt Weir (John Glenn) had two assists in IPFW’s 76-60 loss to Oral Roberts and had seven points, three assists and two rebounds in an 82-63 win over Denver.

Penn State at Indiana: Game Preview, Stats, Odds, Lineups, How to Watch, & More
Crimson Quarry
Here’s the chance to make everyone quickly forget the season’s rough start, and absolve any latent angst over ugly IPFW & Indiana State.

January 8

Cougars Struggle to Find Winning Ways
Metro East Sun
The Cougars would continue to struggle over the next several games, falling in its next three games to Creighton, SIU Carbondale and Fort Wayne.

Women’s Basketball: UNO at IPFW
Omaha World Herald Blog
Scouting UNO: The Mavericks look to break into the Summit League win column for the first time Tuesday when they face a struggling IPFW team.