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July 17, 2017

IPFW in the News for July 17, 2017

Were you quoted by a reporter? Did you see IPFW featured in the media? Send the links for your news clips to Kimberly Wagner, director of public relations, at or tweet them to @IPFWnews.

July 17

Education Notebook
The Journal Gazette
IPFW will hold Enrollment Express Days July 26 and July 27 with appointments between 9 and 11 a.m. in the Office of Admissions in the Walb Student Union, room 121.  Enrollment Express is held in conjunction with Advising and Registration days.

July 15

Mascots, Games and More at TRF Children’s Fest
Partly cloudy skies and the promise of lots of fun drew a large crowd Friday to the first day of the Three Rivers Festival’s Children’s Fest at IPFW.

July 13

Job Fair at IPFW on August 2
Plan to attend and register your organization today for the IPFW Job Fair, hosted by Indiana Third District  Congressman Jim Banks!

Sister Seeks Answers in Lake Ave. Homicide
The Journal Gazette
Rosie was a Harding High School graduate and attended IPFW and Indiana University in Bloomington as a business and journalism major.

Colleges Targeting In-State Talent
The Journal Gazette
IPFW prospects include North Side guard Austin Boucher (he played his first two seasons at South Side), Indianapolis forward Tony Hopkins and Plainfield forward Gavin Bizeau.

July 11

Social Workers in High Demand
The Journal Gazette
The same is true for social work programs at Manchester University and IPFW, officials say.

Potential Students Can Sign Up Now for Enrollment Express at IPFW
Undergraduate student applicants to Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne can find out if they received admission and, if so, meet with an academic adviser and register for classes, all in the same day.

Campus Clip
KPC News
These area students were among those given their degrees following the completion of the spring semester from Purdue University, Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne and other Indiana and Purdue regional campuses.

July 10

Volleyball’s 2017 Schedule Features 13 Home Matches
YSU Sports
Youngstown State will then host Fort Wayne, Saint Francis U and Akron in the Penguin Invitational on Sept. 8-9.

Fort Wayne Cross Country Teams Announce 2017 Schedules
The 2017 Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne men’s and women’s cross country schedule features five regular season meets for head coach Mike Fruchey and his runners.

Cheerleading Recruitment at IPFW
Cheerleading recruiters at IPFW are busy building next season’s team roster.

Meet the Contestants
KPC News
Taylor Duncan is the daughter of Brandi and Josh Duncan. She will be a sophomore at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne with a major in music therapy.

Opinion: Andy Downs Talks Summertime Politics in Indiana
Lakeshore Public Radio
Andy Downs of the Mike Downs Center for Politics at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne joined us on “Regionally Speaking” on Monday for a discussion of summertime political topics – mainly what Governor Eric Holcomb is doing these days, of the interest in influential State Senator Luke Kenley’s position, now that he plans to retire this autumn – and about potential candidates in two U.S. Representative primary elections which won’t be held until next year.

July 9

Helping Out with Housing
The Journal Gazette
Vincent Village, 2827 Holton Ave., helpers are: The Chapel, The Christ Child Society, Neighborlink, St. Jude Social Action Committee, IPFW, University of Saint Francis and Homestead High School Network, Catholic Charities,  Parkview Health, AIM Services, Headwaters Counseling, Fort Wayne Community Schools, Wells Fargo Bank and the Purdue Cooperative Extension.

Business People
The Journal Gazette
Named to the Young Leaders of Northeast Indiana’s board of directors for 2017-18 are Ryan Krueckeberg, president, Lincoln Financial Group; Savannah Robinson, vice president, Barnes & Thornburg LLP; Sarah Verpooten, secretary, Strahm Building Solutions; David Curry, treasurer, Lake City Bank; Patrick Florea, director at large, executive committee, JH Specialty Inc.; Abigail Zimmer, vice president, membership, Creative Financial Staffing; Kourtney Teegardin, vice president, leadership development, Design Collaborative; Pone Vongphachanh; vice president, community impact, Upstate Alliance of Realtors; John Felts, vice president, communications, city of Fort Wayne; Kelly Rentschler, vice president, social programming, EASi; Chris Reeves, vice president, fund development, ProFed Federal Credit Union; Vinod Vijayan, director at large, technology, Eaton Corp.; Tim Zink, director at large, Living Fort Wayne, IPFW; Rena Burden, director at large, leadership development, Turnstone; and John Foxworthy, director at large, fund development, Mahara Wealth Partners.

July 7

125 Mastodons Named to Summit League Academic Honor Roll
The Summit League has announced the 2016-17 Academic Honor Roll, and 125 Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne student-athletes were named to the list.

Keep Up the Great Work Waynedale! – Message from the Mayor
The Waynedale News
The City of Fort Wayne and IPFW are partnering to develop a mobile app for people who use out greenways and trails system.

Grimes for Sheriff Selects Campaign Manager
Inside Indiana Business
Jared Noblitt graduated from IPFW.

New Harrison Lake Golf Pro Brings Customer-Service Experience
The Republic
But after two years in his hometown at IPFW, he learned about the Professional Golf Management Program at Ferris State in Michigan.

Graders Transplants Transitioning to Galion with Ease
Bucyrus Telegraph Forum
For the past three years, Hettinger has plied his trade for the Indiana University-Purdue University at Fort Wayne (IPFW) Mastodons.

Dean Appointed: Dr. Jennifer Simpson Appointed in Humanities and Social Sciences
Memorial University Gazette
Dr. Simpson has previously held academic appointments at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne and Portland State University.

July 6

Register for IPFW Enrollment Express
The Journal Gazette
Registration is open for IPFW’s Enrollment Express Day on July 18. Appointments are available between 9 and 11 a.m. in the Office of Admissions in the Walb Student Union, Room 121.

Registration Open for IPFW Enrollment Express
WBCL Radio Network
IPFW will hold an Enrollment Express Day on July 18th, and registration is now open.

July 5

The Law Office of Nick Wheeler
Word Press
After his military service, Nick used the G.I. Bill he earned to attend Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne where he majored in English with a Concentration in Writing.

July 4

La Porte High Runners Shine in Run for Riley
The Michigan City News-Dispatch
La Porte High School graduate Kailee Schoof runs in a race last season as a freshman at IPFW.

Evan Miller MLB Draft Position
Pro Draft Picks
Miller was drafted into the Major League Baseball draft from Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne.

Fort Wayne “Ninjas” Debut on American Ninja Warrior
Fort Wayne’s NBC
Michael Bougher is an IPFW student, full time EMT and a member of the Army National Guard.

July 2

Hefty Wealth Partners Elects Three New Partners –
Short Term Wealth
Edison Byzyka is a graduate of Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne, where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in finance with a minor in economics.

Marriage Matters: A Work in Progress
Sturgis Journal
James Burg, Ph.D., is an associate professor at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne.  His wife, Audora, is a freelance writer.

July 1

Hefty Wealth Partners Elects Three New Partners
KPC News
Edison Byzyka is a graduate of Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne, where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in finance with a minor in economics.

IPFW Changes to Affect Athletics Minimally
CycloSec Sport
On June 16, the trustees of Indiana and Purdue universities agreed on the fate of the IU students enrolled at IPFW: No NCAA Division I athletics.

June 30

Jones Pioneer Award Winner’s Life as Volunteer ‘Just Happened’
Huntington County TAB
After earning a degree in electrical engineering from Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne in 1973, he went to work at Triad-Utrad, in Huntington.