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July 2, 2018

Purdue Fort Wayne in the News for July 2, 2018

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July 2

IPFW Officially Becomes Purdue University Fort Wayne
WLFI TV 8
One of Purdue University's campuses officially has a new name. The former campus of Indiana Purdue Fort Wayne (IPFW) is now, officially, Purdue University Fort Wayne (PFW).

Osprey Cam Shows Success of Nesting Platform Installation by Property owners at Crooked Lake Near Columbia City
News-Sentinel
You can watch as the parents care for their three young chicks via a live webcam set up in conjunction with the Environmental Resources Center (ERC) at Purdue University Fort Wayne, which prior to Sunday was known as IPFW.

Organizations Receive Grant to Help FWCS Families Complete FAFSA
Fort Wayne & NE Indiana News
The Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership, in collaboration with Purdue University Fort Wayne and Fort Wayne Community Schools (FWCS), has received a $35,000 grant from the National College Access Network (NCAN) for a program that will help FWCS seniors and their families complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

IPFW Assumes New Name
WFFT TV FOX 55
The black and gold Purdue flag was flying at the Crescent Avenue entrance of Purdue University Fort Wayne, helping make their name change official.

Purdue Fort Wayne Adds a Man, Not a Kid, To its Post Attack for this Coming Season
News-Sentinel
Of the nearly 7,000 minutes compiled on the basketball court last season by Purdue Fort Wayne athletes, centers Dylan Carl and Cameron Benford were responsible for less than 10 percent of those (662 total). That will have to change dramatically moving into the 2018-19 season but the two young posts will have help in that regard following the Mastodons signing junior college transfer Ramion Burt Jr. this spring.

July 1

GUEST COMMENTARY: Wages Up, Unemployment Down But Pay Still Lagging
NWI Times
Rachel Blakeman is director of the Purdue University Fort Wayne Community Research Institute. – Could the tight labor market, where every Indiana County experienced a lower unemployment rate in 2017 compared to 2016, actually be driving up wages?

IPFW Officially Becomes Purdue University Fort Wayne
WANE TV NewsChannel 15
It's official!  Today IPFW became Purdue University - Fort Wayne.

Purdue Leaders Embrace Future: Local Campus Changes From IPFW Today
The Journal Gazette
Change has been subtle and mostly behind the scenes at the emerging Purdue Fort Wayne, but its future is coming into focus.

OPINION: What We’ve Sown: US Policies Contribute to the Waves of Refugees We Now Spurn
The Journal Gazette
Peter Iadicola is professor of sociology at Purdue University Fort Wayne - A story that seems to have been missed in media coverage and in discussions by our political leaders may be important to understanding who is migrating to our southern border and why.

IU Looking to Future After IPFW Split: Foresees Continued Partnership
The Journal Gazette
With the former IPFW campus largely shifting to Purdue black and gold, IU will be challenged in displaying its cream and crimson.

Forward in Black and Gold: Jerseys Change, But Gates Center Stays Blue for Now
The Journal Gazette
The name on the front and the colors of the jerseys for the athletes are the only major changes for Purdue Fort Wayne with the name change officially going into effect today.

Schools Spending for Realignment: Indiana, Purdue Got Increased Funding from Lawmakers
The Journal Gazette
From branding to new equipment and technology upgrades, Indiana University and Purdue University have invested millions in the new Fort Wayne campus.

OPINION: IU, Purdue Focus in on Strengths as New Era Dawns
The Journal Gazette
“A quiet, formal affair, punctuated by brief speeches, good humor, benediction, organ music and feelings of both accomplishment and relief” marked the dedication of Indiana-Purdue Regional Campus on a chilly November Sunday in 1964.

New Hoops, Volleyball Coaches at New Prairie: Davis, Dermody to Run Basketball Programs; Staus Will Coach V’Ball
The La Porte County Herald-Argus
(Jordan) Staus is a 2007 graduate of LaSalle-Peru High School near Joliet, Illinois, where she was a standout volleyball player, according to a statement from New Prairie’s athletic department. She played collegiate volleyball at the Division I level for Indiana-Purdue Fort Wayne, where she graduated in 2011 with a degree in secondary education.

June 30

THIS DAY IN HISTORY: June 30 in Photos
News-Sentinel
1998 - Harrison Hill Elementary School fifth-graders, left to right, Michelle Orchard, Elizabeth Fisher, and Maddy Balazs explore the Internet at the IPFW Curriculum Lab.

Numerous Signs of Change: Purdue Fort Wayne Ramps Up Rebrand Efforts
The Journal Gazette
Someone had to count them: 1,400 signs on the IPFW campus need updating.

COST OF CHANGE: Wear Your Indiana University Fort Wayne Gear with Pride, But No License Plates Available
News-Sentinel
Come Sunday, IPFW separates into Purdue University Fort Wayne, which will operate the campus, and Indiana University Fort Wayne, which will lease space in Neff Hall and the Liberal Arts building and continue using its medical school building on campus, which it owns.

COST OF CHANGE: Indiana University Fort Wayne Creating Its Identity
News-Sentinel
That’s the feeling while standing outside Student Central, the newly created “one-stop shop” for students of what will be Indiana University Fort Wayne after its split Sunday from Purdue Fort Wayne on the IPFW campus they’ve shared since 1964 at 2101 Coliseum Blvd. E.

June 29

IPFW Realignment Nearly Official
Inside Indiana Business
The restructuring of IPFW will become official this weekend.

COST OF CHANGE: Alumni Voice Feeling About IPFW Split Into Separate Purdue, IU Programs
News-Sentinel
“My time at IPFW really was phenomenal,” said Hardiman, who graduated in 2005 with a bachelor’s degree in human services.

COST OF CHANGE: Transforming IPFW Campus to Purdue, IU Programs in Fort Wayne Involves A Major Investment
News-Sentinel
Jerry Lewis said it’s sort of like magic: You can pass by a sign on the IPFW campus and, when you go by it a few hours later, it may be changed to Purdue University Fort Wayne.

OPINION: EDITORIAL: No Family Left Behind: Meeting City’s Housing Needs a Cooperative Effort
The Journal Gazette
Almost 45 percent of Fort Wayne renters are housing-burdened, according to 2016 statistics from the Purdue Fort Wayne Community Research Institute.

Sports Briefs: IPFW Men’s Assistant Will Lead D-II Program
The Journal Gazette
IPFW men's basketball assistant coach John Peckinpaugh has been announced as the head coach at NCAA Division II Wheeling Jesuit, the West Virginia school announced Thursday.

Philharmonic Brings Patriotic Pops to Parkview Field
The Journal Gazette
(Caleb) Young says it is great to see people at this show who maybe have never stepped foot inside Embassy Theatre or IPFW for a regular Philharmonic show.

Peckinpaugh Selected as WJU Men’s Coach
The Intelligencer
Wheeling Jesuit has selected NCAA Division I Purdue Fort Wayne assistant coach John Peckinpaugh as the new head men’s basketball coach.

WJU Tabs Peckinpaugh as Men’s Hoops Coach
Martins Ferry Times Leader
Wheeling Jesuit has selected NCAA Division I Purdue Fort Wayne assistant coach John Peckinpaugh as the new head men’s basketball coach.

Bendix Commercial Appoints Pogorelc as VP of Supply Chain Excellence
School Transportation News
(Mike) Pogorelc received a bachelor’s of science degree in mechanical engineering from Cleveland State University, Cleveland Ohio, and a master’s degree in organizational leadership and supervision from Purdue University, Fort Wayne, Indiana campus.

Bendix Names Mike Pogorelc as Vice President, Supply Chain Excellence
AftermarketNews
(Mike) Pogorelc holds a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from Cleveland State University, Cleveland, Ohio; and a Master of Organizational Leadership and Supervision degree from Purdue University – Fort Wayne, Indiana, campus.

Summer of Fun and Excitement for PFW Arts Departments
WBOI Northeast Indiana Public Radio
Purdue Fort Wayne's official transition takes place July 1st, and John O'Connell, Dean of is College of Visual and performing arts, is excited for the changes ahead, and ready and for them to begin.

Entrepreneurship has No Age Limit
Greater Fort Wayne Business Weekly
Over the course of three days, a dozen or so high-school aged students met in the library at Purdue Fort Wayne to meet and learn from local entrepreneurs and other business professionals about the building blocks for establishing an independent business.

2 Burmese Officers Join City Police Force, A First
The Journal Gazette
Stephanie Reid, a 23-year-old Snider High School graduate, was pinned by her boyfriend, Jason Durnell. “It's what I always wanted to do when I was little,” said Reid, who will finish her criminal justice degree at Purdue Fort Wayne.

EDITORIAL: No Family Left Behind: Meeting City’s Housing Needs a Cooperative Effort
The Journal Gazette
The goal is simply to ensure people can secure a decent place to live without becoming “housing-burdened” – a phrase to describe what happens when more than 30 percent of a family's income is spent on rent. Almost 45 percent of Fort Wayne renters are housing-burdened, according to 2016 statistics from the Purdue Fort Wayne Community Research Institute.

Newest Fort Wayne Police Officers Include 3 Women, 2 People of Burmese Descent
News-Sentinel
The 63rd basic recruit class that graduated Thursday at Rhinehart Music Center on the Indiana University-Purdue University-Fort Wayne campus as fully commissioned officers Thursday consists of 18 men and three women.

June 28

Fort Wayne Berm Built to Keep Asian Carp out of Great Lakes
The Washington Times
They are also building habitat so the turtles won’t need to cross the road, says Bruce Kingsbury, a professor at Purdue University Fort Wayne.

COST OF CHANGE: Purdue Fort Wayne Athletics Invests Significant Time, Money in Branding Switch
News-Sentinel
The change from IPFW to Purdue Fort Wayne comes with some tangible cost to the athletic department.

Grant Could Boost Financial Aid Applications
Greater Fort Wayne Business Weekly
Fort Wayne Community Schools, Purdue University Fort Wayne and the Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership have received a $35,000 National College Access Network grant for a program to help FWCS seniors and their families apply for college financial aid.

Wheeling Jesuit Names New Head Men’s Basketball Coach
WTRF TV
John Peckinpaugh will take over as head men's basketball coach this upcoming season. Peckinpaugh was the NCAA Division I Purdue Fort Wayne assistant coach.

Peckinpaugh Leaving Mastodons for D2 Head Coaching Job
WANE TV NewsChannel 15
A fixture on the Fort Wayne basketball scene for the last decade, John Peckinpaugh is leaving the Purdue Fort Wayne staff for a head coaching position at Division II Wheeling Jesuit University in West Virginia.

Wheeling Jesuit Picks Peckinpaugh to Lead Men’s Basketball Program
WTOV TV FOX 9
Wheeling Jesuit has hired Division I assistant coach John Peckinpaugh to serve as the next head men's basketball coach.

Mosaic Building Solutions Names Project Manager
Inside Indiana Business
A graduate of IPFW, (Tyler) Gerig earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Engineering Technology.

Wages Up, Unemployment Down But Pay Still Lagging
Inside Indiana Business
By Rachel Blakeman, Community Research Institute Director, Purdue University Fort Wayne – Could the tight labor market, where every Indiana County experienced a lower unemployment rate in 2017 compared to 2016, actually be driving up wages?

POINT OF VIEW: Wages Up, Unemployment Down, But Pay Still Lagging
Goshen News
Rachel Blakeman, Guest Columnist - Could the tight labor market, where every Indiana County experienced a lower unemployment rate in 2017 compared to 2016, actually be driving up wages? - Rachel Blakeman is the director of the Purdue University Fort Wayne Community Research Institute.

June 27

Fort Wayne Native Tabbed to Lead Taylor Track and Field Team
Chronicle Tribune
Prior to his coaching stint at Trine, (Rod) Waters started as an assistant at Indiana Tech for one year then spent three years as part of the coaching staff at NCAA Division I IPFW.

Good Reads for Hot Days
Inside Higher Ed
Online Teaching at Its Best: Merging Instructional Design With Teaching and Learning Research - Author: Linda Nilson, director emerita of the Office of Teaching Effectiveness Innovation (OTEI) at Clemson University, and Ludwika Goodson, associate director of the Center for Enhancement of Teaching and Learning at Purdue University Fort Wayne.

Success is Coming at a Price for the Purdue Fort Wayne Hoop Program as Another Assistant Coach is Lured Elsewhere
News-Sentinel
For the second time in as many months, veteran Purdue Fort Wayne men’s basketball coach Jon Coffman has to undertake the task of finding a new assistant coach.

New Purdue Fort Wayne Coach Acclimating Seamlessly into the ‘Great Culture’ of the Mastodon Program
News-Sentinel
Veteran Purdue Fort Wayne men’s basketball coach Jon Coffman recently hired assistant coach Paul Corsaro, in part, because “he’s a good people person” and the former University of Indianapolis assistant has been putting those skills to use over the last week-plus since he joined the Mastodon program.

YWCA Discusses Inequality in Schools: The Young Women’s Christian Association of Fort Wayne Talks About Systemic Issues of Poverty and How it Affects Education
WFFT TV FOX 55
Maria Norman who is a business analyst at Purdue University Fort Wayne and school board member for Fort Wayne Community Schools along with Lead Pastor Steve Terry Sr. of New Life Church of God spearheaded the discussion sharing their own experience and what they think will help the community move forward in the right direction.

Hiking in Fort Wayne, Where Asian Carp are Forbidden to Fly
South Bend Tribune
Little Rivers started in June to count turtle roadkill on Engle Road. Researchers are studying ways to keep the turtles from going across the road — perhaps by using a fence to suggest other routes but also by building habitat so they don’t need to cross the road, says Bruce Kingsbury, a professor at Purdue University Fort Wayne.

June 25

New Program to Help Fort Wayne Community Schools Families Complete FAFSA
WISE TV Fort Wayne’s NBC
“We are excited for the possibilities this program will offer high school seniors in Fort Wayne,” said Krissy Creager, associate vice chancellor of enrollment management and student success at Purdue Fort Wayne.