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June 18, 2018

Purdue Fort Wayne in the News for June 18, 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@pfw.edu or tweet them to @PurdueFWNews.

June 18

Purdue Fort Wayne Branding Revealed with a Noticeable Nod to School Tradition
News-Sentinel
The unveiling of a new logo has left those involved in the Purdue Fort Wayne branding feeling a little blue. It’s a good kind of blue, though.

June 17

FOCUS 2018: Even in a Robust Fort Wayne Economy, Some Segments are Growing Faster than Others
News-Sentinel
“We’re seeing a very positive trend line. Anything less than 5 percent is considered full employment,” said Rachel Blakeman, director of the Purdue University Fort Wayne’s Community Research Institute. “Wages are trending up, and manufacturing continues to be a strong component. Health care is strong, too.”

Quilt Shop Nationally Recognized: Rome City Business to be Featured in Better Homes Issue
The Journal Gazette
While North said her business sense comes from her father, she also credits the associate degree in marketing and bachelor's degree in sociology that she earned from IPFW.

New Agency Group Small but has Big Aspirations
The Journal Gazette
It may be small with only four clients, including Bryson and Brenton Scott, who recently finished their college basketball careers at IPFW and Indiana State, respectively, but vice president Garrett Martz doesn't envision this ending up just a boutique agency.

June 16

Purdue Commits to Local Upgrades: $10 Million for Library, Kettler Hall
The Journal Gazette
Changes at what will soon be the former IPFW campus keep coming.

June 15

Purdue Seeks $10 Million to Finish Library, Kettler Renovations: Several Programs on Campus Renamed
The Journal Gazette
Purdue University's board of trustees Friday approved a 10-year capital plan and its legislative capital project request for 2019-21, which includes $10 million to complete renovations of Helmke Library and Kettler Hall at its Fort Wayne campus.

Purdue Seeks $10 Million for Fort Wayne South Campus Renovation
Topix
Purdue University's board of trustees Friday approved a 10-year capital plan and its legislative capital project request for 2019-21, which includes $10 million to complete renovations of Helmke Library and Kettler Hall at its Fort Wayne campus.

Purdue Trustees Approve Name Changes, New Degree Program
WLFI TV
For the Purdue Fort Wayne campus, trustees approved renaming the: • Organizational Leadership and Supervision graduate program to Organizational Leadership.

Purdue Trustees Approve State Funding Request
Inside Indiana Business
The request calls for state funding that will be leveraged with other funding for three priority projects at Purdue's West Lafayette, Northwest and Fort Wayne campuses.

Purdue Trustees Approve Capital Plan
Purdue University News
The biennial plan, which will be submitted to the Indiana Commission for Higher Education and the State Budget Committee, requests $79 million in state funding to be leveraged with other funding for three priority projects at West Lafayette, Purdue Northwest and Purdue Fort Wayne.

Will IPFW’s Mastodon be a Little Less Blue: Purdue Fort Wayne Rebranding of Athletics, Logo to be Unveiled Monday
News-Sentinel
Purdue University Fort Wayne will hold a news conference at 1 p.m. Monday to announce the branding for the new school’s athletics program and to unveil its official logo.

Purdue Trustees Approve Name Changes, New Degree Program
Purdue University News
For the Purdue Fort Wayne campus, trustees approved renaming the: • Organizational Leadership and Supervision graduate program to Organizational Leadership.

June 14

University to Begin Billboard Blitz: 36 Signs ‘With Purpose’ Part of PFW Rebranding Effort
The Journal Gazette
Rebranding itself for a new era, Purdue University Fort Wayne will leave IPFW behind as it installs billboards next week looking toward its future.

OPINION: Commentary: Hats Off to Teachers and Dads
SW News Media
By: Wes Mader - Later in my career I was privileged to guest lecture on a few occasions at the university level, and to serve on the Industrial Advisory Committee at the Indiana University/Purdue University joint campus in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Indiana Democrats Set to Officially Nominate Statewide Candidates
WVIK
Mike Downs Center For Indiana Politics at IPFW Director Andrew Downs says that’s not a good sign when Democrats already have an uphill battle when it comes to, for instance, name recognition.

Sports Briefs: Mastodon Gets Academic Honor
The Journal Gazette
IPFW's Brandon Phelps, a Snider product, was named to the 2018 Summit League Academic All-League team. Phelps graduated with a degree in elementary education in May.

June 13

Public Art Commission Gets Two New Appointments
WBOI Northeast Indiana Public Radio
Purdue University Fort Wayne College of Visual and Performing Arts (Dean or appointee).

June 12

Celebrities: Share with Us
The Journal Gazette
The school known as Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne will come to an end July 1. Whether you graduated from IPFW, taught there or had some other link, we'd like to know – in 100 words or less – your memories on the school's 54-year run. Please send your memories to Ron Shawgo at rshawgo@jg.net by Saturday, and include your full name and contact phone number. Some responses could be used in a future story.

June 11

Purdue Fort Wayne Faculty Members Pursue Research Projects this Summer
Public Now
Purdue University Fort Wayne has seven faculty members doing summer research projects funded by grants from the Purdue Research Foundation (PRF).

UND Hires Assoc. Head Soccer Coach
KNOX News Radio
Prior to his stint at Idaho, Davis was an assistant coach at Indiana Purdue University Fort Wayne in 2013. He served as the program’s goalkeeper coach and recruiting coordinator and helped the Mastodons set a school record for single-season shutouts.