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IPFW in the News for March 13, 2017

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March 13

IPFW's 1st-round CIT rival: Ball State
Journal Gazette
The IPFW men's basketball team will play host to Ball State in the first round of the Tournament, the site announced Sunday.

March 12

‘We're just here to help the community’
Journal Gazette
IPFW is developing a food pantry plan – an idea the university has long discussed, said Julie Creek, director of the office of diversity and multicultural affairs.

March 11

City still lacking in social health
Journal Gazette
"Without information on the margin of error in the metropolitan area sampling and given the wide swings in some of the rankings from one year to the next, it does raise some question on how much importance to place on the results, particularly for smaller metro areas in any given year,” John Stafford, interim director of the Community Research Institute at IPFW, said in an email.

March 10

Mastodons shaking off loss
Journal Gazette
IPFW men's basketball coach Jon Coffman knows the team isn't done playing this season. The team will know its next course of action Sunday, exactly a week after its Summit League Tournament loss to Omaha, the eventual tournament runner-up.

Mobile devices give new dimension to web analytics
Greater Fort Wayne Business Weekly
Web analytics can tell a business who is coming to its website, how someone got there, how long someone stayed there and where the person went next. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg, said Adolfo Coronado, assistant professor of information systems at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne.

Blue Star Mothers help local veteran raise funds
Kokomo Herald
Wickey returned to Indiana safely in 2011 and enlisted with the Indiana National Guard. He enrolled at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne and obtained an associate's degree in applied science in HVAC.

March 9

Registration open for arts workshop for students with autism
Greater Fort Wayne Business Weekly
The Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne Community Arts Academy will be offering Shakespeare's Island, a class for students ages 10 to 18 who have autism spectrum disorder.

March 8

Senators urged to boost funds for IPFW
Journal Gazette
"It provides us with an opportunity to connect these programs to our medical education center, which is already on that campus," said Indiana President Michael McRobbie said. “We can build a substantial health sciences enterprise.”

Early spring buds and blooms may be zapped by incoming cold
Ricky Kemery at the Purdue Horticulture Extension Office at IPFW says that the incoming cold is not as concerning for trees as it is for flowers.

IPFW hosts college fair
Journal Gazette
Students from Concordia Lutheran, FWCS and EACS explore post-high school educational opportunities Tuesday at the Northeast Indiana College Fair at IPFW. Nearly 100 colleges and military units were on hand for the annual event.

March 7

Verbatim: AWS Foundation Announces $670,206 in Grants
Journal Gazette
IPFW: $65,000 for the Bridges program.

River nonprofit setting example with new office
Journal Gazette
Programming, Wire said, will involve collaboration with other groups, including Save Maumee, the St. Joe Watershed Initiative, the Allen County Soil & Water Conservation District and IPFW's Environmental Resource Center.

16 students to compete at regional spelling bee
The students range from 5th to 7th grade and represent 15 counties. The 63rd Annual Journal Gazette Regional Spelling Bee presented by STAR Financial Bank will begin at 10 am Saturday, March 11 at IPFW's Rhinehart Music Center.