March 19, 2018

IPFW in the News for March 19, 2018

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March 19

Prospective Students Check Out IPFW: Official Excited to See 877 Attend Annual Spring Campus Visit
The Journal Gazette
The assistant vice chancellor of admissions at IPFW, soon to be Purdue University Fort Wayne, regularly paused to sign letters of intent as future student after future student did the same during Spring Campus Visit Day.

IPFW to Hose Career Fairs Tuesday and Thursday
WLYV 104.3
Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) will host Industry Career Fairs on Tuesday, March 20 and Thursday, March 22, from noon to 3 p.m. in the Walb International Ballroom.

Community Update
The Journal Gazette
IPFW OFFICE OF DIVERSITY AND MULTICULTURAL AFFAIRS: 7 p.m. Tuesday; IPFW, Walb Union, Classic Ballroom, 2101 E. Coliseum Blvd.; “Beyond Charlottesville: Where is the Line Between Free Speech and Hate Speech?” will be presented.

OPINION: EDITORIAL: Meaningful Dialogue: Gun Conversations Can Be Civil, City Showing
The Journal Gazette
A rally hastily organized by IPFW freshman Brandon Blumenherst drew hundreds to the Allen County Courthouse Green last month; a second gathering at the same site at 2 p.m. Saturday will coincide with a national march in Washington, D.C.

March 17

OPINION: LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Letter from PUFW Visual and Performing Arts Dean
I am writing to share the exciting news that after months of effort and hard work by so many at the university, the realignment of IPFW, including assuming the name Purdue University Fort Wayne, has been approved by the Higher Learning Commission Board of Trustees (HLC Board).

Student-Lead Restaurant Preps Students for Workforce
WANE TV NewsChannel 15
The hospitality program at IPFW is giving students real work experience outside of the classroom. They’re required to run a fully-functioning restaurant. This year that’s Doppio Zero Rustic Italian Cuisine.

March 16

Modern Love and Technology Explored in Talk, March 29
Illinois State University News
Michelle Drouin will focus on the good and bad of a Tinder-fied life where one has endless options in a talk on Thursday, March 29, at Illinois State University. A professor from the Department of Psychology at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne, Drouin will present “Modern Love: Finding your Signal within all the Noise” at 5 p.m. in Schroeder Hall, room 130.

Music Listings
Journal Gazette
MONDAY – Fort Wayne Children's Choir's concert choir, youth chorale and chamber singers – 7 p.m.; Allen County Public Library auditorium, 900 Library Plaza; $6 to $8; 481-6555 or

March 15

Entertainment Calendar for March 15, 2018
“VISTAAR – A CLASSICAL INDIAN MUSIC EXPLORATION,” featuring renowned Indian musicians Shashank Subramanyam, bamboo flute; Purbayan Chatterjee, sitar; Parupalli Phalgun, mridangam; and Anubrata Chatterjee, tabla, 7:30 p.m. March 24, Auer Performance Hall in Rhinehart Music Center at IPFW, 2101 Coliseum Blvd. E.

March 14

IPFW Department of Theater Presents Romeo and Juliet
But soft, what light through yonder window breaks? It is the east, and Juliet is the sun. Romeo’s words do not yet hint at the tragedy that will unfold in one of Shakespeare’s most popular plays.

IPFW Community Orchestra Spring Concert
The Community Orchestra performs a program that includes Gustav Holst’s beautiful and enigmatic A Somerset Rhapsody, and selections from Prokofiev’s Lieutenant Kijé” Suite, a musical journey through the life of a non-existent Soviet soldier!

IPFW Volleyball Star Gets 2 Awards
The Journal Gazette
IPFW men's volleyball outside hitter Tony Price was honored twice Tuesday for his strong offensive week, as he was selected as the Sports Imports/AVCA National Player of the Week and MIVA Offensive Player of the Week.

Mastodons Seniors Appreciative of Opportunity: Coffman Values Relationships as Much as Victories
The Journal Gazette
The amount of time the IPFW men's basketball team spends on buses, in airports and on planes makes the end of the season –  a 94-89 loss to Central Michigan in the tournament Monday at Memorial Coliseum – tough to handle.

Highlights Shared from SACS Parents’ Survey
The Journal Gazette
The questionnaire was conducted through a partnership between SACS and expert researchers in the field, Thomas Guskey and Laura Link. They are professors at the University of Kentucky and IPFW, respectively.

Local Jobless Rate Steady: Rate Rose Slightly in January, but Better than Last Year
The Journal Gazette
“Fort Wayne is continuing to enjoy full employment and we have for a number of years now,” said Rachel Blakeman, director of the Community Research Institute at IPFW.

IPFW’s Scott, Konchar Honored by NABC
WANE TV NewsChannel 15
Senior Bryson Scott and junior John Konchar of the Fort Wayne men’s basketball program have been named to the 2018 National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) All-District Second Team, the organization announced on Wednesday (March 14).

March 13

How to Cheer for the NCAA Tournament if You are One of the Many Indiana Teams Not Involved In It
Indianapolis Monthly
We’re here to help. If your team was hypothetically bounced from tournament consideration after getting obliterated by the FORT WAYNE MASTODONS sorry sorry I’m fine sorry, here are some ways you justifying rooting for your Indiana brethren this March.

Verbatim: River’s Edge Homeless Haven Reaps State Funds
The Journal Gazette
River's Edge will be located on Spy Run Avenue and is conveniently located near several grocery stores, parks, retail establishments and the Indiana University Purdue University Campus.

Mastodons’ Postseason Stopped Soon After It Starts
The Journal Gazette
A combination of IPFW men's basketball's lack of communication and Central Michigan's hot shooting brought an end to the Mastodons' season with a 94-89 loss in the first round of the postseason tournament Monday at Memorial Coliseum.

OPINION: Student Athletes Deserve Mental Health Care Access
The Journal Gazette
By Stephanie Rosado: Then comes the all too familiar “I haven't even studied yet.” A short time later, it's dangerously too soon to wake up and do it all over again. I lived that life at IPFW.

VB Announces Spring Slate: The Boilermakers Host Fort Wayne and Ball State on April 14
Purdue Sports
On April 14, Purdue hosts Fort Wayne and Ball State at Holloway Gymnasium. Both matches will be open to the public and free of admission.

Indiana Basketball 2017-18: The End of Season Report Card
The Daily Hoosier
After that Duke loss the Hoosiers would play flat at Michigan, win impressively vs. Iowa, play flat at Louisville, win in a thriller vs. Notre Dame and then endure their 4th worst loss ever at Assembly Hall to Fort Wayne.

Wofford to Be Host to Central Michigan Friday in C.I.T. 
The Daily Hoosier
The Chippewas defeated IPFW, 94-89, in an opening round game on the road Monday night to improve to 20-14, their second 20-win campaign under head coach Keno Davis.

Woodlan Grad, IPFW Star Price Named National Player of the Week 
The Daily Hoosier
Fort Wayne men’s volleyball outside hitter Tony Price added another accolade behind his strong offensive week, as he was selected as the Sports Imports/AVCA National Player of the Week on Tuesday (March 13). Price was already selected as the MIVA Offensive Player of the Week.

March 12

Instead of Rape Whistles, We Have Apps, But Are We Still Blaming the Victim
The Philadelphia Inquirer
In a recent New York Times article about consent apps, Michelle Drouin, an expert on technology and relationships, pointed out that consenting to sex or certain acts might pressure a person to fulfill them simply because they agreed to them in advance. She also said it’s “unrealistic” to expect people to use an app during a sexual encounter.

2018 Tournament Opening Round Recap: Central Michigan Chippewas vs. Fort Wayne Mastodons
Hustle Belt
The Central Michigan Chippewas hadn’t won a postseason game since its 2003 NCAA Tournament first-round upset of Creighton University, but that all changed on Monday afternoon, as the Chippewas went on the road and defeated the IPFW Mastodons, 94-89, in Fort Wayne, Indiana to win the Hugh Durham Classic and move on to the second round of the Tournament.

5-State JROTC Drill Meet is Concordia Tradition
IN|fort wayne
Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne will host the 47th annual Homer L. Clendenen Memorial Junior ROTC Drill Meet, from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, March 17, in the Hilliard Gates Sports Center, 2101 E. Coliseum Blvd.

CIT Men: Central Michigan 94, IPFW 89
The Journal Gazette
The IPFW men's basketball team's season ended with a 94-89 loss to Central Michigan in the Hugh Durham Classic in the first round of the Postseason Tournament at Memorial Coliseum on Monday.

Central Michigan Wins First Round Game In CIT
CBS Local 97.1 The Ticket
The Central Michigan men’s basketball team beat IPFW 94-89 Monday to advance to the second round of the Tournament.