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IPFW in the News for March 20, 2017

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March 20

Journal Gazette
As Indiana and Purdue University officials prepare to sever a partnership 50 years in the making, northeast Indiana residents who care about the future of IPFW are largely left on the sidelines.

March 19

Budding scientists compete at IPFW
Journal Gazette
That event, the 29th annual Hoosier Science and Engineering Fair, will take place April 1 at the Campus Center of Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis.

JROTC cadets aim high in drill meet
Journal Gazette
The guns aren't made of balsa wood. They're real 1903 models made of steel and heavy wood. They weigh about 8 pounds, but the junior ROTC members competing in the 46th annual Homer L. Clendenen JROTC Memorial Drill Meet at IPFW on Saturday flipped them around like batons.

Robotics Company Targets IPFW For Research
Inside Indiana Business
Fort Wayne-based robotics company Targamite LLC has inked a research sponsorship agreement with Purdue University. The partnership involves artificial intelligence research to be conducted at IPFW.

March 18

Business community commits to IPFW
Greater Fort Wayne Business Weekly
Local business leaders announced the formation of a task force Friday aimed at developing the Indiana and Purdue universities on Coliseum Boulevard into a "top 100" system by 2027.

What is IPFW's future?
A concerned group of community leaders met at IPFW Friday morning to outline the vision for the university’s future.

Vibrant post-IPFW campus urged
Journal Gazette
Northeast Indiana's economic success depends on maintaining a strong public university, representatives of the local business community said Friday in a news conference on the IPFW campus.

March 17

Indiana General Assembly zeroes in on new university budgets, including IPFW
The Indiana General Assembly will soon determine the funding that will be granted to the universities involved in the split of IPFW, with the new state budget due by April 29.

Business Leaders Outline Vision For IPFW's Future
Inside Indiana Business
Some big names in the Fort Wayne business community have detailed their vision for the future presence of Purdue University and Indiana University in the city. During a news conference Friday, leaders including Greater Fort Wayne Inc. Board Chair Ron Turpin outlined an eight-point plan he says demonstrates a commitment "to making these two world-class institutions.”

Master plan connecting IPFW to businesses announced
A standing-room-only crowd filled Helmke Library on the IPFW campus Friday, to hear about potential community/business partnerships.

Community leaders promise support for building better future from IPFW split
As IPFW proceeds with dividing into separate affiliates of Purdue University and Indiana University, community and business leaders met Friday morning to say that two "satellite" campuses aren't good enough for Fort Wayne.

Business leaders: Economic success relies on strong public university
Journal Gazette
Northeast Indiana's economic success depends on maintaining a strong public university, representatives of the local business community said today in a news conference on the IPFW campus

Community leaders to discuss vision for IPFW
A group of community and business leaders planned to hold a news conference at 10 a.m. today at IPFW to support the university as it plans its transition and to outline their vision for it.

March 16

Calhoun's big night lifts IPFW to CIT win
Journal Gazette
The IPFW men's basketball team just kept finding Brent Calhoun and eventually found a way to win, topping Ball State 88-80 on Wednesday night in the first round of the Tournament at the Gates Center.

Why Is Water Infrastructure Taking A Back Seat To Roads?
But still, the question remains, why the tight focus on roads instead of water? "If people can't see it, don't spend money on it," says Andy Downs, a political science professor at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne.

IPFW hosts regional science fair
KPC News
The 62nd annual Northeast Indiana Regional Science and Engineering Fair will take place Saturday at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne.

March 15

In-state incentive for IPFW, Ball State
Journal Gazette
For the IPFW and Ball State men's basketball teams, being able to play in a postseason tournament provides an opportunity to grow as a team. Playing an in-state opponent adds a little extra motivation.

Sitar virtuoso Anoushka Shankar will perform March 26 at IPFW
Indian sitar virtuoso Anoushka Shankar will perform in Fort Wayne March 26 in the IPFW/Shruti Indian Performance Series.

March 14

IPFW relishes home game
Journal Gazette
In a mid-major men's basketball program, losing in the conference tournament leaves teams disappointed. Both IPFW and Ball State felt they had the teams capable of an NCAA Tournament appearance and both fell short of that goal.

Doctor who discovered CTE to visit Fort Wayne
The fourth and final speaker for the 2016-2017 IPFW Omnibus Lecture Series will be Nigerian born Dr. Bennet Omalu. It will be held on Tuesday, April 4, at 7:30 p.m. at the IPFW Rhinehart Music Center.

Maggard has team dancing
Journal Gazette
Canterbury graduate Darby Maggard and Leo and IPFW grad Cam Newbauer are dancing once again with Belmont women's basketball. The Bruins are a No. 13 seed in the Lexington Regional and will face No. 4-seed Kentucky, the team found out Monday night.

Van Wert teen advances to national spelling bee – again
Una VanWynsberghe of Lincolnview Junior High School correctly spelled "rosalia" to win the 63rd Annual Regional Spelling Bee on Saturday at IPFW's Rhinehart Music Center.

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.