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March 5, 2018

IPFW in the News for March 5, 2018

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March 5

1st-Half Hole Too Big for IPFW: Mastodons Ousted in Summit Opener
The Journal Gazette
IPFW fell in the first round of the Summit League tournament Sunday as No. 5 seed North Dakota State built a big lead and held on down the stretch to bounce fourth-seeded Mastodons 86-82 at the Premier Center.

Northeast Indiana Local Food Forum Set
Farmers Advance
The Purdue Extension Allen County and the local Food Council have teamed up once again to host the “2018 Northeast Indiana Local Food Forum: Our Lands. Our Tables” on March 12, 2018 at the Walb Union Classic Ballroom on the IPFW campus in Fort Wayne.

March 4

Carwein Again Tops County’s Salary List: Educators Dominate; 4 of Top 5 Spots Go to Women
The Journal Gazette
Former IPFW Chancellor Vicky Carwein, even with a reduced salary, again earned more than any other Allen County public employee last year.

Bison Avoid Big Collapse, Hold On Down the Stretch to Defeat Fort Wayne in Summit Tourney
Jamestown Sun
It was all looking so pretty. Too pretty as it turned out. North Dakota State was leading Indiana Purdue-Fort Wayne by 23 points with 15 minutes left in the game and the Bison were in the driver's seat—with Fort Wayne nowhere near the vehicle.

IPFW Falls in Summit League Opener
The Journal Gazette
Paul Miller scored 18 of his 29 points in the second half to help North Dakota State hold on for an 86-82 win over IPFW on Sunday night in the first round of the Summit League Tournament.

Students Test Scientific Acumen: 10 Have Exhibits in Annual Event Hosted by IPFW
The Journal Gazette
Walb Student Union at IPFW was the place to be Saturday if you wanted to learn more about biology – or engineering. Or sound. Or Fuel cells. A lot of things, really.

Teen Wins 3rd Straight Bee: Van Wert, Ohio, Student Goes 28 Rounds to Earn Another Trip to DC Competition
The Journal Gazette
That gave Meraz a chance to return to the competition, held in the Rhinehart Recital Hall at IPFW's Rhinehart Music Center. It was a pattern that would continue.

Balanced Thunder Reaches D-III Sweet 16
The Journal Gazette
SOUTH DAKOTA 83, IPFW 32: In Sioux Falls, South Dakota, the No. 8-seeded Mastodons were routed by the top-seeded Coyotes in the quarterfinals of the Summit League tournament.

Bison Avoid Big Collapse, Hold on Down the Stretch to Defeat Fort Wayne in Summit Tourney
FCNN
It was all looking so pretty. Too pretty as it turned out. North Dakota State was leading Indiana Purdue-Fort Wayne by 23 points with 15 minutes left in the game and the Bison were in the driver's seat—with Fort Wayne nowhere near the vehicle.

March 3

Consent in the Digital Age: Can Apps Solve a Very Human Problem
Economic Times
Michelle Drouin, a leading expert on technology and relationships, said the apps are good at documenting consent, but don’t account much for fluctuating human emotions.

Trine Women Advance to Sweet 16
The Journal Gazette
SOUTH DAKOTA 83, IPFW 32: In Sioux Falls, S.D., the No. 8 Mastodons were routed by the top-seeded Coyotes in the quarterfinals of the Summit League tournament.

Students Compete at 63rd Annual Northeast Indiana Regional Science and Engineering Fair
WANE TV NewsChannnel 15
The event was held in Indiana University Purdue University Fort Wayne’s (IPFW) Walb Union where all of the student’s projects were presented and displayed.

Van Wert Girl to Compete at National Spelling Bee for 3rd Time
WANE TV NewsChannnel 15
The bee was hosted at Indiana University Purdue University Fort Wayne’s (IPFW) Rhinehart Recital Hall.

’The Bryson Scott Story’ at Fort Wayne has been One of Growth and Success
News-Sentinel
There are over 4,500 basketball players at the NCAA Division I level across the country, so when you consider the fact that Fort Wayne guard Bryson Scott ranks among the top 34 student-athletes in eight different categories; it sort of becomes mind-numbing.

Summit League Tournament: South Dakota Women Rout Fort Wayne 83-32
Argus Leader
Jaycee Bradley took her first shot with nine seconds elapsed in the Summit League women’s basketball tournament and put top-seeded South Dakota up 3-0 over eighth-seeded Fort Wayne on Saturday.

Queen Bee: VanWynsberghe Spells Her Way Back to Washington, DC
Times Bulletin
 For the third straight year in a row Una VanWynsberghe, a Lincolnview eighth grader, was crowned spelling champion at the annual Journal Gazette Regional Spelling Bee held at IPFW on Saturday.

Local Guys Steal Show in Horizon Homecoming
Detroit News
Green Bay coach Linc Darner called him the summer prior to his senior years, when he already was getting set to take visits to Northern Illinois, UIC and IPFW.

VanWynsberghe Named Top Speller Again
The Journal Gazette
It's the third straight year the eighth-grader captured the top spot in the bee, which was held Saturday at IPFW's Rhinehart Music Center and is sponsored by STAR Financial Bank.

Two Fort Wayne Young Women Named 500 Festival Princesses
News-Sintinel
Amanda Holland is a graduate of Carroll High School and is a junior at IPFW majoring in nursing.

Fort Wayne Philharmonic to Make its First Commercial Performance Recording, and You’re Invited
News-Sintinel
The performance will take place at 7:30 p.m. in Auer Performance Hall at Rhinehart Music Center at IPFW, 2101 Coliseum Blvd. E. People don’t need tickets to attend.

Obituary: Kenneth Wayne ‘Skip’ Rasor
Legacy.com
He graduated from G.E. Apprentice School in 1960, received an Associates Degree in Industrial Engineering from Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne, in 1972, and an Associates Degree in Manufacturing Technology from Oakland Community College, Detroit, Mich., in 1994 (Magna Cum Laude).

Spelling Bee Champions
The Journal Gazette
The competition will be at IPFW's Rhinehart Music Center. Spelling will begin at 10 a.m. in the Rhinehart Recital Hall.

March 2

Assistant Women’s Soccer Coach: IPFW
NCAA The Market
Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW), an NCAA Division I institution and a member of the Summit League, is accepting applications for the position of Assistant Women’s Soccer Coach.

Mastodons Hope 3rd Time’s Charm Vs. Bison
The Journal Gazette
Like last year, the IPFW men's basketball team enters the Summit League Tournament in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, with a .500 conference record (7-7) and opens against a team it has defeated twice this year: North Dakota State.

Music Listings
The Journal Gazette
SATURDAY – “Video Games Live” – 7:30 p.m.; IPFW, Rhinehart Recital Hall, 2101 E. Coliseum Blvd.; 260-481-0777, Philharmonic box office or FWPhil.org.

Arts Update
The Journal Gazette
CHOIR REHEARSAL: The Fort Wayne Children's Choir is hosting “Come Try Us,” an opportunity for interested singers in the third grade and older to attend a rehearsal. Singers can come to the following rehearsals: 5 to 6:30 p.m. March 26, rehearse with lyric choir in grades third to fourth at Fort Wayne Philharmonic, 4901 Fuller Drive, Ivy Tech North campus; 5 to 6:15 p.m. March 27, rehearse with the apprentice choir in grades second through fifth at Holy Cross Lutheran School, 3425 Crescent Ave.; or 5 to 6:30 p.m. March 29, rehearse with treble choir in grades fourth through seventh at IPFW Rhinehart Music Center, 2101 E. Coliseum Blvd. To register, call 481-0481 or email info@fwcchoir.org.

Art Exhibits
The Journal Gazette
Today – FINE ARTS FACULTY EXHIBITION – Ends March 23; IPFW Department of Fine Arts; Visual Arts Gallery, 2101 E. Coliseum Blvd.; hours, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekends.

Indiana Basketball: Should the Hoosiers Host an NIT Game this Year
Hoosier State of Mind
Yes, they have had their fair share of horrible, and I mean horrible losses, in Indiana State and IPFW(again).

Indiana Basketball: Should Juwan Morgan Go to the NBA
Hoosier State of Mind
They also lost to IPFW, and Indiana State, so an NIT invite seems unlikely.

March 1

Entertainment Calendar for March 1, 2018
News-Sentinel
“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.

Community Calendar
KPC News
THURSDAY, MARCH 1 - IPFW bands concert. IPFW Campus, 2101 E. Coliseum Blvd., Fort Wayne; in the Auer Performance Hall, Rhinehart Music Center. 7:30 p.m. This evening will highlight artist-in-residence and award-winning guest composer Steven Bryant’s masterpiece “Ecstatic Waters” and professors Andrew Lott and Pavel Morunov performing Copland’s “Quiet City.”

Art Programs Reunite: As IPFW Preps for New Identity, Other Changes Take Place
The Journal Gazette
Walking through the lobby of IPFW's visual arts building, you will find a wide range of pieces created by the university's fine arts faculty and emeritus professors.

Ole Miss UPD Chief Candidate Open Forum Interviews Begin Today
Daily Mississippian
Former UPD Chief of Police Tim Potts announced his resignation in January and has since returned to his home state of Indiana. Potts headed UPD for nearly three years and now serves as a police chief at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne.

IPFW Backcourt Tops in the League: Scott, Konchar Earn All-Summit First-Team Honors
The Journal Gazette
IPFW men's basketball players Bryson Scott and John Konchar were named to the All-Summit League first team, the league announced Wednesday.

IPFW’s Scott, Konchar Tabbed First Team All-Summit League
WANE TV NewsChannel 15
Joining Daum as first team All-Summit selections are Fort Wayne teammates John Konchar (16.9 ppg, 8.1 rpg, and league-best 5.2 apg and 2.7 spg) and Bryson Scott(21.4 ppg), North Dakota State’s Paul Miller (21.8 ppg), South Dakota’s Matt Mooney(19.8 ppg), and Denver’s Joe Rosga (17.6 ppg).

What’s Going On
The Journal Gazette
IPFW Bands concert – 7:30 p.m.; Auer Performance Hall, IPFW, 2101 E. Coliseum Blvd.; free for IPFW students, $7 adults, $6 seniors; 481-6555 or www.ipfw.edu/tickets.

EDITORIAL: ‘A Bipartisan Effort’: Local Students of All Stripes Focus on Gun Safety
The Journal Gazette
Though Brandon Blumenherst, the IPFW freshman who organized Sunday's rally, is active in local Democratic groups, he and his Students Demand Action chapter have avoided emphasizing specific solutions and are trying to keep the movement broad and inclusive.

IPFW’s Scott, Konchar Tabbed First Team All-Summit League
News Locker
Joining Daum as first team All-Summit selections are Fort Wayne teammates John Konchar (16.9 ppg, 8.1 rpg, and league-best 5.2 apg and 2.7 spg) and Bryson Scott(21.4 ppg), North Dakota State’s Paul Miller (21.8 ppg), South Dakota’s Matt Mooney(19.8 ppg), and Denver’s Joe Rosga (17.6 ppg).

IU Responds to Being Cleared in Multiple Federal Title IX Reviews
Indiana Daily Student
Hailey Rial, a junior at IU-Purdue Fort Wayne, filed one of those complaints in 2016, accusing the University of mishandling her case. Last week she received an email from the OCR with an attached 14-page resolution letter for her complaint.

Several Local Universities Won’t Penalize Prospective Students for Peaceful Protests
WBOI Northeast Indiana Public Radio
In a statement Wednesday, Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne emphasized its “commitment to creating an environment that enhances learning by recognizing the inherent worth of all individuals at the university.”

What We Learned: No. 14 Rutgers Scarlet Knights 76, No. 6 Indiana Hoosiers 69
BT Powerhouse
Losses at home to Indiana State and IPFW, along with this loss after they had been playing so well will certainly haunt them going into the offseason.

February 28

Artist in Residence: Chad Sorg Spent Week Living in Hyde Brothers Booksellers Window While ‘Fishbowling’
The Journal Gazette
Sorg, an oil painter who studied fine art at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne after graduating from Wayne High School, did some graphic design in Phoenix before going to Reno. It was there that he got into fishbowling.

2018 Big Ten Tournament Preview
Eleven Warriors
The Hoosiers struggled in the non-conference schedule, dropping home games to Indiana State and Fort Wayne University – both by 20 points – before the turn of the calendar. Since then, however, Archie Miller's squad has found some success in Big Ten play.

News Briefs: Make Reservations, Mark Your Calendar
IN|fort wayne
STUDENTS OFFER ITALIAN CUISINE: Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne students in the Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management are serving up rustic Italian cuisine at Doppio Zero, this semester’s student-run restaurant.

2nd Gun Control Rally Planned for City
The Journal Gazette
So far, the team includes students from Homestead High School, Canterbury High School and IPFW.  Representatives from other schools are being recruited.

February 27

Purdue Climate Change Report: Without Changes, Allen County to See Extreme Heat, More Flooding in Decades to Come
News-Sentinel
Members of the Northeast Indiana Sierra Club got an early look during a presentation Monday by Melissa Widhalm of the center at the Environmental Resources Center in the College of Arts and Sciences at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne.

UPDATED: Fort Wayne Students Plan Second Rally Calling for End to Gun Violence
News-Sentinel
The group Fort Wayne Students Demand Action to Prevent Gun Violence will hold a rally from 2 to 4 p.m. March 24 on the Allen County Courthouse green. The event will take place in solidarity with the March for Our Lives rally in Washington, D.C., said Brandon Blumenherst, an IPFW student who is helping organize the event.

February 26

Hampton Hired As Volleyball Assistant
Coastal Carolina Official Athletic Site
Hampton was standout player at Fort Wayne from 1994-97. She garnered AVCA All-America honors and was a three-time GLVC All-Conference and two-time All-Region selection. She was inducted into the Fort Wayne Hall of Fame in 2010, and was a two-time Fort Wayne Player of the Year. She earned her degree in communications with a minor in media production from Purdue University while attending Fort Wayne.