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IPFW in the News for March 6, 2017

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Local Schools
Journal Gazette
• The National Association of State Boards of Accountancy announced the results of the 2016 Uniform CPA Examinations. Among medium-sized programs, IPFW’s department of accounting and finance in the Doermer School of Business ranked No. 38 – or within the top 13th percentile – in the nation for its students’ first-time pass rate. IPFW’s accounting students had a 62.5 percent pass rate, compared with the nationwide rate of 54.4 percent.

• Alumni Association Awards were given at the IPFW Homecoming Celebration. The recipients were Karson Putt, the Bob Jesse Medal; Mary Jo Hardiman, Outstanding Young Alumni Award; Shubitha Kever, Alumni Citation Award; Daniel Gebhart, Distinguished Service Award; Sharon Wight, Alumni Top Volunteer Award; and Janet Iden Kamdar, honorary lifetime board member.

March 5

IU, Purdue considering new names for Fort Wayne campuses
Washington Times
Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne is looking to rebrand itself as it prepares to split into two separate schools next year.

Local food system idea back on track
Journal Gazette
The notion of having what is called a local food system, though, hasn’t faded, and on March 14 at IPFW, organizations and individuals will come together for a food summit and discuss developing such a network.

IPFW freshman 11th in 5K, running for US
Journal Gazette
IPFW freshman Madison Fruchey ran for the United States at the North American, Central American and Caribbean Athletics Association Under 20 Cross Country Championships in Boca Raton, Florida.

Banks pushing for VetSuccess
Journal Gazette
Jo Vaughan, coordinator for Military Student Services at IPFW, said about 450 veterans take classes at the Fort Wayne campus, half of whom are using educational benefits through the military.

March 2

Konchar, Evans honored by Summit League
Journal Gazette
IPFW sophomore forward John Konchar was named Thursday to the All-Summit League first team, becoming the first Mastodon with first-team honors in consecutive seasons since Frank Gaines in 2012-13.

Small town’s demise sparks idea for film
Journal Gazette
Kumfer, who says he is from Craigville, another tiny town in Wells County, has lived the past three years in Kenosha, Wisconsin, going to school. But he recently returned to the area to go to IPFW.

Tri-State Watershed Alliance’s new home will be a focal point for river and conservation education
To develop and provide the programming, the alliance will collaborate with other local groups working on river conservation and education, Wire said. He hopes that includes the Environmental Resources Center (ERC) at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW). ERC Director Bruce Kingsbury has proposed building an environmental education center along the St. Marys River as part of Fort Wayne’s riverfront development efforts.

March 1

WBOI Presents: Is This Any Way To Elect A President? A Discussion Of The Electoral College
On Feb. 17th, the College of Arts and Sciences, History, and Honors Program at IPFW organized a panel discussion titled “Is This Any Way To Elect A President? A Discussion Of The Electoral College.”

Verbatim: 2017 ATHENA Leadership nominees
Journal Gazette
Among the 2017 ATHENA Leadership nominees are Angie Fincannon, Vice Chancellor for Advancement at IPFW, and Shubitha Kever, Director of TRIO Student Support Services at IPFW

February 28

PHOTO: Taking the high road at IPFW
Journal Gazette
IPFW students cross the Crescent Avenue Bridge on Monday.

Sisters from across the seas
Journal Gazette
The first group of exchange students between Mawlamyine University and IPFW has firsthand experience of such hospitality. Five students and a professor from Mawlamyine recently visited Fort Wayne, and three IPFW students are on their mission to explore Mawlamyine.

Letter to the editor: Engineers meet challenge of the future
Fort Wayne is blessed not only with Science Central, but also with the annual Future City contest, bridge-building contests, YouthBots, First Robotics and Project Lead the Way. Inquire at your school to find out which programs they support. There are also numerous wonderful options to study for an engineering degree at IPFW, Indiana Tech, Trine and the global engineering powerhouse of Purdue University.

February 27

Mueller makes dean’s list
KPC News
Ashley Ann Mueller, formally of Kendallville, made fall 2016 dean’s list at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne. Mueller presently is a nursing major with a minor in Spanish and American Sign Language, and has obtained a certification in phlebotomy. Mueller ended the semester with a 3.9 grade-point average.

Getting through school, Fort Wayne style
Fort Wayne Magazine
Krissy Creager, assistant vice chancellor of student success and transitions at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne, said students who enter college without a clear sense of direction often flounder.