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IPFW in the News for May 1, 2017

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April 30

After split, IPFW will face period of adjustment
Journal Gazette
A marketing tagline in recent years aptly described IPFW as "One university; two great names." With the impending realignment at the Fort Wayne campus, "Two universities; two new names" is a more fitting description.

IPFW considers stocking OD drug
Journal Gazette
A move to equip the IPFW campus with EpiPens prompted a broader discussion among university officials about other materials it should stock in case of emergency.

April 28

State budgets for IPFW realignment
Greater Fort Wayne Business Weekly
Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne's path to realignment is a little more clear with the passage of the state budget April 21. According to university officials, IPFW can tread forward more confidently toward realignment knowing that concerns about initial transition costs have been addressed.

Reaching out, conversation build understanding of immigrants
"This was the only country that would allow me and my brother to get a (college) education," said Farah Combs, whose family left Palestine and settled in Kuwait, which doesn't grant citizenship to immigrants. Known as "withouts" because they couldn't get citizenship in Kuwait, she and her brother could only go through grade 12 in school there unless they had very high grades, said Combs, who now is a continuing lecturer in Arabic and honors program director at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne.

Purdue's Bold Move
Inside Higher Ed
Purdue has several branch and affiliate campuses, including Purdue University Northwest, Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne and Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. Some of the branch campuses have relatively open admissions.

April 27

DeBrand, Hoosier Hill, await student reports
Greater Fort Wayne Business Weekly
Hoosier Hill Farm and DeBrand Fine Chocolates expected to receive reports soon on surveys, taste testing and focus groups conducted for their products in Morocco by 11 international business administration students in the Richard T. Doermer School of Business at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne.

DeKalb students create bowls for charity soupfest
KPC Media
DeKalb High School art students are participating the in Empty Bowls project to raise money for the Community Harvest Food Bank and the IPFW Ceramics Guild. The Indiana University-Purdue University Department of Fine Arts is sponsoring the event. It will take place Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 300 W. Wayne St., Fort Wayne.

April 24

Purdue trustees have approved plans to re-name the campus in the state's second largest city resulting from a re-alignment there. It will now be known as Purdue-Fort Wayne.

Purdue Board of Trustees approves IPFW name change
IPFW will soon be no more. The Purdue Board of Trustees on Friday approved a resolution to change the name of IPFW to Purdue University Fort Wayne (PUFW).