May 21, 2018

Purdue Fort Wayne in the News for May 21, 2018

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May 21

Education Notebook: 15-Year-Old Ready to Accept Diploma
The Journal Gazette
Cunningham, who turns 16 in August, plans to study mechanical and civil engineering at Purdue University Fort Wayne. He expects he will be able to adapt to the college environment just as he did to high school.

May 20

Why Did the Turtle Cross the Road: Urban Turtle Festival at Eagle Marsh Celebrates Reptiles
Bruce Kingsbury and Mark Jordan answered children’s questions about a snapping turtle the two IPFW biologists released back into the wetland’s waters.

Out and About
The Journal Gazette
Girls on the Run 5K run/walk – Festivities start at 4 p.m. and race starts at 5:30 p.m.; Purdue Fort Wayne, 2101 Coliseum Blvd. E.; $35;

May 19

OPINION: KERRY HUBBART: Remembering the Man who Helped Define ‘New Journalism’
And that was what I preached to three decades of beginning news writing and reporting students in a class I taught at IPFW from 1987 through 2016 — not because I opposed New Journalism, which I thought was fantastic writing, but because I had to deal with basic, factual news writing in my newspaper job as well as in teaching fundamentals to local college students so they would understand the concept of objective, fact-based news reporting.

May 18

Oral Roberts Blanks Mastodons on Friday
WANE TV NewsChannel 15
Oral Roberts defeated Fort Wayne 14-0 on Friday (May 18) afternoon at a rainy and windy Mastodon Field.

Botts Leaving IPFW for Assistant Job at Ball State
WANE TV NewsChannel 15
Ben Botts is the fifth-leading scorer in IPFW basketball history as a player and has spent the last four years as an assistant coach for the Mastodons, but the Muncie native is heading home.

IPFW Assistant Botts to Ball State
The Journal Gazette
An IPFW men's basketball assistant coach for four seasons, Botts is joining Ball State as an assistant coach, according to the Star Press of Muncie.

May 17

IPFW Golfer Ends in Tie for 64th at NCAA
The Journal Gazette
IPFW junior Zach Schroeder finished tied for 64th at the NCAA men's golf regional Wednesday at Ohio State's Scarlet Course in Columbus, Ohio.

WBOI Presents: Multinational Manufacturing
WBOI Northeast Indiana Public Radio
This week on WBOI Presents, we bring you a panel discussion called Multinational Manufacturing: Mapping the World in Allen County. This is the third panel in a series called Factory Families, produced by the University Community Conversation (UC2) Initiative at IPFW.

May 16

New Research Project Collecting Data with Goal of Protecting Turtles at Eagle Marsh in Southwest Fort Wayne
The project, which is expected to start next week and continue through July, represents a partnership between the Environmental Resources Center at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne and the Little River Wetlands Project, which owns Eagle Marsh and other nature preserves.

Crawford Lists Issues He’d Tackle as Mayor
The Journal Gazette
The concept of zero-based budgets isn't new, said Andy Downs, director of the Mike Downs Center for Indiana Politics at IPFW. Former President Jimmy Carter once explored the concept at the federal level.

Sports Briefs: IPFW Golfer 27th at NCAA Regional
The Journal Gazette
IPFW golf Zach Schroeder is 6-over through 14 holes and tied for 27th at the rain-delayed NCAA golf regional Tuesday in Columbus, Ohio.

May 15

Students Learning What College is Like in High School Thanks to IPFW
WFFT Fox 55
The entire class is special, because they’re also joined by Dr. Ana Benito, a Spanish Professor from IPFW. She was paired Lankenau through a program called Professors in Partnership.

Summer Intern at Northeast Indiana SBDC
Fort Wayne & NE Indiana News
A college student from Purdue University Fort Wayne has joined the staff of the Northeast Indiana Small Business Development Center. Mitchell VanBrocklin, who resides in Woodburn, is working part time at the center as a 2018 summer intern, assisting clients with marketing and business plans.

Sports Briefs: IPFW Golfer Shoots 75 at NCAA Regional
The Journal Gazette
IPFW men's golfer Zach Schroeder sat in a tie for 30th place after a 4-over par 75 in Monday's first round at the NCAA Columbus Regional.

IPFW Profs Spend Day at High Schools
The Journal Gazette
IPFW golf Zach Schroeder is 6-over through 14 holes and tied for 27th at the rain-delayed NCAA golf regional Tuesday in Columbus, Ohio.

May 14

A New View of Poe: IPFW Profs Partner at Carroll, Homestead
The Journal Gazette
Together, the class of mostly juniors discovered details that quick, non-analytical readers could easily miss. Holtzclaw, however, couldn't take credit for guiding them through the deeper reading – that belonged to IPFW American literature professor Eric Link.

Drug Use by State: 2018’s Problem Areas: What are the Most Effective Measures State and Local Authorities Can Take to Combat the Opioid Epidemic
By: Stephen J. Ziegler, Professor Emeritus, Ph.D., J.D., Purdue University Fort Wayne – When you write opioid epidemic, what do you mean? I recognize it is an easy shorthand, and simplistic, but since I an trained as a scientist and an attorney, definitions matter.