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IPFW in the News for May 22, 2017

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May 22

IPFW easy pick for Ohio shooting guard
Journal Gazette
IPFW women’s basketball recruit Kierstyn Repp knew she wanted to be a Mastodon from the moment she visited.

May 21

Getting excited about science
Journal Gazette
Jasmine, whose mother, Aleshia Hayes, is an assistant professor of computer science at IPFW, is still nailing down her future, but she is looking to some kind of career that calls for science, be it a chemical engineer or a culinary scientist.

Come to the Master Gardeners’ plant sale this weekend
These gardens surround the Extension office and are located on the grounds of IPFW at 4001 Crescent Avenue.

OPINION: Cast blame widely for IPFW’s collapse
Journal Gazette
Purdue Fort Wayne and Indiana Fort Wayne is the result of all this nonsense. One will have a chancellor and one will not. Millions will not be poured into the region, and Division I status will likely be lost. The pipe dream is dead, and the leaders of Fort Wayne are to blame.

May 18

OPINION: Continuing as a committed partner
Journal Gazette
IU’s focus on the health sciences, and its strong liberal arts education, will build upon the strong foundation that exists in Fort Wayne and have transformative potential for the greater Fort Wayne community and northeast Indiana.

OPINION: IU aggravated problems it cites as causes of IPFW split
Journal Gazette
“A horrible disaster.” “Something had to be done.” That is how John Applegate, executive vice president for academic affairs at Indiana University, referred to the management structure of IPFW. He said IU came to this conclusion because of the impression that IPFW had presented. Applegate’s insult and revisionist history cannot go unchallenged.

Woman pleads guilty to theft of tip money
A detective with the IPFW Police Department investigated claims a waitress was allegedly receiving more in tips than the meals were worth at the Mastodon Grill inside the Holiday Inn Fort Wayne-IPFW, after the operations manager received an email from an employee, according to a probable-cause affidavit.

May 16

Music benefactor rethinking large pledge
“My family made a pledge on the basis of (IPFW offering) four-year Indiana University (music) degrees. The donors’ wishes were not honored, and I’m struggling. We want to honor our parents and I want it to work out, but don’t know how to do it,” said Julie Rhinehart Waterfield, whose late mother, Ruth, was a major contributor to the $25 million, 75,000-square-foot music center dedicated in 2007.

May 15

No Chancellor at Indiana University Fort Wayne Next Year
U.S. News & World Report
Indiana University-Fort Wayne won’t have a chancellor next year after the dismantling of Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne.

No chancellor at Indiana University Fort Wayne next year
The campus will have fewer students and faculty to administer, which doesn’t justify having a chancellor, said John Applegate, executive vice president for academic affairs. Applegate told The Journal Gazette the job and title of the campus’ leader hasn’t been determined.

May 16

4 vying to fill vacant board seat at NACS
Journal Gazette
Helmsing, who works in human resources at IPFW, said her conflict mediation and collaboration skills would be an asset to the board, and her knowledge about Title IX issues makes her uniquely qualified.

May 14

Indiana authors at library Saturday
KPC News
Tiffany Weems earned her Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Biology from Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne.