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May 28, 2018

Purdue Fort Wayne in the News for May 28, 2018

Were you quoted by a reporter? Did you see the university featured in the media? Send the links for your news clips to the public relations team at news@pfw.edu or tweet them to @PurdueFWNews.

May 28

Teacher Honor Roll / Education Notebook
The Journal Gazette
IPFW graduating senior Kyler Hudson received the Fulbright Scholarship for the 2018-19 academic year. He will conduct research on the urban-rural divide in Canada's western provinces while earning a master's degree in political science at the University of Saskatchewan.

TinCaps Break Tie on Lugnuts’ Balk
The Journal Gazette
The IPFW product has given up only one earned run in his first 202/3 innings with Fort Wayne this season, giving him a 0.44 ERA in 11 appearances.

May 27

OPINION: EDITORIAL: Ruin Wrought by Opioid Crisis is Laid Bare in New Report
The Journal Gazette
Prepared by the Purdue Fort Wayne Community Research Institute, “Turning Hope Into Action” sprang from months of discussions led by the Lutheran Foundation and a countywide task force that includes medical, law enforcement, judicial and social-service experts.

May 26

More Top Local High School Graduates Opting for Public Colleges
Goshen News
1 — Manchester University, Mira Costa College, New York University, Northern Michigan University, Ohio Northern University, Purdue University Fort Wayne, Regis University, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, Taylor University, University of Cincinnati, University of Indianapolis, University of Northwestern Ohio, Western Michigan University and Wheaton College.

May 25

PFW Seniors Blazing a Trail with Full Package Trail App
WBOI Northeast Indiana Public Radio
Thanks to the city's partnership with PFW's Senior Capstone Course, a full package Trail App for the Fort Wayne area's more than one hundred mile network has been developed, and is ready for beta testing.

Fort Wayne Substance Abuse Treatment Industry Needs More Resources
PRLOG
A report prepared by the Purdue Fort Wayne Community Research Institute and the Fort Wayne Allen County Opioid Task Force  indicated that there needs to be more focus on extended drug abuse prevention, treatment, and intervention techniques in order to fight the opioid epidemic in Allen County.

Fort Wayne Substance Abuse Treatment Industry Needs More Resources
Drug Addiction Now
A report prepared by the Purdue Fort Wayne Community Research Institute and the Fort Wayne Allen County Opioid Task Force  indicated that there needs to be more focus on extended drug abuse prevention, treatment, and intervention techniques in order to fight the opioid epidemic in Allen County.

OPINION: College Basketball: Crossroads of America Tournament is Something We Deserve
Slap the Sign
These campuses are roughly 120 miles apart — just a short jaunt up Interstate 69. When IPFW joined the Summit League in 2007, they became conference rivals with their neighbors. IUPUI dominated the first 12 match-ups, going 9-3. Since then, it is 5-4 in favor of the Mastodons.

May 24

Longtime Entomology Professor, Administrator Chosen to Lead Purdue Graduate School
Purdue News
Mason will oversee graduate education that includes more than 80 programs at the West Lafayette campus and nearly 40 programs at Purdue Fort Wayne, Purdue Northwest and Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis.

Purdue Promotes Mason to Dean of Graduate School
Inside Indiana Business
Mason will oversee graduate education that includes more than 80 programs at the West Lafayette campus and nearly 40 programs at Purdue Fort Wayne, Purdue Northwest and IUPUI.

KEVIN LEININGER: Is Opioid Abuse an ‘Addiction’: Apparently Not, Which May Be Part of the Problem
News-Sentinel
A report released Wednesday by the Community Research Institute at Purdue University Fort Wayne places the direct and indirect cost of opioid abuse in Allen County at $1.1 billion since 2003.

Sports Briefs: IPFW News
The Journal Gazette
IPFW men's golfer Zach Schroeder has been named to the Academic All-League Team as voted on by a panel of each institution's faculty athletics representatives and sports information directors. ... Six IPFW teams (baseball, men's cross country, men's golf, men's volleyball, women's golf and women's soccer) totaled multiyear APR (Academic Progress Rate) scores of 984 or better in the report released by the NCAA. Five teams (men's volleyball, women's basketball, women's golf, women's soccer and women's volleyball) recorded single-year APR scores of 1,000.

May 23

IPFW changes Web Site to Match New Branding
WISE TV Fort Wayne’s NBC
Students, staff and guests are advised that IPFW web addresses have converted to the new PFW identity, consistent with the switch to "Purdue Fort Wayne."

3 New Houses in Muncie Await Lucky Military Veterans
The Republic
(Frank) Gossman last lived in Pittsburgh, but he and his daughter are no strangers to Indiana, having lived in Fort Wayne, where Gossman graduated from IPFW.

Report: Increase Drug Prevention Education; Streamline Intervention to Combat Opioid Problem
The Journal Gazette
The report was prepared for the Fort Wayne Allen County Task Force for Opioid Strategic Planning and The Lutheran Foundation by the Purdue Fort Wayne Community Research Institute.

New Report Suggests Comprehensive Strategy for Dealing with Allen County’s Growing Opioid Crisis
News-Sentinel
The “Turning Hope Into Action” report prepared for the Allen County Task Force on Opioid Strategic Planning (FATOS) and the Lutheran Foundation by the Purdue Fort Wayne Community Research Institute, said improvement is needed in prevention, intervention, treatment/recovery programs and law enforcement — some of which will require changes in attitudes and increases in funding.

May 22

THIS DAY IN HISTORY: May 22 in Photos
News-Sentinel
1996 - Zachary Hazen, 8, looks up as he tries to remember how a piece starts Wednesday afternoon during his Suzuki Violin Lesson at IPFW.

Local Unemployment Dips: Expert: Watch Transportation Manufacturing Growth
The Journal Gazette
Rachel Blakeman, director of IPFW's Community Research Institute, studies changes in local MSA unemployment.

May 21

PFW Creates New Partnership with Local High School Teachers
WBOI Northeast Indiana Public Radio
Purdue University Fort Wayne has partnered with Northwest Allen County Schools and Southwest Allen County Schools for the new Professors in Partnership program.

Snider Grad, IPFW Senior Phelps Honored by Summit League
WANE TV NewsChannel 15
Fort Wayne senior Brandon Phelps has been named the Summit League Baseball Pitcher of the Week, the conference office announced on Monday (May 21).