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IPFW in the News for May 8, 2017

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May 8

Student’s video tells special-ed story
Journal Gazette
With directives from her digital storytelling class, the IPFW sophomore created a video about 21/2 minutes long about special education – a topic she pursued after talking with a peer who is majoring in education.

OPINION: Students for Life fulfills educational mission
Journal Gazette
As the President of IPFW’s chapter of Students for Life, I was among the organizers of the recent pro-life outreach on campus that showed the preborn victims of abortion.

May 7

Displaced students find homes
Journal Gazette
Other private colleges had smaller transfer increases. IPFW and Ivy Tech Community College Northeast saw little interest, likely because the for-profit school credits did not transfer to those public schools.

May 5

Big changes at home for Mastodon
Journal Gazette
IPFW baseball player and South Side graduate Donovan Clark has faced many challenges during his collegiate career. The former Indiana football cornerback lost his sophomore season with the Hoosiers because of a back injury and was awarded a medical hardship.

Community meeting focuses on MS research, treatment, and services
Greater Fort Wayne Business Weekly
Dr. Jimmy Yen, lead MS researcher at Indiana University School of Medicine-Fort Wayne, will discuss the latest MS research.

Job fair targets vets
Journal Gazette
Veteran Alan Trabert, who separated from the Marine Corps last week, chats with Dana Ulery of Brunswick about job opportunities at the boat manufacturer during the fourth annual Veterans 1st hiring event at IPFW on Thursday. More than 60 local firms and hiring agencies were offering about 1,400 jobs to veterans.

Kaplan deal likely to downgrade Purdue brand
Journal Gazette
Many Hoosiers are likely concerned but also confused about the implications for Indiana higher education of what has inaccurately been characterized as the “sale” of Kaplan University to Purdue University.

May 3

County grads lean local for college
Journal Gazette
When it comes to attending the state’s public colleges, high school graduates in Allen County have a couple of clear favorites. The bulk of the 2015 graduates of Fort Wayne Community Schools, East Allen County Schools and Northwest Allen County Schools who enrolled in an in-state public college selected IPFW and Ivy Tech Community College.

OPINION: College students are adults; treat them as such
Journal Gazette
While I am heartened by the knowledge that Schuster – at least disingenuously – cares about student stress in relation to finals, I must say, as a student, I’m outraged that he has the gall to think he has any right to be offended on my behalf. I’m an adult, and I came to college expecting to be treated as such. If I wanted an academic instructor to speak for me, I would have stayed in high school.

WBOI’s Issues & Ales: Greener Urban Growth
Dr. Bruce Kingsbury: Professor of Biology and Director of the Environmental Resources Center, Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne

A therapeutic moment for IPFW students
Journal Gazette
IPFW students, from left, Taylor Swope, Kaitlyn Strange, Makayla Moering and Hailey Cook stop by to pet Dozer and Blossom on Tuesday outside the bookstore in Walb Union. Therapy dogs from Three Rivers Visiting Dogs greeted students who were busy taking their final exams to give them a moment to relax.

May 2

Hand-made bowls raise funds for Community Harvest, IPFW
IPFW used a collection of hand-made bowls to raise money for Community Harvest Food Bank and the university’s Ceramics Guild.

Fundraiser supports local food bank, IPFW ceramic guild
KPC News
DeKalb High School students were able to give back to the community Tuesday at the Empty Bowls Fundraiser held at 11 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Fort Wayne.

IPFW, high schools fill Empty Bowls with cash for Community Harvest Food Bank, ceramic guild
Participants in the Empty Bowls fundraiser for Community Harvest Food Bank and the IPFW Ceramics Guild picked up piece after piece to look at the glaze and etchings on the bowls to choose which one spoke to them.