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November 6, 2017

IPFW in the News for November 6, 2017

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November 6

Adventures in Food and Fitness: Distilling the Secrets of Oil and Vinegar at IPFW’s Salad Dressing Boot Camp
Most people don’t consider salad dressing a convenience food. But that’s about to change for the 16 participants in Salad Dressing Boot Camp, a class offered through IPFW’s Continuing Studies Program.

What’s Going On: Music
The Journal Gazette
Early Music Concert – 7:30 p.m.; IPFW, Rhinehart Recital Hall, 2101 Coliseum Blvd. E.; $7 adults, $6 seniors, $4 non-IPFW students, free for IPFW students; 481-6555 or

Education Notebook: Events
The Journal Gazette
IPFW's annual Fall Campus Visit Day will be from 12:30 to 4 p.m. Sunday with check-in beginning at 11:30 a.m. at Rhinehart Music Center. A resource fair, departmental open houses and campus tours are planned. Register at or contact James Velez at 260-481-0349 or

November 5

IPFW Bands in Concert
Visit Fort Wayne
Joining the bands this evening will be Dr. Hamilton Tescarollo, director of keyboard studies, performing the Lendvay Concertino for Piano, Winds, and Harp.

Social Media Played Key Role in University of Hartford Incident
Hartford Courant
social media played a key role in the revelation of the disgusting ways a University of Hartford student said she treated her roommate, but it also acted as a juggernaut that, once unleashed, was out of anyone’s control, particularly the university’s. Michelle Drouin, a developmental psychologist at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne, said people who are more prone to anti-social behavior are more likely to post their wrongdoings. But, sometimes, it’s also people who are simply used to posting everything they do every day.

Charles Carrel Named Pro Seal & Plastics, LLC Director of Sales
Pro Seal & Plastics, LLC is pleased to announce the addition of Charles Carrel as Director of Sales. Charles was previously with Fort Wayne Metals for over 12 years with responsibilities as Engineer, Product Manager and National Sales Manager. He holds a BS Mechanical Engineering and MBA from Indiana University-Purdue University at Fort Wayne.

Campus Campaign Kick Off
Visit Fort Wayne
Generation Action will be hosting a social event to introduce their new Campus Consent Campaign at IPFW as well as to officially transition from their previous name “Voices of Choice”.

Teen Shares Emotional Letter She Discovered After Mom’s Death
NBC Chicago
Just hours after losing her mother, Hannah Summers stumbled upon an emotional letter that has since resonated with people around the world. Margaret “Peggy” Summers, of Fort Wayne, Indiana, was diagnosed with stage 4 kidney cancer in June 2016. She died Tuesday at Parkview Memorial Hospital, leaving behind four children, including 18-year-old Hannah. A freshman at Indiana University-Purdue University, Hannah also received a few words of advice on everything from school, to her career, boys, parties and plenty of topics in between.

November 4

College Basketball Preview: Fort Wayne Mastodons
When a basketball program has won 101 games over the past five seasons, as well as advanced to the postseason each of the past four springs, it officially has evolved into one that annually “reloads,” rather than ever “rebuilds.” In the case of Fort Wayne, it has eight players on its 14-man roster this season that have never taken the court in a Mastodon uniform before, so fourth-year coach Jon Coffman is definitely doing some construction work this preseason, but the Mastodons’ culture of work and success is entrenched at this point.

November 3

Teen Daughter Shares Secret Letter Her Mother Wrote Before Dying of Cancer: ‘I Love You More Than You’ll Ever Know’
Margaret “Peggy” Summers was diagnosed with Stage 4 kidney cancer in June 2016, and died on Oct. 31 at Parkview Memorial Hospital in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Just hours after her passing, Peggy’s daughter, Hannah Summers—along with her three siblings—discovered touching letters addressed to each of them on a dresser in their mother’s home. “My mom was the most selfless, compassionate person I have ever known and she meant the world to me. She was my best friend,” Hannah, 18, a nursing student at Indiana University-Purdue University, tells PEOPLE. “Her whole life she strived to help other people… She never put her needs before the needs of others.”

Music Listings
The Journal Gazette
SATURDAY – Ingrid Barancoski – 3:30 p.m.; IPFW, Rhinehart Recital Hall, 2101 Coliseum Blvd. E.; free.

Academy of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineers Inducts New Members
Missouri University of Science and Technology
Seven professionals with ties to Missouri University of Science and Technology were inducted into the Missouri S&T Academy of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineers at a dinner and induction ceremony held at the Havener Center on the Missouri S&T campus on Oct. 26. Nick C. Mehta of Fort Wayne, Indiana, retired vice president of engineering and chief technology officer for Zenith Electronics. He retired as vice president and chief technology officer for consumer electronics. He has taught at Purdue University, Fort Wayne since 2011.

Hartford Iron & Metal Focus of Public Meeting Nov. 18
Hartford City News Times
Local officials as well as representatives of the Indiana Department of Environmental Management and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency have all been invited to attend a meeting on Nov. 18 regarding continuing environmental concerns at Hartford Iron and Metal. The public is urged to attend this important meeting where comments that were filled out by community members on comment cards regarding the scrap yard located in Hartford City will be read by students of Indiana University, Purdue University of Fort Wayne.

November 2

ISU Places 2nd in State’s Top Logistics Case Competition
Terre Haute Tribune Star
Competing schools included Ball State University, Earlham College, Franklin College, Hanover College, Indiana State University, Indiana University, Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI), Indiana University Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW), Ivy Tech Community College, Manchester University, Marian University, Purdue University (Krannert), St. Mary’s College (San Antonio, Texas), University of Southern Indiana, University of Evansville, University of Indianapolis, Vincennes University, Valparaiso University.

Heartland Sings, IPFW Department of Music, and the Fort Wayne Children’s Choir Present Three Rivers Choral Festival
NE Indiana and Fort Wayne News
Heartland Sings is proud to partner with the IPFW Department of Music, and the Fort Wayne Children’s Choir to present the fifth annual Three Rivers Choral Festival.

Building the Best Fort Wayne Basketball Lineup from the Past 25 Years
Indy Star
Over the past 25 years, the Fort Wayne Mastodons have moved up from NCAA Division II to Division I in 2001. They played for six seasons as an independent until joining the Summit League, where they have become a contender.

Entertainment Calendar for Nov. 2, 2017
FORT WAYNE CHILDREN’S CHOIR HARVEST CONCERT: 4 P.M. Sunday, Auer Performance Hall in Rhinehart Music Center at IPFW, 2101 Coliseum Blvd. E. Cost: $8-$10.

Sports Briefs: IPFW Awards
The Journal Gazette
Three IPFW women's soccer players were named All-Summit League selections, including Kallianne Mogler (second team) and Jessica Schoenfeldt and Emma Gaggioli (freshman).

Premiere: The Bergamot Share Dreamy New Video for PDR
Live for Live Music
Brooklyn-based, indie-folk-rock husband-and-wife duo The Bergamot won each others’ hearts in 2003 as high school sweethearts in their hometown of South Bend, Indiana. Since the band’s inception in 2009, Nathaniel Hoff and Jillian Speece have been sharing their love through music, blossoming beyond their experiences at Indiana University Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) and into the support slots for internationally-touring bands All American Rejects, Young The Giant and Wiz Kalifa.

SHORT TAKES: Night of Lights Schedule and other Fort Wayne Entertainment Briefs
“Video Games Live,” 7:30 p.m. March 3 in Rhinehart Music Center at IPFW, 2101 Coliseum Blvd. E. The concert, which was created and produced by game industry legend Tommy Tallarico, will offer an immersive experience with the philharmonic performing the music from the most popular video games in conjunction with synchronized video footage and lighting and interactive segments.

November 1

IPFW Holds Open Houses for Two Master’s Degree Programs
Public Now
Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne will be holding open houses for prospective students of the Public Management and Business Management graduate programs.

Indiana State Police Toll Road Post Welcomes Five New Troopers
WLKI FM 100.3
Five new troopers joined the ranks of the Indiana State Police Toll Road Post.  Osbaldo Regalado, 26, currently lives in Ligonier, IN. Regalado graduated from West Noble High School and attended Indiana University/ Purdue University Fort Wayne where he graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Affairs with a major in Criminal Justice. Regalado also is a member of the United States Army National Guard. He will be assigned LaGrange and Steuben Counties.

Sacred Heart Soccer Team Takes Offense-Minded Approach to State Semifinals
The Courier Journal
Having played as a defender in college at Indiana-Purdue-Fort Wayne, Jaclyn Puntillo readily admits she’s featured a defense-first approach during her five seasons as Sacred Heart Academy’s soccer coach.

October 31

Under Construction: Renovating the Now or Rebuilding for the New
Recently, a series of meetings were called and held by SACS superintendent Phil Downs. In total, there were five community meetings held at various locations throughout the district to decide on the extent and form of payment for these improvements and others. Staff such as Down’s brother as well as students from IPFW went to the meetings to collect data and organize the structure of the meetings.

October 30

Former IPFW Volleyball Players Stunned by Puerto Rico Damage
Deep in their hearts, four former IPFW volleyball players didn’t want to believe the damage in hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico was as bad as had been reported. They wanted to believe there was some semblance of hope the situation had been oversold. Instead, everything was unbelievably worse.

Tickets Available Now for ‘Monuments Men’ Author’s Omnibus Lecture at IPFW
Tickets are now available for the Nov. 14 lecture by art preservation advocate Robert Edsel, who will speak on the topic of his best-selling book, “The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves, and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History.”

IPFW Professor Speaks to County Democrats
Huntington County TAB
The Huntington County Democrat Party will hold its monthly meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 1, at 6:30 p.m. at the Huntington Branch of the Huntington City-Township Public Library. The guest speaker will be Dr. Andrew Downs, director of the Mike Downs Center for Indiana Politics at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne.