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October 23, 2017

IPFW in the News for October 23, 2017

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October 23

Community Update
The Journal Gazette
ANNUAL WRITE A WILL: 2 to 5 p.m. today or 9 a.m. to noon Friday; IPFW, Waterfield Campus Student Housing, 4110 W. Housing Drive; get a simple will written at no cost if any charitable gift is included; preregister at 481-6659 or eve.colchin@ipfw.edu.

The Danger of President Pence
The New Yorker
Indeed, by 2011 Pence had reportedly become Charles Koch’s favorite potential candidate for President in 2012. Andrew Downs, a political scientist who directs the nonpartisan Mike Downs Center for Indiana Politics, in Fort Wayne, said, “People thought Pence was gearing up for a Presidential run.” Downs pointed out that when Pence was in Congress “he probably had a shot at becoming Speaker of the House.” Downs continued, “Instead, he spoke at a lot of engagements with a national focus, and visited places like Iowa and New Hampshire. Running for President isn’t an idea that just occurred to Mike Pence when he joined the ticket in 2016. It goes back a long way.”

October 22

Ex-Colleagues Praise IPFW Head: Incoming Chancellor Described as Good Leader, Listener
The Journal Gazette
It was an awakening for Ronald Elsenbaumer. With no family members who attended college, he learned from neighbors and others that “tremendous things” can happen with a college degree. So, he talked to friends and counselors at school who delivered a consistent message: Maybe you should go to college, too. “Just getting that message out, I think that's important around students, potential students. And it will help change their lives,” said Elsenbaumer, the incoming IPFW chancellor.

OPINION: The Receding American Dream: Studies Starkly Reveal Depth of Widening Income Gap and its Effect on People, Institutions
The Journal Gazette
It was hard for me to leave behind my home, relatives and friends and immigrate to the United States. I was not fleeing war, natural disaster or poverty; neither was I escaping persecution based on my race, religion or political opinion. Those are the most common reasons people uproot their lives and choose to immigrate. Nurgul R. Aitalieva is a public policy professor at IPFW. Her research on trust in government and income inequality received a 2017 Best Research Paper Award presented at the Midwest Public Affairs Conference on June 1 at the University of Nebraska in Omaha.

October 21

Scouts Marking 100th at IPFW
The Journal Gazette
More than 1,800 people will be on IPFW's campus this weekend as it hosts the 100th anniversary Camporee and Scout-O-Rama for the Boy Scouts of America Anthony Wayne Area Council.

They Said It: Quotes From the Week
The Journal Gazette
“I guess I would describe it as a wild ride.” IPFW Chancellor Vicky Carwein saying she had no idea she'd oversee the controversial deconstruction of IPFW that will end a more than 50-year alliance between Indiana and Purdue universities next year.

October 20

Verbatim: YWCA Northeast Indiana Names Hope Award Recipient
The Journal Gazette
Fort Wayne, Friday, October 20, 2017-Paula Hughes-Schuh, CEO YWCA Northeast Indiana, presented a Hope Award for Racial Justice to Christopher W. Riley Friday morning at Ivy Tech. His work has included diversity efforts at IPFW, gun violence awareness, and other projects at The Urban League.

Educator, Youth Advocate, Spiritual Leader Juanita Tolbert Passes On
Frost Illustrated
The city lost an iconic community champion recently with the passing of Juanita Tolbert on Oct. 14. Juanita also aimed for excellence in her own educational pursuits. Her achievements include a Diploma from Lincoln High School (1967), a Preschool Teacher Certificate from Indiana University-Purdue University at Fort Wayne (1986), an Associate of Science degree in Early Childhood Education from Indiana University (1990), a Bachelor of Science degree in Education from Saint Francis College (1995), and a Master of Science degree in Education from Indiana University (2001). She also began coursework towards the completion of her Ph.D.

Hulman Center Renovation Receives Final State Approval
Terre Haute Tribune Star
Indiana State University’s plan to spend up to $50 million to renovate Hulman Center has received final state approval. Today, the State Budget Committee approved the request during a meeting at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne.

Heritage to Stage Murder Mystery
IN|Fort Wayne
Murder, mayhem and mystery will be the main ingredients of the Heritage High School Players’ presentation of Agatha Christie’s three-act play “And Then There Were None,” slated for Friday and Saturday, Nov. 3 and 4, in the school auditoria. The curtain rises at 7 p.m. Tickets are $5 at the door. erving as historical/story line adviser is freshman English teacher Katie Harris. She grew up in Fort Wayne, is a Heritage High School graduate, received a bachelor of science degree from University of Saint Francis and a master’s in English writing from Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne.

Bridge Maintenance Agreements to be Reviewed
The Journal Gazette
The Allen County Commissioners will soon review interlocal agreements with several Allen County municipalities for bridge maintenance. In other business, the commissioners extended a Technical Assistance Agreement with IPFW's Community Research Institute and approved nearly $71,000 in increases for a road construction project on Lafayette Center Road/CR 900 North in Allen and Huntington counties.

October 19

IPFW Holds Emergency Response Drill
A campus-wide emergency response drill took place Thursday morning on the IPFW campus. According to a news release sent out by the university, the drill involved numerous public safety agencies and was intended to test campus emergency response procedures that would be activated in the event of an actual emergency.

Incoming IPFW Chancellor Comments on Name Change (Audio)
WBCL 90.3
Incoming IPFW Chancellor Dr. Ron Elsenbaumer talks about the transition to the new Purdue University Fort Wayne.

Fort Wayne Area Lutherans for Life, Allen County Right to Life Host Adoption Options Seminar
IN|Fort Wayne
Judge Charles Pratt, Allen Superior Court-Family Relations Division, will speak about the legal issues involved in adoption and foster care. His wife, Roxanne, tells us, “His best day in court is the day he awards the adoptions of foster care children.” Pratt was elected judge of the Allen Superior Court-Family Relations Division after having served as the court’s magistrate since 1985. He received his bachelor’s degree with honors from Indiana–Purdue University at Fort Wayne in 1976 and graduated cum laude from Indiana University School of Law–Indianapolis in 1979.

WNCC Welcomes New Music Instructors
Scottsbluff Star Herald
Patrick Newell and his wife Lauren Newell eagerly accepted new positions this year at Western Nebraska Community College as vocal music instructors. Growing up on a dairy farm in Pittsburg, Patrick had dreams of becoming a vocal performer. Attending both Purdue University in Fort Wayne and Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana, he graduated with a doctorate in vocal performance.

Huge Scout Camporee Pitches Tents at IPFW
KPC News
Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne is hosting the 100th Anniversary Camporee and Scout-O-Rama for the Boy Scouts of America Anthony Wayne Area Council at locations all across campus today through Sunday.

A Unified Cyprus Seems Too Much to Ask
Al-Monitor The Pulse of the Middle East
Since July, when talks failed – for the 11th time – to generate an acceptable plan to reunify the island of  Cyprus, Greek and Turkish Cypriots have been debating how to keep the idea of a bizonal and bicommunal federation alive. Van Coufoudakis, professor emeritus of political science at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne, provided a different angle that is not addressed in Turkish news. “The two options [Ertugruloglu] advocates are unacceptable to the Republic of Cyprus and do not provide a viable alternative to the present situation. Over the years, Ankara and its Turkish Cypriot surrogates have sought but failed to get recognition of the so-called TRNC [Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus]. The UN Security Council, in unanimous resolutions [in 1975 and 1983], has found this 'state' to be illegal and has called on the international community not to recognize it," he said.

October 18

Change Worthwhile, New IPFW Boss Says
The Journal Gazette
Incoming IPFW Chancellor Ronald Elsenbaumer introduced himself Tuesday as a first-generation college student who knows how education can change people's lives.

IPFW Offers Free Simple Wills With Gift to Charity
Public Now
Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne's (IPFW) Office of Advancement is partnering with Beers Mallers Backs & Salin, LLP to hold the annual Write a Will event on Monday, October 23, from 2 to 5 p.m. and Friday, October 27, from 9 a.m. to noon in the advancement office, located at 4110 W. Housing Drive, Waterfield Campus Student Housing.

Purdue Program Working to Boost Recruitment of Teachers in Science Receives Grant Renewal From State
Purdue University
The Purdue Research Foundation received $785,415 for three programs, with a majority of those funds — $531,789 — going to the STEM Teacher Retention Through Mentoring program. That program includes higher education institutions (University of Southern Indiana, Indiana University Purdue University Fort Wayne and Butler University) and 11 public school districts.

IPFW To Hold Emergency Response Drill Thursday
A campus-wide emergency response drill will take place Thursday, October 19 on the IPFW campus. According to a news release sent out by the university, the drill will involve numerous public safety agencies and is intended to test campus emergency response procedures that would be activated in the event of an actual emergency.

Upcoming IPFW Chancellor Elsenbaumer Planning for Takeover
WOWO Radio
New IPFW Chancellor Ronald Elsenbaumer continued making rounds through the IPFW campus last night.

October 17

New IPFW Chancellor Visits Campus, Greets Students and Staff
WANE TV NewsChannel 15
IPFW’s newly-appointed chancellor stopped in Fort Wayne to visit the campus and meet with students and staff, Tuesday. Ron Elsenbaumer, who will replace Vicky Carwein, begins his duties November 1. Elsenbaumer is first generation college student and graduate of Purdue University. He said becoming the chancellor brings his journey full circle.

New IPFW Chancellor Tours Campus, Readies for Challenge Ahead
WPTA TV Channel 21
Laying out a vision for what northeast Indiana's largest public university could become. The new chancellor for IPFW met with reporters Tuesday, answering how he plans to tackle the biggest challenges facing the regional campus. The new chancellor for IPFW met with reporters Tuesday, answering how he plans to tackle the biggest challenges facing the regional campus.

IPFW To Host Emergency Response Drill
WPTA TV Channel 21
IPFW is set to test its campus emergency response procedures during a drill Thursday. The university said the drill involves numerous public safety agencies. It is intended to test campus emergency response procedures that would be activated in the event of an actual emergency.

Emergency Response Drills Planned for IPFW Thursday
WOWO Radio
There will be an emergency response drill held at IPFW this week. If you see police agencies swarming the IPFW campus in Fort Wayne Thursday, don’t be alarmed.

IPFW To Hold Emergency Drill Thursday
You might see lots of emergency vehicles at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne on Thursday, but it’s only a drill.

IPFW To Begin ‘Banded Tuition’
Inside Indiana Business
IPFW says it will begin implementing banded tuition for incoming and current undergraduate students beginning with the fall 2018 semester.

Mastodons, Backers Mingle at Luncheon: Coffman: Players Learn Off-Court Skills at These Type Events
The Journal Gazette
On the court, the IPFW men's basketball team will meet its first foe in 24 days with the home opener in 26 days. Off the court, the team had the opportunity to meet with 130 supporters at the Tip-Off Luncheon on Monday at the Courtyard by Marriott downtown.

New Haven Councilman Announces Mayoral Run
The Journal Gazette
New Haven City Councilman Steve McMichael announced his mayoral campaign at a news conference Monday. McMichael represents New Haven's 5th District. He is also the owner of New Haven's Imagine Real Estate. He is a 1984 graduate of Bishop Luers and attended Ivy Tech, IPFW and Troyer Real Estate School.

IPFW Tip Off Luncheon Draws ‘Don Faithful
WPTA TV Channel 21
IPFW men's basketball held its annual Tip Off luncheon for Mastodon fans Monday at the Courtyard by Marriott.

October 16

IPFW To Host FAFSA Completion Night
Public Now
Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne's (IPFW) Office of Financial Aid is hosting a FAFSA Completion Night Wednesday, October 18, from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Helmke Library on campus.

Safe Zone Event Taking Place at IPFW
WPTA TV Channel 21
An event to help students become more effective allies is taking place at IPFW. The Safe Zone for Students workshop is taking place Monday at the Walb Student Union on the IPFW campus. That workshop will begin Monday afternoon at Noon expecting to wrap up at 1.

Some Democratic Congressional Challengers Showing Early Financial Momentum
Indy Star
Some Democratic congressional challengers in Indiana are nipping at the financial heels of GOP House members, according to disclosure reports filed Sunday. “This has been the hurdle. We’ve seen, whether here in Indiana or elsewhere in the country, it’s looked like there’s this excitement for challenging incumbents,” said Andy Downs, a political scientist at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne.