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September 11, 2017

IN THE NEWS for September 11, 2017

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September 11

New AD Welcomed at Jesuit
The Intelligencer. Wheeling News-Register
Prior to his tenure at Defiance, (Rudy) Yovich was the athletics director at Owens Community College in Toledo and assistant athletics director at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne.

September 10

Artisans Amaze Onlookers, Shoppers: Jefferson Pointe Show Draws Work in Varied Media
The Journal Gazette
Allan Longroy has been working with wood for more than 50 years. The retired IPFW chemistry professor builds beautiful boxes using various domestic and exotic woods.

Marketing Company Hired for Purdue Fort Wayne Branding
Seymour Tribune
A marketing company has been hired to help with building the new identity for Purdue University Fort Wayne.

OPINION: Positioned to Keep Executive in Check: Enforcing Conflict Rules Falls to Banks, Colleagues
The Journal Gazette
Abraham P. Schwab is associate professor of philosophy at IPFW and chairman of the Allen County Ethics Commission.

September 9

Chancellor Choice for IPFW Now Up to Daniels
The Journal Gazette
The decision of who will lead IPFW as its next chancellor is now in Mitch Daniels’ hands.

It Takes A Village to Make ‘Busco Football Great, Which It Is
Second-Year Churubusco boy’s basketball coach Chris Paul spent over a decade leading an NCAA Division I women’s program at IPFW before taking over the Eagles’ boy’s team last season.

Adults Can Learn About the U.S. Constitution Through Special Class
The class is presented by the Allen County Bar Association, the League of Women Voters Fort Wayne chapter, IPFW’s Mike Downs Center for Indiana Politics, the Indiana Bar Foundation and the Allen County Public Library, the news release said.

Suicide Awareness Resources Abundant in Four-County Area
KPC Media
27th Annual IPFW Mental Health Day – Wednesday, Oct. 4, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Walb Student Union at IPFW campus, Fort Wayne.

September 8

IPFW Cheer Coach Accused of Theft
The Journal Gazette
Julie Lebamoff, head coach of the cheerleading squad at IPFW, was arrested after allegedly shoplifting two dresses, a shirt and handbag from the Von Maur store at Jefferson Pointe.

Head Coach for IPFW Cheer Squad Accused of Shoplifting
WISE TV Fort Wayne’s NBC
The head coach for IPFW’s cheer squad is now accused of lifting items from a Jefferson Pointe store.

IPFW Cheer Coach Charged with Shoplifting
WANE TV NewsChannel 15
The head coach of IPFW’s cheerleading program was arrested this week for shoplifting more than $1,000 worth of items from Von Maur.

Brilliance Buggy Ready to Quiz IPFW Students
The Journal Gazette
Jump aboard. Got a quiz for you. IPFW students might be getting those kinds of regular invitations from now on. On Thursday, IPFW launched a program that could lighten the mood on campus as it encourages communication and improves “non-enforcement relationships” between police, students, faculty and staff.

September 7

IPFW Enrollment Swings Explained
Greater Fort Wayne Business Weekly
The double-digit shifts in certain programs’ enrollment at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne are on trend with recent years and not necessarily related to the school’s ongoing realignment.

IPFW Hosts Suicide Prevention Week Events
IPFW will hold educational events in recognition of Suicide Prevention Week Sunday through Sept. 16 at 2101 Coliseum Blvd. E. All events are free and open to the public.

Local Districts Discount ISTEP+: Voice Their Displeasure in Spite of Steady Scores
The Journal Gazette
Standardized testing scores released Wednesday remained steady around the state, with Allen County’s districts showing little variation from last year. “The waste of time and tax dollars involved in the ISTEP+ is even more obvious when one considers universities such as IPFW are no longer using ISTEP+ scores to determine whether a student is ready for dual credit courses,” said SACS Superintendent Phil Downs.

Panel to Discuss Funding Health Care
Greater Fort Wayne Business Weekly
There will be a panel discussion on the topic of health care 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Sept. 11 at the north end of the first floor of Helmke Library on the campus of Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne.

Fixes Promised for Sex Assault Reporting at Hoosier, American University Campuses
WIBC 93.1 FM
Schools in Indiana with Title IX investigations include one at Ball State, one at Grace College and Seminary, one at Hanover College, five at IU-Bloomington, one at IU Purdue at Ft. Wayne, two at Purdue-West Lafayette, two at Notre Dame, one at Valparaiso and two at Vincennes.

IU Welcomes Record Freshman Classes at IU Bloomington, IUPUI – Biggest, Brightest and Most Diverse
Indiana University
Enrollment at all levels across the university remains robust this fall, with IU serving more than 112,000 students across the state. Those students are also taking more than 1.3 million credit hours. The tallies include students enrolled in IU programs at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne and in high schools taking dual credit through the Advance College Project.

PAINWeek 2017 Keynote Lecture by Dr Kevin Zacharoff
Clinical Pain Advisor
The keynote lecture at PAINWeek 2017, held September 5-9, was introduced by Stephen J. Ziegler, PhD, JD, associate professor of public policy at Purdue University in Fort Wayne, Indiana, and co-presented with Kevin L. Zacharoff, MD, faculty clinical instructor at SUNY Stony Brook School of Medicine, Department of Preventive Medicine, in New York, who provided advice for clinicians dealing with fluid guidelines and constraints regarding opioid prescribing.

September 6

IPFW to Challenge Campus Members in Brilliance Buggy
IPFW students will have a chance to win prizes while being educated on important campus topics.

Marketing Firm Chosen to Rebrand IPFW
The Journal Gazette
IPFW is paying a marketing company $80,000 to help it rebrand as the school transitions to a new name and identity as Purdue University Fort Wayne.

Pride and Prejudice Audition Notice
IPFW College of Visual and Performing Arts will hold an audition for actors at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Williams Theatre, 2101 Coliseum Blvd. E., for its production of “Pride and Prejudice.”

Shoes Collected to Represent Students Who Die by Suicide
WRAL TV Channel 5
IPFW hopes the weather will cooperate this week so it can make a visual statement on campus about suicide.

Group to Raise Funds for Shelter: Friends of Shepherd’s House Looking to Pull in $500,000
The Journal Gazette
“Most of the people involved with us have done veterans fundraisers before or nonprofit fundraising in general. But it’s just a lot of great people who really care about this cause,” said Wulpi, president of the IPFW Student Veterans Association.

Local Officials Hope Congress will Pass Legislation to Clarify DACA Students’ Situation
The Trump administration’s rescinding of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program gives the U.S. Congress six months to write legislation to address the issue, but that could be a challenge for a legislative body that has wrestled with immigration reform for 10 years and accomplished nothing, an IPFW political science professor said. On the plus side, “Congress gets motivated by deadlines,” said Michal Wolf, chair of IPFW’s political science department.

Lutheran Cancels Kachmann’s Deal: Spent Over 40 Years with Hospital
The Journal Gazette
Kachmann and his wife, Rhonda, have donated money to numerous community groups over the year, including IPFW toward scholarships and a tennis facility; Indiana Tech, which named a café after the couple; and Lutheran Hospital, which named an auditorium after the doctor on the lower level of Lutheran Hospital Medical Office Building Two.

Shoes to Represent Students Who Die By Suicide
Dubois County Herald
IPFW hopes the weather will cooperate this week so it can make a visual statement on campus about suicide.

September 5

IPFW Hits Suicide with Shoes
The Journal Gazette
IPFW hopes the weather will cooperate this week so it can make a visual statement on campus about suicide.

IPFW Collecting Shoes for Suicide Prevention Week
WOWO Radio
Next week is National Suicide Prevention Week, but IPFW is hoping to remind you before then by collecting 1,100 donated pairs of shoes as part of the inaugural Shoes for Hope campaign.

Creating a New Brand for IPFW
The Journal Gazette
IPFW is paying a marketing company $80,000 to help it rebrand as the school transitions to a new name and identity as Purdue University Fort Wayne.

IPFW Student Describes Studying in Virgin Islands, Preparing for Hurricane Irma
WISE TV Fort Wayne’s NBC
The Fort Wayne native and IPFW student (Charles Nagy) is studying in the Virgin Islands, preparing for the worst of Hurricane Irma.