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The following articles highlight the recent mentions of IPFW research, people, programs, and events in the media. See IPFW featured in the media? Send any news clips to John Kaufeld, chief communications officer, at john.kaufeld@ipfw.edu.

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IPFW in the News for July 18, 2016

Were you quoted by a reporter? Did you see IPFW featured in the media? Send the links for your news clips to John Kaufeld, chief communications officer, at john.kaufeld@ipfw.edu or tweet them to @IPFWnews.


July 17

IPFW med school's fate an issue
Journal Gazette
Amid the controversy that has surrounded IPFW’s future in recent months is a building on campus that largely flies under the radar. The Indiana University School of Medicine in Fort Wayne sits on the far north side of the campus and operates separately from the rest of IPFW. While it has quietly educated future doctors for decades, its profile could broaden if proposals to realign IPFW are realized.

Mike Pence Brings Conservative Bona Fides to Donald Trump Ticket
The Wall Street Journal
“It’s been a sales job for Gov. Pence and his campaign to remind people, especially pro-business folks who got very upset about the civil-rights issue, that he’s actually done a lot of the things they would like to see happen,” said Andrew Downs, who heads the Mike Downs Center for Indiana Politics in Fort Wayne.

July 16

Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry receives IPFW Champion award
News-Sentinel
Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne presented Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry with its IPFW Champion award during an event Thursday evening at the Steel Dynamics Keith E. Busse IPFW Alumni Center. The annual award honors one or more people for outstanding work as ambassadors in connecting IPFW with the community, the announcement said.

July 15

Math and science campers create unique planes at IPFW
News-Sentinel
Twenty Fort Wayne youths had a chance to construct cardboard airplanes at Math and Science Camp on Thursday at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne.

Taft tops leaderboard after first round of Women’s City Tournament
WANE
Former Snider and IPFW standout Ashton Taft stands alone atop the leaderboard with the first round of the Women’s City Tournament at Cedar Creek in Leo.

Verbatim: Mayor Henry wins Champion Award
Journal Gazette
Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) recognized Mayor Tom Henry with the IPFW Champion award on Thursday evening at the Steel Dynamics Keith E. Busse IPFW Alumni Center.

TRF Children’s Fest offers fun, learning at IPFW
WANE
Hundreds of students crowded the IPFW campus on Friday, but they weren’t college-age.

Stutzman and IPFW to hold Job Fair August 8
Huntington County Chamber of Commerce
Indiana’s Third District Congressman Marlin Stutzman and IPFW plan to hold a Job Fair on Monday, August 8, from 1 to 4 p.m. The Job Fair will take place in the IPFW Classic Ballroom on the IPFW campus. All participants are asked to park in garage number two.

Three Rivers Festival fun
News-Sentinel
Robby Niman, an employee of Crazy Pinz, was giving children lessons in archery at the Children's Fest on Friday at IPFW.

Do terrorist attacks affect college study abroad?
21Alive
IPFW has a program for students to study overseas, and the school already goes to great lengths to make sure students abroad are safe. Brian Mylrea, Director of International Education at IPFW, says even after the recent attacks, the number of students enrolled has actually gone up. As for the future, IPFW will continue to monitor global situations and steer students into safer areas to study abroad.

Fort Wayne Mayor Named IPFW Champion
Inside Indiana Business
Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne has recognized Mayor Tom Henry with the IPFW Champion award. He was recognized for his involvement with the university throughout his eight-year term as mayor.

Pence is Trump's VP? Here's what you should know
WCPA Cincinnati
Pence has solid, conservative bona fides, and he’s been consistent on the issues, said Andy Downs, Director of the Mike Downs Center for Indiana Politics at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne.

Churubusco to hire former IPFW coach for boys basketball head coach
21 Alive
Pending school board approval next week, Churubusco is set to hire former IPFW women's basketball coach Chris Paul to become their new boys basketball head coach.

OPINION: Ready for the REPUBLICANS
Journal Gazette
Mary Lou Brink is an IPFW Alumnae and the former managing editor of the Fort Wayne News-Sentinel.

Verbatim: Mayor Henry wins Champion Award
Journal Gazette
Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) recognized Mayor Tom Henry with the IPFW Champion award on Thursday evening at the Steel Dynamics Keith E. Busse IPFW Alumni Center.

Henry named 2016 IPFW Champion
WOWO
IPFW has given Fort Wayne’s mayor a special honor. The university recognized Mayor Tom Henry with the IPFW Champion Award Thursday night, citing his involvement with IPFW throughout the past eight years, including his participation in the IPFW “Sculpture with Purpose” project and the college’s “Big Event” community service day.

Donald Trump, Mike Pence and executive power: An important area of disagreement, by Andrew Downs
NY Daily News
Downs is director of the Mike Downs Center for Indiana Politics on the campus of Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne.

July 14

IPFW Names Business School Dean
Inside Indiana Business
IPFW has named Melissa Gruys dean of the Richard T. Doermer School of Business. Gruys comes to Fort Wayne from Wright State University, where she served as a professor and chair of the Department of Management and International Business.

Sea turtle ‘hitchhikers’ could play an important role in conservation
The Conversation
Nathan Jack Robinson receives funding from the Goldring Family Foundation, Earthwatch Institute, The Betz Chair Endowment of Drexel University, The Schrey Chair Endowment of Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne, and The Leatherback Trust. He works for The Leatherback Trust.

Trump Pick Pence Is a Right-Wing Political Careerist Who Desperately Wants Out of Indiana
The Nation
As Indiana political analyst Andrew Downs says: “Mike Pence clearly would like to be in the White House. Everybody knows he would like to be in the White House, and one way to get there is by being the VP.”

Trump Running Mate Mike Pence Hasn’t Cut Taxes As Much As You’d Think
TIME
Pence would probably have gone further on personal rates, but has had to contend with a fiscally careful state legislature that is less willing to make dramatic cuts. That has left him taking fairly big credit for relatively small wins, says Andrew Downs, director of the Mike Downs Center for Indiana Politics in Fort Wayne. “He celebrates anything that moves in his direction as a success.” Downs notes that Indiana’s governorship is constitutionally weak, forcing its chief executives to be pragmatic and leave much of the budget to the legislature.

July 13

Indiana woos, supports U.K. companies
Lafayette Journal & Courier
According to Craig Ortsey, a Political Science professor at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne, Indiana businesses and officials may have reason to be apprehensive about domestic ramifications of Brexit. First of all, the professor said, how Brexit could impact Indiana's business sector will not be evident for a few years, and that is if negations between the U.K., European Union and United States progress smoothly.

IPFW gets a new Sorority starting this Fall
21 Alive
IPFW is bringing Greek life back to campus, starting with Alpha Sigma Alpha sorority.

July 12

Pokemon Go game creates fun outdoors — and a few challenges
News-Sentinel
LeClear and Brock Graham, 30, of Fort Wayne, were out — smartphones in hand — strolling the IPFW campus about noon Tuesday in search of Pokemon characters while playing Pokemon Go. At least a dozen other young people walked along doing the same thing.

Trump flirts with unpopular Pence
POLITICO
“What people are criticizing Pence for in Indiana is actually something that makes him valuable to the Trump ticket,” said Andrew Downs, director of the Mike Downs Center for Indiana Politics. “His stance on things like the Religious Freedom Restoration Act in Indiana, as well as his stance on civil rights legislation in Indiana, those are things people are criticizing but they actually are things that help solidify social conservatives within the Republican Party.”

July 11

Evan Bayh to run for Senate
The Hill
“This is a strategically unbelievably good move,” said Andrew Downs, director of the Mike Downs Center for Indiana Politics at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne. “Baron Hill was losing in the money race and he was behind in what polling data was available. ... This was looking like potentially another loss for Baron Hill, and if anyone is going to be able to pull this loss out of the fire, it’s [Bayh].”

Who is Potential GOP VP Pick Mike Pence?
NBC News
"This is a year in which we're going to see a lot of negative campaigning, and I think that works well for Gregg in some respects," said Andrew Downs, a political analyst at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne. "A new [GOP] candidate may not have RFRA, education issues or a long list of other issues people can pick on. A new candidate may not have any of those, which means Gregg has to start from scratch."

July 10

IPFW set to bring back Greek Life
WANE
IPFW is bringing back Greek Life, starting with an Alpha Sigma Alpha sorority chapter.

July 8

‘Racism is a real thing.’ A 46-year-old black student’s plea to be treated like a human being.
Washington Post
Elbert Starks is a full-time college student studying sociology at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne. He will be a junior in the fall, studying with students who, he says, could easily be his children. Starks posted this to his Facebook page, and he gave me permission to republish it. He told me that he hopes that as a result, “someone else might treat a person differently and better.”

IPFW student-run group looks to take on USAP report
News-Sentinel
As leaders of IPFW, Purdue and Indiana meet and decide behind closed doors the future direction of IPFW, a proactive student group is making sure other voices are heard.

STAR Financial Bank Names CFO
Inside Indiana Business
Mohr holds a Bachelor of Arts in Finance from Miami University of Ohio and will complete his Master of Business Administration at Indiana University Purdue University Fort Wayne this summer. He replaces Karen Gregerson who was recently named CEO at a Central Indiana community bank.

July 7

Going Greek: Indiana school gets 1st sorority in a decade
WISH-TV
A northeastern Indiana college is getting its first sorority in more than a decade. Alpha Sigma Alpha is set to open a chapter this fall at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne, giving women on the 12,000-student campus a chance to take part in Greek life.

July 6

IPFW to get first sorority in a decade
Journal Gazette
Greek life for women is coming back to ­IPFW’s campus, after a long hiatus. Alpha Sigma Alpha will become the first sorority to open a chapter at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne in more than a decade, IPFW said in a news release Tuesday.

Opioid crisis: How did we get here?
The Conversation
Jeannie DiClementi, of Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne explains how the abuse of prescription pain drugs spread to abuse of heroin. It wasn’t a big leap, as the chemical structures are similar.

July 5

Greek life returning to IPFW
WANE
The university announced Tuesday that the Alpha Sigma Alpha sorority will open a chapter on campus this fall. Kasey Price, IPFW’s assistant vice chancellor for student life and leadership, said ΑΣΑ will be the first sorority to open a chapter at IPFW in more than a decade.

Greek Life to return to IPFW with opening of sorority
21Alive
Greek Life is making a return to IPFW this upcoming semester, Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne officials announced Tuesday.

Sorority opening chapter at IPFW
WOWO
There is exciting news for IPFW students wanting to join Greek life. For the first time in more than a decade, a sorority is opening a chapter at IPFW, according to an IPFW news release.