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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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1. Journal Gazette, March 28, 2014
Purdue putdown

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Purdue University not only lost its appeal in a complaint involving former IPFW Chancellor Michael Wartell, it also got spanked by the appeals court for its legal “tactics.” The Indiana Court of Appeals on Monday affirmed a Tippecanoe Circuit Court ruling that the university could not claim attorney-client privilege in refusing to release an investigative report to Wartell, who alleges gender discrimination and harassment in his forced retirement.

2. US News and World Report, March 28, 2014
Moms Share Secrets to Success in Online Classes

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It's hard enough for working women to balance their career demands with caring for a son, daughter or spouse. Add pursuing an online degree into the mix, and women can feel as if they are drowning in a sea of dirty dishes, office memos and class notes. Karen VanGorder, director of online programs at Indiana University-Purdue University — Fort Wayne, has heard her fair share of complaints from female students who feel utterly overwhelmed by their multiple commitments. And she feels for them. "If you work 40 hours a week and you spend 10 hours a week cooking and cleaning and doing those things, you just run out of time. You have to sleep," she says. "It would be nice if we could say, 'Along with your scholarship, here’s an extra 10 hours a week.'"

3. Journal Gazette, March 28, 2014
IPFW student named Goldwater Scholar

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Micah Rapp, biology major at Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW), has been awarded a premier national undergraduate award, The Barry Goldwater Scholarship, the first recipient in university history. This highly competitive national award is based on documenting excellence in undergraduate research and a proposal for future research. George Mourad, professor of biology, is Rapp's research advisor.

4. News-Sentinel, March 27, 2014
2nd My City Summit seeks to teach how to 'Connect and Thrive'

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The first My City Summit, held last year, attempted to show participants the value of attachment with the community. But then what? What kinds of things can a person do? The Young Leaders of Northeast Indiana hope to provide some answers to those types of questions at this year's edition of the summit, "Connect and Thrive," which is scheduled for April 10 at IPFW's Classic Ballroom.

5. Southtown Star, March 27, 2014
Men’s College Volleyball: Lewos scores five-set win over Indiana Purdue-Fort Wayne

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In a battle for second place in the Midwestern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association, Lewis rallied to claim a 25-18, 23-25, 23-25, 25-19, 18-16 MIVA victory over Indiana Purdue-Fort Wayne on Thursday night at Neil Carey Arena in Romeoville. The No. 11 Flyers (16-6) improved to 7-3 in the MIVA, while No. 14 IPFW (17-5) fell to 6-4. In the fifth set, Lewis trailed 13-7 before scoring six straight points on its way to pulling out the victory. Patrick Lilly served all six points for the Flyers, who split the season series with IPFW.

6. WLFI, March 27, 2014
Krieg & Boilermakers cruise to 7-1 victory over IPFW
Story also ran in: News-Sentinel

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Purdue baseball matched its season-best totals for runs scored and runs allowed, defeating IPFW, 7-1, in the home opener at Alexander Field Wednesday afternoon. The Boilermakers (4-16) scored in three consecutive innings in the middle of the game to open up a 6-0 lead. But both teams squandered scoring chances. There was only one 1-2-3 frame in the game and the two teams combined to leave 27 runners on base. Sixteen free passes (9 walks, 7 HBP) were issues to go along with the 23 combined hits.

7. News-Sentinel, March 27, 2014
10th annual bus stuff gets rolling

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The 10th annual Bus Stuff drive to collect food got rolling Wednesday morning at Citilink bus station on Baker Street. Michael Franke, president and co-owner of the Fort Wayne Komets, presented $1,000 to Andy Bullinger, food sourcing manager at Community Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Indiana. The food drive is a joint effort with Ivy Tech College Northeast, Community Harvest Food Bank, Citilink, Komets, and Indiana University-Purdue University of Fort Wayne.

8. News-Sentinel, March 27, 2014
IPFW's Rivera ready for big challenges this week

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Though IPFW senior Eddie Rivera is doing less statistically this season, his coach thinks he's actually a better player. Rivera is on pace to hit fewer kills and take fewer swings than he did as a junior when he was a first-team all-conference selection. Part of that is by design for two reasons: The No. 14-ranked Volledyons want their star to be at his strongest at the end of the season, and his teammates have stepped up more so he doesn't have to.

9. CollegeInsider.com, March 27, 2014
Jasick Named Finalist for Skip Prosser Man of the Year

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IPFW men's basketball head coach Tony Jasick has been named a finalist for the 2014 Skip Prosser Man of the Year award, presented by CollegeInsider.com.  The Skip Prosser Award was established in 2008 to honor those who not only achieve success on the basketball court, but who display moral integrity off of it as well. Prosser posted a career record of 291-146 in 14 seasons as a head coach.The winner of the 2014 Prosser Award will be announced at the CollegeInsider.com Awards Banquet on April 4 in Dallas, site of the Division I Men's Basketball Championship.

10. WBIW, March 26, 2014
INDOT Offering Scholarships

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The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) is again offering competitive engineering scholarships valued at $3,125 per semester for up to five years. Full-time students accepted or currently enrolled in a qualifying civil engineering program are encouraged to learn more and download the scholarship application at www.INDOTScholarship.IN.gov. Applications for the 2014-2015 school year must be postmarked by Sunday, March 30, 2014. Eligible programs include Indiana University Purdue University Fort Wayne, Purdue University, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, Trine University, University of Evansville, University of Notre Dame and Valparaiso University.

11. Journal Gazette, March 26, 2014
IPFW gets healthy

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Students, faculty and staff will be competing for bragging rights today in the Mastodon Main Meal Makeover as part of the 25th annual IPFW Health Fair. The contestants are charged with making over a recipe to improve its nutritional profile. Students will be cooking from 10 a.m. to noon, and the faculty and staff event is from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Some of the recipes include Parmesan Crusted Tilapia and Chili Wraps.

12. Indiana's NewsCenter, March 26, 2014
IPFW Rolls Out New Incentive Program, Offering Scholarship Covering 50% Of Tuition For Some Students (VIDEO)

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Administrators at IPFW are excited about rolling out a new tuition incentive program for returning students that never completed their degree. If eligible, students would receive a scholarship covering 50% of their tuition.

13. News-Sentinel, March 26, 2014
Record number of volunteers plan to take part Saturday in IPFW's BIG Event day of community service

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Fort Wayne will be overrun Saturday by a herd of Mastodons wearing IPFW royal blue as a record number of volunteers take part in the university's BIG Event, an annual day of community service. Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne had 1,100 volunteers signed up as of Saturday night, the preregistration deadline, said Krissy Creager, director of student life. Last year, about 870 people preregistered.

14. Best College Sports, March 25, 2014
Boilermakers Ready for Home Opener Against IPFW
Story also ran in: WLFI

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After a pair of schedule changes, Purdue baseball is now set to host IPFW for its 2014 home opener at Alexander Field on Wednesday afternoon at 5 p.m.The Boilermakers (3-16) were originally scheduled to play their home opener March 19 vs. Butler and later March 25 vs. IPFW (5-15). The Butler game was rescheduled for April 15 as the teams swapped home dates. The IPFW game was pushed back one day to Wednesday due to a more favorable forecast.

15. Journal Gazette, March 25, 2014
Unselfish play creates legacy for IPFW

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It began 2 1/2 weeks before Thanksgiving, with Dayton’s Jordan Sibert sending up a prayer of a 3-pointer that beat the horn and the IPFW Mastodons by a slender point. It ended 4 1/2 months later, with a whole host of prayers going unanswered as the Mastodons missed 17 of 21 3s of their own in a 106-95 loss to VMI in the CollegeInsiders.com Tournament.

16. News-Sentinel, March 25, 2014
IPFW, TRACK partner on Women's History Month event

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IPFW and the local nonprofit Three Rivers Arts Center for Kids (TRACK ) will collaborate to present a Women's History Month program, "An Evening of Cultural Expression," 7-9 p.m. Thursday in the International Ballroom at Walb Student Union at university, 2101 Coliseum Blvd. E.

17. Elkhart Truth, March 24, 2014
Sherwood shines for IPFW golfers

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Brenna Shwerwood, an Elkhart Memorial High School graduate and Indiana Purdue-Fort Wayne sophomore, helped her team win the recent Butler Bulldog Florida Invitational and is second on her team in scoring average. Sherwood, the Summit League women’s golfer of the week March 12-18, shot a 36-hole score of 156 as the medalist at Windsor Parke Golf Club in Jacksonville, Fla. Her 2013-14 average for 12 rounds in 82.0. Her career norm is 85.04.

18. The Brookings Register, March 24, 2014
IPFW completes sweep of SDSU

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IPFW hit two home runs and Miranda Kramer tossed a two-hitter while striking out 12 of the 17 batters she faced as the Mastodons completed a three-game sweep of South Dakota State with a 9-0, five-inning win during Summit League softball action Saturday afternoon. Dani Pugh hit a two-run homer in the first inning and Caitlyn DeLong added a three-run shot in the second to make it 5-0.

19. Journal Gazette, March 24, 2014
Community Update

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Division of Continuing Studies; 2101 Coliseum Blvd. E.; to register for the following courses, call 481-6619 or go to learn.ipfw.edu. “Nature Photography: Basic Techniques,” 6 to 8:30 p.m. Mondays and Saturdays beginning today through April 28; $224.

20. Journal Gazette, March 24, 2014
Education notebook

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IPFW’s Doermer School of Business lecture, “World-Class Management in a Global Economy: How Communication and Technology Can Help,” will be 7 to 11 p.m. Friday in IPFW’s International Ballroom in the Walb Student Union. Regular admission tickets are $35 a person; for a table of eight, the cost is $245, and tickets for students are free. However, advance registration is required at 2014doermerdialogue.eventbrite.com. IPFW will host its 25th annual Health Fair from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday in the Walb Student Union. New this year is a Mastodon Main Meal Makeover cooking contest, in which staff and student participants will each try to create the healthiest, most nutritious meal. More information is available at ipfw.edu.

21. Journal Gazette, March 24, 2014
No privilege on Wartell report, appeals court rules
Story also ran in: Journal & Courier, Indianapolis Business Journal

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Purdue University cannot claim attorney-client privilege in denying former IPFW Chancellor Michael Wartell a report related to his dismissal, the Indiana Court of Appeals ruled Monday. The court heard the case in December, and at that time expressed skepticism about Purdue’s actions. The issue is whether attorney John C. Trimble was acting as Purdue's attorney, an independent investigator or both when he issued a report and recommendations to three members of the university's board of trustees.

22. News-Sentinel, March 23, 2014
Duplicating record season will be difficult for IPFW

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The 2013-14 men's basketball season was unlike any other in the 40-year history of the Mastodons. The school record book was shredded in a myriad of positive manners, as the team set new standards for wins (25), conference finish (second), league tournament (runner-up), making the postseason at the NCAA Division I level (CollegeInsider.com Tournament), and more. “It's fun to talk about now,” IPFW coach Tony Jasick said following his team's final game Saturday. The Mastodons (25-11) fell to Virginia Military Institute 106-95 in the second round of the CIT, and so now is a good time to look ahead to what this program has in store for it.

23. The Daily Eastern News, March 23, 2014
7, 11th: Panthers rally to win series

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Senior Cameron Berra hit a grand slam to cap off an 11-run seventh inning for the Eastern baseball team, who beat IPFW 15-8 Sunday in Coaches Stadium. The Panthers won the weekend series, after winning the opener 10-5, Friday. Eastern improved to 6-18, while IPFW dropped to 5-15.

24. Journal Gazette, March 23, 2014
IPFW Chancellor Vicky Carwein earns highest salary

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Recent leadership changes have modified the list of top-paid employees at IPFW, while Ivy Tech's leadership staff remains largely the same. The three top-paid employees at IPFW for 2013 include two people who no longer work for the college – including a former chancellor. Of educators at the two schools, IPFW Chancellor Vicky Carwein earns the highest salary, $348,306.51. Salary information was provided to The Journal Gazette by IPFW and Ivy Tech Community College-Northeast through public records requests.

25. News-Sentinel, March 22, 2014
IPFW rallies to win in five sets

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The No. 13=ranked IPFW men's volleyball team dropped the opening two sets of its match before rebounding to knock off Grand Canyon 20-25, 21-25, 25-17, 25-20, 15-9 at Gates Sports Center. The win pushes the Volleydons to 17-4, is the 14th in the last 16 matches, and ties the school record for best start through 21 matches, tying with the 1998 and 1999 squads.

26. Times Dispatch, March 22, 2014
VMI faces big challenge in IPFW
Story also ran in: News-Sentinel, WDBJ 7 (VIDEO)

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Much like the rest of the nation, VMIgot a glimpse Thursday night of how things roll these days in one of the nation’s fast-rising Division I hoops entities. Welcome to the burgeoning Summit League. If the Keydets didn’t realize what kind of challenge they will face against Indiana-Purdue University Fort Wayne in today’s second-round CollegeInsider.com Tournament at Cameron Hall, they do now after watching Summit champion North Dakota State stun Oklahoma 80-75 in the first round of the NCAA tournament’s West Region in Spokane, Wash.

27. Journal Gazette, March 22, 2014
Mastodons roll with CIT schedule change

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The Ohio University Bobcats are 24-11 this season, finished 11-7 in the Mid-American Conference and, among their signature victories, beat NCAA tournament team Mercer 76-67, and they beat Cleveland State 64-62 at home to move to the second round of the CollegeInsiders.com Tournament. Got all that? Good. Now forget all that.

28. News-Sentinel, March 22, 2014
IPFW's 'unbelievable dudes' fall in CIT

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Those that fit the demographic of Generation X would likely call Tony Jasick a modern day Bob Geldof. But instead of organizing musical superstars for a good cause, the IPFW men's basketball coach has spent three seasons formulating a group of 15 young men for a common cause, which is to play successful team-oriented basketball. “Think about this now,” Jasick said. “Think about the group that we brought together. Where are we?” Where the Mastodons are is where no other group ever ventured at the school. Other IPFW teams had dreamed of achieving what this group actually did this season, but they never got there.

29. Journal Gazette & Times Courier, March 21, 2014
Panthers Win Home Opener

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The Eastern Illinois University baseball team opened its home schedule with a 10-5 victory over IPFW on Friday afternoon at Coaches Stadium. EIU improves to 5-16 overall and IPFW drops to 4-14. The Panthers also improved to 19-1 in home openers under head coach Jim Schmitz. “I was really happy with our defense today,” said Schmitz. “If we have great defense, we have a chance to win games. Demetre (Taylor) Tyler (Schweigert) and (Dane) Sauer all had some great plays this afternoon.”

30. Journal Gazette, March 21, 2014
IPFW plays VMI next, not Ohio

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Early Thursday, the CollegeInsiders.com tournament hit IPFW with the scheduling version of a crossover dribble. The CIT decided the Mastodons would not be going to Athens, Ohio, to play Ohio University in the second round after all. Instead, the Mastodons will go to Lexington, Va., to play VMI. Tip time is 1 p.m. Saturday.

31. News-Sentinel, March 21, 2014
IPFW senior bounces back at just the right time

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A familiar face made an appearance Wednesday at the Gates Sports Center, and the IPFW men's basketball team certainly benefited from the reemergence of Luis Jacobo. The senior forward played like the Luis Jacobo that Mastodons fans had grown to love during his two seasons in town, and it couldn't have come at a more opportune time. Jacobo's play proved to be a critical reason why IPFW was able to beat Akron 97-91 in the opening round of the CollegeInsider.com Tournament. The Mastodons (25-10) will now travel to Virginia Military Institute (20-12) at 1 p.m. Saturday (ESPN 1380-AM).

32. Indiana's NewsCenter, March 21, 2014
Could IPFW Soon Become "Fort Wayne University?" (NBC33 VIDEO)

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Administrators at IPFW are faced with tough decisions as their operating contract deadline with Purdue University approaches. IPFW is governed by Purdue University, so any decisions regarding administration and prioritization of state-funded capital projects is decided by Purdue officials. The deal outlining this arrangement, however is set to expire June 30th.