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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 Kimberly Wagner, director of public relations, at kimberly.wagner@ipfw.edu

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IPFW in the News for April 24, 2017

Were you quoted by a reporter? Did you see IPFW featured in the media? Send the links for your news clips to Kimberly Wagner, director of public relations, at kimberly.wagner@ipfw.edu or tweet them to @IPFWnews.

April 23

Trustees select Purdue Fort Wayne as new name for campus
Herald Times
The Purdue trustees have approved a resolution to designate Purdue University Fort Wayne as the new name for the campus in the state's second-largest city, resulting from a realignment there.

April 22

Names in IPFW split finalized
Journal Gazette
The realignment of IPFW will result in two schools with new names: Purdue University Fort Wayne and Indiana University Fort Wayne.

IPFW police officer injured in crash
WANE
An IPFW police officer was injured Saturday afternoon after crashing with another vehicle.

April 21

UPDATED: Groundbreaking on Friday for Ivy Tech, IPFW bridge over Coliseum Blvd.
News-Sentinel
Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne and Ivy Tech Community College Northeast held a groundbreaking ceremony Friday for the planned Parker Cole Crossing pedestrian bridge that will span Coliseum Boulevard.

Purdue Trustees Approve New Name For IPFW
Indiana Public Radio
Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne will soon have a much shorter name. The Purdue Board of Trustees announced Friday that as the school splits into two universities, the campus will be known as Purdue University Fort Wayne.

IPFW name change approved by Purdue Board of Trustees
WOWO
During the Purdue Board of Trustees meeting earlier today, the trustees approved a resolution to designate 'Purdue University Fort Wayne' as the new name for the campus that will arise from the realignment process, pending approval of the realignment by the Higher Learning Commission.

Goodbye IPFW, hello Purdue Fort Wayne
Lafayette Journal & Courier
The Purdue Board of Trustees voted Friday to rename the school Purdue University Fort Wayne, marking another large step for the intricate realignment process that will split control of the campus between IU and Purdue.

Indiana University trustees approve name for IU health sciences programs at Fort Wayne
IU Newsroom
At its April meeting, the Indiana University Board of Trustees approved the name of Indiana University Fort Wayne for its health sciences programs to reflect the realignment of Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne, which will become effective July 1, 2018.

Purdue Trustees Approve New Name For IPFW
WBOI
Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne will soon have a much shorter name. The Purdue Board of Trustees announced Friday that as the school splits into two universities, the campus will be known as Purdue University Fort Wayne.

Purdue Trustees Approve New Name For IPFW
WBAA
Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne will soon have a much shorter name. The Purdue Board of Trustees announced Friday that as the school splits into two universities, the campus will be known as Purdue University Fort Wayne.

IPFW to become Purdue University Fort Wayne
WANE
During the Purdue Board of Trustees meeting earlier today, the trustees approved a resolution to designate 'Purdue University Fort Wayne' as the new name for the campus that will arise from the realignment process, pending approval of the realignment by the Higher Learning Commission. The campus will be commonly known as 'Purdue Fort Wayne' on the realignment effective date of July 1, 2018.

Purdue Board of Trustees approves IPFW name change
News-Sentinel
The Purdue Board of Trustees on Friday approved a resolution to change the name of IPFW to Purdue University Fort Wayne (PUFW).

'Little Shop of Horrors' sprouts at IPFW
Journal Gazette
IPFW's Department of Theatre continues "Little Shop of Horrors" this weekend. The musical comedy, which opened Thursday, follows a young man, Seymour, who works in a flower shop. He pines for Audrey, who is of course in love with someone else. One day he comes across a small plant, which he names Audrey II.

April 20

IPFW, Ivy Tech to Break Ground on Pedestrian Bridge
Inside Indiana Business
IPFW and Ivy Tech Community College Northeast will hold a groundbreaking ceremony Friday for a pedestrian bridge connecting the two campuses across Coliseum Boulevard in Fort Wayne. IPFW says the $4.5 million project is expected to be complete by June 2018.

April 19

Regional Partnership Shows Support For IPFW Split
Inside Indiana Business
The Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership Board of Directors and the Regional Opportunities Council have passed a resolution supporting the realignment of IPFW. The resolution followed a status report and progress update from outgoing IPFW Chancellor Vicky Carwein.

NCAA picks Fort Wayne for five tournaments
Greater Fort Wayne Business Weekly
Leaders from Visit Fort Wayne, the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum, Manchester University, and Indiana University - Purdue University Fort Wayne announced April 18 the city won bids for five National Collegiate Athletic Association tournaments.

NCAA taps city to host 5 events
Journal Gazette
Fort Wayne is a complete package. At least the NCAA seems to think so, as the Summit City was chosen by the NCAA to play host to five tournament events between 2019 and 2022, the association announced Monday.

Former IPFW standout Evan Miller back with TinCaps
WANE
Former IPFW standout Evan Miller is back in the Summit City. The pitcher has been transferred from extended spring training to the TinCaps active roster.

Panel named to pick IPFW leader
Journal Gazette
The new chancellor will succeed Vicky Carwein, who has been IPFW chancellor since September 2012. Carwein recently said she would retire by the end of the year.

Search Committee to Find Purdue Fort Wayne Chancellor
Inside Indiana Business
Purdue University has formed a search committee to find the next chancellor for the school's Fort Wayne campus. The 11-member committee will present a list of candidates for the position to Purdue President Mitch Daniels by July 1.

April 18

Spotlight: Ethan Lichtle and Megan Buss, ‘Little Shop of Horrors’
Journal Gazette
IPFW's Department of Theatre opens "Little Shop of Horrors" on Thursday. The musical comedy follows a young man, Seymour, who works in a flower shop. Seymour finds a mysterious plant, which he names Audrey II after the woman he pines after.

Purdue forms search committee for IPFW chancellor
Journal Gazette
An 11-member search committee to find the next IPFW chancellor was announced by Purdue University Tuesday. Included are five current IPFW faculty or staff members and an IPFW student. The committee, chaired by Purdue trustee Gary Lehman, is to provide a slate of candidates to Purdue President Mitch Daniels by July 1, according to a news release.

April 17

FWCS board selects Maria Norman to fill vacant at-large seat
News-Sentinel
A business analyst with the admissions office at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne, Norman also has a 6-year-old son who attends kindergarten at FWCS' Whitney Young Early Childhood Center.

Peckinpaugh heads back to IPFW for assistant position
WANE
Indiana Tech men's basketball head coach John Peckinpaugh has resigned, effective immediately, to take an assistant coaching position at his alma matter, Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) for the Fort Wayne men's basketball program, Director of Athletics Debbie Warren announced Monday.

Tech's Peckinpaugh leaves for IPFW
Journal Gazette
Indiana Tech men’s basketball head coach John Peckinpaugh has resigned, effective immediately, to take an assistant coaching position at his alma matter, IPFW, on the men’s basketball program, Director of Athletics Debbie Warren announced Monday.

Regional Partnership supports IPFW realignment
WOWO
An area economic development group is throwing its support behind the realignment plan for IPFW.