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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

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IPFW in the News for September 28, 2015

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 or tweet them to @IPFWnews.

September 28

Career counseling; State must act to reverse teacher shortage
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
Enrollment in the state’s teacher education programs is in a free-fall. At IPFW, the College of Education had 1,015 students for elementary and secondary teacher training in 2010; this fall, there are 587 students, The Journal Gazette’s Jamie Duffy reported last week.

September 27

Some college enrollment sees decline
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
This year, of the 12,719 students at IPFW, more than 3,000 are high school students taking dual credits and 559 are graduate students.

September 26

Local reaction to Boehner's resignation
IPFW Professor of Political Science Michael Wolf discussed why Boehner chose now to resign and how he thinks his resignation will affect the overall government. Because of Boehner's resignation, Wolf expects that the government will avoid shutdown.

Just one formal debate for Hogsett, Brewer
Indianapolis Star
But Andy Downs, director of the Downs Center for Indiana Politics at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne, said different candidate formats can be helpful to voters, too.

Science Central announces lineup for 2015/2016 Engage with an IPFW Scientist season
Around Fort Wayne
Science Central is proud to announce the lineup for the 2015/2016 “Engage with an IPFW Scientist” (EWAS) season. Kicking off the season is a demonstration by Dr. Art Friedel, Professor Emeritus of Chemistry.

Area reactions to Boehner resignation range from elation to wariness
Fort Wayne News-Sentinel
Meanwhile, a political scientist at IPFW says the change in power is unlikely to change the outcome of the biggest fights likely in Congress in the next few weeks. In the longer term, the next speaker probably will be even less likely to reach agreements with the Senate and White House, said Michael Wolf, associate professor of political science.

September 25

Coffee with a Cop on tap Saturday
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
Coffee with a Cop returns Saturday as officers from the Indiana State Police, Fort Wayne Police and Allen County Sheriff’s departments, Indiana Department of Natural Resources, Indiana State Excise Police, IPFW Police and the community gather in an informal, neutral space to discuss issues and drink coffee. The public is invited to attend. The event begins at 9 a.m. at Dunkin’ Donuts at 5767 St. Joe Road.

IPFW Launching Career Immersion Program
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Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) students will soon get ready for a career exploration experience outside the usual Internet search or classroom presentation.

Foreign students in need of hosts
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
IPFW is looking for families to host international students. This is an opportunity for families to not only learn about other countries, cultures, and languages, but to also share their own. Students request families anywhere from one month to one year.

Paths to education veer in many directions today
Greater Fort Wayne Business Weekly
Indiana University - Purdue University Fort Wayne saw a 4.7 percent increase from 2014 in the number of freshman students enrolling right out of high school, and those new students are taking about 7.5 percent more credit hours. For the first time, new students are averaging more than 14 credit hours for the semester, signaling a shift to a campus with a more traditional, full-time enrollment, IPFW said in an enrollment report.

App helps smartphone users navigate IPFW campus
Greater Fort Wayne Business Weekly
Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne released a mobile app for Android last month. The free IPFW app, which also supports iOS used by Apple devices, can be downloaded at the Google Play Store and Apple App Store.

Where the lights aren’t shining
Greater Fort Wayne Business Weekly
The famous NASA image of the lights on Earth as seen from space inspired the “The World at Night,” the title of the talk retired Admiral Eric Olson plans to give Oct. 7 as part of the Indiana University - Purdue University Fort Wayne’s Omnibus Lecture Series.

September 24

City of Fort Wayne Celebrates IPFW Rugby Day
National Small College Rugby Organization
The Indiana-Purdue Fort Wayne (IPFW) Rugby team was recently recognized by the Mayor of Fort Wayne for their successes on the field, their dedication to the sport of rugby, their commitment to serving their community and being model stewards of their school.

September 23

How local LGBT anti-discrimination laws vary in Indiana
The Indianapolis Star
After several cities had passed anti-discrimination ordinances, political science professor Andy Downs predicted a greater likelihood that the Indiana General Assembly would choose to address the issue. Still, lawmakers could choose to “suggest local governments be given more of an opportunity to decide how they would like to handle it,” said Downs, who works at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne.

IPFW receives grant to extend counseling services to adolescents
The IPFW Community Counseling Center will extend its services to adolescents and their families with a new $76,000 Lutheran Foundation Grant. The Counseling Center offers free mental health services for anyone in the community.

Community Support for Sept. 23, 2015: IPFW grant continuation
Fort Wayne News-Sentinel
IPFW TRIO Student Support Services has received a $1.1 million grant to fund student success services for the next five years. This grant is a reauthorization of IPFW's original grant five years ago.

WBOI Presents: An IPFW Panel Discussion on the European Refugee Crisis
In this week's episode of WBOI Presents, we’ll feature a panel discussion recorded at IPFW on Wednesday, September 16th that looks at the European refugee crisis.

Donnelly with GOP on abortion, defense
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
IPFW political scientist Michael Wolf noted that Donnelly, a Catholic, is a longtime opponent of abortion rights as well as “one of the Democrats most likely to buck the party” since he was a member of the House in 2007-12.

September 22

New status bolsters IPFW
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
A new, powerful designation for IPFW will allow the university to increase programs and access more state funding, campus officials said Monday. Chancellor Vicki Carwein said the new designation that occurred during the last legislative session made IPFW a multisystem metropolitan university as of July 1.

IPFW hosts job fair
The Career Center of IPFW held their annual Mastodon Job and Internship fair Tuesday afternoon.

How Shopkins Became the Biggest Tiny Toy on the Planet*
"This sort of overwhelming pink-ness didn’t exist in years past," says Judith Elaine Blakemore, a psychology professor at Indiana University-Purdue University who studies the development of gender roles.

Jobless rate drops in area
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
John Kessler, director of the Center for Economic Education at IPFW, wasn’t surprised that Allen’s jobless rate was higher than surrounding rural counties. “They get hit the hardest in a recession because they’re not very diversified,” he said of smaller communities that might rely on one or two large manufacturers for hundreds of jobs. “But they are also among the first to come back when demand heats up again.”

IPFW Announces High School Art Competition, Exhibition
Ink Free News
The IPFW Departments of Fine Arts and Visual Communication and Design will sponsor the second annual High School Art Competition and Exhibition. This event is an opportunity for high school students to have their artwork accepted for display in an exhibition judged by faculty of the IPFW Departments of Fine Arts and Visual Communication and Design.

IPFW Chancellor Sees Huge Potential in Re-Designation (AUDIO)
IPFW Chancellor Vicki Carwein talks about the benefits of being re-designated a Multisystem Metropolitan University.

Grant helps IPFW Community Counseling Center add certification, expand services
Around Fort Wayne
Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) will offer much-needed counseling treatment to the northeast Indiana community thanks to a $76,250 grant from The Lutheran Foundation.

September 21

Over 150 employers to attend IPFW Mastodon Job and Internship Fair
Around Fort Wayne
Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) Career Services will host their annual Mastodon Job and Internship Fair tomorrow, September 22, from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the Athletics Center Fieldhouse.

IPFW Officials Discuss Metro Status
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IPFW is changing. Officials met in a media lunch to discuss that and other happenings at the local university.

Future plans announced for IPFW
Fort Wayne Homepage
As a part of IPFW's media day on Monday, school officials and administrators discussed what's been done over the past few years to improve college life here at IPFW, things that are currently in the process of being changed, also big plans to help evolve the campus over the next few years.

IPFW professor, students researching virgin snake birth long before last week's news splash
Fort Wayne News-Sentinel
A news story about a captive snake giving birth without mating with a male grabbed headlines last week in newspapers and on websites. But an IPFW professor and students reported two years ago on a similar situation in Indiana.