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The following articles highlight the recent mentions of IPFW research, people, programs, and events in the media. 

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IPFW in the News for January 22, 2018

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January 22

Ole Miss University Police Chief Resigns
The Daily Mississippian
This will be Tim Potts’ last week serving as the chief of police for the University Police Department. Potts has accepted a position as police chief for Indiana University-Purdue University at Fort Wayne, he told The Daily Mississippian in an email.

January 21

TOM DAVIS: Basketball in Fort Wayne is Alive and Absolutely Very, Very Well
Fort Wayne rallied from 15 points down to knock off North Dakota State at the Coliseum, while Indiana Tech and Saint Francis continued to show the nation that the best of NAIA Division II basketball – anywhere – lies within this city.

I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change by the IPFW Department of Theatre
North Anthony Corridor
Presented by the IPFW Department of Theatre, this award-winning, second-longest running Off Broadway musical has entertained audiences for nearly 20 years with a series of funny and thought provoking vignettes connected by the central theme of love and relationships.

Powers Sings in Honors Choir
KPC News
Powers will join other AMS choir students Kendall Loughner, Katie Phillips, Emie Reardon, Sarah Schlosser and Paige Stanley in the Circle the State with Song Festival at Indiana University Purdue University Fort Wayne on Feb. 10.

Big Ten Primer: Get Ready for Michigan vs. Purdue, Part II
Big Ten Network
Which IU team will show up? The one that lost at home to Indiana State and Fort Wayne? Or the one that beat Notre Dame and fought hard in a 10-point loss to then No. 1 Duke?

January 20

Middle School Students Compete in Future City Competition
WANE TV NewsChannel 15
Eighteen teams of middle school students competed at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) in this year DiscoverE’s Future City Competition Regional Finals Saturday afternoon.

Mastodons Rally to Win at Home
The Journal Gazette
IPFW surged ahead in the second half to win 92-88 over North Dakota State at Memorial Coliseum on Saturday.

Tech Women Whip Cornerstone
The Journal Gazette
NORTH DAKOTA STATE 72, IPFW 56: In Fargo, North Dakota, Kierstyn Repp led the Mastodons (4-16, 1-6 Summit League) with 23 points, shooting 7 of 12 from 3, the most since Haley Seibert had seven at Omaha on Jan. 30, 2014.

IPFW Again Gets New Police Chief: 4th One in 4 Years; Law Enforcement Veteran Receives Post
The Journal Gazette
IPFW has replaced its police chief for the fourth time in four years. The new chief of police, Tim Potts, comes to IPFW with 27 years of experience in law enforcement, including 18 years at Purdue University. His most recent job was chief of police and director of public safety at the University of Mississippi, IPFW said Friday.

Bryson Scott, Kason Harrell After IPFW’s Comeback Win over North Dakota State
Bryson Scott and Kason Harrell discuss IPFW’s comeback win over North Dakota State.

North Dakota State at IPFW Men’s Basketball Pregame
The Journal Gazette
Outlook: The Mastodons are coming off a 75-74 overtime loss at Western Illinois on Jan. 17.

Perry County Times Obituaries – January 20, 2018
Perry County Times
Craig D. Shirk, 53, of Shermans Dale died Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018, in Penn State Hershey Medical Center following a fall at home on Dec. 27, resulting in a severe head injury. He was a 1983 West Perry graduate, an Eagle Scout and a member of Christ Lutheran Church, New Bloomfield. He attended Indiana Tech Univeristy, Ft. Wayne, Ind., and Purdue University (Ft. Wayne campus).

IPFW Again Gets New Police Chief
World News
IPFW has replaced its police chief for the fourth time in four years. The new chief of police, Tim Potts, comes to IPFW with 27 years of experience in law enforcement, including 18 years at Purdue University. His most recent job was chief of police and director of public safety at the University of Mississippi, IPFW said Friday.

IPFW Absorbing Lessons of OT Loss
The Journal Gazette
The IPFW men's basketball team is in the process of stacking details and stacking lessons.

January 19

Nationwide Search Ends as IPFW Hires New Chief of Police
A nationwide search for a new chief of police is over as Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne hired a new chief of police.

IPFW Names Tim Potts New Chief of Police
Public Now
Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) is pleased to announce the hiring of Tim Potts as the new chief of police after a national search.

Spartans a Tall Task for Hoosiers: No. 9 Michigan State Toughest Foe of Late for Indiana
The Journal Gazette
One month ago, after Indiana had just sustained a 20-point, home-court thrashing by IPFW, some Hoosiers faithful began grumbling first-year coach Archie Miller was the wrong man for the job.

College Basketball
The Journal Gazette
WESTERN ILLINOIS 91, IPFW 44: In Macomb, Ill., the Leathernecks used an early 10-0 run to take the lead for good and outscored the Mastodons 22-5 in the second quarter to take a 25-point halftime lead and cruise from there.

Art Exhibits
The Journal Gazette
All weekend – IPFW PHOTO EXHIBITION Ends today; Garrett Museum of Art, 100 South Randolph St., Garrett; 5 to 8 p.m. today, 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday and 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday;

IPFW Hires New Police Chief
The Journal Gazette
IPFW announced Friday it has hired Tim Potts as the new chief of police after a national search.

Necks Handle Mastodons in OT
Western Courier
The Western Illinois men’s basketball team took on Indiana University Purdue University, Fort Wayne on Wednesday in Western Hall.

New IPFW Police Chief Announced
Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne’s new chief of police is Tim Potts.

January 18

Late Shot in OT Does In Mastodons
The Journal Gazette
Kobe Webster scored 24 points with four 3-pointers and hit the winning basket with 1.1 seconds left in overtime, as Western Illinois rallied from 10 points down to beat IPFW 75-74 on Wednesday night.

Former Fort Wayne Lecturer Files Discrimination Lawsuit Against Purdue
Purdue Exponent
A former lecturer at Purdue’s Fort Wayne campus filed a civil lawsuit against the Board of Trustees on Wednesday after he was terminated for reportedly acting erratically during a class.

Saint Francis Duo Does the Job: Ex-Homestead Teammates Help Down Spring Arbor
The Journal Gazette
But this union had been fractured for a spell, after Kistler had opted to play for IPFW and Buck for Saint Francis. Fortunately for Saint Francis (13-8, 5-4 Crossroads League), Kistler's tenure with the Mastodons lasted only one season – she averaged five points and three rebounds – before she decided to reunite with Buck.

Entertainment Calendar for Jan. 18, 2018
FROZEN FAIRY TALES, Fort Wayne Philharmonic Family Series concert, 2-3 p.m. Sunday, Auer Performance Hall, Rhinehart Music Center at IPFW, 2101 Coliseum Blvd. E. Cost: $15; available at and 1-260-481-0777.

Region’s Economy More Diverse, Employs More at higher Average Pay
Greater Fort Wayne Business Weekly
An analysis of BLS data for the 11 counties of northeast Indiana by the Community Research Institute at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne shows the region’s 2016 economy was more diverse and employed more people at substantially higher average annual pay than during 2006, the last full year before the recession.

Jeanne Tessier – Artist, Teacher, Abuse Survivor and Chaplain – Spent her Life Helping Others
Courier Journal
Jeanne Tessier played piano music for her houseplants, photographed birds perched on ice-coated limbs in fresh morning light and was so bonded with her dog, Spirit, she died convinced they would meet again in a calm and welcoming place.  Divorced, she worked and taught over the years at Indiana University-Purdue University — Fort Wayne, Indiana University Southeast and Spalding University.

January 17

New Presidents or Provosts
Inside Higher Ed
Ronald Elsenbaumer, special adviser to the president at the University of Texas at Arlington, has been selected as chancellor of Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne.

IUPUI Names Marissa Chew to Track & Field Staff
IUPUI Jaguars
The IUPUI Athletics Department and head women's cross country and track & field coach Antonio McDaniel has announced the addition of Marissa Chew to the women's track and field staff. She replaced Ashley Botham, who was recently tabbed head coach of the Fort Wayne program.

IPFW Community Orchestra Concert
Visit Fort Wayne
The concert will feature winners of the annual student Concerto and Aria Competition, vocalists Brianna Gamble, Sonia Salas and Stephen Stachofsky, clarinetist Mark Townsend and percussionist Ryan Springer. David Cooke, conductor.

Webster’s Jumper in OT Lifts W Illinois over IPFW
The Journal Gazette
Kobe Webster scored 24 points with four 3-pointers and hit the winning basket with 1.1 seconds left in overtime, and Western Illinois rallied from 10 points down to beat IPFW 75-74 on Wednesday night.

Homestand Gives UNO Men’s Basketball a Chance to Catch up in Summit League Race
Omaha World-Herald
Point guard KJ Robinson, who missed three games with an ankle injury, was back in the starting lineup last week when the Mavs posted their first road win of the season at Western Illinois. He returned in the game before that, but played only 15 minutes against South Dakota State. He logged 36 Saturday at IPFW.

IPFW at Western Illinois
The Journal Gazette
The Mastodons are coming off an 82-78 win over Omaha on Saturday at the Coliseum.

January 16

College Corner
The Columbus Dispatch
Matt Weir (John Glenn) had one rebound and one assist in Indiana/Purdue-Fort Wayne’s 68-58 loss to South Dakota and had 10 points, two rebounds and two assists in an 82-78 win over Omaha.

Beasley to Join State Hall
The Journal Gazette
Other notable area inductees to the Indiana Soccer Hall of Fame include former Bishop Luers Parade All-American Nel Fettig-Hayes, Canterbury assistant Mike Clark, former Indiana University All-American Paul DiBernardo, who played pro soccer in Fort Wayne; former Trine coach Mike Ferrell, former Bishop Luers coach Chuck Graham, former Saint Francis player Danny Jeftich, Kuno Mirwaldt of the former Fort Wayne Settlers, former Grace player Jim Tallman, club coach David Tanner and former IPFW player and Homestead girls coach Pat Teagarden.

14th in a Row in Dominating Fashion: Purdue Runs Win Streak to 14 with 78-50 Decision over Wisconsin
Purdue Boilermakers
Carsen Edwards scored 21 points with three assists, two rebounds and a career-high five steals ... he is the first Purdue player with five steals in a game since E’Twaun Moore had five against Fort Wayne (Dec. 21, 2010).

Indiana Basketball: Tangible Statistical Evidence of Improvement Over Last 3 Games
The Daily Hoosier
Another interesting way to think about the Northwestern performance is in the context of the pre-conference dumpster fires against Indiana State and Fort Wayne.

IPFW at Western Illinois
The Journal Gazette
Outlook: The Mastodons are coming off an 82-78 win over Omaha on Jan. 13 at the Coliseum.

January 15

Big Ten Power Rankings: January 15
Hammer and Rails
Our friends at Crimson Quarry said it best: They are playing well enough that the Fort Wayne and Indiana State losses could really hurt in the end.

IU Defense Stifles Northwestern
The Journal Gazette
Along the way, there have been losses to Indiana State and IPFW, to two ranked teams outside Bloomington and losses at unranked Michigan and Wisconsin.