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IPFW in the News for April 10, 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 9

IPFW's 6th Big Event is a big help to many
Journal Gazette
More than 500 IPFW faculty, students and alumni fanned out over Fort Wayne on Saturday morning for the Big Event, tackling projects at 40 different locations.

State boasts lowest veteran jobless rate
Journal Gazette
For the past several years, a Veterans 1st Hiring Event has been held locally to help those who have served find jobs. This year's event is scheduled May 4 in IPFW's International Ballroom. It's open to veterans, their spouses and employable dependents.

April 8

Local views: U.S. missile strikes in Syria leave questions
News-Sentinel
"I think the first thing to remember is this is a response to the chemical weapons attack," said James Toole, an associate professor of political science at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne.

IPFW prof: Trump aim unclear
Journal Gazette
The cruise missile attack on a Syrian airfield marked a sharp change of heart for the Trump administration, but it's still not clear whether the attack was a one-time event or an indication of a new foreign policy, an IPFW professor said Friday. "We don't really know much yet," said James Toole, an associate professor of political science. "Trump has never outlined his foreign policy."

500 volunteers mobilize to assist Fort Wayne community
WANE
IPFW sent more than 500 students, faculty, staff and alumni volunteers into the Fort Wayne community Saturday.

News-Sentinel's Reggie Hayes ready for Hall of Fame ceremony
News-Sentinel
Hayes, 55, started at The News-Sentinel in 1983 at age 21 as a part-time sports clerk when he was also sports editor of IPFW's Communicator.

April 7

IPFW Chancellor to Resign by the End of the Year
Indiana Public Radio
The chancellor of Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne, Vicky Carwein, announced Wednesday she will be retiring by the end of this year.

April 5

IPFW chancellor Vicky Carwein to retire
Lafayette Journal & Courier
Vicky Carwein, chancellor of Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne, will retire from her post by the end of the year.

Carwein to leave IPFW; search committee to convene
KPC News
Vicky Carwein, the embattled chancellor of Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne, will retire no later than the end of this year, Purdue President Mitch Daniels said today.

IPFW chancellor Carwein to retire
WANE
IPFW Chancellor Vicky Carwein will retire by the end of the year, one to be marked by uncertainty as the campus is divided and renamed.

IPFW Chancellor Announces Plans To Retire This Year
WBOI
Indiana University—Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) Chancellor Vicky Carwein and Purdue President Mitch Daniels today announced Carwein's plans to retire by the end of 2017.

IPFW chancellor plans to retire
Journal Gazette
After five years of leading IPFW through a tumultuous time, Chancellor Vicky Carwein announced Wednesday she will retire by the end of the year.

IPFW Chancellor Vicky Carwein Announces Retirement
WBAA
IPFW Chancellor Vicky Carwein announced Wednesday she will be retiring by the end of this year. As IPFW transitions to two campuses, run separately by Purdue and IU, she says the timing is right for a new chancellor to step in and lead the campus to this next stage.

April 4

"Concussion" Doctor preaches perseverance at IPFW lecture
WANE
A well-known doctor who first identified the connection between traumatic brain injuries and football spoke in Fort Wayne, Tuesday night. Dr. Bennet Omalu's groundbreaking research was profiled in the move 'Concussion.' He was the final speaker in the IPFW Omnibus Lecture Series.

Dr. Bennet Omalu, subject of Will Smith movie, 'Concussion,' tells IPFW students: Be yourself
News-Sentinel
Dr. Bennet Omalu was a forensic pathologist working the weekend shift in the Allegheny County Coroner's Office in Pittsburgh when former Steelers player Mike Webster's body was brought in.

Mastodon relished running for USA
Journal Gazette
IPFW freshman and Carroll graduate Madison Fruchey was unsure if she even wanted to try for a spot on Team USA's cross country junior squad, but she took a chance and represented the United States in two international events in March.

IPFW chancellor Vicky Carwein to retire
Lafayette Journal & Courier
Vicky Carwein, chancellor of Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne, will retire from her post by the end of the year.

IPFW chancellor Carwein to retire
WANE
IPFW Chancellor Vicky Carwein will retire by the end of the year, one to be marked by uncertainty as the campus is divided and renamed.

IPFW Chancellor Vicky Carwein Announces Retirement
WBAA
IPFW Chancellor Vicky Carwein announced Wednesday she will be retiring by the end of this year. As IPFW transitions to two campuses, run separately by Purdue and IU, she says the timing is right for a new chancellor to step in and lead the campus to this next stage.

IPFW Chancellor Announces Plans To Retire This Year
WBOI
Indiana University—Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) Chancellor Vicky Carwein and Purdue President Mitch Daniels today announced Carwein's plans to retire by the end of 2017.

April 4

Verbatim: IPFW Recognizes 2nd Annual Class of Top 50 Students
Journal Gazette
Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) is proud to announce the 2017 class of IPFW Top 50 students. These individuals are not only highly engaged on the IPFW campus in their academics and co-curricular activities, they also make significant impacts in their own communities.

Crown Point’s Hannah Albrecht heading to IPFW for women’s hoops
NWI Times
Last week, an old AAU coach made a call to IPFW coach Niecee Nelson. Albrecht visited the campus in Fort Wayne, had a tryout and was offered that night. She committed to play for the Mastodons shortly thereafter.

IPFW prof.: Donnelly should still see support next year even after Gorsuch endorsement
WANE
IPFW Political Science Professor Mike Wolf said Sen. Joe Donnelly's move to endorse Neil Gorsuch only reiterates how much of a moderate he is, and he won in 2012 because of this. However, as parties continue to get more divided will he get the support of Democrats next year during his race for reelection?

Director of Residence Life Jena Henson Presents at IPFW's Leadership Series
Illinois Tech Today
Jena Henson, director of residence life, presented at the Indiana-Purdue at Fort Wayne’s Leadership Series on Equipping Leaders 101: What Every Leader Needs to Know based on the book by John C. Maxwell. IPFW was traditionally a commuter campus. Henson was the first director of student housing when the first residential buildings opened on IPFW's campus in 2004.

April 3

IPFW to host community conversation on Zika
WOWO
A panel of experts will be hosting a community conversation on Zike at Indiana University – Purdue University Fort Wayne. The panel is titled: Zika: What We Know and What We're Doing about It. It will be held on Tuesday, April 4, at 7:30 p.m., in the Walb Classic Ballroom at IPFW.