News Room

August 21, 2017

IN THE NEWS for August 21, 2017

Were you quoted by a reporter? Did you see the university 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.

August 21

Teacher Honor Roll / Education Notebook
The Journal Gazette
IPFW has hired alumna Shawna Squibb as the director of alumni relations and Jean Hershberger as the director of development after a national search.

August 20

Lawrence Kuznar: Why Our Confederate Monuments Should Remain
The Bakersfield Californian
As an anthropologist who has studied the meaning of monuments and sacred spaces in other cultures, the recent controversy and violence surrounding Confederate monuments has been ethically challenging. Lawrence A. Kuznar is a professor of anthropology at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne.

Split Puts IPFW Students on Clock
The Journal Gazette
When classes begin Monday it will signal the start of the final year for an institution known for more than five decades as Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne.

Senate Hopefuls Vote Nearly Alike
The Journal Gazette
IPFW political scientist Michael Wolf said some votes probably reflect “the Washington game of where you sit is where you stand. Committee placement or leadership placement might explain some of their differences.”

August 19

Viewing Parties on Tap for Monday’s Eclipse
The Journal Gazette
IPFW will have a public viewing party from 1 to 4 p.m. Monday with 2:25 p.m. being the time to see the maximum of the eclipse, IPFW said in a statement.

Page Turner: Casablanca Book A Fun Way to Revisit Film’s Historical Message
The Journal Gazette
“I am currently reading ‘Casablanca’ for a course I teach on history and criticism. Editor’s note: This week’s Page Turner reader interview is with Steve Carr, a professor of communications at IPFW.

August 18

IPFW to Host Solar Eclipse Viewing Party
WANE TV NewsChannel 15
Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) will hold a public viewing party for the partial solar eclipse Monday, August 21, from 1 to 4 p.m., with 2:25 being the time to see the maximum of the eclipse.

Fort Wayne Groups Sell Out of Eclipse Glasses, Viewers While Schools Plan Events
News-Sentinel
Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne will hold a public viewing party for the partial solar eclipse 1-4 p.m. Monday.

Opinion: I Detest Our Confederate Monuments. But They Should Remain
The Washington Post
As an anthropologist who has studied the meaning of monuments and sacred spaces in other cultures, the recent controversy and violence surrounding Confederate monuments has been ethically challenging. Lawrence A. Kuznar is a professor of anthropology at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne.

August 17

Local Spaniard Reacts to Terror Attack in Barcelona
WFFT TV FOX Local
People in the Summit City are reacting to the tragic terror attack in Barcelona.  Ana Benito is an associate professor of Spanish at IPFW.

Eclipse Won’t Be Blindsiding Local Schools
The Journal Gazette
Monday will be the first day of class for several colleges, including IPFW. The university does not condone skipping class for events such as the eclipse, a spokeswoman said.

IU Men’s Basketball Schedule Announced
Indiana Daily Student
To close out its nonconference slate, IU will play Fort Wayne, Tennessee Tech and Youngstown State. IU and Fort Wayne will finish its three-year agreement a year earlier as the teams were originally scheduled to play in 2018.

GUEST COLUMN: How Boondoggles Happen: The Special Interest Effect
News-Sentinel
Economists who study public choice theory are not surprised by the influence of special-interest groups in politics today, as detailed in any number of today’s headlines. By John Kessler for the News-Sentinel. John Kessler, an adjunct scholar of the Indiana Policy Review Foundation and head of the IPFW Center for Economic Education, is an economics instructor at Indiana University-Purdue University in Fort Wayne.

August 16

IPFW Students Back to School
WANE TV NewsChannel 15
There will be a lot of students on the Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne campus Wednesday, moving into dorm rooms.

LaSalle Bed and Breakfast Inn Will Have a New Owner
News-Sentinel
Mike Anderson has known the Butlers and their family for many years, dating all the way back to when he took a college class from Clark at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne, where Clark Butler now is a professor emeritus of philosophy.

IU 2017 Basketball Schedule
Indy Star
Dec. 18, Monday vs. Fort Wayne, TBA, TBA

New Feeling at IPFW as Students Move In Ahead of Realignment
WANE TV NewsChannel 15
900 students were expected on the IPFW campus Wednesday, moving in and preparing for the year ahead.

Could Trump’s Virginia Protest Comments Backfire
WPTA TV
“Given his approval rating this isn’t going to resonate beyond his base, and even some within his base might feel uncomfortable. But he’s put forward an argument that certainly most politicians have criticized the argument that he put forward yesterday in the press conference, but we forget about when an argument’s put forward, supporters tend to kind of grab that and go,” says IPFW political science professor Michael Wolf.

IPFW Mastodon Job & Internship Fair
Visit Fort Wayne
Mastodon Job & Internship Fair – Thursday, September 21, 2017, 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm – IPFW Athletic Fieldhouse.

August 15

IPFW’s Being First Helps First-Gen College Students
WFFT TV Fox Local
At IPFW, they have programs in place to help with the transition to college life for students and their families.

Rezoning Bids Draw Opposition: Residents Speak Out Against Facility, Depot
The Journal Gazette
Resident Mike Conley pointed out nine schools – St. Charles Borromeo, Holy Cross, Concordia Lutheran High School, Lane Middle School, Snider High School, Glenwood Elementary School, a preschool, Ivy Tech and IPFW – lie within a four-minute drive.

Hate Knows No Boundaries
The Journal Gazette
Steven A. Carr, who directs the IPFW Institute for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, says white nationalists, separatists, supremacists and neo-Nazis “need to be called out for what they are – harmful ideologies that target individuals who have been historically oppressed … if our leaders aren’t standing up to hate, that’s part of the poison spreading.”

Boat Ramp Death Ruled Homicide
The Journal Gazette
Emergency responders were called to the banks of the St. Joseph River near the IPFW footbridge at 8 a.m. Sunday where they found a man lying face down on the ground, police said.

August 14

IPFW Names Two Directors
Inside Indiana Business
IPFW has promoted Shawna Squibb to director of alumni relations. Also, Jean Hershberger has been named director of development.

Verbatim: IPFW IHGS Statement on the Violence in Charlottesville VA
The Journal Gazette
The IPFW Institute for Holocaust and Genocide Studies condemns any efforts on the part of white nationalists, supremacists, separatists and other hate groups to incite violence under the pretense of free expression, of presenting a diversity of viewpoints, or of protesting an alleged tyranny of multiculturalism and political correctness.

Drug Treatment Facility, Truck-Washing Depot Meet Neighborhood Resistance
The Journal Gazette
Resident Mike Conley pointed out nine schools – St. Charles Borromeo, Holy Cross, Concordia Lutheran High School, Lane Middle School, Snider High School, Glenwood Elementary School, a preschool, Ivy Tech and IPFW – lie within a four-minute drive.