News Room

August 7, 2017

IN THE NEWS for August 7, 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 7

Getting to Know a Downtown Business Team
Times Bulletin
Thatcher’s heart has beaten for interior design for a lifetime. She received an interior design degree at IPFW in Fort Wayne and then went to work for Beckmann’s Furniture in Delphos for several years.

August 6

Briefs: One and Done?
The Journal Gazette
Freshman U.S. Rep. Jim Banks sponsored what might have been his first and last IPFW job fair Wednesday.

Local Magician Awes First News Weekend Team
WANE TV
Tyler Sherwin is an IPFW student and local magician. He’s aspiring to make it to America’s Got Talent. But in the meantime, he showed some skills to Sara and Rob on First News.

August 5

Briefs: Ex-Mastodon Evans to Play in Hungary
The Journal Gazette
Recent IPFW graduate and school record-holder Mo Evans signed a professional basketball contract in Hungary, joining Kaposvári KK in Kaposvár.

August 4

Trustees Approve Professorships; Honor Retiring Chancellor, Donors
Purdue University News
Vicky L. Carwein was honored by the board for her management and leadership at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne.

Former IPFW Standout Mo Evans Signs Professional Contract for Hungary
WANE TV
Former Fort Wayne men’s basketball student-athlete Mo Evans has signed a professional contract in Hungary.

President Daniels Addresses ‘NewU’ Concerns
Purdue Exponent
“We’re equally sensitive that we want the product as good as it can be, the same as we are about Purdue Northwest and Purdue Fort Wayne.

Ultrasound Class: Find the Right School for Ultrasound Technology
Ultrasound
Just three miles from downtown, Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne is the only school in the area that offers a program related to ultrasound technology.

August 3

Matthew 25 and IPFW Collaborate to Provide Quality Health Care
WFFT TV
For over 20 years, IPFW has teamed up with Matthew 25 Health and Dental Clinic to provide medical care to those in need.

EDITORIAL: Indiana Can Afford Not to be Cool
News-Sentinel
What Fort Wayne already has that’s attractive, says John Kessler, an economics instructor at Indiana University-Purdue University in Fort Wayne, is such affordable housing that a couple could buy a 3,000-square-foot house with a three-car garage and a quarter acre of land here for the same price it would cost to rent a small two-bedroom apartment in a place like San Francisco.

Band Director Performs at International Festival
Aurora Advertiser
Conductors for the two WAWOP concerts were Austrian-born Mosenbichler-Bryant of Duke University and her father, Johan Mosenbichler, a coordinator of the Mid Europe Festival; world-renowned American conductors Kevin Sedatole of Michigan State University and Jerry Junkin of University of Texas-Austin; Daniel Tembras of Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne; Serena Weren of Loyola University; Douglas Henderson of Oklahoma State University and GRAMMY Award-winning music educator Philip Riggs of North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics.

August 2

Independent IPFW Alumni Group Set
The Journal Gazette
IPFW will establish an alumni organization separate from Indiana and Purdue universities as the university splits into two campuses next year.

Entrepreneur, Philanthropist, watchdog Jim Shields Dies at 93
The Journal Gazette
As a philanthropist, Shields favored education- and sports-related Causes. Recipients of Shields’ donations included: IPFW, which uses a 2015 endowment from Shields to award an annual scholarship.

TinCaps Winning Streak Ends While Former IPFW Standout Shines
WANE TV
Evan Miller, a former Fort Wayne Mastodon, had the longest outing of his pro career in relief, going 4 1/3 innings with only one run allowed.

TinCaps Winning Streak Ends While Former IPFW Standout Shines
News Locker
Evan Miller, a former Fort Wayne Mastodon, had the longest outing of his pro career in relief, going 4 1/3 innings with only one run allowed.

Area Unemployment at Record Lows, Yet Problems Still Persist
News-Sentinel
Third District U.S. Rep. Jim Banks and his staff, along with WorkOne and IPFW, sought to do their part in improving job numbers in northeast Indiana with a job fair at IPFW on Wednesday.

IPFW Job Fair Paired Companies Looking to Hire with Applicants Looking for a Career Upgrade
WPTA TV
Wednesday’s 15th annual IPFW Job Fair featured reps from 75 companies trying to fill more than 4,000 paid positions.

August 1

Guest Column: We Already Have Everything We Need to Attract Young People
News-Sentinel
By IPFW’s 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.

Jim Shields, Businessman and Philanthropist, Dies at 93
The Journal Gazette
Recipients of Shields’ donations included: IPFW, which uses an endowment from Shields in 2015 to award an annual scholarship.

Banks Hosting Job Fair in Fort Wayne
Inside Indiana Business
Congressman Jim Banks (R-3) will Wednesday host a job fair on the campus of IPFW.

NKU Campus Ranks Among Nation’s Safest
WSCH 99.3 Eagle Country
Pace University in New York was rated as the safest campus. Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne was the only Indiana school to appear on the list, ranking 22nd.

East Allen Has a New Superintendent
The Journal Gazette
Marilyn Hissong also earned her school administration degree at IPFW in 1998.

July 31

Education Notebook
The Journal Gazette
IPFW will hold an enrollment express day Thursday with appointment available between 9 and 11 a.m. in the office of admissions in the Walb Student Union, Room 121.

Online Tool Can Identify Reptiles You Spot on Hikes
South Bend Tribune
Biology professor Bruce Kingsbury of Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne worked with two other scientists pursuing doctoral degrees at other universities to create the online Indiana Herp Atlas, a guide to the herpetofauna (reptiles and amphibians) that call Indiana home.