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December 11, 2017

IPFW in the News for December 11, 2017

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December 11

R2-D2 ‘Star Wars Fest’ Appearance at Allen County Public Library Helping to Show What Girls Can Do
News-Sentinel
“I decided it looked like a good way to show what girls can do with STEM” – science, technology, engineering and mathematics,” said Forstythe, who’s taking dual-credit courses for computer engineering at Ivy Tech, Indiana Tech and Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne.

Education Notebook: IPFW
The Journal Gazette
The Mastodon Alumni Association at IPFW is accepting nominations through Jan. 8 for awards to be given Feb. 24 during the 2018 homecoming celebration. The eight award categories have varying criteria. Go to www.ipfw.edu/offices/alumni/awards-scholarships or contact Shawna Squibb at 260-481-6174 or squibbs@ipfw.edu for more information.

December 10

Kid-Designed Robots Strive to do Tasks at Lego League
The Journal Gazette
“Three ... two ... one ... LEGO!” The words rang out time and again in IPFW's athletic center fieldhouse Saturday afternoon as each of 48 teams tried to make its uniquely designed robot navigate numerous required tasks.

Farley Returns to Fort Wayne as Milwaukee Tops IPFW
WANE TV NewsChannel 15
The Fort Wayne women’s basketball team was unable to continue its hot shooting as the Mastodons dropped a non-league game to Milwaukee 60-48.

Canterbury Grad Brings Her Team Home, Literally
The Journal Gazette
Canterbury graduate Bailey Farley hasn't played a basketball game in the Summit City since her senior year of high school. That changes today when Milwaukee faces IPFW at the Gates Center.

Hot-Shooting Miami Defeats Mastodons
The Journal Gazette
Jake Wright buried a career-high seven 3s for a career-high 22 points and Miami (Ohio) beat IPFW 81-73 on Saturday.

Obituary: Joanne B. Lantz Ph.D.
FortWayne.com
JOANNE B. LANTZ, PhD, 85, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017, at Heritage Pointe of Fort Wayne surrounded by her family. Joanne was an avid promoter of higher education, serving as Chancellor of IPFW from 1988 to 1994. She was often seen around campus, following her retirement, as she remained a strong supporter of the institution through the years.

December 9

IPFW to Add 3 New Schools to Colleges
The Journal Gazette
IPFW will establish three new schools within existing colleges as it begins to transform into Purdue University Fort Wayne next year.

Miami (Ohio) Zooms Past IPFW
The Journal Gazette
Jake Wright never shot inside the 3-point arc and buried a career-high seven 3s for a career-high 22 points and Miami (Ohio) beat IPFW 81-73 on Saturday.

Manitowoc Lincoln Alum Nate Zastrow Learned to Thrive Under Pressure
Herald Times Reporter
After a season as a graduate assistant at Minot State, Zastrow spent three seasons as an assistant at Indiana Tech under a former opponent at IPFW, John Peckinpaugh.

Joanne Lantz, IPFW’s 1st Female Chancellor, Dies
The Journal Gazette
Joanne B. Lantz, 85, chancellor of IPFW from 1988 to 1994, died Wednesday at Heritage Pointe in Fort Wayne. Her passing was announced to the university community by Chancellor Ron Elsenbaumer in an email Thursday.

December 8

3 New Schools Created at IPFW
WANE TV NewsChannel 15
The Purdue University Board of Trustees on Friday approved the establishment of three new schools within existing colleges at IPFW.

Trustees Approve Restructuring Measures at Fort Wayne Campus
Purdue News
The Purdue University Board of Trustees on Friday (Dec. 8) approved the establishment of three new schools within existing colleges at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW).

New Schools Approved for IPFW
Inside Indiana Business
The Purdue University Board of Trustees has approved the creation of three schools at IPFW. The university says the new schools are the result of ongoing academic restructuring efforts on the Fort Wayne campus as it prepares for the realignment of IPFW into two separate institutions.

Purdue Board of Trustees Approves Creation of Three New Schools at IPFW
Public Now
The Purdue University Board of Trustees on Friday (Dec. 8) approved the establishment of three new schools within existing colleges at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW).

Purdue University Board of Trustees Approves 3 New Schools of Study at IPFW in Preparation for Campus Realignment
News-Sentinel
Departments at IPFW will be rearranged and combined, creating three new schools of study, in changes approved Friday by the Purdue University board of trustees.

No Increase Again for Purdue Room and Board Rates at WL, PNW Campuses; PFW Weighted Average Decreases
Purdue News
Rates at Purdue University Fort Wayne will be adjusted to reflect market prices and demand, but, overall, there will be a 3 percent decrease in the average room rate, marking the third straight year that the weighted average rate has not increased.

Entertainment Calendar for Dec. 8, 2017
News-Sentinel
JIM BRICKMAN — A JOYFUL CHRISTMAS, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Auer Performance Hall in Rhinehart Music Center, IPFW, 2101 E. Coliseum Blvd. Cost: $26-$62. Tickets available at the IPFW box office, 12:30-6:30 p.m. Monday-Friday in Gates Athletic Center, 481-6555, and ipfw.edu/tickets.

VIDEO: Things to do this Weekend
News-Sentinel
IPFW Theatre: Pride and Prejudice — Today – Saturday - IPFW Williams Theatre: See the world of Jane Austin come to life! This remarkable stage adaptation captures the magic of Pride and Prejudice, one of the most beloved works of English literature.

Art Galleries and Exhibits Calendar for Dec. 8, 2017
News-Sentinel
IPFW, 2101 Coliseum Blvd. E.: Visual art gallery, “Regional Art Educators’ Exhibition,” through today. 8. Hours: 8 a.m.-9 p.m. weekdays; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Free admission.

Art Exhibits
The Journal Gazette
Today – FALL 2017 BFA EXHIBITION Ends Dec. 29; IPFW Department of Visual Communication and Design; Wunderkammer Company, 3402 Fairfield Ave.; hours, 1 to 8 p.m. Thursday through Sunday.

Music Listings
The Journal Gazette
Holiday: TODAY – Jim Brickman's “A Joyful Christmas” 8 p.m.; Rhinehart Recital Hall, IPFW, 2101 Coliseum Blvd. E.; tickets start at $25; 481-6555 or www.ipfw.edu/tickets.

Former IPFW Chancellor Joanne Lantz Dies
The Journal Gazette
A woman once honored as one of Fort Wayne's "women who broke the mold" has died. Joanne Lantz, chancellor of IPFW from 1988 to 1994, died Wednesday. Her passing was announced to the university community by Chancellor Ron Elsenbaumer in an email Thursday.

IPFW Faculty Member Creates Autism Support Group
WBOI
Like many college campuses around the country IPFW has seen a rise in the number of students with autism.

No Increase for Purdue Tuition for Sixth Consecutive Year
WRTV 6 The Indy Channel
That's because room and board rates at the West Lafayette and the Fort Wayne campuses will actually go down this year.

Hot Shooting Paces IPFW Women
The Journal Gazette
The IPFW women’s basketball team’s 70.8-percent shooting was almost historic and undoubtedly instrumental in helping it defeat Eastern Illinois 93-77 on Friday at the Gates Center.

Purdue University Will Not Raise Tuition for Sixth Year in a Row
WIBC 93.1
That's because room and board rates at the West Lafayette and the Fort Wayne campuses will actually go down this year.

Purdue Approves Flat Room and Board
Inside Indiana Business
The school says room rates at Purdue University Fort Wayne will reflect market prices, but will see an overall 3 percent decrease in the average room rate.

Three New Schools Created at IPFW
WMEE 97.3
The Purdue Board of Trustees has approved the creation of three new schools at IPFW. The board today made the moves as part of continuing academic restructuring on campus as preparations are made for the pending realignment of IPFW into separate Purdue and Indiana University campuses in July.

December 7

Education as Applied Science: Mastodon Chancellor Prepares to Build the Pipeline
Greater Fort Wayne Business Weekly
Ronald Elsenbaumer, the new chancellor at what is soon to become Purdue University Fort Wayne, comes from a background in science, technology, research and corporate management.

Sports Briefs: Around Campus
The Journal Gazette
IPFW women's volleyball junior setter Madison Jaqua was selected to the Summit League Academic All-League team.

Men’s College Basketball: Akron Able to Hold Off IPFW
The Journal Gazette
Emmanuel Olojakpoke scored a career-high 24 points and grabbed seven rebounds as Akron held on for 83-79 win over IPFW on Wednesday.

NKU Names Outstanding Alumni: Schroder, Lunsford, Ward, Emerine
The River City News
Dr. Jacqueline Emerine will receive the Faculty/Staff Strongest Influence Award for her impact on our students’ educational and career aspirations. Her teaching tenure includes Indiana-Purdue Fort Wayne, Kent State University, and Bowling Green State University before arriving at NKU in 2006.

Indiana GDP Growth Outpaces Nation
Greater Fort Wayne Business Weekly
That was part of the economic outlook presented last month by forecasters who were with Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne and Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business at IU’s annual Business Outlook Panel event at IPFW.

Every Student Has a Story
IN|Fort Wayne
TRIO students at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne wrote compelling narratives of personal experiences stemming from being a first-generation student in college. The essays have now been published in two volumes that are available on Amazon.

December 6

IPFW Begins MAC Attack: Mastodons Hit the Road to Play Akron, Miami
The Journal Gazette
IPFW's nonconference schedule is full of variety, including high-major contests, lower-division and NAIA opponents interspersed with fellow mid-major institutions.

OPINION: Era of Uncertainty: IPFW Forum Seeks to Bring Clarity to Immigration Policy
The Journal Gazette
Panelists at a discussion Monday at IPFW's Helmke Library said tightening of procedures are noticeable since the Donald Trump administration began, though the number of arrests and deportations in this area may not have increased. The biggest day-to-day problem for immigrants and refugees now is uncertainty.

NECC Will Site Culinary Program Downtown
Eagle-Tribune
Andreas Fleckenstein, an executive chef with years of experience in culinary education, has been hired to coordinate the culinary and hospitality programs. Fleckenstein was most recently executive chef/continuing lecturer at Purdue University in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Men’s Volleyball Stays on Track to Compete in MIVA Play
Loyola Phoenix
“The rest of MIVA will be good,” Hulse said. “Lewis graduated a couple guys but they’re going to be really strong again, [Indiana University Purdue University-Fort Wayne] is going to be way better than they were. The league is going to be tough. In short, no one is going to go 16-0, it’s going to be a dog fight and we’re going to be in the mix at the top.”

Akron Holds On for 83-79 Win Over Fort Wayne
The Journal Gazette
Emmanuel Olojakpoke scored a career-high 24 points and grabbed seven rebounds as Akron held on for 83-79 win over IPFW on Wednesday night.

December 5

Mastodon Alumni Association Accepting Award Nominations
Public Now
The Mastodon Alumni Association at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) is currently accepting nominations for several awards to be given out during the university's 2018 homecoming celebration. There are eight award categories, with varying criteria. Categories and descriptions of the awards follow.

Fort Wayne Tennis Inspiration Don Offerle has Passed
News-Sentinel
Fort Wayne’s “everyman” tennis pro Don Offerle passed away Monday at age 55. After surviving and recovering from a horrific bicycling accident in 2015 that put him into a coma with a brain injury, this time he could not beat pancreatic or liver cancer. After graduating from Bishop Dwenger in 1981, Offerle read a story in IPFW’s The Communicator about the new tennis team looking for players.

Sports: Colleges: Hinen, Scott, Haas Garner League Honors
The Journal Gazette
It was a dream week that came true for Saint Francis' Derek Hinen, IPFW's Bryson Scott, and Purdue's Isaac Haas, as all three were named their conferences Player of the Week.

Fort Wayne’s Embassy Theatre Announces Festival of Trees Award Winners
News-Sentinel
Judges were Sandra Fouty, Ivy Tech Community College Northeast; Molly McGowan, University of Saint Francis; and John O’Connell, IPFW College of Visual and Performing Arts.

IPFW Percussion Ensemble Performs “Sharpened Stick” by B. W. Dietz
Today’s India News
The Indiana University-Purdue University Percussion Ensemble, under the ddirection of Prof. Eric Schweikert, performs Brent William Dietz’s “Sharpened Stick” in a concert on November 22, 2010.

December 4

IPFW to Hold FAFSA Completion Night
Public Now
Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne's (IPFW) Office of Financial Aid is hosting a FAFSA Completion Night Wednesday, December 6, from 4:30 to 7 p.m. in the Helmke Library on campus.

Tri Kappa Associates Visit Art Museum
KPC News
Jim Gabbard, director of Garrett Museum of Art, hosted his first “Meet the Director” program on Monday, Nov. 20 at 100 S. Randolph Street. A current exhibit features photographs taken by students from the IPFW Department of Visual Communications and Design during a recent trip to the city of Cienfuegos in the Dominican Republic led by Gabbard.

A Look at Indiana Politics Going Into 2018
Lakeshore Public Radio
Andy Downs, the Executive Director of the Mike Downs Center for Politics at IU - Purdue Ft. Wayne, was with us on "Regionally Speaking" on Monday  to talk about the political climate in 2018 that will result in issues before voters, and about some of the issues that could come up in the 2018 General Assembly session.