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December 19

IPFW in the News for December 19, 2016

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.


December 18

Burmese students celebrate literacy achievement
Journal Gazette
Lin Phyoe’s drive to excel is about so much more than simply starting a career. The IPFW sophomore is studying dental laboratory technology with a long-term plan is to practice dentistry in Fort Wayne, welcoming Burmese refugees too intimidated to visit dentists who don’t speak their language.

December 17

23 Burmese students honored in special ceremony
WANE
The ceremony recognized the commitment to the students as they learn their native Burmese language and encouraged the dedication of Burmese college students who continue their education through IPFW.

Divided IPFW becomes reality
Journal Gazette
The Purdue Board of Trustees voted 7-3 Friday to split the IPFW campus with both universities focusing on their own academic strengths.

December 16

IPFW faculty hopes for renewed shared governance during realignment process
News-Sentinel
Today’s expected approval by the Purdue Board of Trustees to realign IPFW into two separate universities will bring plenty of changes to the local campus.

Purdue trustees vote in favor of IPFW realignment
WANE
In an expected move, Purdue University Board of Trustees voted to approve the plan of realignment for IPFW Friday afternoon, according to a press release from IPFW.

Purdue trustees approve Fort Wayne realignment program
The Chicago Daily Herald
Purdue University’s board of trustees has approved a realignment program that will govern the future of Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne.

IPFW split approved, faces skepticism
Lafayette Journal & Courier
A controversial plan that will change the governance structure of Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne is moving forward after gaining the approval of university leadership.

Purdue Trustees Approve IPFW Split; Will Be Effective in 2018
WIBC
Earlier today, the Purdue University Board of Trustees approved the realignment of IPFW by a 7-3 vote. The Indiana University Board of Trustees approved the same proposal earlier this month. IPFW Spokeswoman Kimberly Wagner says current students can still finish their degrees.

Purdue Board of Trustees approves IPFW split
Inside Indiana Business
On Friday, the Purdue University Board of Trustees approved the realignment, according to Niki Kelly from the Journal Gazette. The proposal will split IPFW into two separate entities.

Purdue trustees approve IPFW realignment agreement
WFFT
Berghoff said a transition team will be assembled to implement the realignment plan and address outstanding issues leading up to the July 2018 effective date. He said Purdue will conduct an analysis of potential new programs in both STEM disciplines and the humanities designed to attract new students and reverse IPFW’s recent declines in enrollment and revenue.

OPINION: A stronger IPFW, a stronger community
Journal Gazette
Maintaining a strong set of humanities, arts and sciences programs at IPFW is good not only for job outcomes (employers love to hire these students), but also for creating the kind of community that will keep graduates in the area long after graduation.

Separation anxiety: IU, Purdue presidents don’t allay concerns - ANALYSIS
Greater Fort Wayne Business Weekly
A meeting with the Indiana University and Purdue University presidents Dec. 12 in Fort Wayne did nothing to bring about a meeting of the minds with those who oppose the parent universities’ plans for realignment of the IPFW campus.

Purdue Board to Vote on IPFW
Inside Indiana Business
The Purdue University Board of Trustees will vote Friday on the proposed realignment of IPFW into two separate Fort Wayne institutions. The move, which was approved by Indiana University trustees earlier this month, has received support from the presidents of both universities.

December 15

OPINION: Community concerns
Journal Gazette
For over 50 years IPFW has been an essential part of the northeast Indiana story. Over 50,000 alumni have called IPFW “home,” and we are passionate about this institution and its future. Indeed, it has a critical role to play in our plan to achieve a million residents over the next 10 years.

Burmese language program to hold appreciation ceremony
News-Sentinel
Eighteen youngsters from Fort Wayne’s Burmese community will be honored Saturday for their work toward learning the language of their homeland.

December 14

EDITORIAL: IU, Purdue heads offer insights on IPFW split
Journal Gazette
Indiana University President Michael McRobbie took the podium first, promising the new arrangement will allow his university to create “a truly interdisciplinary health-sciences program” that will serve students and northeast Indiana well. Purdue President Mitch Daniels followed, saying: “It’s time for a reset here in Fort Wayne.”

IPFW Custodial Services Reduced, Faculty Will Clean Their Own Offices
WBOI
IPFW is cutting some custodial services, now that five custodians and two maintenance workers have taken early retirement packages. Due to the hiring freeze at the university, the workers won’t be replaced. This means faculty will have to clean their own offices.

December 13

Re-evaluating college choices
Journal Gazette
The proposed split of the IPFW campus is already having ramifications as parents and prospective students reconsider going to a college in transition.

Republican party caucus elects Busch to council seat
KPC News
Busch grew up in Fort Wayne and studied at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne. He served as a White House intern, presidential appointee in the George W. Bush administration and an aide to two United States senators from Indiana.

IU, Purdue presidents encounter opposition at IPFW event
KPC News
Indiana University President Michael McRobbie and Purdue President Mitch Daniels traveled to the IPFW campus Dec. 12 to talk about the universities’ plans to divide the Fort Wayne campus into separate IU and Purdue regional operations.

Purdue, IU Presidents Discuss Possible IPFW Split
WBOI
The Purdue Board of Trustees will vote later this week on whether to split Indiana University - Purdue University Fort Wayne into two separate institutions. On Monday, representatives from IU, Purdue and IPFW met in Fort Wayne, along with Senator David Long, to answer some questions from the public.

IU, Purdue presidents encounter opposition at IPFW event
KPC News
Indiana University President Michael McRobbie and Purdue President Mitch Daniels traveled to the IPFW campus Dec. 12 to talk about the universities’ plans to divide the Fort Wayne campus into separate IU and Purdue regional operations.

December 12

Former Prince band member, local favorite Mikki White to perform at IPFW
Frost Illustrated
Mikki White, former background singer to the late, great legendary Prince, is scheduled to grace the stage at Rhinehart Recital Hall on the campus of Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) at 6:30 p.m., Saturday, Dec.17, to deliver a powerful, high-energy musical performance.

Alumni Board Urges Leaders to Reconsider IPFW Split
Inside Indiana Business
In the days leading up to a Purdue University Board of Trustees vote on a proposed IPFW realignment, the group that represents 57,000 alumni says splitting up the Fort Wayne campus is “potentially wrong.”

University presidents, state senator speak on IPFW realignment, tempers flare
News-Sentinel
In terms of answers regarding the realignment of IPFW and the long-term future of the university, Monday’s on-campus press conference lacked a significant amount of detail.

IU, Purdue presidents discuss IPFW realignment
WANE
With the future of IPFW in flux, the leaders of the university’s parent schools have to sell any change to those with a personal stake in the issue – the community, students, alumni, faculty.

IU, Purdue presidents discuss IPFW’s realignment
WLFI
The Purdue University Board of Trustees will vote this week on a realignment and restructuring plan for Indiana-Purdue University Fort Wayne.