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IPFW in the News, Dec. 16-20, 2013

1. Journal Gazette, Dec. 20, 2013

IPFW doctorate proposal advances
Story also ran in: News-Sentinel, WANE TV, Greater Fort Wayne Business Weekly

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IPFW soon may offer students the opportunity to earn a doctorate of nursing – the first of its kind at the Fort Wayne campus. The Purdue University board of trustees this week approved a systemwide proposal for a Doctor of Nursing Practice, the university said. If approved by the Indiana Commission of Higher Education in early 2014, it will be the first doctorate program offered at IPFW. Carol Sternberger, associate vice chancellor for faculty development and professor of nursing at IPFW, said the commission has been supportive of the program, which would create more opportunities for nursing students.


2. Journal Gazette, Dec. 20, 2013

IPFW's BIG Event looks for community agencies in need

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Last year The BIG Event and over 800 volunteers from Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) took part in a national day of caring for 52 local agencies in the northeast Indiana community. The BIG Event is looking for community agencies interested in receiving volunteer help on March 29, 2014. "We are ecstatic that 2014 brings the goal of 1,000 volunteers sending out more love into the Summit City," said Krissy Creager, director of student life at IPFW. "We are looking for community partners who once again want to be a part of The BIG Event. What could many hands, many hours of work, and many caring hearts do to benefit your agency?"

3. Indianapolis Star, Dec. 19, 2013

Pence repeats support for traditional marriage

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Still, the absence of more direct language in a major family policy address is noteworthy, said Andrew Downs, director of the Mike Downs Center for Indiana Politics at Indiana University Purdue University-Fort Wayne. “When the governor changes the standard language he uses to discuss an issue, it does mean something,” he said. “He either really wanted to spend time talking about other issues or he’s trying to manage expectations about this issue.”

4. Greater Fort Wayne Business Weekly, Dec. 19, 2013

 
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The College to Career Action Team includes representatives of Huntington University, Indiana Tech, Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne, Ivy Tech Community College Northeast, Manchester University, the University of Saint Francis, Greater Fort Wayne Inc.'s graduate retention program, Northeast Indiana Works and the Questa Education Foundation.

5. News-Sentinel, Dec. 19, 2013

Up Next for IPFW: Saturday vs. Eastern Illinois

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IPFW is coming off a 95-75 home win over Southern Illinois-Edwardsville. Mastodon coach Tony Jasick wasn’t enamored with his team’s half-court offense in a road win at Bradley prior to the SIU-E game, but IPFW responded by shooting over 62 percent in the second half in the victory. IPFW beat Eastern Illinois in Charleston last month (71-65) and did so by limiting the Panthers to just 13 rebounds. That was also a critical component against SIU-E, which grabbed just 19 boards in comparison to the Mastodons’ 28. A victory on Saturday would be the fourth consecutive for IPFW, which is ranked 25th in this week’s CollegeInsider.com Mid-Major Top 25 poll. It is the first time in Mastodons’ history that the program has earned the honor. A 10-4 record would match the program’s best 14-game start (2010-11) as a NCAA Division I program.

6. News-Sentinel, Dec. 19, 2013

Robbers use zip ties in separate Fort Wayne business attacks

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An FWPD officer was dispatched to Subway, 3526 N. Anthony Blvd., at 6:15 a.m., according to an incident report provided by the police department. The officer was met by an officer from the IPFW police department, who found the employee bound with zip ties and had freed her.

7. News-Sentinel, Dec. 18, 2013

 
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Freedom from Smoking Classes: 5:30-7 p.m. Wednesdays, Jan. 15-Feb. 26, IPFW, Walb Student Union, Room G21, 2101 Coliseum Blvd. E. Free. Tobacco Free Support Group: Meets 5:30-6:30 p.m. Thursdays, Jan. 16-May 5, IPFW, Walb Student Union, Room G21, 2101 Coliseum Blvd. E. Free.
 
 

8. WANE TV, Dec. 18, 2014

 
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Fort Wayne police are investigating an armed robbery early Wednesday morning. Shortly after 6 a.m., police were called to the Subway at 3522 North Anthony Boulevard. When Fort Wayne police arrived on the scene, an IPFW officer had freed an employee who had been tied up with zip-ties. She told police that two men came in when she was in the back. When she came out to the front counter, she saw that one of them had a gun. She was ordered to open the side door and let the men behind the counter and into the back room.
 
 

9. @AASCU, Dec. 18, 2014

 
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Chris Culkin, a graduate biology student, won first place at the annual national meeting of the Entomological Society of America for his poster titled, "Drought Stress in Soybean: Impacts on Soybean Aphid Populations And Soybean Mosaic Virus." Culkin competed against other graduate students, as well as Ph.D students, all from top-tier universities around the country. Culkin currently works under the mentorship of Punya Nachappa, assistant professor of biology at IPFW, in her lab.
 
 

10. Journal Gazette, Dec. 18, 2013

 
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During Monday's board meeting, school leaders heard results from a survey that suggests many taxpayers are willing to support a referendum, and they understand the district's money woes. "People in the Northwest Allen County district believe that they've been getting good value for their money," Andy Downs, an IPFW associate professor and director of the Mike Downs Center for Indiana Politics, said.
 
 

11. News-Sentinel, Dec. 17, 2013

 
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When Tony Jasick first coached men’s basketball at IPFW, he worked with a group of players that had never experienced winning a game on the road, inadequate equipment, a sparse budget, as well as a having a near 7-footer that only had one working arm. So to think that he now oversees a program that has climbed into the top 25 of the latest CollegeInsider.com Mid-Major poll, might be mind-blowing to the third-year coach. But not really.
 
 

12. Indiana's NewsCenter, Dec. 17, 2014

 
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"I'd give it to my family, I could buy a new house, a new car. I wouldn't be able to spend it all 'til I die! But it'd be great. I'd give it away. I'm excited. You never know," says Barbara Gillespie. However, IPFW math professor Marc Lipman says he's never bought a lottery ticket and never will, because the chance of winning is just too small -- one in 258 million. "If everybody in the United States, leave out California and Pennsylvania, but everybody else bought a lottery ticket and they were all different, somebody would win," Lipman says.
 
 

13. Frost Illustrated, Dec. 16, 2013

 
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Poignard, in her departure from this life on Thanksgiving Eve, caused most of us to reflect on her contributions personally and professionally. Former IPFW students, members of present and past not-for profit boards, Jack And Jill of America families, co-church members, former co-workers, academically challenged students, and finally Delta Sigma Theta Sorority; generally echoed the same sentiments. Poignard was indeed “a lady” and managed to be a lady throughout her life, when such a virtue unfortunately has lost it’s popularity.
 
 

14. WBIW, Dec. 16, 2013

Story also ran in: Indiana's NewsCenter
 
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Trustees also approved room rates at Purdue Calumet and Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne. Students at IPFW will see no average increase due to offsetting increases and decreases. Rates will range from a 1.8 percent decrease to a 2.3 perscent increase, based on a room's configuration. Approximately 70 percent of the room rates will remain flat from the 2013-14 academic year of be reduced. Board contracts are not provided on campus. Student housing capacity is just over 1,200.
 
 

15. Journal Gazette, Dec. 15, 2013

 
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“I’d just reprogram the robots,” the Arlington Elementary School student said. “I want to be an engineer when I grow up.” Aaron is a member of J.A.B. Bots, one of 52 teams and among more than 400 students who participated in the FIRST Lego League Indiana Championship Tourney on Saturday at IPFW. The contest pit elementary and middle school pupils in a robotic contest. Since the summer, the students worked to develop their machines around the event’s theme, “Nature’s Fury.”

 

16. Journal Gazette, Dec. 14, 2013

 
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The signature moment, of course, was Luis Jacobo from beyond the arc, 27 seconds to play, the ball rotating softly in the air and then nosing down with the “W” riding shotgun. That isn’t the first thing IPFW basketball coach Tony Jasick sees now, though, four days after his Mastodons beat Bradley 65-61 in Peoria, Ill.
 
 

17. Washington Post, Dec. 14, 2013

 
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The "W" didn't arrive willingly at first. But when it did, it arrived with a vengeance for the IPFW Mastodons. In the end, the Mastodons warmed up, SIU-Edwardsville never quite did, and IPFW won going away Saturday night, 95-75. A fistful of second-half 3-pointers, 57.4 percent shooting and good work s on the glass which produced a 37-24 rebounding edge got it done.
 
 

18. Journal Gazette, Dec. 14, 2013

Story also ran in: The Metro Independent
 
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The rematch was a rerun. Only this time, the IPFW women ran even faster. On a snow-flying day in northeast Indiana, the Mastodons buried SIU-Edwardsville beneath an avalanche of 3-pointers, then cruised home with a 96-71 victory. It was a fitting bookend to a 91-74 victory at Edwardsville (2-8) less than three weeks ago, and it was ignited by a near-record flurry of 3s and a searing shooting game that was perhaps the Mastodons (6-6) most impeccable 40 minutes of offensive basketball of the still-young season.
 

19. Journal and Courier, Dec. 13, 2013

Purdue trustees tentatively approve plans for regional campuses

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The doctorate degree in nursing practice at Purdue’s West Lafayette campus, subject to Indiana Higher Education Commission approval, would be administered to Purdue University Calumet and Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne beginning in spring 2015. The plan includes Purdue North Central’s participation in five to seven years. “The program will be delivered primarily online, with limited intensive face-to-face experiences and supervised residency/practical experiences,” said Jane M. Kirkpatrick, associate dean of the College of Health and Human Sciences and head of Purdue’s School of Nursing. “This approach will increase access to the DNP program and provide efficiencies across the Purdue University system.”