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IPFW in the News, Dec. 9-13, 2013

1. Journal Gazette, Dec. 13, 2013

4 finalists announced for athletic director

Story also ran in: Greater Fort Wayne Business Weekly, News-Sentinel

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The search committee charged with finding the next athletic director for Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) has released an update on the national search, announcing four candidates who will advance as finalists for the position. The finalists are Kelley Hartley Hutton, Daron Montgomery, Nona Richardson, and Mark Spencer. "We believe that these four candidates are highly qualified to be the new athletic director at IPFW," said Dan Gebhart, comptroller. "As committee chair, it has been a great honor to serve my alma mater in this capacity, and I am proud to be part of a committee that has a hand in choosing the next leader of our growing athletic program."


2. News-Sentinel, Dec. 13, 2013

IPFW partners with CANI for poverty simulation

Story also ran in: Journal Gazette, WANE TV

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Lalenya McLaughlin, a senior criminal justice major at IPFW, participates in a poverty simulation with the help of Community Action of Northeast Indiana (CANI) on Thursday. The simulation was an opportunity to show attendees what it is like to live in a low-income household. This exercise simulates a month where participants will be required to maintain their homes and provide for their family, while interacting with businesses and members of the community. McLaughlin was given a baby to care for with the goal of illustrating what life is like as a single mother and the impact on a family’s budget when caring for a child.

3., Dec. 13, 2013

AMS students competing in Lego robotics event

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A technological contingent from an Angola Middle School after-school program made a name for itself this year. A team of sixth- and seventh-graders is competing Saturday in the state’s largest LEGO competition at Indiana University Purdue University Fort Wayne. 

4. Greater Fort Wayne Business Weekly, Dec. 12, 2013

GFW announces '14 priorities; opposes gay marriage ban

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Greater Fort Wayne, which was formed earlier this year through the merger of the Fort Wayne-Allen County Economic Development Alliance and the Greater Fort Wayne Chamber of Commerce, also said it supports efforts to change the classification of Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne. IPFW presently is operated by Purdue University and offers degree programs through Indiana University and Purdue. Greater Fort Wayne would like to see it reclassified as a multisystem campus that is equally affiliated with IU and Purdue.

5. News-Sentinel, Dec. 12, 2013

IPFW's Spencer honored

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IPFW junior volleyball player Emily Spencer has made North All-Region Honorable Mention by the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA). Spencer, an outside hitter, is the second straight Mastodon to make honorable mention. Tessa McGill did it last year. Spencer also was named to the Summit League All-League team. She ranks seventh in IPFW history with 1,504 kills and 14th with 1,027 digs.

6. News-Sentinel, Dec. 12, 2013

Ohio State beats out IPFW for 2017 NCAA volleyball tournament

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The NCAA announced Wednesday morning that Ohio State has been picked over IPFW and Memorial Coliseum to host the 2017 men's volleyball national championship. Fort Wayne previously hosted the event in 1988, 1994 and 2000. After drawing a very respectable 12,807 fans in 1988, Fort Wayne's attendance in the 1994 tournament set the NCAA record with 15,495 fans for the two-day event. That still ranks second all-time behind Hawaii's total of 18,901 in 1998. Fort Wayne also drew what was then the second-smallest attendance in tournament history of 5,031 fans in 2000 when Ohio State beat out IPFW to be the Midwest's tournament representative.


7. Post Tribune, Dec. 12, 2013

IUN professor earns a prestigious new title

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“I love IU Northwest,” [Charles] Gallmeier said. “I think a lot of that has to do with the fact that I am a first-generation college student and I am a product of the IU regional college system. I earned my bachelor’s degree at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne. Frankly, when I look at my classroom, I see me. I see people who can do this, people who can have a career and garner this kind of honor and recognition.”

8. News-Sentinel, Dec. 11, 2013

In his words: IPFW hoop coach talks on road win

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IPFW men's basketball coach Tony Jasick spoke with The News-Sentinel following the Mastodons' 65-61 victory at Bradley on Tuesday. Here is what the third-year coach had to say on a number of topics: On the victory over Bradley: "The overall body of work was pretty good. I thought late in the game we were rewarded for playing the game the right way. "We did get a ton of fouls and tonight was a depth win. We've got pretty good depth. I thought that our depth was a major key to us winning. "If we don't have guys like Mo (Evans), Joe Reed, and Luis (Jacobo), if those guys don't come off the bench and give us something, when your first, quote unquote, first five guys get in foul trouble, you are in deep trouble."


9. News-Sentinel, Dec. 11, 2013

Business briefs

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The Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership unveiled two videos Tuesday in connection with educational opportunities at area colleges that could benefit the region's workforce.The videos were made with support from Indiana Tech, Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne, Ivy Tech Community College Northeast, Manchester University and the University of Saint Francis.


10. News-Sentinel, Dec. 11, 2013

School News

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IPFW announced it has released a series of video clips on the dangers of texting and driving. These videos are posted for student, staff and faculty access on myIPFW, and include testimonials from celebrities, such as the band One Republic. There is also a Featured Videos channel that contains more in-depth versions of the clips, as well as stand-alone videos. 

11. The Observer, Dec. 10, 2013

Club Sports: Men's hockey splits weekend

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Irish sophomore forward Juan Carlos Tellez fired a shot through traffic that squeaked under the pads of the Indiana-Purdue Fort Wayne goaltender with 0.8 seconds remaining in overtime to give Notre Dame a 3-2 victory over the Mastodons on Saturday night in Fort Wayne, Ind. The goal gave the Irish a split in the weekend series, as IPFW bested the Irish 5-4 in overtime the night before.


12. Journal Gazette, Dec. 10, 2013

Dog days of the semester are here

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Ivy Tech Community College-Northeast nursing student Colby Harris pets Bonnie Manning’s therapy dog, Martha, in the library at the North Anthony Boulevard campus on Monday. Therapy dogs will be on campus from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. through Friday to help students relieve the stress of final exams. The University of Saint Francis’ finals are Wednesday through Dec. 17, and IPFW’s are Dec. 16 through Dec. 22.

13. Journal Gazette, Dec. 10, 2013

IPFW at Bradley

Story also ran in: Journal Star

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The Mastodons bounced back from the devastating loss at Miami with a pleasure cruise on homecoming against Dartmouth in Memorial Coliseum. IPFW never trailed in the game and led by as many as 25 points in an 80-64 win highlighted by Luis Jacobo’s 23 points. The Mastodons, who made a school-record 15 threes in the loss to Miami, continued to bring it from the 3-point line, making 7 of 17 (41.2 percent), led by Jacobo with three.

14. Birmingham News, Dec. 10, 2013

Alabama A&M releases 2014 baseball schedule

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Alabama A&M released its 2014 baseball schedule today and its filled with big-time matches both in-state and afar. The Bulldogs will begin things on Valentine's Day with a three-game set against Indiana University-Purdue University of Fort Wayne (Ind.) before a home-and-home against UAB on Feb. 18th and 19th. 

15. Indiana's News Center, Dec. 10, 2013

New IPFW Director Of Admissions Comes From DePaul University

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Following a national search, Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) announced Tuesday that Tonishea M. Jackson will join the university as director of admissions, effective early next year.

“The quality of the candidates who visited campus was high and I commend the search committee for their outstanding work. I am pleased to have Tonishea join IPFW in this important role,” said George McClellan, vice chancellor for student affairs and enrollment management.

16. News-Sentinel, Dec. 10, 2013

IPFW extending search for athletic director

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The search for IPFW's next athletic director is ongoing, and a potential selection announcement has been pushed back until at least February. Originally, school officials hoped to have a replacement for Tommy Bell in place by Jan. 1. Bell left earlier in the fall to become the athletic director at Western Illinois. He was replaced on an interim basis by women's volleyball coach Kelley Hartley-Hutton who is also a candidate for the full-time position.


17. News-Sentinel, Dec. 10, 2013

Homicide victims get a number, but who remembers their children?

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To help with "Christmas Not Forgotten," bring financial contributions, gift cards, new blankets, children's books, board games, holiday candy, new Christmas stockings or other items to Room 130 in IPFW's Neff Hall. Checks will also be accepted at the Urban League office at 2135 S. Hanna St., Fort Wayne IN 46803


18. Korea Times, Dec. 9, 2013

Protests led by 'Korean angels' stunned Germany

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Suin Roberts, a Korean-German professor at Indiana University in the United States, noted that the protest was a milestone event which empowered Korean women, who had been taught to be obedient in Korea under the Confucian culture, to fight for their rights. “They felt that they got stronger after launching the protest because they dare to ask for the right to stay, which was really unusual,” she said.


19. News-Sentinel, Dec. 9, 2013

People like Maggie Rose care, and by caring they make a difference

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It’s official. I am now a Maggie Rose groupie. Who is Maggie Rose, how did it happen and why does it matter, you might ask? To answer I have to go back to events of the previous 10 days. On Wednesday, the organization I started to help abused children, Three Rivers Art Center for Kids, TRACK, had our biggest event yet, “Breaking Through the Silence of Abuse,” with Christopher Riley of IPFW’s Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs. Keynote speaker Maleah Heck received a standing ovation with her stark account of her abuse at the hands of her own father and uncle and the struggles she’s encountered to transform herself from a victim to a survivor.


20. Journal Gazette, Dec. 9, 2013

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We appreciate the concerns expressed in your recent articles regarding the recent suicides of IPFW students. Nobody can imagine the unspeakable losses these tragedies have brought. In the interest of providing additional information and resources, we would like to detail the ongoing programs addressing suicide that we have at IPFW.


21. Indiana's NewsCenter, Dec. 8, 2013

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Playing their second nationally ranked team in a week, the IPFW women’s basketball team were unable to make a comeback at Purdue, falling 91 - 70 to the number 16 Boilermakers. The Mastodons closed out their four - game road trip with a 2 - 2 record and now sit 4 - 6 on the year. Amanda Hyde led the 'Dons with 17 points.

22. News-Sentinel, Dec. 7, 2013

Charitable gift annuities offer income while you live and a way to give after you die

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If you live longer than your estimated life expectancy, he said, the annual income from the charitable gift annuity is taxed as regular income. In addition, some nonprofits don't offer charitable gift annuities. Others, such as Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne, are willing, but haven't had anyone offer, said Colleen Dixon, IPFW's business manager for advancement. “We'd love some,” Dixon added.


23. Journal Gazette, Dec. 7, 2013

Mastodons return home after not half-bad trip

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Fourteen days, four games, eight halves. And either two or 2.5 wins, depending how you look at it. That’s the thumbnail anatomy of a road trip for the IPFW men’s basketball team – for whom tonight’s homecoming game against Dartmouth in Memorial Coliseum will be a literal homecoming and perhaps a chance to apply some things they learned about themselves out there in the Land of the Exit Ramp.


24. News-Sentinel, Dec. 7, 2013

Up next for IPFW: Saturday vs. Dartmouth

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IPFW is coming off its worst performance of the season, as the Mastodons blew a 16-point second half lead at Miami (Ohio) and eventually lost 94-87. The Mastodons have been good defensively throughout this season, but allowed the RedHawks to nearly 68 percent (19 of 28) over the final 20 minutes, as the hosts scored 58 points in the final period. Offensively, IPFW has gotten a balanced effort this year, as seven players (Luis Jacobo, Steve Forbes, Pierre Bland, Joe Reed, Joe Edwards, Mo Evans, Michael Kibiloski) average between 8 and 13 points per game.


25. Greater Fort Wayne Business Weekly, Dec. 6, 2013

State of the region? It’s getting better

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The Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership held a “State of the Region” event Dec. 3 at The Summit in Fort Wayne, where representatives of the partnership and the Community Research Institute at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne discussed the findings of two reports that track a decade’s worth of economic data.

26. WANE TV, Dec. 4, 2013

Expert weighs in on gang mentality, culture

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Former gang members have told experts that joining a gang was their only option.  Especially for teens who can't find jobs and have no family to rely on. "Young people are looking to belong to something, looking to have people who care about them and they care about, and are looking to be protected because they often live in areas that are high crime areas," IPFW Assistant Professor of Public Policy Rachel Rayburn explained.


27. NBC News, Dec. 2, 2013

Amazon's delivery by drone already raising concerns

Story also ran in: Indiana's NewsCenter

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John Kaufeld is the online marketing specialist at IPFW. He admits this is exciting to think about, but he says there are several safety concerns that need to be addressed before this idea can take flight. This idea also needs approval from the federal government to move forward. "The FAA is going to be looking at safety. When you're looking at things like broadcast towers, the FAA makes sure that broadcast towers are certain heights and certain positions so that airplanes don't run into them. Likewise, they're going to be looking at the safety issues around drones flying around congested airspace," said Kaufeld.