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IPFW in the News, Feb. 17-23, 2014

1. Journal Gazette, Feb. 22, 2014
Tough road ahead for IPFW

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Home is where the heart is. Trite but true. “Hey, I wish we played all of our games at home,” IPFW men’s basketball coach Tony Jasick says. But the reality is, Jasick’s Mastodons have seen the last of the Gates Center in this historic season. Now it’s the road from here on out: Games at IUPUI today and Western Illinois and Omaha next week to finish the regular season, and then the Summit League tournament in Sioux Falls, S.D. Somewhere in all of that, the Mastodons hope to find, if not their heart, momentum and mojo. Permanently, this time.


2. News-Sentinel, Feb. 22, 2014
IPFW win shows it's headed in opposite direction of its rival

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On April 20, 2011, then IPFW athletic director Tommy Bell felt it was in the university's best interest to promote longtime assistant men's basketball coach Tony Jasick to the head coaching position in wake of the face of the program, Dane Fife, resigning earlier that day. Less than 24 hours later, IUPUI made the same decision with Jaguars' longtime assistant coach, Todd Howard, in replacing its prominent leader, Ron Hunter.


3. Journal Gazette, Feb. 21, 2014
IPFW guard gets academic honor

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IPFW guard Amanda Hyde was named to the Academic Division I women’s first team, selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America. Hyde is the first IPFW student-athlete to be named to the first team.


4. Journal Gazette, Feb. 21, 2014
Dreamlike drama poses question of redemption

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Pete Gint’s amoral life, which features lunatics, devils and a razorback hog disguised as a woman, will unfold like a dream on IPFW’s stage today. The production of “Gint” requires actors and audiences to take an introspective approach to the surreal drama that asks a very real question, and the answer will not be found on stage.


5. WBCL 90.3, Feb. 21, 2014
High School Bridge Building Contest Saturday

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IPFW's annual Engineers Week High School Bridge Contest takes place tomorrow morning at 9:30 in the lobby of the Engineering, Technology and Computer Science building on the IPFW campus. Students compete for cash prizes to see who can build the strongest bridge out of popsicle sticks and glue.


6. News-Sentinel, Feb. 20, 2014
Poetry reading

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New Indiana Poet Laureate George Kalamaras, an English professor at IPFW, will celebrate his state appointment by reading his poetry, “Gray Barn Rising,” at 7 p.m. Feb. 27 in the Walb International Ballroom at IPFW, 2101 Coliseum Blvd. E. Free admission, followed by cash bar reception.


7. News-Sentinel, Feb. 20, 2014
IPFW ready for challenge from Lewis

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If there's any hint of looking ahead to Saturday's match against No. 1-ranked Loyola, the IPFW men's volleyball team could get a quick refocus tonight against No. 10 Lewis. The match starts at 7 p.m. at Hilliard Gates Sports Center, and the Volleydons better be ready from the start. "We have a strong rivalry with Lewis, so that's not an issue at all,'' IPFW coach Arnie Ball said. "Last year we split with them and our kids are believing right now, so they are excited to play. I couldn't draw up a better scenario for us.''


8. Frost Illustrated, Feb. 19, 2014
Funding disparity leads to closer look at IPFW governance structure

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Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) has the fifth largest student population among state institutions. However, the university ranks 13th out of the 14 public four-year institutions in funding per full time equivalent. The Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership is spearheading a comprehensive study to examine future governance options for the university in an effort to ensure IPFW has the resources it needs to position itself for future student success.


9. Journal Gazette, Feb. 19, 2014
On-time degree not always reality
Story also ran in: SF Gate, WANE TV

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Hoosier college students are taking longer than expected to graduate, according to a study released Tuesday that tracks where students complete college and how long it takes them to complete a degree. About 3 in 10 students who enroll at an Indiana four-year campus graduate on time, and about half finish within six years, according to a study by the Indiana Commission for Higher Education. Only 1 in 10 students at two-year campuses finishes a two-year degree on time, and about 12 percent graduate within three years, the study found. Officials from Ivy Tech Community College and IPFW said they are pleased that the commission recognizes the changing structure of today’s college students, but comparing data across all Hoosier colleges and universities continues to be a challenge.


10. ESPN, Feb. 19, 2014
Power Rankings: IPFW's stock rising

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You won't see Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne, the Summit League school more commonly known as IPFW, in the rankings below. But those teams that are listed should count themselves fortunate if they don't see Miranda Kramer and the aforementioned Mastondons in an NCAA tournament regional come May. Just ask Kentucky, which barely escaped against Kramer this past weekend. Or ask Texas, which didn't.


11. Northeast Indiana Public Radio, Feb. 19, 2014
The Hidden Costs of Health Care

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Westchester Medical Center recently had to reverse positions. Their decision to refuse all insurance plans available on the New York Health Insurance Exchange was met with moral outrage. As a result, they now accept one of the seven plans available. But does Westchester Medical Center have a responsibility to accept any of these plans? A responsibility to maintain their economic viability? Sure. And if the public gets some benefit, all the better. But a separate economic actor has a separate economic interest. Why scorn a business for exercising prudent judgment? - Written by Abraham Schwab, associate professor of philosophy and medical ethicist at IPFW.


12. WAMC, Feb. 18, 2014
Dr. William Cooper, Indiana University – Purdue University Fort Wayne – Island Species and Tameness

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William Cooper is a Professor Emeritus in the Department of Biology at Indiana University – Purdue University Fort Wayne. His research examines the ecological and evolutionary aspects of the behavior of lizards in the lab and field, including antipredatory behavior, the use of the chemical senses to identify food and predators, and social behavior.


13. Greater Fort Wayne Business Weekly, Feb. 17, 2014
Irene Walters on starting out at IPFW (VIDEO)


14. Greater Fort Wayne Business Weekly, Feb. 17, 2014
Henner is Tapestry keynote speaker

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Actress and best-selling author Marilu Henner will be the keynote speaker at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne's Tapestry: A Day for You event April 25. The annual event held at Allen County War Memorial Coliseum helps raise money for women's scholarships at IPFW. Now in its 13th year, Tapestry will feature more than a dozen breakout sessions, and Patsy Dumas will receive the 2014 Dedication Award.


15. Inside INdiana Business, Feb. 17, 2014
IPFW Names Athletic Director
Story also ran in: Indiana's NewsCenter, Journal Gazette, News-Sentinel, WANE-TV

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Following a six-month national search, Kelley Hartley Hutton, head women’s volleyball coach at Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW), has been named director of athletics, effective immediately. Kelley Hartley Hutton recently completed her 15th season at the helm of the women’s volleyball program. Her 314 wins make her the most successful coach in program history. Hartley Hutton also previously served for 12 years at IPFW as senior woman administrator and associate athletic director.


16. Journal Gazette, Feb. 17, 2014
Teacher Honor Roll/Education Notebook

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Lowell Beineke, Schrey Professor of Mathematics at IPFW, is one of the 2014 recipients of the prestigious Certificate for Meritorious Service from the Mathematical Association of America.


17. SWAC, Feb. 16, 2014
Baseball Recaps - February 16

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For a consecutive day, Alabama A&M University split its twin bill with IPFW on Sunday at Bulldog Field. AAMU (2-2) dropped the first game to IPFW (2-2) 10-5, before clinching game two, 11-4. Manny Lora (0-1) took the loss giving up four earned runs and two hits on the mound for the Bulldogs. Patrick Dodson charted one RBI and two runs going 2-for-3. Austin Husley, Andrew Utterback, and Justen Folger each registered a RBI. Kevin Wirth led IPFW at the plate going 4-for-6, driving in five runs, scoring three and hitting his first home run of the season. Tyler Shepherd also had four hits on the day, going 4-of-8 with three RBI.


18. Sports Nola, Feb. 16, 2014
Tech Softball Falls 5-3 to IPFW
Story also ran in: UWire, Woman Play Ball

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Louisiana Tech’s pitching staff held IPFW to only four hits and one earned run but two costly errors in the bottom of the third inning proved costly as the Lady Techsters fell 5-3 in the final game of the Texas Classic on Sunday.“We are 2-7 and I’m not happy with it, but I know this team has great potential,” said Tech head coach Mark Montgomery. “We are giving people runs (with our physical and mental mistakes), and we are having to earn our runs. If we could eliminate one inning out of every ball game so far – and I know we can’t – we could be 7-2 right now against a tough schedule.”


19. The News Star, Feb. 16, 2014
LSU-Alexandria official takes Indiana post

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Louisiana State University-Alexandria Vice Chancellor and Chief Financial Officer David Wesse has been named vice chancellor of financial and administrative affairs at Indiana University-Purdue University in Fort Wayne, Ind. The Town Talk reports Wesse will begin his new job May 31. He has been at LSU-Alexandria since August 2003.