IPFW in the News - Aug. 19-23, 2013
1. Indiana's NewsCenter, Aug. 22, 2013
Classes don’t officially begin until Monday, but that didn’t stop 850 students from moving into their new apartments today at IPFW. Students and their parents from around the country arrived on campus loaded up with all their personal belongings like dishes and clothing. One thing you won’t see, however, is furniture.
2. Inside Higher Ed, Aug. 22, 2013
There is an abundance of information that is necessary to successfully prepare and ultimately manage university budgets. Each college may approach the process differently but with the proper questions asked, appropriate forecasting completed, and institutional support provided the process is manageable. Our expert this month, George S. McClellan, Ph.D., Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and Enrollment at Indiana University - Purdue University Fort Wayne discusses the intricacies of the budgeting process.
3. USA Today, Aug. 22, 2013
Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) will hold a panel discussion with the school's faculty and local civil rights leaders who will discuss the need for freedom in the world. Panelist Quinton Dixie, an associate professor of religious studies at IPFW, says he is often surprised by how little students know about the civil rights movement. Dixie plans to discuss recent events such as Arab Spring, the Occupy movement and the Egyptian revolution. "We contextualize these kinds of protests for freedom and for justice within the whole civil rights movement and the March on Washington," he said. "We can contextualize it for students today to make it relevant to what's happening in their world."
4. Inside Indiana Business, Aug. 22, 2013
A scientist/inventor, the CEO of a company famous for its public opinion polls, and a best-selling author headline the 19th season of the Indiana University Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) Omnibus Lecture Series. New this year is the move to a three-lecture series, with all speakers appearing in the fall.
5. Journal Gazette, Aug. 22, 2013
Separately, Jay Golsteyn and Bishop Luers have made volleyball history. Now it is a matter of doing it together. Golsteyn, a former IPFW All-American, takes over a Knights program that is the defending SAC tournament champions and has made appearances in the state finals in the 2002 and 2003.
6. The Republic, Aug. 20, 2013
Margaret Saurin must know the road to Columbus by now. The IPFW women’s soccer coach has secured four commitments from Columbus girls in the past two years. The latest is from East senior Olivia Smith, who plans to join the Mastodons in 2014. East’s Taylor Chitty and North’s Kelsie Carlson signed with IPFW in February 2012 and played there last fall, and North’s Malissa Hofmeister came on board this year. Chitty has since transferred to Florida Southern.
7. kpcnews.com, Aug. 20, 2013
The Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne College of Visual and Performing Arts and Shruti, the Indian Cultural Society of Fort Wayne, are presenting the second concert in the IPFW Indian Performance Series, an ongoing collaboration to introduce regional patrons to some of the most acclaimed international Indian performers in music, dance and theater, as well as regional artists and lecturers that define Indian culture. This concert is sponsored by donations in support of Shruti and CVPA.
8. Journal Gazette, Aug. 19, 2013
Ellen Cutter, director of the Community Research Institute at IPFW, said Allen County continues to lag behind state and national annual pay with the average employee making $39,803 in 2012. The disparity continues to put the county – and Fort Wayne – at a disadvantage, she said. The cost of living in Allen County isn’t so out of whack that it warrants an annual average wage nearly $10,000 below the rest of the nation, Cutter said.
9. Indiana's NewsCenter, Aug. 18, 2013
The game raises money for scholarships and programs at the IPFW School of Medicine. The money raised is also used to enhance the curriculum at the school, as past proceeds have gone to new technology in the anatomy course, and simulation exercises that allow students to experience diagnosing and treating illnesses without the threat of harming a patient. "A big part is to help our community to have more young physicians, and so a big part of this is trying to support our students who are going to be practicing in Fort Wayne in the future,” said Fenlei Chang, Director of IPFW’s School of Medicine.
10. Journal Gazette, Aug. 18, 2013
At Ivy Tech and IPFW, more students each year are turning to electronic books for their studies. Ivy Tech students return to class Monday, and IPFW students will begin fall courses Aug. 26...At both Ivy Tech and IPFW, students can opt to use a program called includED to find their textbooks in e-book form or to order paper textbooks so they’ll be available on the first day of class. IncludED isn’t restricted to a specific tablet or learning device but rather works with all platforms so students can quickly access the books they need for class, said Elio DiStaola, director of campus relations for Follett Higher Education Group, the company that created includED. The program works by providing students access to both print and digital materials from any publisher. Students connect to includED and use their course catalog to figure out what materials they need for their classes, DiStaola said. IPFW was part of the inaugural launch of the program a year and a half ago, DiStaola said. Since then, includED has greatly expanded.
11. Journal Gazette, Aug. 17, 2013
He’s played for the Fort Wayne Fury of the old Continental Basketball Association and then spent more than a decade on various rosters in Europe. Once his playing days were over, Andre Patterson decided to make his home in Fort Wayne and has immersed himself in community projects. He’s currently an outreach coordinator for IPFW’s Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs and now is chairman of the new incarnation of the Fort Wayne Commission on African American Males.
12. Journal Gazette, Aug. 16, 2013
Rep. Marlin Stutzman says social media sometimes can be antisocial, which is why nothing beats meeting employers face to face. The lawmaker is sponsoring a job fair Friday along with IPFW. Nearly 50 employers have about 1,000 positions to fill. Companies include 80/20 Inc., BAE Systems Inc., Costco Wholesale, PepsiCo Inc. and Westpoint Financial.