1. College Athletics and the Law, February 2014
Gain insight into connecting with student affairs
If you get the feeling that your athletics department isn’t viewed as a vital partner to student affairs, then it might be time to change that perspective. That’s according to George S. McClellan, vice-chancellor for student affairs at Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne. He also co-edited The Handbook of Student Affairs Administration and The Handbook of College Athletics and Recreation Administration, both published by Jossey-Bass, A Wiley Brand. McClellan shared his insights about the critical connection between student affairs and athletics.
2. News-Sentinel, Feb. 14, 2014
Local briefs: IPFW's Hyde makes history in loss
Amanda Hyde became the seventh IPFW women's player in school history to reach 1,500 in Thursday night's 85-71 loss at South Dakota. Hyde had 18 points, six rebounds and four steals. IPFW (12-12 overall, 5-5 in the Summit League) was led by Ariana Simmons' 21 points and eight rebounds. Haley Seibert added 19 points
3. Travel Video News, Feb. 14, 2014
Indiana’s Fort Wayne Adds 35 New Sculptures Downtown – 50 Citywide
This May, Fort Wayne, Indiana will be transformed as 50 new pieces of public art are installed around the city. This transformative project will bring 50 sculptural bike racks to the city – making it the largest collection in the nation! Each one is different, and the vision of a different artist – adding unique and engaging sculptures at every turn. Sculpture with Purpose was the flagship 50th Celebration public art project for IPFW (Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne) and combined two of Fort Wayne’s great strengths into one dynamic project: our award-winning trails and bike programs and our new downtown streetscapes and love of public art.
4. Greater Fort Wayne Business Weekly, Feb. 14, 2014
Francine was Walters’ friend
Francine Shubert, originally from Chicago, was head of catering at the Fort Wayne Marriott and survived a first bout with breast cancer at the age of 30. She and Irene Walters became acquainted through volunteer work with the American Cancer Society and through their respective temples. “The Jewish community is so small in Fort Wayne that everybody knows everybody else,” Walters said.
5. Inside INdiana Business, Feb. 13, 2014
IPFW Plans Public Affairs Conference
Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) is proud to announce that the Department of Public Policy will host the inaugural Midwest Public Affairs Conference (MPAC) on March 27–29, 2014. MPAC is an educational consortium that promotes research, collaboration, and socialization between academics, graduate students, policymakers, and practitioners. The conference is an American Society for Public Administration (ASPA)-affiliated event which serves the Midwest in a similar manner as other regional organizations, such as the Northeast Conference on Public Administration (NECoPA) and the Southeastern Conference for Public Administration (SECoPA).
6. News-Sentinel, Feb. 13, 2014
Up next for IPFW: Today vs. South Dakota
IPFW has enjoyed a record-setting season this year and that will continue with a victory tonight. A win would mark the Mastodons' 19th win of the year and set a new program mark at the NCAA Division I level. IPFW has been trying to achieve that mark for over a week, as it is on a two-game skid after losses at South Dakota State and North Dakota State. In those losses, the Mastodons had their worst and third-worst shooting performances of the season. The Coyotes are a solid defensive team (just over 43 percent shooting allowed), which will provide a challenge for the Mastodons.
7. Journal Gazette, Feb. 13, 2014
IPFW names academic chief
A man appointed last summer to serve as IPFW’s chief academic officer has stepped down, and a 20-year veteran of the university has been tapped to serve in his place. Jeffrey R. Anderson resigned Monday from his position as IPFW’s vice chancellor for academic affairs, university spokeswoman Nicole Wilkins said Wednesday.
8. Nature, Feb. 13, 2014
Mapping pinpoints turtles' danger zones
Story also ran in: News-Sentinel
The Atlantic Ocean is home to the last large populations of leatherback turtles — but it is not always a hospitable habitat. The migratory nature of the turtles, the world's largest, makes them vulnerable to unintended capture by fishermen. But with such ‘bycatch’ largely unreported, and the leatherbacks (Dermochelys coriacea) meandering across wide swaths of the Atlantic, understanding how best to protect them has been difficult. Now scientists have used satellite data that tracks turtle paths between 1995 and 2010 to help identify nine zones in the Atlantic Ocean where leatherbacks and fishermen are most likely to clash.
9. Greater Fort Wayne Business Weekly, Feb. 13, 2014
Irene Walters and the ‘army’ she’s inspired have been a force for good in Fort Wayne
It’s almost impossible to say “no” to Irene Walters. The executive director of university relations and communications at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne is known not only for her leadership in tackling causes important to the community, but for her extraordinary ability to bring other people on board in pursuit of those causes.
10. WFFT FOX Local, Feb. 12, 2014
February 11th is "Safer Internet Day"
Internet is a necessity of life for most people these days and not just for adults. Children and teens have cell phones, IPads, and Kindle Fires just to name a few that all allow internet access. February 11th is "Safer Internet Day". While a lot of internet is helpful and can help your child learn, there is also a dark side online. WFFT's Brooke Welch talked with experts on how you can keep your children safe online. Pornography, viruses, and scams are all things your child or teen can fall victim to without proper guidance on their internet usage. "Oh my gosh! What's going to happen to my child online?" That's John Kaufeld, a Social Media guru for IPFW. He says parents shouldn't fear the internet and should instead focus on building trust.
11. News-Sentinel, Feb. 12, 2014
IPFW needs students and companies to participate in the Interns for Indiana program. Students will work 400 hours with their internship company and will receive a $4,500 stipend that is given to them by the university instead of an hourly wage. Companies are not allowed to give the interns additional money. Participating companies are required to provide a $2,000 membership fee to help cover a portion of the student stipend. Companies must be a startup, must be an entrepreneurship, must be categorized as high-tech, life sciences or advanced manufacturing.
Donald Linn, professor of chemistry at IPFW has been published in the Royal Society of Chemistry publication, Dalton Transactions, with his research article titled “The Novel Hydrogen-Rich Binuclear Cobalt Complex Anion.” Linn coauthored the article with IPFW alumnus Jerod Kieser and Jason Shearer, a researcher working at the University of Nevada, Reno. The article was first published Jan.3.
12. @AASCU, Feb. 12, 2014
Spotlight/Awards and Honors
Lowell Beineke, Schrey Professor of Mathematics, is one of the 2014 recipients of the prestigious Certificate for Meritorious Service from the Mathematical Association of America (MAA). Beineke was cited for his decades of service to the Mathematical Association of America and its Indiana Section, and also for his term as editor of the College Mathematics Journal.
Clark Butler, professor of philosophy, delivered a paper at the 23rd World Congress of Philosophy, August 4-10 2013, in Athens, Greece, which is now being included in a volume of selected papers from the World Congress. It is entitled "Human Rights Ethics: A New Consequentialism.
Karla P. Zepeda, associate professor of Spanish in the Department of International Language and Culture Studies, has signed a book contract to co-edit a collection of essays, Forging a Rewarding Career in the Humanities: Advice for Academics. The volume will address the challenges currently experienced in the humanities as higher education faces program and budget cuts, and ever-decreasing tenure-track positions.
David Maloney, professor of physics, and his co-authors have published their fourth book TIPERs: Sensemaking Tasks for Introductory Physics by C. J. Hieggelke, D. P. Maloney, S. E. Kanim, and T. L. O'Kuma in the Pearson Series in Educational Innovation. TIPERs is an acronym for Tasks Inspired by Physics Education Research.
13. Journal Gazette, Feb. 11, 2014
IPFW writing teacher wins $98,300
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Timing is everything! When he plays Cash 5, Stevens Amidon of Fort Wayne always plays the same set of numbers, 7-9-10-11-26. As a general rule, the Allen County man usually only plays once the Cash 5 jackpot grows to at least $100,000. The game’s jackpot starts at $50,000 and increases every night until it is won. The lucky winner is retired from the military and works as a writing professor at Indiana University Purdue University Fort Wayne. He and his wife Debbie have lived in Fort Wayne for about 10 years and have two sons.
14. News-Sentinel, Feb. 9, 2014
IPFW continues strong road play with win
IPFW had its offense clicking early in its men's volleyball match at George Mason Saturday and the end result was a 3-1 (25-23, 21-25, 25-23, 25-18) victory. IPFW senior Eddie Rivera led the Mastodons with a match-high 16 kills and eight digs. IPFW is now 4-1 in matches played away from the Gates Sports Center and improved its record to 5-2 on the season – the best start for the program since 2008.
15. Journal Gazette, Feb. 9, 2014
Breast cancer event celebrates hope, support
Story also ran in: Indiana's NewsCenter
For every breast cancer survivor who attended, two or three people came to show support. The seventh annual Pink Out event attracted about 200 people to IPFW on Saturday, including about 50 former and current cancer patients. Roger Gross attended to honor his daughter, Tammy Gross, a 7 1/2 -year survivor. “It’s a whole family thing,” he said of his 52-year-old daughter’s diagnosis.
16. Journal Gazette, Feb. 8, 2014
IPFW women beat North Dakota State
They weren't always pretty in pink. But appearances aren't everything. On an afternoon when the IPFW women's basketball team broke out pink uniforms for the 7th annual Pink-Out Day honoring breast-cancer survivors, the Mastodons ground one out against North Dakota State, 57-51.They got it done despite shooting just 38.5 percent (20 of 52), turning it over 15 times and letting a seven-point slip away before righting the ship across the last five minutes.
17. Journal Gazette, Feb. 8, 2014
Blue-collar worker pays off
The less-discerning eye never saw it. As usual. It happened at the 7:17 mark of the first half last Saturday, with Western Illinois clinging to the IPFW Mastodons like a barnacle to a freighter. The score was 25-25 when Isaiah McCray jacked up a 3-pointer that kicked off the iron; an eye-blink or two later, the ball was in Michael Kibiloski’s hands. One crucial extra pass later, Pierre Bland had an open look in the corner and dutifully knocked down the 3 that McCray missed.
18. Journal Gazette, Feb. 8, 2014
A close look at IPFW's gem
When professor Anne Argast began the process of updating equipment in an IPFW science lab, she had a pretty good idea of how her investment might help connect the college to the community. She knew it would provide her students access to new technology. She knew it would be an asset to local businesses needing access to a high-level microscope.
19. News-Sentinel, Feb. 7, 2014
David Wesse was named vice chancellor for financial and administrative affairs at IPFW and will begin his duties June 1.
20. News-Sentinel, Feb. 7, 2014
IPFW rallies for road win at Princeton
Trailing two sets to one, IPFW battled back to take the fourth and fifth set to claim a 3-2men's volleyball victory over Princeton in a non-conference match on Friday at Princeton's Dillon Gym. Senior Eddie Rivera and sophomore Andrew Sellan turned in a pair of season-best performances for the Dons – finishing with 18 and 17 kills, respectively – to help fuel the comeback.