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IPFW in the News Aug. 5-9, 2013

1. Journal Gazette, Aug. 9, 2013

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“Cerulean,” an independent film by IPFW students, will be shown today at Cinema Center. The film, set in the future, is about a group of people stranded on a hostile world when a power struggle erupts.

2. Journal Gazette, Aug. 8, 2013

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Editor’s note: These oral histories are excerpted for The Journal Gazette from an academic paper by the author. An interviewee and other university students “secretly formed … the Upper Burma Student Organization Society.” He explains that UBSOS “(is an) underground organization. I was one of the cell leader(s). His assignment was “to organize a demonstration at the (textile) factory.” The student was selected because of his personal network: “One of my sister(s) is a junior engineer (at the factory). … My favorite teacher’s husband, who we knew has a political background, was a very top official in that factory.” His strategy was to work “through my teacher’s husband (to) organize the demonstration. If you got the head (involved), it’s easy (to involve others).” All factory employees, “maybe 5,000,” participated. Villagers formed a protective security force which, the interviewee claims, is “very important.” Criminals from the local prison dressed as Buddhist monks and, underwritten by the government, attempted to halt or delay demonstrations.

3. News-Sentinel, Aug. 8, 2013

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As you drive into Decatur, you won't see any signs — yet, at least — proudly announcing it as the “Birthplace of sculpture pioneer David Smith.” You won't find a historical marker in front of 347 N. 10th St. identifying it as the site where his family's house once stood, and you won't find any of his art...While attending high school in Paulding, Smith enrolled in a Cleveland Art School correspondence course in cartooning and created illustrations for the school's yearbook. “He had a real good graphic sense,” said Bob Schroeder, a metal smithing instructor at IPFW. “He drew all of the time.” Schroeder said Smith's sense of graphic design also was influenced by Dorothy Dehner, an abstract impressionist painter whom Smith met after moving to New York in 1927 and married in December of that year. Smith would produce drawings and paintings throughout his career.

4. Huntington County TAB, Aug. 8, 2013

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Attorney Justin Wall has his sights set on the top spot in a local courtroom. Wall, who's been practicing law for five years, announced on Friday, Aug. 2, that he plans to seek the Republican nomination for Huntington Superior Court judge in the May 6 primary election...Wall, 36, is a lifelong Huntington County resident and a 1995 graduate of Huntington North High School. He earned an undergraduate degree in engineering and an MBA from Indiana-Purdue University, Fort Wayne, and his law degree from the University of Toledo in Ohio.

5. The Communicator, Aug. 8, 2013

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Every year, IPFW puts on a classical play, a musical, and two other plays to attract different audiences. The university chooses strategically when picking these productions, making sure no production will be on an IPFW stage if it has been put on at any area theater in the last eight years. Taking the stage this winter is a production of “Our Town” in the IPFW Studio Theater. Playing a double role, Dan Butler, known for his role on the show Frasier, will be both starring in and directing the production. According to Theater Department Chair John O’Connell, “Dan has requested to produce this play in our Studio Theatre, or as he refers to the space, ‘the old PIT theatre.’ Our expectations are high for audience appeal on this show.”

6. News-Sentinel, Aug. 8, 2013

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The Shindigz National Soccer Festival will once again return to the Hefner Soccer Complex on the campus of IPFW Thursday, Aug. 22 through Saturday, Aug. 24...Once again, several top-notch high school and collegiate teams will participate in the Shindigz National Soccer Festival.

7. Bluffton News-Banner, Aug. 8, 2013

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Features of Bluffton will be highlighted on the silver screen Friday.

8. Inside Indiana Business, Aug. 7, 2013

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Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) is pleased to announce Justin Busch will join the university as the new director of alumni relations. Busch is a graduate of IPFW with degrees from both Indiana and Purdue University: a B.A. in Interpersonal and Organizational Communication (Purdue) and a B.A. in History (IU). Busch also served as a two-term student body president during his time at IPFW.

9. @AASCU, Aug. 7, 2013

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Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne: Chris Rutkowski's (clinical assistant professor of music composition and technology), new composition for cello and piano, Confluence, was performed in the capstone concert of the College Music Society’s International Conference in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The women's golf team put together the 9th-best team GPA in all of college women's golf, announced by the Women's Golf Coaches Association. Schools from the NCAA's three divisions, along with NAIA, are eligible for the listing.

10. Journal Gazette, Aug. 4, 2013

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Growing pains aren’t common at age 50, but IPFW continues to suffer and to draw continued legislative scrutiny for its sometimes troubled relationship with parent Purdue University. The General Assembly’s current review, which began with a hearing Thursday at the IPFW Alumni Center, is good news for the regional university as its management agreement with Purdue is revised. Testimony from the legislature’s regional campus study committee should shape the agreement and allow IPFW to better serve students and northeast Indiana’s regional economy.