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IPFW in the News December 1-7, 2015

IPFW in the News for December 7, 2015

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December 7

Foundation gives $7,500 grant to help endangered turtles
WISH-TV
The Friends of Cobus Creek have enlisted the help of Dr. Bruce Kingsbury, a herpetologist at the Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne.

December 6

Journal Gazette top videos for week of November 30: IPFW Syrian Refugee Rally
Journal Gazette
A crowd gathers around a podium outside Neff Hall on Wednesday for the "Faculty and Students in Solidarity with Syrian Refugees," peaceful rally at IPFW in Fort Wayne to show support for Syrian refugees in response to Gov. Mike Pence's decision to suspend settlement of the them in Indiana following the terror attacks in Paris last month.

Part-time lawmakers, full-time pay?
Indianapolis Star
“They are right in that this is a problem endemic to a part-time legislature,” said Andy Downs, a political scientist at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne.

Incomes stagnant since '09
Journal Gazette
Ellen Cutter, director of the Community Research Institute at IPFW, is encouraged by recent regional per capita income figures, which have outpaced Indiana and the nation.

Letter to the Editor: Invest in scholarship with an IPFW plate
Journal Gazette
These plates are not only for the students and staff but also for the community. We have a large following at the sporting events at IPFW, so if you’re a Mastodon fan, please help support IPFW and the community and purchase a plate. Even if you have already renewed for the year, you can still transfer it over. Contact the alumni office at 481-6807 for further information for this transaction. Thank you, and go Dons!

December 4

Friends of Cobus Creek receives $7,500 from Elkhart County Community Foundation to help preserve Blanding's turtle population along waterway
Elkart Truth
Friends of Cobus Creek have enlisted the help of Dr. Bruce Kingsbury, a herpetologist at the Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne, to give the baby turtles a helping hand — or flipper.

How the attack in California is different than the attacks in Paris
WANE
“This is where the word terrorism can be very dangerous to us and how we use it,” IPFW Anthropology Professor and ISIS analyst Lawrence Kuznar said.

IPFW prof using words of ISIS to see inside its world
Journal Gazette
The global fight against Islamic State terrorists is a war of words for Lawrence Kuznar. The IPFW anthropology professor researches the speech patterns of Islamic State leaders in his role as a civilian analyst for the U.S. Department of Defense.

Families urged to explore outdoors
Journal Gazette
The Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo, IPFW’s Environmental Resources Center, and the Little River Wetlands Project are partnering to launch an initiative called Families4Nature.

December 3

Rally held in Fort Wayne in support of Syrian refugees
Washington Times
About 100 people attended a college campus demonstration in Fort Wayne to protest Indiana Gov. Mike Pence’s attempts to block Syrian refugees from the state.

'Stand up' to Pence's stand on refugees, protesters say
Journal Gazette
About 100 people, mostly members of the IPFW community, rallied Wednesday to support Syrian refugees and protest Gov. Mike Pence’s ban on allowing them to resettle in the state.

IPFW students building its first electric vehicle
Greater Fort Wayne Business Weekly
A half dozen students at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne delivered a presentation on the electric vehicle they are constructing during the Society for Design and Process Science conference in Dallas last month.

Nature play area to be built near Fort Wayne Children's Zoo
News Sentinel
The discovery zone is part of the new Families4Nature initiative announced Wednesday by the zoo, Little River Wetlands Project and the Environmental Resources Center at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne.

Fort Wayne rally supports Syrian refugees
South Bend Tribune
About 100 people attended a college campus demonstration in Fort Wayne to protest Indiana Gov. Mike Pence’s attempts to block Syrian refugees from the state.

December 2

Hammond's Jefferson robotics team wins IUN regional, heads to state
NWI Times
For the first time in school history, the school's robotics team has qualified for the FIRST LEGO League Robotics state finals, set for Dec. 12 at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne.

Dozens protest state's ban on Syrian refugees
Journal Gazette
About 100 people, mostly members of the IPFW community, rallied today to support Syrian refugees and protest Gov. Mike Pence's ban on allowing them to resettle in the state.

Zoo, IPFW, & Little River Wetlands Project join to promote nature play – Families4Nature
Around Fort Wayne
Families4Nature includes a year-long calendar of programs and events and is a joint project of the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo, IPFW’s Environmental Resources Center, and Little River Wetlands Project.

IPFW sheds light on Syrian crisis
WFFT
In reaction to the recent terrorist attacks in Paris, more than a dozen governors, including Indiana Governor Mike Pence, have expressed a desire to close their states' borders to Syrian refugees. Wednesday afternoon, students and staff at IPFW held a rally to help shed some light on the Syrian refugee crisis.

Area legislators preview upcoming 2016 session
KPC News
Indiana’s General Assembly will convene a short session Jan. 5, and its brevity ensures the issues legislators are expected to debate will burn hot and bright during the few weeks that follow.

Tim Berry joins consulting firm
Journal Gazette
Berry received his bachelor’s degree in business administration from Bowling Green State University and his MBA from IPFW.

December 1

Diana: "I crossed the Desert, I Got This"
El Mexicano Newspaper (story in print edition only)
When she was 15 years old, Diana Aguilar-Sanchez spent two days crossing over from Mexico with her father, mother, and younger sister, hiding in the desert and suffering from extreme dehydration. Now, thanks to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, she's preparing to graduate with a certificate in Dental Assisting from the IPFW Department of Dental Education.

Local University Gives Voice to Students on Issues Such as Race, Religion, immigration
El Mexicano Newspaper (story in print edition only)
Kenneth Christmon, associate vice chancellor for diversity and multicultural affairs, knows that many people are tense and unsure about the future in the wake of the Paris tragedy. To get people talking about their concerns, Christmon's department created a free speech project using the wall outside their office.

IPFW professor applies research for Pentagon as ISIS analyst
Busco News
IPFW anthropology professor Lawrence Kuznar never thought his research on conflict and economic decision making in herding societies would lead him to the Pentagon as an ISIS analyst.

IPFW pop-up restaurant nears close, offers incentive to customers
21 Alive
Students in the hospitality and tourism management program at IPFW are wrapping up their semester-long restaurant project by giving back to the community.

Accident closes Stellhorn Road for two hours
News-Sentinel
Fort Wayne Police preliminarily determined the driver of a Dodge passenger car pulled into the path of an IPFW officer's unmarked vehicle shortly after 6:30 a.m. The passenger car was going south on Woodway Drive and the IPFW officer was traveling west on Stellhorn Road.

Drivers hurt – one critically – in two-vehicle crash
WANE
Police and medics were called just after 6:30 a.m. to the intersection of Stellhorn Road and Woodway Drive, just east of Reed Road on the city’s northeast side. Responding officers arrived to find a white SUV – an unmarked IPFW Police vehicle – and a Dodge car crashed.

Critical injury crash ties up traffic on Stellhorn Road
21 Alive
After 6:30, first reports indicate that a car driven by a man pulled out of the Royal Oaks subdivision onto Stellhorn and into the path of an IPFW police SUV. The man in the car was critically hurt. The male IPFW police officer in the SUV was not seriously injured.

2 injured in morning crash
Journal Gazette
When officers arrived, they found two cars in the intersection, an unmarked IPFW police vehicle and a Dodge passenger car, city police said in a statement.