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IPFW In the News Feb 16-23, 2015

IPFW in the News for February 23, 2015

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February 22

MBB: IPFW Falls in Thriller to Bison
WANE
The IPFW men’s basketball team saw its seven-game win streak come to an end on Saturday afternoon in a thrilling 66-62 battle with the North Dakota State Bison.

WBB: Mastodon Seniors Fall In Final Home Game
WANE
In the final home game in the Gates Sports Center for seniors Mur Hagerman, Hillary Moore, Haley Seibert, the IPFW women’s basketball team fell to North Dakota State 72-66. It was also IPFW’s 8th annual Pink Out game, honoring those who have battled breast cancer, benefiting the Vera Bradley Foundation.

MVB: Mastodons Tame Bearcats in Five
WANE
The ninth-ranked (American Volleyball Coaches Association) IPFW men’s volleyball team edged the McKendree Bearcats in five sets in a crucial MIVA (Midwestern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association) match.

Students of the world; Local colleges stress need for global perspective
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
Last summer, IPFW’s James Toole spent a month in the Mideast studying the Syrian refugee crisis. Lachlan Whalen, IPFW’s director of international studies, spent several summers in Ireland researching a book on the writings of Irish Republican political prisoners.Those who teach world affairs in the northeast corner of Indiana say travel is one of the best ways to stimulate students and stay connected themselves.

IPFW Men, Women Beaten By North Dakota State (VIDEO)
21 Alive
North Dakota State dealt IPFW a pair of basketball losses Saturday, beating the men in Fargo and the women in Fort Wayne.

Report: Ex-IPFW chancellor’s forced retirement bungled
WANE
A newly released report that Purdue University had fought to keep secret concluded that school officials bungled the forced retirement of Indiana-Purdue Fort Wayne’s former chancellor, causing his departure to turn into an “ugly situation.”

Local push fueled exit of Wartell
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
While then-IPFW Chancellor Michael Wartell was battling Purdue University leaders to remain in his job through the school’s 50th anniversary, some local business leaders were secretly lobbying for a new campus leader.

Report: Ex-IPFW chancellor's forced retirement was bungled by Purdue, became 'ugly situation'
Pendleton Times-Post
A newly released report that Purdue University had fought to keep secret concluded that school officials bungled the forced retirement of Indiana-Purdue Fort Wayne's former chancellor, causing his departure to turn into an "ugly situation."

Late run costs IPFW in road loss
Fort Wayne News-Sentinel
The IPFW men's basketball team saw its seven-game win streak come to an end on Saturday afternoon in a thrilling 66-62 battle with the North Dakota State Bison.

Report: Ex-IPFW Chancellor Michael Wartell's Retirement Bungled
WOWO 1190
An internal Purdue University investigation concluded the school could have prevented the former Indiana-Purdue Fort Wayne chancellor's forced retirement from turning into an "ugly situation."

Report: Ex-IPFW chancellor’s forced retirement bungled
WANE
A newly released report that Purdue University had fought to keep secret concluded that school officials bungled the forced retirement of Indiana-Purdue Fort Wayne’s former chancellor, causing his departure to turn into an “ugly situation.”

IPFW women's basketball loses home finale
FortWayneHomepage.net
In the final home game in the Gates Sports Center for seniors Mur Hagerman, Hillary Moore, Haley Seibert, the IPFW women’s basketball team fell to North Dakota State 72-66.

Dorothy Kittaka named 2015 Dedication Award Recipient, registration opens February 20
AroundFortWayne.com
Teacher, musician, and community activist Dorothy Kittaka is the 2015 Dedication Award honoree at Tapestry: A Day for You, sponsored by Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) and Parkview Health.

College basketball: NDSU men hold on to beat IPFW 66-62
Aberdeen News
Lawrence Alexander nailed 5 of 9 from long range to finish with 10 of 19 shooting from the field and 27 points as North Dakota State held on to beat Indiana-Purdue-Fort Wayne 66-62 on Saturday in Fargo, N.D.

Report: Ex-IPFW chancellor’s forced retirement bungled
The Indianapolis Sun-Times
A newly released report that Purdue University had fought to keep secret concluded that school officials bungled the forced retirement of Indiana-Purdue Fort Wayne’s former chancellor, causing his departure to turn into an “ugly situation.”

February 21

IPFW gets crushed by Ohio State at home
FortWayne.com
The IPFW men's volleyball team may be stuck in a slump. After winning seven matches in a row, the No. 9-ranked Volleydons have lost two in a row at home in dominating fashion.

Report: Purdue carried out retirement 'very badly'
Lafayette Journal & Courier
An internal investigation Purdue University spent more than $150,000 to keep from the public eye found that top-level officials could have prevented the forced retirement of former IPFW Chancellor Michael Wartell from turning into an "ugly situation."

IPFW gets crushed by Ohio State at home
Fort Wayne News Sentinel
Friday night, No. 12 Ohio State jumped all over IPFW 25-18 25-22, 25-12 before 1,200 Hilliard Gates Sports Center fans.

Ohio State brings on heat, scorches Mastodons
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
The No. 12 Ohio State men’s volleyball team swept IPFW 3-0 on Friday at the Gates Center.

MVB: #9 ‘Dons Get Swept at Home by #12 Buckeyes
WANE
The ninth-ranked (American Volleyball Coaches Association) IPFW men’s volleyball team was unable to comeback against No. 12 Ohio State, falling in three sets.

Report: Wartell ouster botched
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
Purdue University handled the 2012 forced retirement of former IPFW Chancellor Michael Wartell pretty poorly, opening the door for years of litigation that followed, according to a report by an independent investigator.

IPFW Pink-Out event stomps out breast cancer
WANE
Indiana-University Purdue-University Fort Wayne (IPFW) hosted its 8th annual Pink Out event Saturday. The lady ‘Dons basketball team encouraged fans to wear pink to their afternoon game while also using the day as a way to raise awareness for breast cancer.

Report: Ex-IPFW chancellor's forced retirement was bungled by Purdue, became 'ugly situation'
The Republic
A newly released report that Purdue University had fought to keep secret concluded that school officials bungled the forced retirement of Indiana-Purdue Fort Wayne's former chancellor, causing his departure to turn into an "ugly situation.

Alexander has 27; North Dakota State holds on to beat IPFW 66-62
The Republic
Lawrence Alexander nailed 5 of 9 from long range to finish with 10 of 19 shooting from the field and 27 points as North Dakota State held on to beat Indiana-Purdue-Fort Wayne 66-62 on Saturday.

Women’s Tennis Versus IPFW Postponed
CSU Athletics
Due to the inclement weather forecast for the weekend, the Cleveland State women's tennis match against IPFW has been postponed. The two teams were scheduled to faceoff at 12:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 22 at Paramount Tennis Club in Westlake, Ohio.

North Dakota State holds on to beat IPFW 66-62
The Idaho Statesman
Lawrence Alexander nailed 5 of 9 from long range to finish with 10 of 19 shooting from the field and 27 points as North Dakota State held on to beat Indiana-Purdue-Fort Wayne 66-62 on Saturday.

Alexander Lifts Bison to 25th Straight Home Win on Senior Day, 66-62 over IPFW
NDSU Athletics
NDSU Senior Lawrence Alexander scored 27 points and drained five three-pointers on Senior Day to lift the North Dakota State men's basketball team to a 66-62 victory over Fort Wayne at Scheels Arena on Saturday afternoon

Report: Ex-IPFW chancellor's forced retirement was bungled by Purdue, became 'ugly situation'
The Daily Journal
A newly released report that Purdue University had fought to keep secret concluded that school officials bungled the forced retirement of Indiana-Purdue Fort Wayne's former chancellor, causing his departure to turn into an "ugly situation."

IPFW's Women's Basketball Game A Pink Out For Breast Cancer
21 Alive
Breast Cancer awareness is at an all-time high and during IPFW's Women's Basketball game Saturday, survivors and advocates alike dressed in pink to show their support.

February 20

IPFW shoots over 60 percent from the field in 63-47 blowout win over Denver
The Republic
IPFW was efficient offensively, hitting 20 of its 32 field-goal attempts (62.5 percent) while dishing out 14 assists. The Mastodons are 13-2 this season when shooting over 50 percent from the field.

Win Streak Moves to Eight Straight with Road Sweep at #9 IPFW
OSU Athletics
The No. 12 Ohio State men's volleyball team stayed hot at No. 9 IPFW, walking into the Gates Sports Center and sweeping the Mastodons (9-4, 3-2 MIVA) in three sets (25-18, 25-22, 25-12).

IPFW seeks up to $35.5M from Indiana lawmakers
WLFI.com
The Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne community is seeking up to $35.5 million in funding to upgrade programs and facilities.

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Evansville Courier & Press
The Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne community is seeking up to $35.5 million in funding to upgrade programs and facilities.

Statehouse hosts group from IPFW
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
Dozens of IPFW students and faculty descended upon the Statehouse on Thursday to see the legislative process in action and push for additional dollars to aid the regional campus.

IPFW seeks up to $35.5M from Indiana lawmakers
WANE
The Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne community is seeking up to $35.5 million in funding to upgrade programs and facilities.

Report faults Purdue in handling mandatory retirement, Córdova ‘not truthful’
WLFI.com
Newly released documents state the university handled the forced retirement of the former chancellor of Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne “very badly.”

IPFW cruises against Denver, 63-47
USA Today
Joe Edwards scored 17 points on 6-of-9 shooting to help lead IPFW past Denver 63-47 on Thursday night.

IPFW men win 7th consecutive game
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
The IPFW men’s basketball team won their seventh straight game in a 63-47 win at Denver on Thursday.

DU Pioneers' final home game a downer in 16-point loss to IPFW
The Denver Post
It wasn't the kind of game you would write home about whether it was your first, last or somewhere in between.

Dons Defeat Denver, Win Seventh Game In A Row
WANE
A 16-0 second-half IPFW run turned a four-point, 34-30 Denver lead into a 46-34 IPFW advantage, and the run was stretched to as large as 30-6 when the Mastodons led by 20 at 60-40, propelling the Mastodons to a 16-point, 63-47 win over the Denver Pioneers on Thursday evening.

IPFW hosting another key match of ranked volleyball teams
Fort Wayne News Sentinel
After losing to No. 1-ranked Loyola last week at home, the No. 9 IPFW men's volleyball team looks to rebound with a 7 p.m. first serve against No. 12 Ohio State tonight at Hilliard Gates Sports Center.

Statehouse hosts group from IPFW
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
Dozens of IPFW students and faculty descended upon the Statehouse on Thursday to see the legislative process in action and push for additional dollars to aid the regional campus.

Dorothy Kittaka named 2015 Tapestry Dedication Award recipient
Fort Wayne News-Sentinel
Local educator, musician and community volunteer Dorothy Kittaka has been named the 2015 Dedication Award recipient for this year's Tapestry: A Day for You event April 24 at Memorial Coliseum.

Denver Drops Decision to IPFW, 63-47
DenverPioneers.com
Brett Olson (Highlands Ranch, Colo.) scored 18 points and Cam Griffin (San Antonio, Texas) grabbed a career-high 12 rebounds as the University of Denver men’s basketball team fell to the Fort Wayne Mastodons Thursday evening at Magness Arena, 63-47.

IPFW hosting another key match of ranked volleyball teams
FortWayne.com
After losing to No. 1-ranked Loyola last week at home, the No. 9 IPFW men's volleyball team looks to rebound with a 7 p.m. first serve against No. 12 Ohio State tonight at Hilliard Gates Sports Center.

DU Pioneers' final home game a downer in 16-point loss to IPFW
The Denver Post
It wasn't the kind of game you would write home about whether it was your first, last or somewhere in between.

IPFW Seeks Up to $35.5M from Indiana Lawmakers
1190 WOWO
The Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne community is seeking up to $35.5 million in funding to upgrade programs and facilities.

IPFW seeks up to $35.5M from lawmakers
WANE
The Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne community is seeking up to $35.5 million in funding to upgrade programs and facilities.

Second-half run fuels IPFW road romp
Fort Wayne News Sentinel
A 16-0 second-half IPFW run turned a four-point, 34-30 Denver lead into a 46-34 IPFW advantage, and the run was stretched to as large as 30-6 when the Mastodons led by 20 at 60-40, propelling the Mastodons to a 16-point, 63-47 win over the Denver Pioneers on Thursday evening.

No quick decisions on IPFW status
Fort Wayne Business Weekly
It has taken 50 years for the campus of Indiana University – Purdue University Fort Wayne to become the major institution it is, with about 10,000 students enrolled as of last fall. It is going to take a while longer for questions of IPFW’s governance to be resolved.

February 19

James Dean fans reunite in poignant play opening at IPFW
Fort Wayne News Sentinel
“It's a drama with a lot of comic elements,” said Beverly Redman, who is directing the show. She is the new professor and chair of the [Theater] department.

DU Pioneers' Brett Olson, Cam Griffin hope to shine in final home game
The Denver Post
University of Denver basketball seniors Brett Olson and Cam Griffin have special thoughts about Thursday's 7 p.m. game against Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne at Magness Arena.

Women’s Tennis Continues Play Against Akron & IPFW
CSUVikings.com
The Cleveland State women's tennis team will continue its spring season this weekend, splitting time at home and on the road for the second straight weekend. The Vikings will open play with a 2:00 p.m. contest at Akron on Friday (Feb. 20), and will then host IPFW at 12:00 p.m. on Sunday (Feb. 22).

LETTER OF INTENT: DeWitt signs with IPFW soccer
The Post & Mail
Columbia City High School senior Drake DeWitt signed a letter of intent Tuesday to play soccer for the Indiana University-Purdue University at Fort Wayne Mastodons.

Baseball Travels to Georgia for Series With IPFW
GoRacers.com
The Murray State baseball team travels to Emerson, Ga., to play a four-game series against IPFW. The series was originally to be played Feb. 20-22 at Reagan Field in Murray but due to the recent weather, the series was moved to Saturday and Sunday with doubleheaders played each day.

James Dean fans reunite in poignant play opening at IPFW
FortWayne.com
That's the basic story line for “Come Back to the 5 & Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean,” a play being produced starting this weekend by the IPFW Department of Theatre.

February 17

Indiana college basketball: Which player's absence would hurt most?
Indiapolis Star
The Mastodons' rough start was due in large part to the absence of big man Steve Forbes because of injury.

IPFW School News
Fort Wayne News-Sentinel
IPFW will hold the Applied Leadership Series 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. March 18-20 at the Alumni Center on IPFW's west campus. Registration ipfw.io/AppLead15 by Feb. 27.

The Psychology of Valentine's Day - Who Says 'I Love You' First and Who Really Means It?
Huffington Post UK
The authors of this current study, psychologists Michelle Drouin, Elizabeth Tobin and Kara Wygant, from Indiana University-Purdue University, Fort Wayne, report that previous research also found that 28% of men and 67% of women who had experienced intercourse had pretended orgasm.

February 16

Purdue explains process behind report’s release: An open letter to The Journal Gazette
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
Other than Wartell and his counsel, Purdue’s own legal counsel and public records officer, and the three Purdue trustees who made the decision on Wartell’s original complaint in 2012, your reporters will be the first to see this report.

IPFW Issues Safety Alert to Students Regarding Suspicious Vehicles
1190 WOWO
Officials with Indiana University - Purdue University Fort Wayne, issued the following statement Monday afternoon to IPFW students. They're encouraging students to use extra caution as campus police officers have received two recent reports of suspicious vehicles following students.

IPFW Riding Longest Winning Streak Since 1992-93 Season
WANE
With last Wednesday night’s win at IUPUI the IPFW men’s basketball team has won six games in a row, the program’s longest winning streak since the 1992-93 season.

IPFW issues safety reminder alert
WANE
Monday afternoon Indiana-University Purdue-University issued an alert reminding students to be aware of suspicious vehicles following students on campus. While no one has been injured as a result of the suspicious vehicles, campus police are being proactive.

IPFW’s Trevino Named Summit League Player Of The Week
WANE
Fort Wayne outfielder Shane Trevino was named The Summit League’s Baseball Player of the Week while Oral Roberts relief pitcher Kyler Stout was selected as the league’s Pitcher of the Week for their performances Feb. 13-15.

Data: Indiana has highest rate in U.S. of teens who considered suicide
Indianapolis Star
"They're not getting counseling; they're putting food on the table or gas in their cars to get to work," said Jordan-Miles, who also is assistant director of the Behavioral Health and Family Studies Institute at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne.

IPFW athlete to be remembered fittingly
Fort Wayne News-Sentinel
This Sunday's “Run It, Walk It for Chris Brown 5K” is the eighth annual event that honors the former Mastodon runner, who succumbed to cancer in 2007.

Suspicious Vehicles Reported on IPFW Campus
US 93.3 fm
School officials at IPFW releasing a statement warning students of suspicious vehicles on campus. They say that vehicles have been on campus trying to make contact with students and following them.