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IPFW In the News - February 2-9, 2015

IPFW in the News for February 9, 2015

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February 9

Hoosier Environmental Council teams up with IPFW to help Blackford County residents
Fort Wayne News-Sentinel
Indiana University-Purdue University (IPFW) students are teaming up with an environmental agency to help Blackford County residents tackle high cancer and neurological disease rates.

Ober's career high helps South Dakota State top IPFW
Aberdeen News
Sophomore forward Clarissa Ober scored a career-high 21 points to lead the South Dakota State women’s basketball team to an 89-68 win over IPFW Sunday afternoon in Summit League action in front of 2,268 fans at Frost Arena.

Panelists share ideas on serving city's homeless
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
“We do a pretty good job in Fort Wayne. Our numbers might be slightly lower than that,” said Rachel Rayburn, an assistant professor in the Department of Public Policy at IPFW, who works on the homeless count.

February 8

VIDEO: Audrey Ushenko Paints IPFW's 50th Anniversary
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
Audrey Ushenko is a 70-year-old artist on the faculty at IPFW who paints in public settings. Ushenko has been commissioned to do a painting for the school's 50th anniversary.

Panel works to end homelessness
WANE
Several community leaders in Fort Wayne spent their Sunday brainstorming ways to help those most in need in the Summit City. Rachel Rayburn, assistant professor of public policy at IPFW was among those working to end the problem of homelessness in the city.

Mastodons toughen with success
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
IPFW, which went through a 23-day stretch last month in which it won just one of seven games, earned its fifth straight victory Saturday night with a 75-69 decision over Oral Roberts before announced crowd of 1,068 at the Gates Sports Center.

SDSU Women Roll IPFW (VIDEO)
TheUSdaily.com
The Jackrabbit women crush Fort Wayne 89-68

Crusaders Close Out Mercer Invitational With Win Over IPFW
Valporaiso Crusader Athletics
The Valparaiso softball team finished the Mercer Invitational in Macon, Ga. on Sunday with a third-place finish after earning a run-rule victory over IPFW for the second straight day, 9-1.

Jacks control paint in win over IPFW
KSFY.com
Sophomore forward Clarissa Ober (Glencoe, Minn.) scored a career-high 21 points to lead the South Dakota State University women’s basketball team to an 89-68 win over IPFW Sunday afternoon in The Summit League action in front of 2,268 fans at Frost Arena.

IPFW men's basketball wins fifth straight
FortWayneHomepage.net
The IPFW Mastodons defeated the Oral Roberts Golden Eagles 75-69 for their fifth straight victory on Saturday night. Junior Guard Max Landis lead the Dons with 27 points. Check out the video for highlights from the game!

ORU Falls 75-69 at IPFW
ORUAthletics
Oral Roberts dug out of an 11-point hole and grabbed a second-half lead, but could not steal the road win at IPFW as the Golden Eagles fell 75-69 Saturday night.

IPFW Wins Fifth Straight In Topping Oral Roberts (VIDEO)
21Alive
Max Landis scored a career-high 27 points as IPFW won its fifth straight game, topping Oral Roberts 75-69 Saturday night.

The push for a new IPFW designation
KPCnews.com
Former Indiana Governor and current Purdue University President Mitch Daniels recently wrote a letter to Teresa Lubbers, the Indiana Commissioner for Higher Education, requesting the commission change IPFW's official designation to a Metropolitan University.

WBB: Mastodons Make 17 Steals But Fall at SDSU
WANE
The IPFW women’s basketball team forced 23 South Dakota State turnovers, but it was not enough as the Mastodons dropped their road game 89-68. The loss puts the ‘Dons at 8-16 overall on the year and 2-9 in Summit League action.

IPFW Women Rocked At South Dakota State (VIDEO)
21 Alive
Clarissa Ober's 21 points led four players in double figures for South Dakota State in their 89-68 rout of IPFW in women's basketball on Sunday.

February 7

JP Morgan Chase economist to speak at Omnibus Lecture Series
KPCnews.com
Lower oil prices will contribute to continued economic growth this year for northeast Indiana, the state, the nation and the world, according to Anthony Chan, the JPMorgan Chase chief economist scheduled as the next speaker for the Omnibus Lecture Series.

Green Bay Men's Tennis Picks Up Win Over IPFW
Green Bay Phoenix
Green Bay men’s tennis is in the midst of three straight days of competition in the state of Michigan, with the Phoenix picking up a win on Saturday, Feb. 7.

Wartell-Purdue suit officially over
Just like that, with a one-sentence order from a federal judge, the case of Michael Wartell vs. Purdue University is over. The federal lawsuit was dismissed officially Friday afternoon, with no disclosure of who paid what to whom beyond both sides handling their own costs.

MVB: No. 10 Mastodons Extend Win Streak to Eight
WANE
The 10th-ranked (American Volleyball Coaches Association) IPFW men’s volleyball team earned a sweep against George Mason to extend its win streak to eight matches on Friday night.

A good move on IPFW status
Fort Wayne News-Sentinel
For years there has been a debate between those who want Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne to keep its strong ties to Purdue and those who want it to become an independent Fort Wayne University. The issue is how IPFW can best get the versatility it needs to meet the demands of a growing region.

WBB: IPFW Suffers Loss At South Dakota (VIDEO)
21Alive
IPFW scored 52 second-half points but it wasn’t enough to overcame a 21-point halftime deficit as the Mastodons fell to South Dakota 91-80 Friday night in women's basketball.

WBB: IPFW Falls 91-80 At South Dakota
WANE
The IPFW women’s basketball team scored 52 second-half points but it wasn’t enough to overcame a 21-point halftime deficit as the Mastodons fell to South Dakota 91-80.

KRUSE REPORT: The Push for a New IPFW Designation
IndianaSenateRepublicans.com
A change of designation will allow IPFW to establish additional graduate programs to meet the growing needs in the field of manufacturing and science. It will also allow more funding for the institution and help one of the most important regions in Indiana create a more recognized institution. In addition, more than three out of four IPFW graduates stay in Indiana, further contributing to the state’s economy.

Mastodons turning into pack of dogs
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
In IPFW practices, there is a role called “The Dog,” and the player who fills that role wears a green jersey.

Landis has 27; IPFW holds off Oral Roberts 75-69
San Luis Obispo Tribune
Max Landis, who had a career-high 27 points, scored nine in the final 3:39 as IPFW held off Oral Roberts for a 75-69 victory in Summit League play on Saturday night.

ORU men see winning streak end at 3 with 75-69 loss at IPFW
Tulsa World
Oral Roberts rallied from an early double-digit deficit but could not hold on late as it fell 75-69 against IPFW in men’s basketball Saturday night in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

February 6

IPFW pulls off one last Muncie Memory for Ball
Fort Wayne News-Sentinel
After all the heartbreak he's experienced in Muncie, including probably a dozen times when his teams held 2-0 leads but lost in five games, maybe Arnie Ball was just due one last Muncie Memory.

[EDITORIAL] Purdue overdue to release Wartell case report
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
Wartell and Purdue have reached a settlement in his discrimination suit, its terms sealed by a confidentiality agreement. But the Trimble report is not covered by that agreement. While Purdue has gone to extraordinary lengths to keep the results of the investigation private, both state and federal courts have repeatedly ruled the document was not protected by attorney/client privilege and must be released

WBB: Seekamp's double-double leads USD over IPFW
KRRO.com
Nicole Seekamp scored 19 points and tied her career high with 10 assists to lead South Dakota to a 91-80 win against Fort Wayne Friday inside the DakotaDome.

[EDITORIAL] Attorney-client privilege is worth fighting for
Fort Wayne News Sentinel
The dispute between former Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne Chancellor Michael Wartell and Purdue University has attracted much media attention — some of it wondering why Purdue would fight so hard to protect its claim that a lawyer-investigator’s report was protected by the attorney-client privilege and should not be released.

USD women build lead, hold on to beat IPFW
Argus Leader
The South Dakota women stayed perfect at the DakotaDome and maintained first-place status in the Summit League on Friday night with a 91-80 win over Fort Wayne.

Broncos Sweep Doubleheader With 'Dons, Phoenix
WMUBroncos.com
The Western Michigan men’s tennis team swept its first doubleheader of the 2015 dual match season, pulling out a 4-3 win over the IPFW Mastodons in the early match and racing past the UW-Green Bay Phoenix for a 5-2 victory in the nightcap

February 5

College basketball: IPFW beats SDSU men 84-74
The Daily Republic
Steve Forbes scored 23 points and IPFW beat South Dakota State 84-74 on Thursday.

JP Morgan Chase economist to speak at Omnibus Lecture Series
Greater Fort Wayne Business Weekly
Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne is hosting the series, which the English Bonter Mitchell Foundation has presented since 1995, to bring forth diverse ideas from respected speakers.

MBB: Forbes, IPFW Slams League-Leading SDSU
WANE
The IPFW men’s basketball team led for over 34 minutes of game-play time, winning its fourth straight game with an 84-74 win over Summit League leader South Dakota State on Thursday evening

MVB: IPFW Stays Perfect In MIVA By Beating Ball State
WANE
Alex Harthaller sets a new career high as the 10th-ranked (American Volleyball Coaches Association) IPFW men’s volleyball team complete a come-from-behind win at No. 13 Ball State in a MIVA (Midwestern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association) faceoff.

SDSU winning streak halted at eight games
Sioux Falls Argus Leader
South Dakota State’s eight-game winning streak in the Summit League crashed in Indiana. Fort Wayne made almost 50 percent of its 3-point shots (9-for-19) in defeating the Jackrabbits 84-74.

IPFW beats South Dakota State 84-74
The Herald Argus
Steve Forbes scored 23 points and IPFW beat South Dakota State 84-74 on Thursday.

February 4

IPFW golf picked last in conference
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
The IPFW men’s golf team was selected to finish last in the Summit League’s preseason coaches poll, it was announced today.

Records: Purdue spent $150K fighting release of report on IPFW chancellor's forced retirement
TheRepublic.com
Documents released by Purdue University show it spent more than $150,000 fighting to keep secret a report on the forced retirement of Indiana-Purdue Fort Wayne's former chancellor.

Over $150,000 spent in fight over Wartell
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
It cost Purdue University $19,203.27 to produce the “Trimble report” – the school’s investigation into the forced retirement of former IPFW Chancellor Michael Wartell. It cost the school more than $153,200 to keep the document from the prying eyes of the public, the media and Wartell’s own attorneys over the course of about 18 months, according to a recent accounting from Purdue University.

Settlement reached in former IPFW chancellor’s lawsuit
The Hoosier Herald
Attorneys for Purdue University say the school has settled a federal lawsuit over the forced retirement of Indiana-Purdue Fort Wayne’s former chancellor.

Poll has IPFW women 8th in golf
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
The IPFW women’s golf team has been picked to finish eighth among the Summit League’s nine teams via a poll of conference coaches.

February 3

Settlement reached in former IPFW chancellor's lawsuit
The Daily Herald
Attorneys for Purdue University say the school has settled a federal lawsuit over the forced retirement of Indiana-Purdue Fort Wayne's former chancellor.

Settlement reached in former IPFW chancellor's lawsuit
Fox-28
Attorneys for Purdue University say the school has settled a federal lawsuit over the forced retirement of Indiana-Purdue Fort Wayne's former chancellor.

Metropolitan designation will be good for IPFW
Fort Wayne News-Sentinel
For years there has been a debate between those who want Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne to keep its strong ties to Purdue and those who want it to become an independent Fort Wayne University. The issue is how IPFW can best get the versatility it needs to meet the demands of a growing region.

Restaurant Notes: Romance your love with a Valentine's Day dinner to remember
Fort Wayne News-Sentinel
IPFW"s Tourism and Management class will open a pop-up restaurant called Plock Tavern 5-10 p.m. every Tuesday Feb. 17-April 28 (except March 10) in the restaurant at the Holiday Inn IPFW and Coliseum, 4111 Paul Shaffer Drive.

Repairing wind-up clocks a passion for Waynedale store owner and IPFW Alumnus
Fort Wayne News-Sentinel
Hansen, who holds a bachelor's degree in fine art in metalsmithing from Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne, has been a goldsmith for 20 years and worked at Peter Franklin Jewelers nine years before becoming his own boss, a transition that was almost seamless.

Settlement reached in Wartell suit
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
Somebody has cried “uncle” in the federal lawsuit stemming from the forced retirement of former IPFW Chancellor Michael Wartell. On Monday, attorneys for Purdue University, the defendant in the lawsuit, filed paperwork announcing a settlement has been reached and that they had the permission of Wartell’s attorneys to file the notice.

Wartell lawsuit v. Purdue settled
Fort Wayne News-Sentinel
The lawsuit between former IPFW chancellor Michael A. Wartell and Purdue University has been resolved, according to court documents filed Monday in Indiana Northern District Court. No other information was released by the court.

Settlement reached in former IPFW chancellor’s lawsuit
WISH-TV
Attorneys for Purdue University say the school has settled a federal lawsuit over the forced retirement of Indiana-Purdue Fort Wayne’s former chancellor.

Purdue keeps low-income students on track to graduate
Lafayette Journal & Courier
Among the most improved schools listed in the report are Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, and Purdue University-Calumet.

Settlement reached in former IPFW chancellor’s lawsuit
WANE
Attorneys for Purdue University say the school has settled a federal lawsuit over the forced retirement of Indiana-Purdue Fort Wayne’s former chancellor.The school’s attorneys said in Monday court filing Monday that Michael Wartell’s lawsuit “has now been resolved,” but that filing included no details of the settlement.