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IPFW in the News for Aug. 24

IPFW in the News for August 24, 2015

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August 23

Local college students settle in
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
It was a beautiful Sunday on the Waterfield Campus at the IPFW Student Housing complex, the day before classes. Monday morning these students will embark on a new semester, crossing the glass covered bridge over Crescent Avenue to the main campus.

IPFW coach recalls surviving the chaos of Hurricane Katrina
Fort Wayne News-Sentinel
If you would've told him at the moment that his next season of coaching would be as an assistant with the IPFW men's program, he most certainly would've been surprised, but he also would've been accepting and probably just asked 'When do I start?”

Colleges taking on sex crimes
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
Students at IPFW will likely see posters proclaiming “drunk sex is dangerous sex.” The messages and awareness campaigns come in the wake of high-profile rape cases on campuses nationwide that garnered media attention and even played a part in the federal government passing new regulations requiring schools to offer programs hammering home to students the risk of sexual assault.

Art for OUR sake; Commissions help in assuring public displays palatable to all
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
IPFW’s 50th anniversary observance showed how a commission might work. The Sculpture with a Purpose project called for artists to submit designs for sculptural bike racks, with juried selection of the winners. The result is a whimsical collection of designs that were met with overwhelmingly positive reviews.

August 20

Fort Wayne Riverfront Development Could Include Environmental Center
Environmental stewardship. It’s a phrase that many people wouldn’t be able to define, but an IPFW professor wants to bring it to Fort Wayne.

IPFW Volleyball Picked Sixth In Summit League
The IPFW women’s volleyball team was picked to finish sixth in the Summit League preseason poll of the league’s head coaches. The Mastodons received 28 points, tying with Omaha, as coaches were not allowed to vote for their own teams.

IPFW students move closer to a new school year
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
Seima Groves pulls a cart loaded with his belongings Wednesday in front of one of the dorms at IPFW. Groves and his mother, Sumie Groves, moved here from Arizona and got settled into the dorms as part of a three-day freshman orientation at the university.

August 19

Soccer Festival alive, kicking with IU and others
The weekend showcase, which runs Friday and Saturday at Hefner Soccer Complex at IPFW, features 12 college teams and nearly two-dozen high school teams. The event includes men's and women's college teams and boys and girls prep teams.

IPFW freshmen move in for first semester
21 Alive
Futons, trash cans, and shower caddies (oh my!). Wednesday was move-in day for IPFW freshmen.

August 18

Is Carmel compromise a blueprint for state LGBT law?
Indy Star
Andy Downs, a political scientist at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne, said Carmel’s exemptions for wedding services might hit a sweet spot for state lawmakers.

IPFW Tops Indiana Tech 3-0 In Exhibition Opener
The IPFW men’s soccer team opened its season Tuesday night with a 3-0 win over cross-town rival Indiana Tech in an exhibition match. Andy O’Donoghue, Jacob Murphy, and Austin West all scored for the ‘Dons in the scrimmage.

August 17

IPFW research part of effort to save endangered rattlesnake
The Washington Times
A northern Indiana college professor is on mission to determine how many members of an endangered rattlesnake species remain in Indiana’s wilds.

IPFW grad announces candidacy for US House
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
Shelli Yoder, who grew up in Shipshewana, was named Miss Indiana in 1992 and competed in that year's Miss America pageant. She majored in interpersonal and public communications at IPFW, and later received master's degrees in counseling and divinity from other schools. She teaches at Indiana University's Kelley School of Business.

New IPFW coach feels opportunity is 'right place at right time'
Fort Wayne News-Sentinel
“I was told 'No' more times this summer than I probably have been in my entire career,” Mark Downey said. Downey wasn't told 'No,' however, by IPFW men's basketball coach Jon Coffman earlier this month, and that is why he is now serving as an assistant with the Mastodon program

Descendant of Nazi shares her history
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
Her appearance is sponsored by the IPFW Institute for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, the Allen County Public Library Genealogy Department and the Congregation Achduth Vesholom Holocaust Education Committee.