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IPFW In the News for February 23 - March 2

IPFW in the News for March 2, 2015

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March 1

Blue Demons Finish Road Trip With 7-0 Win at IPFW
DePaul Blue Demons
The No. 38 DePaul women's tennis team closed out its five-match road trip with a dominating 7-0 victory over IPFW on Sunday morning.

IPFW Men's Basketball defeats Western Illinois
FortWayneHomepage.net
The IPFW Mastodons celebrated senior night with an 84-64 victory over Western Illinois on Saturday night. The Dons honored seniors Steve Forbes, Joe Edwards, and Isaiah McCray prior to the game. Check out the video for highlights!

TENNIS: IPFW Tennis Battles in Loss to Ranked Blue Demons
WANE
In the fourth and final match of a busy weekend for the IPFW women’s tennis team, the Mastodons fell in a battle with 38th ranked DePaul University on Sunday morning at Empowered Sports Club.

Past sacrifices may go unnoticed today Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
Morris, the youngest of three children, is in basketball, football and track, a member of the Key Club and part of Upward Bound, an IPFW program. He also has an interest in law and spoke about his experience when he attended a minority law day at Indiana University. People have to stay informed, he said.

February 28

Next up: Summit League tournament
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
IPFW began the 2014-15 season as the Summit League’s favorite to win the conference championship and capture the No. 1 seed for conference tournament in Sioux Falls. And those were two of the Mastodons’ biggest goals.

MVB: IPFW Falls 3-1 to McKendree
WANE
The 12th-ranked (American Volleyball Coaches Association) IPFW men’s volleyball team was unable to come from behind as MIVA (Midwestern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association) foe McKendree Bearcats took the match in four sets

WBB: IPFW Falls to Oral Roberts 85-56 in Final Regular Season Game
WANE
A late first half run by Oral Roberts was too much for the IPFW women’s basketball team to overcome as the Mastodons dropped their regular season finale 84-56.

SOFT: IPFW Holds Nationally Ranked Sooners to Season-Low Hits
WANE
Playing against its second Big 12 opponent in as many days, the IPFW softball team dropped a pair of games to No. 6/4 Oklahoma 5-0 and 9-0.

IPFW beats Western Illinois 84-64
The Idaho Statesman
Joe Edwards scored a career-high 23 points as IPFW beat Western Illinois 84-64 on Saturday night in the regular season finale for both teams.

Bearcats Upend No. 12 IPFW in Four Sets to Claim First-Ever MIVA Victory
MCKBearcats.com
The McKendree University men's volleyball team made program history on a pair of fronts Saturday evening with its four-set victory at home against No. 12 IPFW

IPFW runs away from Summit League foe in home finale
Fort Wayne News-Sentinel
Joe Edwards scored a career-high 23 points as IPFW never trailed in the team's 84-64 win over Western Illinois in the regular season finale between the two teams and senior night for the team's three seniors, Edwards, Isaiah McCray, and Steve Forbes.

IPFW runs away from Summit League foe in home finale
FortWayne.com
Joe Edwards scored a career-high 23 points as IPFW never trailed in the team's 84-64 win over Western Illinois in the regular season finale between the two teams and senior night for the team's three seniors, Edwards, Isaiah McCray, and Steve Forbes.

Hot-shooting IPFW leads Western Illinois at half
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
IPFW, still smarting from Thursday night’s loss to Nebraska-Omaha, roared out to a fast start en route to a 41-33 halftime lead over Western Illinois on Saturday.

IPFW closes regular season with rout of Western Illinois
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
IPFW closed the regular season in style, defeating Western Illinois 84-64 on Saturday night at the Gates Sports Center.

College softball roundup: OU's Kelsey Stevens no-hits IPFW; UNT sweeps Cowgirls
The Oklahoman
Junior Kelsey Stevens threw her first no-hitter as a Sooner as No. 4-ranked Oklahoma swept a doubleheader against Indiana Purdue Fort Wayne (0-13) Saturday afternoon in Conroe, Texas, at the Scrap Yard Sports Complex.

IPFW beats Western Illinois 84-64
FOX Sports
Joe Edwards scored a career-high 23 points as IPFW beat Western Illinois 84-64 on Saturday night in the regular season finale for both teams.

February 27

Cowgirls Dominate Doubleheader, Sweep IPFW
Oklahoma State Athletics
The Oklahoma State softball team recorded back-to-back victories over IPFW on Friday, giving the Cowgirls a doubleheader sweep at the Scrap Yard Sports Complex in Conroe, Texas. OSU took the first game, 8-0, and won the second by a score of 5-1.

IPFW hoping memory jog holds
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
And so down there at the 15-minute mark of the second half Thursday at the Gates Center, memory hailed a cab on Jon Coffman’s IPFW Mastodons. They were who they were – making the extra pass, playing inside-out, knocking down the looks that grew out of that – and then they weren’t.

And the night went sideways.

IPFW's Summit League tournament seeding scenarios
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
The final day of the regular season has arrived for the Summit League – and not much has been decided.

ORU women dominate IPFW in the paint, roll to 84-56 victory
Tulsa World
A strong finish in the first half helped the Oral Roberts women’s basketball team run past IPFW Saturday 84-56 in the regular-season finale at the Mabee Center.

February 26

IPFW offers new, fast-paced ESL course
Fort Wayne News-Sentinel
In her neatly organized office, Hao Sun, coordinator of the Teach English as a New Language program at IPFW, prepared her lesson plan for her upcoming class

Racers drop two after winning first of season
Murray State News
In the bottom of the ninth of Sunday’s game, the Racers were trying to protect a one run lead against Indiana University – Purdue University Fort Wayne, but due to a walk, an error and a double later on the Racers lost the game.

Softball home opener rescheduled because of winter weather
The Oklahoma Daily
The team will open Saturday against Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne at 3:00 pm, before taking on North Texas at 5:15 pm.

MBB: Omaha’s 21-4 Run Sinks IPFW At Home
WANE
The IPFW Mastodons had an eight and a half minute second-half stretch without a field goal, as the Mavericks opened a 21-4 run to turn an 11-point IPFW lead into a six-point Omaha advantage, as the Mavericks held on late for a 73-67 victory.

IPFW falls to Nebraska-Omaha
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
Tre'Shawn Thurman scored eight points in the second half to help rally Nebraska-Omaha to a 73-67 win over IPFW on Thursday.

Nebraska-Omaha tops IPFW 73-67
FOX Sports
Tre'Shawn Thurman scored eight points in the second half to help rally Nebraska-Omaha to a 73-67 win over IPFW Thursday night.

WBB: IPFW In Last Place After Loss To Omaha
WANE
A tough offensive first half and 29 second half free throw attempts by Omaha were too much for the IPFW women’s basketball team to overcome as the Mastodons fell 70-61. The ‘Dons head into their season finale with a 9-19 overall record and a 3-12 record in the Summit League.

[EDITORIAL] Errors of the past ...
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
Now we know why Purdue University fought to keep secret a report on its bungled dismissal of Chancellor Michael Wartell. The Trimble Report details a powerful clash of personalities, with little evidence that student or taxpayer interests were considered in any decision.

[EDITORIAL]... and hope for the future
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
Indiana lawmakers, who have deferred to Purdue officials in addressing IPFW’s concerns, can show leadership by addressing governance issues through proposals emanating from Fort Wayne.

Repeal of Indiana's 80-year-old common construction wage law gains momentum, but some contractors worry it could lead to problems
Vincennes Sun-Commercial
Political scientist Andy Downs, of the Mike Downs Center for Indiana Politics at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne, said that “tax savings” message is repeated across the multi-state effort. It resonates with voters concerned about the cost of public projects, and it diverts talk of it being the anti-labor measure that unions fear it is.

Regulators approve tougher rules for Internet providers
WANE
IPFW Chief Commuinications Officer John Kaufeld gives his two cents on the fight for Net Neutrality.

IPFW welcomes Omaha to Gates Center
FortWayneHomepage.com
The IPFW Mastodons look to close out the regulars season with a pair of wins, starting with Thursday nights matchup against Omaha.

Racers drop two after winning first of season
Marray State News
In the bottom of the ninth of Sunday’s game, the Racers were trying to protect a one run lead against Indiana University – Purdue University Fort Wayne, but due to a walk, an error and a double later on the Racers lost the game.

Small business counseling available in Noble County
Greater Fort Wayne Business Weekly
Mary Popovich, a graduate of Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne and Carroll High School will complete a master’s degree at IPFW in May. She is trained to counsel small businesses in matters of strategic planning, financial analysis, marketing, funding and business plan development.

February 25

Resting on the Greenway rises to the top
The Around Fort Wayne Blog
This community-minded team also seized this unique opportunity to tie into the “Sculpture with Purpose” project, organized by Indiana University – Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) as part of its 50th anniversary celebration.

Indiana University-Purdue University tech expert weighs in on net neutrality
FOX28.com
A tech expert and staffer at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne says the new rules would affect everyone, but in what John Kaufeld says is "a little bit of an invisible way."

Softball home opener rescheduled because of winter weather
The Oklahoma Daily
The team will open Saturday against Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne at 3:00 pm, before taking on North Texas at 5:15 pm.

What Does Net Neutrality Decision Mean For You? 21 Alive
"This is something that's going to affect them, but it's something that's going to affect them in a little bit of an invisible way," said John Kaufeld, IPFW's Chief Communication Officer.

February 24

USD’s Snyder, IPFW’s Beard tabbed #SummitITF Athletes of the Week
The Summit League
Brittany Beard receives her second career Summit League Track & Field Athlete of the Week award and the first of the season after her performance at the Ball State Indoor Open.

IPFW’s Beard Named Summit League Track Athlete Of The Week
WANE
IPFW track and field sophomore Brittany Beard has been named the Summit League Track and Field Athlete of the Week for her performance at the Ball State Open on Friday, February 20.

Bangert: What Purdue had to hide in IPFW report
Lafayette Journal & Courier
A report Purdue spent $153,000 to keep under wraps cleared the university of a former IPFW chancellor's age and gender discrimination claims. But there's a reason Purdue didn't want to release it.

2014 report shows company closures at record low
The Around Fort Wayne Blog
When comparing numbers from the last seven years, Northeast Indiana had the lowest number of company closures in 2014, according to the annual Business Dynamics Report, released by the Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership in conjunction with the Community Research Institute at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW).

February 23

BASE: Offense Erupts as Mastodons Sweep Racers
WANE
The IPFW Mastodon baseball team erupted for 32 runs over two games, topping the Murray State Racers by scores of 12-11 and 20-3. The 20 runs are the most in a game since April 6, 2010 when the team scored 21 runs against Chicago State.

Report Says Purdue Mishandled Forced Retirement of Former IPFW Chancellor
91.3 fm WIBC
An ugly situation for Purdue University is not getting any less ugly after a report was released on Friday regarding the mishandled forced retirement of Indiana-Purdue Fort Wayne's former chancellor.

IPFW Seeks Millions For Renovations & Expansion
Star 106.9 fm
It looks like officials from Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne will ask the state for more than 35-million dollars in funding for upgrades to the university’s programs and facilities.

Virtual affairs are trending as spouses look for comfort online LocalSYR.com
The study of virtual affairs is relatively new. The latest research by Hope College/IPFW found that, on average, people in committed relationships keep between four and five love interests on the back-burner in the digital world.

Racers get first win, lose next two in IPFW series
Murray Ledger & Times
Brock Downey led the Murray State baseball team to its first win Saturday, though the team dropped both contests of Sunday’s double-header with IPFW.