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IPFW In the News for January 26 - February 2

IPFW in the News for February 2, 2015

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February 2

IPFW’s Forbes Named Summit League Player Of The Week
WANE
Forbes received his second Player of the Week award of the season and his career after leading his team to a pair of key road victories.

IPFW big man recognized for success
Fort Wayne News-Sentinel
IPFW fifth-year senior center Steve Forbes recently completed one of the more productive weeks of his career, so it is no surprise as to why the Mastodons are in the midst of a three-game win streak.

February 1

MBB: IPFW Wins At Omaha for 2-0 Weekend (VIDEO)
21 Alive
A game-ending 27-11 run by IPFW erased a six-point Omaha lead with 9:24 to play, as the Mastodons pushed ahead to a 75-65 win behind 15 second-half points fro Mo Evans, and a double-double from Steve Forbes.

WBB: ‘Dons Fall in Final Minute on the Road
WANE
The IPFW women’s basketball team was unable to overcome 15 second-half free throws by Western Illinois as the Mastodons fell in Summit League action 59-55. IPFW ends the weekend with an overall record of 8-14 and 2-7 in league play.

MBB: Second Half Push Sends Mastodons to Double-Digit Win
WANE
A game-ending 27-11 run by IPFW erased a six-point Omaha lead with 9:24 to play, as the Mastodons pushed ahead to a 10-point, 75-65 win behind 15 second-half points froMo Evans, and a double-double from Steve Forbes.

IPFW rallies late in big way for league road win
Fort Wayne News-Sentinel
A game-ending 27-11 run by IPFW erased a six-point Omaha lead with 9:24 to play, as the Mastodons pushed ahead to a 10-point, 75-65 win behind 15 second-half points fro Mo Evans, and a double-double from Steve Forbes.

Executive Decision: Will Mike Pence Run for President in 2016?
Indianapolis Monthly
“You can go later and later before making an announcement these days,” says Michael Wolf, an associate professor of political science at Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne. “I guess I would be surprised if he didn’t run. The candidates who have announced don’t all have the same portfolio he has with the different wings of the party.”

IPFW Men's Volleyball continues win streak
Fort Wayne Homepage
The IPFW men's volleyball team defeated Quincy 3-0 on Saturday night to earn their sixth straight victory. The No. 10 Mastodons are 7-2 on the season, and next up will be No. 14 Ball State in Muncie on Thursday. Check out the video for highlights from the match!

Proposed budget cuts trouble state's libraries
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
“When you go to the Internet to search, none of the information is vetted by anyone – anyone can say anything about any subject,” said Cheryl Truesdell, dean of IPFW’s Walter P. Helmke Library. “What the databases do and what INSPIRE does is offer citizens information that has been vetted by experts in the field.”

Bankruptcy filings dip in '14
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
Experts caution against plucking out one number and weaving a warm and fuzzy story around it. “Generally speaking, using economic data must be handled with care,” said Ellen Cutter, director of IPFW’s Community Research Institute. “It can be too easy to cherry-pick data that support our assumptions or will only tell us part of the story.”

January 31

IPFW seeks metropolitan status
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
More advanced degrees. More high-impact programs. More funding. Those are the major components that would come with IPFW being designated a metropolitan university instead of a regional university, something Purdue University President Mitch Daniels and the Purdue board of trustees called for Friday in a letter to the Indiana Commission of Higher Education.

Frustrated Mavs drop another close one
Omaha World-Herald
Minutes after another close Summit League game slipped away from UNO on its home floor, a frustrated CJ Carter dropped his head in the interview room at Ralston Arena and bared his soul.

IPFW looks ahead to Ball State by blitzing Quincy
Fort Wayne News-Sentinel
Heading into Thursday's showdown at Ball State, the No. 10-ranked IPFW men's volleyball team swept Quincy 25-16, 25-20, 25-21 at Gates Sports Center on Saturday night.

Penguins Drop Dual Match at IPFW
YSUsports.com
The Youngstown State men's tennis team dropped a 7-0 contest at IPFW on Saturday at the Empowered Sports Club.

Daniels: Make IPFW Indiana's 2nd metro university
Indianapolis Post
Purdue University President Mitch Daniels asked the Indiana Commission for Higher Education on Friday to designate Indiana Purdue Fort Wayne as the state's second metropolitan university and make it eligible for additional state funding.

January 30

IPFW women win at home
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
The IPFW women protected home-court advantage on Thursday by toppling Omaha 70-59. Haley Seibert led the Mastodons with 24 points and five assists.

Verbatim: Purdue seeks 'metropolitan university' designation for IPFW
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
In a letter delivered this morning to Teresa Lubbers, Commissioner of the Indiana Commission for Higher Education (CHE), Purdue University President Mitch Daniels, on behalf of the Purdue Board of Trustees, requested that the Commission change the designation for Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) from “Regional Campus” to “Metropolitan University”.

Daniels Requests IPFW To Be Designated As "Metropolitan University"
21 Alive
Purdue University President Mitch Daniels, along with the Board of Directors, has request that IPFW be designated as a Metropolitan University.

Daniels Requests "Metropolitan University" Designation for IPFW
WOWO.com
Purdue University President Mitch Daniels wants IPFW's current designation as a "Regional Campus" to be reclassified as a "Metropolitan University".

Daniels Requests IPFW Changes
Inside Indiana Business
Purdue University President Mitch Daniels is asking the Indiana Commission for Higher Education to change IPFW's designation from "Regional Campus" to "Metropolitan University." His letter to Commissioner Teresa Lubbers also requests a change in the metrics applied to IPFW through the state's performance funding formula.

Daniels pushes for change to IPFW campus designation, funding
WANE News Channel 15
A major change could be in store for Indiana University Purdue University (IPFW). The university is one step closer to being allowed more flexibility in program development and funding.

Daniels requests IPFW become a ‘metro university’
Lafayette Journal & Courier
In a letter Friday to Teresa Lubbers, Indiana’s commissioner for higher education, Purdue University President Mitch Daniels requested her agency designate Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne a “metropolitan university.”

Daniels: Make IPFW Indiana’s 2nd metro university
WISH-TV
Purdue University President Mitch Daniels asked the Indiana Commission for Higher Education on Friday to designate Indiana Purdue Fort Wayne as the state’s second metropolitan university and make it eligible for additional state funding.

Rivera moves up all-time list as IPFW wins big
Fort Wayne News-Sentinel
Senior setter Omar Rivera moved into third-place all-time on the IPFW career assists list as the No. 10-ranked Volleydons defeated Lindenwood 25-21, 25-22, 26-24 at Gates Sports Center on Friday. Rivera set 36 assists as the Volleydons improved to 6-2.

MVB: Rivera Moves up Career Assists List in Sweep of Lindenwood
WANE
Senior setter Omar Rivera helped the 10th-ranked (American Volleyball Coaches Association) IPFW men’s volleyball team earn a sweep against Lindenwood to open MIVA (Midwestern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association) play.

Men grab road win; women roll at home
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
Steve Forbes scored 21 points on 8-of-10 shooting, Joe Edwards added 14 points, including three 3-pointers, and IPFW beat South Dakota 66-55 on Thursday.

Crusaders Roll to 6-1 Victory over IPFW
ValpoAthletics.com
The Valparaiso men's tennis team won its home opener Friday afternoon over IPFW, 6-1, at the Courts of NWI.

January 29

Fort Wayne big man Forbes stings Coyotes
Sioux Falls Argus Leader
The Coyotes’ 66-55 loss Thursday night to the Mastodons had all of that playing out within a 40-minute game. USD (10-12, 4-4) never was really out of it until the last five minutes, but encouraging signs of a comeback were not jumping out at the crowd, either.

IPFW expert finding new ways to clean wastewater
Greater Fort Wayne Business Weekly
A local researcher is improving a widespread membrane filtration method used for municipal wastewater treatment and desalinization. Dong Chen, an associate professor of civil engineering and a registered professional engineer at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne, is seeking a patent for the enzymatic treatment of wastewater.

IPFW defeats Coyote men 66-55
VolanteOnline.com
Despite an early lead in Thursday night’s men’s basketball game, a quick turn of events kept the Coyotes from claiming a victory. The University of South Dakota men’s basketball team fell 66-55 to Indiana Purdue Fort Wayne in a Summit League game at the DakotaDome.

Forbes scores 21, Edwards 14 to lead IPFW over South Dakota 66-55
Greenfield Reporter
Steve Forbes scored 21 points on 8-of-10 shooting, Joe Edwards added 14 points, including three 3-pointers, and IPFW beat South Dakota 66-55 on Thursday.

January 28

IPFW softball picked 6th
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
IPFW’s softball team was picked to finish sixth in the Summit League by coaches.

IPFW Mastodon's prepare for Thursday Night Contest.
FortWayneHomepage.net
IPFW Mastodon's prepare for Thursday Night Contest. The Don's will face off against Omaha in a much needed conference victory. Watch video to hear from the team.

Tribute to IPFW takes shape and color and shade
FortWayne.com
Audrey Ushenko, a professor of fine arts at IPFW, set up a large easel in Walb Student Union and continued a painting she's been working on for more than a year: “Processional,” a tribute to IPFW commissioned in honor of the school's 50th anniversary.

January 27

Harvard Men's Volleyball Finishes Homestand with Straight Set Loss to IPFW
The Harvard Crimson
The Harvard men’s volleyball team (1-3) finished out the weekend at home with a split after losing to No. 11 IPFW (5-2) in straight sets Saturday at the MAC.

IPFW's Rivera named national Player of the Week.
FortWayne.com
After helping his team climb back into the top 10 rankings with a 5-2 start, IPFW's Omar Rivera was named the American Volleyball Coaches Association National Player of the Week on Tuesday. The senior setter becomes the 10th Volleydon in the program's 35-year history to receive the award.

Gov. Pence clarifies purpose of “news” site
WANE.com
Art Herbig, assistant professor in IPFW’s Communication Department, said the state is overstepping its bounds if this becomes a news source website. “It’s dangerous when we allow ourselves to only be told what the state wants us to know,” he said. Daniel Tamul, another assistant professor in IPFW’s Communication Department, said this could be bad news for smaller media outlets that don’t have its own newspaper or access to TV news.

Show starters open rally for school choice
Fort Wayne News-Sentinel
Students, parents, teachers and administrators gathered at IPFW’s International Ballroom to promote the use of state-funded vouchers in private and religious schools.

State of Indiana to Launch News Resource Website
21 Alive
"...this is an attempt, at least, to try and create the context around which certain stories coming out of the governor's office will be understood," says Art Herbig, Assistant Professor of Media Production at IPFW.

Rivera Wins National Player of Week
21 Alive
Omar Rivera of the 10th-ranked (American Volleyball Coaches Association) IPFW men’s volleyball team was named the Sport Imports/AVCA National Player of the Week, for the week ending on January 25.

IPFW Department of Music: Composition Showcase
21 Alive
The recital features new music by student composers in the studios of Continuing Lecturer Ken Johnson and Clinical Assistant Professor Chris Rutkowski.

January 26

Rally for School Choice on Tuesday at IPFW
WOWO.com
Supporters of the largest taxpayer-funded school voucher program in the US will rally on Tuesday in Fort Wayne.

Valpo Women Take Home Three Victories at IPFW Duals
ValpoLife.com
The Valparaiso women’s track and field teams returned to the track with a winning day at the IPFW Duals. They defeated IUPUI 72-39, Butler 76-52, and Oakland 70-65, while falling to Detroit 93-55 and IPFW 78-64.

Crusader Men Pick up Four Wins at IPFW Duals
ValpoLife.com
The Valparaiso men’s track and field teams went 4-0 on Friday at the IPFW Duals with four individuals winning titles. They defeated Horizon League foes Oakland and Detroit, 83-57 and 74-69 respectively, while also downing in-state rivals Butler 88-44 and IUPUI 94-23.

4 Riverview teams compete in contest touting cities of future at event hosted by IPFW
HuntingtonCountyTAB.com
Anyone interested in catching a glimpse at the cities of the future may need to go no further than Fort Wayne, when the DiscoverE Indiana Future City Regional Competition gets underway on Saturday at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW).