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IPFW in the News for July 13, 2015

IPFW in the News for July 13, 2015

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July 13

Trumpeter to lead IPFW music
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
IPFW has named a trumpet-toting, globe-trotting musician and director as its new music department chair. Gregory Jones has performed with Wynton Marsalis, Al Jarreau, Audra McDonald, Joshua Bell, Diana Krall and the Dallas Cowboys Band.

July 12

Parade Salutes Zoo's 50 Years
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
The new mastodon balloon was featured in parade photo coverage.

July 11

Thousands line the streets for this year’s TRF parade
From cheerleaders to classic cars, and even rock bands the Three River’s Festival parade has it all. The cheerleaders and the new mastodon balloon were featured in their photo gallery. The balloon was also featured on the in-studio backdrop.

July 10

IPFW to get $1.3 million cash influx
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
IPFW is receiving a nearly $1.3 million bump in state funds. Citing better-than-expected tax revenue collections, Gov. Mike Pence recently directed the State Budget Agency to release $26.4 million in reserve funds withheld from Indiana’s public universities because of previous revenue shortfalls. IPFW’s share of the pot is roughly $780,000.

IPFW to get $1.3 million from state, Purdue
The Washington Times
Indiana-Purdue-Fort Wayne is receiving nearly $1.3 million in additional state funding due to actions by Gov. Mike Pence and Purdue University.

Ball selected for International Volleyball Hall of Fame
Fort Wayne News-Sentinel
Though he's been selected for the International Volleyball Hall of Fame, Lloy Ball is still playing, still trying to win every match he plays.

NOTE: This story was also covered by WANE, 21 Alive, and the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette

3RF Going Wild
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
IPFW will host the Children’s Fest, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 17 and 18. The event is free and will feature more than 50 booths with hands-on activities; the 42-foot-long traveling museum “Colts in Motion”; and the Kids Fun Run.

July 9

Purdue helping fund IPFW pay raises
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
IPFW employs nearly 1,000 people. Each is receiving a $1,000 bonus this month and will be eligible for merit pay increases that will average 1.5 percent, according to IPFW Chancellor Vicky Carwein.

Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
IPFW College of Visual and Performing Arts has chosen Dr. Gregory Jones as the chair of the Department of Music. Jones started at IPFW after serving 28 years at Truman State University in Missouri.

July 8

The Elephant in the Room
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
Watch as the IPFW Office of Student Life and Leadership unveils the new university parade balloon, "Big Blue", set to make it's public debut at Saturday's Three Rivers Festival Parade.

NOTE: Also covered by WANE, WISE, and WPTA

Class Struggle
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
Indiana saw one of the biggest decreases in the percentage of households earning between 67 percent and 200 percent of their states’ median income, from 53 percent to 48.6 percent. “The ALICE study is basically your measure of the working poor,” said Ellen Cutter, director of IPFW’s Community Research Institute. “That gets at what happens when adults are working full time and still not able to make ends meet, because most people’s conception is – if you are working, you are middle class.”

July 7

Frank Gaines scores team high 17 points in Thunder Summer League win
Former IPFW standout, Frank Gaines, made waves playing with the Oklahome City Thunder’s NBA Summer League Team. In their first game on Saturday, Gaines scored a team high 17 points in OKC’s 76-74 win over the Charlotte Hornets.

July 6

School News
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
IPFW has announced that Melissa Eastman is the new assistant director of alumni relations. Eastman has worked as the acting director of alumni relations for the past several months at the University of Saint Francis.

July Speaker Series Scheduled for Envision Center
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
Join Bruce Kingsbury from IPFW for an opportunity to learn more about the Downtown Environmental Center; a project that was proposed as part of the Riverfront Fort Wayne Master Plan.