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IPFW In the News for June 1 - June 8

IPFW in the News for June 8, 2015

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June 7

6 local students to test skills at contest
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
Cyrus Groves, a senior who is home-schooled, took home first place in T-shirt design following the parameters laid out to create an 8-by-8-inch design resembling the shape of Indiana. He hasn’t decided between IPFW and Ivy Tech, he said.

Grads mainly stay in state
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
Robert Ottenweller, Heritage High School salutatorian, will study mechanical engineering at IPFW and live at home. “A lot of my friends are going there, too,” and those who have gone to IPFW have been successful, he said

June 6

All 2015 IPFW graduates in nursing pass licensing exam on first attempt
Around Fort Wayne
All 37 of the 2015 Bachelor’s graduates from the Department of Nursing passed the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) on the first attempt. Five Master’s graduates passed their American Nurses Credentialing Center certification exams.

June 5

New “Hellboy” Dinosaur Identified in Canada
History.com
As James Farlow, geology professor at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne told Smithsonian: “This discovery shows that we are perhaps still quite a ways from knowing the complete diversity of dinosaur species in the Late Cretaceous of western North America.”

June 4

IPFW tuition to increase 1.65%
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
IPFW tuition will increase 1.65 percent during the 2015-17 budget cycle, the university announced tonight.

Mastodons' Kaiser gets academic honor
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
IPFW junior Greg Kaiser was named Thursday to the Capital One Academic All-America Third Team. Kaiser becomes the fifth Mastodon student-athlete to earn the honor, with IPFW holding eight Academic All-America honors.

IPFW tuition to increase 1.65%
Indiana Economic Digest
IPFW tuition will increase 1.65 percent during the 2015-17 budget cycle, the university announced tonight.

June 3

IPFW’s Miller, Logan Named Louisville Slugger Freshmen All-Americans
WANE
IPFW freshman Evan Miller and Brock Logan have been named to the Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American Baseball Team, announced by Collegiate Baseball newspaper.

IPFW wins Summit League Sportmanship award
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
IPFW has been honored by its fellow institutions with the 2014-15 Summit League Sportsmanship Award it was announced Tuesday. It marks the second time in school history that the Mastodons have earned the award with the 2011-12 academic year being the first.

Ritz, Gregg bids for governor: 'Will it be a nasty split?'
Indianapolis Star
"There will be a split," said Andy Downs, a political scientist at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne. "The question is will it be a nasty split?"

June 2

Political Scientist: Crowded Primaries for Gov. Add To Unpredictability
WBAA Public Radio
Andy Downs, director of the Mike Downs Center for Indiana Politics at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne, says a competitive Democratic primary for governor could be an advantage for Governor Mike Pence or those who challenge him.

Food service renovations bring fresh concepts
KPC News
A series of renovations to IPFW campus dining have been planned, transforming the facilities from a few branded national chain options to concept-based dining featuring fresh, healthy food options.

School News
Fort Wayne News Sentinel
IPFW extended the Accelerated MBA application deadline to June 23, and will hold an open house for prospective students 4:30-6 p.m. Tuesday at the IPFW Alumni Center. Call 481-5449 for more information.

June 1

IPFW Political Scientist Weighs in on Democrats in Gubernatorial Race
WOWO 1190 am
A competitive Democratic primary for governor could be an advantage for the current Republican governor according to one political analyst.

IPFW revamping food service over the summer
Fort Wayne News-Sentinel
Over the summer Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne will be making big changes to its campus food service.

Voter turnout just 12 percent in May primary election
The Statehouse File
“Unfortunately primary turnouts have not been high due to the lack of exciting primaries,” said Andrew Downs, director of the Downs Center for Indiana Politics at Indiana-Purdue, Fort Wayne. Even with the downward trend in voter turnout, this year’s numbers were less than what Downs expected.