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IPFW in the News for November 7-14, 2016

IPFW in the News for November 14, 2016

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November 14

IPFW looks sharp in return to Gates
Journal Gazette
After a whirlwind 72 hours, the IPFW men’s basketball team returned to the Gates Center on Sunday and defeated Kenyon 117-60.

November 11

Power teams on IPFW's early card
Journal Gazette
The IPFW men’s basketball team travels to Arkansas to open its season today. It will be one of five games in a span of the opening week and a half and one of three against power conference opponents.

Pulitzer Prize winning journalist talks politics at IPFW
Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times journalist and Fort Wayne native Charlie Savage met with IPFW students Thursday evening to discuss President-elect Donald Trump as well as issues facing our nation.

Ebola expert offers unique lecture at IPFW
On Thursday, IPFW students and staff had a chance to hear from an Ebola expert. Dr. David Sanders is an Associate Professor of Biological Sciences at Purdue University, and he has worked very closely with the Ebola virus for years, studying specifically how it spreads.

November 10

Local pair at home for new season
Journal Gazette
The IPFW women’s basketball’s season opener against Belmont on Friday is a homecoming of sorts. Not for the Mastodons returning to the Gates Center, but for Bruins coach Cam Newbauer and sophomore point guard Darby Maggard. Newbauer is a Leo graduate and former assistant with the Mastodons while Maggard is a former Canterbury standout.

Purdue senate chairman visits IPFW after unrest following program cuts
Purdue’s Senate Chairman was at IPFW Thursday in the aftermath of university recently cutting several programs. David Sanders met with Chancellor Vicky Carwein and faculty.

Fort Wayne native, Pulitzer Prize winning journalist visits IPFW
One of Fort Wayne’s native sons is back in the Summit City. Charlie Savage is a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and writer for the New York Times Washington Bureau He’s become an expert on the post 9-11 presidencies of George W. Bush and Barack Obama.

November 9

IPFW hosts lecture by local author
Journal Gazette
Tickets are still available for Thursday night’s IPFW Omnibus lecture by prize-winning author and Fort Wayne native Charles Savage. Savage, who for the last decade has specialized in writing about the inner workings of the U.S. presidency, will speak on “Power Wars: Obama, Bush and the Post-9/11 Presidency” at 7:30 p.m. in Rhinehart Music Hall, 2101 Coliseum Blvd. E.

Talking holds key to preventing suicide
Lebanon Reporter
That conversation does not have to include the word “suicide.” Just telling a child, friend or classmate that you’ve noticed they’re acting differently and you’re concerned can go long way, said Alice Jordan-Miles, director of the Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne Behavioral Health & Family Studies Institute.

Fort Wayne art museum receives $6.2M collection
John Hrehov, chairman of Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne's fine arts department, describes Shapiro's work as "really elegant minimalism."

IPFW sets annual flag ceremony
Journal Gazette
IPFW will honor the sacrifices of the armed forces with the seventh annual flag ceremony at 11 a.m. on Friday in Walb Student Union’s International Ballroom. The event will feature keynote speakers Allen Superior Court Judge Wendy Davis and her husband, retired Army Maj. Scott Davis. Also speaking at the event will be George McClellan, vice chancellor for student affairs; Kenneth Christmon, associate vice chancellor of admissions; and two student veterans, Alex Wulpi (USMC), a senior majoring in communication, and Melissa Dankenbring (Army), a freshman majoring in nursing.

November 8

Decision time: Indiana in the national spotlight on Election Day
South Bend Tribune
Andy Downs, director of the Mike Downs Center for Indiana Politics at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne, expects that split-ticket tradition to continue this year.

Fort Wayne art museum receives $6.2M collection
John Hrehov, chairman of Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne’s fine arts department, describes Shapiro’s work as “really elegant minimalism.”

IPFW ponders what’s to come next
KPC News
As the impact of recently announced cuts to programs and departments at Indiana University - Purdue University Fort Wayne really sinks in, another possibility that once seemed distant looms closer and closer.

November 7

IPFW chancellor: "We've tried very hard to communicate"
IPFW Chancellor Vicky Carwein admits that more could have been done to better communicate with students and faculty on campus in regards to cost-cutting measures, but says she has passed along information as soon as possible.

IPFW Chancellor Carwein responds to “no confidence” vote
IPFW Chancellor Vicky Carwein is responding to a vote of “no confidence” issued Friday by some faculty members in the wake of announced program cuts.

November 6

Eternal unrest: How a Native American burial site was desecrated in Hamilton County
Indianapolis Star
The parks department relied on the expertise of the archaeologists, including those with IPFW and the Indiana Department of Natural Resources’ Division of Historic Preservation & Archaeology. But at no time did they make the parks department aware of the need to comply with NAGPRA, despite the fact it was a well-known law in the archaeological community.

IPFW anchors Road to One Million
Journal Gazette
When will we really believe, really commit to, really fight for that goal? When we acknowledge that all our posturing about growing our own entrepreneurial, creative future is hollow without a dynamic educational engine to power and perpetuate it. We deserve, and must have, a great IPFW at the heart of our great region.

November 4

Expert: IPFW faculty's no-confidence vote more than empty words
The vote of no-confidence in IPFW chancellor Vicky Carwein by the school's faculty may seem like a desperate play full of empty words, but the endgame has the potential to be much more substantial.

OPINION: What IPFW changes do - and don't - mean
Journal Gazette
Carl N. Drummond is IPFW’s vice chancellor for academic affairs and enrollment management.

Handling of refugees touted
Journal Gazette
Macedonia’s ambassador to the United States said Thursday that his country has handled the Syrian refugee migration better than the rest of Europe for two reasons. “We have historically been refugees,” Vasko Naumovski told IPFW students and faculty. “This is why we exactly know what it is like to be a refugee, and we are more welcoming and positive in the reception of the refugees.”

Opinion: The Ethics of Accountability at IPFW
The question that needs to be asked of IPFW is: “What goal are you trying to achieve?” Efficiency is important, but only insofar as it helps IPFW achieve its goal or goals.

In GOP Country, a Small Labor Organization Offers a Model for Fighting Trumpism
The Nation
Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) had hired a construction company that used some union labor and some non-union, undocumented workers to helm an expansion project.

November 3

Hot dog stop part of top Democrats' statewide bus tour
Journal Gazette
Sometimes people reach back. Coney Island employee Kelsey Patnoude, who attends IPFW, asked Gregg his thoughts about the proposal to split the school into an Indiana University campus and a Purdue University campus and the planned elimination of several academic programs.

Measuring test for IPFW
Journal Gazette
The IPFW men’s basketball team will get its first look at its progress in an exhibition game today against Capital.

November 2

IPFW says it intends to continue Community Research Institute
Despite campus budget concerns, IPFW administrators say they’re committed to continuing the Community Research Institute, even though the CRI has lost its director and will soon lose its chief researcher, too.

IPFW professor talks politics one week before election
IPFW Political Science Professor Mike Wolf visited NewsChannel 15 on Tuesday to discuss voter turnout, campaign ads, and the hotly-contested Senate race.

November 1

IPFW hoops tickets for Coliseum on sale
Journal Gazette
IPFW basketball tickets are now available for the six non-IU dates at Memorial Coliseum, two of which will include men’s and women’s doubleheaders.

House 85 hopefuls differ on priorities
Journal Gazette
Zoucha, 60, was born and raised in Fort Wayne and was student body president at IPFW decades ago. She lived in Los Angeles for 26 years and moved back to Fort Wayne in 2008. She is in her fifth year of teaching in special education.

Todd Young's campaign banks heavily on outside groups
Indianapolis Star
Put another way: “It’s easier to say no to someone who gave you $2,700 than someone who gave you $7 million,” said Andy Downs, a political scientist at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne.

Pence Has Options for a Job in 2020
Roll Call
Even though Pence’s chances to win the race might be better than most other GOP challengers, the likelihood that he jumps into a Senate campaign after his current venture isn’t great, said Andy Downs, director of the Mike Downs Center for Indiana Politics at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne.

October 31

War of words continues between two sides of IPFW cost-cutting measures
The war of words continues between IPFW officials and those opposed to the University Strategic Alignment Process looking to trim millions of dollars from the university's budget by cutting degree programs.

IPFW Faculty Declares No Confidence in Chancellor
Daily Nous
The faculty at Indiana University – Purdue University, Fort Wayne (IPFW) have published a notice of no confidence in the university’s chancellor, Vicky Carwein, following Carwein’s decision to close several departments, including the Philosophy Department.

OPINION: Give us the college experience we have dreamed of
Through community outreach, IPFW has been able to keep pride within Fort Wayne. We are not a compromise, but rather an opportunity to develop leaders close to home, while allowing them to develop the community in return.

Students protest IPFW women's studies program closure
Indiana Daily Student
Stephens and the class participated in a what she described as a small-scale protest directed at IU-Purdue University Fort Wayne shutting down the women’s studies program next semester.