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IPFW in the News Jan. 20-26, 2014

1. Student Affairs Today, February 2014 Issue
Recognize value of athletics to student affairs

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"If you don’t view your institution’s athletics department as a vital partner to student affairs, then it might be time to change your perspective." That’s according to George S. McClellan, vice-chancellor for student affairs at Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne. He also co-edited The Handbook of Student Affairs Administration and The Handbook of College Athletics and Recreation Administration, both published by Jossey-Bass, A Wiley Brand. McClellan shared his insights about the critical connection between student affairs and athletics.

2. Journal Gazette, Jan. 26, 2014
IPFW push for autonomy gains steam

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A second round of meetings focusing on IPFW’s relationship with Purdue University ended last fall with little more than a promise from the West Lafayette campus that it would try harder to be a good parent. But area lawmakers have heard that promise before. They’ve filed legislation granting IPFW a status more comparable to IUPUI, the only other campus hosting both Purdue and Indiana University degree programs. Their efforts deserve serious consideration.

3. Indiana's NewsCenter, Jan. 26, 2014
Former IPFW Star Leads Maine Win Over Mad Ants (VIDEO)

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Former IPFW standout Frank Gaines burned the Mad Ants with 30 points in leading the Maine Red Claws to a 115-104 win over Fort Wayne Saturday night. Gaines, IPFW men's basketball's all time leading scorer, included a 17 for 21 night at the free throw line in his effort, and raised his D-League scoring average past 19 points a game.

4. News-Sentinel, Jan. 25, 2014
Local priest the Rev. Lawrence A. Kramer dies while vacationing in Florida

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Kramer's pastoral assignments included in 1964 as associate pastor at St. Peter Catholic Church in Fort Wayne and in 1969 as chaplain of Catholic students at Indiana Institute of Technology in Fort Wayne. He also helped start the “Commuter Campus Ministry” program at Indiana Tech and Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne.

5. News-Sentinel, Jan. 25, 2014
Up next for IPFW: Today vs IUPUI

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IPFW had a 75-61 loss at South Dakota, which snapped the Mastodons' five-game win streak. They were without the services of junior guard Isaiah McCray, who injured his foot against South Dakota State two weeks ago and is listed as day-to-day as he tries to recover. With McCray out of the lineup, Edwards steps into the starting lineup and brings an ability to slash and score (7.7 points per game and he's shooting over 47 percent from the floor). IUPUI has dropped four consecutive games and nine of its last 10, however, the Jaguars annually seem to cause problems for their in-league and in-state rival. The Mastodons, on the other hand, are in the midst of a record-setting season. IPFW's 15-6 mark is the best in program history at the NCAA Division I level, and the team is ranked 24th in this week's Mid-Major Top 25 national poll. Also, the Mastodons' 128th ranking in the latest RPI calculations is a program best (180th was previous high). IPFW is also tied with Indiana State for the most wins by any NCAA Division I program in the state. Senior forward Luis Jacobo continues to lead a balanced scoring attack for the Mastodons at nearly 15 points per game, while sophomore forward Joe Reed leads the team in rebounding at 5.5 per game. IPFW has eight players averaging between 7.5 and 14.9 points per game and four players pulling down between 4.4 and 5.5 rebounds per game. A measure of a good team is whether they can make more free throws than its opponent attempts and IPFW is close in that category trailing 337 to 343.

6. Greater Fort Wayne Business Weekly, Jan. 24, 2014
Business center announces new classes at IPFW

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The Northeast Indiana Small Business Development Center will offer five new classes beginning next month at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne. According to an announcement, the classes will complement existing courses and workshops offered through the northeast Indiana SBDC/IPFW partnership. The new classes begin Feb. 6 and range in length from two weeks to 10 weeks. The cost for the classes ranges from $75 to $1,499.

7. Purdue Today, Jan. 24, 2014
IPFW announces its 2014 Featured Faculty

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Four Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) faculty members were introduced Wednesday (Jan. 22) as the 2014 IPFW Featured Faculty: Jeff Casazza, associate professor of theatre; George Mourad, professor of biology; Ahmed Mustafa, associate professor of biology; and Erik Ohlander, associate professor of religious studies. As part of their duties, each will present a lecture highlighting their research.

8. News-Sentinel, Jan. 24, 2014
IPFW athletes receive scholar honors
Story also ran in: Journal Gazette

Thirty-five IPFW athletes have been named to the Summit League Distinguished Scholars list, the result of having at least a 3.6 grade-point average in the semester in which they compete. IPFW had the most of any Summit League school. The honorees, by sport: Women's cross-country: Amaya Ayers, Brittany Beard, Amanda Bell, Kayla Boyes, Alexa Brown, Rachel Kacer, Emma Manchess, Katelyn Simmons, Jordan Tomecek and Rachel Zachar. Men's cross-country: Taylor Crowell, Brandon Perry, Timothy Saltys and Paul Smith. Women's soccer: Meg Brennan, Caroline Castelli, Erin Gill, Rachel Good, Malissa Hofmeister, Alli LaBorde and Gabi Romo. Men's soccer: Kyle Ackerman, Will Brown, Stephen Danielian and Akis Lyrintzis. Women's volleyball: Payton Bowyer, Erica Dryden, Sarah Heckman, Natasha Medic, Jen Milligan, Hallie Ripley, Mallory Slyder, Madison Spence, Kendall Wienkes and Anna Wrede.

9. Journal Gazette, Jan. 23, 2014
Deep bench integral to IPFW's success

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In the hieroglyphics of a basketball box score, it’s never the thing you notice first. It’s past a lot of other things, below the points and rebounds and makes and misses, down in real hoops-nerd territory. There, lumped in with Points Off Turnovers and Second Chance Points, you’ll find the key that turns the lock for the IPFW men’s basketball team: Bench Points. In the last 11 games, nine of them victories, IPFW’s bench has scored at least 15 points, and seven times it’s scored between 23 and 48. Eight times it’s matched or exceeded the opponent’s bench output.

10. News-Sentinel, Jan. 22, 2014
School News

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Frank Paladino, Jack W. Schrey professor and department chair in IPFW's Department of Biological Sciences, is co-author of an article titled, “Predicting bycatch hotspots for endangered leatherback turtles on longlines in the Pacific Ocean,” which will be published in Proceedings of the Royal Society B, the Royal Society's flagship biological research journal.

The Doermer School of Business at IPFW has maintained its business accreditation by AACSB International — The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.

IPFW women's basketball point guard Haley Seibert earned her first career player of the week honors as she was named Co-Player of the Week by the Summit League with DeAirra Goss of IUPUI and also took home the College Sports Madness Summit League Player of the Week. Seibert led IPFW to a pair of Summit League wins. In the victory over Denver, the junior scored 24 points on 8-of-12 shooting from the field. She then scored a career-high 35 points on 12-of-18 shooting from the field in the win over South Dakota. She also connected on a career-high seven three-pointers against the Coyotes. For the week, Seibert averaged 29.5 points, three rebounds, 1.5 assists and one steal per game. She shot 67 percent (20 of 30) from the field, 53 percent (10 of 19) from three-point range and 82 percent (9 of 11) at the free-throw line. Her 29.5 points per game were 16.2 points per game higher than her season average entering the week.

11. Journal Gazette, Jan. 22, 2014
Some at IPFW got Purdue shooting alert
Story also ran in: Indiana's NewsCenter

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Chandler Blake had just left the Fort Wayne IPFW campus Tuesday when she received an alert on her phone: "Shooting reported on campus; Bldg. Electrical Engineering; avoid area; shelter in place; Check for updates." Nineteen-year-old Blake knew it was the West Lafayette campus, but many others did not. As word quickly spread, some students and faculty members thought a shooting was unfolding on the Fort Wayne campus.

12. News-Sentinel, Jan. 22. 2014
Local colleges offer options for parents to get emergency alerts for their child's campus

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The first step for many parents should be to make sure their son or daughter gets signed up for emergency alerts from the college, said John Kaufeld, social media director at IPFW and the father of two college students. At IPFW, students can sign up at to receive alerts about emergency situations via phone text, phone call or email, Kaufeld said. The student also can add in additional phone numbers and email addresses to receive alerts, so students can sign up parents and family members, said Nicole Wilkins, IPFW's chief communications officer.

13. Northeast Indiana Public Radio, Jan. 22, 2014
How Do You Define Death?

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On November 2, 2013, Tim Bowers fell from a tree stand, leaving him paralyzed and ventilator dependent for the rest of his life. Looking out on the tragic seas of his future, he chose to end his life—a choice respected by his family and by his doctors. Tim Bowers did not want to live and the medical interventions keeping him alive were removed. Also last November, Marlise Munoz collapsed in her kitchen, leading to brain death. Her family has persistently asked that she be removed from life support, but their request has been consistently ignored. -Written by Abraham Schwab, IPFW associate professor

14. Cornell Chronicle, Jan. 21, 2014
Satellite tags, fishing data reveal turtle danger zones

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Though the ocean is vast and the turtles’ movements are dynamic and unpredictable, the small chance of an individual leatherback getting hooked or caught in fishing lines is multiplied by 760 million in the Pacific Ocean alone, said Stephen Morreale, referring to the number of longline hooks set annually in the Pacific. Morreale is a Cornell senior research associate and adjunct associate professor in the Department of Natural Resources and a co-author of the study published online Jan. 7 in the Proceedings of Royal Society B. John Roe, an assistant professor at the University of North Carolina, Pembroke, was the paper’s lead author, along with Morreale and Frank Paladino at Indiana University-Purdue University at Fort Wayne, while Drexel University professor James Spotila assembled the research team.

15. News-Sentinel, Jan. 21, 2014
IU's Marlin fine beyond the spotlight

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Jonny Marlin has no illusions of basketball grandeur. He is not Yogi Ferrell or Steve Alford or any of the great Indiana guards from the past. He is a transfer walk-on who embraces the shadows beyond the spotlight. So let Ferrell shoot or Stanford Robinson drive or Evan Gordon score. Marlin will do the little things in limited minutes and love it. And if opportunity comes tonight at No. 3 Michigan State, all the better. “I try to bring something to the table, whether it's diving for a loose ball or taking a charge or making the extra pass,” the former IPFW guard says. “It doesn't matter. I just want our team to win.”

16. Courier-Journal, Jan. 20, 2014
Bracket Talk: State of Indiana might get shut out of NCAA tournament
Story also ran in: Muncie Star Press, Indy Star

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We're halfway through the college basketball season, and things aren't looking great for the state of Indiana to be represented in the NCAA tournament. Indiana, Purdue, Notre Dame, Indiana State and Butler all have respectable records, but lack of quality wins are hurting them. Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne may have the state's best opportunity to earn a tournament bid. Let's look a bit closer.

17. News-Sentinel, Jan. 20, 2014
Stressbusters cuts student stress at colleges

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Though Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne does not have the Stressbusters program, “it definitely is one we want to consider,” said Judy Tillapaugh, IPFW wellness/fitness coordinator. IPFW offers other free services to help reduce student stress, Tillapaugh said, including the Peer Education Program, the Center for Healthy Living: Campus Clinic and Wellness Programs, and counseling through the IPFW/Parkview Student Assistance Program in the Dean of Students' office.

18. Journal Gazette, Jan. 20, 2014
Forum talks health care intricacies

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Abe Schwab, a medical ethicist and associate professor of philosophy at IPFW, tried to simplify the dollars-and-cents aspect of the law, displaying a table that showed exactly what premiums and out-of-pocket expenses would be, depending on a person’s income. A person at the poverty level ($11,490) would pay $300 a year in premiums for a silver plan and have a maximum out-of-pocket expense of $6,350, but two-thirds of that out-of-pocket expense would be covered by a subsidy, leaving a maximum out-of-pocket expense of around $2,400.

19. Journal Gazette, Jan. 19, 2014
IPFW men lose at South Dakota

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Karim Rowson scored 21 points and hauled in nine rebounds as South Dakota ended IPFW’s five-game winning streak with a 75-61 win Saturday. It was the first Summit League loss for the Mastodons (15-6, 3-1), while South Dakota (8-9, 3-0) took over first place in the conference.

20. News-Sentinel, Jan. 19, 2014
IPFW ends victory with a finality
Story also ran in: Journal Gazette, Argus Leader

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IPFW used a game-ending 10-0 run to close out its 96-78 Summit League women's basketball win over South Dakota on Saturday. The victory was the second straight league win for the Mastodons (10-8, 3-1 SL). IPFW was led by Haley Seibert, who liut up the Coyotes for a career-best 35 points. The junior connected on 12-of-18 from the floor, including a career-best seven three-pointers.

21. Journal Gazette, Jan. 19, 2014
Building blocks of a stronger city

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“No data are perfect,” says Ellen Cutter, director of IPFW’s Community Research Institute. But the numbers Cutter gathers and analyzes offer some insights and answers for those who want to know how Fort Wayne is doing in the battle to improve economically. Cutter, 32, moved to Fort Wayne in 2011 and stepped into longtime planning guru John Stafford’s job this summer after he downshifted into a consulting role. Educated at Loyola University of Chicago and Georgia Tech, Cutter is a certified urban planner who previously worked for an Atlanta-based development firm, Market Street Services. Here are some edited highlights of Cutter’s recent visit with The Journal Gazette editorial board.

22. Journal Gazette, Jan. 19, 2014
Students compete in building Future Cities

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Empty water bottles, soup cans, tape dispensers, straws, toothpicks, marbles, dominoes, hair curlers, bubble wrap, breath mint containers and more were used in display models for the DiscoverE’s 2013-14 Future City challenge. Students on 25 teams vied Saturday in regional competition at IPFW’s Walb Student Union. This year’s theme for the nationwide contest was: “Tomorrow’s Transit: Design a way to move people in and around your city.”

23. Journal Gazette, Jan. 19, 2014
Business people

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William Cooper, professor emeritus in IPFW’s department of biological sciences, is lead author of an article titled, “Island tameness: living on islands reduces flight initiation distance.” Also, Frank Paladino, Jack W. Schrey professor and department chair at the university’s department of biological sciences, is co-author of an article, “Predicting by catch hotspots for endangered leatherback turtles on longlines in the Pacific Ocean.” Both articles will be published in the Feb. 22 print edition of Proceedings of the Royal Society B and are now available on the society’s website.

24. News-Sentinel, Jan. 18, 2014
Local briefs: IPFW volleyball suffers first loss, Tech wrestlers advance

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IPFW's road trip for a Top 15 showdown in men's volleyball turned into a one-sided loss. No.12 Penn State beat No.14 IPFW 3-0 (25-21, 25-16, 25-23) on Friday night, handing the Mastodons their first loss of the season. IPFW was led by Eddie Rivera, who had 11 kills and six digs. Elon Fyfield had eight kills and Bryan Saunders and Ramon Burgos added seven apiece. Penn State was led by Aaron Russell with 12 kills and 10 digs.

25. News-Sentinel, Jan. 18, 2014
Short Takes arts briefs

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IPFW Department of Theatre will hold auditions for “Into the Woods” at 1:30 p.m. Jan. 26 at Williams Theatre on the IPFW campus, 2101 Coliseum Blvd. E. Male and female actors ages 18-60 are needed. Singing auditions will be followed by readings from the script. An accompanist will be provided. Scripts for perusal are available for 24-hour loan with a $5 deposit. For information, call 481-6551.

26. Athlon Sports, Jan. 18, 2014
Recap: Denver vs. IUPU-Ft Wayne

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Mo Evans netted a team-high 18 points on 6- of-7 shooting as the IUPU-Fort Wayne Mastodons barely edged out the Denver Pioneers, 67-64, in Summit League play at Magness Arena. Steve Forbes contributed 16 points and grabbed eight rebounds for IPFW (15-5, 3-0 Summit). Pierre Bland added 13 points and four rebounds, hitting 5-of-6 from the free-throw line. The Mastodons have won five consecutive contests.