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IPFW in the News - July 25-Aug. 1, 2016

IPFW in the News for August 1, 2016

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July 31

Pence's withdrawal adds new intrigue to governor's campaign
Journal Gazette
The 22 Republican State Committee members gave Gregg a gift in selecting Holcomb as the party’s gubernatorial nominee, said Andrew Downs, director of the Mike Downs Center for Indiana Politics at IPFW. Democrats already were geared up to run against the governor – all they need to do is change the wording on direct mailings from “Pence” to “Pence administration,” he said.

July 29

Playing the numbers at IPFW
Greater Fort Wayne Business Weekly
A more in-depth analysis of the performance of various departments at Indiana University - Purdue University Fort Wayne may come to some different conclusions than the University Strategic Alignment Process report released in May.

4-year completion challenge for IPFW
Journal Gazette
While IPFW improved its four-year completion rate, it ranks lower than most of the nine commuter schools that are a part of the Indiana or Purdue university systems.

Recht trying to tie brother's mark in City Tennis Tournament
Recht, 28 and a former Homestead and IPFW star, is tied with Lee Ann Berning for the most women's singles titles with nine and will be trying to tie her brother Ryan's city record. Ryan Recht won his 10th title 2010 and is currently living in Texas. Amy Recht will face former Canterbury star Leah Barnes for the third time in a women's final after winning in 2008 and 2010. Recht is 9-1 in city championship matches.

IPFW basketball players show grattitude with pie-in-the-face tradition
21 Alive
The Mastodon men's basketball team wraps up their summer workouts with a couple of IPFW traditions: a team 'Olympics' competition, and personal thank you messages for members of the coaching staff... followed by shoving a pie in their face.

July 28

Nursing chair is departing IPFW
Greater Fort Wayne Business Weekly
After three years at the helm, Lee-Ellen Kirkhorn stepped down as chair of the nursing department at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne to pursue a new opportunity.

BAALS lands on Columbia Street
Journal Gazette
Butler, who is currently studying marketing at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne, was not sold on the idea of EDM-focused festivals or shows until after he started helping promote for #House4aHouse in 2014. Growing up in South Bend, he didn’t go to many concerts and had never been to an EDM show before. Eventually, something about the style of music and the scene clicked with him, he said.

July 27

IPFW, National Guard team up for campus programs
IPFW announced Tuesday a first-of-its-kind partnership with the Indiana National Guard that will focus on efforts to grow leadership skills, civic engagement, cultural appreciation and more.

OPINION: IPFW governing plan must weigh all constituencies
Journal Gazette
As a major donor to the IPFW Music School, I wish to publicly state my concern about its governance as proposed by a legislatively initiated and predominantly non-academic board.

July 26

Guard investing in leadership initiative with IPFW
Journal Gazette
The Indiana National Guard is investing $50,000 into a leadership initiative with IPFW that will support six programs, including a fall retreat.

IPFW partners with Indiana Nat'l Guard for leadership program
21 Alive
IPFW and the Indiana National Guard are joining forces to give students leadership opportunities and get them involved in the community.

IPFW and Indiana National Guard announce leadership program
IPFW and the Indiana National Guard announced their first ever Leadership Program partnership on Tuesday. The program will help students with critical thinking, problem solving, and increasing engagement while also shedding light on various aspects of the military. The Indiana National Guard is investing $50,000 into the partnership that will feature 6 programs to help students develop leadership skills.

IPFW partners with Indiana National Guard to promote leadership
Two organizations are teaming up to promote leadership and engagement at IPFW. IPFW is partnering with the Indiana National Guard in hopes to grow leadership skills, civic engagement and cultural appreciation, according to IPFW.

Fort Wayne native is Miss Rodeo Indiana 2016
Journal Gazette
Harrell will compete for the national title of Miss Rodeo America in Las Vegas from Nov. 27 through Dec. 3. She was a student at IPFW for two years before transferring to South Dakota State University, where she earned a degree in English education.

Jobless rate, labor force both grow
Journal Gazette
If the rate had increased because some people working in May lost their jobs in June while the size of the labor pool remained unchanged, that would be a step backward. But in this case, every number increased – those unemployed, those employed and those in the labor force. It’s that last number that made Valerie Richardson, research associate at IPFW’s Community Research Institute, sit up and take notice.

Indiana GOP picks Lt. Gov. Eric Holcomb to replace Mike Pence on ballot
21 Alive
"Each of them (caucus candidates) has something to their advantage and each has some negatives attached to them. But in the end that's a very important part of this, because Republicans do not want to lose this seat,” said Andy Downs, with IPFW’s Mike Downs Center for Indiana Politics.