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IPFW in the News June 15-22, 2015

IPFW in the News for June 22, 2015

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June 20

Teens with disabilities have fun and learn in summer Dream Teen program
Fort Wayne News Sentinel
The summer Dream Teen program is in full swing at IPFW. Dream Teen offers caregivers and teenagers a place to interact with other teens, as well as enrichment experiences in the community.

June 19

IPFW hoops camps draws kids to campus
21 Alive
About 100 boys and girls, from kindergarten on up to eighth grade, spent this week learning basketball from IPFW men's basketball coach Jon Coffman, his assistant coaches, and his players.

June 18

IPFW coach Coffman hopes Scott can be a recruiting magnet
Herald Argus
The transfer of Bryson Scott from Purdue to IPFW gives the Mastodons a local player who coach Jon Coffman hopes can be a recruiting magnet.

June 17

School News
Fort Wayne News-Sentinel
• IPFW approved a tuition increase of 1.65 percent, beginning this fall, resulting in less than $5 per credit hour for Indiana resident undergraduate students and about a $10 per credit hour for out-of-state undergraduate students.

• IPFW received study abroad grant through Generation Study Abroad and created six $2,500 scholarships for students. Contact Mylrea at 481-6923 or or or visit for more information.

• IPFW announced all 37 2015 bachelor's graduates from the Department of Nursing passed the licensing exam on the first attempt.

• Angie Fincannon will join IPFW as vice chancellor for advancement on July 15.

Poll shows Hoosiers support protections against LGBT discrimination
Indianapolis Star
Because of Pence’s role with RFRA, he won’t be able to avoid questions over LGBT issues during his re-election campaign no matter how the legislature may act on it next year, said Andrew Downs, director of the Mike Downs Center for Indiana Politics at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne.

IPFW signs transfer Bryson Scott
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
Former Purdue and Northrop guard Bryson Scott is coming home. IPFW head men's basketball coach Jon Coffman announced Wednesday that fScott has signed to play with the Mastodons starting in the 2016-17 season.

Purdue transfer Bryson Scott signs with IPFW - Indianapolis Star
IPFW lands guard Bryson Scott - Fort Wayne News-Sentinel
IPFW coach talks on landing big-time recruit - Fort Wayne News-Sentinel
Scott's choice of IPFW based in humility, courage - Fort Wayne News-Sentinel

IPFW All Smiles With Newcomers Ready To Fill Vital Roles
IPFW head coach Jon Coffman is holding his annual camp at the Gates Center this week and there are plenty of fresh faces in Mastodon gear.

After 50 years, prof's enthusiasm strong
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
Lowell Beineke’s career has been about asking questions and finding answers. He has been a professor in IPFW’s Department of Mathematical Sciences for more than 50 years, and what he’s found is that success is about finding the right balance between all the things you want to do.

June 16

Shubitha Kever elected President-Elect for Statewide Indiana TRIO programs
Around Fort Wayne
Shubitha Kever, director of TRIO Student Support Services at Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW), is the new president-elect for the statewide Indiana TRIO professional organization.

June 15

IPFW Political Scientist Weighs In on 2016 Presidential Race
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According to IPFW political scientist Mike Wolf, when Ronald Reagan ran for president at age 69, his age was a campaign issue. But Hillary Clinton is just nine months younger than Reagan was when he became the oldest first-term president, and would be the oldest Democratic nominee ever.

Business people
Fort Wayne News-Sentinel
Greater Fort Wayne Inc. recently celebrated the gradation of its 2015 class. Among them was Abraham Schwab, associate professor of philosophy at IPFW.