Veterans Day events in Allen County
The Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne Office of Military Student Services will conduct the 4th annual Veterans Day Flag Ceremony at 11:30 a.m. outside the Science Mall. Opening remarks will be given by Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs George McClellan. U.S. Army Maj. (Ret.) David Peterson will be the keynote speaker. The IPFW Army ROTC Cadre will conduct the Presentation of the Colors, officiated by Army Reserves Lt. Col. (Ret.) Mark Haney, IPFW school certifying official. Denise Buhr, a veteran and IPFW reference librarian, will deliver a reading, and a student veteran will make remarks. Light refreshments will be provided by the IPFW Hospitality Management student catering group. The event is free and open to the public. All veterans are encouraged to attend, along with people currently serving in the military and family members or friends of military service members.
IPFW has five players on its roster from Florida: Luis Jacobo, Pierre Bland, Herbert Graham, Kevin Harden and Steve Forbes. The Mastodons won six of their last seven games last year to reach the Summit League tournament semifinals. They beat Oakland three times in that stretch, once by six points, once by two and, in the conference tournament, by 19.
IPFW returned all but 16.9 of its 62.6 points per game last season, including its leading scorer and four of its top five scorers. Amanda Hyde, Haley Seibert and Rachel and Stefanie Mauk made 175 three-pointers or 81 percent of the team total of 216.
IPFW comments on controversial Indiana gay marriage amendment
As universities across Indiana are voicing opinions on the proposed constitutional gay-marriage ban, IPFW is now joining the conversation. When asked about IPFW's stance, IPFW Chancellor Vicky Carwein said this is an issue each individual person can weigh in on, but as an institution, she said that diversity adds richness to the campus and courses at the university. "IPFW places value on its students, faculty and staff, and diversity is an important aspect of the core mission. We maintain that value. We continue to recruit top-notch faculty and staff, and embrace our diverse group of students," she said.
FBI hate crime presentation, panel discussion meant to educate the public
The presentation is sponsored by the Northeast Indiana LGBTQ Coalition, in partnership with Ivy Tech Community College and Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne. The event will begin with a presentation from FBI, which will discuss the partnership between local and federal police as well as give an overview of the policies and procedures when it comes to investigating a hate crime.
Grants & Gifts; Spotlight
Grants & Gifts: Punya Nachappa, Ph.D., assistant professor of biology, recently had her research on soybean vein necrosis virus documented in a short movie by the Purdue University Pest Management Program. Nachappa received a USDA seed grant to help fund this research.
Spotlight: Jose Ortiz Baca, student and resident assistant in Student Housing, won Student Staff Member of the Month from American Campus Communities.
Maleah Heck and Randi Shepherd will be guest speakers at IPFW's Domestic Violence Month Initiative's seventh Breaking Through the Silence event noon-1:15 p.m. Nov. 13 at Walb Student Union Ballroom, 2101 Coliseum Blvd. E. A resource fair will be held afterward featuring agencies that serve victims of domestic violence.
Abdullah Eroglu, associate professor of electrical engineering at IPFW, is the recipient of the 2013 Outstanding Research Award. His presentation, “Surfing With the Electromagnetic Waves: Radio Frequency Systems and Energy Applications,” is at 3 p.m. Friday at IPFW, Kettler Hall, Room 146, with a reception afterward in Kettler Hall, Room 154.
The Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne Office of Military Student Services will conduct the fourth annual Veterans Day Flag Ceremony at 11:30 a.m. Monday, Veterans Day, outside on the IPFW Science Mall.
The Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs at IPFW is sponsoring two events this month. A panel discussion honoring Chief Richardville, “A Portrait of Chief Richardville,” will be noon-1:15 p.m. Tuesday in the Walb Student Union Ballroom. It is free and open to the public.
Keynote speakers Maleah Heck and Randi Shepherd will share their triumphs over child abuse at the seventh annual “Breaking Through Silence: The Noise of Overcoming an Abusive Situation” noon-1:15 p.m. Nov. 13 in the Walb Student Union Ballroom. The presentation will feature a special performance by the Fort Wayne Ballet and a resource fair featuring agencies that serve victims of domestic violence. A free lunch will be served.
Choral Ensembles Concert: Nov. 6 7:30 p.m., IPFW, Rhinehart Music Center, 2101 Coliseum Blvd. E. $7 adults, $6 seniors, $4 non-IPFW students, free IPFW students and ages 10 and under.
IPFW swingman works hard to be scoring specialist
And IPFW swingman Luis Jacobo looks around the Gates Center, at the empty gleaming floor and the new videoboards and the bleachers that have been pushed up against the wall to clear space for practice. And for a second – not much more – he thinks about how much time he’s spent here since coming north a year ago as a 6-foot-5 junior college standout at College of Central Florida, how many hours and parts of hours and sometimes minutes squeezed between classes. It’s all a blur.
Purdue to discuss historian Zinn’s life. Daniels reviled him; IPFW to see stream
The life and work of late anti-war historian Howard Zinn will be the focus of an event Tuesday that will be streamed live from Purdue University in West Lafayette to IPFW. A controversy involving Purdue University President and former Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels served as the stimulus for the event. The Associated Press reported in July that Daniels, while serving his second term as Indiana’s governor, sent emails asking that Zinn’s “liberal” writings be banned from classrooms and asked for a cleanup of college courses. Daniels was referring to “A People’s History of the United States,” an academic history textbook written in 1980 by Zinn. The book has received renewed interest in the wake of Daniel’s remarks.
IPFW holds tip-off luncheon (VIDEO)
IPFW hosted about 200 of its most ardent basketball fans Friday at the Annual Tip-Off Luncheon at Dan Hall's Guest House. Men's coach Tony Jasick and women's coach Chris Paul each briefed fans on their upcoming seasons and introduced their players, some of whom also spoke.