IPFW in the News Oct. 7-11, 2013
1. News-Sentinel, Oct. 11, 2013
It looks like the IPFW RiverFest is water over the dam. In her weekly update on a variety of topics emailed Thursday to IPFW faculty and staff, Chancellor Vicky Carwein announced the university will no longer host the one-day celebration of Fort Wayne's rivers. Started in 2010, RiverFest featured a variety of activities in and along the St. Joseph River as it passes the IPFW campus at 2101 Coliseum Blvd. E.
2. Journal Gazette, Oct. 11, 2013
His 2012 “Hostile Takeover” tour, which made a stop at IPFW, broke the record for the longest continuous tour in rap history with 90 shows in 99 days. His new 50-city tour brings Tech N9ne back to IPFW on Sunday, and though his vision of the city is as blurred as the highway signs that pass outside his curtained window – he knows one thing for sure: “There is only one reason I would come back. There are fans there, and they miss me – that’s the only reason I would come back,” he says. “I can’t remember any activities I did in Fort Wayne, but I remember there were fans there, and they were smiling at me. If I have to judge from the last time I’ve been there, there are more fans waiting to see me. I have to service those people.”
3. Journal Gazette, Oct. 11, 2013
To help prepare for that far-reaching decision, Sharon Feasel, (2013 IPFW graduate, M.S. OLS) the city’s downtown community development manager, sought input from 100 stakeholders – including business owners, economic-development leaders and residents. Many of the 59 who responded seemed unsure of actually what the agency is and what it does. Not surprisingly, respondents knew that DID is behind the Clean and Green and flower-pot programs, that it produces or partners on events such as Taste of the Arts, Lunch on the Square, next week’s Fright Night and the holiday kickoff, Night of the Lights. Many recognized the group’s social media and website presence.
4. Greater Fort Wayne Business Weekly, Oct. 11, 2013
Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne recently recognized several employees for their actions in saving Dan Hyde, an employee in the school’s physical plant. Police officer Grant Cowan received the American Red Cross Lifesaving Team Award for professional responders. Heather Krull and Julie Miller received civilian commendations.
5. Indiana's NewsCenter, Oct. 10, 2013
IPFW signed men's basketball head coach Tony Jasick to a two-year extension Thursday. The two-year extension runs Jasick's contract through the 2017-18 season. "From a recruiting standpoint, I think it helps families when you visit them, and you can say, 'Hey, I'm going to be here to coach your son.'" "From our standpoint within the campus and in the community, committing to continue to grow the program is huge."
6. News-Sentinel, Oct. 10, 2013
Bishop, a Fort Wayne native, earned a bachelor's degree in structural design at Indiana University-Purdue University at Fort Wayne and has designed buildings ranging from box stores to 25-story structures, He has also done free-form structural steel sculptures.
7. WANE TV, Oct. 10, 2013
The first forum will be held at 10 a.m. at the Walb Union Ballroom at Indiana University – Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW). The second meeting will be held at 5:30 p.m. at the Turner Chapel AME Church on Jefferson Boulevard. Both forums are free and open to the public. Attorneys will be present to answer questions and provide information on the guidelines, process and various legal aspects regarding the new bill. Participants are encouraged to bring pertinent documents if they have inquiries about their personal circumstances.
8. News-Sentinel, Oct. 10, 2013
The IU School of Medicine in Fort Wayne recently announced the creation of the Anna Yoder MS Fund to benefit research, education and outreach services for individuals and their communities affected by MS. The fund was created with a $500,000 gift from Florabelle Yoder, a Fort Wayne resident, as a memorial to her granddaughter Anna Yoder who dealt with the challenges of the disease. Her mother, Florabelle's daughter, Peggy, was diagnosed at 32, just before Anna's birth. According to Jennifer Boen, director of the Anna Yoder MS Fund, Peggy Yoder's disease moved swiftly. She lived for years, but was disabled much of the time. Just before Anna went to school, Peggy needed long-term care. Peggy outlived both her mother and her daughter, who died as a young adult from encephalitis, shortly after her graduation from Elmhurst High School in 1997. Florabelle died in 2007 and Peggy lived until 2010.
9. Journal Gazette, Oct. 10, 2013
Wind Ensemble Concert – 7:30 p.m.; IPFW, Auer Performance Hall, 2101 Coliseum Blvd. E.; $7 adults, $6 seniors, $4 non-IPFW students, and children ages 10 and younger free; www.ipfw.edu/tickets.
10. Inside IU, Oct. 9, 2013
IPFW is celebrating its 50th anniversary through the public art initiative IPFW Sculpture With Purpose. The campus recently unveiled 50 models of the innovative sculptural bike racks at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art. Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry and Allen County Commissioner Therese Brown joined IPFW Chancellor Vicky Carwein, along with artists and sponsors of the sculptures, for a special unveiling ceremony. "Sculpture With Purpose is a wonderful example of how IPFW enriches the northeast Indiana community and is committed to serving the area culturally and socially," Carwein said. "By bringing this public art project to our streets, we are not only enhancing the spirit and culture of Fort Wayne, but we are also encouraging residents to bike and live a healthy lifestyle."
11. Journal Gazette, Oct. 9, 2013
Pamela Gamble, NCIDQ, EDAC, IIDA, has been appointed interior designer and account executive. She is a certified interior designer with more than seven years of experience in the commercial furniture industry, including two years of experience teaching interior design at Indiana University Purdue University Fort Wayne. Her experience includes working in commercial office interiors as a designer for hospitals, long-term care facilities, assisted living facilities, medical office buildings, higher education and corporations.
12. News-Sentinel, Oct. 9, 2013
Clear, sunny fall weather made for a perfect day Tuesday with highs around 66. Taking advantage of the clear day, an IPFW student walks back to a car across the St. Joseph River late Tuesday afternoon. Shadows cast from the railing acted as a foot guide for the pedestrian. The National Weather Service predicts a high Wednesday of around 72 degrees.
13. Indiana's NewsCenter, Oct. 9, 2013
IPFW moved to a perfect 6-0 at home this season with a women's volleyball sweep of Toledo Tuesday night 3-0 ( 25-22, 25-17, 26-24, evening the team's record to 10-10 on the season. Emily Spencer recorded her ninth straight double-figure kill effort with 17 against the Rockets, while Kendall Wienkes added a dozen for the Mastodons.
14. News-Sentinel, Oct. 9, 2013
Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne and the Department of Geosciences dedicated the Dr. Jack A. Sunderman Geogarden on Friday. The geogarden is located next to Kettler Hall. Sunderman was a founding member of the Department of Geosciences 50 years ago.
Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne will celebrate Mental Health Day on Thursday, coinciding with National Depression Screening Day, by hosting “Who's Got Your Back? You, Me, and We!” 9 a.m.-4 p.m. in Walb Student Union, first floor. The event includes mental health screenings and an information fair, as well as four educational presentations: Indiana Second Chance Law, 10:30–11:30 a.m. Stress Management: The Art of Relaxation, 10:30–11:30 a.m. Mental Health Self Care: Finding Your Balance, noon–1 p.m. Stress Management: Mastodons In Motion (dress for movement), 1:30–2:30 p.m. Mental Health Day is free and open to the public. Lunch will be served.
On Thursday the Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs at IPFW will host an information session to answer questions about eligibility for possible expungement of Indiana criminal records. Effective July 1, Gov. Mike Pence signed House Bill 1482, which allows those who qualify to petition the court. The first session is at 10 a.m. in Walb Union Ballroom on the IPFW campus, 2101 Coliseum Blvd. E. The second session is at 5:30 p.m. at the Turner Chapel AME Church, 836 E. Jefferson Blvd. Attendees should bring a copy of their most recent (updated) court docket sheet regarding the conviction for possible expungement, which is available at the County Clerk's office in the county where the case was handled; complete criminal history to date, obtainable from the Indiana State Police at www.in.gov/isp
; and most recent Appellate Court documents if applicable. For more information contact Andre Patterson, CTE/STEM outreach coordinator, IPFW Diversity and Multicultural Affairs, 481-0134.
15. News-Sentinel, Oct. 8, 2013
The hospitality management students at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne will host a dinner series beginning Wednesday. The dinner series is open to the public. Each dinner will feature a menu designed, prepared, and served by the students, along with the guidance of John Knight, professor of hospitality management at IPFW. This Wednesday's dinner begins at 6:30 p.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn, 8615 U.S. 24 W. The menu includes pumpkin soup with warm rolls and butter, a hand-tossed salad, sliced roasted pork loin with roasted red potatoes, steamed medley of vegetables, and for dessert, warm apple crisp with vanilla ice cream. To order tickets, contact IPFW Division of Continuing Studies at 481-6619. Tickets are $30.
16. Journal Gazette, Oct. 7, 2013
Sharon Feasel, (2013 IPFW graduate, M.S. OLS) who works in the city’s community development division, is Fort Wayne’s liaison to the DID. She conducted a survey on the DID’s performance and looked at its strategic focus. The core question was how the DID could measure performance and demonstrate its value. The resulting paper fulfilled a graduate school requirement for Feasel, so she offered the report to the organization at no cost. Of the 100 stakeholders who were invited to take an online survey, 59 completed it. Of those, 15 were interviewed face-to-face.
17. News-Sentinel, Oct. 7, 2013
Mental Health Day is Thursday. IPFW will celebrate Mental Health day to coincide with National Depression Screening Day by hosting Who's Got Your back? You, Me, and We! at 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday in Walb Student Union, 2101 E. Coliseum Blvd. The event includes mental health screenings and an information fair as well as educational presentation. The event is free and open to the public. Lunch will be served.
18. NorthJersey.com, Oct. 6, 2013
The declines are happening across the country, said George McClellan, IPFW's vice chancellor for student affairs and enrollment management. "If you've been tracking the national media on enrollments, for the first time in a long time, college enrollments are less now than they were even a year ago," McClellan said. McClellan said IPFW has a declining number of juniors and seniors returning, as well as fewer graduate students and transfer students. The university is creating a new strategic plan to allow its leaders to examine what programs are getting students in the door and keeping them coming back. It's also working to attract adult learners and has launched a tuition-reciprocity agreement with Ohio colleges.
19. Journal Gazette, Oct,. 5, 2013
Elderly care facilities must be flexible in dealing with situations such as those described in the story above, according to Dr. Abraham Schwab, a medical ethicist at IPFW. In the Iowa nursing home that the story describes, caregivers struggled with the question of whether to tell the families and notify authorities when they observed sexual activity between a man and woman who both suffered from dementia. “They kept going back to the question of consent,” Schwab said. Consent is just one factor of the questions caregivers have to consider, Schwab said.
20. Journal Gazette, Oct. 5, 2013
One was struck just before midnight last month at Crescent Avenue and Broyles Boulevard near IPFW, according to Fort Wayne police records. Another was reportedly lying in the middle of Interstate 69 two days later. Two more were struck in the city Sept. 23, and another was hit on Ardmore Avenue about 8 p.m. Sept. 30. Now that farmers’ harvest season is coinciding with deer mating and deer hunting seasons, crashes like the ones described above are expected to spike, as they do around this time every year.
21. Greater Fort Wayne Business Weekly, Oct. 4, 2013
Northrop Grumman’s corporate citizenship in the area has included the sponsorship of at least a dozen full-tuition scholarships at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne. “We hired several people here locally from that, and in two cases, people were hired at other (Northrop Grumman) sites from those scholarships,” Maddox said. “It helped them focus exclusively on their studies versus having to have a job or second source of income to support themselves,” he said. “All the feedback I’ve received has been extremely positive from that program.”
22. Whatzup, Oct. 3, 2013
The season opener for the Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne Department of Theatre is Five Women Wearing the Same Dress, which is indeed wickedly funny, with irreverent quips and more than a few pointed pokes at the Southern belle tradition that so easily crops up at society weddings. Director John O’Connell, who was recently named dean of the College of Visual and Performing Arts, has encouraged his cast to give us a lot of fun and sassy charm along with the girl talk. It’s almost like Steel Magnolias meets 27 Dresses, with a couple dashes of Bridesmaids thrown in for good measure. Five women converge on an upstairs bedroom as a refuge from a wedding reception. They sort through their connections to each other, the bride and groom and life. As often is the case, the dress may be the same, but the women inside the getups are anything but the same.