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IPFW in the News - October 13-19, 2015

IPFW in the News for October 19, 2015

Were you quoted by a reporter? Did you see IPFW featured in the media? Send the links for your news clips to John Kaufeld, chief communications officer, at john.kaufeld@ipfw.edu or tweet them to @IPFWnews.


October 19

IPFW teacher turns medieval spy
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
When Damian Fleming studied Beowulf and Chaucer at Chaminade High School on Long Island, he was hooked. “I thought it was amazing. I wanted to read this sort of thing forever,” said Fleming, associate professor for the Department of English and Linguistics at IPFW who characterizes himself as an Anglo-Saxonist steeped in the lore of A.D. 700 to 1100.

October 18

Consul General of Romania to speak at IPFW Monday
21 Alive
The Consul General of Romania is in the Summit City. George Predescu will speak to history and political science students at IPFW on Monday, October 19.

Higher ed rules shift perplexing for schools
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette*
IPFW is one of the state’s top dual-credit providers – working with 42 schools across northeast Indiana. Just this year there are 256 different courses being provided through almost 200 instructors. And this fall 3,540 students are enrolled in those classes.

Director: Keep kids involved
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
His assistant band director, Marcus Farr, is an alumnus band member who is also the director of the IPFW pep band.

October 17

IPFW launches nursing Ph.D. program
KPC News
Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne launched its doctor of nursing practice program this year through a cooperative partnership with Purdue University.

October 16

Genius of 'Scorpion' talks tech at IPFW
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
The Boston bombers, race-horse victories, cyberattacks are all events with no apparent link. Except data. Lots of it.

Walter O’Brien, founder and CEO of Scorpion Computer Services and an executive producer of “Scorpion,” the hit CBS drama based on his work, had his IPFW audience’s attention Thursday.

October 15

Judges hear Wartell appeal
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
A panel of Indiana appellate court judges heard oral arguments in a local case Wednesday afternoon, an event that packed the expansive Courtroom 1 in the Allen County Courthouse. The defamation case was one of about three lawsuits stemming from the 2012 forced retirement of former IPFW Chancellor Michael Wartell.

HPV vaccinations being offered after film, panel discussion Tuesday at IPFW
Fort Wayne News-Sentinel
Young men and women can get an HPV vaccination and learn more about the dangers of the sexually transmitted disease during an event Tuesday in the Walb Student Ballroom at IPFW, 2101 Coliseum Blvd. E.

Appeals court weighing lawsuit filed by ex-IPFW chancellor
Indianapolis Business Journal
An attorney for the former top administrator of Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne pressed arguments that a businessman defamed him in a letter shortly before he was forced to retire.

Former IPFW chancellor appeals in court
WFFT
In 2011, IPFW Chancellor Michael Wartell was forced to retire when he reached the mandatory retirement age of 65. He fought back in court with a civil lawsuit against Lawrence Lee.

Appeals court weighing lawsuit filed by ex-IPFW chancellor
WISH-TV
An attorney for the former top administrator of Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne pressed arguments that a businessman defamed him in a letter shortly before he was forced to retire.

Appeals court considering lawsuit ex-IPFW chancellor filed over businessman's letter
The Daily Journal
An attorney for the former chancellor of Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne pressed arguments that a businessman defamed him in a letter shortly before he was forced to retire.

Appeals court weighing lawsuit filed by ex-IPFW chancellor
Herald Argus
An attorney for the former top administrator of Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne pressed arguments that a businessman defamed him in a letter shortly before he was forced to retire.

State Board of Education delays decision on ISTEP+ cutoff scores
21 Alive
“There's a different skill set for me to be able to follow things online and know where to click and how to respond. There's a different mechanism, a different protocol for that than there is for filling out a piece of paper. So if I'm more inclined one way or the other, if I have more practice one way or the other, that can have an impact on my ability to tell you the information that you're trying to get from me,” says assistant dean of IPFW’s education department, Carol Lindquist.

October 14

School News for Oct. 14, 2015
Fort Wayne News-Sentinel
• Damian Fleming, medieval scholar and associate professor in the Department of English and Linguistics at IPFW recently received the Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship of Scholars in Critical Bibliography, awarded for three years and a Summer Stipend from the National Endowment for the Humanities for summer research. He will give a presentation on his summer research titled "Lurking in the Archives: Unexpected Hebrew in the Bodleian Library, Oxford" for the Anthropology Club Luncheon series, at noon Oct. 28 in Kettler Hall, Room G45.

• The Resource Center at IPFW recently presented its first Pop-up History Museum showcasing the history of the LGBT movement in America. The Center provides support and advocacy for LGBT students and is an education resource for the campus at large. In addition to events such as the Pop-up History Museum, the center has compiled a list of LGBT-friendly medical and mental health providers in the community and businesses that students may interact with. The center opened on campus more than five years ago. For more information, call 260-481-6167 or email resourcecenter@ipfw.edu.

Bernie Sanders supporters hold watch party at Pint and Slice downtown
21 Alive
The Northeast Indiana group for Bernie Sanders works with county groups in DeKalb, Huntington, Noble, Adams and Kosciusko, along with student groups at IPFW and Ivy Tech.

Crushing hunger one can at a time: CHFB teams up with area colleges
21 Alive
On Monday, October 19, students at the University of Saint Francis, IPFW, Indiana Tech, Ivy Tech and Huntington University will kick off the 2-week long campaign in which they'll rally the community to collect donate canned food items. Their goal is to collect at least 100,000 pounds of food by Halloween.

Best times for holiday shopping deals
21 Alive
An economist we talked to at IPFW says the term Black Friday has been around since the 1960s and is a trend that will continue. IPFW’s John Kessler says you need to be proactive in wading through the wealth of information out there to find the best deal for you.

October 13

Embattled city clerk to resign
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
The answer isn’t as black and white as people may think, said Andy Downs, director of the Mike Downs Center for Indiana Politics at IPFW.

IPFW Fall Tour continues with Purdue campus visit, industry tours
Around Fort Wayne
The 2015 IPFW Fall Tour continues today, with tours through industry and entertainment venues in Indianapolis and Lafayette, followed by a campus visit at Purdue West Lafayette and dinner with Purdue President Mitch Daniels.