News Room

IPFW in the News October 27-November 2

November 2

Doctor, dance lover, filmmaker
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
David Mohan may be one of the few people who truly believe there are enough hours in the day. Perhaps because he graduated from IPFW at 19 years old, and then medical school by 25, he has enough evidence to back that claim.

In Indiana House races, Democrats banking little
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
IPFW political scientist Michael Wolf offered two reasons that most congressional challengers are so underwhelming this year. First, midterm elections historically see the president’s political party lose congressional seats, making it tough for that party to recruit and retain top-quality candidates. The second reason that challenging a congressional incumbent is so daunting is that most House districts are drawn “to be very comfortable” for one party or the other, Wolf said.

Business People
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
Maggie Hunter, assistant director of training outreach for the Division of Continuing Studies at IPFW, was named 2014 Member of the Year by the local chapter of Executive Women International.

Ants enter camp with 17 players
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
The Mad Ants’ roster has taken shape – they will open training camp Tuesday with 17 players – and that list will be highlighted by two players they acquired Saturday: Myck Kabongo and Andre Emmett. Two players from IPFW were selected in the D-League draft: Luis Jacobo went to Texas in the fifth round and Deilvez Yearby went to Canton in the seventh.

Innovative Incubations
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
The innovation center is something of a hidden gem in the community, Staley said. Entrepreneurs know about it, he said, but most people who drive by it assume it is part of IPFW or Ivy Tech Community College-Northeast.

Mavs shut out by IPFW
Omaha.com
The UNO men’s soccer team had its three-game winning streak snapped Saturday in a 1-0 loss to IPFW.

November 1

IPFW throws Halloween bash for students, staff (photo)
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
Students and staff from IPFW, from left, Victoria Spencer, staff member; Alex Sanderson, student; Kasey Price, staff; and Abigail Schnelker, graduate student, take a group selfie during a costume party in Kettler Hall on Friday.

Review of Mad Ants draft
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
There are a couple of former IPFW players eligible to be selected in the D-League draft Saturday -- Luis Jacobo and Deilvez Yearby -- and could, potentially, be picked by the Mad Ants.

Musician to speak about Native American heritage, abuse at IPFW
WANE.com
FORT WAYNE, Ind. – IPFW and Three Rivers Center For Kids are bringing in a speaker and musician to talk about Native American Heritage Month and child abuse.

IPFW Philosophy Professor Weighs In On Oregon Right-to-Die Case
Associated Press
Maynard's right-to-die arguments are not new, but her unfolding tragedy — relayed through tweets, videos and other social media — has broadened the conversation to include more of her peers, says Abraham Schwab, a medical ethicist at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne. "She's changed the debate by changing the audience of the debate," he adds.

October 31

IPFW Using Industry Feedback to Shape Programs
insideindianabusiness.com
The Division of Continuing Studies at Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) is seeking input from the regional business and industrial communities regarding the types of courses and training that their employees need. To gather feedback, the Division emailed an online outreach survey to targeted individuals within the region.

Mastodons give fans high hopes during Madness
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
IPFW men’s basketball coach Jon Coffman addressed the Mastodons’ faithful with a reminder of what happened last season. “We were three points away from turning this city upside down,” he said Wednesday night at the Gates Center.

October 30

IPFW veteran rocks the youngsters in annual dunk-off
Fort Wayne News-Sentinel
FORT WAYNE, Ind. - The IPFW men's basketball squad conducted its annual dunk contest during its "Mastodon Madness" festivities Wednesday at the Gates Sports Center.

'Sizzling' riverfront development plans coming into focus
Fort Wayne News-Sentinel
The central piece of the area would be an Urban Ecology Center, which could be created through a partnership with IPFW. The Ecology Center would be home to research, as well as public events and educational activities.

Insurance industry likely to rise: Report
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
Allen County will continue to have the largest concentration of insurance employment in the region – 74 percent, or an estimated 8,474 workers. The report was compiled in partnership with the Community Research Institute at IPFW and the Indiana Department of Workforce Development.

As a son or a state representative, Gerardot has proven dependability
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
My son, Thad, moved home to help me manage our financial affairs and served as a caregiver throughout our darkest hour. Thad was still attending IPFW at the time and working two jobs.

October 29

IPFW guard returns from injury a different, but still valued player
Fort Wayne News-Sentinel
It's been awhile for IPFW men's basketball fans since they've witnessed the play of a tough, physical athletic guard, who hailed from Florida and ventured north with visions of leading the Mastodons to unfathomed success.

October 28

Q&A with IPFW Professor Andy Downs on upcoming midterm election
Fort Wayne News-Sentinel
As The News-Sentinel begins election coverage, we sat down with Andy Downs, director of the Mike Downs Center for Indiana Politics and an IPFW professor, to highlight a few local races, discuss the major issues facing Allen County voters and look toward the future as the city of Fort Wayne plans for mayoral elections in 2015.

Hanging around in the warmer weather (photo)
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
Enjoying temperatures in the upper 70s on Monday, IPFW student AJ Jabarin, a music major, takes time between classes to relax in a hammock next to the music building.

IPFW Announces Newest Hall of Fame Class
WANE.com
The IPFW Athletic Department is proud to announce four former student-athletes who have been selected for enshrinement into the IPFW Athletics Hall of Fame on January 23, 2015.

October 27

IPFW women's soccer fall in Omaha
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette (Blog)
IPFW gave up a goal early in the second half to fall 1-0 at Omaha in Summit League match-up on Friday.