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IPFW In the News Sep. 4-18, 2014

September 21, 2014

IPFW To Waive Application Fees For College Go! Week
21Alive Indiana's NewsCenter
If you're thinking about registering to go to college, this would be the week to do it. IPFW made an announcement Sunday that it’s waiving undergraduate admissions and housing application fees starting Monday, Sept. 22.

State spending, Pence’s style
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
Sen. Luke Kenley, R-Noblesville, chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, thinks one wrinkle in this year’s budget process might be higher education funding, specifically the role and budgets for regional schools like IPFW and Ivy Tech Community College-Northeast. “There are so many students who are now matriculating at the regional campuses,” he said. “We have not neglected those institutions, but we also haven’t focused on their particular challenges. We need to take a good hard look at the organizational structure of our regional campuses. And we haven’t been quite as sensitive to funding requirements.”

Lincoln legacy lives
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
This week’s events reinforce the value of the Friends’ contributions to preserving Lincoln history here. The group is among the financial supporters for Tuesday’s Omnibus Lecture at IPFW, where Doris Kearns Goodwin will speak to a capacity crowd on presidential leadership.

New programs boost enrollment at private colleges
WANE
Some schools in the region are bucking a post-recession trend and boosting enrollment thanks to new programs, tuition incentives, and even athletics. Those include Trine University and Indiana Tech. They are reporting enrollment increases of 11 percent to 17 percent this year. But IPFW and Ivy Tech Community College are seeing declines.

Business people
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
Debra Boggs is the new director of alumni relations for IPFW.

September 20, 2014

Technical difficulties: Living with the angst of a digital diet
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
Our little handheld wonders might be considered one of the 21st century's biggest game-changers, but the jury's still out on whether or not we're actually being smart when it comes to using our smartphones. “If ‘smart' equals thinking about the potential ramifications of our cellphone use/dependency on human development, then no,” says Dr. Michelle Drouin, associate professor of psychology at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne.

New programs boost enrollment at private colleges
WANE
Private schools across northern Indiana are using tuition incentives, new programs and competitive sports to boost enrollment this year as many public schools see their numbers decline. The private universities have attracted more students with a variety of new programs, which are sometimes easier to offer than at public institutions, said George McClellan, IPFW’s vice chancellor for student affairs and enrollment management.

After 5 months, downtown sculpture needs a new home
Fort Wayne News-Sentinel
The piece, called “Power Grid,” is the work of retired architect George Morrison. I&M sponsored it as a part of the “Sculpture with Purpose” project, in which 50 often-fanciful bike racks were designed, built and installed around the city. It's a public-art commemoration of IPFW's 50th anniversary.

September 19, 2014

Pedestrian bridge across Coliseum to link campuses
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
Students trying to cross Coliseum Boulevard on foot where IPFW and Ivy Tech sit across from each other face some peril.

New Bridge to Connect IPFW and Ivy Tech
WOWO
The Indiana Department of Transportation is planning a new bridge over Coliseum Boulevard to connect IPFW and Ivy Tech.

Pedestrian bridge to give students safer passage
The Washington Times
Students trying to cross Coliseum Boulevard on foot where IPFW and Ivy Tech sit across from each other face some peril.

Indiana U., Purdue name leaders for IPFW talks
Associated Press
Indiana and Purdue universities each have named vice presidents at their respective institutions to lead talks between the schools on the future management of Indiana-Purdue-Fort Wayne.

Indiana U., Purdue name leaders for IPFW talks
Herald Argus
Indiana and Purdue universities each have named vice presidents at their respective institutions to lead talks between the schools on the future management of Indiana-Purdue-Fort Wayne.

Indiana University, Purdue name leaders for talks over future governance of Fort Wayne campus
Columbus Republic
Indiana and Purdue universities each have named vice presidents at their respective institutions to lead talks between the schools on the future management of Indiana-Purdue-Fort Wayne.

Local tennis hall of fame to induct five
Fort Wayne News-Sentinel
The Fort Wayne Tennis Commission has announced it will induct Dan Brogan, Joey Christoff, Pete Crewe, LaMar Kilmer and Jim Shull into the Fort Wayne Tennis Hall of Fame on Nov. 22. Besides being a five-time City Tennis Tournament doubles champion, Brogan coached IPFW for 10 years and Concordia Lutheran High School for eight.

September 18, 2014

IPFW to Host Job, Internship Fair
Inside Indiana Business
Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne will host its annual Job & Internship Fair next week. Over 120 local and national employers are expected to attend.

IU, Purdue to talk about the future of Fort Wayne campus
Bloomington Herald Times
Discussion about the future management of Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne is coming soon, the universities announced Wednesday. The shared campus has been managed by Purdue since 1964. However, a report by Policy Analytics recommended the management to be transferred to IU.

Bridge linking IPFW, Ivy Tech planned for 2016
Fort Wayne News-Sentinel
The IPFW campus is in line for its third pedestrian bridge – which would give the adjacent Ivy Tech campus its first.

New bridge to connect IPFW and Ivy Tech
WANE
Plans for a bridge that connects the IPFW campus and the Ivy Tech campus has been approved, according to our partners at the News-Sentinel.

Coolest NCAA Logos Tournament: 9. Eastern Kentucky vs. 13. IPFW
SportzEdge WTNH
Indiana Purdue-Fort Wayne has been a giant killer in this tournament, knocking out midwest mammoth Penn State and then tripling up LSU in the Round of 32.

September 17, 2014

IU, Purdue to Focus on Future of IPFW
Inside Indiana Business
Indiana University and Purdue University say preliminary discussions on the future management of IPFW will begin "soon." A recent study by Indianapolis-based Policy Analytics LLC suggested transferring management of the school from Purdue to IU.

IPFW Annual Job Fair
WOWO
One of the largest career fairs in the area is happening at IPFW. The Job and Internship Fair at IPFW is set for Tuesday, September 23rd from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Field House of the Gates Center.

September 16, 2014

IPFW recalls 50-year saga with affection
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
Speaking to a packed ballroom, Chancellor Vicki Carwein told the crowd the campus started with one building, and 3,100 students signed up for the first term. Now there are 56 buildings, and nearly 10,000 graduate and undergraduate students and almost 3,000 high school students take credits through the school.

Back To School: How To Get Dropouts Back In College
StateImpact by WFIU and WTIU
The Commission for Higher Education this week is planning a communication campaign to convince Hoosiers with some college credit but no college degree to go back to school. George McClellan, Indiana University Purdue University Fort Wayne Vice Chancellor, says his campus made a similar effort this year, offering students 50 percent discounted tuition if they returned to get a degree. McClellan says they saw 93 of the 3,000 students they contacted re-enroll. To be a statewide success, he says other schools must join the effort.

Mastodons celebrate IPFW's 50th anniversary
Fort Wayne News-Sentinel
IPFW faculty, administrators, students and local politicians celebrated IPFW's 50th anniversary Monday at a luncheon at Walb Student Union.

September 15, 2014

Tuition discount hopes to lure Hoosiers back to college
Indianapolis Star
For years, Ryan Morrolf has thought about returning to school to get her bachelor's degree. This year, a timely offer from Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne cinched her decision: If you come back, we'll give you half off your college education.

IPFW grad returns for alumni post
Greater Fort Wayne Business Weekly
Debra Boggs has been hired as director of alumni relations for Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne.

New nonprofit teaches understanding about LGBTs
Fort Wayne News-Sentinel
The mission of QCE, or Q Consulting and Education, is to provide its services to businesses and nonprofits that support and include LGBT people. Those involved in QCE are working to build more affirming climates for all folks, said Kim Myers, one of the two founders, not just for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. Myers helped with the Safe Zone program at IPFW when she worked there as an academic adviser.

Business awards & achievements
Fort Wayne News-Sentinel
Greater Fort Wayne Inc. announces the 33rd class of Leadership Fort Wayne Community Leadership Development Class of 2015. Abraham Schwab, associate professor at IPFW, was selected to join the class.

IPFW Mastodon Job and Intership Fair
Fort Wayne News-Sentinel
Job seekers who are IPFW students/alumni and IU- or Purdue-affiliated students/alumni are encouraged to attend.

IndyStar Cheat Sheet
Indianapolis Star
here are about 737,000 Hoosier adults who have college credits, but for various reasons, never completed a degree. Could a price cut motivate them to return? That's what Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne is betting by offering a 50 percent tuition discount to adult returning students.

5 things to know for your Monday
Elkhart Truth
A review of public records by The Indianapolis Star found Indiana University, Purdue University Fort Wayne, Purdue University Calumet, Valparaiso University and Vincennes University obtained military supplies — including body armor, military vehicles and M-14 and M-16 rifles — for campus police.

Indiana Colleges Arming Campus Security
Warsaw 1480 News Now
A review of public records by The Indianapolis Star found Indiana University, Indiana University Purdue University Fort Wayne, Purdue University Calumet, Valparaiso University and Vincennes University have received such supplies, including body armor, military vehicles and M-14 and M-16 rifles.

Campus police at 5 Indiana universities equipped with military gear
WDRB
A review of public records by The Indianapolis Star found Indiana University, Indiana University Purdue University Fort Wayne, Purdue University Calumet, Valparaiso University and Vincennes University have received such supplies, including body armor, military vehicles and M-14 and M-16 rifles.

September 11, 2014

2014 Education Award winners announced
Greater Fort Wayne Business Weekly
Rachel Rayburn, assistant professor of public policy, was selected for the 2014 Innovation in Teaching Higher Education award by the Greater Fort Wayne Business Journal. The awards recognize outstanding teachers in northeast Indiana who engage and inspire their students individually and as a group encouraging life-long learning.

September 4, 2014

Terrorist Group ISIS Expanding: Local Professors Give Insight
WFFT
Many Americans still don't know much about ISIS, a rapidly spreading terrorist group in regions of the Middle East. Farah Combs, an Arabic Professor at IPFW, who also used to teach Arabic to cadets at Westpoint, tells WFFT what it stands for.