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IPFW in the news - September 14-21, 2015

IPFW in the News for September 21, 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.


September 21

IPFW professor, students researching virgin snake birth long before last week's news splash
Fort Wayne News-Sentinel
A news story about a captive snake giving birth without mating with a male grabbed headlines last week in newspapers and on websites. But an IPFW professor and students reported two years ago on a similar situation in Indiana.

September 19

IPFW posts enrollment gains in freshman, graduate, and international students
The Around Fort Wayne Blog
Enrollment statistics for the fall 2015 semester at Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) showed growth in freshmen coming directly from high school, graduate students, and international students, along with an expected slight decline in undergraduate degree-seeking student enrollment.

IPFW Rugby Club dedicates new pitch.
21 Alive
Big day today for IPFW rugby, dedication of the new rugby pitch on the IPFW campus for the club to play their home matches on. Three games were played to kick off the new facility, and the Purdue A-side downed the IPFW club 35-21.

September 18

Murder suspect Washington's passenger takes the stand in Allen County court
Fort Wayne News-Sentinel
Ricky Wiegmann, an IPFW Campus Police officer, who was first on the scene, told a very different story when he was on the stand.

Forum takes on tirade tones
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
Each candidate spoke Wed­­nesday about a section of the Constitution during an Allen County Tea Party forum that attracted about 75 people to IPFW’s Neff Hall. For three of the candidates, what began as a history lesson turned into a condemnation of liberals, progressives and President Barack Obama.

September 17

Profs: Migrants need more from US, EU
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
The Syrian refugee crisis is only going to get worse, testing the world’s capacity for compassion and threatening the multinational model of the European Union, according to two professors at IPFW.

Younger Johnny, a few new vendors part of this weekend's Johnny Appleseed Festival in Fort Wayne
Fort Wayne News-Sentinel
The festival will use IPFW student Carl Werling this year to portray John Chapman, known to most people as Johnny Appleseed. Werling will roam the festival grounds dressed as Chapman as a younger man, said Bridget Kelly, festival director.

Mayoral TV campaign begins
Greater Fort Wayne Business Weekly
The candidates are scheduled for a televised debate on Oct. 26, WANE-TV said. The Mike Downs Center for Indiana Politics will host the event at the Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne campus, and WANE will broadcast it live.

Professor finds natural fit in environmental research
Greater Fort Wayne Business Weekly
The ERC is a venue for building research and education collaborations, providing scientifically sound information about environmental issues, and highlighting the many great things Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne has to offer the community.

New Johnny Appleseed a lifelong fan of the festival
Fort Wayne News-Sentinel
Carl Werling, a sophomore at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne who plans to go into radiology, went for an interview and audition with the festival board and was offered the job. The board also liked that he has a natural beard and longer hair, much like Chapman would had, he said.

Going out guide: The best things to do in the coming week
Fort Wayne News-Sentinel
Experience the music and dance of the country of India as the Ragamala Dance Company performs "Song of the Jasmine" at 7:30 p.m. in Rhinehart Music Center at IPFW, 2101 Coliseum Blvd. E. The event is part of the Indian Performance Series organized by the local Shruti organization in collaboration with IPFW. Ticket are $10, but free to all students with ID. Tickets are available in advance at ipfw.edu/tickets, 481-6555, and in person at the IPFW Ticket Office in Gates Athletic Center, 12:30-6:30 p.m. weekdays.

Passenger takes stand, tells of panic, gunshots
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
Also testifying Thursday was IPFW police Officer Rick Wiegmann, who was on duty and at the Speedway gas station next to the crash site. He heard the noise and ran out of the convenience store to see the white Infiniti with a crumpled front end and Nellum’s Toyota destroyed.

September 16

Henry, Harper, to hold televised debate at IPFW Oct. 26
Fort Wayne News-Sentinel
The debate -- the only such event scheduled before the Nov. 3 election -- will begin at 7 p.m. Oct. 26 in the IPFW Walb Student Union and will be carried live on WANE-TV.Topics are expected to include downtown development, public safety and the candidates' vision for the city's future.

New contract gives Southwest Allen County Schools teachers salary boost
Fort Wayne News-Sentinel
In other business, the board heard a report on a Deliberative Dialog issue paper presented by Andy Downs and Mike Wolf, associate professors of political science at IPFW, the news release said. The paper will guide an upcoming second series of community meetings on education, which this time will focus on school funding. The meeting dates will be released once they have been set.

IPFW holds expert panel discussion on European refugee crisis
21 Alive
IPFW experts led a panel discussion on the European refugee crisis Wednesday at the IPFW's Helmke Library.

Henry, Harper, to hold televised debate at IPFW Oct. 26
Fort Wayne News-Sentinel
The debate -- the only such event scheduled before the Nov. 3 election -- will begin at 7 p.m. Oct. 26 in the IPFW Walb Student Union and will be carried live on WANE-TV.Topics are expected to include downtown development, public safety and the candidates' vision for the city's future.

September 15

Freedom Indiana faces tough challenge over LGBT rights
The Indianapolis Star
“It’s easier to rally people around stopping something than starting something,” said Downs, who works at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne, “in part because the details end up mattering more.”

Mayoral candidates agree to televised debate
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
Democratic Mayor Tom Henry will meet Councilman Mitch Harper, R-4th, for the only televised debate of the election at 7 p.m. Oct. 26 at the Walb Student Center at IPFW. The debate will be hosted by WANE-TV and the Mike Downs Center for Indiana Politics.

Republican field appears set in race for open US Senate seat
Tri-City Herald
Because of their establishment connections, Holcomb could siphon votes away from Young, said Andy Downs, an associate professor of political science at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne.

September 14

IPFW Men’s Basketball To Host Five Games At Coliseum
WANE
Five games at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum and an overall slate of 13 regular season games highlight the 2015-16 IPFW men’s basketball home schedule, released on Monday afternoon.