IPFW in the News Sept. 9-13, 2013
1. Greater Fort Wayne Business Weekly, Sept. 13, 2013
Back-to-school time means early mornings, homework and the opportunity to learn something new every day. As much as this applies to students, it’s also a reality for those who work in education — including John Kaufeld of Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne and Michele Morrical of Ivy Tech Community College-Northeast. Among their many responsibilities, John and Michele help manage their institutions’ social-media presences, communicating with students about everything from getting settled in for a new semester to finding resources that can help them reach their goals.
2. The Journal Gazette, Sept. 12, 2013
Whether the U.S. does it with missiles or Russia does it with diplomacy, deterring the further use of chemical weapons by the Syrian government should be the ultimate objective, according to two IPFW political scientists. “If it weren’t rare, it would be kind of too late to do anything, right?” James Toole said about the alleged sarin gas attack Aug. 21 that reportedly killed more than 1,400 people near Damascus. “It’s the nature of the weapon and the fact that this is a rare, thankfully, opportunity to actually address the use of that kind of weapon.”
3. The Journal Gazette, Sept. 12, 2013
The IPFW men’s volleyball team will be road warriors early and homebodies late this season. The schedule released Wednesday opens with trips to the UC Santa Barbara tournament and to Pennsylvania, where the team has matches with Penn State and Saint Francis. The Mastodons return home to play Ball State before another Eastern swing takes them to Princeton and George Mason, followed by matches at Lindenwood and Quincy.
4. @AASCU, Sept. 11, 2013
Audrey Ushenko, professor of fine arts, demonstrated her painting techniques in the James R. Thompson Center (JRTC) Atrium in Chicago during a week-long interactive project sponsored by the Illinois State Museum from July 22 to 26. Ushenko sketched and painted for the public, documenting the people who go through the building each day. Clark Butler, professor of philosophy, presented a paper developing a new normative ethical theory, human rights ethics, at the 23rd World Congress of Philosophy in Athens, Greece, one of the field's most important annual gatherings.
5. The News-Sentinel, Sept. 11, 2013
IPFW announced these awards: Friends of the University Outstanding Teacher Award, Stella Batagiannis; Outstanding Research Award, Abdullah Eroglu; Leepoxy Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, Jeffrey Casassa; and Decco Award for Innovative Online Teaching, Kent Kauffman.
6. The News-Sentinel, Sept. 11, 2013
Though she's only 6 years old, Kennedy Hartley-Hutton always knows when it's a game day for the IPFW women's volleyball team. Mom comes down to breakfast wearing high heels. Kelley Hartley-Hutton likes to wear high heels on game days because she likes to be able to look her players in the eye on the sideline. As the quality of the program has increased, so has the size of the coach's heels. This year, the Mastodons have eight players are who 6 feet or taller, and they tower over their coach who was considered tall when she played.
7. The Journal Gazette, Sept. 11, 2013
The IPFW women’s basketball team will tip off the season with a spot in the preseason WNIT and play three Big Ten opponents as the Mastodons get ready for their Summit League schedule. IPFW, which announced its 2013-14 schedule Tuesday, opens the season at Wichita State at 1 p.m. Nov. 8 for the first of its WNIT games, and the Mastodons play host to Indiana in their second WNIT game at 7 p.m. Nov. 12. The preseason WNIT ends on Nov. 15 and 16 with the opponent and date to be announced later.
8. The Journal Gazette, Sept. 10, 2013
The Department of Political Science at Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne has set up a panel discussion on understanding the situation in Syria. This will begin at 4 p.m. Wednesday in Walb Memorial Union, Room G08, behind the large eating area in the cafeteria.
9. The Exponent Online, Sept. 10, 2013
Other institutions of higher learning have followed this measure – officials from Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne have admitted the conversation regarding the ramifications of the federal health care mandate amongst school administrators needs to happen soon. Administrators from Arizona State University recently notified non-tenured associate faculty members that they will be limited to teaching six credit hours per semester beginning this fall, which amounts to two general-education courses as opposed to more classes.
10. The Journal Gazette, Sept. 10, 2013
Victory Media, the premier media entity for military personnel transitioning into civilian life, has named Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) to the coveted Military Friendly Schools list. The 2014 Military Friendly Schools list honors the top 20 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools in the country that are doing the most to embrace America’s military service members, veterans, and spouses as students and ensure their success on campus.
11. Journal Gazette, Sept. 9, 2013
Thursday was supposed to be the kick-off event for IPFW’s Omnibus Lecture series. All seats for the address by Bill Nye, a scientist and host of the popular “Bill Nye the Science Guy,” TV show were spoken for. But Nye bowed out last week, citing the short time between his scheduled appearance and the premiere of “Dancing with the Stars,” where he will be a celebrity contestant.
12. Indiana University News Room, Sept. 9, 2013
President and CEO of Martha's Table Patty Stonesifer will be the featured guest of the keynote session. Martha's Table is a nonprofit in Washington, D.C., committed to developing sustainable solutions to poverty with programs focused on providing food, nutrition and education. Stonesifer will be interviewed by Emmy Award-winning WTHR Channel 13 evening news anchor Anne Marie Tiernon. Stonesifer served as the founding CEO of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for 11 years. In 2010, President Barack Obama appointed her to serve as chair of the White House Council for Community Solutions. Her extensive nonprofit board experience includes serving on the Smithsonian Board of Regents and the National Museum of African American History and Culture, among many others. Before her tenure at the Gates Foundation, Stonesifer was senior vice president of the consumer and interactive products division at the Microsoft Corp. Stonesifer is an honorary doctorate degree recipient from IU, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Tufts University. She holds a bachelor's degree in general studies from Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne.
13. Inside Indiana Business, Sept. 9, 2013
The total estimated system enrollment - which includes West Lafayette, Purdue Calumet, Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne, select programs at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, Purdue North Central and the Statewide Technology Program - is 74,259. Indiana residents make up 67.8 percent of students in the Purdue system. The final campus enrollment for Purdue North Central will not be available until next week.
Statewide campus enrollment totals include:
-West Lafayette, 38,788
-Purdue Calumet, 9,422
-Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne, 13,459
-Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, 5,552 enrolled in Purdue programs
-Purdue North Central, estimated, 6,020
-Statewide Technology, 1,018 College of Technology degrees are offered in Anderson, Columbus/Greensburg, Indianapolis, Kokomo, Lafayette, New Albany, Richmond, South Bend and Vincennes.
14. The Journal Gazette, Sept. 7, 2013
Many of Study Connection’s volunteers are community residents who take one hour out of their week to meet with students and give them the one-on-one attention they need to succeed, volunteer Linda Ruffolo said. About 79 percent of students are bused to and from local businesses for their tutoring sessions, giving students a chance to meet a mentor in the community and learn about local career opportunities. Ruffolo, who works at IPFW as the executive director of development, has been involved with Study Connection since its inception. “It’s a very rewarding thing, and I’ve enjoyed all of the children I’ve worked with over the years,” she said. “There are so many different kinds of children, children at different levels and from different backgrounds that need tutoring.”
15. Greater Fort Wayne Business Weekly, Sept. 6, 2013
Indiana University said it has set a system-wide enrollment record this fall, with its main campus in Bloomington and three of its regional campuses topping their previous enrollment marks. IU officials said some 102,600 college students are enrolled at the seven campuses it runs, along with some 8,000 IU students at the Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne campus that Purdue University oversees. Nearly 4,500 high-school students are also taking Advanced College Project courses through IU Bloomington.
16. The Chronicle-Tribune, Sept. 6, 2013
Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne women’s soccer coach Margaret Saurin said Kennedy Williams’ presence in the backfield has been missed in the Mastadons’ last two games.
17. The News-Sentinel, Sept. 6, 2013
Bere recently left IPFW men's basketball program after eight seasons to accept a position as administrative assistant with the Bulldogs. He is excited about his future with Butler and a major reason is his belief in Miller. “Number one, Brandon is extremely competitive,” Bere said. “That's a trait that all successful coaches have. And number two, he is Butler. I've gotten to know him being assistants at different schools, and he is going to continue the winning tradition at Butler.”
18. Greater Fort Wayne Business Weekly, Sept. 6, 2013
Anthony Wayne Rotary
The Anthony Wayne Rotary Club announced its new officers and board of directors for 2013-2014. They are: president, Bryan Sharp, Perry ProTech; president-elect, Carol Keplar, Hallmark Home Mortgage; vice president, Fred Haigh, teacher and writer; past president, Amber Recker, Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana; secretary, Larry McChessney, McChessney Appraisal Services; and treasurer, Troy Heisler, Bob Buescher Homes.
Members of the board of directors are: Paul Bouza, BRC Rubber & Plastics Inc.; Deb Conklin, Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne; Lynette Fager, Business People; Sarah Horacek, the Towne House Retirement Community; Pam Joachim, Aaron Chiropractic; Robert Moore; Brian Pickering, Burkhart Advertising; Dr. Mark Stetzel, Stetzel Dental Group; Jeff Walls, Indiana Tech; and John Waszak, A.J. Michaels & Associates.