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IPFW in the News for January 23, 2017

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January 21

IPFW students watch, reflect on Trump inauguration
Students at IPFW gathered at Helmke Library to watch the ceremony and talk about the Trump presidency.

State staff, local residents tune in
Journal Gazette
“This is my first American inauguration,” said the 20-year-old IPFW psychology and communications major. “It’s very interesting to be here at this very convoluted and historic period of time.” Romanelli, who is from Brazil, said it was hard not to compare the inauguration to the most recent transfer of power in her country, which came through a bitter presidential impeachment.

January 20

NCAA President to speak at next Omnibus
The next IPFW Omnibus Lecture will feature National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) President and CEO Mark Emmert on February 7.

Avid birdwatcher James Haw made many contributions to area birding
Haw, who was born in Cape Girardeau, Mo., also was a professor of American history for 39 years at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne, where he specialized in U.S. colonial and American Revolutionary history. He had been ill the past few years, birding friends said.

January 19

Challenges plenty for athletics as IPFW transition looms
As IPFW embarks on 18 months of transition and change as it preps to become two separate universities in July of 2018, the athletics department is dealing with its own fallout from both the recent decision and long-term trends.

Walk-on is a fan favorite
Journal Gazette
Homestead graduate Trevor Osborn is only the second four-year walk-on that IPFW men’s basketball coach Jon Coffman has coached in his 19-year coaching career.

New NIDIA chair to continue plan for growth
Greater Fort Wayne Business Weekly
A Center of Excellence in Systems Engineering at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne is unique in the state and among only a few in the nation, with a defense focus that contributes to the success of regional defense contractors.

January 18

NEWS-SENTINEL EXCLUSIVE: Part III of Q&A with IPFW Chancellor Vicky Carwein
As 2017 begins, The News-Sentinel’s Justin Kenny sits down with IPFW Chancellor Vicky Carwein for an exclusive one-on-one Q&A to touch on last year’s news, what this year will bring and the future of IPFW in Fort Wayne.
NOTE: Part I, Part II

Roll Your Own Open Source Virtual Assistant with Python
ADT Magazine
“I really did not expect the project to be as well received as it has been,” said Smith, a student at Indiana University - Purdue University Fort Wayne who has five other projects on GitHub.

January 17

IPFW to Cut Ribbon on Renovated Library
Inside Indiana Business
IPFW will cut the ribbon Tuesday on its renovated Walter E. Helmke Library. The university says the more than $11 million project, which took nearly a year to complete, is the most extensive renovation in the library’s 44-year history.

IPFW Opens Newly Renovated Helmke Library
IPFW celebrated the grand re-opening of its library Tuesday, after being closed for a full year.

IPFW’s Helmke Library begins a new chapter
Journal Gazette
IPFW today opened a new chapter of its Helmke Library – one that places the traditional campus repository of knowledge squarely in the 21st century.