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July 31, 2017

IPFW in the News for July 31, 2017

Were you quoted by a reporter? Did you see IPFW featured in the media? Send the links for your news clips to Kimberly Wagner, director of public relations, at kimberly.wagner@ipfw.edu or tweet them to @IPFWnews.

July 31

Guest Column: Jobs Here are Plentiful, but the Salaries are Low
News-Sentinel
By IPFW’s Rachel Blakeman and John Stafford for the News-Sentinel.

July 30

Challenges Awaiting Next IPFW Leader
The Journal Gazette
The next IPFW chancellor will be challenged to address shrinking enrollment and budget issues and to unify the school after a turbulent few years.

Vice Chancellor Sets Out Vision for IPFW
The Journal Gazette
Aside from the chancellor, perhaps few other people on campus have more knowledge about IPFW successes and challenges than Carl Drummond.

Opinion: Wage Trap
The Journal Gazette
By IPFW’s Rachel Blakeman and John Stafford for The Journal Gazette.

July 29

Local College Grad Rates Improving
The Journal Gazette
At IPFW, the on-time, four-year completion rate of 16.2 percent is a 3.2-point improvement from the previous year, although the six-year graduation rate declined 4.4 percentage points to 36.1 percent.

Vice Chancellor Sets Out Vision for IPFW
House Keeper
Aside from the chancellor, perhaps few other people on campus have more knowledge about IPFW successes and challenges than Carl Drummond.

July 28

Indiana Herp Atlas Provides Info on State’s Reptiles, Amphibians
News-Sentinel
Biology Professor Bruce Kingsbury of Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne worked with two other scientists pursuing doctoral degrees at other universities to create the online Indiana Herp Atlas, a guide to the herpetofauna (reptiles and amphibians) that call Indiana home.

IPFW, WorkOne, Congressman host Job Fair
Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership
A range of industries will have representatives at an Aug. 2 job fair hosted by U.S. Rep. Jim Banks, R-3rd, in cooperation with Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne and WorkOne Northeast.

Banks on $1.6b Border Wall: ‘I believe this is a worthy expenditure’
WANE TV
“To some who may not want to spend that much it gave them permission to say yeah I voted for what the President wanted, the border fence,” IPFW Political Science Professor Mike Wolf said.

Aaron King – Trombone / Vocals - Founder
Fort Wayne Funk Orchestra
Aaron King is the founder for the Fort Wayne Funk Orchestra. King has his Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education from Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne.

July 27

Indiana College Graduation Rates Rising
Inside Indiana Business
A new report from the Indiana Commission for Higher Education says the state is continuing to see more students earning post-secondary degrees and graduating on time.

Editorial: Public Process – IPFW Community Gets its First Look at Four Finalists for Chancellor
The Journal Gazette
When Vicky L. Carwein was named IPFW’s chancellor five years ago last month, it was the first introduction the campus and northeast Indiana had to the new university leader. Her successor, however, will come from among four candidates the students, faculty, staff and community will have had the chance to meet.

YSU Provost Abraham Finalist for Purdue University Job
WFMJ
Youngstown State University Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dr. Martin Abraham is one of four finalists vying for a job at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne.

YSU’s Abraham Seeks Chancellor Post at Purdue U Fort Wayne
Youngstown Vindicator
Youngstown State University Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Martin Abraham is one of four finalists vying for a job at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne.

Schondell Adds Matos to Coaching Staff
Huntington University
Huntington University head coach Kyle Schondell announced Thursday the hiring if Ivan Matos as an assistant coach to the Forester volleyball program. A native of Guaynabo, Puerto Rico, Matos played four seasons as an outside hitter for Hall of Fame coach, Arnie Ball, at IPFW.

Battling Back
The Herald Argus
Miller, a 22-year –old right-handed reliever, also played college baseball in Fort Wayne, at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne.

Trump and Pence Camps at Odds Over Best Choice for U.S. Senate: Messer or Rokita
Indy Star
Andy Downs, a political scientist at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne, argued having the support of those with Trump ties may not be as helpful as it was during the election year.

Battling Back
The Michigan City News-Dispatch
Miller, a 22-year –old right-handed reliever, also played college baseball in Fort Wayne, at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne.

Baseball: Friend’s Death Precedes Phelps’ No-Hitter
The Suffolk Times
Chase Phelps, a 6-foot-1 righthander from Fort Wayne, Indiana, will enter his sophomore year at Indiana University-Purdue University. This season he is 2-3 with a 4.53 ERA.

July 26

Banks Touts Need for IPFW Job Fair
The Journal Gazette
U.S. Rep. Jim Banks said Tuesday the yearly IPFW job fair he is co-sponsoring for the first time is important even if the unemployment rate is a scant 2.8 percent in the Fort Wayne area.

Backpack Group Hires 1st Director
The Journal Gazette
Blessings in a Backpack has hired its first executive director. She (Kryste M. Wallen) has maintained a limited-term lecturer position for the past six years at IPFW with the College of Visual and Performing Arts in the Department of Visual Communication and Design.

Bazaar, Tastings, Dinner Planned for Rocky Mountain Tea Festival in Boulder
Boulder Daily Camera
George Kalamaras, professor of English at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne and former Indiana poet laureate, will explore the often-overlooked, more subtle aspects of tea during a Saturday afternoon tea-tasting and poetry-writing workshop at the Rocky Mountain Tea Festival, July 29-30, at the Boulder Dushanbe Teahouse.

Congressman Jim Banks Announces Job Fair
WBIW
Congressman Jim Banks (IN-03) announced that northeast Indiana employers will be looking to fill 2,300 positions at the upcoming job fair he will hold in conjunction with Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) and WorkOne Northeast.

Rep. Luke Messer Officially Joins Senate Race
WVIK npr
Mike Downs Center for Indiana Politics at IPFW Director Andrew Downs says that puts a damper on Messer’s status as the favorite.

July 25

Chancellor Candidates Down to 4
The Journal Gazette
An IPFW vice chancellor, a Purdue University administrator, and educators from Ohio and Texas have emerged as finalists for IPFW chancellor.

Area Jobless Rate Down from Year Ago
The Journal Gazette
Rachel Blakeman, director of the Community Research Institute at IPFW, pointed out that the increase in the number of people unemployed was accompanied by an increase of 3,718 in the number of people working in June as compared to the previous month.

IPFW Announces Chancellor Finalists
Inside Indiana Business
IPFW has named the four finalists to succeed Vicky Carwein as chancellor of the Fort Wayne campus.

Banks to Hold Job Fair at IPFW
KPC News
U.S. Rep. Jim Banks, R-Columbia City, has announced that he will hold a job fair in conjunction with Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) and WorkOne Northeast on Wednesday, Aug. 2, from noon to 3 p.m. at the IPFW campus in Fort Wayne.

IPFW to Hold Final Enrollment Express Day for Fall Classes
Public
Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) will hold its final Enrollment Express Day for the fall 2017 semester Thursday, August 3, with appointments available between 9 and 11 a.m. in the Office of Admissions, located in the Walb Student Union, Room 121.

IPFW to Hold Final Enrollment Express Day for Fall Classes
wn.com
Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) will hold its final Enrollment Express Day for the fall 2017 semester Thursday, August 3, with appointments available between 9 and 11 a.m. in the Office of Admissions, located in the Walb Student Union.

Opioid Prescribing Policy and Ethical Issues Will Be Highlighted in PAINWeek 2017 - Are You Now… Or Have You Ever Been?
prweb
Stephen Ziegler, PhD, JD, is an Associate Professor of Public Policy at Indiana University-Purdue University, in Fort Wayne.

July 24

IPFW Chancellor Candidate Open Forums Begin This Week
WOWO
Open forums begin this week with the candidates to become IPFW’s next chancellor.

IPFW Names Four Vice Chancellor Candidates
Fort Wayne’s NBC
Yet another change is coming to the Indiana University-Purdue University campus.

Rokita’s ‘God’s Will’ Comment Spurs 2018 Campaign Preview
The Statehouse File
The fight is nothing out of the ordinary in the lead up to the 2018 Senate Campaign, said Andy Downs, political scientist at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne.

IPFW Chancellor Search Down to Four
The Journal Gazette
IPFW has released the names of the four finalists in the search for the school’s next chancellor.

Banks: 2,300 Positions Available at Upcoming Job Fair
United States Congressman Jim Banks
Congressman Jim Banks (IN-03) today announced that northeast Indiana employers will be looking to fill 2,300 positions at the upcoming job fair he will hold in conjunction with Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) and WorkOne Northeast in nine days.