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IPFW in the News June 17-21, 2013

1. News-Sentinel, June 20, 2013

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Thought the Cardboard Boat Regatta sounded like fun at this year's IPFW RiverFest, but you just didn't get around to making an entry? No problem. Beginning at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, you'll have about two hours to put together a cardboard boat at the festival and launch it in the St. Joseph River. It's all part of the fun at the annual event, which takes place from 8:30 a.m.-midnight Saturday on the IPFW campus along the river.

2. Herald-Times, June 19, 2013

IU trustees to vote on $1.3 billion dollar budget
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The Indiana University trustees will be asked to approve a budget of $3.1 billion for fiscal year 2013-14 at their meetings Thursday and Friday at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne. The general fund portion of the budget is $1.9 billion.

3. Inside Indiana Business, June 19, 2013

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The East Allen County Schools Board of School Trustees has announced the hiring of Dr. Kenneth Folks as the new Superintendent of Schools. Dr. Folks was previously the Assistant Superintendent of Marion Community Schools. He has served as principal in Northwest Allen County Schools and Northern Wells Community Schools. Folks will enter the position with a wealth of experience. He received his bachelor and master degree's in secondary education from IPFW. He also received his administrator's license from IPFW and his doctorate in educational leadership from Purdue University. Folks also serve on the Board of Directors for the Indiana Association of School Principals, Indiana Public School Superintendents and Indiana Urban Schools Association.

4. Greater Fort Wayne Business Weekly, June 19, 2013

IPFW offers new program to create college degrees
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Story also ran in: Inside Indiana Business
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Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne will launch a new general-studies degree completion program this fall for working adults who have already completed at least 60 credit hours of college work. General Studies Advantage is a hybrid program that will require students to be on campus just one night per week.

5. News-Sentinel, June 19, 2013

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Shawna Squibb, Leadership Fort Wayne class member and associate bursar at IPFW, said after growing up in the Fort Wayne area and volunteering at local charities, she wanted to find another outlet to help her put her leadership skills to use in a better, more long-term way. “At first I really didn't quite know what to expect. I was hoping to make some really great relationships and that has really come to fruition. I feel like I met a lot of people throughout the community that I wouldn't normally have the opportunity to connect with,” she said.

6. Journal Gazette, June 18, 2013

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John Stafford, executive director of IPFW's Community Research Institute, said the money does not have to be used the year it is collected, but is intended for capital expenses, such as roads or vehicles. To be enacted, the council must give the measure final approval at its regular session next week. It passed in committee session 6-1, with Russ Jehl, R-2nd, voting "no." Councilmen Marty Bender, R-at large, and Glynn Hines, D-6th, were absent.

7. WANE, June 18, 2013

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Future Mastodons are taking to the court this week at the Hilliard Gates Sports Center as IPFW men's basketball coach Tony Jasick is holding his annual camp. Jasick is entering his third year leading the IPFW program.

8. Indiana's News Center, June 17, 2013

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Miss Indiana is coming back home to Indiana after her time competing in the Miss USA pageant. Emily Hart, Miss Indiana, has won many titles including Miss IPFW, Miss Fort Wayne, Miss Three Rivers and of course, Miss Indiana.

9. WANE, June 17, 2013

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Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) is hosting two workshops on Autism disorders on Monday and Tuesday. Jeong-il Cho, assistant professor of special education at IPFW, says the target audiences for the workshops are teachers, parents, and anyone who wants to learn basic practical information about autism and related issues.

10. Huntington County TAB, June 17, 2013

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Shearer plans to attend Ivy Tech or Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne to pursue a degree in business management/ entrepreneurship. He has been active in the Huntington County 4-H program and Huntington North FFA program including serving as a Horse and Soils judging participant. Shearer is also a graduate of Huntington County Youth Leadership Academy and has volunteered for several organizations including Love INC, the Pioneer Festival and New Life Meal Ministry.

11. St. Joe Times, June 14, 2013

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“It’s a one-day event, but we cram in enough for a week,” said RiverFest project manager Sara Payne. The fourth annual celebration of Fort Wayne’s rivers will fill the IPFW campus on Saturday, June 22. The food, fireworks and music return, to be joined by the Mud Run, Farm to Fork and other new events.