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November 20, 2017

IPFW in the News for November 20, 2017

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November 20

What’s Going On: Music: Classical
The Journal Gazette
Percussion Ensemble Concert – 7:30 p.m.; IPFW, Auer Performance Hall, 2101 E Coliseum Blvd.; free for IPFW students, $7 adults, $6 seniors; 481-6555 or www.ipfw.edu/tickets.

November 19

White House Hosts Conversation on Higher Education
The Washington Examiner
by Kelsey Carroll; The Millennial Advocacy Council hosted a policy conference on Friday at the White House Eisenhower Building, featuring panels on higher education and workforce development and modernization. The Millennial Advocacy Council hosted a policy conference on Friday at the White House Eisenhower Building, featuring panels on higher education and workforce development and modernization. Kelsey Carroll is a sophomore at Indiana University Purdue University - Fort Wayne studying communications and political science. She serves as a Media Ambassador and Chapter President for Young Americans for Liberty.

November 18

Students Use Robots to Solve Problems
Journal Review
Qualified teams move on to the championship tournament Dec. 9 at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne.

IPFW Taking Momentum on the Road
The Journal Gazette
IPFW's early-season challenges will continue in the second game of the Adolph Rupp Classic today against Illinois-Chicago.

Economic Outlook Sunny for State
The Journal Gazette
If you like this year's economy, you'll like next year's, too. Fort Wayne's metropolitan statistical area is expected to match the state's economic performance, Rachel Blakeman said. She's the director of IPFW's Community Research Institute. Blakeman expects the region will also mirror the state's economic growth rate.

Income in Region Expands Slightly
The Journal Gazette
Eight of nine northeast Indiana counties saw per capita personal income increase last year as compared with 2015, according to data from the Bureau of Economic Analysis. Rachel Blakeman, director of IPFW's Community Research Institute, participated in Indiana University's economic outlook panel Friday. She noted that northeast Indiana is seeing lower unemployment rates than the state and national averages.

Weekly Scorecard: Winners
The Journal Gazette
IPFW Food Bank: The new facility, which will serve students and other community members in need, opened Thursday in the Walb Student Union.

Mourning the Loss of Ethics in Journalism
The Washington Examiner
by Kelsey Carroll; With the president’s daily mentions of “fake news,” it is important to take a moment and examine the very amendment that gave journalists the right to publish. The First Amendment grants all citizens a right to free speech, but journalists also vow to objectively portray the truth — currently the latter is being disregarded by some. Kelsey Carroll is a sophomore at Indiana University Purdue University - Fort Wayne studying communications and political science. She serves as a Media Ambassador and Chapter President for Young Americans for Liberty.

November 17

IPFW Part of $531,000 STEM Grant Renewal
WOWO News
A $531,789 grant has been renewed for Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) and the I-STEM Resource Network.

IPFW Students – Cienfuegos
Garrett Museum of Art
During the past two years, several IPFW students from the Department of Visual Communication and Design have traveled to Cienfuegos in the Dominican Republic. Cienfuegos is located outside Santiago and is an area of extreme poverty, high crime, and very little health care.

Music Listings: Classical
The Journal Gazette
SUNDAY – Flute Studio Showcase – 7:30 p.m.; IPFW, Rhinehart Recital Hall, 2101 E. Coliseum Blvd.; $7 adults, $6 seniors, $4 non-IPFW students, free for IPFW students; 481-6555 or www.ipfw.edu/tickets.

Art Exhibits
The Journal Gazette
Monday – REGIONAL ART EDUCATORS' EXHIBITION – Ends Dec. 8; IPFW Visual Arts Gallery, 2101 Coliseum Blvd. E.; gallery hours, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekends.

Stretch of Coliseum to be Closed Late Saturday into Sunday
WANE TV
On Saturday evening beginning after 11:00 pm, eastbound lanes of Coliseum Boulevard will be closed to through traffic between Anthony Boulevard and Crescent Avenue. The closing is necessary to allow bridge structures to be placed across Coliseum Boulevard as a part of the new pedestrian walkway project connecting Ivy Tech and Purdue University-Fort Wayne.

Despite Denial of Legacy Funds, Park Center’s Plans for Central-City Clinic Remain
News-Sentinel
A Fort Wayne mental-health agency won’t give up on its plan to expand health-care services in the central city despite rejection of its $700,000 request by the city’s Legacy Joint Funding Committee. Although the clinic is about 75 percent vacant, the IPFW Lafayette Street Family Health Clinic, has been providing services to women for 10 years.

Northeast Indiana’s Income Growth Rate Holds Steady Against National Rate
Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership
These numbers demonstrate the effectiveness of community leaders, working together through efforts of the Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership, to increase per capita income to improve the economic vitality of the region,” said Rachel Blakeman, director at the Community Research Institute at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne.

November 16

IPFW Set to Open Doors to Food Bank
The Journal Gazette
Although the IPFW Food Bank officially marks its grand opening today, the resource has already filled a need. Three students stopped by the Walb Student Union facility, which also is open to the community, during a soft opening last week, said Alison Rynearson, associate director of student life and leadership.

IPFW Opening Food Pantry
98.9 The Bear
IPFW and Community Harvest have teamed up to open a new on-campus food bank. The school will hold a grand opening today for the new food bank in room 215 of the Walb Student Union on the college’s Coliseum Blvd campus.

IPFW Opens Food Bank
Inside Indiana Business
IPFW has cut the ribbon on a new food bank it says will serve food-insecure members of the campus community and the public. The university says the food bank has already received more than 3,000 pounds of food as well as monetary donations.

IPFW Picks Up Pace in 2nd for Win in Classic
The Journal Gazette
The IPFW men's basketball team overcame a slow start to win its opener of the Adolph Rupp Classic, 85-71 over Delaware State in front of 1,353 fans at the Memorial Coliseum on Wednesday.

A Smart Oven Even a Dummy Could Master
Crain’s Chicago Business
"We did our homework and then turned that into something that could sit on a customer's countertop," says Tovala co-founder and CTO Bryan Wilcox, 34, an Indiana native who studied engineering at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne and earned a doctorate at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The Tovala oven, in fact, is about the size of a typical microwave and weighs 33 pounds.

Sacred Heart Health System Announces Susan Cornejo as New Chief Operating Officer
Pensacola News Journal
Sacred Heart Health System announced Thursday the selection of Susan Cornejo as the new chief operating officer for Sacred Heart Health System in Pensacola and Providence Hospital in Mobile, Alabama, both members of the nonprofit health system Ascension. Cornejo is a certified public accountant who earned her bachelor's degree in accounting from Indiana University-Purdue University and a master's degree in business administration from Indiana Wesleyan University.

November 15

IPFW Joins with Community Harvest to Create Campus Food Bank
News-Sentinel
Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne will hold a grand opening for the new IPFW Food Bank 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Thursday in Room 215, Walb Student Union.

IPFW to Pick Up Pace for Classic: Attack Mode Crucial as Mastodons Begin Tough 4-Game Stretch
The Journal Gazette
The IPFW men's basketball team kicks off the Adolph Rupp Classic, hosting Delaware State today at Memorial Coliseum.

Art, Antiquities Among Victims of Warfare: Author Traces Relics’ History
The Journal Gazette
Back in the mid-1990s, Robert Edsel was in Florence, Italy, standing on the famed Ponte Vecchio when a question popped into his mind. How did such a magnificent piece of art architecture, some of it more than 1,000 years old, survive the monumental European upheaval that was World War II? “I was acutely embarrassed, not that I didn't know the answer, but that I had never thought to ask the question,” he said Tuesday afternoon, during an interview before delivering the Omnibus Series lecture at IPFW.

November 14

IPFW Winter Clothing Drive Underway
WANE TV NewsChannel 15
The fifth annual Winter Clothing Drive is underway at IPFW. The 21st Century Scholars program is behind the initiative. People can give back to the community by donating new or gently used winter clothing. All types and sizes of clothing are welcome and appreciated.

IPFW Fall 2017 BFA Exhibition-Reception
WFWA TV PBS 39
Seniors graduating from the Department of Visual Communication and Design will display their senior thesis projects in the Wunderkammer Company gallery. Friday, Dec. 1 – Friday, Dec. 29, 2017.

IPFW-Percussion Ensemble Concert
WFWA TV PBS 39
Students of Continuing Lecturer and Philharmonic Mentor Eric Schweikert come together to showcase works that feature a wide variety of percussion and keyboard instruments.

Scotts Earn Conference Honors
The Journal Gazette
Northrop graduates Bryson and Brenton Scott were each named their conference's players of the week for their performances in their teams' opening weekends. IPFW's Bryson Scott was named the Summit League men's basketball Player of the Week.

IPFW Work at Gravesites Results in Fine
The Journal Gazette
The U.S. Department of the Interior is fining a central Indiana county for violating a federal law aimed at protecting Native American gravesites. The fine of about $6,500 against the Hamilton County Parks Department concerns work by archaeologists from IPFW at Strawtown Koteewi Park near Noblesville.

What’s Going On: Miscellaneous
The Journal Gazette
Omnibus Lecture: Robert Edsel – Author of “The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves, and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History”; 7:30 p.m.; IPFW, Auer Auditorium, Rhinehart Music Center, 2101 Coliseum Blvd. E.; free, but tickets needed; for information, go to www.omnibuslectures.org/.

Youths Meet 50 Exhibitors at Wabash College and Career Fair
The Paper of Wabash
A representative from Indiana University – Purdue University Fort Wayne meets with local students during the recent WHS College and Career fair.

Bliss at Rhinehart Music Center at IPFW
Visit Fort Wayne
Ethereal sounds fill this sumptuous program. English composer Sir Arthur Bliss served in the army before becoming Master of the Queen’s Music.

Writer Brings Extraordinary Story of ‘Monuments Men’ to Fort Wayne
WANE TV NewsChannel 15
Some of the world’s most famous pieces of art still sit in European museums, and will for generations. But have you ever wondered how did it survive the most destructive war in history– World War II? Robert Edsel asked that same question. It’s an extraordinary tale, and Edsel was in Fort Wayne on Tuesday to tell it. Edsel was the second speaker at this year’s IPFW’s Omnibus Lecture Series.

November 13

CUC Appoints Rhyen Staley as First Head Coach for Men’s Volleyball
Concordia University Chicago
Concordia University Chicago, which recently announced the addition of men's volleyball as its 19th intercollegiate sport to begin play in the spring of 2019, has announced Rhyen Staley as the head coach for the program. A native of Joliet, IL, Staley's first taste of college coaching came at his alma mater of Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne in 2004 as an assistant men's coach and recruiting coordinator.

Community Update: Classes
The Journal Gazette
FARMERS MARKET VENDOR WORKSHOP SERIES: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday and Dec. 12, Jan. 8, Feb. 13 and March 13; IPFW Union, 4001 Crescent Ave.; free parking in garage P2; for questions email jmwolff@purdue.edu or call 481-6826.

What’s Going On: Music: Classical
The Journal Gazette
Woodwind Faculty Artists' Recital and Studio Showcase – 7:30 p.m.; IPFW, Rhinehart Recital Hall, 2101 Coliseum Blvd. E.; $7 adults, $6 seniors, $4 non-IPFW students, free for IPFW students; 481-6555 or www.ipfw.edu/tickets.

Teacher Honor Roll / Education Notebook
The Journal Gazette
Kim Berning: Education: Bachelor's degree in education from Ball State University and master's degree in education from IPFW. Family: I've been married to my husband, Scott Berning, for 25 years. We have two daughters, Brittany and Bailey, both of whom are students at IPFW.

Robert Edsel Omnibus News Conference November 14 at IPFW
Public
Robert Edsel, the second lecturer in the 2017-18 Omnibus Lecture Series season, will meet with members of the media on Tuesday, November 14, beginning at 4 p.m. in the lobby of the Visual Arts Building on campus.

IPFW Saxophone Quartet and Choir Concert
WFWA TV PBS 39
The wide ranging colors of the saxophone family are featured in a series of arrangements and original works performed by the students of Farrell Vernon. Dr. Farrell Vernon, conductor. Thursday, Nov. 16 @ 7:30 p.m. Free Admission for IPFW Students with ID and Students 18 Years of Age and Younger $7 Adults, $6 Seniors (60 and Older), $4 Non-IPFW University Students. For information call the IPFW Box Office at 260-481-6555.

Feds Fine Indiana County Over Native American Gravesite Dig
San Francisco Chronicle
The U.S. Department of the Interior is fining a central Indiana county for violating a federal law aimed at protecting Native American gravesites. The fine of about $6,500 against the Hamilton County Parks Department concerns work by archaeologists from Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne at Strawtown Koteewi Park near Noblesville.

IPFW Holds 2018 Economic Outlook Panel
Public
Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) is holding the annual Economic Outlook Panel and luncheon on Friday, November 17, at 11:30 a.m. in the Steel Dynamics Keith E. Busse IPFW Alumni Center, located at 1528 E. California Road on the west side of campus.

Nonpartisan Series Aims to Develop Women for Public Leadership
WBOI Northeast Indiana Public Radio
The Paul Helmke School for Women in Public Life is a nonpartisan series that aims to develop women for public leadership in Northeast Indiana. The last installment of the series was held on November 2, 2017. Several women filled a small room at IPFW’s Neff hall to hear women speak about their experiences in elected and appointed leadership positions.

Regional Trail Network Celebrates 100th Mile
WBOI Northeast Indiana Public Radio
For Indiana newcomer Christy Grannan, the Regional Trail Network has been a welcome feature to life in and around Fort Wayne. The multi-use Network is expanding and recently paved its 100th mile, with an additional seven miles to be added by the end of 2017. The original 25-mile long Rivergreenway trail links Fort Wayne and New Haven and runs along the riverbanks. Fifteen city parks are accessible from this section and, according to Suárez, its downtown route is particularly popular with IPFW students and staff. It was designated a National Recreation Trail in 2009.