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November 27, 2017

IPFW in the News for November 27, 2017

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November 27

OPINION: A Narrowed Gap: Pay Catching Up to Area’s Reinvention
The Journal Gazette
In a look at regional economic trends in the period 2001 to 2015, the IPFW Community Research Institute reported earlier this year that Fort Wayne's per capita income, which comprises individual earnings from all sources, tied for the slowest growth within 13 comparable Midwestern metropolitan areas. It was also almost 10 points lower than the 51 percent average growth in all U.S. metropolitan areas.

November 26

IPFW Falls; Konchar Hits Milestone
The Journal Gazette
Bryson Scott scored 24 points, and John Konchar added 18 to reach 1,000 career points for IPFW (3-3). Harrell hit five 3-pointers for 15 points.

Thousands Rush to Check Out Holiday Tradition at Embassy
The Journal Gazette
Although the awards for trees – from judges in creative fields at the University of Saint Francis, IPFW and Ivy Tech – already have been given out, attendees can vote for the winner of a People's Choice prize, with the winner named this week.

IPFW to Split in Two
Victory Sports Network
 Indiana Purdue Fort Wayne is splitting into two different schools, to be Purdue Fort Wayne and Indiana University Fort Wayne.  IPFW is an NCAA D1 program in the Summit league.

November 25

Author’s Eccentric Grandpa Was Wise, After All
KPC News
As a boy in Kendallville in the 1950s and ’60s, Steven J. Herendeen found his grandfather embarrassing. Although Herendeen eventually earned a master’s degree and became a professor at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne, he acknowledges that not everyone needs college to succeed.

Yellow Fever: Bucs Hold on to Beat Mastodons
Johnson City Press
In fact, McCloud had his best game in any college uniform with 25 points, nine rebounds and six assists to lead the Bucs to an 83-73 win over Fort Wayne at Freedom Hall Civic Center.

November 24

Music Listings: Classical
The Journal Gazette
MONDAY – Tom Curry on tuba – 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

Bainbridge Native Honored with Education Award
The Banner-Graphic
John Milliken, J.D., professor in the Department of Criminal Justice, Psychology and Social Services and assistant vice president for academic services, named the winner of the IPFW Leadership Award for Higher Education.

November 23

Technology: Grant Renewed at IPFW for STEM Teacher Recruitment
Greater Fort Wayne Business Weekly
A grant valued at about $531,800 to fund Indiana science, technology, engineering, and math teacher recruitment and retention has been renewed for Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne.

OPINION: We Are Thankful for…
The Journal Gazette
IPFW and its 50-plus years of service to the area. The union between Indiana and Purdue universities ends next July, but first-rate academic offerings will continue.

Home for the Holidays Concert
Home for the Holidays Concert will be held at IPFW'S Auer Performance Hall, located in the Rhinehart Music Center at 2101 East Coliseum Blvd in Fort Wayne, IN on December 4 from 7:30 - 9:00pm.

Jazz Ensemble Holiday Swing Concert
A Jazz Ensemble Holiday Swing Concert will be held at IPFW'S Auer Performance Hall, located in the Rhinehart Music Center on 2101 East Coliseum Blvd in Fort Wayne, IN on December 1 from 7:30 - 9:00pm.

Throwback Thursday: Santa Claus is Comin’ Back to Town
The Journal Gazette
Tom Keefer also was on the parking lot. A civil engineering student at Indiana-Purdue, Fort Wayne, Keefer was involved in the early display restoration efforts.

No. 8 Kentucky Finally Has it Easy Against IPFW, 86-67
The Journal Gazette
How No. 8 Kentucky finally won comfortably pleased coach John Calipari as much as the fact his young team ran away from IPFW.

November 22

IPFW Hopes to Play to Strengths: Can’t Match Kentucky’s Length, Transition Play Tonight
The Journal Gazette
While Nov. 22 is a special date in the IPFW men’s basketball program, the team can’t dwell on what’s happened in the past. The “next-game-up” mentality just happens to put the Mastodons in Rupp Arena at 8 p.m. today against No. 8 Kentucky (4-1) as the Adolph Rupp Classic continues.

Five Things to Know About Fort Wayne Basketball
Lexington Herald Leader
Five things to know about Kentucky basketball’s Wednesday night opponent, Indiana Purdue-Fort Wayne, or better known as the Fort Wayne Mastodons:

November 21

Jobless Rate Falls in 3-County Area
The Journal Gazette
The jobless rate of the Fort Wayne metropolitan statistical area fell in October when compared with a year ago. Rachel Blakeman, director of IPFW's Community Research Institute, said that the news is largely positive and that the local jobless numbers continue to hover around what economists consider full employment.

IPFW Student Managed Restaurant
IN|fort wayne
Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne students in the department of hospitality and tourism management are serving up authentic Greek food at Athens Greek Tavern, this semester’s student-run restaurant.

The Journal Gazette
It was recently announced that when IPFW reorganizes into Purdue Fort Wayne, the school colors will change to black and gold – Purdue University's colors. While I agree that people associate black and gold with Purdue, is that what we want for Purdue Fort Wayne? By Craig Smith, Fort Wayne

Schilling Joins Board of Progressive Education Network
Inside Indiana Business
Heather Schilling has joined the board of directors for the national Progressive Education Network. She received her bachelor’s degree from Manchester, her master’s degree from IPFW and her doctorate from Ball State University.

Sports Briefs: Basketball
Zanesville Times Recorder
Indiana-Purdue Fort Wayne freshman Matt Weir, a John Glenn grad, has 27 points and 16 assists through four games. He scored 16 with six assists in a 114-59 win over Defiance.

Magnuson Hotels Rebrands Former Howard Johnson in Indiana
Hotel Management Magazine
Magnuson Hotels announced the rebranding of the Magnuson Hotel Fort Wayne North.  In addition, families and students visiting Indiana University Purdue and Fort Wayne Zoo are less than two miles from the hotel.

IPFW Partners with Keysight Technologies to Offer New Certification Program
Public Now
Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) and Keysight Technologies are now working together to offer an RF (Radio Frequency) and MW (Microwave) Industry-Ready Student Certification Program to electrical and computer engineering students in the College of Engineering, Technology, and Computer Science.

November 20

IPFW Launches On-Campus Food Pantry
WBOI Northeast Indiana Public Radio
IPFW held a ribbon cutting to launch the opening of its new on-campus food bank. Administrators say the food pantry is open to students, staff and the public.

IPFW Hosts Economic Outlook Panel
WBOI Northeast Indiana Public Radio
IPFW hosted an economic panel Friday that touched on positive and negative trends seen around the world, the United States, Indiana and the Northeast region.

Mastodons Prepare to Face Eighth-Ranked Kentucky
WANE TV NewsChannel 15
November 22, 2016 will always be a date to remember for Mastodon basketball fans – and the IPFW faithful is hoping the Dons can strike down another of college basketball’s blue bloods exactly a year later.

Two Area Nurses Awarded Parkview Noble Foundation Shirley Traster Nursing Scholarship
KPC News
Kathy Barker, RN, Parkview Noble Hospital, and Morgan Muehlmeyer, RN, Parkview Regional Medical Center, have been named the 2017 Parkview Noble Foundation Shirley Traster Nursing Scholarship recipients. The awards, each valued at $500, will provide financial assistance in support of Barker’s bachelor of science in nursing program at IPFW and Muehlmeyer’s master of science with a major in primary care family nurse practitioner, also at IPFW.