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October 16, 2017

IPFW in the News for October 16, 2017

Were you quoted by a reporter? Did you see the university featured in the media? Send the links for your news clips to the public relations team at news@ipfw.edu or tweet them to @IPFWnews.

October 15

Carwein Preparing to Set Sail Into Retirement After ‘Wild Ride’
The Journal Gazette
There's a boat waiting in Georgia for Vicky Carwein. She will sail it with husband Bill Andrews on the Great Loop, up the East Coast from Florida to Maine, through the Great Lakes and down the Mississippi River. They will be “loopers” as retirement together begins. And that's just for starters. But before she ends five years as IPFW chancellor and takes up housekeeping in a catamaran, Carwein still has work to do. There's a proposed music technology degree she'd love to finalize. And, of course, there's smoothing the way for the next chancellor, Ronald Elsenbaumer, to take office Nov. 1.

South Bend Woman’s Devastating Accident Drives Her to Spread Beauty
South Bend Tribune
Her accident — a one-car turnover — happened on March 6, 2006, near Marion, Ind. Ashley and a friend were driving back to Fort Wayne where she was attending college at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne to become a registered nurse.

October 14

Former IPFW Volleyball Players Striving to Help Puerto Rico: They Want to Hand-Deliver Supplies to Key Areas
News-Sentinel
Former IPFW men’s volleyball player Ivan Matos returned from his Puerto Rican home on Friday. He really didn’t want to leave, but the Puerto Rican league he was playing in canceled its season and he needed to work so he could send money home.

Colleges: Effect of Perkins’ End Small: Few Used the Loan Program Congress Killed off in 2015
The Journal Gazette
Ivy Tech Community College Northeast and Trine University in Angola said they did not participate in the program. IPFW said it provided only one Perkins Loan during the 2016-17 school year and none this semester.

Brave Astronaut’s Down-To-Earth Wisdom on Solving Gun Violence
The Journal Gazette
Former Navy pilot astronaut Mark Kelly is an engaging speaker. His stories about combat missions during the first Gulf War and his four trips into space are filled with colorful detail. Speaking for an hour without notes, he delivered lessons from his remarkable life to a big audience at IPFW's Auer Performance Hall. Have a goal and work steadily to achieve it; analyze problems and learn from them; learn to be patient; and don't be dissuaded by failure.

October 13

Little Things Propel IPFW Runner
The Journal Gazette
IPFW cross country runner Emma Rafuse has embraced doing the little things, and it's made a big difference this season. “I think the key thing is that for the first time in my running career, I've been able to stay healthy,” the junior said. “I think taking care of myself, doing more strengthening stuff and really focusing on the injury prevention and icing and taking some time off at the beginning of the summer.”

Astronaut: US Still Leading the Way in Space
The Journal Gazette
he view from space is incredible, says Mark Kelly, former astronaut and mission commander for the space shuttle Endeavour's last journey in 2011. “You see how incredible our planet is from space, just floating there in all the blackness of space,” he said Thursday at a media conference leading up to his appearance as the first lecturer in the 2017-18 Omnibus Lecture Series at IPFW.

Friday the 13th Give You Goosebumps? So Do Spiders, Snakes and Clowns to Some
News-Sentinel
Brett Molitor knows people have certain fears: darkness, snakes, clowns, spiders. So, he and the others at the Haunted Hotel-13th Floor in Huntington are prepared to play on all of them. However, some people like a good scare, and the haunted house is going to be the site of two weddings today, Friday the 13th. Dr. David Young, a professor of psychology at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne, said “Fear is useful.” However, it only becomes a phobia when it is irrational.

OPINION: Bridge to a Bright Future: IU Fort Wayne Leaders Eager to Move Forward with Purdue Counterparts
The Journal Gazette
As the academic leaders of the new Indiana University Fort Wayne, we want to extend a warm welcome to Ronald Elsenbaumer as he assumes the duties of the next IPFW chancellor on Nov. 1, and of the first Purdue University Fort Wayne chancellor eight months later.

News Briefs: Trustees Approve Professorships, Administrative Appointments, IUPUI Department Name Change, Resolution for Donors
Purdue University
Purdue President Mitch Daniels appointed Ronald Elsenbaumer chancellor at IPFW effective Nov. 1. Elsenbaumer most recently has served as an adviser to the president at the University of Texas at Arlington.

October 12

Purdue-Fort Wayne to Offer New Way to Pay Tuition
The Herald
Purdue University Fort Wayne is planning a new way to pay for tuition next fall. The Journal Gazette reports that starting in fall 2018 undergraduate students will pay one rate for a course load of 12 to 18 credit hours per semester. That's a change from paying by credit hour at the Indiana University-Purdue University campus in Fort Wayne.

NewsChannel 15 One-on-One with Capt. Mark Kelly
WANE TV NewsChannel 15
Captain Mark Kelly has faced several challenges in his life– from commanding a space shuttle’s final mission to helping his wife fight for her life. Captain Kelly was in Fort Wayne to talk about all those challenges. Captain Kelly kicked off IPFW’s Omnibus Lecture Series at the Rhinehart Music Center. Cameras weren’t allowed inside, but Kelly sat down with us for a one-on-one interview ahead of his lecture Thursday night.

Astronaut Mark Kelly to Talk Life Lessons, Resilience in IPFW Lecture
WANE TV NewsChannel 15
Astronaut Capt. Mark Kelly will speak at IPFW Thursday evening as part of the university’s Omnibus Lecture Series.

IPFW Dept. of Music Sacred Choral Festival
whatzup
Sacred Choral Festival: Join area church choirs , high school choirs, Voices of Unity and IPFW Choral Ensembles in our annual celebration of sacred choral music.

October 11

Tuition to Change at IPFW for Next Year
The Journal Gazette
With all the other changes at IPFW, officials are planning a new way to pay for tuition next fall. Students currently pay per credit hour. Next year, undergraduate students will pay one rate for a course load of 12 to 18 credit hours per semester. It's called banded tuition.

Actress Jane Seymour to Keynote IPFW’s Tapestry
WANE TV NewsChannel 15
Internationally acclaimed Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning actress, humanitarian, author, artist, and entrepreneur Jane Seymour will be the keynote speaker for the 2018 Tapestry: A Day for You event presented by Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) and Parkview Health. The 17th annual Tapestry event will take place Friday, April 27, 2018, at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum.

Purdue University Fort Wayne to Offer New Way to Pay Tuition
Los Angeles Times
Purdue University Fort Wayne is planning a new way to pay for tuition next fall. The Journal Gazette reports that starting in fall 2018 undergraduate students will pay one rate for a course load of 12 to 18 credit hours per semester. That's a change from paying by credit hour at the Indiana University-Purdue University campus in Fort Wayne.

Purdue University Fort Wayne to Offer New Way to Pay Tuition
WOWO Radio
Purdue University Fort Wayne is planning a new way to pay for tuition next fall. The Journal Gazette reports that starting in fall 2018 undergraduate students will pay one rate for a course load of 12 to 18 credit hours per semester. That's a change from paying by credit hour at the Indiana University-Purdue University campus in Fort Wayne.

Jane Seymour to be Tapestry Keynote Speaker
The Journal Gazette
Jane Seymour, an Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning actress, will be the keynote speaker for the 2018 Tapestry: A Day for You event at IPFW, the university announced Wednesday.

October 10

Verbatim: IPFW to Implement “Banded Tuition” Next Fall
The Journal Gazette
Beginning with the fall 2018 semester, Purdue University Fort Wayne will implement banded tuition for all incoming and current undergraduate students. With banded or flat rate tuition, a single tuition rate is charged for credits within a defined range. At Purdue Fort Wayne, undergraduate students will pay the same basic tuition rate for a course load of 12 to 18 credit hours per semester. Those undergraduate students enrolled in less than 12 credit hours will continue to pay a per credit hour rate. Undergraduate students enrolled in more than 18 credit hours will pay the banded tuition rate plus the per credit hour rate for each additional credit.

IPFW Switches to Banded Tuition
The Journal Gazette
Along with all the other changes at IPFW, officials are planning a new way to pay for tuition next fall. Students currently pay per credit hour. Next year, undergraduate students will pay one rate for a course load of 12 to 18 credit hours per semester. It's called banded tuition.

Purdue Fort Wayne to Offer Banded Tuition Rates to Reduce Costs, Boost On-Time Grad Times
News-Sentinel
Beginning with the fall 2018 semester, the planned Purdue University Fort Wayne will implement banded tuition for all incoming and current undergraduate students to reduce education costs and to help more students to graduate within four years, a news release said.

IPFW Named State’s Sixth Best 4-Year College by Schools.com
News-Sentinel
IPFW has been ranked the number six college in the state after being thoroughly evaluated against 13 different criteria by Schools.com, according to a release by the website October 10.

Customers in Line Two Days Before IKEA’s Indianapolis-Area Store Opens
News-Sentinel
IKEA won’t open its first Indiana store until 9 a.m. Wednesday, but customers were already lining up by Monday morning. Bernd Buldt of Fort Wayne says within limits one could call his family IKEA fans. His wife, Brigitte, has plans to visit the new store, though not during the opening.

Some Colorful Places to Run
The Journal Gazette
For fall foliage in the area, trails are going to provide runners with the full immersion of the beauties of the season. River Greenway/Towpath trail system: Fort Wayne has done a tremendous job expanding the trail system throughout the city. Not only do trees along these paths provide shade in the summer and some shelter in rainy weather, the colors during the fall are all around for miles and miles. The system goes from Shoaff, through the IPFW campus, Johnny Appleseed, downtown, Swinney Park, down the banks of the Maumee to New Haven while the Towpath stretches southwest toward the Lutheran Hospital campus, connecting with the Aboite Trail System.

October 9

OPINION: Enrollment Numbers Belie IPFW’s Momentum
The Journal Gazette
The calculation and reporting of enrollment numbers is complex and sometimes confusing. Differing numbers have been reported for our fall 2017 census, and I want to clarify our status. By IPFW Chancellor Vicky Carwein.