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Cooking Blind Fundraiser

The League for the Blind & Disabled will present Cooking Blind with Master Chef Christine Ha on Sunday, September 7 at 12 pm in the Auer Performance Hall at IPFW. All proceeds from this event will support The League’s Youth Services program. Ms. Ha, the 3rd season winner of Master Chef is completely blind.

The fundraiser includes a cook-off featuring the four finalists from a July preliminary contest at Ivy Tech Community College where they competed to get to the finals by cooking their favorite recipe, with apples being the main ingredient.  The four “home cooks”:  Kent Castleman of New Haven, Nancy Ake of Fort Wayne (Ms. Ake is blind), Michael Walters of Hoagland, and Dawn Kelley of Fort Wayne, will be competing on stage for a $1,000 cash prize.

Tickets for this assigned seating event are available online at www.ipfw.edu/tickets or by calling the box office at 260-481-6555. 


The Fantasticks


The IPFW Department of Theatre opens its 2014-15 season celebrating the 50th Anniversary of IPFW with the musical The Fantasticks.  A romantic classic of the American stage that has been enchanting audiences around the world and holds the record as the longest-running musical in the world.  The Fantasticks is the only play to be given three previous productions at IPFW, for good reason.  At the heart of its breathtaking poetry and subtle theatrical sophistication is a purity and simplicity that transcends cultural barriers.  The result is a timeless fable of love that manages to be nostalgic and universal at the same time.  With whimsy and poignancy, it reveals the folly and fragility of human nature.  It allows us to recognize a bit of ourselves and to smile at what we once were, and perhaps what we may always be.

The Fantasticks was previously produced at IPFW in April 1965, June 1977, and February 1996.

Performances of The Fantasticks will be held in the Studio Theatre in Kettler Hall on September 12, 13, 18, 19, and 20 at 8 pm September 14 at 2 pm.  General admission tickets are available online at www.ipfw.edu/tickets or by calling the box office at 260-481-6555. 


Fort Wayne Flex


The Fort Wayne Flex is a Bodybuilding, Physique, Figure, & Bikini Championships that will be held in the Rhinehart Music Center on Saturday, September 13. 

The day of competition will begin at 10:30 a.m. with pre-judging and the evening show will be at 5 p.m.

Tickets are available online at www.ipfw.edu/tickets or by phone at 260-481-6555. 

For more information on registration visit eatcleanfitteam.com/npc-fort-wayne-flex/












Women’s Volleyball


The Mastodons' home schedule opens on Sept. 17 with a battle between in-state foes Ball State.  Season tickets for all 11 home games can be purchased at the Larson Box Office inside the Gates Sports Center or online at www.ipfw.edu/tickets.   

For more information on season tickets or to order by phone, call Tyler Baker at 260-481-6372.





Indiana Cultural Series


Shruti the Indian Cultural Organization of Fort Wayne will present a Tribute Concert or R. D. Burman on Friday, September 19 at 7:30 p.m. in the Rhinehart Music Center. 

The concert will feature music from the 331 Bollywood film scores that Burman composed performed by Jolly Mukherjee, Mahalakshmi Iyer, Bishakh Jyoti Majumdar, and Shreyasi Chakrabort. 

Tickets are available online at www.ipfw.edu/tickets or by calling the box office at 260-481-6555. 


Omnibus Lecture Series


The first lecture in the 2014-15 Omnibus Series will feature Doris Kearns Goodwin, a Presidential Historian and Pulitzer Prize-winning Author on Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. in the Rhinehart Music Center. 

Goodwin is a frequent guest and commentator on major news programming, including NBC, MSNBC, CBS, ABC, FOX, and CNN. Goodwin has also appeared on Meet the Press, The Oprah Winfrey Show, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, and The Colbert Report, among many others, in addition to extensive interviews for historical documentaries on PBS and the History Channel.

Goodwin earned a Ph.D. in government from Harvard, where she also taught, and served as an assistant to President Lyndon Johnson. For her incredible talent and knowledge, she has received numerous awards, including the Charles Frankel Prize from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Lincoln Prize.

Tickets for the Omniubs Lecture Series requires a free ticket.  Tickets for Goodwin’s lecture are available starting on Tuesday, September 2 at 12:30 p.m.  You can also request them online at www.ipfw.edu/tickets.