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The following articles highlight the recent mentions of IPFW research, people, programs, and events in the media. See IPFW featured in the media? Send any news clips to John Kaufeld, chief communications officer, at john.kaufeld@ipfw.edu.

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IPFW in the News for August 3, 2015

Were you quoted by a reporter? Did you see IPFW featured in the media? Send the links for your news clips to John Kaufeld, chief communications officer, at john.kaufeld@ipfw.edu or tweet them to @IPFWnews.


August 2

Beat goes on for summer sounds, fun
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
What started in 2012 as a downtown block party has morphed into the Baals Music Festival. Last year’s festival had more than 10,000 in attendance and in its time has donated more than $15,000 to local charities, according to its website. The event is sponsored by IPFW and a plethora of local businesses, and public and private organizations.

Sanders: Time for positive revolution
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
They didn’t act like revolutionaries. Except to applaud and cheer some of the streaming-video remarks by their leader, they mostly sat quietly in their seats at IPFW’s Rhinehart Music Center. About the only raised voices came from the occasional crying baby.

August 1

How a small Indiana city became a gay rights battleground
Indianapolis Star
Changing Goshen's civil rights ordinance is “not necessarily something that is blatantly partisan,” said Andy Downs, a political science professor at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne. “There will be groups throughout the entire state who say, ‘Wait a minute. We can’t lose there. Maybe we don’t have to win there, but we can’t lose there,’” Downs said. “Because that starts a domino effect that could be bad for either side.”

Video: Baals Music Festival set to be a big hit yet again
21 Alive
The Baals Music Festival kicked off earlier today with more than 30 DJ's on hand. The festivities will continue through the day and into the night at Headwaters Park. IPFW's Mastodon Ice Lounge is featured in the web video.

July 30

Local stage production seeks to give voice to military spouses
Fort Wayne News-Sentinel
Ball-Uptgraft wrote "I Will Wait" with Gregory Stieber, a friend and a longtime local director and producer who currently is production manager for Fort Wayne Ballet. They met when both were active in theater at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne.

Fort Wayne Crime Victim Care promotes free mental heath for refugees
21 Alive
Partnering with IPFW Community Counseling Center allows graduate students and contracted therapists help give free individual and group support at both the CVC and IPFW.

Residents of eight northwest Ohio counties now eligible for in-state tuition at IPFW
The Around Fort Wayne Blog
Residents of the eight Ohio counties closest to Fort Wayne are now eligible for in-state tuition rates at Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW).

Mini-observatory to advance astronomy program at IPFW
Greater Fort Wayne Business Weekly
The physics department at Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne has started installing a new telescope and related equipment in a mini-observatory it has finished building on its north campus.

July 29

IPFW extends in-state rate; To include 8 more counties in Ohio
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
Some Buckeyes close to the Indiana border are in for a nice surprise if they are considering attending IPFW this fall.

Local students receive offer to attend IPFW at in-state tuition rate
The Bryan Times
A northeast Indiana college is stretching beyond state boundaries to help northwest Ohio students get a more affordable education.

Local Bernie Sanders rally draws hundreds
WANE
A local organizational rally for democrat Bernie Sanders drew hundreds at IPFW’s Rhinehart Music Center.

IPFW expands in-state tuition to 8 more Ohio counties
Ohio.com
Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne has announced that residents of eight more Ohio counties close to the campus are now eligible for in-state tuition.

VIDEO: IPFW extends in-state rate; To include 8 more counties in Ohio
WOWO
IPFW announcing residents of eight more Ohio counties on campus or close are eligible for in-state tuition. The change brings the total up to 14 Ohio counties.

July 28

People speak for and against changing North Side High School nickname
Fort Wayne News-Sentinel
"The fact is, it is a racially derogatory term," said Chad Thompson, an associate professor of linguistics at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne who has worked with Miami Tribe of Oklahoma on recovery of the Miami language. "Just because you are not offended yourself does not mean it is inoffensive," he added.

IPFW expands Ohio reciprocity
Greater Fort Wayne Business Weekly
Thanks to an expansion of a reciprocity agreement between Indiana’s Commisson for Higher Education and the Ohio Board of Regents, residents of eight Ohio counties close to Fort Wayne are now eligible for in-state tuition rates at Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne.

IPFW Announces Ohio Agreement
Inside Indiana Business
Students who live in the eight Ohio counties closest to Fort Wayne are now eligible for in-state tuition at Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne. IPFW says the change comes after a recently expanded agreement between Indiana’s Commission for Higher Education and the Ohio Board of Regents.

IPFW expands in-state tuition to 8 more Ohio counties
WLIO
Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne has announced that residents of eight more Ohio counties close to the campus are now eligible for in-state tuition. The change brings the total of Ohio counties eligible for in-state tuition at the Indiana school to 14.

Ohio neighbors qualify for IPFW in-state tuition
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
Students living in eight Ohio counties closest to Fort Wayne are now eligible for in-state tuition rates at IPFW, the university said today.

IPFW expands in-state tuition to 8 more Ohio counties
WANE
Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne has announced that residents of eight more Ohio counties close to the campus are now eligible for in-state tuition.

July 27

The Fort Wayne Fire Department names new Deputy Chief
WANE
The Fort Wayne Fire Department names a new Deputy Fire Chief, 19-year-old veteran of the Fire Department Adam O’ Connor. He attended Purdue University and IPFW.

Andrew Downs: Who decides who’s a ‘major’ candidate?
Indianapolis Star
Downs is the director of the Mike Downs Center for Indiana Politics, and an associate professor of political science at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW).

U.S. Senate race on level playing field
nuvo.net
U.S. Rep. Marlin Stutzman, R-3rd District, appeals more to the tea party wing of the party while Eric Holcomb, former head of the state GOP, and U.S. Rep. Todd Young, R-9th District, will be seeking support in the business community. The three are competing to fill U.S. Sen. Dan Coats’ position. Andrew Downs, director of the Mike Downs Center for Indiana Politics, said it’s not clear any of the candidates has a major advantage over the other two.

Telescope observatory being built on Fort Wayne campus
WLIO
A professor hopes construction of a telescope observatory on the Indiana-Purdue Fort Wayne campus will help boost interest in astronomy among students.