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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

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IPFW in the News for May 23, 2016

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 or tweet them to @IPFWnews.

May 22

Community leaders letter on IPFW
Journal Gazette
We write today as concerned citizens of northeast Indiana – concerned, specifically, about the future of Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW).

Recent graduates come to terms with debt
Journal Gazette
David Peterson, director of financial aid at IPFW, said students there have orientation courses within their academic majors on credit and money management. IPFW’s career services staff also offers information sessions on those topics.

May 21

Steuben parolee embracing life at IPFW
KPC News
Korey Alwood, a Steuben County native who completed 10 years in maximum security in an Indiana prison late last year, is at home on the campus at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne.

May 20

IPFW alumni board pens letter to David Long regarding potential changes
The IPFW Alumni Association Board of Directors has penned a letter to State Senator David Long stating its rejection of the Indiana Legislative Services Study on the university last January.

IPFW Professor Lands Snake Research Grant
Inside Indiana Business
The associate dean of the IPFW College of Arts and Sciences has received a grant from the U.S. Department of Defense to study the translocation of reptiles and other animals. The nearly $300,000 grant was awarded to Bruce Kingsbury, who is also the director of the Environmental Resources Center at IPFW.

SPECIAL REPORT: Inside rebranding of universities, exclusive look into IPFW's advertisement campaign
21 Alive
It was 55-page report that started it all; A study group mandated by state legislature did research on IPFW last year and made recommendations for the joint university. The controversial recommendation the report surrounds is splitting the campus.

IPFW professor receives reptile research grant
Biology Professor Bruce Kingsbury of Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne has received a $294,242 grant from the U.S. Department of Defense to study the safest ways to relocate snakes, turtles and lizards to a new area after removing them from their original habitat on military installations, the university announced.

May 19

Former IPFW star lives out 'dream' with NBA workout
The former IPFW guard spent Wednesday morning working out for the Indiana Pacers with team executives Larry Bird, Donnie Walsh, Kevin Pritchard and new coach Nate McMillan all watching his every move, and for a kid who had been a Pacer fan for all of his life, there was only one obvious way to explain his emotions.

Spotlight: Nick Tash, Shakespearemachine
Journal Gazette
All of this trouble started when I was attending IPFW. I had started my love affair with Shakespeare back in middle school, when I started doing productions at First Presbyterian Theater. There, at IPFW, I met Halee Shutt, my colleague and the "co-" in our co-artistic director title.

May 18

IPFW’s Max Landis looking for NBA shot at Pacers pre-draft workout
After earning Summit League Player of the Year as a senior IPFW’s Max Landis is looking for his shot on the next level.

Max Landis' workout for Pacers 'a dream come true'
Indy Star Max Landis got a text from his agent, Buddy Baker, on Tuesday morning that the Indiana Pacers had invited him in for a workout.

Pacers take look at IPFW standout
Journal Gazette
Max Landis, the IPFW standout and 2016 Summit League Player of the Year, earned some unexpected but much appreciated praise Wednesday after working out for the Indiana Pacers.

May 17

Black Barbershop Health Initiative & IPFW
Around Fort Wayne
Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) has partnered with the Indiana Commission on the Social Status of Black Males (ICSSBM) and Parkview Community Nursing for the Indiana Black Barbershop Health Initiative.

May 16

IPFW Costume Shop Prepares for Shakespeare (video)
Journal Gazette
IPFW students work on sewing and piecing together the costumes for the upcoming production of "A Midsummer's Night Dream" at the Williams Theatre Costume Shop. Costume for most of the productions at Williams Theatre are designed and made in house by staff and students.

Republicans Seeking State Supt. Nod Cite Differences
IN Public Media
Yorktown superintendent Jennifer McCormick and IPFW instructor Dawn Wooten both criticize state superintendent Glenda Ritz. Ritz is seeking a second term.

IPFW facing cuts after enrollment decline
Some faculty members at the Indiana-Purdue Fort Wayne campus have criticized a budget-cutting plan they argue unfairly targets liberal arts programs.

Discussions shed 'positive light' on GE site
Journal Gazette
The ad hoc committee put together by City Councilman Geoff Paddock a year ago to seek ideas for the future of the GE campus has accomplished a lot. It has attracted considerable public interest, brought Greater Fort Wayne Inc. in as a partner and worked with IPFW to develop a community consensus of what could be possible for the 12-building site just south of downtown Fort Wayne.