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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 May 18, 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.


May 18

IPFW's new direction; Greater independence opens a world of options - Op-ed by Dr. Vicky Carwein
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
Every two years, the General Assembly establishes the state’s biennial budget, allocating money for government, social services, education and more. This was one of those budget years, but for IPFW, it was a year like no other, for this year will be remembered as the one our future began.

Business people
Fort Wayne News-Sentinel
IPFW welcomes Tamarah D. Brownlee as director of human resources and institutional equity. She has a bachelor’s degree in African-American studies and a Master of Public Health, both from Indiana University.

Education Notebook
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
• IPFW’s Center for the Enhancement of Learning and Teaching has announced several annual faculty awards. Mark Jordan, associate professor of biology, will receive the 2015 Leepoxy Plastics Inc. Award for excellence in undergraduate teaching. Heather Krull, clinical assistant professor of nursing, will receive the 2015 Award for Excellence in Online Teaching.

• Applications are now being accepted for IPFW’s new concentration, family nurse practitioner, to its master of science with a major in nursing program. The new concentration will start in the fall. For more information, contact Sydney Miracle at 481-6189 or email miracles@ipfw.edu.

IPFW's winning tennis program eliminated -- but why? Op-ed by Mark Recht
Fort Wayne News-Sentinel
Men’s and women’s tennis teams were recently taken by surprise with one day’s notice given to coach Eric Burns that the programs were being canceled at IPFW.

May 17

In college, while still in high school
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
Isaiah Stephenson was so impressed with the dual-credit psychology class he took at IPFW as a high school senior that he made the subject a minor in college.

Political Notebook
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
The Regional Chamber of Northeast Indiana has named Senate President Pro Tem David Long, R-Fort Wayne, and Rep. Bob Morris, R-Fort Wayne, as its 2015 Legislators of the Year. “Both were instrumental in providing critical leadership in helping IPFW achieve multi-system metropolitan university status,” the chamber said in a statement.

Stigma over online courses has gone away
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
IPFW is typical of the colleges and universities that have expanded online and distance learning programs to better meet the needs of students, said Angela Williams, director of online and credit programs.

IPFW continues trend toward versatility in recruiting
Fort Wayne News-Sentinel
When IPFW center Steve Forbes walked off of the Fort Wayne campus recently, he took more than just his diploma with him, the 6-foot-9 redshirt senior also took a team-best 14 points and six rebounds with him.

Will Weed Be Legal In Indiana Anytime Soon? The Hoosier State Is Divided On The Issue
Bustle
According to Andy Downs, who spoke to the IndyStar, director of the Mike Downs Center for Indiana Politics at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne, Indiana will likely be one of the last states to legalize.

May 15

Women's track and field 7th at league championships
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
The IPFW women's track and field team set three more records Friday to finish the Summit League championships with 16 points overall, good for seventh place in the team competition.

May 14

Chamber lauds lawmakers, legislation
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
The Regional Chamber of Northeast Indiana has named Senate President Pro Tem David Long, R-Fort Wayne, and Rep. Robert Morris, R-Fort Wayne, as its 2015 Legislators of the Year. "Both were instrumental in providing critical leadership in helping IPFW achieve multi-system metropolitan university status," the Chamber said in a statement.

Backhand smash eliminates IPFW tennis - Op-ed by Mark Recht
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
IPFW’s men’s and women’s tennis teams were recently taken by surprise with one day’s notice given to coach Eric Burns that the programs were being canceled.

IPFW designation is win for region
Greater Fort Wayne Business Weekly
Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne finally has its long awaited designation – multisystem metropolitan campus. This new status will empower the 50-year-old university the ability to better serve the region through greater autonomy with its programming and offerings.

People on the move
Greater Fort Wayne Business Weekly
Kody Tinnel, Seth Gearhart, and others were among the winners of several end-of-year awards at IPFW recently.

A guide to Kickstart Festival in downtown Fort Wayne
Fort Wayne News-Sentinel
Last year was the first year for the festival. The event was small but mighty as IPFW launched the Sculpture with Purpose community art project. This year, the event seems almost entirely new.

May 13

Regional Chamber Lauds New Status
Inside Indiana Business
The Regional Chamber of Northeast Indiana says IPFW's designation as a "multi-system metropolitan university" could be "transformative." Officials say the school's new status will allow it to offer advanced graduate degrees, more on-campus housing and expanded research programs.

May 12

Death silences a strongly opinionated community voice
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
Anson “Andy” Shupe was neither a native of Fort Wayne nor a resident when he died last week, at 67, in Bloomington. Born in Buffalo, New York, He joined IPFW’s Department of Sociology in 1987, and he retired from there in 2012.

Regional Chamber calls IPFW metropolitan designation "historic"
21 Alive
Legislation designating IPFW as a "multi-system metropolitan university" was celebrated at a Tuesday morning event held by the Regional Chamber of Northeast Indiana.

IPFW chooses long-time assistant as Arnie Ball's successor
Fort Wayne News-Sentinel
As a former IPFW player and Arnie Ball's long-time assistant, Ryan Perrotte has earned a shot as the next coach of the men's volleyball team. IPFW made the announcement today that Perrotte will become the second head coach in the program's 35-year history, replacing the retiring Ball.

Perrotte Named IPFW Men's Volleyball Coach
21 Alive
IPFW introduced Ryan Perrotte as the new men's volleyball head coach on Tuesday.

School News
Fort Wayne News-Sentinel
• IPFW's Center for the Enhancement of Learning and Teaching has announced these faculty awards: Mark Jordan, associate professor of biology, will receive the 2015 Leepoxy Plastics Inc. Award for excellence in undergraduate teaching and Heather Krull, clinical assistant professor of nursing, will receive the 2015 Award for Excellence in Online Teaching.

• IPFW will offer a Family Nurse Practitioner concentration to its Master of Science with a major in Nursing program beginning fall 2015. Call Sydney Miracle at 481-6189 or email miracles@ipfw.edu.

• IPFW recognized Georgia Wralstad Ulmschneider, associate professor of political science and prelaw adviser, and Michelle Parker, continuing lecturer in the Department of Computer, Electrical and Information Technology, as Outstanding advisers of the Year.

Business people
Fort Wayne News-Sentinel
• Asher Agency welcomes the following new staff members. Natalie Haines, media assistant, is a native of Berne and a graduate of IPFW, where she studied business and marketing. Danee Pye, digital strategist, earned a bachelor’s degree at UC-Berkeley and a master’s degree at Ball State, and she is a doctoral candidate at University of Texas.

May 11

IPFW Hires Director of HR
Inside Indiana Business
Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) welcomes Tamarah D. Brownlee, MPH, as its new director of Human Resources and Institutional Equity. She begins her duties May 18.