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IPFW in the News, Dec. 23, 2013-Jan. 3, 2014

1. Greater Fort Wayne Business Weekly, Jan. 3, 2014

'Don' of a new age

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Professor Mike Nusbaumer, who teaches sociology at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne, likes to compare IPFW to a teenager venturing out on his or her own for the first time. The youngster is ready for the parents, in this case Indiana and Purdue universities, to “loosen the reins a little and let him make his own decisions,” said Nusbaumer, who is the IU speaker on the IPFW Faculty Senate.

2. Journal Gazette, Jan. 3, 2014

2014 pulsating with cultural revitalization

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Since IPFW invited the public to preview model sculptures last fall, Irene Walters, executive director of university relations and communications, says people are beginning to see the vision behind Sculpture with Purpose – to create artistic, yet functional, bike racks. “There was a lot of ‘ahas’ that night. I think a lot of people were thinking more of a bike rack than art. They will be even more wowed when they are 20, 25 feet high,” she says.

3. News-Sentinel, Jan. 2, 2014

IPFW coach Ball excited about men's volleyball team

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Almost every day, someone asks IPFW men's volleyball coach Arnie Ball when he's going to retire. Ball, 68, would rather tell you why he's not. "I always think about it, but I'd sure like to go out on a good year,'' Ball said. ``That would be fun, and I think we'll have a good year. The core of this group is coming back and this group is pretty solid for a couple of years.''

4. The Blade, Jan. 2, 2014

IPFW at Bowling Green
Story also ran in: News-Sentinel

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The Falcons begin a four-game homestand with their final nonconference game of the season. IPFW stands for Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne, a cooperatively managed regional campus of the two schools. The Mastodons saw a four-game winning streak end with a loss at Eastern Kentucky. IPFW was picked to finish sixth in the Summit League in a pre-season coaches poll.

5. Journal Gazette, Jan. 1, 2014

Grace College gets temporary reprieve on birth control mandate

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Employment benefits compliance attorney Doug Powers and IPFW medical ethicist Abe Schwab each predicted Tuesday that the lawsuits from which the injunctions sprang will ultimately be decided by higher courts, including the U.S. Supreme Court. Schwab said the legal battles boil down to a person’s ability to obtain health insurance that meets minimum federal standards – including birth-control coverage – versus an employer’s ability to provide insurance plans that square with the employer’s religious beliefs.

6. News-Sentinel, Dec. 31, 2013

IPFW students give toys to sick kids

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The IPFW chapter of the National Society of Leadership and Success collected and delivered stuffed toys to children who were patients at Dupont Hospital this holiday season. The student group collected more than 50 stuffed animals, which were delivered to the hospital Dec. 23.

7. Paul Clarke Nonprofit Resource Center, Dec. 30, 2013

IPFW's Big Event seeks local organizations in need

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On March 29, 2014, IPFW's Big Event expects 1,000 students to volunteer at local organizations throughout the community. The BIG Event is the largest one-day, student-led service project in the nation and has expanded to over 75 universities across the country. IPFW brought The Big Event to Indiana for the first time on Saturday, March 24, 2012.

8. Huffington Post, Dec. 30, 2013

People Sext When They Don't Really Want To, Study Finds
Story also ran in: BetaBeat,

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Working to understand the frequency of “consensual but unwanted sexting” -- scientist-speak for “sexting when you’re not in the mood” -- psychologists at Indiana University-Purdue University For Wayne polled 155 undergraduates who were or had been in committed relationships on their sexting habits. Fifty-five percent of the female respondents said they had previously engaged in unwanted sexting, while 48 percent of men had done the same. Those numbers are surprisingly similar to previous findings on so-called “compliant sexual activity”: A 1994 report determined that 55 percent of American women and 35 percent of American men had ever engaged in consensual but unwanted sex.

9. Journal Gazette, Dec. 30, 2013

Community Update

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Division of Continuing Studies; 2101 Coliseum Blvd. E.; to register for the following courses, call 481-6619 or go to •“Japanese for Kids,” 8:45 to 10:15 a.m. Saturdays beginning this Saturday to March 15; $157 •”Japanese Conversation: Beginner 1,” 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturdays beginning this Saturday to March 15; $176 •“Japanese Conversation: Intermediate,” 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturdays beginning this Saturday to March 15; $176 •“Japanese Conversation: Beginner II,” 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturdays beginning this Saturday to March 15; $176

10. Lex 18, Dec. 29, 2013

EKU Men Beat IPFW, 90-68
Story also ran in: Journal Gazette, Courier-Journal, KyForward, WYMT 57 TV,

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Eastern Kentucky University's men's basketball team beat Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW), 90-68, on Sunday in a battle of mid-major top 25 teams. The Colonels (9-4) entered the game ranked 22nd in the Mid-Major Top 25. The Mastodons (10-5) were one spot behind at 23rd.

11. News-Sentinel, Dec. 28, 2013

Up next for IPFW: Today vs. Eastern Kentucky

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The Mastodons find themselves on the cusp of history, but it won't be easy to achieve that. IPFW recently throttled Eastern Illinois (86-65) to earn its 10th win in the team's first 14 games this season. That feat ties the program's NCAA Division I mark set during the 2010-11 season. A victory against the Ohio Valley Conference-power Colonels will set a new mark. IPFW got strong play from Forbes in its most recent victory, as the 6-foot-9 post scored a career-best 20 points on 6 of 8 shooting. The Mastodons have been balanced all season offensively, and that was no different against the Panthers. Forbes, Jacobo (18 points), McCray (15), freshman guard Mo Evans (12), Bland and Kibiloski (eight each) all contributed. The Mastodons can be explosive offensively at times. Against Eastern Illinois, they reeled off runs of eight, 10 and 11 unanswered points at varying times. From a mid-major standpoint, this game is a premiere match-up. IPFW is currently ranked 23rd in the latest Mid-Major Top 25 Poll, while Eastern Kentucky is 22nd.

12. Frost Illustrated, Dec. 28, 2013

IPFW to offer spoken word tribute to Martin Luther King Jr.

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The IPFW (Indiana University, Purdue University, Fort Wayne) Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs is scheduled to host it’s MLK 2014 Celebration, “A Tribute to King in Spoken Word,” from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Jan. 15 in the Walb Union International Ballroom, on the campus of IPFW, 2101 E. Coliseum Blvd. Among those scheduled to appear are renowned poet Ketu Oladuwa, executive director of the Three Rivers Institute for Afrikan Art and Culture, and storyteller, Chief Condra Ridley who is scheduled to offer her acclaimed portrayal of Coretta Scott King.

13. News-Sentinel, Dec. 27, 2013

School districts learning how to ask for money

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School districts in Indiana have gone to voters 92 times since 2008 seeking approval for property tax increases. The majority of requests – 53 percent – have been defeated. That figure might seem discouraging to Hoosier educators. But breaking down the results shows a slightly different story, says Andrew Downs, director of the Mike Downs Center for Indiana Politics at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne, writing in The Indianapolis Star. In 2008 and 2009, districts put 26 referendums before voters; 16 of them, or 62 percent, failed. In 2012 and 2013, there were 21 referendums, and 13 of them, or 62 percent, passed.

14. Greater Fort Wayne Business Weekly, Dec. 27, 2013

Walters to get 'Legend' award

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Greater Fort Wayne Business Weekly announced Dec. 20 it will present its 2014 Legend of Leadership Award to Irene Walters. The prestigious award is given annually, recognizing long-term leadership in northeast Indiana. Walters serves as executive director of university relations at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne and has been highly active in the community for more than four decades. Mastodons on Parade, Kids Crossing playground, Francine’s Friends, Women United, and RiverFest are only a few of the successful projects that were either a result of her vision or benefited from her tireless efforts.

15. WMBD 31 Peoria, IL News, Dec. 26, 2013

News @ Noon

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It's something you really do have to be aware of, and you have to take some very specific steps to protect yourself. IPFW social media expert John Kaufeld says sites like Twitter and Facebook are perfect for documenting vacations, but telling people you'll be gone for the holidays comes with a risk. The dangers you run into are a little bit like posting a sign in the front yard of your house saying 'oh by the way, I'm gonna be gone for the next two weeks.' If you insist on sharing your journey, Kaufeld says take plenty of pictures, but wait until you're back home before sharing them.

16. The Huntington County TAB, Dec. 26, 2013

Grant will fund school-employer collaboration

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This grant will support the Big Goal Collaborative's College to Career Action Team (CoCAT), which is composed of representatives from Huntington University, Indiana Tech, Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW), Ivy Tech-Northeast, Manchester University, the University of Saint Francis, the Graduate Retention Program of Greater Fort Wayne Inc., Northeast Indiana Works and the Questa Education Foundation.

17. News-Sentinel, Dec. 25, 2013

School News

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IPFW announced Tonishea M. Jackson will join the university as director of admissions, effective early next year. Gavin Mosier, a sophomore at IPFW, has been selected to participate as an intern in the Spring Advantage Program 2014 as a part of the prestigious Disney College Program.

18. Indy Star, Dec. 24, 2013

Indiana school districts learning how to sell referendums

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In the past, elected school board members were entrusted with decisions about funding public education in the district. The referendum process has taken some of that decision-making authority away from the board members and expanded direct democracy in Indiana. Downs is director of the Mike Downs Center for Indiana Politics at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne.

19. Frost Illustrated, Dec. 24, 2013

Pastor Kenneth Christmon to keynote MLK Club breakfast

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On Jan. 20, the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Club is scheduled to present its 29th Annual Dr. King Unity Day Celebration from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Grand Wayne Center. In conjunction with the daylong celebration, an event earlier that day, called Breakfast With the Clergy, is scheduled to feature keynote speaker Pastor Kenneth Christmon. In 2012, the Rev. Christmon was appointed as the new pastor of Turner Chapel AME Church. He also serves as the associate vice chancellor for diversity at Indiana University-Purdue University, Fort Wayne.

20. News-Sentinel, Dec. 23, 2013

Business calendar

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The International Association of Administrative Professionals TAWASI Chapter will meet at 5:30 p.m. Jan. 7 at the Keith Busse/Steel Dynamics IPFW Alumni Center, 1528 E. California Road, across the river from the main IPFW campus. This will be a Meet & Mingle. Non-members are welcome. To RSVP by Jan. 3, call Judy Lehman at The Zacher Company, 260-8474, Ext. 201 or email

21. News-Sentinel, Dec. 23, 2013

Shannon Jewelers' owner retiring

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Born in Union City, Ohio, Shannon moved to Fort Wayne where he first worked at International Harvester, now known as Navistar International, in 1963. A student at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne at the time, Shannon was a supervisor at Harvester for seven years when he saw “the writing was on the wall” for the truck company and decided to do what many without seniority did when the company moved to Ohio: start his own business.

22. Indiana's News Center, Dec. 22, 2013

IPFW Men, Women Impressive Winners (VIDEO)

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IPFW hit 63 percent of its shots in the first half en route to their 86-65 victory over Eastern Illinois Panthers on Saturday. The win improves IPFW to 10-4 on the year, tied for the best 14-game start to a season since the program became a member of NCAA Division I in 2001-02. The start is also the fourth-best in the entire history of the program.

23. Journal Gazette, Dec. 22, 2013

Rotary's school project spans globe

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It was the smile on a thousand faces that made it worthwhile for Jason Daenens (IPFW alumnus). None of the middle school students knew him, but on that day in October, when Daenens and Rotary Club members traveled to West Africa to see what their club dollars had accomplished, the students had come to offer a thank-you.

24. Journal Gazette, Dec. 22, 2013

Business calendar

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IPFW Division of Continuing Studies offers these courses. Call 481-6619 or visit •HTML 5.0: Basic, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Jan. 8 to 22, Wednesdays, $157 •Microsoft Word 2013: Intermediate, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Jan. 6 to 27, Mondays, $157 •Introduction to iPads, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 11 to 18, Saturdays, $80

25. Journal Gazette, Dec. 21, 2013

IPFW Forbes in game shape

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He was, after all 6-foot-9, 295 pounds of occupied space, and the space he was brought in to occupy – the low blocks – was precious indeed for Tony Jasick’s IPFW basketball team. But junior forward Steve Forbes had spent most of the previous two seasons away from that space, so the game shape was slow in coming. No one, however, saw fit to point that out, at least in the way teammates sometimes will.

26. Journal Gazette, Dec. 21, 2013

IPFW women win in Detroit

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Amanda Hyde came one assist shy of the first triple-double in program history as the IPFW women’s basketball team extended its winning streak to three games with an 84-73 win at Detroit. Hyde finished with 23 points, a career-high 13 rebounds, and nine assists. Haley Seibert connected on a career-high six three-pointers as she finished with a season-best 22 points and had four assists.

27. Journal Gazette, Dec. 21, 2013

IPFW cruises past Eastern Illinois
Story also ran in: Times-Courier

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Steve Forbes scored 20 points and grabbed six rebounds as IPFW cruised to an 86-65 victory over Eastern Illinois on Saturday. Forbes was 6 of 8 from the field and nailed 8 of 8 free throws. Luis Jacobo came off the bench to post 18 points and six rebounds for the Mastodons (9-4). Isaiah McCray had 15 points with four assists and a steal. IPFW sank 54.7 percent from the field, 62.5 percent from the line and 56.5 percent from 3-point range.

28. Journal Gazette, Dec. 20, 2013

IPFW's BIG Event looks for community agencies in need

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Last year The BIG Event and over 800 volunteers from Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) took part in a national day of caring for 52 local agencies in the northeast Indiana community. The BIG Event is looking for community agencies interested in receiving volunteer help on March 29, 2014.