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IPFW in the News, Feb. 24-28, 2014

1. Whatzup, Feb. 28, 2014
IPFW Wind Ensemble: A Collaborative Effort

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Like most people, David Maslanka gets most of his good ideas either while in the shower or while taking long walks. Unlike most people, Maslanka takes those ideas and turns them into beautiful, thoughtful and powerful music. Maslanka doesn’t just write songs, however. His approach to composition involves the transformation of the subconscious and dream worlds into fully realized works of art. As IPFW composer in residence, Maslanka will guide IPFW Symphonic Wind Ensemble in the performance of his piece, “Traveler.” The performance will be held Thursday, March 6, at 7:30 p.m. in the Auer Performance Hall. Daniel Tembras, IPFW’s director of instrumental studies, will conduct. In addition to “Traveler,” the wind ensemble will perform composer Luke Ellard’s “Shifting Tides” and “Mothership” by Mason Bates, composer-in-residence of the Chicago Symphony.

2. News-Sentinel, Feb. 28, 2014
Indiana could be shut out of NCAA tourney

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Our best chance to have at least one Indiana school to root for in the NCAA tourney likely rides with Indiana State or IPFW, both of whom sit second in the their conferences. It's possible, but far from guaranteed that Indiana State (21-8) could earn an at-large bid if it doesn't win the Missouri Valley Conference tourney. Since the Sycamores currently sit in second place to undefeated Wichita State – which is my favorite team for almost five minutes now – they have a major roadblock to a tourney title. IPFW (21-9) will have to win the Summit League tourney to earn a bid. Can the Mastodons do it? They could, but it will take putting together three great games against some form of Dakotas to make it happen. Winning three is asking a bit much, but I'd be happy to find out I'm underestimating Tony Jasick's team.

3. Indiana's NewsCenter, Feb. 28, 2014
Specialty Library Chronicles Civil Rights Struggle

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In (21Alive)--In the basement of IPFW’s magnificent Helmke Library is another, more humble center for research and study..the Northeast Indiana Diversity Library..a critical adjunct to IPFW’s Gender Studies curriculum. The Diversity Library collects and stores materials that chronicle the struggle for gay rights over the decades, as well as information about the contributions of local gay men and women to Fort Wayne’s history. There are large fiction and non-fiction book collections with an emphasis on counseling those who are struggling with their own sexual identity. But the heart of this library is here, in the archive room…thousands of letters, articles, newspaper clippings and personal papers, all donated for preservation.

4. Vincennes Sun-Commercial, Feb. 28, 2014
VU guest faculty recital is Monday at Skelton Center

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The Vincennes University Music Department will host a Guest Faculty Recital at 6 p.m. Monday at the Red Skelton Performing Arts Center. The recital is free and open to the public. Sam Savage, currently the coordinator of studio voice at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne, will be accompanied on piano by VU adjunct faculty member Joni Chan. Savage will be performing Robert Schumann's Dichterliebe, as well as several works by G. Verdi.

5. Greater Fort Wayne Business Weekly, Feb. 28, 2014
Fort Wayne turns out to honor Walters

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Greater Fort Wayne Business Weekly presented its 2014 Legend of Leadership Award to Irene Walters on Thursday, Feb. 27, at the Landmark Conference & Reception Centre in Fort Wayne. The prestigious award is given annually, recognizing long-term leadership in northeast Indiana. Walters serves as executive director of university relations and communications 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.

6. News-Sentinel, Feb. 27, 2014
Up next for IPFW women: Today vs. Western Illinois

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The Mastodons try to make it two consecutive wins this evening against a team tied with them in the conference right around the middle of the pack. IPFW lost to the Leathernecks by three on the road earlier this month, one of four losses Coach Chris Paul's team has suffered by five points or less this year. Overall, IPFW is 8-3 at Gates Sports Center this season, including 4-1 in Summit League matchups. With two regular season games left, IPFW is still competing for seeding in the postseason tournament.

7. McDonough Voice, Feb. 27, 2014
WIU women edged by Fort Wayne

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In a shootout in which both teams shot above 50 percent, Western Illinois women's basketball fell to Fort Wayne by a 99-92 margin inside the Gates Sports Center on Thursday night. Ashley Luke scored a career-high 33 points, tied for seventh-most in program history, but the Leathernecks dropped to 14-14 overall and 6-7 in Summit League play. The Mastodons improved to 14-13 overall and 7-6 in conference action. Luke also added 13 rebounds to record her 18th double-double of the season, shooting 11-of-13 from the floor and from the line.

8. News-Sentinel, Feb. 27, 2014
Up next for IPFW: Today at Western Illinois

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The Mastodons can't afford a loss if they have any hopes of securing the second seed in next month's Summit League Tournament. IPFW is tied for second with South Dakota State and Denver; all three teams are two games behind league-leading North Dakota State (10-4). The above starting lineup is unbeaten in six games this season, but the Mastodons have not won in Macomb in more than three years (Feb. 5, 2011). IPFW's 77-64 victory over the Leathernecks at the Gates Sports Center earlier this month snapped a four-game losing streak to Western Illinois. IPFW is coming off a blowout victory over IUPUI (84-60) last Saturday.

9. Indianapolis Star, Feb. 27, 2014
Lobbying at Statehouse built on relationships

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James Madison referred to “factions” as any number of citizens “who are united and actuated by some common impulse” against the interest of other citizens or the community. Madison had great concerns about factions. We do not use the term faction much anymore. Now we refer to interest groups. We no longer assume that their efforts are contrary to the rights of other citizens or the community. Instead, they are the manifestation of our pluralist society, where interests compete freely to influence the government.This week was the annual trip to the Indiana Statehouse for Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne students, alumni, staff, faculty and administrators. Like most organizations that do similar events, we hoped to develop and nurture relationships with legislators. It is the development and nurturing of relationships that make it more likely that we can influence the government.

10. ESPN, Feb. 26, 2014
James Madison is new mid-major No. 1

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A word of warning to the coach who finds a place for Amanda Hyde as one of his or her assistants in the years to come. She is going to be smarter than you. Go ahead and get used to it. On the plus side, you need not worry about carrying the four while trying to figure out the tip for a team meal. Named a first-team Capital One Academic All-American this past week, here is how the Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne senior math major explained what she meant when she described a particular math class as abstract and theoretical. A few days after she received the academic accolade, Hyde scored 36 points in a win against IUPUI, the Indianapolis school that is part of the same state system as IPFW and is its rival in the Summit League.

11. Greater Fort Wayne Business Weekly, Feb. 26, 2014
IPFW starts leadership center

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There’s a new university center of excellence getting off the ground in Fort Wayne that can help employers get to the next level of performance and residents get to the next level of responsibility where they are employed. The new Center for Leadership Development is in the Department of Organizational Leadership and Supervision, which is part of the College of Engineering, Technology and Computer Science at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne.

12. Post-Tribune, Feb. 26, 2014
Purdue to merge administrative offices of two region campuses
Story also ran in: Palladium Item

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Following the same cost-cutting path pioneered by Ivy Tech Community College, Purdue University officials announced Wednesday they plan to merge the administration offices at Purdue Calumet in Hammond and Purdue North Central in Westville. At a Wednesday afternoon town hall meeting, Purdue Calumet Chancellor Thomas Keon said the proposal, which laid out options ranging from no merger to total merger, had its genesis in conversations with the Purdue system and originally included Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne.

13. News-Sentinel, Feb. 26, 2014
City wins award for trail project

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The city of Fort Wayne has received the “Outstanding Trail Project Award” from the Greenways Foundation of Indiana for the fourth and fifth phases of the Rivergreenway extension from Johnny Appleseed Park to Shoaff Park. The project will connect 10 neighborhoods, including several large apartment complexes and a retirement community; IPFW; Ivy Tech Community College-Northeast; one elementary school; one middle school; two high schools and four shopping areas. Allen County and Fort Wayne Trails are project partners.

14. News-Sentinel, Feb. 25, 2014
IPFW not impacted by Indiana University's report of potential student data exposure

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Indiana University says the personal information of approximately 146,000 students and recent graduates across seven campuses may have been exposed to others. But the problem doesn't affect IPFW students because that campus, including its data security, is managed by Purdue University in West Lafayette, said Mark Land, IU's associate vice president for communications.

15. Business Record, Feb. 25, 2014
Index ranks Des Moines as top Midwest economy

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Des Moines has come out on top of another ranking - this time in a comparison to other Midwest cities. Des Moines ranked first in a competitiveness index study of 100 Midwestern cities done by the Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne Community Research Institute. The report looked at metropolitan statistical areas in Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Kentucky, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, and selected the 99 most similar to the 419,000 population of Fort Wayne as comparison areas. The largest MSA in the report was Cincinnati, with just more than 2.1 million residents; the smallest was Sandusky, Ohio, with 77,000.

16. Indiana's NewsCenter, Feb. 25, 2014
IPFW Going Completely Tobacco Free In April
Story also ran in: Journal Gazette, Inside INdiana Business, Purdue Today, WSBT, Greenfield Reporter, The Republic, Times-Mail News, Greater Fort Wayne Business Weekly,

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Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) will become a smoke-free and tobacco-free campus effective April 1, 2014. The use of cigarettes, cigars, oral tobacco, electronic cigarettes, and all other tobacco products will be prohibited on campus and other sites controlled, operated, or leased by the university.

17. Journal Gazette, Feb. 25, 2014
More accolades for IPFW’s Hyde

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IPFW’s Amanda Hyde was named the Summit League’s Co-Women’s Basketball Player of the Week and the College Sports Madness Summit League Player of the Week. Hyde, who shared the Summit League honor with Western Illinois’ Ashley Luke, scored 36 points in a win over IUPUI. on Saturday. She made 18 of 20 free throws. The 18 free throws tied the Summit League record. The Summit League award was the sixth in her career and fourth this season.

18. The Fan, Feb. 24, 2014
What glass ceiling? Dandy 'Dons No. 4 in Rankings

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The Mastodons reached the 20-win plateau for the first time in the school’s D1 history in dismantling IUPUI on Saturday afternoon. They could be seeded anywhere from 2-4 in the upcoming league tournament, and finish with road games at Western Illinois and Omaha to finish up the regular season. A couple of wins certainly help their tournament seeding, and push them closer to a postseason bid for the first time since their D2 days in 1993.

19. Mid-Major Madness, Feb. 24, 2014
What Have We Done to IPFW and Tony Jasick? (PHOTO)

20. News-Sentinel, Feb. 24, 2014
IPFW Department of Public Policy Inaugural Midwest Public Affairs Conference

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IPFW Department of Public Policy Inaugural Midwest Public Affairs Conference will be March 27-29. Theme will be “Does Management Still Matter?” Keynote speaker will be Paul Helmke. Topics of discussion will include ethics, justice, and morality, economic decline and recovery, the role between citizens and their government, fiscal policy, taxation, and civic engagement and governance. Register at For more information, email Stephen Kleinschmit at

21. Indianapolis Star, Feb. 23, 2014
Stabbed 48 times as a child, Fort Wayne woman thrives

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The move to Fort Wayne was less promising than she had expected. But Winder was an ambitious student and, after high school, enrolled at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne with the intention of becoming a prosecutor. Shanita, who had also moved to Fort Wayne, later received training as a dental technician and recently moved back to the Chicago area.

22. Indiana's News Center, Feb. 23, 2014
FAFSA Form Due March 10 (VIDEO)
Story also ran in: Journal Gazette

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College-bound students are getting help filing for student aid as part of College Goal Sunday. On Sunday, Neff Hall on IPFW’s campus was just one of 38 locations in Indiana taking part in the event. The free program helps students file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA is required for federal and state grants, loans, and scholarships at most colleges nationwide.

23. KFVS 12, Feb. 23, 2014
Redhawks sweep IPFW with 6-4 win

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The Southeast Missouri State baseball team finished off a three-game sweep of Indiana Purdue Fort Wayne on Sunday, winning 6-4 to improve to 6-2 on the season. The Redhawks fell behind 2-1 in the third inning, but used a two-out Mastodon error to score three times in the bottom half of the frame. Clayton Evans blooped a two-out, two-run double to right center, and Jason Blum followed it up with an RBI single.

24. Bankrate, Feb. 18, 2014
Slash your tax bill in 2014 and beyond
Story also ran in: Yahoo Finance

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As taxpayers across the nation send their tax returns to the Internal Revenue Service this winter and spring, one question will haunt them: "Could I have saved more?" In many cases, the answer is likely to be "yes," says Steven Hanke, assistant professor of accounting in the Doermer School of Business at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne. Hanke says far too many Americans fail to take advantage of steps that could save them cash. That is especially true of taxpayers who fail to hire a tax preparer, or to use tax software.

25. Mid Major Madness, Feb. 16, 2014
10 Sexiest Mid-Major Basketball Coaches

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1. Tony Jasick (IPFW, Head Coach) He's young, attractive and successful as a coach. Not only did he lead his team to 27 wins (the highest total by a head coach in their first two seasons) but, to quote Nicole Shea from the Top 100 list, "The guy looks like he should be on the cover of GQ."

26. College Insider, Feb. 16, 2014
The Top 100 Sexiest in College Basketball

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Tony Jasick - The guy looks like he should be on the cover of GQ. This sharp young coach is going to win a lot of games in his career. The former volunteer assistant at North Alabama has done a phenomenal job with the IPFW program. Remember his name.