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IPFW in the News, Nov. 18-22, 2013

1. Yahoo, Nov. 21, 2013

Christmas 2013: What Little Girls and Boys Want is Really Depressing

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“Usually, it’s appearance-related kit and caboodle for girls, like Barbie and her entourage, then domestic and nurturing-related, so baby dolls. For boys it’s violence-related, vehicles, an exciting-adventure category and then the whole building-and-science,” Judith Elaine Blakemore, children’s gender development expert and psychology professor at Indiana University [Purdue University Fort Wayne] tells Yahoo Shine. “So if you look and see only those things, except for the iPad, you’re not seeing anything different.” Bummer. Because the No.1 toy for girls? Barbie. For boys? LEGO. “Plus, you can get Disney princess games and apps for the iPad,” she says. “Sorry.” Double bummer.

2. Associated Press, Nov. 21, 2013

State Budget Committee approves $27 million in IPFW improvements, including at library, hall
Story also ran in: Journal Gazette, The Republic, WISH TV, FOX 19

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The State Budget Committee has approved $27 million in improvements at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne. The Journal Gazette reports $21.3 million will be used renovate Helmke Library and Kettler Hall. The buildings both are nearly 50 years old and plans call for updating the mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems of both buildings. The plans also include a $1 million renovation to office space on the second floor of the Helmke Library to house the Honors Program. The committee also approved a $5 million qualified energy savings project that involves upgrading and replacing building environmental control systems and lighting in 17 buildings.

3. Journal Gazette, Nov. 21, 2013

Mastodons finally get a chance to relax

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This time there would be no held breaths. Only a collective gasp. Three nights after it came down to one last possession for the third time in this season, the IPFW men’s basketball team enjoyed 40 minutes of exhale Wednesday night in the Gates Center, rolling to a 29-point halftime lead that morphed into a 106-72 rout of NAIA foe Purdue-Calumet. Five players scored in double figures, led by Mo Evans with 22 and Michael Kibiloski with 15. All 14 players saw the floor and 11 scored, as the Mastodons (4-2) made a dozen 3-pointers, shot 53.4 percent and outrebounded Calumet 43-27.

4. Journal Gazette, Nov. 20, 2013

Crossing paths with serial killer 3 decades ago

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It's May 29, 1980, and Greg Leatherman is leaving work. A part-time security guard for Brotherhood Mutual Insurance, Leatherman took this gig to earn some money while completing his master's degree at IPFW. His job: sit outside the construction site of the company's new headquarters near the Interstate 69 exit by Coldwater Road until 2 a.m. and make sure no one steals or vandalizes anything.

5. Journal Gazette, Nov. 20, 2013

IPFW win with depth

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The IPFW women’s basketball team showed its depth as 14 players scored for the Mastodons in their 99-54 home win Wednesday over Grace (2-6). Haley Seibert and Rachel Rinehart led IPFW (2-4) with 19 points while Ariana Simmons added a season-high 17 points off the bench. Amanda Hyde added 10. IPFW coach Chris Paul used all 15 players, with 14 of them scoring.

6. News-Sentinel, Nov. 20, 2013

Fort Wayne woman appointed to head state auto regulation

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Murphy is general counsel at the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles, a position she has held since July 2010. Before that, she served as staff attorney within the agency beginning in September 2009. She also worked in private practice for three years before joining state government. Murphy earned her undergraduate degree from Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne and her law degree from Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law. Murphy is replacing Carol Mihalik, who was appointed Indiana securities commissioner earlier this month.

7. Journal Gazette, Nov. 20, 2013

IPFW women top Grace

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The IPFW women’s basketball team showed its depth as 14 players scored for the Mastodons in their 99-54 win over Grace at the Gates Sports Center. Haley Seibert and Rachel Rinehart led IPFW with 19 points in the game while Ariana Simmons added a season-high 17 points off the bench. Amanda Hyde also scored in double figures for the Mastodons as she scored 10 points after coming off the floor early in the second half with the large lead. IPFW coach Chris Paul used all 15 players, with 14 of them scoring, including freshman Brett Green getting her first collegiate basket with 9:53 to go in the second half. Sophomore Hannah Lee saw action for the first time this season after coming off an injury last year and scored her first point.

8. Miami Herald, Nov. 20, 2013

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Moe Evans came off the bench to pour in 22 points, leading five players in double figures as IPFW rolled to a 106-72 win over Purdue-Calumet. Evans, a freshman, had an all-around great game with seven rebounds, four assists and four steals to go with his career-best scoring night. Two other reserves also scored in double figures for the Mastodons (4-2) — Joe Reed with 11 and Luis Jacobo with 10. Starting forwards Michael Kibiloski and Steve Forbes had 15 and 12 respectively. IPFW dominated the NAIA visitors, shooting 53.4 percent, including 12 of 26 from 3-point range, and forging a 43-27 advantage on the boards.

9. Fort Wayne Reader, Nov. 19, 2013

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And the rest, as they say, is history. Butler — an actor writer, director and producer probably best known for playing Bob “Bulldog” Briscoe on the TV series Frasier for nine seasons — is a Fort Wayne native, and his extensive career in theater, television, and film began in the city, first with roles in community theater and as a part of middle school and high school productions, and then as a student at IPFW. Butler is co-directing and acting in a production of Thornton Wilder’s Our Town at IPFW. The venue is the smaller Studio Theatre, the space Butler knew as the PIT theatre when he was a student in the mid-to-late 70s, performing in One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest and Threepenny Opera, among others. “The space is where we used to do all our college productions,” he says. “There’s an intimacy between the audience and the participants. You’re not very far from the action; it’s taking part all around you.”

10. Journal Gazette, Nov. 18, 2013

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For faculty at IPFW and other regional campuses, it’s a matter of academic freedom. For residents of northeast Indiana, it’s a question of attracting the best-qualified faculty to the region’s only public four-year institution of higher education.

11. Journal Gazette, Nov. 18, 2013

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Goodrich, who earned a master’s degree in sociology at IPFW, has played a key role in designing the questions and tabulating the answers. She is also the AFL-CIO community service liaison director of labor and community services, the local liaison between labor and United Way of Allen County. “The purpose of this is to reach out in the community to people who have been left out of the conversation about the economy,” she said. “It’s not a research project.” That’s a good thing, said Andy Downs, director of the Mike Downs Center for Indiana Politics at IPFW. Because the group’s methodology is flawed, he said.

12. Journal Gazette, Nov. 18, 2013

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IPFW: Division of Continuing Studies; 2101 Coliseum Blvd. E.; to register for the following courses, call 481-6619 or go to“Rewire, Refire, Reboot,” IPFW Lifelong Learning program, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday; $30

13. The Washington Post, Nov. 17, 2013

IPFW holds off late rally by Texas-Pan American in 66-60 win

Story also ran in: Journal Gazette, Mastodon Tracks Blog

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Luis Jacobo scored 24 points and Joe Reed added 12 more to give IPFW a 66-60 win Saturday over Texas-Pan American in the Holiday Inn Downtown Marina Islanders Basketball Tournament.

14. Indiana's NewsCenter, Nov. 17, 2013

IPFW Wraps Up Perfect Women's Volleyball Home Season

Story also ran in: In-Forum

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IPFW closed out its women's volleyball regular season Saturday night with a 3-0 win over North Dakotas State (25-23, 25-14, 25-22. The win gave the Mastodons just their second undefeated season at the Gates Sports Center in the 36 year history of the program as they finished the season 11-0. It also assures them of no worse than the fourth seed in the Summit League Tournament.

15. Sports Illustrated, Nov. 17, 2013

IPFW pulls ahead to beat Tennessee Tech 69-66

Story also ran in: News-Sentinel

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Luis Jacobo scored 20 points, converting 9 of 15 field goals, and grabbed 10 rebounds as Indiana-Purdue Fort Wayne beat Tennessee Tech 69-66 Sunday. The Mastodons (3-2) established an early lead, though Dennis Ogbe tied it up with 4:53 left in the second half with a free throw. Jacobo answered with a layup at 4:41, followed by a jumper by Joe Reed at 3:47, returning the Mastodon's lead with 63-59.

16. News-Sentinel, Nov. 17, 2013

IPFW getting the hang of winning close ones

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Four times in its initial five men’s basketball games, IPFW has had to battle to the final seconds to decide the outcome. Perhaps the Mastodons are learning from the trying experiences. After dropping two of its first three games by a single point, IPFW earned its second straight narrow victory on Sunday, as it held off Tennessee Tech 69-66 in the final game of the Holiday Inn Downtown Marina Islanders Basketball Tournament in Corpus Christi, Texas. Mastodon senior forward Luis Jacobo paced his team with 20 points and 10 boards, while Michael Kibiloski and Steve Forbes each added nine points in the victory. IPFW got eight points apiece from guard Joe Edwards and forward Joe Reed, while Kibiloski and Reed each pulled down four rebounds.

17. Journal and Courier, Nov. 16, 2013

Regional Lego robotics teams learn teamwork, STEM while competing for state qualifications

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Thirty-three regional FIRST Lego League teams gathered Saturday at the Purdue University Armory to earn a spot at the state tournament Eight teams will move on to the state finals, which will take place in December at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne.

18. Journal Gazette, Nov. 16, 2013

IPFW men fall short in Texas tournament

Story also ran in: News-Sentinel

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In a tightly contested game, the IPFW men came up just short against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, falling by one point, 72-71, in the first of three games of the Holiday Inn Downtown Marina Islanders Tournament in Corpus Christi, Texas.

19. News-Sentinel, Nov. 16, 2013

First-half drought does in IPFW in WNIT loss

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IPFW hung with Loyola (Chicago) for the early portion of its Preseason WNIT women's basketball game on Friday. However, a scoreless stretch late in the first half proved to be too much to overcome, as the Mastodons fell 82-61.

20. The Huntington County TAB, Nov. 14, 2013

Perrin Dental Laboratory opens doors on county line on Nov. 16

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Lori Perrin says her dentist suggested that she look into opening a dental lab. She liked the idea, and used the available federal job retraining funds to enroll at Indiana-Purdue University, Fort Wayne, to study dental laboratory technology. She graduated in May and immediately began working to open her own lab.

21. Journal Gazette, Nov. 8, 2013

Hunter’s end-of-life decision a reminder to us all

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Tim Bowers’ clear counsel might have eased his family’s minds even as their hearts were breaking, but it also points to the complexity of such cases, according to Abraham Schwab, a medical ethicist and associate professor of philosophy at IPFW. It also underscores the growing emphasis on honoring a patient’s wishes. “Under the traditional doctrine of medical paternalism, this would have been much harder for the medical professional to do,” he said of the decision to end life support. “But patients have been given more authority to direct the course of their lives.” Schwab said the role of patient autonomy comes with limits, however. Life-or-death decisions can only be made if the patient is competent to decide.

22. Journal Gazette, Oct. 27, 2013

Acting in the best interests of the patient; Naming health care rep vital to fidelity to end-of-life wishes (EDITORIAL)

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I honestly don’t remember the last time I talked to my father. It’s been in the last couple years ... I’m pretty sure. And when did we have our last meaningful conversation? About things that are important and valuable to us? It’s probably been since the 1990s. I don’t think there’s any anger, there certainly isn’t on my end, but over the years since I left home, we’ve just realized we don’t have anything to talk about. I honestly don’t remember the last day that I didn’t talk to my wife, Liz. She has been my constant companion and understands me far better than anyone else. She’s far better than I deserve. It’s for this reason that I have explicitly made her my health care representative. But if I, like so many Hoosiers, had not gone to the trouble of explicitly making her my health care representative, here’s what could happen.

23. Journal Gazette, Oct. 6, 2013

Ethical training essential

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Elderly care facilities must be flexible in dealing with situations such as those described in the story above, according to Dr. Abraham Schwab, a medical ethicist at IPFW. In the Iowa nursing home that the story describes, caregivers struggled with the question of whether to tell the families and notify authorities when they observed sexual activity between a man and woman who both suffered from dementia.