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IPFW in the News, Nov. 25-Dec. 1, 2013

1. Journal Gazette, Dec. 1, 2013

Taxes could save our outer space

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But IPFW associate professor Nodir Adilov and his research colleagues have a plan: tax space. Adilov, 35, chairman of IPFW’s economics department, specializes in the telecommunications industry, for which satellites are integral. He is one of three economists who wrote a research paper proposing a space user tax with the dual purpose of decreasing the amount of equipment shot into orbit and helping to clean up the debris that’s there.

2. KQED Forum NPR, Nov. 29, 2013

Children's Toys and Gender (LISTEN)

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If you're heading out Black Friday to buy children's gifts, will you be looking for "gender neutral" toys, or contentedly browsing the superheroes aisle or the pink one? Whether you're the kind of parent who gets annoyed at the grandmother who gave a Buxom Barbie to your daughter or you couldn't care less, we'll get advice and insight into navigating the often-fraught toy buying season. Host: Judy Campbell Guests: Elaine Blakemore, professor of psychology and associate dean of arts and sciences at Indiana University

3. Northwest Times, Nov. 29, 2013

Lubbers: Higher ed commission's policy on research will be clarified

Story also ran in: News-Sentinel,

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The Indiana Purdue Fort Wayne Senate leaders said the new policy limits free and open discourse, and submitted a resolution Nov. 11 that, in part, says: "BE IT RESOLVED, that the Indiana Commission for Higher Education be encouraged to amend the research focus to read, 'Scholarly activities related to faculty teaching responsibilities and local and regional needs may be of special significance. However, the faculty at the Regional Campuses are protected by academic freedom and may pursue any variety of scholarly activities and research.' ”

4. Indiana's NewsCenter, Nov. 29, 2013

Hollywood star comes home to direct (VIDEO)

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Actor Dan Butler’s roots aren’t in Hollywood, though..they’re right here in Fort Wayne Indiana…born in Huntington, the actor, writer and director was raised in the summit city, graduated from Northrop High School…studied acting at IPFW. Now he’s come home to direct and star in IPFW’s production of ‘Our Town’, staged in the same theatre he performed in as a student. The play by Thornton Wilder, like Shakespeare's ‘Hamlet’, explores basic questions about the human condition.

5. Journal Gazette, Nov. 29, 2013

Students polite in online courses

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For an increasing number of students, their first foray into higher education doesn’t mean familiarizing themselves with a college campus or moving into a dorm room, but comfortably logging onto a website to take a class online. At IPFW, for example, thousands of freshmen take courses online, completing assignments and even taking part in classroom discussions from home or elsewhere, using personal computers. While leaving home and going to college requires a certain amount of adjustment, moving from an anything-goes world of Facebook and YouTube posts into the realm of academia can also take some adjustment.

6. Journal Gazette, Nov. 29, 2013

IPFW star set to return to Coliseum as a visitor

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While Frank Gaines was shattering records in his four years playing for IPFW, he took in only one Mad Ants game. Gaines can’t tell you anything about that night, such as who played or how they did. But he’ll get a different perspective tonight, when he plays against the Ants (0-2) as a member of the Maine Red Claws (2-0).

7. Greater Fort Wayne Business Weekly, Nov. 29, 2013

People on the move

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SCAN Inc. in Fort Wayne announced its board of directors for fiscal 2014. Elected officers are: Carl Drummond, Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne, president; Larry Weigand, Weigand Construction, vice president of operations; Judy Pursley, community volunteer, vice president of resource development; and Dennis Pressler, Stony Point LLC, secretary/treasurer.

8. Chicago Tribune, Nov. 28, 2013

IPFW at Illinois

Story also ran in:, Peoria Journal Star, News-Sentinel, Journal Gazette, Chicago Daily Herald, KSDK Champaign, Champaign Urbana News-Gazette, Times Republic,

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Center Nnanna Egwu continues to be a steady force, averaging 9.7 points and 6.5 rebounds per game. His outside shooting ability leaves opponents in a quandary as he made 2 of 3 3-pointers at UNLV. The Illini will pay special attention to Mastodon Luis Jacobo, a senior forward who is averaging 16.3 points in four games after missing three with a wrist injury.

9. The Daily Eastern News, Nov. 27, 2013

Panthers fall 71-65 to IPFW

Story also ran in: Journal Gazette, The Republic, Bloomington Pantagraph

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The Eastern men's basketball team lost in Lantz Arena for the first time this season on Wednesday, falling to Indiana Purdue-Fort Wayne 71-65. With the loss, the Panthers fall to 3-3 on the season. At the half, Eastern was down by just two, trailing 31-29 to the Mastodons. Sophomore Alex Austin led the team with nine points in the first half. IPFW senior Michael Kibilowski led all players with 12 points in the first half.

10. The Metro Independent, Nov. 27, 2013

Cougars fall to sharp-shooting Mastodons

Story also ran in: Belleville News Democrat, Journal Gazette

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Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne shot 63 percent from the field in the second half and defeated Southern Illinois University Edwardsville 91-74 in women’s college basketball action Tuesday night. IPFW’s Amanda Hyde set a Vadalabene Center record with 41 points. She shot 10 of 12 from the field with three 3-pointers and hit 18 of 21 shots from the free throw line.The old record of 40 was set by former SIUE All-American Misi Clark in 2000 against Kentucky Wesleyan.

11. Journal Gazette, Nov. 25, 2013

Teacher Honor Roll

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Abdullah Eroglu, associate professor of electrical engineering at IPFW, is the recipient of the 2013 Outstanding Research Award. His winning presentation is called "Surfing With the Electromagnetic Waves: Radio Frequency Systems and Energy Applications.

12. Journal Gazette, Nov. 24, 2013

Recipients hunger to avoid SNAP cuts

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IPFW will host a poverty simulation exercise offered through CANI on Dec. 12. Participants are assigned the roles of low-income people facing challenges that keep them in poverty. Participants spend an hour of the 2½-hour exercise learning to traverse the public assistance system. To participate, contact Rachel Rayburn, assistant professor of public policy, at 481-6532.

13. The Journal Gazette, Nov. 24, 2013

Business Calendar

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IPFW Division of Continuing Studies is offering Web Design Basics Certificate Final Project 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Dec. 18, $106. Call 481-6619 or

14. Journal Gazette, Nov. 24, 2013

Mastodon men will be busy holiday travelers

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Mastodon men will be busy holiday travelers It begins today, 600 or so miles south of Fort Wayne and 40 minutes north and west of Atlanta. That’s where the roadwork starts for an IPFW men’s basketball team that’s 4-2 and just beginning to gather itself here in the early days of the season. It ends in 13 days, when the Mastodons return to play Dartmouth at Memorial Coliseum on Dec. 7, homecoming day.

15. Journal Gazette, Nov. 24, 2013

Survivor says education key to suicide awareness, prevention

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On Dec. 17, 2007, Sherri Drake of Fort Wayne lost her 14-year-old daughter to suicide. On Saturday, she was part of an event to reach out to others like herself. She and seven other people marked International Survivors of Suicide Day at IPFW, where they gathered to watch a video of people talking about how they have coped after a loved one took his or her own life. The video was produced by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.

16. The Washington Post, Nov. 24, 2013

IPFW easily handles Kennesaw State 76-66

Story also ran in: News-Sentinel, Marietta Daily Journal, Journal Gazette

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Pierre Bland scored 23 points in a stellar performance as Indiana-Purdue Fort Wayne (IPFW) cruised to a 76-66 win over Kennesaw State on Sunday.

17. Journal Gazette, Nov. 23, 2013

IPFW women move to Summit semifinals

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IPFW women’s volleyball advanced to the Summit League Tournament semifinals with a 3-0 sweep of North Dakota State on Friday.