IPFW's "Sculpture with Purpose" models unveiled (VIDEO)
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IPFW kicked off its 50th anniversary celebration on Wednesday evening. Representatives with IPFW revealed models of the 50 "Sculpture with Purpose," sculptural bike racks that will be placed throughout Fort Wayne. NewsChannel 15 covered the press conference live at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art, watch the video to see the reveal. "It's something new on our streets," Ruth Stone, the project manager of Sculpture with Purpose, said. "This is something, hopefully, that will enliven the city again and take notice of all the great things we have downtown."
Retired NASA Astronaut Talks Spacewalking In Fort Wayne (VIDEO)
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A retired NASA astronaut visited IPFW on Wednesday night to teach people about the wonders of space. Col. Jerry Ross took part in seven space missions during his career. His last was in 2002, helping to build the International Space Station.
5 Questions With IPFW Chancellor Vicky Carwein
Hard work pays off and few people know that better than Vicky Carwein. A diligent and successful career path has brought Carwein to Fort Wayne as the new chancellor of Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW), and she couldn’t be happier. “I’m thrilled to be here and incredibly proud to be a part of this institution,” says Carwein. “There’s wonderful faculty, staff and students at IPFW, and the community is very eager to make this university prosper.” Born and raised in Indiana, Carwein has returned to her roots and is eager to apply over 30 years of experience at IPFW. In Carwein’s case, a passion for education, student success and community integration is a recipe for success.
IPFW Names Bassett New Softball Coach
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John Bassett has been named the sixth head coach in IPFW softball history, announced today by IPFW Interim Director of Athletics Kelley Hartley Hutton. "We are excited to bring someone in with as much experience and success as John has had in his career," said Hartley Hutton.
"John has a proven track record of success at the collegiate level, and we look for him to help lead the program to an increased level of success in the future." Bassett comes to IPFW after a successful three years at Heartland Community College, where he helped lead the program to a 144-48 record during his tenure. He helped the program capture the Mid-West Athletic Conference title in each of the past three years, while last year spending the entire season
ranked inside of the top five in NJCAA Division II. He has coached five All-Americans, 10 All-Region players, and 19 All-Conference selections.
As college enrollment levels off, campuses can re-evaluate service
The enrollment slide recorded at some area colleges and universities is part of what looks like a nationwide trend. After several years of scrambling to accommodate booming admissions, it’s also an opportunity to regroup and focus on the right formula for serving students. Ivy Tech, IPFW and most other northeast Indiana campuses saw slight decreases or increases in
enrollment. Only Indiana Tech saw a major increase this fall, according to Monday’s report by The Journal Gazette’s Julie Crothers. Nationwide, the drop-off began last year, with Census Bureau figures showing 467,000 fewer students enrolled in higher education. Nearly 420,000 of those students were 25 and older, a sign that improving employment lured adults back to the job force.
IPFW student's study looks into lives of snapping turtles in St. Joseph River
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Cable TV network Animal Planet has its Turtleman. IPFW has “The Turtle Guy.” Kevin McLane, a graduate student in IPFW's biology department, started work in May to study snapping turtles in the St. Joseph River near the campus. The turtles, which can live at least 30-40 years and grow to almost the size of sewer manhole covers, are a good indicator species for the health of any river because they are found all over the United States, said McLane, 24, an Indianapolis native.
IPFW team heads in with confidence
The vision is 20/20, it seems, on the day they roll the balls out for the first time. And so here on
Monday were IPFW basketball coaches Tony Jasick and Chris Paul, and here was the
first day of practice for the upcoming season, and there wasn’t a squinted eye in the room.
Perhaps he was always destined to be a teacher, but for Kyaw T. Soe, (director of the New Immigrant Literacy Program at IPFW) teaching English to Burmese children in Fort Wayne was perhaps not the future he imagined growing up in Yangon, Burma. A student during the 1988 uprising, Soe was forced to flee his native land, spending time in Thailand before making his way to Fort Wayne. Now he helps other Burmese make the transition to living in a land of snow and fast food. Find out how he does it as we play 20 Questions.
Arts Talk featuring Julie Wall Toles, BFA Department of Fine Arts, printmaking and her new venture Hedgehog Press.
Classes, lectures, dance lessons, libraries, organizations, fundraisers
IPFW: Division of Continuing Studies; 2101 Coliseum Blvd. E.; to register for the following courses, call 481-6619 or go to learn.ipfw.edu.
•"You Think You Can Dance: Beginning
Tap for Adults," 12 lessons, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning Oct. 8, $89.
•"Beginning Jazz Dance for Adults," 12 lessons, 7:45 to 8:45 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning Oct. 8, $89.
Indiana Tech bucking enrollment trend- Its numbers on rise as others nationally and in area are declining
With 1,136 more students, Indiana Tech had the largest enrollment growth among area colleges and universities this year. Meanwhile, enrollment declines continued at Ivy Tech, IPFW and Huntington University.
IPFW basketball seeking to maintain momentum, success
The last time that IPFW men's basketball coach Tony Jasick coached his team, the Mastodons were in the midst of winning a lot of games, so it's no surprise that the third-year coach is excited to get back into the gym for something more than just offseason workouts. Jasick and his team open practice for the 2013-14 season this afternoon at Gates Sports Center.
Space-walk record holder to speak at IPFW
Indiana native and former NASA astronaut Col. Jerry Ross will discuss his new book, "Spacewalker: My Journey in Space and Faith as NASA's Record Setting Frequent Flyer," at an event Wednesday at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne. Ross' interactive presentation will take place from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday in Kettler Hall's Room G46. A question-and-answer session will follow the presentation, which is open to the public.
Jeff Markley named AIDS Task Force's executive director
Markley earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Public Affairs at Indiana University in
Bloomington and a Masters Degree in Public Management from IPFW. While attending
the Fort Wayne campus, Markley was awarded the Outstanding Graduate Student of
the Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs. Markley is a limited term lecturer and teaches at IPFW in the Division of Public and Environmental Affairs. He
currently works as the general manager with Williams-Sonoma at Jefferson Pointe.