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IPFW in the News - July 15-19, 2013

1. News-Sentinel, July 17, 2013

IPFW joins city-county 911 call center
Story also ran in: Journal Gazette

IPFW mentioned:
IPFW has agreed to join with the Fort Wayne and Allen County Consolidated Communications Partnership, the university announced Wednesday. University officials said this would provide a one-stop service for students, faculty, and staff of the university as well as surrounding residents, in that all public safety needs will be met by one centralized regional facility. In January 2011, the former Allen County and City of Fort Wayne communications centers became one 911 call center, handing dispatch duties for city and county emergency services.

2. Journal Gazette, July 17, 2013

Hardly working is working pretty well

IPFW mentioned:
As a relatively new professional athlete, one would think E.J. Tackett would be doing nothing but honing his craft, which in this case is bowling. But if you think he eats, drinks and sleeps bowling, then you don’t know the Huntington native. Tackett has always had several interests – he was a college golfer at IPFW – and doesn’t want to get burned out.

3. Associated Press, July 17, 2013

As governor, Daniels looked to censor opponents

IPFW mentioned:
Daniels has adopted a different public approach since taking over at Purdue, which oversees Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne. He hosted a lecture that included AAUP members on speech suppression at universities nationwide, and he sent an "open letter" to the Purdue community in January saying universities have squashed free speech rather than encourage it. "The academies that, through the unique system of tenure, once enshrined freedom of opinion and inquiry now frequently are home to the narrowest sort of closed-mindedness and the worst repression of dissident ideas," he wrote. J. Paul Robinson, former chairman of the Purdue University Senate, which represents faculty, reviewed Daniels' emails Tuesday and said he wasn't concerned that they would transfer to Purdue.

4. Vancouver Sun, July 16, 2013

Hopwood an instant hit with Team Canada

IPFW mentioned:
While the likes of Danielle Lawrie, Melanie Matthews, Jenn Salling and Jen Yee all played key roles on the national team while still at university, [Sara] Hopwood never attended any national team tryout camps while working her way through East Arizona junior college and Indiana University – Purdue University/Fort Wayne, from where she graduated in 2011. “I didn’t think I was ready, mentally or physically, until this year,” said Hopwood, who has been coaching youth teams and working recently as a fitness trainer since leaving the IPFW Mastodons. “I just wanted to come out (in May) and see if I could even get a chance.

5. News-Sentinel, July 16, 2013

IPFW finds a new analyst-in-chief for northeast Indiana
Story also ran in: Inside Indiana Business, Greater Fort Wayne Business Weekly

IPFW mentioned:
A veteran economic-development consultant who has worked with clients in more than 20 states is the new director of the Community Research Institute at IPFW, the university announced Monday. Ellen Cutter will replace John Stafford, who had led the CRI since 2003. “Her background in economic development and analysis will be a real asset to IPFW and to northeast Indiana. Ellen's qualifications make her a great fit for CRI," Stafford said in the release announcing her selection to lead the CRI.

6. Greater Fort Wayne Business Weekly, July 16, 2013

Bell to become athletics director at Western Illinois
Story also ran in: Journal Gazette, News-Sentinel, Inside Indiana Business, Journal Star, Indiana's NewsCenter, Quad City Times

IPFW mentioned:
J. Tommy Bell, who has guided Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne's athletics department for the past six years, this summer will leave the school for a similar job at Western Illinois University. In a statement, IPFW said a search for Bell's replacement will begin immediately, and an interim director of athletics and recreation will be appointed. Bell joined IPFW in 2007. Since then, IPFW teams have claimed five regular-season Summit League championships and qualified for six national NCAA tournaments. This past school year, IPFW students on those teams had a combined 3.18 grade-point average. It was the 10th year in a row students-athletes achieved a combined GPA of more than 3.0.

7. News-Sentinel, July 13, 2013

IPFW prepares mastodon balloon for the Three Rivers Festival parade
Story also ran in: WANE TV

IPFW mentioned:
What does it take to fly a balloon in the Fort Wayne Newspapers Three Rivers Festival parade? For IPFW online marketing specialist John Kaufeld, he begins with a little bit of patience and a heck of a lot of helium. Well, nine tanks worth to be specific. “There is an actual order we have to do on the parade day. The first thing we do on parade day is the tail, the two ears and the tuft. Then we do the head, the tusks and then we start filling up the body,” he said. “It's always interesting.”