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IPFW in the News Aug. 12-16, 2013

1. Journal Gazette, Aug. 15, 2013

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At IPFW, Zinn's book was last assigned as a textbook for a course during the 2005-06 school year, said a clerk at Follett's, the campus bookstore, who declined to give her name. The book is not on this fall's course textbook list, she said. At IPFW's Helmke Library, there are two copies of Zinn's book – the first edition published in 1980 and a second published in 1999, Library Dean Cheryl Truesdell said. The 1980 edition was last checked out July 17, Truesdell said. "That book has been checked out 31 times since 2000," she said. The second edition has been "missing since July 2011. "Before then, it had been checked out 56 times since it was added to the collection in 2002, she said. There was only one instance when the book was put on reserve as supplemental reading for a class (not the assigned class textbook) and that was in 2007, Truesdell said.

2. News-Sentinel, Aug. 14, 2013

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4th annual Docs vs. Suits Game is set for 6 p.m. Sunday at Parkview Field. The seven-inning slow-pitch softball game will raise money for scholarships and program development at Indiana University School of Medicine-Fort Wayne, located on the campus of IPFW. Admission is free. This year's game is high stakes for the players, as the Docs are looking to even the series at two games apiece. The teams competing in the game are comprised of community businesspeople and physicians. Local athletes Ron Howard (of the Mad Ants) and Kaleigh Schrock (of the Komets) as well as sports directors Glenn Marini of WANE and Tommy Schoegler of WPTA have been added to the rosters.

3. Boxscore, Aug. 14, 2013

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The NCAA released its 2012-13 men’s basketball attendance figures Tuesday and The Summit League made a strong showing in several areas. The Summit League finished third among mid-majors for average tournament attendance at 5,928 spectators per session. That figure placed 12th overall among the 31 total league tournaments...In its fourth decade of Division I athletics, The Summit League offers 19 championship sports and has a combined enrollment of over 120,000 at eight institutions, including three located in top 60 U.S. metro populations and two land-grant universities. Member institutions include: Denver (University of Denver), Fort Wayne (Indiana University-Purdue University-Fort Wayne), IUPUI (Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis), North Dakota State University, Omaha (University of Nebraska Omaha), the University of South Dakota, South Dakota State University and Western Illinois University. Previously known as the Mid-Continent Conference, The Summit League rebranded in 2007 and has since produced eight NCAA Champions, 62 All-Americans and 50 Academic All-America selections.

4. Journal Gazette, Aug. 14, 2013

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The free shuttle service between IPFW and Ivy Tech Northeast will resume operations Monday, Citilink has announced. Both schools and Fort Wayne's public transportation corporation will continue their partnership, some of which is paid for through a two-year grant, Citilink said in a statement.

5. Greater Fort Wayne Business Weekly, Aug. 13, 2013

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Members of the United Steelworkers union have voted to reject a proposed three-year contract that covers 2,400 workers at BF Goodrich facilities in Woodburn and Tuscaloosa, Ala. The USW said negotiations will resume Aug. 14 in Knoxville, Tenn. The union and the tire company had been working since June on a new collective bargaining agreement. The previous contract expired July 27. Specific details of the proposal that was voted down were not revealed. The BF Goodrich plant in Woodburn employs 1,580 workers, according to the Community Research Institute at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne.

6. News-Sentinel, Aug. 13, 2013

Story also ran in: AroundFortWayne
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It was intended as a good deed: Two teenage boys sprucing up city fire hydrants in exchange for a small fee to be spent, saved and shared with the youth group organizing the program. But when a white motorist saw the black youths splashing yellow paint around Saturday near Old Decatur and Tillman roads, she suspected they were up to no good, followed them and eventually called the police. Andre Patterson, supervisor of the “Just for Youth” program, [and CTE/STEM outreach coordinator for the Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs at IPFW] may or may not be correct when he compares the incident to the tragic case of Trayvon Martin, the Florida teen who was killed in a struggle with a volunteer neighborhood watchman who suspected he might be contemplating a crime. After all, the driver's concern may have been motivated by the painters' age, not race. But that very ambiguity only highlights the need for people of all races to reject negative stereotypes while at the same time addressing the very real problems that fuel those stereotypes.

7. News-Sentinel, Aug. 13, 2013

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Women's singles champion Amy Recht finished off the 2013 City Tennis Tournament on Monday night by teaming with Connor Andrews to win the mixed doubles title 6-4, 3-6, 6-3. The former Homestead and IPFW stars combined to defeat fellow Spartans Connie Middleton who also played at DePauw and Josh Rifkin who also played collegiately at Ithica. Ball State's Ashlyn Rang and her sister Bishop Dwenger star Audrey Rang defeated Recht and former Northrop and IPFW player Sachi Janek 6-2, 6-4 in the women's doubles final, and Rifkin and Saint Francis player Nathan Rang defeated Connor Andrews and his father Mike, a Wildwood Racquet Club pro, 7-5, 6-3 in the men's doubles final.

8. Journal Gazette, Aug. 13, 2013

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A graduate of South Side High School, Huneck continued his education and graduated from IPFW in 2012, majoring in history and international studies. Huneck then got involved in the Corps, arriving in Denver in October at one of five national Corps campuses. After receiving training, he and a team of 10 traveled to four states, where they worked on various community projects – each lasting five to 10 weeks.

9. WANE TV, Aug. 12, 2013

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Congressman Marlin Stutzman and Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) are co-sponsoring a job fair on Friday afternoon. The event will be held in the Walb Student Union Classic Ballroom from 1 to 4 p.m. It is free and open to the public. IPFW officials said more than 50 Fort Wayne area employers with nearly 1,000 job opportunities will be present at the fair.

10. kpcnews.com, Aug. 11, 2013

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Terry and Lori Berndt, owners of The Olive Twist Inc., attended the second annual International Olive Oil Summit July 27-28 in Oakland, Calif. The educational summit featured speeches and seminars by olive oil experts from around the world and was attended by hundreds of olive oil retailers...To educate local consumers on the benefits and uses of extra-virgin olive oil, The Olive Twist soon will be scheduling more of its in-house Olive Oil 101 classes, Berndt said. In addition, she will be teaching Olive Oil 101 on Nov. 5 in partnership with the Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne Division of Continuing Studies.

11. WANE TV, Aug. 11, 2013

Story also ran in: Indiana's NewsCenter
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The NAACP Fort Wayne Branch 3049 is hosting a Back to School and Stay in School event Sunday afternoon at Memorial Park. The NAACP is hosting the event in partnership with Fort Wayne Community Schools, Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW), Indiana Tech, and Ivy Tech Community College.

12. News-Sentinel, Aug. 10, 2013

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Salaries in Allen County – which for the past four years has lagged at about 82 percent of the national average – lost even more ground in 2012, according to John Stafford, who recently retired as director of IPFW's Community Research Institute. “Things had stabilized, but we took a small step backward,” Stafford said Friday as he delivered his last quarterly economic report to the Allen County Commissioners. Average pay in Allen County last year was $39,803, which was an increase from $39,535 in 2011. Nationwide, however, the average increased even more, to $49,289.

13. News-Sentinel, Aug. 9, 2013

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Arts United's board announced Friday that Executive Director Jim Sparrow will be leaving. Sparrow has accepted the position of president and CEO of the Arts Council of Winston-Salem & Forsyth County in North Carolina effective Sept. 20. Sparrow has served as the executive director of Arts United of Greater Fort Wayne since 2006, and has been a part of the staff since 1998. Before becoming executive director, he served as director of development and education specialist. In his 15 years at Arts United, Sparrow has played a crucial role in supporting more than 70 partnering arts and cultural organizations and helping arts-based community development initiatives such as the Fort Wayne Cultural District, Elevate Fort Wayne, IPFW Sculpture with Purpose, and the Indiana Arts Commission Regional Arts Partnership, according to a news release.