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IPFW in the News Dec. 2-6, 2013

1. WANE TV, Dec. 6, 2013

Students plunge into St. Joe River for IPFW Homecoming (VIDEO)

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College kids will do just about anything. And that includes plunging into the Saint Joseph River for Homecoming Week in December. About 100 IPFW students took the frigid plunge into the river Friday at midnight after a run from student housing. The event is one of many surrounding Homecoming Week on campus. Several students chose to jump in the river with pants and shirts, while others chose to wear less clothing. Some sported bathing suits while others went with only underwear.

2. @AASCU, Dec. 4, 2013

Spotlight and Awards/Honors

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James Schwartz, a sophomore computer and electrical engineering technology major, is one of over 700 American undergraduate students from 341 colleges and universities across the U.S. selected to receive the prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Schwartz will study abroad in Australia during the Spring 2014 academic term

VPA Dean John O'Connell received the Margaret Ann Keegan Arts Educator of the Year Award and music performance major Hope Arthur received the Outstanding Arts Collaboration Award from Arts United. The organization presents the annual Artie Awards in celebration of the outstanding people and organizations who are making significant contributions to communities in northeast Indiana through arts and culture.


3. The Sports Bank, Dec. 4, 2013

Rayvonte Rice: best option for ’13-’14 Illini Basketball

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I asked IPFW forward Steve Forbes what he thought of the game Rayvonte Rice just had, and what he thought of Rayvonte Rice as a player. “Who?” The Mastodons big man responded. Now Rayvonte Rice is not as high profile a college basketball player as Jabari Parker or Andrew Wiggins, but he is certainly not obscure either. Rice is the leading scorer on this Illini basketball team. And he was the leading scorer in the Illini 57-55 escape at home over Forbes’ Mastodons, so you’d think Forbes would know who he is.

4. WANE TV, Dec. 3, 2013

IPFW celebrates Homecoming Week

Story also ran in: Journal Gazette

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE)  IPFW hosted a cupcake eating contest Tuesday as part of the university's week-long Homecoming celebration called "Feel the Rumble." Winners from Tuesday's contest will face off in a final round Saturday at the tailgate party before the game. On Wednesday, faculty and staff take on students in a basketball game at the Gates Sports Center. Admission fee for the event is a canned good item. The game starts at 7 p.m.

5. CBS Sports, Dec. 3, 2013

Miami (Ohio) comes-from-behind, defeats IPFW 94-87

Story also ran in: Hamilton Journal-News, Hustle Belt, Miami Herald, FOX19, MAC Report Online

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OXFORD, Ohio (AP) Will Felder scored 26 points, Will Sullivan added 23 and Miami (Ohio) comes back from a 16-point halftime deficit to win its first game of the season, 94-87 over Indiana-Purdue Fort Wayne Tuesday night. Felder made a pair of free throws to pull Miami within seven with 14:04 remaining. Felder and Sullivan would then go score Miami's next 28 points, capped by Felder's jumper, giving the RedHawks their first lead, 81-80.

6. News-Sentinel, Dec. 3, 2013

Per capita personal income in northeast Ind. grows

Story also ran in: Inside Indiana Business, Greater Fort Wayne Business Weekly

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In 1994, per capita personal income in this region was 96.2 percent of the national average. It dwindled, measured against the rest of the country, bottoming out at 79.1 percent in 2009. Since then, the number has been creeping back up.

Analysis by Ellen Cutter, director of the Community Research Institute at IPFW, and John Stafford, the former director of the CRI, are the heart of the State of the Region report. The presentations look at the economic vitality of this corner of the state, which the regional partnership defines as Allen, Adams, Wells, Huntington, Wabash, Whitley, Noble, DeKalb, Steuben and LaGrange counties. The 10 counties have a total population of nearly 682,000.

7. Livingston Daily, Dec. 3, 2013

Living the dream: Howell standout Patritto settles in as IPFW assistant basketball coach

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Anna Patritto was glad to be home Sunday, and gladder to go to her new home with a victory. Patritto, a former Howell standout who was a graduate assistant coach at Michigan State the last two seasons, is now an assistant at Indiana-Purdue-Fort Wayne (IPFW), which knocked off the then-No. 18-ranked Spartans 81-76 at the Breslin Center.

8. Indiana's NewsCenter, Dec. 3, 2013

IPFW Heads To Miami; Wants Wins, Not Close Calls (VIDEO)

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (21 Alive) - IPFW departed early Monday night for their Tuesday night date with Miami of Ohio in Oxford, Ohio. The 6-3 Dons are well aware they have absorbed their three losses by a total of four points, and say they are more concerned with improving their play to not put themselves in situations where games hang in the balance.

9. Journal Gazette, Dec. 3, 2013

POST helps crystallize end-of-life decisions

Story also ran in: The Indiana Law Blog

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Abraham Schwab is a medical ethicist and associate professor of philosophy at IPFW. He wrote this for The Journal Gazette.

10. Indiana's NewsCenter, Dec. 2, 2013

IPFW's Hyde Conference Player Of The Week (VIDEO)

Story also ran in: News-Sentinel

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IPFW’s Amanda Hyde took home three Player of the Week honors Monday.

College Sports Madness named her the Madness Mid-Major Women’s Basketball Player of the Week and the Madness Summit League Women’s Basketball Player of the Week while she shared the Summit League Player of the Week honors with Ashley Luke from Western Illinois.

11. Oxford Press, Dec. 2, 2013

RedHawks looking to avoid 0-5 start

Story also ran in: News-Sentinel, Miami University Athletics,

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When the Miami RedHawks host Indiana University Purdue University-Fort Wayne tonight at Millett Hall, they will be looking to avoid their worst start in more than 30 years. The last time Miami — 0-4 and coming off a loss at home to Division III Wilmington — started 0-5 was the 1979-80 season. The 6-3 Mastodons, members of the Summit League, are coming off a two-point loss last week at Illinois. IPFW’s other two losses were by one point to Texas A&M Corpus Christi and No. 25 Dayton. The Mastodons, who average 76 points per game, are led by Luis Jacobo (14.7 ppg). He’s one of four players averaging in double figures.

12. Indiana's NewsCenter, Dec. 2, 2013

Fort Wayne Native Dan Butler Directs IPFW's "Our Town"

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INSIGHT Interview with Dan Butler for "Our Town" debut at IPFW Dec. 6-15.


13. News-Sentinel, Dec 2, 2013

This IPFW basketball 'team' is for a real

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“A lot of schools play basketball,” Waltman would explain, “but very few have basketball teams,” as he emphasized the last word. What he meant was developing an unselfish group of talented athletes that worked diligently together in order to achieve tremendous success as a group, not as individuals. Illinois men’s basketball coach John Groce, who used to compete against Waltman’s teams when the coach was at DePauw and Groce was a player at Taylor, fully comprehends that, and he knows a basketball “team” when he sees one. Groce saw one Friday in IPFW.

14. Indiana's NewsCenter, Dec. 2, 2013

Amazon's Delivery By Drone Already Raising Concerns

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John Kaufeld is the online marketing specialist at IPFW. He admits this is exciting to think about, but he says there are several safety concerns that need to be addressed before this idea can take flight. This idea also needs approval from the federal government to move forward. "The FAA is going to be looking at safety. When you're looking at things like broadcast towers, the FAA makes sure that broadcast towers are certain heights and certain positions so that airplanes don't run into them. Likewise, they're going to be looking at the safety issues around drones flying around congested airspace," said Kaufeld. Kaufeld says he thinks it's possible the FAA will designate air space specifically for drones.

15. Journal Gazette, Dec. 2, 2013

IPFW hosts World AIDS Day event

Story also ran in: WANE TV

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Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) is hosting a special event in honor of World AIDS Day on December 2. “Getting to Zero” will take place on the IPFW campus in the Walb Classic Ballroom from noon to 1:15 p.m. Jeff Markley, executive director of the AIDS Task Force, will lecture on the impact HIV and AIDS have had on the local community. More importantly, Markley will explain the ultimate goal the AIDS Task Force has had for more than 25 years: zero new HIV infections, zero discrimination, and zero AIDS-related deaths.

16. Chicago Tribune, Dec. 2, 2013

Georgia Tech's size will test Illini

Story also ran in: Effingham's News LeaderChampaign/Urbana News-Gazette 

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"They're bigger," he said. "They're stronger. You can tell some of those guys have gotten in the weight room. Certainly you can see the growth and development in those guys. Clearly they've gotten better." Senior guard Trae Golden, a transfer from Tennessee, leads a balanced attack with 13.5 points per game. Groce wants to see more effort from the Illini than he did against IPFW.

17. ESPN, Dec. 2, 2013

She Also Starred

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Amanda Hyde, IPFW: The reigning Summit League player of the year wasn't perfect last week, but it's hard to imagine how any player in the country was better. In Indiana-Purdue-Fort Wayne's final game before Thanksgiving, Hyde scored 41 points in a win at Southern Illinois-Edwardsville, hitting 10-of-12 shots from the field and 18-of-21 shots from the free throw line. And lest anyone think she was looking solely for her own shot, she had six assists. But doing even that in an acronym fight like IPFW-SIUE is one thing. Coming up big on the road against a ranked team is quite another. Hyde wrapped up the week by scoring 23 points and adding seven assists in an 81-76 victory against No. 21 Michigan State in East Lansing on Sunday. The victory was the first for the Mastodons (yes, the Mastodons) over a ranked team.

18. Lansing State Journal, Dec 1, 2013

MSU women's basketball: Spartans defense stunned by IPFW

Story also ran in: The Detroit News, Detroit Free Press, Journal Gazette

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Historically, Michigan State has thrived defensively under Suzy Merchant. That hasn’t been the case so far this season, and Annalise Pickrel believes the No. 21-ranked Spartans need to get back to those defensive ways. MSU’s struggles in that area were costly Sunday in an 81-76 loss to Indiana-Purdue Fort Wayne at Breslin Center. “They deserved that win 10 times more than we did,” Pickrel said. “They came in here, they wanted it. I think we overlooked them. Kudos to them for coming out and beating us like that. It showed us that we cannot win games with offense and that our defense for the past four games has been crap. We need to get back to that blue-collar team that Michigan State is.”

19. Casper Star-Tribune Online, Dec 1, 2013

IPFW edges No. 21 Michigan State in 81-76 win

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Amanda Hyde scored 23 points and led five IPFW players in double digits in an 81-76 upset win over No. 21 Michigan State on Sunday. The Mastodons (4-4) controlled the game with 53.7 percent shooting from the floor, including 13 of 23 from beyond the arc. Joining Hyde in double digits was Haley Seibert and Rachel Mauk, with 14 points apiece, Ariana Simmons, who added 12 points, and Mur Hagerman with 10.


20. Journal Gazette, Nov. 30, 2013

Bettye Poignard championed education, youth, community

Story also ran in: News-Sentinel

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Bettye Poignard, a longtime champion of education and an influential mentor and role model in the Fort Wayne community, died Wednesday evening. She was 75. A former Fort Wayne Community Schools board member, Poignard was the director of multicultural services at IPFW and chaired the school’s Future Academic Scholars program. Poignard was known for her quiet and dignified, yet resolute, attitude.


21. Purdue TAP, November 2013 Issue

Midwest FAST Structures designs innovative concrete walls with help from Purdue Engineering

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Alton contacted TAP officials who led him to Steve Shade of the Purdue Center for Advanced Manufacturing. Shade connected with civil engineering professor Mohammad Alhassan of the Indiana University – Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) campus to work with Midwest FAST Structures. The partnership has positioned Midwest FAST for product line expansion of its concrete wall buildings.