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IPFW in the News Feb. 3-7, 2014

1. Whatz Up, Feb. 7, 2014
A Passion for the Piano

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It may not always occur to students, busy managing their own academic demands along with family and job pressures, that those who teach them are often themselves juggling a variety of professional endeavors which reach far beyond their classrooms. In the case of Hamilton Tescarollo, a member of the IPFW faculty since 2007, his efforts as a teacher to students of piano and keyboards represent just a part of his duties and creative energies. His upcoming recital, in which he performs the works of Bach, Liszt and Mozart, is an annual opportunity to share his own extraordinary talents with his students as well as the IPFW and Fort Wayne community.


2. News-Sentinel, Feb. 7, 2014
Local briefs: Indiana Tech men, women pick up wins; IPFW women fall
Story also ran in: WANE TV

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A late second half surge was not enough for the IPFW women's basketball to overcome a 25-point first half deficit as the Mastodons fell to league leading South Dakota State 77-66 on Thursday. Haley Seibert led IPFW (11-11, 4-4 Summit League) with 23 points on 6-of-9 shooting while grabbing four rebounds and four steals. Amanda Hyde added 13 points, seven rebounds, and three steals for the 'Dons while Stefanie Mauk scored 10 points.


3. WFFT Fox, Feb. 6, 2014
Social Media Expert Gives Insight on Being Careful Online

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Social Media Professional John Kaufeld at IPFW managed social media accounts for the college.  He says there are some non spoken rules when opening a social media account. "We're much faster to share thins online now and the things that we share can paint a really interesting picture of us. I actually try to be very conscious of what I post because I am already in the public eye."

4. Journal Gazette, Feb. 6, 2014
Mastodons hit road to face Dakota foes

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And now, the road. It runs from Fort Wayne to Brookings, S.D., to Fargo, N.D., this week, and somewhere in all that windswept nothingness, the IPFW men’s basketball team hopes to learn considerably more than nothing about itself. One thing it already knows, or believes it does: Even the dustiest cliché holds an essential truth.


5. Journal Gazette, Feb. 6, 2014
Catholic Charities names new director

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Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades of the Fort Wayne-South Bend Diocese has named Gloria Whitcraft new executive director of Catholic Charities beginning March 3, according to a statement released Wednesday. A Massachusetts native, Whitcraft moved to Fort Wayne in 1992, where she earned a bachelor's degree in psychology and a master's degree in education with a marriage and family counseling major at IPFW. She is licensed in Indiana as a marriage and family therapist.


6. Washington Post, Feb. 6, 2014
South Dakota State Wallops IPFW 79-51

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Jordan Dykstra scored 18 points and Cody Larson added 17 as South Dakota State outshot Indiana-Purdue Fort Wayne 79-51 on Thursday night in moving to within one loss of league leaders IPFW and North Dakota State in the Summit League. South Dakota State (13-10, 5-3 Summit League) broke out to a 43-30 lead over the Mastodons at the break and never let up, outscoring IPFW 36-21 in the second half. The Jackrabbits shot 50 percent from the field, including 10 of 19 from long range, while holding IPFW to 35 percent and only 6 of 24 from 3-point range. South Dakota State controlled the boards 42-30.


7. WLFI, Feb. 6, 2014
Daniels talks IPFW split, Cook Medical partnership, trip to Colombia
Story also ran in: WISH TV

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Purdue University may part ways with its regional campus in Fort Wayne. That decision may come after the results are known of an ongoing study of Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne. In addition to the West Lafayette campus, Purdue oversees three regional campuses including Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne or IPFW. But that could change pending a study of IPFW’s governance by the Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership.


8. News-Sentinel, Feb. 5, 2014
Sports Corp. to honor five on Friday

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The Fort Wayne Sports Corp. has announced the award winners for Friday's 4th annual Party in the Park banquet at Parkview Field. Hosted by Fort Wayne-native and former Major League Baseball manager Eric Wedge, the event starts at 6 p.m. This year's winners include community service awards for IPFW's Dan Gebhart, Wells and Adams County broadcaster Dick Stimpson and former McMillen Park Ice Arena manager Mitzi Toepfer. Long-time City Swimming Meet Director Bill Close will receive the Judy Stuart Award as Volunteer of the Year, and long-time Mad Anthony's executive director Jan Van Till will be honored with the Hilliard Gates Life time Achievement Award.


9. News Sentinel, Feb. 4, 2014
Shake off the winter blues with a 5K run

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Whether you get out to Saturday’s Fanny Freezer or not, there is another great opportunity to race at 5K on Feb. 16. The IPFW “Run It Walk It" for Chris Brown 5K will be held on the IPFW campus. The race is held in memory Chris Brown, a former IPFW cross- country runner who passed away from cancer in December 2007. The race raises funds for the Chris Brown Endowed Scholarship Fund.


10. Journal Gazette, Feb. 4, 2014
IPFW bill meets end in Senate

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A bill that would have given IPFW additional powers and a higher profile died in the Senate on Monday. The measure cannot move forward in the rest of the legislative session. Sen. Jim Banks, R-Columbia City – author of Senate Bill 265 – has worked for several years to give IPFW more autonomy than the other eight regional campuses in the state.


11. Frost Illustrated, Feb. 3, 2014
IPFW to host LGBTQ health conference

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The Resource Center of IPFW is scheduled to host the first Queer Health on Campus Conference, Feb. 7 and Feb. 8 in Walb Union on the IPFW campus. The two day conference is designed to explore the physical, mental and emotional needs and challenges of LGBTQ+ students on campuses.


12. Journal Gazette, Feb. 3, 2014
Golden opportunity

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A northwest Indiana legislator observed a few years back that a “golden triangle” exists in the state – a privileged area encompassed within the lines linking Indianapolis, Bloomington and West Lafayette. His assertion that the capital city and flagship university communities enjoy economic advantages comes to mind as northeast Indiana officials work to strengthen IPFW as an economic tool.


13. Frost Illustrated, Feb. 3, 2014
NAACP women to host Black History Month Brunch

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A graduate of Northrop High School, Debra Faye Williams-Robbins received her bachelor of arts degree in elementary education from Earlham College in Richmond, Ind., and her master of arts degree from Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW). After teaching at Arlington Elementary School from 1979 to 1990, Williams-Robbins received her administrative certificate from IPFW.


14. News-Sentinel, Feb. 2, 2014
IPFW standout honored for work on, off court

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IPFW women’s basketball guard Amanda Hyde has been named to the 2013-14 Capital One Academic All-District Women’s Basketball Team. It is the second straight year that Hyde has been named to the Academic All-District team. Hyde entered the weekend as one of only four players in Division I women’s basketball to average 20.0 points and 4.5 assists per game. She currently leads the Mastodons, who are 11-10 overall and 4-3 in the Summit League, with 22.0 points per game, 4.9 rebounds per game and 4.6 assists per game. Following the ‘Dons weekend series, Hyde sits eighth all-time in IPFW history with 1,467 career points, which also ranks 23rd all-time in Summit League history.


15. News-Sentinel, Feb. 1, 2014
Former IPFW leader on hand to witness history he helped create

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The irony couldn't have been lost on any of the 932 fans that braved the worsening weather Saturday evening and trekked out to the Gates Sports Center to watch, what is most assuredly, the best IPFW men's basketball squad since the program transitioned to the NCAA Division I level 13 seasons ago. The Mastodons pulled away over the final 6:42 to grab a 77-64 Summit League victory over Western Illinois. The victory secured a place in school history, as IPFW (18-6, 6-1 SL) tied the program mark for most victories in a season at this level, while it also catapulted the Mastodons into sole possession of first place in the conference following North Dakota State's (5-2) loss to Denver. And the man that played a very significant part in this program reaching this juncture stood amongst the crowd wearing a purple tie in support of the Leathernecks, not the Mastodons.


16. KPC News, Feb. 1, 2014
Woodside Middle School Wins Future City Competition

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Woodside Middle School teacher, Laura Smith, led her team of students to win the Future City Competition held at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne, along with the help of Troy Larkins, who is the team's Engineer Mentor. The team will move on to a competition in Washington D.C. as a part of National E Week. Woodside Middle School does the Future City competition with over 300 students as part of their 8th grade curriculum. Smith has also been a speaker at our Future City Educator Workshop sharing with other teachers how to incorporate the program into curriculum meeting Common Core Standards associated with engineering and technology.