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IPFW in the News Nov. 11-15, 2013

1. Greater Fort Wayne Business Weekly, Nov. 15, 2013

IPFW panel discusses 'American Dream'

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A panel discussion at a local university will address the impact of economic development on the average personal income of a community's work force and on the extent and severity of poverty in a community. The panel discussion on "The Future of the American Dream: Income Inequality and Economic Development" will take place at 7 p.m. today in the Walb Student Union Ballroom, Room 126. at Indiana University - Purdue University Fort Wayne.

2. Journal Gazette, Nov. 15, 2013

IPFW treating tourney like conference playoff

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IPFW wants to start collecting tournament titles this weekend. The Mastodons (1-1) travel to Texas A&M Corpus Christi to play three games in three days as part of the Holiday Inn Downtown Marina Islanders Basketball Tournament. “We plan to win a lot of tournaments this year, so this is going to be our first one of the year,” said forward Joe Reed, who scored a team-high 21 points in IPFW’s 90-62 home win over IU Kokomo in the opening game of the tournament.

3. News-Sentinel, Nov. 15, 2013

No layoffs planned as IPFW addresses $4 million budget shortfall

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Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne will compensate for a $4 million revenue shortfall without issuing any layoffs or staff reductions. There are no discussions about using layoffs or staff reductions to balance this year's budget, nor any plans to do so, Nicole Wilkins, IPFW's chief communications officer, said Thursday.

4. Frost Illustrated, Nov. 14, 2013

Dr. John Aden to speak at IPFW Native Tongue lecture series

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The College of Arts and Sciences of IPFW is scheduled to present John Aden, PhD., executive director of the African/African American Historical Society and Museum of Fort Wayne as part of the Native Tongue Lecture Series, at 6 p.m., Nov. 21 in Neff 101.

5. News-Sentinel, Nov. 14, 2013

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Saxophone Quartet Recital: 7:30 p.m., IPFW, Rhinehart Music Center, 2101 Coliseum Blvd. E. $7 adults, $6 seniors, $4 non-IPFW students, free IPFW students and ages 10 and under.

6. News-Sentinel, Nov. 14, 2013

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John O' Connell, the new dean of the College of Visual and Performing Arts at IPFW, has become the host of “Arts Weekly,” a weekly half-hour program at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays on WFWA, PBS-39. The program will feature regional artist, musicians, dancers, directors and actors from around the region.

7. News-Sentinel, Nov. 13, 2013

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IPFW assistant professor and director of art education Laurel Campbell received the Outstanding Higher Education Art Educator of the Year Award by the Art Education Association of Indiana at the annual convention held in October in Indianapolis. IPFW professor of fine arts Audrey Ushenko's self-portrait was featured in Making Faces, an exhibition at Long Island University's Salena Gallery from Oct. 1-31. The exhibit was curated by art historian Robert Bunkin.

8. Journal Gazette, Nov. 13, 2013

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Expect the economic recovery to continue in 2014, picking up speed in the second half of the year for 2.5 percent growth in real gross domestic product. That’s the forecast three experts with Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business offered today during the 2014 Business Outlook tour stop at Ceruti’s Summit Park. About 65 attended the lunch. Timothy Slaper, director of economic analysis for the Indiana Business Research Center at IU in Bloomington, looked at the national and international economic pictures. Chuck Trzcinka, finance professor, tackled the stock market. And Jerry Conover, director of the Indiana Business Research Center, delivered an Indiana-centric forecast.They were joined by Ellen Cutter, director of IPFW’s Community Research Institute, who spoke about local issues.

9. ITaP News, Nov. 13, 2013

New vulnerability scanning tool helps security staff prevent University data theft, damage

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David Kistler, who manages IT infrastructure services at the Purdue University-Fort Wayne (IPFW) campus, has been using the McAfee Vulnerability Manager since August.  He says the tool, which ITaP is now making available on all of Purdue campuses, helped his team identify and patch vulnerabilities that previously went undetected.

10. Journal Gazette, Nov. 12, 2013

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Amid a glorious display of brilliant autumn colors, about 75 people gathered Monday on the campus of IPFW to pay tribute to area veterans. Several IPFW faculty members and students who are also veterans took part in a Veterans Day flag ceremony.

11. Journal Gazette, Nov. 12, 2013

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The finished product, you can see everywhere now. Amanda Hyde’s name is on a press release coming out of the Summit League office, announcing that she’s the preseason conference player of the year. Her picture smiles at you outside the Gates Center gym, along with congratulations on her player of the year season of 2012-13. Her numbers practically overflow the stat sheet: Sixteenth player in IPFW history to score 1,000 points, first in career free-throw percentage (.855), seventh in single-season points (558), tied for first in career single-game scoring (43), on and on. What you don’t see is how she did all that.

12. Journal Gazette, Nov. 12, 2013

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A policy revision regarding academic research at regional campuses has IPFW Senate leaders concerned that the Indiana Commission of Higher Education is limiting academic freedom.Yet the commission’s leader says that’s not the intention – and the commission has no legal authority to control the research on campus.

13. News-Sentinel, Nov. 11, 2013

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For the second time this season, IPFW's Emily Spencer and Jen Milligan were named The Summit League Volleyball Offensive and Defensive Players of the Week for their performances Nov. 4-10. The duo also claimed the season's first players of the week honors on Sept. 3.

14. WANE TV, Nov. 11, 2013

State has new program to help veterans

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George McClellan, vice chancellor for student affairs and enrollment management at IPFW interviewed. On this Veterans Day, the government says more service men and women are going from the battlefield to the classroom. The State of Indiana has a new program to help some of those veterans. The federal government has spent more than $30 billion helping veterans get a college education when they return home. The state is taking that further for certain veterans who want to pursue a career in teaching. Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz is rolling out a new veterans-to-teacher scholarship program called Second Service.


15. Journal Gazette, Nov. 11, 2013

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IPFW Senate members Monday approved a letter to the Indiana Commission for Higher Education, urging leaders to reconsider a change to faculty research policy, arguing that the new language limits academic freedom.

16. Journal Gazette, Nov. 11, 2013

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IPFW: “A Portrait of Chief Richardville,” panel discussion, noon Tuesday; “Breaking Through Silence: The Noise of Overcoming an Abusive Situation,” featuring Maleah Heck and Randi Shepherd, noon Wednesday; IPFW, Walb Student Union Building, 2101 Coliseum Blvd. E.; free; 481-6847. IPFW OMNIBUS LECTURE SERIES: “The Coming Jobs War,” presented by Jim Clifton, CEO of Gallup; 7:30 p.m. Tuesday; John and Ruth Rhinehart Music Center, Auer Performance Hall, IPFW, 2101 Coliseum Blvd. E.; free tickets,

17. Journal Gazette, Nov. 11, 2013

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Jennifer Bodenstein
School: Fairfield Elementary
Grade teaching : Kindergarten
Education: Bachelor's degree in public and environmental affairs – management and elementary education from IPFW; master's degree in curriculum and instruction from American College of Education.

18. Journal Gazette, Nov. 10, 2013

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 Both the state’s lobbying and campaign finance laws will be tested by a fight over whether to enshrine a ban on gay marriage and civil unions in the Indiana Constitution. “The clean campaign people in the world may end up using this as an example,” said Andrew Downs, director of the Mike Downs Center for Indiana Politics at IPFW. 

19. Journal Gazette, Nov. 10, 2013

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IPFW Division of Continuing Studies is offering the following courses. Call 481-6619 or
•Microsoft PowerPoint 2013: Basic, 6 to 8:15 p.m. Nov. 18 to Dec. 9, Mondays, $157
•Dreamweaver CS6: Advanced, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Nov. 20 to Dec. 11, Wednesdays, $157

20. Journal Gazette, Nov. 10, 2013

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In an age when Siri talks to us on our iPhones and artificial voices provide us with telephone numbers from directory assistance, upcoming turns from GPS units mounted on our dashboards and arrivals and departures in airports, perhaps hearing them speak from an IPFW stage shouldn’t seem too surprising. But the voices performing last month in “Watch Your Tongue, Cecily Beasley,” a theatrical adaptation of a children’s book, were extraordinary – because they came from children and young adults who would not be able to speak at all were it not for augmentative/alternative communication devices that give them a voice.

21. ESPN, Nov. 9, 2013

Sibert, Dayton beat IPFW on buzzer-beater 81-80

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Jordan Sibert hit the buzzer-beating 3-pointer to become the hero in his first game in a Dayton uniform on Saturday, an 81-80 thriller over IPFW. The Flyers trailed 80-78 with six seconds to go and IPFW inbounding from under its own basket. Pierre Bland attempted to find Michael Kibiloski streaking long at half court but Kyle Davis tipped the ball, grabbed it on the ground and passed it forward to Khari Price, who dished to an open Sibert in the left corner for the game-winner.

22. News-Sentinel, Nov. 8, 2013

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IPFW took a significant step forward a year ago within its men's basketball program, as the Mastodons increased their number of victories from 11 under first-year coach Tony Jasick to last season's 16 wins in the coach's second season.

23. Indiana's NewsCenter, Nov. 8, 2013

Story also ran in: Journal Gazette
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Limited tickets are available for the presentation on Tuesday, Nov. 12 at 7:30 p.m. at the John and Ruth Rhinehart Music Center on IPFW’s campus. The tickets are free. Call Kelly Shanks at 260-481-6105 for more information.

24. Omaha World-Herald, Nov. 8, 2013

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The UNO men’s soccer team hosts IPFW at 4 p.m. Sunday at Caniglia Field in the final Summit League match for both squads.

25. Indiana's NewsCenter, Nov. 8, 2013

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The IPFW Mastondons have a tough task of moving on from guard Frank Gaines, now graduated and on a NBA Development League roster. Head coach Tony Jasick enters season No. 3 expecting several players to make the next step to better the program.

26. News-Sentinel, Nov. 7, 2013

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Born and raised in Fort Wayne, 24-year-old Kody Tinnel and his boyfriend, 24-year-old Corey Allen, own a home on the northeast side of Fort Wayne, work in the city and attend school at IPFW. The couple could never imagine leaving their beloved hometown, but with the proposed amendment banning gay marriage, the couple is unsure about their future in Indiana.

27. Greenfield Daily Reporter, Nov. 6, 2013

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It was three years ago that Pat Deihl lost her soul mate. After a 36-year relationship with her partner, Mary Lee Richeson, a car accident critically injured both of the women. Five weeks later, Richeson had a massive stroke and died. Today, Pat is recalling her deeply loving relationship with her partner in a new book about love, grief and the struggle to move on.A biology professor at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne, Richeson was intelligent and traditional, having spent many years studying at universities such as San Jose State University and Stanford University. She had a reverence and love of life, nature, science and the arts.

28. Inside Track, Nov. 5, 2013

Performance-Based Funding and Student Success—Strategies for Aligning Mission and Finance (Webinar)

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Higher education leaders find themselves under constant pressure to do more with less – more specifically, to enhance educational outcomes while controlling costs. This pressure is particularly acute in states with Performance-Based Funding (PBF) initiatives for public colleges and universities. Join us for a strategic discussion on aligning mission and finance featuring senior decision makers from leading public institutions and systems. This complementary, one-hour webinar brings together a diverse panel of experts who will speak to the challenges and opportunities presented by PBF mechanisms. Participants will learn about specific strategies and tactics institutions are employing to respond to, or prepare for, a world with funding tied more closely to student outcomes. Featured panelist: George McClellan, vice chancellor for student affairs and enrollment management, IPFW.