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IPFW in the News Oct. 14-18, 2013

1. Greater Fort Wayne Business Weekly, Oct. 18, 2013

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A number of banks serving northeast Indiana have been watching the impact of the government shutdown for indications it could affect their clients, and 1st Source Bank has taken a pre-emptive step of offering a special assistance program. The U.S. government shutdown, now entering its fourth week, put about 800,000 federal employees out of work. An estimated 1,200 of those are based in the Fort Wayne metro area, according to Ellen Cutter, director of the Community Research Institute at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne.

2. News-Sentinel, Oct. 17, 2013

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It doesn't take long for Steve Forbes to realize on a daily basis how much his life has been altered over the past 16 months. The IPFW redshirt junior center is a different person – at least physically – than he was when he arrived in Fort Wayne during the summer of 2012. The same could be said for his teammate, redshirt freshman center Brent Calhoun. Both IPFW front court players have spent the past year transforming their bodies, as well as their basketball games, and the results will soon be on exhibit to behold. “I feel great,” Forbes said. “Everything is easier. Getting up in the morning is easier.”

3. University of Kentucky, Oct. 17, 2013

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All over Kentucky, fossilized brachiopods are common. Rebecca Freeman, a lecturer in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, studies brachiopods and how they interacted with their prehistoric environments according to the fossil record. When I interviewed her about a recent line of research that identified a previously unknown species of brachiopod, I also got a ghost story from Lexington, Kentucky. Story includes research from Benjamin Dattilo, associate professor of geology at IPFW.

4. Indiana's NewsCenter, Oct. 16, 2013

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Sounding off about the turmoil in Washington. We dropped in on an IPFW political science class Wednesday, for a discussion about party differences and where our country should go from here. There is definitely some hand wringing among the college students, who are frustrated about the mess in Congress like many Americans.

5. Greater Fort Wayne Business Weekly, Oct. 15, 2013

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Neu worked previously in area economic-development efforts with John Stafford, the former director of the Community Research Institute at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne. Most recently, she was director of the Richmond, Va., diocesan office of pastoral planning.

6. News-Sentinel, Oct. 15, 2013

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After claiming its record fifth-straight tournament title and fourth regular season title in six years, South Dakota State was selected as the 2013-14 women's basketball preseason favorite. The Jackrabbits collected 27-of-30 first-place votes and 319 points in the voting conducted by the league's head coaches, SIDs and media. IPFW's Amanda Hyde was selected as the preseason Player of the Year.

7. News-Sentinel, Oct. 15, 2013

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Jeannette Walls' first memory is of when she was 3, standing on a chair and cooking hot dogs on a stove because her mother, who considered herself an artist, was too busy painting. The tutu Jeannette was wearing caught fire, severely burning her torso. She ended up in a hospital for six weeks until her alcoholic father, Rex, sneaked her out without paying. Jeannette Walls will be here Oct. 23 as part of IPFW's Omnibus Lecture Series. She is the author of "The Glass Castle," a harrowing memoir of her upbringing with two irresponsible yet loving parents and three siblings. "It was very grim," Walls said in a phone interview of her childhood, particularly the years the family lived in Welch, W.Va., in a house with no heat or indoor plumbing. "I did tone (the memoir) down a bit. I was hungry a lot. I was filthy."

8. Journal Gazette, Oct. 15, 2013

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RiverFest may have to move downstream a few miles. But it doesn’t have to get swept away. Thursday, IPFW Chancellor Vicky Carwein told her staff in an email that the university could no longer host the event. Enrollment has dropped 2.3 percent this year, and the budget has to be cut by $4 million. Irene Walters, IPFW’s executive director of university relations and communications, understands the decision – “we need to focus more now on the mission of recruiting and retaining students.” But she’s determined not to let RiverFest die.

9. News-Sentinel, Oct. 14, 2013

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Oliver Gibson carded a career-low 71 Monday (one-over-par) in the first round of the Dayton Flyer Invitational, as the squad stands 14th in the field with a first-round 304. IPFW finished ahead of IUPUI's 310 and Cincinnati State's 312, while sitting just behind St. Bonaventure (302), Wright State (300), Valparaiso (297), Dayton (295), and Loyola (295). Cleveland State leads the field after one round with a 284, just ahead of Western Kentucky, Bradley and Northern Kentucky, each tied with 288. Gibson's career-best has him in a tie for 12th after the first 18 holes, while Drake Devereux is tied for 32nd with a 74. Daniel Shepard and Dan Wert finished one stroke apart, Shepard tied for 76th with a 79 and Wert tied for 83rd with an 80. Jacob Groninger rounded out the Mastodon five with an 81 (tying for 86th), as David Waterson - playing as an individual - carded a 79, also tying for 76th with Shepard. The squad returns to action Tuesday for the second day of competition at the event.

10. News-Sentinel, Oct. 14, 2013

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IPFW announces that the Anna Yoder MS Fund, created by the IU School of Medicine-Fort Wayne has appointed Jennifer Boen as director.

11. Journal Gazette, Oct. 14, 2013

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Education: Bachelor's degree in psychology from IPFW and a master's degree from Taylor University. I then earned my teaching certificate from Taylor University.

12. News-Sentinel, Oct. 14, 2013

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IPFW 50 Reasons to Celebrate Contest is seeking submissions now through November 21. Submit in 50 words or less at One winner will be showcased each week beginning May 17, 2014. For more information, call Irene Walters at 481-6104 or email

13. Greenfield Daily Reporter, Oct. 14, 2013

Story also ran in: ABC 57 News, South Bend Tribune
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With dreams of starting a television station in Malawi, he earned an associate degree in video technology at Ivy Tech Community College in 2002, then a bachelor's in business administration at Davenport University in 2005 and a master's in communications at Indiana University Purdue University Fort Wayne in 2009. "God has been there," Ngumuya said. "He has always provided a hand for me in the United States." Now he's looking to bring some of that good fortune back to Malawi. He still dreams of starting a TV station, and he's running for a seat in the country's parliament -- the 194-person legislature that is Malawi's equivalent of the U.S. Congress.

14. Indiana's NewsCenter, Oct. 13, 2013

Story also ran in: Purdue Today
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Sunday, Chancellor Vicky Carwein kicked off the inaugural fall bus tour in the Walb Union classic ballroom on IPFW’s campus. The tour is taking place over fall break. It includes visits to Purdue, NCAA headquarters, IUPUI, Hardin Farms, Zimmer and Purdue Calumet. The visit to Purdue's campus Sunday included a dinner at President Mitch Daniels' house. Mayor Tom Henry was on hand Sunday when the group left the Summit City. “This is really a unique opportunity for the professors and a couple of the students at IPFW. I've never heard of, about anything like this happening in a university, where a whole busload of professors and some students get together and they're going to travel for the next two or three days around the state of Indiana,” said Mayor Tom Henry, (D) Fort Wayne.

15. PBS 39, Oct. 13, 2013

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The 2013 IPFW Gene Marcus Piano Competition Winners Recital held June 9 was broadcast on WFWA PBS39-1 on Sunday, October 13, at 7 p.m. This hour-long production showcases the performances of the top three winners in four divisions and gives an overview and history of the competition by the director, Dr. Hamilton Tescarollo, associate professor of music and director of keyboard studies at IPFW. Viewers interested in purchasing a DVD copy of the finished program should contact WFWA-PBS39 at 260-484-8839 or

16. Journal Gazette, Oct. 13, 2013

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As we prepare to leave Fort Wayne and move to our new home in Albuquerque, N.M., we want to express our gratitude to the people of northeast Indiana. Your support was instrumental in developing IPFW into the great university that it is – and made the job both rewarding and fulfilling! Northeast Indiana deserves to host such a dynamic university as IPFW, and IPFW deserves to make its home in such a vibrant and energetic community as Fort Wayne.

17. News-Sentinel, Oct. 11, 2013

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Two positive signs regarding the IPFW men's basketball program occurred Thursday. The first took place at a news conference at the Gates Sports Center, as head coach Tony Jasick received a two-year extension to his original five-year deal and will remain under contract through the 2017-18 season. “Under (Jasick's) leadership,” Mastodon interim Athletic Director Kelly Hartley Hutton said, “(the program) has improved both on the court and in the classroom. The university is extremely excited about the direction of the program under his leadership.”

18. Journal Gazette, Oct. 11, 2013

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Viola da gamba musicians Melanie Bookout, Russell Bookout and Anne Martin often play traditional Renaissance music for IPFW ensembles and other chamber performances, including the library’s concert series in previous years. Melanie Bookout, an IPFW associate professor, says this will be the first time the musicians will be accompanied by Farrell Vernon, jazz saxophonist and IPFW associate professor, and guest artist Robert Margo, a Boston University professor of economics and an accomplished musician who plays the mandolin, lute and guitar.

19. Inside Indiana Business, Oct. 11, 2013

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Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) is hosting an "un-conference" focusing on different types of reusable energy sources and systems. The term un-conference is used because this is a participant-driven event. Typically, the term is associated with gatherings that try to avoid one or more aspects of a conventional conference, such as high fees, sponsored presentations, and top-down organization. The Energy Systems Un-Conference takes place at the IPFW Walb Union Ballroom from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on October 18, 2013.

20. News-Sentinel, Oct. 10, 2013

Story also ran in: Journal Gazette
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The IU School of Medicine in Fort Wayne recently announced the creation of the Anna Yoder MS Fund to benefit research, education and outreach services for individuals and their communities affected by MS. The fund was created with a $500,000 gift from Florabelle Yoder, a Fort Wayne resident, as a memorial to her granddaughter Anna Yoder who dealt with the challenges of the disease. Her mother, Florabelle's daughter, Peggy, was diagnosed at 32, just before Anna's birth. According to Jennifer Boen, director of the Anna Yoder MS Fund, Peggy Yoder's disease moved swiftly. She lived for years, but was disabled much of the time. Just before Anna went to school, Peggy needed long-term care. Peggy outlived both her mother and her daughter, who died as a young adult from encephalitis, shortly after her graduation from Elmhurst High School in 1997. Florabelle died in 2007 and Peggy lived until 2010.
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