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IPFW in the News Sept. 16-20, 2013

1. Journal Gazette, Sept. 19, 2013

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The Innovation Center is a private-public partnership among the city of Fort Wayne, Allen County, IPFW, Greater Fort Wayne Chamber of Commerce and various community stakeholders. The operation provides seed money, free office space, training and related services. Jasper Welch, president and CEO of Incubation Association, said Fort Wayne business leaders are on the right track. “We aren’t surprised that Entrepreneur magazine selected Northeast Indiana Innovation Center as one of the four Best Under the Radar Business Incubators,” he said. Welch credited Innovation Center President and CEO Karl LaPan with guiding an effort that has “a great set of facilities and supporting incubation programs that are getting results.”

2. Indiana's NewsCenter, Sept. 18, 2013

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More than 100 IPFW students and alumni took part in a newer Mastodon tradition Wednesday night. The fifth annual Nearly Naked Mile allows participants to run across campus in few clothing to raise awareness for The Rescue Mission. The race started and ended at Alumni Plaza. Before the race, runners were judged on costumes. Ironically, the first 200 online registrants won a free T-shirt. The event was free, but everyone was asked to bring a gently used clothing item to donate The Rescue Mission.

3. Frost Illustrated, Sept. 18, 2013

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The “Rising Above” healing service took place Sept. 11 in IPFW Alumni Plaza on campus. The service was one of a number of events the university scheduled during Suicide Prevention Week, Sept. 9 through Sept. 13. The service also included a balloon release to honor memories of lost loved ones. The program—a collaboration of the IPFW Project COMPASS: Community Partners Against Student Suicide, in partnership with the Office of Student Affairs, IPFW Center for Healthy Living Campus Clinic and Wellness Programs, IPFW/Parkview Student Assistance Program, Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs, Center for Women and Returning Adults, IPFW Peer Educators, the Military Student Services Office, and The Resource Center for LGBTQ Students—was designed not only to promote healing of individuals and families impacted by the loss of a loved one through suicide, but also to discuss issues that can contribute to driving people to hopelessness and taking their own lives.

4. The Independent Collegian, Sept. 18, 2013

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On the other side, Beer began working for Created Equal immediately after graduation from Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne. She said she was compelled to work with an anti-abortion group after she saw a video in high school showing abortion procedures, something she said she “couldn’t believe was happening in America.”

5. NBC News, Sept. 17, 2013

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IPFW announced Tuesday that $1.5 million was donated by Howard and Betsy Chapman of Fort Wayne for the Chapman Scholars Academic Honors Program. A generous donation will help put IPFW on a new path for a successful academic future. Fort Wayne attorney Howard Chapman and his wife, Betsy, donated $1.5 million to IPFW for the Chapman Scholars program. Betsy is a graduate of IPFW’s English Department. Up to this point, the Chapmans have donated a total of $7 million, $4 million of which now goes towards full ride scholarships to four deserving students every year. The Chapman Scholars program began in 2009, and its first graduating class came out in Spring 2013. Currently there are 16 students in the program.

6. News-Sentinel, Sept. 11, 2013

IPFW mentioned:
Though she's only 6 years old, Kennedy Hartley-Hutton always knows when it's a game day for the IPFW women's volleyball team. Mom comes down to breakfast wearing high heels. Kelley Hartley-Hutton likes to wear high heels on game days because she likes to be able to look her players in the eye on the sideline. As the quality of the program has increased, so has the size of the coach's heels. This year, the Mastodons have eight players are who 6 feet or taller, and they tower over their coach who was considered tall when she played.