IPFW IN THE NEWS – June 3-7, 2013
The following articles highlight the recent mentions of IPFW research, people, programs, and events in the media. See IPFW featured in the media? Send any news clips to Nicole Wilkins, chief communications officer, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For a listing of today's news, visit the IPFW News Room
1. Huffington Post, June 6, 2013
Calculus 'Thrift Shop' Parody: Teens' Hilarious Macklemore Cover for School Project (VIDEO)
A video by three Columbia City High School students, including Miranda Johnson IPFW collegiate connection student for 2012-2013, has become a viral sensation on YouTube in what is described as "the most amazing calculus project ever." [An IPFW pennant is featured several times in the video, including the 1:13 and 1:51 marks].
2. Inside Indiana Business, June 6, 2013
Walter J. Branson, vice chancellor for financial affairs at Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW), will leave his job this summer to assume a new position as vice chancellor for finance and administration at Missouri University of Science and Technology. Chancellor Vicky L. Carwein announced the news to the campus Thursday morning. “Walt has been with IPFW for 20 years and in that time has established himself as a trusted resource, highly regarded and admired by his colleagues,” said Carwein. “He leaves big shoes to fill as he embarks on his new role.”
3. News-Sentinel, June 6, 2013
When former IPFW All-American Jay Golsteyn became general manager of the $7.5 million SportONE/Parkview Fieldhouse, he reached out to his former IPFW volleyball coach, Arnie Ball; former teammates; and classmates for help. Part of that included asking Ball's son, Olympic gold medalist Lloy Ball, for the use of his brand name, Team Pineapple.
4. News-Sentinel, June 5, 2013
Neither Fort Wayne Police nor IPFW campus police have provided any more information on a reported sexual assault that occurred near campus Monday. Monday afternoon, IPFW sent alerts to campus staff and students regarding a sexual assault near campus. At least seven Fort Wayne Police Department units were dispatched after the rape was reported at 3:10 p.m. Monday and aided in a search that lasted more than an hour.
5. The Statehouse File, June 5, 2013
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Sen. Jim Banks, R-Columbia City, said Senate Enrolled Act 182 is extensive legislation that could impact tens of thousands of students who are currently in the system. Although the new law goes into effect July 1, the committee that will develop the pathways to degree program will be available to students beginning in the fall of 2015. In order for credits from associate’s degrees to count, students must pursue a similar concentration for the bachelor’s degree. Many of Banks’ constituents attend Indiana University – Purdue University Fort Wayne. He said he was troubled to hear that some students completed courses at IPFW but were unable to transfer those credits to a different Indiana University or Purdue University campus. Banks said he considers it common for students to pursue a bachelor’s degree after receiving an associate’s degree.
6. News and Tribune, June 4, 2013
In the past few weeks we have heard horror stories from throughout Indiana about testing under ISTEP+ — particularly the overload of the computer system and the failure of the testing company’s servers to handle the testing. This caused Indiana to suspend testing after it had begun. Indiana State Board of Education members expressed frustration about what Indiana educators and education policymakers widely viewed as a disastrous testing experience. Several state board members expressed concern about the validity of an ISTEP+ that had to be suspended several times in the first week of testing. One publicly admitted that the data was now “tainted.” Another called the recent ISTEP+ glitch “embarrassing.”
7. Journal Gazette, June 3, 2013
If you would you like to know more about autism, IPFW is offering two workshops in June: Workshop 1: Focus on education, June 17. Workshop 2: Focus on families, June 18. Both will be at the IPFW Alumni Center (located across from the Holiday Inn on East California Drive) from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Several speakers, including representatives from schools and local agencies that work for children with special needs, will cover a range of topics from overview of autism to insurance waivers.
8. WBOI 89.1 NIPR, June 3, 2013
IPFW professor Abe Schwab featured on Midday Matters