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The following articles highlight the recent mentions of IPFW research, people, programs, and events in the media. 

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IPFW in the News for November 13, 2017

Were you quoted by a reporter? Did you see the university featured in the media? Send the links for your news clips to the public relations team at news@ipfw.edu or tweet them to @IPFWnews.

November 13

Prospective Students See IPFW ‘At Its Best’
The Journal Gazette
As a resource fair bustled inside IPFW's International Ballroom with prospective students Sunday, Kenneth Christmon greeted an apparent father-son pair.

Indiana District 9 Becomes Battlefield Target for Democrats
Indiana Public Media
Andrew Downs, Director of the Mike Downs Center for Indiana Politics at Indiana University Purdue University Ft. Wayne, says the DCCC’s decision to target the 9th district shows Hollingsworth is vulnerable.

Hamilton County Parks Fined for Archaeological Digs Into Native American Graves
Indy Star
The U.S. Department of the Interior has fined the Hamilton County Parks Department for violating a federal law designed to protect Native American graves. From 2001 to 2011, archaeologists from Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne excavated Native American sites at Strawtown Koteewi Park.

November 12

IPFW Counts on Newcomers
The Journal Gazette
Three IPFW newcomers scored their first collegiate points in a season-opening 85-71 loss to Oakland in Rochester, Michigan, on Friday.

IPFW to Get New School Colors in Shift to Purdue Fort Wayne
The Seattle Times
A northeastern Indiana college that’s getting a new name and management structure will also switch to new school colors as part of its sweeping realignment next year. Officials at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne say the school’s colors will change from blue and white to black and gold when the campus becomes Purdue University Fort Wayne next July.

IPFW to Get New School Colors in Shift to Purdue Fort Wayne
San Francisco Chronicle
A northeastern Indiana college that’s getting a new name and management structure will also switch to new school colors as part of its sweeping realignment next year. Officials at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne say the school’s colors will change from blue and white to black and gold when the campus becomes Purdue University Fort Wayne next July.

November 11

State’s Civic Health Promising, Students Told
The Journal Gazette
Former Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller said Friday at IPFW that he used to call democracy a participatory sport.

5 Republicans Want Chance to Take on Incumbent Democrat U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly
Indianapolis Business Journal
Andy Downs, director of the Mike Downs Center for Indiana Politics at Indiana University-Purdue University in Fort Wayne, said Braun “has got to find a way to translate all of that personal contribution into other measures of support.”

November 10

Defining ‘Friendly’: Employing Veterans and Military Members
Greater Fort Wayne Business Weekly
“Veteran friendly” and “military friendly” are terms that are thrown around a lot to describe employers’ efforts to attract and retain veterans, guardsmen and reservists, but what does it really mean to be veteran and/or military friendly? Michael Kirchner, assistant professor in the department of organizational leadership at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne, dedicated research to answering that question.

Arts Update: Piano Competition
The Journal Gazette
The IPFW Gene Marcus Piano Competition is accepting applications through Dec. 16. The competition is for pianists up to the age of 18 and live within 100 miles of Fort Wayne. For more information, go to www.ipfw.edu/departments/cvpa/caa/docs/2017%20GM%20Competition%20Application.pdf.

Music Listings: Classical
The Journal Gazette
SUNDAY – Clarinet Studio and Ensemble Recital 2:30 p.m.; IPFW, Rhinehart Recital Hall, 2101 Coliseum Blvd. E.; $7 adults, $6 seniors, $4 non-IPFW students, free for IPFW students; 481-6555 or www.ipfw.edu/tickets.

Out and About: Dances
The Journal Gazette
Fort Wayne Dancesport 8 to 11 p.m.; IPFW Walb Classic Ballroom, 2101 Coliseum Blvd. E.; $5 youth members, $8 youth non-members; $8 adult members and $10 non-members; www.fwdancesport.org.

IPFW Issues Request for Proposal to Develop and Implement New Brand
wn.com
Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPfW) has issued a Request for Proposal (RFP) to identify a marketing partner to develop and implement the new Purdue University Fort Wayne* brand.

November 9

INDOT Offers Scholarships, Jobs to Engineers in Training
Terre Haute Tribune Star
The Indiana Department of Transportation is offering civil engineering students scholarships of up to $3,125 per semester, and paid employment during summer breaks and upon graduation. Eligible programs include Indiana University Purdue University Fort Wayne, Purdue University, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, Trine University, University of Evansville, University of Notre Dame and Valparaiso University.

Ex- IPFW Student Facing Charges in Parking Garage Fire
The Journal Gazette
What Brittney Jayme Ellert was holding in her right hand on Aug. 26 isn't clear. It looked like a standard CD, white in color. Ellert, 31, of the 1300 block of Georgetowne Park Drive was charged Wednesday with arson. She was seen on surveillance video putting the two items in a trash can at the southwest entrance of IPFW's No. 3 parking garage at 11:03 a.m., according to court documents.

IPFW Signee is State Runner-Up in Florida
The Journal Gazette
The early signing period for national letters of intent for college athletics opened Wednesday and will run through Nov. 15. The IPFW men's basketball team signed Tionne Rollins of Lincoln High School in Tallahassee, Florida. Rollins, a 6-foot-2 guard, helped his team to a Class 8A state runner-up finish this year.

1965 Law to Aid College Admissions Celebrated
The Journal Gazette
Ivy Tech's and IPFW's TRIO Student Support Services hosted the activities – the panel discussion at Ivy Tech and a first-generation birthday celebration at IPFW recognizing those, including faculty and staff, for being the first in their families to earn college degrees.

Black Athletes Key in Graduation Success
The Journal Gazette
Black athletes are earning college degrees at record rates, and it's pushing the overall graduation rate higher and higher. On Wednesday, the NCAA's latest Graduation Success Rate report showed that 77 percent of black athletes received diplomas from 2014-17 and that 87 percent of all college athletes graduated. Both are all-time highs.  IPFW's overall GSR score is 81 for the second straight year.

IPFW Rebranding Will Feature Black, Gold Scheme
Buffalo USA News
IPFW to change colors to black and gold as part of Purdue University Fort Wayne rebranding.

What’s Going On
The Journal Gazette
Piano Studio Showcase 7:30 p.m.; IPFW, Rhinehart Recital Hall, 2101 Coliseum Blvd. E.; $7 adults, $6 seniors, $4 non-IPFW students, free for IPFW students; 481-6555 or www.ipfw.edu/tickets.

Color Scheme Change Part of IPFW Rebrand
The Journal Gazette
Goodbye blue and white. When Purdue University Fort Wayne emerges from the breakup of IPFW next year, it will assume the colors of its mother school, IPFW announced Wednesday.

Entertainment Calendar for Nov. 9, 2017
News-Sentinel
VETERANS DAY FLAG CEREMONY: 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Classic Ballroom in Walb Student Union at IPFW, 2101 Coliseum Blvd. E. Keynote Speech by Chancellor Ronald Elsenbaumer.

Mad Ants Dancer also Serves in Air National Guard: Kaley Gasvoda Will Start a Six-Month Deployment in 2018
News-Sentinel
Gasvoda, 20 and a 2015 Homestead High School graduate, started dancing at age 4, and last year was part of the IPFW dance team before some friends convinced her to try out for the Madame Ants. She definitely needs the stress relief of dancing because besides being a full-time IPFW student majoring in business management and accounting, she also works third-trick at the Fort Wayne Air National Guard Base as a security specialist.

November 8

First-Generation College Students Celebrate
The Journal Gazette
About the same time, IPFW held a first-generation birthday celebration recognizing all first-generation students, faculty and staff for being the first in their immediate families to earn college degrees.

IPFW’s Man in the Middle Also a Man of the People
The Journal Gazette
It'd be easy to explain everything that Xzavier Taylor does on the court for the IPFW men's basketball team as the team prepares for the season opener Friday at Oakland. He's taking over from now-graduated Brent Calhoun as the Mastodons' go-to center.

IPFW to Change Colors to Black and Gold as Part of Purdue University Fort Wayne Rebranding
News-Sentinel
Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne Chancellor Ronald L. Elsenbaumer released a statement Wednesday saying that as part of the school’s rebranding to becoming Purdue Fort Wayne, it will change the school colors from blue and white to Purdue’s black and gold.

IPFW Details Branding Plans
Inside Indiana Business
IPFW Chancellor Ron Elsenbaumer is updating the branding strategy for the future Purdue University Fort Wayne. He says the school will use the Purdue colors of black and gold, but maintain a unique identity through marketing and brand positioning statements.

IPFW Rebranding Will Feature Black, Gold Scheme
WANE TV NewsChannel 15
IPFW Chancellor Ron Elsenbaumer is updating the branding strategy for the future Purdue University Fort Wayne. He says the school will use the Purdue colors of black and gold, but maintain a unique identity through marketing and brand positioning statements.

Former South Side Standout Gulley Inks with IPFW
WANE TV NewsChannel 15
Fort Wayne women’s basketball head coach Niecee Nelson and her staff are pleased to announce the signing of high school seniors Amaya Johns (Plainfield, Ill./Oswego East) and Ellie Dykstra (Byron Center, Mich./Byron Center), and transfer Lakyn Gulley (Fort Wayne, Ind./Southeast Missouri State/Southside H.S.).

Starfire Standouts: Wanner Picks Louisville, Wurster to IPFW
WANE TV NewsChannel 15
A pair of South Adams seniors put pen to paper on Wednesday morning as Addie Wanner signed to run track at Louisville while Madi Wurster is heading to IPFW to play volleyball.

Goodbye to Blue and White for IPFW Due to New Branding
WMEE 97.3
Say goodbye to blue and white once Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) becomes Purdue University Fort Wayne.

November 7

Incentives, Pledge to Keep or Upgrade League part of Four-Year Komets Lease
News-Sentinel
The board on Monday also signed a two-year lease under which IPFW will play at least 10 basketball games at the Coliseum per season.

Briefs: Shepard, Zoeller to Speak at IPFW
The Journal Gazette
Randall Shepard, former chief justice of the Indiana Supreme Court, and Greg Zoeller, former state attorney general, will discuss the 2017 Indiana Civic Health Index on Friday at IPFW.

Fort Wayne ‘Has Never Shied Away’ from Playing the Best
Indy Star
Fort Wayne isn’t easing into this year’s schedule. The Mastodons start at Oakland, who is receiving top-25 votes. Three games later, at Illinois-Chicago. Four days later, at No. 5 Kentucky. Three days after that, at East Tennessee State, a 27-win team last year.

Mad Ants Rookie Defensive Wizard: Called ‘Man of Steal’ After Setting Omaha Record Against IPFW
The Journal Gazette
Particularly informed local basketball fans knew about Tra-Deon Hollins before he was taken by the Mad Ants in the first round of last month's G League draft. He was dubbed the “Man of Steal” in a Bleacher Report article in January 2016, after he totaled 23 points, 13 assists and a school-record eight steals for Nebraska-Omaha in an overtime loss to IPFW.

Teens Raise Funds for Cancer Research
The Journal Gazette
Sarah Wampler, an 18-year-old freshman at IPFW, conducted a fundraiser for breast cancer research in September after losing her mother to the disease last year.

OPINION: EDITORIAL: … For the Trees: Forest Preservation Must Be a State Priority
The Journal Gazette
“Two hundred years ago,” said Jordan Marshall, a plant ecology and biogeography specialist at IPFW, “85 to 95 percent of the state was forest.”

’Mermaid’ is a Fit for Crestview Talent
Times Bulletin
Becca Daugherty, a senior, is in her fourth year of being involved in the school musical. As Ariel, it is the second time that she has played out a lead role. Other musicals performed by Daugherty include Shrek, Beauty and the Beast and Mary Poppins. Various musical involvements in school have inspired Daugherty to consider becoming a musical therapist as a career path. She would like to attend IPFW and major in music therapy and minor in Spanish.

November 6

Saint Francis Wins Food-Drive Competition
The Journal Gazette
USF collected 24,164 pounds of food. Indiana Tech placed second with 11,888 pounds, Huntington University third with 4,020 pounds, IPFW fourth with 2,914 pounds and Ivy Tech fifth with 763 pounds.

IPFW Designated Military Friendly; Plans Veterans Day Flag Ceremony
Public Now
Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) has been designated a 2018 Military Friendly® School by Victoria Media, publisher of G.I. Jobs® magazine. Earning Military Friendly status every year since 2010, IPFW offers a full resource center that provides education and assistance with applications for benefits, changes in status or enrollment, referrals for tutoring, counseling, and help with issues involving financial aid, admissions, bursar, and other administrative units on campus.

IPFW Holds Annual Community Service Fair
World News.com
Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) is holding the 6th annual Community Service Fair on Tuesday, November 7, from noon to 2 p.m. in the Walb Student Union Classic Ballroom.

Concerts Will Appeal to Gamers, Families, Rock Fans and Music Lovers of all Ages
KPC News
The Fort Wayne Philharmonic has announced two additional special concerts in its 2017-18 season: Video Games Live, on Saturday, March 3, 2018, and The Music of Led Zeppelin, on Friday, April 13, 2018. Video Games Live will be held at the Rhinehart Music Center on the IPFW campus and The Music of Led Zeppelin will be presented at the Embassy Theatre.