John LaMaster Receives Excellence in Online Teaching Award

Senior Instructor John LaMaster (mathematical sciences) was honored by the Online Learning Consortium (OLC) with the Excellence and Innovation in Online Teaching award at the OLC Accelerate conference, in Orlando, Florida, Nov. 15-17. Kathleen S. Ives, D.M., OLC’s CEO and executive director, stated, “This year’s class of fellows and award recipients represent extraordinary examples of the innovation happening…

Annual Halloween Physics Demo Show

Every year, the IPFW physics department hosts a Halloween-themed demo show. Audience members of all ages experience spooky hands-on physics demonstrations and watch a show. Students from the physics department put on the performance, with frightening demonstrations, including the “nose cruncher” and “bed of nails,” where a student will lie down on a bed of…

Faculty in the News: Downs Quoted in The New Yorker

While most of us try to avoid conversations about politics nowadays, our own Andy Downs (associate professor, political science) is talking even more! We’ve seen him on local and national media during the 2016 election, now  he’s added the internationally known magazine, The New Yorker, to the list . His expertise in Indiana politics and…

Philosophy in Action

What does a philosophy professor do? Teach classes, yes. Advise students, of course. Research, certainly. But what about discussing ethics with medical professionals at another university? If you are Associate Professor Abraham Schwab, you also sit on local hospital boards, write for local publications, chair Allen County’s ethics board, and give talks about your specialty…

Talking Peace

How are Nobel Peace Prize winners determined? And what happens when a winner goes on to commit un-peaceful acts? A panel of College of Arts and Sciences faculty discussed these topics and more at an event sponsored by the IPFW Peace and Conflict Studies Program. If you missed it, you can find out more by…

Faculty Research in the (International) News

Professor Janet Badia (women’s studies) was cited in an op-ed in the Guardian newspaper, “Sylvia Plath’s Bikini Shot: It’s Time to Stop Sexualising a Serious Author to Sell Books.” The author draws from Badia’s 2011 book, Sylvia Plath and the Mythology of Women Readers to support her argument that photos that sexualize Plath, when used…

Listen Now! Fake News and Healthcare

The Department of Political Science’s expert faculty often help educate the public on important issues. In September, faculty participated in three events: “The Reality of Fake News: Russian Strategic Doctrine and the Western Democracy,” “Funding Healthcare,” and “The Supreme Court and the Politics of Interpretation.” Disappointed you missed out? You can stream two of these…

Internships: Enhancing Education, Opening Professional Doors

So many classes to take . . . Is the time and energy spent on an internship really worth the effort? We, most interns and hiring directors will tell you, “Yes!” Jazlynn Bebout and Kayla Stewart (seniors, communication majors) interned with Quincy Media, owner of WPTA and WISE-TV, Fort Wayne’s NBC and ABC affiliates. They…

In the News: The Birds, Bees, Reptiles, and Amphibians

The Birds and the Bees It’s no surprise that Associate Professor of Psychology Michelle Drouin’s research on sexting draws lots of media attention. This month, articles from The Huffington Post and Rewire cited her study “Is Sexting Good for Your Relationship? It Depends…,” which was coauthored with IPFW psychology alumna Manda Coupe (B.A., ’16). Rewire’s…

Solar Eclipse Preview: Watch Party, Safety Tips, and More!

Whether or not you have seen an eclipse depends upon your birthdate and where you’ve lived on this planet. The last time the US experienced a total eclipse event was September 10, 1923. And while we won’t see the total eclipse in Fort Wayne, it’ll be close. Do you need a place to watch the…

In the News: Mankey & Rang (CSD) Train Allen County First Responders

Since 2015, communication sciences & disorders (CSD) faculty members Sharon Mankey and Mariesa Rang have taught area first responders how to communicate with people with verbal disabilities. This week their work was celebrated in the Journal Gazette’s article, “Nonverbal Gain Way to Talk with First Responders.” Many individuals with verbal disabilities use alternative augmentative communication…