A&S Alumni Honored at Alumni Association Brunch

Congratulations to the two College of Arts and Sciences alumni who will be receiving IPFW Alumni Awards! Recipients will be honored at a brunch on Saturday, February 24, from 10:30a.m. to noon at the Steel Dynamics Keith E. Busse IPFW Alumni Center on the west side of campus. Elizabeth “Betsy” Chapman (B.A., English, ’74) will…

IPFW Student Organizes Fort Wayne Rally

In the wake of the shootings at Marjory Stone Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, students are speaking out about gun violence. Some now call this a movement, a watershed moment. This Sunday, February 25, that movement comes to Fort Wayne. IPFW student Brandon Blumenherst, a double major in political science and communication, is organizing…

Arabic Students Connect with the Community

On February 8, six students from Farah Combs’s (Arabic instructor, director of IPFW’s honors program) Elementary Arabic II class spoke at an event hosted by the Indiana Center for Middle East Peace. Mobina Haq (mathematical sciences), Gina Chapa (business management), Brie-anna Coburn (political science), Bianca Barcenas (business), Olivia González Granados (international language and culture studies),…

Let’s Raise a Glass to Political Science Alum Travis Barnes

Congratulations to Department of Political Science alumnus Travis Barnes (‘10), who was named one of Indianapolis Business Journal’s 2018 Forty Under 40. Barnes is president and founder of Hotel Tango Artisan Distillery in Indianapolis. After serving three tours in Iraq, the U.S. Marine veteran spent four years at IPFW working toward a bachelor’s degree in…

STARTing to Market Hope House

For their project with Mad Anthonys Children’s Hope House, Dr. Elizabeth Keller and her students are STARTing to develop their marketing project proposals. To help generate ideas, representatives from Mad Anthonys Children’s Hope House and local company Federated Media, who are donating studio time to the students, came to class for some introductory discussions about Children’s…

Courage and Tenacity: Our WOST Program Rises to All Occasions

Women’s studies programs are receiving more attention in the wake of the #MeToo movement and Trump presidency – much of it challenging the “any publicity is good publicity” adage. And the IPFW Women’s Studies Program, its students, and its director, Professor Janet Badia, are no exception. Badia shared her experiences in a Chronicle of Higher…

STARTing Our Engines

A core component of IPFW’s metropolitan university designation is community service. In the College of Arts and Sciences, our new START program is designed to meet that call. All projects submitted for START grants must meet a community need or solve a problem through faculty-led projects that connect their students to both experiential learning and…

Meet the Staff

  What do we really know about the people who keep our college running? Find out what they do outside of IPFW in our special “Meet the Staff” video!

Plotting Change: An Interview with Writers Joe & Pam Reese

It’s no mystery that marriage is a partnership. But for married IPFW faculty members Joe and Pam Reese that partnership turned mysterious when they started co-writing “cozy mystery” novels. Pam (assistant professor, communication sciences & disorders) and Joe (limited-term lecturer, English and linguistics) have co-written ten novels, the popular Nina Bannister series. Recently, they took…

Fort Wayne’s World Wetlands Day Events

On Friday, February 2, IPFW’s Environmental Resources Center (ERC) is taking part in Fort Wayne’s World Wetlands Day celebrations to promote this year’s theme: wetlands for a sustainable urban future. IPFW alumna Betsy Yankowiak (B.S., geosciences, ‘03), director of preserves and programs at Little River Wetlands Project will present “Secrets of a Wetland: Keeping Your…

In Memorium: Jeanne Tessier, Communication

Jeanne Tessier, a former IPFW instructor, passed away on January 10, 2018. She taught in the Department of Communication from 1988–2002. According to Department Chair and Professor of Communication Steve Carr, Tessier was “one of the most thoughtful, compassionate, and wisest persons I have ever known, and certainly both a formative and aspirational influence for…

State of the Union Watch Party and POLS In the News

The IPFW Department of Political Science and Honors Program are co-hosting a State of the Union Watch Party on January 30, 2018. The evening will open with a panel discussion about Trump’s first year in office, and then attendees can enjoy pizza while they watch the State of the Union Address with the panelists. Get…