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…

Lee Roberts’ Innovative Approach to Teaching German

Associate Professor of German Lee Roberts is playing games with his students. “What?!?!?!,” you ask. Well, he turned his Elementary German class (G111) into a multimedia game! What began in fall 2016 as exercises and a video designed to increase student engagement, quickly became a semester-long, interactive game. Die Grüne Halskette (The Green Necklace) has…

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…

Meghan Menchhofer’s Summer Adventures: Part 2

Two days after the Peace March (see part 1), Meghan Menchhofer (communication, TENL) boarded a plane and flew to Cartagena, Columbia to present at the 2017 International Association of Media and Communications Research (IAMCR) Conference. Menchhofer and Michelle Kelsey Kearl (assistant professor, communication) presented research they conducted on how media impacts Muslim immigrants and refugees,…

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…

Meghan Menchhofer’s Summer Adventures: Part 1

Meghan Menchhofer (graduate student, communication and TENL certificate) traveled across the world in summer 2017 on academic and personal adventures. She visited a concentration camp in Serbia, completed a 56-mile “Peace Walk” as part of the Summer University Srebrenica program in Bosnia and Herzegovina, presented her research on Fort Wayne’s Muslim immigrants and refugees at…

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…