Bruce Kingsbury Given Outstanding Research Award

Congratulations to Bruce Kingsbury, (professor, biology), for being selected as the 2017–18 recipient of IPFW’s Outstanding Research Award! As the recipient, Kingsbury will present a lecture this spring, after which a wine and cheese reception, hosted by the Office of Sponsored Programs, will be held in his honor. The event will take place on March…

In Memorium: Thomas Hey, Political Science

We are saddened to inform our readers that a faculty member has passed away. For just over 20 years, Thomas (Tom) Hey taught students in IPFW’s Department of Political Science. Tom began at IPFW as a student before graduating from DePaul University, after which he pursued a doctorate at IU Bloomington. Due to Tom’s areas…

In Memorium: IPFW Chancellor Emerita Joanne Lantz

Born on January 26, 1932, Joanne Lantz received degrees from University of Indianapolis (B.S.), Indiana University–Bloomington (M.S.), and Michigan State University (Ph.D.). She came to Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) in 1965 as part of the psychology faculty. After a successful career as both a professor and an administrator, she was IPFW’s chancellor from…

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…

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…

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…