A&S Alumni Receive Prestigious Summer Internships

Wonder what our May graduates are up to? Kateryna Kaminska (B.A., political science, ‘17) and Cody Fuelling (B.A., political science and history, ‘17) received summer internships with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in New York City. They will be evaluating how UNFPA’s current projects are working based on quality and policy. Interns also update…

Major Factor: Rhetoric and Public Policy Trio

Many of our students have specific concentrations they can choose from within their broader majors. This month, we’re talking to three communication majors who are concentrating in rhetoric and public policy. So what do rhetoric and public policy students do? Alex Wulpi, Mark Rickey, and Rachel Stephens explain in this month’s Major Factor video.

Campus and Community: Professors in Action

By Matthew Danielson College of Arts and Sciences Intern In higher education, lines between campus, classroom, and community are blurring in interesting ways. Programs created by IPFW professors take students into the community, providing real world experiences that complement book and classroom-based learning, while also improving Fort Wayne community and the surrounding areas. Associate Professor…

Graduation Spotlight: Lucas Carstensen, Psychology

Undergraduate research and psychology faculty are why Lucas Carstensen (B.A., psychology, ’17) applied to IPFW. Carstensen studied math and chemistry at Southern Utah University, but decided to leave when his sister moved to Fort Wayne. Later, Carstensen spoke with a friend about psychology faculty Ryan Yoder’s research lab. After meeting with Yoder, Carstensen decided to…

Megan Menchhofer: Grad Student, Researcher, World Traveler, and …

Communication graduate student Meghan Menchhofer is going to have a busy summer. By choice: She’s attending two international conferences on opposite sides of the world! From July 4–14, she’ll be in Bosnia-Herzegovina, taking part in the Summer University Srebrenica Program. Two days later, she’ll fly to Cartagena, Columbia for the 2017 International Association of Media and…

Graduation Spotlight: Carrie Vachon, Anthropology & Psychology

Carrie Vachon (B.A., anthropology and psychology, ‘17) initially enrolled as a biology (pre-med) and psychology double major. However, after working at a hospital, she decided that pre-med “wasn’t the best route for me!” She then chose anthropology as her second major. Vachon participated in an impressive number of extracurricular activities in her two major departments….

2017 Summer A&S Youth Camps

Over the summer, Arts & Sciences faculty don’t just teach our students. Many spend time providing summer camps for kids in elementary, middle, and high school. These include three camps from the Appleseed Writing Project, two from the Department of Physics, and IPFW’s Honors Program Summer Camp. Appleseed Writing Project Camps The Appleseed Writing Project…

Graduation Spotlight: Adam Gay, History

Adam Gay (B.A., history, ’17), like many college students, tried a few majors before he found the right one. He received a full-ride through a Chancellor’s Distinguished Scholarship, so choosing IPFW was a no-brainer. But after starting as a civil engineering major, Gay “quickly realized it wasn’t quite right.” Next, because Gay and other family…

What’s Next in Literature Studies? Digital Humanities

Associate Professor Troy Bassett (English and linguistics) studies nineteenth century literature, but he is also known for his work in the digital humanities (using/developing digital  technologies for use in humanities scholarship). As part of his research, Bassett created At the Circulating Library: A Database of Victorian Fiction, 1837-1901, which offers a biographical and bibliography database of nineteenth-century British fiction….

Sharon Mankey Receives Association’s Highest Award

Sharon Mankey, a continuing lecturer in IPFW’s Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD), received the Honors of the Association from the Indiana Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ISHA) at their annual convention on April 22. This is the highest award given by the association, which honors members for dedication to the fields of speech-language pathology and audiology….

Graduation Spotlight: Jinlong Han, Biology

Biology graduate Jinlong Han (M.S. ’17) accomplished so much in his two years at IPFW. He received eight awards, most notably first place in the graduate poster competition at the International Congress of Entomology. Han has given five research presentations, three in Indiana and two out of state, and he won six grants totaling an…

Graduation Spotlight: Katie Murray, English & Linguistics

Katie Murray has overcome struggles her entire life. She’s been the primary caretaker of her sister and brother since she was twelve years old, and balancing home, work, and school life became even more difficult after her daughter was born in 2012. But Murray’s family and IPFW faculty helped her through the difficult times, and…