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…

Graduation Spotlight: Kenda Barnes, Mathematical Sciences

Kenda Barnes (mathematical sciences) is a shining example of the power of an internship. She knew she wanted to major in math, but at first she didn’t have a clear career path. “I’ve always liked math. I was good at it. I started out as an accounting major, but ultimately that just wasn’t for me….

Major Factor – Heather Dewey, History

In this Major Factor video, Heather Dewey talks about being a history major; her experiences in the IPFW Department of History, Honors Program, and Writing Center; and more!

Communication Alumnus Extends Conference Invitation to IPFW Grad Students

IPFW connections create opportunities for our students. IPFW alumnus Sasha Allgayer (B.A., communication, ’12; M.A., communication, ’14) is currently a PhD candidate at Bowling Green State University. When the university began accepting papers for its annual Bowling Green State University Graduate Student Conference, Allgayer invited IPFW to present papers. Two communication graduate students Josh Bacon…

2017 English Graduate Student Colloquium

The Department of English & Linguistics held their annual Graduate Student Colloquium on April 14. Jan Venderly presented “Japanese EFL Students: A Study in Sociolinguistic Competence and Confidence,” and Paige Hill presented “Sowing the Self Back Together: How Stories Heal Trauma.” Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies Lewis Roberts commented on the importance of…

Political Science Faculty Discuss Current Events

From the use of the GE campus to Middle Eastern politics, the Department of Political Science faculty are engaging with our community to find answers and consider options. Associate Professor Andrew Downs was interviewed in the Journal Gazette about his participation in forums about future use of the old General Electric industrial site in Fort…

Philosophy Majors at the Saint Louis Undergraduate Philosophy Conference

Two philosophy majors will present papers at the Saint Louis University Fifth Annual Undergraduate Philosophy Conference on March 31 and April 1, 2017. Kevin Smith will present, “Cicero’s Treatment of The Idle Argument in De Fato” and Matthew Wyss will present, “The Phenomenology of Loneliness.” Both students originally wrote the accepted papers for IPFW classes:…