Disability Friendly Fort Wayne STARTs with Our Public Library

Our Waterfield Foundation funded “Disability Friendly Fort Wayne” START project is accelerating! On March 30th, communication sciences and disorders (CSD) faculty Naomi Gurevich and Stacy Betz and CSD students Christy Johnson and Haley Downer met with Allen County Public Library staff to discuss how the library could better serve individuals with communication challenges. The group…

A&S Students Showcase Research at Annual Symposium

The 21st Annual Student Research and Creative Endeavor Symposium continued the tradition of university students and faculty sharing research and engaging in community outreach. There were 39 presentations by over 50 students from 10 departments in the College of Arts and Sciences. All of the presentations were fascinating. The first place undergraduate award went to…

Hope House START Project Update

Dr. Beth Keller’s START students gave Andrew Gritzmaker, executive director of Children’s Hope House, a first look at their marketing projects on March 20. Students are developing public service announcements about the Hope House and other marketing materials including, fliers, invitations, comment cards, infographics, car window decals, pens and stationary, and donation boxes. Keller is…

Donation Benefits Political Science Students

A generous donation from Fort Wayne attorney, Mark D. Ulmschneider, has allowed the university to create The Ulmschneider Prize in Political Science. The award will benefit political science majors by rewarding both academic performance and achievement. Ulmschneider has pledged to contribute $20,000 each year to the fund over the next three years. Beginning spring 2018,…

COM Student Piques Interest with Dating Blog

Communication graduate student and new Fort Wayne resident, Chelsea Bihlmeyer, recently began writing for piquefortwayne.com, a local online arts and culture magazine. Her artwork was featured on Pique’s Instagram site and in an article about the new online magazine in the Fort Wayne Reader. Chelsea’s article, “The State of Dating in Fort Wayne” highlights the…

A&S Dean’s Letter on Our Transition to PFW

Dear College of Arts and Sciences Students, Alumni, and Friends: On February 22, 2018, the Higher Learning Commission approved the realignment of IPFW. With this approval in place, IPFW will officially become Purdue University Fort Wayne on July 1, 2018. This is a historic moment for our institution. The possibilities for what we can achieve…

STARTing to Sprout

The starts are starting to show their green for Dr. Sherrie Steiner and her sociology students in their “Great Greenhouse Giveaway” START project. The group has made it through the first part of their dirty business by finishing the planting process. They’ve received a truckload of dirt, filled reusable bags with soil, settled and dried…

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…