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The following articles highlight the recent mentions of IPFW research, people, programs, and events in the media. 

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Purdue Fort Wayne in the News for December 17, 2018

Were you quoted by a reporter? Did you see the university featured in the media? Send the links for your news clips to the public relations team at news@pfw.edu or tweet them to @PurdueFWNews.

December 17

Margaux’s Microphone: An Interview with the Series Creator
WBOI 89.1 Northeast Indiana Public Radio
Purdue University Fort Wayne hosted two-hundred and sixty two international students from forty-nine different countries this semester.

December 16

Mastodons Tie Program Mark with 11 Blocks in Win Over Goshen
NewsChamber of Indiana
The Purdue Fort Wayne women's basketball team put on a defensive clinic in its 86-45 victory over Goshen Sunday afternoon (Dec. 16).

Political Notebook: Women in Public Life Program Set
The Journal Gazette
Presenters will include Helmke, a former Fort Wayne mayor and director of the Civic Leaders Living-Learning Center at Indiana University, and Andrew Downs, director of the Mike Downs Center for Indiana Politics at Purdue University Fort Wayne.

Ideas Wear Well for Young Entrepreneurs
The Journal Gazette
(Bella) Krieg, a Columbia City High School graduate, is a full-time student at Purdue Fort Wayne, studying marketing and management. She takes classes in the summer and said she is on track to graduate next December.

EDITORIAL: Alliance Proves Value of Rural Investment
The Journal Gazette
“Communities quite often have formed out of fear of what was going to be done to them,” observed Andrew Downs, director of the Mike Downs Center for Indiana Politics at Purdue Fort Wayne.

OPINION: 1968: Remembering a Year We Can’t Forget – and Still Learn From
The Journal Gazette
The topics in the classroom discussion at Purdue Fort Wayne might have seemed familiar to anyone.

Local Colleges: Konchar Sets Mark in PFW Loss
The Journal Gazette
Fifth-year senior guard John Konchar broke the program record for career field goals, which stood at 608, but Purdue Fort Wayne (6-7) couldn't get the win and fell 95-68 to Austin Peay on Saturday afternoon in Clarksville, Tennessee.

December 15

APSU Men’s Basketball Rolls Past Purdue Fort Wayne 95-68 at Dunn Center
Clarksville Online
In a dominant performance, Austin Peay State University (APSU) men’s basketball team controlled every aspect of the second half and turned a close contest into a lopsided affair in a 95-68 win against Purdue Fort Wayne, Saturday, in the Dunn Center.

Taylor, McGhee Lead Austin Peay Past Purdue Fort Wayne 95-68
Myrtle Beach Online
Terry Taylor and Jabari McGhee combined for 52 points, making 21 of 31 shots, and Austin Peay blew the doors off after halftime, wrapping up its nonconference season with a 95-68 win over Purdue Fort Wayne on Saturday.

Austin Peay State University Names Dr. Eric Norman New Vice President for APSU Student Affairs
Clarksville Online
Dr. Eric M. Norman, vice chancellor for student affairs and dean of students at Purdue University Fort Wayne, was recently named vice president of student affairs at Austin Peay State University (APSU). He will begin his new role at APSU on January 28th, 2019.

Purdue Fort Wayne at Austin Peay
The Journal Gazette
Mastodons fifth-year senior John Konchar is playing the best basketball of his career of late.

December 14

A Little Too Convenient: Hines Wants Restriction on Minimarts
Greater Fort Wayne Business Weekly
A Purdue University Fort Wayne’s Community Research Institute study commissioned by the St. Joseph Community Health Foundation in September found that in southeast Fort Wayne’s 46806 ZIP code, 37.9 percent of residents — about 9,500 individuals — live below the federal poverty line.

Sports Briefs: Colleges: Area Roundup
The Journal Gazette
Purdue Fort Wayne junior Pelegrin Vargas was selected as a member of the Preseason All-Midwestern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association team.

PFW’s Vargas on All-MIVA 1st Team
NewsChamber of Indiana
Purdue Fort Wayne's Pelegrin Vargas, a junior from San Juan, Puerto Rico, was selected as a member of the Preseason All-MIVA team.

December 13

APSU Names Dr. Eric Norman as New Vice President for Student Affairs
Clarksville Now
Dr. Eric M. Norman, vice chancellor for student affairs and dean of students at Purdue University Fort Wayne, was recently named vice president of student affairs at Austin Peay State University.

Austin Peay State University Names Eric Norman Vice President for Student Affairs
The Leaf Chronicle
Austin Peay State University has hired a vice chancellor from Purdue University-Fort Wayne as its new vice president for Student Affairs.

Pelegrin Vargas Named to MIVA Preseason Team
NewsChamber of Indiana
The Midwestern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association announced the 2019 Preseason Poll and All-MIVA team on Thursday (Dec. 13), and one Mastodon found a place on the team.

Purdue Fort Wayne Bridge Opening Delayed to Allow for More Safety Testing
WISE TV Fort Wayne’s NBC
If you drive on Coliseum Boulevard along the Purdue-Fort Wayne campus you go right under the Cole Parker Crossing Bridge.

PFW’s Vargas on All-MIVA 1st Team
The Journal Gazette
Purdue Fort Wayne's Pelegrin Vargas, a junior from San Juan, Puerto Rico, was selected as a member of the Preseason All-MIVA team.

KEVIN LEININGER: Area’s Population is a Long Way from 1Million, but Migration Trend Finally is Heading in Right Direction
News-Sentinel
Some of that growth can be attributed to the tight labor market (7 percent unemployment in August 2013 compared to 3.2 percent last month), but Rachel Blakeman, Director of the Community Research Institute at Purdue Fort Wayne, said “this analysis gives us some optimism, especially since this accounts for inflation and the decreased buying power of dollars over time.”

The Sweet 16 of College Basketball Nicknames and the Stories Behind Them
NCAA
For Mastodons, we have to start at Orsie Routsong’s farm in northern Indiana.

December 12

Newburgh Clerk-Treasurer Died After Struggle with Liver Disease
Tri State Home Page
He (Jon Lybarger) attended Vincennes University, IUPUI and IPFW in Fort Wayne, where he earned degrees in education and business.

Art Museum Celebrates Old Art School’s History and a New Major Acquisition
WBOI 89.1 Northeast Indiana Public Radio
Representing voices from the city's roots of art education in the late 19th century through the 1970's when the Art School moved from its home in the West Central neighborhood to its present location at Purdue Fort Wayne, museum goers can track the legacy of this enthusiastic group of teachers and students that continues to impact Fort Wayne's cultural skyline.

Westmoreland Campus Clippings: Harrell Hits 1,000-Point Mark at Purdue Fort Wayne
Tribune Review
With a free throw that swished through the net with 13 minutes, 26 seconds to play in the first half Dec. 5, Kason Harrell reached a career milestone with the Purdue Fort Wayne basketball team.

Mastodons Tied for First in Fall Summit League Men’s Commissioner’s Cup Standings
NewsChamber of Indiana
The Purdue Fort Wayne Mastodons are tied for first in the Dr. William Steinbrecher Men's All-Sport Award Standings.

December 11

Eric Norman Named New VP for Student Affairs
The All State
After much deliberation and two separate searches over two semesters, Eric M. Norman, vice chancellor for student affairs and dean of students at Purdue University Fort Wayne, is joining Austin Peay’s senior leadership team as vice president for student affairs.

PFW Purchases $3.85 Million “South Campus” Complex
WBOI 89.1 Northeast Indiana Public Radio
Purdue University’s Board of Trustees unanimously approved Purdue Fort Wayne’s purchase of the Park 3000 property during its Friday meeting in West Lafayette.

What’s Going On: Holiday
The Journal Gazette
“A Jazzy Big Band Christmas,” Fort Wayne Area Community Band – 7:30 p.m.; Rhinehart Music Center, Purdue Fort Wayne, 2101 E. Coliseum Blvd.; $8 adults, $7 seniors, free for children 17 and younger.

$35 Million Spent by US Senate Candidates: Expert Says Outlook Dim for Democrats After Losses
The Journal Gazette
Michael Wolf, chairman of the political science department at Purdue University Fort Wayne, said Monday the challenge facing the Indiana Democratic Party is finding candidates for future statewide elections as strong as Donnelly and Bayh, a former senator and governor, particularly after Braun and Young won by larger-than-expected margins.

December 10

North Side High School Connecting Alumni for Digital Archive
WBOI 89.1 Northeast Indiana Public Radio
North Side High School’s Alumni Association is partnering with Purdue University Fort Wayne and the Allen County Public Library on an archival project to honor the school’s 100th anniversary.

Purdue University Fort Wayne Approved to Purchase Park 3000
103.9 Sunny FM
The acquisition creates a strategic opportunity for Purdue Fort Wayne to acquire an adjacent property and significantly expand the university’s footprint across Coliseum Boulevard.