Student PSAs are STARTing to Broadcast

Our START program has set ongoing community outreach in motion. Dr. Beth Keller’s (English) project continues to help Mad Anthonys Children’s Hope House. After students recorded public service announcements at Federated Media,  3Rivers Federal Credit Union funded the PSAs to broadcast on 97.3 WMEE for one year. The student-created PSAs are currently on the air! Listen to WMEE…

Kyler Hudson (HIST/POLS) Wins Prestigious Fulbright Scholarship

Congratulations to Kyler Hudson (B.A., history and political science, ’18), winner of the prestigious Fulbright Scholarship for the 2018-19 academic year. The grant he was awarded will allow him to conduct independent research on the urban-rural divide in Canada’s western provinces. He will also earn a Master of Arts in political science at the University…

In the News: Abraham Schwab on Ethics

When local news reporters need an expert opinion on ethical matters, they turn to our own Associate Professor Abraham Schwab (philosophy). As a member of the Allen County Ethics Commission, Schwab often is asked to comment on ethical issues our community and its members face.

Professors in Partnership with High School Teachers

Purdue University Fort Wayne is working with Northwest Allen County Schools and Southwest Allen County Schools to offer a unique learning opportunity. The Professors in Partnership program is a collaboration between PFW professors and high school teachers designed to deliver engaging classroom lessons to high school students. The dean of the College of Arts and…

In the News: Andy Downs Talks Local Elections

As the director of the Mike Downs Center for Indiana Politics, Associate Professor Andy Downs (political science) is often in the news, and this past month has been no exception. As we put the primaries behind us and approach the Indiana Senate election in November, Downs has had plenty of opportunities to offer his professional…

Biology Alumna Dedicated to Sea Turtle Conservation

Callie Veelenturf (M.S., biology, ’17) set a goal “to spend my life conserving endangered species and more specifically working on the frontlines of bycatch, poaching, and sea turtle research and conservation.” The impressive amount of achievements she has acquired, both during and after her time at IPFW, shows her dedication to that goal. While at…

Graduation Spotlight: Madison & Megan Kline (CSD)

As twin sisters, Madison and Megan Kline (B.S., communication sciences and disorders, ’18) have gone through a lot together. Now they can add one more thing to that list: graduating from IPFW. In May, they each received a Bachelor of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD), a minor in linguistics, and a certificate in…

Graduation Spotlight: Luis Nuñez (SOC)

Luis Nuñez (B.A., sociology, ’18) began his academic career as a biology major interested in becoming a veterinarian. His introductory sociology course was supposed to be just an elective.  Instead, the class was a deciding factor in changing his future. Nuñez’s main area of interest has been community engagement. He says outreach is important “in…

Graduation Spotlight: Matt Wyss (PHIL)

A desire to satiate his “intellectual curiosity” and “growing interests in the humanities” led Matt Wyss (B.A., philosophy, ’18) to enroll at IPFW. “Philosophy in particular nurtured my natural tendency towards analysis and reasoning through abstract concepts.” During his time here, he went from a quiet student with few friends to a highly accomplished graduate…

Graduation Spotlight: Alex Wulpi (COM)

After half a decade of traveling around the world in the Marine Corps infantry, Alex Wulpi (B.A., communication, ‘18) came back home and enrolled at IPFW. His parents and brother, former IPFW students, encouraged him to enroll. Flash forward a few years, and now he is a communication graduate with a concentration in rhetoric public…

Graduation Spotlight: Helena Carvalho Schmidt

International student Helena Carvalho Schmidt (English, communication, political science, ‘18) came to Fort Wayne from Brazil in 2014. She started as a quiet English major who sometimes struggled to understand her professors and make cultural adjustments. With the help of supportive faculty and her ambition to succeed, she graduated this year with an impressive array…

Into the Fire: Ceramics, Chemistry, and Kilns

Did you know that our College of Visual and Performing Arts now has a train kiln? Yes, and thanks to Assistant Professor Seth Green (ceramics), students can now learn about this unique glazing technique using wood firing. Green oversaw the process of removing the university’s old gas kiln and installing a new fire kiln. Green’s…