New, Old, and Wonderful: Hahn applies coursework to help revitalize Bluffton

Pursuing a degree often may lead you down unexpected paths. Jarrod Hahn, the elected surveyor of Wells County, discovered this in a College of Arts and Sciences course while pursuing a construction engineering technology degree. During the summer 2018 semester, Jarrod took the course W234 Technical Report Writing, which in part requires students to develop…

Purdue Fort Wayne, North Side HS team up for historical archive

  This article has been updated to reflect a date change for the first History Harvest. The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8. By Deanna G. Wooley // Public History Program Coordinator, Purdue University Fort Wayne North Side High School and Purdue University Fort Wayne are seeking NSHS alumni and…

Upward Bound Toward College

Every high school student who wants to attend college should be given the opportunity to realize that dream. That is what Upward Bound is all about.

Preserving the Past and Building a Future at Purdue Fort Wayne

On July 1, our campus’s transition to Purdue University Fort Wayne becomes official. As we look forward to an exciting future, we also look back on the great memories and history that are a part of us and part of our community. When IPFW opened its doors in 1964, the campus consisted of only one…

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…

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…

STARTing to Wind Down

It’s the end of the semester already? Wow! Well, over the upcoming weeks, we can START letting you know how our START projects are wrapping up. Dr. Pam Reese’s mobile literacy library START program concluded last week. This term, Reese and her team of Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) students have been working with children…