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…

Physics leads Indiana in undergraduate-only program graduates

Our Purdue University Fort Wayne Department of Physics gives students a place to experiment, fail, learn and grow – an approach that helps it graduate the most students in the state. Eleven Purdue Fort Wayne students earned a bachelor’s degree in physics in the 2016-2017 school year, the most of any undergraduate-only program in the…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Myanmar & IPFW: Where We’ve Been & Where We’re Going

Fort Wayne and Mawlamyine, Myanmar have been “friends” since February 2016, when a delegation including Professor Chad Thompson (English & linguistics) traveled there to sign a “Friendship City” declaration. We published Thompson’s notes and photos from that trip. So what has happened since then? Quite a bit! There has been a second trip to Myanmar,…

Plotting Change: An Interview with Writers Joe & Pam Reese

It’s no mystery that marriage is a partnership. But for married IPFW faculty members Joe and Pam Reese that partnership turned mysterious when they started co-writing “cozy mystery” novels. Pam (assistant professor, communication sciences & disorders) and Joe (limited-term lecturer, English and linguistics) have co-written ten novels, the popular Nina Bannister series. Recently, they took…

Holocaust & Genocide Institute Receives $9,250 Grant

IPFW’s Institute for Holocaust and Genocide Studies (IHGS) has been exceptionally successful in 2017, receiving $14,250 in donor and grant support. In March 2017, we shared that the IHGS received a $5000 anonymous donation to cover the costs of holding a second Holocaust education symposium. See here for the full story. IHGS more recently received…

Learning Japanese? In Indiana? (I Really Think So)

When you think of international ties—do you think of Indiana and Japan? According to Yuriko Ujike (continuing lecturer, Japanese), “There is a strong tie between Japan and Indiana in terms of economic investments as well as education and cultural exchanges. There are more than 280 Japanese business facilities that operate across Indiana employing more than…

Lee Roberts’ Innovative Approach to Teaching German

Associate Professor of German Lee Roberts is playing games with his students. “What?!?!?!,” you ask. Well, he turned his Elementary German class (G111) into a multimedia game! What began in fall 2016 as exercises and a video designed to increase student engagement, quickly became a semester-long, interactive game. Die Grüne Halskette (The Green Necklace) has…