Meghan Menchhofer’s Summer Adventures: Part 2

Two days after the Peace March (see part 1), Meghan Menchhofer (communication, TENL) boarded a plane and flew to Cartagena, Columbia to present at the 2017 International Association of Media and Communications Research (IAMCR) Conference. Menchhofer and Michelle Kelsey Kearl (assistant professor, communication) presented research they conducted on how media impacts Muslim immigrants and refugees,…

Meghan Menchhofer’s Summer Adventures: Part 1

Meghan Menchhofer (graduate student, communication and TENL certificate) traveled across the world in summer 2017 on academic and personal adventures. She visited a concentration camp in Serbia, completed a 56-mile “Peace Walk” as part of the Summer University Srebrenica program in Bosnia and Herzegovina, presented her research on Fort Wayne’s Muslim immigrants and refugees at…

Internships: Enhancing Education, Opening Professional Doors

So many classes to take . . . Is the time and energy spent on an internship really worth the effort? We, most interns and hiring directors will tell you, “Yes!” Jazlynn Bebout and Kayla Stewart (seniors, communication majors) interned with Quincy Media, owner of WPTA and WISE-TV, Fort Wayne’s NBC and ABC affiliates. They…

Campus and Community: Professors in Action

By Matthew Danielson College of Arts and Sciences Intern In higher education, lines between campus, classroom, and community are blurring in interesting ways. Programs created by IPFW professors take students into the community, providing real world experiences that complement book and classroom-based learning, while also improving Fort Wayne community and the surrounding areas. Associate Professor…

It Doesn’t End with the Degree

Biology alumnus Micah Rapp (‘15) was the first IPFW student to win a nationally renowned Barry Goldwater Scholarship. And he’s kept in touch! Today, Rapp is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics at Columbia University. Adding to his accolades (and research opportunities), Rapp was awarded a 2017 National Science Foundation…

2017 Summer A&S Youth Camps

Over the summer, Arts & Sciences faculty don’t just teach our students. Many spend time providing summer camps for kids in elementary, middle, and high school. These include three camps from the Appleseed Writing Project, two from the Department of Physics, and IPFW’s Honors Program Summer Camp. Appleseed Writing Project Camps The Appleseed Writing Project…

A&S Students at the Student Research and Creative Endeavor Symposium

A record 97 students from 13 departments in Arts & Sciences presented their research at the 20th Annual Student Research and Creative Endeavor Symposium. Here are a few highlights:   For the first time in symposium history, two creative writing majors presented posters—Seth Gick presented “47 Seconds” and Helena Carvalho Schmidt presented “Revising History: Explaining…

Two A&S Students Win Prestigious Fulbright Scholarships

Until 2017 only three IPFW students had won prestigious Fulbright scholarships, but this month that number jumps to five. Two Arts and Sciences students—Nathan Brophy (political science) and Cody Fuelling (political science/history)—were  awarded Fulbright Scholarships for the 2017–18 academic year. Brophy has been awarded a Fulbright grant to Romania, where he plans to research political…

Anonymous Donor Ensures Future Holocaust Education Symposium at IPFW

In May 2016, current and future educators attended IPFW’s first Institute for Holocaust and Genocide Studies’ Pre-Service Teachers’ Symposium, an event made possible by 8 generous local and national supporters. Associate Professor Lee Roberts (German) coordinated the inaugural program, which involved faculty, community partners, and pre-service education students from IPFW, regional and national universities, and the…

Preview of Spring 2017 Student Research Showcases

It’s the perfect time of year to indulge your curiosity about student research at IPFW. In the next three weeks, everyone—faculty, staff, students, community members, YOU—has four opportunities to explore student research at IPFW.   First, on March 18, the third annual Science and Society at IPFW (SASI) event will be held in collaboration with…

Panel Discussion on Trump’s Immigration Order

It was standing room only during the IPFW panel discussion of President Trump’s executive order on immigration, held on February 2. Professors James Lutz and Michael Wolf were joined by Associate Professors James Toole and Georgia Wralstad-Ulmschneider from the Department of Political Science, for a panel discussion moderated by Continuing Lecturer of Arabic and Honors…