STARTing to Bloom

It might be snowing outside, but in the university greenhouse, things are STARTing to bloom (figuratively and literally). Dr. Sherrie Steiner and her students’ Great Greenhouse Giveaway vegetables are growing quickly, and the project is coming together. Volunteers from across campus are contributing to the project. Students and faculty in our Department of International Languages…

Upcoming Event: Brown Ink Fundraiser

Founded in 2000 by College of Arts and Sciences faculty and staff to honor the memory of Steve Hollander, the Brown Ink Society gives grants to students faced with unexpected financial emergencies. Hollander—a professor in the Department of English and Linguistics for 30 years—left a great legacy of teaching, leadership, and generosity. The society’s name…

Disability Friendly Fort Wayne STARTs with Our Public Library

Our Waterfield Foundation funded “Disability Friendly Fort Wayne” START project is accelerating! On March 30th, communication sciences and disorders (CSD) faculty Naomi Gurevich and Stacy Betz and CSD students Christy Johnson and Haley Downer met with Allen County Public Library staff to discuss how the library could better serve individuals with communication challenges. The group…

Hope House START Project Update

Dr. Beth Keller’s START students gave Andrew Gritzmaker, executive director of Children’s Hope House, a first look at their marketing projects on March 20. Students are developing public service announcements about the Hope House and other marketing materials including, fliers, invitations, comment cards, infographics, car window decals, pens and stationary, and donation boxes. Keller is…

Donation Benefits Political Science Students

A generous donation from Fort Wayne attorney, Mark D. Ulmschneider, has allowed the university to create The Ulmschneider Prize in Political Science. The award will benefit political science majors by rewarding both academic performance and achievement. Ulmschneider has pledged to contribute $20,000 each year to the fund over the next three years. Beginning spring 2018,…

COM Student Piques Interest with Dating Blog

Communication graduate student and new Fort Wayne resident, Chelsea Bihlmeyer, recently began writing for piquefortwayne.com, a local online arts and culture magazine. Her artwork was featured on Pique’s Instagram site and in an article about the new online magazine in the Fort Wayne Reader. Chelsea’s article, “The State of Dating in Fort Wayne” highlights the…

Helping Kids START Reading

Dr. Pam Reese in our Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) department is working on two of our four inaugural START projects. This week, we are highlighting her  mobile literacy library START program. With Reese’s guidance, a team of CSD students will use their developing professional skills to help children strengthen reading skills. They’ve gathered a…

A&S Dean’s Letter on Our Transition to PFW

Dear College of Arts and Sciences Students, Alumni, and Friends: On February 22, 2018, the Higher Learning Commission approved the realignment of IPFW. With this approval in place, IPFW will officially become Purdue University Fort Wayne on July 1, 2018. This is a historic moment for our institution. The possibilities for what we can achieve…

STARTing to Sprout

The starts are starting to show their green for Dr. Sherrie Steiner and her sociology students in their “Great Greenhouse Giveaway” START project. The group has made it through the first part of their dirty business by finishing the planting process. They’ve received a truckload of dirt, filled reusable bags with soil, settled and dried…

A&S Alumni Honored at Alumni Association Brunch

Congratulations to the two College of Arts and Sciences alumni who will be receiving IPFW Alumni Awards! Recipients will be honored at a brunch on Saturday, February 24, from 10:30a.m. to noon at the Steel Dynamics Keith E. Busse IPFW Alumni Center on the west side of campus. Elizabeth “Betsy” Chapman (B.A., English, ’74) will…

IPFW Student Organizes Fort Wayne Rally

In the wake of the shootings at Marjory Stone Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, students are speaking out about gun violence. Some now call this a movement, a watershed moment. This Sunday, February 25, that movement comes to Fort Wayne. IPFW student Brandon Blumenherst, a double major in political science and communication, is organizing…

Arabic Students Connect with the Community

On February 8, six students from Farah Combs’s (Arabic instructor, director of IPFW’s honors program) Elementary Arabic II class spoke at an event hosted by the Indiana Center for Middle East Peace. Mobina Haq (mathematical sciences), Gina Chapa (business management), Brie-anna Coburn (political science), Bianca Barcenas (business), Olivia González Granados (international language and culture studies),…