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…

Graduation Spotlight: Rachel Caruso (ENG)

Rachel Caruso (B.A., English, ’18) is “an avid reader and a complete bookworm.” This passion inspired her to pursue a Bachelor of Arts in English with a concentration in literature. Her desire to be more “marketable” drove her to get double minors in professional writing and linguistics. One reason Caruso chose IPFW was that she…

2018 Top 50 Awards

For the 2018 Top 50 awards, 30 students with Arts & Sciences majors, minors, and certificates were recognized. All twelve A&S departments were represented. The annual Top 50 awards honor students “who not only excel academically, but who also make their mark by giving back to the IPFW campus and their communities.” To be eligible…

A&S Lecturer’s Play, Lunacy, to Premier at Khaos Theatre in April

Looking for something to do in April? Why not catch a play in Indianapolis AND support Joe Reese, a limited-term lecturer in IPFW’s Department of English & Linguistics. Reese wrote Lunacy: A Play for Our Times, which will be performed April 21, 22, 28, and 29 at the Khaos Company Theatre. Reece originally submitted Lunacy…

Statement on Women’s Studies

On December 6, the Bachelor of Arts degree option was reinstated for the College of Arts and Sciences’ Women’s Studies Program. For the College’s statement, please see the press release below or here.

Voter Registration Drive

As part of a service project, four IPFW Chapman Scholars conducted a one-day voter registration drive at IPFW on Monday, October 3. Bre Anne Briskey (psychology/history), Abbigayle Dunlavy (biology), Amber Edelman (accounting/finance), and Seth Schmenk (civil engineering) estimate they registered 30 voters and allowed dozens more to check their registration status and polling locations. Using iPads supplied by IPSGA,…

IPFW Connect: Special Election Issue

Articles by four faculty members from the College of Arts and Sciences are featured in the current, election-themed issue of IPFW Connect Magazine. Inside, you’ll find Associate Professor of Political Science Andy Downs, “Indiana–Deserves More Attention Than It Gets” Associate Professor of History Jeffrey Malanson, “George Washington’s Farewell Address and the Politics of 2016” Associate Professor…

SW Allen First Responders Join Students at 8th Annual AAC Theater Camp

For the first time, representatives from the Southwest Allen County Fire Department will join students and faculty from the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) at Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) for the 8th annual IPFW Augmentative/Alternative Communication (AAC) Theater Camp. The camp takes place October 7–9 and will be held over IPFW’s…

Communication Student Honored by Business Weekly

Amanda Seilheimer (B.A., Interpersonal and Organizational Communication, ’09; M.A., Professional Communication Studies, ’16) is a transfer and special populations coordinator in IPFW’s Center for Student Success & Transitions. She was selected by Greater Fort Wayne Business Weekly as one of its 2016 Twenty Millennials Making a Difference.  Seilheimer and the other selectees will be honored…