Holocaust & Genocide Institute Receives Second Salon Grant

Congratulations to the Institute for Holocaust and Genocide Studies (IHGS) on their second Harry W. Salon Foundation grant in 12 months. This $8,750 grant will fund two community projects co-sponsored by IHGS and Congregation Achduth Vesholom. One community partnership project will bring Ferne Pearlstein to Fort Wayne’s Cinema Center for a screening of her film,…

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…

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…

Gun Control: Y/N?

On March 28, the Honors Program sponsored a bipartisan discussion, “Gun Control: Yes or No?” The multidisciplinary event featured panelists Drs. Michael Wolf and Georgia Wralstad Ulmschneider (political science), Dr. Lawrence Kuznar (anthropology), university police chief Tim Potts, and student Brandon Blumenherst (political science, communication). Each panelist brought a unique set of expertise and experience…

Physics and Education Partnership Leads to Fellowship and Award

Congratulations to Professor Mark Masters (physics) and Assistant Professor Matthew Perkins Coppola (science education) for winning one of five national 2017–19 PhysTEC Fellowship awards. This fellowship strengthens the connections between education and physics on our campus, helps create awareness among high school students of opportunities in teaching physics, and helps meet the demand for physics…

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…

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…

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,…

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,…