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This week on WBOI Presents we featured a panel discussion from IPFW, recorded on Feb. 9th, that lookedat the early beginnings of universities and how they have evolved.  Panelists considered the university's medieval roots, American Developments, and modern challenges both around the country and in Fort Wayne.

Listen to the extended conversation here

Panelists:

Carl Drummond, Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Enrollment Management

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The “Zika Virus” has reached pandemic levels in Central and South American countries. Recently, the Centers for Disease Control has identified over 50 cases of the virus in the United States, with two reported in Indiana and Ohio on Tuesday.

Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne

Earlier this month, the Indiana Legislative Services Agency released a report recommending that IPFW be broken into two institutions. However, IPFW’s governing body issued a response that brings the LSA’s findings into question. 

The LSA made its recommendations based on declines in enrollment, research funding, charitable donations, and graduation rates at IPFW.

Courtesy / Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne

A report released Friday by the Legislative Services Agency proposes that Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne become a Purdue campus. But there are many unanswered questions that have students and faculty concerned.

In this week's episode of WBOI Presents, we feature an IPFW panel discussion entitled "Voting: Right, Privilege, or Burden?" This discussion was recorded on November 9th in the Helmke Library at IPFW.  The event was moderated by Political Science Professor James, and the panelists were history professor Ann Livshiz and political science professors Andrew Downs and Michael Wolf.  

In this week's episode of WBOI Presents, we’ll feature a panel discussion recorded at IPFW on Wednesday, September 16th that looks at the European refugee crisis.  

Associate Professor of History Ann Livschiz, and associate professor of political science James Toole, will talk about the background of this crisis, global responses and implications, and what we can learn from history.  

 

Rachel Patterson/ Emily Stulik

Maybe you heard some “ribbits” in the evenings for the past few weeks – it’s frog calling season, a time for the amphibians to find their mates.  

Frog calls are also used to track their population, which is an important indicator of environmental health. But due to disease, pollution, and loss of habitat, Indiana, and the rest of the world, has seen a declining frog population over the past few decades.

In Northern Indiana however, efforts have been made to restore some wetland habitat to its natural state.

Jim Whitcraft

As IPFW continues its 50th anniversary celebrations, the university is holding a rare musical event this weekend with its first-ever "50 Hands Monster Piano Concert."

The brainchild of Director of Keyboard Studies Dr. Hamilton Tescarollo, the event features 24 pianists, a conductor, and eight concert Steinways -- all on one stage.

Courtesy/Dr. John Niser

Each semester, IPFW Hospitality Management Seniors open a pop-up restaurant in the campus Holiday Inn's Mastodon Grill.

This term, in honor of Fort Wayne's 25th anniversary with its Sister City of Plock, Poland, they've created signature dishes showcasing modern polish cuisine, and they're calling their place "Plock Tavern."

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Just over a year ago, Barbara Resch gave over her duties as director of music education at IPFW to become the department's chair.

She admits that she's seen the department from a lot of different perspectives over the years, but is quick to add that "seeing it from the perspective of the chair's office is a very different view."

With the fall semester in full swing, WBOI's Julia Meek met with Resch to find out what this school year has in store, and how the job is treating her so far.

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