Lisa Ryan

Each year, IPFW’s hospitality and tourism management students run their own restaurant in Fort Wayne. 

Strange Salamanders Have A Lot To Teach

Jun 8, 2016
Grep Lipps

Indiana has lost 95 percent of its wetlands since the 1800s, mostly to agricultural and housing developments. But salamanders can teach scientists a lot about wetland health. Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Nick Janzen brings us to a salamander research site in one the largest wetland restoration projects in the state.

Biology professor Mark Jordan and two of his students, Zach Jones and Shannon Calder, are searching for salamander larvae in Eagle Marsh, near Fort Wayne. Sitting on over 700 acres, it’s one of the largest wetland restoration projects in the state.

Dr. Bruce Kingsbury, IPFW

A federal grant is funding work in the state to improve the way “nuisance animals” – like snakes and turtles - are transported. The U.S. Department of Defense money is funding research on ways to move these animals more safely.  

Nuisance animals are animals people find in their yard and don’t want, or are scared of. They can be native animals or exotic animals people tried to keep as pets, some of which are endangered.


Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne released its University Strategic Alignment Process last week, which recommends consolidation of several academic departments to save costs.

On Thursday, April 14 IPFW hosted a panel discussion titled "The Rise, and Fall, and Rise of Fascism."

Andrew Downs moderated the discussion as history professor Ann Livschiz and political science professor James Toole discussed fascist political movements and their contemporary relevance.  


Andrew Downs, Mike Downs Center for Indiana Politics, Associate Professor of Political Science at IPFW


Ann Livschitz, IPFW Department of History

James Toole, IPFW Department of Political Science

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


Carl Drummond, Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Enrollment Management


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.