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Lisa Ryan, WBOI News

Fort Wayne could soon have Purdue University’s first and only school of music. That was a proposal made Friday by faculty and administrators at Indiana University--Purdue University Fort Wayne, which is in the process of being split into two universities.

Purdue Trustees Approve New Name For IPFW

Apr 21, 2017
Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership

Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne will soon have a much shorter name. The Purdue Board of Trustees announced Friday that as the school splits into two universities, the campus will be known as Purdue University Fort Wayne.

Lisa Ryan, WBOI News

The geosciences department at Indiana University--Purdue University Fort Wayne inspired the idea for the school’s mascot, the mastodon. Students in that department helped uncover a mastodon fossil about 40 miles north of the school, which is now on permanent display at IPFW. However, the department itself has just been eliminated.

New Year, New IPFW

Jan 2, 2017
IPFW

IPFW’s restructuring plan goes into effect January 1, which means after the new year, some degrees won’t exist at the university. And that’s not the only change planned for IPFW. IU and Purdue trustees approved a plan to split the school into two separate universities.

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The Legislative Services Agency released a report in January that proposed splitting Indiana University - Purdue University Fort Wayne into two universities, but it wasn’t until December that school officials held a press conference about the realignment. 

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