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Indiana University—Purdue University Fort Wayne IPFW Athletics:

16 Division I NCAA teams Colors: Nickname: Mascot: Affiliations: Website: blue and white Mastodons Don the Mastodon Purdue University System Indiana University System

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One university. Two great names. 1964 via the merger of previously-established institutions public coeducational $15.5 million[1] Michael Wartell 380[3][4] 11,943 10,878 877 Fort Wayne, Indiana, United States suburban: 643 acres (2.60 km2)[2] (2.60 km²)

Type: Endowment: Chancellor: Faculty: Students: Undergraduates: Postgraduates: Location: Campus:

Indiana University—Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) is a regional university campus located in Fort Wayne, Indiana. As a joint campus of Indiana University System and Purdue University System, IPFW offers undergraduate and graduate degrees from both universities among its more than 200 academic programs and certificates.

Synthesis of two university systems
IPFW’s degrees are awarded by either Purdue University or Indiana University on a program-by-program basis. IPFW’s schools and academic divisions are not each identified specifically as Indiana University units or as Purdue University units. Through an agreement between the Indiana University and Purdue University systems, most of IPFW’s university services are administratively operated through the Purdue University system’s budget, although the medical programs and the library are administered through Indiana University system’s budget. Because IPFW is the synthesis of two university systems, the degree programs


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typically set the achievement bar to the higher of the two standards of Purdue University or Indiana University. Each university reviews the degree programs prepared autonomously by IPFW. Typically degree programs must set the achievement bar to whichever is more stringent. For example, science degrees granted through Purdue University require satisfaction of Indiana University’s stricter requirements governing choice of electives, such as the non-western cultural requirement. Of course, this means that students transferring from one university or the other to IPFW must complete more credits to obtain their degree, and that some of the credits earned at their original school will not count towards their degree at IPFW, except as general electives. This is in contrast to IPFW’s sibling university, IUPUI, where IUPUI is a core campus of the Indiana University System, where IUPUI’s university services are administratively operated through the Indiana University system, and where IUPUI’s schools and academic divisions are each strongly identified by name as IU or Purdue aligned. Many students fulfill their freshman, sophomore, or even junior courses at IPFW before transferring to the main campuses in Bloomington or West Lafayette to complete their degrees in majors not offered at the regional campus. For instance, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering is not an offering at IPFW, but many Mechanical Engineering courses apply through the sophomore year. Students usually attended this school because their grades were not high enough when they graduate high school. Most students had used IPFW as a "fall back" school; a school of last choice. But, this is no longer true. Many students now select IPFW, as their first choice, of college.

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• • containing the Departments of: Accounting and Finance • Economics • Management and Marketing • • • containing the Departments of: Civil and Architectural Engineering Technology • Computer Science • Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology • Engineering • Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Technology • • containing the Departments of: Consumer and Family Sciences • Dental • Nursing • • containing the Departments of: Fine Arts • Music • Theatre • Visual Communication and Design • • • • IPFW also hosts the Fort Wayne Center for Medical Education, a unit of the Indiana University School of Medicine.

IPFW as a whole has been accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools continuously since 1969.[1] ABET has continuously accredited IPFW’s following bachelors degrees since the date listed: computer science 2004, construction technology 1981, electrical engineering 1991, electrical engineering technology 1976, mechanical engineering 1991, industrial engineering technology 1981, and mechanical engineering technology 1975. ABET has continuously accredited IPFW’s following associates degrees since the date listed: architectural technology 1981, civil engineering technology 1981, electrical engineering technology 1976, industrial engineering technology 1981, and mechanical engineering technology 1975. IPFW’s Bachelor of Science in Computer Science degree is the only ABET-accredited computer science degree in Indiana.[2] AASCB accredits the entirety of IPFW’s School of Business and Management Sciences.[3] The American Chemical Society has approved the degrees conferred through IPFW’s Department of Chemistry.[4] The American Dental Association has accredited IPFW’s dental assisting, dental hygiene, and dental laboratory technology programs. The

Colleges, Schools, and Divisions
IPFW is academically organized into four colleges, two schools, and four divisions:[7] • • containing the Departments of: Anthropology • Audiology and Speech Sciences • Biology • Chemistry • Communication • English and Linguistics • Geosciences • History • Mathematical Sciences • International Language and Culture Studies • Philosophy • Physics • Political Science • Psychology • Sociology


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American Music Therapy Association has approved the music therapy degrees conferred through IPFW’s Department of Music.[5] The National Association of Schools of Music has accredited IPFW’s Department of Music.[6] The National Association of Schools of Public Administration and Affairs has accredited IPFW’s masters degree in public affairs.[7] The National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) has continuously accredited IPFW’s (and the IU Fort Wayne Extension Center’s) associates and bachelors degrees in education since 1954. Also, NCATE has accredited IPFW’s masters degrees in education.[8]

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County—the Indiana county containing Fort Wayne—and purchased adjacent private farms to form a total of 216 acres (0.87 km2) at the then-suburban northeastern edge of Fort Wayne on the eastern bank of the Saint Joseph River. The new Indiana University—Purdue University Fort Wayne campus opened on September 17, 1964 following nearly two years of construction that began on October 18, 1962. That first building was then known as the Education Building, but is now renamed Kettler Hall in honor of founder Alfred Kettler, Sr., whose vision and passion for an IPFW during the 1950s made IPFW possible and likewise inspired the formation of IUPUI in Indianapolis, Indiana a decade later. IPFW awarded its first four-year degree in 1968 after awarding twoyear degrees through the IU Fort Wayne extension center prior to the formation of the joint IPFW campus. In the spirit of Indiana University’s 1967 acquisition of the Herron School of Art in Indianapolis that then merged in 1969 to form IUPUI, during 1976 the Indiana General Assembly approved the merger of the Fort Wayne Art Institute with IPFW. The Fort Wayne Art Institute was founded in 1897 as the Fort Wayne Art School. Until 1991 the Fort Wayne Art Institute and resulting academic unit within IPFW maintained a small campus in downtown Fort Wayne. In 1998 this academic unit was renamed the School of Fine and Performing Arts. In 1991 that downtown campus was closed and the School of Fine and Performing Arts moved to their new building on the IPFW campus, the Fine Arts Building. During the latter 1990s, the School of Fine and Performing Arts and their primary classroom building was renamed the School of Visual and Performing Arts and Visual and Performing Arts Building, respectively. In 1988, a coalition of the then Lincoln National Corporation under the direction of Ian Rolland and the Foellinger Foundation purchased an additional 304 acres (1.23 km2) on the west bank of the Saint Joseph River to bring IPFW’s total land to 520 acres (2.1 km2). These 304 acres (1.23 km2) were the remaining portion of the McKay family homestead, which is now Johnny Appleseed Park, the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum, Memorial Stadium, and IPFW’s campus on the western bank of the Saint Joseph River.

History at a glance IPFW was established via the 1964 merger of: • • Indiana University Fort Wayne Extension Purdue University Fort Wayne Extension Established Established 1917 1947

plus the 1976 merger with: • Fort Wayne Art Insititute Fort Wayne Art School Type Renamed Established private 1966 1897

In 1917, Indiana University started offering courses in downtown Fort Wayne to 142 students in 12 courses. At a separate location in downtown Fort Wayne, Purdue University permanently established the Purdue University Center in 1947 to provide a site in Fort Wayne for students to begin their undergraduate studies prior to transferring to the West Lafayette main campus to complete their degree. Under the direction of Purdue University President Frederick Hovde, Indiana University President Herman Wells, IU trustee John Hastings, and Purdue Trustee Alfred Kettler, Sr., the Indiana University and Purdue University extension centers began merging in 1958 via the formation of the Indiana Purdue Foundation. To serve the extension centers’ now combined mission in Fort Wayne, the Indiana Purdue Foundation acquired during the late 1950s a 99-year lease on existing farmland owned by Allen


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but Broyles had no official jurisdiction over the presence of Purdue University at IPFW. Conwell Poling (1942–1947), Richard Bateman (1947–1960), Robert Ewigleben (1960–1965), D. Richard Smith (1965–1970), Lawrence Nelson (1970, interim), and Roger Manges (1970–1975) comprised the sequence of dean-directors of the Purdue University Fort Wayne Extension Center and the early IPFW. Through an agreement between Purdue University and IU that took effect July 1974, Donald Schwartz was named the single chancellor of all of IPFW. Donald Schwartz (1974–1978), Frances Borkowski (summer 1978, acting), Dwight Henderson (1978–1979, acting), Joseph Giusti (1979–1984), Edward Nicholson, Jr (1984–1986, acting), Thomas Wallace (1986–1988), Joanne Lantz (1988–1994), and Michael Wartell (1994 and henceforth) have led IPFW as chancellor. This sequence of leadership can be segmented to five major phases to IPFW’s history and progress. • —Under Dean-Directors Neff and Broyles, the IU Extension Center expanded into an institution that granted associates degrees and presaged what was to come. Under Broyles leadership coupled with Alfred Kettler’s vision for a physically collocated IPFW, the IPFW site became a reality during the 1960s. Kettler Hall (1964), Neff Hall(1972), Helmke Library (1972), and Walb Union (1973) were built during this phase. This ended the first phase: the crescendo to the formation of the unified singular IPFW in 1974. • —The expansive, creative vision of the prior phase was largely replaced by a period of adjusting the finer points of what had been previously accomplished. This second phase was a plateau period, due to turnover of multiple chancellors, acting chancellors, and extended chancellor search periods through 1986. ClassroomMedical Building (1981) and the Gates Sports Center (1981, then the Multipurpose Building) were built during this phase’s strongest period of leadership: the Giusti Administration. • —The arrival of Thomas Wallace was a burst of energy for IPFW that began a densely-condensed phase of history that although brief defined a refreshed and reinspired vision for IPFW as it has been fulfilled today: the academic structure of

Waterfield Student Housing. IPFW is now a 565-acre (2.29 km2) campus on both sides of the Saint Joseph River with 13 educational buildings plus three more planned for construction by 2009, plus student residence halls, a hotel, and various other athletic facilities and parking structures. An additional two parcels totalling 78 acres (320,000 m2) are allocated for the research-incubator campus, where the Northeast Indiana Innovation Center was completed in 2006. Also on those 78 acres (320,000 m2) are the studios for Fort Wayne’s public television station, WFWA. Prior to the construction of residential apartments on the residential campus, and still today, many IPFW students live in the adjacent Canterbury Green Apartments—one of the largest apartment complexes in the United States with a population of nearly 5,000 residents—immediately to the north of the main academic campus. The predecessor to WBNI, northeastern Indiana’s public radio station, was WIPU, whose broadcast tower was located next to Kettler Hall and whose studio was located within Kettler Hall.

As separate IU and Purdue University extension centers, the most senior executive title was "Dean and Director". Frank Schockley (1917), Floyd Neff (1917–1951), and Ralph Broyles (1951–1970) were the dean-directors of the IU Fort Wayne Extension Center and the early IPFW joint campus that was comprised by the physically collocated but administratively and academically isolated IPFW presence of Purdue University and IU. Ralph Broyles then served as the only Chancellor of the IU Regional Campus from 1970 to 1974,


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its schools, the school colors, the full-scale statue of a mastodon, adjustments to the relationship to the parent university systems, and the current buildingconstruction phase—all of which have their origin during the Wallace Administration.[9] Wallace permitted the then popular ideas of how either to make IPFW more autonomous or to pursue complete independence from what was then perceived as a stifling, underfunded relationship with the parent university systems. Plans for privately-funded residence halls were drawn up under Wallace over the vigorous objections from the then Purdue University President Steven C. Beering. Wallace did not curtail various explorations of how to make IPFW an independent public university, similar to the independence granted in 1985 to form University of Southern Indiana from the Evansville regional campus of the then Indiana State University system. Although Thomas Wallace had created a vision for IPFW, the timing of the relationship with then Purdue University President Steven C. Beering was not the right combination of circumstances to execute that vision. Thomas Wallace left IPFW upon being named President of Illinois State University in June 1988, where he executed a substantially similar vision as he had developed at IPFW.[10] By the close of the Wallace Administration, the major accomplishment was the reestablishment of blue and white as IPFW’s official school colors, which is itself a notable act of autonomy because IPFW is the only member of either the Purdue University system or the IU system to have neither red nor crimson nor gold nor old gold as one of its school colors. The major accomplishments of the Wallace administration that were finalized shortly after Wallace’s departure were: the reorganization of IPFW’s disparate collection of departments and divisions into a cohesive set of schools and the establishment of the MBA.[11] This demarcates the third phase of IPFW’s history. • —The fourth phase was a period of renewing strong relationships with the parent university systems through Chancellor Lantz’s efforts. Following the energetic years of the Wallace

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administration, Purdue University was interested in establishing both a better relationship with IPFW as well as a firmer control over IPFW. Lantz negotiated a four-way agreement between Purdue University, the Indiana University system, the IPFW faculty, and the Indiana-Purdue Foundation, which controls IPFW’s land. Under this agreement that is subject to quinquennial reviews by the Indiana University system, Purdue University is to permanently administer IPFW’s operations, except the library, medical programs and any IU-paid academic faculty hired prior to 1994 who elect to remain paid by IU. Brokering this agreement and finalizing the Wallace administration’s partially-completed academic reorganization were the major accomplishments of the Lantz administration in advancing IPFW, the institution. During the Lantz Administration, the Visual Arts Building (1991), Williams Theatre (1992), the Engineering and Technology Building (1992), and the first parking garage (1991) were constructed. • —The Lance Administration bonding phase after the energetic Wallace Administration inspirational phase made the current fifth phase of evolution possible, where an expansive vision similar to Wallace’s has been combined with a Lantz-like emphasis on mutually beneficial relationships with the parent university systems. The Wartell Administration will be remembered for the construction of the Science Building (1998), the Rhinehart Music Center (2007) [12], the forthcoming Medical Education Building,[6] the "Plex" indoor soccer building (1998) and the Hefner Soccer Fields which include 12 outdoor soccer fields, the Willis Bridge (2003) between the main academic campus and the residential campus, the forthcoming Student and Library Center[13], the first phase of the residential campus (2004), the forthcoming second phase of the residential campus, the forthcoming research incubator campus[14], the forthcoming bridge across the Saint Joseph River,[15] and another parking garage as well as for the definition of the academic-transfer relationship with the newly-rechristened Ivy Tech Community


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College neighbor to the south plus the arrival of northeastern Indiana’s public television studios to IPFW’s campus as part of IPFW’s mission as culture provider (2005). Of all of these leaders, several have demonstrated endearing wisdom that has been officially honored. Floyd Neff has been honored by naming Neff Hall after him. Ralph Broyles was honored by naming IPFW’s longest main street after him. The Joanne B. Lantz Scholarship and the Ralph Broyles Scholarship are awarded to selected IPFW students. Under Michael Wartell, IPFW’s longest-serving chancellor, IPFW has commenced on its most aggressive building construction efforts in its history. Also under Michael Wartell’s leadership, IPFW’s endowment and level of public funding has significantly increased to previously unprecedented levels,[5] not the least of which is the current construction expenditure that totals $87 million.[6] The Wartell Administration also has initiated Division I NCAA sports at IPFW with men’s volleyball demonstrating some notable success at the nationally-competitive level.

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The Ernest E. Williams Theatre, completed in 1993, sits on the north side of campus. a campus of pedestrians and less a commuter campus focused on just a few buildings on one end of campus. With the Willis Family Bridge over Crescent Avenue, various gardens, as well as the forthcoming construction of a pedestrian bridge over the Saint Joseph River, and of the enclosed student center linking three existing buildings, the IPFW’s residential campus, east main academic campus, and west campus will have been made easily walkable. Due in part to Virginia Ayers, an avid long-time exerciser on campus who willed her estate to IPFW upon her death, the IPFW grounds are manicured and landscaped as a pastoral multiple-hundred-acre park that includes the Geogarden geological tour,[16] the student-designed Set in Stone ceramic sculpture, the life-size bronze Mastodon statue, the student-designed 25th Anniversary Sculpture that is composed of 25 upright poles of a diversity-celebrating variety of colors for each of the then 25 years of the campus’s history, a human-sized chess board with giant chess pieces available for students to borrow at Walb Student Union, the wooded Aquarius Park, containing The Friends (of IPFW) Pavilion, the Onwood Memorial Wildflower Garden adjacent to the Pavilion, the Millennium Marker that serves as IPFW’s sign along Coliseum Boulevard whose sidewalk is paved with engraved bricks donated by students who graduate from 2001 onward, the Peace Pole that is inscribed with translations of "May peace prevail on earth" in a variety of languages that is itself surrounded by the Medicine Wheel rocks at compass-points to remind the viewer of life’s journey, the Matilda mastodon mosaic on Gates Sports Center, the graduate-


Students and visitors to the Rhinehart Music Center can relax in the lounge. Architecturally, IPFW buildings generally feature brick in various shades of brown or tan as a variation on Purdue West Lafayette’s red brick. Note that this is in contrast to IPFW’s sibling university, IUPUI, where IUPUI’s buildings generally feature the Indiana limestone that Indiana University Bloomington’s buildings feature. Efforts that have been underway since the early 1990s have paid off to make IPFW more


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designed Lascaux Stacked Plus One sculpture, the Dirrim Quiet Spot park along the tranquil eastern bank of the Saint Joseph River far away from roads, the SCAN Children’s Garden, the Visual Arts Plaza for the display of student-created sculptures, and the wooded Katter Park.[17] IPFW is governed in various ways via Purdue University Board of Trustees, the Indiana Purdue Foundation, and the IPFW Faculty Senate. Purdue University serves as the administrator of IPFW’s budget and substantially represents IPFW during budgetary negotiations with the government of the State of Indiana. Indiana Purdue Foundation owns the portion of the land which comprises IPFW that is not leased by Allen County to IPFW for $1 per 99 years. The IPFW Faculty Senate represents the interests of strengthening the institution from within. The desire was so strong for an expansion of IPFW during the 1980s that the Faculty Senate and Indiana Purdue Foundation explored in the 1980s full independence from both Purdue University and Indiana University, not entirely unlike University of Southern Indiana’s independence from Indiana State University in 1985. Since then, relations with Purdue University improved as has the level of funding from the State of Indiana. Any moves toward independence are now largely a matter for history as the current path of cooperative autonomy is pursued. As can be seen in from an aerial vantage, IPFW’s campus is composed of four parts: • the , bounded by East Coliseum Boulevard (Indiana State Road 930) to the south, Crescent Avenue (Indiana State Road 37) to the east, Saint Joseph River to the west, and the Canterbury Green Apartment complex and golf course to the north; • the , bounded by Crescent Avenue to the west, Coliseum Boulevard and Trier Road to the south, and Hobson Road to the East; • the , bounded by St. Joe Road to the west, Stellhorn Road (Indiana State Road 37) to the south, Dean Drive to the north, and Sirlin Drive to the east;[18] • the , the portion of campus on the western bank of the Saint Joseph River, which is bounded by East Coliseum Boulevard to the south, Saint Joseph River to the east, and development to the north and west. The "Plex" indoor soccer facility and the Holiday Inn hotel that is under

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construction are on this portion of the IPFW campus. Adjacent to IPFW’s campus are a collection of municipal, county, and state facilities, which contribute to IPFW’s mission and function. To the southeast of the IPFW campus across Colesium Boulevard, on the northwest corner of Johnny Appleseed Park is the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum, which for major indoor intercollegiate athletics events IPFW shares with Fort Wayne’s professional indoor athletic teams. To the south across Coliseum Boulevard, is Fort Wayne’s branch of the Ivy Tech Community College system. The Holiday Inn hotel that IPFW is building on the portion of its campus on the western bank of the Saint Joseph River is to provide experience for its students in its restaurant, hotel, and institutional management program.

Mascot and Monikers

IPFW Mastodons logo IPFW’s official mascot is Don the Mastodon, adopted after IPFW professors participated in a locally-widely-reported archeological dig at a construction site in Fort Wayne during IPFW’s early years, where mastodon bones were unearthed. These mastodon relics are displayed in IPFW’s Kettler Hall. In addition to serving as a mascot, mastodons is used as the athletic moniker for team members and school-spirited references to the student body. The mastodon mascot, as well as a


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tongue-in-cheek borrowing of the term don from its academic use in British English, both lend themselves to be a suffix to refer to the teams as well, such as Volleydons for the volleyball teams. The Mastodon STOMP pep band instills school spirit among the fans during home matches and games.

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• Campus map • The Communicator, student newspaper Coordinates: 41°07′08″N 85°06′32″W / 41.118822°N 85.109024°W / 41.118822; -85.109024

1. 1 endowment "America’s Best Colleges 2006". U. S. News & World Report. college/directory/brief/ drglance_1812_brief.php. Retrieved on January 14 2006. 2. 2 real_estate "FactBook > Physical Facilities > Real Estate Acreage". Indiana University system. facilities/acreage.shtml. Retrieved on January 14 2006. 3. 3 full-time_facultyIU "FactBook > Personnel > Number of Faculty > fulltime". Indiana University system. person/number.shtml. Retrieved on February 19 2006. 4. 4 full-time_facultyPurdue "Data Digest 2004–2005 > Regional Campuses > Faculty and Staff Headcount > Tenured/ Tenure-track faculty". Purdue University system. datadigest/2004_05/pages/regional/ rc_fac_headcount.htm. Retrieved on February 19 2006. 5. 5 statisticalProfile "2004–2005 Statistical Profile" (PDF). IPFW. ir/pdfs/Statsprof04-05.pdf. Retrieved on February 23 2006. 6. 6 buildingBoom "Building Boom! Several new structures will change the face of IPFW". IPFW Alumni newsletter. Volume 9, Number 3, January 2006. 7. 7 academic_units "IPFW: Schools and divisions". IPFW. academics/units. Retrieved on October 25 2006.

Intercollegiate Athletics
IPFW athletes compete as a NCAA Division I school in the The Summit League and the Midwestern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association. Former Indiana University basketball standout, Dane Fife, was named the IPFW men’s basketball coach in the summer of 2005. At the time, Fife was the youngest NCAA Division I head coach, at the age of 26. Before joining NCAA Div I, IPFW competed in the GLVC Conference NCAA Div. II and reached a ranking of #4 in the country in men’s basketball (1993) lead by brothers Sean and Shane Gibson. IPFW has no football team. Although IPFW has no arena or stadium of its own, the venue for IPFW’s large-attendance indoor athletic events is the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum which is adjacent to the portion of the IPFW campus on the west side of the Saint Joseph River. For example, IPFW hosted the 2000 NCAA Men’s Division-I volleyball championship matches at the Coliseum. Smaller athletic events are held at the Gates Sports Center on campus.

Notable alumni
• Lloy Ball, United States Olympic volleyball team captain, gold medalist (1996, 2000, 2004, 2008) • Julia Barr, actress, All My Children • Dan Butler, actor, Frasier • Thomas Leroy Andrews II, actor, director, politician • Mark Souder, politician, U.S. Representative

External links
• Official website • Official athletics website • Summit League website Retrieved from Purdue_University_Fort_Wayne" "


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