Former IPFW Volleyball Players Helping Puerto Rico After Hurricane

Former IPFW men’s volleyball player Ivan Matos returned from his Puerto Rico home on Friday. He really didn’t want to leave, but the Puerto Rican league he was playing in canceled its season and he needed to work so he could send money home. A trio of former IPFW volleyball players — brothers Felipe and Jorge Ralat and Jeff Ptak — are trying to do something to help. Read the News-Sentinel Article

Emma Rafuse Discusses Successful Cross Country Season

Emma Rafuse

IPFW cross country runner Emma Rafuse has embraced doing the little things, and it’s made a big difference this season. “I think the key thing is that for the first time in my running career, I’ve been able to stay healthy,” the junior said. “I think taking care of myself, doing more strengthening stuff and really focusing on the injury prevention and icing and taking some time off at the beginning of the summer.” Read the Journal Gazette Article

David Young Discusses Fear on Friday the 13th

David YoungBrett Molitor knows people have certain fears: darkness, snakes, clowns, spiders. So, he and the others at the Haunted Hotel-13th Floor in Huntington are prepared to play on all of them. However, some people like a good scare, and the haunted house is going to be the site of two weddings today, Friday the 13th. Dr. David Young, a professor of psychology at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne, said “Fear is useful.” However, it only becomes a phobia when it is irrational. Read the News-Sentinel Article

Kenneth Christmon and Kristina Creager Train Evanston Officials in Equity

After months of discussion, Evanston officials held their first equity training Wednesday night to learn how they can best empower local residents. City Council met at a roundtable with two officials from Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne. The IPFW administrators provided leadership tools for city officials, with the goal of increasing the community’s equitable access to council members. Read The Daily Northwestern Article

Two consultants from Indiana brought a generally encouraging message about how Evanston is handling its equity and empowerment efforts to aldermen Wednesday night. Kenneth Christmon and Krissy Creager, who are both associate vice chancellors at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne, spoke to aldermen at a meeting in the aldermanic library. Read the Evanston Now Article