Bruce Kingsbury Weighs In On Fungus Infecting Snakes

Bruce KingsburyIn snakes, the disease not only “could result in the downfall of vulnerable species, but could also impact whole communities,” says Bruce Kingsbury, a biologist at Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne, who was not part of the study. Snakes are important predators in many ecosystems — if the reptiles go, then populations of small mammals that they help control could boom, throwing the ecosystem out of whack. Read the Science News Article

John Lawrence Launches New Tax Service

John Lawrence, a young Fort Wayne entrepreneur who is a licensed tax preparer, has launched a new tax service to help area residents deal with one certainty of their lives: income taxes. Get It Done Tax Solutions, Inc. will serve Fort Wayne area taxpayers of all ages, occupations and tax brackets.

Lawrence is a junior student at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) with a double major in accounting and finance. Read the Fort Wayne & NE Indiana News Article

Rachel Blakeman Writes Two Opinion Pieces for Newspaper

Rachel BlakemanNortheast Indiana residents are recognizing the value of education with a larger share of people holding a post-secondary degree and fewer stopping their education before graduating from high school, according to newly released data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Read The Journal Gazette Article

Workforce development professionals and economic developers in northeast Indiana are quick to point out that there are open positions that pay well but don’t require a bachelor’s degree. In a report issued in October, the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce looked at “good jobs” – defined as annual pay of $35,000 for those younger than 45 and $45,000 for those 45 and older and specifically the ability for those without a bachelor’s degree to earn these wages. Read The Journal Gazette Article