February 2016 Issue
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Dr. Laurel Campbell, assistant professor of art education, along with Jim Beard from the College of Education and Public Policy, and two students, one from art education and one from English attended "Day at the Statehouse" on Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2016. They drove to Indianapolis where they met with Indiana legislators and had lunch. They spoke to them regarding their student teaching field experiences to further enlighten them to the process of training future teachers.

Megan Tiffany (B.F.A.,'10, graphic design) is now an Interactive Designer II at Under Armour in Baltimore, Maryland. Under Armour is a sportswear manufacturer started in 1996 that has become one of the most popular retailers of gear specifically designed to keep athletes cool, dry and light.

The College Band Director's National Association (CBDNA) invited six IPFW student musicians to perform with the North Central Div. Intercollegiate Band during their recent convention from February 25-27, 2016. The event which took place in Ames, Iowa on the campus of Iowa State University gathered select college students from eleven states to perform under the baton of Dr. Eugene Migliaro Corporon, Director of Wind Studies at the University of North Texas. IPFW students included were Sam Thomas, euphonium; Kaitlyn Bailey, flute; Evan Gidley, alto and soprano saxophone; and percussionists Jarod Bendele, Sarah Call and Joshua Schneider.
Brittanie Stabler (B.F.A., '12, computer art) is now working for Aechelon Technology- a flight simulation content creation/software company, where she serves as a 3D GeoTypical Production Assistant. Aechelon Technology is a leader in real time computer graphics applications in training, simulation and entertainment markets, and is a supplier of COTS-based, geospecific image generators, OTW and correlated sensor databases and integration services. They serve a diverse and demanding community in tactics training, mission rehearsal and sensor simulation.
Amaya Ayers (B.F.A. '14, computer art) works as an artist compositor (animation and visual effects) at Motion Pictures and Film (MPC), Montreal. Canada. MPC is a creative studio crafting spectacular visual experiences in any space, on any screen. They have been one of the global leaders in VFX for over 25 years and counting, with industry-leading facilities in London, Vancouver, Montréal, Los Angeles, New York, Amsterdam, Paris, Bangalore, Shanghai and Mexico City. Renowned for adding visual wonder and creative expertise to the advertising, film and entertainment industries, some of their most famous projects include blockbuster movies such as Godzilla, the Harry Potter franchise, X-Men, Prometheus and Life of Pi, and famous advertising campaigns for brands such as Samsung, Coca Cola, Sony, Three Mobile and Channel 4.

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Destination Palmer House Hotel
Dr. Roste rehearses the choir in the Empire Room of the Palmer House Hotel. 
The IPFW University Singers and Chamber Ensemble just returned from their American Choral Directors Conference Tour in Chicago from Feb. 25 - 28, 2016, in the Palmer House Hotel. The choral groups, for the first time in IPFW history, were asked to perform during the conference. Dr. Vaughn Roste, director of choral studies, presented a lecture/recital for the conference attendees regarding the Choral Public Domain Library, demonstrating samplings of some of the undiscovered gems that are free online to choral groups world-wide. The tour also stopped at Living Lord Lutheran Church in Barrett, Ill., for an overnight stay to perform at both of their traditional and contemporary services on Sunday. The Fort Wayne Children's Choir, an IPFW company-in-residence, was also asked to perform at the conference.

Garcia Donates Bronze Sculpture 

Garcia explains his work to Rescue Mission CEO Rev. Donovan Coley.  

"Let the Little Children Come to Me," a bronze sculpture created by  IPFW professor emeritus of fine arts Hector Garcia, was unveiled and dedicated on Tuesday, February 9 at Charis House, a Rescue Mission ministry serving women and children.

Garcia committed to the creation of the piece at last year's Charis House Gala, which helps raise needed funds to support the homeless women and children residing in the shelter. Specifically, the piece will honor the Chara 10:14 Childcare Ministry which enables women to participate in life-changing programs at The Rescue Mission, something they're unable to do without consistent childcare. The ministry is able to provide quality childcare for up to 15 children at a time. "We are beyond honored that Mr. Garcia has graciously offered to bless our children's ministry with a beautiful, one of a kind piece," says the Mission's Exec. Vice President of Operations, Richard Cummins.

Goodman's Goats Featured
The tenth biennial OH+5: Ohio Border Exhibition 2016 at the Dairy Barn Art Center in Athens, Ohio, will run from January 29 through March 12, 2016. A wood, clay, steel and fiber sculpture by Professor Dana Goodman entitled Two Goats Thinking about Corn and Cabbage is featured in the exhibition.
The Dairy Barn Arts Center offers exhibitions, events, and educational programs that nurture and promote area artists and artisans; develop art appreciation among all ages; provide the community access to fine arts and crafts from outside the region; and draw attention and visitors to Southeast Ohio. The twelve-month program calendar includes international juried exhibitions, festivals, touring exhibits, programs of regional interest, live performances, and activities for all ages.

Faculty/Staff Trounce Students

Dr. Linda Wright-Bower, assistant professor of music therapy, was asked to join the Faculty/Staff basketball team for the Student vs. Faculty/Staff game during homecoming week on Tuesday, February 16. Cassie Wolfe, academic advisor for the Mastodon Advising Center explained, "We were looking for fun, outgoing staff or faculty to play against the students and Dr. Wright-Bower came to mind. The students love her and I knew she would be a great addition to the team."

The staff proved victorious at this year's Students vs. Faculty/Staff Basketball Game with a final score of 60-51. But all were winners as participants and attendees donated funds and canned goods for Community Harvest of Northeast Indiana with the help of the IPFW Student-Athlete Leadership Team (IPFW Salt).

Fine Art Alumni Exhibit Their Work

Work by adjunct faculty Derek Decker (B.F.A.,'12, sculpture) will be featured in the upcoming Second Chances Art Exhibition and Auction on March 11, 2016 at Artlink.

The work of Sam Parker: Where It All Started (B.F.A.,'12, painting) will be showcased at Wunderkammer from March 4 - April 3, 2016. The opening night reception for this and three other exhibitions in the space will be held on March 11 from 6 - 8 p.m. at 3402 Fairfield Ave.