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Fort Wayne/ Allen County

IPFW enrollment down 2.26 percent

IPFW on Tuesday released enrollment data for the fall semester.

The official head count is 13,449, down 2.26 percent from the previous year.

Last year, 13,771 students were enrolled in the fall term.

The enrollment figures include incoming freshmen who gained college credits as high-schoolers and graduate and undergraduate students without additional credits.

IPFW panelists to examine Syria

IPFW’s political science department will have a panel discussion on “Understanding the Situation in Syria” at 4 p.m. today in Walb Student Union, Room G08.

Panelists include James Lutz, professor of political science, and James Toole, associate professor of political science.

The discussion will be broadcast at 7 p.m. by Northeast Indiana Public Radio’s WBOI 89.1 FM.

Food bank to celebrate 30 years

Community Harvest Food Bank at 999 E. Tillman Road will have an open house to celebrate its 30th anniversary from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday.

There will be guided tours of the facility throughout the day.

Rep. Marlin Stutzman, R-3rd, will speak at 10 a.m.

Same-day adoptions of pets for ACSPCA

This weekend, you could be able to take home a four-legged friend the same day you meet the lucky fur ball.

Beginning Friday, the Allen County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals will be offering same-day adoptions for pre-approved applicants at local PetSmart locations.

The program is part of the PetSmart Charities National Adoption Weekend.

Applicants have already been approved and can come to the three local PetSmart stores, meet with dogs and cats and take one home, according to the SPCA.

Others who haven’t been approved can also meet with the animals and, through a streamlined process, take one home the following day, according to the SPCA.

The ACSPCA will be at the PetSmart stores – on Lima Road, Maysville Road and in Apple Glen – from noon to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday and noon to 2 p.m. Sunday.

For more information, go to the local SPCA’s website at or call 744-0454.