Skip to main content

The Journal Gazette

Tuesday, August 08, 2017 2:20 pm

Purdue to continue local job fair after IPFW split

Political Notebook reported Sunday that U.S. Rep. Jim Banks said he hopes to continue sponsoring a yearly job fair at IPFW even after Indiana and Purdue universities split up the campus next year.

IPFW spokeswoman Kim Wagner said Tuesday in an email that the Purdue side of IPFW "has every intention of remaining the host following the realignment in July 2018."

The job fair has been conducted at IPFW since 2003 with a member of the Indiana congressional delegation as a sponsor. This year's fair was Aug. 2.

"While IPFW will soon be realigned into two separate operating entities, the university will still have the facilities and means to host the event on campus," Wagner said. "We have maintained a great relationship with Congressman Banks for several years, dating back to his service in the state legislature, and we look forward to continuing to work with him well into the future."

After IPFW divides, Indiana will offer classes in health sciences, and Purdue will provide all other academic programs.