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Balls to the Wall Education!

By Gloria Diaz

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So IPFW is going to have a new name now. Purdue University Fort Wayne. PUFW. Pee-yew Fort Wayne? That's what it's heading towards, unfortunately. Or maybe people will call it Puf-Dubya.

I prefer P-dubs. Much hipper instead of four letters, which, when you say them, sorta sums up the way a lot of people feel about Fort Wayne.

I don't think they've rushed out to print the letterhead yet, so it's not too early to change the name to Harry Baals University.

Seriously! It could work. I suggested this to a colleague of mine, and she laughed, but said it would make us a laughingstock. Well, for a city once named the fattest and dumbest in the country, I think we have bigger things to worry about. And why not? Harry Baals University: Balls to the wall education.

I can see the logo with Harry Baals University in Victory Script

Harry Baals University

Balls to the Wall Education!

The logo could be altered as needed. They could be modified to look like basketballs, soccer balls, baseballs, volleyballs, etc. And, for feminist-oriented events, you could slap a comic-looking bra on them.

Okay, maybe I seem a little bit distasteful and wacky right now. But I'm in an interesting mood. A better mood than I've been in in a long time. I'll admit it. I'm happy. It's not for the most orthodox reason, of course, but I'm happy. Hopeful. And a believer in karma.

But let's get back to IPFW's new identity as Puf Uni, or Puf-Dubby, or PufWa or PU Fort Wayne or whatever. It could have been a more unique catchphrase, but no. Ooo-eee pooo-eee was the preferred nickname when I graduated high school. Now, who knows? I guess we'll see.

I still think they should have called Weather the Fort “Frozenman,” but that's another column for another time.

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