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Graduation Stories
Music Technology Program
Elaver Awarded Grant
Chancellor's Memo
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Have an Interesting Graduation Story?
With commencement just eight weeks away, University Relations and Communications is looking for interesting graduation stories to share with the media. If you know of any soon-to-be graduates whose story could be of interest, please share their names, contact information, and what you know about their stories. URC will follow-up with each student to see if they feel comfortable with the possibility of publicity.
Once the list has been compiled, URC will put together a graduation tip sheet of story ideas. Here are some examples to get the wheels turning:
* Students who do not necessarily have the highest GPA, but may have overcome the greatest odds to get where they are;
* Students who are in a unique situation;
* Students who are going to college alongside a parent.
Please share this message with your faculty and/or staff so they can add their suggestions.
Send all materials to Susan Alderman at aldermas@ipfw.edu by Friday, April 16.
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    IPFW and Sweetwater Announce New Music Technology Program
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    IPFW and Sweetwater announced the development of a new IPFW Music Technology Program last month. The program combines the talents of our outstanding music department and a world-renowned leader in the music industry.
    The collaboration is a multi-disciplinary, multi-faceted partnership that includes internships at Sweetwater and classes in the departments of Music, Communication, Business, and Engineering. IPFW and Sweetwater will share facilities and faculty to enhance the experience and credentials for students.
    Elaver Awarded IU New Frontiers in Arts and Humanities Grant
    Richard Elaver, assistant professor of Visual Communication and Design, was recently awarded an IU New Frontiers in Arts and Humanities Grant for his project, Tendrils: modular organic systems. The $28,000 grant is intended to support the production and exhibition of a new body of artwork based on Elaver's designs of modular organic systems.

    Elaver refers to the project as the creation of "organic Lego's, where the individual pieces do not connect in linear ways through preset angles, but in organic patterns that embrace organized chaos. Instead of building with bricks, these systems allow you to build with branches and vines."

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    Important Memo from the Chancellor Concerning Benefit Changes Forum
    ipfw logo minion On Monday, March 29, 2010, Purdue University President France A. Córdova along with Al Diaz, executive vice president for business and finance, treasurer and members of the Sustaining New Synergies (SNS) committee will be at IPFW for an open forum to discuss energy savings, IT governance, and proposed benefit changes. Your attendance is greatly encouraged.
    IPFW Participating in The Chronicle's Great Colleges to Work For Program
    IPFW entrance markerIPFW is participating in The Chronicle of Higher Education's 2010 Great Colleges to Work For program, a study designed to recognize institutions that have created exceptional work environments. Part of the program involves distributing an employee survey to a random sample of full-time faculty, administrators, and exempt professional staff. The survey will be distributed on March 22.
    If you receive an invitation in your e-mail, take a moment to complete the survey. You'll be representing yourself and your colleagues, so please take time to share your comments. The survey results will be included in the overall scoring process that will determine the institutions that are recognized.
    • Responses to the survey will be anonymous
    • The survey takes approximately 20 minutes to complete
    • Participation is voluntary
    • A summary of the results will be shared with the larger community.
    Thank you in advance for your participation.
    Inside IPFW is published by University Relations and Communications. Please send your department or office news to inside@ipfw.edu.