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New Faces New Places

These employees have accepted new positions with a start date of March 8, 2010:
Karen Van Gorder, director of distance learning for Continuing Studies
Sheila McFarland, secretary IV for Mathematical Sciences

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Benefit Changes Forum

On Monday, March 29, 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.

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Ground Broken for IPFW Columbia City Sustainable Trailhead Building
Regina Leffers

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Ground was broken for the IPFW Columbia City Trailhead Project on March 17 at the site of the sustainable building that will be constructed by IPFW construction engineering students.
Speakers included Chancellor Michael Wartell; Jim Fleck, mayor of Columbia City; and Karl Reusser, president of Friends of the Eel River Trail. Regina Leffers, director of the IPFW Center for the Built Environment, and IPFW student Lee Knox also spoke about the project.

The Eel River Trailhead is a rail trail being converted to a nonmotorized trail that will extend from Columbia City through South Whitley. The trailhead restroom building is being constructed on S. Whitley Street in Columbia City.
Alicia Pyle Pays It Forward
Alicia Pyle

Alicia Pyle

Alicia Pyle, junior piano perform-ance major in the studio of Professor Hamilton Tescarollo, knows what it means to "pay it forward." She has been the beneficiary of several Fort Wayne Philharmonic scholarships and now wants to return the favor. Alicia will perform classical jazz Thursday, March 25, at 7 p.m. at Sweetwater Sound. The recital will feature music by Gershwin, Porter, and Ellington. It will be followed by a complimentary reception and microbrew tasting sponsored by Mad Anthony Brewing Company.
Alicia and is presenting this concert to raise money for more Philharmonic scholarships that will benefit IPFW students. According to Jill Nussel, lecturer in the Department of History and a Philharmonic Friend, Alicia is the first Fort Wayne Philharmonic scholarship recipient who has determined to "pay it forward."
For more information, call 260-481-0777.
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.
Send all materials to Susan Alderman by Friday, April 16.

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IPFW/Sweetwater Music Technology Program:
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Bernd Fischer speaks out about challenges to Democracy:
Sayaka Ganz sees art in everyday objects:
Omnibus Lecturer Jamaica Kincaid:
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