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Chronicle Survey
New Faces
Native Tongue Series
Outstanding Advisor
FACET Recipients
Preview IPFW.edu
Direct Lending
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Last Chance to Submit Chronicle Survey

One last reminder survey for The Chronicle of Higher Education's "Best Colleges to Work For" program will go out April 11 to all participants who have not yet completed the survey. The subject line will read, "2010 CGC Faculty and Staff Survey Reminder." If you haven't taken the survey yet, this is your last opportunity to recognize IPFW as a great place to work. Thanks again for your participa-tion.

New Faces New Places

Laurie Colchin, assist-ant bursar, Bursar. Effective March 29.

Terry Dennis, mainten-ance mechanic VIII, Operations and Main-tenance. Effective April 5. 

Ludwika Goodson, instructional consult-ant/designer, CELT. Effective April 5.

Inside IPFW
Native Tongue Lecture Series Features Fort Wayne Natives
Native TongueA new lecture series composed entirely of Fort Wayne natives, Native Tongue, will focus on race and race relations. The series is designed to engage the community around matters of race, while showing students another pathway to success. Native Tongue will feature one lecture per semester on the IPFW campus beginning Wednesday, April 21, and each speaker will also have the opportunity to engage with IPFW and local high school students. The series is sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences and the Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs.
Learn more about the series
Read the entire news release
Bendele is 2009-10 Outstanding Academic Advisor
Michael Bendele
Michael Bendele
Michael Bendele, continuing lecturer and student advisor in the Department of Psychology, is the 2009-10 Outstanding Academic Advisor. The award was announced April 6 at an Academic Advising Lunch Talk. Bendele received a plaque and a $500 award for use towards professional development.
Bendele has been advising students since 2003 and began advising academically at-risk psychology students in 2006. He serves on the Academic Advising Council and chaired the subcommittee that devel-oped the content for the "Roadmap for Academic Success." 
IPFW Faculty Members Receive 2010 FACET Award
Courtesy of Indiana University
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Three IPFW faculty members have been selected to receive the 2010 Faculty Colloquium on Excellence in Teaching (FACET) award. The recipients are Karol Dehr, continuing lecturer in the Department of English and Linguistics; Michelle Drouin, assistant professor in the Department of Psychology; and Jeffrey A. Nowak, associate professor of science education in the School of Education. They join a distinguished group of 537 IU faculty members who have been chosen annually since FACET was formed in 1989.
IPFW.eduIPFW Announces Beta/Preview of the IPFW.edu Site
The WebCMS Project Team is pleased to announce the release of a beta/preview of the new IPFW.edu site. The team will continue its work on the project throughout the month of April, modifying the design, editing and adding content, and improving navigation and functionality. A full launch of the IPFW.edu site is expected sometime after the end of the spring 2010 semester. In the meantime, feel free to preview the site and share any thoughts on the work in progress.
Direct Lending Coming to IPFW
Beginning with the 2010-11 academic year, IPFW will join thousands of other institutions of high education in the United States in the federal Direct Student Loan Program. Students with federal Stafford, Grad PLUS, and Parent PLUS loans will borrow their funds from the federal government instead of from multiple private banks and credit unions.
All students who now have federal student loans must sign a new Master Promissory Note. Read the details.
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