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Jack Ulmer Award
New Faces
Best in Class
Interns for Indiana
Ride campusLink
Student Achievements
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IPFW Events Calendar
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Submit Your Nomination for the Jack Ulmer Award
The IPFW Jack Ulmer Memorial Award Committee is currently accepting nominations for the Jack Ulmer Memorial Award for Service to Students of Color and/or With Disabilities.
This award recognizes the outstanding efforts of our faculty and staff who reach out and make a difference in the lives of students of color and/or with disabilities as they persist towards grad-uation.
Contact Danita Davis for nomination forms. You may complete the form electronically or print it out. Please return forms via e-mail or campus mail by Sept. 1, 2010 to Chris Douse, Walb Union, Room 118C.

New Faces New Places

Beth Iserman, assistant director of distance learning, Continuing Studies, effective 4/12/10.

Andrea Haskins, secretary V, Chancellor, effective 4/12/10. (formerly a secretary with the Indiana University School of Medicine-Fort Wayne)
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Employees Rate IPFW Best in Class 
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IPFW's administrators and human resources office wanted to know how its employees felt about working at IPFW, so an independent consulting firm, HR Solutions, was brought in to administer the confidential UMatter@IPFW Employee survey. HR Solutions awarded IPFW its Best in Class Employer...Recommended by Employees citation. Among the results, 84 percent of survey participants rated their overall job satisfaction as favorable.
Interns for Indiana Program Seeks End to "Brain Drain"
Blue NeuronThe Interns for Indiana program wants to lessen "brain drain" by keeping Hoosier college graduates in Indiana. One approach is to place high-quality student interns with start-up companies, which helps accelerate company growth and provides students with valuable educational experiences. The Office of Academic Internships, Cooperative Education, and Service Learning (OACS) is overseeing the program at IPFW, which is funded by the Lilly Endowment.
Do Something Special for Mother Earth 
Mother EarthWant to do something special for your Mother? Mother Earth, that is. Ride campusLink to the Earth Day festivities at IPFW, Wednesday, April 14, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Walb Union. Park your car and ride the bus: save money on gas, preserve nonrenewable fossil fuel, reduce congestion and pollution, and shrink your carbon footprint by 20 lbs./day. Your Mother will be proud! Find more information about the campusLink route and schedule. Get smart. Get on board!
IPFW Students and Staff Recognized for Outstanding Achievements 
CertificateThe annual Student Achievement Celebration organized by Student Life took place Wednesday, April 7. Awards were presented for Outstanding Leadership in Student Organizations and to those who were named to Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges. Over 90 students were named to the latter, and the following persons and organizations were honored with Student Organization Leadership Awards:
  • Students' Choice Award for Teaching Excellence - Scott Moore and Linda Wright-Bower
  • Commitment to Diversity Award - Spiritual and Pagan Student Alliance
  • Award for Service to Students - Judy Tillapaugh
  • Student Leader of the Year - Alexandra Okihiro
  • Building Block Award - The Big Heart Club
  • Student Organization Advisor of the Year - Michael Slaubaugh
  • Student Organization Member of the Year - Holly Barnett of Circle K
  • Student Organization Officer of the Year - Kara Ritchhart of Sociology Student Association and Jason Bender of Phi Theta Kappa
  • Outstanding Student Organization - Sociology Student Association
Student Organization of the Month
  • August - Women of the World
  • September - Art Students League
  • October - Circle K
  • November - University Democrats
  • December - Club Seoul
  • January - College Republicans
  • February - Equestrian Team
  • March - The Big Heart Club 
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