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In This Issue
Thanksgiving Message from President Córdova
New IPFW Sites
United Way Update
National Spotlight
Hall of Fame Induction
Alcohol and Drug Policy
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IPFW Events Calendar
 Message from President Córdova
Thanksgiving Message from the President 

Recently Launched Sites


Student Orientation, Advising, and Registration (SOAR)


Student Assistance Program (SAP)


Starting, Transferring, and Returning Students (STARS)


Upward Bound


National Student Exchange


Mastodon Advising Center (MAC)




Honors Program


MAPC/Athletic Compliance




Computer and Electrical Engineering Technology & Information Systems and Technology (CEIT)

Inside IPFW
United Way "Put Yourself in the Picture Award" Goes to Continuing Studies

Continuing StudiesThe Division of Continuing Studies took the EAT UNITED challenge seriously. Organizers Vicki Bandor-Braun and Jan-Marie Zimmerman packed brown bag lunches for everyone in the department. Some sacks had nutritious food, some junk food, and some were filled with newspaper. Each person read a fact inside their lunch bag--many children miss a meal or pack their own lunch. The staff played United Way Program Pictionary, watched the United Way video, and several people shared about their agency visits or personal experiences. This luncheon impacted both awareness of the need and motivation to contribute to the mission of the United Way.


Thank you Continuing Studies, for putting yourselves in the picture!

View luncheon video...

In the National Spotlight

Bernd Fischer, chair and professor of history, visited Albania in October on request of the State Department's Democracy and International Security Division of the Bureau of International Information Programs. He spoke at two universities regarding Albania's transition from communism to democracy and gave a keynote lecture at an international conference. Fischer, who serves as special advisor to the royal court, also gave a series of interviews with Albanian media and met with politicians and diplomats. Read more...

Aranzazu Pinan-Llamas, assistant professor of geology, presented her research about structural geology and tectonics in Argentina to 6,000 fellow scientists at the Geological Society of America Annual Meeting and exposition in Denver earlier this month. She plans to take IPFW students to Northwest Argentina in coming years as she trains them in structural geology. Read more...
Chris Rutkowski's music for saxophone was presented in a guest recital at Kent State University on Nov. 2 by John Sampen at Bowling Green State University. A copy of the work, Dervish for saxophone quartet, was also purchased for the university's Jerome Music Library. Rutkowski is a clinical assistant professor of music composition and technology and the director of the IPFW/Sweetwater Music Technology Program.
Register for the IPFW Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Luncheon
Tusky IPFW Athletics will host a Hall of Fame Induction Luncheon Saturday, December 4, at the Holiday Inn at IPFW and the Coliseum. Inductees include Dottie Porch, women's volleyball; Chris Gisslen, men's volleyball; Daniel Mathews, baseball; and Shacina Hersey, women's soccer. Cost is $10 for faculty and staff. Register for the luncheon (PDF)...
Alcohol and Drug-Free Campus and Workplace Policy  

IPFW recognizes the health risks associated with controlled substance use and alcohol misuse and is committed to supporting students and employees who seek treatment for these conditions. The University also recognizes that controlled substance use and alcohol misuse diminish workplace and campus safety and undermine the University's ability to fulfill its mission of education, research, and service. The University has therefore developed an Alcohol and Drug-Free Campus and Workplace Policy.


Every year the University is required by the federal government to advise you of the University's alcohol and drug policy. Please visit the WorkLife Programs Employee Assistance Web site for comprehensive information about University regulations, state and federal laws, health effects, impacts of violations, and campus resources. A summary of the information available on the Web site is available here (PDF)...

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