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News Conference with Brian Bosma Today at 3 p.m.

Brian BosmaYou are invited to attend a news conference today at 3 p.m. in Walb 222-226 featuring Speaker of the House Brian Bosma, (R-Indianapolis). Carl Drummond, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, will also make an announcement regarding a new community engagement program. The campus is also invited to a Town Hall meeting with Speaker Bosma at 6 p.m. this evening in Walb 222-226.

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Dean of Students Announces Retirement

Donna Bialik

Donna Bialik, dean of students at IPFW since fall 1997, announced today she will retire from that post, effective February 28. Bialik began her career at IPFW in 1976 as a member of the Department of Economics faculty. In 1993 she became chair of the department, and in the fall of 1997 she was named dean of students. 


Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs George McClellan says filling the vacancy left by Bialik "...will be very difficult. Donna has been a wonderful dean whose focus was always on ways in which to enrich our students' college experience. She will be greatly missed and we all wish her only the best in her retirement." Details of a campus reception to celebrate Bialik's retirement will be released soon.

Denise Buhr Nabs First Place in Northeast Indiana Playwright Festival
Denise Buhr

"Discom-BOOB-ulated," a play by Denise Buhr, reference librarian in the Helmke Library and interim archivist, will be performed twice June 4 as part of the Northeast Indiana Playwright Festival. The prize-winning play follows the life of a young woman who is diagnosed with breast cancer and looks at how this affects relationships with the people around her.


The festival is presented by the Fort Wayne Civic Theatre in collaboration with the Allen County Public Library and will run June 3-5, 2011 in the main library's auditorium.

New Career Services Director on BoardJim McAtee

Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs George McClellan is pleased to announce Jim McAtee is the new director of Career Services. McAtee began his duties January 18 and comes to IPFW from East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina. He has been in career services for about 13 years, eight of those in an academic setting.

Fort Wayne Taiko EnsembleFort Wayne Taiko

The Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs, in collaboration with International Language and Culture Studies and the Japanese Language Program, invites you to experience "The Drum as a Multicultural Instrument" Tuesday, Feb. 8, from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Walb Union Ballroom. The presentation will feature Fort Wayne Taiko, a drumming and movement ensemble based on Japanese tradition that is a program of the Fort Wayne Dance Collective.

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