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In This Issue
Dick Smith Obituary
New Faces, New Places
IPFW Statehouse Day
Chris Brown 5K
Operation Thank U
Athletics Promotions
Fidelity Onsite Visits
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IPFW Events Calendar

In Memoriam

D. Richard "Dick" Smith, 80, died Feb. 10, 2011, at his Santa Fe, N.M., home. Smith was the Purdue dean and director at IPFW before Purdue and IU services were combined and the position of Chancellor was created.

Read the obituary

New Faces New Places

Christopher Lamm, secretary for the Chancellor's area, effective Feb. 14. 481-6111.


Laura Wassell, secretary for Nursing, effective Feb. 7. 481-6284.


Susan Smallwood, secretary for OACS, effective Feb. 7. 481-6939


Jason McMillan, night custodian for Building Services, effective Feb. 7.


Linda Babcock, clerk for Continuing Studies effective Feb. 8. 481-6948

Inside IPFW
Annual IPFW Statehouse Day is March 2
Indiana Statehouse RotundaYour voice is needed to procure more state funds for IPFW. Students, faculty, staff, and alumni are invited to the 15th annual IPFW Statehouse Day March 2 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Everything is free:
  • Motorcoach transportation to and from Indianapolis
  • Lunch at the Hyatt Regency with northeast Indiana legislators
  • "How to Lobby" lesson
  • Information on how a bill becomes law
  • Self-guided tour of the Statehouse

Sign up at Kettler Hall, Room 161, or contact Kelly Shanks at 481-6105


Run It Walk It for Chris Brown 5K
Chris Brown

Chris Brown

In the first three years of the Run It Walk It for Chris Brown 5k Run, sufficient funds were raised to create a permanently endowed scholarship in memory of Chris Brown, a member of the Cross Country and Track programs who lost his battle with cancer in 2007.


This year's Run/Walk is February 20 at 2 p.m. Registration begins at noon, along with food, a silent auction, and live entertainment.


View registration form and more information

"Operation Thank U" Extends Gratitude

Student Housing is collecting thank you letters for area soldiers and veterans as part of Operation Thank U (O.T.U.). Take a minute to send your thanks to those who answer the call of duty; let them know their sacrifice is appreciated.


You may write or type a letter and take it to Cole Commons at Student Housing by Friday, Feb. 18. All letters will be given to soldiers and veterans at the VA Northern Indiana Health Care System-Fort Wayne Campus.

February IPFW Athletics Promotions

February 17 Men's Basketball vs. South Dakota State, 7 p.m. Staff Appreciation night - $5 tickets for IPFW faculty and staff. Must show Mastodon ID at Coliseum Box Office.


February 19 Women's Basketball vs. North Dakota State, 1:30 p.m; Men's Basketball vs. North Dakota State, 4 p.m.

  • PINK OUT GAME - $1 from every ticket sold will be donated to the Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer. Everyone is encouraged to wear pink.
  • FAMILY NIGHT - Bring a family of four for $10 per person: Four game tickets; two official game day programs; $10 gift cards courtesy of McMahon Tire and Car Care, Meijer, and Casa Restaurants; $5 Mastodon Bucks for the IPFW Teams Store at the Coliseum

February 21 Women's Basketball vs. South Dakota State, 7 p.m. Staff Appreciation Night - $3 tickets for IPFW faculty and staff. Must show Mastodon ID at ticket office.

Fidelity Onsite Consultations
Fidelity representatives will be at IPFW Feb. 22 and 23 and March 21 and 22. To schedule a one-on-one consultation, visit the Fidelity Web site or call 800-642-7131.


Fidelity information is available on the IPFW Web site. Questions may be directed to Tina Grady, 481-6684, or Tina Sullivan, 481-6683.

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