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In This Issue
New Faces
Alumni Open House
Clinic Open House
Butler Leaves IPFW
National Spotlight
RiverFest Volunteers
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IPFW Events Calendar

New Faces New Places

Daniel Freese, groundskeeper for Grounds


William Tisdale, night custodian for Building Services 



Open House

The open house for the new Keith Busse Steel Dynamics Alumni Center is Thursday, May 5, from 3 to 5:30 p.m. The center is located at the corner of Paul Shaffer Drive and California Road.


Inside IPFW
IPFW Family Health Clinic Open House is May 9
Pink Stethoscope IPFW will celebrate National Women's Health Week with an open house at the IPFW Family Health Clinic at the Lafayette Medical Center. "Women's Evening Out for Health" will take place Monday, May 9, from 4 to 6:30 p.m. at the clinic, 2700 S. Lafayette Street, Suite 200. Visitors can participate in free health screenings, and free Information will be available on topics such as female hygiene and disease prevention, pregnancy spacing, teen pregnancy prevention, healthy diet and exercise, and birth control options.

The clinic is staffed by nurse-practitioners and is run by the College of Health and Human Services. For information, call 260-744-3000.
Mariah Butler Leaving IPFW
Mariah Butler For nearly three years, Mariah Butler has served as the director of IPFW's Office of Institutional Equity. Since she was named director, the office has undergone a name change from Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity to Institutional Equity. Butler says the name change reflects the broader scope of the office. During her time at IPFW, Butler raised awareness of the range of issues the office handles. The office also began a bi-monthly electronic newsletter, On Balance.

Butler and her family are moving to Cleveland, where her husband has accepted a new position.
In the National Spotlight
IPFW's Human Resource Training and New Parents Program was asked to write an article for the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources (CUPA HR). The story appears in the spring 2011 edition of The Higher Education Workplace (PDF). 

Professor Elaine Blakemore's book Gender Development was used as a resource for the New York Times' Best Seller Cinderella Ate My Daughter. Author Peggy Orenstein also interviewed Blakemore, a professor in the IPFW Department of Psychology. The book has been discussed on several national shows.
Callout for RiverFest Volunteers
Riverfest LogoIPFW RiverFest 2011 presented by Steel Dynamics takes place on campus June 25. Registration for the family friendly RiverWalk/Run kicks off the day at 7:30 a.m. SplashFest, ArtFest, FoodFest, FamilyFest, and a boat show all gear up at 10 a.m., and RockFest rolls from noon until midnight.  If you are interested in volunteering, please complete the volunteer form (PDF) and send it to
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