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In Memoriam
Change of Venue
New Faces, Places
College Colors Day
IPFW Family Picnic
Benefit Presentations
Military Family Picnic
Healthier U Series
Editorial Style
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In Memoriam

Jack Allen Sunderman, 82, of Fort Wayne, died August 23 at Parkview Hospital. Sunderman established the Department of Geology at IPFW in 1965 and educated thousands as professor of geology until his retirement in 1995. Full obituary... 

One Book Discussion
Venue Change 

The Women's Studies One Book Program lunch and book discussion at noon on September 28 for Get to Work...and Get a Life Before It's Too Late has changed venues. Instead of Walb Union, the event will be in the Kettler Hall faculty and staff lounge, Room 154.

New Faces New Places

Kristine Frye, student information specialist for Academic Success Center


Maggie Hunter, assistant director of personal and professional development for Continuing Studies


Emily Lah, room scheduling clerk for Registrar


Christine Marcuccilli, director of the Office of Institutional Equity

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Wear Blue and White This Friday
TuskyChancellor Mike Wartell and Athletics Director Tommy Bell encourage IPFW students, staff, and faculty to wear Blue and White this Friday, September 2, for the annual "Wear Your College Colors Day." The national event is sponsored by the Collegiate Licensing Company and endorsed by the NCAA; IPFW is participating for the first time.

Official IPFW gear is available at Follett's Bookstore; in Kettler Hall, Room 158; and at various retailers around Fort Wayne.
IPFW Family Picnic Hours Extended
IPFW entrance markerA message from Chancellor Wartell:

It has come to my attention that some faculty and staff are concerned that we are holding the Annual IPFW Family Picnic on September 11. It has become a campus tradition to hold this picnic the Sunday after Labor Day and we are doing that again this year. In 2005, our picnic was on September 11 and we proceeded with the annual event. The Family Picnic is a time for the campus to come together and celebrate our families, and in doing so, we celebrate our freedoms and honor the memories of 9/11/01. 


IPFW is commemorating the tenth anniversary of 9/11/01 with a number of events on campus. One of those is a concert by the Heartland Singers at 4 p.m., Sunday, September 11, in the Rhinehart Music Center. Some of you expressed regret that it appeared you had to make a choice between attending the concert to pay tribute to those who died on 9/11 and attending the annual Family Picnic. You can do both.


The hours for the Family Picnic will be extended to 8 p.m. with plenty of food and refreshments for those who wish to attend the picnic after the concert.

Purdue Benefit Plan Presentations
Purdue benefit plan sessions will be conducted Wednesday, August 31, and Thursday, September 1. Learn about current Purdue heath plans, health care activity in Indiana and nationally, and potential changes to 2012 health plans. For information, contact Tina Grady, 481-6684, or Tina Sullivan, 481-6683.
August 31
Kettler Hall, Room 146, 1:30--2:30 p.m. or 3:30--4:30 p.m.
September 1
Kettler Hall, Room 128, 8:30--9:30 a.m.
Liberal Arts Building, Room 35A, 1:30--2:30 p.m.  
Military Families Honored at Picnic
American FlagIPFW and Ivy Tech are partnering to honor students who are military service members or veterans with a Military Family Picnic at Ivy Tech's North Campus behind the Student Life center at 4900 St. Joe Road. The free picnic is today from 2 to 6 p.m. and and is open to the public. Free refreshments will be provided, and students are encouraged to bring spouses, parents, and children. For more information, contact Jo Vaughan, or 481-0207. 
Volunteer at Fort4Fitness Festival
Fort4Fitness Logo IPFW has been asked to staff the finish line tent at the Fort4Fitness Fall Festival Saturday, September 24. Volunteers will be stationed on the Parkview Stadium field and will celebrate with runners as they finish, hand out finish line snacks, offer water, and assist with distribution of finisher medals (4 mi., 10K, and 13.1 mi.).

Two shifts are available, from 6--10:15 a.m. and 10 a.m.--1 p.m. You may volunteer for the entire race or a central portion of the day, in any available capacity. All volunteers are encouraged to wear IPFW gear and will receive a free Fort4Fitness volunteer t-shirt.

Please contact Jen Roherty,, if you have questions. Register to volunteer...
Healthier U Series Begins August 31
Healthier U IPFW Health and Wellness will kick off a new Healthier U series this fall, when a new wellness topic will be highlighted each month.

Two weight loss programs for employees and spouses will begin new sessions this fall, Weight Watchers at Work and Kachmann Mind Body 12-Week Weight Loss Program.  
Test Your IPFW Editorial Style

Joanne Blosser was the first person to correctly answer last week's question about the geographical region IPFW serves.The answer is no. 3, northeast Indiana, not Northeast or northeastern. 


The editorial style feature is going on hiatus. If you have a copywriting conundrum, please refer to the IPFW Editorial Style Guide.

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