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If you are planning to participate in the Fort4Fitness event September 24, kindly contact Jen Roherty,

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Discover IPFW airs tomorrow night, September 22, on PBS-39 at 7:30 p.m. This week features an overview of the College of Engineering, Technology, and Computer Science and its role in the economic development of northeast Indiana.

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Living Text Project Remembers 9/11
World Trade Center lightsCommunication Assistant Professors Art Herbig and Aaron Hess spent the week of the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks in New York City around Ground Zero collecting images and interviews of the places, people, and events surrounding the attacks on the World Trade Center. They will discuss their experiences at a University-Community Conversation (UCē) event October 17; meanwhile, check out some of their Living Text research project on their Facebook and YouTube pages.
Updated Faculty and Staff Handbook Now Online
The latest edition of the Faculty and Staff Handbook is now ready. The handbook is available online. Bookmarking the page is suggested. To conserve resources and cut costs, printed handbooks will be distributed only to employees who don't have access to a computer as a part of their jobs. Printed copies will be distributed over the next several days.

Employees who do not receive a printed copy, but feel they need one, should call Human Resources to request one; however, copies are very limited. Contact HR at 481-6840 or 481-6096 or
Tobacco-user Surcharge Probable in January for All Purdue Medical Plans
Ash Tray Pending approval by the Purdue Board of Trustees at the end of September, Purdue will add a tobacco-user surcharge to all of its medical plans effective January 1. The annual $250 per person surcharge will apply to all employees and spouses/same-sex domestic partners (SSDPs) who are tobacco users and covered on any of Purdue's medical plans. The surcharge will increase to $500 per person in 2013. Read the details...
Nearly Naked Mile is Tonight
Nearly Naked MileJoin students, alumni, and friends of IPFW in the 3rd annual Nearly Naked Mile this evening. Costumes (or lack thereof) are encouraged and will be judged at 6:30 p.m., followed by the mile run at 7 p.m. An after party and dinner will be hosted by the Alumni Association, Intramural Athletics, IPSGA, and HOT 107.9. Admission is free; bring one or more gently-used clothing item(s) to be donated to the Fort Wayne Rescue Mission.
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Annual Chicago Shopping Trip
Chicago skyline Enjoy a fall getaway with friends and family in downtown Chicago without the hassle of driving or finding a place to park. Shopping, museums, art galleries, the Chicago Humanities Festival, and more await you, Saturday, November 12. The bus trip is being sponsored by the Association of IPFW Women.
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In the National Spotlight
Associate Professor Stephen Ziegler, Department of Public Policy, chaired two expert panels at PAINWEEK: The National Conference on Pain for Frontline Practitioners, September 7--8 in Las Vegas:
  • "Preventing Injury from Opioids: Is Washington State's New Prescribing Policy the Answer?"
  • "Medical Board Investigations of Prescribers: Clinical, Legal, and Regulatory Perspectives"
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