Friends Pavilion
In This Issue
In Memoriam
Discover IPFW
Smoking Cessation
New Faces, Places
IPFW Prof in Kosovo
Mastodon Roast
MAP-Works Survey
New Stop Sign
AHA Luncheon
ACEO Bulb Sale
National Spotlight
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In Memoriam

A memorial service for Lyna Weaver will be held at St. Matthews Church, 2305 Goshen Rd., Fort Wayne, Saturday, October 8 at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be donated to IPFW through the Development office in Lyna's name. 

Discover IPFW Logo

Discover IPFW airs tomorrow night, October 6, on PBS-39 at 7:30 p.m. This week the Doermer School of Business will look at international collaborations and partnerships. Guests are Otto Chang, dean of DSB; William Todorovic, assistant professor of entrepreneurship; and Jun Ma, assistant professor of marketing.  

Smoking Cessation Class 

Health and Wellness is sponsoring a smoking cessation class, free for all employees and spouses, in response to the new Purdue University tobacco-user surcharge. Classes are on Wednesdays, October 5--November 16, 5:30--7 p.m., in Science Building, Room 176.  

New Faces New Places

Alice Jordan-Miles, assistant director of the Behavioral Health and Family Studies Institute
MacKenzie Ross,
office support and gift processor for Development
Inside IPFW
Jeffrey Nowak to Help Create Basic Education Program for Kosovo
Jeffrey NowakHaving been a country for just over three years, Kosovo (formerly Serbia) is working to increase the 21st century skills within its schools and communities. Jeffrey Nowak, associate professor of science education, leaves this week to work with and the Kosovo Education Center to create a basic education program for the country. Nowak is the director of the Northeast Indiana Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (NISTEM) Education Resource Center.

Nicole Wilkins, marketing specialist for University Relations and Communications, will document the trip by posting tweets, videos, and photos, as well as blogging about the experience.
Read the story... 
Alumni Center Dedication at
October 11 Mastodon Roast
Alumni Center IPFW graduates, faculty, and staff are invited to IPFW's signature alumni event----the annual Mastodon Roast----Tuesday, October 11, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the Keith Busse Steel Dynamics Alumni Center. The center will be formally dedicated at this time.

Dinner is free for grads, faculty, and guests. Your name and your guests' names must be on the registration list. For more information and to R.S.V.P., visit the Alumni website or call 260-481-6807 by Friday, October 7. 
1,500 Complete MAP-Works Survey
Ashley Pickett First Year Experience recently completed the MAP-Works Survey for IPFW students with less than 30 credit hours. Almost 1,500 completed the survey and received prizes for their participation. Ashley Pickett, a freshman in Human Services, was the grand prize winner of an iPad 2.

The survey asks students questions about their expectations and perceptions of college and directs them to campus resources; it also aids faculty and staff in guiding students on the road to graduation. The next survey will run October 17--28. For more information, contact Jennifer Oxtoby, program coordinator, at  
New Stop Sign near Kettler Hall
Stop sign The intersection of Kettler Circle and West Campus Drive is now a three-way stop. Both north- and southbound traffic on West Campus Drive must stop before the crosswalk. Vehicles on Kettler Circle will continue to stop before turning either right or left onto West Campus Drive. 
Nursing Director and Students to Volunteer at AHA Luncheon
Heart Deborah Poling, IPFW graduate director for nursing, will be one of the "Ask a Healthcare Professional" panelists at the American Heart Association Luncheon November 11 at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum. The fundraiser for women typically attracts around 400. In addition, IPFW nursing students will be taking blood pressure, height, weight, and BMIs at the event. 
Master Gardener Bulb Sale

Yellow tulipsPurdue Master Gardener volunteers will offer spring bulbs at reasonable prices at the Allen County Extension Office Saturday, October 8, from 1 to 4 p.m., rain or shine. Hyacinths, crocus, and white, pink, and double-flowered daffodils will be offered individually or in bags. A variety of tulips will also be offered.


Proceeds from the sale help support the display gardens at the extension office and the Purdue Master Gardener program in Allen County. Free parking is available in Parking Garage No. 1 across from the office and gardens. Payment by cash or check only. Call 260-481-6826 for more information.

In the National Spotlight
The following item from last week contains a correction:
Lidan Lin, professor, Department of English and Linguistics, was recently appointed "Qian Tang Scholar" chair professor by Hangzhou Normal University in China. 
Latinos in STEM-Related Fields
Hispanic Heritage Month at IPFW celebrates the many cultural contributions of the Hispanic population. Kasey Price, director of special projects and student activities, will lead a panel discussion about the Latino presence in STEM-related fields Thursday, October 6, from noon to 1:15 p.m. in Walb Union, rooms 114--116.

Panelists include Joanne Alvarez, Home Care Services Inc.; Alice Jordan-Miles, Indiana Cares Suicide Prevention Coalition; Cesar Ruiz, IPFW graduate student and founder/CEO of Wayne PC Tech; Zayda Yeoh, Nursing graduate student; and Maximo Ortega, Indiana Tech.

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