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In This Issue
Travel Workshop
Living Text Project
Healthcare Plan OK'd
HR Goes Green
Indiana Chitlin Circuit
Omnibus Lecture
Discover IPFW
Philanthropy Conference
National Spotlight
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IPFW Events Calendar



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Study Abroad

Travel Program Workshop 
Have you thought about taking students abroad? Now you can learn about the rewards, pleasures, and challenges of taking students on travel programs. International Programs is hosting an in-service workshop Monday, October 17, at noon in Kettler Hall, Room G98. Presenters include Kathleen Sideli, IU, and Dana Goodman, Ashley Simmons, and Roxanne Kingsbury, IPFW. 

UCē Living Text Project

Communication 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 UCē event October 17 at 7 p.m. in Neff Hall, Room 101.  


Check out some of their Living Text research project on their Facebook and YouTube pages, or read the story...  

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Purdue Trustees OK Healthcare Plan
StethoscopePurdue trustees have approved the employee healthcare plan for calendar year 2012. The package continues to provide a range of choices and adds a tiered lab network, paying 100 percent for work done at specified labs, and a $250 tobacco user surcharge for 2012 and $500 for 2013. The surcharge will be waived for those who certify that they have not been a tobacco user for the past 12 months or who complete an approved tobacco cessation program. Questions may be directed to Tina Grady or Tina Sullivan. Read the details...
Human Resources Goes Green with Online Leave Requests

Go GreenExempt faculty and staff will soon be requesting vacation, sick, personal business, bereavement, and jury duty leave using employee self-service in OnePurdue. Automation of the leave request process will be paperless, timely, and accurate.


One-hour training sessions are being scheduled to assist with this transition. The first 45 minutes will target all exempt faculty and staff and the remaining 15 minutes will provide additional training for supervisors.The goal is to have all exempt faculty and staff complete the training by the end of the year.


Online leave request is the first of a number of business office processes to be automated using employee self-service. Please direct any questions to Karen Forbess at 481-6096. 

Wordplay at Indiana Chitlin Circuit
Indiana Chitlin CircuitThree poets will connect IU, IUPUI, and IPFW at the premier performance of The Indiana Chitlin Circuit, Thursday, October 20, from 7 to 9 p.m. in Walb Student Union, Rooms 222--224. Enjoy gutbucket wordplay and soulful repertoire with faculty members of sister-schools "bringing the noise and the funk." The poets include:
  • Custis L. Crisler, assistant professor of English, IPFW
  • Mitchell L.H. Douglas, assistant professor of creative writing, IUPUI
  • Ross Gay, assistant professor of English, IU

Contact for the Indiana Chitlin Circuit is Curtis Crisler, or 260-481-6796.

Omnibus Speaker Addresses Unemployment Problem
William Dunkelberg

William Dunkelberg, nationally known authority on small business, will present "Unemployment---- How Can We Fix It?" at an Omnibus lecture this evening at 7:30 p.m. in the Rhinehart Music Center. Dunkelberg is recognized for his expertise on small business, entrepreneurship, consumer behavior and consumer credit, and government policy. He was reported by the New York Times to be one of four final candidates for vice chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System in 1981.

Free tickets are required for all Omnibus Lectures and must be picked up in person at the Schatzlein Box Office located in the lobby of the Rhinehart Music Center, Monday through Friday, 12:30--6:30 p.m. Read the story... 
Animation and Music Technology Highlighted on Discover IPFW
Discover IPFW Logo Discover IPFW airs tomorrow night, October 13, on PBS-39 at 7:30 p.m. This week features the Animation and Music Technology programs in the College of Visual and Performing Arts. Guests are Dean Charles O'Connor, Chris Rutkowski of the Music Technology program, and Andres Montenegro and Allen Etter of the Department of Visual Communication and Design. Several examples of their animations and musical compositions will be featured. 
Role and Impact of Philanthropy Take Center Stage at Inaugural Conference
Philanthropy's power to transform lives and better the world will take center stage at the inaugural Indianapolis Women's Philanthropy Council conference October 21 in Indianapolis.

Open to all, the event offers a day of philanthropic exploration and education, networking with a community of citizens committed to the role of philanthropy in local and global issues, and the opportunity to engage with Indiana University on the campus of Indiana University--Purdue University Indianapolis. Reservations will be accepted through October 14
Read the details, register for conference 
In the National Spotlight
Laurie Corbin, chair of the Department of International Language and Culture Studies, was quoted in Inside Higher Ed last week. The article addressed the trend of renaming "foreign" language departments and changing the language used in the programs. Read the story...  
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