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Homecoming 2011
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Flag Ceremony
Alcohol and Drug Info
Payflex Presentations
New Policies
ENS Test Today
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Homecoming 2011 
"It's a Blue Thing!" IPSGA Student Activities Board, Athletics, and Alumni are teaming up for Homecoming 2011, November 28 through December 3. Start planning now for staff/faculty activities:

Faculty Subway Challenge (Sign up by November 17)

Homecoming Decorating Contest (Register by November 21) 
New Faces New Places
Cynthia Fritz, IPFW-ACELINK project director for Continuing Studies

Christine Kuznar, director of the Mastodon Academic Performance Center

Ashley Malone, events coordinator for Special Events 
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Military Appreciation Weekend
Athletics is hosting a Military Appreciation Weekend November 11--13. Any military member who shows a valid ID will receive free admission to all three games.
View details...(PDF)

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IPFW and Ivy Tech--Northeast Honor Veterans at Annual Flag Ceremony
The Office of Military Student Services for IPFW and Ivy Tech Community College--Northeast will honor veterans of the United States Armed Forces at the Second Annual Veterans Day Flag Ceremony, Friday, November 11, at 11 a.m. on the Science Mall at IPFW. The ceremony will include remarks from administrators from both IPFW and Ivy Tech--Northeast, as well as veterans.
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2011--12 Alcohol and Drug Information
Purdue University is committed to providing students, faculty, staff and visitors a safe and healthy campus and workplace on all campuses. Every year the federal government requires the University to advise you of the University's alcohol and drug policy.
View Alcohol and Drug Information Document...(PDF)
Benefits Enrollment Reminders from Human Resources
CigaretteAs you work through this year's benefits open enrollment process, remember to certify your tobacco-user status through the online EBenefits system.View details... (PDF)

Payflex, the NEW Flexible Spending Account administrator, will conduct informational sessions today (November 9) from 8:30 to 9:30 and 2:30 to 3:30 in Kettler Hall, Room 146. For more information, contact Tina Sullivan, 481-6683.
New System-wide Policies Take Effect November 1
The Executive Policy Review Group, a standing committee of West Lafayette executives and regional campus chancellors, have approved or revised several system-wide policies effective November 1. Affected policies include performance evaluation, HIPAA privacy compliance, adverse weather conditions, and access to student records. Contact Dimples Smith at 481-6681 or Melissa Helmsing at 481-5720 for policy clarification.
View revised policies... (PDF)
IPFW to Test Emergency Notification System as Part of National Test
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Federal Communications Commission will conduct the first-ever national test of the Emergency Alert System at 2 p.m. today (November 9). IPFW will take part in the test by issuing a test message using its Emergency Notification System. The IPFW test will also take place at 2 p.m.

If any student, staff, or member of the faculty has not already signed up for an Alert Phone Number, this is the perfect time to do so. Just go to
This Week on Discover IPFW
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Tune in to PBS-39 at 7:30 tomorrow night, November 10, when Chancellor Wartell welcomes men's head basketball coach Tony Jasick, student athlete Trey McCorkle, and associate athletic director Kelley Hartley Hutton. Find out what's new with Mastodon Athletics and take a look at the men's basketball season. 
Native American Heritage Month
Teri Cardwell IPFW will celebrate Native American Heritage Month with a special presentation, Thursday, November 10, from noon to 1:15 p.m. in the Walb Union Ballroom.

Teri Cardwell, coordinator of special services programs at St. Vincent's Hospital in Indianapolis, will present "Native American Spirituality and Healthcare," and Dani Tippmann, native plant expert and director of the Whitley County Historical Museum, will share "Stories of the Plant and Its Correlation to Native American Healthcare." View the schedule...(PDF)
International Education Week
Study AbroadLectures, movies, and games will highlight the activities of International Education Week, November 14--18. The activities are designed to celebrate and encourage the exchange of international cultural ideas and people. Everyone is welcome.
View the schedule... 
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