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Computer Accounts
Per Diem Rates
CS Fall Catalog
Freshman Fest
In the Spotlight
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New Faces New Places

Zachary Itt, custodian for Building Services


Peggy Speshyock, transferring to accounting assistant for Accounting Services


Judy Cramer, director of financial aid, will leave IPFW August 3 after five years of service. Financial Aid is hosting a farewell party July 31 in the Kettler Hall Faculty/Staff Lounge from 2 to 4 p.m. Light refreshments will be served.


Joseph McCormick of Information Technology Services will leave IPFW after more than six years of service. Wish him well at a farewell reception July 19 from 2 to 3 p.m. in the Kettler Hall Faculty/Staff Lounge. Light refreshments will be served.

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Employee Computer Account Life Cycle

Don and laptopHuman Resources and Information Technology Services have established  an Employee Computer Account Life Cycle process for the creation and removal of employee computer accounts. Highlights include:

  • When to request an account for a new hire
  • Better security for university and departmental data
  • Checklists for supervisors to simplify the employee separation process

Questions should be directed to Human Resources or the ITS Help Desk. View the process ...

New Policy Guidelines for Per Diem Rates

Accounting Services has revised two travel policies regarding per diem payments while on university business. The changes align Purdue's travel policy with the United States General Services Administration guidelines and Purdue's peer institutions. Both changes took effect for travel on or after July 1.


Subsistence is 75 percent of the full-day rate on the first and last days of travel, and the per diem rate is based on the business location, not the lodging location.


The new guidelines are posted on the Subsistence page of the Procurement Services/Travel website. For more information, contact Phil Davich,, or Judy Bondar,

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Fall Catalog is Online

The IPFW Division of Continuing Studies fall catalog is now available online. Visit the DCS website to check out the selection of new and returning courses.

Help Welcome Freshmen to IPFW

Female Freshmen StudentsThe Freshman Fest committee is asking for your help to welcome over 1,200 freshmen to their new IPFW family. This year's venue will be the new Student Services Complex, allowing everyone to escape the heat! Freshman Fest 2012 is Friday, August 17, starting at 3 p.m. Volunteer/View Schedule ...

Employee Appreciation Day

Summerfest Mardi Gras is July 26. Activities include euchre, putt-putt, corn hole, bingo, college challenge trivia, and a 2-mile walk/run. New this year: mocktails, canvas painting, a blood drive, and Zumba. Attendance is limited to employees and retirees. Today is the last day to register

In the National Spotlight

Michelle Drouin, assistant professor of psychology, has published a study concerning phantom cell phone vibrations in the journal Computers in Human Behavior. The research has been picked up by several national outlets, including Slate.


William Cooper, professor emeritus of biology, was quoted in an article about squirrels, rattlesnakes, and tail shakes in Science Now.

Kettler Elevator Out of Service

The north Kettler Hall elevator is out of service for approximately two weeks and should be back in service July 27.

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