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In Memoriam
National Accreditation
U.S. News Ranking
Faculty Overseas
Benefits Sessions
Mental Health Day
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Mastodon Gear at Walgreens and Wal-Mart Stores
IPFW merchandise
In response to requests for official IPFW Mastodon gear to be available in more Fort Wayne area retail outlets, athletics director Tommy Bell and Strategic Marketing Affiliates (SMA), the university's licensing agent, are pleased to announce partnerships with area Wal-Mart and Walgreens Stores. Read the story ...
In Memoriam
Wayne Schaltenbrand, 67, passed away unexpectedly September 29. He was an adjunct IPFW chemistry faculty between 1990 and 1997, teaching a variety of freshman laboratory courses. Schaltenbrand received degrees in chemistry and biochemistry from the University of Pennsylvania (Kutztown) and Purdue. He was deeply involved in the local Fort Wayne theatre scene as an actor and director for many years, and was a founding member of Fort Wayne's Arena Dinner Theatre. A memorial service will be held at the Arena Dinner Theatre October 21 at 2 p.m. Read obituary ... 
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Theatre Department Granted Accreditation
Williams Theatre The National Association of Schools of Theatre (NAST) has granted accreditation and membership to the IPFW Department of Theatre and its Bachelor of Arts: Theatre (acting, design/technology, directing). This is the first time the department has received NAST accreditation. Chair and Professor of Theatre John O'Connell, who also serves as interim dean of VPA, is pleased with the accreditation. "Being recognized by the national accrediting agency confirms that the IPFW Department of Theatre maintains a program of the highest quality, producing theatre students ready and equipped to compete with students from any other program in the country," said O'Connell. Read the story ...
IPFW Undergraduate Engineering and Business Programs Among Best
Analytics and Visualization Center In its recently released rankings of the best colleges and universities in the United States, U.S. News and World Report deemed the undergraduate business and engineering programs at IPFW to be among the best in the country. The programs were ranked solely on a peer assessment survey conducted in spring 2012. Read the story ... 
Faculty Overseas Leader Information
Have you thought about taking students abroad? Attend a faculty overseas leader information workshop Monday, October 15, at noon in Kettler Hall, Room 101. If you plan to submit a proposal for educational travel in 2014, attendance is strongly recommended. Topics include:Flags
  • Benefits of travel
  • IPFW deadlines
  • Budget considerations
  • How to make it happen

Presenters will be Dana Goodman, department chair and associate professor of fine arts; Ashley Simmons, assistant director for international programs; and Maggie Hunter, assistant director of personal and professional development. R.S.V.P. to Ashley Simmons at 481-6494 or simmonsa@ipfw.edu by Friday, October 12.  

2013 Purdue Voluntary Benefits Sessions
Are you considering the High Deductible Purdue Choice Plan for 2013 but want financial security? Take a strategic look at how Purdue Voluntary Benefits can work in partnership with the Choice Plan:
  • Wednesday, October 24, 9:30--10:30 a.m. or 3--4 p.m. in KT 117 
  • Thursday, October 25, 10--11 a.m. in NF 133 or 2:30--3:30 p.m. in LA 16 
Experts will present information on these voluntary plans:
  • Critical illness insurance
  • Accident insurance
  • Universal life insurance
Cost varies, and an average premium is $5--12 per week. Following the sessions, employees may sign up for an appointment with an enrollment counselor through Benefits at IPFW. 2013 benefits open enrollment is October 29 through November 16. General sessions will be announced. Please contact Tina Grady at 16684 or Tina Sullivan at 16683 if you have questions.
IPFW Mental Health Day
"Love Heals: The Power of Healthy Relationships" is the theme of the 2012 Mental Health Day, Thursday, October 11. Learn how relationships affect mental health at two workshops and a panel discussion. All sessions are free and take place in the Walb Union Ballroom. The day begins at 9 a.m. with mental health screenings and an information fair that continues until 4 p.m. on the first floor of Walb Union. View the schedule ...
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