Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne

August 2011   Volume 4 Issue 2 

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In This Issue
Welcoming . . .
On the Move Again
Digital Initiative News
Library People and Accomplishments
Library Calendar of Events

August 16

CASA In-Service on Diversity, Library 2nd floor


August 18

International Student Orientation


August 22-23

Welcome Tent


August 23

Fighting Words: A Dialogue on Women in Combat, Walb Union Plaza, 7 pm


August 26, September 2, and September 9

Writing Program Associate Faculty Library Orientation

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Introducing . . .

Three new librarians and one information assistant have joined the library staff this summer:


Susan AndersonSusan Anderson, Head of Public Services. Susan has had a rich career in library and information science working as Head of Reference at Georgetown University's Medical Center library, Head of Public Services at Northwestern University's Medical Library, Instructor for the Graham School of General Studies at the University of Chicago, and information consultant and project manager for organizations such as the National Library of Medicine, American Medical Association, American Hospital Association, and Physicians against Land Mines.


Brandon BowenBrandon Bowen, Information Services and Instruction Librarian for the Departments of Anthropology, History, and Political Science, and Government Documents Coordinator. Brandon is a recent graduate of the Indiana University School of Library and Information Science. He also has a master of arts degree in Modern Chinese History and speaks Mandarin.


Beth OverhauserElizabeth Overhauser, Information Services and Instruction Librarian for the Doermer School of Business and Labor Studies.  Beth comes to us from Louisiana College, Pineville, Louisiana, where she worked as a reference librarian and liaison to several college departments.



Paula Henderson, Information and Document Delivery Assistant, Service Desk Evening Supervisor. Paula brings a broad perspective to Helmke Library gained from her previous experience at Huntington City-Township Public Library, as well as experiences gained from working in various departments of city and county government.


Welcoming . . .

The Writing Center is moving to the library's second floor as part of the IPFW Learning Commons.  It should be fully installed and ready for operation by the beginning of the fall semester.


Mary Arnold Schwartz



Mary Arnold Schwartz, Writing Center Coordinator, has moved her office to the library as well.  She is now located in room LB418.




Laurie BellLaurie Bell, Executive Director for Major Scholarships and Honors and the Chapman Scholars Program, has moved her operation to the Library.  She is excited to be located in the library, particularly because the Learning Commons is taking shape on the second floor near her new office.  Laurie believes that the library is the best environment for the work she will be doing with IPFW's best and brightest students.


On the Move Again 

The IPFW University Archives has been relocated from Ginsberg Hall to the library basement, room LB 41. 

All of the books and journals on the library's fourth floor are being shifted to make room for the federal documents collection.  The new library partner, the Learning Commons, is moving into space on the library's second floor.

Digitial Initiative News 

The 2011 Research and Creative Endeavor Symposium student presentations have been added to Opus: Research and Creativity at IPFW ( Fifty-two students from a variety of disciplines were selected for this one-day event held in April 2011.  The Sigma Xi Student Research Competition and Chapman Scholars and Honors Showcase were held in connection with the Symposium.  Sigma Xi award winners were Julie Crosby's "Reverse genetic and radio-labeled uptake experiments unveil a unique purine-related transporter AtPRT1 in Arabidopsis thaliana" (1st place), Jaclyn N. M. Nguyen's "Chromosome walking identifies a new locus affecting the inter- and intra-cellular transport of uracil in Arabidopsis thaliana" (2nd place) and Christopher Woodley's "The effects of prescribed fire on a population of eastern box turtles in southwestern Michigan" (3rd place).


Library People and Accomplishments  

Denise Buhr
All three female actresses who starred in Denise Buhr's award winning play, Discom-BOOB-ulated, were nominated for the Fort Wayne Civic Theatre's Anthony Awards.   Regan Kreigh (Maggie) was nominated for Best Female Lead in a Play and Susan Domer (Aunt Aggie) and Leslie Hormann (Kris) were nominated for Best Female Supporting Role in a Play.  Regan Kreigh and Susan Domer won the Anthony Award in their category.  Congratulations to all. 


Graham FredrickGraham Fredrick 

This summer, Graham Fredrick was invited to the Jeopardy contestant tryouts in Lexington, Kentucky.  All potential contestants must pass an online 50 question quiz given once a year in order to be invited.  The tryouts at Lexington consisted of an additional 50 question quiz and an introduction to the Jeopardy show's rules and its famous buzzer.  Groups of three contestants were randomly picked to participate in quick five minute games of Jeopardy, followed by a short interview.  All of the contestants at the Lexington session were added to the contestant pool.  Jeopardy staff select contestants from the pool and contact them three to six weeks before the show is recorded.  Being in the pool does not guarantee being chosen to appear on the show, so stay tuned to Helmke Highlights to see if Graham will be selected.


Pamela Effrein Sandstrom, Associate Librarian Emeritus
Sandstrom, Alan R. and Sandstrom, Pamela Effrein. (2011) The Long and the Short of Ethnographic Research among the Nahua of Northern Veracruz, Mexico. Anthropology and Humanism, 36 (1), 25-35.

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