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COAS Beineke Award
McClellan Honored
Commencement Change
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Middle East Discussion
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Student Wins iPad
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New Faces New Places
Lisa Davenport, secretary for Computer Science 
Spring Continuing Studies Catalog
Visit the IPFW Continuing Studies website beginning December 10 to view the selection of new and returning courses for the spring 2013 semester. 
Two Retire at Semester's End
Two faculty from the Department of English and Linguistics will retire
at the end of the fall semester: Professor Avon Crismore, with 27 years of service, and Professor Rodney Farnsworth, with 26 years. 
Bruening Retirement Reception
After more than 40 years at IPFW, Professor Bill Bruening is retiring at the conclusion of the fall semester. The Philosophy department will host a reception Monday, December 10, from 3 to 5 p.m. in Kettler Hall, Room 154. All are welcome; light refreshments will be served. 
Open Budget Discussion
Vice Chancellor Walt Branson and Comptroller Dan Gebhart will hold an information session to discuss the IPFW budget Friday, December 7, at 1 p.m. in Kettler Hall, Room G46. All employees are welcome to attend. A Vibe workspace budget discussion was shared with all employees last month. If you have questions, contact Dan Gebhart at 481-6322. Access Vibe Workspace... 
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COAS Commemorates 25th Anniversary with Beineke Medal Presentation
Lowell Beineke
Twenty-five years ago, the College of Arts and Sciences was formed at IPFW when the academic units of both IU and Purdue reorganized to reflect the consistency of their missions. To commemorate the occasion, the College decided to commission a medal and award it to one of its faculty. The Lowell W. Beineke Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Liberal Arts and Sciences is named in honor of Lowell W. Beineke, the Jack Schrey Professor of Mathematics, The inaugural recipient of the Beineke Award was Beineke himself. Read the story ... 
McClellan Honored for Outstanding Contribution to Higher Education
Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs George S. McClellan was recently honored at the 2012 NASPA (National Association of Student Personnel Administrators) Region IV-East Conference with the Outstanding Contribution to Higher Education Award. McClellan's nominators highlighted his experience in writing for student affairs as a large area of impact on higher education. Read the story... 
Time Change for 2013 Commencement
clock face IPFW will celebrate its 46th annual Commencement ceremony at a new time in 2013. The ceremony will begin at 4 p.m., Wednesday, May 15, 2013, at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum. Read the story ...
Homecoming 2012 Highlights
For those who couldn't make it to Saturday night's thrilling homecoming activities, here are the highlights:
  • Mastodons defeat Miami of Ohio 57---56!
  • Career Services and the Mastodon Advising Center and the Student Information Center in the College of Education and Public Policy win large and small group categories of Department Decorating contest. View photos ... 
  • Mitchell Willoughby won the Cupcake Eating Challenge. Contestants had to eat eight cupcakes in less than two minutes and Mitchell tied the reigning champion and had an "eat-off" with one additional cupcake for the win. View photo ... 
  • Tim Leonard, a junior from Okeechobee, Fla., and Mary Montes, a junior from Fort Wayne, were crowned Homecoming King and Queen. They received the most votes in balloting by students. View photo ... 
  • 2012 Alumni Award Winners Tina Funkhouser, Lynn Ramer, and Andrew Welch were introduced at halftime. Read the story ... 
Toole Participates in Middle East Discussion
James Toole
James Toole
The Indiana Center for Middle East Peace invites you to join scholars and teachers James Toole, associate professor of political science at IPFW, and David Waas, professor emeritus of history at Manchester College, as they address the topic, "The Recent Elections, the Middle East, and You," Thursday, December 6, at 7 p.m. at the downtown Allen County Library theatre.
A question and answer session will follow the presentation. Free parking will be available until 9 p.m. 
Angel Fund Auction Ready for Bidders
Angel Fund Lunch Tote
The Center for Women and Returning Adults (CWRA) Angel Fund Auction site is ready to start the bidding wars! Photos and brief descriptions for each item are on the auction site, or stop by Walb Union, Room 120 to view them in person. Send the item name, number, and bid via the link at the top of the auction site page. Bidding will close at 5 p.m. December 12.

The Angel Fund is administered through the CWRA and helps struggling students weather short-term financial crises. The auction is its sole fundraising event. Angel Fund Auction Site ...  
MAP-Works Essay Contest Winner
James Schwartz
If you see James Schwartz around campus, congratulate him on being the winner of the first ever MAP-Works Essay Contest and the recipient of the first place prize: an iPad. Jennifer Oxtoby, coordinator of IPFW's MAP-Works program, said they were thrilled with the response to the contest. Read more ... 
Help IPFW Athletics Fill the Fort Wayne Community Harvest Food Bank Pantry 
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This week is the Department of Athletics' final push to fill the pantry of the Fort Wayne Community Harvest Food Bank. IPFW student-athletes will be coming to your offices to drop off reusable shopping bags. The students can come back at the end of the week and pick them up, or you can drop off items at the Athletics Center. Last year's winning school collected 23,000 pounds of food. IPFW's goal this year is is 25,000.

Donations will be accepted at the Women's Basketball game vs. Purdue tomorrow, Thursday, December 6, at 7 p.m. in  in the Gates Center. Cash donations will also be accepted. Make checks payable to the Fort Wayne Community Harvest Food Bank and send them to Ron Clark in Athletics. For questions, call 481-6617or email
This Week on Arts Weekly
Host Melinda Haines will be joined by Deb Washler of Artlink, who will talk about upcoming exhibitions, and Leslie Hormann will give a preview of Fort Wayne Youtheatre's production of The Snow Queen. Arts Weekly is broadcast live each Thursday at 7:30 p.m. on PBS39 WFWA-DT.
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