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FTP Service Discontinued
IPFW's File Transfer Protocol (FTP) service will be permanently shut down February 28  due to security vulnerabilities.  If you access any resource such as the I:, O:, or P: drives by connecting to, contact the Help Desk immediately for alternate means of access at

This Week on 
Arts Weekly 
This week on Arts Weekly, host Melinda Haines will be joined by Kira Downey and Hamilton Tescarollo, who will talk about the Unitarian Universalist Congregation's music series, Music on Old Mill. Jonah Crismore, executive director of the Cinema Center, will drop by to talk about the Oscars and upcoming events. Tune in Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. on PBS39 WFWA-DT.

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Help Put IPFW's Best Face Forward!
Student teacher Faculty and staff are invited to submit information and photos for inclusion in an IPFW exhibit at the 20th annual Indiana Campus Compact Service Engagement Summit, April 4, 2013, in Indianapolis. Submissions must include a brief description of the service (not civic) engagement or learning project. Examples are: 
  • The Big Event
  • IPFW outreach programs and camps
  • Course-embedded service learning projects

Deadline for submission is Wednesday, February 27. Email submissions and electronic photos to Deb Barrick at

Featured Faculty: Peter Dragnev
featured faculty Every Wednesday in February students, faculty, staff, and the public are invited to meet the 2013 Featured Faculty and learn about their outstanding work. Today (February 20) Professor Peter Dragnev, professor of mathematics, will present "From Electrons to Orifices to Fullerenes: The Unfolding Story of Energy Optimization." All lectures are on Wednesdays from noon to 1 p.m. in Walb Student Union, Room G21. They are free and open to the public and a light lunch will be provided. Read more ... 
Naomi Tutu Talks about Race and Racism
Naomi Tutu The Omnibus Lecture Series presents human rights advocate Naomi Tutu and "Hard Conversations: Talking About Race and Racism," Thursday, February 21, at 7:30 p.m. in the Rhinehart Music Center.

The lecture is open to the public; however, free tickets are required. Read more ...
The People of Cienfuegos
Featuring the Photographs of James Gabbard
Cien Fuegos
Most of the people of Cienfuegos live without running water or electricity. Visual Communication and Design continuing lecturer and photographer James Gabbard has captured a colorful zest for life and the pride of these people surrounded by the rain forests of the Dominican Republic. An exhibition symposium on February 20 at 6 p.m. in Visual Arts Building, Room 204, will include speakers who traveled with Gabbard to Cienfuegos, including Chancellor Vicky Carwein; Professor Nancy Mann, Department of Dental Education; and Professor Carol Sternberger, associate vice chancellor of faculty development. The exhibition will be on display in the Visual Arts Gallery February 18-March 17. Read more ...
Dattilo Profiled in Purdue Today
Ben Dattilo
Photo courtesy of Purdue University 
Ben Dattilo, assistant professor of geology at IPFW, was interviewed for an article in this week's Purdue Today. Dattilo describes how he became interested in the field of geology and shares his vision for public outreach. Read the story ... 
IT Services Critical System Updates
In an ongoing effort to protect the campus from increasingly prevalent Web-based vulnerabilities, IT Services will continue to use the IPFW Critical System Updates to automatically apply needed security patches for Java and other Web browser plug-ins. All patches will be tested against known university-related websites prior to the full release on campus however, news alerts will no longer be issued for  impending updates. The updates were initially launched after the Jan. 22, 2013, issue of Inside IPFW in response to a Java alert issued by Homeland Security. If you would like to be included in the test group for these updates, please contact the IT Services Help Desk, 481-6030 or
Black History Month Panel Discussion
Ongoing events during Black History Month at IPFW will include a panel discussion featuring several local trailblazers in African American history and the descendants of individuals who have made significant contributions to the betterment of the local Black community. "Black History Month: Why It's Important for You to Know" will be Wednesday, February 27, at noon in Walb Student Union, Room 222-226. 
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