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Indiana Campus Compact
New Dean and Director
Student Employees of the Year
IPFW Budget Update
Student Achievement Symposium
Sigma Xi Research Competition
IPFW Signature


IPFW Events Calendar


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CATV Schedule


New Faces New Places
Melinda Conley, director of marketing for Division of Continuing Studies

Jessica Montalvo-Anderson,
academic specialist-Tutorial Services for Upward Bound/ODMA 
Rewire! Refire! Reboot!
Curiosity has no age limit! IPFW Personal and Professional Development is offering a series of daytime courses on interesting topics for lifelong learners that are designed to stimulate brain cells and spark the imagination. Classes are April 30 or May 21. View flyer (PDF) 
Parking Lots 4 and 5  will be closed Friday, April 26, at 5 p.m. and will reopen Sunday, April 28, at 8 p.m.

This Week on
Discover IPFW
The topic on this week's Discover IPFW is Autism Awareness. Guests are Associate Professor Jane Leatherman, Assistant Professors Jeong-il Cho, and Rama Cousik, all from the Special Education program in the College of Education and Public Policy. Tune in Thursday, April 25, at 7:30 pm on PBS39 WFWA-DT. 
Indiana Campus Compact Service Engagement Summit
IPFW  was well represented at Indiana Campus Compact's Service Engagement Summit and 20th anniversary celebration earlier this month. Accepted for poster presentations were nursing students
Grace Morken, Heather Hicks, Sharifa Salim, Maria Wright, and Professors Nancy Mann (dental), Denise Jordan (nursing), and Deb Poling (nursing). Nursing student Jolene Nash and Deb Barrick (OACS) were event volunteers.  View photos of students ... 
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IPFW Announces New Dean and Director
John O'Connell
John O'Connell
Following two nationwide searches, IPFW has announced the appointment of a new dean and a new director.

John O'Connell
is the new dean of the College of Visual and Performing Arts, effective July 1, 2013. David A. Peterson is the new director of Financial Aid, beginning May 1, 2013. Read the story ...
2013 Student Employees of the Year
Sasha Allgayer
Sasha Allgayer
Paul Hastings
Paul Hastings
IPFW has 872 student workers on campus; 93 of these are graduate students and 779 are undergrads. To recognize the invaluable work these students do, each year IPFW's Career Services and Financial Aid offices ask for nominations for Student Employee of the Year. Fifteen students were nominated this year; the winners are
Sasha Allgayer and Paul Hastings. Read the story ... 
Update on IPFW Budget Questions
The Learning Community Following discussions with students, staff, faculty, The Learning Community (TLC) team, the Chancellor's Cabinet, and Indiana-Purdue Student Government Association (IPSGA), Chancellor Carwein and IPSGA have made funding available to support IPFW's childcare collaboration with TLC for an additional year. This will allow a working group to study possible ways of moving forward so childcare becomes feasible from a budgetary standpoint. The report is due in early 2014. In the meantime, TLC is now enrolling children for the summer and fall 2013 semesters. 
Student Achievement Highlighted at Symposium
Student Research Symposium
Chancellor Carwein views a student's presentation
A record 54 student presentations on topics from Anthropology to Women's Studies highlighted the 16th Annual Student Research and Creative Endeavor Symposium held April 12 in the IPFW Learning Commons.  The posters were judged by teams of volunteer faculty; at the same time, students who entered science and engineering posters in the Symposium were considered for an award from Sigma Xi.  See the results here  View photos from symposium 
Sigma Xi Research Competition
Alexandra Okihiro
Alexandra Okihiro 
Micah Rapp 
The IPFW chapter of Sigma Xi participated in a research competition April 12 at IPFW simultaneously with the IPFW Student Research and Creative Endeavor Symposium. There were 43 poster entries, 11 of which were by graduate students and 32 were by undergraduates. Departments represented in the competition included Anthropology, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, Physics, Political Science, and Psychology. The two student winners were Alexandra M. Okihiro, biology, and Micah Rapp, biology. Read the details (PDF) 
Livschiz to Speak about Chechnya and Russia
Prior to the end of last week's Boston Marathon bombing, most people in the United States had probably not given much thought to Chechnya. In response to recent events and greater interest in this topic, the College of Arts and Sciences and the Department of History will present Associate Professor of History Ann Livschiz, who will speak on "Russia and Chechnya: Conflict for Export?", today (Wednesday, April 24) at 1:30 p.m. in the Science Building, Room 185. Read the story ... 
Discover's New Features
Students, staff, and faculty at IPFW will continue to have free access to award-winning video-based e-learning from through June 30, 2016. The new three-year agreement introduces the lyndaCampus service, which gives you a personalized learning experience with the ability to:
  • access off campus directly from the website without establishing a VPN connection
  • view your recent course and movie history 
  • create bookmarks for courses and specific videos of interest
  • create playlists of movies and share them 
  • earn a Certificate of Completion for completed courses 

Questions? Contact IPFW IT-Services Help Desk at or 481-6031. Learn more about's new features 

Procurement Services to Begin Enabling Suppliers on Ariba Network
The upcoming implementation of Ariba as Purdue's purchasing system will connect the university to a large global network of suppliers enabled for e-Commerce. All activity with suppliers, including purchase requisitions and orders, receipt of goods and services, and invoicing and payment, will be done electronically. To ensure a smooth transition, a dedicated supplier enablement team will work with a supplier base over the coming months to set up and enable them to transact with Purdue using the Ariba Network.
Microsoft Office 2013 Available May 24
On May 24, Microsoft Office 2013 will be available for faculty and staff to voluntarily install via IPFW Applications. Installation on all student lab computers and classroom instructor stations will begin July 1 and will be completed for the fall semester. Contact the Help Desk with questions, or 481-6030. If you with to be notified of major changes to other software applications, sign up for email notifications from IT Services. 
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