Venderly Bridge at RiverFest
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IPFW RiverFest
Vibe System Maintenance
Performance Management Training
CASA Search Forums
New Degree Program
Student Employment Job Fair
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IPFW RiverFest Opening Ceremony 
The opening ceremony for IPFW RiverFest 2013, presented by Steel Dynamics, will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, June 22, near the east side of the Venderly Bridge. RiverFest is a one-day festival celebrating our rivers with music, art, family, food, and fun along the St. Joseph River on the IPFW north campus. The festival takes place from 9 a.m. to midnight, and admission and parking are free.  Read the details 
Chiller Plant Road and Parking Lot 16 will be closed Saturday, June 22, from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. for IPFW RiverFest. 
This Week on Arts Weekly
Sarah Payne shares details of the IPFW Riverfest and Fernando Tarango discusses his various music projects. Tune in to Arts Weekly Thursday, June 20, at 7:30 p.m. on PBS39 WFWA-DT. 
IPFW Vibe System Maintenance
IPFW Vibe will be unavailable due to system maintenance from
Saturday, July 6, at 10 p.m. through Sunday, July 7, at noon. This includes public work spaces such as the Campus Knowledge Base and eBoards, in addition to team and personal work spaces created by Vibe users. Those who need to access critical information in Vibe during this time should make alternate arrangements. If you have questions, please contact the IT Services Help Desk at
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Performance Management Training
Performance management is an integral part of encouraging staff to higher levels of achievement and service. A new Purdue system-wide performance evaluation policy was put in place in January 2012 and established that each staff member will receive a written performance evaluation annually beginning in 2013.

Human Resources will provide training to anyone who missed last year's training session or would like a refresher. This training provides information about the policy and is for employees and supervisors. Training will be held in the HR Training Room in Kettler Hall, Room G06 (the old bookstore location).

 June 24  9-10:15 a.m.  July 18   1:30-2:45 p.m.
 June 27  1:30-2:45 p.m.  August 12   1:30-2:45 p.m.
 July 8  9-10:15 a.m.  August 14   9-10:15 a.m.
 July 10  1:30-2:45 p.m.  August 20   9-10:15 a.m. and
1:30-2:45 p.m.
 July 16   9-10:15 a.m. August 22  1:30-2:45 p.m.  
Meet the CASA Candidates
CASA The Center for Academic Success and Advancement (CASA) is searching for a new associate director to replace Barbara Jane Ehle, who will be retiring June 30. Helmke Library Dean Cheryl Truesdell will host the candidates' Campus Open Forums in the Learning Commons, Helmke Library second floor, on Friday, June 21.
  • 1-- 1:45 p.m. - Barton E. Price, Ph.D.
  • 2-- 2:45 p.m. - Sue Keck, M.S.
  • 3-- 3:45 p.m. - Chris Douse, M.S. 
Each candidate will give a short presentation on "Motivation Theory and Academic Success," followed by open questions. If you have questions, contact search chair Bruce Busby at 481-6140.

New Degree Program Offers Convenient, One Night Per Week Attendance
Don and Diploma A new degree completion program has been developed by the IPFW Division of Continuing Studies to provide maximum convenience to working adults with busy schedules. The new degree completion program, General Studies Advantage, offers a hybrid classroom approach so that students only have to come to campus one night per week. An informational open house will be held July 16 at the IPFW Alumni Center. Read the details

Student Employment Job Fair 2013
Career Services invites you to the Student Employment Job Fair 2013 (previously called the Part-Time and Work-Study Job Fair), where your department or unit can recruit current students who are seeking part-time or work-study positions. The job fair will be Thursday, August 29, from 1 to 4 p.m. in the Walb Student Union Classic Ballroom. There is no cost to employers or departments. Registration instructions:
  • Log in to your IPFW JobZone account  
  • On the bottom right of your homepage under Attend Events, click on Student Employment Job Fair 2013
  • Complete the registration, then click Submit. Review the registration, then click Confirm. (must click Confirm button)
  • After approval, you will receive a confirmation letter with instructions.  

Questions? Contact Christine Force, campus recruiting coordinator, at or 481-6640.  


Summerfest 2013: Superheroes vs. Villains
Summerfest BOOM Registration for Summerfest 2013: Superheroes vs. Villains is now open.The employee appreciation day on July 17 is open to all IPFW employees and retirees (no families). Pre-registration is required for lunch; registration is open until Wednesday, July 10. Dress as your favorite character for the costume contest, enter the baking competition, take part in the 2k walk/run, and much more! Some events require pre-registration. Visit the website for more information or to register for lunch and events.
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