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August 28, 2013
Trustees Approve Medical Plan Options and Premiums 
The Purdue board of trustees approved the 2014 medical plan options and premiums at its July 19 meeting. Benefit administrators will conduct Purdue 2014 benefit general sessions beginning in September.

IPFW benefit administrators held pre-enrollment open forums to communicate the changes. View PowerPoint presentation (PDF). Human Resources is excited to be able to deliver the information early in the process this year so that staff and faculty can make the best decision for themselves and their families. Please direct questions to Tina Grady at 481-6684 or Tina Sullivan at 481-6683.
Campus Bicycle Parking Areas 
The construction of three new bicycle parking areas to complement the bicycle parking built last summer is nearly complete. The parking pads, located adjacent to Kettler Hall, the Science Building, and the fieldhouse, will accommodate approximately 32 bicycles each.

These new areas are a continuing part of the overall plan to place concentrated areas of bicycle parking in strategic locations around campus and is a separate project from Sculpture with Purpose, which is part of the 50th anniversary celebration. The parking areas' placement will grant easy access to those buildings most used by bicyclists while maintaining the aesthetic of the campus with screened and landscaped installations. The vendor building the new parking areas will be installing the racks and landscaping this week and should have them ready to use sometime the week of September 2--6.
Modular Classroom Building Houses Multiple Tenants   
The new Modular Classroom Building (MCB) will enjoy its first semester of full use this fall and will house multiple groups. The 21,000 square-foot modular building was acquired by the university last year and was moved to its location adjacent to Parking Garage 3. It opened in April 2013 and accepted its first tenant, ELS Language Center. The MCB will soon house a new lab for the Center of Excellence in Systems Engineering. It also contains eight general classroom spaces, as well as a lounge and restrooms.

The university is currently finishing construction of new art studio spaces for use by the Department of Visual Communication (VCD) and Design and the Department of Fine Arts.  Fine Arts will have painting studios and a critique space and VCD will use another space for 2D design and drawing classes. Both spaces are expected to be in use shortly.
Awards Presented at Annual Fall Convocation
The first day of the 2013--14 academic year featured the annual fall convocation, held in the Auer Performance Hall. In her opening remarks, Chancellor Vicky Carwein said the annual fall convocation is a time to celebrate the arrival of new faculty and administrators and welcome them to the campus community. Jeff Anderson, vice chancellor for academic affairs; George McClellan, vice chancellor for student affairs and enrollment management; and Stan Davis, interim vice chancellor for financial and administrative affairs, shared a look at the year ahead in their remarks. List of awards, promoted and tenured faculty  New IPFW Faculty (PDF)  New IPFW Administrators (PDF)
Job Duty Reassignments in VCSA, Chancellor Offices 
Effective Monday, August 26, Danita Davis will be temporarily reassigned to assist George McClellan in Student Affairs. Victoria Sarjeant, who had been splitting her time between Academic Affairs and the Chancellor's office, will be temporarily assigned to assist the Chancellor and will now handle scheduling for the Chancellor's office. Her email address is and the phone number to reach the chancellor's office for appointments will remain the same, 260-481-4106.
Photo of the Week
Stacy Keough
Stacy Keough participates in an orientation session for biology graduate students on Wednesday, August 21. View large photo Photo by Elmer Denman 
New 3D Campus Map
3D Campus Map
A new 3D version of the campus map that includes all campus buildings has been updated for better readability. The map is available online for viewing and PDF download. View complete map
All-Campus Welcome Back Reception 
You're invited! Thursday, August 29, 5 to 8 p.m., Walb International Ballroom.  R.S.V.P.

Camtasia Studio Available
Say yes to screen recording and easy video editing! Camtasia Studio is now available in IPFW Applications. Please see the Camtasia Knowledge Base for more information. 
Department Newsletters
IPFW Alumni Association August newsletter
New Faces, New Places 
Marcie Alberts, 2nd assistant women's basketball coach for Student Athletics
Jonathan Gatke, records clerk for financial aid
Grady Lee Hoggard Jr., transfer to temperature control mechanic for operations and maintenance
Anna Marie Patritto, 3rd assistant women's basketball coach for Student Athletics 
This Week on Arts Weekly
IPFW Fine Arts alumna Julie Toles will be on hand to discuss her new printmaking studio, Hedgehog Press, and Kristin Guthrie from the Fort Wayne Convention and Visitors Bureau will talk about their event "Be a Tourist in Your Own Hometown," on September 8. Tune in to Arts Weekly Thursday, August 29, at 7:30 p.m. on WFWA PBS-39.

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