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Sept. 18, 2013
Transformational Allocation Program
Student Orientation Proposals are now being accepted for the Transformational Allocation Program (TAP). All IPFW academic and academic support units are eligible to submit proposals towards the creation of projects and initiatives that will improve recruitment, retention, and revenue growth. Proposals should be sent to no later than Friday, October 25. The Request for Proposal is available on the RESP website.
Chapman Fund Gives Additional $1.5 Million to IPFW on Top of $3 Million Pledge
Chapman Scholars Local philanthropists and civic leaders Howard and Elizabeth (Betsy) Chapman have donated $1.5 million dollars to the university for the Chapman Scholars Program and evolving Honors Program. The donation is in addition to an existing $3 million dollar pledge from the Chapmans and will continue to support the successful Chapman Scholars Program by directly funding student scholarships, community engagement, and experiential opportunities, as well as serving the needs of the Honors Program. The $1.5 million gift will bring the Chapman's total giving to more than $7 million. Read the story  View full-size photo
Affordable Care Act Update; Information Sessions Set 
As of Oct. 1, 2013, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) will require every American to carry some form of health insurance; health insurance exchanges will be available at the beginning of October. Employers are required to provide notification of the exchanges to all new hires and current employees. All IPFW faculty and staff including graduate appointees and student workers will be emailed or mailed notification of the health insurance exchanges by the end of September.  

The measurement period will begin Oct. 1, 2013, and continue through Sept. 30, 2014. Any employee who averages 30 hours or more per week during that time period will be eligible for health insurance starting Jan. 1, 2015. During the measurement period, departments will need to track hours for non-benefitted employees. Read the details (PDF)  


ACA Information Sessions; all in Kettler Hall, Room G06
    September 23, 2--3 p.m.
    September 27, 10--11 a.m.
    September 24, 2--3 p.m.
    September 30, 3--4 p.m.
    September 25, 10--11 a.m. and 2--3 p.m.

Application Fee Waived during College Go! Week
College Go Week Every fall, Learn More Indiana supports College Go! Week in schools and communities across the state. The campaign kicks off September 23 and runs through September 27. The goal is simple: help Hoosiers of all ages plan for college completion and career success. IPFW's way of participating in the state-wide effort is to waive the application fee that week. This offer applies to all students only if they apply online and only during the week of September 23-27. Get more information 
IPFW Flu Shot Days Update 

All IPFW faculty, staff, retirees, and their spouses can receive free flu shots on these days: 
  • Wednesday, October 16, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Walb Union, Room 114 
  • Thursday, October 24, 3-7 p.m., Walb Union, Room 114 
  • Wednesday, October 30, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Kettler Hall, Room 118 
  • Tuesday, November 5, 3-7 p.m., Kettler Hall, Room 154
Helpful Reminders Regarding Email Spam 
Spam is a moving target due to the way it is sent. It is very rarely sent from the same address, and can even be spoofed so that it appears that it is being sent from a legitimate source. IPFW Information Technology Services strives to block as much of these unwanted emails as possible and is able to block most of the spam messages that the campus receives. However, there are still some holes that the messages can fall through. This is because there are numerous IP addresses, and ITS doesn't want to risk blocking genuine campus communications. Read the details (PDF) 
Learning Community Collecting Labels for Education 
The Learning Community The Learning Community (TLC), IPFW's partner for child care, is participating in the Labels for Education program. By collecting Universal Product Codes (UPCs) and beverage/sauce caps from more than 2,500 participating products, you can help TLC earn free educational merchandise including books, art supplies, science materials, physical education equipment, and musical instruments.

Watch for the Labels for Education logo, clip the UPCs, and drop them in the box at the Kettler Information Desk. TLC will sponsor a contest for label collection later this fall. Start collecting now because there will be prizes! 
Photo of the Week
Students at Walb Union
Perfect weather can make it difficult to focus on books! View full size Photo by Jim Whitcraft
2014 Open Enrollment Sessions
General benefit overview sessions with Anthem begin today and run through October 1. Find out what's new and discover your options. View schedule (PDF)

Piano Competition Broadcast 
The 2013 Gene Marcus Piano Competition will be broadcast on PBS39 on Sunday, October 13, from 7 to 8 p.m.  

CSSAC Scholarship Fundraiser 
The Clerical and Service Staff Advisory Committee (CSSAC) is sponsoring a "Flower Power" fundraiser to benefit their scholarship fund. Fifty percent of every purchase will go to the scholarship fund to provide scholarships for CSS staff and their children.

In Memoriam 
Kaitlyn R. Burlage, an IPFW student, passed away Sept. 10, 2013. Kaitlyn was a sophomore in the College of Arts and Sciences, seeking a Bachelor of Arts in psychology with minors in criminal justice and philosophy. Read the obituary
Department Newsletters 
Expressions: College of Visual and Performing Arts
This Week on Arts Weekly
Actors from the IPFW Department of Theatre will chat about their play Five Women Wearing the Same Dress, opening September 27. Jay Duffer from the Huntington University Department of Theatre will discuss the upcoming production of The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, opening September 26. Tune in to Arts Weekly Thursday, September 19, at 7:30 p.m. on WFWA PBS-39.

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