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Sept. 25, 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.
Marilu Henner is Keynote Speaker for 2014 Tapestry
Marilu Henner Actress, New York Times bestselling author, and mom Marilu Henner will be taking the stage at the 2014 Tapestry: A Day for You as the keynote speaker, Friday, April 25, 2014 at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum. A five-time Golden Globe nominee, Henner has starred in more than 30 films and television movies and a total of nine seasons on two highly successful Emmy award-winning classic TV sitcoms, Taxi and Evening Shade. Henner has also starred in six hit Broadway Shows and has made more than 2,000 talk show appearances. Registration for Tapestry: A Day for You begins Friday, Feb. 21, 2014. Read more
Adding Kaltura Media in Blackboard Learn
Need to add audio or video to Blackboard Learn courses? Instructors can upload and add media files to their courses using the Blackboard built-in Kaltura tool. You can review the following articles, found on the IT Services Knowledge Base, for instructions on how to use Kaltura Media tool.

Adding an Existing Media Using Kaltura Content Tool in Blackboard Learn
Adding a New Media Using Kaltura Content Tool in Blackboard Learn
Using Kaltura Mashup Tool in Blackboard Learn
Northeast Indiana Innovation Center Wins Accolades 
NEI Innovation Center An entrepreneur support organization in Fort Wayne has been honored as one of the nation's best. The Northeast Indiana Innovation Center (NIIC) was named a Best Under the Radar Business Incubator by Entrepreneur magazine. The Irvine, Calif.-based monthly publication said it selected NIIC from a field of more than 1,250 centers nationwide. Innovation Center entrepreneur-in-residence Mike Fritsch is a graduate of IPFW and former IPFW Alumni Board president. Read the story
Two Affordable Care Act Information Sessions Remain
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.  There are two remaining sessions in Kettler Hall, Room G06: Friday, September 27, 10-11 a.m.; and Monday, September 30, 3-4 p.m.Read the details  (PDF)
TIAA-CREF Individual Counseling Sessions 
Discuss your personal financial situation with an experienced TIAA-CREF financial consultant Thursday, October 3. The consultant will discuss how to help you achieve your financial goals by investing in financial solutions such as mutual funds, brokerage, life insurance, and annuities. Read the details (PDF)
Fall 2013 Safe Zone Workshops 
Safe Zone There is still time to register for the second set of Safe Zone workshops Thursday, September 26 and October 3, from 1 to 3 p.m. Faculty and staff members who complete the workshops are asked to sign a pledge to be sensitive and nurturing to students who are struggling with sexual orientation or sexual identity issues. Each person who completes the workshops will receive a Safe Zone door plaque that signals to students that the staff/faculty members who display the plaques are open and accepting to LGBTQ students. To register for the workshops, contact Julie Creek at 481-4140 or  
Change to IPFW News Release Distribution  
Starting this week, IPFW is updating the way news releases are sent to media contacts. News releases will be sent as HTML emails, similar to the format of Inside IPFW. "The look and feel of our news release templates will be the same and our media contacts can expect 'business as usual,' but we wanted to update our news release method through the use of HTML emails," said Nicole Wilkins, IPFW chief communications officer.

Additional media resources can now be found on the IPFW media website, and the new Connections: A Guide to IPFW Experts is also available to the public, as well as media. 
Photo of the Week
Food Prep Class
Hospitality Management students at work in the Holiday Inn at IPFW and the Coliseum under the instruction of Professor John Niser. View large photo  Photo by Elmer Denman
2014 Open Enrollment Sessions
Three general benefit overview sessions with Anthem remain through October 1. Find out what's new and discover your options. View schedule (PDF) 

AWP Day of Demos
Appleseed logo On October 26, the Appleseed Writing Project will host a morning of demonstrations presented by teacher consultants focusing on practical and effective approaches to writing instruction. The workshop will be followed by a Young Writer's Showcase. Read more, register 

Parking Lot 13 (next to the Athletics Center Fieldhouse) will be closed Thursday, September 26, from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. for the Career Services Fall Job Fair.

Department Newsletters 
This Week on Arts Weekly
J.L. Nave from the Fort Wayne Philharmonic will discuss the September 28 opening night performance as well as the 2013-14 season; Leslie Hormann from Fort Wayne Youtheatre will share details about Little House on the Prairie: Mary's Story, opening October 4.  Tune in to Arts Weekly Thursday, September 26, at 7:30 p.m. on WFWA PBS-39.

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