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Oct. 2, 2013 
IPFW to Dedicate Jack A. Sunderman Geogarden
IPFW and the Department of Geosciences will hold a ceremony to officially dedicate the Jack A. Sunderman Geogarden Friday, October 4, at 4 p.m., next to Kettler Hall. The geogarden and memorial includes an art installation designed by local artist Cary Shafer. The campus is invited to the 4 p.m. ceremony; a closed reception (by invitation only) will follow the ceremony. Read the story 
2013 Honors Convocation is Sunday, October 6 
2012 Honors Convocation 
Students who achieved academic distinction during the 2012-13 academic year as well as 2013 scholarship recipients will be honored at the 2013 Honors Convocation, Sunday, October 6, at 2 p.m. in the John and Ruth Rhinehart Music Center.
This is an occasion where faculty and staff can meet students and their families outside the classroom. In order for our guests to identify faculty and staff, please wear your university name tag or pick up one at the faculty-staff check-in table located near the main doors of the Center. R.S.V.P. or volunteer to help recognize our students
Don2Don Workshops Address Student Challenges 
A new, first-time initiative to support student success and retention has begun-Don2Don. Based on recent MAP-works survey results, the workshops were created to address three of the biggest challenges that survey responders indicated: time management, test anxiety, and study skills and strategies. The workshops will be facilitated by Don2Don coaches (students leading students) and will be offered throughout the month of October. Student Life is committed to making the workshops available to all students, regardless of their schedule---- over 40 workshops have been scheduled, including Sunday sessions. Please encourage your students to take advantage of this  opportunity. View D2D workshop calendar (PDF) 
Grant Funds Available for Purdue Faculty to Access Unique Collections of Information 
Would your research be enhanced by visiting a special library or archives collection? Untenured tenure-track members of the Purdue faculty and associate professors tenured effective July 1, 2011, or later, are eligible to apply for awards of up to $5,000 to support travel and other expenses. The Library Scholars Grant Program, administered by Purdue University Libraries, supports access to unique collection of information----museums, history centers, libraries, corporate collections, manuscripts, archives, personal collections, and others---- around the country and the world.

The announcement for grant proposals was issued Oct. 1, 2013; proposals are due Nov. 15, 2013. Details are available at the grant program website. Learn more at the Q&A session with Purdue Libraries faculty Friday, October 11, from 1 to 3 p.m. in Helmke Library, Room 440A. R.S.V.P. to Amy Harrison at   
Aaron Moore to Present Powerful Mental Health Message
IPFW will bring Aaron Moore, LMHC, a national speaker, to IPFW Tuesday, October 8, to present "To Write Love On Her Arms." Moore will present his moving and powerful message about stress care, struggles in life, depression, recovery, and healing and how we all can benefit. This event will take place from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Walb Student Union International Ballroom on campus. Bring your class or student group! The event is sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management and the Office of the Dean of Students at IPFW, and the Indiana Tech Student Affairs Office. Read the details 
iOS Security Vulnerability 
Users of iOS 7.0.0 are vulnerable to a security exploit that allows an unauthorized user to gain access to a device that is locked with a screen lock code or password. Apple has released update 7.0.2 to remedy this exploit. Please update to the latest version of iOS to protect yourself. If you do not know how to perform this update, follow the instructions on Updating iOS in the IT Services Knowledge Base.
Self-service Password Reset Option 
Faculty and staff have a new option for resetting IPFW network passwords on their own without needing to make a trip to campus to visit the ITS Help Desk. In order to use the new utility, employees will first need to create a security question for their account. Information on setting up a security question and answer as well as steps on how to use this password reset utility are available at the IT Services Knowledge Base.
IT Services Offers Free Training 
IT Services offers a number of free courses for faculty and staff every month. If a course time does not fit your schedule, complete the Training Registration form with your availability and someone will contact you to arrange specialized training. Does your department wonder what "Vibe" is or have specific questions regarding GroupWise, mobile devices, or multimedia tools? Complete the  Training Registration form for a group training on a specific software or application.

IT-Services Training offers a variety of self-paced resources including quick guides, video tutorials and free access to If it's just step-by-step instructions you need on a specific IT topic, then browse the vast knowledge base. As always, if you ever have questions, please contact the Help Desk at or call 481-6030.
RESP Service Learning Mini-Grant 
Six $500 mini-grants are available for the professional development of faculty interested in offering service learning courses in the 2013--14 academic year. The purpose of these mini-grants is to:
  • encourage new faculty to engage in high-impact pedagogy;
  • offer training and support to new or junior faculty before and during the course; and
  • encourage the exchange of research and ideas about service learning on the local and state level.

The mini-grants are being made available by RESP (Research, Engagement, and Sponsored Programs) through the Office of Academic Internships, Cooperative Education, and Service Learning (OACS). Read the details (PDF)

Honors Interdisciplinary Mixer
honors program logo The Honors Program Council invites all interested faculty to attend an interdisciplinary mixer Tuesday, October 8, at 5 p.m. in Walb Union, Room 222. The mixer is designed to help faculty identify potential partners for new and innovative Honors team-taught courses. The courses would not only enrich the Honors Program course offerings but offer a great opportunity to promote greater campus, interdisciplinary, and multidisciplinary collaboration among faculty. Food will be provided. If you are interested in team-teaching an honors course in 2014-- 15 or later, you are welcome to attend. R.S.V.P. to Michele Shawver, faculty should have received an email with the R.S.V.P. form. If you cannot attend but have an idea for a course and need help identifying faculty partners, contact Shawver before the mixer.
Study Tour of London during Winter Intersession
Earn three credits in two weeks while touring one of the world's great cities---- London, England---- while fulfilling IPFW general education requirements. During Winter Intersession, Dec. 27, 2013-- Jan. 9, 2014, the Division of Continuing Studies will sponsor a 14-day study tour. Courses will concentrate on the city of London as a world leader in initiatives for urban sustainability. For course information, email Matt Kubik, For registration information, call Continuing Studies at 481-6111. Read the details (PDF)
Hospitality Management Program Dinner Series
Food Prep Class Hospitality management students at IPFW will be hosting a dinner series starting October 9. Each dinner will feature a menu designed, prepared, and served by the students, under the guidance of Professor John Knight. The first event is scheduled to take place at the Hilton Garden Inn on October 9. The series is open to the public. View schedule and menus
Photo of the Week
Freshman statistics students Luke Edwards, Simon Schlatter, and Danielle Whitney take advantage of a sunny spot in the Learning Commons. View large photPhoto by Elmer Denman 
Costco Open House 
Costco will be on campus next week for a faculty and staff open house. Special rates for membership for IPFW employee will be offered on these days: Wednesday, October 9, 1-- 3 p.m., Kettler Hall first floor lobby; Thursday, October 10, 10 a.m.-- noon, Student Services Complex hallway, near YoYo's.

Tapestry Accepting Nominations for Dedication Award 
Every year, Tapestry: A Day For You is dedicated to a woman who is a positive role model for women of all ages around the community. Now through Nov. 15, 2013, the Tapestry dedication committee will be accepting nominations for the 2014 Honoree. Nomination form 

In Memoriam 
John Patrick Porter, 21, passed away Sept. 13, 2013 at his home in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Porter graduated from Bishop Dwenger High School and was a deciding freshman student at IPFW. Read the obituary

Annual Security and Fire Safety Report 
The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report (PDF) is available on the University Police website. If you would like to receive a hard copy of this report, you can obtain one at the University Police Department in the Support Services Building  

Department Newsletters 
Helmke Highlights 

New Faces, New Places 
Amanda Seilheimer, transfer to secretary for General Studies
Timothy Zink, program assistant for Office of Academic Internships, Cooperative Education, and Service Learning
John Bassett, head softball coach for Athletics

This Week on Arts Weekly
Michelle Nelson discusses her exhibit "Typographic Discourse" that opens in the the IPFW Visual Arts Gallery October 7. Barbara Resch and Dan Tembras from the Department of Music talk about the fall concerts taking place in the Rhinehart Music Center. Tune in to Arts Weekly Thursday, October 3, at 7:30 p.m. on WFWA PBS-39. 

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